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Dr. Noelani Rodrigues

Clinical therapist offering therapy in CO
Counselor License Type(s): PhD,LMFT
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesGriefCompassion fatigue
21 years of experience as a mental health therapist

Aloha & welcome to my page. Do you feel like you have lost your way – that nothing feels quite right – or that the past seems to be repeating itself? My view is that we all begin from a place of wholeness, but we sometimes lose belief in ourselves along the way. I have the depth of professional and life experience to see and work with you as a unique individual. Let me be a support and guide as you navigate the journey to your true potential. My expertise includes a broad range of issues including traumas, anxiety, emotional difficulties, relationships, and divorce related issues. My education includes training in eastern and western philosophies. In my work I use an integrative therapeutic approach and I weave together ancient with modern, east and west for personalized healing of heart-mind-soul. I am licensed in several states; Hawaii, California, Washington, Oregon, Colorado & Utah. I hold a doctorate degree in Clinical Psychology and a master's degree in Marriage, Family & Child Counseling. Additionally, I hold certifications in Hypnosis & EFT (energy tapping). Start today to begin your journey to a better you. * please note my availability varies from week to week. Therefore, what is displayed on the Better Help site calendar is not accurate. I do have much more availability throughout the week than what is displayed. However, since I have varying availability there was not an easy way to indicate that on the Better Help calendar. So, just check with me : )

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Stephen Valente

Clinical therapist offering therapy in CO
Counselor License Type(s): LCSW
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsParenting issuesSelf esteem
5 years of experience as a mental health therapist

ABOUT ME Hello, Welcome, and Thanks for contacting me! It takes courage to reach out for support and embark on your quest of self-discovery, change, and healing, but I am glad you did. My name is Steve Valente, and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Colorado and Idaho. I have been a social worker for 27 years, and I have been a Licensed Clinical Social Worker for 14 years. I graduated in 2007 from Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan with my Master’s Degree in Social Work and in 1994 from Michigan State University with my BS in Psychology. I am experienced in working with adolescents, adults of all ages, and couples who are experiencing anxiety, depression, attachment disorders, trauma, and relationship issues. My career path has provided me with expertise in working with adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities and the Children’s Foster Care system. In me, you will find a therapist who is accepting, non-judgmental, supportive, and respectful. I take a strengths-based and self-determined approach. I have a strong belief that you are the expert in your own life. As such, I am here to serve as a guide and to assist you in defining and achieving the counseling goals that are most important and meaningful to you. I will always be honest with you, and I will challenge you from time to time, but will do so in a kind, polite, and compassionate manner. I take an eclectic approach to therapy and incorporate a variety of treatment modalities in order to provide individualized and customized treatment. I find the most success with Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT), Client-Centered Therapy, and Cognitive Restructuring, as these treatment methods are efficient and effective for discovering and identifying the root cause of irrational beliefs and negative thought patterns. I am honored to be considered as an ally on your journey. I Look forward to meeting you soon! SPECIALTIES • Stress, Anxiety • Relationship issues • Family conflicts • Trauma and abuse • Depression • Attachment Also experienced in: Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, Children’s Foster Care Clinical approaches: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT), Client-Centered Therapy, and Cognitive Restructuring, Years of Experience: 5 SERVICES OFFERED

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Linda Franga

Clinical therapist offering therapy in CO
Counselor License Type(s): MA LPC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsGriefParenting issues
15 years of experience as a mental health therapist

Profile About Me I am la Licensed Professional Counselor and have worked in several clinical settings including schools, nonprofits, residential treatment facilities and community support centers. I currently work part time as a Military and Family Life Counselor. l have a Master’s degree from Boston University but my greatest teachers have been the diverse group of clients I have worked with in four different countries during the last twenty years. I believe that the client-therapist relationship is the most important component in healing and will make a sincere attempt to be available to help you utilize your strengths and overcome your struggles. My approach to counseling is nonjudgmental and together we can create concrete goals to help you reach your full potential. Specialties Stress and Anxiety Relationship Issues Family Conflicts Self-Care Communication Problems Parenting Issues Also experienced in: Life Purpose Grief Therapy Family of Origin Issues Transitions Military Deployment Issues Caregiver Self Care Teen Counseling Clinical Approaches Client Centered therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy Colorado LPC License 0004187 Expires 08/31/ 2021

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Jessie Mclaughlin

Clinical therapist offering therapy in CO
Counselor License Type(s): MS,LPC,LAC
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
5 years of experience as a mental health therapist

Life can be really hard. It’s no surprise that so many of us struggle with issues related to anxiety, depression, and addiction. Feelings of inadequacy, uncertainty, and hopelessness are far too common. Fortunately, those those feelings don't have to be permanent. I would be happy to support you in developing emotional resilience and self-empowerment to enable you to thrive in this chaotic world. It is my belief that everyone deserves to live the an enjoyable life with intention as their genuine self. I have experience in diverse settings including inpatient and outpatient programs for adults and children experiencing mild to severe mental health and substance use disorders. I graduated in 2017 with my Master's Degree in Clinical Psychology. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in Colorado and Missouri as well as a Licensed Addictions Counselor (LAC) in Colorado. I specialize in helping individuals cope with anxiety, depression, substance use, and various life stressors. My therapeutic approach comes from an understanding that we are shaped by life experiences, relationships, and culture. I integrate each individual's uniqueness into therapy from a person-centered and solution-focused approach. I utilize different modalities to fit your specific needs including cognitive behavioral, existential, and motivational interviewing techniques. It is my passion to help others embrace and understand themselves to promote personal growth, resilience, and provide a sense of contentment. It feels so good to be confident and content, and you deserve to feel that way. I know that starting therapy can feel daunting, but I am here to provide non-judgmental support in a safe space.

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Lucie Brossard

Clinical therapist offering therapy in CO
Counselor License Type(s): LPC
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsTrauma and abuseDepressionCoping with life changes
16 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am a supportive presence to help you navigate life's challenges and develop effective action plans around changes you want to make. In my work with clients in acute and community settings over many years, I have developed caring and directness in my work with a variety of individuals. I have years of experience working with people involved in the Justice and human services systems.

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Mira Lutz

Clinical therapist offering therapy in CO
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsRelationship issuesIntimacy-related issuesDepression
10 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am licensed in Colorado with 10 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, depression, relationship issues, and intimacy related issues. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I incorporate the values of each client to best tailor treatment. I incorporate emotion-focused, strategic, experiential therapies and CBT. I focus on clients' unique strengths and work with each one to help them discover the highest level of mental health and wellness they can achieve. Using a direct approach, I help clients identify areas of challenge, barriers to change, and individual strengths to achieve positive changes in each client's life. for the individual/family. I’m passionate about helping my client discover their best self, positive changes and hope for the future. It takes courage to seek out a more for yourself and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. I am pleased to be able to support and empower you in this journey.

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Christine Rodriguez

Clinical therapist offering therapy in CO
Counselor License Type(s): LCSW
Stress, AnxietyLGBTTrauma and abuseDepressionCoping with life changes
3 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Florida. My life’s journey has led me to work alongside those who are in need of support and guidance through times that can be difficult to navigate. My social work lens allows me to see people's strengths and struggles in the context of their whole person situations. I strive to help individuals explore their unique circumstances in order to seek solutions for a more balanced life. I work from a trauma informed framework using a variety of modalities and techniques so that I may offer person specific guidance, tools and skills. I have the most professional and personal experience working with military associated individuals and families. I have spent the last several years working with local children and families in child welfare. Additionally, I have enjoyed working with the aging community and look forward to partnering with those from varying walks of life. I love my work and hope I can build a therapeutic alliance with you that can lead to a more fulfilling life.

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Nicole Knapp

Clinical therapist offering therapy in CO
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseParenting issuesSelf esteem
3 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am licensed in Hawai'i and Colorado and have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, & parenting issues. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. It takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. I am here to support & empower you in that journey.

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Gretchen Read

Clinical therapist offering therapy in CO
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepression
7 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am licensed in Colorado with 7 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, & motivation, self esteem, and confidence. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. Taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.

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Shannon Gavin

Clinical therapist offering therapy in CO
Stress, AnxietySelf esteemDepression
3 years of experience as a mental health therapist

As a licensed therapist in Colorado with three years of professional practice, I specialize in guiding individuals through challenges related to stress, anxiety, motivation, self-esteem, confidence, and depression. My approach is rooted in fostering a supportive and nonjudgmental atmosphere, where clients feel empowered to freely express their thoughts and emotions. I understand that embarking on the journey of therapy requires courage, and I commend you for taking this important step toward personal growth and well-being. I look forward to accompanying you on your path to healing and self-discovery.

How to find a therapist for counseling in Vilas

Finding the best therapist close by in Vilas can feel challenging, but know that once you narrow your search for a counselor serving your area, you can find a therapist in your city that is accepting new clients and fits your goals. Whether you're struggling with depression, anxiety, marriage, family issues, or other emotional challenges, feel proud that you have begun your search to find the mental health care services in Vilas that work best for you in order to begin your personal journey towards emotional healing with a therapist.

Understanding the type of therapy you'd like to search for is crucial before finding a therapist or psychologist in Vilas. Perhaps you're interested in narrowing your search for a psychotherapist that can offer psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), talk therapy, provide group therapy, marriage and family therapy for individuals or couples, or couples therapy. Each type of therapy can offer various benefits and address or treat different disorders. If you're still unsure or are new to counseling in Vilas, feel free to contact the provider via email to find out which methods they practice.

It is also important to understand that mental health professionals in the United States are accredited to provide care, helping individuals and couples, with a variety of licenses. These include licensed marriage and family therapist (LMFT), licensed clinical social worker (LCSW), and clinical psychologist or doctor of psychology (PsyD). Regardless of their licensure, they are trained to treat individuals and couples counseling, and sometimes children, in any type of therapy in the Vilas region and in the state of Colorado. Find a therapist under any of these distinctions and know that the sessions they offer can provide a safe place to heal.

A mental health counselor working through their own in-person therapy practice in Vilas or online may assist clients in improving healthy relationships, communication skills, working through life transitions, couples counseling, managing a mood disorder, improving coping skills, self help tips, offer life coaching, family therapy, or change in negative thinking patterns. A therapist may also provide a safe place and validation for clients experiencing emotional pain, or that simply want a psychological assessment. Verified providers can provide licensed marriage and couples therapy, tailor to individual needs, and create a therapeutic relationship as a National Certified Counselor.

There are all kinds of therapists working with clients today across the United States and in the greater Vilas area in different types of therapy, including:

  • CBT
  • DBT
  • Substance use therapy
  • Couples therapy

When you're ready to start your search and find Vilas therapists, have in mind what type of therapy you'd like your provider to be most experienced with and choose an experienced provider with a practice located near you in the city of Vilas, elsewhere in Baca, or in the greater state of Colorado.

Frequently asked questions (FAQs) about therapists and mental health services

Some other commonly asked questions on therapy with a licensed counselor and BetterHelp serving the Vilas area can be found below:

How does the cost of in-person counseling with a therapist compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Vilas therapist?

The average price of an in-person therapy session in the US is $100 to $200 per hour. These prices may be higher in Vilas due to a higher cost of living. The price also depends on the type of provider you are looking for. See the following average prices for various mental health providers without insurance:

  • Counseling with a psychiatrist: $150-$500
  • Counseling with therapists: $100-300
  • Therapy with a psychologist: $100

While many psychologists in Vilas may not take health insurance, some in the state of Colorado may work on a sliding scale, meaning they'll factor in your income and charge what you can afford per session. With a BetterHelp therapist throughout the state of Colorado you can expect significantly more affordable options, with sessions ranging from $65 to $100 per week (billed every four weeks). If you're looking for a therapist, Cincinnati offers a variety of professionals who can help with your mental health needs at a price you can afford.

How is a licensed therapist on this Vilas online therapy platform verified?

Therapists in Vilas, Colorado working on BetterHelp are licensed, trained, experienced, and accredited as a doctor of psychology (PhD / PsyD), licensed marriage and family therapists (LMFT), licensed clinical social worker (LCSW / LICSW), or licensed professional counselors (LPC). All of these psychology clinicians have a Masters Degree or a Doctorate Degree in their field of psychology sciences, and follow the APA Code of Ethics. They have been qualified and certified by their state's professional board after successfully completing the necessary education, exams, training and practice with a patient, and extensive experience in a healthcare clinic or treatment centers, in order to become a mental health provider. While their lived experience, expertise, careers, and background vary, they all possess at least 3 years and 1,000 hours of hands-on experience with adult and sometimes teen patients, and have the necessary therapist credentials to provide a safe space for long lasting emotional healing in therapy. 

Please note BetterHelp does not offer or provide care from Vilas psychiatrists to prescribe a drug or medication as treatment, or perform psychological assessments and other psychiatric services.

How does working with a professional counselor in BetterHelp online therapy sessions work?

BetterHelp clinicians treat clients online across the United States (individuals and couples) through life transitions, inner child exploration, long term depression or anxiety, post traumatic stress disorder, and more. An online mental health therapist, including the therapists in Vilas above, can work with young adults, children, adolescents, and adults virtually as an accredited licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) or licensed marriage and family therapist (LMFT). You do not have to commute to a an office as a psychotherapy client.

Through BetterHelp therapy, you can partake in video, phone, or live chat therapy sessions with your licensed therapist. You can work through various symptoms, use the in app journaling feature, and receive worksheets. You'll also find support groups or group therapy lead by a therapist in Vilas helping individuals on topics including managing life transitions, symptoms affecting sexual health, behavioral health, coping skills for anxiety, depression, trauma, stress, marriage counseling, and more. 

What mental health issues can psychotherapy address with the help of psychologists?

BetterHelp's verified Vilas therapists specialize and have clinical experience in a wide range of mental health issues and modalities, helping clients to feel better and improve their lives every day. See below for examples.

Specialties on BetterHelp include:

  • Cognitive behavioral therapy - This type of therapy is provided by therapists who are professional counselors, helping clients identify and change negative thought patterns through structured sessions.
  • Behavior therapy - Therapists use behavior therapy techniques to help clients modify harmful behaviors and develop healthier habits, often through the guidance of a professional counselor.
  • EMDR therapy - EMDR therapists assist clients in processing traumatic memories to alleviate emotional distress and improve overall well-being, utilizing the expertise of a professional counselor.
  • Talk therapy - Therapists engage clients in talk therapy to explore their feelings and develop strategies for dealing with various mental health issues, often guided by a professional counselor.
  • Depression - Therapists offer counseling to help individuals manage symptoms of depression and improve their mood and functioning, often working closely with a professional counselor.
  • Anxiety disorders - Therapists specialize in anxiety disorders, offering strategies to manage and reduce anxiety symptoms effectively, often through counseling sessions with a professional counselor.
  • Stress - Therapists provide tools and techniques to help clients cope with stress and improve their mental resilience, frequently under the supervision of a professional counselor.
  • Eating disorders - Therapists experienced in eating disorders offer specialized counseling to address unhealthy eating patterns and body image issues, with the support of a professional counselor.
  • Grief - Therapists provide support and guidance to clients experiencing grief, helping them navigate the stages of loss, often in collaboration with a counselor.
  • Attachment therapy - Therapists use attachment therapy to help clients understand and improve their emotional bonds and relationships, often with the assistance of a counselor.
  • Relationships - Therapists work with clients to improve communication, resolve conflicts, and strengthen their connections with others, often using the skills of a counselor.
  • Children, adolescents, and teens - Therapists specializing in youth therapy address the unique mental health needs of children, adolescents, and teens, often involving a counselor in the process.
  • Addiction (substance abuse) - Therapists offer counseling for addiction, helping clients overcome substance abuse and maintain long-term recovery, often under the guidance of a counselor.
  • Divorce - Therapists support individuals through the emotional and practical challenges of ending a marriage, often working with a psychologist to provide comprehensive care.
  • Trauma or PTSD - Therapists specializing in trauma and PTSD help clients process traumatic experiences and reduce their symptoms, frequently collaborating with a psychologist.
  • Bipolar disorder - Therapists provide counseling to manage the mood swings and challenges associated with bipolar disorder, often in consultation with a psychologist.
  • Psychodynamic treatment - Therapists use psychodynamic treatment to explore unconscious processes and how they affect current behavior, often guided by psychologists.
  • Career counseling - Therapists assist clients in making informed decisions about their professional paths and resolving work-related issues, often with the help of psychologists.
  • Alcohol use disorders - Therapists offer specialized counseling to help clients manage and overcome alcohol use disorders, frequently under the supervision of psychologists.
  • OCD - Therapists provide strategies and support to manage obsessive-compulsive disorder symptoms, often via psychotherapy.
  • ADHD - Therapists offer counseling to help clients with ADHD improve focus, organization, and overall functioning, often via psychotherapy.
  • Mood disorders - Therapists work with clients to stabilize and improve mood through various therapeutic approaches, frequently in psychotherapy.
  • Sex addiction
  • Complex trauma
  • Life transitions

You may also be struggling with relationship problems that could be addressed in couples therapy or with a sex therapist. In that case, you may choose to work with one of BetterHelp's experienced cognitive-behavioral therapists or licensed marriage family therapists (LMFT) who work with clients in relationships. You can also try a Vilas therapy provider through BetterHelp's sister platform, ReGain, which is dedicated to couples and spouses worldwide. 

How do I know if online counseling is right for my family in Vilas?

One of the potentially rewarding aspects of working with a Vilas therapist is the validation and active listening they can provide. Your friends and loved ones may also be available to listen, but you may feel that they may lack the skills to provide objective guidance. Counselors are trained to respond to various concerns, symptoms, and mental health conditions.

Vilas therapists in your city can support you toward a healthier emotional state, regardless of your mental health, life concerns, or healing needs. While supporting individuals in developing healthier habits, another good benefit of Vilas therapy is having an understanding, safe space with a non-judgmental party who can support you through challenging experiences.

Many people have sensitive topics that they may feel ashamed to discuss with their friends or partner. A Vilas therapist can help you confront these concerns and open up through unique methods of support. There are also many types of therapy, such as art therapy, where you may find you can express yourself through creativity instead of words with a psychotherapist.

With a lot of people in CO, therapists may be booked out with clients. Through the list of profiles above and others within BetterHelp's team, you may be able to find a psychologist within 24 to 48 hours. If you're searching to find a a nearby psychotherapist close to 81087 or the surrounding zip codes, consider others available through the BetterHelp site. No matter if you are seeking help from therapists in your area or beyond, online therapy can be a great option.

How should I prepare for my first therapy session with a Vilas counselor?

Before seeing your Vilas therapist, prep for your session by reading to understand the therapy process. You might write a list of questions you want to ask your psychotherapist, any emotional pain you may feel, and the ways in which you hope to improve. When you attend your session, let them know if you have any concerns about therapy or feel unsure about what to talk about. They may help guide you with open-ended therapeutic questions while offering mental health services. The first session will often serve as an intake to get to know you as a person and learn why you're attending therapy in Vilas.

Should I find a therapist or psychologist for therapy if I feel fine? 

Some simply don't feel the need to see a psychologist. However, some people may avoid attending therapy due to stigma or preconceived notions of what therapy entails. Although psychologists often support people with mental health conditions, you do not need a diagnosis or condition to attend therapy. You can discuss grief, relationship concerns, stress, or life changes and ask for general feedback and advice from a therapist. A Vilas licensed clinical social worker may help you gain power over your life and emotions while you navigate day-to-day experiences.

Gaining a new perspective on yourself through various therapies might allow you to improve your self-esteem, work through relationships, and gain a better sense of your mental health goals. The success you may find through therapy with a Vilas counselor can be dependent on your process.

People may also attend therapy for specific motives, such as bullying, an autism diagnosis, a desire to learn mindfulness meditation, personality concerns, trouble with office workers, specific phobias, and many other principles that a counselor can help with.

Is mental health care and therapy with a therapist worth it?

Therapy with a licensed counselor is effective and has the power to change individuals' lives. Each client is at a different stage of their emotional healing journey in life, as each human can be unique in their personality, expression, skills, and goals. A psychologist can target various symptoms, experiences, and personalities to help you feel your best and put you on the path to healing. Unlike advice from a friend, family, or non-professional, a mental health therapist has an understanding of various disorders like ADHD and depression with many hours of experience in treating adults in their practice. For this reason, seeing an evidence based psychologist in Vilas, Colorado can be worth it. Over 41 million adults in the US attend therapy services each year, showing it's a popular option and is proven to be effective.

Vilas has many clinicians who practice person or client-centered individual therapy in-person and through online therapy to assist clients in their healing journey. If you opt into online therapy, you might also be able to meet with providers all over the United States and change therapists easily at any time. Many people struggling with anxiety and depression, substance abuse, body image issues, and more find therapists that are a good fit for them, feel supported, and gain further insight into their lives through internet-based therapy.

Do therapists judge you in therapy sessions during telehealth appointments?

The boundaries between you and a therapist are in place to help you and them regarding ethical concerns. Mental health professionals are held by ethical standards through the American Psychological Association (APA) and are not allowed to judge or harm their clients. If you are concerned about sharing details about yourself, feel free to withhold personal information. Their job in the therapeutic relationship is to create a safe place, help you gain a deeper understanding of your mental health, and support you. You might consider changing counselors if you don't feel safe or respected.

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Take some time today to learn more about the team of therapists at BetterHelp to understand the services available to you clearly. If you are new to therapy or have any questions about the services and terms, please reach out to customer service through the contact page or send an email to contact@betterhelp.com.

If you’re ready to sign up for online therapy, consider signing up with a platform like BetterHelp and get matched within 24 to 48 hours.

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