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Chelsea Richardson

Offering therapy in CO
License: LCSW,LAC
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsRelationship issuesDepression
9 years of experience

Congratulations on taking a HUGE step in seeking out support! This can be one of the most challenging things to do in life when you are struggling, and I want to recognize this! You deserve a compassionate therapist. Someone who will make you feel safe, secure, and connected while guiding you through the healing process. My goal is to support and promote lifelong change that will allow you to form healthy relationships and foster an overall sense of wellbeing. I will guide and help you to reclaim your happiness and joy. I work with people experiencing a variety of issues, from anxiety, depression, self worth/image, and trauma to relationship struggles, and family stressors.

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Stephen Valente

Offering therapy in CO
License: LCSW
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsParenting issuesSelf esteem
5 years of experience

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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Dr. Ashley Ascherl Pechek

Offering therapy in CO
License: Ph.D.,LPC,NCC
Relationship issuesFamily conflictsSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
14 years of experience

My name is Ashley A. Pechek. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in Colorado who has over 14 years of experience in a variety of counseling settings. I earned my Masters (MA) in Community Counseling in 2008 and my doctorate of philosophy (Ph.D.) in Counselor Education and Supervision in 2018. I provide part-time counseling services to individuals, children, and families. In addition, I'm also a faculty member at an online counseling program. The counseling services that I offer include individual, children, and family counseling. I approach counseling from an integrative, Gestalt, client-centered manner to ensure quality care and personalization during the counseling process. I will also accommodate your specific needs, “meeting you where you are at” while encouraging you to be “the best you”. I use a variety of therapeutic techniques to include cognitive-behavioral, solution-focused, and trauma-informed care. It is important to me that my clients feel heard, validated, empowered. A strong therapeutic alliance will allow you to understand what you are experiencing, whether it is your first-time seeking counseling, or you have had previous experience in counseling. If you are ready to take that step, I am here to support and empower you. I look forward to working with you!

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Jendayi Harris

Offering therapy in CO
Relationship issuesFamily conflictsEating disordersSelf esteemCoaching
10 years of experience

I am licensed in Colorado with over 10 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with relationship issues, family conflicts, eating disorders, & motivation, self esteem, and confidence. 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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Dr. Martecia Oates

Offering therapy in CO
Stress, AnxietySelf esteemCareer difficultiesDepressionCoping with life changes
5 years of experience

Hello! I am Dr. Tecii. I am an LPC based in Oklahoma but also licensed in Florida and Colorado. I have experience in helping clients with life transitions, stress, anxiety, self-esteem, building confidence, career difficulties, & depression. I aim to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. I believe I am just a helping hand in your journey. The real work is completed outside the session. Hope to hear from you soon!

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Janine Al-Khudhairy

Offering therapy in CO
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseParenting issuesDepression
15 years of experience

I am a licensed clinical social worker with over 15 years of experience working in mental health. I have a true love for my profession and I am passionate about my work. I feel honored every time a client allows me in their space to accompany them on their journey. Reaching new goals and making changes never comes easy. I believe that all of us are so much stronger and more capable than we realize. The answers and tools we need are usually already there, all we need to do is learn how to access them. I strive to create a safe space for all of my clients and use a client centered approach that is honest and supportive. I enjoy working with young adults and adults from all types of backgrounds. My particular areas of interest include struggles around parenting and balancing family life and family planning, infertility, daily stressors and anxiety, relationship conflict and setting boundaries, depression, as well as working with people who have experienced trauma. You have already made the first step by searching for a therapist and my hope is that you don’t stop here.

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Carissa Fralin

Offering therapy in CO
Stress, AnxietyGriefCareer difficultiesCoping with life changesCoaching
15 years of experience

I am licensed in Colorado with 15 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with grief and loss, career difficulties, & coping with life changes. I believe that you are the expert of your story and that you have many strengths that will assist you in overcoming things that challenge you. Taking the first step to sign up for therapy can take courage and I am excited for you to get started!

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Corinna Evans

Offering therapy in CO
Stress, AnxietyParenting issuesSelf esteemDepression
3 years of experience

Hi, I am Corinna Evans, a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in the state of Colorado and National Certified Counselor (NCC). I received my Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Sociology from University of Colorado Colorado Springs and my Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and School Counseling from Adams State University. I have spent the last eight years working with children and adolescents in an inpatient psychiatric hospital. I also have four years of experience as a School Counselor at both the elementary and high school level. In addition, I have completed the facilitator training for Positive Solutions for Families. Therefore, I also have extensive experience working with parents to help alleviate challenging behaviors with their children and increase positive, evidence based parenting strategies. In telehealth counseling I am passionate about continuing to work with children, adolescents, and their parents. In addition, I am also eager to do individual counseling with adult clients as well as couples counseling. I have training in Prepare Enrich, a premarital counseling program. I believe that you are the expert of your story and that you have many strengths that will assist you in overcoming things that challenge you. The only person that can truly make that happen is you. As therapists, we are here to help guide you but ultimately it’s your journey. The first step is taking “a step”. I understand the difference quality therapy can make in someone’s life so let’s take that step together. I am here to support & empower you in your journey.

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Dr. Lara Neely

Offering therapy in CO
Stress, AnxietyIntimacy-related issuesSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
3 years of experience

I am a Doctor of Behavioral Health, a Licensed Professional Counselor, and a Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist. I am licensed to practice in Texas and Colorado. I have worked with clients suffering from stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, depression, and those struggling to cope with life changes. I have experience working with severely mentally ill patients in a psychiatric emergency treatment center and a community behavioral health clinic. I have spent the majority of my time, however, in private practice. My clients range in age from 13 to 99! I enjoy helping people from all walks of life. Many people come to me because they are suffering from anxiety. It seems like COVID really pushed a lot of people over the edge, especially those who were already struggling with relationships or mental health issues. Panic attacks, depression, sleep disorders, and mood swings are common issues I see in clients. A lot of moms used to have a glass of wine at night and now many are admitting to needing a whole bottle! Many people tell me they feel fearful of things that are happening in the world and do not know how to cope with feeling out of control. Others tell me that they are struggling financially or dealing with health issues. I have had many teens tell me that they feel suicidal and hopeless. I have also seen an increase in those struggling with gender dysphoria and relationship issues. A lot of my older clients are sad about the world they will be leaving to their children. I understand and empathize with all of these situations! From OCD to PTSD, there really isn't much that I haven't encountered as a therapist. Veterans, homeless, addicts, abusers, victims, parents, children, CEOs, athletes, cancer patients, EMS workers, young and old, rich and poor... you name it...I have worked with people from all walks of life. What I can say is that I bring the same level of compassionate care to everyone I encounter. There is no judgment. It is humbling to realize that for many people, I am the one person they feel safe confiding in, and I take that trust very seriously. Regardless of the issues and their severity, I work closely with every client to help find solutions that make life more manageable and enjoyable. I believe that every person needs a toolbox that is full of ideas and strategies for coping with the stressors of life. As the saying goes, if all you have is a hammer, then everything will look like a nail. There are plenty of other tools out there, and when you own them, it is so empowering! Soon, you will be building and creating the life that you want for yourself! You are unique, valuable, and worthy of healthy relationships, happiness, and love. I believe that you are the expert of your life and that you have many strengths that will assist you in overcoming things that challenge you. 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 and empower you in that journey!

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Raquel St. Aubin

Offering therapy in CO
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesDepression
22 years of experience

I am licensed in Colorado with 22 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, & depression. I believe that you are the expert of your story and that you have many strengths that will assist you in overcoming things that challenge you. Taking the first step to sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!

How to find counseling in Walsh

Finding the best therapist close by in Walsh 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 that work best for you in order to begin your personal journey towards emotional healing.

Understanding the type of therapy you'd like to search for is crucial before finding a therapist or psychologist in Walsh. 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 Walsh, 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. Find a therapist under any of these distinctions and know that the sessions they offer can provide a safe place to heal.

Mental health professionals working through their own in- person therapy practice in Walsh or online may assist clients in improving healthy relationships, communication skills, working through life transitions, managing a mood disorder, improving coping skills, or change in negative thinking patterns. They may also provide a safe place and validation for clients experiencing emotional pain. 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 Walsh area in different types of therapy, including:

  • CBT
  • DBT
  • Substance use therapy
  • Couples therapy

When you're ready to start your search and find 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 Walsh, elsewhere in Baca, or in the greater state of Colorado.

Frequently asked questions (FAQs)

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

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Walsh 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 Walsh 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 Walsh 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 BetterHelp or clinicians 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).

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

Therapists in Walsh, 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 psychiatrists to prescribe a drug as treatment, or perform psychological assessments.

How does working with a 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, and more. An online mental health professional, including the therapists in Walsh 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 Walsh helping individuals on topics including managing life transitions, symptoms affecting sexual health, behavioral health, coping skills for anxiety or depression, trauma, stress, marriage counseling, and more. 

What mental health issues can psychotherapy address?

BetterHelp's verified Walsh 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:

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 Walsh 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?

One of the potentially rewarding aspects of working with a 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.

A psychologist 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 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 Walsh 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 lot of people in CO, providers 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 81090 or the surrounding zip codes, consider others available through the BetterHelp site. No matter if you are seeking help in your area or beyond, online therapy can be a great option.

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

Before seeing your 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. The first session will often serve as an intake to get to know you as a person and learn why you're attending therapy.

Should I find a therapist or psychologist 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. A Walsh 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 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.

Is mental health care and therapy worth it? 

Therapy 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 professional 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 Walsh, 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.

Walsh 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?

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.

Stay up to date with the leading online counseling platform

To stay up to date with BetterHelp's initiatives through their social channels, you can follow them on PinterestLinkedInInstagramTwitter, and Facebook. For mental health tips, check out the BetterHelp YouTube channel.

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 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.

If you are experiencing a crisis or emergency, don't use this site's online services. If you are in life-threatening danger, call 911. If you require support for a crisis, reach out to the hotlines below:

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