Life can feel like a castle. When you're in control of it, it’s a fantastic place to live and rule. However, if you don't feel at home, a castle can be confusing to navigate, feel intimidating, and you may feel like you're in the dungeon with no place to escape. A counselor based in Westminster can help. 

Westminster is known for its castle. Many people go to Westminster to see the beautiful castle or to be able to observe all that the town has to offer. A counselor can help you storm your own castle and take control of your life. 

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Lisa Watson

Offering therapy in CO
License: LICSW
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseDepression
15 years of experience

I am a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker in Colorado, Hawaii, Washington and Florida. My experience began while serving in the USAF, in California, providing care to service members and their families struggling with Post Traumatic Stress, Anxiety, Substance Abuse and difficulty adjusting to military life. As my experience has expanded since leaving service, I have had the opportunity to work with individuals living with Bipolar Disorder, Schizophrenia, Personality Disorders and Severe Depression. My counseling style has always been flexible and tailored to the person I am working with while ensuring we are following a model of therapy that is researched and shown to be successful. I have extensive training and experience in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Trauma Informed Care and in working with the LGBTQ population. I prefer an approach that highlights your strengths and follows your lead. I have no experience working with children, however I do have an interest area of working with struggling parents. With 2 children of my own and education in early childhood development I would love to begin working to help others navigate the world of parenting. Whether you are wanting to navigate an unexpected life event, get a handle on life long anxiety or process through events from your past that still effect you today, I believe I can help you and fully believe everyone can recover.

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Lorraine Hellman

Offering therapy in CO
License: MSC,LCPC,LPC
Stress, AnxietyLGBTTrauma and abuseGriefDepression
7 years of experience

I am a licensed clinical professional counselor (LCPC) in Montana. I have a wide range of experience in working with children, adolescents, and adults. My educational background consists of a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice, a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and a Master of Science in Counseling from the University of Providence (formerly the University of Great Falls). My prior experience is three years and my expertise includes adults experiencing addiction, depression, anxiety, trauma and abuse, grief, and loss. My therapeutic approach is evidence-based and integrated while tailored for the best needs of my client. My counseling style encompasses a warm, caring, and interactive environment. I ensure a non-judgmental and respectful atmosphere. My therapeutic approach consists of cognitive behavior therapy, mindfulness, person-centered, solution-focused, healthy lifestyle, and psychoeducation. It takes courage and strength to seek help for a happier and more gratifying life. If you are ready for the next step to change your life I am here to support and encourage your journey.

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Sarah Walgenbach

Offering therapy in CO
License: MA,LAC,LPC
AddictionsLGBTRelationship issuesFamily conflictsCoping with life changes
9 years of experience

Hello I am a mental health and substance use provider who has been in the field since 2009. I implement various psychotherapy methods to instill self-understanding among patients and encourage them to adopt new attitudes and feelings towards life situations. It is essential to keep in mind that therapy is not a magic pill or a quick fix: therapy is a healing process that necessitates participation and investment from the patient and clinician alike. But in the end, making small changes to self-defeating behavior and coping with feelings of sadness, fear, and pain can bring life-altering results. I want to help you love the life you live and live the life you love! I offer substance abuse and mental health counseling. Individual, couples, and family therapy. I meet clients where they are at and work with you to achieve your goals. I am experienced in working with clients who are pre and post op for bariatric surgery, LGBTQIA+, and those who are experiencing stress/anxiety/depression due to life changes. I generally check messages here once per day Monday-Friday and respond as quickly as I can. Please see below for you schedule and response time information. My practice hours are as follows: Monday's/Tuesday's: possible availability between 6:30-8p (please discuss with therapist) Wednesday's: 6:30p-9:30p (video or Live Chat sessions only) Possible availability for LIVE CHAT ONLY sessions between 9a-5p. Thursday's: possible availability between 6:30-8p (please discuss with therapist) Friday's: Unavailable Saturday's: Unavailable Sunday's: possible availability (please check with therapist) I generally can respond via the chat at least once day (Monday thru Friday), sometimes more! I do try to check the chat throughout the day as my schedule permits. You can also book a live session with me ahead of time by going to my schedule and choosing an available slot that works for you. Your first appointment with me will be 30 minutes in length to meet, get needed information, and discuss therapy goals and to answer any questions you may have. Following the initial session if you choose to continue to work with me our sessions will be 30 minutes in length. I do appreciate your patience when it takes a bit longer at times to respond, as I may be in session with other clients or tending to professional/personal responsibilities. If you prefer chat counseling, please be advised that I am not available 24/7 and it may take longer at times to respond. I do try to check messages at least once a day during the hours of 9a-9p MST Monday thru Friday, any messages outside of those hours will be checked and responded to on the Next business day. Please remember that BetterHelp (or sister site!) is not appropriate if you are in crisis or in immediate need of support. In crisis situations, please call 911 or local emergency services. You can also call 1-800-273-TALK (8255) to talk to someone right away!

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Joni Beckner

Offering therapy in CO
License: MA,LPC,ATR-BC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseGriefDepression
25 years of experience

In my work I see individuals who are exploring issues such as loss, depression, anxiety, life transitions, abuse and trauma. I draw on a wide variety of theories: Client-centered, Existential and Jungian psychology to combine them in a creative way in my practice to provide an integrative approach which is educational, solution-oriented and transformational. I am a practicing artist and use techniques and theories which resonate with the client to illuminate a path to change & healing through creativity. Some of the tools I use in my work are sand tray, all forms of art making, journaling, goal setting, relaxation techniques, guided visualizations, and creative writing, stress reduction techniques, reframing, and mindfulness meditation techniques. My undergraduate degree is in social work and I completed my masters degree in art therapy and counseling. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and a registered and board certified Art Therapist (ATR-BC). I have spent nearly 30 years working in the mental health field and for the last five years have held a position as a program director at HopeWest in Grand Junction, Colorado. I spent seven years developing a part-time private practice at ArtLight Therapy & Studios. I deeply love the work of meeting people where they are and companioning them into work that enables a richer, more peaceful life.

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Diane Dettloff

Offering therapy in CO
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseAnger managementADHD
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, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, & anger management. I also have extensive experience working with students and families in the school setting; working to support learning disabilities, ADHD and students with Austism Spectrum Disorder. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. Taking the first step to sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!

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Beverly Vanover

Offering therapy in CO
License: LPC-TA BC-TMH NCC CCTP
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseAnger managementDepression
10 years of experience

Hello. I have a passion for learning about, discussing and treating symptoms concerning stress and emotional dysregulation of anger, depression, and anxiety often associated with attachment/abandonment wounds that create challenges in relationships with oneself and others. My name is Beverly Vanover and I received my Master’s of Science Degree in Community Counseling from John Brown University. My experience in the field of mental health includes working in community mental health at hospitals, schools and day treatment. I have experience facilitating mental health and 12-step program groups for the community, as well as in the institutional setting. I am a board-certified telemental health counselor (BC-TMH), certified clinical trauma professional (CCTP) and a nationally certified counselor (NCC). I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Arkansas (TA-technology assisted), Missouri, Colorado and Texas. I have a passion for learning about, discussing and treating emotional dysregulation and symptoms of anger, depression, and anxiety often associated with attachment/abandonment wounds that create fear of intimacy and relationship problems. Please note that my clients will need to be located physically in either Arkansas, Missouri, Colorado or Texas at the time of live sessions and when counseling occurs. I want my clients to be partners in their healing. I want them to understand how powerful their minds are - how mind and body are connected. Healing of emotions related to relationships like anger, anxiety and depression, life transitions, lack of fulfillment or adjustment to changes are possible. We will get through this together. You want to be HEARD- I get it. You want to find your voice - I know that. If it is important to you, it is important to me! I know you are tired of doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results. You want to self regulate in order to get control of your thoughts, emotions, and behaviors. People notice my passion for working to help them heal, feel heard, achieve goals and live the life they want to be living. I strongly relate to the term "wounded" healer so that means that I am compassionate FOR and empathic TO your needs. Contact me to schedule an appointment. I can help you improve the quality of your life. Let's start today! (You will be asked for the following information as part of my informed consent: Name, address, emergency contact, photo identification) (Please be willing to attend video sessions) (Any reviews either video or typed that are visible on this profile page have not been solicited by me) If you are in a crisis or any other person may be in danger - don't use this site. These resources can provide you with immediate help. https://www.betterhelp.com/gethelpnow/

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Helene Homer-Ishikawa

Offering therapy in CO
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseGriefDepression
23 years of experience

Hello, I am licensed in Colorado with over 20 years of professional work experience. I started out specializing in family and children. During my years of practice, my work has expanded. I have worked with young adults, adults and older adults as well. As I spent much of my career practicing in a diverse and populous state, I've worked with people of diverse ethnicities, faiths, nationalities and socio-economic status, gender and sexual orientation. Anxiety, depression, relationship issues, trauma and loss are among the issues that I have supported clients to address. I believe in the beauty and mystery of the human heart. If you share the process of your journey with me, I will respect the honor and offer compassion and regard. It takes courage to explore you feelings and thoughts, to take the first steps towards a change. I am here to support and empower you in that journey.

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Barbara Kinkelaar

Offering therapy in CO
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseDepression
35 years of experience

I am licensed in Colorado with 35 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, relationship issues, & trauma and abuse. 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. 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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Kasie Frazer

Offering therapy in CO
LGBTGriefCareer difficultiesDepressionCoaching
11 years of experience

Hello. My name is Kasie Frazer and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I received my bachelors degree from the University of California Los Angeles with a major in American Literature and I obtained my Master's in Social Work degree from the University of Michigan. Go Blue!! I have the great privilege of being licensed to practice in Arizona, California, Colorado, Maryland and Michigan. I come to the Better Help platform with 19 years of professional work experience including helping clients with LGBTQ+ related issues, coping with grief/loss, depression & anxiety. I also enjoy helping clients with executive and professional coaching to enhance their career goals. It may sound like a cliché, but helping people has always been my passion. My social work background allows me to listen and support clients on their level. It has always been extremely important to me for people to feel safe, heard and supported. It is only in that environment where an individual can be open to speaking freely. 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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Francesca Giordano

Offering therapy in CO
Relationship issuesFamily conflictsGriefSelf esteemCoping with life changes
5 years of experience

Together we will open doors! I am licensed in Colorado with 5 years of professional work experience. I am a dedicated mom and a wife of 23 years and 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 toward a change. I am here to listen, create a therapeutic relationship around trust and understanding and to support & empower you in your unique journey. I will support you in feeling and doing better with empathy, providing deeper insight into your situation and by offering practical tools you can start to use immediately. My license limits my work to Colorado folks only.

How to find counseling in Westminster

Finding the best therapist close by in Westminster 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 Westminster. 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 Westminster, 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 Westminster 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 Westminster 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 Westminster, elsewhere in Adams, 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 Westminster area can be found below:

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Westminster 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 Westminster 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 Westminster 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 Westminster, 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 Westminster 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 Westminster 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 Westminster 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 Westminster 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 Westminster 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 80035 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 Westminster 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 Westminster 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 Westminster, 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.

Westminster 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.

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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 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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Below are some of the zip codes served by BetterHelp therapists in Westminster:

80003, 80005, 80020, 80021, 80030, 80031, 80035, 80036, 80234

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