Surrounded by the Pike National Forest, the town of Woodland Park is considered a bedroom community because many of the 7300 residents who live there commute to a larger city for work every day. The motto of Woodland Park is “the city above the clouds” because of their high elevation and dreamy atmosphere.

The City of Woodland Park also has some excellent mental health care experts who are available to help their residents with any type of mental or emotional concerns they may have. If you are in need of some advice or support of this nature, contact one of the Woodland Park area counselors today for an appointment.

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Dr. Madeline Tormoen

Offering therapy in CO
Counselor License Type(s): PsyD, LPC
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseGriefAnger managementSelf esteem
27 years of experience as a therapist

I have been a counselor for over 28 years and am honored to have been able to assist others during periods of personal growth and challenge. As a strength-based clinician, I foster resilience, courage, and fortitude within clients. I believe life entails a vast continuum of experiences – some joyful and others difficult. I am here for support as you traverse your life experiences. I use a plethora of tools to assist clients. These interventions include dialectical behavioral techniques, cognitive-behavioral interventions, and mindfulness activities. I help clients integrate past traumatic experiences as well as learn skills to decrease depression and anxiety, increase self-confidence, and grow personally. I enjoy supporting others and look forward to the opportunity to assist you! Madeline (Maddy) Tormoen, PsyD, LPC

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William Bates

Offering therapy in CO
Counselor License Type(s): LPC
Stress, AnxietyLGBTTrauma and abuseGriefCompassion fatigue
10 years of experience as a therapist

Hello there, my name is Will, and I am a licensed therapist. I am licensed in the State of Colorado, and have been a therapist since 2012. I primarily work with people who have experienced trauma, and who have experienced sexual violence including Military Sexual Trauma. I have been a trauma therapist for the entirety of my career, and find the work to be incredibly rewarding. I always appreciate the trust my clients place in me to be there, holding a safe place to heal, as I understand how difficult it is to trust after a traumatic event. I am a Veteran, and come from a long line of veterans. I have worked with both military personnel, as well as other first responders. I also have worked with people who have never been affiliated with the armed services - they tend to appreciate my promptness! My style is client-focused, as every person experiences the aftereffects of trauma differently. What that means is that I listen to you, and what you would like to work on, without assuming that I know what is best for you! You are the expert in you, and your life; I am here to help you get to the next step. I have lots of tools and resources, and look forward to offering whatever assistance you need.

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Susan Jacobsen

Offering therapy in CO
Counselor License Type(s): LPC,ATR-BC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseGriefDepression
28 years of experience as a therapist

Though I have 28 years of experience working in various mental health areas, my current focus is on trauma, as well as grief and loss issues especially those related to infant loss, miscarriage and fertility challenges. I have both personal and professional experience with these issues. My training is the area of Art Therapy and I use a midfullness approach. Processing issues visually, through the use of art materials is both enjoyable and allows for a short-cut to our emotion centers. Outside of work I enjoy being in nature with my family, hiking, boating, camping, and paddleboarding. I practice yoga and enjoy playing volleyball.

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Amy Gorton

Offering therapy in CO
Counselor License Type(s): MA, LPC
Stress, AnxietyGriefSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
16 years of experience as a therapist

My name is Amy Gorton and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with over 16 years of experience. My specialty area is primarily focused around women's issues and women's health but I also work with clients with a wide range of concerns including: anxiety, depression, stress, relationship issues, family issues, school/career challenges, life changes as well as grief and loss, OCD and ADD/ADHD. My treatment style is warm, interactive and compassionate. I believe in earning respect through giving respect. My treatment approach combines Client-Centered, Cognitive Behavioral, Humanistic and Family Systems Theories. I will tailor the therapeutic sessions to meet your unique and specific needs and goals. It takes courage to ask for help and to accept help so if you are ready to take that step, I look forward to meeting you.

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Claire Nana

Offering therapy in CO
Counselor License Type(s): LMFT
AddictionsTrauma and abuseAnger managementSelf esteemCoping with life changes
15 years of experience as a therapist

I am a licensed marriage and family therapist with 15 years experience working as a psychotherapist and life coach. I work with a variety of concerns including trauma, addiction, body image and weight loss issues, relationship issues, and life purpose. I have also worked with many people recovering from mass traumas, such as school shootings. I have presented at International conferences and written 25 continuing education courses for psychotherapists. My goal is always to identify ways the practice of psychotherapy can be improved, and find new and innovative ways clinicians can help their clients. In my free time, I enjoy ultrarunning, bringing my three rescue horses up the levels in dressage and completing a long overdue manuscript. I believe in empowering my clients, treating them with respect, and honoring their life choices. I believe that the keys to improved mental health and happiness exist inside every client. My approach is existential in nature, and looks to help people find what is truly most important to them, and move in that direction. Together, I believe we can find a way to a fulfilling, rewarding, and meaningful life - regardless of what life has put you through. I look forward to working with you!

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Madison Marcotte Lippert

Offering therapy in CO
Counselor License Type(s): LICSW
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseDepressionCoping with life changes
8 years of experience as a therapist

My name is Madison and I have been providing therapy services for over 7 years in Ohio and Minnesota. I have experience working with individuals of all ages and walks of life in a variety of settings, including schools, physician's office/hospitals, and private practice. My approach typically includes methods from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT, Solutions-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT), and Interpersonal Therapy (IPT). Some issues I specialize in include anxiety, depression, behavioral concerns, interpersonal conflict, and coping with major life changes. However, I believe that every client is unique and has different needs, even if they are facing similar challenges. It is my job to figure out which approach will be most effective for you. I received my Bachelor of Science in Social Work and my Master of Social Work degrees from the Ohio State University, where I also played division 1 hockey. As an athlete, I learned that resiliency, determination, and collaboration are important skills not only in sports, but also in life. As a therapist, I see my clients as my teammate. We will work together towards a common goal, which we will set together. You have your strengths, and we will identify those and use them to our advantage. The fact that you are here shows me that you are ready to make a change. Seeking support is the first and most difficult step. I am so glad that you are here, and am excited for us to work together to improve your quality of life. Welcome to our starting line!

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Christine Rodriguez

Offering therapy in CO
Counselor License Type(s): LCSW
Stress, AnxietyLGBTTrauma and abuseDepressionCoping with life changes
3 years of experience as a 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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Krista McClinton

Offering therapy in CO
Stress, AnxietyGriefParenting issuesSelf esteemDepression
23 years of experience as a therapist

I am licensed in Colorado with 23 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with grief and loss, parenting issues, & motivation, self esteem, and confidence. 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!

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Denise Kidd

Offering therapy in CO
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsTrauma and abuseDepressionCoping with life changes
22 years of experience as a therapist

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Licensed Addiction Counselor in the state of Colorado. I have 32 years of professional work experience in Behavioral Health and Recovery Services treating adults and families with a variety of presenting issues, including stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, trauma, grief and loss, relationship issues, career challenges and depression. My experience is varied and across settings as I have provided individual therapy in a community health center, substance use treatment centers, employee assistance program and mental health services in a hospital setting. My therapy style is warm, interactive, and solution focused. I approach the therapeutic relationship with sensitivity, compassion and respect for multi/cross-cultural factors. My therapy approach draws from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, Family systems, Mindfulness, Addiction Recovery and Psycho-education. I will meet you where you are in your counseling journey and we will work collaboratively on your treatment goals. Whether you are working for symptom relief, enlightenment and/or improved function, my hope is to work together to achieve your therapy goals. I believe you are the the expert of your story 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 & empower you in that journey. I look forward to working with you!

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Mayola Salgado Cisneros

Offering therapy in CO
Trauma and abuseGriefCareer difficultiesCoping with life changesCompassion fatigue
6 years of experience as a therapist

I am licensed in Colorado with 6 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with trauma and abuse, 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 seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.

How to find counseling in Woodland Park

Finding the best therapist close by in Woodland Park 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 Woodland Park 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 Woodland Park. 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 Woodland Park, 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 Woodland Park 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 Woodland Park 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 Woodland Park 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 Woodland Park, elsewhere in Teller, 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 Woodland Park area can be found below:

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Woodland Park 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 Woodland Park 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 Woodland Park 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).

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

Therapists in Woodland Park, 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 or medication as treatment, or perform psychological assessments and other psychiatric services.

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, post traumatic stress disorder, and more. An online mental health professional, including the therapists in Woodland Park 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 Woodland Park 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?

BetterHelp's verified Woodland Park 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 Woodland Park 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 Woodland Park 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.

Woodland Park 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 Woodland Park 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 Woodland Park 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 80863 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 Woodland Park 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 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 Woodland Park.

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 from a therapist. A Woodland Park 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 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 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 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 Woodland Park, 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.

Woodland Park 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 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.

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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80863, 80866

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