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Boulder Counselors

Browse these counselors with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Boulder.

  • 4 years in business
  • 73 hires on Thumbtack
Kennedy H.
Verified review

Kyle was very welcoming and kind. She made me very comfortable and taught me to understand my depression and anxiety. She helped me understand myself better in order to be a better husband. I am very pleased I chose Kyle. Thanks so much for being flexible with my schedule. Out if the countless counselor so have tried in the past she is by far the greatest I have worked with. I'd chose welcoming wellness 10 times out of 10 times.

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  • 39 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Michelle R.
Verified review

He has been great!! My husband and I both really appreciate him. He is the perfect counselor for us. We have been married for 28 years and didn't know if anyone can help us but after only seeing him 2 times he already has shown us insight t o our relationship, I highly recommend him to any couple.

  • 51 hires on Thumbtack
Sue C.
Verified review

Experienced and qualified, but more importantly warm and caring counselors who make you feel at ease. The free consultation is also a great way to meet the counselor and understand marriage counseling before you commit your time and money.

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Alpha Counseling, PC
5.0
from 22 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Aliya D.
Verified review

Mr. Gomez is an excellent counselor, with exceptional communication skills. He is a great listener and very attentive and accessible to his clients.

Laura Brodie MA, ATR, LPC
4.9
from 14 reviews
  • 33 years in business
  • 31 hires on Thumbtack
Samantha F.
Verified review

My partner and I were in crisis mode and needed help. I contacted a list of therapists. Laura was the only one who actually called me. From my 15 minute phone consultation with her I could tell she was it. She related to me in such a natural, real life way and responded with the appropriate level of urgency. She is a gifted therapist who has done incredible work with myself and my partner. I could not have found a more perfect fit.

  • 21 years in business
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
Melove T.
Verified review

Tina is so passionate in helping people and I appreciate the work that she does. Her workshops are amazing! Thank you Tina!

Parallel Realities Practice
5.0
from 12 reviews
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Dan M.
Verified review

Coly is one of the most gifted souls I know. I consider it a blessing that he is a part of my life. Coly is well trained, organized, prepared, effective and most importantly authentic. I was introduced to Coly about 10 years ago and still consider him one of my most trusted advisors and friends. As a result of my work with Coly I am a better and more content person. Life is good!

  • 7 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
Kristin C.
Verified review

Good counselor. I felt comfortable and felt like she knew what she was doing. They say they specialize in marriage counseling and it shows. She really knew what she was talking about and didn't seem surprised when we talked about certain things. Really helpful.

Integrated Therapies
4.8
from 11 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 42 hires on Thumbtack
Gia W.
Verified review

I have known Liza for several years. She had been our family, marriage, parenting, individual, therapist for a couple of those years. Her down to earth, practical, solid biblical approach to her active therapy style was truly a God send for us. We had been through a few other counselors over the course of 10 years. Liza was able to establish what our families needs were, and was able to teach us the tools we needed to build up our parenting skills and help us with a deeper understanding of our marriage structure in a year and a half. Liza touched on things that were never brought up before and really had us doing some internal work and walking some roads that were hard but very effective. The skills and knowledge that we gained from our experience with her are are really priceless and such a deep blessing. Granted, our family was willing to do the work, but she guided us with Gods word the whole way through. I would highly recommend her to you. Her gift of empathy truly spoke to our hearts and helped us through the hardest most traumatizing events in our lives. My family was able to heal and come out of this stronger and more solid then we had prayed for.

  • 2 years in business
Suzuko W.
Verified review

Mr.,Scott Kohner is a very professional& trustworthy counselor.I have been able to trust him with issues that I haven't felt comfortable sharing with other counselors at other places.He is very understanding & patient& takes mt concerns seriously.He is beyond outstanding!

  • 2 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Patty S.
Verified review

Last year after having gone through many difficult experiences, I knew I needed professional help to guide me though . In desperation, I googled the Ten Top Counselors i Aurora . RJ Handley was the first to respond. He seemed to have an intuitive sense of the causes and solutions of each issue we dealt with. Over 5 decades of meeting with several Counselors, he was unlike any I’d met. He listened compassionately, didn’t let me ramble or rehearse the past (something I’d already done too much of) so we were able to quickly focus on the situation at hand, using appropriate and effective homework. He helped me gain many new insights. I saw progress almost immediately and was able to deal with heretofore hopeless problems , in ways that made so much sense. I am able now to use the principles I learned on a regular basis. I would highly recommend him to anyone who is struggling with hard-to-solve problems or who simply needs clarification and guidance in making decisions.

Heidi Truscott, MA, LPC
4.5
from 8 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Donna M.
Verified review

Heidi is an exceptional counselor. She is knowledgeable and has great advice. She listens to you and addresses your concerns as well as concerns she sees. There is something very soothing about her voice and demeanor that is very healing. I would highly recommend her.

Array Counseling
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Star H.
Verified review

John is a very professional and knowledgable counselor. He is a great listener and has a warm and inviting presence. I highly recommend him for groups or individual counseling.

Sharon A. Hersh, M.A., LPC
5.0
from 3 reviews
    Robyn K.
    Verified review

    I've know Sharon for more than four years. She has helped me in such tremendous ways through major adversity in my life. She has a way of bringing faith and knowledge to make you think about your issues and to really help you see how God is moving in your life. She truly cares about what you feel and what you are going through. Going through individual and marriage counseling with Sharon has truly blessed us as individuals and as a couple. She helped me understand and have more compassion for my husband at a time that I wasn't sure I could find it. Knowing that she prayed for us also made such a difference. Before I met Sharon, We saw at least three therapist that didn't touch on the way that Sharon really handled our situation. I have the utmost respect for Sharon, and I am more than grateful to her.

    Charlotte McKernan Therapy
    5.0
    from 3 reviews
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    Samantha S.
    Verified review

    We worked with Charlotte to complete our pre-marital counseling. She was great to work with. She made both of us feel comfortable and did a good job facilitating our conversations and asking good questions. She was very professional and even recommended other resources to check out. I would highly recommend working with Charlotte if you are looking for a counselor.

    • 6 years in business
    Jamie T.
    Verified review

    Cindy was such a help to me, very caring and compassionate counselor!

    • 4 years in business
    • 2 hires on Thumbtack
    Sheffield G.
    Verified review

    Tracy started working with my daughter about a 1 1/2 year ago. When Tracy first started my daughter had poor self-esteem and confidence issues, or so I thought. She would sleep all of the time, had poor grades at school (D and F student) and was constantly struggling with many of the issues that high school and being a teenage girl can present. My daughter had been extremely abused by her birth mother in what has been described as "the worst abuse that I have heard of in my 26 years of being a counselor!" Long story short because of Tracy's skill and compassion my daughter now has a 3.5 GPA!!! My daughter is thriving, happy and looking forward to a bright future!!! As we wrapped up a session a few weeks ago she thanked Tracy for saving her life. She then went onto explain that until her counseling with Tracy that she was obsessed with and was actively planning on taking her life. What a blow!!!!! I was clueless and here she saved my little girls life!!!! I will sing her praises as long and loud as I can!!! Because of Tracy's skill, understanding, compassion, hard work and follow through my daughter’s life has been transformed. She now is all smiles, vibrant, glowing and excited about life and her future. While we know that there is still much work to be done, we have been taught the skills and methods to work through issues as they come to the surface in the future. How can we ever repay her? Sincerely, Clueless Dad

    • 2 hires on Thumbtack
    Cara K.
    Verified review

    I had been having some personal issues with depression and anxiety due to an ongoing issue with my family, as well as health problems. Tiffany has helped me to confront these issues with myself first and also to set healthy boundaries with my family. Because of her, I am doing so much better. I am no longer feeling depressed and I have learned some coping skills that are helping with my anxiety. I am happy that I was able to do all this with the help of my wonderful counselor and without any medication. We have been meeting once or twice a week and I will continue to see her. She has truly helped me have a better quality of life and I highly recommend her services. Thank you so much Tiffany!

    Jon L.
    Verified review

    Joy embodies a wisdom that far surpasses her years. As a healer, she has what really counts: heart. She holds a loving and compassionate space that's perfect for transformational guidance. In the two sessions I have had with her, I was struck by her ability to tune into what was going on inside of me. She knew when to step in and offer assistance, and when to just be with me as things unfolded. Highly recommended!

    Jenell Woods
    5.0
    from 1 review
      Joshua B.
      Verified review

      Jenell is a wonderful counselor. She takes a genuine interest in her clients and truly wants to see their lives improved. I would recommend her any day!

      • 15 years in business
      Jessica T.
      Verified review

      Hilary is a remarkable counselor! She made me feel comfortable from the very beginning, which allowed me to open up and TELL THE TRUTH (even the ugly parts) about my relationship issues. After just one session with her, I started feeling empowered and inspired to create positive change in my marriage -- and it just keeps getting better (both the counseling and the relationship). RUN to work with her!

      Q & A

      Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

      What is a psychologist?

      A psychologist is a professionally trained mental health professional who helps patients navigate challenging life situations or mental health issues. To become a psychologist you must earn a doctoral degree; qualifying degrees include a Ph.D., Psy.D. or Ed.D. To actively practice, a psychologist must be licensed in their state and maintain good standing. Psychologists are trained to administer tests that can evaluate a patient’s cognitive strength and weaknesses, intellectual skills, vocational aptitude and preference, personality characteristics, and neuropsychological functioning, explains the American Psychological Association (APA).

      A psychologist meets with patients in an office and may work with a variety of methods, depending on patient need, such as cognitive, behavioral or interpersonal.  According to the APA, common reasons a person may visit a psychologist include:

      • Dealing with depression, anger or anxiety over a long period of time.
      • Help with a chronic condition that is interfering with their lives or physical health.
      • Help with grieving and other abrupt transitions.
      • Overcoming addictions.
      • Managing chronic illness.
      • Breaking old and harmful patterns of thinking or behavior.

      What are the types of psychologists?

      Psychologists are healthcare professionals who use scientific methods to understand the relationships between the brain, environment and behavior. Psychologists may focus on research — studying how the brain and various environments drive behaviors to better understand the issues that trouble patients and society as a whole — or they may focus on practice — interacting with people using therapeutic methods. The American Psychological Association shares some of the more prevalent types of psychologists:

      • Clinical psychologists assess and treat mental, emotional and behavioral disorders.
      • Cognitive and perceptual psychologists study human perception, thinking and memory.
      • Community psychologists work to strengthen the abilities of communities, settings, organizations and broader social systems to meet people’s needs — such as improving support for victims of natural disasters, or working to improve health policies.
      • Counseling psychologists help people understand and take action on everyday issues, career and work problems, and serious adversity.
      • Developmental psychologists study the psychological development of the human being throughout life.
      • Educational psychologists concentrate on how effective teaching and learning take place.
      • Engineering psychologists conduct research on how people work best with machines.
      • Environmental psychologists study the dynamics of how people interact with their environments.
      • Evolutionary psychologists study how evolutionary principles such as mutation, adaptation and selective fitness influence human thought, feeling and behavior.
      • Experimental psychologists study cognitive processes, comparative psychology (cross-species comparisons), and learning and conditioning.
      • Forensic psychologists apply psychological principles to legal issues.
      • Health psychologists specialize in how biological, psychological and social factors affect health and illness.
      • Industrial/organizational psychologists apply psychological principles and research methods to the workplace to improve productivity, health and the quality of work life.
      • Neuropsychologists and behavioral neuropsychologists explore the relationships between brain systems and behavior.
      • Quantitative and measurement psychologists focus on methods and techniques for designing experiments and analyzing psychological data.
      • Rehabilitation psychologists work with stroke and accident victims, people with mental disabilities, and those with developmental disabilities caused by such conditions as cerebral palsy, epilepsy and autism.
      • School psychologists assess and counsel students, consult with parents and school staff, and conduct behavioral interventions when appropriate.
      • Social psychologists study how a person’s mental life and behavior are shaped by interactions with other people.
      • Sport psychologists help athletes refine their focus on competition goals, become more motivated, and learn to deal with anxiety and fear of failure around competition.

      How much do therapists cost?

      If you are experiencing a challenging time, have mental health difficulties, or just want professional guidance as you move through life, a therapist can provide relief, tools and structure. The national average cost for a therapist is $80-$100 per hour, although prices may be higher or lower depending on geographic location and the experience and training of the therapist.

      Psychiatrists, psychologists and licensed therapists are all health professionals who offer various modalities of therapy. Ask questions about the type of therapy they specialize in (such as cognitive or behavioral, etc.) and their area of expertise (such as grief, anxiety, body image disorders, etc.) to help you find the right fit for your needs. Therapy sessions are typically 50-60 minutes long.  The patient usually meets with the therapist in their office; sessions may also be held remotely (via Skype, etc.) or in a clinical setting. Psychologists, psychiatrists and other therapists who have earned advanced degrees will typically charge higher rates than other licensed therapists. Depending on your diagnosis, your health insurance may cover your therapy costs.

      Can a clinical psychologist write prescriptions?

      To be able to write a prescription, a clinical psychologist must practice in a state that permits them to do so, and must either have a master’s degree in psychopharmacology or have completed the required advanced training program. According to the American Psychological Association (APA), five states currently permit psychologists to write prescriptions: Idaho, New Mexico, Illinois, Iowa and Louisiana. Many psychologists who are not able to write prescriptions work in partnership with psychiatrists, pediatricians or primary care doctors to help their patients who need medication.

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