I. Therapists in Boulder, CO

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There are no therapists currently located in Boulder, CO. The following therapists are located in CO.

Steve Garufi

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Languages: English

Treatment Approaches: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Depression, Christian, Addictions, Relationship, Family, Older, Grief, Intimacy-related, Eating, Sleeping, Parenting, Anger, Career, Bipolar, Teens

Jamie Finkelstein

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Languages: English

Treatment Approaches: Stress, Anxiety, LGBT, Trauma and abuse, Depression, Coping with life changes, Addictions, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Bipolar disorder, ADHD

Ted Wynfield

Languages: English

Treatment Approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Attachment-based, Emotionally Focused, Existential, Family / Marital

State License: Colorado

Sherry D'Andrea

Areas of focus: Coping Skills, Depression, Eating Disorders, Family Conflict, Grief, OCD, Relationship Issues, Self Esteem, Sexual Abuse

Languages: English

Treatment Approaches: Cognitive Behavioral (CBT), EMDR, Interpersonal, Mindfulness-based (MBCT), Relational, Trauma Focused

State License: Colorado

Kathleen LeRoy

  • 15 years of Experience
  • United States
  • Boulder, Colorado
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Languages: English

Treatment Approaches: Attachment-based, Cognitive Behavioral (CBT), Family / Marital, Gestalt, Humanistic, Imago, Integrative, Interpersonal, Intervention, Mindfulness-based (MBCT), Psychodynamic, Relational, Solution Focused Brief (SFBT), Somatic, Person-Centered Therapy

State License: Colorado

Sunda Friedman TeBockhorst

Areas of focus: Anger Management, Asperger's, Behavior Issues, Marital / Premarital, Domestic Violence, Family Conflict, Forensic, Grief, Infertility, Multicultural Issues, Physical Illness/Impairment, Postpartum, Pregnancy, Self Abuse, Spirituality

Languages: English

Treatment Approaches: Cognitive Behavioral (CBT), Crisis Intervention, EMDR, Feminist, Humanistic, Narrative, Psychological Testing and Evaluation, Short-Term (Brief Treatment), Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT)

State License: Colorado

Barry Erdman

Areas of focus: Abuse and/or Neglect, Addiction, Adoption, Asperger's, Attachment Disorders, Autism, Body Dysmorphic Disorder, Child Abuse and Neglect, Disability, Dissociative Disorders, Domestic Violence, Dual Diagnosis, Eating Disorders, Education, Elder Abuse, Employment and Training, Food, Gender Identity, Immigration/Newcomer, Infertility, Learning Disabilities, Memory Problems, Personality Disorders, Pregnancy, Psychoses/Major Mental Illness, Recreation, Self Abuse, Sensory Processing Disorder, Sexual Abuse, Sexual Disorders, Sleep or Insomnia, Traumatic Brain Injury, Women's Issues

Languages: English

Treatment Approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Advocacy, Behavioral, Behavioral Medicine, Body Centered Psychotherapy, Case Management, Coaching, Cognitive Behavioral (CBT), Contemplative, Crisis Intervention, Critical Incident Stress Debriefing (CISD), Dialectical (DBT), Education Consultation, Electro-convulsive Treatment, EMDR, Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT Tapping), Emotionally Focused, Ericksonian, Evaluation/Diagnostic, Existential Psychotherapy, Expressive Therapy, Family-Based Treatment (FBT), Feminist, Focusing, Geriatric Consultation, Gestalt, Gottman Method, Holistic, Humanistic, Hypnotherapy, Imago, Information and Referral, Integrative, Intensive Short-Term Dynamic Psychotherapy (ISTDP), Internal Family Systems (IFS), Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT), Intervention, Long-Term, Mediation, Meditation/Relaxation, Mindfulness Based Approaches, Music Therapy, Narrative, Neuro-Linguistic, Nutrition Counseling, Parent Guidance, Pastoral Therapy, Play Therapy, Prevention, Psycho-Educational, Psychodrama, Psychodynamic, Relational, Satir, Sex Therapy, Short-Term (Brief Treatment), Social Support, Somatic, Spiritual Counseling, Sports Psychology, Systemic, Transactional Analysis (TA), Transpersonal Psychology, Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), Traumatic Incident Reduction (TIR), Vocational Counseling/Rehabilitation

State License: Colorado

Ann Norris

Areas of focus: Addiction, Adoption, Anger Management, Autism, Bipolar Disorder, Child Abuse and Neglect, Developmental Disability, Dissociative Disorders, Dual Diagnosis, Eating Disorders, Elder Abuse, Factitious Disorders (Munchausen Syndrome), Forensic, Gender Identity, Immigration/Newcomer, Infant Mental Health, Infertility, Learning Disabilities, Men's Issues, Multicultural Issues, Neurological, OCD, Pain Management, Personality Disorders, Psychosomatic, Runaways, Self Abuse, Sexual Disorders, Sexual Orientation, Sleep or Insomnia, Tourette's Disorder, Traumatic Brain Injury

Languages: English

Treatment Approaches: Advocacy, Behavioral, Body Centered Psychotherapy, Case Management, Coaching, Cognitive Behavioral (CBT), Contemplative, Crisis Intervention, Critical Incident Stress Debriefing (CISD), Dialectical (DBT), Dream Work or Analysis, Ericksonian, Evaluation/Diagnostic, Existential Psychotherapy, Expressive Therapy, Feminist, Focusing, Geriatric Consultation, Gestalt, Holistic, Home Study, Humanistic, Imago, Information and Referral, Long-Term, Mediation, Meditation/Relaxation, Narrative, Parent Guidance, Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT), Play Therapy, Prevention, Psycho-Educational, Psychoanalytic, Psychodynamic, Relational, Sex Therapy, Short-Term (Brief Treatment), Social Support, Supervised Visitation, Systemic, Transpersonal Psychology

State License: Colorado

Jaylynne Chase-Jacobsen

Areas of focus: Aging, Anger Management, Bipolar Disorder, Body Dysmorphic Disorder, Career Counseling, Dissociative Disorders, Dual Diagnosis, Gender Identity, Men's Issues, Multicultural Issues, OCD, Parenting, Postpartum, Pregnancy, Self Abuse, Sexual Abuse, Sexual Orientation, Sexuality Issues, Spirituality, Suicidal Thoughts

Languages: English

Treatment Approaches: Advocacy, Behavioral, Body Centered Psychotherapy, Cognitive Behavioral (CBT), Contemplative, Crisis Intervention, Dream Work or Analysis, Eclectic, Education Consultation, EMDR, Emotionally Focused, Evaluation/Diagnostic, Existential Psychotherapy, Expressive Therapy, Feminist, Focusing, Gestalt, Holistic, Humanistic, Imago, Information and Referral, Internal Family Systems (IFS), Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT), Long-Term, Meditation/Relaxation, Mindfulness Based Approaches, Parent Guidance, Person-Centered (Rogerian), Psycho-Educational, Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, Psychodynamic, Relational, Somatic, Transactional Analysis (TA), Transpersonal Psychology

State License: Colorado

Gale Osterberg

Areas of focus: Addiction, Anger Management, Attachment Disorders, Behavior Issues, Bipolar Disorder, Body Dysmorphic Disorder, Career Counseling, Marital / Premarital, Dissociative Disorders, Dual Diagnosis, Eating Disorders, Education/Personal Development, Family Conflict, Gender Identity, Men's Issues, Multicultural Issues, Pain Management, Parenting, Personality Disorders, Physical Illness/Impairment, Postpartum, Pregnancy, Psychoses/Major Mental Illness, Psychosomatic, Self Abuse, Sexual Abuse, Sexual Orientation, Sleep or Insomnia, Spirituality, Tourette's Disorder, Trauma / PTSD, Traumatic Brain Injury

Languages: English

Treatment Approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Behavioral, Behavioral Medicine, Biofeedback, Cognitive Behavioral (CBT), Contemplative, Crisis Intervention, Dialectical (DBT), Emotionally Focused, Ericksonian, Existential Psychotherapy, Feminist, Geriatric Consultation, Holistic, Humanistic, Imago, Intensive Short-Term Dynamic Psychotherapy (ISTDP), Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT), Long-Term, Mediation, Meditation/Relaxation, Mindfulness Based Approaches, Neuro-Linguistic, Parent Guidance, Prevention, Psycho-Educational, Psychodynamic, Relational, Short-Term (Brief Treatment), Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT)

State License: Colorado

II. Choosing the Best Boulder, CO, Therapists

Choosing a therapist is a personal decision as everyone has different needs, goals, and preferences. To identify the best therapists in Boulder, well-known practitioners were evaluated on eight key areas, including credentials, cost, and availability, which benefit patients and make the therapy process better.

Credentials

In Colorado, Licensed Professional Counselors (LPCs) must have at least a Master of Arts or Master of Science in psychology, social work, or a related discipline. Additionally, therapists must pass the Colorado Mental Health Profession’s Jurisprudence Examination and meet minimal requirements for clinical experience.

Accessibility

Effective therapists should be accessible, and that means fitting into your schedule. For your convenience, therapists were rated based on their overall availability, including their office hours, scheduling flexibility, and ability to offer remote sessions. The best therapists in Boulder work to accommodate patients with varying needs.

Cost

Cost is an important concern with or without health insurance. This guide includes professionals who offer per-session rates, providers who accept insurance, and clinics with sliding-scale programs for individuals who qualify. These features give consumers a wide range of options.

III. The Best Therapists in Boulder, CO

Barry Erdman: M.S.W, ACSW, LCSW, DCSW | Best for Emotional Disorders

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303-444-1404

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Barry Erdman accepts Medicare, Tricare, and many other insurance plans, which makes his practice ideal for individuals, couples, and families dealing with relationship issues, conflicts, mood disorders, stress, loneliness, or personal fears. His clinical experience encompasses a variety of men’s issues ranging from sexual dysfunction to loneliness and gay and bisexual relationships.

What patients say: “From the get-go, it was obvious that Barry was different from other therapists…just what I needed.”

Specializations Insurance Cost Sliding scale Remote services
Relationship Issues
Mood Disorders
Grief
Concern EAP
Coventry
DA Victim’s Comp. Districts
Focus
Horizon Healthcare
Medicare
New Directions
R3 Continuum Network
Reach EAP
TRICARE
Cost per Session: $150 Yes Yes

Dan Michels: M.A., CHT, LPCC | Best for Relationships

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720-378-2897
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Dan Michels is a somatic and holistic psychotherapist specializing in sex and relationship issues. His open approach and in-depth understanding of conventional and alternative relationships, sexual stereotypes, and taboos helps him communicate with patients who are dealing with issues related to personal growth and sexuality. His services are suitable for individuals and couples who are concerned about anxiety, depression, or trauma. Dan has multiple qualifications related to couples therapy. He offers affordable rates, a sliding-scale program, and a free 20-minute initial consultation.

What patients say: “I strongly recommend working with Dan. He is an attentive, compassionate and empathetic therapist. My wife and I have been working with Dan and he completely changed our lives and the way we relate to each other.”

Specializations Insurance Cost Sliding scale Remote services
Relationship Issues
Men’s Issues
Sex Therapy
N/A Cost per Session:
individual and couple’s therapy is $100
Yes Yes

Peg Shippert: M.A., LPC | Best for Women

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720-340-6261
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Specializing in caring for women, including victims of trauma, rape, and abuse, Peg Shippert is a Licensed Professional Counselor and women’s advocate. She has a Master of Art in Counseling from Regis University, and she’s earned many additional credentials related to trauma and grief therapy. Her counseling services include pet-assisted sessions with Nova, a therapy dog, drum circle events, mindfulness coaching, and eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) therapy. Her modalities are suitable for adults, teens, and preteens.

What patients say: “Peg is an authentic therapist with a direct, honest style. I really appreciate her perspective and incisive questions when I’m struggling with something.”

Specializations Insurance Cost Sliding scale Remote services
Trauma and PTSD
Anxiety
Women’s Issues
N/A Cost per Session:
55 minutes $170
No Yes

Robyn Chauvin: M.A., LPC | Best for Mature Adults

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720-841-1836
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Practicing since 1994, Robyn Chauvin is one of the most experienced therapists in the Boulder area. She works with individuals, older adults, couples, and groups, and her diverse professional experience spans hospice, private practice, and in-patient psychiatric care with an emphasis on anxiety, depression, trauma, and PTSD. Her client-centered approach draws from multiple disciplines, including gestalt therapy, mind-body somatic psychology, and the Bonny Method, which combines music and imagery.

Specializations Insurance Cost Sliding scale Remote services
Trauma and PTSD
Anxiety
Depression
N/A Cost per Session: $150 No Yes

Kathleen Salmon: LCSW, RPT | Best for Children and Teens

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720-903-2870
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Kathleen Salmon is a top-rated adolescent therapist offering services for children up to 22 years old and their parents. She uses a combination of science-backed techniques to teach coping skills, mindfulness, and self-awareness. These modalities are helpful for managing anxiety, depression, and feelings of isolation or hopelessness. She offers a free 20-minute initial consultation, and services can be paid for by FSA/HSA or local victim compensation funds.

Specializations Insurance Cost Sliding scale Remote services
Child or Adolescent
Trauma and PTSD
Anxiety
Victim’s Compensation, Boulder County
Victim’s Compensation, Larimer County
Cost per Session: $175 No Yes

Steven Spatz: M.A., LPC | Best for Men

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703-677-2688
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Praised for his compassion and empathy, Steven Spatz has focused on serving men, young adults, and members of the LGBTQ+ community for nearly 10 years. His areas of concentration include anxiety and depression, ADD/ADHD, self-esteem, family conflict, relationships, and school-related concerns. Steven works with a number of major insurance companies, including Anthem, BCBS, Cigna, and UnitedHealthcare.

What patients say: “Steve is the best therapist in the area, not only he has helped my son but also my family to achieve our goals in life.”

Specializations Insurance Cost Sliding scale Remote services
Self Esteem
Men’s Issues
ADHD
Anthem
BlueCross and BlueShield
Cigna
UnitedHealthcare
Cost per Session: $150 No Yes

Eve Ellis: B.A., M.A., LPC | Best for Alternative Therapy

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303-775-1540
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Eve Ellis is a Licensed Professional Counselor and equine therapist serving children and adults. Her Play Therapy modalities are recommended for children up to age 13, and equine therapy is suitable for individuals of all ages and abilities. She also offers transpersonal psychology and wilderness therapy to help clients feel grounded, see the big picture, and discover the resources around them. Services are recommended for patients dealing with trauma or PTSD or who want to develop healthy coping skills.

What patients say: “Eve has a phenomenal gift of understanding the brain, development, thought patterns and behaviors of children and adolescents. I have worked with a bunch of therapists over the years and I am extremely impressed with Eve.”

Specializations Insurance Cost Sliding scale Remote services
Child or Adolescent
Trauma and PTSD
Coping Skills
N/A Cost per Session: $150 Yes Yes

Lindsey Randol: PsychD, LPC | Best for Couples

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​720-526-0830
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With credentials that allow her to practice psychotherapy in the United States and the United Kingdom, Lindsey Randol is an internationally recognized professional with more than 10 years of counseling experience. She works with individuals and couples who need help dealing with anxiety, stress, depression, grief, trauma, or relationship issues. Her integrative approach focuses on resources, insight, and self-discovery.

Specializations Insurance Cost Sliding scale Remote services
Relationship Issues
Anxiety
Depression
N/A Cost per Session:
$140 for individuals and $160 for couples
Yes Yes

Brynn Miller Håkon: M.A., LPC | Best for OCD and Phobias

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303-859-2654
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Brynn Miller Håkon is a somatic psychotherapist and the cofounder of Thrive Boulder. She has significant experience working with children and young adults, and her practice supports clients who are dealing with women’s issues, trauma, phobias, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and PTSD. Her varied solutions range from EMDR and play therapy to cognitive behavioral therapy and emotional interviewing. Services are available on a sliding price scale.

What patients say: “Brynn is a fantastic clinician, I have worked with her as a colleague for many years and whole-heartedly endorse her work!!!”

Specializations Insurance Cost Sliding scale Remote services
Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
Trauma and PTSD
Anxiety
Anthem
Blue Cross
Blue Shield
BlueCross and BlueShield
Medicaid
Cost per Session: $150 Yes Yes

Jerry M. Ruhl: Ph.D.| Best for Personal Goals

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937-501-0043
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Jerry Rulh, Ph.D., is a psychologist, author, and teacher offering psychotherapy in Boulder and remotely via Zoom, Skype, or FaceTime. Dr. Ruhl uses a variety of techniques, including EMDR and Jungian dream analysis, among others, to help clients overcome self-limiting behaviors or patterns, manage depression or related mental health disorders, and find greater meaning and purpose in life.

Specializations Insurance Cost Sliding scale Remote services
Emotional Disturbance
Relationship Issues
Grief
N/A Cost per Session: $160 No Yes

Aviva Bannerman: M.A., LPC | Best for Life Transitions

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970-673-0846
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Aviva Bannerman helps patients manage anxiety, stress, and difficult life transitions using somatic psychotherapy techniques that balance the mind, body, spirit, and emotions. Her practice embraces alternative therapies, such as cannabis- or ketamine-assisted psychotherapy endorsed by the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies. She also focuses on teen counseling, women’s care, and relationship issues.

What patients say: “Aviva is wonderful!…I always feel comfortable in her presence. She is very skillful and truly cares about her clients…I feel confident in recommending her as a therapist!”

Specializations Insurance Cost Sliding scale Remote services
Relationship Issues
Life Transitions
Anxiety
N/A Cost per Session:
55 minutes $150
No Yes

Erin A. Flynn: M.A., LPC | Best for PTSD

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720-334-8867
Website

If you’re struggling to move past an unpleasant or traumatic event, Erin Flynn may be able to help in person or via video. She has a Master of Arts in Somatic Counseling Psychology, and her approach explores the intricacies of the mind-body connection. She’s a certified EMDR provider, and she’s working toward becoming a Licensed Addiction Counselor to further assist individuals and couples who are dealing with a dual diagnosis, coping with relationship issues, or living with symptoms of PTSD.

Specializations Insurance Cost Sliding scale Remote services
Trauma and PTSD
Dual Diagnosis
Relationship Issues
N/A Not Provided No Yes

Dan Riggan: M.A., LPC | Best for Parents

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303-641-2023
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A graduate of Boulder’s own Naropa University, Dan Riggan has more than 20 years of counseling experience with a focus on parenting, life coaching, and relationship issues. He assists individuals and couples with issues that may arise in any stage of a relationship, including premarital struggles, prenatal and postpartum issues, and life transitions. Dan uses a variety of techniques, such as acceptance and commitment and cognitive behavioral therapy. He also assists with insurance reimbursement forms.

Specializations Insurance Cost Sliding scale Remote services
Relationship Issues
Parenting
Life Coaching
Insurance reimbursement forms Cost per Session: $150 No Yes

Brian Keating: M.A., LPC, CGP | Best for Trauma

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720-491-1522
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Brian Keating created Deep Listening Psychotherapy as a former musician and Licensed Professional Counselor. He’s a Certified Group Psychotherapist and EMDR facilitator. Additional training in Synergetic Play Therapy and clinical experience as a grief counselor trainee give Brian insight into trauma recovery and healing. He works with parents, caregivers, and children.

What patients say: “I came to Brian when I was completely paralyzed by multiple severe traumas…Brian is a fantastic therapist and is an asset for ANY person’s life.”

Specializations Insurance Cost Sliding scale Remote services
Child or Adolescent
Grief
Trauma and PTSD
N/A Cost per Session: $140 Yes Yes

Loretta A. Miller: M.A., LPC, LAC | Best for Addiction

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720-442-0702
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Mental health issues, such as anxiety and depression, can make individuals more susceptible to addiction. Holistic psychotherapist Loretta Miller is a Licensed Professional Counselor, Licensed Addiction Counselor, and EMDR facilitator who focuses on helping individuals struggling with anxiety, depression, trauma, or substance abuse.

What patients say: “Loretta is one of the kindest people I’ve met in 38 years. She’s warm and caring, but real and vulnerable. Her ability to peel the layers off and help you…work on the deeper meaningful changes you’re after is amazing!”

Specializations Insurance Cost Sliding scale Remote services
Anxiety
Trauma and PTSD
Substance Use
N/A Cost per Session: $150 No Yes

IV. What You Should Know About Boulder Therapy

How are Boulder therapists licensed? 

Therapists are regulated by the Colorado State Board of Professional Counselor Examiners. Professionals must meet a substantial list of requirements for education and clinical experience. They must pass a jurisprudence exam and answer a series of screening questions as part of the Healthcare Professions Profiling Program.

How much does therapy cost in Boulder?

The average cost for a session with a Licensed Professional Counselor in Boulder is $150. Typically rates range from $100 to $175 per session. These rates are based on average self-pay fees without insurance or sliding-scale discounts.

 

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