Cognitive Behavioral (CBT) Therapists in Denver, CO

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Cynthia Linderoth
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, LAC, LPCC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Denver, CO 80223  (Online Only)
My underlying approach focuses strongly on the modality of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), and I am also trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR).
Life can be difficult to navigate even under the best of circumstances. I believe that counseling can provide clients with new insights into how they can use their strengths in order to meet whatever challenges life presents them with. My job as a counselor is to help clients identify those strengths and learn how to apply them in order to overcome their concerns and live more content lives.
My underlying approach focuses strongly on the modality of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), and I am also trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR).
Life can be difficult to navigate even under the best of circumstances. I believe that counseling can provide clients with new insights into how they can use their strengths in order to meet whatever challenges life presents them with. My job as a counselor is to help clients identify those strengths and learn how to apply them in order to overcome their concerns and live more content lives.
(720) 706-9374 View (720) 706-9374
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Savannah Guglielmo
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LAC
Verified Verified
Denver, CO 80209  (Online Only)
No matter if you are struggling with problems related to substance use, stress management, relationships, grief and loss, mental health or trauma; I am willing to walk beside you each step of the way. My approach includes integration of mindfulness practice with interventions such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Motivational Interviewing, and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) to best address your specific needs. I have worked with a wide variety of individuals and believe strongly in the healing power of meditation and movement in conjunction with talk-therapy.
No matter if you are struggling with problems related to substance use, stress management, relationships, grief and loss, mental health or trauma; I am willing to walk beside you each step of the way. My approach includes integration of mindfulness practice with interventions such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Motivational Interviewing, and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) to best address your specific needs. I have worked with a wide variety of individuals and believe strongly in the healing power of meditation and movement in conjunction with talk-therapy.
(720) 575-2355 View (720) 575-2355
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Shawna Fishman
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, LAC
Verified Verified
Denver, CO 80231  (Online Only)
I weave modern mental health techniques like Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), EMDR, etc.
I am committed to working with those who suffer with deep emotional traumas, depression, anxiety, chronic illness, life transitions, and grief in ways that bring about relief and lasting change. I meet you where you are with no judgement or expectation. I believe that no one is an expert on your life except you. I take a collaborative approach to create goals and act as a resource, rather than an expert. I work from the perspective that we all have what we need inside of us to become who we want. I believe in your ability to heal and grow into the person you desire to be.
I weave modern mental health techniques like Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), EMDR, etc.
I am committed to working with those who suffer with deep emotional traumas, depression, anxiety, chronic illness, life transitions, and grief in ways that bring about relief and lasting change. I meet you where you are with no judgement or expectation. I believe that no one is an expert on your life except you. I take a collaborative approach to create goals and act as a resource, rather than an expert. I work from the perspective that we all have what we need inside of us to become who we want. I believe in your ability to heal and grow into the person you desire to be.
(720) 707-0336 View (720) 707-0336
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Dr. Emma Durham
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Denver, CO 80222
In order to achieve this, I integrate various approaches within therapy including psychodynamic, interpersonal, cognitive-behavioral, and mindfulness-based interventions.
I am a licensed psychologist offering therapy for adults and psychological assessment for people of all ages. I enjoy working with a variety of concerns and specialize in the treatment of (c)ptsd, phobias, panic, OCD, and anxiety disorders. I am passionate about working with people of diverse genders and sexualities, including those in polyamorous/non-monogamous relationships. I strive to create a space that is body, kink, and sex positive. I am able to provide assessments to receive gender affirming care, and offer testing for ADHD, ASD, learning disabilities, and complex personality/mood concerns.
In order to achieve this, I integrate various approaches within therapy including psychodynamic, interpersonal, cognitive-behavioral, and mindfulness-based interventions.
I am a licensed psychologist offering therapy for adults and psychological assessment for people of all ages. I enjoy working with a variety of concerns and specialize in the treatment of (c)ptsd, phobias, panic, OCD, and anxiety disorders. I am passionate about working with people of diverse genders and sexualities, including those in polyamorous/non-monogamous relationships. I strive to create a space that is body, kink, and sex positive. I am able to provide assessments to receive gender affirming care, and offer testing for ADHD, ASD, learning disabilities, and complex personality/mood concerns.
(720) 664-9201 View (720) 664-9201
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Proactive Counseling Services
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LCSW, Prof, EMDR, Author
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Denver, CO 80206
As an integrative therapist, utilizing cutting edge therapies like EMDR (19 years), Existential Therapy, as well as quality practice standards of Cognitive Behavior Therapy, you will find desired change.
Want more out of life? As a doctor, graduate professor at DU, EMDR specialist, and author, I can help you move forward and rediscover vibrancy in your life! Working with women in private practice for more than 23 years in the areas of anxiety, depression, trauma, parenting, life changes, mid-life change, stress management, grief, existential therapy and more, you will receive outstanding, caring help from a seasoned professional.
As an integrative therapist, utilizing cutting edge therapies like EMDR (19 years), Existential Therapy, as well as quality practice standards of Cognitive Behavior Therapy, you will find desired change.
Want more out of life? As a doctor, graduate professor at DU, EMDR specialist, and author, I can help you move forward and rediscover vibrancy in your life! Working with women in private practice for more than 23 years in the areas of anxiety, depression, trauma, parenting, life changes, mid-life change, stress management, grief, existential therapy and more, you will receive outstanding, caring help from a seasoned professional.
(720) 782-2357 View (720) 782-2357
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Meg'n E Deaner
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, Coach
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Denver, CO 80206
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) - Emotional distress is often accompanied by maladaptive thoughts and patterns of thinking.
Mantis Counseling and Coaching Services, LLC is committed to serving adults, adolescents, families, couples, and children by providing psychotherapy and coaching sessions to fit your personal goals. We believe you are the expert regarding your own path to growth and success. We create collaborative treatment plans for mind, body, and spirit to allow you to access your innate potential.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) - Emotional distress is often accompanied by maladaptive thoughts and patterns of thinking.
Mantis Counseling and Coaching Services, LLC is committed to serving adults, adolescents, families, couples, and children by providing psychotherapy and coaching sessions to fit your personal goals. We believe you are the expert regarding your own path to growth and success. We create collaborative treatment plans for mind, body, and spirit to allow you to access your innate potential.
(303) 500-3887 View (303) 500-3887
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Elissa Berlinger
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Denver, CO 80211
I received my Master of Social Work from Smith College School for Social Work. I completed a two year post-graduate training program in psychodynamic psychotherapy and in the treatment of eating disorders and substance abuse at Wardenbrug Health Center at CU-Boulder. I have additional specialized training in the treatment of chronic neurological illnesses-MS in particular-through my work with the Rocky Mountain MS Center. I coordinated the eating disorder program at CU-Boulder and I have undergone additional trainings in DBT, ACT, CBT and psychodynamic therapy.
I received my Master of Social Work from Smith College School for Social Work. I completed a two year post-graduate training program in psychodynamic psychotherapy and in the treatment of eating disorders and substance abuse at Wardenbrug Health Center at CU-Boulder. I have additional specialized training in the treatment of chronic neurological illnesses-MS in particular-through my work with the Rocky Mountain MS Center. I coordinated the eating disorder program at CU-Boulder and I have undergone additional trainings in DBT, ACT, CBT and psychodynamic therapy.
(720) 309-7779 View (720) 309-7779
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Rebecca Witkowski
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Denver, CO 80246
She also pulls from Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Internal Family Systems, as well as other forms of therapy based on what the client is needing.
Becca is a Licensed Professional Counselor who brings an open-minded, welcoming presence and passion for helping individuals empower themselves. Becca has experience working with individuals and their support person(s) with eating disorders as well as individuals suffering from substance use, anxiety, depression, and other stressors brought on by daily life.
She also pulls from Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Internal Family Systems, as well as other forms of therapy based on what the client is needing.
Becca is a Licensed Professional Counselor who brings an open-minded, welcoming presence and passion for helping individuals empower themselves. Becca has experience working with individuals and their support person(s) with eating disorders as well as individuals suffering from substance use, anxiety, depression, and other stressors brought on by daily life.
(720) 613-6117 View (720) 613-6117
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Ruby Ellen Brayman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LICSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Denver, CO 80206  (Online Only)
That being said, I bring expertise in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), parts work, and a strengths-based approach.
Hello, I'm Ruby! I am here to be your biggest cheerleader, thought untangler, and copilot through the ups and downs of life. My approach is both direct and warm, creating a safe space for open dialogue and exploration. Maybe you aren’t feeling so much like yourself anymore? Maybe you are often disregualted and you aren’t sure why? Maybe there are some painful things from your past you would like to work through? Together we will examine thought/behavior patterns and address core wounds to allow you better understand yourself with compassion and adapt healthy coping strategies so you can move forward effectively in your life.
That being said, I bring expertise in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), parts work, and a strengths-based approach.
Hello, I'm Ruby! I am here to be your biggest cheerleader, thought untangler, and copilot through the ups and downs of life. My approach is both direct and warm, creating a safe space for open dialogue and exploration. Maybe you aren’t feeling so much like yourself anymore? Maybe you are often disregualted and you aren’t sure why? Maybe there are some painful things from your past you would like to work through? Together we will examine thought/behavior patterns and address core wounds to allow you better understand yourself with compassion and adapt healthy coping strategies so you can move forward effectively in your life.
(720) 608-2775 View (720) 608-2775
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Katie Levisay
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Denver, CO 80222
Not accepting new clients
I am trained in several evidence-based modalities including Cognitive and Dialectical Behavior Therapies (CBT, DBT), Interpersonal Therapy (IPT), and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT).
I am a licensed clinical psychologist in southeast Denver. I work with adults struggling with a variety of mental health concerns including but not limited to depression, anxiety, relationship difficulties and stress related to parenting, career, school, adjustment concerns, and overall self-fulfillment. No matter what the presenting problem, my goals are to tailor treatment to each individual and to provide powerful, straightforward strategies to be used long after therapy has ended. My therapeutic style is collaborative, straightforward, and action-oriented.
I am trained in several evidence-based modalities including Cognitive and Dialectical Behavior Therapies (CBT, DBT), Interpersonal Therapy (IPT), and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT).
I am a licensed clinical psychologist in southeast Denver. I work with adults struggling with a variety of mental health concerns including but not limited to depression, anxiety, relationship difficulties and stress related to parenting, career, school, adjustment concerns, and overall self-fulfillment. No matter what the presenting problem, my goals are to tailor treatment to each individual and to provide powerful, straightforward strategies to be used long after therapy has ended. My therapeutic style is collaborative, straightforward, and action-oriented.
(720) 924-4942 View (720) 924-4942
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Hanna Rodriguez
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Denver, CO 80202  (Online Only)
I am skilled at integrating a variety of methods, including: client-centered, humanistic talk therapy with several modalities, including TRM, CBT, DBT, Motivational Interviewing, ACT and Yoga, Mindfulness, and Holistic Wellness.
You're NOT alone in this! Life can bring really hard seasons. I believe that with help, you CAN get through this difficult time and you will find meaning and hope again. Whatever you are going through, you don't have to do it alone. I focus on helping people with issues related to depression, trauma, and anxiety, postpartum depression, parenting, family of origin issues, relationship distress, overcoming past abuse, codependency, general stress and overwhelm, grief, mom-guilt, and more. Hi, I'm Hanna Rodriguez, LPC.
I am skilled at integrating a variety of methods, including: client-centered, humanistic talk therapy with several modalities, including TRM, CBT, DBT, Motivational Interviewing, ACT and Yoga, Mindfulness, and Holistic Wellness.
You're NOT alone in this! Life can bring really hard seasons. I believe that with help, you CAN get through this difficult time and you will find meaning and hope again. Whatever you are going through, you don't have to do it alone. I focus on helping people with issues related to depression, trauma, and anxiety, postpartum depression, parenting, family of origin issues, relationship distress, overcoming past abuse, codependency, general stress and overwhelm, grief, mom-guilt, and more. Hi, I'm Hanna Rodriguez, LPC.
(720) 740-6748 View (720) 740-6748
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Julian Frazier
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Denver, CO 80218
I have a strong multicultural focus with an integrated approach including lifestyle, CBT/ACT, existential, and emotion-focused techniques across the mind-body spectrum.
If given the choice, most people would naturally strive toward becoming the best version of themselves. Depression, Anxiety, and Chronic stress are common roadblocks that can slow our progress or bring it to a halt altogether. While there are many one-size-fits-all approaches to improving mental health, we know that the most effective therapy requires customizing holistic treatment and lifestyle interventions. I am looking to work with folks who don't just want to cope with symptoms but are ready to overcome them for good.
I have a strong multicultural focus with an integrated approach including lifestyle, CBT/ACT, existential, and emotion-focused techniques across the mind-body spectrum.
If given the choice, most people would naturally strive toward becoming the best version of themselves. Depression, Anxiety, and Chronic stress are common roadblocks that can slow our progress or bring it to a halt altogether. While there are many one-size-fits-all approaches to improving mental health, we know that the most effective therapy requires customizing holistic treatment and lifestyle interventions. I am looking to work with folks who don't just want to cope with symptoms but are ready to overcome them for good.
(720) 807-6416 View (720) 807-6416
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Laura Panczak
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LAC, NCC, MA
Verified Verified
Denver, CO 80203  (Online Only)
I use an eclectic therapy approach, however, veer towards CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy), ERP (Exposure Response Prevention), DBT (Dialectical Behavioral Therapy), narrative, somatic, person-centered, trauma-informed, intuitive based approaches.
Are feelings of worry, dread, panic, and unwanted intrusive thoughts making living an enjoyable life more difficult? Change and transformation are difficult; it takes courage, work, and patience to heal- but there is hope! I specialize in Obsession Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Anxiety, Panic, and assisting clients with processing and rewiring unhelpful habits. Unwanted intrusive thoughts (Obsessions) can be scary at times. Compulsions and avoidance behaviors can also have a devastating effect both emotionally, interpersonally, and physically,
I use an eclectic therapy approach, however, veer towards CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy), ERP (Exposure Response Prevention), DBT (Dialectical Behavioral Therapy), narrative, somatic, person-centered, trauma-informed, intuitive based approaches.
Are feelings of worry, dread, panic, and unwanted intrusive thoughts making living an enjoyable life more difficult? Change and transformation are difficult; it takes courage, work, and patience to heal- but there is hope! I specialize in Obsession Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Anxiety, Panic, and assisting clients with processing and rewiring unhelpful habits. Unwanted intrusive thoughts (Obsessions) can be scary at times. Compulsions and avoidance behaviors can also have a devastating effect both emotionally, interpersonally, and physically,
(720) 730-3891 View (720) 730-3891
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Mackenzie Stahl-Whitaker
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSW
Verified Verified
Denver, CO 80246  (Online Only)
Mackenzie Stahl-Whitaker is a Licensed Social Worker in Colorado with a Masters in Social Work from the University of Illinois. She specializes in providing services to young adults, postpartum women, couples, and families. She also has multiple years of experience in working with children. Mackenzie uses Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Strengths Based Therapy to help her clients maximize their mental health. Mackenzie has a background working with women who have young children, she has experience dealing with parenting issues, attachment, and mental health disorders.
Mackenzie Stahl-Whitaker is a Licensed Social Worker in Colorado with a Masters in Social Work from the University of Illinois. She specializes in providing services to young adults, postpartum women, couples, and families. She also has multiple years of experience in working with children. Mackenzie uses Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Strengths Based Therapy to help her clients maximize their mental health. Mackenzie has a background working with women who have young children, she has experience dealing with parenting issues, attachment, and mental health disorders.
(719) 212-9749 View (719) 212-9749
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Kaz Zeman
Licensed Professional Counselor Candidate, LPCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Denver, CO 80202  (Online Only)
Healing is a journey requiring “strength, courage, and wisdom”. I hope to accompany you on your path as you voyage through celebrations and challenges in life that lead to your ultimate liberation. I’m a Contemplative Psychotherapist trained in Buddhist Psychology from Naropa University. I work to contact the inherent wisdom that is in each human’s emotions, thoughts, and behaviors, using mindful awareness within the therapeutic process. My therapeutic interventions come from a bevy of evidence-based approaches including CBT, DBT, ACT and also include Sensorimotor Psychotherapy (trauma-focused somatics) and Parts Work from IFS.
Healing is a journey requiring “strength, courage, and wisdom”. I hope to accompany you on your path as you voyage through celebrations and challenges in life that lead to your ultimate liberation. I’m a Contemplative Psychotherapist trained in Buddhist Psychology from Naropa University. I work to contact the inherent wisdom that is in each human’s emotions, thoughts, and behaviors, using mindful awareness within the therapeutic process. My therapeutic interventions come from a bevy of evidence-based approaches including CBT, DBT, ACT and also include Sensorimotor Psychotherapy (trauma-focused somatics) and Parts Work from IFS.
(720) 759-3801 View (720) 759-3801
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Kelsey Stoll
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Denver, CO 80203
I draw from several different therapeutic approaches including cognitive behavior therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy, and art therapy with a mindfulness foundation to support you in your journey.
I believe that every individual is worthy of a safe therapeutic space to process, grow and heal. I am an empathetic therapist who creates an opportunity for others to understand their emotions while equipping them with practical tools to cultivate new, healthier patterns of thinking and/or behavior. I am dedicated to helping you navigate life’s challenges whether it is related to personal growth, life changes, relationships, or trauma.
I draw from several different therapeutic approaches including cognitive behavior therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy, and art therapy with a mindfulness foundation to support you in your journey.
I believe that every individual is worthy of a safe therapeutic space to process, grow and heal. I am an empathetic therapist who creates an opportunity for others to understand their emotions while equipping them with practical tools to cultivate new, healthier patterns of thinking and/or behavior. I am dedicated to helping you navigate life’s challenges whether it is related to personal growth, life changes, relationships, or trauma.
(720) 806-7971 View (720) 806-7971
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Empowered Hearts Counseling
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Denver, CO 80212  (Online Only)
I draw from evidence based practices in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Family Systems, Trauma Informed practices all while using a strength based approach.
Has your life not been as fulfilling lately or have you been struggling with making healthy changes? I am on your team to support and guide you so that you can finally be living the life you have always wanted. I value relationships and meeting individuals where they are. My focus is on using your strengths and working together to identify healthy coping mechanisms and creating a strong support system in order to help you feel empowered to live your best life. I am passionate about working with adolescents and young adults. My approach to therapy is to tailor and personalize treatment depending on your own goals and needs.
I draw from evidence based practices in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Family Systems, Trauma Informed practices all while using a strength based approach.
Has your life not been as fulfilling lately or have you been struggling with making healthy changes? I am on your team to support and guide you so that you can finally be living the life you have always wanted. I value relationships and meeting individuals where they are. My focus is on using your strengths and working together to identify healthy coping mechanisms and creating a strong support system in order to help you feel empowered to live your best life. I am passionate about working with adolescents and young adults. My approach to therapy is to tailor and personalize treatment depending on your own goals and needs.
(720) 386-8174 View (720) 386-8174
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Tempey Hamilton
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Denver, CO 80202  (Online Only)
My practice is rooted in whole healing. While incorporating cognitive-behavioral therapy, dialectical-behavioral therapy frameworks in my practice, I also acknowledge that most traditional mainstream treatment modalities were not created with consideration of race; because of that, I integrate somatic experiences and intuitive practices into my work.
My practice is rooted in whole healing. While incorporating cognitive-behavioral therapy, dialectical-behavioral therapy frameworks in my practice, I also acknowledge that most traditional mainstream treatment modalities were not created with consideration of race; because of that, I integrate somatic experiences and intuitive practices into my work.
(303) 536-8798 View (303) 536-8798
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Kristin Geisler
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Denver, CO 80246
I use a combination of CBT, ACT, psychoeducation, and narrative therapy, but always tailor my approach carefully to every client and their particular struggles and strengths.
At its best, therapy is a space for intense self-discovery and exciting exploration. It is often true that the things we struggle with most lead us to encounters with our deepest values, and I am inspired by the way in which struggle can be transformed into strength and groundedness through careful, sensitive work. As a therapist, I’ll help you see the parts of you (your strengths, your challenges, your patterns) that have been invisible to you until now. After successful therapy, it should feel like you are seeing yourself clearly for the first time.
I use a combination of CBT, ACT, psychoeducation, and narrative therapy, but always tailor my approach carefully to every client and their particular struggles and strengths.
At its best, therapy is a space for intense self-discovery and exciting exploration. It is often true that the things we struggle with most lead us to encounters with our deepest values, and I am inspired by the way in which struggle can be transformed into strength and groundedness through careful, sensitive work. As a therapist, I’ll help you see the parts of you (your strengths, your challenges, your patterns) that have been invisible to you until now. After successful therapy, it should feel like you are seeing yourself clearly for the first time.
(720) 730-7236 View (720) 730-7236
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Stephan Hauptfleisch
Psychologist, PsyD, LP
Verified Verified
Denver, CO 80216  (Online Only)
Hauptfleisch has extensive experience with evidence-based treatments such as CBT, DBT, and ACT.
Dr. Hauptfleisch is a licensed psychologist who works with adults and college students, and provides care for individuals who struggle with anxiety, depression, ADHD and adjustment to significant life changes.
Hauptfleisch has extensive experience with evidence-based treatments such as CBT, DBT, and ACT.
Dr. Hauptfleisch is a licensed psychologist who works with adults and college students, and provides care for individuals who struggle with anxiety, depression, ADHD and adjustment to significant life changes.
(720) 927-8599 View (720) 927-8599
Cognitive Behavioral (CBT) Therapists

How does cognitive behavioral therapy work?

Cognitive behavioral therapy works by exploring how your thoughts affect your emotions and experiences. CBT helps you identify distortions in your thinking. For example, you may tend to jump to the worst case scenario catastrophizing or think in extremes (all-or-nothing thinking). A therapist can teach you how to push back against those thoughts to ultimately change your feelings and behavior for the better. They can also provide coping skills to better deal with stressors and challenges.

When do I know to seek treatment with cognitive behavioral therapy?

It’s reasonable to consider cognitive behavioral therapy if you struggle to manage difficult emotions or behaviors to such an extent that you are not getting the most out of life on a day-to-day basis. If you want a shorter term, concrete, skills-based approach, CBT is a great option. (By contrast, other types of therapy may devote more time to exploring your past and its effects.) The decision to seek CBT also depends on the condition you’re treating; CBT is an effective treatment for anxiety, depression, trauma, and many other disorders.

How can I find a cognitive behavioral therapist for someone else?

To find a cognitive behavioral therapist for someone else, you may want to begin by discussing the person’s problem, researching cognitive behavioral therapy, and assessing whether the approach is the right fit. You could then reach out to a few cognitive behavioral therapists in this directory, explain the scenario, have a consultation with those available, and determine who could be a good match.

Why is CBT such a popular form of therapy?

CBT has become a popular form of therapy because it is effective and accessible. Robust research has demonstrated that CBT is an effective treatment for many mental health conditions. And CBT can be learned in relatively few sessions, which means that many people can engage in the process, afford it, and see results quickly. It involves learning concrete skills such as disputing unhelpful thoughts; these skills can also be taught and spread widely.