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Westside Behavioral Care / United/Optum Behavioral Health (United Health Care; Optum; PacifiCare; Compass; GEHA; Secure Horizons)

United/Optum Behavioral Health (United Health Care; Optum; PacifiCare; Compass; GEHA; Secure Horizons)

The Westside therapists below accept this insurer.

We have licensed therapists and professional counselors throughout the greater Denver area who are credentialed with all United affiliates and specialize in a wide range of problems, ages, and interventions.

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Kara Johnson

Offers sessions only in-person

Navigating the world can be murky, difficult and anxiety inducing. Often, there isn’t a clear path. Clients come to me when they are overwhelmed with anxiety and depression as it relates to gender identity issues, LQBTQ issues, trauma, and career frustration. In my office, clients…

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Joe Barfoot

Offers sessions only online

Joe Barfoot is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker LCSW with over 30 years of experience in therapy with children, adolescents, adults and families. He is originally from the Kansas City area where he was a Supervisor of an adolescent unit at the internationally known Menninger…

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Dave Bakulski /

Offers sessions only online

Dave Bakulski is a Lakewood therapist who hails from Golden and currently has a practice location in Lakewood, Colorado. His office location is convenient to Golden, Wheat Ridge, Arvada, Edgewater, Lakewood, Westminster, and Denver West. As a Licensed Professional Counselor and Licensed Addictions Counselor, Dave…

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Jeff Nelson

Denver therapist, Jeff Nelson, has been with Westside Behavioral for many years and is a highly experienced, empathetic, and competent therapist. Watch Jeff Nelson’s video here! Jeff Nelson is a licensed clinical social worker with a Bachelor’s in Social Work from Metropolitan State University and…

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Lynda Hilburn /

Offers sessions only online

Boulder therapist, Lynda Hilburn, also has an office in Westminster, Colorado. Lynda Hilburn is a Boulder therapist and a Westminster therapist. Her office locations are convenient to Broomfield, Erie, Lafayette, Louisville, Superior, Thornton, Northglenn, Longmont, Niwot, Lyons, Arvada and North Denver. As a Licensed Professional…

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Julie Bahl

Offers sessions in-person and online

Highlands Ranch therapist, Julie Bahl, LCSW, is a Licensed Therapist with Westside Behavioral Care. She loves providing therapy for adults, adolescents, and families. She also specializes in proving therapy for alcohol abuse and addiction. In Julie’s Bahl’s words about her therapy practice in Highlands Ranch: I…

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Janet Coutts /

Offers sessions only online

Therapist in Wheat Ridge, Janet Coutts, provides EMDR and other forms of therapy for depression, addictions, PTSD, anxiety, and many other problems. Janet Coutts, mental health therapist, also provides cognitive behavioral therapy in her Wheat Ridge office. This location is convenient to the Highlands, Denver,…

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Nancy A. Gunzner /

Offers sessions in-person and online

I am a native born in Colorado, have been married for 25+ years, have two adult male children, am located in Wheat Ridge, and am bilingual to the language of Spanish for many years. I have worked in the Criminal Justice System at the First…

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Anna Rocio Brown /

Offers sessions only online

Please Note: Anna is exclusively providing online therapy (teletherapy) for us at this time. Teletherapy allows her to provide therapy for clients located anywhere in Colorado. Anna Rocio Brown, bilingual therapist, is a licensed mental health counselor, a trauma specialist in Eye Movement Desensitization Re-Processing…

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Sarah Page

Offers sessions only in-person

Sarah Page, LCSW, provides therapy in Lakewood. Click here to watch Sarah’s video! Sarah Page is a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) and provides therapy in Lakewood with a private practice office located at 950 Wadsworth Blvd. Suite 201, Lakewood, Colorado 80214. Her office is…

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Keith Long

Offers sessions only online

Therapist in Aurora, Keith Long is licensed in Colorado as an LPC (Licensed Professional Counselor). He has a Master of Arts Degree in Community Counseling from the University of Northern Colorado, Greeley, Colorado, and received his Bachelor of Arts Degree from Midland University, Fremont, Nebraska….

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Molly Esterl-Byrne

Offers sessions in-person and online

My name is Molly Esterl-Byrne, LCSW. I have been providing therapeutic services for the past 33 years in the Denver-metro area. I graduated from the University of Denver with a Master of Social Work in 1988 and have been licensed as a Clinical Social Worker…

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Cheryl Lispi

Offers sessions in-person and online

Cheryl has spent several decades as a psychotherapist/counselor in both the public and private mental health systems. She has worked with clients from all walks of life as well as levels of problems and issues. She enjoys working with depression, trauma, grief and loss, domestic…

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Laura Shipman /

Offers sessions in-person and online

Therapist in Lakewood, Laura Shipman, LCSW, CACII, brings an impressive degree of skills and experience to Westside Behavioral Care. In Laura’s Own Words: I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and a Certified Addictions Counselor. I am a therapist in Lakewood with an office convenient…

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Andre’a Kirkland

Offers sessions only online

Perhaps you are here in Colorado surrounded by beauty and a vibrant community that is always seeking the next best thing. It can be an intimidating process to find your purpose and make your mark especially when you’re not feeling like yourself. “I know where…

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Patrick Duiven

Offers sessions in-person and online

Whether you’re dealing with depression, anxiety, relationship issues, or a combination of all of these, it’s important to know that psychotherapy offers hope for a brighter future. I strive to give each person the experience of being clearly seen and deeply understood. Through interactive inquiry…

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Janice Barbee

Offers sessions only online

We all have times when things in our lives just aren’t going the way we hoped, or times where we’ve lost someone or something important to us, or times when things seem to have totally fallen apart. Many times in addition to those struggles, we…

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Emilie Graham

Offers sessions only online

I am a relationship-based therapist and your needs shape and guide my approach to our work. As humans, we often internalize beliefs and become stuck in relational patterns. When these beliefs and/or patterns become rigid rather than remaining fluid, our relationships with ourselves and with…

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Phil Stone

Offers sessions in-person and online

Phil Stone, therapist in Littleton, Colorado, has been a therapist for 20 years serving in a variety of settings: Inpatient, Residential, Outpatient and Private Practice. He brings a deep level of empathy and a high level of energy to his clients. Phil uses Cognitive Behavior…

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Kathie Deschaine

Hi – I’m Kathie Deschaine. I believe in the power of connection – in putting myself in your shoes in order to more deeply understand who you are and what you are seeking.  I have been in the field for 36 years and in that…

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Shannon Hicks / /

Offers sessions in-person and online

Shannon is a seasoned therapist who graduated in 2007 from Denver Seminary. Shannon has a deep passion for restoring individuals, couples and families. She is certified in Emotionally Focused Couples therapy, family systems, Attachment issues, crisis intervention, trauma, and eating disorders. She has extensive experience…

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Tracey Andrews

Child and Adolescent Therapist, Tracey Andrews, LCSW, also specializes in seeing adults suffering from problems such as depression, LGBT issues, and PTSD. Watch Tracey’s video here!! Tracey is a licensed clinical social worker who has been in private practice since 1997.  She has a B.A….

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Whitney Lentz

Offers sessions only online

Hi, I’m Whitney Lentz. I specialize in anxiety, depression, intuitive eating, body image, life transitions, communication in relationships, and overall wellness as a Licensed Professional Counselor and Registered Yoga Teacher. I love helping clients sort through emotions, change unhelpful and self-defeating thoughts, develop new perspectives,…

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Lisa Dorner-Zupancic

Offers sessions in-person and online

Therapist in Colorado Springs, Lisa Dorner-Zupancic is a licensed and highly experienced professional therapist serving adults, couples, children, families, and adolescents. In Lisa’s words: I have a master’s degree in Art Therapy and Counseling. I have more than ten years of experience and specialize in…

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Dr. Jo Wessel /

Offers sessions only online

Please Note: Dr. Wessel is exclusively providing online therapy (teletherapy) for us at this time. Teletherapy allows her to provide therapy for clients located anywhere in Colorado. Dr. Jo Wessel has practiced mental health care for more than 15 years, working with children, adolescents, adults,…

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