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Westside Behavioral Care / Gay (LGBT) Issues

Gay (LGBT) Issues

Therapists who treat gay issues have additional clinical training and specific expertise that is essential in addressing difficulties experience by gay men. People who identify as gay or any other type of non-conforming sexual or gender identity may find that the social stigma of living as a sexual minority is a source of stress, anxiety, depression and other emotional issues.

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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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Dave Bakulski /

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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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Karen Hauser

Offers sessions in-person and online

Karen Hauser is a licensed Denver therapist and clinical social worker (LCSW). She is a highly valued, clinical therapist with Westside Behavioral Care and has been with us for many years. In addition to her extensive background in therapy, Karen cares very deeply about her…

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Gillian Kaag

Offers sessions only online

I am a licensed psychologist who graduated with a Ph.D. in clinical psychology from Miami University in Oxford, OH and a BA from Middlebury College in VT. I have built my career around developing deep expertise and experience in traumatic stress and PTSD, depression, relationship…

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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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Lynne McRae

Offers sessions only online

My name is Lynne McRae, and I am a Licensed Clinical Psychologist, Certified Clinical Anxiety Treatment Professional, Certified Community Herbalist, Reiki Master, and Yoga Nidra Teacher. Do you feel overwhelmed by the challenges of life? Stressed out, burned out, coming out? I work well with…

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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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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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Cecilia Kosak /

Offers sessions only online

Cecilia is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Registered Art Therapist.  She is a Denver native and has been a practicing therapist for over 10 years.  She tailor-makes a therapeutic plan for you to help you find your best self again.  She believes that…

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Susan Monahan

Offers sessions only online

Susan Monahan is licensed therapist specializing in marriage therapy and couples counseling, child therapy, adolescent therapy, EMDR, and cognitive behavioral therapy. Watch Susan Monahan’s video here! Susan Monahan is a licensed clinical social worker who has worked in the field of mental health since 1986…

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Jamie Brennan

Offers sessions in-person and online

“When we identify with our pain or what’s not right, everything becomes work. When we connect with our true Self, everything becomes play and or meaningful.” Whether you are feeling stuck, overwhelmed or afraid, or are feeling eager and ready to make a big change,…

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Stacie Aden

Offers sessions in-person and online

Stacie Aden is a licensed therapist in Denver with Westside Behavioral Care. Stacie earned her Master of Social Work at the University of Denver’s Graduate School of Social Work in 1993 and has been a Licensed Clinical Social Worker since 1996. She welcomes working with people from varying backgrounds,…

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Stephanie Berliant

Offers sessions only online

Attention is one of the most powerful gifts we can give. This philosophy drives my practice. I strive to listen well, to understand you, to find the good that has been ignored or buried, and to name themes and beliefs that keep you stuck. I…

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Wendy Klein

Offers sessions only online

I am a strong advocate of mental health and believe that the state of mental health is on a continuum. Just like physical health needs to be maintained, so does mental health. Some people suffer from organic mental illnesses, which are similar to suffering from…

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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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Diem Phan

Dr. Diem Phan is a Psychologist in the Denver community specializing in using culturally-sensitive Acceptance-Commitment Therapy, Dialectical-Behavior Therapy, and Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for treatment of mood disorders, anxiety disorders, interpersonal difficulties, family-of-origin concerns, grief/loss, cultural diversity issues, and trauma across the lifespan. She also specializes in…

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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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Kimberly Nuffer

Offers sessions only online

Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life? – Mary Oliver, A Summer Day. Trying to figure out your place in the world?  Feeling unsettled? Unsure? Does anxiety, depression, loneliness, dysfunctional relationship patterns, or lack of self-worth get…

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Angela Gould

Offers sessions only online

My first practicum in psychotherapy was in 1977.  I have been practicing for 42 years and still feel a great deal of excitement and dedication to my profession.  Over the years I have worked in a variety of settings:  VA Hospital, Private Psychiatric Hospital, Outpatient…

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Cameron James

Cameron James is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who has worked with children and adolescents in nearly every level of care across New Mexico and Colorado; from school-based clinical services to intensive in-home family therapy to in-patient psychiatric care. He uses these experiences at Forward Family Therapy to help…

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Lindy Steece

Offers sessions only online

I am a believer in Dreams.  I believe Life is short and quality counts.  I am curious about your life:  how you handle situations, what feels good or bad, what is happening Now and what went on before.  We will work together in order to…

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