online therapy in colorado

Video Transcript

Welcome to my office.

This is pretty much what you’ll see whenever you talk to me. Because all of my sessions are currently online due to COVID world.  It’s important to me to make sure that we all stay safe. And nobody is anxious after a session because they have a cough or a sneeze.

This door behind me is always cracked because I have to hide the kitty food from the dogs.  This door is always cracked so the cats and dogs can come and go as they please. Plus, one of my cats knows how to open doors. So he’s just gonna let himself in or out even if I do close that door.

Behind me, you’ll also see several of my chairs. Because I rotate them throughout the day. Sitting in front of a computer all day is definitely not my favorite part of online therapy.

But, I do love doing online therapy. And I’m hoping that you’ll love it for some of the same reasons that I do.

First of all, research shows that online therapy is just as effective as in person therapy. It’s a little bit of an adjustment at first. But you quickly don’t notice the difference anymore.

My favorite part of the whole online piece is that we don’t have to deal with a commute. I never worry about bad weather or being late.

It also gives us a lot more flexibility for scheduling. And it creates more accessibility for folx with health or mobility issues.

We still get to meet even if one of us isn’t feeling great. Without worrying about getting the other person sick. I once had a client meet with me from her bed while she had the flu. Because she had an awful week and still wanted to meet.

My clients who are parents really appreciate the convenience. Especially when it saves them money on babysitters.

I find that my clients are able to attend more consistently cause it’s just more convenient.

Some of my client tell me that they feel less stressed. Because they don’t have to deal with multiple transitions in and out of the office. And they get to be in their own little happy box with the things that help them the most. Like their favorite blankie, their pets, their own fidget toys, or their own temperature settings.

My clients with a trauma history often say that they feel safer talking to me. Because they’re not in the same room with me. So they know there’s no chance that I could physically hurt them.

Some people feel better meeting a therapist online because they don’t feel judged for their appearance. They’re in control of how much of their body that I get to see.

Some of my clients enjoy the increased privacy because they get see a therapist who isn’t part of their community. And they don’t have to see people in my building or waiting room. For those of you with social anxiety, that’s a real nice perk.

All you need to start is a phone, tablet, or laptop and Wi-Fi that’s strong enough for video streaming.  It’s best if you have a pair of headphones too, but they aren’t necessary.

Before each session, I’ll send you a link that will either open in an app or your web browser.

It takes baseline tech savvy, but nothing too complicated.

It is all encrypted in order to ensure your confidentiality.

The biggest complaint I get about online is when there’s tech issues or difficulties with privacy because of where you live. But we can troubleshoot that.

I talk to people in a lot of places so that they can get some privacy. Bedrooms, bathrooms, garages, basements, sitting in their car in the park.

Online therapy is not best for everybody. So we’ll definitely talk about whether it’s best for you during your consult.

I look forward to meeting you.

Online therapy is also known as online counseling, online mental health counseling, e-counseling, e-therapy, telehealth, telemental health, or even distance counseling.

You know that you want to start therapy. But the idea of going to a therapist’s office stops you every time.

Maybe you’re freaked out. Maybe it sounds like one more thing to do. Or maybe it sounds too stressful.

It’s important to me to make therapy as effective, accessible, and convenient as possible. And being a virtual therapist based in Denver, CO is one of the ways I do that.

Is Online Therapy Effective?

Research has shown that online therapy is just as effective as therapy in person.

At first, it may be a bit of an adjustment if you are used to in person therapy sessions. But people adjust quickly.

For my clients who are used to online relationships and technology, it’s not an adjustment at all.

Want to learn more about how to get the most of online therapy? Watch 18 tips to get the most out of online counseling in Colorado or read Sitting at a desk all day doesn’t have to hurt: Tips from an online somatic therapist in Colorado.

 

Nature shot of snow dusted mountains as the sun rises behind them. There is also a thick forest of fall leaves, and a large lake. Badass Therapy offers support from an inclusive therapist. We offer abuse counseling in colorado, complex pstd treatment in colorado, therapy for attachment issues in denver, co, and more. Contact us today for the support you deserve, and remember you're a badass!

Benefits of Online Counseling

There is a whole list of benefits that vary from person to person. Here are some of my clients’ favorites.

Better access to specialized therapists and more privacy

  • It is hard enough to find the right therapist when you live in the Denver Metro area.
  • It’s even harder to find the right therapist when you live in Pine, Avon, or Longmont. Especially if you’re looking for a more specialized therapist.
  • Even if you do find a good therapist near Aspen, Vail, or Carbondale. The chances are higher that you might know that therapist personally. Or run into them in the grocery store. Or know someone in their waiting room.

No commute

  • Let’s say you live in Monument. You find the perfect therapist. But their office is in Louisville. That’s a lot of time in the car. It’s also a lot of money on gas and car maintenance.
  • Traffic might stress you out. So you get less out of therapy when you finally get there. Or you’re late so your session is shorter. Or traffic on the way home completely kills any sense of calm you had at the end of the session.
  • Bad weather might make you late to your session. Or anxious during the session because you’re worried about the drive home. Especially if you have to drive over Monument Hill. Or on mountain roads on your way home to Avon or Aspen.

More scheduling options

  • If you live in the Denver Metro Area, you don’t have to plan your sessions around traffic. If you live in Avon, Aspen, or Vail, you don’t have to plan around ski traffic.
  • I have clients who live in Littleton and Englewood who meet with me during their lunch breaks.
  • I have parents in Parker and Castle Rock who meet with me during the day while their kids are at school or doing online school.

More accessible if you have chronic illness or chronic pain, or just a normal cold

  • Spoonies have to be careful about where they spend their energy.
  • Your therapist may not be easily accessible by public transportation. For example, if they live in Conifer or Evergreen.
  • Arranging rides to therapy is a pain in the ass. Or expensive if you’re paying for a ride share to take you from Castle Rock to Arvada.
  • Trying to figure out how to drive yourself to therapy when you’re in pain sucks.
  • It is much easier to participate in therapy when all you have to do is roll over and grab your phone or laptop. It feels so much better when you can be at home with all of the things that help you manage your pain or illness.
  • Even for people without chronic illness, it’s nice not to have to miss therapy because you have a cold. I once had a client meet with me from her bed while she had the flu. I had another client who appreciated being at home with her sick kids. And not missing therapy because being a mom of sick kiddos can be crazy stressful.
  • It can also be reassuring to know that you’re not being exposed to other people’s germs. Especially with COVID-19. I know I’ve been sick a lot less since I switched to fully online. Prior to COVID-19, I was able to meet with clients even if I had a cold. Because I didn’t have to worry about getting them sick.
  • Spoonies have to be even more careful about what they are exposed to.

More accessible for parents

  • Parents have an easier time fitting therapy in when they don’t have to plan commute time.
  • It’s easier to fit therapy in while the kids are at school or doing homework.
  • Many of my clients appreciate not having to hire a babysitter to do therapy. We just plan to be flexible in case they need to step out for a minute to help out a kiddo during the session.

Less scary if you need trauma therapy, anxiety treatment, or social anxiety counseling

  • You don’t have to see anybody on your way into my building or in my waiting room.
  • It might feel safer talking to someone who isn’t in the same room with you. So you know I can’t physically hurt you. And it’s a lot easier to hang up on me than to walk out of my office.
  • You don’t have to deal with multiple transitions. From home to the car. The car to the waiting room. From the waiting room to my office.
  • You get to be in your happy box with the things that help you the most. Like your favorite blankie, your pets, your own fidget toys, or your own temperature settings.
  • You get to control how much of your body I get to see. If I see it at all. Which helps some people who are anxious about being judged for their appearance.
Close up of the Union Station Sign in Denver. The bright neon lights reading "union station, travel by train" light up against the cloudy overcast sky. Badass Therapy offers grief and loss therapy in Denver, counseling for domestic violence in colorado, developmental trauma therapy in denver, co. Contact her for healing from developmental trauma, alternative therapy, energy healing, and start remembering you're a badass!

Only you can tell me if something was traumatic for you. For me, trauma is anything that overwhelmed your ability to cope with it at the time that it happened. I specialize in helping with complex PTSD, developmental trauma, insecure attachment, grief and loss, domestic violence, sexual assault, chronic illness, and chronic pain. I can help you start to heal.

Online therapy for depression in Denver, CO

Depression looks different for everybody. It may look like sadness for one person. Lack of motivation and not giving a shit about anything for another. I can help no matter what it looks like for you.

Online therapy for anxiety in Denver, CO

You worry about so many things. And you can’t stop no matter how hard you try. I can help you stop overthinking everything and begin to feel calm.

Maybe you call yourself a people pleaser. Maybe you avoid conflict like the plague. Whether it’s one or both, people stress you out. I can teach you how to know what you want, ask for it, and have people still like you afterward.

Online counseling for self-esteem in Denver, CO

You say things to yourself that you wouldn’t say to anybody else. At least not to anybody that you like. You don’t ever feel like you’re good enough. I can teach you how to like and love yourself.

What do I need so I can do online therapy in Colorado?

All you need to start is a phone, tablet, or laptop and Wi-Fi that’s strong enough for video streaming.  It’s best if you have a pair of headphones too. But they aren’t necessary.

We can do sessions via phone. Especially if one of us runs into technical difficulties. But I prefer to be able to see you while we talk.

Before each session, I’ll send you a link that will either open in an app or your web browser.

It takes baseline tech savvy, but nothing too complicated.

Landscape of sunny fall valley. In the distance snow dusted mountains scrape against the clouds. Badass Therapy offers online grief therapy in colorado, therapy for attachment issues in denver, co, counseling for domestic violence and sexual assault, and more. Contact her today for the support you deserve, and to start remembering you're a badass!

It is all encrypted in order to ensure your confidentiality.

The biggest complaint I get about online is when there’s tech issues or difficulties with privacy because of where you live. But we can troubleshoot that.

I talk to people in a lot of places so that they can get some privacy. Bedrooms, bathrooms, garages, basements, sitting in their car in the park.

Online therapy is not best for everybody. So we’ll definitely talk about whether it’s best for you during your consult.

Schedule a free 20-minute consultation with badass therapy if you feel ready to start online therapy in colorado.

head to about tia young if you want to see if i’m the right therapist for you.

learn more about how I help using somatic therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, and sound therapy.

Serving the Denver Metro Area, Colorado Springs, Fort Collins, Boulder, Grand Junction, Greeley, Pueblo and the entire state with online therapy in Colorado. I do not see clients at my home-based office located in Brighton, CO.

Due to limited availability, please text or email me to schedule a consultation