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500,000 people sought help at Thriveworks in the last year

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ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS

Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Colorado | BCBS, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Colorado Medicare Advantage, Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card), +8 more
Military / Veteran, Medical / Health Issues, Anger, Behavioral Issues, Coping Skills, +19 more

As a middle-aged veteran who has experienced divorce and single parenthood to children experiencing mental illness, I have experienced a wide array of... As a middle-aged veteran who has experienced divorce and single parenthood to children experiencing mental illness, I have experienced a wide array of life challenges that allow me to understand how to cope with and overcome difficulties to live a more fulfilling and functional life. Read more

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Aetna, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Colorado | BCBS, Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card), +19 more
Coping Skills, Stress, Women’s Issues, Life Transition, Relationships, +1 more

As a 30-something female parent, I understand the stressors and challenges facing young adults in American society and culture.

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Aetna, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Colorado | BCBS, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Colorado Medicare Advantage, +19 more
Military / Veteran, Anger, Coping Skills, Men’s Issues, Self Esteem, +9 more

I'm open to any and all facets of identity that you bring to therapy; I want to help the whole person.

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Aetna, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Colorado | BCBS, Carelon, +18 more
LGBTQIA+, Anger, Behavioral Issues, Coping Skills, Infidelity, +13 more

ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS

Aetna, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Colorado | BCBS, Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card), +18 more
Military / Veteran, Domestic Abuse, Anger, Behavioral Issues, Coping Skills, +16 more

Working several years with clients who have endured trauma, it is not uncommon to feel yourself comparing your past experiences with other people's pa... Working several years with clients who have endured trauma, it is not uncommon to feel yourself comparing your past experiences with other people's past experiences. Read more

ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS

Aetna, Carelon, Cigna | Evernorth, +16 more
Coping Skills, Self Esteem, Stress, ADHD, Sleep / Insomnia, +3 more

As a multicultural woman, I have an intimate understanding of ethnicity, culture and race. I respect what makes each of us unique and treat each indiv... As a multicultural woman, I have an intimate understanding of ethnicity, culture and race. I respect what makes each of us unique and treat each individual effectively. Read more

Starting Therapy for Black men & women

What is Therapy for Black men and women?

Therapy for the treatment of Black men and women is a person-centered, individualized type of psychotherapeutic care that takes into account the emotional and mental impact of being a black person of color in today’s society. Thriveworks Colorado Springs therapists use traditional therapy techniques implemented through an anti-racist lens, addressing issues like racism, colorism, toxic masculinity/misogyny, and others. This type of therapy is meant to create a safe space for black individuals to express their emotions and alleviate their stress in an environment that caters to their unique experiences.

How does Therapy for Black men and women work?

Therapy for Black men and women is much like standard psychotherapy in that Thriveworks Colorado Springs therapists will use a variety of approaches depending on each client’s needs. However, it will also heavily incorporate person-centered therapy, which means that every client’s individual experiences, goals, and needs will be at the forefront of treatment.

Is Therapy for Black men and women conducted in person or online?

Therapy for Black men and women at Thriveworks is conducted both in person and online by video. We encourage you to choose the option that works best for you.

How long does Therapy for Black men and women last?

Therapy for Black women and men will last as long as necessary to achieve the client’s therapeutic goals, whether that be a few months or years. Generally, though, true progress will often take at least five months. Thriveworks therapists in Colorado Springs, CO will continue to provide care for as long as necessary to help clients meet their therapeutic needs.

Need more help deciding?

The stigma around receiving help for mental health has improved significantly, but it is still there. All to often people will not seek out counseling for fear of being labeled ‘crazy’ or ‘weak’, and even if they do seek it out, there are always those hurried glances behind the shoulder as they quickly walk into the therapy’s office, hoping no one they know saw them.

Facing the demons in your head is a phenomenal feat of courage and strength and add in the beast of social constructs and opinions- it is truly amazing how strong the human soul is.

What’s more is that the beast of social stigma is larger for some populations than others. And African-Americans often get the brunt of it.

In a study conducted in 2013, “54.3 percent of adult Black/African-Americans with a major depressive episode received treatment in 2011, compared with 73.1 percent of adult white Americans.”

Why is there social stigma against going to therapy for African-Americans?

This social stigma is a result of many factors. Many African-Americans say part of it is their community which is often built on family, friends and faith, that discourages going to therapy. The three core values offer themselves in many positive ways through creating a rich culture. However, many may feel they should be able to deal with their struggles by talking with their family and community, or maybe going to church.

After all, why would you talk to a stranger about personal struggles when you have family?
It’s a fair question, however some people’s struggles are more severe than others. Just because someone’s uncle dealt with depression without therapy, doesn’t mean you have to.

Another issue that adds to the social stigma around going to therapy is the lack of trust in which therapy is built on. African-American’s in particular can have a mistrust of the medical (mental or physical) community.

And for good reason. The final Tuskegee Syphilis Study participant passed away in 2004. The study involved around 400 African-American males who had syphilis. The participants were never told they had syphilis and never received proper treatment for it, even when Penicillin came a successful treatment for it. Although the horrors of that study seem far away, the scars it, and others like it, left on the African American community are not ones soon to be forgotten.

Fighting the stigma at Colorado Springs Thriveworks

Since that study, however, policies outlined in documents such as the Belmont Report offer strict codes to provide safe and equal care to all patients. It is a code we at Colorado Springs Thriveworks follow not only because it is law, but because as mental health practitioners it is in our core beliefs to provide care to all who need it with minimal risk and maximum benefits.

We also understand the importance of family and community and do not want therapy to replace that.

In fact, there are many benefits that are derived from confining in loved ones. Which is why Colorado Springs Thriveworks works in conjecture with your home life. We want to encourage communication between you and those close to you and get you to a spot where you can rely solely on your community for support. We have some clients who even take a loved one into the session with them, so they can have that community support even when talking to one of our counselors.
Our therapists and counselors are also open to all religions and encourage the talk of faith in our sessions if it is a central part of your life.

Community and therapy should work together to provide the best care for you! Talking with an outsider has its benefits as well. Aside from being trained to specifically address your struggles, an outsider can provide unique outlooks on the problems and add a fresh perspective. Colorado Thriveworks is a judgement free office, and everything said within the session is confidential. There is no need to worry about us judging you or people finding out what was said.

What does Counseling for African Americans look like?

In many ways, it looks the same as it would across all ethnic groups.

And in many ways, it looks very different.

The counselors at Colorado Springs Thriveworks believe someone’s ethnic heritage plays a role, from very small to very large, in the making of a person’s unique personality and life. We do not practice “color-blindness”.

Color blindness is a theory some practitioners have adopted, saying that the human brain is the same across all races and therefore should be treated the same.

In one sense, that is correct. We all have the same brain structures, but that physiological aspect is only part of it. The environment you grew up in and the one you surround yourself with now has up to a 60% impact on your current personality (the other 40% being genes). And that’s just personality. Other aspects of who you are, like how likely you are to have depression for example, offer different numbers.

The point being, we can’t treat everyone the same because not everyone is the same. The African-American community is one of hard work and family, one that strives as a collective unit instead of individuals. Amongst other traits, those are ideologies that are important to you, so they are important for us in the therapy session. They can not be ignored, because ignoring ethnic heritage is ignoring a rather large part of what makes a person unique.

Often times, African Americans will seek treatment for the following (although this is by no means an exhaustive list):

  • Discrimination, Racial Trauma
  • Grief counseling
  • Career counseling
  • Child and adolescent therapy
  • Anger management
  • Couples and marriage counseling
  • Divorce
  • Substance use and abuse
  • Obsessive-compulsive tendencies
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Life coaching
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder

It takes courage to seek therapy and can take even more if you are an African-American. Colorado Springs Thriveworks understands the difficult decision you are making and will be there to help you through. Your ethnicity is a special part of who you are, and we respect that and your desire to remain true to it.

We have no waitlist and offer evening and weekend services. If you are looking for relief, our counselors would love to meet with you. 719-266-3919

Pricing & insurance

Our therapists accept most major insurances. We cover 180 million Americans – and offer self-pay options, too.
Learn more about pricing for therapy and counseling services at Thriveworks.

Our Colorado Springs therapists and counselors accept 25 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Colorado | BCBS

  • Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Colorado Medicare Advantage

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • Carelon

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

  • Compsych

  • First Health Network

  • Humana Exchange

  • Humana HMO/POS

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Self-pay costs at Colorado Springs
Talk therapy

Talk therapy

Includes individual, couples, child/ teen, & family therapy

First session

$1

Ongoing sessions

$1

Talk therapy

Psychiatry

Includes reducing symptoms with medication & management

First session

$1

Ongoing sessions

$1

Hear from our clients

4.8 Learn about verified reviews
★★★★
Excellent therapist who listens deeply and engages in thoughtful caring dialogue . With helpful analysis and suggestions .
Read more Excellent therapist who listens deeply and engages in thoughtful caring dialogue . With helpful analysis and suggestions .
Sreedevi Feb 2024
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★★★★★
I feel heard, and understood. I have trust in my therapist that she is guiding me into take the right path and actions towards me healing old wounds and trauma from the past
Read more I feel heard, and understood. I have trust in my therapist that she is guiding me into take the right path and actions towards me healing old wounds and trauma from the past
Sharon Feb 2024
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★★★★★
Marie Beltran is such a wonderful therapist. She’s patient very caring and understanding. She truly a joy to talk to ? Thankful to have such a great therapist in my life ❤️
Read more Marie Beltran is such a wonderful therapist. She’s patient very caring and understanding. She truly a joy to talk to ? Thankful to have such a great therapist in my life ❤️
Colorado Springs Oct 2021
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★★★★★
Jerry was amazing! Jerry uses choice theory in order to help his patients grow and work through their problems. Choice theory was helpful through my relationship counseling but also could be used individually to helps each person grow themselves. Jerry used real scenarios in order to water down the theory, making it less scientific and more geared toward individual use. Jerry was patient, helpful, and very understanding.
Read more Jerry was amazing! Jerry uses choice theory in order to help his patients grow and work through their problems. Choice theory was helpful through my relationship counseling but also could be used individually to helps each person grow themselves. Jerry used real scenarios in order to water down the theory, making it less scientific and more geared toward individual use. Jerry was patient, helpful, and very understanding.
Colorado Springs Sep 2019
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★★★★★
My therapist Rachel is the perfect therapist for me and the first one who I've told almost everything to and I could never ask for a better therapist thank you Rachel for changing my life and making a difference in my life and protecting me as well as helping and encouraging me even when I didn't wanna do your challenges cuz I didn't think I could do it and thanks for not letting me do whatever I want and helping me be a better person and thanks for your funny spider stories that cheer me up and when you were Sarcastic sometimes I love everything about you and thanks for being an Angel and for your kindness and Compassion I too have your back and care about you!
Read more My therapist Rachel is the perfect therapist for me and the first one who I've told almost everything to and I could never ask for a better therapist thank you Rachel for changing my life and making a difference in my life and protecting me as well as helping and encouraging me even when I didn't wanna do your challenges cuz I didn't think I could do it and thanks for not letting me do whatever I want and helping me be a better person and thanks for your funny spider stories that cheer me up and when you were Sarcastic sometimes I love everything about you and thanks for being an Angel and for your kindness and Compassion I too have your back and care about you!
Colorado Springs Jul 2019
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★★★★★
Cassie has done wonders for my daughter. She has come so far in this past year. I am so thankful for the relationship my daughter and I have now. Before Cassie we were a wreck. We love so Cassie so much. I couldn't ask for a better councilor/ therapist/ mentor.
Read more Cassie has done wonders for my daughter. She has come so far in this past year. I am so thankful for the relationship my daughter and I have now. Before Cassie we were a wreck. We love so Cassie so much. I couldn't ask for a better councilor/ therapist/ mentor.
Colorado Springs Jul 2019
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★★★★★
Thrive has helped my husband so much. He has vestibular issues and it creates bad balance problems. It also has created left side weakness and he has had to use a cane to assist him with walking and stairs. Since being treated at Thrive, he only uses his,cane with stairs now and on occasion when he isn't feeling that well. His balance has improved abiut 65% also. His moods are much better now also since he can get around better by himself! Thank you Thrive for all you have done for my husband and our family!
Read more Thrive has helped my husband so much. He has vestibular issues and it creates bad balance problems. It also has created left side weakness and he has had to use a cane to assist him with walking and stairs. Since being treated at Thrive, he only uses his,cane with stairs now and on occasion when he isn't feeling that well. His balance has improved abiut 65% also. His moods are much better now also since he can get around better by himself! Thank you Thrive for all you have done for my husband and our family!
Colorado Springs Jun 2019
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★★★★★
I love going here every Monday it's the best thing to talk to someone that I connect with and helping me through my challenges.
Read more I love going here every Monday it's the best thing to talk to someone that I connect with and helping me through my challenges.
Colorado Springs Jun 2019
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Where to find us

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Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Colorado Springs is located at the corner of Chancellor and Channel Drive. Our building is across from Sassy Tan, next to Pikes Peak Dental, and slightly north of Fairfax Ridge Park. We share a building with Brothers Dental, and have parking available directly outside our main entrance.

Phone number

(719) 259-4585

Languages spoken by CO providers

  • English
  • Spanish
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