referrals for mental health providers in colorado springs

I have compiled a list of mental health providers in the Colorado Springs/Southern Colorado area who I suggest you check out to see if any of them could be a good match for you.

They have each provided me with detailed information about their practice and approach, as well as how much experience they have working with transgender and gender nonconforming clients. I also trust these therapists with the LGBTQ population as well.

The scale with which they "rank" themselves, in regards to gender therapy, is as follows:

Trans-Friendly = Therapist has a rudimentary knowledge of the transgender community, but not an in-depth knowledge. They are open-minded, non-judgmental, and accepting. Therapist has only general knowledge about the community, but desires to learn more.

Trans-Aware = Therapist has a more refined knowledge of transgender concepts and community. Has researched and learned terminology and area specific issues. They may have provided professional services to transgender community members.

Trans-Knowledgeable = Therapist has extensive knowledge of the transgender community and the concepts involved. They have researched and understand the varied issues affecting the community and its individuals. They have provided professional services to multiple individuals in the transgender community.

Lastly, if you are interested in LGBTQ and/or transgender and gender nonconforming therapists outside of Colorado Springs (but still within the state of Colorado) send a request to me through the contact form and I will do my best to assist you with a referral.


List of Mental Health Providers

(in alphabetical order)

 

Eric Austin Attard, LPC
*CURRENTLY ISN'T TAKING NEW PATIENTS*

Location/Address: 2502 W Colorado #204, Colorado Springs, CO 80904
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Session Fee: $65
Insurances taken: n/a
Do you see couples? Yes
Do you see children? Yes
Do you see teens? Yes
Do you provide family therapy? Yes
Specialties include: Pediatrics, sexual performance, infidelity,  GLBT

"Trans-knowledgeable." Is able to provide assessment and referral for Hormone Replacement Therapy and Gender Confirming Surgeries.

Phyllis Austin, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
PSYCHIATRIC EVALUATIONS/MEDICATION MANAGEMENT
Location/Address: 4863 North Nevada Avenue, Colorado Springs, University of Colorado, Lane Center–2nd floor
Phone: (719) 255-8001
Session Fee: $65.00 per session
Insurances Taken: Blue Cross/ Anthem/ Tricare but not Tricare Prime/ Medicare/ Optum/ most insurances (working on getting Medicaid)
Specialities: Trauma/ PTSD/ Anxiety Disorders/ Depression/ Mood Disorders
Age restrictions: Not able to take children under age of 16

Brooke Beckham, LCSW, LAC
Location/Address: Sunflower Bank Building, 831 Royal Gorge Blvd., Suite 217, Canon City, CO 81212
Website: https://www.facebook.com/lifepllc/
Session Fee: Intake is $150/ individual session is $75
Insurances taken (if applicable): Cigna, Kaiser through Value Options
Do you see couples? Yes, fee is $90
Do you see children? No
Do you see teens? yes
Do you do family therapy? yes
Any specialities? Addictions, LGBT, PTSD, Personality Disorders, Corrections

Trans-Knowledgeable

Darlene Brace, LCSW (almost CAC2)
Location/Address: 1301 S. 8th Street, Colorado Springs CO, 80905
Website: www.coloradohealthnetwork.org
Phone: (719) 578-9092 (ask for me)
Session Fee: Free for most - we have grant funding (for those making $75,000+ we have a sliding fee)
Insurances taken: Not at this time.
Do you see couples? No.
Do you see children? We can, but we don't have a playroom.
Do you see teens? Yes
Do you do family therapy? Yes
Specialties include: Addictions, trauma, domestic violence, sexual assault, play therapy, EMDR, mindful based practice, HIV/medical, sexuality

"Somewhere between Trans-Aware and Trans-Knowledgeable.”

Jennifer Brown MA, LPCC
Location/Address: 5265 North Academy Boulevard Suite 3300, Colorado Springs CO, 80918
Website: www.riveroflifecounseling.net
Phone: (719) 641-0009
Session Fee: $90 an hour. Packages are available.
Insurances taken: Accepts Medicaid.
Do you see couples? Yes
Do you see children? Yes 10 and up
Do you see teens? Yes
Do you do family therapy? Yes
Specialties include: LGBT (personally identify as a Lesbian), Women’s Issues, Disability Issues, ADD/ADHD, Trauma, Sexual, Physical, and Emotional Abuse, Attachment Issues, Life Partner Issues. 

"I am between Trans-Friendly and Trans-Aware.”

Jill Marvin Davis, PsyD, Registered Psychotherapist
Location/Address: Mayfield Counseling, 6180 Lehman Dr., Suite 100, Colorado Springs, CO  80918
Phone: (719) 452-4803 x708
Website: www.mayfieldcounseling.com
Session Fee: $105/hr (assessment fees vary depending on what is needed)
Insurances taken (if applicable): None
Do you see couples? Yes
Do you see children? Yes
Do you see teens? Yes
Do you do family therapy? Yes
Any specialities? All types of disabilities (psychological, cognitive, learning/attentional, neurocognitive (e.g, Autism Spectrum), physical, etc); types of testing available include psychological evaluations, personality testing, LD, ADHD, neuropsychological screening, and Autism Spectrum (adults only).

"Closest to Trans-Aware."

Paul Gross, MFTC
Location/Address: 411 Lakewood Circle Dr C203A Colorado Springs CO 80910
Website: www.4squarecounseling.com
Session Fee: Free Initial. Sliding scale. $5- $35.00
Insurances accepted:None
Do you see couples? Yes
Do you see children? Yes
Do you see teens? Yes
Do you conduct family therapy? Yes
Specialties include: I specialize in working with the LGBT community with a focus on transgender clients.

"Trans-knowledgeable." Is able to provide assessment and referral for Hormone Replacement Therapy and Gender Confirming Surgeries.

April Harter, LCSW
Location/Address: 2125 N. Academy Blvd., Colorado Springs, CO, 80909
Website: www.harterhealing.com
Email: info@harterhealing.com
Session Fee: $100
Insurances taken (if applicable): Medicare
Do you see couples? Yes
Do you see children? No
Do you see teens? No
Do you provide family therapy? No
Specialties include: Trauma

I would say I'm "trans-friendly." I've got lots more to learn :) I currently do not have experiencing writing assessments and referrals for Hormone Replacement Therapy and Gender Confirming Surgeries. However I have worked in the medical field as a case manager for 8 years and had to write many letters of advocacy. I definitely want to learn. Whatever it takes to support the transgender community.

Dan Johnson, Licensed Psychologist
Location/Address: 3225 Templeton Gap Road, Colorado Springs, CO 80907
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Session fee: $80-$120
Phone: 719-291-9609
Insurances accepted: Medicare and Out of Network
Do you see couples? Yes
Do you see children? No
Do you see teens? Yes
Do you provide family therapy? No
Specialties include: Gender, sexuality, trauma, depression, intellectual disabilities

"Trans-knowledgeable." Is able to provide assessment and referral for Hormone Replacement Therapy and Gender Confirming Surgeries.

Brooke Kyzer, LPC
Location/Address: 2021 W. Colorado Ave, Colo. Spgs, CO 80904
Email: brookekyzerlpc@gmail.com
Session Fee: $60-85
Insurances accepted: Tricare, RMHP, Military OneSource, Value Options/ Kaiser (not Medicaid), VA
Do you see couples? Yes
Do you see children? No
Do you see teens? No
Do you do family therapy?  Not typically.
Specialties include: domestic violence, grief and loss, trauma, veterans

"Trans-Friendly."

Tracy Jones Kinsley, MS, LPC, CACIII
Location/Address: 2021 W. Colorado Ave, Colorado Springs, CO 80829
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Phone: 719-659-0512
Email: tracyjkinsley@gmail.com
Insurances accepted: Most major insurances (i.e. Blue cross/Anthem, Kaiser, Aetna, Cigna, Cofinity, Tricare, United Behavioral Health, Medicaid and most EAPS)
Do you see couples? Yes
Do you see children? 13 years of age and older
Do you see teens? 13 years of age and older
Do you do family therapy? Yes
Specialties include: mental health, substance abuse and trauma

"Trans-friendly on my way to trans-aware."

Cynthia LeBlanc, LMFT
Location/Address: 2130 Academy Circle Ste E, Colorado Springs, CO 80909
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Phone: (719) 331-6653
Email: existential13@gmail.com
Session Fee: $120 (some sliding scale available for out of pocket clients)
Insurances accepted: Tricare, United, Cigna, Rocky Mountain Health Plans, Value Options (Kaiser), Colorado Choice, Colorado Access,  Multiplan
Do you see couples? Yes, 25% of my practice is with Couples
Do you see children? Yes, 40% of my practice is with Children/Adolescents
Do you see teens? Yes, see above
Do you conduct family therapy? Yes, I am an LMFT
Specialties include: PTSD, Trauma, EMDR, GLBTQ

"Trans-knowledgeable." Is able to provide assessment and referral for Hormone Replacement Therapy and Gender Confirming Surgeries.

Neesha Lenzini, MFT and Registered Psychotherapist
Location/Address: 224 E Williamette, Colorado Springs, CO, 80903
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Session Fee: $60 an hour but also have a sliding scale fee available if needed that starts at $40 a session. 
Insurances taken: No insurances currently
Do you see couples? Yes
Do you see children? Yes
Do you see teens? Yes
Do you do family therapy? Yes
Specialties include:  CBT, including groups, victim empathy, couples, Domestic Violence, Positive Psychology

"I am between Trans-Friendly and Trans-Aware."

Amanda Linan, LSW
Location/Address: 10 Boulder Crescent suite 310, Colorado Springs, CO 80903
Website: https://truepassiontherapy.com/
Phone: (719) 297-7577
Session fee: $80/hr with sliding scale available
Insurance taken: none at this time
Do you see couples: Yes
Do you see children: No
Do you seen teens: Yes
Do you do family therapy: Yes
Any specialties?: desire/performance issues, polyamory/non-traditional relationships, trauma, substance use, Kink friendly

"Trans-friendly."

Mary MacLean, LPC
Location/Address: 4760 Flintridge Drive, Ste. 250, Colorado Springs, CO 80918
Phone: (719) 260-6262
Session Fee: Full fee is $120.  I slide my fee but the degree to which I am able depends on how many sliding fee clients are in my caseload at the particular time the request is made. 
Insurances taken: Most major insurances, check with me to see
Do you see couples? Yes
Do you see children? Yes
Do you see teens? Yes
Do you do family therapy? Yes
Specialties include: Group work, adolescents, creative therapies, trauma work (EMDR, TRE). 

"Trans-aware."  Is able to provide assessment and referral for Hormone Replacement Therapy and Gender Confirming Surgeries.

Aimee Martz Dick, MA, LPC
Location/Address: 130 E. Monument st, 102 (North downtown)
Email address: aimeemdlpc@gmail.com
Session Fee: $90. I slide for uninsured people
Insurances taken: Many, but each company has different plans. So, I always have prospective clients have my billing person look into each policy and let the client know what is covered, deductibles, etc.
Do you see couples? No
Do you see children? 6 and up
Do you see teens? Yes!!!
Do you do family therapy? Only as an adjunct to individual clients I have.
Specialties include: Trauma, Challenging teens, Facilitating groups (any topic),  LBGT, Children living in multi families...

"Trans-knowledgable."

Michelle McShane, Registered Psychotherapist
Location/Address: 10 Boulder Crescent, #301, Colorado Springs, CO 80903
Website: https://therapists.psychologytoday.com/316167
Phone number: 719-354-2782
Session Fee: $80/$60
Insurances taken: n/a
Do you see couples? Yes
Do you see children? No
Do you see teens? 18+
Specialities include: BDSM, Open relationships, Polyamory

"Trans-friendly" striving to be AWARE

Valerie Montgomery, BSW, MA, NCC, LPC
Beyond Beautiful, PLLC
Location Address: 1465 Kelly Johnson Blvd. Suite 350, Colorado Springs, CO 80920
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First Appointment: $135, subsequent regular sessions: $110. Budget-friendly options through Masters' Level clinicians.
Insurances accepted: Tricare, Aetna, Cigna, Humana, United Health Care, some EAP's.
Do you see couples?  Yes
Do you see children?  No
Do you see teens?  Yes
Do you do family therapy?  No
Specialties include: Women, Body Image, Self Esteem, Developmental Trauma/Immaturity, Process Addictions, and Trauma-Informed Practitioner.

"I consider myself trans-aware and learning all the time." Is able to provide assessment and referral for Hormone Replacement Therapy and Gender Confirming Surgeries.

Michelle M. Morrissey, MA, NCC, LPCC
Location Address: Office located in Tava Healing Arts Center at 716 N. Tejon, Suite 1 (lower level)
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Session Fee:  Initial Consultation (up to 60 minutes) is free: next 3 sessions offered at reduced fee of $40 per session; thereafter, sessions are based on sliding scale.
Insurances accepted:  Out of Network
Do you see couples?  Yes
Do you see children?  Yes
Do you see teens?  Yes
Do you do family therapy?  No
Specialties include: Depth psychotherapy (Jungian/ Humanistic-Existential) and often include art and sand therapy in the process.  I'm a certified practitioner in trauma-informed care and developmental trauma.

"I am definitely trans-friendly, have made steps to become more trans-aware and will continue so that my capacity to be inclusive and empathic is always expanding and deepening."

Jean Parcher, MA
LIFE COACHING SERVICES (NOT COUNSELING)

Location/Address: 1465 Kelly Johnson Blvd, Suite 350 Colorado Springs CO 80920
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Session Fee: $100 for individual sessions or contact me regarding packages and customized sessions
Phone: 719-415-3622
Email: jean@duenorthco.com
Insurances accepted: None
Do you see couples? Yes
Do you see children? 14 and older (may vary on situation)
Do you see teens? 14 years and older (may vary on situation)
Do you do family therapy? No but I have resources for Family
Specialities: Life Coaching will help you successfully navigate your life journey and the goals you set for yourself. I use a holistic and intuitive perspective for this process.  Areas, I work with include:  Gender/Identity Development, Life skills, Life Transitions, Stress Management, and Professional Consultation and Education. Please feel free to email and ask questions regarding other subjects.

"Trans-knowledgeable"

Heather Phillips, MA, M.Ed., LPC, CAC III
Location/Address: 1355 South 8th Street, Suite 202, Colorado Springs, 80905
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Session Fee: $80
Phone: 719-581-9115
Email: heatherphillips5@outlook.com
Insurances accepted: Not at this time, but applying for insurance panels.
Do you see couples? Yes. 
Do you see children? Yes, grade school-age and older
Do you see teens? Yes
Do you do family therapy? Yes
Specialties include: Adolescents and families, addiction, substance abuse, psychiatric co-occurring disorders with substance abuse, sex addiction, eating disorders co-occurring with addiction

"Trans-aware on the road to becoming trans-knowledgeable." Is able to provide assessment and referral for Hormone Replacement Therapy and Gender Confirming Surgeries.