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Low Cost Counseling in Colorado

Many of the following agencies offer mental health services based on income, sliding-fee scales, and lower cost services.

Access Counseling
Uses professionally trained and supervised community volunteers and masters level interns to provide counseling to adults. Clients discuss their problems, develop problem-solving, and decision-making skills and learn about personal and community resources available to them.

Sliding scale fee starting at $8 1534 55th Street, Boulder, CO 80303 By appointment: 303-449-7898 x105
Arapahoe House Community-based non-profit organization committed to the provision of accessible, affordable, and effective services to adolescents and families affected by alcohol, drugs, and other behavioral health problems.
Sliding scale fee 2600 S. Parker Road, #330, Aurora, CO 80014 55 W. 5th Avenue, Denver, CO 80204 720 W. 84th Avenue, #224, Thornton, CO 80260-4912 Monday - Friday, Hours vary by clinic Phone: 303-657-3700
Aspen Counseling Center Offers evaluation and treatment services for children, adolescents, and young adults and seniors who are experiencing one or more of the following: academic failure, ADHD, defiant behavior, legal problems, drug and/or alcohol abuse, or depressive or suicidal behavior. Individual and group therapy sessions are offered. Anger management, self-discipline training, and values clarification sessions are available.
Sliding fee scale. Most insurance accepted. 2250 S. Albion Street, Denver, CO 80222 Phone: 303-756-5400
Centus Counseling Center Interfaith health care network providing counseling for individuals, groups, couples, children and adolescents for substance abuse, relationships, depression, anxiety, abuse and trauma. Educational workshops on grief and loss, parenting, depression and marital relations.
Insurance accepted and fee adjustments available based on personal financial need and available funding Locations in Aurora, Boulder, Denver, Lakewood, Littleton, Longmont and Westminster Phone: 303-639-5240
CU-Boulder Raimy Clinic Provides individual and child therapy, couples therapy, and psychological testing (by referral). All psychological services are provided by therapists in training in the clinical psychology Ph.D program.
Sliding scale fee up to $70 per hour Campus Box 345, Boulder, CO 80309-0345 Monday - Friday, 8am - 8pm Phone: 303-492-6351
Catholic Charities Family Center Outpatient counseling from age 4 and older, crisis intervention for school emergencies, on-site counseling intervention, and pregnancy counseling.
Sliding Fee Scale: Based on family income; Insurance also accepted Offices in Boulder, Broomfield, Denver, Lakewood, Longmont and Thornton Monday-Friday 8:30am-5pm Phone: 303-742-0828  Ask for counseling intake; can schedule evening and daytime appointments
Colorado Counseling Professionals Offers individual, family, marital, and group therapy for persons of all ages.
$70 per hour; some scholarships and sliding scale fee are available. Medicare accepted 9101 Harlan Street, #135, Westminster, CO 80031 Monday - Friday, 8am - 9pm; Saturday, Sunday by appointment Phone: 303-430-4010
Comitis Crisis Center, Inc. Inpatient and outpatient counseling for individuals, couples, groups, and families, twenty-four hour crisis service is available to anyone in need. Focus on troubled youth and their families.
Sliding scale fee or donations; no one turned away 9840 E. 17th Avenue, Aurora, CO 80010 24 hours a day, 7 days a week Administration Phone: 303-341-9160 24-Hour Hotline: 303-343-9890
Confluence Counseling Offers licensed professional counseling and psychotherapy and certified addictions counseling Level III.
Sliding scale fee P.O. Box 100431, Denver, CO 80250 Monday - Friday, 9am - 5pm; evenings by appointment Phone: 303-832-5333
Counseling and Educational Services Clinic The clinic provides a community service for adults, adolescents, children, couples, and families with career, personal, family, educational, and other life concerns. The clinic offers assessment, counseling, consultation, support and therapy groups, and referrals to other community services when appropriate.
Areas addressed are: relationship issues (trust, spirituality, parenting strategies and skills, communication, conflict management, assertiveness/anger), stress management (anxiety and panic, depression, drug and alcohol use, eating problems, recovery from trauma, self-confidence/esteem); life changes (career decisions/change, family changes, friendship and support, grief and loss, work issues)
Doctoral and masters students supervised by doctoral level psychologists
Sliding Fee Scale: $5 for first assessment session regardless of income Monday-Thursday 5pm-8:30pm Phone: 303-871-2528
The Counseling and Family Therapy Center – CU Denver Student Counseling Center Psychiatric care and consultation, individual, couples, family and group counseling, co-dependency, depression, life change issues, relationship issues, stress management, grief and loss, divorce, divorce adjustment
Professional psychotherapists, advances graduate-level students
Sliding Fee Scale: $1-$35 per session Monday-Thursday 1pm-8pm; Friday 9am-3pm Phone: 303-556-4372
Christian Counseling Clinic – Denver Seminary Short term, biblically based counseling for adults, adolescents and children
Graduate Denver Seminary counseling students supervised by qualified therapists
Sliding Fee Scale: $0-$5 per session Phone: 303-761-2482 - Monday-Friday 8am-5pm Phone: 303-753-8641 - Monday-Thursday 6pm-9pm Phone: 303-753-8671 - Saturdays 9am-4pm
Family Tree
Fees vary according to service provided: $0 – sliding fee scale 3805 Marshall Street #100, Wheat Ridge, CO 80033 Monday-Sunday 8:30am-8pm Phone: 303-422-2133 Spanish Information & Referral (en espanol): 303-467-3794 x9012
Jewish Family Service of Colorado-Counseling Center Human service and resource agency which provides comprehensive professional assistance consistent with Jewish traditions, values and culture to the Jewish community and the community at large.
Counseling Center programs and services are available to all, regardless of race, religious affiliation, gender, age, or sexual orientation. Assistance in the areas of: stress, anxiety, depression, grief, marital problems, divorce, ADD, bipolar disorder, communication problems, anger management, self-esteem issues, family relationships, parenting, conflict resolution, school and work issues, physical/sexual abuse, and aging issues.
Hosts a support group for:
Families with an adult child with serious mental illness: 303-597-5000 x 3007 People dealing with death, grief, chronic illness or caregiving challenges 303-597-7777, ext. 351
Sliding Fee Scale: Based on income; accepts most insurance plans, including Medicaid 3201 S. Tamarac Drive, Denver, CO 80231 Phone: 303-597-7777 or 303-597-5000
MDS Counseling Center Individual, group, family, relationship/marital counseling, psychotherapy, depression, anxiety, addiction, eating disorders, support groups, domestic violence
Children First – school-based outreach program
Survivors’ Mental Health Program – individual, group, crisis intervention, case management
Sliding Fee Scale: according to gross income; insurance accepted 1355 S. Colorado Blvd, #C-100, Denver, CO 80222 Monday-Friday 8am-8pm; some Saturday appts. Phone: 303-756-9052
The Men’s Center Private mental health clinic offering clinical individual therapy services, including psychotherapy groups for men and women, parenting groups, domestic violence groups, substance abuse services (Level I), and a dual diagnosis group (Level 2).
Sliding scale fee 4251 Kipling Street, #355, Wheat Ridge, CO 80033 Monday - Friday, 8am - 9pm Phone: 303-420-7322
Professional Psychology Center – University of Denver Short and long term therapy, court ordered counseling, depression, anxiety, trauma, grief, anger management, eating disorders, sexual identity, sexual dysfunction
Doctoral students supervised by licensed professionals
Sliding Fee Scale: Based on household income - No visit limitations Monday-Thursday 8:30am-8:30pm; Friday 8:30am-2:30pm Phone: 303-871-3626
Serenity Counseling Offers individual counseling to persons in the metro Denver area. Services include: women's issues, career issues, men's issues, children and adolescent counseling, grief, loss, spirituality, drug and alcoholism, marriage, relationships, pre-marriage, and parenting issues. Also provides clinical hypnosis for smoking, weight loss, stress, anxiety, and depression.
Sliding scale fee 2255 S. Wadsworth Boulevard, #G3, Lakewood, CO 80227 By appointment only: 303-670-1728
Addictions Awareness Services – Labor’s Community Agency Alcohol, drug, and other addiction awareness classes are offered to persons living in the metro Denver area. Also offers information and referral to local human service agencies. Offers individual, family, and group counseling.
$35 per course 7510 W. Mississippi Avenue, Lakewood, CO 80226 Monday - Friday, 8:30am - 5pm Phone: 303-744-6169
Affordable Counseling Connection Referral network for skilled and compassionate therapists who provide affordable sliding-scale services to persons in the Denver metro area. Counselors specializing in relationships, drug and alcohol recovery, family concerns, trauma and abuse issues, and a wide vaiety of personal growth issues. Receives referrals from mental health centers, universities, hospitals, and most importantly, from friends and families of our satisfied customers.
First Session: $40  /  Income-Based Sliding Scale: $40-$75 PO Box 754, Wheatridge, CO 80034 9 different locations throughout the metro Denver area Phone: 303-295-3326
Arvada Counseling Center Licensed alcohol and other drug services, certified domestic violence treatment program, licensed clinical social work, mental health, and marital and family therapy services are offered to improve the personal and social functioning of clients. Serves adults, adolescents, children, and their families. Offers group therapies.
Call to schedule an appointment. Face-to-face, forms, and testing accomplished in first session.
Monday - Thursday 9am - 8pm; Friday 10am - 6pm Phone: 303-420-4494 Main Number            303-420-4493 Alternate Number
Denver Family Institute Clinics offer counseling/therapy families, couples, and individuals. Therapists are experienced master-level clinicians and are prepared to help with problems such as child and adolescent issues, school performance and behavior, depression, loss, grief, couple communications, etc.
$20 to $50, no insurance is taken 7200 East Hampden Ave, #301, Denver, CO 80224 Monday - Friday, 8am - 8pm, by appointment - some Saturday mornings by appointment Phone: 303-756-3340
North Clinic
4891 Independence, Wheatridge, CO 80033 Phone: 303-238-1231
Denver Health Medical Center Behavioral Health Clinic Psychiatric evaluations, minimal outpatient services.
$30 for intake assessment; Fee for Service; Colorado Access; Medicaid Walk-in clinic on Tuesdays and Thursdays only; arrive no later than 7:30am Phone: 303-436-6393

Denver Vet Center
Counseling is provided to veterans and their families living in the metro Denver area. Counseling services include individual, group, and marital/family counseling, as well as alcohol and drug abuse counseling and referral. Also provides counseling for trauma-related post-trauma stress disorder and counseling for veterans who have experienced acts of sexual violence or harassment while on active duty.

Monday - Friday, 8am - 4:30pm; evenings by appointment 7465 E. First Avenue, B-383, Denver, CO 80230 Phone: 303-326-0645
Jackson Place Counseling Group Serves at-risk populations experiencing emotional and interpersonal problems. Offers individual, couple, and family counseling, specializing in working with gay and lesbian relationships, developmental disabilities, victims of childhood emotional and sexual abuse, and adult relationship conflict. Sliding scale fee starting at $40 per hour 682 Grant Street, Denver, CO 80203 Monday - Friday, 8am - 8pm; Saturday, 8am - 5pm Phone: 303-832-1500

Lutheran Family Services of Colorado
Adoption, pregnancy counseling, family preservation, foster care, refugee and asylee services, senior outreach, fostering family strengths
Metro Denver Office
363 S. Harlan #200
Denver, CO 80226
Phone: 303-922-3433
 Denver Refugee and Asylee Services
1075 S. Yukon Street, #200
Lakewood, CO 80226
Phone: 303-980-5400
 Fort Collins
3800 Automation Way, #200
Fort Collins, CO 80525
Phone: 970-266-1788
 Colorado Springs 108 East St. Vrain Street, #21 Colorado Springs, CO 80903 Phone: 719-227-7571
 Colorado Springs Refugee and Asylee Services
First Lutheran Church
1515 North Cascade
Colorado Springs, CO 80907
Phone: 719-473-9161
People House, Inc.
Individual, couples, family, and group counseling services are offered. Services for depression, anxiety/phobias, anger management, conflict resolution, grief, self-esteem, relationship skills, trauma recovery, assertiveness training, sexual abuse, substance abuse, eating disorders and career counseling.

Fees vary depending on counseling 3035 W. 25th Avenue, Denver, CO 80211 Monday - Friday, 1pm - 5pm Phone: 303-480-5130
Progressive Therapy Systems, P.C. Provides therapy for persons who are experiencing difficulties due to loss and grief, life transition issues, coping with illness, and marital and parenting problems. Services include individual, couples, and group psychotherapy.
$70 per hour; $40 per hour for group therapy 758 Sherman Street, Denver, CO 80203 Monday - Friday, 8am - 6pm Phone: 303-831-9344
Psychological Services for the Non-Native English Speaker Psychological and neuropsychological testing, forensic testing, bilingual psychotherapy, bilingual cognitive testing, bilingual educational testing, treatment for learning disabilities, second opinions on cases involving non-native English speakers
David G. Mirich, PhD (Licensed School Psychologist)
Phone: 303-813-0794
Senior Support Services Serves seniors by advising and enabling them and their families to resolve problems or to relieve stresses they may encounter. Services include assistance with interview or discussions or lending a sympathetic ear in individual or group settings. Professional counseling volunteers in the center 1 time a week. Will serve homebound seniors living in the area bounded by I-25, Downing Street, 32nd Avenue, and 6th Avenue.
Seniors age 55 and older and their families; proof of residency required for homebound seniors.
Monday - Friday, 8am - 8pm; Sunday, 10am - 4pm 846 E. 18th Avenue, Denver, CO 80218 Phone: 303-832-1622 Southwest Family Services
Offers substance abuse counseling with programs for adolescents and DUI/DWI offenders.

1800 Sheridan Blvd. #303, Denver, CO 80232
Phone: 303-936-1790

University of Colorado Hospital Outpatient Psychiatric Clinic
Child and adult outpatient clinic – general psychiatric clinic treatment for common ambulatory psychiatric problems

Psychiatric services in the areas of anxiety, depression, individual, family, couple and group treatment, medication consultation and treatment
Insurance, Medicare, Medicaid and self pay accepted. 4455 E. 12th Ave., Denver, CO 80220 Monday-Friday Phone: 303-724-1000