Please note the People House Affordable Counseling Program as well as many Privatae Practitioners are doing telephone or virtual sessions. Social distancing doesn't mean you are alone, we're here for you! Please contact your practitioner for more information. You can also visit www.peoplehouse.org/keeping-our-community-safe-2/ for more information.

Affordable Counseling Program Interns

A kind gesture can reach a wound that only compassion can heal. ~Steve Maraboli

We hope all of you who want to improve your personal development, but may lack the financial resources for professional therapy, will consider taking advantage of this low cost counseling program, it will empower your life!

Philosophy

We believe that counseling should be accessible to everyone regardless of income. That is why we offer an Affordable Counseling Program, designed to serve those unable to afford full-priced psychotherapy. Our perspective is holistic, starting with the premise that the development and integration of mind, body, and spirit are necessary to become healthy, fulfilled and productive.

About the Counselors

The counseling interns who staff this program are master's level students or graduates acquiring experience for professional licensure with the State of Colorado. They are carefully selected based on life experience and personal development to ensure the highest quality for our clients. All of our interns are supervised by Licensed Mental Health Professionals.

About the fees

Counseling by People House interns is on a sliding scale of $20-$50 per hour or more depending on ability to pay. It is designed for those who make under $50,000/annually, serving individuals, couples, families, and children. We take life circumstances into account when looking at the annual household income.

Ready to Find Out More?

You can fill out our Affordable Counseling Request Form by click HERE.  Or, you can give us a call at
303-480-5130
or email info@peoplehouse.org for more information or to find a counselor.

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Meet our Affordable Counseling Interns

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Lauren Anderson

Affordable Counseling Intern

Lauren believes that therapy should be a non-judgmental space to explore feelings, thoughts, and behaviors that are often difficult to confront in the outside world. She partners with couples, families, adolescents and adult individuals on their journey, and offers a safe and validating space to explore and grow. Lauren will use a person-centered, holistic and inclusive approach to support you in reaching your goals. She welcomes all identities and family configurations into session.  

Keywords: LGBTQ+, Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), Mindfulness, Solution Focused, Anxiety, Depression, Transition, Grief 

Email:LaurenAnderson@peoplehouse.org

Phone:720-445-5916

Client Portal:https://peoplehouse.org/lauren-anderson/

Michele Bailey

Affordable Counseling Intern

My goal in therapy is to create a supportive environment to help you heal, grow and become empowered to live your most authentic life. I believe we are all experts of our own vast life experiences and I will partner with you in a safe and non-judgmental space to explore strategies to create the change you desire and to foster hope and courage. My personal approach has been described as warm, inclusive, proactive, engaged, patient and relational. I am a mom of teenagers, pursuing an MA in Marriage and Family Therapy at Regis University and work with couples, adults, adolescents, and families from all backgrounds.

email:michelebailey@peoplehouse.org

phone:720-600-4615

client portal:https://peoplehouse.org/michele-bailey/

Lauren Black

Affordable Counseling Intern

I’ll never forget my high school math teacher who said, “choices have consequences; make good choices.” Easier said than done! If you’re finding yourself making choices that are moving you further from your goals, you are not alone. Therapy can help you uncover the thoughts, feelings, and behaviors that might be holding you back and discover your motivations for change. My own experiences in therapy led me to change careers; I earned my Master’s Degree in Counseling and have worked with people rebuilding their lives after consequences related to substance abuse and criminal charges. All issues and identities welcomed.

Email:LaurenBlack@peoplehouse.org

Phone:307-509-0642

Client Portal:https://peoplehouse.org/lauren-black/

Molly Cohn

Affordable Counseling Program Intern

I believe that humans walk through the world with the tools, experiences and insight they need to explore, learn, and find relief. By examining our beliefs, our relationships, and our locations within larger systems, we can piece together understanding and a pathway towards change.  I believe in considering the whole person- mind, body, and spirit- and as such, my counseling approach is integrative and collaborative. I am pursuing my MA in Multicultural Clinical Mental Health Counseling from the University of Colorado after working for ten years in a variety of therapeutic and educational settings with children, adolescents and adults.

Email:MollyCohn@peoplehouse.org

Phone:720-445-5404

Client Portal:https://peoplehouse.org/molly-cohn/

John Coppedge

Affordable Counseling Program Intern

There are times we all need someone in our corner who will support us as we search for answers to life’s challenges. I will be in your corner helping you find the inner strength to live your best life and overcome those challenges. I am a husband, father, grandfather, veteran, and recently retired emergency responder who understands the importance of having supportive relationships when we are faced with life’s challenges. I am completing my master’s degree in Counseling at Regis University and have a person-centered, experiential approach that will support you as you strive to live your best life.

Email:JohnCoppedge@peoplehouse.org

Phone:720-248-7375

Client Portal: https://peoplehouse.org/john-coppedge/

Brittany Cote

Affordable Counseling Program Intern

I believe that therapy is for everyone because at some point, we all need some extra support and guidance. I have worked with people through life transitions, as well as individuals with anxiety, depression, neurodegenerative diseases, and autism. I use a motivational, holistic approach to help you better understand yourself, the world around you, and find balance. My aim is to see you grow, learn, and reach your goals as we work together. Sessions are supportive and authentic, like talking to an old friend. No matter your journey or situation, you are welcome!

Email:BrittanyCote@peoplehouse.org

Phone:720-340-8330

Client Portal:https://peoplehouse.org/brittany-cote/

Kayla Dahedl

Affordable Counseling Program Intern

My first priority as a counselor is to meet my clients with empathy and compassion, whether you come ready for change, just wanting to talk, or are hesitant to begin counseling. I use an integrative, holistic, strength-based therapeutic approach to help clients acknowledge the various unique contexts which impact their lives, connect with their strengths, and attain personal growth. I strive to create a safe, non-judgmental space where clients can process and heal, and I welcome all identities and backgrounds. I am currently pursuing an MA in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from the University of Colorado Denver.

Email:KaylaDahedl@peoplehouse.org

Phone:970-699-5220

Client Portal:https://peoplehouse.org/kayla-dahedl/

Meredith Drottar

Affordable Counseling Program Intern

I am currently pursuing an MS in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Capella University, a complementary addition to my undergraduate degree in social work. Helping others has long been a passion of mine, beginning with the experience of being a peer counselor to my classmates in junior high school. I’ve had the pleasure of working with both adoptive and birth families, children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder, and individuals experiencing homelessness. There is room for people of all identities, ideologies, and walks of life in the safe space of counseling and I look forward to learning about your unique journey!

Email:MeredithDrottar@peoplehouse.org

Phone:720-295-1141

Client Portal:https://peoplehouse.org/meredith-drottar/

Victoria Graham

Affordable Counseling Program Intern

After raising a family and spending nearly 20 years in the corporate world managing global software development teams in the US, Singapore, UK, South America, and Canada, I decided to pursue a long time passion of mine by becoming a couples and family therapist. I have been looking forward to putting my life experience and multicultural relational skills to use in a therapeutic setting. I like to use a collaborative and strength based approach to empower clients to find and use their strengths that will lead to positive personal growth and development.

Email:VictoriaGraham@peoplehouse.org

Phone:719-695-9294

Client Portal:https://peoplehouse.org/victoria-graham/

Marielle Grenade-Willis

Affordable Counseling Intern

I believe the stories we tell ourselves either empower or disempower us. We heal ourselves by feeling the feelings our stories invoke in us as they happen. Counseling provides us the space to question the tales our minds tell us, and assess whether they are in alignment with our body and spirit. I use an experiential, somatic, and systemic approach to collaborate with you on how your story is affected by your unique context and identity. I am pursuing an MA in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from the University of Colorado: Denver, prior to which I worked extensively in nonprofits.

Email:MarielleGrenadeWillis@peoplehouse.org

Phone:719-428-6267

Client Portal:https://peoplehouse.org/marielle-grenade-willis/

Tia Grey

Affordable Counseling Intern

Tia Grey here, looking forward to helping you explore matters of the heart and soul! As the former owner of a Forest Preschool in Carbondale, Colorado, I spent ten years helping families raise strong, resilient children. Early in my career I studied Marriage and Family Therapy at CSU and now find myself back in graduate school at Pacifica Graduate Institute, getting my Master’s in Counseling Psychology, which focuses on the depth perspective. The depth approach offers an opportunity to uncover the forces that unconsciously drive our emotions and actions, and to meaningfully transform behaviors that no longer serve us. In this spirit, I look forward to working with you! 

email:tiagrey@peoplehouse.org

phone:970-847-5865

client portal:https://peoplehouse.org/tia-grey/

Gina Henschen

Affordable Counseling Intern

Reaching out for support is the greatest gift you can give yourself. My approach to counseling embodies curiosity, compassion, and non-judgment, and I strive to create a safe space for clients to meet the truest versions of themselves. We all have stories that are shaped by our various life experiences, and I am here to help you not only tell your story, but “own” it as well. In counseling, we will work together to uncover your values in order to cultivate authenticity, peace, and joy. I am honored to walk alongside you and meet you wherever you may be on your journey. 

Email:GinaHenschen@peoplehouse.org

Phone:720-443-2252

Client Portal:https://peoplehouse.org/gina-henschen/

Batsheva Jacobs

Affordable Counseling Intern

Batsheva is a sensitive, warm, and positively minded mental health professional intern. She is completing her Master in Marriage and Family Therapy at Capella University and works with a broad spectrum of families, couples, and individuals. She is passionate about walking with clients as they grow in loving themselves and nurturing their many relationships. She supports and coaches her clients to form their unique mission by identifying, articulating, and sharing their individual perspectives and values. Batsheva welcomes diversity, encourages safe and effective communication, and helps clients cultivate deeper understanding, empathy and flexibility while discovering new possibilities. 

Email:BatshevaJacobs@peoplehouse.org

Phone:720-254-1859

Client Portal:https://peoplehouse.org/batsheva-jacobs/

Mary Beth Johnson

Affordable Counseling Program Intern

I endeavor to provide a space for my clients to be authentically themselves so they may explore life experiences, emotions, and personal insights. After five years of employment in a wilderness therapy setting, I have developed a relational and experiential approach to therapy. I believe emotions move through us when we can recognize and feel them. I incorporate mindfulness into my practice, and I recognize and attend to all parts of the human experience – physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual. Currently, I am pursuing a graduate degree in Multicultural Mental Health Counseling from the University of Colorado Denver. 

Email:MaryBethJohnson@peoplehouse.org

Phone:720-772-6276

Client Portal: https://peoplehouse.org/mary-beth-johnson/

Colleen Ladd

Affordable Counseling Intern

Hello! I’m Colleen, and I use the pronouns she, her, hers. I am a queer candidate therapist who believes society frequently tells us our own narrative about who we are. Often, these narratives are wrong and harmful, and they become the stories we tell and limit ourselves by. This inner dialogue can lead to personal challenges AND create opportunities for growth. With compassion and reflection, it is possible to rediscover the story that best suits who we are and want to be. Together, we can figure out how best to narrate and integrate your authentic story in order to live a more fulfilling and richer life.

Email:ColleenLadd@peoplehouse.org

Phone: 720-295-3569

Client Portal:https://peoplehouse.org/colleen-ladd/

Ryan Misegadis

Affordable Counseling Intern

Sometimes we are not prepared for what is thrown at us. We see and navigate the world entirely in our own way, yet, we can still find connection and meaning. Acknowledging the value and importance of emotions, mind, body, and spirit together is where my approach focuses. I take a holistic and integrative approach to mental health. I am pursuing an MA in Counseling at Regis University and am a Certified Death Doula and experienced Spiritual Counselor. My areas of specialty are in life transitions, non-traditional relationships, grief and loss, and the LGBTQAI+ community, working with both couples and individuals. 

Email:RyanMisegadis@peoplehouse.org

Phone:720-319-7322

Client Portal:https://peoplehouse.org/ryan-misegadis/

Jenn Morrison

Affordable Counseling Intern

I have always been deeply curious about the world and how people navigate their lives in unique and diverse ways. Through my own travels, life experiences, a background in business, and adventures in motherhood, I have gained an openness toward seeing the whole person and helping guide toward healing and fulfillment. In the space of therapy I bring a background in depth therapy, a humanistic focus with non-judgment, and an open mind in a way that opens new feelings and leads to deeper personal understanding.

Email:JennMorrison@peoplehouse.org

Phone:719-315-4144

Client Portal:https://peoplehouse.org/jenn-morrison/

Nicole Marcisz

Affordable Counseling Program Intern

I believe you have wisdom in your heart that can guide you towards optimal wellness and living as your authentic self.  My integrative approach is grounded in compassion and mindfulness therapies to create the foundation and a safe, non-judgmental space for healing, transformation, and growth. I am currently pursuing my MA in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Regis University. I look forward to empowering you to cultivate joy and peace throughout your everyday life. 

Keywords: Grief work, Self-Compassion, Mindfulness, Dreamwork, Anxiety, Depression, Life Transitions, Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Acceptance & Commitment (ACT), Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT), Compassion-Focused Therapy (CFT)

Email:NicoleMarcisz@peoplehouse.org

Phone:720-319-8086

Client Portal:https://peoplehouse.org/nicole-marcisz/

Megan Phippen (she/her)

Affordable Counseling Program Intern

Life is a sacred, but often a challenging and painful journey. I humbly orient to pain as a teacher; if we listen with an open heart, our pain can provide us with important insight and illuminate our path towards healing. Through present moment awareness, we can explore aspects of Self, shed what no longer serves, and embody our most vibrant and True Form. This is a safe, compassionate space where all of you is welcome. I feel passionate about supporting clients to expand their awareness, align with their True Selves and live in their most authentic expression. 

Email:MeganPhippen@peoplehouse.org

Phone:720-515-5807

Client Portal:https://peoplehouse.org/megan-phippen/

Elliott Ross

Affordable Counseling Program Intern

I honor the therapeutic setting as an inclusive and protected space for individuals of all backgrounds to feel, process, and be seen. It is a place to explore, question, and re-write the stories and beliefs we have inherited with compassion, curiosity, and acceptance. I utilize a holistic, person-centered approach that looks beyond the problem and considers the entire individual, their strengths, and unique context. I balance this approach with a focus on client-led goals and developing relevant skills in order to best meet client needs and create meaningful change. Whatever your reason for seeking therapy, I’m glad you are here.

Email:ElliottRoss@peoplehouse.org

Phone:720-772-7973

Client Portal:https://peoplehouse.org/elliott-ross/

Affordable Counseling Program

Psychotherapy (Counseling)   – $50 CPT 90837-60 minute session

However, please inquire about our sliding fee scale, we offer sessions from $20-50. 

 

If you are covered by health insurance, you are encouraged to consult with your health insurer to determine if it is to your benefit to find a provider that takes your insurance and what your financial responsibility would be for that particular health care service provided by that health care facility or practitioner.  If you are not covered by health insurance, you are strongly encouraged to contact us at 303-480-5130 to discuss payment options prior to receiving services from us,  since the above posted health care prices may not reflect the actual amount of your financial responsibility, since we offer a sliding scale.

Ready to take the next step?

Call 303-480-5130