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!


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 $25-$65 per hour or more, depending on the ability to pay. It is designed for those who make under $65,000/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
or email for more information or to find a counselor.


Meet our Affordable Counseling Interns


Samantha Alvarez-Mahabir Betz

Affordable Counseling Intern

‪My compassionate and collaborative approach to the therapeutic process honors each unique mind, body and spirit. As a Caribbean American Latina, I value understanding the ways each person’s intersecting identities and experiences are connected to their sense of well-being. I warmly welcome individuals, couples and families with all identities and I have worked closely with neurodiverse children and adolescents.


Roy Burns

Affordable Counseling Intern

Hello, I am Roy! The therapeutic relationship is becoming an important pillar in our lives. The challenges we face daily are ever increasing without end in sight. The willingness to ask for support is monumental in the process of self-healing. My approach with client’s concerns is collaborative, strength-based, culturally attuned, intuitive, and somatic. The body remembers our entire experience, to include our parent’s and theirs. By incorporating movement, breathing, and sound during sessions clients can reveal deeper meaning and experience self-exploration. I believe therapy is a form of self-advocacy, an important pillar to experiencing healing, self-actualization, and wholeness.  I look forward to joining you on your journey one step at a time.


Renee Clare

Affordable Counseling Intern

Ever feel like you’ve been thrown off a cliff? Me, too. It can be hard to ask for support, but I hope you will. The “cliff” could be anything. Maybe you don’t even know why you feel so awful! What matters is how you respond, how you are able to grow, and that you don’t allow yourself to become bitter and give up. I offer wholehearted, spiritual, and embodied recovery from trauma; specializing in addiction, sexual abuse, domestic partner abuse, 12-step recovery, anxiety, depression, and adult survivors of childhood trauma. I would be honored to walk alongside you and support your growth. Let someone believe in you until you are ready to believe in yourself. All of the infinite manifestations of human identity enthusiastically welcomed!


Elle Cornell

Affordable Counseling Intern

I believe my calling in life is to serve others. I provide counseling in a caring, thoughtful, and open-minded perspective. I believe we all need grace, patience, and self-awareness to work through our obstacles.  Our state of mind and overall mental health is just as important as our physical health. With all the surprises life can give us, maintaining emotional health is essential to our well-being. My approach is to meet you where you are today and work through whatever obstacles or challenges you are facing. I do this by getting to know you in a supportive therapeutic environment. Through open communication we can work together towards goals and personal growth.


Sara Cortese

Affordable Counseling Intern

Hello! I’m Sara. Everyone deserves a place to process the difficulties that life throws at you; I’m here to meet you with vulnerability and support for whatever you need help with. As a documentary filmmaker in my last career, I believe in the power of the stories that we hold about ourselves; and as a therapist, I believe in the power of examining and rewriting those stories to make ourselves feel more whole, valued, and loved. I work with individuals, couples, and families using an emotionally-focused approach with a multicultural, social justice lens.


Liz Delaney

Affordable Counseling Intern

My approach to therapy is guided by my love and passion for creativity and connection. Together we will co-author narratives that highlight your strengths and focus on solutions. I work with individuals, couples, and families to cultivate and grow relationships. I provide support to clients of all ages with diverse backgrounds and identities. I look forward to sharing this journey with you!


Shana Delwiche

Affordable Counseling Intern

Wherever you are, I will be there with you, walking beside you, on your journey of personal evolution. You are welcome exactly as you are, today and every day. At the core of the therapeutic process will be our relationship, a refuge from the noise of the world and chaos of the mind, where you will experience the warmth and safety of genuine compassion and acceptance.Together we will explore what you desire for your life and how best to help you get there.I look forward to accompanying you on your path to a more enjoyable life.


Tristan Dubovich

Affordable Counseling Intern

Hello! I’m TJ and I work with individuals, couples, and families. I’m committed to exploring your concerns in a safe and inclusive space. I take a collaborative approach, believing individuals have the strength and resilience to find solutions that serve them. I will support you through the therapeutic process and encourage connection to find peace, wellness, and insight. I have experience and passion for working with the LGBTQIA+ community and the geriatric population. My goal is to meet each client as a unique individual, and welcome folks from all walks of life to begin this journey.


Joey Fischer

Affordable Counseling Program

We live in a culture that can cause us to feel out of alignment with our true selves. I view therapy as a way to heal the trauma of our systems of oppression, our family systems, and our social conditioning and begin living in our full authenticity. My approach is intuitive and non-judgmental, and my goal as a therapist is to guide you toward greater awareness of yourself and your experience, helping you access your inner wisdom. I draw from Gestalt, mindfulness, and transpersonal modalities and have special interest in working with complex trauma, shadow integration, spirituality, and sexuality.


Zachary Nathaniel Gart

Affordable Counseling Intern

Hi, I’m Zach and I’m here to support you in navigating this wild journey. Whatever you might be seeking right now, I’ll walk with you as we explore aliveness, connection and ease in being. I hold the belief that awareness and relationship with self are major factors in healing. I offer warmth, safety and presence in
my relational approach to therapy and hold experience in somatic/body-based approaches, Gestalt Therapy, NARM (Developmental Trauma) and Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy. I am grateful to spend time with clients from all walks of life and warmly welcome all of you to be here. Excited to meet you!


Hiroko Hirata

Affordable Counseling Intern

Hiroko was born and grew up in Kyoto, Japan. After receiving a Master of Divinity Degree at Naropa University, she served as a spiritual care provider in acute care, addiction recovery, and palliative care in several area hospitals. During her clinical spiritual care internship at Boulder Community Health and residency at University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, she specialized in grief and trauma primarily using mindfulness/compassion-based approaches. Her clinical experience affirmed her view that all people, regardless of their circumstances, can find relief in their own inner wholeness and that we are more together than alone.


Chris Howard

Affordable Counseling Intern

Whatever your goals are for counseling, you can count on me to be compassionate, creative, and collaborative, helping make sure the process works best for you. I have a background in music, storytelling, ecology, wilderness therapy, and craniosacral therapy, and I’m currently completing my Master’s in Counseling at Regis University. I’m also training my dog to work with people in a therapeutic setting, so I’m hoping the two of us will one day be a team. I have experience working with adults, adolescents, and pre-teens, and I’ve called Denver home for the past seventeen years.



Lindsey Kayne

Affordable Counseling Intern

As a holistic practitioner, I am passionate about collaborating with individuals seeking guidance and methods to assist them in understanding themselves, and their world, and healing the mind, body, and spirit. Together we will work as a team to overcome obstacles and boundaries in your life in order for you to realize your full potential. I use a whole-person approach and consider your background, personality, experiences, family dynamics, interests, strengths, and areas needing improvement in order to assist you in creating harmony, balance, and greater fulfillment in your life. I use a wide array of therapeutic tools and resources in order to create a supportive working relationship that is individualized and tailored to your needs. I look forward to guiding you on your healing journey.


Lisa Martinez

Affordable Counseling Intern

In my own life challenges, I have explored the interconnection of the mind, body and spirit. My struggles through the traumatic loss of my son have inspired me to walk alongside others who need empathy and hope on their path. As a mother of six children, yoga and wellness professional and Master’s candidate in clinical mental health counseling, I have gathered wisdom from life experience, somatic and mindfulness traditions, and trauma-informed counseling techniques. Using a person-centered and mindful approach, my passion is to help bereaved parents as well as others coping with the effects of trauma, grief and loss. I hope to inspire you to move through life to find joy, beauty and wholeness in the simple moments.


Kim Miñoso Smith (she/her/hers/ella)

Affordable Counseling Intern

Mi gente, ¡bienvenidos! Aquí puedes platicar en español,eh-spanglish, o inglés. Cuando trabajas conmigo, vas a ver cómo escucho con curiosidad, amor, y fuerza. Aquí puedes dejar tus armaduras emocionales para descubrir quién eres y cómo quieres manifestar tu potencial.

Ready to heal old wounds and open to the expansiveness of your essence? With fullness of heart, deep listening, and a fierce desire to bear witness to your truth, I will accompany you by sharing a sacred healing space where every part of you is welcome. Liberation awaits.


Paige O’Hagan

Affordable Counseling Intern

Humans are resilient and dynamic beings, capable of great healing and recovery. I believe the individual is the expert in their own life and my role is to provide a comfortable and safe environment to collaborate and explore oneself, past and present. Every person deserves to be seen, heard, and met where they are in the counseling space. My approach is holistic and client-centered with a multicultural and social justice-oriented lens, leaving room for eclecticism and to tailor the clinical approach to the needs of the individual. I would be honored to work alongside you in this journey.


Jodie Smith

Affordable Counseling Intern

Healing occurs when we are in meaningful contact with others, and finding connection to self, to others, and to place provides a starting point to shift perspectives and loosen the grip of “stuckness.” Together we’ll work to remember innate wisdom and a deep sense of knowing when the hamster wheel of life becomes too much to bear. I look to the rhythm of nature all around for inspiration and as an anchor when working with clients and in my own life.


Paige Sutula

Affordable Counseling Intern

Human beings are made up of a collection of our experiences that shape us into who we are today. We are also relational beings who desire connection and comfort. I believe therapy can be a place to navigate difficult emotions and experiences while gaining insight into the patterns we find ourselves stuck in. I approach therapy through an emotionally focused lens, while also believing in a holistic, individualized approach. I strive to create a warm and inviting space where you can feel safe and secure navigating the challenges of life. I enjoy working with individuals, couples, and families of all backgrounds and identities.


Allison Tonini

Affordable Counseling Intern

Certain seasons of life are difficult. Everyone deserves a safe, non-judgmental space to seek refuge, process, grow, and heal. I believe that you are the author of your own story. My role as a counselor is to help you write the upcoming chapters of life with more intention, self awareness, authenticity, and alignment. My warm, holistic approach incorporates empathy, curiosity, and presence to ensure you feel supported while doing this transformational inner work. I will always meet you where you are, then together we can build a path toward greater connection and meaningful change.


Sarah VanNatta

Affordable Counseling Intern

Hi, I’m Sarah. As a strengths-based counselor, I am here to help you reconnect to your own innate ability to heal and guide you toward greater awareness of yourself and your life experiences. By using a relational and somatic-based approach to clients, I work to build a relationship that supports and honors each person as an individual, where we can explore self-expression and emotion in ways beyond the verbal. I am currently working towards my Master’s Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling with a focus on Somatic and Body Psychotherapy at Naropa University. I have special interest in women-related issues, including but not limited to perinatal mental health and sexuality, and welcome all identities and backgrounds.


Katie Zeman (she/her/ella)

Affordable Counseling Intern

Healing is a warrior’s journey; requiring willingness to work with everything as it arises – pain and joy, dark and light. As a passing White woman with Mexican, Aztec, and Czechoslovakian roots, I feel strongly that well-being is heavily influenced by a person’s experiences, shaped through their relationship to personal identity and social context. I recognize the basic goodness inherent in every human being. Using
compassion and mindfulness, my approach helps clients be with their experiences, allowing for shifts in awareness and perspective, leading to wholeness and embodiment. I hope to be a guiding light on your path to liberation.


Affordable Counseling Program

Psychotherapy (Counseling) $25  – $65 for a 50 minute session

However, please inquire about our sliding fee scale, we offer sessions from $25-65. 


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