Kevin  Cowperthwaite
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Kevin Cowperthwaite


Adult Psychiatrist, MD
Colorado Accepting Online
Denver Accepting In-person
Updated May 14, 2022

Specialties & Expertise

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Life transitions
  • Loss, grief, and bereavement
  • Relationship issues
  • ADHD

Professional statement

Dr. Kevin Cowperthwaite is a psychiatrist in Denver providing compassionate care to adults who seek relief from their problems and progress in their lives. Many of his clients are busy working people, students and parents who feel anxious, depressed or just “stuck.” They may be grieving a loss, changing jobs, or trying to make relationships work. They want to feel better and grow personally.

As a physician, Dr. Cowperthwaite takes a thorough look at medical, social and psychological factors affecting a person’s current situation. When appropriate, he can consult about the benefits of medications for depression, panic attacks, insomnia, poor concentration and other symptoms.

As a therapist, he believes strongly in listening carefully and creating a non-judgmental atmosphere of trust and safety. He has a warm, interactive and practical style that allows space for tears and for humor. He wants to learn about your unique personality and experience.

Sessions also involve learning skills derived from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy--evidence-based methods that help clients understand their thoughts, emotions, and values. With new skills and understanding you can take action toward your goals.

Dr. Cowperthwaite received his college education at Harvard University and his medical and psychiatric training at the University of Colorado. He served as Chief Resident of the Veterans Hospital in Denver. For 25 years, he has worked in office and hospital settings and enjoyed teaching about mental health. Away from the office, he enjoys time with his wife, three sons, two dogs and a bossy cat.

Message to clients

It's a very positive step to start caring for yourself, but it's not easy. As a therapist, my first job is to make that a little easier by creating a welcoming, safe and supportive environment. My second aim is to listen to your priorities, which helps me to offer education and options for treatment. We're partners in learning about your development and current challenges, and I believe this leads to effective therapies.

As a psychiatrist, I can offer a look into how your body and brain affect your mental well-being, and this helps with accurate diagnosis and sometimes with medication choices. I always explain the specific benefits of medications and their potential side effects, giving you the tools to make good choices in this area.

I am also committed to providing talk therapy to many of my patients because I think it creates more profound and long-lasting improvements for them.

Thanks very much for reading about me and my practice. I currently offer both in-person and video sessions. You can contact me through the Zencare link, and I'm happy to reach out and answer questions. I wish you well in finding the right therapist.


Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life

Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)

Life transitions - Coping with difficult or impactful life changes, such as moving to a new area, relationship transitions, child rearing, or career changes; learning self-care to better manage resulting stress

Loss, grief, and bereavement - Emotionally preparing for the anticipated passing of a loved one; managing feelings and reactions to a death or loss of significance; support during the process of healing and acceptance

Relationship issues - Understanding one’s wants and needs in relationships; exploring patterns of interaction, addressing concerns, and strengthening satisfaction in relationships and dating

ADHD - Skill-building and support around organizational challenges, distracted attention, procrastination; building and maintaining healthy routines and structure


  • Adults (24+)


Kevin Cowperthwaite is not in-network with any insurances.

Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $220 (50min)
  • Initial session: $400 (80min)
  • Medication management and therapy sessions: $220 (50min)
  • Medication management sessions: $170 (25min)

Additional session information

Out-of-network billing options

This provider can support you in getting reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement. Here are the out-of-network billing options they provide:

  • Super billing
Payment options
  • Check
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
Session frequency

Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.

  • Weekly
  • Multiple times a week
  • As needed


Online Sessions (Colorado)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 2 PM to 6 PM
  • Tue 8 AM to 2 PM
  • Wed 2 PM to 6 PM
  • Thu 8 AM to 6 PM
  • Fri 2 PM to 6 PM
  • Sat Not available
  • Sun Not available

Denver practice
1720 South Bellaire Street, Suite 900, Denver, Colorado 80222
Accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 2 PM to 6 PM
  • Tue 8 AM to 2 PM
  • Wed 2 PM to 6 PM
  • Thu 8 AM to 6 PM
  • Fri 2 PM to 6 PM
  • Sat Not available
  • Sun Not available

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 31 years

Kevin E. Cowperthwaite MD, PC, Psychiatrist in Private Practice, 2012 - Present
University of Denver Health Center, Staff Psychiatrist, 2018 - Present
Regis University Office of Counseling, Psychiatrist and Consultant, 2012 - 2021
Medical Center of Aurora, Hospital Inpatient Psychiatrist, 2013 - 2017
Health Center at Auraria / Metropolitan State University, Chief Psychiatrist, 1999 - 2011
University of Colorado School of Medicine, Chief Resident, Denver VA Hospital, 1995 - 1996

University of Colorado School of Medicine, Psychiatry Residency, 1996
University of Colorado School of Medicine, General Medicine Internship, 1993
University of Colorado School of Medicine, MD, 1992
Harvard University, BA, 1983


Colorado: 33423