Therapists Specializing in Identity Development in Denver

Our identity can change and develop throughout life. For many of us, our ideas of who we are and what we believe constantly evolve over the years. Defining your own beliefs, lifestyle, and sense of self can be exciting, but it’s natural to experience some uncertainty or discomfort in the process too. Although identity development is most commonly associated with adolescence, challenges can arise at any time, especially during major life transitions or other times of change.

Therapy can help us better understand ourselves, feel more confident in who we are, and improve our ability to make sense of our world. A therapist might focus on clarifying values to guide your actions through acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) or develop your thoughts and core beliefs through cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT). Some therapists also provide existential therapy, a philosophically-rooted approach that focuses on meaning, freedom, connection, and mortality.

As numerous therapeutic modalities can help with identity development, it can be beneficial to discuss the options with one of the therapists in Denver below who specialize in this area. Therapists have been vetted by the Zencare team for clinically rigorous, quality care. Visit their profiles to watch an introductory video and book a free initial call to find a good fit!


Ryan Robert Colby

Ryan Robert Colby

Online Sessions, CO

2401 South Downing Street, Denver, CO, 80210

9362 Teddy Lane, Lone Tree, CO, 80124

Accepting new clients in-person & online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $80 - $115 per session

As a sports counselor and former athlete, I love working with athletes and performers through challenges related to sport and the hardships of life. You might be facing the unique trials of a current or former Olympian or professional athlete, balancing life as a collegiate or high school student athlete, or navigating the difficulties of youth sport. And whether you are facing a mental health concern, could use some extra support, or seek meaningful growth, I want to be a part of helping you strive towards pursuing mental/emotional health and well-being, achieving your goals, processing your story, and overcoming tough circumstances both on and off the field. Adversity in sport can impact every area of daily functioning just as challenges in life can seriously impact the ability to perform well in sport, often times they're deeply interconnected. I would be honored to walk with you through those challenges.


Juana  Rincon

Juana Rincon

Online Sessions, CO

954 North Street, Boulder, CO, 80304

Accepting new clients in-person & online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $110 - $150 per session

Hello ! So glad you are here! I think that seeking help is brave because we live in a culture that doesn't encourage us to do so. Most of us think we need to be independent, self-sufficient, and figure things out on our own. It is sadly, endemic to our culture. We are not meant to navigate this world alone. We are wired to bond, to relate, to share, to have meaning in our relationships. If you feel you are alone, I am here to tell you: You don't have to be alone.

That said I also recognize that "navigating" this world is not easy at all. We have to juggle a lot! Plus we have a very complex navigation system which is our physical body, emotional body, mind, and energetic system. Let alone other things (aspects of our personality, memories, past trauma, attachment wounding) that interphase and inform our reality moment to moment. Whoa! It is most definitely a lot.

I love the work I do because my soul is in it. In my own journey therapy as a client for many many years, I learned to embody my true self which is now at the core of the work I do with clients. I want you to be you, fully, unapologetically. I want you to connect with your truth, your voice, your power, your wisdom.

So I welcome you into a new journey. The journey of self-discovery.


Binta  Cross

Binta Cross

1355 South Colorado Boulevard, Denver, CO, 80222

Online Sessions, CO

Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $100 - $125 per session

I believe that effective treatment happens in the context of a strong therapeutic relationship. My initial goal is to build that kind of relationship with you so that you feel safe, respected and supported. I view psychotherapy as a collaborative effort in which we work together to understand your strengths and struggles in order to foster transformation and healing.

I look forward to partnering with you on your journey to better mental health.


Chelsea  Newton

Chelsea Newton

Online Sessions, CO

Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $120 - $150 per session

Welcome! I’m glad you’re here.

Seeking therapy for sexuality issues is difficult and can feel overwhelming, or even embarrassing. I became a sex therapist because I love to help people overcome feelings of shame or uncertainty related to sexuality. You may not be here seeking sex therapy, and that’s okay too. I offer therapy to individuals who have experienced trauma and are seeking relief from symptoms or want support for everyday stress.

I use a client-centered, healing focused approach, with a social justice lens to offer a supportive space for you to explore whatever you wish. After nearly a decade of working in public service as a Social Worker, I am deeply aware of how social justice issues impact mental health. Individual identity is critical to overall wellness and I welcome you exactly as you are.

I would be honored to work with you.


Teena  Evert

Teena Evert

Online Sessions, CO

Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $185 - $225 per session

Hi, my name is Teena. It's nice to meet you. I'm glad you have decided to work with a licensed and experienced professional. I'm looking forward to exploring what we can accomplish in our work together.

I have over 15 years of experience working in the personal and professional development industry. After changing my career trajectory many times since graduating college, I am happy to say that I have found my calling as a transformational counselor and a coach!

During our work together, you can expect me to be both professional and personable. I draw from my professional experience and knowledge base and integrate my personal experiences of being a true careerist. I love to help guide others along their path to ensure that it is successful and satisfying long-term.

⭑ Although I am based in Colorado, I work with clients in all 50 states.


Trisha  Johnson

Trisha Johnson

Online Sessions, CO

Insurances: Blue Cross Blue Shield, Cigna, United Healthcare
Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $100 per session

My style is one of significant compassion and straightforward honesty. I specialize in mindfulness practices and intuitive healing by integrating yoga, energy anatomy and astrology into cognitive-behavioral therapy. It is my passion and purpose to help you rediscover and relate to yourself in new ways so you can truly thrive in each present moment.

I am an existential old soul and a heartfelt humanitarian. My purpose on this planet is to spread light and help you be your best Self. If you've never tried therapy before and you're apprehensive... text me and I'll help you bridge the gap. We are multidimensional beings and you deserve to truly know thyself and appreciate every aspect of your being.


Nicole  Petronzio

Nicole Petronzio

Online Sessions, CO

Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $135 per session

In the vast sea of therapist's in the world, I know how daunting it can feel to try to search through and find one that feels like they could be the right fit for you! Let me begin by assuring you that I am just as human as they come, and my goal is to help empower you to regain that feeling of control over yourself and your life as much as possible. I recognize that not everyone responds to therapy the same way, and I remain flexible to what works for YOU.

With the current state of the world, there have been so many unique challenges and adjustments we have been forced to make, and you may have been left feeling like you're drowning amidst the chaos. We aren't meant to go through this alone. I am here to help you navigate whatever has been coming up for you lately, at whatever pace you need to take it.

You may be wondering whether telehealth is the right choice for you, or if telehealth with ME is the right choice for you. Ultimately, the power is always in your hands to take the steps towards doing what is best for yourself. I encourage you to reach out and give me a call so that I can help you decide if this feels right!


Eve A Rabinovitz

Eve A Rabinovitz

Online Sessions, CO

Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $90 - $140 per session

My goal is to have my clients feel more emotionally regulated and focused so that life can be less stressful and more enjoyable. My practice philosophy is driven by the belief that change and healing are possible, with the right support and resources. You can be empowered to find ways to help live life with inspiration and intention.

If it sounds like we’d be a good fit, I look forward to hearing from you!


Jessica  Savage

Jessica Savage

Online Sessions, CO

Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $85 - $100 per session

In our time together, we will get you feeling more comfortable and confident in yourself so that you are able to cope with whatever life throws at you – and these days, that has been a lot. We will process through your past and current experiences through a new lens that accepts and validates who you are. You will have the opportunity to overcome overthinking, set boundaries with ease, and recognize valuable strengths within yourself. Additionally, you can learn new techniques to get you through those more challenging moments.

If this fits what you are looking for, I would be excited to work with you and guide you in moving forward to your next chapter in life!


Amanda  Ream

Amanda Ream

Online Sessions, CO

Waitlist available online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $125 - $165 per session

I am passionate about working with people who are interested in exploring life’s questions, experiences, and paradoxes, who desire to examine and release feelings of shame while cultivating more vulnerability, compassion, and embodiment.

My approach to working with clients is rooted in a strengths-based, trauma-informed, intersectional, sex-positive, and client-centered perspective- always considering the person’s experience in the context of the greater world we live in. I take an engaging, collaborative, non-judgmental, and curious approach to therapy, weaving in moments of humor, mindfulness, and reflection. I have a deep respect for the process of therapy and the clients who trust in me their most personal stories, fears, and hopes. I believe in the inherent resiliency and wisdom of each client and will work with you to increase your sense of empowerment and personhood.


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