Tips for Choosing a Psychotherapist:
Other Practicing Professionals

There are several other professionals who may practice forms of psychotherapy in Colorado including:

Pastoral Counselors: M.Div. (Master of Divinity), or Th.D. (Doctor of Theology),
Psychiatric Nurses: R.N. (Registered Nurse) or M.S.N. (Masters of Science in Nursing),
Psychiatrists: M.D. (Medical Doctors), |
Psychoanalysts: Anyone trained or practicing Freudian or analytic styled psychodynamic approach
Alcohol Counselors: C.A.C. I, II, or III (Certified Addiction Counselors)

Psychotherapists may claim certifications from any number or variety of organizations. Certificates however may not necessarily indicate competence. Frequently the certificates are merely "Certificates of Attendance" for a training seminar. Each individual State may or may not require or recognize certifications for practicing psychotherapy. Some examples of certifications include:

Sex therapists
EMDR therapists
NLP practitioners
Trauma Therapists
Hakomi Practitioners
Case Management
Grief Therapists