counseling services

Queer Asterisk’s counseling services bring together compassionate mental health providers with diverse areas of expertise to strengthen and support our community.

counseling

Thank you for your interest in counseling services at Queer Asterisk. We update this page every month, based on the availability of our counseling providers.

As of July 1, 2024, Queer Asterisk is now accepting inquiries for individual, relationship and family counseling.

We also provide appointments to receive a letter for gender-affirming care. Please submit a request below to get started.

Meet our team

Queer Asterisk counseling services are queer informed and affirming with an emphasis on queer resilience and vitality. We accept Medicaid and Medicare, and most private insurance providers. Our out-of-pocket rate is $150 per 50-minute session. We offer a sliding scale as well as full and partial scholarships.

our services:

  • We work with children, adolescents, and adults
  • We see individuals, groups of all configurations, and families
  • We specialize in gender-affirming treatment of dysphoria, trauma, anxiety, depression, addiction, grief and loss.
  • We utilize strengths-based, person-centered, trauma-informed, and evidence-based treatment modalities
  • We see individuals, groups of all configurations, and families. Check out our therapy groups here.  

“Receiving mental health services from Queer Asterisk has been life-changing. From the moment I sent the first email inquiring about services, I felt held and respected by their thoughtful, inclusive staff. In a day and age where fear and intolerance can run rampant, Queer Asterisk is a beacon of hope, showing what the best of humanity has to offer the LGBTQIA+ community.”

our approaches

Contemplative therapy is grounded in the notion of “brilliant sanity.” This means that we all have within us a natural dignity and wisdom. Our basic nature is characterized by clarity, openness and compassion. This wisdom may be temporarily covered over, but is nonetheless there and may be cultivated. Contemplative psychotherapists are trained to recognize sanity within even the most confused and distorted states of mind and strive to nurture this sanity in themselves and in their clients. -Grace Ballard

Transpersonal therapy supports the integration of body, mind, and spirit.

Somatic therapy uses sensation, movement, and creative expression to connect with our body’s innate wisdom.

Feminist therapy focuses on individual and social change; it exists to empower those who feel silenced or oppressed by majority cultures in society by honoring and elevating their voices. Feminist therapy is based on the understanding that individuals are affected by and struggle with societal norms and must learn to look to themselves as the experts in their own unique identity. This is accomplished by reframing problems in the context of societal views, rather than as a result of personal behavior.

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) focuses on challenging and changing unhelpful cognitive distortions and behaviors, improving emotional regulation, and the development of coping strategies.

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) provides skills to improve mindfulness, distress tolerance, emotion regulation, and interpersonal effectiveness. This approach is designed to specifically assist individuals in better managing behaviors, emotions and thoughts.

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) relieves psychological stress by reprocessing traumatic events, which may be connected to sensory information that is triggered uncontrollably.

what we do

We love our community and it’s an honor to support queer mental health every day.
 
Queer Asterisk provides a thousand queer and trans-affirming counseling sessions every month to clients of all ages across Colorado, regardless of their ability to pay.
 
Clients come to Queer Asterisk for support with a diverse variety of concerns, including anxiety, depression, trauma, identity development, parenting, gender dysphoria, family therapy, relationship concerns, accessing gender-affirming treatment options, and developing sustainable self-care practices.
 

Our counseling team utilizes strengths-based, person-centered, trauma-informed, and evidence-based treatment modalities. Queer Asterisk counselors come from diverse backgrounds with specializations in queer theory, mindfulness and embodiment practices. sex-positive and relationship-affirming treatment, multiculturalism and racial justice.

Find out more about our Counselors

supervision

Our licensed counselors also offer queer-informed supervision to clinicians in private practice.

Read more about our supervisors.

" I needed help for a friend. The people I spoke to here helped immediately. They were so incredibly friendly and compassionate. Actual words: ‘No matter what, we will get your friend the help he needs today.’ I cannot speak more highly of them. I haven’t felt so completely taken care of in a very long time."