Offering you and your family a wide range of counseling services.

Marianne Sandstrom

Marianne Sandstrom

(719) 580-0808
Teletherapy - sessions will be done remotely by video or call
Children/Pediatric Clients
Couples/Marriage Therapy
Family Therapy

***Accepting clients for daytime telehealth/Zoom appointments only***

I became a therapist later in life, and almost by accident.   I had been a professional raft guide, a horse trainer, a carpenter, an insurance underwriter, an EMT, and a really bad waitress

Not surprisingly, I am not a conventional therapist.   I am pragmatic and down to earth in my approach.  I have worked for decades in a rural impoverish region of Colorado and recognize that many people can’t afford the time and expense of long-term therapy.  Rather, it is important to move as quickly as possible to help each person resolve the problems that compelled them to seek help. I am very focused on working with clients to create new patterns and skills that help “make life feel better”. 

My 20 years of experience working with families is supplemented by a decade as a foster and adoptive parent.  I am uniquely comfortable working with families who are experiencing difficult behaviors by children of all ages.  My areas of expertise include children with ADHD, attachment and adoptive issues, self-destructive behaviors, and defiant behaviors.

Accepted Insurance: 
Aetna EAP
CO Access
Cigna EAP
Kaiser Permanente
Medicaid (Foothills Behavioral/VO)
United Healthcare/Optum
UC Health

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