Denver Family Therapy Center Offering you and your family a wide range of counseling services. Now Open For New Medicaid Referrals!

Marianne Sandstrom


(719) 580-0808

Marianne Sandstrom

***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.

Expertise, Interests, Specialties

  • Teletherapy - sessions will be done remotely by video or call
  • Adolescents
  • Anxiety
  • Children/Pediatric Clients
  • Couples/Marriage Therapy
  • Depression
  • Family Therapy
  • Parenting
  • Trauma

Accepted Insurance

  • Aetna
  • Aetna EAP
  • Blue Cross/Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Cigna EAP
  • Kaiser Permanente