Daleth McCoy, MA, LPCC

Daleth McCoy, MA, LPCC
DMccoy@brightsidecounseling.com
‪720-213-6024‬
  • Currently accepting new clients ages 8+
  • Self-Pay & Colorado Medicaid accepted (Currently NOT accepting ComPsych)
  • Individual, couples, and group therapy
  • Modality: Virtually and in-person at our Centennial office
  • Availability: Day, Evening, and Weekend
  • Daleth, she/her, pronounced “DAY-lith”
“I never said it would be easy. I only said it would be worth it.” ~ Mae West

We’re living in a world that seems to be filled with insecurity. Data and research about our health and the environment are overwhelming and often negative. The increase in demands and our tempo of life are proving hard to maintain, while we continue to adjust to our post-COVID world. And amidst all of the responsibilities we have – whether it’s a career, job, school, family, caretaking, friends, and our community – we are supposed to create the time and space to “be happy” — or — at the minimum, be functional.

Do I NEED Therapy?

If what I just wrote about feels hard or even impossible, you aren’t alone! I’m not saying you need therapy, I believe that on your own, you can find relief, function, and increased happiness. It can happen from the support of family, friends, and co-workers. It can happen through learning from books and movies. It can be accomplished by a person’s own path of self-reflection and growth. However, relief, function, and increased happiness can also happen in therapy, by creating a partnership that emphasizes absolute acceptance, honesty, and self-compassion.

What Can Therapy Help With?

Habits and Change: Sometimes it’s nice to get a jump-start on change or perspective; it can be hard to break free from our habits and the way we are used to seeing or thinking about things. Counseling can be helpful for people to make a whole new trajectory, or path for themselves. 

Emotions: Some people are feeling a lot of painful emotions, whether it’s anger, grief, sadness, numbness, to list a few of many. Counseling can help you look carefully, what can you change within yourself or in your environment? Can you change what your feelings are, or sometimes, can you change how those painful feelings affect you? The answer is yes – you can. Like a surfing instructor, sometimes a therapist can be the key to you riding the waves of uncomfortable feelings.

Burnout: Counseling can also be particularly effective for people experiencing burnout – whether from a career, relationship, or caretaking. We can’t simply abandon people we are caretaking, and caretaking can take an incredible toll on our health and wellbeing. Sometimes we have a career we love or used to love, and it’s not as simple as just changing to a new job. Counseling can offer insight and skills for taking some of these situations and building new resiliency – so that you can do more than just survive each day.

Harmful Coping Methods/Addiction: Sometimes people have, through a combination of their environment and genetics, found some coping mechanisms that aren’t as helpful as they used to be. Yes, I’m thinking about when people use food, substances, social media, self-harm, relationships, gaming, sex, shopping, and other things/actions to tolerate their life. There are a number of coping mechanisms that can cause problems and really get in the way of having a happy and successful life. Therapy can be effective in helping people tolerate life in cheaper, healthier, more socially acceptable ways. 

Contrary to popular belief, many of the people I know that would be classified as having an addiction also happen to be some of the strongest people I have ever known, having incredible levels of self-discipline and fortitude. Every person has their own unique combinations of biology, history, and experience that has led them being classified as a person with an addiction. A therapist can be an incredible helper in untangling this combination, finding out what may be driving addictive behaviors, and empowering a person to heal and make whatever changes they want to make in their life.

Diagnosis, Disability, Chronic Pain: And last but not least, there are various diagnoses that can be helped from therapy. Even if a diagnosis isn’t related to a mental health disorder, chronic pain and illness often have a lasting impact on our emotional health and well-being. These can affect our relationships with our family, friends, our ability to find or keep gainful employment, our ability to handle the daily stresses of handling our responsibilities to others and to ourselves. There can be so much frustration, shame, guilt, anger, sadness, and a sense of futility at times, and that’s not even talking about navigating our various healthcare systems to try to take care of ourselves. Therapy can be incredibly helpful for chronic or acute physical and mental health conditions and pain.

I don’t have a magic wand, but I do believe that counseling can offer you a chance to take a breath, gain perspective and insight, renew optimism and hope, and look closely at the toolbox you’ve been using to handle your life. 

I know it can be hard for people to start counseling, especially when they already may feel overwhelmed and vulnerable. I’m happy to set up a quick phone call, or even a video chat, and you can ask questions or just get to know me for a few minutes before making a decision.

Sincerely,
Daleth

 

PS: A Little About Me:

  • I have experience treating youth, adolescents, adults, and couples from diverse backgrounds and with a range of challenges. A few of my specialties include working with people or families living with neurodivergence (ADHD and/or Autism Spectrum Disorders) and extreme behavioral challenges (mood, conduct, and dysregulation disorders), people experiencing burnout or  compassion fatigue (caretakers, counselors, educators, medical professionals, first responders), people that have experienced trauma, and veterans.
  • Before entering the field of mental health, I worked as a special education teacher in public education. My background in education, experience in caretaking persons with disabilities, as well as my own diagnosis of ADHD all lend to my passion for life-changing experiences.
  • My Master’s Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Adams State University will be conferred in May of 2024, and my internship at Brightside Counseling is being overseen and supervised by Dr. Angela Schubert.
  • When I’m not in the office, I enjoy volunteering, advocacy, baking, giving away the baked goods before I eat too many of them, ogling muscle cars, rock hounding, riding my off-road big-wheel electric scooter, painting, drawing, and calligraphy.
  • I actively work to advocate for people that are marginalized and oppressed, and seek to repair harm done by the mental health institution to people that have historically been marginalized and oppressed, including people that identify as BIPOC, LGBTQIA+, people with disabilities, people with a minority or non-religious status, people with size-differences, and people with low socio-economic status.

You can visit my Psychology Today profile HERE.

You can book a phone consultation by calling, texting, or clicking HERE.

Education:
  • Adams State University
    Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling (2024)
  • Western State Colorado University
    Master of Arts in Special Education with Emphasis in Teacher Leadership (2015)
Rates:
  • Individual Sessions (53-60 minutes) $95/hour
  • Couples/Family Sessions (53-60 minutes) $135/hour
  • (Limited Availability) Reduced Rate Individual Sessions (53-60 minutes) $60/hour