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Overcomers' is a mental health care practice in Colorado Springs.  We are located at 5585 Erindale Dr. Ste #204 Colorado Springs, CO 80918.  We have a passion for people and being a part of their experience as they overcome challenges.  What will you overcome?

If you are seeking counseling and you have Medicaid, you have come to the right place.  Overcomers Counseling in Colorado Springs believes anyone should have the opportunity to seek counseling, therefore, we offer counseling services to those covered under Medicaid.  At Overcomers Counseling, our dedicated therapists offer ...
To all our military and military families seeking counseling, you have come to the right place.  Overcomers Counseling in Colorado Springs believes all of our armed forces should have the opportunity to find counseling, therefore, we offer counseling services to those covered under Tricare.  At Overcomers Cou...
If you're seeking counseling services and you're covered under Cigna Healthcare, you have come to the right place.  Overcomers Counseling in Colorado Springs believes all people should have the opportunity to find counseling, therefore, we offer counseling services to those covered under Cigna.  At Overcomers Coun...
What is Trauma?Psychological trauma is defined as any kind of damage to the mind that occurs as the result of a distressing experience.  While physical trauma leaves scars that are visible to the naked eye, the damage inflicted by psychological trauma is often invisible. And yet, despite this, it is no less damaging.  If le...
Modern technology has brought about the convenience of mental health at your fingertips.  Imagine online therapy from the convenience of your home, during your work break or on the weekend.  Does that sound appealing? Online therapy has made a significant impact on the world we live in and at Overcomers Counseling, our highly tr...
Narcissistic Personality Disorder (NPD) is a mental health condition characterized by an inflated sense of self-importance, an extreme need for admiration, and a lack of empathy towards other people. People with Narcissistic Personality Disorder often have a history of difficult interpersonal relationships, and often attempt to use or manipulate th...
Teen violence refers to any form of violent or aggressive behavior displayed by teenagers and young adults. While this can include bullying, teen violence further includes behaviors such as fighting, abuse, and gang activity, among others. As children grow into teenagers and take on more and more adult responsibilities and interests, the ...
TED talks are informative and professional presentations on a variety of topics.  Below is a list of videos by a variety of presenters that talk about Mental Health.  These talks deal with depression, mental health stigmas, PTSD, suicide and more.   Depression, The Secret We Share  by Andrew Solomon"The opposite of dep...
Hi! We're Garrett and Jennifer, owners of Overcomers Counseling. Our team of licensed professional counselors have an array of therapeutic expertise and life experiences that provide a strong foundation for our practice. We provide a genuine and caring approach to set our clients at ease.Often fear can rule our lives and hinder our potent...
Addiction is typically thought to involve the abuse of substances, both legal and illegal. When one thinks of the word "addict", images of crack pipes, dirty syringes, and empty liquor bottles may come to mind. While these substances are all certainly addictive, there are other forms of addiction which don't fit this mold. Gambling addiction, in pa...
Addiction is a complex brain disorder involving the compulsive use of substances or behaviors despite negative consequences. In addiction, the brain's reward system (which involves important neurotransmitters associated with pleasurable feelings, such as dopamine) works improperly, leading to a psychological craving for the addictive stimulus ...
Dissociative disorders are a series of mental health conditions characterized by feelings of disconnection from reality in the patient. Dissociative disorders, while often extremely frightening to the patient, are actually often safety measures employed by the brain as a way to protect an individual from the effects of trauma. People struggling wit...
Self-injury is the act of intentionally harming oneself as a way of coping with pain. Methods such as cutting and burning are the most common ways of committing self-injury, although excessive scratching and hitting oneself occur as well. Self-injury is typically performed without the intention of committing suicide, although in some case...
Sexual abuse is any form of unwanted sexual contact. In addition to acts of sexual violence, such as rape and molestation, sexual abuse can include other forms of sexual contact, such as revealing oneself to an unwanting victim or using sexually explicit language with someone who has not consented to such communication.Sexual abuse, likewise, ...
Psychology Today says... View article on Psycholoy TodayWhen California psychologist Francine Shapiro invented eye movement desensitization and reprocessing therapy (EMDR) in the late 1980s, psychiatrists and patients alike were lured by the promise of a single-session cure for post-traumatic stress disorder, addictions and phobias. While EMDR...
Since you are searching for help, it most likely means that you or someone you know is dealing with the loss of a loved one, loss of a job, relationship, health or even the loss of a dream you once had. It is difficult to process a loss, especially when it's someone you love. We would like to offer condolences for your loss. Grief is one of th...
Stress is an inevitable part of the human experience. All of us, at one point or another, will experience stress related to our careers or personal life. When the stress we face outstrips our ability to cope, however, is when stress begins to take its toll on our health and well-being. Chronic exposure to unmanageable levels of stress, ul...
Low self-esteem is a behavioral and thought pattern in which an individual lacks self-confidence and a healthy sense of self-regard. While low self-esteem itself is not a medical diagnosis, it is often serious enough that it negatively impacts the life and well-being of the person with low self-esteem. It is likewise often accompanied by menta...
Drug abuse is one of the costliest and most prevalent health issues faced by society. Drugs, both legal and illegal, are unfortunately a common part of life, and most people will come face to face with the results of drugs, whether through their own use or that of someone they know. Drug use creates changes in the brain which create pleasurabl...
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, or PTSD, is a mental health condition characterized by an onset of anxiety-related symptoms in response to a traumatic event. PTSD can develop in response to an event in which a patient is exposed to a dangerous or life-threatening event, whether real or perceived, and persists to the point of disruption in the patie...