Ian Palombo

#ThoughtMediator & #LifeUntangler
Licensed Professional Counselor
7 years in practice
Accepted Insurance Plans:
  • Aetna
  • Humana
  • Cigna
  • Anthem
  • United
  • MINES & Associates
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Multiplan
  • STE 600
  • 2121 S Oneida St.
  • Denver,CO

About Ian Palombo

I’m a Licensed Professional Counselor and virtual counselor in Denver, but you can also call me a Life-Untangler, a Performance Coach, and a Thought Mediator. I help anxious humans feel less anxious in their relationships and perform better in their lives. My ideal clients are practicing and retired athletes, health care professionals, and those with high-stress and high-risk careers.

Do you feel like you're carrying the weight of the world on your shoulders? That's because you are, and you need specialized care to support you through it. Entrepreneurs and high-stress professionals are some of my favorite individuals to work with.

I help busy individuals prioritize responsibilities, improve productivity, and restore strained relationships. Feeling burnt out and overwhelmed? Then I can help you recharge and find a calmer balance; whether you’ve lost it or don’t feel like you’ve ever had it.

Are you an athlete that struggles with performance, or issues related to stress or injury? If so, I can help you perform consistently, navigate injury, an overcome stress-related issues. Are you dealing with off-the-field issues like anxiety or depression? I will help you untangle the mess and learn new skills to minimize their impact.

Education & Training: I have completed all-but-dissertation towards my EdD in Sport & Performance Psychology from The University of Western States. I earned my M.A. in Applied Sport and Performance Psychology from the University of Denver. I earned my B.S. in Organizational Behavior and Leadership from the University of Rhode Island.

Those closest to me know me as a committed partner, business owner, and lover of plants. My core values are altruism, love, and equality. I am equal parts extroverted as I am introverted. While I enjoy spending time in nature, my ideal days off are spent in my backyard with my dogs and my partner.

We all deserve a little help sometimes, and that's what led you here. If you're feeling like something has got to give but you don't know what, reach out. 

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Anxiety is not your fault or caused by anything you have or haven’t done. According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, 40 million adults, or 18% of Americans, experience an anxiety disorder. If you are suffering from social anxiety you may experience the following:Constant feelings of dread... more

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It can be difficult to find ways to talk to your children, or to get them to talk to you. Although it's difficult, it's not impossible; read on to find out how to get your adult child to talk to you.Learn to ListenTake the time to listen to them when they want to talk. Instead of saying you'll talk... more

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Millions of people deal with anxiety disorders on a daily basis. Whether it’s a result of a specific phobia, a traumatic event, or just generalized worry, anxiety disorders take a toll on our mind and health. There is help for anxiety disorder sufferers, and therapy is the first place to start. If... more

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Wondering how to talk to a loved one about getting mental health treatment? Just about every family has that loved one who's always causing trouble, or maybe is just more of a free spirit. Sometimes however, that someone has a serious mental health issue. If you have a loved one who you believe may... more

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When you first fell in love, you could never imagine that someday the sound of your partner chewing could make you want to scream. It’s inevitable that once we are out of our honeymoon phase and reality sets in, we realize that all relationships take work and compromise. But while some relationships... more

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Feeling profound sadness after the death of a loved one? Experiencing excessive guilt about something left unsaid or undone? Are you gripped with fear? Caught in a cycle of anxiety, helplessness, or panic? Having trouble resuming a normal life with grief and pain as your constant companions? Grief... more

The information above is intended as general information...  (more)The information above is intended as general information based on minimal information, and does not constitute health care advice. This information does not constitute communication with a counselor/therapist nor does it create a therapist-client relationship nor any of the privileges that relationship may provide. If you are currently feeling suicidal or are in crisis, call 911 or proceed to your local emergency room.

Breakups are hard, there’s no two-ways about it. The emotional toll is enough to send many people into the fetal position with one hand wrapped around a spoon and the other around a pint of ice cream.The problem with reaching for comfort foods in times of crisis is that they set us up to feel even... more

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Openpath.com is a great resource for therapists that offer affordable services. 

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Anorexia Nervosa involves severe restriction of food intake, which can cause the body to go into survival mode. This process slows down important functions of the body to conserve energy. The consequences are dangerous and can be fatal.Some symptoms of anorexia are: Fatigue and faintingSlow heart... more

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Anger is a natural and healthy emotion that everyone feels from time to time. But when you find yourself being caught off guard with unexpected anger or feeling anger at a time when you can’t express it, it can be difficult to cope with. So, what can you do when you find yourself feeling anger... more

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Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is an effective therapy for everyday struggles, as well as depression, anxiety, substance use, eating disorders, and many others. And all of our expert therapists at Denver Mental Health Collective are trained in CBT. Very simply, CBT is designed around the belief... more

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Do you feel heavy with despair, struggling each day to keep your head just above the darkness and dread? Does it take every ounce of energy to stay afloat? Or are you feeling overwhelmed by feelings of helplessness and hopelessness? If this sounds familiar, we want you to know that you are not alone... more

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Cognitive Behavioral Therapy has been shown over the years to be effective at helping people recognize and change their behaviors. But, as much potential as therapy has for every individual, some people seem to have the keys to successful therapy while others don’t.Some of this stems from what the... more

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Short answer: No.Long answer: There are few instances where a therapist can break confidentiality and have a client involuntarily admitted to a treatment center. The therapist would have to believe the client is a danger to themselves or others or gravely disabled, at which point they would place a... more

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There are a number of online directories that can help a person get started with counseling. You can use them to search therapists in your area, by areas of specialization, and insurance. Here is a list of some of the most popular ones: www.psychologytoday.comwww.TherapyDen.comwww.onlinecounseling... more

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