Helen E. Thilly, LCSW

Individual and Family Therapist
& Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Helen E. Thilly


Masters in Social Work (Honors)
University of Wisconsin, Madison

Bachelor in Psychology
Hobart William Smith College

Focus Areas:

  • Young adults
  • College/graduate school transitions
  • New moms
  • Relationship issues
  • Divorce/break up
  • Adolescents
  • Self-harm behaviors
  • Depression
  • Anxiety/stress
  • Mood disorders
  • Work transitions
  • Children/families
  • Remote/virtual sessions (HIPPA secure)

Treatment Approach:

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
  • Person Centered Therapy
  • Family Systems Therapy
  • Interpersonal Therapy
  • Solution Focused Therapy
  • Skill Building


Helen E. Thilly is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who has extensive experience working with children, young adults, and families. She worked at the University of Colorado Addiction Research and Treatment Services (ARTS) where she provided substance abuse treatment to adolescent clients, and currently works at Children’s Hospital Colorado where she has practiced since 2007, providing therapeutic services to children and families.

At Alder Grove, Helen employs a collaborative and highly supportive approach to therapy, tailored to each patient’s particular needs and circumstances. She focuses on assisting clients gain insight into their concerns and behaviors and develop skills and strategies that will enable them to resolve the issues they face in a creative and positive manner.

Helen is passionate about fostering mental health and wellbeing and helping individuals and families achieve tangible, long-term personal success as they navigate through life transitions.

Helen was awarded a post master’s training fellowship at the Boulder Institute of Psychotherapy and Research (now InReach) focused on psychological trauma and has completed the nine-month psychodynamic training and practicum offered by CU Boulder Wardenburg Health Center.

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“Helen is the most personable professional I’ve met, both in my personal and professional life. I walk away from each session with Helen feeling more in control of my well being and empowered than I did before. Her approach to the challenges in my life are not only insightful, but practical for everyday use.”

– Anonymous, mid-20’s client of Helen Thilly, LCSW

“In a morning visit with Holly Vause, she suggested I see Helen and that evening I was in her office. That was about three years ago and no words can describe my gratitude to them both since then.”

– Anonymous, mid-20’s client of Helen Thilly, LCSW

“I have been really happy with the communication between my therapist (Helen Thilly) and I, and finally feel like I have found a trustworthy therapist I can confide in.”

– Anonymous 30-year-old client of Helen Thilly, LCSW

“Helen has helped my daughter transition from high school to college and have a successful, healthy and confident Freshman year.”

– Anonymous parent of a young adult client of Helen Thilly, LCSW

“(Helen’s) easy relatable style has helped my daughter open up and motivated her to eventually stop her unhealthy behaviors.”

– Anonymous parent of teen client of Helen Thilly, LCSW

“I finally feel that someone understands, and has actually helped me learn skills to cope with my lifelong anxiety.”

– Anonymous, 38-year-old client of Helen Thilly, LCSW