Eric Dobesh, MSW, SWC

Pronouns - He/him/his

Eric provides therapy to adolescents and adults with a focus on LGBT issues, non-monogamy, and alternative sexual lifestyles.

Insurances Accepted

(CHP+) Medicaid
Anthem/Blue Cross Blue Shield (now called Elevance)
CCHA Medicaid
Cigna (now Evernorth)
Colorado Access (Medicaid / CHP+)
Denver Health Medical Plan (DHMP commercial)
First Health Network
RMHP Medicaid
Rocky Mountain Health Plans (A UnitedHealthcare company)
United Healthcare / UBH (Optum)

Current Practice

As a therapist, Eric focuses on sexuality, intimate relationships, gender, and identity. He believes that paths to happiness and fulfillment are unique to every individual and, therefore, must be approached from an individualized, judgment-free perspective. And as a bisexual who spent his twenties navigating queer, kink, and poly spaces in New York City, he’s well-versed in a broad spectrum of lifestyles. While he’s happy to work with anyone who would like to better relate to their sexuality, partner(s), or self, he’s particularly fluent in LGBT+ issues, alternative sexual interests, and non-monogamy. He approaches these from a blend of behavioral, person-centered, and interpersonal models but is always capable of modifying his method depending on client needs.

Client Focus

  • Adults 18+
  • Couples
  • Seniors 65+
  • Family
  • Transgender
  • Group Therapy

Areas of Focus

  • Addiction/Substances
  • ADHD/Neurodivergence
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar and/or Mood Management
  • Caregiver Support
  • Child Behavior Problems
  • Childhood Abuse
  • Chronic Illness/Pain
  • Couples
  • Crisis Management
  • Depression
  • Divorce / High Conflict Family
  • Domestic Violence
  • Existential Issues
  • Grief/Loss
  • Life Transitions
  • Personality Disorder
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Sexual Issues
  • Trauma/PTSD
  • Veteran / First Responder Issues

Treatment Approach

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Brief/Solution Focused Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • EMDR
  • Family/Systems Theory
  • Mindfulness-based
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Person-centered
  • Psychodynamic

Past Work Experience

  • Intern Therapist at Center for Valued Living (2022–2023)

Education & Licensure

  • Masters of Social Work from the University of Denver, June 2023
  • BA from Ithaca College
  • Eric is currently being supervised by Kimberly Dunn-Lipscomb, LCSW