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Helen Coons, PhD, ABPP

Clinical Health Psychologist, University of Colorado School of Medicine


  • Provides engaging presentations on diverse psychology topics using her longstanding professional work, personal breast cancer experience, and motivational style.
  • President and clinical director for Health Psychology Solutions in Denver and Boulder, Colorado.

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Dr. Coons brings her longstanding professional work with women with cancer, her personal journey with breast cancer, and her motivational style to her engaging presentations. She is a dynamic speaker known for her interactive presentations to diverse local, national, and international audiences of healthcare providers and women with cancer.

A highly experienced content expert on psychosocial oncology for print and online media, Dr. Coons also consults on psychosocial oncology care and patient resources as a member of LBBC’s Medical Advisory Board, and served on the advisory committee for an advanced breast cancer survey for Novartis’ oncology division as well as the Institute of Medicine panel on services needs for women with breast cancer. Dr. Coons is the president and clinical director of Health Psychology Solutions, in Denver and Boulder, Colorado, and is a faculty member in the department of psychiatry at the University of Colorado School of Medicine. 


Many women confuse self-care with being selfish – that somehow taking care of ourselves is self-involvement or a selfish act instead of a self-respectful act. When women take care of themselves in all aspects of their lives, they actually have more energy, more reserve, and depth to take care of others at home, at work, and in their community.

Dr. Helen Coons, Good Housekeeping


Experience & Accolades


  • Psychiatry



  • Women’s Mental Health Associates 
    • President and Clinical Director, 2000-2014

Awards and Distinctions

  • American Psychological Association Division of Psychologists in Independent Practice, Psychologist of the Year Award 
  • American Psychological Association Leadership Institute for Women in Psychology Executive Committee Honor as Founding Chair 
  • American Psychological Association Committee on Women in Psychology Distinguished Contributions for Women in Psychology Award to the Leadership Institute for Women in Psychology Executive Committee
  • Temple University League of Entrepreneurial Women Hall of Fame 
  • American Psychological Association Presidential Citation 
  • Pennsylvania Psychological Association, Psychology in the Media Award 
  • American Psychological Foundation and Division of Health Psychology, American Psychological Association Timothy B. Jeffrey Memorial Award for Outstanding Contributions to Clinical Health Psychology 
  • American Psychological Association Committee on Women in Psychology 2001 Emerging Leader for Women in Psychology Award