Find Therapists, Counselors and Psychologists in Fort Collins, Colorado

Find a therapist in Fort Collins, Colorado that meets your needs. Browse our comprehensive list of affordable and licensed therapists in Fort Collins to find a professional specializing in counseling people with stress, anxiety, depression, relationship issues, grief and more.


Dr. Anna Jetton

PsyD
17 years experience
Hi! My name is Anna and I am so glad you are here. I have been in the counseling field for 17 years, and in that time I have had the opportunity to work in a variety of settings including hospitals, prisons and various community agencies. Each experience not only helped me develop my expertise and skill set, but more importantly, I realized how much I love helping people achieve their desired personal growth. I am... Read More
Hi! My name is Anna and I am so glad you are here. I have been in the counseling field for 17 years, and in that time I have had the opportunity to work in a variety of settings including... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 17 years

Dr. Michelle Rollins

PhD, LPC
15 years experience
Has life worn you down? You’re not alone! Maybe you feel that despite all of your attempts to create the life you really want, you can’t quite get there. Perhaps you continue to struggle with feeling out of control and overwhelmed by your emotions. I’m here to help! I work to provide a safe, genuine, and non-judgmental space for you to heal hurts, build coping skills, make positive changes, and achieve goals. I’m passionate about... Read More
Has life worn you down? You’re not alone! Maybe you feel that despite all of your attempts to create the life you really want, you can’t quite get there. Perhaps you continue to struggle with feeling out of control and... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 15 years

Shelley Brannon

LMFT
6 years experience
Hello, My name is Shelley and I'd like to acknowledge you for taking the step to ask for support. It takes strength and courage to get this far and you already display these qualities. People from all walks of life and at all different times in their life can benefit from the right person listening to and supporting them. Having an objective person can be exactly what you need to move forward in a positive direction. ... Read More
Hello, My name is Shelley and I'd like to acknowledge you for taking the step to ask for support. It takes strength and courage to get this far and you already display these qualities. People from all walks of life and... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 6 years

Christopher Akins

PhD, LPC
10 years experience
Hello and Welcome! I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Colorado with 10+ years of counseling and mindset coaching experience. My practice focuses on helping clients overcome challenges with trauma, substance abuse, and difficulties managing emotions. I also help them develop a growth mindset that enables them to succeed in achieving their life and career goals. In our sessions together we will focus on self exploration, and developing... Read More
Hello and Welcome! I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Colorado with 10+ years of counseling and mindset coaching experience. My practice focuses on helping clients overcome challenges with trauma, substance abuse, and difficulties managing emotions.... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 10 years

Rachel Everett-Lozon

MA, LMFT
3 years experience
Hello, I'm Rachel Everett-Lozon, a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) located in Colorado. I have been working with adults, children, adolescents, families, and couples for over 7 years, and I hold a Master's Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Argosy University in Denver, CO. I believe that we are best understood within the context of our relationships. Together with my clients, we look at family relationships, sequences of behavior, and effective communication, to move forward... Read More
Hello, I'm Rachel Everett-Lozon, a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) located in Colorado. I have been working with adults, children, adolescents, families, and couples for over 7 years, and I hold a Master's Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 3 years

Deedra Ivie

LPC
6 years experience
Hi, I’m Deedra Ivie. My goal is to help you find the strength that is already inside of you and bring that to light. Each client is different and has needs unique to their upbringing and life circumstances. I enjoy learning about your past circumstances, ways of thinking and current situation to find the best way to move forward to achieve progress and find peace. I use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy with most clients suffering from depression... Read More
Hi, I’m Deedra Ivie. My goal is to help you find the strength that is already inside of you and bring that to light. Each client is different and has needs unique to their upbringing and life circumstances. I enjoy... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 6 years

Steffany (Steffi) Joslin

MA, LPC, CAC, II
7 years experience
Your story matters, and I'm committed to helping you grow through your experience. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Colorado, and have 7 years of experience participating with individuals and families in reaching their goals. As a counselor, I work compassionately and collaboratively with my clients. My hope is that you feel known, accepted, and supported in reaching your goals during our time together. I specialize in helping individuals resolve past trauma and... Read More
Your story matters, and I'm committed to helping you grow through your experience. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Colorado, and have 7 years of experience participating with individuals and families in reaching their goals. As a counselor,... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 7 years

Laura Scales

MA, LMFT
5 years experience
It is my sincere hope to bring genuine healing and wholeness to individuals, marriages and families. What is perhaps unique about me is that therapy is not my first career. I feel as though my other careers and life experiences have led me to this time in my life and my practice. I have learned first hand how unexpected life events can throw one off course and how going through change can be... Read More
It is my sincere hope to bring genuine healing and wholeness to individuals, marriages and families. What is perhaps unique about me is that therapy is not my first career. I feel as though my other careers and life... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 5 years

Jodie Miller

MA, LPC
20 years experience
My name is Jodie Miller, and I’m licensed professional counselor (LPC) in the state of Colorado, USA. I have been practicing mental health counseling for 20 years, mostly in my home state of Louisiana. I specialize mainly in counseling clients with personality disorders, but I also have extensive experience with other issues, including: all types of emotional instabilities, grief and loss, psychosis, the journey through gender and sexual identity, and problems related to religion... Read More
My name is Jodie Miller, and I’m licensed professional counselor (LPC) in the state of Colorado, USA. I have been practicing mental health counseling for 20 years, mostly in my home state of Louisiana. I specialize mainly in counseling... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 20 years

Rose B.

LMHC, LPC, MS
4 years experience
Hello! I am Rose and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Colorado and a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Hawaii. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, trauma, relationship issues, parenting problems, career challenges, etc. My counseling style is empathetic and non-judgemental. I believe in treating all of my clients with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. My approach is primarily relational, as I believe... Read More
Hello! I am Rose and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Colorado and a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Hawaii. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, trauma, relationship issues,... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 4 years

Overview of Mental Health Resources Fort Collins, Colorado

Just north of the massive Denver airport is the bustling city of Fort Collins, Colorado. Positioned at the base of the Rocky Mountains, Fort Collins is best known for being homes to a wide array of entertainment and adventure. While there is plenty to do for family fun, such as enjoyable outdoor activities, it is hard to compete with the lively nightlife the city has to offer. As per a 2017 report from the U.S. Census Bureau, there are roughly 165,080 people living within the city limits. The population of the area is skyrocketing, currently, increasing by almost 15 percent every ten years.

People’s primary motivating factor behind moving to Fort Collins is the same for just about any other American city: job opportunities. While it’s true that many are living comfortably in Fort Collins, there are also vast swaths of people struggling to make ends meet. The city’s job market and economy aren’t in an exceedingly healthy state, at the moment. Poverty and unemployment still drive much concern. However, those economic problems are only ancillary to another more complex issue facing Fort Collins. Experts describe the region as going through a “mental health crisis.” Let’s take a good look at a general overview of what the state of mental health is like in Fort Collins, how it got to such a poor level, and what you can do to get in contact with a therapist who can help, if you are in need.

Mental Health in Fort Collins, Colorado

Unfortunately, Fort Collins is experiencing a higher prevalence of mental illness amongst its citizenry compared to the rest of the nation. However, that problem is not specific to that city alone. In fact, the issue of high rates of mental illness is now a state-wide problem. According to a 2017 study commissioned by Mental Health America, Colorado ranks in the top 50 percent of states regarding the commonness of mental illness and lack of access to care. In this context and for future reference, the term mental illness can refer to any psychiatric/behavioral disorder ranging in severity. Examples being anything from clinical depression to schizophrenia. So, what exactly is contributing to the widespread mental health crisis?

First of all, as mentioned previously, the economic health of the area is not exceptional. Poverty is still quite pervasive despite the unemployment rate being only slightly higher than the national average. The number of people living below the federal poverty limit in Fort Collins is a significant 18 percent higher than the national average, as per the U.S. Census Bureau. Abject poverty and higher rates of mental illness being linked is part of an unfortunate reality. According to a study from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, American adults living below the poverty level are more than two times as likely to suffer from a mental health condition than those not living in poverty.

In addition to the already low-income people tend to receive in the area, Fort Collins has an abhorrently high cost of living index. According to Area Vibes, the cost of housing alone in the city is almost 50 percent higher than the rest of the country. The state income tax is a whopping 108 percent higher than the national average. However, the average income per capita is on par with the average American, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. That discrepancy breeds poverty and continues the problem of high rates of mental illness.

The Trouble of Finding a Suitable Therapist in Fort Collins, Colorado

The truth is, people all over the nation are finding reaching out to a therapist as being troublesome. A major reason is that there is currently a nationwide shortage of mental health care professionals actively providing treatment to those who need it. Additionally, poorly crafted public policies, poverty, and stigma are all negatively affecting people’s access to mental health care in Fort Collins. As per a report from the National Alliance on Mental Illness, one in five Americans have a mental health condition of some form, but a majority will not receive any treatment.

Thankfully, the rate of people who lack insurance in Fort Collins is similar to the low national average. However, the issue of poor economic situations is still at play. Those who lack insurance in the area likely lack the funds to cover the out-of-pocket expense of counseling sessions.

Mental Health Resources in Fort Collins, Colorado

Fortunately, residents of Fort Collins have a good number of respected mental health institutions to contact, if they are in need of assistance. The Mountain Crest Behavioral Health Center, for example, is a local mental health clinic offering a variety of services to those in the area. Moreover, SummitStone Health Partners is another organization servicing the community’s mental health needs.

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