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.


Ashley Benakis

MA,LPC
4 years experience
Hi, I am Ashley and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Colorado with over 4 years of counseling experience. My main goal is to help support you as you become the best version of yourself. I come from a humanistic school of thought, and work very hard to meet my clients where they are in their emotional and psychological journey. My most robust experience has been working with people struggling with addiction and... Read More
Hi, I am Ashley and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Colorado with over 4 years of counseling experience. My main goal is to help support you as you become the best version of yourself. I come from... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:4 years

Jamie Burke

LCSW
8 years experience
I am a licensed clinical social worker providing trauma-informed therapy services. I provide a safe and inviting presence that allows clients to work through a wide range of issues including with grief, depression, anxiety, anger, stress, relationship issues, and struggles with identify and self-esteem. Together we will focus on your natural strengths and interests to help you to cope and feel better. I very much understand the importance of building a trusting and safe... Read More
I am a licensed clinical social worker providing trauma-informed therapy services. I provide a safe and inviting presence that allows clients to work through a wide range of issues including with grief, depression, anxiety, anger, stress, relationship issues, and struggles... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:8 years

Lisa Pringle

LPC,LCADC,NCAC,II
10 years experience
Hello, Welcome to therapy! I am a Professional Mental Health and Licensed Addiction Counselor with 13 years of counseling experience working with people from diverse populations. I believe that people can use the safe space of therapy to generate and cultivate ideas, learn new concepts and decide how they want to incorporate something different into their life. My academic and professional career have trained me to understand The Addictive... Read More
Hello, Welcome to therapy! I am a Professional Mental Health and Licensed Addiction Counselor with 13 years of counseling experience working with people from diverse populations. I believe that people can use the safe space of therapy... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:10 years

Mary Cahilly

MA,LPC,CCTP
21 years experience
Hello! I’m very happy that you reached out. It takes courage to acknowledge pain, ask for help, and hope for change. My name is Mary Cahilly and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), licensed in Arizona, Colorado and Pennsylvania, with over 20 years experience. After earning a Master’s Degree in Transpersonal Counseling Psychology from Naropa University, I pursued additional training in mindfulness, trauma treatment, chemical and process addictions, emotionally focused... Read More
Hello! I’m very happy that you reached out. It takes courage to acknowledge pain, ask for help, and hope for change. My name is Mary Cahilly and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), licensed in Arizona,... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:21 years

Justen Bryant

LCSW
11 years experience
As a licensed clinical social worker, I’ve had the opportunity to work with some amazing people all around the world. I am an active duty veteran who has worked with children, teens, spouses, GS employees, retirees, and active duty service members. With every client, it's my goal to make it a therapeutic collaboration and discover their strengths. How can I help guide them to where they want to be? I focus on a holistic approach... Read More
As a licensed clinical social worker, I’ve had the opportunity to work with some amazing people all around the world. I am an active duty veteran who has worked with children, teens, spouses, GS employees, retirees, and active duty service... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:11 years

Dr. Donna Bliss

PhD,LCSW
29 years experience
Ready to work with a compassionate, engaging, and solution-focused counselor who has decades of clinical experience? Today is a great day to start changing your life and realizing your dreams. Whether you want to address issues that have been holding you back or move forward in embracing a new and better lifestyle, today is a great day to start. My name is Dr. Donna Leigh Bliss and I welcome the opportunity to learn... Read More
Ready to work with a compassionate, engaging, and solution-focused counselor who has decades of clinical experience? Today is a great day to start changing your life and realizing your dreams. Whether you want to address issues that have been... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:29 years

Barbara Mutagamba

3 years experience
Hello, my name is Barbara and welcome. If you are experiencing tension, stress, depression, anxiety, self-image issues, co-dependency issues, other effects of trauma, or trouble in your relationship or relationships, or feeling rejection, abandoned, disappointed, hopeless, shame, breach of trust and many other feelings, or you are looking for perspective, a good listener, and/or a nonjudgmental, approachable atmosphere to share your pain and gain some insight into your story, you are not alone. Over... Read More
Hello, my name is Barbara and welcome. If you are experiencing tension, stress, depression, anxiety, self-image issues, co-dependency issues, other effects of trauma, or trouble in your relationship or relationships, or feeling rejection, abandoned, disappointed, hopeless, shame, breach of trust... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:3 years

Krista Asp

3 years experience
I am a licensed clinical therapist who specializes in personal and relationship growth and rediscovery. I received my post graduate degree from one of the few CACREP accredited institutions, the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs. My program focused on a wide variety of educational experiences that included cognitive and behavioral techniques to trauma focused therapy. I have focused my practice with clients as solutions focused while maintaining an unconventional positive regard... Read More
I am a licensed clinical therapist who specializes in personal and relationship growth and rediscovery. I received my post graduate degree from one of the few CACREP accredited institutions, the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs. My program... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:3 years

Theresa Yu

MS,NCC,LPC
3 years experience
Hello. I am Theresa “Terri” Yu, a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in Oklahoma and Colorado. I am also a National Certified Counselor and a member of CSI Counseling Honor Society. I received my Bachelor’s in Applied Ministries: Foreign Missions Emphasis from Oklahoma Baptist University, my Masters in Mental Health Counseling from Capella University and currently a doctoral candidate in Counseling Education and Supervision. My counseling approach is to style therapy on what will work... Read More
Hello. I am Theresa “Terri” Yu, a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in Oklahoma and Colorado. I am also a National Certified Counselor and a member of CSI Counseling Honor Society. I received my Bachelor’s in Applied Ministries: Foreign Missions... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:3 years

Alex Young

MA,LPC
4 years experience
My name is Alex, I am an LPC in the state of Texas. I have worked with a variety of clients in my time as an LPC. I greatly enjoy working with clients from all walks of life as they navigate therapy. The wonderful experiences I have had working with others has allowed me to truly understand where a lot of people are coming from. I enjoy working with clients in a collaborative manner and... Read More
My name is Alex, I am an LPC in the state of Texas. I have worked with a variety of clients in my time as an LPC. I greatly enjoy working with clients from all walks of life as they... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:4 years

Paul Chubbuck

S.E.P. ; Registered Psychotherapist
35 years experience
I have a Masters in Counseling and am certified in Somatic Practitioner (S.E.P), and Somatic Trauma Resolution (STR), both powerfully effective in the treatment of abuse, loss, injury, and other trauma. My 35-year professional and personal growth and spiritual path forms the foundation for what I offer. Read More
I have a Masters in Counseling and am certified in Somatic Practitioner (S.E.P), and Somatic Trauma Resolution (STR), both powerfully effective in the treatment of abuse, loss, injury, and other trauma. My 35-year professional and personal growth and spiritual path forms the foundation for what I offer. Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 35 years

Laura Garrett

LPC, NCC, CAC III
30 years experience
Laura Garrett is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Colorado, Oregon and Washington, areas of specialization in relationships, addictions, life transitions, stress and anxiety. Read More
Laura Garrett is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Colorado, Oregon and Washington, areas of specialization in relationships, addictions, life transitions, stress and anxiety. Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 30 years

Michelle (Shelly) Winemiller

LMFT
9 years experience
I have a deep passion to sit with people in their darkest times of struggle. As a therapist, I too have been in need of help along my journey. I believe the strong are the people who reach out, to make their lives richer, full of peace, joy and hope. In order to heal past... Read More
I have a deep passion to sit with people in their darkest times of struggle. As a therapist, I too have been in need of help along my journey. I believe the strong are the people who reach out, to make their lives richer, full of peace, joy and hope. In order to heal past... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 9 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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