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.

Elisabeth Montgomery

LCSW
3 years experience
Welcome, I am so glad you are here. My name is Elisabeth and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Colorado. I offer a very strengths-based, client centered approach to therapy and would be honored to be a part of your journey. My clinical experiences brought me to an inpatient psychiatric unit in Chicago, a fellowship in Psycho-Social Rehabilitation and Recovery at the VA in Little Rock, and to... Read More
Welcome, I am so glad you are here. My name is Elisabeth and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Colorado. I offer a very strengths-based, client centered approach to therapy and would be honored... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 3 years

Rachel Hirning

MA, LPC
15 years experience
Hi! My name is Rachel. I live in Colorado, where I have been a licensed counselor and art therapist for the past fifteen years. I see people from all walks of life, with different backgrounds and experiences. Individuals are so unique, and every person has their own story to tell. Each person reminds me a colorful and vibrant square in a patchwork quilt. The thread that holds the quilt together is everyone's desire. The... Read More
Hi! My name is Rachel. I live in Colorado, where I have been a licensed counselor and art therapist for the past fifteen years. I see people from all walks of life, with different backgrounds and experiences. Individuals are so... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 15 years

Dana Krumholz

MA, LPC, LAC
7 years experience
I have a Master's Degree in Clinical Counseling from University of Northern Colorado. I'm a Licensed Professional Counselor as well as a Licensed Addictions Counselor. Since 2011, I have worked in community mental health providing treatment for clients who are facing issues with depression, anxiety, PTSD, substance abuse, bipolar disorder, and relationship problems. I teach people skills that can assist in managing intrusive thoughts that can lead to depression and anxiety. I enjoy helping clients... Read More
I have a Master's Degree in Clinical Counseling from University of Northern Colorado. I'm a Licensed Professional Counselor as well as a Licensed Addictions Counselor. Since 2011, I have worked in community mental health providing treatment for clients who are... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 7 years

Trista Sorenson

MA, LPC
7 years experience
Hello! I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Colorado. I have experience working mostly with adults. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, bipolar, relationship issues, trauma, confidence and self-esteem and career challenges. I am committed to helping people through a method specific to their needs. I’m here to counsel, and counseling isn’t a “one size fits all” when you have a lot... Read More
Hello! I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Colorado. I have experience working mostly with adults. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, bipolar, relationship issues, trauma, confidence and self-esteem... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 7 years

Dedra Chavis

MA, LPC
13 years experience
Hello, I'm Dedra Chavis and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) I hold a Master of Arts degree in Counseling with an emphasis on Mental Health. My work experience includes a broad range of issues, including anxiety, depression, stress management, family dynamics, self-esteem, health, and lifestyle. I also have a specialty in working with complex trauma. I am skilled in individual, family and group therapy, utilizing evidence and strength based treatment models including... Read More
Hello, I'm Dedra Chavis and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) I hold a Master of Arts degree in Counseling with an emphasis on Mental Health. My work experience includes a broad range of issues, including anxiety, depression, stress management,... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 13 years

Lea Ayer

MA, LPC
5 years experience
You don’t recognize yourself anymore. You used to laugh. You used to be a fun person. You used to enjoy life. Now you don’t want to do the things you used to love, things that bring you joy. Hell, you have a hard time even leaving the house just to go to work or school. Maybe your friends and family have even noticed and are making comments (not always helpful ones, either). Something happened. Maybe... Read More
You don’t recognize yourself anymore. You used to laugh. You used to be a fun person. You used to enjoy life. Now you don’t want to do the things you used to love, things that bring you joy. Hell, you... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 5 years

Christopher Akins

MS, MA, 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

Lindsay Foster

LPC, CAC, III
10 years experience
You have just taken the most difficult step in the counseling process! There IS hope for change and improvement can occur quickly. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and Certified Addictions Counselor (Level III) in the state of Colorado that focuses on helping you recover your resilience needed for true happiness. I have been working in the Behavioral Health field since 2007 and use an integrated approach to help clients improve the... Read More
You have just taken the most difficult step in the counseling process! There IS hope for change and improvement can occur quickly. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and Certified Addictions Counselor (Level III) in the state of... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 10 years

Mari Flatt

M.A., LPC
5 years experience
My name is Mari Flatt and I have been working in mental health counseling for about five years. I obtained a Bachelor's degree in Psychology and Criminal Justice from North Dakota State University and I received my Master's degree in Counseling Psychology from the University of North Dakota. I am currently licensed in Colorado, North Carolina, and Tennessee. During my time in this profession, I have worked with many individuals struggling with a wide... Read More
My name is Mari Flatt and I have been working in mental health counseling for about five years. I obtained a Bachelor's degree in Psychology and Criminal Justice from North Dakota State University and I received my Master's degree... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 5 years

Wendy Benedict

LCSW
12 years experience
My name is Wendy Benedict, and I'm a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Colorado. I earned my Master of Social Work degree, specializing in family theories, from Newman University in 2007. I've worked in many different settings with individuals and families who have a variety of personal issues such as depression, anxiety, stress, PTSD/trauma/abuse, addiction, family and relationship issues, and so much more. Over the past 11 years as a clinician, I... Read More
My name is Wendy Benedict, and I'm a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Colorado. I earned my Master of Social Work degree, specializing in family theories, from Newman University in 2007. I've worked in many different settings... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 12 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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