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.


Philip Harms

MA, LPC
7 years experience
I am excited to work with individuals and couples in finding solutions to their challenges in life. I specialize in couples therapy, stress management, and getting to the roots of issues that cause the symptoms in my clients’ lives. Each client’s life challenges are unique to the individual, and as a result, I tailor my clinical approach to fit the expressed needs of each client. I have at my disposal several approaches, including Emotionally Focused... Read More
I am excited to work with individuals and couples in finding solutions to their challenges in life. I specialize in couples therapy, stress management, and getting to the roots of issues that cause the symptoms in my clients’ lives. Each... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 7 years

Monique Phillip

MA, LPC, NCC
7 years experience
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor who practices in the state of Colorado, and have been counseling for the past five years. I completed a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from the University of Houston-Downtown in 2011 and a Master of Arts degree in Professional Counseling from Liberty University in 2013. I've worked in social services in some capacity over the last ten years with teens up to older adults. ... Read More
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor who practices in the state of Colorado, and have been counseling for the past five years. I completed a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from the University of Houston-Downtown in 2011 and... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 7 years

Courtney "Leigh" Dickinson

LPC, SSP
5 years experience
Hello! My name is Leigh and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the State of Colorado. I hold a Masters of Science in Counseling Psychology with an emphasis in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and I have been in the helping profession for over ten years! I have worked with adults, adolescents, children, couples, and families in a variety of settings including outpatient clinics, wilderness therapy, residential treatment, home and community-based counseling, and in schools. I view... Read More
Hello! My name is Leigh and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the State of Colorado. I hold a Masters of Science in Counseling Psychology with an emphasis in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and I have been in the helping... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 5 years

Lisa Myers

MSW, LCSW
8 years experience
Hi! I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Colorado. I have worked primarily with children and adolescents for the past eight years. My approach to helping others is to focus on their strengths, offer non-judgemental active listening and a place to be free to speak about what's going on in their life.... Read More
Hi! I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Colorado. I have worked primarily with children and adolescents for the past eight years. My approach to helping others is to focus on their strengths,... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 8 years

AnnaMarie UriosteSmith

LCSW
3 years experience
ABOUT ME Hello! I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in the state of Colorado. Though I have traveled near and far, this is my home state. I returned to Colorado because I missed the majestic mountains, crystal clear, blue skies, 300 + days of sunshine, and of course, breathtaking taking views of this state during our snowy winters! I have been working in the mental health field for over 25+... Read More
ABOUT ME Hello! I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in the state of Colorado. Though I have traveled near and far, this is my home state. I returned to Colorado because I missed the majestic mountains,... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 3 years

Dr. Reka Farago

PhD, LPC, CST
20 years experience
I have 20 years experience in counseling adults, focusing on relationship concerns. I am a Certified Sex Therapist in private practice, and teach Human Sexuality at the Graduate Level. I earned my PhD at the University of Northern Colorado in Counselor Education and Supervision, with my research focus on Sexuality Counseling, Couple Counseling, Supervision and Multicultural issues in Counseling and teaching. My clinical work at my private practice focuses on couples, and my training and... Read More
I have 20 years experience in counseling adults, focusing on relationship concerns. I am a Certified Sex Therapist in private practice, and teach Human Sexuality at the Graduate Level. I earned my PhD at the University of Northern Colorado in... Read More
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  • Languages: English, Hungarian
  • Experience: 20 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

Chelsea Cefalu

LCSW, LAC
6 years experience
Congratulations on taking a HUGE step in seeking out support! This can be one of the most challenging things to do in life when you are struggling, and I want to recognize this! You deserve a compassionate therapist. Someone who will make you feel safe, secure, and connected while guiding you through the healing process. My goal is to support and promote lifelong change that will allow you to form healthy relationships and foster an... Read More
Congratulations on taking a HUGE step in seeking out support! This can be one of the most challenging things to do in life when you are struggling, and I want to recognize this! You deserve a compassionate therapist. Someone who... 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

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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