Therapists in Fort Collins

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CARL R NASSAR

Carl R Nassar

Director and Licensed Psychotherapist (LPC, NCC, CIP)
Carl has both a passion for his work and the professional competence to do it very well. When you meet Carl, what you’ll first experience is a kind, compassionate person who’ll put you at ease with his care.

As you begin your work with him, it’ll quickly become evident that he’s an exceedingly well-trained counselor (with over 8 years of post-graduate training) and a highly experienced one (with over 17 years of clinical experience)…

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Stephanie Bagwell

Stephanie Bagwell

Licensed Clinical Psychologist (Psy.D.)
Stephanie understands that making changes is not always easy. She’ll work with you to gain the insight and courage you need to make positive, lasting changes in your life. She tailors her approach to work with you in a warm, supportive, and collaborative way. Her goal is to help you learn to develop the confidence and skills to be a happy, healthy, and successful individual.

Her training and background includes Adlerian, Psychodynamic, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Humanistic/Existential, and Family Systems. She has worked with …

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Elissa Baker

Elissa Baker

Licensed Professional Counselor (MA, LPC)
When you first meet Elissa, you’ll experience her welcoming presence, and quickly feel connected and cared for. Elissa will validate your life’s challenges, and gently encourage and support you in navigating through them.

Elissa has been working with individuals, couples, and families for the past 20 years in a variety of set-tings including residential, outpatient, and corrections facilities. Through these experiences, Elissa has had the pleasure of assisting and witnessing individuals transform their lives and make changes they did not think possible…

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Caleb Ball

Caleb Ball

Licensed Professional Counselor Candidate (MA, LPCC)
Caleb creates a comfortable, safe environment, one where you’ll feel welcomed and at ease. He’s a caring, non-judgmental therapist, who’ll listen intently as you share your life story. But Caleb won’t just sit back and listen. He’ll help you claim your courage and your natural strength,empowering you to navigate, and even overcome, the roadblocks that life has thrown your way.

While you’ll find yourself doing the work of healing, you’ll also enjoy Caleb’s sense of humor and down to earth personality…

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Dena Beals

Dena Beals

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (MA, LMFT)
When you meet Dena, you’ll discover a therapist who offers a caring, non-judgmental attitude, one that’ll help you feel comfortable in her office. “I believe that we all come with baggage,” Dena shares, “and therapy is a place to help work through that baggage — both the struggles of the past and of the present.”

Dena offers a calm, safe environment; you’ll find yourself in a place where you feel accepted and nurtured. From here, you can do important healing work, and move toward a better life…
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Douglas Blocksma

Licensed Professional Counselor (MA, LPC)
When you first engage with Doug, you’ll experience his open-hearted and easy nature. With a sense of curiosity and a genuine sense of humor, Doug’s goal in his counseling practice is to aid others in finding their authentic selves amidst the many challenges in life.

Doug has over 7 years of experience working with individuals, adolescents, couples and families. He relishes the balance of staying present and in the moment with his clients while also….

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Sue Bolint

Sue Bolint

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist (MA, LMFT)
Sue believes life can be a wonderful journey. But, she understands how, sometimes, along the way, you might experience both minor and major turbulence. This might include a life transition such as divorce, loss of a loved one, changes at work, trauma, or a different unexpected event.

Susie understands you want to live fully, with a sense of meaning and purpose. She can guide you on this unique journey. While the work may be challenging at times, Susie believes this is also some of life’s most important work. After all, it shapes so much of your experience…

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Tammy Boyer

Tammy Boyer

Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)
When you meet Tammy, you’ll discover you have an advocate — and an ally — who works with you to get you relief from your struggles. She’ll offer you that relief in a supportive and nurturing environment, approaching you with the respect and compassion you deserve.Tammy is just the sort of caring, empowering counselor you’d been hoping for.

Tammy’s skill set extends beyond individual counseling. If you’re bringing in your son or daughter, you’ll be impressed…

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Alison

Alison Butler

Licensed Professional Counselor (MA, LPC)
When you first meet Alison, you’ll be greeted with warmth and a kind smile. Along with Alison’s heart-centered nature comes her gentle sense of humor and positive attitude. As you get to know Alison and work with her, you’ll find her to be a genuine, gentle, caring and authentic therapist.

Alison will meet you wherever you are in your life journey, and collaborate with you to help you reach your goals.

Alison knows it is daunting to reach out for help: it takes courage and strength….

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Abbie Conner

Abbie Conner

Licensed Clinical Social Worker (MSW, LCSW)
From the moment you meet Abbie, you’ll feel her warmth and genuine concern for your well-being. You’ll feel heard and validated, and you’ll experience Abbie’s empathy, patience and kindness.

With Abbie, you’ll quickly feel put at ease, and build trust and confidence as you start to work together. You’ll build a healthy therapeutic relationship, one that will empower you to quickly get to the root of your whatever’s troubling you. Abbie has a great deal of experience working…

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Krista Cowenm

Krista Cowan

Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC, LAC, EMDR, Biofeedback)
Krista brings a warm, sincere, tender-hearted, and compassionate approach to counseling. She creates a space where you feel welcome and encouraged to share whatever you need openly, in a relaxed, safe and non-judgmental environment.

Krista meets you where you are and supports your healing journey. Krista understands that each person is unique, and she’ll help you find your own path on your way to healing and wholeness. She’ll support you with each step forward, using creative and integrative interventions that meet your needs…

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Nadara Dauk

Nadara Dauk

Licensed Professional Counselor Candidate (MA, LPCC)
When you take that first step in your healing journey, and meet Nadara, you’ll find a considerate, compassionate, and empathic healer, one who’ll put you at ease from the very beginning, allowing you to rest in the comfort of a non-judgmental presence.

Nadara feels privileged to partner with you. As a guide on your healing path, she’ll bring both her care, along with helpful resources and tools that will empower you to make positive changes…

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Alyssa G. Davis

Alyssa G. Davis

Licensed Professional Counselor (MA, LPC)
Alyssa invites you to enter into an environment where you’ll feel accepted, validated, and safe. Here, Alyssa offers her warm, genuine presence. Here, you’ll feel liberated to explore deeply: You’ll identify the parts of yourself and your life that you want to transform, and you’ll learn how to create an overall sense of well-being, relief, and relaxation.

Alyssa takes a holistic approach to healing, exploring your situation from various perspectives. Together, you’ll work to achieve physical, mental and spiritual health and vitality…
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Janis Edwards

Janis Edwards

Licensed Clinical Social Worker (MSW, LCSW)
“I want to learn all about you,” Janis begins. “Which life experiences are most important to you? Which life stories help to define you?” Janis will work diligently to understand what brought you to counseling. Once she gains insight into both where you are and where you long to be, Janis uses strategies and interventions that leverage your strengths to build your best life, and overcome the vulnerabilities that would otherwise imperil your successes.

Janis has worked with individuals, couples, and families for over 20 years. She received her Masters of Social Services degree from …

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Denise Flores

Denise Flores

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist (MS, LMFT)
When you meet Denise, you’ll immediately feel that she deeply cares about what matters most to you. She listens warmly and responds with care. Denise understands that talking about “personal stuff” is not always easy, and that’s part of the reason she offers a safe and welcoming environment that’ll put you at ease.

When meeting with Denise, you’ll quickly experience a hopeful atmosphere, where you’ll feel encouraged to reach for your best life. With a calm insight, she’ll guide you through the rough times, whether you’re struggling…

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Lee Gardner

Lee Gardner

Licensed Clinical Social Worker (MSW, LCSW)
When you meet Lee, you’ll realize you’ve encountered a clinician with the experience, the insight, and the ability to help you heal. He’ll start by fostering a sense of comfort and safety, and you’ll feel safe giving voice to your feelings. Then, Lee will bring his 35 years of experience to support you in your healing journey, helping you process and resolve whatever ails you, guiding you to a life filled with meaning, connection, and joy.

Lee, also an accomplished martial artist, will work to help you find balance in life, blending his years of …

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Debbie Gentry

Debbie Gentry

Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)
Debbie has been bringing hope and healing to individuals, couples, and families for more than 15 years. By creating an atmosphere of safety, acceptance and support, she’ll compassionately guide you through a process of self-discovery, leading to greater emotional, relational, and spir-itual growth and fulfillment.

Whether you are feeling anxious about an upcoming change, broken by the loss of a loved one, overwhelmed by what’s happening in your significant relationships, or wondering why you can’t seem to manage your life, you’ll find Debbie easy to talk to and sincere in her desire to help…

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Gina D. Gills

Gina D. Gills

Licensed Clinical Social Worker (MSW, LCSW)
When you meet Gina, you’ll find her to be kind and collaborative. You’ll also quickly realize that she’s heartfelt, creative, emotionally available, and ready to help.

Gina brings over 16 years of counseling experience to help with whatever ails you. She has worked with adults of all ages and has specialized experience and interest in counseling individuals who are coping with and finding their way through grief and loss, depression, anxiety, trauma (PTSD), childhood abuse, relationship challenges, work/career issues, chronic/acute illness, life transitions, and the concerns and heart’s work specific to…

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Amanda Hand

Amanda Hand

Licensed Professional Counselor (MNM, M.A., LPC)
Amanda understands it can be hard to take this first step, knowing you may be nervous about entering therapy. She’ll approach you with kindness and hope, and will engage you with humor and grace. You’ll quickly feel supported, comforted, and put at ease.

Amanda understands that you may have traumas and hurts in your life that you need help living with and healing from and she’ll work with you from a place of understanding and compassion. Within the therapeutic relationship, Amanda will guide you …

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Pedar Herom

Pedar Herom

Licensed Professional Counselor (MA, LPC)
Pedar is a big-hearted therapist, who’ll use his honesty, curiosity and perceptiveness to support you. Those who work with Pedar describe him as a counselor gifted at hearing both what is said, and the unsaid thoughts that can be a vital part of healing.

As Pedar guides you through life-changing self-examination. he’ll explore any disconnections between your current life and your true values and feelings. He’ll help you, as you examine and identify areas of discord and distress, and create strategies to work toward health and wholeness…

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Michael Herr

Michael Herr

Licensed Clinical Social Worker (MSW, LCSW)
When you come in for a session with Mike, you can expect to be met with compassion, a listening ear, and some well-timed humor, as you begin the therapeutic process. Mike believes in the importance of human connection and the transformative power of your therapeutic relationship.

Over his 5 years of practice, Mike has continually worked to perfect his client centered approach, ensuring you receive a unique and personalized experience. He’ll develop a plan designed just for you, based on your needs Your healing journey might include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy…

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Laurie Hessel

Laurie Hessel

Licensed Clinical Social Worker (MSW, LCSW)
Laurie’s approach to helping is the same as her approach to life…first, offer care and understanding. Through listening, acceptance, positive regard, kindness and common sense – as well as a toolbox full of skills – Laurie makes counseling a safe, positive experience.

Here, you’ll learn to grow and change in the directions you’ve always wanted to: Laurie helps you decide what you want to get out of counseling, and then helps you meet those life-affirming goals…
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Johanna “Jojo” Huemmler

Johanna “Jojo” Huemmler

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (MS, LMFT)
Jojo is an energetic, compassionate therapist, who believes a key component to successful therapy is creating an environment of trust and understanding. She’ll listen to you, learn about you as you share your strengths and vulnerabilities, and help you grow into the life you deserve.

Jojo believes you’re an expert in your own life, and will help you reclaim your own strengths on your path to healing. Jojo works with individuals as well as couples and families…

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Linne Humbargar

Linne Humbargar

Physician Assistant – Certified (MMS, PA-C)

Linne has worked as a psychiatric provider for the past 9 years, and looks forward to meeting with you and discussing how medication can serve as a meaningful part of your healing journey. Linne believes that as you move toward finding a new and healthy path, she can help with medications that will allow you to more easily work through and face life’s situations.

Linne understands that sometimes medicine can be helpful in the short term, to get through the hardest times, with depression, anxiety, withdrawal, or when facing a difficult …

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Kristin Jansen

Kristin Jansen

Licensed Professional Counselor and Licensed Addiction Counselor (MA, LPC, LAC)

When you meet Kristin, you’ll experience her nonjudgmental, genuine presence. She couples her kindness with her 20-plus years of experience, to support you in your healing journey.

Kristin will bring a unique blend of therapies that together will empower you to live the life you deserve: from EMDR to humanistic approaches to animal assisted therapy. Whether you’re a family, child, adolescent, or adult, you’ll find relief…

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Cheyenne Jones

Cheyenne Jones

Licensed Professional Counselor (MA,LPC)
Cheyenne’s approach to counseling is based on empathy, authenticity and positive regard. When you begin, you’ll share your goals and hopes, and, together with Cheyenne, you’ll create a plan with actionable steps that’ll lead you toward your best life. Cheyenne will accompany you in your journey towards self-actualization, acting as support when you need it, and as a guide whenever you might feel lost. Along the way, you’ll learn how to change your own behaviors, feelings, and even self-concepts, always adventuring forward at a pace that is secure and comfortable for you…

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Mari Kintzley

Mari Kintzley

MA Candidate, Intern
Mari wants you to live your best life. She understands that your life has had it’s share of pains and it’s moments of joy. With care and empathy, she’ll help you navigate the challenges of life and discover a healing path through the hard times. Mari will dive into your world, come to understand your lived experience, and offer empathy and support. Specifically, Mari will go beyond listening and help you develop helpful coping skills you can learn and integrate into what’ll become a rich and rewarding life…

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Chery Kraemer

Chery Kraemer

Licensed Professional Counselor (MS, LPC)
Chery understands how difficult life can be. She’s here to help you heal your wounds and live your best life. In a safe and comfortable atmosphere, you’ll learn how to get through the tough times, with grace and with courage.

Chery’s a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) who cares for with individuals from all walks of life: Whether you’re 12 or 102 — whether you’re struggling with a mood disorder or trauma or depression and anxiety — Chery will use her 20 years of experience to support and guide your growth…

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Alyssa de la Torre

Alyssa de La Torre

Licensed Professional Counselor (MA, LPC)
“As your counselor,” Alyssa explains, “I’ll work to create a space where you’ll feel welcomed, protected and cared for. You’ll feel liberated to express your truest self: all of your joys, all your sadness, and all your ache. Here, we’ll talk together—at your pace—moving toward a deeper understanding of yourself. In time, we’ll build pathways to your authentic life, the one you’ve always longed for.”

Alyssa works with individuals of all ages, and has a passion for helping teens and adults who find themselves in painful places, whether from traumatic experiences or from the inner voices…

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Dori Lewis

Dori Lewis

Licensed Professional Counselor (MA, M.Ed., LPC)
Dori feels privileged in her position as a counselor: She feels it’s an honor to listen to people as they tell their story and ask for help. This takes genuine courage. Recognizing this, Dori takes a warm and authentic position as a counselor, and aims to provide clients with a safe space to be who they are without judgment. She offers a deep sense of compassion.

Dori believes, at the core level, each and every one of us is in the process of healing, no matter what that healing looks like or what they are healing from, we are all in this process…

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Lauri Lohse

Lauri Lohse

Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner (ARNP)

Lauri has been a nurse practitioner for 13 years, with a concentration in mental health for the past 8 years. (And she’s been a nurse for over 30 years!) Lauri’s not only highly experienced, but – of equal importance, – she has a heart for helping people.

When you meet Lauri, you’ll find she enjoys listening to your stories and getting to know you as a whole person. She believes strongly in the power of positivity, and will help you realize your personal happiness; by balancing her caring presence with her skill as a mental health nurse practitioner…

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Matthew Long

Matthew Long

Licensed Social Worker (MSW, LSW)
Matthew brings his genuineness, caring heart, and a touch of humor to everyone he meets. Matthew’s warm and accepting approach allows you to feel comfortable, valued, and safe. With Matthew, you’ll find it easy to share your feelings and your needs, sharing what’s on the inside, and feeling the relief of getting it out. He values your voice, and uses your time efficiently and effectively to move you towards your life’s goals.

Matthew knows that you don’t fit into a cookie cutter mold, so he uses a varied approach to construct a tailored treatment plan that is strength-based and person-centered…

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Gregory Mavrides

Dr. Gregory Mavrides

Licensed Clinical Social Worker (Ph.D., LCSW)
Greg has been practicing psychotherapy, and training future clinicians, for over 35 years. Greg believes you deserve a fulfilling life, one marked with peace and contentment, and he’ll work alongside you to help you build the future you deserve.

Greg understands that your life can be difficult sometimes. Perhaps you’re struggling with unfinished business from the past, experiencing coping patterns that are not as healthy as they could be. Or maybe you’re finding yourself around people who aren’t good for you, clinging to familiar relationships…

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Rena McDonnell

Rena McDonell

Licensed Professional Counselor (MS, LPC)
Rena is an empathic, open minded and intuitive clinician with over eight years of experience. She uses an eclectic and balanced approach to help you overcome a variety of challenges such as chemical dependency, trauma, heartbreak, and attachment wounds. She believes that each of us has the innate ability to heal ourselves and to grow.

Rena is trained in EMDR, EFT, expressive arts, yoga as therapy, mindfulness, creative writing and other modalities to work with individuals and groups for long term recovery and healing…

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Kenyatta

Dr. Kenyatta Merriweather

Doctoral level Nurse Practitioner (APRN, DNP, MSN)
Hello. My name is Kenyatta and I am a Doctorate-Level Board-Certified Nurse Practitioner with a specialty in Mental Health. I have a passion for this work, and looking forward to bringing my experience and expertise to help heal whatever ails you. I’m receptive to working with all age groups, taking a holistic approach to ensure that each person gets the individualized care that’s suitable to their needs.

Having worked my way up from being an LPN to having my DNP allows me to understand the struggles of life and the courage it takes…

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Kelsey Morrow-Wright

Kelsey Morrow-Wright

Licensed Social Worker (MSW, LSW)
Kelsey’s primary goal in being your therapist is to gift you with the tools that empower you to reach your life’s goals. She’ll support you every step of the way. Kelsey is both gentle and warm, and in the safety of that space she’ll learn all about you and your life experience, as she meets you just where you are.

Together with Kelsey, you’ll gain insight and support into how to move from wherever you are today into the brightness of better tomorrow.

Kelsey works with adolescent and adult clients, on full range of issues, including…

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Stacy Musial

Stacy Musial

Licensed Clinical Social Worker (MSW, LCSW)
When you first meet Stacy, you’ll feel her unwavering acceptance, empathy, understanding, and excitement. She’ll work side by side with you, forging a partnership that supports change and the discovery of your authentic self.

Stacy will offer you gentle encouragement to move forward, empowering you to discover your light within, and to shine brightly. You can expect mutual respect and dignity when working with Stacy. She also thinks out of the box when necessary…

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Laurel Nard

Laurel Nard

Licensed Professional Counselor Candidate (MA, LPCC)
Laurel creates a safe, inclusive and caring environment for each person that enters her office. She un-derstands that it takes a great deal of courage for you to begin a therapeutic relationship, and she works hard to make sure that you feel heard and comfortable.

Laurel believes that you have the potential to feel more content, and believes that through the thera-peutic relationship you can express your needs, feelings, pains and wants, and find your way to a better life. Laurel understands that therapy…

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Hali Neves

Hali Neves

Licensed Professional Counselor (M.A., LPC)
When you meet Hali in her counseling office, you’ll arrive at a place with a non-judgmental atmosphere, a space filled with compassion and understanding. In this collaborative, safe environment, Hali will guide you to finding your best life: She’ll help you discover the techniques and strategies that’ll empower you to reach your aspirations and goals. Hali believes you’re the author of your unfolding story, and understands that, sometimes, everyone need a little guidance along the way.

Hali’s counseling style is a rich blend of some of the field’s most empowering…

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Chelsea Norris

Chelsea Norris

Licensed Professional Counselor Candidate (MA, LPCC)
Chelsea believes in walking alongside you in your healing process. She creates an environment of safety, acceptance and calm, genuinely wanting to learn about you and your experience. Chelsea works with you through your hardest challenges, knowing that full healing is possible, and will hold this space – with tenderness – for healing to occur. Chelsea believes in utilizing your strengths and allowing you to foster these strengths along your journey – through life’s ups and downs – to well-being….

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Adrian Oxton

Adrian Oxton

Professional Counselor (MA, NCC, LPC, LAC)
Adrian is a kind and compassionate counselor. He creates a warm and safe atmosphere that will help you feel more comfortable discussing issues that can be difficult to discuss with others. Adrian prides himself on being a non-judgmental therapist who has unconditional acceptance for his clients.

Adrian has many years of experience helping client’s work through any difficulties they may have. Meeting with Adrian will help you learn more about yourself and grow in healthy…

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Natala Paroz

Natala Paroz

Licensed Clinical Social Worker (MSW, LCSW)
Natala is a kind, supportive and nonjudgmental therapist who creates a warm therapeutic environment. Through a combination of empathy, sincerity and unconditional regard, you will be offered a safe place to explore your feelings, identify your goals and work towards creating your best life.

Natala has over sixteen years of experience working with children, adolescents and families in outpatient clinics and school settings. She is experienced in working with individuals with the diagnoses of autism, ADHD, anxiety, depression, grief, trauma, gender and sexual identity issues…

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Jennifer Le Pont-Fowler

Jennifer Le Pont-Fowler

Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (DNP, APRN, PMHNP-BC)
Jennifer has a true passion for psychiatric care. She strives for excellence in every situation; approaches others with respect, honor, and dignity; and nurtures her passion for psychiatry by providing quality, safe, knowledgeable, and compassionate care through a holistic approach with all her clients.

Jennifer understands that it may be difficult for clients to make the decision to add medication to their mental health treatment. She believes in maximizing medication treatment by using the least amount possible. She will work with …

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Mary Preston

Mary Preston

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT)
When you walk into the office with me, you’ll feel you’ve reached a place where it’s safe to speak about what you’re keeping inside. I’m calm, gentle, and accepting. I’ll hold space for you and stay with you as you work on sorting through and dealing with strong emotions.

I’m trained in Marriage and Family Therapy, and work with individuals and couples, including children of all ages….

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Nathan Preston

Nathan Preston

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT)
When you meet me, you’ll discover that I approach therapy from a place of care, trust, and authenticity. You’ll quickly learn that I’m supportive, responsive, and non­judgemental. I’ll maintain a safe space for you as you engage in the process of bettering yourself.
I am a Solution ­Focused therapist, trained in Marriage and Family Therapy, and I have extensive experience working with individuals, couples, teenagers, and families….

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Andrea Pucciarello

Andrea Pucciarello

Licensed Clinical Social Worker (MSW, LCSW)
With over 20 years experience as a mental health therapist, Andrea has had the privilege to work with many brave clients. She has been with them while they move through the unbearable to come out the other side unbreakable. Andrea provides a healing environment through sincere empathy, keen insight, compassion and an empowering approach. She understands through the grit you can find your true grace. With her clinical expertise and deep respect for her clients, Andrea will help you move through the pain, identify your gifts and help you gain inner peace.

Andrea provides you with a safe space where you’ll feel …

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Taylor Roberson

Taylor Roberson

Licensed Professional Counselor Candidate (M.Ed., Ed.S., LPCC)
Taylor strives to ensure you feel safe, accepted, and heard from the moment you walk in. She believes that there is no problem “too small” for care, and no problem “too large” for healing. Taylor is passionate about helping you recover, regain control of your life, and thrive, even after experiencing major transitions, stressors, and/or trauma.

Taylor understands that you’ve faced many different challenges throughout your life. She knows how, sometimes, your stressors may overpower your ability to cope effectively…

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Kim Shirk

Kim Shirk

Licensed Professional Counselor (MA, LPC)
Kim’s kind compassion will help you feel safe. Her warmth and humor will put you at ease.As you start to share your story, you’ll quickly realize that Kim understands, and that she can help:

“Life is complicated,” Kim shares.“We all make mistakes, have struggles, and even regret things from our past. But you are not your mistakes and you are not your struggles. I’ll listen to your life story with gentleness,understand and value your beliefs, and together we’ll restore wholeness and inspire hope.”

Kim enjoys working with clients of all ages, from…
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Daira Suljovic

Daira Suljovic

MA Candidate, Intern
Daira is gentle, calm, empathetic, and nonjudgmental in her therapeutic approach. She’ll walk alongside you, inviting you to express yourself with authenticity and vulnerability.

Daira understands that beginning therapy, and sitting with a person you have not met before, can be daunting. It takes courage to take those first steps. As a person in this world, you’re already equipped with so many innate tools and ways to persevere. In therapy, we will build upon those natural skills, and also develop a greater awareness of what works for you…

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Linda Talarico

Linda Talarico

Licensed Clinical Social Worker (MSW, LCSW)
Sometimes when you least expect it, your life can become challenging, confusing and even painful. Linda knows this both personally and professionally; she also knows the value and benefits that talking with a therapist can provide.

After a 25 year career as a therapist in Valhalla, N.Y., Linda is now supporting the Fort Collins community. She’s continuing her work with individuals, couples, fami-lies, and children ages 2-16

You’ll find Linda easily connects with you and is a terrific listener…

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Jay VanDerWerff

Jay VanDerWerff

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Licensed Addiction Counselor (MSW, LCSW, LAC)
Jay recognizes that your decision to start therapy is deeply personal, and very brave. He takes care to ensure that your courage is rewarded with positive outcomes. When you meet with Jay, you can expect to be honestly heard and to have a conversation that leaves you feeling hopeful and empowered. You will appreciate his warmth, sense of humor, compassion, and patience as he skillfully partners with you to find solutions and achieve wellness.

Jay brings a depth and breadth of clinical understanding into your therapy, and adapts these to your unique needs…

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Caitlin Walk

Caitlin Walk

Licensed Clinical Social Worker (MSW, LCSW)
Caitlin is confident you’ll benefit and grow from the support she offers in therapy. By bringing care, understanding, and skill to the counseling relationship, she’ll help you navigate the difficult journeys of your life. One of Caitlin’s main goals when working with you is to offer you a safe and welcoming space, one free from judgments and preconceived notions.

Caitlin’s sense of humor will put you at ease, and her guidance will help empower you to realize your strengths in all situations. She’ll take the time you need to heal, recognizing…

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Mila Walkowiak

Mila Walkowiak

Licensed Professional Counselor (MA, LPC, AMFT)

As your therapist, I want to help you reclaim a life full of wonder and magic, a life filled with miraculous moments of connection with yourself, with others, and with nature.

You deserve meaning and purpose, moving toward growth and your own unique potential. Sometimes, however, you may find obstacles in your path, and when these obstacles become your focus, you might struggle to employ your strengths, and feel you don’t have options

As your therapist, I’ll promote self-awareness, helping you…

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Michael Weitzel

Michael Weitzel

Licensed Professional Counselor (MA, LPC)
Mike provides a safe, nonjudgmental, and encouraging environment. Here, you’ll feel em-powered to walk through the issues and behaviors that are causing you pain or unhappiness.

Mike understands that facing your issues is hard work and takes courage, but is essential to embracing a “life worth living.” He’ll join you on this journey, believing the therapeutic relationship is key to moving forward. And while Mike will work hand-in-hand with you through what might at times be a difficult road, he’ll use humor and tenderness to help you…

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Cindy Wells

Cindy Wells

Licensed Professional Counselor (MS, LPC)
When you meet Cindy, you’ll experience a warm, welcoming person. You’ll feel her passion for her work as a therapist, and feel at ease as you build a relationship together. You’ll experience a highly experienced counselor who will put her compassion and training to work for and with you.

Whether working with teenagers by teaching healthy coping skills to overcome an eating disorder; or helping young adults transition into careers, committed relationships, and financial responsibilities; or partnering with older adults …

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Angela White

Angela White

Licensed Professional Counselor (MA,LPC)
Angela puts her heart into understanding and connecting with each and every client. Through kindness and empathic listening, Angela accepts you wherever you are. It is very important to her that the therapy room is an inviting and safe space for you to unburden yourself from the heaviness you’ve been carrying for so long.

Angela helps puts pieces together, figure out what is working well and also what is not working, and helps you find your inner voice of wisdom and healing. Rather than consider herself an expert, she honors the light and values the…

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Thomas Wilson

Thomas Wilson

Licensed Clinical Social Worker (MSW, LCSW)
“I’m a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who came to Heart-Centered Counseling after working at a rural community health center for the past four years,” Thomas explains. “My experience brought me into contact with a broad range of mental health concerns, ranging from mild anxiety to severe psychosis.”

“I treat each client with dignity and empathy, and help everyone I work with connect with their unique blend of strengths and capabilities. The coping strategies I offer provide insight and understanding of past hardships, offer tributes to already-learned strategies, as well as…

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Susan Wooldridge

Susan Wooldridge

Licensed Professional Counselor (MS, LPC)
Susan’s gentle, down-to-earth manner will to put you at ease. “I have always felt being genuine is one of the most important qualities a therapist can have,” Susan shared. “There are too many places in the world where folks work hard to please others, rather than being their authentic selves.”

“My clients and I feel comfortable being ourselves with one another,” Susan continued. “I feel lucky to have been trained by very warm-hearted people that taught me to utilize my own experiences in life as a way of helping others. Although they were highly educated people, my teachers believed…

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Amanda Wurst

Amanda Wurst

Licensed Clinical Social Worker (MSW,LCSW)
Amanda is committed to helping you identify and live your best life. When you meet Amanda, you’ll experience her warmth and laid back style. You’ll feel put at ease by her kindness and sense of humor. You’ll find a safe space, one free of judgement.

Amanda understands that reaching out for support is a brave first step. She’ll reward that courage by guiding you through the journey of life, giving you hope even at those times when you’re struggling to see the light. Amanda recognizes you’re a unique individual, and, as she gets to know you, she’ll build a tailored approach to help you …

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