Therapists in Fort Collins

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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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John Burton

John Burton

Licensed Professional Counselor (EdD, LPC)
With wisdom and humor, John accompanies you on your unique path to reclaiming, living and celebrating your authentic self. Along the way in this journey of growth, John will help you learn empowering skills to manage your inner and outer life.

John’s doctorate in Human Development Counseling provides a foundation that guides his work. To assist you in furthering your own personal development, he’ll bring over 35 years of diverse counseling experience, and, most importantly, compassionate acceptance…

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Lesley Caldwell

Lesley Caldwell

Licensed Professional Counselor (MA, LPC)
Family and friends say I am one of those “lucky people” who has always known what she wanted to do. My relationship with several outstanding counselors in high school reinforced my decision to enter the counseling profession. I have now worked in the counseling field for over two decades, where the most important part of my work continues to be the therapeutic relationship: I love connecting with clients. Witnessing joys, struggles, and healing is a privilege. I feel truly blessed to do this work.

With a strong belief that people need different things from therapy at different points…

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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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Mary Evans

Mary Evans

Licensed Professional Counselor (MA, LPC)
Mary is a woman fueled by her passion to help others. In her you will discover a therapist who radiates warmth, compassion, and acceptance. She provides a safe, comfortable space for you to share your story, learn new skills, and discover what is next for your life. A favorite quote hangs on her wall, “Right here. Right now. Everything is OK.” When you are with Mary, you feel it is so. Her family, friends, and clients agree, “She is a woman of integrity. A bit wild at heart. She inspires all of us to be stronger, to believe in ourselves, to speak the truth, to give our hearts, and to climb higher.”

As a highly successful therapist, author, and…

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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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Sandra Fortson

Sandra Fortson

Licensed Clinical Social Worker (MSW, LCSW)
Sandra wants to you know that whatever you are going through does not define you. She’ll help you discover the root of any struggles you may be experiencing, and empower you to reach your fullest potential.

Sandra’s guiding principles include upholding the dignity and worth of every individual. She will view you through a holistic lens, working to understand and treat you as a whole person.

Sandra is experienced working with issues including mental illness, substance use disorder, trauma, and an array of life transitions…

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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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Amanda Hand

Amanda Hand

Licensed Professional Counselor (MNM, MA, 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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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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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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Eric Jones

Eric Jones

Licensed clinical social worker (MSW, LCSW)
When you meet Eric, you’ll immediately experience his empathy and genuine interest. You’ll truly feel that you’re being listened to.

Eric meets you, and fully supports you, where you are currently at in your journey. As you discuss what’s holding you back in life, Eric will not only hear and understand, but help you learn how to use your inner strengths to chart your way forward. Along the way, he’ll teach you techniques that you can use everyday, such as mindfulness and self-reflection.

Using positive feedback, encouragement…

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Lilla Jones

Lilla Jones

Licensed Professional Counselor Candidate (MA, LPCC)
Lilla is passionate about creating a safe space for clients to explore any past, present, or future concerns. Issues such as depression, anxiety, or addictive behaviors can surface and take control of your life, making it feel impossible. Your marriage and relationships may encounter trials which can seem overwhelming. Sometimes, by ourselves, we’re simply unable to find the peace we want to experience. Lilla brings warmth, skill, and humor to the counseling relationship. Lilla believes that clients benefit from genuineness, acceptance, and empathy within the counseling room.

Lilla will help you increase your awareness…

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Linda Keddington

Linda Keddington

Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (DNP, PMHNP)
Linda understands she is just like you – a human being trying to navigate this complex journey of life. She never forgets that and will treat you as her equal partner in your care. Each person has a unique blend of experiences, genetic makeup, lifestyle influences, and personal goals.

Linda’s goal is to help people understand the multi-faceted approach to reaching and maintaining a state of wellbeing. She will listen to you so she understands your goals and then will actively engage with you in discussions about…

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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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kimberly koll

Kimberly Koll

Licensed Professional Counselor (MS, LPC)
Kimberly is naturally friendly, warm, and compassionate, and possesses a playful sense of humor that she’ll incorporate into her work with you. She’s passionate about assisting you as you journey to reach your full potential. With Kimberly, you’ll find the support and education you’ve been looking for, right here and now, to help you overcome both current and lifelong challenges.

Kimberly has experience working with individuals, couples and families struggling with depression, anxiety, addiction, trauma, conduct disorder…

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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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Karli lamb

Karli Lamb

Licensed Professional Counselor (MA, LPC, CACII)
Let’s work together to ditch shame and sabotage. Let’s instead support you in experiencing empowerment, connection, and recovery. Sessions together are uniquely tailored toward your goals to navigate roadblocks, cultivate change, and reclaim well-being.

Karli will walk beside you in your journey as you lean in to a more authentic life.

Karli uses an integrative approach with an emphasis in Mindfulness-Based CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy) and Interpersonal Therapy…

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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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Kelsey Maginn

Kelsey Maginn

Licensed Social Worker (MSW, LSW)
Sometimes, life’s challenges, changes, and unexpected turns can leave you feeling defeated. Kelsey’s compassionate, caring, non-judgmental nature create a safe environment, where you’ll feel put at ease. Here, in this caring space, you’ll explore the issues you’re currently faced with, experience a gentle and nurturing support, and get the guidance you were hoping for on your journey toward personal growth and peace in your life.

Kelsey uses a person-centered approach. She believes that developing a nurturing and trusting relationship with you, her client, is of the utmost importance…

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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, mindfulness, creative writing, narrative therapy  and other modalities to work with individuals and groups for long term recovery and healing…

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Barb Montoya

Barb Montoya

Licensed Professional Counselor (MA, LPC, CAC III)
When you meet Barb, you’ll immediately experience her warmth and her openness.  She’ll encourage and foster genuine and honest communication, building a collaborative relationship with you that’ll best support your healing.  Barb is caring, honest, straightforward, non-judgmental, and empathetic.

Barb will help you learn how to deal with life’s challenges and aches.  You can expect to learn effective strategies to build mastery, resiliency, and competency in your life.

Barb has extensive experience working…

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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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Kristen Nelson

Kristen Nelson

Licensed Social Worker Candidate (MS, MSW, LSW)
Kristen brings a blend of calm and genuine care to each session. When you first arrive, you’ll feel welcomed and put at ease. As you share your story, you’ll experience being genuinely heard and understood.

Together, you and Kristen will uncover your unique strengths, and, with empathy and compassion, she’ll show you how use these internal abilities to first heal and then thrive.

Kristen’s Client-Centered and Integrative Therapy approach incorporates many empowering tools…

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Hali Neves

Hali Neves

Licensed Professional Counselor (MA, 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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Linsey Norton

Linsey Norton

Licensed Clinical Social Worker (MSW, LCSW)
Linsey offers compassionate understanding, warm support and an accepting presence. She understands every person needs help at some point in their lives, whether you’re feeling overwhelmed by life as a whole, or by one part that’s throwing the rest out of balance.

While working with Linsey, you’ll learn skills to help cope with whatever life brings your way. With deep care and great empathy, she’ll support you in overcoming depression, anxiety, insecurities, chronic health issues, relationship struggles, archaic family roles, setting appropriate boundaries, and more…

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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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Mary Preston

Mary Preston

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (MA, 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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Libby Poulin

Libby Poulin

Marriage and Family Therapist Candidate (MS, MFTC)
Libby’s calm and caring nature will help you feel comfortable and at ease. She’ll create a safe space where you’ll explore whatever’s holding you back, develop skills to overcome what’s challenging you, and examine how newly developed abilities and behaviors assist you in achieving your goals.

Libby’s active listening skills will help you feel understood just as you are. She’ll also provide psycho-education so you can better understand the complexities of your life situation, and will teach you techniques in session that’ll support your growth outside of sessions…

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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…

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Ann Robinson

Ann Robinson

Licensed Clinical Social Worker (MSW, LCSW)
Ann approaches each person with kindness, humor and curiosity. Individuals and families, from all walks of life, will find a nonjudgmental space to build relationship and explore healing, personal growth and reflection.

With a person centered approach, Ann joins with you using active listening, narrative and cognitive behavioral therapy techniques, as well as capitalizing on the strengths you bring to the room. Ann has several years experience in somatic techniques including Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR), Trauma Sensitive Yoga, mindfulness practices and other body based…

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Anna Lauer Roy

Anna Lauer Roy

Licensed Professional Counselor (MA, LPC)
I am so grateful that I found my way into the vocation of being a therapist. It’s an honor for me to be a part of people’s lives in this way. Supporting individuals and families (and the larger communities that they touch) to trust in their inherent wellness — and to thrive — is, for me, not so much a job, but rather an inspiring privilege.

It means a lot to me to keep all the work I do with people as “client-centered” as possible. This means that my primary job as your therapist is to learn the perspectives and values and style of communication that you bring to…

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Brittani Schwintosky

Brittani Schwintosky

When you meet Brittani, you’ll feel comforted by her caring presence and genuine approach. Brittani’s light-hearted nature — paired with her sincere desire to help you meet your personal goals — will help you feel at ease and confident in your treatment.

Mental health issues can be hard to cope with; they can make the simplest things feel impossible. Brittani believes that helping you find happiness in everyday life and to rediscover what life means to you are important steps in overcoming this.

It’s also important to Brittani that you have an individualized treatment plan that best suits you…

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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”…

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Roxann Shook

Roxann Shook

Intern
When working with Roxann, you’ll be treated with respect, dignity, non-judgment, and acceptance. Roxann understands that it can feel overwhelming to come to therapy and address difficult emotions with vulnerability. She’ll be gentle and sensitive, while at the same time supporting you in stretching your “emotional muscles” to help you achieve your goals. 

Roxann believes in the power of the therapeutic relationship to help you heal. She’ll start by connecting with you and understanding your worldview. She’ll inquire into the unique…

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cassidy shults

Cassidy Shults

Licensed Clinical Social Worker (MSW, LCSW)
When you meet Cassidy you’ll immediately experience her accepting presence, authenticity and unconditional positive regard. She’ll meet you where you are, and will help you understand what led you to this place. She’ll walk with you and provide information to help you understand and overcome anxiety, depression, co-dependence, trauma and any other trouble that life has thrown your way.

Cassidy utilizes reflective listening, validation and a handful of empowering techniques to assist you in accessing your creativity…

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Lisa Dashnaw Stiles

Lisa Dashnaw Stiles

Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PsyD, MSN, APRN, PMHNP-BC)
When you meet Lisa, you’ll immediately be struck by her warm, caring, emphatic, and non-judgmental attitude, as well as her genuine eagerness to support you. Lisa will focus on building a trusting relationship with you, one she’ll foster by listening to and understanding who you really are.

Lisa believes you are unique, so she’ll collaboratively partner with you to establish an individualized and achievable plan, one that’ll move you toward the life you most want…

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Daira Suljovic

Daira Suljovic

Licensed Professional Counselor Candidate (MA, LPCC)
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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steve swan

Steve Swan

Masters Counseling Intern (Intern, CAC III)
There are times when you may feel vulnerable, when it feels like your circumstances are insurmountable. Sometimes, you may just want relief from the pain. I’m here to help.

My core values are kindness, honesty, and respect: honoring your dignity and personal worth. I believe that trust and acceptance are essential in our counseling relationship. I’ll support you in finding the courage to be just as you are and to become who you want to be. Together, we’ll partner so you can grow and change. I look forward to the privilege of joining with you in this journey…

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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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Marcella Thompson

Marcella Thompson

Licensed Clinical Social Worker (MSW, LCSW)
My years as a therapist have taught me that there are few people who escape life without some level of pain, suffering or transitional problem. We also all have our own unique way of managing these difficulties. Sometimes these issues require coping skills we have yet to learn, and support from someone who is not emotionally involved.

I offer a safe and inviting environment, warm and judgment free. I understand that you may be nervous about entering into a therapeutic relationship. Together, we can sort through the complexities of what brings you here…

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Abbey Towe

Abbey Towe

Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practioner (MS, PMHNP)
Abbey has a heart for providing open, non-judgmental care and is committed to offering you with the most up to date, evidence-based care possible. She understands the vulnerability involved in asking for help, which is why she will take the time to understand your individual situation and what is important to you.

Abbey knows your health has a greater chance for improvement if you are actively involved in your care. She will make it a priority to seek out and incorporate your input…

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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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Brittany White

Brittany White

Licensed Professional Counselor (MA, LPC)
When you meet Brittany, you’ll immediately notice her genuinely calm and caring presence. She’ll meet you just where you are, building a relationship based on trust and acceptance. She’ll support both who you are and who you plan on becoming. While healing is a serious and thoughtful process, Brittany also brings a kind and gentle humor into her work.

Brittany believes that through active listening, collaborative planning and personal empowerment, you can discover a healthier version of yourself. She understands that life…

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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…

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Timothy Woodworth

Timothy Woodworth

Licensed Clinical Social Worker (MSW, MBA, LCSW)
Tim will create a meaningful partnership with you through understanding, empathy and a warm sense of humor. He’ll bring his 15 years of direct clinical experience to help you. His style is very interactive and he’ll proactively work side-by-side with you to make sure your life is headed in the right direction.

Tim has experience in a broad range of areas and sees adults of all ages, teens, couples, and families. He can help with whatever aches, including struggles with depression, anxiety, grief, loss, and anger (and its potential impact on relationships). Tim can also help you navigate the…

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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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