Dominga Martinez
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Fort Collins, CO 80525
Offers online therapy
Life is hard. I know. Finding the right therapist can be harder, so let me help. Let me guess, are you simply wanting to talk with someone that is ready to listen versus tell you what you need to hear? Many times a person seeks therapy to feel validated for the person they have become and wants to use therapy to explore how to be the better person of who they were yesterday. Whether your a child, teen, or adult, let us help by offering private counseling and quality treatment addressing personal matters in a supportive, healthy, and non-judgmental therapeutic setting.
(970) 305-8277
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Fort Collins, CO 80525
Offers online therapy
Life is hard. I know. Finding the right therapist can be harder, so let me help. Let me guess, are you simply wanting to talk with someone that is ready to listen versus tell you what you need to hear? Many times a person seeks therapy to feel validated for the person they have become and wants to use therapy to explore how to be the better person of who they were yesterday. Whether your a child, teen, or adult, let us help by offering private counseling and quality treatment addressing personal matters in a supportive, healthy, and non-judgmental therapeutic setting.
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Rachel Isenberg
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, ACSW Verified
Fort Collins, CO 80521
Offers online therapy
Life Transitions,Depression, Anxiety, Bipolar, Women's issues, Families, Relationships, Adolescent issues, Gay/Lesbian Issues, individual and group supervision.
There are times when the best decision is to seek an outside, unbiased, professional to help renew balance in our lives. I see my role as that of a sounding board for options, with the final decision for action made by the client. Through empathetic questioning, acceptance and reframing we will discover the underlying reason for your current issue. My approach is supportive, with a focus on resolution. It is your time, your agenda. I work with adults and adolescents. I specialize in depression, anxiety, relationships and life transitions, although I work with a wide variety of other issues.
(970) 579-0964
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Fort Collins, CO 80521
Offers online therapy
Life Transitions,Depression, Anxiety, Bipolar, Women's issues, Families, Relationships, Adolescent issues, Gay/Lesbian Issues, individual and group supervision.
There are times when the best decision is to seek an outside, unbiased, professional to help renew balance in our lives. I see my role as that of a sounding board for options, with the final decision for action made by the client. Through empathetic questioning, acceptance and reframing we will discover the underlying reason for your current issue. My approach is supportive, with a focus on resolution. It is your time, your agenda. I work with adults and adolescents. I specialize in depression, anxiety, relationships and life transitions, although I work with a wide variety of other issues.
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Stephanie Dalager
Marriage and Family Therapist Candidate, MS, MFT-C, RYT-200 Verified
Fort Collins, CO 80524
Offers online therapy
My areas of specialty include managing overwhelming emotions, relational issues, trauma healing, adolescent and women's issues, and self-discovery.
We can all benefit from the space and support that therapy offers at various times in our lives. If you’re feeling disconnected from yourself and in your relationships, overwhelmed, hurt, having trouble moving in the direction of your goals, or maybe, you don’t even know what it is, but something just doesn’t feel right, I’m here to help. It is my joy as a therapist to support you in building an understanding of yourself, healing from hurtful past experiences, engaging in more connected relationships, growing your resilience, and ultimately, feeling more ease and joy in your life.
(970) 394-1293
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Fort Collins, CO 80524
Offers online therapy
My areas of specialty include managing overwhelming emotions, relational issues, trauma healing, adolescent and women's issues, and self-discovery.
We can all benefit from the space and support that therapy offers at various times in our lives. If you’re feeling disconnected from yourself and in your relationships, overwhelmed, hurt, having trouble moving in the direction of your goals, or maybe, you don’t even know what it is, but something just doesn’t feel right, I’m here to help. It is my joy as a therapist to support you in building an understanding of yourself, healing from hurtful past experiences, engaging in more connected relationships, growing your resilience, and ultimately, feeling more ease and joy in your life.
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Hannah Svedlow
Licensed Professional Counselor Candidate, MA, LPCC Verified
Fort Collins, CO 80524
Offers online therapy
Are you the parent of a child, adolescent or young adult and noticing signs of anxiety or depression in your child, or having other concerns? Are you a teen or young adult struggling with stress in your life? I hope I can be a support in navigating the joys and challenges of childhood to early adulthood. I work with a range of clients in various developmental phases and trust in the wisdom of my clients and their abilities to explore their own themes, symbols, and stories. Children develop a sense of self and safety within the context of early relationships which makes family/guardian involvement important in the counseling process.
(970) 517-4877
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Fort Collins, CO 80524
Offers online therapy
Are you the parent of a child, adolescent or young adult and noticing signs of anxiety or depression in your child, or having other concerns? Are you a teen or young adult struggling with stress in your life? I hope I can be a support in navigating the joys and challenges of childhood to early adulthood. I work with a range of clients in various developmental phases and trust in the wisdom of my clients and their abilities to explore their own themes, symbols, and stories. Children develop a sense of self and safety within the context of early relationships which makes family/guardian involvement important in the counseling process.
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Lauren Maples
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Fort Collins, CO 80526
Not accepting new clients
If you need help finding a therapist for your child, I highly recommend contacting CAYAC (Child, Adolescent, and Young Adult Connections) for referrals.
I WILL BE ON SABBATICAL UNTIL SPRING 2023. During this time, I will be working on clarifying my clinical focus. Historically, I have worked with tweens, teens, young adults, and parents on issues related to being a young person or parenting a young person. I anticipate I will continue to do this work, but I won't know more until it gets closer to my return from leave. Please check back periodically for updates on my return. Please note, I will not be generating a waitlist or returning requests for therapist referrals while on leave. Thanks!
(970) 366-4460
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Fort Collins, CO 80526
Not accepting new clients
If you need help finding a therapist for your child, I highly recommend contacting CAYAC (Child, Adolescent, and Young Adult Connections) for referrals.
I WILL BE ON SABBATICAL UNTIL SPRING 2023. During this time, I will be working on clarifying my clinical focus. Historically, I have worked with tweens, teens, young adults, and parents on issues related to being a young person or parenting a young person. I anticipate I will continue to do this work, but I won't know more until it gets closer to my return from leave. Please check back periodically for updates on my return. Please note, I will not be generating a waitlist or returning requests for therapist referrals while on leave. Thanks!
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Annie Hennig
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Fort Collins, CO 80525
Not accepting new clients
Are you seeking parenting support? Have you ever wondered if therapy would help you and your teen communicate more effectively? Are you a teen or adult hoping to improve your self esteem? Have you experienced trauma, and do you feel ready to begin processing this in a guided and supportive environment? If so, I may be a good fit for you! .
As a Marriage and Family Therapist, I enjoy working with a variety of clients seeking guidance and support in managing challenges or transitions in life and within relationships. I work with individuals, teens, young couples, parents, and families who are seeking to improve their communication, coping, and ability to find satisfaction and confidence in working through challenges that affect them and their families. My areas of interest include couples, maternal mental health, pregnancy-related issues, and self esteem.
(253) 993-4655
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Fort Collins, CO 80525
Not accepting new clients
Are you seeking parenting support? Have you ever wondered if therapy would help you and your teen communicate more effectively? Are you a teen or adult hoping to improve your self esteem? Have you experienced trauma, and do you feel ready to begin processing this in a guided and supportive environment? If so, I may be a good fit for you! .
As a Marriage and Family Therapist, I enjoy working with a variety of clients seeking guidance and support in managing challenges or transitions in life and within relationships. I work with individuals, teens, young couples, parents, and families who are seeking to improve their communication, coping, and ability to find satisfaction and confidence in working through challenges that affect them and their families. My areas of interest include couples, maternal mental health, pregnancy-related issues, and self esteem.
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Lee Gardner
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, LCSW Verified
Fort Collins, CO 80526
Offers online therapy
My specialties include: eating disorders, physical performance issues, addiction/recovery issues, adolescent acting out, divorce recovery, step-family dynamics, chronic pain, sex addiction and couples counseling.
I work with clients who feel stuck; stuck in the emotion and negative thoughts associated with life's stressors. Clients, who are beginning to realize that there will always be the struggle of relationships or money matters or health concerns or..., yet understand that they can begin to develop a different outlook, belief system.
(970) 825-0558
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Fort Collins, CO 80526
Offers online therapy
My specialties include: eating disorders, physical performance issues, addiction/recovery issues, adolescent acting out, divorce recovery, step-family dynamics, chronic pain, sex addiction and couples counseling.
I work with clients who feel stuck; stuck in the emotion and negative thoughts associated with life's stressors. Clients, who are beginning to realize that there will always be the struggle of relationships or money matters or health concerns or..., yet understand that they can begin to develop a different outlook, belief system.
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Bernadette Pivarunas
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, SP-I, PACT-I, LPC, NCC Verified
Fort Collins, CO 80525
Not accepting new clients
**NOT CURRENTLY ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS** Feeling down or sad? Anxious? Do you feel alone no matter what you try? Frustrated? Angry? Disgusted with your body, yourself, or your life? Confused by your teenager or partner? I offer individual, couple, and family psychotherapy & assessment services for adolescents (10+) and adults. As a developmentalist, I support individuals, couples, and families interested in thriving, not just surviving. I offer 30 minute consultations at no cost. I honor your courage and initiative and can't wait to meet you!
(970) 999-1668
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Fort Collins, CO 80525
Not accepting new clients
**NOT CURRENTLY ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS** Feeling down or sad? Anxious? Do you feel alone no matter what you try? Frustrated? Angry? Disgusted with your body, yourself, or your life? Confused by your teenager or partner? I offer individual, couple, and family psychotherapy & assessment services for adolescents (10+) and adults. As a developmentalist, I support individuals, couples, and families interested in thriving, not just surviving. I offer 30 minute consultations at no cost. I honor your courage and initiative and can't wait to meet you!
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Heidi Kalak
Registered Psychotherapist, MSW Verified
Fort Collins, CO 80526
Offers online therapy
I specialize in mental health and wellness, relationship and couples counseling, life transitions, individual counseling, and adolescent and family therapy.
Sometimes life has a way of challenging you to your core. Relationships, parenting, self care, balancing work and career, can all be almost too much to maintain at times. If you are seeking the tools and support to make positive change and learn more about yourself, your capacity, and self growth, I am here to help walk along side you in that journey. Reaching out to begin the counseling process can feel overwhelming and even intimidating, but working to build trust and rapport and meeting each client where they are in their life is my goal to help ease the process and make way for welcoming change.
(970) 276-6073
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Fort Collins, CO 80526
Offers online therapy
I specialize in mental health and wellness, relationship and couples counseling, life transitions, individual counseling, and adolescent and family therapy.
Sometimes life has a way of challenging you to your core. Relationships, parenting, self care, balancing work and career, can all be almost too much to maintain at times. If you are seeking the tools and support to make positive change and learn more about yourself, your capacity, and self growth, I am here to help walk along side you in that journey. Reaching out to begin the counseling process can feel overwhelming and even intimidating, but working to build trust and rapport and meeting each client where they are in their life is my goal to help ease the process and make way for welcoming change.
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Crimson Holland
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC Verified
Fort Collins, CO 80526
Whether you are seeking counseling for yourself, your teen, or your family, I invite you to reach out to learn more about how therapy can help with your current struggles and lead to a more satisfying and peaceful life.
CURRENTLY NOT TAKING NEW CLIENTS. Stress and conflict can overwhelm us to the point that it impacts all areas of our lives, including our most important relationships. A trained therapist can help you become aware of obstacles that stop you from fully engaging in your life. Finding a counselor who is a good fit is an important part of getting the most from your experience in therapy. I offer a FREE 20 minute consultation to meet and determine if we are a good fit to work together. Together we will create a plan to help you work toward your optimum emotional health in a collaborative and safe environment.
(970) 293-8831
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Fort Collins, CO 80526
Whether you are seeking counseling for yourself, your teen, or your family, I invite you to reach out to learn more about how therapy can help with your current struggles and lead to a more satisfying and peaceful life.
CURRENTLY NOT TAKING NEW CLIENTS. Stress and conflict can overwhelm us to the point that it impacts all areas of our lives, including our most important relationships. A trained therapist can help you become aware of obstacles that stop you from fully engaging in your life. Finding a counselor who is a good fit is an important part of getting the most from your experience in therapy. I offer a FREE 20 minute consultation to meet and determine if we are a good fit to work together. Together we will create a plan to help you work toward your optimum emotional health in a collaborative and safe environment.
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Diane Holliday
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC Verified
Fort Collins, CO 80524
Offers online therapy
Whether you are a first responder with too many hard experiences, someone worn out by daily life and changes, or a teenager trying to find your way, I am here to act as your guide to healthier days.
Life can be so difficult. Maybe emotions and life issues have built up to the point that you can't sleep or eat normally. You may feel like you just can't cope any longer. Or, you might feel like life has become so devoid of meaning that the colors have all faded. You may be using unhealthy ways of coping with old injuries or new life difficulties. Whether you are feeling unhappy, hurt, stressed out , angry or afraid, these feelings can keep you from a happy life or healthy relationships. We can work together to help you understand what is happening and create positive changes for a happier, healthier life.
(970) 458-7095
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Fort Collins, CO 80524
Offers online therapy
Whether you are a first responder with too many hard experiences, someone worn out by daily life and changes, or a teenager trying to find your way, I am here to act as your guide to healthier days.
Life can be so difficult. Maybe emotions and life issues have built up to the point that you can't sleep or eat normally. You may feel like you just can't cope any longer. Or, you might feel like life has become so devoid of meaning that the colors have all faded. You may be using unhealthy ways of coping with old injuries or new life difficulties. Whether you are feeling unhappy, hurt, stressed out , angry or afraid, these feelings can keep you from a happy life or healthy relationships. We can work together to help you understand what is happening and create positive changes for a happier, healthier life.
Laura Whitcomb
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LAC Verified
Fort Collins, CO 80524
Offers online therapy
I hold a Master's degree in Clinical Counseling and specialize in trauma reprocessing, addiction, and female adolescent development.
It takes courage to reach out and trust a person you have never met with your most intimate struggles. I recognize that beginning therapy can be intimidating. My goal is to offer you a safe and reassuring space where you can feel confident that you are not alone. Whether you are struggling with depression, anxiety, addiction, trauma, relationship issues, parenting challenges, self-confidence, or just feeling overwhelmed and stressed out, we can work together to discover the solution that is right for you.
(720) 466-7951
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Fort Collins, CO 80524
Offers online therapy
I hold a Master's degree in Clinical Counseling and specialize in trauma reprocessing, addiction, and female adolescent development.
It takes courage to reach out and trust a person you have never met with your most intimate struggles. I recognize that beginning therapy can be intimidating. My goal is to offer you a safe and reassuring space where you can feel confident that you are not alone. Whether you are struggling with depression, anxiety, addiction, trauma, relationship issues, parenting challenges, self-confidence, or just feeling overwhelmed and stressed out, we can work together to discover the solution that is right for you.
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Integrated Counseling and Wellness
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, EMDR Verified
Fort Collins, CO 80526
Offers online therapy
NEW CLIENTS ACCEPTED!! No matter where you're at in life, there can be a lot of challenges that increase or cause distress. From having difficulty communicating with family members to struggling with adapting to life's changes. From challenges in developing healthy peer relationships to dealing with conflict within your support group. We are all dealing with so many changes in our lives, it can become overwhelming without someone who can be non-judgmental, unbiased, and able to provide unconditional acceptance to help navigate those changes. Our practice specializes in adolescent/young adults as well as adults!
(970) 704-5216
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Fort Collins, CO 80526
Offers online therapy
NEW CLIENTS ACCEPTED!! No matter where you're at in life, there can be a lot of challenges that increase or cause distress. From having difficulty communicating with family members to struggling with adapting to life's changes. From challenges in developing healthy peer relationships to dealing with conflict within your support group. We are all dealing with so many changes in our lives, it can become overwhelming without someone who can be non-judgmental, unbiased, and able to provide unconditional acceptance to help navigate those changes. Our practice specializes in adolescent/young adults as well as adults!
Joshua Emery
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC Verified
Fort Collins, CO 80524
Offers online therapy
Although I work with a broad range of clients and subjects my passion and experience are best suited for marriage, parenting, young men and adolescent boys. Because of my age and experience I can connect effectively with both parent and child in a way that brings the whole family closer together.
(970) 579-0929
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Fort Collins, CO 80524
Offers online therapy
Although I work with a broad range of clients and subjects my passion and experience are best suited for marriage, parenting, young men and adolescent boys. Because of my age and experience I can connect effectively with both parent and child in a way that brings the whole family closer together.
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Paul Slaughter
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT Verified
Fort Collins, CO 80521
Offers online therapy
I have 33 years as a psychotherapist. I have worked in private practice for 20 years, and previously as a family therapist in an Adolescent treatment Center. I see clients struggling with depression, anxiety or their relationships. You will discover beliefs and habits of perception. I use a mindfulness-based approach and family therapy techniques. Couples learn what triggers them first, then learn ways to stop together. As an unconscious belief is known, it can be influenced. Better communication is learned. Anxiety, depression, anger, social anxieties are common complaints that I work. Using Video Conference currently.
(970) 639-0936
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Fort Collins, CO 80521
Offers online therapy
I have 33 years as a psychotherapist. I have worked in private practice for 20 years, and previously as a family therapist in an Adolescent treatment Center. I see clients struggling with depression, anxiety or their relationships. You will discover beliefs and habits of perception. I use a mindfulness-based approach and family therapy techniques. Couples learn what triggers them first, then learn ways to stop together. As an unconscious belief is known, it can be influenced. Better communication is learned. Anxiety, depression, anger, social anxieties are common complaints that I work. Using Video Conference currently.
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Dawn K Gibson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Fort Collins, CO 80524
Offers online therapy
"Where did my teen go?" Your teen is: anxious, unhappy, stressed out &/or traumatized, overwhelmed with school and high expectations, and struggling w/ low self-esteem or trying to "belong." Sometimes you have to walk on eggshells for fear of your teen's anger. The two of you may be struggling more than ever. You want to help but there's distance between you and you feel shut out. Your teen spends a lot of time in the bedroom, out of the house or on the phone. This seems to make things worse. You’re incredibly worried and you're wondering what you could do differently or how to help. You're at a loss. You're not alone.
(512) 607-9893
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Fort Collins, CO 80524
Offers online therapy
"Where did my teen go?" Your teen is: anxious, unhappy, stressed out &/or traumatized, overwhelmed with school and high expectations, and struggling w/ low self-esteem or trying to "belong." Sometimes you have to walk on eggshells for fear of your teen's anger. The two of you may be struggling more than ever. You want to help but there's distance between you and you feel shut out. Your teen spends a lot of time in the bedroom, out of the house or on the phone. This seems to make things worse. You’re incredibly worried and you're wondering what you could do differently or how to help. You're at a loss. You're not alone.
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Jaime Carden-O'Brien
Counselor, MA, LPC, EMDRII Verified
Office is near:
Fort Collins, CO 80526
Offers online therapy
Jaime understands the importance of taking into account what developmental stage your teen is currently in and thus, services will be tailored to each specific adolescent’s developmental stage.
People come to counseling for many different reasons. Jaime believes there is no one size fits all solution. I work with you to find what is going to be the best option for the goals you have for your, or your child's, life. Jaime believes all individuals have within them the tools to make change in their lives. Life, irrational beliefs, trauma and problematic behaviors can all get in the way of an individual’s ability to access what they have within them to make the changes needed to feel more fulfilled in their lives. This is where counseling comes in, helping to clear the obstacles in the way leading you to a happier feeling life
(970) 372-6416
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Office is near:
Fort Collins, CO 80526
Offers online therapy
Jaime understands the importance of taking into account what developmental stage your teen is currently in and thus, services will be tailored to each specific adolescent’s developmental stage.
People come to counseling for many different reasons. Jaime believes there is no one size fits all solution. I work with you to find what is going to be the best option for the goals you have for your, or your child's, life. Jaime believes all individuals have within them the tools to make change in their lives. Life, irrational beliefs, trauma and problematic behaviors can all get in the way of an individual’s ability to access what they have within them to make the changes needed to feel more fulfilled in their lives. This is where counseling comes in, helping to clear the obstacles in the way leading you to a happier feeling life
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Archways Family Counseling
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC Verified
Office is near:
Fort Collins, CO 80526
Archways Counseling Center provides individuals, families, children and parents a safe place to begin their process of change. Clients come to Archways for a variety of reasons including child and adolescent development, difficulties in school, behavior problems, divorce, parenting skills, depression, anxiety, trauma and abuse, stress and grief and loss. Archways Counseling Center specializes in working with young children through Play Therapy in order to provide children with an environment in which they can truly thrive.
(970) 237-3784
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Office is near:
Fort Collins, CO 80526
Archways Counseling Center provides individuals, families, children and parents a safe place to begin their process of change. Clients come to Archways for a variety of reasons including child and adolescent development, difficulties in school, behavior problems, divorce, parenting skills, depression, anxiety, trauma and abuse, stress and grief and loss. Archways Counseling Center specializes in working with young children through Play Therapy in order to provide children with an environment in which they can truly thrive.
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Charity Andrews
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC Verified
Office is near:
Fort Collins, CO 80525
Offers online therapy
*Accepting New Clients* I am a certified PCIT therapist specializing in Parent-Child Interaction therapy for children (2-7) struggling with tantrums, defiance, and behavioral issues. I also provide play therapy (2-12), adolescent/teen therapy (12-18), and adult therapy for those seeking support.
(970) 236-7701
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Office is near:
Fort Collins, CO 80525
Offers online therapy
*Accepting New Clients* I am a certified PCIT therapist specializing in Parent-Child Interaction therapy for children (2-7) struggling with tantrums, defiance, and behavioral issues. I also provide play therapy (2-12), adolescent/teen therapy (12-18), and adult therapy for those seeking support.
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Joshua Korac
Licensed Professional Counselor Candidate, BA, LPCC, CTP, CTMH-A Verified
Office is near:
Fort Collins, CO 80521
Offers online therapy
Josh obtained his Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and his Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at the University of Northern Colorado. Josh has experience in mental health care working with adults with developmental disabilities, adolescents in a school setting, adult and adolescent inpatient treatment, mental health and the outdoors, and corrections counseling. In October 2021, Josh met the standards for a Certified Trauma Professional (CTP) and a Certified Telemental Health Provider Associate (CTMH-A).
(970) 429-5658
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Office is near:
Fort Collins, CO 80521
Offers online therapy
Josh obtained his Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and his Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at the University of Northern Colorado. Josh has experience in mental health care working with adults with developmental disabilities, adolescents in a school setting, adult and adolescent inpatient treatment, mental health and the outdoors, and corrections counseling. In October 2021, Josh met the standards for a Certified Trauma Professional (CTP) and a Certified Telemental Health Provider Associate (CTMH-A).

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Teen Therapists
Adolescence can be a time of both disorientation and discovery. The transitional period can raise questions of independence and identity; as adolescents cultivate their sense of self, they may face difficult choices about academics, friendship, sexuality, gender identity, drugs, and alcohol.

Most teens have a relatively egocentric perspective on life; a state of mind that usually abates with age. They often focus on themselves and believe that everyone else—from a best friend to a distant crush—is focused on them too. They may grapple with insecurities and feelings of being judged. Relationships with family members often take a backseat to peer groups, romantic interests, and appearance, which teens perceive as increasingly important during this time.

The transition can naturally lead to anxiety about physical development, evolving relationships with others, and one's place in the larger world. Mild anxiety and other challenges are typical, but serious mental health conditions also emerge during adolescence. Finding a teen therapist in Fort Collins and addressing a disorder early on can help ensure the best possible outcome.