We all encounter challenges that affect our quality of life. Although struggles are part of the normal human experience, we were not meant to work through them alone. My passion is to come alongside you to help you find healing and change as you journey down this path called life. I am here to provide support, encouragement, and my expertise to help you find the strength to overcome whatever life has thrown your way. I specialize in helping you navigate through anxiety, depression, and trauma. My mission is that when you embark on this journey you can come out victorious, empowered, and filled with hope and purpose.
Marriage & Family Therapist Intern, MS, MFTC, PACT II
If there is anything you should know about me, it is that I am passionate about my work as a psychotherapist. I love working with clients toward the changes they want to make in their lives. Therapy takes courage and I am humbled by that. It is an honor to share in people's lives. Therapy is a collaborative process. The most critical ingredient to successful therapy is the relationship you build with your therapist. If you don't feel comfortable, it will be difficult to share your deepest emotions and vulnerabilities.
Every next level of your life will demand a different version of you. Couples and families often have the same fight over and over, stuck in a difficult cycle. Individuals often feel lost, wondering how they got so far from their charted course. As a professor of psychology specializing in relationships, I am deeply attuned to the challenges of reshaping patterns within yourself, and with others. Through mindfulness interventions, a focus on emotions, narratives, and patterns, I collaborate with you to challenge what isn't working, and to build up more of what IS working in your life.
Starting the counseling process can feel daunting, but I make it easy. I'm warm & supportive (but direct), nonjudgmental, funny, and REAL. I work hard to help you heal yourself & your relationships. If life feels overwhelming, you're struggling in relationships, or you need direction, I would love to work with you. I'll learn about you & your needs, and tailor my approach to your preferences and personality. Ultimately, I support clients to find healthier, more honest & direct ways to relate to themselves, their partners, and the world.
Let's face it, right now you are looking for a counselor - which means you are likely overwhelmed already. I honor the courage it takes to seek therapy! You have likely been doing the best you can - but it feels like nothing is working. At certain times in our lives we need a fresh perspective to help us through. A non involved person to vent the things we've been feeling and help us navigate the discomfort. You are doing the right thing by reaching out. Counseling is a powerful next step. Together we will find what your looking for.
I view psychotherapy from a multifaceted perspective including body, mind and spirit. My approach is reflective, interactive and compassionate and in the 'here and now'. I use skill building through cognitive behavioral therapy as well as body centered psychotherapy. If desired by the client, I integrate complimentary integrative practices such as coping skills, wellness, stress management skills, relaxation practices, meditation, 'soul works' and healthy living into my therapies. Gaining self awareness, self reliance, and emotional well -being are key to healthy living.
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.
Hello! Are you struggling with anxiety and/or depression? Are you having trouble with your self-worth, relationships, sleep, organization, motivation - or just generally feeling like you're not your best self? I can help. I have over 6 years' experience working closely with a wide variety of clients, helping to provide insight, identify goals and take positive action towards living their best lives. I offer confidential teletherapy sessions from the comfort of your own home and would love to connect for a free consultation.
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.
Life can be hard. When you're not feeling good about yourself your friends, family, work, and relationships can all feeI harder than they need to. I like to help foster that sense of belonging and acceptance just as he/she/they are while empowering clients with coping tools for hard times. I use a person-centered and strengths-based approach incorporating mindfulness, psychodynamic reflection, and unconditional positive regard coupled with DBT/CBT tools to help navigate helpful thought patterns that can be called upon to reframe stressful situations. I enjoy working with teens, adults and couples.
Do you feel on edge or overwhelmed? I know how it feels to be anxious, your chest tightens, your heart pounds, and nothing you do seems to slow your thoughts. Do you feel sad, lacking hope? Maybe you can't find the energy to do the things that once brought you joy. I don't want you to feel these ways any longer. I help people who struggle with anxiety, depression, and trauma heal and grow. A client-centered approach to counseling has been shown to help reduce the symptoms of anxiety and depression. I will help you make meaning of what is going on in your life. I am eager to help you take steps toward coping with these symptoms
Licensed Professional Counselor Candidate, MA, LPCC
Bridget is a licensed professional counselor candidate (LPCC) in Colorado. She attained her Bachelor’s degree in Communications at Metropolitan State University, Denver, CO and went on to pursue her Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Adams State University, Alamosa, CO. Bridget’s academic interest as a helping professional led her to obtain certifications in DBT, TF-CBT, CSTS, and CAIMHP. Her academic certifications specializing in dialectic behavioral therapy, trauma focused cognitive behavioral therapy, shame-informed treatment and addictions informed mental health are pertinent to unparalleled care.
My teacher Brene Brown has said, "Owning our story and loving ourselves through the process is the bravest thing we will ever do." As a Psychologist with 35 + years in practice, I continue to study discoveries in neuroscience and human behavior, and while I'm glad of that, what I know is that counseling is about talking through the hard stuff - shame, blame, fear, anger, criticism, grief, forgiveness, and all the rest. Tell me your story in all of its messiness, and let's figure out what's to be done about it. I welcome adults 18 and up struggling with most of what life dishes up. I promise to be candid and compassionate.
My approach to therapy is collaborative and based in a genuine and caring relationship with my clients. During our meetings, we will work together to better understand who you are -- your desires and aspirations, your beliefs and feelings, and the patterns that occur in your relationships. My goal is to help you uncover your true self and live a satisfying and successful life in harmony with who you are. Opening up to a therapist can be an intimidating prospect. As such, I strive to create an atmosphere of safety and connectedness where creativity and humor have a place.
Does your anxiety hold you back from your goals? Do nightmares, flashbacks and memories interfere with your happiness? Do you wish that you could get relief from symptoms of anxiety or depression? You have come to the right place. It is scary and vulnerable to ask for help, and I am glad you are here. We will walk through this journey together. I have great resources and techniques that will give you the relief you have been looking for! Contact me for a free 20 minute consultation to see if I am the right person for you.
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, EMDR, II
Whether you are experiencing a challenging time in your life or are seeking further self-exploration, therapy can be a positive and empowering choice. As a counselor, I feel honored to walk beside my clients on their journey towards healing and self-growth. I believe we all have intrinsic resources and strengths, but are at times unable to tap into them. My goal as a therapist is to gently challenge you, while providing a safe and nurturing space for you to work on your concerns. My style is nonjudgemental, compassionate and holistic in nature.
Whether you are thriving in life, some days just surviving, or anywhere on the continuum in-between, I full heartedly believe in the value of support and connection along the way. Counseling is a space that can provide safety, empathy, and validation while also creating accountability, clarity, and direction. Working with clients over the last 15+ years has shown me that we all have a unique story that has led us to where we are currently. We are all doing the best we can with what we have yet at times our biggest strengths become our greatest struggles.
I am a psychoanalytical psychotherapist. This means we work together from a holistic perspective, with the unconscious and your dreams and your personal life experience, including trauma. I work with clients who no longer want to be limited by their reactive patterns, cultural conditioning, insecure attachment styles and past traumas, helping them to embody new possibilities in life and love. Therapy provides a ritualized setting for a process that encourages the development of the client's intimate awareness of him/herself. We can remobilize the thwarted capacity to give and to receive love.
What type of mental health professional is right for me?
Some of the most common types of mental health providers in Fort Collins are psychologists, licensed counselors, therapists, psychotherapists, and licensed clinical social workers, all of whom diagnose mental health conditions and provide individualized treatment.
Services offered, education and credentials vary by type of mental health professional. Each professional in Fort Collins then may specialize in certain areas, such as depression, marriage counseling, or anxiety. Although many mental health providers are not licensed to prescribe medication, they may coordinate with a provider who can.
Both in-person and online therapy sessions are available from most psychologists.
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What method of therapy is right for me?
When it comes to treatment methods, there's no 'right way.’ Each method of therapy can be beneficial for a variety of issues. Psychologists in Fort Collins specialize in therapeutic approaches such as CBT, EMDR, and Interpersonal Therapy (IPT), among others. Finding a psychologist or therapist who is a good fit for you is the most important step to discovering what type of therapy, or combination of therapeutic approaches, will meet your individual needs. Learn what to expect from different types of therapy and how they work.
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