Child Therapists in Fort Collins, CO

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Photo of Lauren Maples, Psychologist in Fort Collins, CO
Lauren Maples
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
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
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Sofia Aguilera
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCC, RPT
Verified
I have a tremendous passion for supporting and encouraging the lives of my clients and children especially; through the various modulations of life.
“Love is at the root of everything; all learning, all relationships. Love or the lack of it.” -Mr. Rogers. Who we are and how we function in the relationships we form so often depends on our basic need in feeling safe and secure. So much of our existence has thrived because of the nurturance, love, and connection with others. When a safe and supportive connection is created, you are stronger as a person and family member. In my work with children , teens, and families, I seek to understand not only the sources of struggle; I also invite exploration of resources and resiliency often found in such stressors.
(970) 251-7631 
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Fort Collins, CO 80521
Offers online therapy
Waitlist for new clients
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Holly Shaw
Counselor, PhD, RPT, LPC, EMDR-II
Verified
I specialize in working with children , adolescents and adults in a solution-focused and humanistic approach. With children , parents and child contribute to writing goals, and I also often work with school counselors and teachers. I am a Registered Play Therapist, and use play therapy and sandtray to help children express difficult emotions. As a Certified EMDR Therapist, I am able to use EMDR with those who have had difficult life events or trauma. I also work with adults -- with EMDR, depression, anxiety and grief.
(970) 266-8062 
Fort Collins, CO 80526
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Mary Beth Freeman
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
I also enjoy working with adolescents and children , as well as adults.
I view counseling as a dynamic process between a client and therapist. My theoretical orientation is dependent upon what would be most appropriate for the client. I view each client as unique and I use techniques that are designed to meet that client's specific needs. I listen carefully to my clients so that I can empower, confront when appropriate, teach, encourage, and guide them so they can grow emotionally, spiritually, psychologically and socially. I respect the clients I work with. I want people to participate in a healing process without fear that they will be judged or coerced.
(970) 785-7321 
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Fort Collins, CO 80524
Offers online therapy
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Hannah Svedlow
MA, LPC
Verified
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
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Michelle Garcia
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Theraplay supports parents and children in developing positive connection and healthy interactions.
Do you ever get the sense that your symptoms run deeper than surface level? Many people seek out therapy to resolve issues such as stress, difficulties in relationships, and anxiety and depression only to find out that these issues have a deeper root. There is a pathway to healing! In addition to helping clients manage the ups and downs of life, I specialize in trauma and attachment across the lifespan. I use modalities such as play therapy, EMDR, DBT, CBT, mindfulness, and trauma informed yoga to help children , adolescents, and adults heal from the past and develop healthier patterns in the present day.
(970) 442-7048 
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Fort Collins, CO 80526
Offers online therapy
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Dominic Joseph Smith
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, RPT
Verified
I have diverse clinical experience with children and their families in community settings, as well as in elementary and pre-school settings. I also have great experience with helping children navigate developmental disabilities, behavioral and mood disorders, divorce, separation, and stepfamily dynamics. I have worked with many children who have been exposed to trauma including, abuse, neglect, and domestic violence. I believe that involving the family, parents, and other primary caregivers in the therapeutic process provides the best possible resolution for the toughest challenges.
(970) 426-0083 
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Fort Collins, CO 80526
Offers online therapy
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Kelsey Edwards
Clinical Social Work Candidate, MSW, SWC
Verified
Kelsey has extensive experience working with and advocating for children who have undergone abuse and neglect and is skilled in helping family units heal from adversity.
Kelsey Edwards believes that it is fundamentally true that people are operating in the world the best they can with the tools that they have. Sometimes people need a safe and loving environment to build on those tools and reach a place of peace and prosperity for themselves and for their families. Kelsey strives to empower individuals to enhance their lives and create meaningful change that will have a lifelong impact.
(970) 293-3694 
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Fort Collins, CO 80525
Offers online therapy
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Heather Griffith
Pre-Licensed Professional, MSW
Verified
I have been working with parents and children for 20 years and I specialize in finding the underlying causes of behavior in order to help children develop an identity as competent and confident young people. When working with and supporting parents, we will develop plans together to help build the skills necessary to modify behavioral outcomes in home and school settings. I work from a solutions-focused perspective that can hopefully generate some quick action steps in addition to the underlying work on causes, building self-esteem, and developing identity.
(970) 299-9538 
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Fort Collins, CO 80521
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Amy McDaniel Molina - 2E Psychology
Psychologist, PhD, LP
Verified
I truly love helping children gain a better understanding of themselves as learners and as people.
I am a Licensed Psychologist with more than 20 years of experience in public schools. My work as a school psychologist enables me to help families navigate the system and understand how schools determine eligibility for Special Education services, Individualized Education Plans, Advanced Learning Plans, and 504 Plans. I can help identify your child 's learning strengths and areas of giftedness through comprehensive cognitive evaluations. I can also help identify learning disabilities, ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disabilities, and the Behavioral and Social Emotional characteristics that accompany many learning differences.
(970) 427-9765 
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Fort Collins, CO 80526
Offers online therapy
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Erin M Thomas
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
The majority of my background and training has been working with children , adolescents and adults who have experienced significant trauma in their lives.
My name is Erin Thomas and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Northern Colorado. In therapy, every client is different and has differing needs for the healing process to occur. This is why the most important step to me in working with a client is establishing a trusting relationship at the beginning of therapy so that I can understand how to help in the most effective way. Connecting with others in a way that supports them through difficult times in their lives has been my passion and I continue to look for new ways to help those who struggle.
(970) 875-6079 
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Fort Collins, CO 80524
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Aubrey Hahn
Counselor, MEd, LPC, NCC
Verified
I have worked with a wide variety of mental health concerns with children , adolescents, and adults utilizing a collaborative approach of CBT, DBT, person-centered, EMDR, and neurofeedback therapy.
If there was something you could do today to increase your happiness and satisfaction in the future, what would it be? Therapy can shine a spotlight on your life as it is right now to clarify what past hurts you are holding onto and what needs to change so you can move toward the life you want. It is important to maintain hope. You can change. Healing and growth are possible. Whether you or your child are struggling with ADHD, relationship issues, depression, anxiety, addictions, trauma, self-esteem issues, or if it is something else, I can help.
(970) 427-2297 
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Fort Collins, CO 80526
Offers online therapy
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Wholehearted Counseling- Grace Patterson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
I have experience working with children , youth and families.
Feeling low or discontent? Experiencing uncomfortable change? Looking for support through a difficult time? No matter what your situation, I know that reaching out to ask for help can be difficult, and I also believe that it is beneficial and incredibly important.
(970) 237-6534 
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Fort Collins, CO 80525
Offers online therapy
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Alastair Johnson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Life can be both amazing and terrible. We all experience success and failure, love and loss, moments of bliss and moments of darkness and despair. The inconvenient truth is that almost everything that makes our life rich, full, and meaningful comes with a painful downside. Whatever a persons challenges or difficulties are in life, my work is dedicated to helping them reach their potential and build psychological flexibility. I have extensive experience working with children and adolescents. I have expertise working with clients in the child welfare system, those with life changing events, physical disability and veterans.
(970) 528-2093 
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Fort Collins, CO 80524
Offers online therapy
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Kristin Mjelde
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
Hello and welcome! My name is Kristin and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor. If you've gotten this far, you have already taken one of the hardest and bravest steps in the therapy process. We all need some form of support at some point in our lives and asking for that support is often the biggest hurdle you will face. I have extensive experience and training in working with trauma through all stages of life but my passion is helping children heal and grow. I am trained in Play Therapy, EMDR, Neurofeedback and sexual abuse treatment and can offer parenting support.
(970) 292-7755 
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Fort Collins, CO 80526
Offers online therapy
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Melissa Gonzales
Counselor, LPCC
Verified
Are you tired of being anxious, sad and depressed, do you struggle with focus and motivation or self-confidence? Are you weary from watching your child struggle with these symptoms? I am here to help. I use a unique combination of neurofeedback, counseling and coaching to help with these struggles. I have experience working with people of all ages and in many different stages in life. The path to healing and self-improvement is work and I am here to create a safe place for growth to happen. Together we will work to help you achieve your goals.
(970) 825-1452 
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Fort Collins, CO 80526
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Claire Joy Jobe
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, NCC
Verified
I specialize in working with children as well as adults processing childhood trauma.
I believe we are all capable of growth and wellness. My goal is to offer you a safe place to come and work on your most personal and inner self. My theoretical approach is client-centered, focusing on the counseling relationship and self-exploration. The counseling relationship is the most important part of the process to me because it models what unconditional acceptance and authenticity feels like. I offer a holistic perspective to wellness, working with you to consider self-care routines and mindfulness practices.
(970) 239-7414 
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Fort Collins, CO 80526
Offers online therapy
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Nicole Crawford
Psychologist, PhD, LP, NCSP
Verified
Hello and Thank You for considering me in your search for a psychological or neuroeducational evaluation for yourself or your child . I am dually licensed as a psychologist and a school psychologist. I have nearly 20 years of experience working in the schools and with the Colorado Department of Education completing assessments, supporting the adults in children ’s lives, and providing direct intervention supports. My extensive experience within the schools provides me with a unique understanding of students, families and the school setting as well as 504 and special education law and eligibility.
(970) 394-3658 
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Fort Collins, CO 80528
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Ryann Schoene
Counselor, MS, LPCC
Verified
Welcome! I am a LPCC that specializes in work with children , adolescents and adults who are experiencing a wide array of concerns related to relationships, emotions or life transitions. As a counselor, my first goal is to create a trusting, therapeutic relationship with my clients and to use this relationship as an agent for change. For children and adults, change can't happen unless safety and security are established first.
(970) 438-0879 
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Fort Collins, CO 80526
Offers online therapy
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Cindy L Benger
Licensed Professional Counselor, NCC, LPC
Verified
I have extensive experience working with the needs of identified Gifted children and teens.
Gifted students tend to set high expectations and standards for themselves; are perfectionistic and become profoundly disappointed, stressed, and hopeless if they feel they have failed to measure up to their expectations. Gifted individuals are intense and sensitive. Some may view these "big emotions" as illogical, scary, and risky. They need support in balancing their interpersonal and emotional self with their intellectual and logical self. Through setting goals that are realistic and healthy, educating gifted about their overexcitabilities, introducing healthy coping strategies, and self-soothing tools prove very impactful.
(970) 237-5691 
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Fort Collins, CO 80525


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Child Therapists
Child psychologists in Fort Collins, CO provide mental health therapy to children and are experts in child development.

Every comprehensive review of therapy with children shows that all credible approaches, when performed by a competent mental health clinician, produce almost the same results. About half of all kids will get better. Of those that improve, 80% will show progress in a relatively short time, while the remaining 20% will need longer-term support.

The best child therapists in Fort Collins build great relationships with the child and the parent. They also see the child's strengths and are open to hearing the child's possible solutions to the challenges the child faces. Finally, a good therapist appreciates the child's culture and is sensitive to the values of the child's community.