Suicidal Ideation Therapists in Fort Collins, CO

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Keith G Foster
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Fort Collins, CO 80525
Everyone has a story. I want to hear your story, whether you are depressed and suicidal, have parenting challenges, are struggling with relationship boundaries, or finding where you fit in this world. I believe in you as a human being, a relational being, a spiritual being. Professionally, I am a seasoned therapist with almost 30 years of experience, including over a decade of which involved assessing people in crisis, supporting those struggling with medical issues, and connecting people to community resources. Personally, I am an adoptive parent of five children.
Everyone has a story. I want to hear your story, whether you are depressed and suicidal, have parenting challenges, are struggling with relationship boundaries, or finding where you fit in this world. I believe in you as a human being, a relational being, a spiritual being. Professionally, I am a seasoned therapist with almost 30 years of experience, including over a decade of which involved assessing people in crisis, supporting those struggling with medical issues, and connecting people to community resources. Personally, I am an adoptive parent of five children.
(970) 533-3084 View (970) 533-3084
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Lisa Cline
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Fort Collins, CO 80525
As we approach the holiday season, many people will experience a stark realization of family conflict, loneliness or stressful demands. I am happy to have the availability to support you in coping and moving beyond coping, towards reclaiming your sense of groundedness during this time. I work with teens, families and adults in making sense of painful experiences and moving beyond suffering into more joyful living. I am well versed in treating concerns such as loneliness, perfectionism, poor self esteem, conflictual relationships, and compulsive behaviors (suicidal behaviors, self harm, eating disordered behavior, substance misuse).
As we approach the holiday season, many people will experience a stark realization of family conflict, loneliness or stressful demands. I am happy to have the availability to support you in coping and moving beyond coping, towards reclaiming your sense of groundedness during this time. I work with teens, families and adults in making sense of painful experiences and moving beyond suffering into more joyful living. I am well versed in treating concerns such as loneliness, perfectionism, poor self esteem, conflictual relationships, and compulsive behaviors (suicidal behaviors, self harm, eating disordered behavior, substance misuse).
(970) 458-7883 View (970) 458-7883
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Janessa Cole
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Fort Collins, CO 80525
Janessa’s education and training has equipped her to treat individuals with a wide range of experiences including depression, anxiety, PTSD, suicidal ideation, sexual assault, divorce, religious trauma, and major life transitions. Her current clientele includes individuals ranging from late adolescence to retirement age. Janessa is passionate about carefully deconstructing harmful narratives that we adopt through life's experiences and integrating a healed concept of self. She is passionate about working through anxiety and depression that often comes as a result of major life transitions.
Janessa’s education and training has equipped her to treat individuals with a wide range of experiences including depression, anxiety, PTSD, suicidal ideation, sexual assault, divorce, religious trauma, and major life transitions. Her current clientele includes individuals ranging from late adolescence to retirement age. Janessa is passionate about carefully deconstructing harmful narratives that we adopt through life's experiences and integrating a healed concept of self. She is passionate about working through anxiety and depression that often comes as a result of major life transitions.
(970) 840-1367 View (970) 840-1367
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Integrated Counseling and Wellness
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, EMDR
Verified
Fort Collins, CO 80526
If you or your child (4yo+) struggles with issues like: stress, peer relationships and communication, family conflict, negative body image, self-harm behaviors (cutting, substance use, suicidal ideation), academic challenges, and/or identity exploration (LGBTQIA spectrum), we can help you explore those concerns and make healthy changes to get on track.
Accepting New Clients Today! 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 children, adolescents, adults, families, and couples!
If you or your child (4yo+) struggles with issues like: stress, peer relationships and communication, family conflict, negative body image, self-harm behaviors (cutting, substance use, suicidal ideation), academic challenges, and/or identity exploration (LGBTQIA spectrum), we can help you explore those concerns and make healthy changes to get on track.
Accepting New Clients Today! 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 children, adolescents, adults, families, and couples!
(970) 704-5216 View (970) 704-5216
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Betsy Usher
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Fort Collins, CO 80525
I know sometimes it feels like no one can help you. That you are too much, too dark, and too broken to be helped. Sometimes trauma can manifest by cutting, eating disorders, depression, chaos, and a real struggle to maintain friendships. It can be hard to even picture what a stable and consistent life would look like, but it's still something you want. Chaotic feelings feel like they take over you and you struggle to make it through each day. You want to live but still feel suicidal. This is all normal for someone with trauma, someone who has been through abuse, someone who has experienced broken relationships and even toxic ones.
I know sometimes it feels like no one can help you. That you are too much, too dark, and too broken to be helped. Sometimes trauma can manifest by cutting, eating disorders, depression, chaos, and a real struggle to maintain friendships. It can be hard to even picture what a stable and consistent life would look like, but it's still something you want. Chaotic feelings feel like they take over you and you struggle to make it through each day. You want to live but still feel suicidal. This is all normal for someone with trauma, someone who has been through abuse, someone who has experienced broken relationships and even toxic ones.
(970) 825-1004 View (970) 825-1004
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Sarah Birt
Licensed Professional Counselor, BS, MA, LPC
Verified
Fort Collins, CO 80524
Life can be extremely difficult and hard to bear by ourselves. We were not designed to navigate through life’s trials alone. I am a firm believer that you are an expert on your own life. However, there are times when it can be helpful to have a trained professional walk alongside you in your journey. I am experienced in working with clients who struggle with anxiety, stress management, depression, suicidal ideation. I am equipped and eager to help people navigate through life transitions, guide clients through trauma recovery, help in the healing of attachment wounds, and explore questions of faith and spirituality.
Life can be extremely difficult and hard to bear by ourselves. We were not designed to navigate through life’s trials alone. I am a firm believer that you are an expert on your own life. However, there are times when it can be helpful to have a trained professional walk alongside you in your journey. I am experienced in working with clients who struggle with anxiety, stress management, depression, suicidal ideation. I am equipped and eager to help people navigate through life transitions, guide clients through trauma recovery, help in the healing of attachment wounds, and explore questions of faith and spirituality.
(970) 716-6070 View (970) 716-6070
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Roxann Shook
Licensed Professional Counselor, Roxann Shook, LPC, NCC
Verified
Fort Collins, CO 80525  (Online Only)
Clients who seek my help often report feeling exhausted, confused, lost or alone. Life may feel out of control, or there are complications with work, love, relationships, finances, or health. These clients may report difficulty sleeping, grief, depression, anxiety, mania, isolation, and thoughts of death or suicide. They rarely feel joy or excitement. They come to therapy seeking hope, validation, and encouragement. They want to know that a life worth living is possible, and they want to learn how to create that for themselves. They may be first-timers, or they may be returning after months or years of work.
Clients who seek my help often report feeling exhausted, confused, lost or alone. Life may feel out of control, or there are complications with work, love, relationships, finances, or health. These clients may report difficulty sleeping, grief, depression, anxiety, mania, isolation, and thoughts of death or suicide. They rarely feel joy or excitement. They come to therapy seeking hope, validation, and encouragement. They want to know that a life worth living is possible, and they want to learn how to create that for themselves. They may be first-timers, or they may be returning after months or years of work.
(970) 341-2118 View (970) 341-2118
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Phoenix Rising
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Fort Collins, CO 80521  (Online Only)
Do you look like you "have it all together" on the outside, but inside you're falling apart? Have you felt misunderstood, judged and gaslighted by those around you? Do you need support understanding your neurodivergent identity from someone who truly gets it? I'm here for you. I specialize with late-identified (after 12 yo) ADHD, Autistic and Gifted people ages 10+ who suffer from anxiety, chronic stress, overstimulation, executive dysfunction, meltdowns, depression, self-harm, suicidal thoughts, and unresolved trauma. All of my work is neurodiversity affirming!
Do you look like you "have it all together" on the outside, but inside you're falling apart? Have you felt misunderstood, judged and gaslighted by those around you? Do you need support understanding your neurodivergent identity from someone who truly gets it? I'm here for you. I specialize with late-identified (after 12 yo) ADHD, Autistic and Gifted people ages 10+ who suffer from anxiety, chronic stress, overstimulation, executive dysfunction, meltdowns, depression, self-harm, suicidal thoughts, and unresolved trauma. All of my work is neurodiversity affirming!
(720) 794-9940 View (720) 794-9940
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Resilient Future Counseling
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Fort Collins, CO 80525
Currently Accepting New Clients with Cigna, Aetna, Medicaid, or self-pay. Offering individual and group therapy services for teens and adults. Available both in person in Fort Collins and virtually to all of Colorado.
Currently Accepting New Clients with Cigna, Aetna, Medicaid, or self-pay. Offering individual and group therapy services for teens and adults. Available both in person in Fort Collins and virtually to all of Colorado.
(970) 512-5925 View (970) 512-5925
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Hannah J. Kleinhans
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, LAC
Verified
Fort Collins, CO 80521  (Online Only)
As humans, we are constantly growing and changing throughout our life span. While this can feel overwhelming and anxiety provoking, learning how to navigate that process while aligning with your most authentic self can lead to fulfillment and peace. I am passionate about supporting clients to make and maintain positive changes in their lives. I love helping clients find the tools and skills that work for them to live with more joy and the ability to overcome life's challenges.
As humans, we are constantly growing and changing throughout our life span. While this can feel overwhelming and anxiety provoking, learning how to navigate that process while aligning with your most authentic self can lead to fulfillment and peace. I am passionate about supporting clients to make and maintain positive changes in their lives. I love helping clients find the tools and skills that work for them to live with more joy and the ability to overcome life's challenges.
(970) 665-4902 View (970) 665-4902
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Dominga Martinez
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Fort Collins, CO 80524
We are all human and we all have feelings. Many times, those feelings affect the thoughts we experience and thus affect our lifestyle, our relationships, our loved ones, our jobs, our opportunities, and so much more. The feelings and thoughts begin from the stressors we encounter, the unexpected situations that arise, the memories we have experienced, and then suddenly we are at a loss of how to move forward in making life decisions.
We are all human and we all have feelings. Many times, those feelings affect the thoughts we experience and thus affect our lifestyle, our relationships, our loved ones, our jobs, our opportunities, and so much more. The feelings and thoughts begin from the stressors we encounter, the unexpected situations that arise, the memories we have experienced, and then suddenly we are at a loss of how to move forward in making life decisions.
(970) 305-8277 View (970) 305-8277
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Tonia Beard
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MEd
Verified
Fort Collins, CO 80525
My ideal client is someone who is ready for change in their life. My experience with clients has been that when someone is ready to make a change in their life they will work hard to achieve these goals. Often my clients may not know what that goal is, so it becomes my role to help guide them through this process, helping them see what they want and how to get there.
My ideal client is someone who is ready for change in their life. My experience with clients has been that when someone is ready to make a change in their life they will work hard to achieve these goals. Often my clients may not know what that goal is, so it becomes my role to help guide them through this process, helping them see what they want and how to get there.
(970) 469-5351 x484 View (970) 469-5351 x484
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Radical Healing
Licensed Professional Counselor
Verified
Fort Collins, CO 80526
Waitlist for new clients
Radical Healing - body, mind, and spirit. It is possible, even when life and your experiences feel insurmountable. You don’t have to do this alone. You deserve to feel safe, whole, and lovable. Let’s start your journey. We highly value using state of the art, empirically-based mental health services and care for individuals, couples, and families. We welcome you, affirm you, and celebrate you.
Radical Healing - body, mind, and spirit. It is possible, even when life and your experiences feel insurmountable. You don’t have to do this alone. You deserve to feel safe, whole, and lovable. Let’s start your journey. We highly value using state of the art, empirically-based mental health services and care for individuals, couples, and families. We welcome you, affirm you, and celebrate you.
(970) 999-1668 View (970) 999-1668
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Mike Morphet-Tepp
Counselor, MA, LPCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Fort Collins, CO 80526
Living a full, satisfying, and authentic life is rarely something that comes from an unexamined life in modern times. It's not easy to understand who we are, what we want and don't want, and even what is important to us. But it is not impossible and if you are willing to take the plunge into the journey of self-discovery, finding peace, letting go, moving on, finally taking more, or whatever else is holding you back in life or in your way; I am honored to be on the journey with you. Humility and honoring thy self are cornerstones of how I life to work with my clients. I will not judge you, are you willing to do the same?
Living a full, satisfying, and authentic life is rarely something that comes from an unexamined life in modern times. It's not easy to understand who we are, what we want and don't want, and even what is important to us. But it is not impossible and if you are willing to take the plunge into the journey of self-discovery, finding peace, letting go, moving on, finally taking more, or whatever else is holding you back in life or in your way; I am honored to be on the journey with you. Humility and honoring thy self are cornerstones of how I life to work with my clients. I will not judge you, are you willing to do the same?
(970) 840-0638 View (970) 840-0638
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Cassie Thomas
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, EMDR
Verified
1 Endorsed
Fort Collins, CO 80525
Waitlist for new clients
Do you feel like no one would stick around if they knew the real you? Does it feel impossible to let go of the past? My passion is working with teens & clients throughout their lifespan who are in the process of self-discovery and healing. If you are questioning your identity, what you are meant to bring to this world and how to move on from your past - I would love to help you find answers to those questions. I work with each individual to develop a course of therapy that suits their unique needs—there is no "one size fits all" therapy. I also care deeply about developing strong helping professionals through clinical supervision.
Do you feel like no one would stick around if they knew the real you? Does it feel impossible to let go of the past? My passion is working with teens & clients throughout their lifespan who are in the process of self-discovery and healing. If you are questioning your identity, what you are meant to bring to this world and how to move on from your past - I would love to help you find answers to those questions. I work with each individual to develop a course of therapy that suits their unique needs—there is no "one size fits all" therapy. I also care deeply about developing strong helping professionals through clinical supervision.
(970) 329-8771 View (970) 329-8771
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Libba James
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC, NCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Fort Collins, CO 80521
We all have noise in our lives. My goal is to help you quiet the noise by offering solution-focused, person-centered, and cognitive approaches to therapy so that you can experience life in a more healthy and peaceful way. I do not believe that we “get over” challenging life experiences. I believe that we can take those challenges and weave them into the story of our life, becoming a stronger and more resilient human being. By developing strong coping skills and understanding our self-worth, we can live as our most authentic selves.
We all have noise in our lives. My goal is to help you quiet the noise by offering solution-focused, person-centered, and cognitive approaches to therapy so that you can experience life in a more healthy and peaceful way. I do not believe that we “get over” challenging life experiences. I believe that we can take those challenges and weave them into the story of our life, becoming a stronger and more resilient human being. By developing strong coping skills and understanding our self-worth, we can live as our most authentic selves.
(970) 687-7772 View (970) 687-7772
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Melissa Rauch
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Fort Collins, CO 80521  (Online Only)
I believe every individual can benefit from counseling through guidance, coaching and a listening ear. I am dedicated to and passionate about helping my clients work through challenges and difficult life experiences by providing tools for personal growth and enhancement. Through counseling I hope to provide hope and encouragement to heal wounds and help transform their lives for the better, leading to meaningful and positive futures. In my 20+ years of experience in human services working with clients I have seen individuals cultivate greater confidence self-esteem, optimal emotional balance and build richer, fuller relationships.
I believe every individual can benefit from counseling through guidance, coaching and a listening ear. I am dedicated to and passionate about helping my clients work through challenges and difficult life experiences by providing tools for personal growth and enhancement. Through counseling I hope to provide hope and encouragement to heal wounds and help transform their lives for the better, leading to meaningful and positive futures. In my 20+ years of experience in human services working with clients I have seen individuals cultivate greater confidence self-esteem, optimal emotional balance and build richer, fuller relationships.
(970) 341-2043 View (970) 341-2043
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Ann-Marie Bowman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, EMDRII, OSW-C
Verified
Fort Collins, CO 80525  (Online Only)
My work is dedicated to helping people develop healthy and satisfying lives and relationships. Though it can be difficult to make the decision to begin psychotherapy, I have found that those who have sought my help have achieved valuable results. I offer confidential psychotherapy for individuals, couples and families. I have an expertise of working with clients dealing with issues of depression, anxiety and trauma, along with learning to cope with relationship issues and managing through difficult life transitions. I am committed to helping you receive the services best suited for you.
My work is dedicated to helping people develop healthy and satisfying lives and relationships. Though it can be difficult to make the decision to begin psychotherapy, I have found that those who have sought my help have achieved valuable results. I offer confidential psychotherapy for individuals, couples and families. I have an expertise of working with clients dealing with issues of depression, anxiety and trauma, along with learning to cope with relationship issues and managing through difficult life transitions. I am committed to helping you receive the services best suited for you.
(503) 758-7478 View (503) 758-7478
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Zach Engler
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, NCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Fort Collins, CO 80525
My job as a counselor is to help empower you and to work with you to find a solution to the problems you or your family are facing; whether it be anxiety, depression, or school/job related stressors, or you’re having relationship or family issues, I am here to help. I have worked with a wide variety of clients from the ages of 15 to 50 years old using individual and family therapy. Sometimes just having a judgement free place to talk can make all the difference when life stressors are impacting your daily functioning. I am offering tele-health at this time as well.
My job as a counselor is to help empower you and to work with you to find a solution to the problems you or your family are facing; whether it be anxiety, depression, or school/job related stressors, or you’re having relationship or family issues, I am here to help. I have worked with a wide variety of clients from the ages of 15 to 50 years old using individual and family therapy. Sometimes just having a judgement free place to talk can make all the difference when life stressors are impacting your daily functioning. I am offering tele-health at this time as well.
(970) 550-1072 View (970) 550-1072
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Jesse Liu
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Fort Collins, CO 80525  (Online Only)
Have you struggled with feeling out of place? Feeling lost or overwhelmed with your day-to-day? Never feeling like your trauma or past adverse experiences lets you breathe? I would love the opportunity to chat and work with anyone that is ready to address traumas, pain, or suffering they're currently experiencing. I believe that everyone deserves to thrive, but sometimes we need some support and help getting there. I have particular interest in helping with navigating masculinity, intersectionality, identify development, self-worth, and distress tolerance.
Have you struggled with feeling out of place? Feeling lost or overwhelmed with your day-to-day? Never feeling like your trauma or past adverse experiences lets you breathe? I would love the opportunity to chat and work with anyone that is ready to address traumas, pain, or suffering they're currently experiencing. I believe that everyone deserves to thrive, but sometimes we need some support and help getting there. I have particular interest in helping with navigating masculinity, intersectionality, identify development, self-worth, and distress tolerance.
(970) 517-3877 View (970) 517-3877

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Suicidal Ideation Therapists

How does therapy for suicidal ideation work?

Stress, depression, anxiety, or upsetting circumstances can give rise to suicidal thinking. Therapy can address the events at the core of an individual’s suffering. Understanding why a person may be suicidal can help the therapist and the patient discover alternative methods of coping. A person with suicidal ideation may be mired in catastrophic thinking, and treatment like cognitive behavioral therapy is a good choice for breaking such patterns. In addition, treatment such as acceptance and commitment therapy can help a person manage their distress through better emotion regulation.

Which therapies are best for suicidal ideation?

Specific approaches used by professionals include cognitive behavioral, dialectical behavior, psychodynamic, acceptance and commitment therapies, among others. Cognitive behavioral and dialectical behavior therapies are two widely used therapies that can help individuals with painful thoughts and past traumas. These therapies help an individual tolerate distress, regulate emotions, and not act on dangerous urges.

Are there specific medications to be combined with therapy?

The use of medication for suicidal thoughts must be aligned with the underlying cause; conditions such as depression, anxiety, and psychosis may be at the root of suicidal ideation. A psychiatrist may prescribe medications for symptoms, which may include antipsychotics such as aripiprazole or antidepressants such as selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors.

How often and how long are therapy sessions for suicidal ideation?

As with any type of therapy, sessions depend on the individual. Patients may see improvement within 15 to 20 sessions, at an average of 50 minutes per session, while others may opt for 20 to 30 sessions over, perhaps, a six-month period. Still other patients, especially those with co-occurring conditions like major depression and anxiety, may need to continue sessions for up to 12 to 18 months. In some cases, residential treatment may be recommended for an individual who is judged to be at high risk of self-harm.