Central Colorado Counseling
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, ACS Verified
Woodland Park, CO 80863
Offers online therapy
I have experience working with depression, anxiety, and individuals and their families recovering from alcohol and drug addiction, as well as sex addictions.
My goal as a Licensed Professional Counselor is to offer professional care on a personal level to clients in Colorado Springs and Woodland Park. My focus is on working with individuals, families and couples from all walks of life that are open to learning and growing. If you are struggling with shame or frustrated that things seem to be beyond your control, then I would like to help you discover what can help you find freedom. Whether the barrier is depression, anxiety, addiction, sexual issues in your relationship, or establishing healthy boundaries, there is hope and freedom.
(719) 215-8497
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Woodland Park, CO 80863
Offers online therapy
I have experience working with depression, anxiety, and individuals and their families recovering from alcohol and drug addiction, as well as sex addictions.
My goal as a Licensed Professional Counselor is to offer professional care on a personal level to clients in Colorado Springs and Woodland Park. My focus is on working with individuals, families and couples from all walks of life that are open to learning and growing. If you are struggling with shame or frustrated that things seem to be beyond your control, then I would like to help you discover what can help you find freedom. Whether the barrier is depression, anxiety, addiction, sexual issues in your relationship, or establishing healthy boundaries, there is hope and freedom.
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Karla Rae Ver Meer
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, CCTP Verified
Office is near:
Woodland Park, CO 80863
Offers online therapy
After 13 years of private practice in Colorado Springs, I have opened my Alabama office & accept BCBS/New Directions/All Kids. Education & learning new skills are significant components of my approach. I'm relational & easy to talk to about even the most difficult issues of life. I specialize in trauma, depression, anxiety, personality disorders, spiritual & relational issues, & severe mental illnesses, such as bipolar disorder. I am certified in EMDR. Pysch & personality assessments are available to identify strengths & areas for growth. I enjoy working with teens & adults, male or female. I love to renew hope when it seems lost.
(719) 660-8099
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Office is near:
Woodland Park, CO 80863
Offers online therapy
After 13 years of private practice in Colorado Springs, I have opened my Alabama office & accept BCBS/New Directions/All Kids. Education & learning new skills are significant components of my approach. I'm relational & easy to talk to about even the most difficult issues of life. I specialize in trauma, depression, anxiety, personality disorders, spiritual & relational issues, & severe mental illnesses, such as bipolar disorder. I am certified in EMDR. Pysch & personality assessments are available to identify strengths & areas for growth. I enjoy working with teens & adults, male or female. I love to renew hope when it seems lost.
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Carolyn S Hughes
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LCSW Verified
Office is near:
Woodland Park, CO 80863
Offers online therapy
I currently specialize in treating trauma of all kinds, depression, anxiety, women’s issues and pain management.
I enjoy working with individuals who are seeking a real change in their life. Sometimes you are "tired of the rut I am in" or feeling that "something needs to change..I do not want to feel like this anymore." Sometimes you are struggling with "old issues" and sometimes it is more current stresses like anxiety, relationships, or just do not know what to do next; I believe when you are ready to make a change, having a supportive push can really work!
(719) 387-0439
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Office is near:
Woodland Park, CO 80863
Offers online therapy
I currently specialize in treating trauma of all kinds, depression, anxiety, women’s issues and pain management.
I enjoy working with individuals who are seeking a real change in their life. Sometimes you are "tired of the rut I am in" or feeling that "something needs to change..I do not want to feel like this anymore." Sometimes you are struggling with "old issues" and sometimes it is more current stresses like anxiety, relationships, or just do not know what to do next; I believe when you are ready to make a change, having a supportive push can really work!
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Melissa Baldwin Somatic Psychotherapist
Unlicensed Psychotherapist, BS Verified
Office is near:
Woodland Park, CO 80863
Offers online therapy
Somatic Psychotherapy works for depression, PTSD, divorce, anxiety, prolonged grief, molestation issues, anger issues, negative thought patterns, adoption issues, addictions, and long-held behavioral patterns that no longer serve you.
I specialize in mind-body and trauma therapy. I use many body-centered modalities (breathing, mindfulness, Biodynamic Cranial Sacral, movement therapy ) to bring awareness from our bodies to our brains. Placing attention on the body encourages change to shift more quickly around behaviors, thought patterns and system overwhelm. Engaging the body allows for healing our oldest wounds in a safe, healthy, productive way.
(719) 212-2505
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Office is near:
Woodland Park, CO 80863
Offers online therapy
Somatic Psychotherapy works for depression, PTSD, divorce, anxiety, prolonged grief, molestation issues, anger issues, negative thought patterns, adoption issues, addictions, and long-held behavioral patterns that no longer serve you.
I specialize in mind-body and trauma therapy. I use many body-centered modalities (breathing, mindfulness, Biodynamic Cranial Sacral, movement therapy ) to bring awareness from our bodies to our brains. Placing attention on the body encourages change to shift more quickly around behaviors, thought patterns and system overwhelm. Engaging the body allows for healing our oldest wounds in a safe, healthy, productive way.
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Dr. Daniel J. Crampton (Status: Code 4, Inc)
Psychologist, PsyD Verified
Office is near:
Woodland Park, CO 80863
Status: Code 4, Inc. (SC4i) was created following the numerous reports of First Responder suicides across the United States and Canada. First Responders are civilian and military members who perform law enforcement, firefighter, EMS, dispatch and other emergency services. Dr. Crampton retired as a paramedic after 25 years in EMS, which gives SC4i a unique position to intimately understand the stressors associated with being a First Responder. The results of these stressors contribute to a vast number of issues. These issues include depression, anxiety, PTSD, Compassion Fatigue, divorce, domestic violence, and substance abuse.
(719) 888-3298
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Office is near:
Woodland Park, CO 80863
Status: Code 4, Inc. (SC4i) was created following the numerous reports of First Responder suicides across the United States and Canada. First Responders are civilian and military members who perform law enforcement, firefighter, EMS, dispatch and other emergency services. Dr. Crampton retired as a paramedic after 25 years in EMS, which gives SC4i a unique position to intimately understand the stressors associated with being a First Responder. The results of these stressors contribute to a vast number of issues. These issues include depression, anxiety, PTSD, Compassion Fatigue, divorce, domestic violence, and substance abuse.
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Crystal Creek Counseling
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, RPT-S Verified
Woodland Park, CO 80863
Not accepting new clients
Children experiencing trauma, anxiety, depression and other challenges communicate with us through their behaviors. I specialize in helping parents and children understand the meaning and purpose behind those behaviors. I help children build the resiliency they need to overcome past challenges and thrive at home, in school and in their communities. I also help parents/caregivers build the skills and strategies necessary to guide children through difficult circumstances and achieve a more positive future.
(719) 888-5737
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Woodland Park, CO 80863
Not accepting new clients
Children experiencing trauma, anxiety, depression and other challenges communicate with us through their behaviors. I specialize in helping parents and children understand the meaning and purpose behind those behaviors. I help children build the resiliency they need to overcome past challenges and thrive at home, in school and in their communities. I also help parents/caregivers build the skills and strategies necessary to guide children through difficult circumstances and achieve a more positive future.
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Tammy M Pitt
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Woodland Park, CO 80863
I feel that we all need a few Pitt Stops to help us deal with pain, loss, grief, trauma, depression, PTSD, anxiety, relationship issues, addiction issues and other obstacles.
My passion is to come along side individuals, couples and families to walk the journey of healing, change, recovery, and be present with and actively listen to them in the moment. I truly believe that each one of us has everything we need within us to make desired change. I do realize from my own journey that life can have many twists and turns, obstacles, hurtles and unexpected difficulties. My goal is to make an environment for you to feel comfortable and safe; enabling you to be willing to try to seek support.
(719) 354-2180
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Woodland Park, CO 80863
I feel that we all need a few Pitt Stops to help us deal with pain, loss, grief, trauma, depression, PTSD, anxiety, relationship issues, addiction issues and other obstacles.
My passion is to come along side individuals, couples and families to walk the journey of healing, change, recovery, and be present with and actively listen to them in the moment. I truly believe that each one of us has everything we need within us to make desired change. I do realize from my own journey that life can have many twists and turns, obstacles, hurtles and unexpected difficulties. My goal is to make an environment for you to feel comfortable and safe; enabling you to be willing to try to seek support.
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James Matthew Reed
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, LAC Verified
Woodland Park, CO 80863
I am skilled at treating clients who are experiencing emotional and behavioral problems as a result of trauma, stress and interpersonal conflict. Clients struggling with addictions, poor self-esteem, depression, anxiety, self-defeating behaviors, and impulse control problems will find my services helpful. I appreciate clients who may not yet have identified their goals as I like the challenge of developing goals with my clients and seeing them grow and progress over the course of therapy.
(719) 298-3174
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Woodland Park, CO 80863
I am skilled at treating clients who are experiencing emotional and behavioral problems as a result of trauma, stress and interpersonal conflict. Clients struggling with addictions, poor self-esteem, depression, anxiety, self-defeating behaviors, and impulse control problems will find my services helpful. I appreciate clients who may not yet have identified their goals as I like the challenge of developing goals with my clients and seeing them grow and progress over the course of therapy.
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Sharon River Hansen, MA, LPC
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, EMDR, Couples, Trauma Verified
Office is near:
Woodland Park, CO 80863
Offers online therapy
Depression.
Deciding to go into therapy is not an easy decision and equally important is finding the right therapist. For this reason, I offer a complimentary 30-minute consultation so that we meet and so that you can assess if I am the therapist for you. With over 23 years experience in private practice, I would be happy to assist you in this process. I am an attentive, empathetic and caring counselor. I also counsel via Psychology Today VIDEO sessions, as well as phone for those who cannot come into my office. Please call for a meet and greet.
(719) 465-0471
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Office is near:
Woodland Park, CO 80863
Offers online therapy
Depression.
Deciding to go into therapy is not an easy decision and equally important is finding the right therapist. For this reason, I offer a complimentary 30-minute consultation so that we meet and so that you can assess if I am the therapist for you. With over 23 years experience in private practice, I would be happy to assist you in this process. I am an attentive, empathetic and caring counselor. I also counsel via Psychology Today VIDEO sessions, as well as phone for those who cannot come into my office. Please call for a meet and greet.
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Rosanne Morin
Licensed Professional Counselor, MCC, LPC, EMDR Verified
Office is near:
Woodland Park, CO 80863
Offers online therapy
Life is sometimes a struggle but you are not alone. Just by reading this, you have taken the most difficult step--reaching out. Whatever your struggle--a difficult relationship, loss or change, painful memories, or you're not sure--I can help. Are you feeling sad, angry, overwhelmed, or powerless? Perhaps low self-esteem, anxiety, addiction, depression, or fear block you from moving forward. My focus is to provide a safe place to be heard, understood, and supported. We will work together to find answers, direction, and peace. My own healing journey shapes my approach with compassion, empathy, and insights--all without judgment.
(719) 766-7662
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Office is near:
Woodland Park, CO 80863
Offers online therapy
Life is sometimes a struggle but you are not alone. Just by reading this, you have taken the most difficult step--reaching out. Whatever your struggle--a difficult relationship, loss or change, painful memories, or you're not sure--I can help. Are you feeling sad, angry, overwhelmed, or powerless? Perhaps low self-esteem, anxiety, addiction, depression, or fear block you from moving forward. My focus is to provide a safe place to be heard, understood, and supported. We will work together to find answers, direction, and peace. My own healing journey shapes my approach with compassion, empathy, and insights--all without judgment.
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Barbara Schiller Stevens, LPC, LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, LCPC Verified
Office is near:
Woodland Park, CO 80863
Not accepting new clients
Anxiety and depression: worries & fears and helping with feelings of helplessness and hopelessness.
Are you tired of arguing over and over (and over) the same marital issues? Do you feel stuck and "not heard," and alone? Together I can assist you with working towards positive dialogue rather than living in a state of "gridlock." Effective methods of how to communicate "soften start-ups" instead of harshness; methods to decrease defensiveness and criticism. Learning ways to build a friendship with each other again....and being a team in parenting. If it is divorce, I can assist you and your children through this difficult process, providing family therapy with you and your children.
(719) 425-2906
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Office is near:
Woodland Park, CO 80863
Not accepting new clients
Anxiety and depression: worries & fears and helping with feelings of helplessness and hopelessness.
Are you tired of arguing over and over (and over) the same marital issues? Do you feel stuck and "not heard," and alone? Together I can assist you with working towards positive dialogue rather than living in a state of "gridlock." Effective methods of how to communicate "soften start-ups" instead of harshness; methods to decrease defensiveness and criticism. Learning ways to build a friendship with each other again....and being a team in parenting. If it is divorce, I can assist you and your children through this difficult process, providing family therapy with you and your children.
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Coaching and Counseling Services, Inc
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, MBA, LPC, LMHC, NCC Verified
Office is near:
Woodland Park, CO 80866
Offers online therapy
We address problems associated with: work, family, life, stress, PTSD, grief, loss, abuse, depression, anxiety, phobias, and addiction, along with any business problem you are experiencing.
Chris Waters, MA, MBA, LPC, NCC, brings 35 years of care and compassion for individual and business clients' concerns to his practice. Assists clients to better understand their problems and provides a trusting environment to develop solutions. A Nationally Certified Counselor and Licensed Professional Counselor. Chris possesses a Masters of Arts in Psychology and Professional Counseling, and an MBA in Management and Entrepreneurship, He helps individuals, couples, and business owners and their employees solve their problem.
(719) 695-7065
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Office is near:
Woodland Park, CO 80866
Offers online therapy
We address problems associated with: work, family, life, stress, PTSD, grief, loss, abuse, depression, anxiety, phobias, and addiction, along with any business problem you are experiencing.
Chris Waters, MA, MBA, LPC, NCC, brings 35 years of care and compassion for individual and business clients' concerns to his practice. Assists clients to better understand their problems and provides a trusting environment to develop solutions. A Nationally Certified Counselor and Licensed Professional Counselor. Chris possesses a Masters of Arts in Psychology and Professional Counseling, and an MBA in Management and Entrepreneurship, He helps individuals, couples, and business owners and their employees solve their problem.
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Dawn Elliott-Kendall
Counselor, MA, LMHC, NBCC, CED-S
Office is near:
Woodland Park, CO 80863
Offers online therapy
Welcome. I work from a place of wholeness with every person. Our issues, whether it be an addiction, anxiety/depression, anger, control, relationship issues, or things that happened to us are trying to get our attention that something is needed. I serve as guide to walk with you through the experience of healing the symptoms and the underlying issues. As this happens, the problems and pain transform, and more calm, courage, clarity, confidence, and love become available to us and others. I get this from this inside out as I have walked the path of recovery, healing, and becoming for over 25 years.
(407) 890-0033
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Office is near:
Woodland Park, CO 80863
Offers online therapy
Welcome. I work from a place of wholeness with every person. Our issues, whether it be an addiction, anxiety/depression, anger, control, relationship issues, or things that happened to us are trying to get our attention that something is needed. I serve as guide to walk with you through the experience of healing the symptoms and the underlying issues. As this happens, the problems and pain transform, and more calm, courage, clarity, confidence, and love become available to us and others. I get this from this inside out as I have walked the path of recovery, healing, and becoming for over 25 years.
Dayna Webb
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, IMH-E®, (III) Verified
Office is near:
Woodland Park, CO 80863
Offers online therapy
Specialty: perinatal depression/anxiety/OCD, EMDR, relationship/family dynamics, childhood trauma, traumatic birth, NICU stay, medical trauma, developmental disabilities, autism, ADHD, early intervention, adoption, infertility, attachment, parenting, family of origin and other issues of stress.
Life can be hard. Don't struggle alone - I'm here to help! I have 12+ years of experience working with young children, parents, families, and those unsure of their parenting future. My specialty is supporting parents (or potential future parents) to process their own childhood and family dynamics, in order to help them make the best decisions they can for their families. I love working with parents before, during, and after pregnancy, as well as supporting infant and early childhood mental health. I offer EMDR as well as other therapeutic methods to support trauma processing. I also love supporting other therapists.
(719) 581-5919
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Office is near:
Woodland Park, CO 80863
Offers online therapy
Specialty: perinatal depression/anxiety/OCD, EMDR, relationship/family dynamics, childhood trauma, traumatic birth, NICU stay, medical trauma, developmental disabilities, autism, ADHD, early intervention, adoption, infertility, attachment, parenting, family of origin and other issues of stress.
Life can be hard. Don't struggle alone - I'm here to help! I have 12+ years of experience working with young children, parents, families, and those unsure of their parenting future. My specialty is supporting parents (or potential future parents) to process their own childhood and family dynamics, in order to help them make the best decisions they can for their families. I love working with parents before, during, and after pregnancy, as well as supporting infant and early childhood mental health. I offer EMDR as well as other therapeutic methods to support trauma processing. I also love supporting other therapists.
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Bri Overmyer - Out of the Woods Counseling, pllc
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, MS, LAC Verified
Office is near:
Woodland Park, CO 80863
Offers online therapy
My specialty is in working with adolescents (11-18) who struggle with alcohol or marijuana use. I am driven to answering the "why" behind the questions that are forming in a teenager's mind. My ideal client is someone who struggles with finding answers, someone who struggles with knowing where they are in their own journey. I work with teens who are dealing with anxiety, depression, trauma, self-esteem, and drug/alcohol dependency. I am also well-trained in working with adults and families. Teens are in a very vulnerable time of life, it's critical they get the care they need when they need it!
(719) 350-5943
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Office is near:
Woodland Park, CO 80863
Offers online therapy
My specialty is in working with adolescents (11-18) who struggle with alcohol or marijuana use. I am driven to answering the "why" behind the questions that are forming in a teenager's mind. My ideal client is someone who struggles with finding answers, someone who struggles with knowing where they are in their own journey. I work with teens who are dealing with anxiety, depression, trauma, self-esteem, and drug/alcohol dependency. I am also well-trained in working with adults and families. Teens are in a very vulnerable time of life, it's critical they get the care they need when they need it!
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Awaken 2 Life
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC Verified
Woodland Park, CO 80863
Offers online therapy
I want to invite you to awaken to the life you were created for...filled with hope, healing and freedom to live the Bigger Story. When we go through difficult times, it is so easy for our hearts to simply go to "sleep" to protect ourselves from further pain and disappointment. Sometimes it can be challenging to know how to break out of the ways our hearts have opted for the status quo. With 31 years of counseling experience and a passion to see hearts awakened, I offer to come alongside those who are sincerely hungry for true transformation.
(719) 294-0297
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Woodland Park, CO 80863
Offers online therapy
I want to invite you to awaken to the life you were created for...filled with hope, healing and freedom to live the Bigger Story. When we go through difficult times, it is so easy for our hearts to simply go to "sleep" to protect ourselves from further pain and disappointment. Sometimes it can be challenging to know how to break out of the ways our hearts have opted for the status quo. With 31 years of counseling experience and a passion to see hearts awakened, I offer to come alongside those who are sincerely hungry for true transformation.
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Laurie (Tara Kim) Warchol
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC Verified
Woodland Park, CO 80863
Offers online therapy
How satisfied are you with your quality of life? Do you have higher aspirations for yourself? Maybe it’s been difficult for you to get traction in a particular area. Or you’ve tried to put your past behind you, but it keeps popping up and interfering in the present. Perhaps you’re tired of processing the same old stories, and learning coping skills to just get by. You may even have a mind that just won’t quit spinning negative tales, no matter how hard you’ve tried to silence it.
(719) 602-7277
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Woodland Park, CO 80863
Offers online therapy
How satisfied are you with your quality of life? Do you have higher aspirations for yourself? Maybe it’s been difficult for you to get traction in a particular area. Or you’ve tried to put your past behind you, but it keeps popping up and interfering in the present. Perhaps you’re tired of processing the same old stories, and learning coping skills to just get by. You may even have a mind that just won’t quit spinning negative tales, no matter how hard you’ve tried to silence it.
Shaye Meissen
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC Verified
Woodland Park, CO 80863
Offers online therapy
BECOME THE PERSON, PARTNER, AND PARENT YOU WANT TO BE. There can be so much pressure to get everything right — parenting, marriage, work, health — and you may be left feeling depleted, overwhelmed, or guilty. These things impact how you see yourself and the people around you. They impact how you show up in your life. It doesn’t have to be this way. It may be time to cut through the noise and misinformation. With the right skills and support you can absolutely learn, heal, and become the person, partner, and parent you want to be.
(719) 602-5634
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Woodland Park, CO 80863
Offers online therapy
BECOME THE PERSON, PARTNER, AND PARENT YOU WANT TO BE. There can be so much pressure to get everything right — parenting, marriage, work, health — and you may be left feeling depleted, overwhelmed, or guilty. These things impact how you see yourself and the people around you. They impact how you show up in your life. It doesn’t have to be this way. It may be time to cut through the noise and misinformation. With the right skills and support you can absolutely learn, heal, and become the person, partner, and parent you want to be.
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Lisa L. Lima
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, ABCDT Verified
Woodland Park, CO 80863
Offers online therapy
Featured in The Gazette, Fox 21 News, and awarded Best of Teller 2019 and 2020, Lisa Lima, owner of My Life Unleashed takes a unique approach toward working with her clients. As a clinical therapist with a background of nearly 15 years in canine training and behavior modification, I currently serve children, teens, and adults through the means of Animal-Assisted Therapy. In addition to inviting and integrating my clients' pets into therapy sessions, I also train Assistance Dogs to aid handlers with a variety of Mental Health or Psychiatric-related challenges, including those stemming from PTSD, Anxiety, Autism, and much more.
(719) 215-8961
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Woodland Park, CO 80863
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Featured in The Gazette, Fox 21 News, and awarded Best of Teller 2019 and 2020, Lisa Lima, owner of My Life Unleashed takes a unique approach toward working with her clients. As a clinical therapist with a background of nearly 15 years in canine training and behavior modification, I currently serve children, teens, and adults through the means of Animal-Assisted Therapy. In addition to inviting and integrating my clients' pets into therapy sessions, I also train Assistance Dogs to aid handlers with a variety of Mental Health or Psychiatric-related challenges, including those stemming from PTSD, Anxiety, Autism, and much more.
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Candice Berger
Licensed Professional Counselor, NCC, LPC Verified
Woodland Park, CO 80863
Offers online therapy
I have a passion for working with adolescents and young adults, helping them navigate life and helping them to identify and develope lasting skills that will follow them into adulthood. Life can be difficult and sometimes simply having someone to listen, really listen can be instrumental in navigating through those trying times.
(719) 309-4368
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Woodland Park, CO 80863
Offers online therapy
I have a passion for working with adolescents and young adults, helping them navigate life and helping them to identify and develope lasting skills that will follow them into adulthood. Life can be difficult and sometimes simply having someone to listen, really listen can be instrumental in navigating through those trying times.

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Depression Therapists
Depressive disorders are characterized by persistent feelings of sadness and worthlessness and a lack of desire to engage in formerly pleasurable activities. Depression is not a passing blue mood, which almost everyone experiences from time to time, but a complex mind/body illness that interferes with everyday functioning. It not only darkens one's outlook, it is commonly marked by sleep problems and changes in energy levels and appetite. It alters the structure and function of nerve cells so that it disrupts the way the brain processes information and interprets experience.

Despite feelings of hopelessness and worthlessness, depression is a treatable condition. It can be treated with psychotherapy by depression therapists in Woodland Park. As with many illnesses, the earlier treatment begins, the more effective it can be and the greater the likelihood that recurrence can be prevented.

Psychotherapy addresses the thinking patterns that precipitate depression, and studies show that it prevents recurrence. Drug therapy is often helpful in relieving symptoms, such as severe anxiety, so that people can engage in meaningful psychotherapy.