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Fort Collins Counseling Services

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  • 28 years in business
  • 63 hires on Thumbtack
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Kathy S.
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Dan has been absolutely remarkable in teaching my partner and I how to communicate after hitting the relationship brick wall, that always seams to be the first step in growing apart instead of together. His guidance is subtle yet very effective. We have gained the knowledge to accelerate our relationship to levels we never thought possible. I will continue to seek counseling with Dan for years to come due to his ability to guide us towards higher understanding . I would highly recommend Dan for any purpose of relationship and or higher learning of self . Thank you Dan. M&K

  • 7 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
Christina W.
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I highly recommend Aaron! He was always on time and willing to help when it was needed. He is determined to help in the best way possible, and treated me with dignity and respect. I enjoyed the fact that he is very knowledgeable in his field. This counseling has been a very positive experience.

WaterShed Counseling
4.9
from 8 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Laura S.
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Lisa is a wonderful therapist! She is kind and compassionate and uses skills that make you feel loved and welcomed into her office. She does a great job of helping you look at a new perspective you haven’t looked at before. She is a therapist that is worth your time and money, and that is often rare to find!

Weiler Counseling
4.8
from 4 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Elise R.
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Kari was wonderful. She is very professional, kind, and caring. I would recommend her to any couple seeking counseling.

  • 1 year in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Lisa N.
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Laura is very good at going to the heart of the issue and helping you to find solutions! She is kind and honest, challenging and compassionate- just the right mix of a therapist who wants her clients to feel better! I am very happy to recommend her to EVERYONE I know!

  • 3 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Dave B.
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I contacted Gloria because her profile looked like she'd have a more personal approach than the other therapist I saw. I was right. We clicked right away and I knew she "got" where I was coming from. I thought I was headed for couples counseling but with Gloria's help I'm able to see my role in my relationship and so far I'm getting along so much better with my partner. I never realized how much my family affected me growing up or why I had a hard time in relationships. Thanks to Gloria I'm so much better. She always says it was me who did the work but I never would have gotten here without her.

Charlotte McKernan Therapy
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Samantha S.
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We worked with Charlotte to complete our pre-marital counseling. She was great to work with. She made both of us feel comfortable and did a good job facilitating our conversations and asking good questions. She was very professional and even recommended other resources to check out. I would highly recommend working with Charlotte if you are looking for a counselor.

  • 6 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Robert M.
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George MacIlwinen is the Horse Whisperer of young adults struggling to find their footing in their transition to adulthood. Our son had a history of difficult medical problems in childhood that prevented him from achieving developmental milestones and left him as an anxious young adult, depressed, over-medicated and isolated. Over the years we ran through many therapists and programs and our son had grown skeptical of their effectiveness. All that changed when we met George MacIlwinen. George's contributions to our son's life and our family's life are so extensive, it would take pages to catalog them. First and foremost, George understood our son like no one had before, he understood the trauma that our son had experienced and the gaps in his development. Most important, he saw our son's potential and his prospects for a good future. Therapeutically, George is a creative and independent thinker. He has an over-arching philosophy, but within that he is adaptive. For our son he followed a holistic approach incorporating experiential therapy and psychotherapy together with a strong emphasis on healthy life habits including reduced medications, physical fitness and diet. He has also been especially proactive in helping our son develop social skills. Personally, George is calm, empathetic and friendly. He's genuine with an easy smile. He is an excellent listener; he's insightful. George models the healthy behavioral habits that he advocates. He's a natural mentor and educator and has provided invaluable counseling and guidance to our son and to us. George MacIlwinen is an amazing therapist. Meeting him has been one of the single best things that has ever happened to our family. It's a great pleasure to recommend him to you.

  • 21 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
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Hi, my name is Dr. Michael Noel. I do counseling of all types--couples, individual, as well as pre-marriage counseling. I also do parenting counseling and budget/financial counseling. My goal is to give very practical steps for individuals and couples to find health and happiness and to see hope in their everyday lives. I have a deep desire to help people find healing. I am unique in that I care for the clients, but also that I am quite practical and active in my approach.

  • 5 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
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Shara Brun MA, NCC, LPCC offers a skilled and intuitive brand of depth psychotherapy for individuals and couples. Open and sensitive listening, to people and to the relationships between them, helps her to better understand the contexts people are coming from and where their may be conflict or pain. Shara's sessions encourage deep yet gentle exploration and adjustment using a range of techniques tailored to each client or couple. Rooted in Jungian analysis and Gestalt methodology, integration and wholeness of the psyche are overarching goals of much of this work. Also, bringing unconscious patterns to the light of awareness helps clients to consciously change patterns that are no longer serving them. With couples, Shara specializes in helping people who are navigating, or who wish to navigate, non-traditional relationships, as well as those who are looking to reinvigorate freedom and com-passion in their relationships.

  • 1 year in business
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Has a terrible experience shaken you to your core? Has the constant anticipation of something else terrible happening left you isolated, exhausted, and depressed? Do you feel bombarded by the past no matter how hard you try to forget? You might be stuck in your past - here's why. To try and make sure nothing bad ever happens again, our bodies and brains hold on to terrible experiences as if they are still happening. Always on guard, and always hurting. Unfortunately, surviving doesn't always mean thriving. We can't undo the past, but there are ways to get unstuck! Therapy is a resource that helps you tap in to innate strengths and build new skills. These new skills translate in to greater control over your painful symptoms - helping you reclaim your life! I help healing happen by using proven and supportive techniques to help you to unstick old memories. Unsticking the past happens safely and effectively by learning to stay grounded in the present moment while being curious about your past. Call me to see how a combination of nature based and canine assisted therapies assist in developing the skills and resources you need to feel confident in healing.

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I am a licensed counselor and Jungian psychoanalyst with over 30 years of experience in helping individuals and couples make positive life changes. I will help you to quickly resolve your immediate concerns while also addressing any underlying issues that may be limiting your well-being. My approach is practical and aimed at lasting results. The cornerstones of my approach are support, collaboration and compassion.

  • 19 years in business
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I have a wide variety of personal experiences in life and the dual approach of both spiritual and psychological training to connect with most everyone in a comfortable and practically helpful way.

  • 1 year in business
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I have over 6 years of counseling experience, most of that time was spent working with adults and adolescences experiencing issues with substance use, mood disorders, and anxiety as well as finding meaning across life transitions.

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​Whether this is your first time engaging in therapy, or you have experienced counseling several times, it is with great joy that I look forward to working with you. My approach is individualized and customized to meet each client where they are at. It is my hope to create a collaborative experience to support personal growth and progression.

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I can help couples reduce conflict, improve communication, renew commitment, and deepen intimacy. For individuals, I can help you reduce anxiety, release old patterns and pain, and create a positive future. I listen deeply and help you sort through current issues and reconnect with your wholeness and vitality. I use effective, holistic treatment for anxiety, depression, and painful or traumatic memories. I can also help you explore your dreams and spiritual path.

  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
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I provide psychotherapy for individuals who are experiencing life transitions, grief and loss, domestic abuse and violence, as well as issues involved in everyday life. I am here to listen. You are not alone, no matter what. I am trained in in-depth psychotherapy, which simply means I welcome dreams, symbols, images and make use of metaphor, only if that is something you find helpful. Call me today. I look forward to hearing from you.

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I'm a licensed therapist with over 20 years experience with individuals, couples, and families. Specialties include EMDR, EFT, anxiety, depression, trauma, PTSD, spiritual issues, parenting issues, relationships, adoption, and attachment. The focus is on lasting healing, rather than short-term behavioral change. Most insurances are accepted,while there's a sliding fee for the uninsured.

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I provide counseling online using either email, chat, IM or video conferencing. Our service is great for people with disablities, young children at home, caretakers and anyone who isn't able to make trips to an office. I also have an office in Longmont, Colorado. Free initial online consultation is available.

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We know life can throw curve balls from time to time and sometimes we all need someone to talk with to get through it. I can help you with a variety of concerns, and take an individualized whole-person approach to treatment, as I know that each person is unique. I can help with anxiety, stress, mood, trauma, life transitions, relationship concerns, and overall health and wellness.

  • 5 years in business
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Active Counseling is a outpatient addiction Counseling Clinic. we strive to make your experience personal and friendly. We have built a reputation in the Northern Colorado area on our great service and friendly and knowledgeable staff.

Q & A

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

What is a psychologist?

A psychologist is a professionally trained mental health professional who helps patients navigate challenging life situations or mental health issues. To become a psychologist you must earn a doctoral degree; qualifying degrees include a Ph.D., Psy.D. or Ed.D. To actively practice, a psychologist must be licensed in their state and maintain good standing. Psychologists are trained to administer tests that can evaluate a patient’s cognitive strength and weaknesses, intellectual skills, vocational aptitude and preference, personality characteristics, and neuropsychological functioning, explains the American Psychological Association (APA).

A psychologist meets with patients in an office and may work with a variety of methods, depending on patient need, such as cognitive, behavioral or interpersonal.  According to the APA, common reasons a person may visit a psychologist include:

  • Dealing with depression, anger or anxiety over a long period of time.
  • Help with a chronic condition that is interfering with their lives or physical health.
  • Help with grieving and other abrupt transitions.
  • Overcoming addictions.
  • Managing chronic illness.
  • Breaking old and harmful patterns of thinking or behavior.

What are the types of psychologists?

Psychologists are healthcare professionals who use scientific methods to understand the relationships between the brain, environment and behavior. Psychologists may focus on research — studying how the brain and various environments drive behaviors to better understand the issues that trouble patients and society as a whole — or they may focus on practice — interacting with people using therapeutic methods. The American Psychological Association shares some of the more prevalent types of psychologists:

  • Clinical psychologists assess and treat mental, emotional and behavioral disorders.
  • Cognitive and perceptual psychologists study human perception, thinking and memory.
  • Community psychologists work to strengthen the abilities of communities, settings, organizations and broader social systems to meet people’s needs — such as improving support for victims of natural disasters, or working to improve health policies.
  • Counseling psychologists help people understand and take action on everyday issues, career and work problems, and serious adversity.
  • Developmental psychologists study the psychological development of the human being throughout life.
  • Educational psychologists concentrate on how effective teaching and learning take place.
  • Engineering psychologists conduct research on how people work best with machines.
  • Environmental psychologists study the dynamics of how people interact with their environments.
  • Evolutionary psychologists study how evolutionary principles such as mutation, adaptation and selective fitness influence human thought, feeling and behavior.
  • Experimental psychologists study cognitive processes, comparative psychology (cross-species comparisons), and learning and conditioning.
  • Forensic psychologists apply psychological principles to legal issues.
  • Health psychologists specialize in how biological, psychological and social factors affect health and illness.
  • Industrial/organizational psychologists apply psychological principles and research methods to the workplace to improve productivity, health and the quality of work life.
  • Neuropsychologists and behavioral neuropsychologists explore the relationships between brain systems and behavior.
  • Quantitative and measurement psychologists focus on methods and techniques for designing experiments and analyzing psychological data.
  • Rehabilitation psychologists work with stroke and accident victims, people with mental disabilities, and those with developmental disabilities caused by such conditions as cerebral palsy, epilepsy and autism.
  • School psychologists assess and counsel students, consult with parents and school staff, and conduct behavioral interventions when appropriate.
  • Social psychologists study how a person’s mental life and behavior are shaped by interactions with other people.
  • Sport psychologists help athletes refine their focus on competition goals, become more motivated, and learn to deal with anxiety and fear of failure around competition.

How much do therapists cost?

If you are experiencing a challenging time, have mental health difficulties, or just want professional guidance as you move through life, a therapist can provide relief, tools and structure. The national average cost for a therapist is $80-$100 per hour, although prices may be higher or lower depending on geographic location and the experience and training of the therapist.

Psychiatrists, psychologists and licensed therapists are all health professionals who offer various modalities of therapy. Ask questions about the type of therapy they specialize in (such as cognitive or behavioral, etc.) and their area of expertise (such as grief, anxiety, body image disorders, etc.) to help you find the right fit for your needs. Therapy sessions are typically 50-60 minutes long.  The patient usually meets with the therapist in their office; sessions may also be held remotely (via Skype, etc.) or in a clinical setting. Psychologists, psychiatrists and other therapists who have earned advanced degrees will typically charge higher rates than other licensed therapists. Depending on your diagnosis, your health insurance may cover your therapy costs.

Can a clinical psychologist write prescriptions?

To be able to write a prescription, a clinical psychologist must practice in a state that permits them to do so, and must either have a master’s degree in psychopharmacology or have completed the required advanced training program. According to the American Psychological Association (APA), five states currently permit psychologists to write prescriptions: Idaho, New Mexico, Illinois, Iowa and Louisiana. Many psychologists who are not able to write prescriptions work in partnership with psychiatrists, pediatricians or primary care doctors to help their patients who need medication.

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