I. Therapists in Fort Collins, CO

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There are no therapists currently located in Fort Collins, CO. The following therapists are located in CO.

Leslie Shelton

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Languages: English

Treatment Approaches: Stress, Anxiety, Grief, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Depression, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Anger management, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, ADHD

Dana Storey

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Languages: English

Treatment Approaches: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Depression, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Eating disorders, Anger management, Self esteem, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, ADHD

Adam-Jon Aparicio

  • 6 years of Experience
  • United States
  • Fort Collins, Colorado
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Languages: English

Treatment Approaches: Cognitive Behavioral (CBT), Culturally Sensitive, Eclectic, Existential, Gestalt, Humanistic, Interpersonal, Motivational Interviewing, Multicultural

State License: Colorado

Hannah Dorsher

  • 9 years of Experience
  • United States
  • Fort Collins, Colorado
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Languages: English

Treatment Approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Attachment-based, Coaching, Cognitive Behavioral (CBT), Dialectical (DBT), EMDR, Emotionally Focused, Motivational Interviewing, Relational, Solution Focused Brief (SFBT), Person-Centered Therapy

State License: Colorado

Alyssa Lapp

  • 3 years of Experience
  • United States
  • Fort Collins, Colorado
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Languages: English

Treatment Approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Coaching, Cognitive Behavioral (CBT), Existential, Integrative, Psychodynamic, Person-Centered Therapy

State License: Colorado

Wendy Becker

  • 10 years of Experience
  • United States
  • Fort Collins, Colorado
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Areas of focus: Addiction, Adoption, Aging, Anger Management, Attachment Disorders, Bipolar Disorder, Career Counseling, Child Abuse and Neglect, Domestic Violence, Dual Diagnosis, Education/Personal Development, Family Conflict, Grief, Infertility, Men's Issues, Physical Illness/Impairment, Postpartum, Pregnancy, Psychosomatic, Self Abuse, Sexual Disorders, Sexuality Issues, Sleep or Insomnia, Spirituality, Suicidal Thoughts, Women's Issues

Languages: English

Treatment Approaches: Behavioral, Body Centered Psychotherapy, Coaching, Cognitive Behavioral (CBT), Crisis Intervention, Ericksonian, Family-Based Treatment (FBT), Gestalt, Holistic, Humanistic, Hypnotherapy, Integrative, Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT), Long-Term, Meditation/Relaxation, Mindfulness Based Approaches, Parent Guidance, Prevention, Psycho-Educational, Relational, Satir, Short-Term (Brief Treatment), Social Support, Systemic, Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT)

State License: Colorado

Joseph Librizzi

  • 23 years of Experience
  • United States
  • Fort Collins, Colorado
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Areas of focus: Addiction, Aging, Anger Management, ADHD, Autism, Behavior Issues, Career Counseling, Domestic Violence, Eating Disorders, Family Conflict, Gender Identity, Grief, Multicultural Issues, Pain Management, Parenting, Personality Disorders, Phobias, Physical Illness/Impairment, Postpartum, Psychoses/Major Mental Illness, Psychosomatic, Self Abuse, Sexual Abuse, Sexual Orientation, Sexuality Issues, Sleep or Insomnia, Tourette's Disorder, Traumatic Brain Injury, Women's Issues

Languages: English

Treatment Approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Advocacy, Behavioral, Coaching, Cognitive Behavioral (CBT), Contemplative, Crisis Intervention, Dialectical (DBT), Dream Work or Analysis, Education Consultation, Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT Tapping), Emotionally Focused, Evaluation/Diagnostic, Existential Psychotherapy, Family-Based Treatment (FBT), Feminist, Gestalt, Holistic, Humanistic, Information and Referral, Intensive Short-Term Dynamic Psychotherapy (ISTDP), Internal Family Systems (IFS), Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT), Jungian, Long-Term, Mediation, Meditation/Relaxation, Mindfulness Based Approaches, Outreach, Parent Guidance, Psycho-Educational, Psychodynamic, Relational, Short-Term (Brief Treatment), Transpersonal Psychology, Vocational Counseling/Rehabilitation

State License: Colorado

Christy McCornack

  • 20 years of Experience
  • United States
  • Fort Collins, Colorado
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Areas of focus: Addiction, Adoption, Aging, Anger Management, Anxiety, Asperger's, Attachment Disorders, ADHD, Behavior Issues, Body Dysmorphic Disorder, Child Abuse and Neglect, Marital / Premarital, Dissociative Disorders, Domestic Violence, Dual Diagnosis, Forensic, Learning Disabilities, Men's Issues, Multicultural Issues, OCD, Personality Disorders, Phobias, Physical Illness/Impairment, Postpartum, Psychoses/Major Mental Illness, Psychosomatic, Runaways, Self Abuse, Sensory Processing Disorder, Sexual Abuse, Sexual Disorders, Sexual Orientation, Sexuality Issues, Sleep or Insomnia, Tourette's Disorder, Trauma / PTSD

Languages: English

Treatment Approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Art Therapy, Biofeedback, Body Centered Psychotherapy, Cognitive Behavioral (CBT), Contemplative, Crisis Intervention, Critical Incident Stress Debriefing (CISD), Dialectical (DBT), Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT Tapping), Existential Psychotherapy, Feminist, Gestalt, Holistic, Humanistic, Jungian, Meditation/Relaxation, Mindfulness Based Approaches, Narrative, Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, Psychodynamic, Relational, Sand Play, Sex Therapy, Short-Term (Brief Treatment), Somatic, Spiritual Counseling, Systemic

State License: Colorado

Ann Walton

  • 10 years of Experience
  • United States
  • Fort Collins, Colorado
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Areas of focus: Addiction, Anxiety, Bipolar Disorder, Career Counseling, Marital / Premarital, Domestic Violence, Education/Personal Development, Interpersonal Relationships, Life Transitions, Personality Disorders, Psychoses/Major Mental Illness, Self Abuse, Stress, Trauma / PTSD, Women's Issues

Languages: English

Treatment Approaches: Behavioral, Coaching, Cognitive Behavioral (CBT), Dialectical (DBT), EMDR, Existential Psychotherapy, Feminist, Humanistic, Intervention, Meditation/Relaxation, Psychodynamic, Short-Term (Brief Treatment)

State Licenses: Colorado and Wyoming

Jim Salico-Diehl

  • 15 years of Experience
  • United States
  • Fort Collins, Colorado
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Areas of focus: Addiction, Anger Management, Anxiety, ADHD, Behavior Issues, Marital / Premarital, Dissociative Disorders, Dual Diagnosis, Elder Abuse, Gender Identity, Men's Issues, Multicultural Issues, OCD, Personality Disorders, Physical Illness/Impairment, Psychoses/Major Mental Illness, Self Abuse, Stress, Women's Issues

Languages: English

Treatment Approaches: Behavioral, Body Centered Psychotherapy, Cognitive Behavioral (CBT), Contemplative, Crisis Intervention, Critical Incident Stress Debriefing (CISD), Dialectical (DBT), Dream Work or Analysis, Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT Tapping), Emotionally Focused, Ericksonian, Evaluation/Diagnostic, Existential Psychotherapy, Jungian, Long-Term, Meditation/Relaxation, Mindfulness Based Approaches, Psycho-Educational, Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, Psychodrama, Psychodynamic, Schema Therapy, Somatic, Transactional Analysis (TA), Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT)

State License: Colorado

II. The Best Therapists in Fort Collins, CO

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To find the 15 best therapists in Fort Collins, Online Therapy evaluated professionals across eight key areas, including training, specializations, billing options, and telehealth availability. Providers who meet these requirements are equipped to work with a wide variety of clients while providing personalized service.

Choosing the Best Fort Collins, CO Therapists

Credentials

This guide features licensed professional counselors who are certified to practice in the state. To become an LPC in Colorado, professionals must have a master’s degree, pass a national exam, and complete a jurisprudence test. Counselors must have at least 2,000 hours of clinical experience.

Accessibility

All of the providers listed here offer remote consultations by phone or video. Scheduling options, session lengths, and flexibility were also considered. When choosing a therapist, make sure they have the specialization you need and are able to accommodate your schedule.

Cost

Thanks to health insurance coverage and sliding-scale discounts, counseling might be more affordable than you expect. Variable session lengths and frequency options help to accommodate your budget whether you need ongoing sessions or help dealing with a specific issue.

John R. Kinnaird: LCSW, EMDR II, CHT| Best for men

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Website
970-305-5260

Since 2007, John Kinnaird has been helping adults and adolescents make mindful life changes while resolving underlying issues, such as anxiety, depression, addiction, and trauma.  He focuses on empowering male clients by giving them the tools needed to resolve inner conflicts and understand how the mind works. His areas of expertise include acceptance and commitment therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy, eye movement desensitization reprocessing (EMDR), and hand therapy. He accepts most insurance, including Aetna, Anthem, BlueCross, and UnitedHealthcare.

Specializations Insurance Cost Sliding scale Remote services
Anxiety
Trauma and PTSD
Men’s Issues
Aetna
Anthem
Blue Cross
BlueCross and BlueShield
Cigna
Medicare
Morneau-Shepell EAP
Optum
UMR
UnitedHealthcare
Cost per Session:
50 minute session $125
80 minute session $175
110 minute session $225
No Yes

Connie Mitchell: LPC, TMHC, EMDR, NCC | Best for abuse and trauma history

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Website
970-829-1968

A national certified counselor, Connie Mitchell offers individual and group therapy with an emphasis on helping those who’ve experienced abuse, trauma, and spiritual or psychological injury. She uses a relational approach to establish a rapport with clients and evidence-based techniques, such as EMDR, to assist with healing. Connie is passionate about helping clients work through anxiety, depression, grief, and PTSD while dealing with related emotions, such as confusion, isolation, guilt, and shame.

Specializations Insurance Cost Sliding scale Remote services
Trauma and PTSD
Emotional Disturbance
Spirituality
Anthem
BlueCross and BlueShield
Bright Health
Cigna
Optum
UnitedHealthcare
Cost per Session:
Individual: $100-$120
Groups: $40
Yes Yes

Mark J. Foley: M.A., LPCC, NCC, EMDR, FFI | Best for ecotherapy and life coaching

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Website
603-315-8800

Certified fly-fishing instructor and LPC candidate Mark Foley offers a range of indoor, outdoor, in-person, and remote therapy services for individuals, groups, and couples. His person-centered approach combines evidence-based principles from Western psychology, such as cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and EMDR, with mindfulness practices from the East. John focuses on helping individuals facing personal challenges due to legal issues, chronic health problems, or workplace difficulties.

Specializations Insurance Cost Sliding scale Remote services
Men’s Issues
Life Coaching
Relationship Issues
N/A Cost per Session:
Individual Counseling or Coaching
$65 per one hour session
Couples, Marriage, Family
Counseling or Coaching
$85 per one hour session
Yes Yes

Saoirse Chalcraft: M.A., LPC, ATR, EMDR II | Best for older adults

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Website
970-420-2516

Saoirse Chalcraft is a licensed professional counselor, certified EMDR facilitator and registered art therapist. She works with clients, including women and older adults, who are dealing with abuse, end-of-life issues, health challenges, divorce, and grief. As a transpersonal therapist, she uses an intuitive approach to help clients reduce stress, increase feelings of self-worth, and find more purpose and meaning in their life. She offers SoulCollage art workshops and EMDR to assist with healing and trauma recovery.

Specializations Insurance Cost Sliding scale Remote services
Women’s Issues
Relationship Issues
Trauma and PTSD
PSD EAS Not Provided Yes Yes

Shelly Annameier: LMFT, PACT-II, RYT-200| Best for self-esteem

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Website
970-514-8202

Outdoor enthusiast and licensed marriage and family therapist Shelly Annameier helps individuals and couples build healthy relationships with themselves and others. Clients come to Shelly for help dealing with anxiety, body image issues, family conflict, and life transitions. Her skills are useful for individuals who are feeling stuck and need support to assist with healing, self-discovery, achieving personal goals, or setting boundaries.

What patients say: “I highly recommend Shelley as a therapist. She truly cares for her clients, works hard to help them reach their goals, and is a great support. Anyone who sees her benefits from her thoughtful presence and friendly, welcoming personality.”

Specializations Insurance Cost Sliding scale Remote services
Relationship Issues
Marital and Premarital
Women’s Issues
N/A Cost per Session:
INDIVIDUAL THERAPY
50-minutes | $100
COUPLES THERAPY
90-minutes | $150
INTUITIVE EATING
50-minutes | $100
No Yes

Ethan Bratt: M.S., LMFT, CST | Best for infidelity and relationship issues

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Website
970-281-4677

Ethan Bratt is an experienced marriage and family counselor and AASECT-certified sex therapist. Although he works with individual clients ranging from teens to senior citizens who are dealing with grief, trauma, or mood disorders, much of his practice is devoted to relationships. His areas of expertise include affairs, infidelity, sex addiction, pleasure enhancement, differing desires, and nontraditional relationships.

What patients say: “Ethan is a highly skilled therapist with a solid understanding of clinical issues and the therapeutic process. His personality and warmth helps others to feel at ease as they interact with him. He is one of the best therapists I have had the opportunity to work with.”

Specializations Insurance Cost Sliding scale Remote services
Sex Therapy
Relationship Issues
Infidelity
N/A Not Provided No Yes

Ben Smith: LPC, M.A. | Best for anxiety and depression

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Website
970-329-1707

If you’re overwhelmed by feelings of sadness, isolation, or loneliness or the fight-or-flight reactions associated with anxiety and panic, Ben Smith may be able to help. Ben has been helping adults and adolescents manage depression and anxiety for more than 14 years. His science-based, and results-oriented approach helps men and teen boys achieve meaningful, lasting results.

Specializations Insurance Cost Sliding scale Remote services
Anxiety
Depression
Anthem
BlueCross and BlueShield
Cost per Session:
$150 for intake/assessment
$130 for each session
Yes Yes

Dori G. Lewis: LPC, M.A., Ed.M. | Best for women

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Website
970-449-0853

With counseling licenses in Colorado and New York, Dori is a therapist specializing in working with women who helps clients with self-realization, personal development, spiritual growth, sexuality, and intimacy. She offers individual counseling, women’s circles, group workshops, and retreats. Her practice incorporates meditation, mindfulness, and creative practices, such as bibliotherapy. Dori offers ketamine-assisted therapy and is certified by the Psychedelic Research and Training Institute.

What patients say: “My sessions with Dori have felt like speaking with an old friend, and I’ve dived deeper into my psyche, heart, and spirit than I ever intended and am so grateful to have had someone guide me on a path back to myself.”

Specializations Insurance Cost Sliding scale Remote services
Sex Therapy
Women’s Issues
Spirituality
N/A Cost per Session:
$120 per session
Yes Yes

Sheila Simons: LPCC, CCTS-I | Best for trauma recovery

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Website
970-205-9468

Sheila Simons helps clients recover from trauma and achieve personal growth. Her holistic approach addresses the client’s whole self. She’s trained in CBT and EMDR, and she’s a member of the American Association of Christian Counselors. Her trauma recovery work relates to anxiety, depression, PTSD, grief, family conflicts, and spirituality. Sessions are available for individuals, groups, and couples.

Specializations Insurance Cost Sliding scale Remote services
Anxiety
Trauma and PTSD
Depression
N/A Cost per Session:
$115 per 50 minute session
$40 per group session
No Yes

Keli N. Dean: LMFT | Best for conscious relationships

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Website
970-236-7213

Keli N. Dean works with individuals and couples who are interested in building self-awareness and creating more meaningful and connected relationships. Her work with couples spans conscious dating, sex therapy, kink, self-esteem, and intentional uncoupling. Her practice welcomes all clients, including those who are LGBTQIA+ or in nonmonogamous or nontraditional relationships.

Specializations Insurance Cost Sliding scale Remote services
Relationship Issues
Marital and Premarital
Sex Therapy
N/A Cost per Session:
Couples: Initial Intake session is $385 for 90 minutes and includes a Gottman Relationship Checkup (online assessment and later feedback session); sessions thereafter are $285 for 90 minutes
Individuals: Initial Intake session $235 for 90 minutes, thereafter, $165 for 60 minutes
No Yes

Kathy Williams-Tolstrup: M.Ed., LPC, EMDR | Best for grief and healing

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Website
970-391-8292

Kathy Williams-Tolstrup stands out for her East meets West approach that blends mindfulness with evidence-based psychological principles. She’s a certified level II EMDR facilitator, and she’s trained in internal family systems (IFS), an integrative model that helps clients build trusting relationships that facilitate healing. Kathy uses certified Daring Way™ techniques developed by Dr. Brené Brown to help with grief, trauma, PTSD, life transitions, and overcoming limiting beliefs.

Specializations Insurance Cost Sliding scale Remote services
Trauma and PTSD
Grief
Depression
N/A Cost per Session:
$120 per session
Yes Yes

Melissa George: Ph.D., M.A., LMFT | Best for positive transitions

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Website
970-658-0661

As an astrological consultant and Jungian psychotherapist, Dr. Melissa George helps clients learn more about themselves while managing anxiety, stress, and life transitions. She offers group therapy for women and private counseling for individuals and couples. Therapeutic services based on IFS and Jungian archetypes are geared toward individuals feeling stuck or searching for more meaning in their life and personal relationships.

Specializations Insurance Cost Sliding scale Remote services
Anxiety
Life Transitions
Stress
N/A Cost per Session:
Therapy
Individual Therapy (50 minutes) – $130/session​
Couple Therapy (50 minutes) – $150/session
Extended Couple Therapy (80 minutes) – $200/session
Couple Workshop (3 hours) – $400/session
Group Therapy (90 minutes) – $50/person/session
Archetypal Consultation
Astrology – $150 (for a 30-minute preparation consultation and a 60-minute session) ​
Other Consultation Services – $130/hour
No Yes

Kate French: M.S., MFTC, PACT-I | Best for struggling relationships

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Website
970-294-1487

Part of a family with a long legacy in Colorado and the local health care system, Kate French works with individuals and couples who are experiencing relationship issues or need help dealing with PTSD and overwhelming life events. In addition to extensive experience working with children in trauma recovery, Kate has advanced training in the psychobiological approach to couples therapy and the Gottman method.

Specializations Insurance Cost Sliding scale Remote services
Relationship Issues
Marital and Premarital
Trauma and PTSD
N/A Cost per Session:
$100 per session
Yes Yes

Caroline Fraase: LPCC, M.Ed. | Best for pregnancy and parenting

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Website
970-325-5061

Caroline is a compassionate, kind-hearted therapist who creates a safe, comfortable space where clients can express their messiest feelings and emotions. She offers individual, group, and couples counseling with an emphasis on serving parents and families. Her areas of experience include pregnancy, prenatal, and postpartum mental health care, including issues related to stress, perfectionism, self-identity, and trauma. She offers virtual consultations, outdoor walk-and-talk therapy, and sliding-scale discounts.

Specializations Insurance Cost Sliding scale Remote services
Grief
Child or Adolescent
Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum
N/A Cost per Session:
$150 per session
Yes Yes

III. What You Should Know About Fort Collins Therapy

How are Fort Collins therapists licensed? 

Therapists in Fort Collins are licensed by the Colorado Division of Professions and Occupations. To practice in the state, therapists must have a master’s degree or higher credential in counseling or a related discipline. They must pass the Colorado Mental Health Profession’s Jurisprudence Examination and National Counselor Examination and have at least 2,000 qualifying clinical experience.

How much does therapy cost in Fort Collins?

The top therapists in Fort Collins charge an average of $115 for a 50-minute one-on-one counseling session. Rates range from $65 to $165, depending on the provider. Couples therapy and long-format sessions may cost up to $150, while group therapy is available for as little as $40 per session.

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