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Kindred Counseling

Fort Collins, Colorado, Larimer County

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4 hires on Bark
‘19 Certificate of Excellence, 2019
Kindred Counseling logo
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Kindred Counseling

Fort Collins, Colorado, Larimer County

(1)
4 hires on Bark
‘19 Certificate of Excellence, 2019

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Kindred therapists take the time to understand your journey from where you have been, where you are, and where you want to go. We work in collaboration, with you, to address your specific counseling needs to help you live a healthier life and thrive in your relationships.

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Mollie

28 July 2018

Whitney is always very quick to respond and very welcoming. Would definitely recommend (and encourage) reaching out to her!

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I love my job because I get to help people. It sounds corny but it is the truth. There is no better feelings than seeing some one walk out of the office standing a little taller and feeling better about themselves.

I decided to jump into starting my own business with a strong push from my friends and family. It is really scary to start something, not knowing if it is going to fail or succeed, but the more time that goes one, the more I learn. Now I get to create and implement things without limitations and see where they take me. Not everything works but it is always worth a try!

I want you to choose me because you feel connected. Feeling that security of connection to your therapist is number one in my book. I am a firm believer that you need that connection in order to open up and work through whatever it is that made you reach out.

Services

Why would I need woman specific counseling? Gender specific counseling can be helpful in addressing the cultural and social constraints women have faced as well as mental health issues related to being female. A study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) found that not only are women more likely to experience mental health concerns such as depression or anxiety, women also experience mental distress at higher rates than men do in all age brackets. What are aspects of women’s counseling? This form of therapy speaks to the needs of women in today’s world. Our main focus is advocating and supporting women through shifting roles, gender constructs, and emotional health. We work with women to identify their mental, physical, and emotional needs as we often see self-care weakened by overwhelming and unrealistic expectations. Kindred Therapists come along side you to encourage and empower a narrative that is consistent with your purpose. Often, a woman’s identity is tied to expectations that are internalized. We work to dismantle any unhealthy expectations, which can typically appear during life transitions such as: starting a career, having a baby, death of a parent, deciding not to have children, infertility, starting a whole new career or deciding to stay at home. Women often struggle with feelings of guilt and shame in identity transitions as it disrupts the unrealistic expectations that have been placed on women from societal constructs, which as stated previously, can be internalized.

Are these feelings normal? Feeling sad and irritable can be very normal reactions to experiencing loss or stress and everyone confronts the occasional blues or worry in their life. However, when these feelings persist over time and begin to interfere with your sense of well-being, relationships, career or identity, talking to a counselor can be effective in helping you cope, build self-esteem and replace negative thought patterns. At Kindred we offer depression and anxiety counseling to build wellness, boost confidence, coping, and cultivate a purposeful life. We believe in the power of self- discovery to help individuals develop an active and intentional way of living. How common are depression and anxiety? According to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America, many people who develop depression have a history of an anxiety disorder earlier in life. There is no evidence one disorder causes the other, but evidence supports many people can suffer from both disorders. Anxiety disorders are the most common mental illness in the U.S., affecting 40 million adults in the United States or 18.1% of the population every year. It’s not uncommon for someone with an anxiety disorder to also suffer from depression or vice versa. Nearly one-half of those diagnosed with depression are also diagnosed with an anxiety disorder. The most commonly diagnosed form of depression is Major Depressive Disorder. In 2015, around 16.1 million adults in the U.S. had experienced at least one major depressive episode in the last year. Depression is the leading cause of disability in the United States among people ages 15-44. Depression and anxiety often leave people reacting in auto-pilot. We work to pursue a life where you get to experience the present moment with new awareness and ease. Our intention is to creatively and collaboratively develop a treatment plan tailored to your specific goals.

Addiction & Recovery Counseling incorporates one on one sessions tailored to your needs and specific goals. Sessions can range from sixty to ninety minutes and are solution-focused to facilitate personal growth and empowerment. We work with individuals struggling with substance abuse issues as well as recovering people looking for an added level of support for their journey. We also hold weekly groups to help create connection and support within the recovery community.

Are you experiencing persistent conflict in your relationship? The way you manage conflict is directly related to the outcome of your relationship. Feeling distant and frustrated with your significant other creates resentments often resulting in damaging narratives we tell ourselves about the relationship. How can you help us? The truth is you can avoid patterns that lead to divorce or dissolution. Depending on trust, support, and how we manage conflict in relationships we can move through hard seasons with ease or tension. At Kindred, our therapists work to create shared meaning within the relationship. Our therapists encourage building trust and understanding, while creating healthier perceptions of problem-solving for effective communication. Our Emotion- Focused approaches to couples counseling and Gottman inspired methods strengthen connection between couples and promotes further insight into values, beliefs, and narratives.