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LifePaths Counseling Center

Solve Problems, Be More Resilient, Find Peace

You can contact us by clicking here.  We respond to every single call and email.  Even if we aren’t right for you, we do our best to help you find someone who is.  If you haven’t heard from us within two business days, something went wrong, and please try us again!

We are in Littleton, in unincorporated Jefferson County (Jeffco) and areas close to us are Columbine, Ken Caryl, Roxborough, Chatfield, Lakewood, Morrison, and Highlands Ranch.

 

Keep reading for more information about our counseling center, as well as general information about counseling and how it works.  If you are ready to get started, go ahead and call or email us!

Our counselors help you be your best self, feel more connected with the people you care about, and find solutions to problems you are facing.  We’ve helped many people meet the goals that are important to them.

LifePaths also offers Executive Coaching to provide coaching and consulting for entrepreneurs who want to improve their own performance and the success of their business. Read more about our Executive Coach, Alires Almon, on our Counselors page.

 

Counselors and Therapists in Littleton and Denver, CO

Types of Counseling Services at our Center

Licensed Counselors and Therapists Experienced in Many Areas!

We provide couples counseling; individual therapy for adults, teens and children; Executive Coaching; and Groups/Workshops on a variety of topics.

Read more about our center and counselors. When you contact us, please let us know if you have preferences for one of the counselors or one of our locations.

Counseling Center in Littleton, CO

Clinical Counseling – Skills Professional Counselors

Specializing in Relationship Issues, Trauma, Life Transitions, and Kids/Teen Issues

We Do Our Best For You With Solution Focused Interventions

Our counselors use evidence-based counseling techniques, such as cognitive behavioral therapy and brief solution-focused therapy to help with these issues and more:

  • Self-Esteem
  • Trauma Healing
  • Addictions
  • Grief and Loss
  • Stress Management
  • Parenting
  • Betrayal and Rebuilt Trust
  • Communication Tools
  • Resilence
  • Domestic Violence
  • Caregiver Stress
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Life Transition
  • Career Change
  • Anger Management
  • Divorce
  • Grief and Loss
  • Stress Management
  • Parenting
  • Betrayal and Rebuilt Trust
  • Communication Tools

You can download many self-help documents on a variety of mental health. counseling, and therapy topics, as well as our forms for new clients. Please see “forms and downloads” link near the bottom of this page.

Welcome to LifePaths Counseling Center

Offering professional counseling services in three locations:

Ken Caryl / Columbine area of Littleton, Colorado
Centennial / Lone Tree/DTC-Denver Tech Center
Two locations in Denver

LifePaths counselors serve the South Metro Denver, Colorado area along with two locations in Denver.  Our main Ken Caryl / Columbine / Littleton location is close to C-470 and Wadsworth in unincorporated Jefferson County, near Lakewood, Columbine Valley, Columbine Hills, Deer Creek, Bowmar, Highlands Ranch, Centennial, Morrison, Roxborough Park, Lakewood, and of course, Littleton, CO located in zip code 80127.  We also have a location in Centennial near I-25 and Dry Creek, a Denver location near Bryant and Speer, and another Denver location near Sherman and 8th.

Terminology and Psychotherapy Professions

What’s the difference between counseling, therapy, and psychotherapy?

There actually isn’t a difference between those terms! All three refer to the process of working with a counselor/therapist/psychotherapist to gain skills or guidance in solving life’s problems. One of those terms might be used more than the others because of a person’s training or their license in mental health, or simply personal preference. We tend to use the term counseling more often than the others.

What’s the difference between all the types of mental health professionals?

This is a common question, because there are many terms and acronyms that name the work we do with our clients. And although there are many different types of licenses and degree programs, much of the work we do as counselors/therapists/psychotherapists is very similar.

What does it mean to be “licensed”?

In Colorado, there are licenses for all the designations listed below.  Anyone with those licenses has obtained a graduate degree (MA, MS, Psy.D., Ph.D. or MD), and has also done a certain amount of hours of supervised work with another professional overseeing their competency.  In Colorado, mental health professionals can work with just a graduate degree before they obtain the licenses below, but they must register with the Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies (DORA) as either a Registered Psychotherapist or a Candidate for licensure.

Here’s a brief description for the most common professional counseling designations in Colorado:

Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC): The training for an LPC can be in many areas of counseling including for family, marriage and couples counseling, play therapy for children, group therapy, and of course working with individuals. In these degree programs, you gain an extensive set of flexible skills that allows you to take your work as a counselor in many different directions.

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT): LMFT’s gain a broad set of skills in marriage and family therapy in their degree programs. Professionals with an LMFT designation often work a lot with families, children, and couples but they work with individuals as well.

Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW): LCSW degree programs focus more on individual concerns and issues and although this can mean that an LCSW professional works mostly with individuals, they may also provide couples and family counseling.

Psychiatrist: Psychiatrists have a specialized medical degree, which allows them to prescribe medication with a focus on psychoactive medications for depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder for example. Most of the time, psychiatrists do not provide psychotherapy and only help people manage medications appropriately.

Psychologist: Psychologists have doctorate degrees, so they are doctors, but not medical doctors. They receive more education than LPC’s, LCSW’s, and LMFT’s who might be referred to as “Master’s Level Therapists.” Many times, psychologists work in very specialized areas such as forensic psychology (working with the court system), or providing psychological testing.

Unregistered Psychotherapist: In some states, and Colorado is one of them, you can practice psychotherapy without being licensed.  Here in Colorado, most of these professionals are working towards being licensed.

Which of these is the best at counseling?

You can’t tell that from these designations, unfortunately.  These designations give you some idea of how long a person was in training to work in mental health, and might also tell you a bit about the focus of that training.  We recommend that you talk with a potential counselor you think you want to work with, and get a feel for how they are as a person.  The best indicator of getting the most out of counseling is whether you and the counselor have what we call a “good fit” together – which means that you are comfortable with this person, can be honest with them, and your personality styles match well to work together.

Contact LifePaths Counseling Center – Littleton/Ken Caryl Location

Call 303-801-7878 for information or about our licensed counseling services.

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