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LifePaths Counseling Center

Counseling Services – Littleton, Centennial, and Denver, Colorado 

Everyone walks their own path, their own way.  We would be honored to walk yours with you.

You can contact us by clicking here.  We respond to every single call and email.   We feel it is important to respond to every person seeking help.

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.  We also have counselors that can see you at two locations in Denver, as well as a location in Centennial (within the Denver Tech Center).

 

 

” Nothing is impossible.  The word itself says, ‘I’m possible.’ ”         –Audrey Hepburn

We are committed to helping you improve your life.  In other words, 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 most important to them.

 

 

Counselors and Therapists in Littleton and Denver, CO

Licensed Counselors – Experienced in Many Types of Counseling

The following links take you to pages on our site that describe the different forms of therapy we provide:

 When you contact us, please let us know if you have a preference for a specific type of therapy, one of the counselors, or one of our locations.

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You can download many self-help handouts, and read more about the issues listed on the right for free on our site.  See the Self Help option in the menu at the top of this page.

We Have Counselors That Specialize in: Relationship Issues, Trauma, Life Transitions, and Kids/Teen Counseling

Like Many Counselors, We Also Work With A Lot Of Issues People Face, Such As The Issues Listed Below

Our Counselors Use Evidence-Based Therapies 

“Evidence-based therapy” means that there is research to show that what we do in counseling works and is effective. We use therapies such as cognitive behavioral therapy, brief solution-focused therapy, and EMDR to help with the issues below, 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

More About LifePaths Counseling Center Locations:

We offer our professional counseling services in four locations:

Ken Caryl / Columbine area of Littleton, Colorado – this office is about a mile south of Columbine High School.  We are close to Highlands Ranch, Roxborough, Columbine Valley, Columbine Hills, Chatfield, Governor’s Ranch, Ken Caryl Ranch, Ken Caryl Valley, Deer Creek, Lakewood, Morrison.  The address is 6901 S Pierce St #350, Littleton, CO 80128.

Centennial / Lone Tree / DTC-Denver Tech Center – this office is near I-25 and Dry Creek making it easily accessible to not only Centennial, Lone Tree, and DTC, but also to Greenwood Village, Aurora, south Denver, Parker, and Highlands Ranch.  The address is 88 Inverness CIR E UNIT H105, Centennial, CO 80112.

Two locations in Denver – One office is near Bryant and Speer, and the other is near 8th and Sherman.  The addresses are 2727 Bryant St, Denver, CO 80211; and 789 Sherman St, Denver, CO 80203.

 

Terminology and Psychotherapy Professions

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

There actually isn’t a difference between those mental health 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. Here at LifePaths, 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 so many terms or acronyms that name the work we do with our clients. And although there are many different types of licenses and degree programs, it isn’t easy to describe differences between professionals.  It may be more important to get what you need by focusing on a type of therapy you need (such as couples counseling or trauma counseling as an individual), and then evaluate counselors who seem best for you based on what their website says, or what it is like to talk with them.

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

Please call for a free initial phone consultation.  We really do return every call and email we receive.

 

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LifePaths Counseling Center

6901 S Pierce St #350

Littleton, CO 80128

303-801-7878

 

 

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