LifePaths Counseling Center
Counseling Services – TeleHealth for all of Colorado
In person at the Littleton location only
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. If you haven’t heard from us within two business days, something went wrong, and please try us again!
Even if we aren’t right for you, we do our best to help you find someone who is. We welcome and value every single person that comes to us. We also know that we can’t be the right fit for everyone. When that happens, we use our extensive network of trusted colleagues to help you find a person or resources that work for you.
Our counseling center is 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 provide TeleHealth therapy (video or phone) for anyone in the state of Colorado. If you are hesitant to try video therapy, please get in touch with us to talk about it. Since we started offering this in March, 2020, we have been pleasantly surprised about how well our clients do and the convenience this offers in scheduling. Please consider it!
” 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.
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:
- All of Our Professional Counseling Services
- Individual Therapy
- Marriage / Relationship / Couples Counseling
- Teen Counseling
- Family Therapy
- Group Therapy and Workshops
- LPC Clinical Supervision – for counselors on track to be Licensed Professional Counselors (LPC)
- Executive Coaching – for small to medium business owners
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.
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:
- Trauma Healing
- Grief and Loss
- Stress Management
- Betrayal and Rebuilt Trust
- Communication Tools
- Domestic Violence
- Caregiver Stress
- Life Transition
- Career Change
- Anger Management
- Grief and Loss
- Stress Management
- 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. Kelly Coté is the only counselor seeing clients at this location.
Terminology and Psychotherapy Professions
What’s the difference between counseling, therapy, and psychotherapy?
Most of us in this profession a difference between those mental health terms! All three refer to the process of working with a counselor (or therapist or psychotherapist) to gain skills, support, 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 that degree included some heavily supervised work with other professionals. After that, the person has also done supervised work with another professional overseeing their competency “in the field.”
What does it mean to be “registered”?
In Colorado, mental health professionals used to be able to work with just a graduate degree before they obtain the licenses below, but they had to register with the Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies (DORA) as a Registered Psychotherapist (previous to this we referred to this designation as “unlicensed psychotherapist.”
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.
Registered Psychotherapist: In some states, and Colorado used to be one of them, you can practice psychotherapy without being licensed.
Licensed Professional Counselor – Candidate: This is someone who has graduated with a master’s degree and is supervised by a licensed counselor to obtain Licensed Professional Counselor status. There are variations of this designation for marriage and family therapy candidates and social worker licensing candidates.
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.
What do counselors mean by “good fit”?
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.