Are you being adversely affected by everyday life stress?
In today's fast-paced, high demand society, with little time for self-care, you may feel anxious and/or depressed. You may have challenges in relationships, or be dealing with substance use and possibly abuse.
What you are experiencing may be attributed to a major life transition, which may be expressed in unhealthy and unproductive ways.
If you can relate to any of the above, then you have come to the right place. Here at Bridgeways Counseling you will experience a highly qualified, respectful and supportive therapist who offers a compassionate, solution focused and direct approach in helping you reach your therapeutic goals.
Offering specialized treatment to adults both in office and online. We can help in the areas of personal and family conflicts, substance abuse, addictions, dual diagnoses, grief, anxiety, depression, relationships, life transitions, self-esteem, stress and anger management. Through the use of a strengths-based, solutions focused approach, We can offer tools that include, but are not limited to Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy and Mindfulness.
Bridgeways Counseling is dedicated to offering a continuum of holistic, ethical, compassionate and unconditional client care when helping clients to create a healthy and balanced lifestyle. Bridgeways Counseling is founded on the principle that delivering a high standard of care entails using research based treatment provided by a highly qualified and ethical psychotherapist. These services follow a solution focused/wellness model with an integrative approach to counseling
Laura Garrett is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Colorado, Oregon and Washington, a National Certified Counselor and Certified Addictions Counselor in Fort Collins Colorado. She has over 20 years of experience working with individuals, couples and families with areas of specialization in relationships, addictions, life transitions, stress and anxiety. She is the founder and executive director of Bridgeways, LLC. She utilizes cognitive behavioral therapy and mindfulness in her therapeutic practices. Her approach is integrative, and She is committed to working together with individuals to achieve their therapeutic goals! She is also the author of What Happens After "Happily Ever After?" and Creating Your Own Fairytale Life.
Laura's clinical experience is vast ranging from counselor to clinical director. She has worked in various clinical inpatient and outpatient settings, counseling, supervising and developing an intensive outpatient, relapse prevention, domestic violence, DUI, parenting and relationship skills programs.
Laura received her Masters degree in Counseling Psychology from the University of Denver in 1991 and her Colorado License in 1994 and Washington license in 2018. She became certified in addictions counseling in 1994 and then went on to pursue her second Masters degree in Education from Colorado State University which was completed in 2014.
Laura is now offering online sessions for individuals living in Colorado, Oregon and Washington.
Working with Laura has been one of the best decisions I have ever made. Not only did she help me understand my dreams, but she helped me find the courage to go after them. Through Laura’s guidance, I was able to take the steps needed to find my happily ever after. Dreams really do come true, but often we just need a little help along the way.
I have seen numerous therapist throughout my life for various emotional trauma, either self-inflicted or not! I have grown with each one of them. However, my experience with Laura cannot compare with the others. I have never felt so understood and cared for in my entire life! I have been able to look at myself without judgment from myself or from her. She has walked beside me in my journey of mental and emotional wellness while making me feel safe throughout the entire process. I have never met a therapist, much less woman, who is intuitive, loving, knowledgeable, gentle yet firm. She has shown me how to love myself, my husband and children at a level I thought was not possible! There are not enough words to express my joy to have found Laura in a time of my life when I felt so alone and broken!
When I first came to see Laura, I was struggling with long term addiction that had escalated and become very overwhelming. I was depressed, withdrawn and hopeless. Laura's kind and compassionate nature helped me relax and have hope that I could make changes. Laura gave me specific tools to use to make effective changes in my life. She also gently challenged my old thought patterns and perceptions until I could see healthy ways to solve problems and empower myself. Laura is an excellent therapist whose expertise, patience and wisdom are true gifts for her clients”.
"I felt a great sense of relief the first time I met with Laura. After walking into her office in a panic, I left feeling validated and relieved. For the next 9 months, Laura was effectively perceptive and skilled at seeing things I could not. When I struggled with concepts, she came up with creative and clever ways of helping me to perceive things differently. I loved her analogies! Laura's warmth and sense of humor were comforting to me. I am grateful to her for giving me the tools to change my life."
I colloaborate with the client to set treatment goals and we work together to accomplish these goals. I use a CBT, mindfulness, solution focused approach. I provide a safe, confidnetial environment for clients to express their feelings.