M.S.W., LSW

The very nature of our existence is discovered through meaningful engagement, and this natural vulnerability becomes most apparent when life’s challenges bring us into a position where a genuine change requires the guiding force of a therapeutic relationship.  Chris Dickson believes in strengthening these connections through empathic engagement by incorporating a combination of client-centered, strength-based philosophies and therapeutic modalities – organically forming an atmosphere of unconditional acceptance – bringing warmth, safety, and security along a path of self-realization.  He brings a deep collectively driven introspective approach across multiple disciplines, helping clients identify and implement long-term solutions to achieve optimal potential and success.

 

  • Mental Health & Wellness – severe anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorder, personality disorder, depression, stress, sexual and gender identity issues, grief and loss, sleep disorders, trauma and abuse recovery, spirituality, post-traumatic stress disorder
  • Life Transitions – life coaching, life stages, career counseling, spirituality, end-of-life and grief issues, disability, geographical transitions, retirement, terminal illness, establishing self, natural and or sudden death of a child, spouse, pet, or loved one, grief and loss
  • Growth Oriented Counseling – career counseling, life coaching, workplace bullying and conflicts, burnout and lack of motivation, quarter-life crisis, relocation, empowerment, life transitions, individual development
  • Individual Counseling – abuse, addictions, anger management, anxiety, social anxiety, assertiveness, panic attacks, fears and phobias, issues of race and multi-culturalism, catastrophic thinking
  • Family Relationships – setting and holding boundaries, family systems issues, authoritative parenting, co-parenting, parental isolation and alienation issues, adoptive and foster parenting, blended families, child and adolescent issues, general parenting, trust and understanding

 

Christopher M. Dickson is a Licensed Social Worker specializing in Mental Health and Trauma.  He received his Master of Social Work Degree with a concentration in Mental Health and Trauma from the University of Denver’s Graduate School of Social Work.  He also holds an undergraduate double major, having received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Applied Behavioral Sciences with a concentration in Psychology from Charter Oak State College located in New Brittan, Connecticut, while being dual enrolled in Colorado State University’s School of Social Work, College of Health and Human Sciences, earning a Bachelor of Social Work.

 

Chris holds multiple advanced graduate level certifications in Human Subjects Research recognized by the Institutional review Board (IRB).  These areas of focus include, but are not limited to: International Research; Biobanks and Databases; Genetics Research; Children; Community Engagement; Illegal Activities and Undocumented Status; Pregnant Women; Fetuses and Neonates; Older Adults; Prisoners; Subjects Critically Ill or at End of Life; Subjects who are Decisionally Impaired; Subjects who are Socially or Economically Disadvantaged; Subjects with Physical Disabilities, Gender and Sexual Diversity, Workers and Employees, etc.

Professional Affiliations: 
American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT)
American Counseling Association (ACA)
American Mental Health Counseling Association (AMHCA)
American Psychological Association (APA)
Association for Multicultural Counseling and Development (AMCD)
Association for Specialists in Group Work (ASGW)
International Association of Marriage and Family Counselors (IAMFC)
National Association of Social Workers (NASW)
Society for the Advancement of Sexual Health (SASH)

Specialties

Our Mission

Our Loveland, Windsor, and Fort Collins counseling services offer hope and healing to people who are experiencing emotional, relational, and marital distress.More About Our Mission

Free
Consultation
Contact Us