Life knocks us off our feet, often repeatedly and relentlessly. It has Nick, and it does everyone at some point. Nick believes that each person possesses a genuine resilience that is equally relentless to life's challenges. As a therapist, Nick provides a nurturing environment and the space for individuals and families to find connections and solutions. Using humor, love, and integrity in the therapy process, individuals and families find that they are never alone, and despair is never the end, but an opportunity for self-actualization and to fully come into one’s self.
Nick is passionate about helping people and providing the tools they need to find more joy and meaningful relationships in life. Through his own personal experience, as well as 10 years in the field, he has found it a privilege to be with people during their struggle as well as moments of growth and triumph. Nick understands that the key to overcoming even the most difficult obstacles is to keep showing up, even when showing up takes all of a person's courage. No matter how grinding life feels, things can and will get better.
Nick Hunt has worked with individuals, couples, and families overcoming trauma, mental illness, addiction, grief, and life crisis. His work environments have been as diverse as the people he has worked with, from wilderness therapy and crime scenes to emergency rooms and schools.
At Foundations Counseling, Nick sees clients who seek counseling for a variety of reasons, including:
- Adolescents and Teens – depression, anxiety, suicidal ideation, drugs and alcohol, behavior disorders, school and family issues
- Mental Health and Wellness – anxiety, depression, stress, trauma, abuse, grief and loss, sexual and gender identity issues, obsessive-compulsive disorder, bipolar disorder, addictions
- Family and Parenting Issues – setting and holding boundaries, family systems issues
- Relationship and Couples Counseling – communication, conflict resolution, men's issues
- Life Transitions – end-of-life and grief issues, terminal illnesses, death of a child, spouse, pet or loved one, life-stage issues
Nick Hunt earned a Master of Science in Social Work from the University of Texas at Austin with a Clinical Concentration. He also holds a Bachelor of Arts in English from Duke University. Nick is a registered psychotherapist in the state of Colorado. He began his career facilitating wilderness therapy with adolescents, and then spent seven years working in Austin, Texas as a crisis counselor for the Austin Police Department Victim Services Division and as an emergency department social worker in an Austin hospital. Most recently he worked as a counselor at an American school in the Middle East. Nick uses a variety of therapeutic modalities when counseling people. He believes that the best model is what works best for each individual client.
In his personal time Nick enjoys hiking with his dog and keeping up with his nieces and nephew.