Karen Bridges, MAC
Education: Colorado State University, BS in Biological Sciences; Colorado Christian University, MA (Counseling) Registered Psychotherapist and LPCC (Licensed Professional Counselor Candidate) with Colorado Department Of Regulatory Agencies. Trained in complex trauma assessment, EMDR, and couples work
Karen meets with her clients at our Stover Mansion Office located at 503 Remington St. Suite 8 Fort Collins, CO 80524 Please allow a few extra minutes prior to your appointment for parking.
Counseling Philosophy: As a counselor, I approach my work from a holistic, integrative, and trauma-informed perspective. Meeting with clients at crucial intersections in their present season of life allows us to jointly explore thoughts, emotions, and motivations in the context of the physical, spiritual, and relational realities shaping their identities. Moving forward involves dealing with the challenging life transitions, unresolved losses, and painful trauma woven through their unique journeys. We collaborate in mapping out ways for them to meet their goals for healthy relationships and wholeness by utilizing tools from narrative, emotion-focused, Gestalt, and DBT perspectives in tandem with their medical advisors.
Life Experience: I have found myself in many roles, from college student, wife, mom, and daycare provider, to mentor and teacher for middle schoolers, high schoolers, and young mothers. In the process, I learned that I thrive on exploring others’ life stories almost as much as exploring new places with my husband. I enjoy hiking in the mountains, gardening, and playing in the kitchen with my family. Reading mysteries, designing quilts and other projects, and walking on new paths are my favorite ways to relieve stress.