Mary Ellen  Carlson, Licensed Professional Counselor

Mary Ellen Carlson, LPC

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With over ten years supporting clients through major life events, hurts and changes I have learned the amazing resilience of human beings. I also believe that we are rooted in social connection and the narratives that we use to make sense of our stories. I utilize evidence based treatment to help with changing thoughts, behaviors and finding ways to endure the amazing ride of emotions. I look forward to meeting you and partnering with you for change.

The last 6 years I have focused on the area of child trauma, whether major or complex. This informs my work with adults and adolescents as I recognize the power of good attachment, self-confidence, autonomy and agency– those things childhood is supposed to give us but sometimes we are still learning and growing. I also have done work in education and coaching and use those elements as well as using lots of listening to support you. If you are under the age of 6 I will probably use play and if you are a child at heart I may include art or games to explore and encourage healing and growth. Right now I am online unless the kiddo needs in-home services.

Specialties & Clinical Interests

  • Adoption & Fostering
  • Anxiety
  • Bullying
  • Depression
  • Grief & Loss
  • Life Coaching
  • Mental Health Professionals
  • Oppositional/Defiant Behavior
  • Parenting & Parent-Child Relationships
  • School Performance
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Injury
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Stress/Stress Management
  • Trauma & Ptsd
  • Women's Issues

Therapy Types

  • Client-Centered Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Internal Family Systems (IFS)
  • Trauma-Informed Therapy

Community Specialties

  • Little People
  • Trauma Survivors

Faith Based Specialties

  • Christianity

Fees & Insurance

Cost per Session
$100.00 - $165.00
Sliding Scale
Pay By
Flexible Spending Account (FSA), Health Savings Account (HSA), Venmo, Credit Card, American Express, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
Insurance Plans Accepted
Blue Cross/Blue Shield
Self-Pay Only
United Healthcare

Licenses & Certifications

Years in Practice
License #
Licensed Professional Counselor
Professional Association(s)
Membership Type
Colorado Counseling Association
Graduate School(s)
Year Graduated
Andrews University
Master of Arts in Clinical Counseling