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I’m Whitney, a 40-something licensed professional counselor providing online counseling throughout Colorado (and some international countries) and home-based counseling in the lovely San Luis Valley, Colorado.
I came into this career later than some. Prior to becoming a counselor I worked in animal rescue and childcare and freelance writing and taught yoga (and other odd and sometimes awful jobs) while raising three kids on my own and putting myself through school. I eventually (finally!) finished up school in my mid-thirties with a B.A. in Sociology and an M.A. in Counseling and went on to work as a counselor at a busy community mental health agency for about five years, gaining tons of clinical experience and a close call with burnout. But I also gained clarity about what kind of counselor I want to be, who I most want to help, who I’m most helpful to, and what I need to do to fulfill my calling while balancing life with my three teenagers and many pets.
I’m passionate about providing counseling to people are struggling to find access to mental health services that work for their situations, circumstances, schedules, and location. If it’s hard to get counseling due to lack of services in your area, or it’s difficult to leave home due to chronic pain, chronic illness, or disability, or you can’t take time off work to get to appointments, then I have a soft spot in my heart for you.
And if you’re also struggling with finding a sense of purpose and direction in your life, and you often feel empty or alone or stressed out or stuck or like you’re “falling behind” in life, then maybe we should talk sometime. (Check out the Online Counseling page when you’re ready.)
I value compassion, empowerment, love, acceptance, play, laughter, mindfulness, gratitude, commitment, and resilience. And books, cats, music, genealogy, science, diversity, and naps. And of course, my family, my friends, and myself. And you.
If you or someone you know is in danger, call for emergency services or go to the ER immediately!
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
National Hopeline Network: 1-800-SUICIDE (784-2433)
Self-Harm Hotline: 1-800-DONT CUT (366-8288)
National Parent Helpline: 1-855- 4A PARENT (1-855-427-2736)
National Child Abuse Hotline: (800) 422-4453 or (800) 4-A-CHILD
Rape & Incest National Network Crisis Hotline: 1-800-656-HOPE (1-800-656-4673)
National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1- 800-799-7233
Family Violence Helpline: 1-800-996-6228
Planned Parenthood Hotline: 1-800-230-PLAN (7526)
American Association of Poison Control Centers: 1-800-222-1222
National Council on Alcoholism & Drug Dependence Hope Line: 1-800-622-2255
National Crisis Line – Anorexia and Bulimia: 1-800-233-4357
GLBT Hotline: 1-888-843-4564
TREVOR Crisis Hotline: 1-866-488-7386
Veterans Crisis Line: 1-800-273-8255, press 1
AIDS Crisis Line: 1-800-221-7044
National Human Trafficking Resource Center: 1-888-373-7888
National Runaway Safeline: 1-800-RUNAWAY (1-800-786-2929)
Local referrals: 211
Lifeline Crisis Chat (Online live messaging): http://www.crisischat.org/
National Human Trafficking Resource Center: text HELP to BeFree (233733)
Crisis Text Line: Text “START” TO 741-741 or “Send Message” at facebook.com/crisistextline to connect you to a live Crisis Counselor.
UK & Republic of Ireland
Emergency: 112 or 999
Hotline: +44 (0) 8457 90 90 90 (UK – local rate)
Hotline: +44 (0) 8457 90 91 92 (UK minicom)
Hotline: 1850 60 90 90 (ROI – local rate)
Hotline: 1850 60 90 91 (ROI minicom)
LifeLine Australia: 1-300-13-11-14
Telefono De La Esperanza – 963916006 – http://telefonodelaesperanza.org/llamanos
Recuerde siempre que si usted esta en una situación de emergencia debe comunicarse con los teléfonos: *107 (SAME-Sistema de Atención Medica de Emergencia), *911 (Emergencia policial), para atención telefónica inmediata. Si desea orientación telefónica a familiares y amigos, déjenos su mensaje y teléfono. Nos comunicaremos con usted.
Emergency: 10 111 for police or 10 177 for an ambulance
24hr Helpline: 0800 12 13 14 or SMS 31393 (and we will call you back)
Depression and Anxiety Helpline: 0800 70 80 90
Lifeline 24/7 Helpline: 0800 543 354
Suicide Crisis Helpline: 0508 828 865 (0508 TAUTOKO)
Hotline: 800 111 0111
Hotline: 0800 111 0222
Last updated 9 Dec 2018.
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last updated 9 Dec 2018