Hi! I’m Lindsey, and welcome to Evolve Counseling Services. I’m glad you found us. I work with adults and adolescents who are dealing with depression and anxiety. It may have been a tough breakup, or other stressful life event. Maybe work or school feels impossible. It could be trouble with friends or connecting with others. Whatever the contributing factors, my mission is to help people get back on track and live the life they want to live.
I’ve worked with a lot of people over the course of my career, and my passion is undoubtedly helping people with depression and anxiety. Whether I’m working with a high school student or a middle-aged adult, depression and anxiety respond to therapy and are treatable. I’ve witnessed repeatedly the inspirational transformations people go through as they get better.
So, how would I describe myself in a therapy session? I am logical, practical, organized, and only employ evidence-based techniques to guide our sessions. I also enjoy sharing a laugh with my clients and have been known to tell an occasional lame joke. I will tailor therapy to your needs. If you need specific skills to overcome a problem, we can do that. If you just need to talk through some things and get organized in your head, we can do that. If you’re not sure what would be helpful, and need me to be directive, we can do that. The point is, my goal is to make therapy as comfortable and as beneficial as possible.
If it sounds like we might be a good fit, please give me a call and let’s chat further.
Welcome to Evolve Counseling Services! I’m Ben Smith, Registered Psychotherapist. When choosing a counselor, most people are likely trying to determine what it is like to be in a session before they actually try it. Here’s what you can expect when beginning services with me: Therapy always moves at your pace. Even your initial phone call does not need to overly detailed – share what brings you to counseling in very general terms. I tend to avoid the therapy stereotypes of simply asking, “How does that make you feel?” Instead, sessions can range from exploratory to skills based, depending on what you wish to achieve. I attempt to highlight new perspectives, as these can be difficult to see when you are in the midst of navigating a problem. Part of my approach is bringing humor and levity into sessions. I also use techniques that are practical and intuitive – it should be logical how a technique has the ability to creative positive change. My goal is to help those seeking counseling to find meaning and purpose while improving their quality of life.
I provide counseling for a variety of concerns. I often see adults or adolescents who are dealing with nervousness, intense stress, sadness, difficult break ups, personal loss, or difficultly connecting with others. Sometimes these symptoms constitute depression or anxiety, but for most people, they are side effects of navigating a complex, modern life.
A bit about me: I have been working in the mental health field for over 13 years and practicing psychotherapy for 10 years. I also serve as the Executive Director of an adolescent treatment facility in Northern Colorado.
Beginning counseling is a decision to improve your quality of life. It would be my honor to help you with your personal growth. I look forward to working with you!