Boulder County Campus

Mental Health Counseling

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  • Counseling is FREE for all currently enrolled FRCC students
  • We use a brief counseling model
  • Students can use up to 6 sessions per semester
  • Sessions are typically 30-60 minutes in length
  • Counseling is confidential

Welcome...

Thank you for taking a moment to visit. Whether you are facing a difficult life experience or seeking personal growth, reaching out for help is often the hardest part. Maybe you feel reluctant to share your personal life with a stranger, or you feel apprehensive about confronting your pain, or perhaps you've never been in counseling before and aren't sure how it works. Whatever you might be feeling, it's completely understandable.

It may help you to know that there's no wrong way or right way for you, the client, to "do" counseling. Whatever you bring to the table is what we'll work with. It is our job to meet you where you are and provide you with the resources you need to achieve your goals.

You don’t need to have a serious mental health issue or be in crisis to seek out counseling. Many of the students with whom we meet are just looking to improve coping skills, decrease stress and anxiety, or just want someone to talk to. No matter what you want to talk about, we are here to help!

Counseling Services Include:

  • Individual counseling
  • Group Counseling
  • Outreach
  • Educational programming
  • Consultative services (such as speaking with a licensed counselor about concerns related to a friend or family member)
  • Provision of educational materials
  • Referrals to other community resources
  • Brief crisis interventions
  • Classroom visits and presentations

Who We Are:

Nancy West

She/ Her /Hers

Nancy West

Special Assistant to the Dean

I have been at Front Range for a number of years. I call myself the "helper" person because that is what I do--I help people with all kinds of things. I connect students to community resources that they may need in regards to basic life or personal issues such as housing, medical issues, food, and many other things. Since I have been at Front Range for quite a while, I also know a lot about the services and options that students have available to them at the college. I'm the person you want to talk to if you have any issues with your classes or with any basic life needs. So, just email or call me and I'll try to help you as much as I possibly can. I am available to help ANY student attending the Boulder County campus.

Contact Nancy

Nancy.west@frontrange.edu

(303) 678-3646

Office hours: Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Thursdays 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.


Paul Darby

He/ Him/ His

Paul Darby

Licensed Professional Counselor

I am EMDR certified Level 2, a Certified TRE Trainer, and recently served on the Board of Directors of an entity providing trauma treatment education to providers in sixty-two countries. I currently serve on that entity’s Trainer Task Force, by providing consultation to trainers in Third World countries. I have treated active duty soldiers, veterans, sexual and physical abuse victims and participated in the largest military sponsored “mind-body” research project at Fort Carson Military Base, which had to do with helping over 8000 troops develop pre and post deployment resiliency in the face of the traumatic events of war. I have also taught civilians, mental health professionals and soldiers from military units overseas, how to manage trauma and how to recover from its effects.

Contact Paul

Paul.darby@frontrange.edu
(303) 678-3610
Office hours: Tuesdays & Wednesdays 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.


Ashley Connolly

She/ Her /Hers

Ashley Connolly

Licensed Professional Counselor

Hello! The foundation of my therapeutic approach is Mindfulness-Based Counseling. In essence, MBC focuses on cultivating purposeful attention and observation, compassion, and non-judgmental curiosity. I still find, however, that shared laughter, tears, and connection can be the greatest healers of all.

I have a MA in Transpersonal Counseling Psychology from Naropa University and have been practicing for over 12 years. I also lead a free meditation group during the fall and spring semesters, all levels welcome.

I look forward to working with you!

Contact Ashley

Ashley.connolly@frontrange.edu
(303) 678-3689
Office hours: Mondays, Tuesdays, & Wednesdays 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.


Emergency Resources:

  • If you are in danger or believe someone else to be in danger, call 911 or go immediately to the nearest emergency room.
  • Mental Health Partners 24/7 Crisis Line 1-844-493-8255.
  • Mental Health Partners 24/7 walk-in crisis center and addiction services located at 3180 Airport Road, Boulder, CO 80301.

Resources:

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National, State & Community Resources:

Our Offices of Student Life have compiled a list of resources, encompassing National, State, and community resources. The document is live and will be updated regularly.

Access the Resource Document Here