Larimer Campus Mental Health Counseling

Mental Health Counseling

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!

If you need immediate services please call the 24-hour crisis hotline at 844-493-8255 or go to the nearest emergency room or urgent care center. 

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Who We Are

Kathleen Strong

(she / her / hers)

Kathleen Strong LPC, EMDR Trained


Kathleen is a Licensed Professional Counselor with a Master of Arts in Clinical Counseling from the University of Northern Colorado.  Her treatment approach is eclectic, and she works to meet client needs by utilizing Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Solution-Focused Brief Therapy and mindfulness based strategies which are well suited for working with anxiety and depression.  She is trained in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing), a structured therapy found effective in addressing trauma. She enjoys facilitating the Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy group and finds ways to incorporate this into her approach.  She is passionate about Equity and Inclusion, serves on the Larimer Campus Diversity Committee and strives to offer counseling services that reflect these values.

Carter Holmes

(he / him / his)

Carter Holmes, LPCC


Carter is a licensed professional counselor candidate with a master of arts in Counseling and Career Development with an emphasis in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Colorado State University. Carter is skilled in treating trauma, depression, anxiety, and self-esteem issues as well as life transitions. His approach to treatment is strongly influenced by the unique needs of those he works with and he often pulls from person-centered, feminist, and solution focused counseling theories. Carter has a passion for working with the LGBTQIA+ community among other diverse populations. Carter’s training and experience enables him to treat a wide range of mental health concerns in both individual and group therapy settings.

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.


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.