Annette Houghtling, MA, LPC, NCC

Annette Houghtling, MA, LPC, NCC

Professions: Marriage & Family Therapist, Mental Health Counselor
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: Licensed Professional Counselor - LPC.0012647
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1-800-651-8085 ext. 32557
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Office 1
5808 S. Rapp Street
Suite 100
Littleton, Colorado 80120
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Billing and Insurance

I am an in-network provider for:

  • ComPsych
  • ValueOptions
  • MINES & Associates
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Military OneSource
  • Anthem EAP

Fees: Free 15-minute initial phone consultation.
I can provide documentation for you to submit for "out of network" coverage.
My rates are sliding scale, and are $40 for 60 minutes, $50 for 75 minutes, and $60 for 90 minutes.

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It can be frustrating and shocking to find yourself at a place in life where you feel you've done everything you can possibly do to make things better, but nothing is changing, and things might even be getting worse. Do you resign yourself to try to adapt to the way things are, or do you take the sometimes frightening, confusing step of asking for professional help? It is understandable that the thought of counseling and therapy could potentially provoke more tension and worry than the problems and concerns you're struggling with. Fears of being judged or blamed, feeling like a failure for seeking help, having little hope and expecting it to be verified, and sharing personal details of your life are all potentially a part of the human experience of wanting to protect yourself, not wanting to risk being unsafe.

Of most importance for me as a counselor is to provide compassion, warmth, caring, and a positive therapeutic environment. There is no problem or concern that does not warrant understanding and attentiveness. I seek to provide a professional collaboration that can yield a number of healthy ways to promote changes and shifts in perception and choices. I have an abundance of hope, and am a believer, that change is possible. It's all about looking together, in a hopeful, positive way, for betterment of health and quality of life.

Email or Call Annette Houghtling, MA, LPC, NCC at 1-800-651-8085 ext. 32557

More Info About My Practice

I specialize in helping couples, families, and individuals with relationship concerns. Couple therapy focuses on improving communication skills (what usually helps and what doesn't), helping the couple become aware of each person's effect on the other, developing expectations and guidelines for the relationship, and enhancement of empathy and emotional connection.

In addition, I specialize in recovery and management of bipolar, depression, and anxiety, offering help for coping, finding solutions, and keeping one's mental health care at top priority despite the challenges of life.

My View on the Nature of 'Disorders'

At times people are relieved to have a diagnosis because they finally feel they have something tangible to describe what they have been experiencing. A diagnosis of a disorder can also be helpful for developing the best possible treatment plan. However, it is important that people do not consider themselves to be their diagnosis or their disorder. A person diagnosed with cancer would not say, "I am cancer", and it would be just as inappropriate for a person diagnosed with bipolar to say, "I am bipolar". Instead, it is important that people see themselves as whole individuals, not defined by the disorder, and would instead say, "I have bipolar", just as a cancer patient would say, "I have cancer".

Services I Provide

  • Family Therapy
  • Group Therapy
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling

Ages I Work With

  • Adults
  • Elders


  • English

Groups I Work With

    Couples, families, individuals with relationship concerns; and group therapy, individuals, couples and families with concerns regarding bipolar, depression, and anxiety.

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Agoraphobia
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Bipolar
  • Blended Family Issues
  • Breakup
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Communication Problems
  • Depression
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Domestic Violence
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Emptiness
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Family Problems
  • Fear
  • Forgiveness
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Inadequacy
  • Individuation
  • Infidelity / Affair Recovery
  • Irritability
  • Isolation
  • Jealousy
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Midlife Crisis / Midlife Transition
  • Mood Swings / Mood Disturbance
  • Panic
  • Parenting
  • Perfectionism
  • Phobias
  • Power
  • Pre-Marital Counseling
  • Rejection
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)
  • Self-Actualization
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Compassion
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Criticism
  • Self-Doubt
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Love
  • Sensitivity to Criticism
  • Shame
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Suicidal Ideation and Behavior
  • Trust Issues
  • Values Clarification
  • Worry
  • Worthlessness

Types of Therapy

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy /REBT
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy
  • Emotion Focused Couples Therapy
  • Emotion Focused Therapy
  • Family Systems Therapy
  • Gottman Method
  • Humanistic Psychology
  • Integral Psychotherapy
  • Parent Work
  • Person Centered / Rogerian
  • Relational Psychotherapy
  • Solution Focused Therapy
  • Systems Theory /Therapy

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