Melinda Smith,M.S., LPCC, ATR-BC

Melinda Smith,M.S., LPCC, ATR-BC

Telehealth Available
Professions: Counselor
License Status: I'm a therapist practicing under supervision. Supervisor: Keira Olivas M.A., MFTC, LPC
Primary Credential: Licensed Professional Counselor Candidate - LPCC.0019752
Billing and Insurance:
Free Initial Consultation
Weekend Availability
Evening Availability


5250 Hahns Peak Drive
Suite 200
Loveland, Colorado 80538

My Approach to Helping

It is a great honor to be of service to people when they are at their most vulnerable and struggling with life’s challenges. Melinda Smith believes that everyone will face times in life where they need that service with a trusted counselor. She balances truth and grace along with humor in her approach to counseling, and she strives to create an environment of safety and trust so that growth can occur. Melinda is motivated by the connections she makes with clients, building relationships, and seeing transformation.

More Info About My Practice

Melinda is a Nationally Board-Certified Art Therapist as well as a Mental Health Counselor in the state of Colorado. She has a Master of Science Degree in Art Therapy from Emporia State University and a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in pre-art therapy with coursework in art and psychology from Kansas State University.

Melinda Smith has 25 years of experience working in clinical and educational settings with children, families, victims of domestic violence, and most recently, teen parents. She has an eclectic approach and works hard to find the right fit for each client by using Person-Centered Therapy, Cognitive-Behavior Therapy (CBT), Existential Psychology, and Art Therapy.

Melinda holds additional certifications in parenting education. She is a Nurturing Parenting facilitator, Common Sense Parenting facilitator, and Darkness to Light: Stewards of Children facilitator. She has additional training in crisis counseling, trauma informed care, and healthy sexual development.

When Melinda is not at Foundations, she loves laughing with her family, nurturing plants, being creative, quoting lines from movies, and great food. A native Kansan, she has lived in seven cities in three states and has called Colorado home for over 17 years. Melinda has been married to her husband for 30 years and they have two sons who currently attend CSU.

Ages I Work With

  • Children
  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Elders


  • English

Industries & Communities Served

  • Military/Law Enforcement

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Addictions and Compulsions
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Aging and Geriatric Issues
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Bipolar
  • Blended Family Issues
  • Breakup
  • Bullying
  • Career Choice
  • Caregiver Issues / Stress
  • Child and/or Adolescent Issues
  • Chronic Pain
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Communication Problems
  • Control Issues
  • Depression
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Eating and Food Issues
  • Family Problems
  • Fertility Issues
  • Identity Issues
  • Inattention, Impulsivity, and Hyperactivity (ADHD)
  • Infidelity / Affair Recovery
  • LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) Issues
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Midlife Crisis / Midlife Transition
  • Obsessions and Compulsions (OCD)
  • Parenting
  • Post Partum Depression
  • Pre-Marital Counseling
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Religious Issues
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Harm
  • Sexuality / Sex Therapy
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia

Types of Therapy

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