Dear Friend,

While counseling is in no way a miraculous or immediate cure-all, I do believe it can be an important path to mental wellness and holistic health. The beauty of your uniqueness, development of your gifts and celebration of your free-will lives in the space between input and response. Sadly, life can often refuse us the safety or time we need for that reflection.

My goal for Longmont Counseling Center is to balance authentic, grounded therapeutic practice with space for your unique experience. We look forward to supporting your resilience and healing.

Mary Ellen Carlson, MA, LPC

Owner/Founder of Longmont Counseling Center

Mary Ellen sees herself as a student of life. Free time will find her exploring trails, recipes, stories and art. Her experiences living on several continents and enjoying the journey of culture adds to her appreciation for both the variety and commonality of human experience. With over fifteen years of combined professional experience she draws from private practice work with ages 4+, medication management and solution-focused intervention in the primary care setting, in-school leadership and mentoring for teens, as well as clinical supervision for Masters level interns all across the greater Denver area. She has seven years specialized experience supporting children and adult survivors of childhood abuse, with focus on rebuilding attachment and life skills impacted by developmental trauma.

“We felt heard and saw change after just a few sessions. It was clear that she understood the problem and had suggestions on how we could approach solving it.”

-Client Testimony

Little multiracial boy looking out of the window.

Counseling is a journey where we seek clarity and support. With thousands of decisions each day, high expectations and demands from all directions, isolation and disconnection, modern life calls for intentionality.

Therapeutic Approach

Collaborating with you and learning about your unique situation will determine what approach (es) may be most helpful.



Certified Clinical Trauma Professional