Counseling & Therapy for Individuals, Couples, and Families in Northern Colorado


I’m Carl Nassar, licensed psychotherapist and the director of Heart-Centered Counseling in Fort Collins, Loveland, and Greeley, Colorado. If you’ve found this website, you’re probably experiencing some kind of difficulty in your life. This could be depression, anxiety, relationship issues, or a recent traumatic event.

Whatever you’re going through, this is a place to find help.

I know counseling can be intimidating. It’s hard to trust people with your most intimate struggles, let alone someone you just met at a therapist’s office.

That’s why I created this site—so you can get to know me and my team, and feel confident and comfortable working with us. As you read on, you’ll learn about the work we do at Heart Centered Counseling, and how it will help you find relief from the struggles you’re currently facing.

When you’re ready, give us a call at (970) 498-0709 or send us an email at help@heartcenteredcounselors.com. There’s no cost to call or write us. We’ll listen to you, and we’ll tell you more about us, explaining how we can help with your specific concern. We’ll set you up with your first appointment whenever you’re ready.

If you’re worried about payment, don’t be. We take most major insurances. And if you’re insurance won’t help—or if you’d rather pay out-of-pocket—we have programs to make sure finances don’t get in the way of you getting the care you deserve.

I look forward to hearing from you.


Care. Compassion. And Help.

Carl R. Nassar, LPC, CIP, CIIPTS, Director, Heart Centered Counseling, Fort Collins, Colorado

(970) 498-0709

How the Process Works

Most new clients begin with either a phone call or an email. From there we’ll set up with your first appointment.

Here’s a sample of the issues we can work through with you:

Counseling For Individuals

  • Depression and sadness
  • Anxiety and fears
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Relationship issues, including divorce
  • Loss and bereavement
  • Childhood pain, trauma, abuse and neglect
  • Mood swings and anger issues
  • Dissociative disorders

Therapy For Couples / Marriage Counseling

  • Communication issues including anger
  • Arguments
  • Isolation of one or both partners
  • Trauma in the marriage
  • An affair
  • Betrayal
  • Abuse and other wounds
  • Reclaiming tenderness and passion

Meet Carl R Nassar, LPC, CIP, CIIPTS, & Our Director

What’s with the alphabet soup?

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Those are my professional credentials –but more on those in a minute.

I’m very fortunate to have a career I love. I love getting up each morning and supporting people I’ve come to genuinely care for and value. Each day I’m deeply touched by the courage of the human spirit.

Passion. And Professional Competence.

I’ve made sure I have both the passion for the work and the professional competence to do it well. I started out with my graduate school training, which led to a state license as a professional counselor (LPC).

But I didn’t stop there. I worked for several years in a European post-graduate training program to earn international certification as a Certified Integrative Psychotherapist (CIP).

After eight additional years of training, I now teach, train, and supervise other psychotherapists, earning the title Certified International Integrative Psychotherapy Trainer and Supervisor (CIIPTS).

Knowledge. Training. And Experience.

I bring a full breath of academic knowledge, in-depth training, plus 17 years of professional, clinical experience to help you.

Professional – Caring Psychiatric Services

We are proud to announce the addition of professional and caring psychiatrists to out Loveland and Fort Collins offices. If you are in need of psychiatric care or medications, please give us a call and schedule an appointment today!

Heart Centered Counseling

Sometimes, True Change Takes a Team Approach.

You’ve come to this website because you’re in pain. Whether there’s a deep sadness inside, feelings of depression, relentless anxiety that keeps you up at night, or you’ve experienced a traumatic life event such as the death of a loved one or an affair in your relationship, you’re hurting.

A few years ago, I began inviting some of the very best counselors and therapists to practice together in Fort Collins. We proudly call our practice Heart Centered Counseling, and I believe we have some of the very best resources available to you, whatever issues you’re struggling with, wherever you are. We’ll help you through the hurt, and get you the relief you deserve today.

If you’d like to talk to someone right away, you’re welcome to call us directly at (970) 498-0709. You can also send an email to help@heartcenteredcounselors.com.

Whether you call or email, all communication is strictly confidential. If you’re worried about money, we accept every insurance we can, and we work hard to ensure our fees don’t come between you and the help you need. I don’t know the exact reason that brought you here today, but I know it takes great courage to consider reaching out for help.

I want you to know, we’re here for you.

Please visit us at our Fort Collins, Loveland, or Greeley offices.

We also offer counseling and therapy in Littleton, CO.

Learn more about our newest office in Colorado Springs

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