Sandra Ellen Fortson
She/Her/HersLicensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW Master of Social Work, MSW Specialties • Insurance & Fees • Locations
Sandra Fortson is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker located in Fort Collins, CO. Sandra offers individual, couple, and family sessions to help clients with intense feelings of anxiety, anger, grief, or stress. Many of Sandra’s clients face conflict in their relationships, which may be due to their own childhood trauma, and seek a way to improve their relationships with loved ones. Other clients resort to substance use when overwhelmed, further impacting their mental health and well-being.
Sandra’s approach to therapy stems from a systems perspective, helping clients to integrate all parts of their lives, including the parts that are hurt or the parts that would benefit from growth. Her sessions are holistic, focusing on both the mind and the body, and focused on determining the root cause of emotional distress. Sandra strives to help her clients realize their full potential and uphold their most important life values. She practices brainspotting therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), solutions-focused therapy, and, when appropriate, ketamine assisted psychotherapy.
Sandra earned a Master’s degree in Social Work from Colorado State University. She earned certification in ketamine-assisted psychotherapy from the Psychedelic Research and Training Institute and in brainspotting from Cynthasis. She believes that everyone has the capacity to heal and live healthy lives, with innate resiliency.
Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)
Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life
Trauma - Coping and healing after threatening or scary events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse
Childhood trauma - Learning how traumatic events in childhood can translate into adulthood; processing through difficult memories with the goal of moving past the experience and lingering symptoms
Clinical supervision - Offering professional supervision services for clinicians
Complex PTSD (C-PTSD) - Recovering from the impact of long-term, repeated traumatic events, such as emotional abuse and neglect
Sandra Fortson is not in-network with any insurances.
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Years of Experience: 7 years
Sandra E. Fortson, LCSW, LLC, Owner/Clinical Therapist, 2022 - Present
Psychedelic Research and Training Institute, Founding Member/Ketamine-Assisted Psychotherapy Training Co-Faculty, 2019 - 2023
Wholeness Health, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, 2020 - 2022
Heart-Centered Counseling, Therapist, 2019 - 2020
Treatment and Evaluation Services, Therapist/Evaluator/Quality Assurance Coordinator, 2017 - 2019
Reflections for Youth, Residential Clinican, 2016 - 2016
Cynthasis, Brainspotting Phase 1, 2021
Psychedelic Research and Training Institute, Ketamine-Assisted Psychotherapy, 2019
Colorado State University, Master of Social Work, 2016
University of South Alabama, Bachelor of Social Work, Minor in Sociology, 2015