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Sara Cole

Psychologist | Counseling

Dr. Sara Cole is a psychologist practicing in Greeley, Colorado. Dr. Cole specializes in the treatment of health mental problems, and helps people to cope with their mental illnesses. As a psychologist, Dr. Cole evaluates and treats patients through a variety of methods, most typically being psychotherapy or talk therapy. Patients usually visit Dr. Cole because they have been experiencing depression, anxiety, stress or anger for a significant period of time and are seeking help. Psychologists may perform a variety of exams and assessments to diagnose a mental condition.
16 years Experience
Sara Cole
  • Greeley, Colorado
  • University of Northern Colorado
  • Accepting new patients

How do I change my automatic negative thoughts?

Hello, Thank you so much for reaching out. The best thing for changing negative thinking is cognitive behavioral therapy. Either learning some techniques individually or going READ MORE
Hello,

Thank you so much for reaching out. The best thing for changing negative thinking is cognitive behavioral therapy. Either learning some techniques individually or going to a therapist is helpful.

Sara Cole, MS, LPC, CAC III

What type of therapy is best for schizophrenia?

Hello,

Thank you so much for reaching out, I feel that medication management is the best place to start with treatment.

Sara Cole, MS, LPC, CAC III

Is talk therapy more effective than medications?

Hello, thank you for reaching out. It is really dependent on each individual what is more effective and how you feel about medications. Talk therapy is meant to support a person READ MORE
Hello, thank you for reaching out. It is really dependent on each individual what is more effective and how you feel about medications. Talk therapy is meant to support a person and give them an outside perspective.

Sara Cole, MS, LPC, CAC III

Can going to talk therapy make you worse?

Thank you so much for reaching out. Talk therapy is very dependent on what you are trying to work though. Of course it can trigger or make you feel worse if you are trying to talk READ MORE
Thank you so much for reaching out. Talk therapy is very dependent on what you are trying to work though. Of course it can trigger or make you feel worse if you are trying to talk about trauma or highly sensitive subjects. It it always a lot of work and can take a lot of commitment.

Sara Cole, MS, LPC, CAC III

Does group counseling work?

Counseling is unique to everyone, so group counseling is the same thing. If you would feel comfortable being in a group setting, it could be very beneficial for you. Sara Cole, READ MORE
Counseling is unique to everyone, so group counseling is the same thing. If you would feel comfortable being in a group setting, it could be very beneficial for you.

Sara Cole, MS, LPC, CAC III, NCC, CFRC

Does psychotherapy really work for depression?

It absolutely can. I feel it is important to try psychotherapy and see if it can relieve the depression before going to medication as an option.

Sara Cole LPC CACIII NCC

How long should couples therapy last?

Hello, Thank you so much for reaching out to me. Going to couples counseling for communication issues will really depend on the length of time due to the way your therapist READ MORE
Hello,

Thank you so much for reaching out to me. Going to couples counseling for communication issues will really depend on the length of time due to the way your therapist practices, provides information and guidance, and how well the two of you begin to communicate.

Sara Cole, MS, LPC, CAC III, NCC, CFRC

Can you get psychosis from anxiety?

Hello, So, not typically can you get psychosis from anxiety, but anxiety is a very powerful thing and can run your body down and exhaust a person. Sara Cole, MS, LPC, CAC READ MORE
Hello,

So, not typically can you get psychosis from anxiety, but anxiety is a very powerful thing and can run your body down and exhaust a person.

Sara Cole, MS, LPC, CAC III

How long does it take to get out of psychosis?

Hello, Thank you for reaching out. I am not an expert on psychosis, but what I do know is it depends on what the cause for psychosis is and if you are on medications to help. READ MORE
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Thank you for reaching out. I am not an expert on psychosis, but what I do know is it depends on what the cause for psychosis is and if you are on medications to help. I would speak to your PCP to get a better idea.

Sara Cole, MS, LPC, CAC III

How do you treat psychological stress?

It is important to figure out what is your stress and where it is coming from. Can you reduce some of the stress or would talk therapy be good to work through some of your stress? Sara READ MORE
It is important to figure out what is your stress and where it is coming from. Can you reduce some of the stress or would talk therapy be good to work through some of your stress?

Sara Cole, MS, LPC, CAC III, NCC, CFRC

What are general methods used to treat depression?

CBT, or cognitive behavioral therapy, is typically what I use to treat depression.

Sara Cole, MS, LPC, CAC III, NCC, CFRC

Can a psychologist help with chronic pain?

Thank you for reaching out. I do believe that a therapist could help you with chronic pain that was a result of a heart break. There are some feelings there that need to be processed READ MORE
Thank you for reaching out. I do believe that a therapist could help you with chronic pain that was a result of a heart break. There are some feelings there that need to be processed and talked about to in order to understand them.

Sara Cole, MS, LPC, CAC III, NCC, CFRC

How do you help someone with social anxiety?

Validating a persons feelings and working through their fear is the best way you could help him. It may be a good idea for him to take advantage of counseling right now while he READ MORE
Validating a persons feelings and working through their fear is the best way you could help him. It may be a good idea for him to take advantage of counseling right now while he could do it online to work through some of the anxious feelings.

Sara Cole, MS, LPC, CAC III, NCC, CFRC

Why have I gained so much while during the lockdown?

That is a very good question and I am sure discouraging. Are you less active? The difference in leaving your house in a routine to not could make a significant difference on activity READ MORE
That is a very good question and I am sure discouraging. Are you less active? The difference in leaving your house in a routine to not could make a significant difference on activity level and calorie burn. Also, do you feel like you are more stressed out due to the lockdown? We tend to hold onto weight when we are feeling stress, which could also be a reason.

Sara Cole, MS, LPC, CAC III, NCC, CFRC

Does overeating mean you don't care about yourself?

Overeating can mean several different things, it could be a form of self harm due to not liking yourself, it could be a way to cope with your emotions, it could be a response to READ MORE
Overeating can mean several different things, it could be a form of self harm due to not liking yourself, it could be a way to cope with your emotions, it could be a response to trauma... several things to think about, I would recommend going to a therapist for your eating habits and get some different coping skills and understand why this is happening.

Sara Cole, MS, LPC, CAC III, NCC, CFRC

How do you break a binge cycle?

Hello, Breaking a binge cycle starts with recognizing why you are binging and what are the emotions behind that. Talk therapy is also very important to work on recognizing these READ MORE
Hello,

Breaking a binge cycle starts with recognizing why you are binging and what are the emotions behind that. Talk therapy is also very important to work on recognizing these emotions.

Sara Cole, MS, LPC, CAC III, NCC, CFRC

Does therapy help after divorce?

I believe that therapy could be very beneficial after a divorce. It can help you talk through whatever feelings you are having and give you an outside perspective. I also believe READ MORE
I believe that therapy could be very beneficial after a divorce. It can help you talk through whatever feelings you are having and give you an outside perspective. I also believe that online support groups can be helpful as well.

Sara Cole, MS, LPC, CAC III

What are general methods used to treat depression?

General methods to treat depression are talk therapy using cognitive behavioral therapy and medication management.

How long does therapy take for anxiety?

Thank you for reaching out, the length of therapy depends on the level of anxiety, the techniques used to work through your anxiety and other variables. To relieve panic attacks, READ MORE
Thank you for reaching out, the length of therapy depends on the level of anxiety, the techniques used to work through your anxiety and other variables. To relieve panic attacks, it could take a session or two to feel better, but not fix it if that makes sense.

Sara Cole, MS, LPC, CAC III

How does virtual counseling work?

Hello, So, virtual counseling is a bit harder, but is becoming more of the norm due to the virus and restrictions we have a providers. Providers use many different platforms READ MORE
Hello,

So, virtual counseling is a bit harder, but is becoming more of the norm due to the virus and restrictions we have a providers. Providers use many different platforms to conduct their sessions, but it is just like any other video chat such as facetime or the old skype. I feel it would be a good option for you, especially because it would allow you to be in a comfortable space.

Sara Cole, MS, LPC, CAC III