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At some point in life, many people find themselves in need of a counselor to help get through a difficult time. By arriving at this website, you are taking the first step to seek the level of service you deserve.

Some of our services

Individuals, couples and families that work with our team receive support from therapists who truly want to make a difference in every patient’s life. A New Outlook Counseling Services specializes in:

Addiction

If you are suffering from any type of addiction, be it substance-related or otherwise, the team at A New Outlook Counseling Services in Highlands Ranch, CO is here to help.

Family

Struggles with family can be extremely emotional, and sometimes it takes an impartial third party to help families work through the issues each family member is facing.

Marriage

A New Outlook Counseling Services offers couples and marriage counseling from our Highlands Ranch, CO office. We have individualized therapy sessions available.
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About A New Outlook Counseling Services

A New Outlook Counseling Services has been providing counseling in Highlands Ranch, CO since 2010. Our Executive Director and Therapist, Robert J. Johnson, received his Master’s Degree in Marriage, Family & Child Therapy. He is a Substance Abuse Professional, Master Addiction Counselor and a Licensed Addiction Counselor.

Testimonials

Please take some time to read our reviews & testimoinals so that you may see what others are saying about what we have to offer.

Robert J Johnson not only has the skill and ability to effectively work with those addiction issues, his personality is safe and welcoming. Gary Barnes

Finally found someone (Robert) that I feel comfortable opening up to, discussing and
resolving my issues. Catherine Mc Corry

He waited patiently, for hours while I spent quality time with my mom. He invested personally. He cared. He understood. He listened. Cliffy Duz

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Let’s Work Together

Our Highlands Ranch, CO office is open for private therapy sessions Monday through Saturday, and we do everything possible to provide affordable treatment options to patients from all walks of life.

Robert J. Johnson, SAP, MAC, LAC

Phone
(720) 336-4019
Address
1745 Shea Center Dr. #421
Highlands Ranch, CO 80129
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