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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:


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.


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.


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.


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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Bad Habits Can Be Broken

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Depression – How You Can Help

Depression is a common and serious illness that negatively affects how you feel, think and act. It should not be confused with sadness or grief, though sometimes the symptoms may appear very similar. Sadness or grief is a normal part of dealing with loss. Depression is indeed an illness, and may be...

Recovery is a Road Worth Taking

They say that the journey of 1,000 miles begins with a single step. This is also true for those just beginning their journey of recovery. What may seem to be daunting, maybe even an impossible task – recovery is worth your very best effort. It may just save your life. We’ve been helping people with their roads to...
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High Functioning Alcoholics

How to identify and help them According to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, alcoholism affects more than 16 million adults in America. Psychology Today reports that at least 20%... and as much as 90% of them can be considered high functioning alcoholics. High functioning alcoholics...
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Experiential Therapy

What Role Does It Play in Recovery? Experiential therapy finds it roots in the works of Abraham Maslow, Carl Rogers, and Fritz Perls.  Humanistic in nature, it is not limited to a single “form”, but a number of different types of therapy designed to focus on client engagement. The intent of experiential therapy is to...

Binge Drinking and Alcohol Poisoning

How to detect and treat it Binge drinking is on the rise among our youth. Alcohol is considered far and away the most popular gateway drug leading to addiction. According to American Addiction Centers, two-thirds of alcohol users report that it was their first substance used, and among those between the ages of 12...

Exercise – The Secret Weapon to Recovery

We recently came across an article written by our friends at Northstar Transitions that, based upon a recent study performed by the University of Buffalo, asked the question: Can exercise help prevent cocaine relapse? The study reports findings in mice that reveal that running on a treadmill for one hour, five times...

Vance Johnson to Address Mental Health

One of the legendary “Three Amigos” shares message of hope and Healing in our high schools with Douglas Co. parents and students. Parker, CO – September 26, 2018 – A New Outlook Counseling Services (ANOCS), a local therapeutic practice specializing in youth-related mental health and substance abuse...

MAT – What can you expect during treatment?

Beginning a MAT (Medication-Assisted Therapy) course of treatment requires the assistance and constant supervision of a physician (or psychiatrist) who specializes in addiction treatment. Alternatively, a treatment center that uses MAT is an option for implementation of this type of therapy. Not only must a physician...

MAT: Which Medications Work Best?

It is important to understand that Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) is not a cookie-cutter approach to helping addicts wean themselves off of opioids, other drugs or alcohol. Each person is unique, and requires a customized medications plan that may involve one or several prescriptions to accomplish...

MAT: Pros and Cons

What Is Medication-Assisted Treatment? Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) is a common way of treating substance abuse disorders, especially opioid addictions.  It combines the use of medications and behavioral therapies, and when strategically implemented and subsequently supervised by a qualified substance abuse...
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Recovery in Las Vegas

Review of Las Vegas Recovery Center Discover your road to recovery. That’s the very appropriate tagline of Las Vegas Recovery Center (LVRC), and having just recently been granted an on-site tour of the vast campus and associated resources, we agree: for many, the road to recovery runs right through the desert. Much...
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Helicopter Parenting – What’s Wrong With It?

Chances are, if you identify with the Millennial generation, and grew up during the early 2000’s, you may have encountered the experience of “helicopter parenting”. The term, which came into fashion at about that same time period, describes a parenting style that takes an overprotective or excessive interest in the...

Reductionism Concerns

Irish playwright, poet and author Oscar Wilde is noted for coining the phrase, “Everything in moderation, including moderation.” And while he may have said so intending a witticism, Wilde may have been ahead of his time when it comes to a current discussion among the counseling community. Neural reductionism is a...

Hakomi Therapy Creates A Connected Experience

Hakomi therapy creates a mindfulness experience to your clients, providing a safe environment that allows them to engage in the present moment, even as they are relating events that have taken place long ago. Therapists are aware that the great majority of communication is non-verbal. And yet, many have little...
Failure to Launch

Failure to Launch Syndrome

Failure to Launch Syndrome Why more and more adults are living with their parents… and what to do about it. When one hears the phrase, failure to launch, it’s likely that images of Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew McConaughey come to mind. Their 2006 romantic comedy of the same name cast a humorous light on the...

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

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