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“Although the world is full of suffering, it is also full of the overcoming of it” – Helen Keller

My name is Arianna Smith, founder and owner of Quiet Moon Counseling.  I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) serving Northern Colorado and the Denver area.  I currently have offices in both Fort Collins and in Lakewood.


It can be intimidating, overwhelming, and nerve-wracking to seek out a therapist.  When you enter my practice, I want you to know this is a place where you can be truly seen and accepted for who you are.  I want to support you in becoming the best version of yourself, while also honoring that who you are, in this exact moment, is perfect.
Are you:

  • Struggling daily with anxiety or depression?
  • In the midst of a life transition, including marriage, moving, or a career change?
  • Worrying that your romantic relationship is toxic or abusive?
  • Struggling with secondary trauma or burnout due to working in the helping profession?
  • Experiencing the loss of someone or something vital to you, such as the death of a loved one or pet, job loss, health issues or separation from your spouse?
  • Wondering about your sexual orientation/gender identity and want support coming out to your family?
  • A Highly Sensitive Person ( that is seeking support from someone who understands the strengths and challenges of this unique trait?
  • Wondering why you are stuck in the same patterns around money and debt?
  • Dealing with any issue that is more than you can handle on your own?

Now What?

If anything you have read resonates with you (even the tiniest bit), feel free to continue to explore this site to learn more about me and the services I offer.  Don’t forget to check out my blog, which offers free and helpful content around a variety of topics and issues.

The best place to start is a conversation to determine if your current needs match up with the services I offer.  For a free 30 minute consultation or to schedule an appointment, please call me at 970-403-4173.

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About Arianna


img_9470_2Welcome!  My name is Arianna Smith, founder and owner of Quiet Moon Counseling.  I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) serving the Northern Colorado and Denver area.  (For specific contact and location information, click here. ) 

When seeking out a therapist, it’s important to understand their approach and background. I believe that, deep down, you are intuitively oriented towards wholeness and growth.  I believe that you are capable of tremendous change.  If you are reading this, chances are, a small part of you believes this, too.   I can help you find that spark of hope and fire within you so you can start taking the right steps on your path towards happiness, wholeness, and authenticity.

I am passionate about minimalism and this is interwoven into my practice by challenging you to identify and explore your values and the essential components of your life.  I support you in getting rid of what is no longer serving you – be they thought patterns, relationships, employment, or possessions.  

My work in this field began as a volunteer advocate for a sexual assault hotline for several years. In this role, I witness the power of human connection and empathy to heal and change lives, during even the most dark of times.  I realized that serving and supporting others in this capacity needed to become my career and pursued training to become a mental health counselor.

I have worked with a variety of populations with the primary focus on women, people experiencing anxiety/depression, survivors of sexual assault/intimate partner violence, and professionals experience secondary trauma and burnout.  I have a passion for working with Highly Sensitive People (HSPs), the LGBTQIA+ community and am a strong advocate of body positivity/body neutrality.  I have worked in a variety of settings, including shelters, non-profits, clinics, and home-based services.

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“There is no denying the wild horse in us.” – Virginia Woolf

I was born and raised on a homestead in South Central Alaska.  Growing up amidst such isolated beauty allowed me to deeply appreciate the wisdom of the natural world. I have lived in Colorado for the past 10 years, in both rural and urban areas.  When I’m not reading or thrifting, you will find me roaming the mountains with my partner or trying to photograph my pets.

I am a twin!  Believe it or not, my twin sister (whom I affectionately call my ‘womb mate’) and I are one of six sets of twins in the extended family.  Not to mention, my sister has twin girls.  (Translation = that’s a lot of matching outfits!).  If you are a twin, some experts state that you may find working with a therapist who is a twin to be especially helpful.

The best way to find out if we are a good fit is to start with a phone call. You can email me or call 970-403-4173 to set up an appointment for a free 30 minute consultation.

Quiet Moon Counseling
Arianna Smith, MA, LPC
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Contact & Location

Contact & Location

Phone: (970) 403-4173  

  • I am usually available via phone Monday – Friday 9am-5pm.
  • I will return calls within 24-48 business hours (unless otherwise specified on voicemail recording.)

Fort Collins Address:   109 Coronado Ct, Building 7 – Fort Collins, CO 80525

  • ADA accessible
  • Gender neutral/unisex public restroom

Lakewood Address: 12157 W Cedar Drive, Suite 200 – Lakewood, CO 80228

  • ADA accessible


  • Remember email is not a secure form of communication.  Please be discrete about what you send over this medium. An email message does not constitute a therapist/client relationship.