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Careers & Clinical Experience

Bloom Culture

Bloom Counseling & Nutrition is a community of helping professionals who provide eating disorder treatment and work together to support individuals in recovery. We aim to create a fun, dynamic, and collaborative group of clinicians who value supporting each other and the deserving community we serve. Our office is located in the heart of Fort Collins, close to the CSU campus. 

It is important that our providers align with the mission and values of Bloom. We believe in creating a compassionate and caring atmosphere for our clients and employees, to give back to our community, and to be committed to social justice and the principles of Health at Every Size.

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Currently, we are not hiring staff team members. Additionally, all of our graduate clinical internship positions are filled through 2024. We are always happy to accept applications to hold on to should a position come available in the future!

Bloom Counseling and Nutrition, a private practice in Fort Collins, is seeking an experienced master's level or fully-licensed clinician to join our growing and compassionate eating disorder treatment team. As a practice and team, we care deeply about each other above and beyond anything as that forms the foundation for being able to offer care and support to our clients. We are humans showing up in the room to support other humans. While clinical skills are a priority, none of it matters if we don’t show and support our human selves first.

 

Founded and led by the only Certified Eating Disorder Specialist in Fort Collins, Kelly launched Bloom in response to a growing community need for individualized and holistic treatment options for folx seeking recovery from eating disorders as well as food & body struggles. Bloom aspires to create a safe space for individuals to find freedom in food, movement, and body by connecting to the truest version of themselves. Our team at Bloom is intentionally small for the benefit of both our clinicians and our clients. We aim to offer collaborative, comprehensive care tailored to our clients' individual needs AND we prioritize our clinicians' wellbeing, self-care, and experience in this process of supporting our clients. Kelly loves to joke that one of her goals is to create a practice and team that clinicians never want to leave!

 

As a practice, our culture is grounded in the principles of Health at Every Size (HAES), compassion and respect for all bodies, and the causes of social justice. In addition to alignment with these values, we love having clinicians on our team who bring niche specialties, training experiences, and passions that contribute to our team as a whole. We are also open to anyone who demonstrates a strong desire to learn and grow as a person and clinician.

 

Bloom hires therapists wanting to work as a team, collaborate, and support others (both our clients and each other). As we continue to grow to serve our amazing community, we value hiring clinicians of varying backgrounds and specialties to better serve the diverse experiences of our clients. LGBTQ+, BIPOC, diversity in religion, body size, age, and all diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply!

  • What ages does Bloom provide services to?
    We provide services to clients ages 14 and over. We will consider clients under the age of 14 on a case by case basis. All gender identities are welcome at Bloom.
  • Does Bloom accept insurance?
    Yes! Various therapists on our team are in-network with various insurance plans. For psychotherapy services, we currently accept Aetna, Anthem BCBS, Cigna, United, Kaiser, and Rocky Mountain Health Plans; however, in-network status is therapist-specific. Please inform us if you would like to use your insurance so we can do our best to match you with a therapist who is in-network with your plan. We will check your benefits and let you know prior to your first appointment what you can expect your plan to cover. Please note however that a quote of benefits does not guarantee payment or verify eligibility, and all clients are responsible for any service costs that their insurance plan does not cover. We are not in-network with any insurance plans for dietetic services. If you would like to use an insurance plan that we are not in-network with, please inquire with your carrier if you have "out-of-network benefits", which might cover our services. At times, out-of-network benefits can be as good as (or better) than in-network benefits! We are happy to provide you with support and assistance in inquiring about your out-of-network benefits. Additionally, we have created a handout to help guide you in the process, which you can find here.
  • Does Bloom treat co-occuring disorders?
    Co-occurring disorders are very common for clients with eating disorders; however, in some cases, this may be an indication that a higher level of care or a non-eating disorder treatment referral is needed depending on the severity of any co-occuring disorders. At Bloom, we primarily treat eating disorders, which means that if the eating disorder is not the primary diagnosis, we may refer a potential client to a more appropriate treatment option. Additionally, we regularly provide services to clients who have trauma or a PTSD diagnosis in addition to an eating disorder. Our therapists are trained in a variety of modalities for supporting trauma survivors; however, we may refer clients to resources in the community if additional support and treatment is needed that we do not offer at Bloom.
  • How do I cancel or reschedule an appointment?
    You may always call or email your therapist to cancel or reschedule an appointment (their email is firstname@bloomcounselingandnutrition.com). Our office policy is that all cancellations and reschedules must be made 48 hours before the scheduled appointment to avoid a fee. Late cancellations and no shows have a $150 (our full rate; $170 for initial sessions) fee that is charged to the client. Insurance cannot be charged for this fee.
  • How long will I be in therapy/recovery?
    At Bloom we wholeheartedly believe that full recovery from an eating disorder is possible; however, there is no guarantee of how long the recovery journey might be. Each client's recovery process looks different and depends on a variety of factors that contribute to the length of treatment. Some clients are in treatment for a few months while others are in treatment for years. It is important to note that you do not have to be fully recovered in order to start to experience positive changes from treatment and the recovery process.
  • How do I get to your office?
    Our office address is 1018 Centre Ave, Fort Collins, CO 80526. We are located in the heart of Fort Collins and just south of CSU, near the intersection of Shields Street and Drake Road. Our office park has a large sign reading "Centre Office Park" at the entrance. Our suite is located in the northeastern most building in the office park (1018)!
  • When can I get started at Bloom?
    The timeline for receiving treatment at Bloom is dependent on our current openings and therapist/dietitian availability. If we do not have current openings, clients are placed on a waitlist and contacted as soon as we have an opening available. Clients can ask to be placed with a specific provider or with whoever has the earliest opening-- this can play a factor in the timeline as well. We ask clients to anticipate the intake process to take approximately a week from the time of first contact to scheduling an intake appointment when there is no waitlist.
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