Dr. Wanetta "Nita" Hughes Bise

(BSW, MA, PhD, LPC, Licensed, Professional, Counselor)

About Me

By earning a PhD in Counseling with an emphasis in Counselor Education and Supervision while maintaining my license as a Licensed Professional Counselor in Colorado I have served clients professionally as a mental health provider in the state of Colorado. While online counseling is convenient I need to stress the importance of Video sessions per Colorado state law. Simply texting does not constitute counseling it’s too brief and impersonal. If you are truly ready to begin therapeutic work I’d recommend scheduling an appointment with me. Texting is reserved for setting up initial contact with me and used in between sessions for additional support. It does not replace counseling sessions. Some clients select 30 or 50 minute sessions one or two times per week. This is up to you to decide what is best for your therapeutic work. BetterHelp allows on session to be scheduled at a time. Since I do have an active schedule I encourage you to schedule your next session at the end of each session.

I believe I can assist you in your own self-exploration while identifying your inner needs and together we can develop new healthy skills that will help you grasp life's daily challenges in a more productive and meaningful way. I am dedicated as a counselor in my desire to professionally help individuals meet their personal life goals.

I use a warm and caring professional demeanor, and I work to help clients by employing a humanistic approach to counseling that aims at benefiting what you need and want to change in your life. You drive this change process, by setting reasonable goals and hard work, which at times might be painful or difficult but by working through your issues with professional support - you will most likely see change occur. In our therapeutic work together I like to provide you with worksheets and educational handouts and ask that we set goals (these can change from time to time as you reach them in therapy), so you can see your progress as you commit to the changes towards a stronger commitment to a self-awareness and personal growth. As change is wanted in our lives sometimes this growth process is painful, but I will support you in this endeavor. In the confidential therapeutic environment I can assist you in your search for answers to problems that negatively may be impacting your relationships, social interactions, educational and professional performances. I believe that a positive counseling experience can help you achieve your personal goals and increase your ability to chose to make positive choices, thus creating a more fulfilling life that you desire.

I honor you for seeking professional assistance and I look forward to working with you. I am available Monday, Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 12 pm to 4 pm. Some hours are available on Thursdays as well. Please respect my weekends and off times. If you text me during my off hours I reserve the right to wait and text you durning my business hours.

Dr. Nita Hughes-Bise, PhD LPC


  • Bipolar disorder

I also have experience in Addictions, LGBT, Intimacy-related issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, ADHD

Years of Experience: 14

Services Offered

  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video


LPC #LPC.0004673 (Expires: 2021-08-01)


Written by K.E. on Apr 13, 2020 after counseling with Wanetta "Nita" for 10 months on issues concerning relationship issues, and coping with life changes

Nita is great, she listens and provides wonderful nuggets of wisdom.

Written by K.I. on Oct 02, 2019 after counseling with Wanetta "Nita" for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

Dr. Hughes has been an incredibly patient, calm, and wise counselor throughout our six months working together. She has the ability to simplify what I deem to be a set of very complex and overwhelming emotions first by naming, explaining, and then giving me the tools to find peace. In addition, Nita has been very flexible with my nomadic lifestyle the past four months. We have rescheduled multiple times because I am unexpectedly (although now expectedly because it is so frequent), out of service. Nita has not only understood my crazy lifestyle, but works with me to ensure I keep up with counseling. I so appreciate it Nita, thank you!

Written by D.E. on Jun 20, 2019 after counseling with Wanetta "Nita" for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and addictions

I’ve only had one visit with Dr. Hughes Bise, but she has already given me a wealth of information and new ways of looking at things

Written by L.A. on Jun 12, 2019 after counseling with Wanetta "Nita" for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, and coping with life changes

She has been so helpful in the toughest time of my life. I owe a lot of my recovery to her.

Written by J.E. on Apr 05, 2019 after counseling with Wanetta "Nita" for 8 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and sleeping disorders

Love her! She makes me feel really comfortable about sharing.

Written by B.E. on Oct 18, 2018 after counseling with Wanetta "Nita" for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and sleeping disorders

Dr. Hughes Bise, made me feel confident and find a new outlook on life. After just two weeks, I felt the difference and saw a change. I used all the tools she provided and could definitely see the results. She is very warm and gentle with her approach, with great results in a short amount of time. I always look forward to our next sessions.

Written by Z.A. on Apr 21, 2018 after counseling with Wanetta "Nita" for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, and self esteem

Dr. Hughes Bise has become someone I can confide in without feeling judged or pressured into a decision. She's helping me understand my own self and work through my issues. She's been the exact support that I need.

Written by J.O. on Apr 19, 2018 after counseling with Wanetta "Nita" for 1 month on issues concerning relationship

Dr. Hughes was wonderful to work with. I would highly recommend to anyone who is in need of counseling. She helped me to find and respect myself. She gives great advice and truly does care about your issues and is very true to you.

Written by I.L. on Apr 18, 2018 after counseling with Wanetta "Nita" for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, eating, and self esteem

I only got to work with Dr. Hughes Bise for a short period of time but she was wonderful. In the short time we spoke I learned a lot of helpful techniques that helped me become more positive and look at life in a completely different way.

Written by P.A. on Apr 12, 2018 after counseling with Wanetta "Nita" for 2 weeks

I am glad and happy that I am able to talk with someone who understands and directs me clearing out my confusions and doubts. It has helped me to gain my self-confidence.

Written by T.O. on Mar 29, 2018 after counseling with Wanetta "Nita" for 1 month

I have enjoyed the conversations with Nita and I’m always excited on the days of our session. She’s helped me develop boldness in tackling life’s issues, having uncomfortable conversations and always choosing to think that is conducive to happiness, even in unhappy and confusing circumstances. I instantly felt comfortable having these tough conversations with her that I have never had before outside of my mind. I have better emotional intelligence from this experience with Nita. I shared with Nita that I love the fact that for one hour a week, I can say the wildest things that I’ve held back for so long and there’s no repercussions, judgement or the other persons feelings hurt. I’ve thoroughly enjoyed this experience and one of the smartest things I’ve ever done for myself. My soul and mind is going to thank me for this in the number of years to come. I’ve also taken big practical steps in fixing my issues thanks to Nita’s one advice that could change my life literally. Nita has given me Hope that I’ll be okay.
Thank you Nita and thank you BetterHelp!!!!

Written by M.E. on Mar 12, 2018 after counseling with Wanetta "Nita" for 2 weeks

Dr. Hughes Bise has been able to help me develop goals and determine ways to work towards them in steps that are manageable and appropriate. She listens and provides advice that is on-point and direct. Although I was reluctant at first to engage fully in therapy, I have noticed times throughout the day where things that we have spoken about have come to me and helped me to move forward in a positive direction towards my goals.