The process and decision of choosing a psychotherapist to be in relationship with you, and your family, is an important one. My passion for supporting family systems arises from years of working with children and families as they deepen their understanding of themselves, each other, and how to communicate with care. Family systems are dynamic and complex systems. As a practitioner and a human, I believe that relationships are the fabric of our lives. Investing in healthy relationships with self and other supports our well-being.
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, NCC, CCTP, LPC, EMDR
Are your symptoms preventing you from engaging in or enjoying activities you once used to? I work with people who battle anxiety, depression, PTSD, complex childhood trauma, addiction, suicidal thoughts and more. Counseling with me will be a warm, authentic and safe experience where together, we can gently process the thoughts, fears and doubts that keep you feeling stuck and perhaps miserable. Therapy may involve helping you develop increased awareness, exploring thought processes, relationships and behavior patterns, as well as learning new skills to manage your symptoms and relationships.
I help highly sensitive people cope with stress, anxiety, depression, burnout, relationship issues, life and career transitions, perfectionism, self-critical/negative thinking patterns, and self acceptance. We all struggle at some point in our lives, but it doesn't always have to be that way. What if you could avoid overwhelm, anxiety or depression, and instead create balance in your life so that you feel calm, confident, and hopeful again? You are not broken, you might just be a Highly Sensitive Person (HSP). Find out more about this completely normal trait on my website.
A part of you may feel disconnected, even dead. Bombarded by critical, anxious, or shameful thoughts— joy and connection can seem like otherworldly concepts. Life may feel murky, veiled, separate. When stuck in old, unsupportive patterns— whether that be the broken (and unhelpful) record playing in your head, a persistent sense of emptiness and isolation, or attempts to recalibrate emotions through numbing or high intensity—it becomes ever more difficult to know who YOU are, connect genuinely, and ultimately, move forward. AND, I believe these very struggles are often unseen guideposts, capable of pointing you towards relief.
Tired of feeling disconnected in your relationships? I'm David and I help smart men connect more effectively with women. As men it can be really easy to live up in our heads, disconnected from ourselves and our partners. Often we struggle to communicate with our partners about our emotions and theirs, and our relationships stagnate as a result. Discover how to work through difficult emotions so you can actually enjoy your life and stay connected with the folks that matter to you.
As a body centered therapist I tend to work experientially, with movement and sometimes use cranial sacral touch to support nervous system regulation and healing. Individuals, couples and family who are interested in skill building, improved communication, self agency and self awareness while addressing challenges including depression, anxiety, relational issues, attachment dynamics and traumatic events. I support intention setting from the client's perspective and encourage their full participation.
Feeling stuck, alone, and wondering if you will ever feel good enough? Lately you find that you are comparing yourself to others all the time and you feel disconnected from the accomplished, empathetic, and heart driven woman that others see you as. You notice patterns of the past continue to come back to haunt you and you're exhausted trying to break free from the cycle of self-doubt and anxiety that holds you hostage. Life feels especially heavy lately, and it’s getting hard to hold it all together. It’s common to struggle with self-confidence and not seeing the true light you have to offer, but it doesn’t have to be this way.
It's time to make a lasting change, to get real and heal. Your life is too important. I help individuals unravel the complex stories of their lives. Life is full of twists and turns that pull us from our center, creating overwhelm and distress. Limiting beliefs picked up from childhood color our responses to loved ones and ourselves. We engage in behaviors that are disconnected from the person we really want to be. This feels awful.
The power of the spoken word, and understanding its limits . . . Incorporating and expanding the impact of talk therapy to include somatic and relational components . . . Collaboration as the path to healing . . . I bring this frame to my practice of psychotherapy. If invited, I will join you in your search, as you find and open the doors that beckon to you, or that feel elusive. I am committed to social justice and deep ecology, and maintain awareness of the impacts of privilege, including my own, and systems of oppression on diverse identities and social locations.
I invite you to explore what may be pulling on your heart and soul underneath the masks of anxiety and even depression. When following your Heart feels difficult, depth psychotherapy provides a safe container for re-finding center. With skilled and sensitive guidance, this work gently explores unconscious patterning and invites it toward discovery. These sessions, and the conscious connections made within them, provide relief as the emotional energy bound up in inner conflict releases. This energy is then available to be used toward the efforts of integrating and acting on your heart and soul desires.
It isn't easy to begin therapy, to go to a person you don't know and trust that they will understand and can help. My approach is to provide a safe and accepting space; not to judge or presume I know what you need. Together we can try to understand and adjust what may be getting in the way of feeling happier, more confident, and achieving your goals. There may be patterns you've noticed that aren't working well for you; or intense feelings you don't understand; or act in ways that may be harmful to you or others. You may have negative thoughts or chatter in your brain you can't shut off.
Hello and Welcome! My name is Shawn Perkin. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor here in Boulder, Colorado. I have been providing father support here in Boulder County for well over the past decade. Becoming and being a father can be the most rewarding and the most challenging part of our lives. Balancing the requests and demands of our partners, children, employers, society and even ourselves oftentimes leaves us fathers feeling overworked, under appreciated, and even isolated; not knowing which direction to turn and rarely daring to ask for help.
Are you worried that your preschooler's abrupt mood swings will be a problem when she enters kindergarten? Is your third grader easily frustrated, teary and self-deprecating over an inability to get things right? Are you discouraged because of your fourth grader's consistently angry and disrespectful behavior? Raising a child with difficult behaviors can be exhausting. . . As a play therapist and parent resource, I help parents have more harmonious and enjoyable relationships with their children.
Are you experiencing anxiety to the point of having panic attacks, or feeling so down that getting out of bed in the morning takes enormous effort? Are you feeling alone and grieving having recently lost a loved one, a pet, a job, or a relationship? Perhaps you have been feeling confused and scared due to the unprecedented uncertainty of the times we’re living through right now and are looking for a new sense of purpose and direction. Whatever you are struggling with, you are not alone. Mental/emotional challenges are part of being human and there are times in everyone’s life when we need some extra support and guidance.
Wanting change? I am a licensed professional counselor, trauma healing wilderness therapist, coach, and men's group facilitator. I believe we have 1 life to live. My passion is helping you discover your way to live as fully and happily as possible. It is important to me that you experience progress, so I work hard with you wherever you are at in your struggles. My approach is both sensitive but masculine so that you feel safe and unpressured while bravely examining your inner blocks. Together we create action plans that help you apply your insights and get the most out of our work together. We go as deep as you feel ready to go.
Are you struggling with anxiety, depression, or residual symptoms of a traumatic experience? Do you find yourself using substances or other harmful coping strategies to make it through the day? Do your emotions seem to overwhelm and guide your day-to-day interactions? Are your relationships with others stressful and unfulfilling? These can be debilitating issues that can hinder our ability to move through life with ease, serenity, and peace. I believe that these struggles are not life sentences, and growth and self-actualization can be achieved through cognitive, emotional, and behavioral changes.
I am a Child and Family Therapist specializing in Play Therapy, working with children ages 3- 12 struggling with such issues such as grief, adoption/foster care, trauma, self- esteem, divorce and sensory processing disorder. I have received extensive training at the Play Therapy Institute of Colorado in brain development and utilizing the nervous system as a means to understand and help clients regulate themselves. I am a resource for parents and caregivers, offering coaching and education to help create loving relationships by understanding their child's needs and ways to support their growth individually and within the family system.
If you are dealing with difficulties, whether is Transitions, Relationships, Family - Couple communication, Career orientation, Cultural diversity, among others; I can help you - I am a Psychotherapist with over 33 years of experience working with adults and young people, helping them overcome a range of emotional and psychological difficulties.
I am a licensed psychologist with over 10 years of experience providing therapy. Many people I work with come to therapy because they've experienced an overwhelming life event that is impacting them negatively, they feel stuck in patterns of thinking, feeling, or relating to others that are not serving them well, or they are struggling to adjust to a new life circumstance. Therapy is an opportunity to grow into a different kind of relationship with yourself and others, develop new understanding about past and present experiences, and practice more effective approaches to problems in your life.
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW-CO, LICSW
You are READY to do this work (even if you've never been to therapy). You have ideas about what needs to shift and want support with how to do it. We may explore relationships, significant events, shifting identities, or stories that present challenges in your life. We harness your superpowers to support intentional growth. You show up with courage and vulnerability because you want to move through what is "stuck," confusing, or taking up too much energy.
What type of mental health professional is right for me?
Some of the most common types of mental health providers in East Boulder, Boulder are psychologists, licensed counselors, therapists, psychotherapists, and licensed clinical social workers, all of whom diagnose mental health conditions and provide individualized treatment.
Services offered, education and credentials vary by type of mental health professional. Each professional in East Boulder, Boulder then may specialize in certain areas, such as depression, marriage counseling, or anxiety. Although many mental health providers are not licensed to prescribe medication, they may coordinate with a provider who can.
Both in-person and online therapy sessions are available from most psychologists.
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What method of therapy is right for me?
When it comes to treatment methods, there's no 'right way.’ Each method of therapy can be beneficial for a variety of issues. Psychologists in East Boulder, Boulder specialize in therapeutic approaches such as CBT, EMDR, and Interpersonal Therapy (IPT), among others. Finding a psychologist or therapist who is a good fit for you is the most important step to discovering what type of therapy, or combination of therapeutic approaches, will meet your individual needs. Learn what to expect from different types of therapy and how they work.
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Many therapists accept health insurance. Check to see if your insurance is covered. Feel free to discuss this when you contact the therapist.