Brainspotting Therapists in Boulder, CO

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Erica K. Hubbard
Unlicensed Psychotherapist, LSW, BSP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Boulder, CO 80301
I am trained in Brainspotting along with evidence-based practices such as cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical-behavioral therapy (DBT), crisis-intervention, trauma-focused CBT, & many more! Online sessions available! .
I am a master's level clinician who offers professional treatment of the family system. Within my private practice, sessions focus on individuals, adolescents, families, parenting, behavioral issues, addiction, & any issues causing strained relationships which negatively affect the home environment. I use a unique mixture of humor, directness, relatability, & acceptance to provide a safe environment with my clients. In a non-judgmental space, one’s inherent strength & mindfulness can submerge. Using a strengths-based approach, I help clients find tangible ways to obtain their individual versions of positive change.
I am trained in Brainspotting along with evidence-based practices such as cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical-behavioral therapy (DBT), crisis-intervention, trauma-focused CBT, & many more! Online sessions available! .
I am a master's level clinician who offers professional treatment of the family system. Within my private practice, sessions focus on individuals, adolescents, families, parenting, behavioral issues, addiction, & any issues causing strained relationships which negatively affect the home environment. I use a unique mixture of humor, directness, relatability, & acceptance to provide a safe environment with my clients. In a non-judgmental space, one’s inherent strength & mindfulness can submerge. Using a strengths-based approach, I help clients find tangible ways to obtain their individual versions of positive change.
(970) 514-8989 View (970) 514-8989
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Nicol Pate
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Boulder, CO 80302  (Online Only)
I specialize in EFT and trauma therapy for couples, families and individuals. I am a Certified Emotionally Focused Therapist (EFT) and Supervisor. I also work with Janina Fisher's model of trauma treatment which is a blend of modalities including IFS and sensorimotor psychotherapy. I have been certified in EMDR and Brainspotting and use them for emotionally charged issues, stuck patterns and trauma. I love working with couples to create lasting change that touches the heart of the person and the relationship. See my website for more information: nicolpate.com
I specialize in EFT and trauma therapy for couples, families and individuals. I am a Certified Emotionally Focused Therapist (EFT) and Supervisor. I also work with Janina Fisher's model of trauma treatment which is a blend of modalities including IFS and sensorimotor psychotherapy. I have been certified in EMDR and Brainspotting and use them for emotionally charged issues, stuck patterns and trauma. I love working with couples to create lasting change that touches the heart of the person and the relationship. See my website for more information: nicolpate.com
(303) 647-5597 View (303) 647-5597
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Jennifer S Delaney
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Boulder, CO 80301
Waitlist for new clients
If you are overwhelmed by grief, anxiety or a big transition, I can help you to find balance and to reclaim joy! If you put other’s needs before your own or if you are self-critical and perfectionistic and struggling with esteem issues, I can support you to find peace. I am a compassionate therapist working with adults. I tailor the services to each client, integrating Brainspotting, mindfulness and parts work with talk therapy. This makes a difference in your nervous system as well as your mental health. Your relationships and body will benefit as we clear the source of your pain! Call me to see how I might be of service.
If you are overwhelmed by grief, anxiety or a big transition, I can help you to find balance and to reclaim joy! If you put other’s needs before your own or if you are self-critical and perfectionistic and struggling with esteem issues, I can support you to find peace. I am a compassionate therapist working with adults. I tailor the services to each client, integrating Brainspotting, mindfulness and parts work with talk therapy. This makes a difference in your nervous system as well as your mental health. Your relationships and body will benefit as we clear the source of your pain! Call me to see how I might be of service.
(720) 263-4667 View (720) 263-4667
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Mark Louis Sipowicz
MA, BSP, Jungian, CCTP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Boulder, CO 80304
Many of the clients I work with recognize the soul even if they call it something else like spirit or Self. Regardless of what we call this depth we often arrive at crossings in life where that center is lost, buried, or suffering. These can be painful crossings, with subtle and sometimes disturbing pleas for a return to adventure, more imagination, trauma sensitivity, exploration of sharing our gifts - and pursuit of a more meaningful life. Combining the insights of Jungian psychology with the mapping of the archetypal quest, dream and process work, and brainspotting....
Many of the clients I work with recognize the soul even if they call it something else like spirit or Self. Regardless of what we call this depth we often arrive at crossings in life where that center is lost, buried, or suffering. These can be painful crossings, with subtle and sometimes disturbing pleas for a return to adventure, more imagination, trauma sensitivity, exploration of sharing our gifts - and pursuit of a more meaningful life. Combining the insights of Jungian psychology with the mapping of the archetypal quest, dream and process work, and brainspotting....
(720) 650-2784 View (720) 650-2784
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Mila Long: Recovery Quest Counseling
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, CAS, BST, DBTC, RP, ADS
Verified Verified
Boulder, CO 80302
Certified Addiction Specialist/ Counselor, BrainSpotting Trauma Therapist, Registered Psychotherapist, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy Counselor, Family Systems Specialist, Peer Recovery Coach, Life & Wellness Consultant, Acupuncture-Detox Specialist, Reiki Practitioner.
I am a passionate person in recovery committed to creating health & wellness for individuals & families. As a licensed Substance Abuse Counselor, Trauma Therapist, Wellness Consultant, Family Specialist, Acupuncturist & Energy Healer, I use my expertise & personal experience to create a comfortable space to process what can be the uncomfortable parts of life. I am trained thoroughly in brain chemistry & the nervous systems, & I am passionate about empowering people to both understand & recreate their physiological responses. I also use holistic approaches to heal the mind & body simultaneously - I’m here to support your journey!
Certified Addiction Specialist/ Counselor, BrainSpotting Trauma Therapist, Registered Psychotherapist, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy Counselor, Family Systems Specialist, Peer Recovery Coach, Life & Wellness Consultant, Acupuncture-Detox Specialist, Reiki Practitioner.
I am a passionate person in recovery committed to creating health & wellness for individuals & families. As a licensed Substance Abuse Counselor, Trauma Therapist, Wellness Consultant, Family Specialist, Acupuncturist & Energy Healer, I use my expertise & personal experience to create a comfortable space to process what can be the uncomfortable parts of life. I am trained thoroughly in brain chemistry & the nervous systems, & I am passionate about empowering people to both understand & recreate their physiological responses. I also use holistic approaches to heal the mind & body simultaneously - I’m here to support your journey!
(970) 598-0752 View (970) 598-0752
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Bria Tavakoli
Pre-Licensed Professional, MS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Boulder, CO 80302
I'm here to meet you where you are + help you create a life you adore, including secure, fulfilling relationships.Let's create a judgment-free zone where we can dive into relational challenges, sex therapy and/or psychedelic prep + integration.I serve individuals, couples, + all relational setups.My training in attachment work, Internal Family Systems, + EMDR offshoot Brainspotting will help you craft healthier connections.Let’s explore communication, boundaries, navigating desire differences + processing trauma.I’m a veteran yoga + meditation teacher, proud daughter of an immigrant + a purity culture quitter.So yes, I get it.
I'm here to meet you where you are + help you create a life you adore, including secure, fulfilling relationships.Let's create a judgment-free zone where we can dive into relational challenges, sex therapy and/or psychedelic prep + integration.I serve individuals, couples, + all relational setups.My training in attachment work, Internal Family Systems, + EMDR offshoot Brainspotting will help you craft healthier connections.Let’s explore communication, boundaries, navigating desire differences + processing trauma.I’m a veteran yoga + meditation teacher, proud daughter of an immigrant + a purity culture quitter.So yes, I get it.
(720) 410-5415 View (720) 410-5415
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Elizabeth Klaers
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, ACS, SPT
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Boulder, CO 80301
Mindfulness, Interpersonal Trauma Studies, Neuroscience, Child Counseling, Expressive Arts, Brainspotting Level II and clinical work with individuals, couples and children.
Are you facing difficult times related to work, social or romantic relationships? Are you in need of practical strategies or, time to integrate fully what you already know? My approach will support you in making the connections you need internally & externally to overcome challenges and cultivate more ease being fully you. Your willingness to engage in the work will assist you in finding empowerment, increased understanding and acceptance. Specializing in identity development, relational challenges, issues of childhood, grief and life transitions.
Mindfulness, Interpersonal Trauma Studies, Neuroscience, Child Counseling, Expressive Arts, Brainspotting Level II and clinical work with individuals, couples and children.
Are you facing difficult times related to work, social or romantic relationships? Are you in need of practical strategies or, time to integrate fully what you already know? My approach will support you in making the connections you need internally & externally to overcome challenges and cultivate more ease being fully you. Your willingness to engage in the work will assist you in finding empowerment, increased understanding and acceptance. Specializing in identity development, relational challenges, issues of childhood, grief and life transitions.
(720) 815-3755 View (720) 815-3755
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Joanne Neiman
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Boulder, CO 80305
I offer a holistic approach tailored to your specific needs in order to help you live a fulfilling life - including Clinical Virtual Reality, Brainspotting, Pain Reprocessing Therapy, and Mindfulness Practices.
We are living in difficult times and your experiences and challenges are uniquely yours. Whether you are facing Chronic Pain, Trauma, Chronic Illness including Cancer, Depression, Anxiety, ADHD, Social Anxiety, and School/Academic Difficulties.
I offer a holistic approach tailored to your specific needs in order to help you live a fulfilling life - including Clinical Virtual Reality, Brainspotting, Pain Reprocessing Therapy, and Mindfulness Practices.
We are living in difficult times and your experiences and challenges are uniquely yours. Whether you are facing Chronic Pain, Trauma, Chronic Illness including Cancer, Depression, Anxiety, ADHD, Social Anxiety, and School/Academic Difficulties.
(303) 442-4676 View (303) 442-4676
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Ryan H Dawson
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Boulder, CO 80301
I also offer brainspotting to get to the root of performance issues.
I specialize in working with teens, adults and families. When a teen or young adult is struggling, so is their family. Whether you are wanting your kid to get more out of life or are concerned about behavior/symptoms that destabilize your child's wellbeing, I can help. I also provide support for young adults that are working through the difficult transition to adulthood. For adult clients, I offer a deep understanding of the challenges of creating and sustaining meaningful relationships and navigating our fast and competitive modern society. You will gain important insights and support on your authentic path.
I also offer brainspotting to get to the root of performance issues.
I specialize in working with teens, adults and families. When a teen or young adult is struggling, so is their family. Whether you are wanting your kid to get more out of life or are concerned about behavior/symptoms that destabilize your child's wellbeing, I can help. I also provide support for young adults that are working through the difficult transition to adulthood. For adult clients, I offer a deep understanding of the challenges of creating and sustaining meaningful relationships and navigating our fast and competitive modern society. You will gain important insights and support on your authentic path.
(303) 502-5847 View (303) 502-5847
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Heather A. Lee, LCSW StresSpecialist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Boulder, CO 80301
I am passionate about helping people discover their own inner wisdom so they can experience more peace, pleasure and calm in their lives and relationships. "You must make a choice to take a chance or your life will never change". I am here to support and guide you in creating long lasting, sustained change using highly effective treatment methods including Brainspotting, Mindfulness, Nature Therapy, Ketamine and Psychedelic Medicine. I specialize in Anxiety, OCD, Women's Life Transitions and Cultivating Calm. My pioneering work in psychedelics was featured on CBS with Lisa Ling
I am passionate about helping people discover their own inner wisdom so they can experience more peace, pleasure and calm in their lives and relationships. "You must make a choice to take a chance or your life will never change". I am here to support and guide you in creating long lasting, sustained change using highly effective treatment methods including Brainspotting, Mindfulness, Nature Therapy, Ketamine and Psychedelic Medicine. I specialize in Anxiety, OCD, Women's Life Transitions and Cultivating Calm. My pioneering work in psychedelics was featured on CBS with Lisa Ling
(720) 896-2984 View (720) 896-2984
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Wendy Conquest
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, CSAT-S, IBP, EMDR
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Boulder, CO 80301
I pride myself to be educated and trained in the current cutting-edge modalities of BrainSpotting, attachment based couples therapy and somatic psychotherapy.
I specialize in treating infidelity including pornography usage interfering with intimacy and relationships. Currently I am seeing couples who have already been working through the discovery of sex addiction and betrayal trauma, have both done some work and healing and are now ready to move to the next stage of healing. I offer 1/2 day, full day and weekend immersions tailored to the couples needs. In addition I work with sex/porn addicts who are in all stages of recovery. I run a men's group for males who have at least 6 months of sobriety. Visit www.wendyconquest.com
I pride myself to be educated and trained in the current cutting-edge modalities of BrainSpotting, attachment based couples therapy and somatic psychotherapy.
I specialize in treating infidelity including pornography usage interfering with intimacy and relationships. Currently I am seeing couples who have already been working through the discovery of sex addiction and betrayal trauma, have both done some work and healing and are now ready to move to the next stage of healing. I offer 1/2 day, full day and weekend immersions tailored to the couples needs. In addition I work with sex/porn addicts who are in all stages of recovery. I run a men's group for males who have at least 6 months of sobriety. Visit www.wendyconquest.com
(720) 213-5925 View (720) 213-5925
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D.J. Bishop
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC , LAC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Boulder, CO 80303
Using evidence-based approaches (EMDR, Brainspotting, Empty Chair, Mindfulness), I will help you gain insights into the root causes of your anxiety and develop practical coping skills.
Are you tired of feeling overwhelmed by anxiety? Are you struggling with feelings of panic? As a licensed professional counselor and licensed addiction counselor, I specialize in providing targeted therapy to help you overcome anxiety and regain control over your life. I understand the challenges that come with anxiety, and I am here to guide you through the release and recovery process. Together, we'll work towards moving out of overwhelm and isolation and into integration and connection. This will allow you to find a sense of calm and peace.
Using evidence-based approaches (EMDR, Brainspotting, Empty Chair, Mindfulness), I will help you gain insights into the root causes of your anxiety and develop practical coping skills.
Are you tired of feeling overwhelmed by anxiety? Are you struggling with feelings of panic? As a licensed professional counselor and licensed addiction counselor, I specialize in providing targeted therapy to help you overcome anxiety and regain control over your life. I understand the challenges that come with anxiety, and I am here to guide you through the release and recovery process. Together, we'll work towards moving out of overwhelm and isolation and into integration and connection. This will allow you to find a sense of calm and peace.
(303) 529-8604 View (303) 529-8604
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Valerie Lorig
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC
Verified Verified
Boulder, CO 80301
I use EMDR, Brainspotting, Hakomi Experiential Therapy, Somatics, Mindfulness/Awareness Therapy and PACT Couples Therapy.
Welcome! As we work together I will honor your inherent healthiness. If you are experiencing PTSD, trauma, grief, loss, divorce, depression, anxiety, anger, denial, co-dependency, addictions, or need self-care and empowerment, you have choices. I can help you to be brave enough to weather personal storms, tender enough to be vulnerable, resilient enough to succeed, and confident enough to trust your own wisdom. Together we'll take a non-judgmental and honest look at "how and why" you do what you do, in order to inspire positive change. I invite you to explore the possibilities. Individuals and couples. (No insurance for couples)
I use EMDR, Brainspotting, Hakomi Experiential Therapy, Somatics, Mindfulness/Awareness Therapy and PACT Couples Therapy.
Welcome! As we work together I will honor your inherent healthiness. If you are experiencing PTSD, trauma, grief, loss, divorce, depression, anxiety, anger, denial, co-dependency, addictions, or need self-care and empowerment, you have choices. I can help you to be brave enough to weather personal storms, tender enough to be vulnerable, resilient enough to succeed, and confident enough to trust your own wisdom. Together we'll take a non-judgmental and honest look at "how and why" you do what you do, in order to inspire positive change. I invite you to explore the possibilities. Individuals and couples. (No insurance for couples)
(303) 578-2949 View (303) 578-2949
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Lisa Aweida-Ross
Psychologist, PsyD, MA
Verified Verified
Boulder, CO 80301
I am a consultant in a trauma technique called clinical brainspotting.
Are you overwhelmed by your emotions? Do you worry excessively and strive to gain control? Are events from your past difficult to leave behind? Would you like to feel more connection with others? If you have tried unsuccessfully to make changes, therapy can help. I provide a comfortable, safe environment for psychotherapy that blends warmth, humor, compassion and interactive conversation. I truly enjoy my work and strive to help clients build on strengths and create more effective patterns of living. I have specialized training and 32 years of experience working with women, men, children and families.
I am a consultant in a trauma technique called clinical brainspotting.
Are you overwhelmed by your emotions? Do you worry excessively and strive to gain control? Are events from your past difficult to leave behind? Would you like to feel more connection with others? If you have tried unsuccessfully to make changes, therapy can help. I provide a comfortable, safe environment for psychotherapy that blends warmth, humor, compassion and interactive conversation. I truly enjoy my work and strive to help clients build on strengths and create more effective patterns of living. I have specialized training and 32 years of experience working with women, men, children and families.
(303) 900-5924 View (303) 900-5924
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Alicia Sweezy, MA, LPC
Licensed Professional Counselor
Verified Verified
Boulder, CO 80302  (Online Only)
I use body informed practices of Brainspotting and other mindfulness-based therapies as well as cognitive and behavioral approaches to therapy and personal growth.
I've worked with clients for over 30 years as a psychotherapist and continue to be amazed by the depth and breadth that the human experience offers. My approach is to meet my clients where they are and offer the light-hearted guidance and awareness that I may, accompanying each individual as they move toward their own internal mind and body intelligence, discovering mindfulness and awareness. I have the utmost confidence that each person has the ability to discover and foster their internal strengths, resources, stability and compassion.
I use body informed practices of Brainspotting and other mindfulness-based therapies as well as cognitive and behavioral approaches to therapy and personal growth.
I've worked with clients for over 30 years as a psychotherapist and continue to be amazed by the depth and breadth that the human experience offers. My approach is to meet my clients where they are and offer the light-hearted guidance and awareness that I may, accompanying each individual as they move toward their own internal mind and body intelligence, discovering mindfulness and awareness. I have the utmost confidence that each person has the ability to discover and foster their internal strengths, resources, stability and compassion.
(720) 575-3037 View (720) 575-3037
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Jessica McCrea
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Boulder, CO 80302
These include trauma-informed hypnotherapy, EMDR, Brainspotting, Energy Psychology and Self-Compassion Training.
The emotional challenges you are facing in your relationships or your work signal the opportunity for your greatest growth. Whether you are experiencing anxiety, stress, emotional reactivity, loneliness, grief, relationship challenges, life transitions or low self-worth, I can assist you to make lasting change. Within our collaboration together, you can learn skills for self-soothing, find relief from emotional reactivity, and shift self-limiting thoughts to thoughts that help you thrive.
These include trauma-informed hypnotherapy, EMDR, Brainspotting, Energy Psychology and Self-Compassion Training.
The emotional challenges you are facing in your relationships or your work signal the opportunity for your greatest growth. Whether you are experiencing anxiety, stress, emotional reactivity, loneliness, grief, relationship challenges, life transitions or low self-worth, I can assist you to make lasting change. Within our collaboration together, you can learn skills for self-soothing, find relief from emotional reactivity, and shift self-limiting thoughts to thoughts that help you thrive.
(720) 597-7623 View (720) 597-7623
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Ashley Shires
Counselor, MFA, MA, LPCC
Verified Verified
Boulder, CO 80304
I am certified in Brainspotting, a trauma-informed modality similar to EMDR, and I have been trained in DBT (Dialectical Behavioral Therapy) and CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy).
Mindfulness-based individual therapy and couples counseling: I support my clients through life transitions, grief, depression, anxiety, addiction, and other emotional challenges. I offer research-based tools including Brainspotting, DBT and CBT to help help clients break patterns of rumination and create new neural pathways, increasing emotional regulation. I help my clients live more meaningful, connected and creative lives.
I am certified in Brainspotting, a trauma-informed modality similar to EMDR, and I have been trained in DBT (Dialectical Behavioral Therapy) and CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy).
Mindfulness-based individual therapy and couples counseling: I support my clients through life transitions, grief, depression, anxiety, addiction, and other emotional challenges. I offer research-based tools including Brainspotting, DBT and CBT to help help clients break patterns of rumination and create new neural pathways, increasing emotional regulation. I help my clients live more meaningful, connected and creative lives.
(720) 615-4234 View (720) 615-4234
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Kelly Luck
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, LAC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Boulder, CO 80301
I have additional trainings in Brainspotting and DBT.
My Approach: Direct and Compassionate - I believe these are the two greatest traits I can bring into my work with others. While working with clients I strive to provide honest feedback that will help guide them forward towards recovery while offering compassion along the journey. I believe that the best route to change is a direct one that does not beat around the bush. The road to recovery of any form can be very difficult as life may be in a state of turmoil. I have found that offering a compassionate approach that fits an individual's needs is the best route to take.
I have additional trainings in Brainspotting and DBT.
My Approach: Direct and Compassionate - I believe these are the two greatest traits I can bring into my work with others. While working with clients I strive to provide honest feedback that will help guide them forward towards recovery while offering compassion along the journey. I believe that the best route to change is a direct one that does not beat around the bush. The road to recovery of any form can be very difficult as life may be in a state of turmoil. I have found that offering a compassionate approach that fits an individual's needs is the best route to take.
(720) 735-5451 View (720) 735-5451
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Darleen Gegich
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Boulder, CO 80302
Brainspotting and Sensorimotor Psychotherapy are experiential modalities that can provide relief from common internal struggles.
My goal is to help you uncover your true potential and lead a life that is worth celebrating. While we can't change difficult situations of the past, we can work together to better understand and resolve challenges in your life. If you're looking for extra support and guidance through a challenging situation, improve your relationship, or you're just ready to move in a new direction in your life, I look forward to working with you.
Brainspotting and Sensorimotor Psychotherapy are experiential modalities that can provide relief from common internal struggles.
My goal is to help you uncover your true potential and lead a life that is worth celebrating. While we can't change difficult situations of the past, we can work together to better understand and resolve challenges in your life. If you're looking for extra support and guidance through a challenging situation, improve your relationship, or you're just ready to move in a new direction in your life, I look forward to working with you.
(720) 515-4711 View (720) 515-4711
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Angela Bigford
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Boulder, CO 80301
My methods are whole-brained, linking both left-brain talk therapy and right brain expressive therapies (Family Constellation work, Hakomi Experiential Therapy, SandPlay, & expressive exercises), CBT and Psych-K core belief work to transform negative beliefs, and EMDR, & BrainSpotting to process traumatic events.
As a Somatic Counselor, I work from an understanding of how our thoughts and emotions are necessarily intertwined with our body - internally with brain wiring and externally through behaviors that communicate when words do not. My focus is challenging emotional states and helping adults, partners, and families resolve what the resulting behaviors may be trying to communicate. Specifically, I work with anxiety/ptsd, depression, anger, health crises/fear of death or abandonment, low self-esteem, and grief. Together we choose methods that feel like a fit to meet your circumstance. Ultimately, the goal is empowerment.
My methods are whole-brained, linking both left-brain talk therapy and right brain expressive therapies (Family Constellation work, Hakomi Experiential Therapy, SandPlay, & expressive exercises), CBT and Psych-K core belief work to transform negative beliefs, and EMDR, & BrainSpotting to process traumatic events.
As a Somatic Counselor, I work from an understanding of how our thoughts and emotions are necessarily intertwined with our body - internally with brain wiring and externally through behaviors that communicate when words do not. My focus is challenging emotional states and helping adults, partners, and families resolve what the resulting behaviors may be trying to communicate. Specifically, I work with anxiety/ptsd, depression, anger, health crises/fear of death or abandonment, low self-esteem, and grief. Together we choose methods that feel like a fit to meet your circumstance. Ultimately, the goal is empowerment.
(303) 589-3376 View (303) 589-3376
Brainspotting Therapists

How does brainspotting work?

Brainspotting works by using eye positioning to identify and process traumatic memories so that a client is better able to move forward and live with less fear. The theory behind brainspotting is that by identifying where a person looks when thinking of traumatic memories, a therapist will be able to guide them to focus on that spot and work with the client to get them out of the “fight, flight, freeze” response associated with the traumatic memory.

Is brainspotting an evidence-based therapy?

Brainspotting is a theory-based alternative therapy. It is one of the newest forms of treatment, so very little research has been completed that examines the mechanism by which it works. The theory behind brainspotting is that eye position can be linked to areas of the brain that store and process memory.

How effective is brainspotting?

Because it is such a new treatment, the effectiveness of brainspotting cannot be quantified. Some people have found it to be effective on its own, or in conjunction with other types of therapy. It is considered an alternative therapy, and it is popular with people for whom more traditional therapies have proven ineffective.

How long does brainspotting take to work?

A typical brainspotting session will last between 60 to 90 minutes. There is no required number of sessions needed to complete brainspotting therapy, but in many cases it is delivered over the course of about six sessions. Clients are encouraged to rate their level of distress prior to a session and again following a session, and to track progress.