Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, NCC, CSAT, LPC
I believe in reflecting hope in all situations, even the darkest of stories. I am passionate about helping people develop the necessary tools and goals to overcome the troubles and tribulations in their lives. I understand that people are more capable and prepared than they believe, and I work with clients to embrace that truth. There are times in all our lives that are heartbreaking, damaging, and overwhelming, when the fire burns so hot that we feel like there is no way out. The counseling relationship has the ability to combat the darkness, and it is this hope that I draw on as a counselor.
Overwhelmed by stress, choices, decisions, you’ve hit a turning point in your life, and your world is off kilter. You might “get by” just fine, but you feel like there is more to life. My therapeutic practice is dedicated to helping people find deeper meaning, connection, and authenticity in life, live intentionally, and align with our value systems. I make use of mindfulness based practices including ACT, with a firm foundation in CBT, and specialized training in anxiety, OCD, BFRBs, and insomnia. Together, we'll move through stress and transition to the unprecedented growth opportunities that are waiting for you.
We seek to serve you and your children by using our skills and training to help you recover from difficult circumstances and unexpected life events. We try to eliminate the stress of coordinating multiple appointments at different locations by offering simultaneous individual sessions in one location. We enjoy working with families and we have the training and expertise to help you and your child/ren heal.
Being a caregiver of a child means putting on multiple hats, whether it be a teacher, nurse, coach, or entertainer. Caring for a child who is struggling may lead to grabbing as many hats as you can in an effort to support them or make them feel better. Wearing multiple hats is hard and can be exhausting. Trying to constantly choose the right one to wear often leads us asking ourselves “Are there more hats I need to try?” I look forward to supporting your child, your family, and you to address these struggles and to straighten out those hats.
Life brings forward many question and challenges. I am here to help guide you through life transitions. I am passionate about helping and empowering women to discover more about who they are authentically. I instill in each individual the courage to fall in love with self, be bold and act. Helping them to remove blocks that are keeping them from being their best self; learning to live life the way they always dreamed. For over 6 years I mentored young women, who were dealing with depression, anxiety, sexual abuse, self-esteem and self worth issues, amongst other traumas.
Your life is changing and you're not sure how to handle it. You've got a lot of questions and not many answers. How do I see myself? Who am I attracted to? How come I feel so stuck? Where do I belong? Where do I go from here? You’re feeling isolated and are unsure how to deal with everything. If that's how you're feeling, I can help. We can look at your questions and begin to sort them out. Filter through them and figure out what's important to you. There may be some sadness with the changes but often, they can bring great joy and a new resilience for moving forward. It'll be okay and you'll begin to feel better.
I am very collaborative and interactive as an individual, couples, and family counselor and as a relationship coach. I adapt my approach to the needs, goals and personality of each client. I often include state of the art methods, such as energy-based techniques, in addition to talk therapy. My ideal client is open to feedback and suggestions and appreciates spiritual development (not necessarily religious). I work primarily with adults, but about 25% of my practice consists of youth ages 7 through late adolescence. I'm the author of two books & many professional articles.
Do you want to improve your life? Become a happier, healthier person? Do you want a therapist who is always honest with you? I aim to help my clients achieve all their goals, and help them develop the tools to fill their needs. I will work as often as they might want to in order to help them heal. We can work together on any issues they have so that they can live their best life!
Would you benefit from a sustained experience of inquiry, empathy, and investigation of your life that brings into view your truer nature and yields deeper sources of security, intelligence, and centeredness? I enjoy skillfully facilitating a psychotherapeutic process of self-discovery that helps clients achieve greater degrees of freedom from neuroses, mental disturbances, inner conflicts, fears, and repetitive turmoil in oneself and in relationships. Life shouldn't be this hard! Let's work together to analyze your struggles and strengths and cultivate mindsets, means of coping, and meaning helping you navigate your life with more ease, confidence, and self-compassion.
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I work with individuals, couples, and families. I operate from a psychobiological approach to treat and heal trauma, depression, anxiety, stress disorders, relationship distress, and other patterns that leave you feeling stuck. I can help you understand how your brain functions, how to regulate your nervous system, your attachment style and how this impacts how you act and react within relationships. Through collaboration, compassion, creative interventions, science, and a little humor - we will utilize body-centered therapies to create a new and intentional personal narrative that supports your vibrancy and full potential.
Are you feeling frustrated because you are stuck in the same patterns? Have you spent years trying to figure out why you do what you do but still struggle trying to make changes? There are ways to break away from these patterns and gain new understanding. Or are you feeling trapped in an addictive lifestyle with unhealthy patterns that you continue to repeat over and over again. This often leads to ‘beating yourself up’ every time the substance wins over your desire to say no.
If you are feeling like you're spinning your wheels, your worries are interfering with work and home life, thinking it's time to get into therapy, I can help. I see adults who need support to function better within their family relationships, their work relationships, their own health or deal with losses in their life. We will use all resources to help you understand yourself including your dreams, how your mind works and your strengths. I offer confidential, intelligent, warm and thoughtful therapy so you can regain your well-being by helping you understand yourself and be effective with others.
I specialize in helping men and woman who struggle with trauma and abuse issues that have manifested in sexual addiction, porn addiction, and other intimacy problems. My own story is one that has been impacted, and in many ways shaped by childhood abuse. The freedom I have seen, and continue to see as I walk through my own journey, is what drives me to help others step into freedom, finding again that joy for life.
As a client centered therapist I work from a strength based model and select therapeutic tools that are most appropriate for each person; some of these include EMDR, cognitive behavioral work, play therapy and mindfulness exercises. I also encourage a holistic approach to treatment by addressing mind, body and spirit work for integrated results. For those seeking to address treatment from a Christian perspective, I work with clients to include their faith in the therapeutic approach.
Are you ready to work together towards changing your life? Is the addiction of a loved one or your own addiction creating problems? If you are struggling with addiction, depression, anxiety, or a life transition, we can work through your issues by focusing on your strengths to find solutions. Since each client and issue is unique, a variety of treatment modalities are used, including Cognitive Behavioral, Strength Based, Brainspotting and Solution Focused Brief therapies.
Welcome! I am a passionate mental health professional ready to assist you in overcoming the issues that are holding you back from reaching your highest potential. Anxiety? Depression? Relationship problems? Trouble navigating challenging life transitions? Family issues? Let's work together to identify a path through the challenges life is throwing at you.
Hello! I am a family and marriage therapist licensed in Colorado with over 26 years of experience working as a psychotherapist and life coach. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, parenting problems, career challenges, and coping with life changes. My primary focus is to provide therapy to women who are going through life changes and struggle with motivation, self-esteem, confidence, relationships, and self-love. I help my clients discover their self-worth and teach the importance of self-compassion and self-care.
Sara received a Master of Arts in Professional Counseling from Liberty University. She uses a variety of therapeutic techniques to assist her clients in reaching their therapeutic goals including cognitive behavioral therapy, emotionally focused therapy, solution-focused methods, and mindfulness self-compassion. Additionally, she uses Gottman Method techniques and interventions to confront couples’ issues. Sara is a Texas native, but is thankful to now live in the Denver area with her husband and their two dogs – Xena and Zar.
Perhaps, you are facing a time in your life where your current reality or past experiences are getting in the way of living the life you desire. Maybe, you are feeling overwhelmed and stuck in anxiety, depression and want relief and freedom. Are you looking for support as you grieve the losses and challenges of life? Do you desire closeness yet feel disconnected in relationships? You are not alone!
What type of mental health professional is right for me?
Some of the most common types of mental health providers in Centennial 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 Centennial 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 Centennial 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.
How to use my insurance?
Many therapists accept health insurance. Check to see if your insurance is covered. Feel free to discuss this when you contact the therapist.