I love listening to stories and believe that having someone with an open ear and caring heart will help you heal, restore, and prepare for your best journey. I have discovered my best solutions in life have often come when I am outdoors and nature helps me feel free and open to new ideas. My practice is called Active Talks, where we believe that simply going for a walk, throwing a ball, heading for a hike, bowling or working out while talking with a therapist using their knowledge and life experience will help you find your best path.
Dr. Hunter has over 20 years experience in the field of clinical psychology and mind-body therapies. Clients who suffer from anxiety, depression, trauma, illness or a difficult life transition will find access mind, body and spirit to achieve emotional and relational well-being. Using traditional, relational psychotherapy combined with experiential and somatic techniques, she coaches her clients to shed patterns which no longer serve them and awaken the highest version of themselves. Awareness, presence and compassion will always lead to wholeness so that no experience, however difficult, is ever wasted.
TELEHEALTH NOTICE - As of March 2020 and until further notice I am primarily conducting services via video or telephone. My practice is focused on helping people struggling with eating disorders, depression, anxiety, and infertility issues as well as working with couples at various stages of relationship (dating, pre-marital, marital, etc.). I was trained from a psychodynamic perspective, which I integrate with other techniques and orientations. In otherwords, I view current problems as having roots in past events and patterns, but believe change is achieved through active participation in the present moment.
You deserve to live a life on your terms. Sometimes this can seem impossible when experiencing anxiety, depression or low self esteem. You feel stuck. My belief is that psychotherapy is fundamentally an opportunity to gain a deeper sense of personal meaning and allow for more self-understanding, which can help to reduce these intense emotions. This journey is unique for every client and my role is to help you discover the deeply rooted, and often unconscious, ways that you view yourself, patterns of behavior you engage in, and the automatic ways that your body reacts to and holds onto experiences.
Trauma and wounds from childhood impact all of us and healing can be a difficult process. My expertise involves working with adults & adolescents who have experienced various forms of trauma, including sexual abuse, physical & emotional abuse, domestic violence and neglect. Feeling stuck in the past or an awful event is something that does not have to be the way you walk through the world. I will guide you through the process of healing and in the end, you will feel a sense of control and be able to continue on your journey with upward momentum.
It is easy to feel overwhelmed and out of control when your best efforts to manage are not enough. Sometimes emotions like anger, anxiety, or depression are too intense, making it hard to deal with even the day to day. Sometimes, your support system is not able to meet your needs or perhaps an issue is so impactful it requires expertise to successfully address it. There is support for these tough times. Whether skills and strategies need bolstering or deep hurts healed, I have the expertise to help you find the relief you seek- you do not have to face this alone.
I am a counseling psychologist who treats a wide range of issues and specializes in the treatment of eating disorders including anorexia, bulimia, binge eating and obesity, as well as self-harming behavior, depression and trauma. I help clients gain insight while practicing healthier behaviors to participate in life, cope with feelings, decrease isolation and build relationships. I appreciate the role eating disordered patterns play in the lives of my clients and their families. I offer a warm, supportive, confidential place where clients learn to expand their lives beyond self-destructive patterns that harm their bodies and hinder relationship.
I am eager for the opportunity to help you create the change you wish to see in your life. I have assisted many clients with setting new life goals, creating healthy boundaries, build coping skills,provide deep insight, self-awareness and reflection. I want to be your next big support system, I want all my clients to look back ten years from now and remember how my therapeutic services greatly impacted the quality of their lives!! The goal of my services is to provide a non-judgemental, empathetic and safe environment for my clients and assist clients with anything that may be troubling them.
Are you or your child feeling anxious or disconnected from family or friends? In today's world our children and families are exposed to challenges which can forever impact childhood development and ability to maintain rewarding relationships. My focus is enhancing connection while promoting healing through integrating EMDR, yoga, play, and mind-body practices. These types of interventions are proven to regulate the nervous system while supporting healthy neurological functioning and development. My passion is to support and guide individuals in repairing emotional injuries while enhancing healthy and rewarding relationships.
It takes tremendous courage to admit we need help. To admit that certain areas of our life have become difficult to navigate alone. However, we get to choose how we approach these times. We can choose to see these difficulties as a burden. Maybe we even feel shame and guilt. Or, we can see these difficulties as an opportunity to take a journey on somewhat stormy seas. Navigating life’s changes can be frustrating and overwhelming at first. Whether you are seeking support for the difficulties that have come up in your current relationship, or you are seeking support for yourself, we want to assist you in navigating your way to calmer
I work to explore your full potential and to help you build the life you want to live. I seek to overcome the challenges of depression, anxiety and the personal road blocks that inevitably present themselves in life. Drawing on your inner wisdom, together we will discover the strength and fire that makes you uniquely you. As a compassionate therapist who will walk side by side with you along this path, I offer support and skill to guide you through the challenges, opportunities and transitions your life presents.
You're here, you made it! You're taking the first step to seeking help so let me tell you a little about me. Along the way I have specialized in working with those on the autism spectrum/ADHD spectrum, those coping with complex trauma, as well as families/couples/children. Although those are the populations I find myself most comfortable, please don't hesitate to reach out if you don't fall in those categories! I'm open to clients from all walks of life and work diligently to support those from marginalized communities such as LGBTQA and Persons of Color. I'm so excited to meet you and can't wait to get to work!
Are you or your child struggling with anxiety or depression? Is your child or adolescent struggling to manage their big emotions, or having issues at home or in school? Perhaps you are in need of someone to support you as you navigate your own challenging relationship dynamics? Whether you are interested in personal development, healing emotional wounds, or looking to support someone you love, reaching out for support can be a daunting, yet rewarding decision. With 10 years of experience working with individuals, families and children in a variety of settings, I understand how layered and complicated life can feel at times.
I specialize in in the treatment of psychological trauma, and its subsequent issues including anxiety, depression, and substance abuse. I have extensive experience working with attachment issues, family system concerns, developmental disabilities, and autism spectrum disorders. My therapeutic lens is person centered. I believe every individual is the master of their own experience. I also see individuals as part of a bigger system. Often times it is crucial to focus on the bigger system in order to foster change. Within this framework I use art therapy as my method for healing.
Licensed Professional Counselor Candidate, MA, LPCC
I specialize in working with teenagers and kids who are having issues in their lives. Acting out, anger, depression, anxiety, these are all obstacles that can be overcome with care, support, and the help of a professional.
Ready to start down a path to change?! Through weekly sessions and client centered supports you can make strides towards your goals! Client dedication, commitment to the therapeutic process, nurturing therapeutic alliance, with consistent weekly support are cornerstones of the therapy I provide. I am seeking clients ready for change. If you struggle with anxiety/fear, have a loss of joy, feel out of place in life, feel defeated by life, fight rather than communicate, are stuck in the same harmful cycles or negative thoughts I am your therapist! Let me help you find a better place in your world.
Are you someone who is in a committed relationship where you are co-existing but are struggling to deeply connect or work through conflict? Have you lived through a difficult challenge that has put stress on your family (i.e. loss of a parent or job, substance abuse problem, etc.)? Or are you a new parent and you’re having difficulty adjusting to the demands that come with this new life stage? You are not alone. And these are all issues and challenges that can be addressed in therapy where we explore your needs, identify your strengths, practice new skills, and work together towards your goals.
You are your own unique person. You know how think for yourself, and you're looking for a therapist who can be real with you. I offer warmth, honesty and authentic human connection. I also offer methods of therapy that start to work quickly...no need to wait months to notice a difference. You deserve to have a rich, fulfilling, meaningful life, and I believe you can achieve it. You are stronger than you can possibly imagine. I'd love to work with you on achieving you goals for health and well-being.
I am a Registered Marriage and Family Therapist Candidate with a specialization in couples therapy. I help people who would like to transform their communication skills, resolve conflicts, and deepen their understanding in their relationships with themselves and/or their partner. I also work with individuals battling anxiety and depression.
Life can be challenging and inevitably ends up throwing us curve balls we don't expect or see coming. Because of life's intricacies, sometimes we need a space to come and sort them all out. It is my goal to provide that warm and open space for you. The space to come talk about and process the difficulties you are experiencing and feel heard in doing so. I would love to work alongside of you and collaborate in finding your strengths, learning new coping skills, and moving towards healing and a more fulfilled life.
What type of mental health professional is right for me?
Some of the most common types of mental health providers in Wheat Ridge 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 Wheat Ridge 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.
How to find a specialist?
You can refine your search using the filters on this page. There are several categories you can filter by to find mental health professionals with the experience you are looking for. You may want to filter for CBT Psychologists in Wheat Ridge, or Child Psychologists in Wheat Ridge.
Many find it useful to use filters to view only psychologists that have experience working with certain issues, like Wheat Ridge psychologists specializing in EMDR.
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 Wheat Ridge 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.