Wouldn’t it be nice if everyone was really feeling as wonderful as their latest social post? Many of us compare our insides to other's outsides. Let's be real. Everyone, at some point in life is exposed to suffering and pain. Whether you are going through a tough time or want to reimagine your life to express your fullest potential, I'm here to help. Being with painful feelings - both emotionally and physically - is challenging. One of my favorite things is to join with you to compassionately sit with and process those sometimes painful feelings. Together we can transform confusion, fear and limitations into freedom, meaning and joy.
I am a mindfulness-based, present-focused, transpersonal therapist working with teens and adults. Whether your unique transition is school or job related, divorce, death of a loved one, discursive emotions or one of many challenging situations I love working with you to reduce confusion and suffering to uncover your peaceful, joyful and inspired nature.
I look to join with you on this often-bumpy path called life. Many non-therapists will give you advice when you are having a hard time or trying to reimagine your life. As a therapist I hold a lot of value in our safe and trusting relationship. You will be fully seen and heard. You will never be judged and your inner-knowing will always be respected.
I have worked with children, teens, adults and families for over 20 years, with a focus on increasing personal strengths, healthy coping strategies and fostering healthy relationships. I have extensive training and experience in the the treatment of anxiety, depression, stress management, trauma, and life transitions. My treatment approach is grounded in the establishment of a trusting therapeutic relationship and is supportive and collaborative.
I work in partnership with each client to facilitate emotional well being, resiliency, self confidence, and healthy relationships.
My work as a therapist focuses mostly in the present. I believe that we need to look into the past but not re-traumatize ourselves. With present focused positive psychology, we can take control of what is causing suffering today and learn how to retrain our mind to make better choices in the future. I value the connection between myself and my client as the primary trusting tool as we work toward awareness and safety. This therapeutic alliance is the key to creating the life you want.
For the last 20 years, I have been working on transition, trauma, grief, and relationships. To be honest, this covers all human beings as we navigate our worlds. We are all working on relationships, whether with parents, partners, friends, siblings, or strengthening our relationship with ourselves.
What a joy and challenge life is! Sometimes our ability to deal with the daily challenges of life wears away, or a particularly difficult issue arises. Therapy offers many ways to work on these challenges and to increase our choices and coping skills. I enjoy meeting my clients in the journey to understand themselves and to make positive changes in their lives.
Owning our story with compassion for ourselves takes courage. I provide a comfortable environment and honesty and kindness to promote growth and healing.
My experience as a therapist includes many years in private practice as well as a therapist for several years in an inpatient psychiatric setting. I am comfortable working with issues from daily stresses to more serious mental health issues such as Bi-Polar and Schizophrenia Disorders.
Angele Tatem has been a resident of Evergreen for 16 years. She has worked as a Board Certified Associate Behavior Analyst , and in Behavioral Health with adolescents and teens for 19+ years. Her areas of special focus include: training teens in practices of Mindfulness and resilience, and supporting students with Autism Spectrum Disorder. She is passionately committed to providing teens with the tools they need to succeed and feel fulfilled.
You deserve to enjoy your life! It is difficult to ask for help and by considering counseling you have expressed your desire to make a change in your life. I believe that we all have an inherent desire to be truly happy and this takes time and effort. We are presented with various challenges in our lives and through gaining insight in therapy we are able to create change.
We can work together to explore issues and re-frame your thoughts. I use different modalities to help including cognitive behavioral techniques, visualization, EMDR, journaling, reading, examining and modifying coping strategies as well as the use of play therapy (for children).
The discomfort in our lives provides us with the opportunity to actively work toward change. I would be honored to assist you in creating the change you need and deserve.
Animal-assisted therapy of the mountain communities' mission- to serve the community by providing healing from the past, comfort in the present and creating hope for a compelling future..all with the help of animals. Animal-assisted therapy is a therapeutic treatment that integrates animals with intention and purpose into psychotherapy, with interventions designed to benefit the client's cognitive, social and emotional functioning. We have three therapists on the team..Kim utilizes AAT when working with children and adolescents and has extensive experience working with youth placed in foster care and adoption that are struggling with issues such as rejection, guilt and shame.
Suzanne, LPC, has been an equine-assisted psychotherapist for over 16 years with her horse Harmony. Suzanne blends both psychological and spiritual perspectives so that clients and their issues are addressed holistically. She provides a safe and supportive environment for exploring and resolving obstacles to growth and well being.
Malissa is a highly compassionate mental health professional who is strength-focused with a collaborative, psychoeducational approach and she works with her border collie, Karma. She has a certificate in Animal Assisted Social Work, emphasis in Interpersonal Trauma and Recovery, focus on Family Systems, EMDR and is a CAC II candidate.
I believe that beneath every problem, symptom, and behavior lies a whole, healthy, immensely wise, and brilliant Self that is yearning to break free of old shackles and lead you to your highest potential, and the life you were meant to live. My job, then, is to see, reflect, and strengthen that Self, and in doing so, empower you to follow the path that will lead you back home - into the happiness, connection, and fulfillment that is your birthright. Our goal is to not just survive, but to thrive.
I specialize in providing integrative therapy for individuals, couples, and families, treating depression, anxiety, addictions, grief/loss, trauma (PTSD, physical/sexual abuse, developmental trauma), relationship and family issues, and men's issues. I also provide parent coaching and have extensive experience working with families struggling with Autism and developmental disabilities.
Being able to connect to your therapist and build a relationship of trust is the most important factor in successful therapy, which is why I offer a free consultation so you can be confident that I am the right fit for you. I am EMDR trained and offer sliding scale.
Do you feel sad, stressed out, overwhelmed or stuck in your day to day life? Do you feel disconnected from loved ones? Life can be painful and difficult. Sometimes we feel that we have no control over what is happening around us. I would like to help you build on your strengths and guide you in finding your way. I have success with decreasing depression, anxiety and stress. Taking the first step toward getting the help you need is often difficult. I look forward to meeting with you so we can help you create the life that will bring you feelings of connection and fulfillment.
I specialize in anxiety, grief, life transitions, depression, caregiver stress, relationship issues, women's issues and college stress. By utilizing techniques such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Positive Psychology, Short-Term Solution Focused Therapy and Mindfulness, we work together to help you rediscover your innate ability to grow from a difficult life experience and rediscover joy.
Probably the most outstanding qualities clients report that I bring to my practice are deep compassion and a good sense of humor. Therapy is much more enjoyable and comfortable then most people imagine. My work is to help you find balance and peace in your life.
Welcome! I am licensed clinical social worker and have been helping children, adolescents and young adults for over 17 years. I believe in working collaboratively with you and providing a warm and accepting place to to get curious about your life and emotions. I believe that with the right tools and supportive people in our lives, we all have the power to rise above and manage the stressors that life brings us. I feel very passionately that no one needs to feel alone in their struggle and the more openly we own our stories, the more compassionate and connected we will feel.
While I utilize various therapeutic approaches in my work, I also have specialized training in treating anxiety disorders such as Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder and Social Phobia, for which I utilize research-supported Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) methods, including skills training and Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP).
have been in private practice for 9 years with previous work in hospitals, schools and mental health clinics. In addition to my private practice, I have also been an Adjunct Professor at Metro State University of Denver. I completed my graduate training at Columbia University in New York, where I earned a Masters of Science in Social Work in 2001. Prior to that, I earned a B.A. in Psychology from the University of Colorado.