Michael Ballard, PhD

Licensed Professional Counselor

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Areas of Expertise

• Anger Management
• Depression
• Anxiety and Panic
• Addictions
• Forgiveness and Reconciliation
• Sports Psychology
• Parenting/Family Issues
• Teen/Parent Relationship
• Oppositional Defiant Disorder
• Adolescents
• Young Adults                                                                                               • Testing and Assessment

Vision for Counseling

I encourage my clients to take charge of their lives by learning to understand their problems, forgive themselves and others, make peace with their past, and make better choices. Integrating experience from a variety of settings, I strive to provide professional, client-centered treatment. My clients tell me they appreciate my direct style, creative interventions, and use of humor in their sessions. I work collaboratively with my patients to create treatment goals that are specific to their lives and their needs, and then help them work towards achieving these goals with both support and accountability. I’d like to think that I am both kind and firm in my approach with my clients.

Background

I am a licensed professional counselor who graduated from the University of Denver’s APA accredited Counseling Psychology program with a Doctoral degree. I received my Bachelors degree from Georgetown University and a Masters in Counseling from Denver Seminary.

I have worked for over ten years with adults, young adults, adolescents, and families in private practice, university counseling centers, outpatient clinics, and community mental health centers. My areas of specialty include anger management, anxiety and depression, substance use disorders, and relationship problems.

 In addition to my clinical work, I am an Adjunct Professor of Counseling Psychology at both the University of Denver and Denver Seminary. I have presented at national conferences and have provided therapeutic training for educational staff in area public schools, for the Department of Human Services, and for a number of community mental health agencies. Topics presented include: “Violent and Aggressive Adolescents,” “The Grief and Loss Process,” Nonviolent Communication,” and “Working with Angry and Oppositional Students.” I am a published author of various workbooks, training manuals and articles, including my recent book, Take Control of Your Anger.

Ken Curry, M.A., LMFT

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

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Areas of Expertise

• Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT)
• Men – Groups, Navigating Life Transitions, Reclaiming Manhood and Healthy Sexuality, Understanding Emotions/Anger, Understanding Relationships, Young men (18+), Sex Addiction and Anger Groups
• Couples – Communication, Healthy Conflict, Developing Intimacy, Navigating Relational Crises, Premarital (PREPARE)
• Family – Parenting, Navigating Family Struggles, Blended Families
• Faith – Pastoral Issues, Leadership, Spiritual Formation

Vision for Counseling

My purpose as a counselor is to work toward reclaiming the intended design of relationships, family and manhood. I recognize how relationships are integrated with the intent for our lives, an inescapable context of our existence. Relationships are a primary context for personal growth designed to move us forward in maturity. You are the expert on your life. So I will listen to hear your unique story and define your goals with you. My process is goal-oriented, short term and solution-focused. With intent and good work we will accomplish your goals as soon as possible.

Men

I desire to come alongside as many men as possible to develop strength, integrity and intention on their journey to become solid men and to experience solid relationships. It is important for men to develop a strong internal identity, deep personal integrity and to increase their ability to move powerfully into their world and relationships with intention, passion and purpose. Women love having a solid man around; they don’t have to carry the entire load, they can rest and they are free to be themselves. A solid man’s children experience an engaged, more playful and open father; building a strong foundation for their future. Talk to me about my groups, intensives and what I can do to help you become the man you have been designed to be.

Couples & Families

In order to build your relationship to become what you want, I will help you develop good communication, healthy conflict and intimacy. I assist couples to navigate relational crises such as infidelity, sexuality issues, substance abuse, anger, family issues and other relational difficulties. Premarital counseling is also a strong passion of mine, I use PREPARE to help you get a great start.

My work with families, and parenting is focused on the family system. While many therapists focus on an individual and identifying them as having the problem, I help the family discover new ways of being and moving together as a unit. As parents lead the family into these positive changes, problem behaviors change as well. This tried and true method of resolving family struggles is worth your time.

For Ministry Leaders

I have a strong background in church ministry. I understand and have personally experienced many of the difficulties ministry staff experience. With my first-hand knowledge I help navigate the unique problems that are faced personally, in marriage and in families involved in ministry and missions. I understand the necessity of confidentiality when working with pastors and their families. I also am equipped to assist leaders and boards of churches to wisely navigate difficulties.

Background

I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I have earned an M.A. in Counseling from Colorado Christian University (1995), a Post-graduate Certificate in Marriage and Family Therapy from the Denver Family Institute (1998) and a B.A. in Pastoral Studies from CCU (1987). I have been licensed in Pastoral Ministry since 1992. Along with many other experiences in my past, I have been an associate pastor in the Denver area for 11 years and a therapeutic foster father for 8 years. I have been married for 33 years and have three young adult children. I enjoy spending time with my family, learning, remodeling and anything that has to do with the outdoors.

Lisa Cuss, B.S.

Counseling Intern

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Areas of Specialty

• Discounted Counseling Services
• Play Therapy for Children: ages 2 and up
• Consultation for needs of children within School System
• Adolescents
• Marital/Couples                                                                                                        • Women’s Issues
• Grief and Loss
• Stress/Anxiety/Depression
• Trauma
• Sexuality and Sexual Identity                                                                               • Self Esteem/Personal Growth
• Life Transitions
• Parenting Issues/Skills
• Faith Development and Spirituality

Vision for Counseling

At the core, all of us long to be loved, accepted, valued, and to have impact on lives around us. As life happens so does the unexpected and sometimes, the unwanted. This often includes pain, loss, confusion in our longings, and areas where we find ourselves repetitively “stuck”. If you find yourself in this place, you are not alone.

I believe we are all individuals hard-wired for connection. Therefore, the journey of growth and healing happens within relationship, and counseling can be pivotal piece in this journey. I strive to provide an empathetic, judgment-free atmosphere in which emotions, thoughts, and life experiences can be spoken, explored, and processed. I greatly value the courage it takes to be vulnerable, and am honored to walk with clients in the process of taking steps toward healthy growth and change.

Background

Lisa is currently a student in the Clinical Mental Health Counseling graduate program at Denver Seminary. She received her B.S. in Elementary Education from Johnson University in Knoxville, TN, and spent twelve years as a classroom teacher working with both students and families. Both Lisa’s professional and personal life experiences influenced her pursuit toward Counseling Licensure to better support both children and adults as they navigate life. Lisa enjoys spending her free time traveling with her family, jogging in nature, and great conversation over a fresh cup of coffee.

Tricia Ebel, B.S.B.A.

Registered Psychotherapist 

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Areas of Expertise

• Discounted Counseling Services
• Couples Counseling
• Child, Adolescent, and Family Counseling
• Emotional and Behavioral Difficulties
• Stress / Anxiety / Depression                                                                             • Abuse
• Women’s Issues
• Life Transitions
• Grief and Loss                                                                                                       • Trauma
• Racial Identity
• Self-Esteem / Identity Development
• Relational Struggles
• Faith Development and Spirituality
• Marital Strengthening                                                                             • Sexuality and Sexual Identity
• Premarital Counseling

Vision for Counseling

Ultimately, counseling relieves internal and external burdens. It is an opportunity to explore topics and experiences you desire to share but find might find difficult to open up about. We will work to uncover why you are the way you are and develop skills to maintain a healthy identity while warding off harmful beliefs or behaviors. Counseling is designed to feel safe and will only move at the pace that you feel comfortable. This may be one of the few spaces in your life where you feel unconditionally loved and respected no matter what is shared, and oftentimes we find that this support works tremendously in increasing self-esteem and overall life satisfaction.

Background

Tricia is currently studying at Denver Seminary to earn a M.A. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and graduates in the summer of 2017. After working in hospitality and poverty-focused non-profits, Tricia saw the incredible amount of suffering people endure on an almost daily basis. This drove her to attain her Masters in an effort to better equip those around her to live fulfilling and resilient lives. She has worked with hundreds of traumatized youth, completed a semester of counseling practicum, and has gone through almost three years of education as she strives to become a licensed therapist.

Dr. Rob Gibson, Psy.D.

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

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Areas of Expertise

• Depression/Anxiety
• Self-Harming/Suicidal Ideation
• Trauma/PTSD
• Personality Disorders
• Psychosis
• Faith/Spiritual Issues
• Identity Development
• Grief and Loss
• Group Therapy
• Parenting Skills
• Couple/Relationship Issues
• Men’s Issues
• Mindfulness/Meditation
• DBT Skills Training
• Psychological Testing

Vision for Counseling

I take a holistic approach to treatment, seeing that the body, the mind, and the spirit all work together in ways that create health and wholeness. I also believe that the experience of suffering, trauma, and mental illness have a holistic impact.

As a result, I aim to create a specific plan for treatment with each person that takes into account the body, the mind, and the spirit. I work collaboratively to reduce suffering, to accept realities of life, and to make changes that empower individuals to live in ways that match their values and goals.

I view every person as inherently meaningful and valuable, and that differences are sources of strength and creativity. As such, I work to honor and value diversity in all forms. I seek to understand the perspectives and experiences of each person with whom I work, and to explore ways that culture, faith, and diverse individual identities impact a person’s journey toward health and wellness.

I take an integrative approach to therapy. I enjoy discovering ways that past relationships and experiences shape the present, and exploring and experimenting with new and more effective ways of relating with other people. I also view acquiring skills as essential to improvements in daily living. I practice and teach mindfulness and meditation, dialectical-behavior therapy skills, and wellness practices.

Background

Rob received his Bachelor’s degree in psychology and Master’s degree in Professional Counseling from Olivet Nazarene University. He received his Doctor of Psychology degree in Clinical Psychology from Wheaton College, where he trained in the integration of psychology and theology.

He has training and experience working in community mental health, private practice, and university settings. He has facilitated individual therapy with a broad range of disorders and presenting problems. Group therapy is one of his areas of expertise, having led interpersonal-process, men’s issues, mindfulness and meditation, and DBT skills training groups. He also provides couples therapy using skills and concepts from EFT and the Gottman Method.

Areas of training and interest include working with depression, anxiety, and personality disorders; assisting clients in understanding and resolving conflicts they experience between multiple identities; exploring and applying mindfulness practices to daily life; integrating religious and spiritual concerns with therapy; and utilizing client feedback to inform and influence the course of therapy.

Whitney Herrmann, M.A., LPC, NCC

Licensed Professional Counselor

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Areas of Expertise

• Addiction
• Affairs
• Anxiety
• Court Involvement (DUI, Adolescent charges, Probation)
• Depression
• Family Systems (Family Therapy, Co-parenting, Divorce Aftercare)
• Grief/Loss
• Marriages, Long term Relationships, Pre-marital (EFT Trained)
• Parenting Skills/Training
• Postpardum Depression
• Sexual Identity
• Sexual Assualt (Rape, Incest, Abuse, EMDR Trained)
• Spiritual Discernment
• Teen/Adolescent depressions, cutting, and family strife
• Women Transitions (Career, empty nest, Calling, Loneliness)
• Women in Ministry (Formally or spouse in ministry)
• Vulnerability of wanting children – Miscarriage, IVF, Adoption

Vision for Counseling

Allowing a therapist to see you (or trusting a therapist to work with someone you love) is an incredibly vulnerable experience. Becoming a wife and a mother of two young daughters profoundly changed the way Whitney approaches individuals and families. The process of loving a spouse, mother, child or friend through life’s challenges has opened her eyes to the enormous trust required to invite a voice of healing and direction into your life or the life of someone important to you. She approaches each person’s story with tremendous respect and reverence, opening her mind and heart to see the world through their eyes. She is constantly amazed by her clients’ sincerity and courage to open themselves up to something new after coming to a place of dissatisfaction or simply wondering if there could be more to their lives or relationships. She is deeply grateful to all the parents, husbands, wives, friends, partners, schools and organizations that have trusted her to be involved, holding their trust in the highest regard and honoring their investment along the way.

Above all, Whitney strongly believes that every human heart is longing to be known, heard and valued. Her greatest work is walking clients back to core emotions, while accessing safer forms of expression to the people they love. Clients leave each session with immediate and practical strategies to increase strength, peace and freedom.

Background

For over ten years, Whitney has had a profound impact on the lives of teens, women and marriages. She comes alongside those in pain with strength, sincerity, compassion and a deep love for the work and people she serves. She has created a dedicated clientele of those ready to change and explore the places in their lives that have been avoided or affected by depression and anxiety.

Whitney received a Bachelor’s degree in Christian Educational Ministry from Taylor University and a Master’s degree in Counseling from Denver Seminary. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor through the state of Colorado as well as being a Nationally Certified Counselor. After completing her degree, she became a Multi-Systemic Therapist who created an expertise working with teens, women and couples facing life’s challenges. The systemic dynamic adds a consideration of how the individual operates within relationships and challenges the client to interact in a new way. With therapy, the client should not just be healing personally, but should see improvements in important relationships along the way. Whitney stays on the cutting edge of therapy, learning evidence based models that are proven to enhance therapeutic outcomes. She is trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing, a trauma and anxiety approach and Emotional Focused Therapy, a model used to help clients function in a more healthy way with the people they love.

Whitney is a sought after community speaker who frequently addresses fellow parents, women’s groups, retreats, marriage seminars and communities of faith. She powerfully challenges her audiences to see value in their pain, while taking steps towards trusting and showing grace towards themselves and others. She creates and relays tangible models to facilitate change and empower new behaviors. Armed with these insights, people walk away regaining a sense of peace and hope. If you would like to schedule Whitney for your speaking event, please email her at wherrmann@gracecounseling.net

Comments About Whitney

Having worked with Whitney Herrmann over the years, I’ve always been amazed at her consistently successful counseling strategies, engaging style and overall effectiveness in helping people. Her genuine heart, ability to connect to her clients, and commitment to excellence in the field speak for themselves.” Matt, MSW, LCSW

“When you go to see Whitney, you will know you are loved, safe and will be deeply challenged to do the hard work you have been hoping someone will show you to do.”  – (former client)

Vicki Johnson, M.S.W., LCSW

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Women's Needs

Depression, Anxiety, Confusing Emotions

Co-dependency, who am I without you

Who am I & purpose in life

Assertiveness and Boundary Training

Adult Family Therapy and Intergenerational Family Therapy

Eating Disorders: 16 years older and up

Postpartum Issues and prevention during pregnancy

Women in Ministry

Stress and Burn Out

Leadership Development

Spouse of ministry leader

Church or Spiritual Abuse

Women Navigating Life's Transitions

Singleness

Marriage

Infertility, Postpartum Issues

Parenting

Empty Nest: Creating a new marriage

Parenting Adult Children, Adult Family Therapy

Mid-Life transition. Not what it used to be

Identity: Who am I now?

Sandwich Generation Issues

Menopause

Single again

Retirement

Caregiving

Health Issues

Marriage Counseling

“Your childhood wounds dance quietly in your marriage until you can dance no more”

Communication

Conflict Resolution

Affairs

Rebuilding trust

Abuse / Trauma Recovery / EMDR

Adults abused as children (physical, emotional, sexually and neglect)

Adults from alcoholic homes

Sexual assault, rape

PTSD

EMDR

Grief / Loss

Widowhood and personal growth

Divorce adjustment and personal growth

Death of loved one

Abortion Recovery

Single Again

Vision for Counseling

I believe the greatest accomplishment in life is to be what we are, which is God’s idea of what he wanted us to be when He brought us into being, (Thomas Keating) and that relationships are the crucible for our greatest growth.

I am passionate about helping people who are struggling with emotional, relational or spiritual pain. Together we discover the origin of your struggles and design a unique plan for your needs. I modify the style of therapy I use uniquely for each person. (Psychotherapy, cognitive therapy, EMDR, trauma recovery). Hope will be restored and you can have a healthy, renewed relational, emotional and creative life. I combine empathy and humor with confidence, candor and professional skills. I will quickly discern your needs and speak to the heart of a matter. I combine my life experience, 25 years of clinical expertise, and God-inspired wisdom so you will heal deeply; not just on the surface.

I am a widow with three married daughters and six lively, wonderful grandchildren…

ALTHOUGH THE WORLD IS FULL OF SUFFERING,
IT IS ALSO FULL OF OVERCOMING IT.
– Helen Keller

Background

• Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Colorado
• Masters in Social Work, 1990 University of Connecticut
• Bachelor in Science 1975 Russell Sage College
• CAC III Candidate
• Quiet Waters counselor, a ministry for pastors/missionaries and their spouses in crisis

Michael Kragt, Ph.D., CAC III

Licensed Psychologist, Executive Director

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Areas of Expertise

• Children, Adolescents, and Families
• Parent-Teen Conflicts
• Marital Counseling
• Addictions
• Testing
• Men’s Issues
• Divorce Recovery
• Step-Parent and Blended Family Issues
• Men’s Issues
• Brain Injury
• Anxiety/OCD
• Spiritual Development

Vision for Counseling

“God wants us all to live joyful, productive lives with healthy relationships and spiritually-based self confidence. When this is not happening, counseling can help identify what is getting in the way and implement a game plan to help you live the kind of life God desires for you.”

Background

Mike has over 20 years of experience working with individuals and families, and has been a psychologist with Grace Counseling since 1997. Mike earned his bachelor’s degree from Calvin College in 1987 and his master’s degree in psychology from the University of Denver in 1990. Mike returned to his home state and earned his Ph.D. in psychology from the University of Minnesota in 1995. Mike was a committed Christian throughout his training and wrote his doctoral dissertation on the impact of true faith on mental health functioning.

With orientation in family systems and cognitive behavioral therapy, Mike takes a spiritually-based, pro-active approach to counseling that promotes each person taking responsibility for thoughts, choices, and behaviors that interfere with healthy living. Mike has a particular passion for helping people heal from stressed or broken relationships. He is also available for speaking engagements.

Dr. Jessica Pae, Psy.D., M.A.

Licensed Psychologist

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Areas of Expertise

• Multicultural Issues, Identity Formation
• Child, Adolescent, & Family Psychotherapy
• Parenting Skills/ Training
• Psychological Testing
• Health Psychology: Understanding Interaction between Medical and Psychological Illness
• Trauma
• DBT Groups for Teens
• Loss and Bereavement
• Self-Esteem and Body-Image Issues
• Relationship Difficulties, Strengthening Relationships
• Painful, Confusing Emotions
• Spirituality
• Women’s Issues
• Bilingual- Korean and English

Vision for Counseling

I feel called to strengthen families and help others find freedom, healing, and wholeness while promoting resilience. Walking with people and witnessing their growth is a true honor. Understanding the complexities of human nature begins with the assumption that people are multifaceted, which is why I strive to understand individuals through a biological-psychological-social-spiritual lens. My deep interest in people, problems, and processes has allowed me to develop the ability to see the complex patterns and interrelatedness of understanding individuals within their respective contexts.

Background

Jessica received her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, Business, and Leadership studies at the University of Denver. She also received her Master’s degree, as well as Doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology, at Wheaton College where she was trained in the integration of psychology and theology.

Jessica is proficient in providing brief screening tools, effective and focused interventions, and consultation to a multidisciplinary treatment team. She has built a repertoire of skills instrumental in providing excellent treatment in outpatient/inpatient hospital settings, primary care clinics, schools, and residential treatment centers. She has extensive experience conducting evidence based treatment with children and families challenged by a wide spectrum of psychological disorders, in both individual and group settings. In addition to individual work, she has effectively taught parenting classes, completed intakes, consulted with teachers, schools and churches, conducted family therapy, ran multiple groups (including both process and skills groups), and conducted psychological testing. In both urban and suburban settings, she has worked with patients from diverse ethnic, socioeconomic, and religious populations. Her research experiences have helped inform both the psychological community and herself, about different aspects of family health.

Through engaging people from various subcultures as part of her training and clinical work, Jessica found that individuals are inseparable from their cultural and social identities. Jessica finds beauty in humanity, with an awakened appreciation allowing her to be more sensitive in order to establish credibility with others. Jessica takes an empathic, caring, and compassionate stance in her therapeutic work while challenging patients to own their therapeutic process. Jessica has a passion for making psychology relevant and practical to the public and is available for speaking/ teaching engagements.

Comments

Dr. Jessica Pae brings a well-rooted sense of compassion and understanding to her practice based upon a comprehensive understanding of psychology and how relational pressures shape individuals. Her presence and how she projects herself establish an environment in which patients experience comfort and a sincere desire to be heard. Drawing from the most recent clinical discoveries as well as proven methodologies respected throughout the mental/emotional health community, Dr. Pae continues to custom fit the therapeutic pathway for her patients as she moves with them through the healing process. Dochtor D. Kennedy

Jessica has a strong sense of justice and appreciation for cultural diversity. She consistently brings attention to these issues and passionately advocates for patients. She has a keen ability for accurate empathy, genuineness, and warmth. She has a flexible interpersonal style and is able to be both directive and nondirective with patients. Jessica is introspective, has high standards for herself, and clearly values being able to help others. I admire her ability to provide an emotionally safe atmosphere for clients where they can explore painful struggles and at the same time to offer humor and joy for life that inspires optimism and hope. Dr. Irina Banfi-Mare

Dr. Jessica Pae is an excellent therapist with a warm, engaging style. She is able to balance evidence based strategies with the individual needs of each client. Dr. Pae takes a holistic approach in helping clients and is genuinely interested in their well-being. Her focus is always on attaining the best outcome for each client. Dr. Laura Jacobs, Licensed Psychologist

Marinda Peak, M.A., LPC, NCC

Licensed Professional Counselor

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Areas of Expertise

Children: divorce, blending families, family transitions, anxiety, behavioral issues, depression, trauma/abuse, grief, parenting.

Adolescents: divorce, blending families, family transitions, self-harm, suicide, anxiety, depression, trauma/abuse, grief, academic issues, behavioral issues, identity development, parenting.

Adult Women: women’s issues, personal growth, anxiety, depression, life transitions, health issues, anxiety, depressions, trauma/abuse, grief, infertility and miscarriage.

Vision for Counseling

Counseling provides an atmosphere of listening, understanding, and care. My desire is to come alongside you as an individual, a spouse, or a parent and provide a partnership in healing. Processing and equipping you with the tools and skills you need and to work at the pace you are willing to engage in is my approach. I view the person and their environment holistically understanding the cause and effect each can have on the other. My hope is for clients to find meaning and healing in their life stories, effecting positive changes in themselves, their families and their communities. My desire is to provide you with the skills and resources you need to continue on the path of growth and healing even after our time together is over.

Background

Marinda’s practice focuses on children, adolescents and families dealing with a wide range of issues, including anxiety, depression, divorce, family blending, behavioral issues, self-harm, suicidal behaviors, parenting, trauma, and abuse.

Marinda also has a heart for women and has journeyed with them through life’s transitions, whether it be navigating college, launching into careers, discovering self, working through relationships, motherhood, infertility, or working through depression, anxiety, or mental illness.

Marinda is a graduate of the Clinical Mental Health Counseling Master’s degree program at Denver Seminary (with Honors). She is a National Certified Counselor (NCC). At Denver Seminary, Marinda was the student representative for the Colorado Counseling Association. Marinda co-presented at the CAPS (Christian Association of Psychological Studies) conference in 2013 and 2014 with Dr. Jessica Pae and Dr. Michael Kragt. Marinda graduated (Magna Cum Laude) with a B.A. in Communications and Psychology from Colorado Christian University. Marinda is a native of Colorado and she and her husband enjoy adventures and spending time with their families.

Since graduation, Marinda has completed training’s in Anxiety Disorders in Children & Adolescents, Brain-Based Therapy & Practical Neuroscience: Attachment & Emotion Regulation, Partnering with Parents in Their child’s Therapeutic Process, The Efficacy of Play Therapy and Filial Therapy with Children, Trauma & Attachment: Effective Treatment Interventions, Addicted, Attached and Plugged In: Treatment of Co-Occurring Disorders in Young Adults, Considerations in the Use of Children’s Mindfulness: A Developmental Perspective, Calm During the Storm: Mindfulness and Adolescents, and Brene Brown’s Whole Hearted Living.

Jennifer Thorstad, LPC

Licensed Professional Counselor

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Areas of Expertise

Children/Families: parenting, adoption and attachment, ADHD, anxiety, school stress, fears/phobias, depressed mood, life changes and transitions

Adults: anxiety/fears/panic, ADHD, OCD/Phobias, life changes and transistions

Vision for Counseling

Specializing in individual and family counseling, Jennifer enjoys providing therapeutic support for children & adolescents and their families, as well as individual adults. Areas of expertise include anxiety (including panic, OCD and phobias), ADHD/executive functioning, attachment/adoption support, history of trauma, depression and mood disorders, behavioral/emotional disorders of childhood, and crisis needs.  Jennifer utilizes cognitive behavioral therapy, attachment-focused therapy, narrative therapy, creative therapies, play therapy, and reality based techniques.  Jennifer is also a certified HeartMath practitioner and can utilize heart-rate variance biofeedback.

Background

Jennifer is a Licensed Professional Counselor with over 10 years experience in clinical counseling.   Jennifer has a Masters Degree in Counseling from UNC Charlotte and has experience counseling in various levels of care including outpatient therapy, community based services, enhanced mental health services for children and adolescents, and psychiatric emergency services.

Lisa Trochmann, M.S., RN, CNS

Psychiatric Clinical Nurse Specialist

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Areas of Expertise

• Women’s Issues
• Adolescent Issues
• Children’s Issues
• Mood Disorders
• Anxiety Disorders
• Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
• Grief and Loss Issues
• Psychiatric Evaluations
• Prescriptive Authority
• Psychiatric Medication Management

Vision for Counseling

“I consider it an honor and privilege to serve others through my work. My hope and prayer is that I will be God’s vessel assisting others in their journey to find healing and joy in a world where life can be very difficult. I approach my work through a holistic framework and I’m very thankful for the knowledge and wisdom God has given us in treating all illnesses through the use of multiple types of therapy, including the use of medication when needed.”

Background

Lisa has 15 years of experience in working with individuals and families in the mental health field. She uses a theoretical framework of cognitive behavioral therapy and implements holistic and integrative care. Lisa is certified by American Nurses Credentialing Center in the care of children and adolescents, as well as adults. She has prescriptive authority and expertise in psychiatric medications. Lisa received her Bachelor’s Degree at the University of Mary in Bismarck, North Dakota, and her Master’s Degree at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Comments About Lisa

“I don’t think words can ever truly convey the gratitude you feel toward someone who has saved your life. And that is what Lisa has done for me. She saved my life. But even more importantly, with kindness and compassion, she persuaded me, in my brokenness, that my life was worth saving. She provided me a safe place to face the pain I have experienced in my life and the damage it has caused me. In doing so, she gave me the clarity and perspective I needed to learn how to live my life more honestly, courageously and joyfully. Because of her holistic approach to therapy, I am now at a place in my life emotionally, physically and spiritually that I never dreamed I could be. But I thank God that Lisa did. She believed in me and hoped for me when I couldn’t. Lisa’s experience and professionalism are rivaled only by her tender heart and her profound desire to be used by God to help her clients find and experience healing and hope for their lives.” –CZ

“Lisa provided a safe place where I could be myself, and I didn’t feel judged. There was a mutual trust and respect. She not only demonstrated professionalism but also what it mean to be a vessel of God. With sensitivity and compassion, she came alongside me and helped me find strength to acknowledge my pain, courage to face it, and renewed hope to persevere through it. As a result, I have found deep healing, no longer broken but restored. I am truly grateful and blessed to have had Lisa’s help and support. I am a life transformed.” –W

Eunice Weir, M.A., LPC, CACI, SRT, NCC

Licensed Professional Counselor

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  • Office: 720.489.8555 ext. 109
Areas of Expertise

• Marital Counseling
• Women’s Issues
• Life Transitions
• Healthy Relationships
• Sexual Addictions
• Partners of Sexually Addicted Spouses
• Partners Recovery Group
• Alcohol Addictions
• Codependency
• Anger Management
• Families with Chronic Illness
• Alzheimer’s Support for Caregivers
• Issues with Aging/Grief
• Certified Spiritual Direction

Vision for Counseling

“My counseling philosophy is to encourage and empower your life change. Many times I have seen one person’s growth inspire change within their entire family system. I have a broad and open perspective based upon my rich life experiences – I’ve traveled and lived in several countries, raised three grown daughters and have been married forever. I am a certified spiritual director who looks at each person individually and wholistically. My clients have described my approach as strong, empowering and compassionate.”

Groups for Partners of Sexually Addicted Spouses

A Partners Group provides hope and support for women desiring to heal from the devastating effects of living with a sexually addicted partner. Healing alongside other women who have experienced similar effects in a safe, confidential group setting is essential. Partners can be affected emotionally, mentally, socially, physically, and sexually. Freedom from depression, grief, shame, guilt, isolation, and low self-esteem as well as restoration of trust and emotional safety can be experienced. A Partners Group provides an opportunity for your silent pain to be expressed and understood. You don’t have to go through this period alone.

Personalized counseling is also an integral part of experiencing greater wholeness and healing. Eunice provides both individual and couples counseling. Individual counseling provides you focused time to explore personal concerns as you continue your healing journey. When appropriate, couples counseling can provide you and your partner an opportunity to discuss how his addiction has impacted your trust and relational intimacy.