Meet our Counselors


Cheryl Spice

Cheryl Spice, LSC, RN,

Cheryl is a Licensed School Counselor (LSC) as well as a Registered Nurse (RN). While she is attaining her LPC (Licensed Professional Counselor), she will be supervised by another licensed clinician. She graduated from the University of Colorado with Bachelor’s degrees in Psychology and Nursing and dual Master’s degrees in both Community (clinical) Counseling and School Counseling.

Passions

“Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.” -Mahatma Gandhi

Our brain and body are inextricably linked. Where one goes, the other will often follow. So why should counseling focus on just one of those aspects? Cheryl doesn’t think it should! She believes in the mind-body connection and the power we have as an individual to influence that connection. Her clients leave a session with Cherly feeling refreshed in the mind and body.

Her holistic approach is backed with the understanding that each client is wonderfully unique. She loves working with people because of these individual differences in life experiences and personal goals. The safe and nurturing environment she creates is perfect for bridging the gap between mind and body.

Cheryl understands that counseling is the process of being invited into another’s reality to facilitate personal understanding and growth. It is a privilege and a great responsibility- one that she boldly takes up with joy, passion, and empathy.

Experiences

Cheryl brings unique experience to Thriveworks with her in-depth medical training. As a registered nurse, she has experience working with people struggling with a medical diagnosis or are trying to navigate the medical system. As a school counselor, she also has ample experience working with children. She enjoys working with all ages and has the most experience and skill working with children and adolescents aged 3-18.

Cheryl does not adhere to any one counseling strategy- she draws on her bank of knowledge to use what is needed for the individual client. Typically, she likes to take a humanistic, client-centered focus on counseling. Some examples of strategies she will use include choice/reality theory, CBT, interpersonal, systemic, guided imagery, mindfulness/mediation, solution focused, and dream analysis.

You may find Cheryl especially helpful if you are struggling with:

  • A difficult medical diagnosis
  • Health and nutrition
  • ADHD
  • Autism
  • Life transitions
  • Abusive relationships
  • Anxiety/depression
  • Family Therapy/Parenting
  • Stress
  • Grief and Loss
  • Military Life
  • Social Skills


If you’d like to schedule with Cheryl, call 719-266-3919 or view available appointment through our online portal.

Eric Schreiber

Eric Schreiber, LSW

Eric is a Licensed Social Worker with a Master degree in Social work. He is working on attaining his LCSW, Licensed Clinical Social Worker. Through this process, he is being supervised by Sara Mann, Licensed Professional Counselor.

Passion

“We cannot change the cards we are dealt, just how we play the hand.”

Randy Pausch

“If you allow yourself to be the person you are then everything will come into rhythm.”

John O’ Donohue

Eric’s passion is in encouraging clients to be themselves – to be honest about where they are in life, what they want, what they need, what they hope and dream for. With a genuine and compassionate style of interacting with his clients, Eric teams with them and helps them to see their strengths. Through this, clients grow and feel empowered to make choices and changes and to heal and grow.

Experience and Strategies

Eric has several years of experience as a social worker, working with families, children, and adults in many different settings. He’s worked extensively with teens and has a specific passion and love for this age. Eric meets with clients from ages 12 years and older. A few of his specialties are:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Relationships
  • Grief and loss
  • Self-Improvement (stress management, time management, coping skills, assertiveness, mindfulness)
  • Parenting issues
  • College mental health
  • Sports Counseling

If you’d like to schedule with Eric, please call Thriveworks Colorado Springs at 719-266-3919 or request an appointment online.

Leni Heckman, LPC, LAC

Leni is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and a Licensed Addictions Counselor (LAC).

Passions

“Sometimes the bravest and most important thing you can do is just show up.” -Brene Brown

Some journeys are better with someone helping you along the way. Leni is passionate about making sure no one has to walk a path of healing and recovery alone. She is there for her clients in a way that puts the power back in their life, and she is always the first to encourage and empathize when hardships come.

Leni brings many unique experiences and knowledge to the counseling session. Her expertise makes her an educated and understanding guide. She loves to walk alongside people as they work to improve the quality of their lives. These people come from all forms of life- Leni’s heart to see positive change in their life doesn’t have a limit. She is open to working with all people on their journey to recovery or preparing to re-enter the community in the workforce or taking that next step in life to continue to grow and feel successful.

Experience

Leni’s experience is wide and diverse. She has worked with chronically and acutely mentally ill clients in an inpatient setting, people struggling with addiction in both inpatient and outpatient settings, and people inside and out of prison. All of these experiences come together to create a nonjudgmental space for her clients to grow and explore what works for them.

Leni has the most experience working with ages 13 and up, and she is excited to work with a large range of clients. Although anyone is welcome to work with Leni, she is specialized in working with people struggling with addiction and people getting on their feet after being out of the workforce due to different circumstances.

Leni believes everyone has a little bit of “crazy”. It differs in degree and functionality but isn’t a bad thing in of itself. In fact, that little bit of crazy can give that spark of light in life. Her goal is to help everyone function better with the amount of “crazy” they have.

You may benefit especially well when working with Leni if you struggle with some of the following:

  • Addiction/Substance Abuse
  • Re-entry for offenders
  • Depression/anxiety
  • Anger management
  • Chronic mental illness
  • Life transitions
  • Trauma and Grief

If you’d like to schedule an appointment with Leni, please call 719-266-3919. Or, simple set up an appointment through our online portal. Once we’ve received the appointment request, we’ll contact you to confirm the appointment.

Regina Schreiber, LPCC

Regina has a MA in Counseling and is working toward her LPC (Licensed Professional Counselor). While she is attaining her LPC, she will be supervised by another licensed clinician. See below for details of experiences and expertise.

Passions

“A failure is not always a mistake, it may simply be the best one can do under the circumstances. The real mistake is to stop trying.” B.F Skinner

“Empathy is seeing with the eyes of another, listening with the ears of another, and feeling with the heart of another.” -Alfred Adler

Regina’s passion lies in helping her clients realize just how awesome they are. She loves helping adolescents and adults identify strengths, focusing on them instead of the negativity our minds can conjure. One of the most rewarding part of counseling for Regina is seeing growth in her clients and their pride through that change.

Regina understands that there will be setbacks and mistakes, and she stresses the importance of not beating yourself up over them. Regina is an empathetic, positive light that walks with her clients through good and bad. One of her greatest assets is her ability to be non-judgmental. She creates a safe place in which healing and growth can take place.

Regina is also excellent at connecting to clients of all different socioeconomic backgrounds. She acknowledges the importance of an individual’s culture and how that may influence the therapy process. The unique background of her clients is respected and can be integrated into the counseling session.

Experience and strategies

Regina sees opportunity in setbacks. What works for one person may not work for another, and that is perfectly ok. She strives to provide an out-of-the-box approach, so treatment plans can be tailored to the individual.

Regina also has unique experience working with adolescents. She has worked in three residential treatment centers, in one juvenile detention facility, and as a DHS caseworker specializing in youth in conflict. In part due to these experiences, Regina is very empathetic.

She also has first-person experience and struggles due to growing up in an abusive household. This has given her the empathy to work through adversity with her clients. She works for her clients every step of the way, striving to bring them healing and growth.

Regina likes to use client-centered and systemic strategies during a session, and specializes in the following:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Trauma
  • Anger
  • Self-Improvement (stress management, time management, coping skills, assertiveness, mindfulness)
  • Career Counseling
  • Adolescents/Teens

If you would like to schedule with Regina, please call Thriveworks Colorado Springs at 719-266-3919.

Spencer Owen

Spencer Owen, LPCC

Spencer has a Masters in Counseling and Human Services and is nearly complete with his training to become Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC). He is also pursuing certifications in Complex Trauma and Sand Tray work.

Passions

“When we deny the story, it defines us. When we own the story, we can write a brave new ending.”

-Brené Brown.

Spencer believes that people are not broken, and he is not here to fix them. He believes that everyone is born with the capacity for self-healing, but along the way we encounter circumstances that teach us there is something wrong with us. That, however, is a lie we too often ingrain into ourselves. Spencer’s goal is to help you discover the power within yourself to change. He believes that healing doesn’t mean the damage never existed; it means that the damage no longer controls your life.

We all do the best we can with what we have available to us, but sometimes we surrender our power to change situations to others. His goal in therapy is to teach you how to lead more from your core self- how to release the burdens which keep you from being the person you truly want to be and how to live with that person leading the way.

In essence, Spencer is passionate about healing, reconciliation, and restoration.

These are beliefs he carries over into his own life as well. You can find him always learning new things- reading books or taking online courses for fun. He loves spending time with his family and being outdoors.

Spencer is excited to help you train your brain to think and respond in ways that reflect your true core.

Experience

Spencer has worked in the mental health field for nearly 15 years and has experienced everything from community centers to psychiatric wards to schools. The common thread through all of it is his passion to get people “unstuck” and to truly experience joy and freedom again.

He is especially passionate working with adolescents and young adults, although has experience working with all ages.

A lot of Spencer’s work centers around educating you and empowering you to make the changes you want in life. He likes exploring and reintegrating parts of the psyche with clients and loves to share his knowledge about the neuroscience of our emotions and behaviors.

A session with Spencer might involve discovering coping skills, increasing emotional regulation skills, mindfulness, journaling, experiential therapy, cognitive restructuring, and discussing spirituality if you choose. His main goal and passion is always to get you where you want to be in life, and to do so with the most true version of you that you can be!

He specializes in Sand Tray Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), and Internal Family Systems (IFS) in his session. You might find Spencer especially helpful if you are struggling with any of the following:

  • Family Counseling/Issues
  • Adolescents Therapy
  • Eating Disorders
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • LGBTQ
  • Relationships
  • Self-Harm
  • Christian Counseling/Spirituality
  • Grief/Loss

To schedule with Spencer, please call 719-266-3919 or book online.

Kara Kays, LMFT

Kara is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. Her energy, passion and genuineness are evident in all areas of her life. She is quick to develop a rapport with her clients and set them at ease.

Passion

“Do the best you can until you know better. Then when you know better, do better.” - Maya Angelou

Kara believes that everyone is trying the best they can with what they have in this moment. If their best isn’t cutting it, or something isn’t working, it’s time to enlist support to help cultivate change. She teams with her clients in a non-judgmental and respectful manner, working together towards the client’s goals.

Experience and Strategies

Kara meets her clients where they are, in their journey, so they can have a positive and meaningful working relationship within the therapeutic realm. She believes that change begins the moment we, clients and clinicians, acknowledge the need for change and begin to put energy towards developing change. Through this energy, we are able to grow and shift through self-awareness, in order to develop lasting changes.

Kara enjoys working with teens and young adults, as well as adults who are working through a transitional period in their lives, be it divorce, a new job, welcoming a new baby or another new member to the family. She also excels at working on past traumas for people of all ages.

As a LMFT, Kara works from a systems approach with her clients. This involves individuals resolving their problems in the context of a system, such as a family, work unit, etc., where many issues stem from.

Kara is trained in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing). This is a technique and treatment that helps to alleviate the distress connected with traumatic memories. In addition, she is trained in TFCBT (Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy), MST (Multisystemic Therapy) and DBT (Dialectical Behavioral Therapy).

Here are some specific areas that she specializes in:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Trauma, PTSD
  • Life Transitions/Adjustments
  • Grief/Loss
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Self-injury
  • Self-improvement (stress management, coping skills, relocation, mindfulness, and more)
  • Families, relationships (premarital, divorce, merging families, adoptions, parenting)
  • Mood disorders
  • First Responder, EMT, Police, Firefighters

From teens to age 99+, people connect with Kara, gaining insight into themselves and bettering their lives. If you’d like to schedule with Kara, please call Thriveworks Colorado Springs at 719-266-3919 or book online.

Lisa Smith, LCSW

Lisa's certification and Masters degree have provided her with counseling skills which she has used in various environments and settings; she has a unique insight and perspective working with individuals and families. Her expertise is wide and inclusive of most mental health conditions, situations, and challenges. In addition to her wide range of expertise, Lisa has specific and rare experience in working with families after an adoption, students in schools, and military personnel and their families during assorted transitions. As a military spouse and mother of 3 teenagers, she genuinely understands the challenges of day-to-day life of busy families and the added stress of military life.

Lisa works with individuals and families, pre-teen though adult, in the following areas:

  • Anxiety
  • Mood disorders
  • Depression
  • Bipolar
  • Trauma, PTSD
  • Life Transitions/Adjustments
  • Grief/Loss
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Self-injury
  • Self-improvement (stress management, coping skills, relocation, mindfulness, and more)

Passion

“You may not control life's circumstances, but getting to be the author of your life means getting to control what you do with them.” - Atul Gawande

Empowering people to recognize their own strengths and value is Lisa’s passion. Many of our days are filled with self-critical thoughts and negative thinking, leading to negative emotions and low self-esteem. With low self-esteem a person will sometimes become stuck in life—too afraid to of change, self critical, or anxious about things. When a person meets with Lisa, she will help them to identify and develop their strengths freeing them to take charge of their life, find passion, excitement, joy and peace.

Experience and Strategies

Military personnel transitioning to civilian life, a person discharged from inpatient psychiatric care, an adolescent with a mental health challenge, or a blended family looking for support, you can be assured that you’ll feel valued and empowered. First and foremost, she’ll get to know you and your family—your values, culture, struggles and strengths. Her genuine interest in you will allow you to feel comfortable and supported, not judged.

Lisa has experience working with all levels and types of trauma. Trauma happens as a result of excessive and tremendous stress that overwhelms a person. As a trauma-informed provider, Lisa works from a framework of understanding, recognizing and responding to the physical, emotional, and psychological effects of trauma. Lisa works to empower the person, helping rebuild a sense of control over specific situations one’s life.

Meeting with Lisa will involve exploring, challenging and changing patterns of thinking to meet your goals so you can get the most of life. Her holistic approach considers all aspects of you and your situation. Call Thriveworks Colorado Springs 719-266-3919 or book online to schedule with Lisa.

Jennifer Luttman, LPC

Jennifer is a Licensed Professional Counselor. She has an array of professional and life experiences that provide a strong foundation for her practice. Her genuine and caring approach sets clients at ease.

Passion

“What if I fall? Oh, but my darling, what if you fly?”
Erin Hanson

Often fear can rule our lives and hinder our potential. Jennifer believes in facing fear and eliminating it, so we can truly live freely and fully.

Jennifer is passionate about assisting clients in becoming the best version of themselves. Life stressors often hinder one’s abilities to put their best foot forward; she strives to partner with clients to face these stressors head on. Her solution-focused approach strives for helping clients to be effective, successful and well-balanced individuals.

Through a collaborative relationship, she creates a safe and trustworthy environment. In this space, clients can see their goals become a reality.

Experience and Strategies

Jennifer has experience in working with all ages. Her youngest clients are ages 2-8; she’s experienced in doing play therapy with this age group. She has extensive experience with preteens, ages 12-14 who struggle with friendship issues, academic concerns, fitting in and the overall stressors of learning who they want to become as adults. High Schoolers, Millennials - she partners with them and empowers them to grow into their own. She also works alongside young adults and adults who struggle with addiction and many other difficulties/transitions and situations. See the list below for details, or call us to get more information.

Whether you are seeking counseling as an individual or you’d like to bring your family; whether you are looking for help for your children or for yourself, Jennifer welcomes you to meet with her. Here are some specific areas that she specializes in:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Trauma, PTSD
  • Life Transitions/Adjustments
  • Grief/Loss
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Self-injury
  • Self-improvement (stress management, coping skills, relocation, mindfulness, and more)
  • Addiction
  • Christian Counseling

People of all ages find Jennifer refreshingly genuine. She’ll put you at ease and get to know the true you. If you’d like to schedule with Jennifer, please call Thriveworks Colorado Springs at 719-266-3919 or book online.

Katrina Hepner, NCC

Katrina is a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Licensed School Counselor.

Passion

"We could never learn to be brave and patient if there were only joy in the world"- Helen Keller

Katrina partners with her clients through a genuine and compassionate relationship, working with them to learn bravery, experience joy and achieve their goals. Katrina believes that life isn't about getting things perfect, it’s about achieving your individual best. People enjoy Katrina’s passion for life and her out-of-the-box thinking. She knows that only one person can help you become your best self....You!

As a former Marine, Katrina enjoys relating to others who know the military lifestyle. She also enjoys meeting with children, adolescents and young adults, as she guides them to be at their best; finding joy, growing self-esteem and experiencing success. Katrina is an expert in finding strengths in individuals who are living together in families. Helping families learn to respect the individuality of each person while remaining in a harmonious family relationship is Katrina’s goal when working with families.

Experience and Strategies

Katrina is an active duty Marine Corps veteran and was a school counselor for over 10 years. Her extensive and diverse experiences with people of all ages and cultural background provide her with skills to genuinely connect with her clients and individualize a treatment plan with them. The strategies she uses are unique to each client and are evidenced based – meaning they have been proven effective in others. Katrina will greet you with a smile, a warm personality and a nonjudgmental attitude. She wants to work with you to look past personal mistakes and on to possibilities. Call Thriveworks Colorado Springs 719-266-3919 or Book Online to schedule with Katrina. Katrina treats many different conditions, in addition to being a counselor in Thriveworks Groups.

  • Anxiety, Depression
  • Relationships – couples counseling, premarital counseling, marriage counseling, divorce, co-parenting, family therapy, conflict resolution
  • Spiritual struggles
  • Work/Career Adjustments, career counseling, life transitions
  • Children, Pre-teens, Adolescents, Young adults
  • Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Questioning (LGBTQ)
  • Suicide Prevention
  • Self-Improvement - stress management, time management, coping skills, assertiveness, mindfulness, Goal setting, weight loss, insomnia, conflict resolution
  • Self-injury

Faith Kasper, LMFT

Faith is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and educated as a teacher for elementary education.

Passions


“It is the client who knows what hurts, what directions to go, what problems are crucial, what experiences have been deeply buried.”- Carl Rogers

“This thing that we call ‘failure’ is not the falling down, but the staying down.” – Mary Pickford

Couples, families and youth are the reason Faith entered the mental health field. She is passionate about being proactive in educating and empowering clients with helpful tools to avert and manage a crisis. As a former educator, she understands the power knowledge can have and seeks to give her clients lasting skills and knowledge that will suit them for years to come. She believes in the strength everyone has to overcome a crisis when given the proper tools.

Faith strives to support, strengthen and restore the family unit whenever possible. She understands how important family relationships are and believes the desire to keep a family together in the face of adversity is admirable.

Experience and Strategies


Faith has had many unique and beneficial experiences she can draw upon. Experiences such as running groups on topics such as anger or parenting, working with military families, premarital couples and people in acute crisis.

Her experience as a teacher has given her insight into the developmental stages of children and adolescents. Knowing the stages helps her to understand the cognitive, emotional and physical strengths and limitations a client may have due to their age.

Faith has a particular interest in children and adolescents who have been identified as ‘gifted’. She is acutely aware of the emotional challenges of growing up gifted and parenting gifted children and hopes to help them navigate potential obstacles.

Faith is specialized in Family systems, cognitive behavioral, short-term and solution-focused therapy. She works mainly with clients struggling with the following:

  • Depression and Anxiety
  • Relationships, couples, premarital
  • Family Dynamics/Therapy
  • Parenting
  • Adolescents/teens
  • Life coaching
  • Stress management
  • Christian Counseling
  • Self-Esteem
  • Grief and Loss

If you would like to schedule with Faith, please call Thriveworks Colorado Springs at 719-266-3919.

Jennifer Morales, Intern

Jennifer is a Masters Level Intern working on completing the final stage of her degree. While she is working towards completion, she will be supervised by a licensed Thriveworks Clinician. The supervisor will consult with Jennifer and will not participate in the session.

Passions

Jennifer believes in the innate strength everyone has to overcome struggles and accomplish goals. Sometimes, it can be hard to believe you have what it takes to make it one more day, or to get to the next stage in life. Jennifer is passionate about uncovering your strengths and putting them to use, so you can truly experience a happy, fulfilling life.

We don’t all start in the same place or have the same goals. Jennifer loves the uniqueness every client brings to a session and works with you- as a person- and not a problem to be solved. Life isn’t all sunshine, and Jennifer wants to make sure you have someone to walk with you as you heal and grow in this difficult time.

Jennifer is also passionate about building a relationship with her clients. She believes that healing and growth are both completely possible, but only with a client-counselor relationship that is built on trust, understanding, and compassion. Therefore, she works hard to make sure you feel comfortable and welcomed in a counseling session. When one person truly believes in another, and fights with them, true growth can come from it.

Experience and Strategies

Jennifer brings unique and helpful experience to her counseling profession. Like everyone, she is not just her career, and that makes what she can bring to a counseling session all the more powerful.

Jennifer is a military spouse and a mother and understands both the beauty and hardships of both. She has experience as a victim advocate volunteer, which compounds her empathy and compassion that is at the core of her practice. Jennifer also has experience working with kids and adolescents as a teacher.

She is honored everytime a client allows her to walk with them through their hardships. It is not an easy decision to make and demonstrates your bravery and strength. She understands that a relationship has to be built, and trust doesn’t always come easy. That’s okay! She is excited to meet you and begin walking with you on this journey.

Jennifer specializes in Coaching, Cognitive-Behavioral (CBFT), Solution-Focused, Narrative, and the Gottman Method.

You might work especially well with Jennifer if you’re looking for help with:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Adolescent Counseling
  • Counseling for students
  • Life Coaching
  • Trauma
  • Military counseling

Jerry Noel, LPC

Jerry is a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Licensed School Counselor.

Passion


“No matter where you go, there you are.”

Jerry is an empathetic, non-judgmental counselor who sees the power in his clients even when they cannot see it themselves. He strives to guide clients to their own problem-solving abilities so they can achieve their goals.

His passion lies in helping his clients realize they have a choice in how they act, feel and respond to stimuli. There is nothing and no one in this world that can make you act or think in any certain way- you have the power to create your own reality. Jerry guides his clients to this understanding with empathy and acknowledgement using strategies from Choice Theory. These concepts can be difficult to learn, and even harder to implement but Jerry’s expertise, empathy and care guides clients in meeting their goals.

Of course, one psychological theory does not sum up the scope of Jerry’s passions. He also believes in the power of using one’s strengths, laughter and physical exercise as ways to relieve pain and meet your goals.

Experience and Strategies


Jerry has 22 years of experience as a school counselor and over 15 years as a professional counselor. During that time, he has put his heart, skills and time into helping adolescents and adults reach their full potential.

His certifications in Choice Theory Counseling and Reality Therapy give him unique insight into client’s inner self and how they make choices, set goals and problem solve. Jerry creates a non-judgmental space for anyone to come and grow. His vast experience has offered him opportunities to work with countless people and their unique experiences.

Jerry has many specialties:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Stress
  • Relationships
  • PTSD
  • OCD
  • Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, and Questioning (GLBTQ)
  • Self-Improvement (stress management, time management, coping skills, assertiveness, mindfulness)
  • Child abuse
  • Parenting issues
  • College mental health

If you’d like to schedule with Jerry, please call Thriveworks Colorado Springs at 719-266-3919 or request an appointment online.

Julie Moser, LPC

Julie is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC),a Licensed School Counselor and has an MA in counseling.

Passion

Seeing people thrive is Julie’s passion. Life is tough, there are so many obstacles to swipe our feet out from under us. We have the choice to stay down or get back up. Julie partners with her clients; identifying and building their strengths, setting goals and supports with them. Julie is fantastic at advocating for her younger clients and building a support system around them. She knows that it takes a team to make substantial change in a young person’s life. Her genuine care, concern and respect with adult clients quickly build a solid foundation in the relationship. With this foundation, clients feel they can trust her, take risks and try new things without judgement. This is a recipe for success.

Experience and Strategies

Julie’s expertise really shines when working with kids and adolescents. With over 14 years of experience, she truly understands that each individual is unique. Carefully creating individualized interventions and treatment plans is one of Julie’s specialties.

Think of the teen who is frequently suspended from school with discipline problems, or the teen that has been hospitalized several times for self harm. Think of the child who will not speak in class due to anxiety, or the student with ADHD who is failing a class. What about the blended family where the children are struggling to get along? All of these issues are complicated and involved multiple factors and influences in the child’s life. Julie has extensive experience in working with these situations; you can trust that she will connect with your child, team with you, and work towards the goals which are set.

Adults will find Julie engaging and non-judgmental. She works with clients in a positive manner, challenging them when needed; encouraging them to grow their self-confidence. Medication will help some people and talk therapy will help all people. Teaming with you, you will feel empowered and confident to face previous fears.

Julie Specializes in many areas:

  • Anxiety, Depression
  • Body Image & Self Esteem
  • Children, Pre-teens, Adolescents, Young adults
  • Suicide Prevention
  • Academic and Learning Challenges
  • Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Questioning (LGBTQ)
  • Self-Improvement - stress management, time management, coping skills, assertiveness, mindfulness, Goal setting, conflict resolution

To schedule with Julie, call Colorado Springs Thriveworks at 719-266-3919 or book online.

Julie treats many different conditions in addition to being a counselor in Thriveworks Groups.

Lindsay Schustedt, LPC

Lindsay is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Licensed School Counselor.

Passion

“Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom.” -Viktor Frankl

Lindsay believes happiness and a fulfilling life are things everybody can have, and she is passionate about helping her clients get them. She understands it is not easy for people to let someone into their inner world, especially when they are hurting. For this reason, she takes time to build a trusting and honest relationship with her clients. Through this relationship, she works to understand the client’s perspective and goals, working together to identify strategies for success and possible barriers.

Lindsay understands that at the end of the day, she is only a visitor to the inner world of her clients. She encourages them to identify what type of world they want to live in, then she guides and accompanies them as they move toward their goals.

Experience and Strategies

With over 8 years of work in the mental health field and experiences ranging from young children through adults, Lindsay brings many unique experiences to a counseling session. She has worked extensively with children, adolescents and families; while also enjoying working with adults to achieve their goals.

The dual licensures and coursework in School and Clinical Counseling has brought exceptional insight into helping kids achieve success in school. In addition to that, she has advanced training in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)- a psychotherapy that works especially well for mood disorders, suicidal ideation, and substance abuse. Lindsay has a particular passion for helping pre-teen and teen girls build the self-esteem to lead a positive and healthy life.

As a whole, Lindsay’s counseling strategy is customized for each individual client. Everyone’s goals, pasts and current ways of life are diverse, so there is no single way to help someone towards their goal. Individualization is key.

Her core belief is to take a non-judgmental approach. The relationship between client and therapist is one of empathy, positivity and strong growth mindset. Lindsay understands there may be setbacks and roadblocks, but she is intent on walking with her clients every step of the way.

Lindsay specializes in many areas:

  • Anxiety and Depression
  • Self-esteem
  • Life coaching
  • Body Image
  • Substance abuse
  • ADHD
  • Anger
  • Trauma
  • Relationships
  • Adolescents/teens

If you would like to schedule with Lindsay, please call Thriveworks Colorado Springs at 719-266-3919 or request an appointment online.

Drew Pierce, NCC

Drew is a NCC (National Certified Counselor) and Licensed School Counselor license. He also has a MA in Counseling and is working toward LPC (Licensed Professional Counselor). While he is attaining his LPC, he will be supervised by another licensed clinician.

Passion

Drew’s passion is to empower individuals to find joy by learning how to positively deal with the events life gives them. Working with people in a relational, genuine and caring manner, Drew partners with them in developing grit and resiliency. Children, teens and adults will find great benefit in meeting with Drew. People are drawn to his dependability and positive outlook.

Being tested in life and experiencing difficult circumstances has taught Drew a lot about himself. His personal philosophy is that difficult times and bad things are a really great opportunity to develop into your ideal self. Nobody chooses the difficult days, weeks and months that life hands us. When these moments come, we can choose to meet them head on, learning about ourselves and the world, or we can choose to let these moments break us. Working through tough events, Drew has developed his own resiliency, grit, empathy and compassion for others. These life events have helped to shape his practice and his skills as a counselor.

Experience and Strategies

Drew has impacted many people through his practice. From correctional facilities, to military families, to middle students and everyone in-between, he has helped individuals achieve the happiness they deserve. He uses many strategies, such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to help people identify negative cognitions and see how it translates to their outward behaviors. Believing that self-esteem is key, he partners with clients, working to build self-esteem through studying mindset and attitude. He also has special spot in his heart for youth, helping them to grow their self-esteem and develop into young men and women. He prides himself in being a positive person that they can depend on.

Drew genuinely wants to get to know you and work with you to figure out all the goodness life has to offer. Call Thriveworks Colorado Springs 719-266-3919 or Book Online to schedule with Drew.

Drew treats many different conditions in addition to being a counselor in Thriveworks Groups.

  • Anxiety, Depression
  • Relationships – couples counseling, premarital counseling, marriage counseling, divorce, co-parenting, family therapy, conflict resolution
  • Grief and loss
  • Life Transitions/Adjustments, career counseling
  • Children, Pre-teens, Adolescents, Young adults
  • Suicide Prevention
  • Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Questioning (LGBTQ)
  • Self-Improvement - stress management, time management, coping skills, assertiveness, mindfulness, Goal setting, weight loss, insomnia, conflict resolution
  • Self-injury

Becky Witt, LCSW

Becky has a master's degree and certifications in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. She uses an array of counseling skills throughout her practice.

Passion

Empowering people to live healthy and fulfilling lives is Becky’s passion. She believes there are many roads to recovery, with the process being different for everyone. To meet these unique needs, she gets to know each person and creates individualized plans for recovery.

Becky’s genuine character quickly builds trust with adolescents and children, setting the foundation for growth and change. She works with young people who have serious emotional disabilities, school discipline issues, and helps with suicide prevention with teens.

Experience and Strategies

Becky’s approach with people is to identify and grow their strength, while considering physical, social and emotional health.

People will dream big with Becky – creating great expectations for themselves. With support and encouragement, people find themselves achieving more than they thought they could. These quotes summarize Becky’s perspective of the counseling process and the positive outlook she has:

“I am not what happened to me, I am what I choose to become.” Carl Jung

“Wake up every morning with the thought that something wonderful is about to happen.” Author Unknown

Becky works with pre-teens, adolescents, young adults and adults. She specializes in the following:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression and Bipolar
  • Grief and Loss
  • Mindfulness
  • Self-injury
  • Suicide Ideation

Call 719-266-3919 to schedule, or book online.

Eibsee

Eibsee, Canine Good Citizen, (CGC)

Eibsee is a Bernese Mountain Dog. She’s grown up in Colorado and lives with 5 people, 2 dogs and 1 cat. She is certified as a Canine Good Citizen and loves people.

Passion

Eibsee has two main passions: snuggling and bringing joy to people.

Experience and Strategies

Eibsee has been in training for the first year and half of her life. She’s now ready to share her talents with others. By being available for petting and snuggling, she helps create a calm presence. Her unconditional love and acceptance creates an atmosphere of non-judgement. Her curiousness and playfulness bring out joy and laughter.

If you would like to invite Eibsee to your session, please ask for this when you schedule. This can be provided at no additional charge.

“When I look into the eyes of an animal I do not see an animal. I see a living being. I see a friend. I feel a soul.”
- AD. Williams

Sara Mann, LPC

Sara Mann, a Licensed Professional Counselor, has a passion for working with children, adolescents, military families and people from all cultures and stages in life.

In a counseling relationship, Sara approaches people with a humble curiosity. Believing that people know themselves best, she enters their world as a guest. Through exploring situations together and working with people's strengths, she and the client will find a way forward together to resolve the situation and/or enhance the client’s life.

Finding the strengths in people is the way forward. Building on successes builds self-esteem and confidence. When people have confidence, they are less afraid to take risks and fail. They are resilient. This is what Sara hopes for in the people she works with.

Child and Adolescent Counseling:

“I find that through playing, activities and conversation, their strengths and self-esteem will grow, giving them confidence needed to be successful. I love to see them smile brighter, walk lighter and have that inner resilience and grit to tackle whatever comes their way.”

Sara’s 8+ years as a school counselor give her well rounded perspective when working with a child or adolescent. Some areas she explores with each client:

  • Developmentally, where are they?
    • Are they thinking in black and white or are they able to think of other possibilities?
    • Emotionally, are they able to self-reflect have some control over emotions?
    • Socially, are they able to take a different perspective and have empathy?
  • What is important to the family?
    • Our children are raised with values and morals. Learning what these are is important to Sara. As she seeks to understand the family, it provides a clear vision of the child.
  • Who are important people in the child’s life?
    • Who has influence in their day?

When working with families, adolescents and children, Sara sees herself as part of a team. Collaborating with families, caretakers and schools on behalf of the child provides a framework to support the child and adolescent in all areas of their lives.
Sara specializes in the following for all people:

  • Anxiety and depression
  • Relationships – couples counseling, premarital counseling, marriage counseling, divorce, co-parenting, family therapy, conflict resolution
  • Grief and loss
  • Work/Career Adjustments, career counseling, Life transitions/adjustments
  • Body Image & Self Esteem
  • Children, Pre-teens, Adolescents, Young adults
  • Suicide Prevention
  • Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Questioning (LGBTQ)
  • Self-Improvement - stress management, time management, coping skills, assertiveness, mindfulness, Goal setting, weight loss, insomnia, conflict resolution
  • Self-injury

Sara is a provider in many of our small groups. The benefits of participating in a small group are plentiful!

  • Strong sense of belonging
  • Connection and relationships with other people
  • Sharing of positive ideas
  • Growth in self-worth and self confidence
  • Strengthen relationship skills
  • Sharpen communication skills
  • Find passions and interests

At Thriveworks Colorado Springs, we are continually running small groups. We find the therapeutic setting and the sense of belonging create an ideal environment to grow and develop in any area. Contact 719-266-3919 to schedule. See details under the “Groups” tab.

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