Meet our Counselors


Allison Hernandez

Allison Hernandez, LAC

Allison is a Licensed Counselor (NLC) and is working to get her Addiction Counselor Licensed (LAC).

Passions

“Life’s too short to wake up with regrets. So, love the people who treat you right, forgive the ones who don’t and believe that everything happens for a reason. If you get a chance, take it. If it changes your life, let it. Nobody said it’d be easy, they just promised it would be worth it.” -Dr. Seuss

Allison understands that life isn’t always easy. Sometimes it knocks us down and we stay down for longer than we want. Sometimes getting up is harder than we imagined. But Allison’s goal is to help people find their balance within themselves and in their life. Balance will look different for everyone and isn’t easy, but it’s essential to live a healthy, happy life. Once you find your balance, you’ll find the peace you desire within yourself. Allison loves walking with people through this journey and providing expert support and guidance.

No one should ever feel ashamed for asking for help. Yet so many of her clients come in with guilt and shame. Allison seeks to remove those toxic feelings and remind her clients that no one is perfect, and we are meant to be growing for our entire lives. There is no peak self you can reach, only a continuous growth towards the person you want to become. Afterall, even plants need help growing, and yet when they are blooming, they are most beautiful.

Experience

Allison excels at counseling young children and those who struggle with addictions or substance abuse. Her empathetic, nonjudgmental nature provides a comfortable, understanding environment in which clients can work through their fears, doubts, and negative habits.

Allison’s focus is always on you as a person. Not your faults or shortcomings, but on who you are. Her person-centered therapy means you won’t be weighed down with guilt but given the freedom to stretch for your best self. She also practices Motivational Interviewing and Strengths Based therapy, which asks questions to lead you as the client to your own solutions by examining your own strengths and passions. She is also skilled in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), a method of counseling that replaces negative thoughts and behavior with positive ones.

You might find Allison especially helpful if you are seeking counseling for:

  • Addictions/Substance abuse
  • Children therapy
  • Adolescent therapy
  • Life transitions
  • Counseling for stress
  • Counseling after DUIs
Candace Rodgers

Candace Rodgers, Registered Psychotherapist

Candace has her Masters in Social Work and is certified in Brainspotting 1 and 2. She will go on to pursue an LPC (Licensed Professional Counselor). Until then, she will be supervised by one of our licensed counselors.

Passions

“A person’s most useful asset is not a head full of knowledge but a heart full of love, an ear ready to listen, and a hand ready to help.”

Candace believes in supporting her clients to be the best they can be, whether that is helping them heal or guiding them as they reach new heights. Through her own personal journey, she understands how everyone is on their own path and that it is not our job to direct them, but to support them.

To her, counseling is about providing a safe, supportive, nonjudgmental space for you to come and process difficult thoughts/emotions and make decisions to better your future. She believes in hope and the power we all have to take hold of it.

Life throws many challenges at us. Through hardships, it can feel like we’re stuck- stuck in our routine, our thought patterns, our life. But the truth is you can always change, no matter your age or situation. Sometimes it’s hard, and that’s what Candance is here for.

Candace has a particular passion for people who are grieving and the elderly. It is during some of the most hopeless and bleak times that counseling can truly touch people lives and be a light. Candace loves helping her clients through these times with empathy and gentle understanding. She understands there’s no way to fully comprehend what you’re going through, and therefore is here to support, listen, and guide when her expertise allows it.

In her personal life, Candace loves to run, read, listen to music, be outside, and of course, drink coffee. She thinks that movement and nature are uplifting and healing and uses them maintain balance in her own life.

Experience

Candace’s journey started off by earning a Mortuary Science Degree. This led her to work with grieving families and she found purpose in being able to help families through some of the darkest of times.

Although a yearning to ease the suffering of others has always been a part of Candace’s life, it wasn’t until her son was diagnosed with autism that she realized the importance of professionals in the mental health field. Her son required a lot of advocacy from a social worker, and it was this very personal experience that led her pursue a master’s degree and her license.

Candace works with all ages and has experience in a teen group home and a K-8 school. But specializes in older populations.

You might find Candace especially helpful if you are struggling with:

  • Grief and Loss
  • Aging Issues
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Stress
  • Life Transitions
  • Loneliness
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.

Jordia Moorman

Jordia Moorman, LPC

Jordia is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC)

Passions

“We cannot become what we want by remaining what we are.” -Max Depree

Jordia believes everyone has the potential to live their best life. She understands that sometimes, we encounter roadblocks that keep us from pursuing that life, but it is never too late to dream and take steps to reach our goals.

As a passionate counselor, Jordia’s job is to create a safe environment to support her clients so they may explore how to live their best lives. This will look different for everyone, and that’s great! Jordia is adaptable to your situation and personality. You deserve the freedom to chase your goals, and your situation shouldn’t dictate the opportunities you have to do that.

If you are feeling stuck or want a more focused, organized life, Jordia is here to help you. She understands the unique drives every person has fueling them and is ready to support her clients by providing a safe space and supportive accountability.

Jordia believes in life by design- living life on purpose with a purpose. Through positive counseling, she can help you find your purpose.

Experience

Jordia has 25 years of experience working with adolescents as both a teacher and a counselor. Within her experience she has worked at home and abroad, giving her a unique insight into cultural differences and how our surroundings impact our day-to-day thoughts and behaviors.

She is always excited to meet you where you are at. Within that, she also has many tried-and-proved methods that can come in handy during a counseling session. She specializes in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)- a method that trains us to notice negative or harmful thoughts and replace them with positive, growth-orientated thoughts. It also addresses pathological behaviors that could be holding you back from your best life.

In so many ways, our thought life drives our emotions, which drives our behaviors and creates the atmosphere in which we live our life. CBT with Jordia is a very effective tool that will begin to put the control back into your hands.

Jordia is also specialized in solution focused brief therapy. Through this method, you and Jordia will create a personalized plan that incorporates action-based steps to reach your goals.

You might find Jordia especially helpful if you are seeking counseling for the following:

  • Life Coaching
  • Christian Counseling
  • Adjustment Disorders
  • Life Adjustments
  • Academic/school concerns
  • Child and Adolescent Counseling

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
  • Brain Spotting
  • Suicide ideation
  • Christian Counseling

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, LPC

Regina has a MA in Counseling and is a Licensed Professional Counselor. 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) and MST (Multisystemic 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 is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) with certifications in trauma therapy.

Passion

"Vulnerability sounds like truth and feels like courage. Truth and courage aren't always comfortable, but they're never a weakness." --Brené Brown

Empowering people to recognize their own strengths and values 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. Struggling with self-esteem, a person will sometimes become stuck in life—too afraid 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.

Lisa's trauma certifications and master's of social work 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. Her expertise is deep 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.

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 millennial developing a healthier sense of self, you can be assured that you’ll feel valued and empowered. First and foremost, she’ll get to know you—your values, culture, challenges 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-trained 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 in 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.

Lisa works with individuals, 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)

Call Thriveworks Colorado Springs 719-266-3919 or book online to schedule with Lisa.

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

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 Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC)

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

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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Jerry was Amazing!

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Jerry was amazing! Jerry uses choice theory in order to help his patients grow and work through their problems...Read more

. Choice theory was helpful through my relationship counseling but also could be used individually to helps each person grow themselves. Jerry used real scenarios in order to water down the theory, making it less scientific and more geared toward individual use. Jerry was patient, helpful, and very understanding.

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Rachel

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My therapist Rachel is the perfect therapist for me and the first one who I've told almost everything to and I...Read more

could never ask for a better therapist thank you Rachel for changing my life and making a difference in my life and protecting me as well as helping and encouraging me even when I didn't wanna do your challenges cuz I didn't think I could do it and thanks for not letting me do whatever I want and helping me be a better person and thanks for your funny spider stories that cheer me up and when you were Sarcastic sometimes I love everything about you and thanks for being an Angel and for your kindness and Compassion I too have your back and care about you!

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Saved my Daughter

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Cassie has done wonders for my daughter. She has come so far in this past year. I am so thankful for the relat...Read more

ionship my daughter and I have now. Before Cassie we were a wreck. We love so Cassie so much. I couldn't ask for a better councilor/ therapist/ mentor.

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Thriveworks Counseling

  • 5410 Powers Center Point Suite #210
    Colorado Springs, CO 80920

  • Mon-Fri:8AM-8PM
    Sat-Sun:8AM-4PM - Closed Sunday

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