Our Providers

Alanys Chavez
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Cigna
Self Pay Rate: $99

Alanys Chavez, Resident in Counseling

Philosophy of Care

 “All that makes you fragile and fierce and clever and powerful and wounded and creative and layered and thoughtful and moody and insightful and wild and damaged, can be described in one single word: lovely.” – Beau Taplin

Alanys is passionate about helping people help themselves. She strives to see everyone achieve the best version of themselves and finding what that means/looks like for that individual.

She believes that clients deserve a therapeutic approach that is unique to them. She creates a custom approach to meet the needs of the client while focusing on their strength and maintaining a positive approach towards change.

In her personal life, Alanys loves to run, hike, cook, read, and do yoga. She is originally from New Mexico.

Alanys has a BA in psychology from New Mexico State University. She is currently attaining her master’s for Clinical Mental Behavior Health at UCCS. She’s worked as a peer counselor at a nonprofit called Truth North. This program worked on leadership skills, empathy, forgiveness, and self-esteem for middle schoolers. Additionally, she is a graduate assistant for Campus Connections at UCCS, which a mentorship program between college students and middle schoolers.

She specializes in mindfulness, cognitive behavioral therapy, and believes in a holistic approach that takes into account the mind and body.

Education

Bachelor of Arts in Psychology
New Mexico University

Specialties

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Stress management
  • Life transitions
Alice Barclay
Self Pay Rate: $99

Alice Barclay, LPC

Philosophy of Care

“We carry inside us the wonders we seek outside us." Rumi

Alice has a passion for helping others discover their soul's purpose. She believes that each of us has a unique life path that we are destined to follow, but this path often has unexpected turns, setbacks, and bumps that delay us from reaching our potential. Alice offers a non-judgmental space for her clients to express their emotions and heal from the disappointments and traumas of their pasts. In this space of kindness, support, and trust, her clients are able to tap into their strengths, including their innate ability to heal themselves. Are you ready to clear the obstacles that are holding you back from leading the life you've always wanted?

Alice grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area. Her commitment to helping others and interest in spirituality led her to pursue a bachelor's degree in psychology with a minor in holistic health from San Francisco State University. Following her undergraduate program, she was a Therapeutic Behavioral Services Coach and worked with children, teens, and caregivers in a variety of settings including community wrap-around programs, special education, foster care placements, and group homes. After taking a break to travel, get married, and raise her daughter, Alice returned to school and earned her master's degree in Holistic Counseling Psychology from John F. Kennedy University in San Jose, California.

Alice has an eclectic approach. With training in both traditional, western psychotherapy, as well as holistic models that consider the whole self-body, mind, and spirit - she tailors her sessions to best fit the needs of the client. She has extensive training in experiential psychotherapy modalities including somatic, mindfulness, and process therapy. Alice is EMDR trained and takes a trauma-informed approach to counseling. She has also worked as an elementary and middle school counselor and specializes in cognitive behavioral therapy, play therapy, and sand tray therapy for children. Alice is an LGBTQI+ ally.

Education

Masters Degree in Holistic Counseling Psychology
John F. Kennedy University

Specialties

  • Anxiety and/or OCD
  • Depression
  • Relationship Issues
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Life Transitions/Adjustments
  • Developmental Disorders
  • ADHD
  • Existential and/or Spiritual Issues
  • LGBTQI+ and Identity
  • Eating Disorder and Body Image Issues
  • Stress
  • Trauma
Amanda Day
Accepting:
  • BCBS of CO
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Tricare West
Self Pay Rate: $99

Amanda Day, LPC

Philosophy of Care

Broken crayons still color” - unknown

Amanda feels passionate about helping clients realize that life can look different for all people. Additionally, life can frequently change. Accepting change and identifying what we can and can’t control is important to Amanda. She wants clients to realize that we don’t have to stay stuck in a situation that is causing discomfort or pain. She enjoys thinking outside the box and brainstorming with clients about new ways of doing things that may bring the client what they want in their lives.

Amanda’s experience is vast and wide. She sees clients for many different reasons, from adjusting to a new situation in life, to clients healing from trauma in their lives, to people with diagnosed mental disorders.

Amanda has belief in clients, knowing they have the strength and skills to grow, heal and achieve their goals. She helps clients to see they are capable of things they never thought possible.

Understanding a person’s story is important to Amanda. Each story is unique and complex - she takes the time to listen and understand without judgement. She listens to the symptoms of what is happening and works with the client to understand what the core issues are. She also enjoys exploring new perspectives on a situation with a client. Because Amanda has unconditional positive regard, clients are comfortable in being curious and exploring issues from different vantage points.

Many people have experienced loss in their lives - loss of job, of relationship, of a way of life, etc. She believes that loss can be painful, however she has seen, and believes that great loss can lead to great restoration.

Specialties

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Relationship Issues
  • Personality Disorders
  • Trauma
  • Life Transitions/Adjustments
  • Self Esteem struggles
  • Grief and loss
  • Stress
Chelsea Wages
Self Pay Rate: $99

Chelsea Wages, Resident in Counseling

Philosophy of Care

“Like a lotus flower, we too have the ability to rise from the mud, bloom out of the darkness, and radiate into this world.”

Chelsea believes that building trust, understanding, and mutual respect is essential to any counseling relationship. She does not expect a client to trust her or take her advice right away. She is prepared and excited to earn the trust of her client and get to know them as a whole person, not just their problems.

In the counseling room, Chelsea understands that a client is the expert of their own story and that their reality exists within their own perceptions of the world as they experience it. No outsider can tell them how to perceive the world, but an effective listener can inspire new thought patterns and considerations for perspectives previously overlooked.

Chelsea believes that one step backwards today does not negate the ten steps taken yesterday. She believes in focusing on the progress and giving grace for the setbacks. Using a mind and body approach with her clients, clients are able to learn, grow, discover and heal from the inside out.

Specifically, Chelsea has a passion for supporting the development disability community, especially parents, caregivers, and siblings. She works clients and families who may have an intellectual, developmental or a behavioral diagnosis. She also has a passion for working with families who are seeking healing after domestic violence, specifically families who are beyond the initial crisis intervention who are now beginning a new life after Domestic Violence.

Chelsea’s experiences with advocacy training and volunteer work with Break the Silence Against Domestic Violence has provided her experience working with families and survivors of Domestic Violence in their recovery and rebuilding after the initial crisis phase has passed. She has spent the last 3 years working at TRE in case management, working with transitional age (15-25-year-old) clients who have both development diagnoses and mental health diagnoses.

These experiences have shown her how much additional support is needed in the area of parent and caregiver mental health support, as well as specialized counseling for the Developmental Disability community. She uses a variety of approaches in each session, specializing in mindfulness and mind/ body awareness.

She also has a strong interest in working with teen parents (and their parents) during those early difficult years of transition from childhood to parenthood. This includes mental health support and parenting education.

Specialties

  • Family Therapy for Domestic Violence
  • Domestic Violence Survivor Support
  • Adolescent Therapy
  • Teen Support
  • Life Transitions
  • Caregiver Mental health Support
  • Development Disability Social Support
  • Parenting
  • Family support with intellectual, developmental, and behavioral diagnoses
  • Anxiety and Depression
Cristina Campos-Krumholz
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Cigna
Self Pay Rate: $99

Cristina Campos-Krumholz, Resident in Counseling

Philosophy of Care

“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” – Maya Angelou. 

Cristina is passionate about empowering children and teens to move through life’s most challenging situations and come out living their best life. Often misunderstood and not given the voice make known their needs, children and adolescents can face many difficult, unique challenges. They deserve someone who will fight with them and empower them to grow and heal. Cristina’s goal is to do just that.

When the whole world is telling you who you should be and what you should do, Cristina wants to be an empathetic hand that can give a gentle nudge in the right direction. Her job is never to tell you what to do, but to help you discover that answer for yourself.

With children who may not have the understanding about themselves or the world around them to make viable decisions, Cristina is passionate about putting the seemingly magical workings of the world into their own terms. Children and adolescents have much better understanding than many of us think, they just need an outlet to express it. Cristian works to be that outlet and help them grow and heal

As a parent, Cristina understands that seeing our children struggle is one of the hardest parts of parenting. As a counselor, she knows that sometimes, even the best intentions and utmost love aren’t enough to reach the needs of your child.

Cristina has twenty-four years of diverse experience in counseling working with youth at all levels from pre-school to college. She has special experience working with military families at a school. It has given her the opportunity to understand the impact of deployment and reintegration on the child and the best way to reach such children

Her clients have come to her for a wide range of reasons. Because every situation and every person are unique, she uses an integrated approach and meets her clients where they’re at. Your life outside a counseling session is vital to the healing and growth process. It matters and should be integrated into the counseling techniques used.

Cristina has experience with Cognitive Behavior Therapy, mindfulness, Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy, and Brief Counseling.

Specialties

  • Stress management
  • Anxiety reduction
  • Social skills
  • Emotional regulation
  • Impulse control
  • Self-esteem
  • Positive body image
  • Grief and loss
  • Mindfulness
  • Anger management
  • Autism
  • ADHD
Cynthia Cruz
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Cigna
Self Pay Rate: $99

Cynthia Cruz, Resident in Counseling

Philosophy of Care

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

Cynthia is passionate about working with all ages and especially children and adolescents. In addition, she is highly skilled in working with trauma, meaning - any event which a person finds disturbing or distressing that overwhelms them. Through use of play therapy, sand tray, and finding and growing a person’s strengths, Cynthia supports young people in learning how to express their emotions in a healthy manner. It can be difficult expressing oneself after experiencing trauma. She strives to provide a safe place for young people to talk about their fears and struggles without being faced with bias or judgement.

Cynthia completed my clinical internship at TESSA, which is a non-profit organization for survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault. While at this site, she assisted in creating a psychoeducational group for parenting. This group provides mothers with the knowledge and support to parent children who have experienced trauma. Cynthia also lead a psychoeducational group for domestic violence, which included children between the ages of 4-6.

Cynthia has been working as a therapist throughout 2020 to the present. With each client, she builds an individualized plan to reach the client’s goals. Using a strength based theoretical approach and Solution-Focused Therapy, she assists people in using their inner strengths to achieve their therapeutic goals. With children and adolescents she utilizes Play Therapy which allows the client to express themselves in more ways than simply verbally. She also incorporates Sandtray Therapy in her sessions for children and adolescents, along with adults and couples. Sandtray Therapy is used as a tool of expression as well as a tool to regulate emotions.

Specialties

• Anxiety
• Depression
• Relationship Issues
• Behavioral Issues
• Academic struggles
• Life Transitions/Adjustments
• Self Esteem struggles
• Stress
• Parenting
• Trauma

Denice Maiden
Accepting:
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • BCBS of CO
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • First Health
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $99

Denice Maiden, LPC

Philosophy of Care 

Denice Maiden is a compassionate, dedicated, and results-driven Licensed Professional  Counselor and Certified Addiction Specialist with over 10 years of experience in behavioral  health, providing assessment, crisis stabilization, and therapeutic care to individuals  seeking help with depression, anxiety, trauma, substance abuse, depression, anxiety,  women’s issues, and life stressors, and couples who are experiencing communication and  other relationship challenges. She is passionate about enriching clients’ lives and invested  in their journey toward living successful and mentally healthy lives. 

Denice embraces a collaborative, individualized, strength-based approach to treatment  which is centered in present-moment awareness, utilizing evidence-based interventions for  mindfulness, exploring core beliefs and thought distortions, and reframing narratives, in  order to promote client self-efficacy and foster mental wellness. 

Denice endeavors to put you at ease, instill hope, and help to normalize your present life  challenges in a space that is inviting, validating, accepting, and unconditional, so that she  may assist you in building a path toward a happier and brighter tomorrow. 

Education 

Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling
Argosy University – Denver 

Specialties 

  • Depression 
  • Anxiety 
  • Trauma 
  • Substance Abuse 
  • Stress Management 
  • Conflict Resolution 
  • Women’s Issues 
  • Co-Dependency 
  • Relationship/Communication Issues
Devon Whelan
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Cigna
Self Pay Rate: $99

Devon Whelan, Supervisee in Social Work

Philosophy of Care

“Do not judge me by my success. Judge me by how many times I fell down and got back up again.” -Nelson Mandela

Devon is passionate about helping people realize that everyone is a self-determining person with intrinsic worth. She believes that every single person has a unique set of strengths, and by drawing on these strengths, we can get through some of life’s toughest situations. She especially loves working with people to overcome trauma and grow into their best selves.

In the counseling room, Devon sees every person as an individual, and she will adapt her counseling style to meet their needs and personal challenges. By building a therapeutic relationship, she can help her clients learn what works best for them, what their strengths and supports are, and how to best navigate their current circumstances.

In her personal life, Devon is a military wife and a mom. She loves exploring the hiking trails and cities in our beautiful state and spending time with her wonderful family!

Devon’s path to private practice counseling is filled with fulfilling and enlightening experiences that pushed her to build the empathy and compassion she has today. She spent time working with children in Mississippi as an AmeriCorps VISTA, worked at a foster care agency for two years, and spent several years working with people from all parts of the world while working with Housing and Urban Development (HUD) in Boston.

As a military wife, she understands the unique issues and challenges that arise within a military family. She has also done trauma focused training that allows her to help people who have experienced combat and abuse.

Most recently, her passions have led her to work with children and adolescents with severe trauma. She is open to working with all ages and stages of life, but she has a particular passion for this age group- adolescents, children 8+, and young adults.

Specialties

  • Adolescents and Children
  • Adoption and Foster Care Issues
  • Parenting Issues
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Physical, Emotional and Sexual abuse
  • Grief and Loss Counseling
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Counseling for Military Families
Elizabeth Klearry
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Cigna
Self Pay Rate: $99

Elizabeth Klearry, Supervisee in Social Work

Philosophy of Care

The greatest gift you can offer others is authentic you.” – Lisa Dion

Elizabeth is passionate about helping her clients become the best they can be through helping them to heal past trauma, develop their own voice as well as develop the skills needed to navigate difficult and complex situations in life. Her therapeutic focus is founded in a person-centered, interpersonal neurobiological and trauma-informed approach, utilizing attachment and developmental theory. Elizabeth is also passionate about continued education and learning how cultural differences impact ourselves as individuals and communities.

She feels it is imperative as a clinician and fellow human to understand that no one is defined by one experience. As a counselor, she puts to practice her experience and education to walk alongside her clients with humility, self-awareness, and honesty.

As a social worker, Elizabeth has worked in child protection with parents, children, adolescents, and families doing in home services, parenting education, and teen advocacy. She is a former Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA). She has facilitated Nurturing Parenting program classes focusing on building family-centered trauma-informed nurturing parenting skills. She has nearly 1 ½ years’ experience working as a therapist with adolescents as well as adults.

Most recently, Elizabeth has completed phase 1 and 2 of Brainspotting training; an extensive and effective trauma intervention, and is also in the process of becoming certified not only in Brainspotting but also in couples counseling through The Couples Institute.

As a counselor, Elizabeth believes everyone is the authority on their own experiences and has the innate knowledge in realizing their own possibilities. Her role is to create an authentic and safe space to cultivate the healing process.

In a counseling session with Elizabeth, you can expect to challenge and heal self-sabotaging innate beliefs and the negative core messages that limit growth and potential, as well as realize how our past defense mechanisms might be hindering future growth. Ultimately, she believes it is through the therapeutic relationship and the unlimited potential of the client that creates the foundation for life changing healing and insight through trust, compassion, and respect.

Education

Masters of Social Work

Specialties

  • Brainspotting
  • Couples counseling
  • LGBTQ+
  • Adolescent and adult therapy
  • Women’s Issues
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Grief and Loss
  • Trauma
  • Stress Management
  • Parenting Issues
HollyClaire Werstein
Accepting:
  • BCBS
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $150: Intake $100: Follow-up

Holly Claire Werstein, PMHNP-BC

Philosophy of Care

Holly Claire Werstein, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner has 12+ years of experience in mental health.  Holly completed her BSN and MSN from the University of Texas at Austin. She became a psychiatric nurse practitioner in 2015. She also has a BA in Psychology, BCom in Management, and an MBA from the University of Otago in Dunedin, New Zealand.  She cares a great deal about people and wants to support her clients becoming their best selves. She knows that mental health is a foundational pillar to personal and community wellness. Without mental health, clients, relationships, careers, and families can falter. With it, they thrive!

From outpatient to inpatient care to emergency rooms and corrections, Holly has helped heal afflicted minds and emotions and assisted clients to find peace. With patient-centered medication prescribing, a trauma-informed approach, mindfulness, therapeutic laughter, and up-to-date neurobiological research, Holly supports both adolescent and adult clients.

Holly’s ideal clients are adolescents and adults seeking to be free and find peace from post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), depression, anxiety, panic attacks, nightmares, disordered eating, psychotic and mood disorders, family conflict, existential crises, and/or life transitions. She is a member of the LGBTQ+ community and welcomes the opportunity to serve those questioning gender, orientation, and identity.

Education

University of Texas at Austin School of Nursing
BSN in Nursing
MSN in Nursing

Specialties

  • Trauma & PTSD
  • Women's Issues
  • Teen & Parenting Issues
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar disorders
  • Eating Disorders
  • Anger management
Jaelyn Aragon
Self Pay Rate: $99

Jaelyn Aragon, Resident in Counseling

Philosophy of Care

“Life doesn’t make any sense without interdependence. We need each other, and the sooner we learn that the better for us all.”  — Erik Erikson

Jaelyn is passionate about serving people who have experienced trauma, especially children. She knows that everyone carries experiences that help to shape who they are. She is devoted to helping people process those experiences. Jaelyn is also passionate about integrating forms of writing and other artistic expressions into counseling.

Jaelyn believes that counseling is beneficial in all circumstances. There is no problem too big or too small for counseling. She believes that we all can benefit from having a third party listen to us with empathy and attentiveness. Jaelyn is empathetic, attentive, and regards all of her clients with the utmost respect.

Jaelyn’s journey into counseling began with her work at Safe Passage Children’s Advocacy Center, where she volunteered for over two years. The non-profit organization serves children and their non-offending family members who have reported a case of child sexual abuse or are a witness to a violent crime. The experience taught Jaelyn the value of meeting a client at whatever place or mindset they are in. She learned how to respond to a range of emotional situations while being an advocate for the client’s best interest.

Jaelyn is excited to run groups that range from educational to therapeutic. She is especially passionate about working with groups centered around mindfulness and building social support.

She is excited to work with groups of all ages but is especially passionate about assisting adolescents.

Jaelyn works from a person-centered approach that borrows strategies from narrative-therapy and insights from an existential lens. She knows that the client is an expert on themselves and may need guidance from a counselor to help navigate the trials and tribulations of life.

Specialties

  • Depression
  • Stress
  • Anxiety
  • Adolescent Therapy
  • Child Therapy
  • Self-awareness
  • Mindfulness
  • Trauma
  • Social Support
  • Art Therapy
Jeremy Hartke
Accepting:
  • ComPsych
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • BCBS of CO
  • Cigna
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Tricare West
Self Pay Rate: $99

Jeremy Hartke, LPC

Philosophy of Care

“The most authentic thing about us is our capacity to create, to overcome, to endure, to transform, to love, and to be greater than our suffering.” -Ben Okri

Jeremy believes that no matter what life gives us, no burden is too great to overcome. He strives to walk alongside his clients and meet them where they are at. He doesn’t believe in merely observing clients as if from a window but to be in the fight with them, growing and healing.

Jeremy is an active counselor, meaning he believes in proactively seeking out the best therapeutic approach for his clients. He recognizes and celebrates that everyone is different, and he works with the whole person, not just their problems.

In his personal life, Jeremy loves to be outdoors, try new wood working techniques, and spend time with people.

Jeremy has extensive experience working with groups of many shapes and varieties. He loves to run experiential groups that draw from therapies other than traditional talk therapy, and this technique filters over into his individual counseling style.

He believes in using whatever tools the client is comfortable with and helps them grow. For some, that is talk therapy. For others, it is more experiential, psychoanalytic or gestalt focused (where a therapist helps a client focus on the present moments and what they can control). Whatever your need, Jeremy wants to meet the need with empathy and professionalism.

Jeremy loves to work with ages 12 and up. He has a certification in Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy, which he puts to use working with survivors of childhood trauma, child-parent relationships, and attachment styles.

Specialties

  • Trauma
  • Parent-Child relationships
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Difficulties with Attachment/Relationships
  • Parenting
  • Child and Adolescent Counseling
Joseph Glatt
Self Pay Rate: $99

Joseph Glatt, Resident in Counseling

Philosophy of Care

Joseph is a counselor that understands that all people have great capacities to change. He is passionate about clients learning more about themselves, others, and the world around them. Joseph is also ready to help clients embrace themselves and their goals.

Joseph believes that opportunities to change come to us all at different stages in our lives, planned and unplanned. Mental health, life purpose, and happiness look different for us all and Joseph is motivated to be apart of other people’s life journey.

Joseph is on his journey to becoming a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC). He is especially passionate about helping clients with addictions and is working towards becoming a Certified Addictions Counselor (CAC). He lets his passion and empathy shine through his work.

Joseph is passionate about working with trauma and addiction groups. He is ready to help people of all ages and backgrounds.

Joseph employs a wide array of strategies to help clients including: motivational interviewing, solution focused therapy, narrative, cognitive behavioral therapy, mindfulness based cognitive therapy, emotion focused therapy.

Specialties

  • Addictions
  • Trauma
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Self Esteem
  • Relationships
  • Body Image
  • LGBTQ+
Marie Beltran
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Cigna
Self Pay Rate: $99

Marie-Kriz O. Beltran, Resident in Counseling

Philosophy of Care

“Who you are is not based on circumstances and choices but how well you use them to learn, grow, and inspire others” - Marie-Kriz O. Beltran 

As an exercise and yoga enthusiast, Marie understands the importance of having body and mind awareness. She helps her clients work towards creating a harmony between their bodies and minds. Marie is also passionate about meditation and helps her clients with finding peace and balance within their lives. She believes everyone can find a stillness and sense of tranquility in even the busiest days.

In her own life, Marie enjoys cooking and eating out. She is a Philippine native and was raised in California, where her experiences have helped shape her empathy and compassion.

Marie believes every person has a basic need to be seen, heard, and validated. She works to meet that need in every session, and to help people build a life in which it is met outside therapy as well. She knows that people need a safe space to express themselves without judgement. The foundation of her therapeutic approach is to provide clients with that space to be who they are, to discover who they desire to be, and to figure out what works to get them there.

Marie’s journey into the mental health profession began with her work as a mental health columnist at a 20xxthemagazine. She is a noncombat related Army Veteran and  interned as a mental health clinician at Mt. Carmel Veterans Service Center which prepared her well for her specialty working with Veterans.

Marie is passionate about working with Veterans. She is excited and ready to work with clients ranging from 18 years old up to 65 to help them navigate adulthood.

Marie utilizes a variety of strategies in her work to help clients including CBT, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, psychodynamic, person-centered, solution-focused, and psychoeducation. More than anything, she believes in meeting the client wherever they are at.

Specialties

  • Body Awareness
  • Mindfulness
  • Meditation
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Services for Veterans
  • Adulthood
  • Trauma
  • Life transitions and coaching
  • Psychoeducation
Randy Menegatti
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Cigna
Self Pay Rate: $99

Randy Menegatti, Resident in Counseling

Philosophy of Care

“No one can choose your mountain, Or tell you when to climb. It’s yours alone to challenge, At your own pace and time. ~ Unknown Author

Randy believes everyone deserves a second chance. No matter what our difficulties are in the past and present, it does not define who we are in the future. He also believes that education (in any form) is the key to unlock our future.

Randy uses his passion for teaching to help children. He’s a lifelong learner himself and tries to instill some of the same passion in his students. He strives to show them that learning doesn’t only come through the educational setting but also through life experience. As we grow and change, our needs and desires change as well. He is an advocate for children as they learn to express their needs and desires. He hopes to be a guiding light and support their journey to self-advocacy, exploration, and well-being.

In his personal life, Randy loves to be outside. This can include hiking, hunting, camping, playing with his dogs, traveling, and taking road trips. He loves to learn and explore the history of the world around us.

Randy has worked with kids in numerous settings. He has experience in the world of education primarily as a teacher but also as a school counselor and an administrator.

Randy has worked with students as they experience pre-deployment, deployment, and post-deployment in group settings where they are able to build relationships and bonds with others experiencing the same situation. He has also worked with youth as they have advocated their identity and then supported their needs as they have “come out” to their loved ones. In this process he has also helped to support and connect LGBTQ+ youth with organizations and members in the community where they could feel welcome and safe as they explore the world around them.

Specialties

  • Children and adolescent counseling
  • Adjusting to deployment (pre-, during, and post-)
  • School issues
  • Learning disabilities
  • LGBTQ+ issues
  • Life transitions
  • Self-growth
Rina Amato
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • ComPsych
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • BCBS of CO
  • Cigna
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
Self Pay Rate: $99

Rini Amato, LPC

Philosophy of Care

“Don't wait for the storms of your life to pass. Learn to dance in the rain.” -Steve Rizzo

“Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.” -George Bernard Shaw

Rini’s calling has always been to be a light to the people around her. She’s passionate about helping others improve their lives, find their self-worth, and see themselves with the same unconditional positive regard that she does. We all have a light within ourselves, even when it’s difficult to find amidst all the loss, grief, and change life can bring. Rini has faced and survived her own worst fears, and through it she has learned how resilient we are as humans. She wants her clients to know they are not alone, she is here, and to please not give up!

Rini also believes in life-long learning and growth. With the right supportive environment, we all have the capacity to make positive changes in our lives regardless of our circumstances. Her goal is to help create that environment.

It’s never too late! We’re all doing the best we can within the limit of our own unique history, but at the same time, there’s always room for improvement. Rini is here to walk with her clients as a lot of little changes add up to get you unstuck, gain self-confidence, and move forward on a path that draws you closer to the life you want to live.

Rini earned her BA in Psychology and worked in a county-run community mental health center facilitating psycho-education groups for adults struggling with severe mental illness.

Her counseling style is an eclectic yet tailored therapeutic approach that varies based on each individual client’s needs. Usually, she sticks to strength-based, solution-focused, reality-focused, and practical. She believes the client is the expert on their life and they hold the knowledge necessary for creating positive change with her- help. It’s her goal to support her clients as they grow towards self-awareness and happier, healthier lives.

Rini’s own experience with trials make her an empathetic, understanding counselor. She is a breast cancer survivor and understands that even though life can get dark, there is always a light waiting to be uncovered.

Education

Bachelor of Arts in Psychology

Specialties

  • Anxiety
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Grief and Loss
  • LGBTQ Counseling
  • Life Transitions
  • Stress management
Shirley Dollesin
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • ComPsych
Pending:
  • BCBS of CO
  • Cigna
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Tricare West
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $99

Shirley Dollesin, LPC

Philosophy of Care

“Be like water.” -Lao Tzu

Shirley understands the many ups and downs life can bring. We are all constantly evolving and changing with and through our life experiences. Sometimes, we can get stuck, or a little lost. Shirley is passionate about walking with people through their experiences and watching them come out of it a stronger, healthier, and happier person.

Shirley believes in a holistic approach. She assesses the whole person when working with a client. Afterall, you are much more than your current difficulties. There is so much that goes into making who you are, and each one is important! Shirley draws on the uniqueness of each person in a counseling session, integrating wellness and connecting the mind and body.

Healing and growing from past or present pains can be difficult and exhausting. But Shirley believes in your innate strength and power to overcome. She practices what she teaches and is constantly learning and reassessing her beliefs about herself, others, and the world.

At the heart of it all, Shirley is passionate about life. She yearns to connect with others, listen to their stories, and help them achieve their greatest potential!

Shirley has lived in Colorado for nearly 40 years. She understands the healing power of nature and loves to get outside by hiking, camping, kayaking, and fishing. (Recently, pickleball has been especially fun!) Shirley is also a veteran with 22 years in the United States Navy.

In a counseling session, Shirley will always keep the main focus on the one person that matters in that moment- you! Her client centered perspective cultivates a relationship built on trust. She is here to support, guide, and encourage you. But you are always the master of your own life, Shirley is just excited she gets the opportunity to walk it with you.

Specialties

  • Trauma
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Grief
  • Self-regulation skills training
Sydney Gomez
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Cigna
Self Pay Rate: $99

Sydney Gomez, Supervisee in Social Work

Philosophy of Care

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

Sydney realizes that life is unpredictable and that no one can plan or prepare for everything that it holds. She is passionate about working with youth and families who have experienced trauma or who have gone through challenging experiences. She believes empowering them to use their own strengths and skills to heal and pursue their goals leads to a stronger sense of self and greater success in the future.

Sydney’s philosophy is to meet all her clients wherever they are at and to help them work towards a happier and healthier life. It may seem hard, but Sydney has seen time after time the strength, skill, and perseverance in all her clients. Her job is to simply recognize the unique traits her client’s hold and help them utilize those to improve their daily life.

Originally from Michigan, Sydney loves to spend time with her family and enjoy the outdoors. She chooses to fill her time with things that in turn fill her up so that she can bring her all to a client’s session.

Sydney specializes in trauma therapy and is passionate about helping clients work through and process traumatic experiences. She is excited and open to the possibility of working with a wide variety of groups in the future. More specifically, she loves to work with clients ages 3 to 30 years old.

She employs a variety of strategies in her work including client-centered sessions. She knows that everyone has different goals and begins at unique places, so she believes in meeting every client wherever they are.

Specialties

  • Anxiety
  • Therapy
  • Depression
  • Trauma
  • Counseling for Youths
  • Counseling for Young Adults
  • Trauma-Focused Behavioral Therapy
  • Life transitions and Coaching
  • Mindfulness
Taylor Klock
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Cigna
Self Pay Rate: $99

Taylor Klock, Resident in Counseling, MA, LPCC

Philosophy of Care

Taylor believes everyone has a story, a past, and a particular series of events that has made them unique. Ultimately, what creates that story is not the experiences filled with hardships but the individual’s perception of the hardships they’ve encountered, their reaction to hardship they face, and the way in which these hardships have impacted their heart, soul, and story.

Taylor strives to be alive and savor every moment of this beautiful and fragile life. She leads from her heart and continues to grow into her greatest potential energy. As a counselor, she wants to help others do the same so they can embody their authentic soul.

In her personal life, Taylor is passionate about being in nature and being outdoors. She finds fulfillment from hiking, skiing, adventuring, and traveling.

Taylor believes that effective counseling addresses the body, mind, and spirit. Her holistic approach is always given with empathy and non-judgment. She believes that meaning making is at the heart of therapy and strives to create a safe spot for clients to create and pursue their own meaning.

Taylor enjoys existential, experimental and gestalt approaches. She also practices energy therapy.

Her experience is as wide as it is deep- from studying abroad at Madrid Spain Nebrija University to starting weekly free meditation moments for the Houston community to working with at-risk youth within Denver’s Latino community, Taylor is constantly seeking to grow herself and help others do the same.

Taylor has also studied Autism Spectrum Disorders and learning disabilities at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and volunteered at an equine therapy center for kids. She is 75 hours into her yoga instructor certification.

Specialties

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Stress management
  • Mindfulness
  • Life transitions
Cassie Fallon
Accepting:
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • BCBS of CO
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Tricare West
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $99

Cassie Fallon, LMFT

Philosophy of Care

Cassie has a passion for working with couples, families and teens. Her approach with clients begins with a genuine caring relationship .Her clients feel her unconditional positive regard toward them. In this non-judgmental environment, clients are free to explore their lives with her. Here are some quotes that drive her practice:

“I have never met a strong person with an easy past”

Cassie links awareness to past experiences, accomplishments, and lessons learned, to build strength and empower clients so they can impact and control their futures and see their dreams fulfilled.

“Normal is an illusion, what is normal for the spider is chaos for the fly”

Happiness should be achieved based on our own beliefs and goals, not defined by others.

Cassie has a variety of experience in different settings, all with individuals and their families and partners. Having travelled, studied abroad, and worked in many different fields, she has developed a wide background of experiences and is able to connect with nearly anyone on their journey.

Cassie relies mainly on a systemic and humanistic approach. The humanistic approach is simply a positive approach to therapy that focuses on a person's individual nature. A systemic approach, takes into consideration the power of relationships, interactions of groups such as the patterns and dynamics. She also uses Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness, and is open to use anything that may help her clients.

Specialties

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Trauma
  • Parenting
  • Relationship enrichment
  • Couples
  • Pre-Marital Counseling
  • Troubled Teenagers
  • Behavioral problems in school or community
Rachel Finch
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • BCBS of CO
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
Pending:
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Tricare West
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $99

Rachel Finch, LPC

Philosophy of Care

“The greatest glory in living lies not in never failing, but in rising every time we fall.” –Nelson Mandela

Rachel believes in and advocates for her clients. She works with people in a relational, genuine, and caring manner. Within this relationship, she supports her clients in developing perseverance and resilience to achieve goals – to rise every time they fall.

Rachel has worked as a Behavioral Specialist Consultant and a School Counselor in addition to being an LPC (Licensed Professional Counselor).  She believes in empowering people to live a healthy lifestyle, as well as being the best possible version of themselves. She genuinely believes that health, fitness, yoga and mindfulness are important in our daily lives. She practices these areas in her life and is always willing to teach others who would like to learn.

Rachel uses Client-Centered therapy, Brief Solution Focused therapy, Cognitive Behavioral therapy and Play Therapy strategies with her clients. She works with children from age 4 to young adults. Her ability to connect with this diverse age range speaks to her capacity to understand developmental stages for emotional, cognitive, behavioral and even moral stages. Rachel can be trusted to meet her client wherever they are in life, collaborate to determine goals and objectives, and develop individualized strategies to meet the goals.

Specialties

  • Depression and Anxiety
  • Trauma, PTSD
  • Life Transitions/Adjustments
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Self-injury
  • Self-improvement (stress management, coping skills, relocation, mindfulness, and more)
  • Families, relationships
  • Children and adolescents
  • Autism
  • Mindfulness
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