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Alanys Chavez
Self Pay Rate: $99

Alanys Chavez, Resident in Counseling

Philosophy of Care

Alanys Chavez is a Resident in Counseling, passionate about helping people help themselves. She specializes in mindfulness, cognitive behavioral therapy, and believes in a holistic approach that takes into account the mind and body. Alanys helps clients with depression, anxiety, stress management, life transitions, and more.

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, a mentorship program between college students and middle schoolers.

Alanys strives to see everyone achieve the best version of themselves and find 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.

“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

Education

Bachelor of Arts in Psychology
New Mexico University

Specialties

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Stress management
  • Life transitions
Chelsea Wages
Self Pay Rate: $99

Chelsea Wages, Resident in Counseling

Philosophy of Care

Chelsea Wages is a Resident in Counseling (RIC) with more than 2 years of experience assisting children, teens, and adults who are experiencing the effects of trauma, PTSD, anxiety, chronic stress, family issues, and domestic violence.

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 has a passion for supporting the developmental disability community, especially parents, caregivers, and siblings. She works with clients and families who may have an intellectual, developmental or 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 and 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. Chelsea will work hard to help you grow and experience a renewed sense of purpose and wellbeing.

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
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
Self Pay Rate: $99

Cynthia Cruz, Resident in Counseling

Philosophy of Care

Cynthia Cruz is a Licensed Therapist (LT) with over 3 years of experience working with clients of all ages—especially children and adolescents. In addition, she is highly skilled in working with trauma. Cynthia supports young people in learning how to express their emotions in a healthy manner.

Cynthia completed her 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 successfully 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 from 2020 to the present. With each client, she builds an individualized plan to reach the client’s goals. Using a strengths-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. Cynthia 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.

Cynthia knows how difficult it can be to express 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 judgment.

Specialties

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

Danielle Zaderaka
Self Pay Rate: $199: Intake $149: Follow-ups

Danielle Zaderaka, PMHNP

Philosophy of Care

Danielle Zaderaka is a Board Certified Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner with over 6 years of experience in psychiatry. She is passionate about working with both adolescents and adults, and she helps clients manage a wide range of mental health challenges including anxiety, depression, ADHD, insomnia, trauma, and more. Danielle also has previous experience working in an emergency room setting — as a former Psychiatric Acute Care Nurse Practitioner, she understands the unique intricacies of poor functioning and life interrupting symptoms, particularly with adolescents.

Danielle understands the difficulty of finding a provider who actually listens and exercises ethical and compassionate prescribing. Getting to know you and how you want to improve your life is one of her top priorities. Too often, clients feel they don't get the time and appreciation for their needs — helping you start each day with a better baseline means better days ahead. Improving overall functioning and examining the small details to make big changes is our ultimate goal!

As a conservative prescriber, Danielle seeks to apply a "whole person" approach to medication management. Considering holistic and natural ways of symptom management with a healthy appreciation for psychopharmacology, Danielle blends treatment options for the best outcome that works for you! She works hard to ensure you feel heard, supported, and comfortable with every medication. A strong advocate for medication education, she will also ensure you know what to expect what a given medication will do for you and how it will impact you. Danielle assures you that she considers multiple factors when choosing a medication protocol and avoids polypharmacy.

Working with a psychiatric provider can be overwhelming, but having someone who listens and understands can help. Danielle is a great listener and support system, and she will treat you with the utmost respect. She will help you improve your functioning and live well!

Education

Walden University
Master of Science in Nursing

Specialties

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Anger
  • ADHD
  • Coping Skills
  • Oppositional Defiance
  • School Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Sleep or Insomnia
  • Stress
  • Trauma and PTSD
Denice Maiden
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
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 Aragon is a Resident in Counseling (RIC) who specializes in working with children, teens, and adults who are struggling to cope with issues related to alcohol use, addiction, depression, anxiety, undeveloped coping skills, chronic illness, family conflict, trauma, PTSD, sexual or physical abuse, parenting difficulties, and much more.

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, but may need guidance from a counselor to help navigate the trials and tribulations of life. Jaelyn’s journey into counseling began with her work at Safe Passage Children’s Advocacy Center, where she volunteered for over two years. The experience taught her the value of meeting a client at whatever place or mindset they are in, and she learned how to respond to a range of emotional situations while being an advocate for the client’s best interest.

Jaelyn 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. Reach out to schedule a session with her, where you'll work together as a team to start achieving your personal goals.

Education

University of Colorado Colorado Springs
Master's in Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Specialties

  • Depression
  • Stress
  • Anxiety
  • Adolescent Therapy
  • Child Therapy
  • Self-awareness
  • Mindfulness
  • Trauma
  • Social Support
  • Art Therapy
Marie Beltran
Self Pay Rate: $99

Marie-Kriz O. Beltran, Resident in Counseling

Philosophy of Care

Marie Beltran is a Resident in Counseling who is passionate about working with veterans. Marie is excited and ready to work with clients ranging from 18 years old up to 65 to help them navigate adulthood. Her journey into the mental health profession began with her work as a mental health columnist at a magazine. Marie is a noncombat-related Army veteran and she interned as a mental health clinician at Mt. Carmel Veterans Service Center, which prepared her well for her specialty working with veterans.

Marie completed her master's degree at Colorado Christian University. As an exercise and yoga enthusiast, she understands the importance of having body and mind awareness. Marie helps her clients work towards creating a harmony between their bodies and minds. She 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. Marie 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 utilizes a variety of strategies in her work to help clients, including cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT), psychodynamic, person-centered, solution-focused, and psychoeducation. More than anything, she believes in meeting the client wherever they are.

Specialties

  • Body Awareness
  • Mindfulness
  • Meditation
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Services for Veterans
  • Adulthood
  • Trauma
  • Life transitions and coaching
  • Psychoeducation
Rachael Cresci
Self Pay Rate: $99

Rachael Cresci, LCSW

Philosophy of Care

Dr. Rachael Cresci is Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) specializing in integrated behavioral health. Rachael began her career in the health care field working at UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital. She has spent over 18 years providing clinical assessment and treatment to children and adults in medical settings.

Rachael completed her Master of Social Work (MSW) at San Jose State and her Doctorate in Behavioral Health (DBH) at Arizona State University. She is a Tenure Track Professor at Napa Valley College. Rachael uses cognitive behavioral, mindfulness-based, and solution focused interventions to create custom treatments that will optimize her clients' health and functioning. Throughout therapy, she will work with clients to find the best approach.

Rachael believes that you come with the problem and the solution. Her job is to enhance strengths, increase coping strategies, and help you reach your goals. Rachael works to develop a safe and supportive relationship that will enable you to heal.

Education

Doctor of Behavioral Health
Arizona State University

Master of Social Work
San Jose State University

Specialties

  • Bilingual/Bicultural Spanish
  • Depression
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Anxiety
  • Pain Disorders
  • Health Psychology
  • Addiction Medicine
  • Transgender Health
Randy Menegatti
Self Pay Rate: $99

Randy Menegatti, Resident in Counseling

Philosophy of Care

Randy Menegatti is a Resident in Counseling (RIC) with over 2 years of experience working with children, teens, and adults. He specializes in treating issues related to relationships, ADHD, undeveloped coping skills, family conflict, difficult life transitions, men's issues, school-related issues, and much more.

Randy has completed Master's degrees in both Educational Leadership and Professional Counseling and uses his passion for teaching to help children.

Randy believes everyone deserves a second chance. He also believes that education (in any form) is the key to unlocking one's future.

Randy strives to show clients that learning doesn’t only come through the educational setting, but also through life experience. As you grow and change, your needs and desires change as well. Randy is an advocate for clients of all ages 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 wellbeing.

“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

Specialties

  • Children and adolescent counseling
  • Adjusting to deployment (pre-, during, and post-)
  • School issues
  • Learning disabilities
  • LGBTQ+ issues
  • Life transitions
  • Self-growth
Sydney Gomez
Self Pay Rate: $99

Sydney Gomez, Supervisee in Social Work

Philosophy of Care

Sydney Gomez is a Supervisee in Social Work who is passionate about working with youth and families who have experienced trauma or who have gone through challenging experiences. 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.

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 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, helping them work towards a happier and healthier life.

Sydney believes empowering you to use you own strengths and skills to heal and pursue your goals leads to a stronger sense of self and greater success in the future. It may seem hard, but Sydney has seen time after time the strength, skill, and perseverance in all her clients. Her job is simply to recognize the unique traits her clients hold and help them utilize those to improve their daily life.

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

Specialties

  • Anxiety
  • Therapy
  • Depression
  • Trauma
  • Counseling for Youths
  • Counseling for Young Adults
  • Trauma-Focused Behavioral Therapy
  • Life transitions and Coaching
  • Mindfulness
Cassie Fallon
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
Self Pay Rate: $99

Rachel Finch, LPC

Philosophy of Care

Rachel Finch is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) who specializes in depression, anxiety, trauma, PTSD, life transitions, suicidal ideation, self-injury, self-improvement, relationships, children, autism, and mindfulness. 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 has worked as a Behavioral Specialist Consultant and a School Counselor in addition to being an LPC. She uses client-centered therapy, brief solution-focused therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), and play therapy strategies with her clients. 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.

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 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.

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

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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Marie Whatley

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Since day one Marie has been so nice and understanding of all my issues with anger. She has helped me so much to take a step back and analyze issues and approach them in a very calm manner and retrain my brain to deal with anxiety issues that lead to anger. She has helped a ton in putting forth effort to better my marriage and other relationships with family. I couldn’t thank her enough for all her help in the last couple of months and in the future! Love her!! Definitely recommend her!
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Grateful

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I have met several therapist and none have came close to helping me navigate the world in the way that Mrs. Marie has. I am forever grateful for having this amazing opportunity to learn from this truly amazing therapist!
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Marie Whatlay

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I really love [Marie Whatlay], she is really helping me with my attitude, my thought process, thinking before I speak and everything else along with what I need . Just wish it could be in person.
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Cassandra Fallon

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I have known Cassandra for over 10 years and have seen her work hard for the clients she serves. She is caring and compassionate while also approaching her work with clients and colleagues realistically and honestly. They know she is trustworthy and means what she says, and that it comes from a good place. She genuinely wants the best for others.
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Nothing But Praise

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Jennifer is one of the best and I'd recommend her to everyone without thinking twice. She's helped me though burnout, anxiety, grief (and so much more), while being one of the most compassionate and knowledgeable therapists I've interacted with.
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Couples Therapy

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Marie was a phenomenal! Thank you for your knowledge and patience.
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Jennifer Flowers

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Jennifer has been working with my daughter for a few months and has developed a safe, reliable & trustworthy relationship with her that has been incredibly valuable to us. My daughter has not only gained comfort through some very difficult times but more importantly has learned & continues to grow healthy coping skills & tools that she will be able to use for the rest of her life! We are incredibly grateful to have found such a dedicated, caring, and valuable therapist!!
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I am very thankful for Cassie. My daughter and I have both grown over the past yr and are continuing to learn and grow . If not for Cassie my daughter would be lost and I would have gone mad. ❤️
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