Our Counselors

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. 

Too often the world tells us who we should be and what we should do. Cristina wants to be a breath of fresh air where you can be who you want and go in the direction you decide for yourself. She is an empathetic counselor who strives to guide, support, and encourage her clients as she helps them discover their own answers to their questions.

Cristina is especially passionate about empowering children and teens to overcome life’s challenges and pursue their dreams. She’s found that our younger generations are often misunderstood and therefore not given the voice to make their needs heard. These children and adolescents deserve someone who will fight for them and empower them to grow and heal; Cristina’s goal is to do just that.

Of course, one of the difficulties of working with children is the knowledge gap. Many children may not understand what is going on inside them or the vocabulary to discuss it. Therefore, Cristina is passionate about taking all the mystery of emotions, thoughts, and other people’s behaviors and putting it in a way that makes sense to them. Children and adolescents are much smarter than many of us think, they just need an outlet to express themselves. Cristina loves to be that outlet and help them grow and heal.

In addition to being a parent herself, Cristina has over twenty-four years of diverse experience working with people from pre-school to college. Specifically, she’s worked with military families in school and have seen firsthand the impact deployment and a military family life can have on a child.

Cristina is great at meeting you where you are at. She understands that every situation, every person, and every goal is unique. What works for one person won’t work for another. Likewise, each counseling session should be unique. Because of this, she uses an integrated approach to each of her clients. She also believes in integrating your life outside of a counseling session into the healing and growth process- this is your life after all!

Amongst the more common strategies Cristina pulls from are 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
Diana Provost
Self Pay Rate: $99

Diana Provost, Resident in Counseling

Philosophy of Care

Diana is passionate about creating a nonjudgmental environment that embraces and recognizes the need for growth and change in ourselves and around us. Too often, change can be seen as a negative thing. But change is a crucial part of life and can lead to a healthier, happier life.

Diana wants to give her clients the tools they need to take control of what they can and create the life they want to live. She loves to teach her clients skills to handle any situation or diagnosis they might have.

Above all, Diana believes her job is to empower her clients to live their best life. You are the ultimate source for your life, and she isn’t here to tell you how to live. She’s here to empower you to make your own decisions and create your own future.

Diana draws from a wide array of skills and training to best meet her clients where they are at. Her focus will always be on you, and what you need to best succeed. Sometimes, that might be talk therapy and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. Sometimes she might walk you through meditation, breathing exercises, brain spotting, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, or other therapeutic interventions. She will always explain the benefits of the technique and walk you through what will happen before deciding if it’s the best fit for you.

At her core, Diana teaches empowerment by helping her clients harness their thoughts, emotions, and actions. She helps you take back power in your own life.

Diana’s personal and professional experience gives her a unique edge in the counseling field. She has worked in the Colorado Mental Health Institute in Pueblo, the Judicial system, and at a medical facility. Her wide range of professional experiences helped cultivate her compassion and empathy and taught her the importance of creating a nurturing environment and being nonjudgmental.

Diana understands that we all have a past that might be affecting our present, but she believes it doesn’t have to affect our future. Her job is never to judge where you came from, only to help you get where you want to go.

Diana also draws on her personal experiences when counseling a client. She herself is a trauma survivor and has experience with family mental illness. When she talks about empowerment, healing, and growth, she’s talking from a place of understanding and deep passion. She’s walked a similar path many of her clients are walking now and she is honored and excited to walk besides them.

Education

Masters in Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Specialties

  • Trauma
  • Mindfulness
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Family Counseling
  • Support for families experiencing mental illness
Kristyn Hudgens
Self Pay Rate: $99

Kristyn Hudgens, Resident in Counseling

Philosophy of Care

Kristyn understands that comfort is something most people are looking for. Her job as a counselor is to ensure everyone is able to get comfortable even with the uncomfortable. It is only there that true healing and growth will take place.

In a counseling session with Kristyn, you can expect to be the center of the session. She takes time to get to know your needs, wants, and goals before developing a counseling structure that best fits you. She will make sure that you get what you came for, and deliver it all in a professional, empathetic manner. Afterall, counseling is about you!

Counseling has been instrumental in Kristyn’s own life. She fully understood the power of good counseling after using it to grieve the loss of her sister. She now utilizes her skills and experience to better help everyone around her.

Kristyn has worked for 5 years with forensic mental health patients. Previous to that, she worked in group homes with developmentally delayed adults. Her work has helped her foster a great amount of empathy for her clients. She understands that everyone’s past is unique, but she can meet them where they are at and help them move forward.

Kristyn knows ASL and is experienced with communicating with the deaf and hard of hearing community.

Kristyn is constantly reevaluating the techniques she applies in a counseling session, asking herself if it is the best technique for this client and this situation. She is excited to expand her knowledge of counseling strategies so she can grow the toolbox she uses to help others. Her most common therapeutic strategies include Humanistic, Cognitive, and Behavioral strategies.

Specialties

  • Trauma
  • Relationship Counseling
  • Counseling for the Deaf and the Hearing Impaired
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Life Transitions
  • Developmental Disabilities
Lynn Sais
Self Pay Rate: $99

Lynn Sais, Resident in Counseling

Philosophy of Care

“You have the power within yourself to make anything possible, you must diminish the doubt and ignite the self-belief.” – Leon Brown

Lynn is passionate about helping clients recognize their unique potential within. She understands that life is not always easy, and that we all carry some pain inside of us. However, her deepest hope is that we would not let current pain, problems, insecurities, and fear stop us from pursuing hope and purpose.

As a counselor, Lynn offers grace and utmost empathy as she listens and helps her clients navigate their way throughout whatever brings them into her office. She will meet you where you are at; there is not a problem too big or too small for Lynn. If it’s important to you, it’s important to her.

A counseling session with Lynn will be rooted in researched and proven practices that Lynn individualizes to meet your needs. Everyone’s life story, current problems, and future desires are different, so every counseling session will be unique to you.

She draws her knowledge from humanistic and cognitive psychological theories. This means she prioritizes the individual over her own thoughts and is focused on the thoughts, emotions, and behavior of a person. As humans we have a variety of resources within us that can be accessed for growth and development. Her job is to help you access those resources!

Likewise, our thought patterns are key in developing and shaping our decisions, which in turn impact our feelings. By understanding and shaping your thought life, you can shape your life to better fit your dreams.

In short, Lynn wants people to combat feelings of inadequacy and become “enough” for themselves- enough to be assertive, enough to make healthy decisions, enough to take care of themselves, enough to be happy and form goals. Often, the problems that surround and impact us can lead to feelings of powerlessness. Her job is to give you power by giving you tools to make your own future.

Specialties

  • Adolescent counseling
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Counseling for young adults and college students
  • Life transitions
  • School Issues
  • Personal improvement
Valerie Senger
Accepting:
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • BCBS of CO
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Tricare West
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $99

Valerie Senger, LPC

Philosophy of Care

Valerie is passionate about helping her clients get over the next hurdle in their life. Of course, she would love to walk with her clients farther than that, but she knows that sometimes a small victory, like a realization or revelation, can take a person a long way. Valerie looks forward to these smaller moments of transformation and healing in counseling sessions.

As a counselor, Valerie strives to help a client establish and maintain relationships; first with themselves and then with others. She wants to work with her clients to help them forgive themselves and grow into the person they desire to be.  Valerie has found that counseling a person who experiences depression, anxiety, racing thoughts and sleepless nights, includes them being supported and encouraged as they learn to implement new useful ways of thinking about themselves and their world.

Valerie is also conscious of how connected we are to our family-of-origin. Often this is not a healthy life-affirming connection. It can take a lot of work and time to earn autonomy from a dysfunctional or toxic family system. However, Valerie makes it simple as she takes you step-by-step into new ways of implementing healthy boundaries and securing a positive self-image. Valerie will be there with you every step of the way.

Valerie found counseling later in life after working in the digital technology world, working in non-profit organization, working blue collar, and working in a hospital setting. She also has two children and six grandchildren.

Through it all, she has learned that life presents us with many pleasures and losses. Having hope while gaining objectivity is crucial to staying mentally healthy.  Objective insights and tools are what she strives to give each of her clients on a unique, and individual basis.

In a counseling session, Valerie makes sure to take an integrative approach to a client and their mental health concerns. She pulls from strategies such as psychodynamic, Family Systems, DBT, Mindfulness, or CBT or any researched technique that can enhance the therapeutic relationship and bring further healing and growth.

Specialties

  • Domestic Violence
  • Complex Trauma
  • Family Estrangement
  • Depression and Anxiety
  • Divorce
  • Single Parenting
  • Greif and Loss
  • Adolescent Counseling
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