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Lion Resting

Welcome, Lionheart.

Life is often not as easy or enjoyable as advertised.  In fact, sometimes it can feel like an endless stream of pain and struggle.  We suspect it isn't supposed to be this hard, but solutions feel out of our reach.  Even worse, when we talk about our suffering, people minimize the problem, dismiss our emotions, tell us we're nuts, or give us pat answers that don't help.  It can feel like people just want us and our problems to go away.  Ouch.  

We was me.  I had to carry heavy problems and big feelings all by myself for too long.  Then I found a counselor who hung in there with me as I learned how to handle all that heavy and big stuff.  I found relief and hope for my future.  Joy and ease became more frequent experiences.

Grateful for my healing, my life's passion is to be that support for others.  Now I have the great honor of companioning brave souls on their journey to find ease and joy in living again.  I am inspired by the tremendous courage my clients demonstrate daily to do "the work."

Welcome, Lionheart.  I'm glad you're here.

- Deb -

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Training & Experience

Education & Licensure:

  • Masters in Counseling: Clinical Mental Health
    from Adams State University

  • Chi Sigma Iota - Honors Society

  • National Certified Counselor

  • Licensed Professional Counselor (State of Colorado LPC.0017424)

Training & Certifications:

  • EMDR Basic Training (EMDR Training Academy)

  • Certified Clinical Trauma Professional (CCTP) (PESI, Inc.)

  • Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy Certificate (PESI, Inc.)

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) Certificate (PESI, Inc.)

  • Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT)

  • Certified Crisis Counselor (Crisis Text Line)

  • Emotionally-Focused Therapy for Couples (EFT-C) Certificate (PESI, Inc.)

  • Acceptance and Commitment (ACT) Therapy Certificate (PESI, Inc.)

  • LGBTQ+ & Sexuality Counseling (Adams State University, PESI, Inc., Trans Affirming Therapists Academy)

  • Sexual Issues in Therapy (PESI, Inc.)

  • Certified Digital Wellness Educator (Digital Wellness Institute)

  • Certified Meditation Teacher (Meditation Alliance International)

  • Synergetic Play Therapy Trained (Synergetic Play Therapy Institute)

  • Certificate in Neuroscience and Self-Regulation Techniques for Kids with Autism, ADHD & Sensory Disorders (PESI, Inc.)

  • Positive Discipline Parent Educator (Positive Discipline Association)

  • Rewiring the Brain: Treatment Techniques for Obsessive Compulsive, Narcissistic, Antisocial and Borderline Personality Disorders (PESI, Inc.)

  • Psychological First Aid

  • Certified Clinical Telemental Health Provider (Evergreen)

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