Andy Yang, MA, LPC

Andy Yang, MA, LPC

PROVIDER

Andy Yang

Andy Yang, LPC Boulder CO

Andy Yang, MA, LPC

 

Connection, understanding, growth, empowerment and fulfillment are basic human needs.  We are naturally hardwired to relate.  When we have these the possibilities are vast and we thrive!  But when we feel disconnected, misunderstood, stuck, and empty, it feels painful and isolating.  We are left yearning for relief, resources and restoration.  In the end we want a sense of balance and sustainability.

I’m a Licensed Professional Counselor that practices in Boulder, Colorado.  I bring a warm, kind, gentle approach to therapy to establish trust, and build a relationship that allows for the supportive you need to progress through your growth.  I use a variety of approaches that tailor to your strengths, creativity and passions for you to get the most out of your journey.

Education Background:
I earned a Bachelor’s of Arts in History from the University of Colorado at Boulder and a Master’s of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Denver Seminary. During my graduate program, I participated in a yearlong internship with Providence Network working with individuals and families coming out of homelessness, and provided counseling services to children and moms rebuilding from domestic violence, as well as group therapy for men recovering from addictions.   Since attaining my licensure, I have continuously sought further education and trainings to enhance my practice, and be a better provider of care to clients.

Work Background:
For two years post-graduation, I provided in-home therapy services and led behavioral coaches as we worked extensively with a variety of families, adolescents, and children in the foster system with histories of trauma, abuse, dependency and neglect. I have been in private practice since 2015. I have experience working with the family as a whole, as well as with each individual family member to meet their needs in seeking healing. In addition, I am a full time Youth Pastor where I continue to work with kids and make a difference in the community.

Specialty Areas:
Child and Adolescent Development, Parenting, Depression, Anxiety, EMDR, Adjustment and Transitions, Self-Esteem, Emotional Intelligence, Childhood work

Client Populations:
Children, Adolescents, Adults, Parents, Highly Sensitive People

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Lis Collins, RN, MS, PMHNP-BC

Lis Collins, RN, MS, PMHNP-BC

PRESCRIBER

Lis Collins

You’re looking for answers. You’re hurting and exhausted. You’re doing the work but barely hanging on. You’ve considered medications but you don’t want to be a zombie, gain weight, have sexual side effects, or be hooked on medications for years. You just want to feel like you again. 

You want help for your child but you don’t want them to have side effects or get addicted to something. Psychiatrists are unapproachable and your teen won’t go to the appointments because they don’t feel like the prescriber gets who they are. You’re looking for help but the soonest appointment is months away.

You want someone who knows what they’re doing and follows the evidence but is also a great listener and really works to understand the problem. They’ll work with your therapist and consider novel approaches, not just pull out a prescription pad.

Years of Training, Experience, and Dedication to Mental Wellness

I am a board-certified child and family psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner, trained at the University of California, San Francisco and licensed in Colorado and California. I diagnose psychiatric disorders and prescribe psychiatric medications to individuals of all ages.

I began working in mental health in 2000 and have been practicing psychiatry since 2012. Before prescribing, I worked with adolescents in residential and wilderness programs, provided drug and alcohol counseling, and individual and group therapy to children and adults.

I love what I do and am honored to be part of the process with people who are looking for change. Although I am a prescriber, I do not meet with pharmaceutical drug representatives and I pursue evidence-based continuing medical education free from corporate sponsorship so that I stay current with what will help you, not what will make the pharmaceutical companies more money.

My Approach to Prescribing Psychiatric Medications

Individuals of all races, religions, genders, orientations, cultures, and abilities are welcome here. This is your body and your process. I am committed to you feeling heard, cared for and supporting you in achieving your mental health goals. I am not committed to prescribing you medications. If it’s likely that you can feel better without using psychiatric medications, then we can talk about how to make that happen and I’ll be here if you need me down the road.

During the assessment I will be working to learn about you, your history, what is bothering you, what you have already tried, and what you want to be different. We will discuss a wide variety of options to help you achieve your goals. If medications are recommended, we will create a wellness plan that integrates medications and support from non-pharmaceutical interventions such as exercise, sleep hygiene, spiritual practices, creative methods, social involvement, and psychotherapy with a therapist, psychologist, or licensed counselor. This complimentary approach to treatment serves to create a solid foundation for lasting change and efficient reduction in symptoms.

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