Colleen Conroy, MA, LPC

Colleen Conroy, MA, LPC

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Colleen Conroy

Colleen Conroy, MA, LPC based in Boulder, CO

Colleen Conroy, MA, LPC

How I Work:

Focusing on the individual and their unique capability toward healing is the guiding approach I take in therapy. I work with great curiosity to explore the distractions and negative cycles that may be keeping you stuck. The struggle for clarity is a difficult one to navigate in isolation; together we can look at patterns and behaviors that no longer service you and gently work toward a new, more expansive pathway. The therapeutic process is one of finding balance between the emotional and rational, the mind, body and spirit then bringing that forward into our lives. Bringing meaning and integration to mind, body and spirit is the philosophy I hold in the practice of therapy.

 

Specialty Treatment Areas:

  •     Substance Abuse & Addiction
  •     Trauma Work
  •     Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  •     Anxiety/ Panic Attacks
  •     Depression
  •     Somatic/Sensorimotor Psychotherapy
  •     ADD/ ADHD
  •     Self-Harm
  •     Suicidal Ideation
  •     Anger Management
  •     Impulse Control
  •     Adolescent Challenges
  •     Transitioning Young Adult Challenges
  •     Executive Functioning Issues
  •     Jungian Analysis
  •     Emotional Regulation Issues
  •     Family Work

 

Individual Holistic Psychotherapy:

It seems to me that in order for real change and healing to occur, the mind, body, spirit and brain must all be incorporated into the therapeutic process. Each of our stories is unique and there is no “one-size-fits-all” treatment.         

            Together we can work on:

  • Identifying triggers that put you into a survival state (fight/flight/freeze/collapse), which can contribute to self-defeating patterns.
  • Exploring your relationship to your family of origin.
  • Learning your attachment style and revitalizing your relationships.
  • Developing compassion for all parts of yourself.
  • Creating resources to help calm your nervous system.
  • Loosening the grip of chronic self-judgment.
  • Healing addictive and reactive patterns.
  • Building mindfulness techniques to help you feel more grounded and present. 

Family Work:

Families can benefit from therapy when they experience any stressful  event that may strain family relationships, such as financial hardship, divorce,  or the death of a loved one. In addition, it can be effective in  treating mental health concerns that impact the family as a whole, such  as depression, substance abuse, chronic illness, and food issues, or everyday concerns, like communication problems, interpersonal conflict, or behavioral problems in children and adolescents.

I work with families in an Emotionally-Focused framework, based on the work of Sue Johnson. This approach works from an attachment-based lens to help understand problematic cycles that trigger and maintain issues in the family. It then works to build interactions that that establish safer connection and a calmer, more regulated atmosphere among individuals and in the family system.

            Together we can work on:

  • Building skills for more emotional regulation and a better sense of feeling grounded.
  • Dismantling reactive negative cycles by establishing a more secure base of attachment.
  • Studying the blocks that arise in connection and support.
  • Creating an alliance through effective communication, emotional safety and bonding.

 

Trauma Informed Therapy/ Sensorimotor Psychotherapy:

Dr. Gabor Mate defines trauma as, “a psychic wound that hardens you psychologically that then interferes with your ability to grow and develop. It pains you and then you act out of the pain. It induces fear and then you are acting out of that fear. Trauma is not what happens to you, it’s what happens inside of you as a result of what happened to you.”

Sensorimotor Psychotherapy (SP) is a complete therapeutic modality  for trauma and attachment issues. SP welcomes the body as an integral  source of information which can guide resourcing and the accessing and  processing of challenging, traumatic, and developmental experience. SP  is a holistic approach that includes somatic, emotional, and cognitive  processing and integration.

SP enables clients to discover and change habitual physical and  psychological patterns that impede optimal functioning and well-being.  SP is helpful in working with dysregulated activation and other effects  of trauma, as well as the limiting belief systems of developmental  issues.

 SP helps clients cultivate their strengths, while providing enough  challenge to stimulate growth, long lasting change, and well-being.

            Together we can work on:

  • Validating your past hurts and traumas
  • Working though internalized feelings of shame and confusion
  • Identifying and understanding the everyday triggers that put you into a state of fight/flight/freeze/collapse.
  • Healing addictive and reactive patterns
  • Understanding how to process and release traumatic memories and emotions held in the body
  • Creating resources to calm the nervous system and help deal with trauma-related symptoms
  • Alleviating the suffering from emotions like fear, shame and anger

About Me:

Since graduating from Pacifica Graduate Institute in 2015, I have been cultivating my therapeutic practices in and out of agencies. I have worked in a transitional program for young adults, AIM House, going on 6 years. The program is structured to help guide young people on garnering enough ego strength to forge a path of independence, while also staying connected and building community. I also worked with their families in assisting with the individuation process through parent coaching and extensive family systems work through an attachment-focused lens. I have been in private practice for going on 7 years. My practice encompasses work with individuals, couples and families and has included a variety of age ranges. In meeting with such an array of unique individuals and tailoring to what they need along the way, I have deepened greatly into various aspects of psychology.

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Andy Yang, MA, LPC

Andy Yang, MA, LPC

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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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Kimberly Bryant, LPC

Kimberly Bryant, LPC

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Kimberly Bryant

Kimberly Bryant, LPC

Greetings! My life’s mission is to be of benefit to the well-being and lifetime success of individuals, families, and communities through skillful attendance, education, empathy, and love.

I am a Therapeutic Educational Consultant, Family Counselor, and Therapeutic Parent and Family Coach specializing in healing from relationship difficulties and traumatic events. I work alongside my clients and families to assist the courage, vulnerability, and patience necessary for efficacy of treatment goals over time.

With deep regard for the outcomes of skilled therapy and in each of our potential for profound change, guiding individuals and families to transform and grow towards greater health and connection is my primary goal.

All of the Home Based, Wilderness Therapy, Residential Therapy, Therapeutic Boarding Schools, Transition Programs, Transportation Services, and Outpatient Referrals I work with are carefully evaluated and screened for clinical expertise and professional integrity.

I maintain ongoing development in the following areas:

  • Knowledge of Local and National Private Mental Health Industry Professionals, Programs, and Practices
  • Family Therapy Models & Applications~ Attachment Focused Family Therapy, Reunification and Preservation
  • Prenatal, Child & Adolescent Development
  • Emerging Adulthood Issues and Coaching Methods
  • Neuropsychological/Neurobiological Applications in Attachment Therapy
  • Trauma Focused & Trauma Sensitive Models and Practices for Treating Complex Stress Disorders~ Research, Theories, and Applications, Intergenerational Treatment of Trauma and Attachment Disorders
  • Integrative, Intrapsychic Parts Work~ Gestalt, Internal Family Systems, and Internal Constellations
  • Neurological Reprocessing Therapies~ Regulatory Modalities, Bilateral Stimulation, Brainspotting, Mindfulness Practices

I have experience working with youth and families to heal around various topics, including:

Relational Trauma, Incest & Sexual Abuse, Physical Abuse, Emotional/Verbal and Domestic Abuse, Neglect, Acute and Developmental PTSD, Adoption, Emotional Regulation Dis-orders, Attachment Dis-orders, Self-Esteem, Identity Development, LGBTQ Issues, Communication Skill Building, Social/Emotional/Character Development, Body Image and Dysmorphic Dis-orders, Sexual Reactivity, Mood Dis-orders, Anxiety & Depression, Self-Harm, Dissociation, Substance Abuse, Process Addictions, Emerging Personality Disorders, Autism Spectrum Dis-orders, Transitioning to Independent Living, Learning Disabilities and Educational Alternatives,  Adult Attachment, Co-Parenting, Intergenerational issues, Multi-Cultural issues, Psychopharmacology, and many, many more…

May You Always Find the Support You Seek.

Many Blessings, Kimberly

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Angelo Ciliberti, PsyD, LPC, LAC, CGP

Angelo Ciliberti, PsyD, LPC, LAC, CGP

PROVIDER

Angelo Ciliberti

Angelo Ciliberti

PsyD, LPC, LAC, CGP

How I Work: Have you ever had the experience of talking with a helping professional but feeling like nothing is really happening? Have you found yourself in the same painful and infuriating loops over and over again in your relationships and work, patterns that threaten to erode self-confidence and the feeling that life can improve?

What advances in neuroscience demonstrate empirically is that we need immediate and visceral experiences of connection in the here-and-now to alter our brains and nervous system. This understanding is at the cornerstone of my stylistic approach. Working with me, you will find a therapist with over ten years of experience dedicated to listening deeply & non-judgmentally as well as challenging unconscious patterns that limit your growth and access to new experiences. You will leave sessions feeling more emotionally validated, psychologically organized, and ready to take actionable steps to move your life forward.

Specialty Treatment Areas:  Throughout my career I have had the opportunity to work with a highly diverse group of people across a number of stages of life. These challenges have included:

  • Perfectionism
  • Eating Disorders
  • Substance Abuse & Addiction
  • Trauma/ Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Anxiety/ Panic Attacks
  • Depression
  • Sex & Love Addiction/Codependency
  • ADD/ ADHD
  • Self-Harm
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Rage Attacks
  • Impulse Control
  • Adolescent Challenges
  • Transitioning Young Adult Challenges
  • Executive Functioning Issues
  • Parenting Conflicts
  • Emotional Regulation Issues
  • Family Discord

Individuals Psychotherapy: One-to-one counseling can serve as an incredibly powerful launching pad for personal growth and life change. With an extensive training background that includes both behavioral interventions and psychodynamic approaches, I will partner with you to determine the individualized approach that will most deeply and comprehensively address the changes you are wanting for your life and well-being.

Family Work: How frequently do we find that the people we are closet to are often the hardest to reach or get us at our worst? Taking a deeply systemic and attachment oriented approach, I work with the family as a whole to understand the underlying blocks to emotional communication as well as to empower each member to express and ask for what they need. For over ten years, I have made a focal point of my practice helping families find ways to say the unsayable and work through issues surrounding trauma, substance abuse, divorce, and secrecy.

Groups: Do you ever find yourself gravitating to the same roles in your relationships with friends and colleagues? Do you long for genuine feedback about how others experience you and to identify ways you can be more effective in relationship? Group psychotherapy is singular in its ability to powerfully address and repair deep, unconscious patterns of relating. Using a here-and-now approach, I work as a group leader to create a culture where thoughts and feelings can be put into words and shared in a constructive way leading to interpersonal growth. It is understandably that many people find group psychotherapy intimidating. I will be happy to meet with you to determine if this could be a helpful next step in your personal evolution. Once within a group, you will be invited to take risks, experiment with new ways of being and communicating, and to anchor these changes in the lived experience of relating in the here-and-now.

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