Anna Frost, LPC, NCPsyA

Anna Frost, LPC, NCPsyA

Andre Karkamaz LPC Boulder Colorado

Anna Frost, LPC, NCPsyA

 

–  Couples (Separation/Divorce)

–  Individual Adults

–  Young Adults (Students/Professionals)

–  Psychedelic Integration

–  General Work Orientation

–  About Me

 

Couples (Separation/Divorce)

 

Do you feel misunderstood in your relationship, or lonely in your marriage?  Are there too many arguments? or is there too much silence? Might you sometimes think you infuse negative patterns from your past into your current relationship and don’t know how to stop?

When we experience intense and relentless feelings of hurt, anger, or resentment, we are physiologically affected. Stress response kicks in and exacerbates anxiety, affecting our heart rate, our breathing. We can’t sleep, we ruminate, we gear up for battle — and can’t imagine how to find relief. 

However, relief is possible. To get relief from these kinds of impinging toxic feelings, they must be “off-loaded.”  And healthy off-loading occurs when we talk honestly, expel, express, and no longer “hold everything together,” no longer “contain it all.”  This requires a reliable frame/relationship with a trained and trusted clinician who can meet you where you are.

When you feel seen, heard, and understood — you will have ground for feeling better in yourself and for making healthy choices in every relationship, every interaction.

And of course, in each session, as needed, you will get practical help with how to establish boundaries, how to communicate, and how to position yourself to your advantage.

I offer a free 20-minute phone consultation so you can ask me questions and find out if we are a good fit. Call me: 828.318.6283.

A helpful free resource for dealing with separation/divorce issues is Second Saturday. An online venue for the Boulder area, it meets on the second Saturday of every month. It provides legal, financial, and therapeutic expertise and the presenters are available for any questions you might have.

Individual Adults

 

I specialize in working with people who are good at solving complex, often technical problems — people who enjoy their minds and their accomplishments.  If you are this kind of person, you might sometimes suffer from loneliness, anxiety, perfectionism, OCD, depression, and/or relationship problems.

 

Not unlike complex technical problems — when painful, sometimes toxic emotional problems are sufficiently analyzed and understood, they can be sufficiently alleviated/resolved. 

 

As we talk together and assess what’s been going on — new ways to proceed, new ways to orient will begin to surface, emotionally and practically.

 

You’re welcome to contact me for a free 20-minute consult to ask questions and see if we might be a good fit.  Text or call me at 828.318.6283

 

Young Adults (Students/Professionals)

 

These days young adults face difficult decisions and life situations.  There is advantage in finding a reliable place to talk things through — so you can position yourself with clarity as you navigate your future.

 

Whatever emotional difficulties (like anxiety, social anxiety, loneliness, gender issues, isolation, depression) you may be experiencing, there is help to be had.

 

I do my best to provide an easy space to talk about what’s going on for you. As we carefully, thoughtfully, explore/examine your situation, you’ll not be alone with it.  Your mind will not be relegated to being a “closed system” where you remain alone with no way out.

My job is to help you put your thoughts and feelings into words, i.e., “on the table,” so you can see your situation more clearly.  As your understanding increases, you will make steady progress determining/implementing what you want and don’t want “on the table” — of your life.

Psychedelic Integration:

Psychedelic therapies (MDMA, Ketamine, LSD, Psilocybin, Ayahuasca) can help provide relief or help expand/explore consciousness. After a dosing experience, it is often helpful to explore, talk through, and uncover unconscious insights that are foundational for you.

Psychoanalytic-type work is optimally equipped to process your experience.

General Work Orientation 

I work short-term and long-term, depending on what’s needed and wanted — whether you need CBT-type problem-solving or more in-depth exploration to resolve long-standing issues/identifications.

We work at your pace via phone, on-screen, or in person. I am an out-of-network provider so our work together is completely private. My home office is located close to CU campus. I offer a 20-minute free consultation to see if we are a good fit.  You’re welcome to contact me:  828.318.6283.

 

About Me

 Following graduate work at the University of Houston and Rice University, I pursued in-depth modern analytic training (coursework/analysis) through the Colorado Center for Modern Psychoanalytic Studies and the Philadelphia School of Psychoanalysis.

I have been doing Separation/Divorce Work, Individual Psychotherapy/Analysis, and Supervision/Mentoring for over 25 years. Unless a short-term counseling/cognitive stance is called for, I take a comprehensive approach with the aim of exploring, dismantling, and resolving repetitive patterns that interfere with a persons life desires and goals.

I very much enjoy my work and the people who come to see me.

 

 

Disclaimer: Boulder Psychological Services is a marketing platform. All therapists listed are independent clinicians who are solely responsible for their therapeutic practices.

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Kat Austin, LPC, LAC, LMFT

Kat Austin, LPC, LAC, LMFT

Kat Austin, LPC, LAC, LMFT

I am an experienced clinician in Boulder who works with a broad range of problems experienced by adults, young adults adolescents, families and couples. I bring 14 years of experience into my work from an array of settings including residential treatment programs, transitional living programs, outpatient clinics, drug treatment court, and private practice.

I utilize an approach, which combines humanistic principals, attachment theory, mindfulness tools, experiential exercises, addiction treatment, family systems theory, and emotionally focused couples therapy. I start with building a relationship with you that fosters trust, openness, and safety. I then tailor my approach to your unique needs to meet your goals and desires for treatment.

Educational Background: I received a bachelor of arts and a teaching certification in secondary social studies from the University of Colorado at Boulder. In 2009, I completed a masters of arts in counseling psychology with a specialization in couples and family therapy from the University of Colorado at Denver. I have completed training in Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy, Satir transformational systemic therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, and EMDR.

Specialty Treatment Areas: Martial issues, infidelity, premarital counseling, drug and alcohol abuse/addiction, family conflict, transitional and adjustment issues, depression, anxiety, oppositional defiance, trauma, EMDR, self harm, eating disorders, impulse control issues, mentoring.

My Practice:

Couples: I am trained in Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy (EFT). EFT leads a couple to get right to the heart of the problems that keep relationships unsatisfying and disconnected. The goal is to help you create safety and security in your relationship so that deep connection and caring can grow from the practice of honesty and vulnerability. I will help a couple identify the negative cycle they get stuck in. Then I will lead the couple to develop new ways of interacting that will help manage conflict and move into the caring, loving, and connected relationship we all desire. EFT has been found to be successful with about 75% of couples.

Families: Working from a systemic view of change, I effort to help families increase their communication, connection, and harmony within their relationships and their homes. We can become entrenched in unhealthy and unproductive patterns. I will help each family member develop awareness around their part in these patterns and develop new ways of being within the system thus rekindling a positivity and synchronicity in the family.

Individuals: I work with adolescents, young adults, and adults.   I have a passion for working with adolescents and young adults. The adolescent years can be difficult to navigate through and young adults have the struggle of individuating from their parents. I will guide adolescents and young adults through this difficult time—helping them develop more emotional awareness, coping skills, and realizing their individuality and resiliency.   I also work with adults clients presenting with depression, anxiety, impulse control issues, and trauma. I am trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) and use it often with individual clients.

Working with drug and alcohol abuse or dependence: I have years of experience working with addiction issues. I work from a biopsychosocial model of addiction, helping the client develop understanding of the underlying aspects of their use and how their use could be maladaptive way to cope with uncomfortable feelings.

Disclaimer: Boulder Psychological Services is a marketing platform. All therapists listed are independent clinicians who are solely responsible for their therapeutic practices.

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