Anna Frost, NCPsyA

Anna Frost, NCPsyA

Anna Frost LPC at Boulder Psychological Services in Boulder Colorado

Anna Frost, NCPsyA

General Work Orientation 

 

I work with individual adults, young adults/students, and couples. My practice encompasses psychotherapy, psychoanalysis, relationship counseling, clinical supervision, and clinical mentoring. Our work together may range from CBT/DBT type problem-solving to more in-depth exploration in order to resolve long-standing issues or identifications.

 

I typically take a comprehensive approach with the aim of exploring, dismantling, and resolving repetitive patterns that interfere with your life desires and goals — unless a short-term counseling/cognitive approach is needed.  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 the CU campus. I offer free 15-minute phone consultations. When you decide we will work together, I offer per-session pricing and session package pricing.

 

Individual Adults

 

I specialize in working with people who are good at solving complex, often technical problems; people who have curiosity and enjoy their minds, expertise, and accomplishments. Because expertise requires enormous headspace, focus, and many hours every day, emotions are often experienced as interfering with the work at hand. If this is the case, you might sometimes suffer from relationship problems, loneliness, anxiety, perfectionism, OCD, or depression. 

 

Like problem-solving needed for complex technical problems, when recurring painful emotional or relational problems are sufficiently analyzed and understood, they will be alleviated or resolved. 

 

As we talk together and assess whats going on, new ways to proceed and new ways to orient will surface, emotionally and practically.

  

Young Adults (Students/Professionals)

 

Young adults often encounter challenging life situations and difficult decisions. Whatever difficulties you may be experiencing, such as anxiety, social anxiety, loneliness, gender issues, isolation, depression, or family issues, there is help to be had. Finding a safe and dependable place to talk things through will help you gain clarity to navigate your future.

 

As we thoughtfully explore your situation, youll not be alone with it.  Your mind will not be relegated to being alone with no apparent way forward. I help you put your thoughts and feelings into words, i.e., on the table,” so you can clearly see them.  As your understanding increases, you will make steady progress determining and implementing what you want and dont want on the table” for your present and your future.

 

Relationship Work

 

Do you feel misunderstood in your relationship?  Do you feel lonely in your marriage?  Are there too many arguments? Is there too much silence?  Is there a reluctance to talk? Do you fear being vulnerable? Do you infuse negative patterns from your past into your current relationship and dont know how to stop?

 

When we experience relentless feelings of hurt, anger, or resentment, we are physiologically affected. Stress responses kick in and exacerbate anxiety, affecting our heart rate, our breathing, our sleep; we ruminate, gear up for battle, and cant imagine how or where to find relief. 

 

To get relief from these kinds of toxic feelings they must be off-loaded. 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, container, and relationship with a trained and trusted clinician who can meet you where you are and work to get where you need to go, without external influences from family and friends.

 

When you feel seen, heard, and understood, you will feel better and strategically navigate every relationship and every interaction.

 

In each session you will get practical help and learn how to establish boundaries, how to communicate, and how to position yourself to your advantage.

 

Psychedelic Integration:

 

Psychedelic therapies (MDMA, Ketamine, LSD, Psilocybin, Ayahuasca) can help provide relief or help expand and explore your levels of 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.

Education/Training

 

I’m a Nationally Certified Psychoanalyst and I’ve been in private practice for over 30 years.

 

Following graduate work at the University of Houston and Rice University, I pursued contemporary analytic training through the Colorado Center for Modern Psychoanalytic Studies and the Philadelphia School of Psychoanalysis. I have been a training analyst for the Philadelphia School of Psychoanalysis for 16 years.  

 

I very much enjoy my work and the people who come to see me.  I invite you to call me at 303.547.8493. Again, I offer free 15-minute consultations and when you decide we will work together, I offer per session pricing and session package pricing and convenient payment plans.

 

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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