Charlie Wright, LSP

Charlie Wright, LSP

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Charlie Wright

Charlie Wright, LSP

Charlie is a Colorado Department of Education credentialed school psychologist who has maintained both a private practice and employment in the public school system for more than twenty years.

He is a past president of the Colorado Society of School Psychologists, has co-authored two professional journal articles on the Content of Undergraduate Transpersonal Psychology Courses and Reasons for not Reporting Peak Experiences. In addition, he was employed by the Institute of Behavioral Genetics to assess cognition for a long term study that focused on learning disabilities.

As a psycho-educational diagnostician, Charlie’s goal is to effectively integrate intellectual abilities, academic skills, and personality characteristics, in developing an effective treatment plan to address the client’s area(s) of concern. In addition, executive functioning abilities, as well as attention/inattention skills, are also evaluated. The assessment process enables the client to gain a comprehensive understanding of how these factors impact their educational performance, employment expectations, interpersonal relationships and their intrapersonal self perceptions or self esteem.

Clients can schedule a free telephone consultation to review their individual concerns and help to determine if psychometric assessment is warranted. If so, an initial intake meeting with a structured interview will be scheduled to help determine what specific tests are indicated, depending on the specific questions that the client wants answered. As noted above Charlie is trained to assess intelligence, attentional impairments, achievement, and to provide personality/emotional profiles.

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Leah Kaplan, LPC

Leah Kaplan, LPC

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Leah Kaplan

Leah Kaplan, LPC, CLC

Specialty Treatment Areas: Individual therapy with Adolescents (12 years and older), Young Adults (college), Adults, Parent Coaching, in support of struggle with: Depression, Anxiety, Communication, Executive Function, ADHD, Life Transitions, Trauma, Stress Management, Time Management, Organization, Value Identification, Goal Setting, Life Coaching and overall adjustment issues.

Predominant Treatment Modalities: Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), DBT (Dialectical Behavior Therapy Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Brief/Solution-Focused, Positive Psychology, Mentoring, Life Coaching.

Mind/Body Therapies: Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT/Tapping), EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization Therapy), guided Imagery, mindfulness strategies.

Educational Background: I received my Bachelors Degree from University of Colorado in Psychology in 1994. I completed my Masters Counseling Psychology University of Colorado at Denver in 1997 and became licensed in 2000. During the years of my experience I have completed additional trainings in: Life Coaching, DBT (Dialectical Behavior Therapy), (EFT Tapping (Emotional Freedom Therapy), ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy), ADHD workshops, EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization Therapy).

My Approach:

The counseling/coaching relationship provides a unique opportunity that allows you to focus on YOU… not on the outer world and all life’s chores, responsibilities, expectations and daily distractions. This is a safe place for introspection, analysis and evaluating personal progress. This sacred time is set aside for you to safely explore important areas of your life or current stressors. You can feel open to experience your emotions with gentleness, curiosity, and increasing self-awareness. As you more clearly identify your goals, values and hopes, you can set your intention on achieving your best self. This practice leads to living a more “value-driven life” rather than a life that is in response to daily stimuli and stressors. In this way you become more aligned with the truth of who we are.  Ultimately, it’s our relationship with ourselves that affects our relationships with others, and allows us to create a life that’s meaningful and fulfilling.

Present and past experiences have influenced your current emotions, thoughts and behaviors. As you begin to examine more mindfully the patterns of action (and inaction) you will begin to feel more empowered and confident to make shifts and gain a greater sense of control in your ability to move in a positive direction.

My therapeutic style is honest, direct, engaged, understanding, often challenging and highly collaborative. Genuine connection is of utmost importance to me. I will be an attentive listener while also looking for behavior patterns or thinking loops that may be holding you back. Often these “conditioned patterns” block growth.

Sometimes our barriers to happiness stem from feelings and deeply ingrained beliefs that are not necessarily true.  I like to help examine what “story” we may be telling ourselves or repeating over and over, with a new set of characters.

There is no single path towards expansion, change and healing. With that being said, I adjust my style and interventions to what works best for client’s individual needs.

THE BASIC BELIEF OF COACHING is that I believe you inherently know what’s best sometimes it has just been clouded over.  My role is to be a “thinking partner” and help you to find those answers within.  We all have an inner wisdom and the sense to know when we are living as our highest and best self. You’ll learn practices to relax and slow down and reconnect with yourself so you can begin to hear what your mind and head is telling you. This change may be uncomfortable at times. Often it happens in small steps or in one area of focus at a time, yet the process is surprisingly simple. I look forward to connecting with you as we work together to facilitate your unique journey.

Leah is a certified facilitator of True Colors Personality Assessment. This is an easy to understand and easy to apply inventory based on Myers Briggs. This process will help an individual gain a sense of his/her primary personality type and how he/she may approach communication, time management, projects, problem solving and conflict.  This insightful process will increase team productivity and satisfaction. Leah will assess each individual with an easy on-line link, then produce individual and team results. These valuable reports are personalized for each team member and bring greater awareness to the values and mindsets that drive behaviors.  Leah will also facilitate an interactive group seminar which interprets the information while also facilitating group exercises that lead to greater insights and team cohesiveness. In addition: facilitated team conversations and 1:1 coaching is also available post seminar.

Read more here: Leah’s True Colors Flyer

 

 

For more information about me and my practice, please visit my website: www.LeahKaplan.com

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Boulder, CO 80304

Phillip Horner, LCSW

Phillip Horner, LCSW

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Phillip Horner

Phillip Horner, LCSW

Educational Background:

  • MSW, Clinical Social Work, Smith College School for Social Work, 2012
  • BA, Psychology, UNC Asheville, 2008
  • Certified Group Psychotherapist (CGP), American Group Psychotherapy Association, 2015-Current
  • Post Master’s Fellowship CU Boulder Psychological Health and Psychiatry,  Areas of Focus:  Group Psychotherapy, Eating Disorders and Crisis Care 2012-2014

My Style: I approach therapy with openness and curiosity, and help create change through insight and compassion. The client-therapist relationship is very important and I give this relationship space to be understood. This can be helpful when we are trying to understand our relationships. I bring 7 years of experience working with individuals, families, and groups from a large array of settings, including residential treatment programs, transitional living, colleges, hospitals, and private practice.

I start all work by building a welcoming and comforting space for the client to enter, one in which trust, openness, and safety are created between client and therapist. The specific treatment plan is tailored to the needs of each individual and draws from psychodynamic, relational, and attachment theories.

Specialty Treatment Areas:  I have experience working with many populations including adolescents, young adults, adults, families, couples, multicultural, transgender, gay, lesbian, and queer populations.  Individual, family/couples, and group therapies are utilized to address a variety of psychological issues: eating disorders, adolescent issues, adjustment disorders, depression, anxiety, stress management, family/marital conflict, substance abuse, emotional awareness, and multicultural concerns.

Groups: As a Certified Group Psychotherapist I believe that group therapy is a useful addition to individual therapy and can greatly enhance progress in individual work.  In today’s society it is almost impossible for us to not involve ourselves in groups. Almost all of us are engaged in groups at work, school, with friends, family, and other outside activities such as team sports, social interactions, and organizations. In most, if not all of these, intense feelings can arise such as anger, love, or anxiety, which may create distance or closeness with others.  From these experiences we can learn much about ourselves, not only presently about who we are, but also who we have been and what past experiences are still unresolved within us. In our daily living it is difficult for us to understand these events and the casualties that can come from them.  If they make us uncomfortable, we might decide to ignore or push them away. Group therapy creates a unique, safe space for exploring these interactions with others. With the help of the therapist, individuals can begin to understand themselves better as they explore their feelings, reactions, and behaviors toward others in the group.

In group therapy all participants are encouraged to be in the “here and now.”  I think of the here and now as the ability for a person to be able to observe and express their immediate thoughts and feelings without filtering or suppressing them. Group can be a wonderful place where people can rebuild relationships and grow closer in their understanding of intimacy. It is a space where people can heal from pain, struggles, or past relationships and discover within themselves the ability and strength to become all the best they can be.

Individuals Psychotherapy:  I am interested in identity development, eating disorders, trauma, relational issues, and emotional awareness.  I find that for individual therapy to be successful a space needs to be created which the individual wants to enter and in which they feel safe to participate.  That is the most difficult work of all, building a relationship that feels safe, caring, and open.  Drawing from many different approaches, I put a great deal of energy towards creating such a space for any individual who comes to me for therapy.

Families: I work with many families who are struggling to connect or to understand the “problem” occurring.  I use a relational approach, working individually with the adolescent or child who is “struggling”.  Building a trusting relationship allows me to help them reunite with their family and supports their feeling seen and cared for by their family.  This is important as so many families have difficulty changing the “normal” situation, which has proven to be highly dysfunctional.  My role as therapist to the family is to help everyone be aware of and change these negative and unproductive patterns.  As change occurs the family can unify and, with the new skills learned in family therapy, continue making positive changes after therapy is completed.

Community Presentations Offered:

  • White Privilege–Understanding White identity and the privilege that comes with it
  • Effective facilitation when micro-aggressions occur in Groups
  • How to work with Privilege in Groups (for clinicians)

To learn more about my practice, please visit my website: www.WholeConnection.org

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Jen Sutton, LPC, LAC

Jen Sutton, LPC, LAC

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Jen Sutton

Jen Sutton, LPC, LAC

Using a holistic and eclectic approach to therapy, Jen enjoys helping people identify and align with their own inate potential to bring about transformation and empowerment in their lives. Through her own personal experiences and work as a therapist, she believes that challenges in life are opportunities to cultivate self-awareness, meaning, and purpose that can inspire motivation, movement, and change in their lives. Ultimately, Jen believes that inherent within us all, is the strength and desire to reconnect to our authentic self and actualize our true potential to achieve our goals.

Jen has extensive training and practice in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Positive Psychology, and trauma informed care, including Seeking Safety. She focuses on developing healthy coping skills and new ways to manage stress and engage in relationships. She has a natural family systems approach and believes that through understanding one’s family of origin, a better understanding of oneself can be used in the process of personal growth and developing insight into individual belief systems and behavior.

Specialty Treatment Areas: Substance Abuse & Dependency, Internet Addiction, Mood Disorders, Anger, Trauma, Stress Management, Major or Chronic Illness, Women’s Issues, Grief and Loss, & Parenting Issues.

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Karen Wilding, LCSW

Karen Wilding, LCSW

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Karen Wilding

Karen Wilding, LCSW

Background: Karen has over 25 years experience working with a wide range of clients In private practice. She has raised a family and has personal and professional experience with single parenting, step families and adoption. She enjoys working with challenging adolescents, young adults, couples, parents of any age children, and families of all descriptions.

Approach: Karen’s approach is direct, supportive and caring. Karen believes that effective psychotherapy is based upon mutual curiosity and genuineness in discovering how to meet life’s challenges – including family issues, anxiety, depression and other mental health issues. The path through these difficulties includes facing them with humor, gentleness and bravery. The fruition of this exploration is a greater awareness of self and an appreciation of others.

Karen worked at September High School in Boulder as the Director of Counseling for 16 years. In this role she facilitated groups, and worked individually with teenagers, parents and teachers. She loves the diverse issues that teens bring, and helping them find the energy and strength to meet the challenges of finding an identity and individuation.

Karen also has extensive experience working in the community with various organizations – Boulder County AIDS Project, Compass House, Boulder Youth Body Alliance, Tibetan Village Project and Naropa University. She also leads trips to Asia and Africa for students and adults, and helped to start a preschool in Malaysia.

Initial Contact: If you would like an introductory phone call, have questions, or would like to schedule an appointment, please call 303-818-1947.

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