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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Caroline Scheiber, PhD, MA

Caroline Scheiber, PhD, MA

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Caroline Scheiber

THERAPY SERVICES:

Counseling for Depression, Anxiety, and Disordered Eating: Do you or a loved one feel depressed and anxious for no apparent reason? Is it difficult to get out of bed in the mornings and get excited about things you used to love doing? Do you feel all alone and as though nobody understands your struggles? Or do you feel awkward in social situations and tend to overthink things and assume the worst? If any or all of these apply to you, you may be struggling with depression and anxiety.

As a Stanford trained clinical psychologist, I offer psychotherapy to adolescents and adults who struggle with depression, anxiety, and disordered eating habits. I will help you explore your inner world and create awareness by providing compassionate guidance. Through my ability to read between the lines, I can see you and help you better understand yourself. My approach to therapy is both insight-oriented and skill-based. As a researcher and clinician, I am able to apply the most up-to-date evidence-based treatments to help you find a way back to a fulfilling and satisfying life. We will work through subconscious barriers and challenges that may interfere with your joy in life, growth, and path to healing.

Counseling for Coping with Cancer and Other Serious Medical Conditions: I specialize in working with individuals and their family members who suffer from serious medical conditions such as cancer. Let’s work together through the emotional struggles associated with the diagnosis of a physical illness. Emotional difficulties can appear at any stage in the treatment process and sometimes only surface once all treatments are completed. I will help you better cope with anxiety and worries associated with your condition and help you make sense of your disease productively to find your way back to a fulfilling life. I have extensive experience working with oncology patients and their family members. I also offer caregiver support. Furthermore, I help adolescents cope with the physical illness of a parent and I work with loss and grief following the passing of a loved one.

Counseling for Managing Divorce, Separation and Custody Proceedings: I have expert knowledge in divorce, separation and custody proceedings. I offer both psychological and neuropsychological forensic assessments as well as therapy services for adolescents and adults who are impacted by divorce or separation. No matter the reasons, going through a separation or divorce can be overwhelming for everyone involved. It can feel like your and your children’s entire worlds have been turned upside down which makes it difficult to function throughout the day. Many research studies have shown that people who undergo divorce face a variety of physiological and psychological difficulties including grief, anger, frustration, anxiety, disappointment, and more.

Divorce is associated with financial hardship, and an increase in depression as people experience loss of partner, hopes and dreams, and lifestyle. But there are things you can do to get through this difficult adjustment and I am here to help. Sharing feelings with a counselor or therapist can help you get through this period. Isolation can raise your stress levels, reduce your concentration, and get in the way of your work, relationships and overall health. Contact me for an initial consultation session and let me help you get back on your feet. I am also here to support your children through this period of adjustment.

Dignity Therapy: Dignity therapy is a short therapy program which involves the creation of a memoir based on your life’s legacy. We will put into words the meaning and purposes of your life. Your story will be made into a bound book which can be shared with loved ones. Dignity Therapy is designed for patients who are facing a life-threatening illness, seniors who would like to reflect over their lives and help them with challenges that may accompany the process of aging, and anybody else who enjoys giving thought to their life’s legacy, discuss values and lessons learned, and those who would like to leave a message for loved ones in a narrative document.

PSYCHOLOGICAL ASSESSMENT SERVICES:

I provide a variety of assessment services, including psychological and mental health evaluations for custody, divorce, and separation proceedings, adoption evaluations, and neurocognitive assessments.

With 19 publications, I am an expert in psychometric methodology and theory. I conduct high-quality psychological evaluations for adults and adolescents to help inform treatment or for legal purposes, such as custody proceedings. I also provide expert court testimonies as needed.

I pride myself in my ability to conduct thorough and astute psychological assessments, where I systematically examine the information gathered from an assessment and weave it into a comprehensive and complete picture of the individual’s competencies, struggles, and capabilities. Recommendations are based on all the assessment results and on interviews conducted with the individual being evaluated, peers, family, attorneys and others who may be able to shed light on the individual as a complex, unique being. This person-centered, thorough and caring approach to testing, coupled with my expertise in psychometric and measurement, helps me understand the individual in an objective and accurate manner with focus on individual strengths. The results of the tests will help inform and develop a treatment plan to facilitate success in your life.

Visit my website for more details:

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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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Kat Austin, LPC, LAC, LMFT

Kat Austin, LPC, LAC, LMFT

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Kat Austin

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.

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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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