Andre Karkamaz, LPC

Andre Karkamaz, LPC

Andre Karkamaz LPC Boulder Colorado

Andre Karkamaz, LPC

 

 

Bio: Specializing in attachment psychology and interpersonal effectiveness, Andre has been serving adults, couples and families overcome hardship for the past 5 years. He runs his private practice out of Boulder and continues to serve the community through an empathetic, client centered approach using various therapeutic interventions.

Practice Approach: Do you have a lingering sense of emptiness? A feeling that something is missing, but not sure where to start? Are you stuck in the past, anxious about the future, and unable to enjoy the present? Like you, I have been there. I know how hopeless it can feel. Understanding struggles with relationships and connection is the main focus of my work, and I help individuals like you start to feel more secure in relation with others and yourself. We all have an individual blueprint of attachment, where we might feel a sense of constant anxiety within our relationships, or maybe feel a need to withdraw or detach.

Often times, our blueprint can include outdated coping mechanisms that worked for us at one point, but now feel destructive. As your therapist, I will walk alongside you in your journey of healing & empower you to repair relationships & establish healthier ones. Through addressing your core fears, we will shatter the illusions that prevent you from peace.

I understand that it can be difficult finding a therapist you feel would be a match. If you feel like our work together might be meaningful, please reach out. We can set up a free initial consultation to better understand what brings you to me today.

Let’s work through these maladaptive patterns. Together we will learn to create and maintain a healthier relationship to self and others.

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Colleen Conroy, MA, LPC

Colleen Conroy, MA, LPC

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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Dan Fox, LPC

Dan Fox, LPC

Dan Fox, LPC

Dan has spent the past 15 years helping adolescents (and their families) with the work of growing into healthy, happy adults. His diverse background includes teaching high school, running a summer camp, school counseling, and directing September High School.

As a Licensed Professional Counselor, Dan has brought these experiences into his clinical work. He is committed to the idea that there is hope for your teen and relief for your family.

Dan uses a variety of approaches to help teens and families get more functional and feel more successful. Some clients do better when the work is done out of the office. Some benefit from Dan’s short-term, cognitive-behavioral interventions. For other clients, Dan approaches ongoing therapy from a Humanistic and Gestalt view.

Dan provides talks and workshops for schools, summer camps, and other organizations seeking to understand adolescents and help them grow up. He also provides consultation and coaching by phone for parents around the country.

Specialty Treatment Areas: Adolescent Development; Family Systems; School/ Career Issues; Depression, Anxiety, and Bipolar Disorders; ADHD; Substance Issues, Anger Management and ODD.

Client Populations: Adolescents, young adults, couples, and families.

Please call 303-579-6861 or email Dan, if you have questions or would like to set up an initial appointment.

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Harmony Barrett Isaacs, LPC

Harmony Barrett Isaacs, LPC

Harmony Barrett Isaacs, LPC

Specialty Treatment Areas: Transitional and adjustment issues, drug and alcohol abuse, mood disorders, anxiety, depression, school issues, grief and loss issues, oppositional defiance, trauma, family issues, parent coaching, early motherhood

I have been working with children, adolescents, and young adults since 2000 in a number of non-profit and private organizations. Early on, I helped organize the teen advisory board for pregnancy prevention and adolescent self esteem programs in Portland, Oregon. Since returning to Boulder, I worked as a residential counselor at Attention Homes, completed my graduate internship working with children, adolescents, and families at the Mental Health Center of Boulder County, worked as a primary case worker AIM House, a private residential transitional program for young women, and taught emotional and general health classes at Watershed School and Catalyst High School.  I now draw from each of these unique experiences when working with my clients in private practice.

My work with teenagers and young adults includes drug and alcohol abuse and addiction, social anxiety and shyness, general anxiety and panic attacks, depression, grief and loss issues, trauma, school issues, and complex family issues. While all of these can be horrific for the individual and families involved, the underlying resiliency present in each of these young people and families is the foundation that we build from in the healing process. The core value and the innate goodness of each person can be nurtured and strengthened to work through the most difficult of situations.

Why I enjoy working with adolescents and young adults (including college students):

Adolescence and young adulthood are such amazing, magical, wondrous, and tumultuous times of life. There is such ripe ground for exploration and discovery, yet many young people get stuck in the mud along the journey. It has been a great joy and education for me to work with teenagers and young adults in a variety of settings, and it was these experiences that set me off on my own journey into psychology. Through these experiences, I have become keenly aware of the power of HOPE for change that is present and crucial when working with young people. When coupled with deep listening, a lot of humor, and witnessing the unique person experiencing their world for the first time, the process of therapy can be a profoundly rewarding experience for both client and therapist.

Working with parents:

I offer support for parents who are navigating difficult terrain with their adolescents and young adults, including divorce, transition from middle school to high school, and transition from high school to college and adulthood. While these times can be very difficult for the children, who may also need therapeutic support, it is imperative that parents acknowledge their own difficulties, patterns, and feelings present in the conflict. When parents are able to work through their own issues, it provides a healthy model for their children to do the same. Parents’ ability to take care of themselves through conflicts is emphasized.

Taking care of yourself starts when you kids are babies!

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Karen Wilding, LCSW

Karen Wilding, LCSW

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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