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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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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Jennifer Key Jaeger, LCSW

Jennifer Key Jaeger, LCSW

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Jennifer Key

Jennifer Key Jaeger, LCSW

Central to my psychotherapy practice is my passion for serving children, teens, families, and women. While my services include traditional methods such as Cognitive Behavioral techniques and psychoanalysis, I believe the most effective modality for change is often through interacting with animals and nature.

Equine Assisted Psychotherapy: Horses offer unconditional support in working through relationship patterns and emotional difficulties. You, your child, or your family, will be guided to improve coping mechanisms, develop healthy attachments, and to live an empowered life.

Animal assisted therapy: Working with either my animals or your own family pets has proven to be instrumental in helping those who suffer from depression or anxiety or who have experienced a loss due to divorce, illness, or trauma.

Teen therapy and Mentoring: Throughout my 15 year career working with teens, I have received training in treating sexual trauma, adoption and attachment, as well as effectively serving persons on the Autism spectrum. I discovered that the best way to create permanent change for your child is with out-of-the-box, or more specifically, out-of-the-office methods. Because adolescents often have difficulty in a traditional office setting, they feel more open to therapy when in their community environment. I am available to pick your child up from school, to meet in a park, or in your home. Some examples of mentoring activities are hiking, rock climbing, horseback riding, or simply going for coffee. Whether I am helping them job hunt or accompanying them to a meeting with their school counselor, I will be working intensively to help your teen resolve their difficulties. Finally, I believe that parent education and involvement are integral components for an effective treatment plan.

For more information about how I can help you, your child, or your adolescent, please visit my website www.jennykey.com or feel free to email or contact me directly.

Watch my webinar on supporting children and teens who struggle with anxiety:

A discussion on successfully parenting in a blended family:

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Harmony Barrett Isaacs, LPC

Harmony Barrett Isaacs, LPC

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Harmony Barrett Isaacs

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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Teens who struggle with Anxiety
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Dan Fox, LPC

Dan Fox, LPC

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Dan Fox

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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