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Often times, our blueprint can include outdated coping mechanisms that worked for us at one point, but now feel destructive.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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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!

Download Harmony’s handout on “Caring for Yourself as You Care for Your Baby”
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Kimberly Bryant, LPC

Kimberly Bryant, LPC

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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Kris Isaacs, LPC

Kris Isaacs, LPC

Andre Karkamaz LPC Boulder Colorado
Kris Isaacs, LPC

Licensed Professional Counselor

Areas of specialty:  Anxiety, depression, Mood Disorders, substance use/abuse/addiction, psychedelics and psychedelic integration, ketamine-assisted psychotherapy and integration, school related issues, failure to launch, transitional and adjustment issues, trauma.

Educational Background:  I received my undergrad degree in psychology from Lewis and Clark College in Portland Oregon and my graduate degree in Transpersonal Counseling Psychology from Naropa University in Boulder Colorado. I have completed multiple trainings including Heartmath, a yearlong somatic based trauma training, a yearlong psychedelic assisted psychotherapy training and 40hr intensive psilocybin-assisted psychotherapy specific training.

I am a Transpersonal, person-centered clinician who works collaboratively with my clients to meet them and support them at any level in their lives. I believe in the healing nature of connection and relationships, and I adjust my approach based on the needs of those sitting across from me. I utilize modalities such as talk therapy, internal family systems, motivational interviewing, brainspotting, somatic practices and mindfulness awareness practices. I also believe in the therapeutic nature of psychedelics and profound ability to help in the healing process. I am a trained psychedelic-assisted psychotherapist, ketamine-assisted psychotherapist along with preparation and integration work.

My work has spanned across two decades which has included inpatient treatment in Troutdale Oregon, detox, therapeutic mentoring and transitional living programs in Boulder Colorado and for the past 8 years I have been in private practice which is also located in Boulder.

I believe in the human spirit and in one’s innate desire to heal. Basic goodness resides in all of us and often through our life experiences or through societal interjects we lose sight of that in ourselves and in others. I believe that it is in connection to self and others that we can overcome the barriers, re-write the stories, develop the healthy coping skills and integrate all that we have learned in order to find our True Self.

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