Colleen Conroy, MA, LPC

Colleen Conroy, MA, LPC

PROVIDER

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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Andy Yang, MA, LPC

Andy Yang, MA, LPC

PROVIDER

Andy Yang

Andy Yang, LPC Boulder CO

Andy Yang, MA, LPC

 

Connection, understanding, growth, empowerment and fulfillment are basic human needs.  We are naturally hardwired to relate.  When we have these the possibilities are vast and we thrive!  But when we feel disconnected, misunderstood, stuck, and empty, it feels painful and isolating.  We are left yearning for relief, resources and restoration.  In the end we want a sense of balance and sustainability.

I’m a Licensed Professional Counselor that practices in Boulder, Colorado.  I bring a warm, kind, gentle approach to therapy to establish trust, and build a relationship that allows for the supportive you need to progress through your growth.  I use a variety of approaches that tailor to your strengths, creativity and passions for you to get the most out of your journey.

Education Background:
I earned a Bachelor’s of Arts in History from the University of Colorado at Boulder and a Master’s of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Denver Seminary. During my graduate program, I participated in a yearlong internship with Providence Network working with individuals and families coming out of homelessness, and provided counseling services to children and moms rebuilding from domestic violence, as well as group therapy for men recovering from addictions.   Since attaining my licensure, I have continuously sought further education and trainings to enhance my practice, and be a better provider of care to clients.

Work Background:
For two years post-graduation, I provided in-home therapy services and led behavioral coaches as we worked extensively with a variety of families, adolescents, and children in the foster system with histories of trauma, abuse, dependency and neglect. I have been in private practice since 2015. I have experience working with the family as a whole, as well as with each individual family member to meet their needs in seeking healing. In addition, I am a full time Youth Pastor where I continue to work with kids and make a difference in the community.

Specialty Areas:
Child and Adolescent Development, Parenting, Depression, Anxiety, EMDR, Adjustment and Transitions, Self-Esteem, Emotional Intelligence, Childhood work

Client Populations:
Children, Adolescents, Adults, Parents, Highly Sensitive People

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Caroline Scheiber, PhD, MA

Caroline Scheiber, PhD, MA

PROVIDER

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:

psychologycolorado.com

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Lis Collins, RN, MS, PMHNP-BC

Lis Collins, RN, MS, PMHNP-BC

PRESCRIBER

Lis Collins

You’re looking for answers. You’re hurting and exhausted. You’re doing the work but barely hanging on. You’ve considered medications but you don’t want to be a zombie, gain weight, have sexual side effects, or be hooked on medications for years. You just want to feel like you again. 

You want help for your child but you don’t want them to have side effects or get addicted to something. Psychiatrists are unapproachable and your teen won’t go to the appointments because they don’t feel like the prescriber gets who they are. You’re looking for help but the soonest appointment is months away.

You want someone who knows what they’re doing and follows the evidence but is also a great listener and really works to understand the problem. They’ll work with your therapist and consider novel approaches, not just pull out a prescription pad.

Years of Training, Experience, and Dedication to Mental Wellness

I am a board-certified child and family psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner, trained at the University of California, San Francisco and licensed in Colorado and California. I diagnose psychiatric disorders and prescribe psychiatric medications to individuals of all ages.

I began working in mental health in 2000 and have been practicing psychiatry since 2012. Before prescribing, I worked with adolescents in residential and wilderness programs, provided drug and alcohol counseling, and individual and group therapy to children and adults.

I love what I do and am honored to be part of the process with people who are looking for change. Although I am a prescriber, I do not meet with pharmaceutical drug representatives and I pursue evidence-based continuing medical education free from corporate sponsorship so that I stay current with what will help you, not what will make the pharmaceutical companies more money.

My Approach to Prescribing Psychiatric Medications

Individuals of all races, religions, genders, orientations, cultures, and abilities are welcome here. This is your body and your process. I am committed to you feeling heard, cared for and supporting you in achieving your mental health goals. I am not committed to prescribing you medications. If it’s likely that you can feel better without using psychiatric medications, then we can talk about how to make that happen and I’ll be here if you need me down the road.

During the assessment I will be working to learn about you, your history, what is bothering you, what you have already tried, and what you want to be different. We will discuss a wide variety of options to help you achieve your goals. If medications are recommended, we will create a wellness plan that integrates medications and support from non-pharmaceutical interventions such as exercise, sleep hygiene, spiritual practices, creative methods, social involvement, and psychotherapy with a therapist, psychologist, or licensed counselor. This complimentary approach to treatment serves to create a solid foundation for lasting change and efficient reduction in symptoms.

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Leah Kaplan, LPC

Leah Kaplan, LPC

PROVIDER

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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