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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Kimberly Bryant, LPC

Kimberly Bryant, LPC

PROVIDER

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

PROVIDER

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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Jennifer Key Jaeger, LCSW

Jennifer Key Jaeger, LCSW

PROVIDER

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.

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