Therapy for trauma and PTSD in Colorado Springs
If you live in Colorado Springs, please call me for a free 15-minute consultation to discuss your needs and whether working with me might be right for you: 719-377-4577. Or simply fill out the contact form found at the bottom of any page.
Welcome! People usually come to therapy to solve problems, like anxiety, depression, addiction, anger or PTSD. Many of these problems are rooted in past traumas–overwhelmingly stressful situations that somehow feel like they are still happening. Treating trauma and PTSD is my specialty. but I work with people on many issues such as addiction, anxiety, boundary-setting, anger or depression. These issues can often be related to or caused by trauma, but they have other aspects as well.
Specialties. I specialize in trauma/PTSD (including childhood trauma) and addiction which are causing current problems (such as anxiety and depression). I use a variety of methods, most notably, somatic methods (methods that teach you how to work with your body to calm your mind). These include Trauma Dynamics and EMDR, as well as other approaches. We work in ways that are helpful to you–if one way of working is less desirable, we use another.
My overall approach. Although I have specific skills for dealing with trauma, anxiety and addiction, I approach you as an individual. You’re a full partner in the work. Connecting with people is my passion. I look forward to getting to know you, learning about your journey, your courage and strength (we all have those), and having the privilege of being able to help you along your way.
On my blog here I’ve included information about a variety of important mental health issues. Whether you decide to see me or not, I hope some of it may be helpful.
About my practice:
I accept Medicaid and Tricare insurance only. I usually cannot work with any other health insurance. I can usually work with victim compensation board/agencies.
Otherwise, my fee is $80-120 per hour, based on income.
I work with adolescents 15 and older, adults and elders.
[If you are looking for help with a younger child or for couple’s therapy, please go to A Willow Bends at http://www.awillowbends.com/ and fill out the contact form on the lower left side of that page. Or you may fill out my contact form below–please simply mention what you’re looking for.]
We work on whatever is relevant to you. I have experience working with many concerns, including:
Trauma and PTSD
History of childhood abuse/neglect (or other childhood trauma)
Addiction (including behavioral addictions, such as video game addiction)
Depression or other mood disorders (bipolar, etc)
Adjustment challenges and overwhelming stress
Relationship and family issues
Therapy support for those on medication for mental health