Meet The Colorado Experiential Counseling Team
We specialize in working with those who have experienced difficult life circumstances, feel hopeless, and anxious, and are often high achieving, but struggle with an inner voice that tells you that you'll never be good enough or that you are unlovable. You may work extra hard to combat this critical inner voice with overworking or people-pleasing, yet you're left feeling empty and insignificant at the end of the day.
The adolescents (15+), adults, and couples that we see often struggle with managing difficult emotions, anxiety, depression, and/or challenging behaviors. They have often experienced painful events in the past that they have buried. We use experiential & traditional evidence-based therapies to engage all of the brain and body.
We hold the strong belief that people are perfectly imperfect. We view our clients as intelligent, curious, and resourceful individuals who have survived difficult life experiences.
With each counseling and life coaching session, we provide a safe environment, value collaborative and creative approaches to our therapeutic work, and encourage professional excellence.
The CEC Team
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Hi, I am Jennifer. I work with individuals that want to live life loved and discover themselves along the way! My work with clients is transparent and holistic. I support and empower clients struggling with a history of trauma; grief/loss; perinatal mental health; chronic illness/pain; those experiencing high anxiety; clients that are highly sensitive and empathic; or those who are simply feeling the weight of life stressors and transitions.
I have a deep understanding of the nuanced issues for clients who are experiencing adverse long-term effects from time in fundamentalist religious backgrounds. I offer space for clients wanting to explore and/or deconstruct the traditions of their past.
My work a Person-Centered, and I integrate other theories and techniques such as Internal Family Systems (IFS), Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy (AEDP), and (EMDR).
Licensed Social Worker
I work to help people be the best version of themselves and to have the most fulfilling relationships with themselves and others. This looks different for everyone and is dependent on what you want to get out of working together in therapy. You get to decide who you want to be and I would be honored to help you in that noble pursuit.
I am comfortable discussing fears, day to day struggles, existential concerns, trauma, childhood, relationships, strengths, fascinations, love, failure, success, understanding and anything else that life has been bringing your way. I am comfortable with aiding the examination of the versions of yourself that are not who you desire to be. I acknowledge that we are all products of being human, of limiting systems, privilege, oppression, hardships, victories, and circumstances. I believe that the first step to creating the life you want and being the person you want to be is by committing to learning about oneself and why you have come to operate the way you do. From there you have the power to change what isn’t serving you and to stand firm on what is. I can help you in these endeavors.
My background is in psychology, social work, resource navigation, pet care, and being a neighbor, a friend, a sister, a daughter, a partner, a dog parent and a deeply feeling human being. I have a love of people, pets, learning, growth and connection. I do not have a one size fits all approach but aim to be strengths based and trauma informed. I welcome those who are neurodivergent, differently abled, hurting, shut out or who have been otherwise isolated. You deserve to know and care greatly for yourself. I look forward to meeting you in each version of yourself that we get to explore together. You are welcome here.
Licensed Professional Counselor
I am passionate about helping people gain connection with others in their lives. Most of us feel lonely, isolated, insecure, ashamed, and misunderstood at times, which keeps us from enjoying peace of mind and living a balanced life. Are you looking for more balance in your life or struggling with discussing your needs? Are you feeling depressed, anxious, or insecure? Do you want to focus on connecting with your body and living outside of your head? Therapy can help you tackle the things that are keeping you from a satisfying life.
Therapy is a unique process that requires strength and vulnerability. Reaching out for assistance is the first important step. My approach to counseling is grounded in the belief that every individual has the capacity for growth, healing, and self-awareness. I strive to create a safe, holistic, and supportive space where my clients can explore their thoughts, feelings, and behaviors in a compassionate and empathetic manner. Together, we can focus on healing, resilience, and reconnection.
I specialize in helping individuals, families and couples work through relationship issues, anxiety, depression, life transitions, self-esteem, body image and weight issues & fertility issues. I am able to assist with many educational concerns, including navigating the school system. I use evidence-based practices that are tailored to meet your individual needs, while incorporating experiential techniques designed to help you foster your growth. I am open-minded, compassionate, and down-to-earth. I believe some things in life need collaboration, and we need a caring, supportive, and non-judgmental presence to help us find our way through.
The loneliness and disconnection from ourselves that we experience can be overwhelming. Sometimes it is hard to know where to begin when we feel stuck or far away. As a counselor, it is my goal to be safe company for you while you reawaken to your inner wisdom.
Right now my services are rooted in experiential and body-based healing. I take an eclectic and individualized approach, utilizing modalities like Internal Family Systems and Creative Mindfulness.
My passion is working with those who have experienced trauma, chronic illness, religious abuse, marginalization and discrimination, disassociation, burnout or stress, and identity questions. If you don’t fit into these experiences, but would like to reach out, please do! Research shows that the client-counselor relationship is one of the most important factors to affect healing and I’m happy to meet anyone with that goal in mind.
Chief Executive Officer
Life and Relationship Coach
Professional Ceramic Artist
Do you feel lost? Disconnected from yourself, friends or family? Does the relationship with your significant other feel strained? Is your life on autopilot? If so, we can help!
My name is Chris and my life was forever altered in 1997, when my younger sister was killed in a horrible car accident. It was then that I realized just how little control we really have of anyone else's thoughts, actions or decisions. I have lived my life every day since, with a laser focus on helping others understand themselves and unlock their unlimited potential. In over 25 years in business settings and in my personal life, I have had the privilege of assisting many people overcome adversity, learn and implement new life skills, achieve their career goals and soar to new heights they thought were impossible. If you have lost your way, or want to live your life to the fullest, let us point you in the direction of your new horizon!
At Colorado Experiential Counseling, our mission through Life and Relationship Coaching is to help you discover who you are, what it means to be your authentic self, develop strategies to accomplish your goals, and become the best version of YOU! Utilizing experiential methods, we can help you break down the barriers to your success by exploring things like your inner dialogue, daily habits, relationship challenges, decision quality, thought patterns and self-view.
We have helped our clients find peace, empowerment, meaning and purpose in their lives. They have changed and YOU CAN TOO!
We serve teens 15 and older, adults, couples and families.
Director of Clinical Operations
Licensed Professional Counselor
National Board Certified Counselor
EMDR Certified Counselor
Equine-Assisted EMDR (EquiLateral) Trained
Equine-Assisted Psychotherapy Certified
Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) Trained
We specialize in working with individuals (15 years and up) and couples. We work with people who have been through trauma(s) and abuse, grief and loss, difficult or disturbing life circumstances, self-esteem, and anxiety disorders. Elizabeth uses evidence-based approaches incorporating clay art therapy, equine (horse)-assisted, and traditional office therapies.
Elizabeth enjoys working with clients of diverse backgrounds, identities, and varied life experiences to overcome life challenges and strengthen their relationships. After all, life is less scary and most meaningful when we have close others to share it with.
"Have you come to an understanding that something in your life just isn’t working and you can’t fix it on your own? I get it. Maybe you’ve had a negative experience in counseling and it’s hard to share thoughts and emotions. Sometimes people feel ashamed or worried about being vulnerable with strangers. I understand. I know it takes a lot of courage to take the first step to begin counseling. At the same time, I can also guess that if you are researching counselors, that part of you knows you can’t keep going down the same road and that something has to change. It is an honor for me to walk beside clients as they rediscover wholeness and their true identity. I greatly value every unique relationship, collaborating with my clients as I listen to their concerns and help them in achieving their goals".
Elizabeth was a graduate ‘with distinction’ in her academically rigorous Master’s counseling program. She graduated from a Christian university where she learned how to integrate the Christian faith with evidence-based counseling approaches in an ethical manner. She works with people from all backgrounds, including religious and non-religious belief systems. Elizabeth is a National Board Certified Counselor (NCC) and an EMDR Certified counselor who is trauma-informed. Elizabeth voluntarily met high national standards for counseling and subscribed to the highest ethical and practice standards available.
Elizabeth is a Christian, a mom, a wife, and a perpetual student who enjoys learning. She enjoys animals, creating pottery, reading, music, movies, spending time with friends and family, being outside, and riding her horse. She is a southern girl at heart and grew up in Tennessee, but has called Colorado home since 2007.