Carly Boeselt, Owner, MA, LPC
Dually licensed therapist in Colorado and Texas
Offering in-person sessions at our Denver location on Tuesdays & Wednesdays
Specialities: EMDR, DBT, ACT, Trauma of all types, Life transitions, Anxiety, attachment styles, Couple's therapy- trained in the Gottman method, Grief and Loss- Advanced training from the Center for Loss and Life Transition
Currently accepting Humana, Lyra EAP, Self Pay, Invoicing for Out of Network Benefits
Taking the first step to consider therapy can be exciting, nerve-wracking, and scary all at the same time. I like to establish a warm, genuine connection with my clients in order to cultivate a sense of trust and safety when we meet. I assist clients in establishing goals and milestones they would like to meet in life and create a plan to help them get there. I believe that unresolved trauma and/or grief is often the reason we may feel hindered or stuck in life, and that by processing past hurts, losses, and traumas, we are more free to be the best versions of ourselves; our true selves. I believe through a lens of self-compassion and acceptance, we can begin to be more kind to ourselves and heal our critical inner voice. Finally, getting clear about our values will help guide our actions, which in turn, helps us to create a purposeful life based on what we believe to be meaningful- not necessarily what the world, society, or family tries to tell us "should be" important.
In my work with couples I utilize Gottman method. The first session we meet together to get an idea of what needs to be improved upon, what issues bring you to couple's therapy, and a general sense of how the interactions and communication are in the relationship. In the second session, we split our time with each partner for individual sessions and I continue my assessment on the pillars that research shows are most important to lasting relationships (the sound relationship house). In the third session, I share a detailed report assessing both your strengths and areas of growth as a couple so that we have a road map of goals to work towards in a tangible, productive way. Current and past clients often express they appreciate that Gottman method offers a structured plan and approach that helps them to start making positive changes in their relationship immediately.
I have a professional background working in K-12 education, higher education, and counseling in the non-profit sector before I opened New Vision Counseling in 2019. I have pursued my passion for couple's therapy and helping people process through trauma by receiving additional trainings in DBT, Gottman Method, trauma-informed care, and EMDR. I am currently working on additional training and consultation to become an advanced certified EMDR therapist. In my free time, I enjoy exploring nature with my two little dachshunds and discovering new coffee shops and bakeries around Denver.
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Shari Lightfield, MA, LPC
Offering online sessions only
Insurances: Kaiser, United, Aetna, Self pay
Welcome! You are taking one of the hardest steps to improving your mental health, you have started the search for a counselor. I want to congratulate you for taking the first step, wish you luck with your mental health, and hope that you find what you are looking for. As a client focused therapist I work with each of my clients to develop treatment goals on an individual basis. Building a therapeutic relationship requires authenticity, communication, trust, commitment, and respect. Together we will create a plan to make your counseling experience exactly what you are looking for.
My professional background includes working in residential treatment, K-12 education, and non-profit mental health agencies. I have provided therapy for children, adolescents, adults, groups, families, and LGBTQ+. As a therapist I come from a person centered, strength based, empowering perspective and my goal is to meet every client where they are at that moment. My experience includes trauma, anxiety, depression, OCD, ADHD, self-esteem, and life transitions. If you are unsure exactly what brought you to therapy, we can process that during your therapy as well.
I incorporate techniques from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Trauma Focused - Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), Mindfulness-based Therapy, Existential Therapy, Eco Psychology, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Positive Psychology, and Strength-Based Therapy. I believe strongly in the power to heal from the things around us. Incorporating non-traditional items or techniques within therapy to help tailor the therapy to what is going to help each person I work with in their own unique way.
As a colorado native I enjoy anything outdoors, especially if it involves being with my family and animals. Creating a relationship with a therapist can be a daunting and scary task, remember you have taken the first step and as therapy progresses, it does become easier. Change can be scary but growth is something that can not occur without change. If you would like to see if we are a good fit or if you have any questions feel free to reach out and we can take things at whatever pace you feel comfortable with.
Finding a therapist can be a daunting task so I again celebrate you for starting the journey and wish you well.
Caitlyn Concklin, LCSW
Offering online sessions and in-person sessions on Monday evenings at our Denver office
Insurances: Kaiser, United, Aetna
Specialties: DBT, PTSD, Families, Adolescents, Depression, Anxiety, Grief and Loss, Past Trauma and Teen Parenting. Certified Animal Assisted therapist.
Here you are, taking the first step. I understand that getting to this very point may have felt like a leap of faith and I am here to help the rest of your journey feel safe and empowering. I believe that therapy should be collaborative and will use a person centered and strengths based approach to helping you establish your goals and work toward healing.
Whether it’s reconnecting with your inner child, better understanding why you struggle with certain things, navigating life changes or dealing with past or recent trauma I am motivated to hear your story and help you define how it can shape your future.
I have years of experience as a licensed clinician working and managing an inpatient treatment center for teenagers. My passions include helping my clients make sense of their past and understand how certain emotions and behaviors connect to prior events from their lives and help them to receive closure from unresolved issues. Additionally I am passionate about helping families work through conflicts and reconnect while establishing expectations and boundaries that feel collaborative.
Outside of work I enjoy skiing, rock climbing, mountain biking and being outside as often as possible. I also enjoy hanging out with friends, family, my partner and my Ball Python, Pancho.
Jaime Grainger, MA, MFT
Offering online sessions only
Insurances: Cigna, Aetna, Self-Pay, Invoicing for Out of Network Benefits
Specialties: Anxiety, Depression, Premarital Counseling, Couples Counseling, Relational Issues, Life Transitions, Adolescents / Young Adults, CBT
While this is about you and your therapeutic journey, I firmly believe that the most important part of therapy is the relationship between the therapist and client. For this reason, I offer a little about me so that you can determine if we would be a good fit for working together. I have had the pleasure of helping people in transition for several years. I possess a Bachelor's degree in Psychology from Indiana University and a Masters degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Regis University. As a Marriage and Family Therapist I support adolescents, individuals, and couples as they work through interpersonal conflicts. My intention working with each client is that they are heard, validated, and offered a wider range of skills and tools to navigate their different environments. My therapeutic style is empathetic, supportive, and engaged. I integrate experiential frameworks backed by research to inform my approach, and value open communication as meaning is being shaped between an individual or a system. My approach is non-pathologizing, meaning I treat individuals and systems based on presenting therapeutic goals. In honoring this I often pull from methods such as IFS, CBT, Solution Focused, EFT, Gottman, and Bowenian interventions. I consider it a privilege to walk alongside others as they work towards their goals. Please come as you are, there are no expectations.
Morgan Governale, LCSW
Offering online sessions and in person at our Denver office on Wednesday evenings
Insurances: Kaiser, United, Aetna, Self pay
Specialties: Stress, relationships, women's issues, children and teens, ADHD
There are many ups and downs that life brings, and we all need support in processing our emotions and experiences. I offer a highly individualized therapeutic approach, meeting my clients where they are in their mental health journey. I utilize empathetic listening and supportive communication to create a safe, welcoming space to discuss any and all topics, big and small. Therapy should be a judgment-free zone. My goal is to help my clients reach their highest potential and live a more harmonious, and happier life.
I have experience helping clients with anxiety, depression, ADHD, trauma, and grief, as well as stress / burnout, life transitions, self-esteem, relationships and family dynamics. But, you don’t need to know exactly what you’re seeking help for; we can work through that together.
Some modalities I use in treatment may include cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), psychodynamic therapy and mindfulness-based approaches.
I graduated with a bachelor’s in Social Work from Skidmore College, and received a Master’s degree in Social Work from New York University in 2016. For the past few years, I’ve worked in Aurora Public Schools supporting students in developing skills to increase their emotional intelligence and ability to cope with life's stressors. In my personal life I enjoy hiking, cooking and spending time with family.
Tracy Bloom, MA, LPC
Offering online sessions and in person available in Lakewood
Insurances: Aetna, United, Cigna, Kaiser, self pay
Specialties: Motivational Interviewing, CBT, Person Centered, and Solution Focused
I can understand how hard it is to find a therapist that can relate and really understand. I have been there, and this is what lead me to pursue a career as a Mental Health Therapist. After spending years in HR and in the education system I saw a need and desire to reach people on a deeper level and help them with areas of everyday struggles without the stigma of shame or judgment. I pursued my calling and graduated from Colorado Christian University with a Master of Arts in Counseling.
By having worked in a school setting I can understand the struggles and pressure and stress that youths are facing. In addition, I have also worked with adults with substance abuse and incarcerated individuals. With my vast experience working with many different ages and populations I am able to identify a person’s needs and work with them in the change process by offering encouragement and without judgement. I help clients with relationship issues, life transitions, conflict resolution, grief / loss, personal growth, and life management issues such as difficulty coping, anxiety, depression, pre-marital, marital, divorce recovery, self-esteem, stress management, work/life balance, boundaries, and assertiveness skills. I enjoy working with all age groups from 10-100.
My approach to therapy is somewhat different. Yes, we do talk about feelings and emotions, however, I work with my clients through the change process and developing a better self. I start by developing a safe comfortable environment and really get to know who my clients are. My clients would say that I, challenge and empower them to make healthier emotional, spiritual, cognitive, and behavioral choices. Clients will benefit from an eclectic therapeutic approach that draws from client centered, CBT, Motivational Interviewing and Solution Focused.
I am a mother of two active teenagers, so most weekends you will see me being the team mom at their events. I enjoy family time by hiking, cycling, paddle boarding, movies, and board games. My friends say I am a kid at heart and can see the good in every situation. My motto, “Live for Today”.
George Joseph, MS, LPC
Offering online sessions and in person available in Denver on Thursdays and Fridays
Insurances: Aetna, United, Cigna, ComPsych EAP, self pay
George studied psychology at Florida State University and holds both a Bachelor’s and a Master’s of Science degree. His Master’s degree is in counseling psychology graduating with high honors. In addition to his clinical practice, he has a background in clinical research and ethics. He has served on the research ethics committee (IRB) for Mayo Clinic and is a member of the American Psychoanalytic Association and is Nationally Board Certified. George has worked in several behavioral health settings including community agencies, outpatient clinics, inpatient hospitals, and private practice.
Clinical experience:Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Self-esteem, Bipolar disorder, Abandonment, Avoidant Personality, Codependency, Communication Problems, Dependent Personality, Divorce and Separation, Emptiness, Family of Origin Issues, Life Purpose, Mood Disorders such as Depression and Anxiety, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Personality Disorders, Post-traumatic Stress, and Social Anxiety.
Hira Siddiqui, MA, LPC
Online sessions only
Dually licensed in Colorado and Texas
Insurances: Cigna, Kaiser, self-pay
I know the idea of therapy can be scary, overwhelming, and even intimidating. I absolutely understand and acknowledge the feeling of awkwardness that some may have towards therapy. I am passionate about working with individuals who have concerns around stress, anxiety, depression, self-esteem, trauma, relationships, grief, and life transitions/work-life balance. Support may look different for each person, while some may want to focus on building coping strategies, others may seek a deeper healing process. One of our first steps will be building awareness of your needs, the change you want in your life, and identifying your goals to make this change possible.
I provide a kind, accepting and non-judgmental space where you can relax and feel comfortable exploring your thoughts and feelings. I know how difficult it can be to open up, and I strive to meet you with kindness, empathy, and understanding. My philosophy is to be real and down to earth in therapy, in addition to using my training to help guide you. In order to make treatment as effective as possible, I provide tailored treatment plans that can assist you in your daily life.
I know that positive change is possible, no matter how difficult and complicated our life situation might be at the moment. I am accepting new clients. If you think we may be a good fit please reach out.
Anessa Compos, MSW
Certified Addictions Counselor II
*Currently out on maternity leave*
Insurances: Cigna, Aetna, Self-Pay, Invoicing for Out of Network Benefits
Specialties: Trauma, Anxiety, Grief, Depression, Adolescents/Young Adults, PTSD, Abuse (physical, emotional and sexual), Substance Use Disorders, and clients with legal issues.
Anessa strives to be open with her clients, letting them know that she appreciates them for who they are. She does not believe in a one size fits all approach. Her therapeutic style is seeing clients as individuals and working with them to assess the needs and goals they want to work on. Anessa believes the therapeutic relationship is a collaborative process in which you can safely explore and make sense of your life. It is through this understanding that we begin to recognize and process patterns that no longer serve us and make small shifts towards rewriting our own stories.
Life isn’t always easy and that’s ok to admit. Even the strongest people need help to work through life sometimes. Overcoming battles and fighting the hurdles that come your way, whether big or small. Anessa realizes that there are many types of struggles in life and that you shouldn't have to go through them alone, which is why she is with her clients every step of the way.
Whether you are feeling, anxiety, depression, low self-esteem or any other issue. Maybe you aren’t sure what you are feeling but need support. You and Anessa can walk together to figure it out. She has years of experience helping client’s work through their mental health issues in order to create a better tomorrow.
I use an empowerment-focused approach with compassion, and validation to help my client(s) identify their needs, challenges, and goals in the therapeutic space. The modalities included in my approach are CBT, Person-Centered, Mindfulness but most importantly I focus on collaboration and building an affirming client-therapist relationship.
Samantha (Sam) Juniker, LCSW
Online sessions only
Dually licensed in Texas and Colorado
Insurances: Lyra EAP, Cigna, Kaiser, self pay
Do you ever feel like your emotions are imbalanced and you can't put your finger on why or how to manage them? Trauma, either in our past or present can affect the way we react in sensitive circumstances. Significant life changes like a move, new job, or new relationship may also have an effect on how you are able to handle certain situations. You may want to discover the why, or you may just want to figure out a solution to regulate the turbulence. Whatever your goals may be, we can work through them together.
Sometimes we all just need a safe space to talk where we don't feel judged and can reflect on our own thoughts. That's why I offer a strengths based, person centered environment so we can work together to create goals you want to achieve. Usually, you know what's best for you, and I'm here to offer the tools and support to find that.
I am here to help you at your own pace and comfort. Please do not hesitate to reach out via phone or email when you feel ready.
Buddy (Bartley) Zucosky
Offering in-person sessions at our Denver location on Tuesdays and online sessions
Insurances: Aetna, Cigna, United, Self pay
Specialties: Depression, Anxiety, Trauma, Bipolar, Work Stress, LGBTQ+ , Adults / Young Adults, Grief and Loss, OCD
We go about our day holding on to the pain of the past or the uncertainty of the future, with the deep fear that we are the only ones struggling. Let me be the first to tell you, that you are not alone. Taking the journey of mental health can be scary, but with the right tools – and a good sense of humor – there is nothing you cannot accomplish. Pain and suffering do not get to define who we are as people, we do. If you are looking to make a lasting change in your life, allow me to be your guide. I work with people from all walks of life who are struggling to see the light in their life. I use different techniques from EMDR, DBT, CBT, Solution Focused, REBT, Psychodynamic, and many more. The first step, as always, is getting to know each other and building up a relationship. Therapy works best when it happens naturally in a safe and welcoming environment. I work with my clients to develop a stronger sense of emotional intelligence to build up their relationship with themselves. We work in a judgment-free zone where we can talk about any problem that you are facing. A willingness to challenge yourself, time, and self-compassion is all that I ask from my clients. Life’s issues are serious, but that doesn’t mean we can’t laugh while we fix them.
Christa Walker, MA, LPC
Offering in-person sessions at our Denver location on Mondays & Thursdays and online sessions
Insurances: Cigna, Aetna, United, Kaiser, self pay
Specialties: Life Transitions, College/Young Adult, Women’s Issues, Premarital Counseling, Grief and Loss, Anxiety, Depression, Relationships Issues, Mental Illness, Spiritual Abuse/Spiritual Issues, Identity
Christa has always had a desire to come alongside people in their journeys of emotional and mental well-being, and in 2019 she graduated with her Master’s in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Denver Seminary. She is passionate about creating space for clients to wrestle with difficult questions and address underlying causes of their distress. Christa has experience counseling couples, young adults and college students, individuals struggling with addictions and severe mental illness, and people healing through anxiety, depression, and trauma-related issues. She deeply believes that many of our most painful or confusing experiences in life are also ripe with growth, life, and hope – if we have courage to walk forward on the journey we never would have planned for ourselves.
Christa strives to approach each of her clients with curiosity, warmth, and empathy, knowing that a trusting therapeutic relationship is the foundation of healing and growth. Her aim is to use evidence-based practice to empower clients to experience integrated healing of their heart, mind, and emotions, and make meaningful and lasting changes in their lives. As a counselor, she most often utilizes emotional and cognitive skills from CBT and DBT with more person-centered approaches such as narrative therapy or existential perspectives. She also believes in honoring the unique strengths and needs of each individual and is happy to get creative with clients to find the most helpful therapeutic approach.
In her personal life, Christa is an avid learner and adventurer who also enjoys a healthy amount of rest and naps. She can often be found cooking new recipes, tending her garden, hiking in the mountains, or reading several books at once because she can’t decide on just one."
Rebecca Ackerman, LPC
Lead Therapist and Onboarding Specialist
Offering online sessions only
Insurances: Aetna, Cigna, United Healthcare, Kaiser, Self-Pay
Specialties: PTSD, Anxiety, Depression, Domestic violence, Grief, Gender issues, Anger, and clients with legal issues.
You are not defined by the struggles that are keeping you stuck. Anxiety, depression, trauma, and other life experiences take ahold of our lives and prevent us from reaching our full potential. We experience feelings of hopelessness that we cannot seem to shake. The concept of “self love” can be difficult to even imagine when we have created negative stories about ourselves in our head. No matter what we do, happiness feels so far out of reach. Pain leads us to isolate and accept the belief that we are alone and no one can help us.
Luckily, there is a light at the end of the tunnel. As hard as it is to believe, suffering gives us an opportunity to grow. Facing our truth and exploring pain allows for old wounds to heal and gives hope for a better future. You have the power to rewrite your story and decide who you want to be and what you want your life to look like. My role is to be by your side throughout this process and create a safe and nonjudgmental place for you to rediscover yourself. I believe that even the smallest steps forward should be recognized and celebrated. I want my clients to feel comfortable to be real and raw, knowing that they will be met with unconditional acceptance.
I tailor my therapeutic style to each client, based on their individual needs. I approach my clients with trauma-informed care, recognizing that most individuals have experienced trauma on some level. The modalities most commonly used in my practice are CBT, DBT, and narrative therapy. When appropriate, I incorporate mindfulness and support clients in learning how their physical health is connected to their mental health. I have experience working with adolescents, adults, couples, and families.