386 W. Main St. #105 & 106
PO Box 556
New Castle, CO 81647
Formerly Better Life Transitions, LLC.
Therapy is not about finding out if you're crazy, it's about learning how you're normal and for discovering your options for improving your life.
Working with me you will get a trustworthy, confidential, compassionate, experienced, unbiased, educated, and science-minded Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Clinical Neuropsychotherapist who uses a direct, but considerate approach. I specialize in couples issues, parenting, divorce issues (including prevention, recovery, & preparation), and blending healthy families. Whether you have issues with your current or former spouse/partner, child, parent(s), or siblings, I can help you find some peace (and usually even quiet) in the relationship. I'm a specialist in Parent Training and Relationship Education. I'm certified in Rapid Resolution Therapy and if you'd like to learn more about its successes check out www.cleartrauma.com. I draw on my personal and professional experiences to help you learn how to draw on yours and to help you find the happiness and success you're seeking in life. I use humor, lightheartedness, and evidence based approaches to educate you about your options, but you always decide how far you're willing to go to improve your relationships.
I don't write prescriptions for medication, perfection, or moon chanting (haha, I just googled that and it's a real thing!). However, I do encourage, respectfully challenge, and teach (if necessary) accountability, listening, acceptance, self-challenge, and even mind and brain development (neuropsychotherapy, interpersonal neurobiology). I may suggest that you golf, spa, hunt, or club with each other as a couple if those are things you would or used to like doing together (please note: the last sentence said "club WITH each other"--NOT "club each other."). I always include parents in child therapy and I advocate for both parents and children. I am unbiased, woman-friendly, man-friendly, and child-friendly so do not worry about me judging you. We are all human and I help all people learn to accept humanness in themselves and others.
I jest throughout this page, but I am very dedicated to effective care! So, on a serious note, the first step to success in therapy comes in understanding that asking for help shows strength, not weakness. REMEMBER, going to therapy does not mean you have a mental disorder and I don't view my clients that way.
To achieve effective change, we must work with the brain, not against it.
- Relationships- personal, professional, & academic
- Couples - Gottman Method Couples Therapy (Level 3) - communication, infidelity, sexual & financial problems, parenting, in-laws, divorce recovery & prevention, divorce planning & questioning, conscious uncoupling
- Children- trauma, behavior (including ADHD), stress
- Parent Training & Consultation- couples, teen, step-parenting, single, & co-parenting
- Co-Parenting Through Divorce Classes
(Colorado State Mandated approval)
- Blended-family issues- step, half, preparation and repairing, co-parenting
- LGBTQ - couples & family
- Anxiety - (PTSD, Panic, etc.)
- Suicide Prevention Training
- Child-Centered Divorce Mediation & Consultation- co-parenting & parenting plan decision making)
- Parenting Plan Consultations
- Trauma (PTSD)- Rapid Resolution Therapy (RRT), Memory Reconsolidation (accelerated treatment)
- Weight Loss
Here's a great article about the success rates of Marriage & Family Therapy...
Does Marriage Counseling Work? 8 Surprising Statistics & Facts - By: Racheal Tasker
I approach all my clients from an interpersonal neurobiological perspective and a neuropsychotherapeutic approach, not a pathological approach. This means I rarely give a "diagnosis" because rarely is it ever needed or accurate according to what we now know about the neuroscience of safety, connection, control, motivation, and self actualization.
Learn more about the BRAIN here!
Do not hesitate to contact me to ask questions! I'm a real person and I'll be happy to answer! Just give me a call.
Some lighthearted (or potentially obnoxious) therapy humor...
If you have a life threatening emergency, please call 911
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