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Meet Our Therapists

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Pansy Ayala, LSW

therapist/Licensed social worker
She/Her

who I work with:

I help hard-working professionals, young adults and parents who are feeling overwhelmed and disconnected to take back your power so you can get some relief and balance back into your life. Maybe you are having trouble being vulnerable, connecting meaningfully with others, or having your needs met in relationships. Many of my clients experience anxiety and/or depression, and some of my clients experience grief after a loss and are looking for extra support.

 

If you are a parent or expectant parent, you want the best for yourself and your family. You might be struggling to adjust to your new life while pregnant or with your baby, while coping with emotional and physical changes such as postpartum anxiety or depression. Parenting can be challenging! If any of this sounds like you, it might be time to reach out for extra support.

If you're interested in meeting with Pansy, you can book an appointment directly online or contact us for a free 20-minute phone consultation.

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Alicia Kwande, LCSW

therapist/Licensed Clinical Social Worker

who I work with:

I help analytical, logical thinkers and perfectionists who are feeling overwhelmed and lost to find meaning and fulfillment again. These ways of being work for you, but something recently happened that hit you pretty hard. It could be job-related stress or a relationship break-up, moving, increased anxiety or depression, or loss of a loved oneRegardless of what happened, you’re feeling overwhelmed and maybe a little lost.

Your guilt and stress over trying to do everything the way it “should” be done is resulting in feeling down, worried, or hopeless. And some days, you’re not quite sure how you’ll make it through the day. You start to wonder, should I talk to someone who understands what I’m going through? If you are ready for therapy with Alicia, you can book an appointment directly online or contact us for a free 20-minute phone consultation.

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Kristen Dammer, LCSW, ACS

therapist/Licensed Clinical Social Worker
She/Her

who I work with:

I help adults with trauma and ADHD, pregnant and postpartum women, and other therapists who feel overwhelmed and unsupported to regain your life back, so you can once again feel whole. You might be a new mom that feels like a failure because “momming” isn’t the ideal experience you see on social media. Or perhaps you are newly diagnosed with ADHD and your sense of identity is shaken. Maybe you experienced a trauma that your family and friends seem to dismiss or you never worked through, and now it’s affecting your relationships. Finally, you might be a therapist in the field who is looking for extra support to manage the difficult work you do everyday.

 

I’ve worked with many clients just like you, and I can help. I provide supportive listening, coping skills, EMDR if indicated, understanding and resources as you grapple with all that is affecting you. You can get through this!

If you're ready for therapy with Kristen, you can book an appointment directly online or contact us for a free 20-minute phone consultation.

Julie Bloom

Student intern
she/her

who I work with:

I support neurodivergent students, young adults, and those in the LGBTQ+ community who are feeling stuck, burned out, or having relationship difficulties to find your identity so you can connect with yourself and others in a fulfilling way.

You may be seeking a space to feel seen and understood, especially if you're struggling with ADHD, Autism, or finding your identity as a LGBTQ+ person. Maybe you’re stuck in your job or at a crossroads in life, and you’re not sure which way to go. Sometimes you may feel alone, not connected to others or even to who you are.

 

If you’re also experiencing work stress, anxiety, depression, or even grief, you may be feeling tense, unsure, and isolated. That makes sense but talk therapy can help get you out of your rut.

If you're ready for counseling with Julie, contact us today for a free 20-minute phone consultation!

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Becca Tarnowski

Student intern
She/her

who I work with:

I help anxious adults, stressed mothers, and those feeling “stuck” to find new ways to connect with yourself and cope with your anxiety or stress so you can experience joy in your life again. 

If someone were to ask you “what makes you happy?” you might respond “making others happy," especially if you are a mother. You can anticipate others’ needs, and see things from many perspectives, but identifying your own needs is challenging. You want something to change. As you know, change is possible and someone can help you uncover what that means for you. At times you might be overwhelmed by emotion and worry

Previous interactions with others may play on repeat in your mind, or you question why you said what you said and worrying that you may have upset someone. Relief from these ruminating thoughts would go a long way towards making you feel better.

If you're ready for therapy with Becca, contact us for a free 20-minute phone consultation!

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Jessica Carpenter

Student intern
She/her

who I work with:

I help adults who have experienced stress or trauma to develop better self-regulation skills so you can cope better in difficult situations.

People I work with are often seeking support for depression, anxiety, or difficulties in interpersonal relationships as a result of past trauma or stressful events. You may feel overwhelmed, have difficulty focusing, lack energy, or have difficulty sleeping. Feeling chronically stressed, emotionally dysregulated, or engaging in self-damaging behaviors may be driving you to seek support.

 

What happened to you in your past doesn’t have to define who you are now. You can grow and learn how to better figure out whatever life brings your way!

If you're ready for therapy with Jessica, contact us for a free 20-minute phone consultation!

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Marie Clyne, LSW

therapist/Licensed Social Worker
She/her

who I work with:

You may be experiencing depression, anxiety, trauma, or ADHD, and are feeling like you just can’t catch a break. You’re overwhelmed, constantly on edge, and making it through each day is like running a marathon that you were unable to train for. Dealing with all of this inside of you makes you feel so alone, believing that no one understands how you’re feeling. 

I work best with those of you who are experiencing work-related stress and relationship issues, as a result of feeling down, swamped, stressed out, or too scattered. What you want to get from therapy is compassion, understanding, and solid solutions for getting back to your “normal” self.

If you're ready for therapy with Marie, you can book an appointment directly online or contact us for a free 20-minute phone consultation.

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Chris Campassi, LPC, LCMHC, ACS

therapist
He/HIM

who i work with:

I help men, medical professionals and former athletes to manage stress, create a more satisfying work-life balance and reconnect with the people and activities that are most important to you. Do you consider yourself a  high-achiever, working in a demanding environment? Do you often find yourself doing things yourself because others aren’t able to, or won’t? Do you sometimes feel that there is not enough time in the day to do what you need to do, or what others expect you to do?

 

If so, you may feel exhausted and overwhelmed. You might even find yourself feeling resentful towards others. You may also be more withdrawn or isolated, devoting more time to work and responsibilities, and less time enjoying your hobbies or spending time with loved ones. You may even be using alcohol or other substances to remedy feelings of anxiety or depression

If you're ready for counseling with Chris in either Colorado or North Carolina, you can book an appointment directly online, or you can contact us for a free 20-minute phone consultation.

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Justin Norton

Student intern
He/Him

who I work with:

I work with men, adults who have lost direction in your life, and burned out professionals to regain purpose and meaning so you can become who you’ve always wanted to be.

 

You are going through a major life event or transition which has brought up unresolved feelings, thoughts and behaviors that conflict with who you strive to be. You may be experiencing unfamiliar emotions or situations that you just don’t know what to do about. It could be hopelessness, drowning or pain. Maybe anxiety, guilt, grief or a lack of energy.

 

You might feel checked out or like your life is in charge of you instead of the other way around. You used to know exactly who you were and where you were going and now you aren’t quite so sure. I work with people just like you, and I can help you get through this and discover your true sense of self.

If you're interested in counseling with Justin, contact us for a free 20-minute phone consultation!

Shannon Heers, LPC, LMHC, CAS, ACS

owner and therapist

She, Her, Hers

who i work with:

My passion is working with high-level professionals, pregnant or postpartum moms, and parents to help you manage your stress, anxiety and grief. You are trying to balance your job with your personal life and most days you’re feeling frustrated, overwhelmed, and like you’ll never be yourself again.

 

Or as a new mom you are feeling emotions you never thought you’d be having after your baby such as depression, feeling lost or empty, or excessive anxiety that you are getting buried under. You may even want to run away from everything despite cherishing your loved ones and having built up a solid career. When your life balance is out of whack, you and your family are the ones that suffer. You want to feel more in control of yourself and your life but you don’t know what to do or how to do it.

If you're ready for counseling with Shannon in either Colorado or Washington, you can book an appointment directly online, or you can contact us for a free 20-minute phone consultation.

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