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Counseling in Denver Colorado

Therapist in Denver Colorado Connected Brain Counseling offers trauma informed counseling specializing in adult women and trauma in Denver

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"It takes enormous trust and courage to allow yourself to remember.” 

Bessel A. van der Kolk

Individual Counseling

Individual Counseling

Counseling in Denver for Adults

Getting started with mental health counseling services can be intimidating, but if you're with the right therapist in Denver Colorado...that should fade away quickly!

As a young woman who felt very intimidated (actually, terrified) to make that first call to find a therapist in her early twenties - I get where your headspace may be right now. Coming face to face with the parts of yourself that have been ignored or feel too stuck to change is no small task.

 

We are here to tell you what is infrequently discussed, though...that on the other side of this fear is the lighter, more joyful and fulfilled version of yourself that was hidden out of sight. Our team is confident in our ability to help you reconnect to the version of yourself you have lost sight of and we cannot wait to meet you, no matter what emotional state you may be at

Connected Brain Counseling's Approach to Individual Therapy

We believe in an empathetic approach to mental health counseling services with gentle encouragement, structure, and a genuine connection between the client and therapist in Denver Colorado. Our goal is to understand and validate your experience while giving you a safe space to explore new ideas and feelings that may be confusing, or messy, at times. 

Whether you are looking for support in leaving a toxic relationship, strategies to manage anxiety, understanding your attachment style, or a non judgmental ear to simply listen, we would be honored to be your therapist in Denver Colorado in the way that you inherently deserve.

Counseling for Women

Bosa Sebele said it best, “There is no force more powerful than a woman determined to rise." And we want to help you do just that! Let's be honest, though. Wanting to grow doesn't take away from just how hard it is to be a woman (or a human) it today's society. 

Have high standards? Us too

Our therapist in Denver Colorado understands that many women hold themselves to incredibly high standards. That we are conditioned to be hyperaware of our appearance and weight. That we are expected to have a full time job and be selfless, patient mothers and generous lovers while holding it alllll together, every day. 

We also understand that anxiety disorders are at an all time high. So is the divorce rate, closing it at nearly 60%. Plus did you know that 1 in 4 women will be sexually assaulted in their lifetime. And an additional 75% of women have some sort of disordered eating behavior? The list, unfortunately, could go on. 

Who we work with

You're not alone in this fight, and counseling can help. We love our work with women and with high retention rates we think our ladies love us, too! With over 80% of our clients being adult women ages 20-40 in the Denver area, Connected Brain Counseling has the right female therapist in Denver Colorado for you.  Learn about our team members here to find the best fit for you. 

Understand how trauma lives in your brain and body 

Survivors of trauma know that the traumatic experience someone endures lingers in the body, brain and nervous system long after the event is over. Trauma isn't something we can tangibly hold, or make sense of, in many cases. It affects attachment styles, sleep, anxiety, willingness to take risks...and more.

As a licensed therapist in Denver Colorado who specializes in mental health counseling services, we want you to know that what qualifies as a Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) diagnosis or Complex-Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (C-PTSD) diagnosis is less important to your process of healing than the meaning you make of the hardship(s) you have experienced. 

What does this mean? It means that if you feel that an event was traumatic, it was, in fact, traumatic. A diagnosis will not validate or invalidate this for you. You don't need a diagnosis, or a counselor's sign off, to know that your body and brain need to heal.


Getting started with trauma mental health counseling services in Denver

We want you to know that the journey to healing starts with your brain. Your thoughts fuel your emotions, and your emotions fuel your behavior. This cycle can create a positive cascading effect, or it can look like intense anxiety, flashbacks, ruminating on one topic, detachment, anxious attachment styles, nightmares and insomnia. 

The way your brain holds onto trauma is both unique to you and deeply impacting. We understand that clients do not talk their way out of experiencing the effects of trauma...but rather, understanding the thoughts that keep us stuck in a cycle actually allows clients to connect more deeply to their body and soothe the nervous system in the process.

Our team of therapists in Denver Colorado is here and ready to hold your story, make meaning, and give you your power back. 

Neurocounseling

Virtual Counseling in Colorado

Counseling from home in Denver, Colorado

Say goodbye to the commute and hello to your cozy sweatpants! If you got used to taking all of your appointments from home during COVID, you're not alone. More and more clients are asking for virtual options for counseling - and we're here for it! There is a lot to be gained from your own home while connecting with a therapist virtually. 

All of our therapists in Denver Colorado are trained to complete counseling sessions, both individual counseling and couples counseling, virtually. While some clients prefer in person sessions, we understand that others have busy schedules and time commitments outside of counseling that make staying from home more convenient. 

Getting started with virtual counseling 

If possible, we recommend you meet with your therapist in Denver Colorado in person for the first three mental health counseling services. This will help you get a feel for each other before stepping behind the screen, helping build rapport and trust for the journey ahead.

If you are completing counseling sessions from home, the same principles regarding confidentiality and a distraction free space apply. Please make sure that you are completing your session from a computer rather than your phone and that you are fully ready to dive into session on time. We ask that nobody else is in the room with you or can overhear the session to maintain HIPPA compliant confidentiality. 


Options for Neurofeedback at Home in Denver

If you are completing a Neurofeedback program with Connected Brain Counseling as well, you're in luck! We offer remote neurofeedback programs that compliment your time in counseling. Check out our page on At Home Neurofeedback Program to learn more. 

Our therapists in Denver Colorado pull from neurocounseling and other empirically backed modalities

We believe in a multi-modal approach to counseling and one of the most popular modalities we offer is Neurocounseling,

What is neurocounseling? 

Mental health counseling services is a rapidly growing technique used in counseling sessions that blends data and educated empathy into one therapeutic approach. Neurocounseling as a modality relies heavily on QEEG Brain Map data to inform therapist in Denver Colorado of the best approach in treatment for clients.

Getting started with neurocounseling

Clients start by completing a qEEG Brain Map and reviewing the data with their specialist. This information can point your therapist in all sorts of directions, including how sleep is affecting your mental health, how trauma is being held in the brain, attachment styles, head injuries and more.

You will review your qEEG Brain Map data to understand how trauma is impacting emotion and behavior. Your counseling program will be designed from here, guiding your therapist in Denver Colorado in an educated direction on how to best facilitate change for your unique patterns.

Let's get started

Set up a free consultation to find the right therapist for trauma in Denver for you.

  • What is neurofeedback?
    Neurofeedback at home teaches the brain through operant conditioning (think Pavlov's dog!) how to adjust electrical patterns and neuronal connections that contribute to difficulty in behavioral change. More details can be found here.
  • Are there any negative side effects to neurofeedback?
    Remote neurofeedback therapy is an incredibly safe modality that works within the natural processes of your brain. At the worst, some of our clients report minor headaches, agitation, or a brief disruption in sleep. In general, most clients leave feeling relaxed or neutral.
  • What psychiatric disorders does neurofeedback treat?
    While most brains can benefit from neurofeedback to increase feelings of peace, joy, and overall wellbeing...the conditions that neurofeedback most commonly treats include generalized anxiety, depression, ADD/ADHD, PTSD/C-PTSD, insomnia, memory loss, and more. These disorders are well studied and documented to have positive results. Talk to our counselors in Denver for more details.
  • Are the results of neurofeedback permanent?
    Relatively, yes! While no treatment program can completely ease the effects of unpredicted stress or future trauma, our clients tend to feel more resilient and confident in managing stressors without neurofeedback after their treatment program. The vast majority of our clients end their program with a 30-70% reduction in symptom severity and only visit us and talk to our counselors in Denver CO for "tune ups" in the face of extreme stress or newly developed trauma.
  • How does neurofeedback therapy help behavioral change?
    Neurofeedback at home therapy assists in calming the nervous system which allows the client greater access to making behavioral changes. Many individuals know they need to change a behavior, but their nervous system is acting from a trauma response that keeps them in repetitive destruction patterns. Neurofeedback regulates the brain to a calmer, safer baseline state that then allows the client to mindfully choose new behaviors and perspectives with the assistance of a licensed therapist.
  • Do you accept insurance?
    We do not currently accept insurance. We accept HSA/FSA cards and are able to provide superbills at request.
  • Can I complete EMDR, TMS or another form of trauma treatment while completing neurofeedback sessions?
    Yes! Many of our clients take a holistic and well-rounded approach like cognitive behavioral therapy services to mental health treatment and complete multiple types of treatment at once. Your counselors in Denver CO will discuss the implications of completing multiple forms of therapy at once during your consultation. We suggest completing talk therapy with your neurofeedback therapy program at a minimum in order to gain the most benefit from your time with us.
  • How many sessions of remote neurofeedback therapy do I need to complete?
    Most clients complete a minimum of 40 sessions, with some requiring 80+ sessions with our counselors in Denver CO. The number of sessions a brain needs is determined from a QEEG Brain Map. We re-evaluate your progress every 10 sessions to discuss what changes you feeling or not feeling, and adjust protocols depending on data fluctuations. With this level of detail paid to your progress, you will likely not need more than the quoted amount of sessions.
  • I have more questions! Who can I talk to about Neurofeedback and see if it's right for me?
    We offer free 20 minute consultations with our counselors in Denver CO for clients interested in neurofeedback, counseling, or the combination of the two! Schedule your free consultation online here to get started with your journey to mental health healing.
  • What is the difference between biofeedback and neurofeedback?
    Neurofeedback is a subcategory of biofeedback. Biofeedback works on bodily functions such as heart rate and body temperature to help regulate the nervous system. Remote neurofeedback therapy works specifically on brain waves to help regulate symptoms associated with mental health such as anxiety, depression, PTSD, ADD, insomnia, and more.
  • How many times a week should I do neurofeedback?
    We recommend you train two to three times a week consistently with our counselors in Denver CO in order to gain the most out of your program. Brief absences from training are not detrimental, however if you are going to be gone for over a month during your time with us we suggest you wait to start your program until you return from your time away.
  • Is neurofeedback FDA approved?
    Yes! Neurofeedback at home therapy is FDA approved as a safe and effective form of treatment for mental health symptoms especially when combined with other modalities such as counseling.
  • Does neurofeedback help kids and adults with ADD?
    Yes! ADD and ADHD are some of the most well studied diagnoses for neurofeedback therapy. Read up on our specialty page here
  • Can neurofeedback cure trauma?
    qEEG Brain Mapping and Neurofeedback therapy can help ease symptoms of trauma by regulating the brain, taking it out of "fight or flight" mode and help increase patterns of mindfulness and mood regulation. It is also proven to help ease symptoms of anxiety, depression, OCD and others that may co-occur with trauma. Talk to our counselors in Denver CO or read more on our page here.
  • How to find a good therapist in Denver
    We suggest you start at our "Meet the Team" page here to see if any of our therapists are a good fit for you. If not, resources such as Psychology Today allow you to filter the type of therapist or counselors in Denver CO you are looking to work with based on symptom and goal to help you find the right therapist in Denver for you.
  • Do you accept insurance for counseling?
    We do not currently accept insurance. We accept HSA/FSA cards and are able to provide superbills at request.
  • Is neurofeedback at home effective?
    Up until recently, the technology for at home neurofeedback training systems was not proven to be as effective as in office equipment. With the field rapidly growing, though, new options for at home neurofeedback that are effective are hitting the market. Our counselors in Denver CO conduct consults to see if the type of equipment we offer is right for you and what types of results you can expect to see in office vs at home in a training program.
  • How often do I train with my at home neurofeedback program?
    Most clients are asked to train 3-4 times a week with their neurofeedback at home program. Some clients will train as often as daily to start depending on symptom severity and what is learned from your qEEG Brain Map.
  • What is the investment for an at home neurofeedback program?
    All remote neurofeedback training programs start at $600 for the initial qEEG Brain Map. This includes two hours of data collection and reviewing data with a clinician. Clients will purchase their headset for $250 (which can be used with multiple family members in the home). The monthly charge for remote training after that is $600/month. We do not have contracts and clients are free to end training at any time. Talk to our counselors in Denver CO to learn more.
  • What conditions can at home neurofeedback training treat?
    Empirical evidence shows that neurofeedback at home training can ease symptom severity for conditions including anxiety, depression, PTSD, ADD/ADHD, insomnia, and more.
  • What happens if I end an at home neurofeedback training program prematurely?
    You can expect to feel some benefit from the training you completed prior to ending your program, however the longevity and permanency of these results cannot be guaranteed without an adequate amount of time being trained with our counselors in Denver CO.
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