About Our Therapists
Carly Boeselt, MA, LPC
Dually Licensed Therapist in Colorado and Texas
Currently accepting self-pay, Aetna, Lyra EAP, and United
Specialities: EMDR, DBT, ACT, mindfulness, navigating family relationships, attachment styles, PTSD, Abuse, Life transitions, Anxiety, Couple's therapy - trained in the Gottman method, Grief and Loss- Advanced training from the Center for Loss & Life Transitions
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.
Keena Smith, LCSW
Currently self-pay and invoicing for out of network benefits, will be in network with Anthem/BCBS, Aetna and United by mid-May 2022
I have always had a genuine interest in the uniqueness and well-being of others. I truly believe that we can all grow from situations we have experienced. Whether that experience be divorce, abuse or trauma of some sort. These experiences can cause you to feel alone, anxious, sad, depressed, unmotivated, angry, violated and vulnerable. In therapy we journey through the healing process to gain a better understanding of our emotions, gain insight and develop sustainable tools for navigating life.
My goal is to create an environment that encourages self-awareness and promotes long lasting change. I hope to assist individuals achieve their goals and reach their fullest potential in a safe, collaborative, nonjudgmental space. I have an eclectic style that offers a holistic approach while incorporating your mind, body and soul. I utilize a client-centered approach that enables individuals to recognize repetitive patterns that are not working for them. I look forward to helping you on your journey.
“The shoe that fits one person pinches another; there is no one recipe for living that suits all cases.” – Carl Jung
Alexis Garcia, MA, LPC, Doctoral Candidate
Accepts BCBS/Anthem, self-pay, will be in network with United and Aetna by May 2022
Specialties: Adults | Adolescents | Couples | LGBTQIA+ | LatinX | CBT | Mindfulness Therapy | Life Transitions | Crises | Self-esteem | Anxiety | Depression | Trauma | Social Justice & Advocacy | Substance Abuse
Originally from The Golden State, I now happily reside in Austin, Texas. I received a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology with a Minor in Sociology from the University of the Incarnate Word in 2012, a Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from St. Mary’s University in 2015 and I am currently pursuing a Doctor of Philosophy in Counselor Education and Supervision. In pursuing my education for more than a decade, I have been granted the opportunity to work in a wide range of settings to include several non-profit organizations, private practice, private school, within the correctional system and in substance abuse treatment facilities. Because of these various experiences, my clientele has been extremely diverse- from children as young as 4 years old to adults over 90 years old.
I am a passionate scholar-practitioner in the field of clinical mental health psychotherapy who divides my time between clinical practice and scholarly writing and research. In my clinical practice, I deliver cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and other evidence based treatments. I find it gratifying to introduce clients to CBT. I have had the privilege of witnessing dramatic transformations using CBT techniques in clients struggling with a wide range of emotional, behavioral and adjustment problems, crises, depression, anxiety, suicidal ideation, trauma, stress, addiction, transitional struggles and relationship issues.
I whole-heartedly believe in the power of positivity and the notion that each individual has the ability to create the life they desire. We may not be able to control everything that life throws our way, but we can control how we respond to such situations by focusing on positive attitudes, thoughts and behaviors. While everyone’s process is unique, we all have moments of self-doubt. The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don’t have any. I am here to help you challenge those negative thoughts you have regarding your own abilities while providing a safe, compassionate environment.
The services I provide are authentic and genuine. The relationships I have with my clients are very important to me as I aim for each and every one to feel understood, respected, supported, valued and empowered. The process within the therapy I provide is highly collaborative. I am not here to tell you what to do, but to offer as much guidance as you feel comfortable with as we figure things out together.
I am eager to connect with you while sharing my experience as you begin to address issues that will help you improve your quality of life and attain a greater sense of fulfillment. In working with me you will be able to identify the negative thoughts, emotions and behaviors that stop you from living up to your full potential. You will learn how to take control of situations instead of letting them control you in a way you may have never thought possible. I am here to guide you towards a life of authenticity as you embrace the power of your own journey.
With the Kindest Regards,
Lauren McKay, MA, LPC
Accepts Aetna, BCBS, United/Oscar/Optum, Cigna, Self-pay
Specialties: EMDR, Trauma, PTSD, stress, life transitions, anxiety, coping skills, grief, relationship issues, works with clients ages 14 and older
Trauma, abuse, and grief can greatly impact how we function on a day to day basis. Everyone's experiences are unique and individual. There may be times where you cannot explain why this or that happened and that can feel both confusing and frustrating. Has something like this ever happened to you before? Through counseling, we can explore different modalities and evidenced based research to locate the roots of this confusion and frustration. I am here to be a part of your therapeutic journey as you locate the answers to these difficult questions.
Nicole Gerard, LCSW, ACSW
Currently accepting Aetna, United, BCBS/Anthem and self pay
I believe therapy is broad and ever changing, shaping to fit your needs as you move through life’s ups and downs. Some people utilize therapy to address an acute problem, while others see it more as a tool for maintenance, same as we view exercise. Regardless of the circumstances, I know therapy has a positive role to play for all. Whatever the road that brought you here, and your lived experiences that have uniquely crafted you, this is a place for you to find growth and relief.
Together we will create a safe space for you to unburden your mind and explore yourself more deeply. By utilizing various methods such as purposeful conversation, mindfulness, body-centered awareness, and client-led goal setting, we will find the balance you desire for your life. Therapeutic techniques such as CBT, motivational interviewing, and correction of cognitive distortions will be incorporated into sessions to address concerns covering all aspects of the human experience including stress and anxiety, anger management, grief and loss, trauma, and depression.
Leah Walker, LMFT, PhD
Accepts Aetna, United/Oscar/Optum, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Self pay
Specialties: Anxiety, Women's Issues, Relationship issues
Leah Walker is a Marriage and Family Therapist with over 20 years of experience. She is a graduate of Florida State University, where she earned a PhD in Family Relations in 2013. In addition, she earned her Masters in Family Studies from Mercer University in 1994. In her career in behavioral health, she has been a clinical supervisor in community mental health programs and non-profit behavioral health agencies. Over the years, she has worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including: anxiety, depression, couple’s therapy, relationship issues, life changes, and career challenges.
My approach combines cognitive-behavioral therapy and family of origin work. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. It takes courage to step forward and try to change your life. If you are ready to take that step I am here to support and empower you. I look forward to working with you!
Lizzy Rand, LCSW
Accepts Aetna, United/Oscar/Optum, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Self pay
There are moments in life when we feel stressed, hopeless, lost, or overwhelmed. Feeling alone in our struggles can be so disheartening, and whether you’ve come to this place because life circumstances have shifted, the day-to-day suddenly feels too strenuous to manage, or you’re hurting in some way, I believe we all have unique strengths that can help us navigate these challenges. Seeking support through therapy is one way to foster those strengths, and when we are given a warm, safe, and trusting therapeutic space, we can often find harmony and solutions to these struggles.
Whether you are dealing with anxiety, depression, stress, shame, grief, life transitions, or relationship struggles, I am here to help you safely explore your past and learn how to build a more meaningful and values-rich life instead of constantly feeling the discomfort that “there’s something wrong.” Therapy is a collaborative process, so I strive to meet you where you are. I offer an empathetic, non judgemental, and sincere perspective to stay present with you as we gain insight into who you are and create goals that you want to achieve.
Everyone is different, so my work is informed by an integrative approach, drawing from mindfulness-based, psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral, and acceptance and commitment therapy practices. I am committed to social justice perspectives and acknowledge this requires self-work. Broader systems can have a significant impact on an individual's lived experience and mental health, and I aim to have each person feel heard, valued, and empowered. I look forward to meeting you!
Hira Siddiqui, MA, LPC
Accepts United/Oscar/Optum, Cigna, ComPysch, 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.
Samantha (Sam) Juniker, LCSW
Accepts Aetna, United/Oscar/Optum, BCBS, and ComPsych
Do you ever feel like your emotions are imbalanced, and you can't put your finger on why or how to manage them? Sometimes, when our feelings are unpredictable, it can lead to added stress, panic attacks, and personal reactions that may catch us off guard. Trauma, anxiety, and significant life changes, like a move or new job, can affect the way we respond in sensitive circumstances. You may want to discover the why, or you may just want to figure out a solution to regulate the turbulence and navigate the uncertainty.
My past experience in hospital intensive care has provided me with an understanding to help individuals and families in cases of both trauma and anxiety. 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.
Sometimes we all just need a safe space to talk where we don't feel judged and can reflect on our own thoughts. 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.
Alissa Martinez, LPC
Accepts Oscar/Optum, United, and BCBS
I believe that we hold the ability to challenge ourselves, to grow through maximizing our strengths, and finding unique ways to add to the best parts that already exist within us. I have often found that through sharing a space where openness and understanding (and a little bit of humor) are present, you also have the ability to flourish, whether that be through walking the journey alone or with the added support of those who love and care for you.
My work is focused on helping adults and adolescents, both individuals and couples, with a variety of issues, including anxiety/stress, self-esteem, depression, communication, relationships, and trauma. Through the process of exploring your thoughts and feelings and understanding the biological, societal, and psychological factors in your life, we can develop more clear pathways to learning about yourself and apply the coping skills that work best for you. I utilize various therapeutic techniques, including CBT, Gottman Method, RCT, and ACT. My hope is to integrate the methods and techniques that appropriately meet your needs. I’m excited to meet you and learn about your journey!
Tiffany Deer, LMSW, ACSW
Specialities: Mood disorders, self esteem, LGBTQ+, Addiction
Accepts Aetna, Cigna, and self-pay
Do you feel overwhelmed by your emotions or disconnected? Therapy offers safe space to show up authentically, and build greater self-awareness and acceptance. Therapy can help give you a vision and the necessary tools to move from living to thriving. I want to help you thrive! I focus on creating a warm, nonjudgmental environment to work through current challenges and long-standing issues. I listen to each client's specific needs and tailor the therapeutic process to provide the most beneficial, effective, and enjoyable experience possible. We work together so that you can achieve personal growth, and a happier you!
I have several years of experience working with individuals who are struggling with depression, anxiety, LGBTQIA+ related issues, substance abuse, ADHD, PTSD, bipolar, and personality disorders. I am a certified Moral Reconation Therapist. MRT therapy is used to enhance one’s moral reasoning, eliminate self destructive tendencies, build a positive identity.
Supervised by Brandon Willis, TX License 55910
Ashley Jackson, LPC, NCC, PhD candidate
Accepts United/Oscar/Optum, Cigna, ComPsych and self-pay
I have my Masters in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and I am currently working on my PhD in Counselor of Education and Supervision. I love to promote and bring awareness to the mental health community in hope to make a difference in the stigma. I am an advocate for animal-assisted therapy, especially within the counseling field. I have several certifications in animal-assisted therapy and canine communication. In practice I mainly use a humanistic approach to counseling while incorporating animal assisted therapy as a tool. I believe in meeting the client where they are at, and that the client is the expert in their own lives. I know counseling can be intimidating that is why I love to promote a calm and trusting environment for my clients. I believe my therapy dog Brenda helps with this as well. Brenda and I look forward to meeting with you.