THE ANCHOR & BELL DIFFERENCE
Finding a counselor can be challenging. The best way to find out if we are a good fit for you is to give us a call or schedule an appointment so we can meet in person. But before you do either, get to know what makes us different.
There is no shortcut through suffering. If there were, we wouldn't be here. We won't promise you a quick fix for your pain; but we will promise you a safe place to work through it.
WE ARE SPIRITUALLY-SENSITIVE
Our services stand out because we have additional training in faith and spirituality, which means we understand the strength and pain you experience in this aspect of your life.
We pride ourselves on being a safe place to explore the role spirituality plays in your story. We are also sensitive that faith communities sometimes cause immense harm and are toxic to individuals and families.
We are experienced in demonstrating support for those recovering from unhealthy forms of spirituality and believe you should not be left walking through it alone.
WE ARE REAL PEOPLE
We are real people, not professional robots. We are non-judgmental, safe, and friendly. We stand out because we are thoughtful, established professionals.
We are also energetic and passionate about what we do which is all about your needs and how we can serve you best. In your sessions with us, you will never have to worry about taking care of us.
WE ARE STRENGTHS-FOCUSED
WE OPERATE WITH PROFESSIONAL EXCELLENCE
We strive for excellence in our work. We pursue additional training to stay up to date on current trends in treatment. We are especially passionate about counseling focused on repairing relationships and trauma recovery.
Alison is a certified Splankna Practitioner and has completed advanced Splankna training. Splankna is a Christian-based, prayer led, mind-body protocol designed to resolve the subconscious roots behind presenting symptoms.
Alison has also been trained in Experiential Play Therapy and Synergetic Play Therapy, which are both non-directive approaches to play therapy. She has also served on the Colorado Association for Play Therapy board and has taught Introduction to Play Therapy as a guest speaker at DU.
Kelly completed basic training and has worked closely with EMDR Institute of the Rockies for ongoing supervision. Kelly is eligible to receive her EMDR certification which means she is able to provide Eye-Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) from the Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing International Agencies Regulatory Board.
Kelly also remains active in psychodynamic study groups through Vida Counseling to ensure she remains involved in staying informed of current research and education that is occurring within the field of psychodynamic theory and practice.
Some counselors focus on what's wrong with you and your past. We acknowledge the pain, but we also spend lots of time focusing on what you are doing well. And we believe you have the strength to make the changes you want to see. In short, we believe and see the best in you.
Our goal is to help unleash your unique strengths so you leave our office feeling revitalized and ready to tackle life's challenges.