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, as we are aware of the critical role faith has played in our own. We are also sensitive that faith communities sometimes cause immense harm and are toxic to individuals and families. Because of this, 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 that believe in the power of relationship to transform and heal us.
We are also energetic and passionate about what we do which is all about your needs and how we can serve you best.
WE ARE STRENGTHS-FOCUSED
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.
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, healing deeper wounds, and using the therapeutic relationship to uncover aspects of you that may have not been considered before.
Kelly is certified to provide Eye-Movement and Desensitization Therapy (EMDR) which is considered the gold-standard for trauma recovery and treatment. She is also trained in Emotion-Focused Therapy for couples and is active in education groups focused on Attachment Theory. Kelly provides supervision for counselors seeking to pursue clinical certification. She is also active in providing educational opportunities for a variety of professionals regarding how best to provide Trauma-Informed care to impacted populations.
Alison has also been trained in Experiential Play Therapy and Synergetic Play Therapy, which are both non-directive approaches to play therapy. Alison has also extensive experience practicing with and being educated in Emotion-Focused Individual Therapy, while also working towards certification in becoming an ADHD Certified Clinical Services Provider (ADHD-CCSP). 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.
Both Alison and Kelly remain active in Psychodynamic study groups through Vida Counseling to ensure they stay informed about current research and education that is occurring within the field of psychodynamic theory and practice.
Hunter has extensive experience working within the education system, in roles that have involved both the support of students and staff. Hunter is actively engaged in both individual and group supervision on a regular basis as he pursues his Clinical Licensure in the field of Social Work. He is engaged in ongoing education surrounding both Attachment Theory in practice and Emotion-Focused Therapy. Hunter has also received training in Play Therapy and receives specialized supervision in this area.
Jennie is trained in both Emotion-Focused Therapy for Couples and The Gottman Method, which are considered highly effective forms of treatment when working with couples experiencing distress in their relationships. Jennie is working to obtain her License of Professional Counseling within the state of CO (LPC) and receives regular supervision in support of this. She also carries with her extensive knowledge and experience in working with clients healing from various forms of church abuse, and helping guide them in developing a meaningful spirituality in the midst of healing.