OUR TEAM

Get to know us and our philosophy

ABOUT ALISON 

ALISON COTTER, LPC
Individual and Child Counselor 

When Alison is in the room, you know that you are in a safe and sacred space; a place where you can celebrate and honor your experiences of being deeply human. She knows how to take clients to a depth of knowledge and awareness, and hold them there in safety, so they can discover their own inner knowledge and wisdom, and learn to be who they already are. Alison loves the growth and change process… and the connection she enjoys with her clients. She gets you, because she has been you! She’s been in the same place, with similar thoughts, feelings, and experiences. So, really, you are her people!

Alison works with two different groups of individuals.

Alison has a unique passion for, and extensive experience in, working with children so that they feel empowered, and so that you feel empowered as their parent. Alison will help your child express and process challenging emotions and experiences in safety through play and relationship.  When working with children, Alison works closely with the parents or caregiver(s), offering parent coaching and support, while helping you understand the therapeutic process, and educating you regarding childhood development and psychology. Alison has formal training in play therapy and has worked with children and parents for many years, guiding them to healing in the therapeutic journey. Alison understands the developing brain of a child and will help you to understand the impact a growing brain can have on the behavior of your child.

For those in their 20’s and 30’s, Alison has such a love and enjoyment in helping you to find clarity in what you are wanting. She understands that you are wanting change, but don’t yet know how to bring it about. She sees your inner wisdom and knowledge. And she knows that you want to be seen and known, and that you are looking for guidance in relationship, dating, marriage, career, parenting, identity, and friendships. And she understands that you don’t always know where to start. Reaching out to Alison could be a great place to start!

ABOUT KELLY

KELLY POAG, LCSW

Individual and Couples Counselor

Kelly's therapeutic approach is grounded in compassion, but fueled by a results-oriented paradigm that seeks to ensure client progress is in line with your individual goals. She relies heavily upon Rogerian techniques which involves a client-centered approach coupled with unconditional positive regard.  A Social Worker at heart, Kelly truly believes that we all posses innate strengths and resources that make us capable to solve our most immediate dilemmas.  Sometimes we just need a little help uncovering them.  Whether you are seeking treatment from a place of reluctance or excitement, she recognizes the courage it takes to reach out.  

 

Currently, Kelly and her husband have two children and reside in Lakewood, CO.  She has over 14 years of professional experience working alongside survivors of trauma and abuse, children with behavioral challenges, at-risk adolescents, and marriages and families seeking to establish healthy relationship dynamics.  Kelly also has professional experience collaborating with inter-disciplinary teams (schools, medical systems, foster-care, i.e) to help ensure client progress.  

 

It has been Kelly's desire to provide therapeutic services that utilize the variety of skills she has gained over the years to create a welcoming and comforting environment for people to pursue change in their lives. It is her hope that therapy can act as a compass to help you navigate your pain in a way that enables new growth. Kelly's practice focuses on healing wounds that are impeding relational health, so that the progress you and your family make will be lasting.  

Tel 303-481-2375

7700 W Woodard Drive

Lakewood, CO 80227

anchorandbellcounseling@gmail.com 

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