Over the years I have worked with hundreds of patients through the important joyful and painful transitions and stages that life offers us. I have been honored to witness the many important and meaningful struggles, and healing paths each client has taken. I see myself as a guide and partner in the healing work my clients are here to undertake. I use my training, expertise, experience, intuition and heart to collaborate and guide my clients to a place of health and wellness. I feel passionately about running my practice dedicated to ethical treatment, an open heart and change.
I offer many years of experience in different settings, with many different kinds of specialties. I was lucky in my training to get to work in several different intensive settings, all of which adds to the expertise I can offer my clients. These experiences include in-patient care, residential care, eating disorders, psychosis, sexual perpetration, court-ordered clients, sexual addictions, sexual dysfunctions, substance abuse, mood disorders, anxiety, single incident trauma, developmental trauma, relational trauma, medical trauma, co-occuring disorders, dissociative disorders, personality disorders, sexual abuse, physical abuse, emotional abuse and neglect. I also have experience with parenting children and teens, health crisis, chronic health conditions, grief and loss, accidents, aging, neurodegenerative disease and death. My training has included psychodynamic psychotherapy, short term therapy, intensive therapy, biofeedback, neurofeedback, group, individual, family and couple therapy, sports and performance enhancement therapy, EMDR, brainspotting, emotionally focused therapy, hypnotherapy, guided imagery, crisis management, case management, dialectical behavioral therapy, and more.
Though I currently specialize in emotionally focused couple therapy and the treatment of trauma, all of my experiences listed above inform and guide my work. I have many tools in my toolbox and my clients and I, together, determine what might best help facilitate the healing and change they are looking for.
I have been in practice for over 20 years. Before my move to Colorado in 2008, I was in Santa Fe, NM at St. John’s College and in private practice. I did my clinical training at Smith College School for Social Work. During my training I had clinical internships at both, Brattleboro Retreat Psychiatric Hospital and University of Massachusetts Mental Health Center. I have worked in in-patient, out-patient and residential treatment centers for adults, children and teens.
Feel free to contact me at 303-880-3619 or firstname.lastname@example.org for a free phone chat to see if I feel like the right fit. Or you are free to schedule right now:
Ame Pate is our Office Manager and sometimes doubles as our neurofeedback technician. When not assisting set up and clean up of neurofeedback sessions, she helps clients with paperwork, payment and scheduling.
When not at the office Ame is pursuing her degree in criminal psychology.