I'm Whitney and I started a private counseling practice in Parker, CO to provide the highest quality therapy around for the lowest cost
Marriage & Family Therapist in Parker, CO
My clients will tell you they see the fastest and most lasting results with CBT tools. Primarily I work with a flow chart that connect the thoughts my client has about a situation, event or person to their feelings, then actions, then an outcome. Then we work backward to pick their desired outcome and re-write their thoughts accordingly. I can't tell you how quickly this incredibly valuable tool becomes second-nature.
I was fortunate to have a professor in graduate school trained by Richard Schwartz and who worked primarily with IFS. In my practice, I use IFS to help clients differentiate themselves from their strong feelings, thoughts, and sometimes physical sensations. Next we work to use the client's core self or intuition to heal the painful feelings and to redirect their most destructive impulses. I believe that all of our habits and thoughts are essentially trying to help us but often need a little help
Anxiety has become increasingly pervasive in America over the past few decades so my first objective is to normalize feeling anxious in today's world. I work primarily with a Cognitive Behavioral Therapy tool to help clients edit their mindset around anxious events, settings or people to help them achieve their desired outcomes, while rewriting unhelpful and often untrue thoughts contributing to their overall anxiety.
Besides being a woman, wife, mother, sister and daughter, I specialize in helping women set clear boundaries, communicate assertively, connect with and honor their unique experience of their gender, and offer compassion and strategies for handling sexism at home, work and in the community. I also utilize various therapy modalities to help my clients flesh out their true values from the roles bestowed upon them by family and others.