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Recognized by the Institute of Behavioral Sciences, University of Colorado, Boulder as trained in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Recognized by the State of Colorado as pending Licensed Professional Counselor Candidate
To read more about my education, training, and experience, check out my LinkedIn profile
HI, MY NAME IS CARISSA
I believe the therapeutic experience should be one of finding clarity, feeling heard, and being empowered. Therapy should not be a place where you are told you are broken and need to be fixed. I’ll encourage your own curiosity and non-judgement, even (especially) toward the things that you might not like about yourself. I will walk alongside you on this journey as you discover that you already possess all you will ever need to traverse the rocky and sometimes seemingly impossible terrain that we call life. This is how much I believe in you, in humanity. Come as you are.
I look at each thought, action and word as having the power to cast a stone and create a ripple effect. What you do, think and say; matters. You matter. We possess the inherent ability to cast the stones of love, healing, connection and authenticity. It is my greatest desire to help my clients discover their power, their beauty and their ability to cast beautiful stones that create ripple effects throughout their lives and communities. I am also honored to work alongside my clients as they work to discover ways to look at themselves through a lens of compassion and love in order to provide freedom to just BE.
I specialize in working with teens and adults. I do have experience in working with trauma and crisis. I love to implement creativity and art into sessions. As each individual is unique, I believe that co-creating treatment goals and objectives to honor those unique qualities is extremely important.
My journey to becoming a psychotherapist began when I was 18 years old. I decided to dive deeper into my innate desire to work with people and as well as a deep curiosity for the human experience and emotions by focusing my studies in Psychology. I completed my Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology in 2009 from Hope International University. I then entered into a career in customer service for almost a decade after graduation and see that experience as an invaluable piece of my story. In May 2020, I completed my Master of Science in Counseling program. While in my master’s program, I interned for Griffith Centers for Children where I received extensive training in trauma informed practices. I am currently working toward my licensure in the state of Colorado and am recognized as a Master’s level Psychotherapist.
50-minute session: $130 | 80-minute session: $210
110-minute session: $290 | 30-minute phone session: $80
***Please note, beginning on August 1st, 2022, Carissa’s session fees will be:
50-minute session: $150 | 80-minute session: $240
110-minute session: $330 | 30-minute phone session: $90
Payments are due at the time of session. While I do not accept health insurance, I am happy to provide a superbill for the purpose of direct reimbursement for clients who have out-of-network mental healthcare coverage benefits. I accept cash, check and all major credit cards including Flex Spend Accounts (FSA) and Health Savings Accounts (HSA).