about

I believe that there is truth in authenticity and a path towards healing and inner wisdom that is different for every individual. It is my job to help us discover together what your journey needs and desires in order to move towards greater satisfaction in your life. I believe strongly that you have to be ready and willing to change for therapy to be of use. Which may look like readiness and willingness to work with your awareness that you don't want to feel badly anymore!

 

My work with clients incorporates the body, movement, gesture, emotional, cognitive, energetic and spiritual aspects of my client’s being. Including how all of these aspects of the self live inside of our intersectional identities across locations of privilege and marginalization. 

 

To break it down a bit…this means that I track these components, and you show up as you are. By inviting different parts of a person to arise, processing and integration can occur so that change can happen. My approach is client centered and relationally based and incorporates concepts of mindfulness, creativity, experiential learning and co-regulation. As a cis-gendered, able bodied, bisexual white woman, I am committed to do my best to honor folks across all types of difference and to own and learn from moments where I unintentionally fail to do so.

 

My orientation has been influenced by Dr. Bruce Perry’s Neurosequential Model of Therapeutics, Attachment Theory, Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy, Synergetic Play Therapy, Allan Schore and Daniel Siegel’s neuroscience based lens to the therapeutic relationship and change, and Anusara Yoga philosophy & Rajanaka Tantra based meditation. I have 6 years of experience working with a range of clients from children and families to adult individuals who experience a variety of challenges in life due to adverse experiences they have encountered. I have also spent several years supervising and teaching graduate students along their journey to becoming therapists.  In my personal journey I have spent the last 10 years  practicing and teaching yoga, meditation, and mindfulness. In my sessions I do my best to integrate my practical experiences with the theoretical knowledge that has aligned and rung true with my hands on experience.

 

What can you expect when meeting with me?

We may sit across from one another for every session while we talk, or we may invite movement and/or active participation experientials. You don’t need to have an awareness or experience with anything that I’ve mentioned so far. We begin by building trust in our relationship and expand out from there.

 

Come as you are and ask me any questions that may arise along the way.

Areas of Focus

complex relational trauma
anxiety & panic
dissociation
substance abuse
adult children of alcoholics
adult children of caregivers with personality disorders
grief & loss
relationship issues
mindfulness & embodiment
self actualization
vicarious trauma/ burnout

Where To Find Me

80 Garden Center, Suite 50

Broomfield, CO 80020

Get In Touch

720.432.4683

RachaelCollinsCounseling@gmail.com

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