Beth Barta has a Master's Degree in Social Work with a License in Clinical Social Work and a Certification in Addictions Counseling in the state of Colorado. She is the Founder and Director of Insight Counseling Center and has worked in this field since 1997.
Beth's mission is to be a faciliator and guide on the human journey toward Self Discovery and Wholeness. In addition, she has been trained to provide EMDR, a method that will quickly relieve distressing symptoms and help to bring balance back into your life. She is passionate about empowering women to access and build their inner strength and guidance through individual session, weekly classes and weekend retreats.
Additionally, she enjoys working with people who are recovering from a major life transition, healing from divorce/separation, struggling with parenting confidently, spiritual development, trauma resiliency, and overcoming addictive behaviors/habits. You may email her at BBarta@insightcounselingcenter.com or call her at 303-246-3219.
Peter Daniels is the Director of the Adventure and Wilderness Therapy Program at Insight Counseling Center. He is also the founder of Inner Guide LLC. He enjoys working with people to bring the experience of nature and adventure into the healing process. Peter's own experience climbing outdoors and indoors has contributed to a richness in life and deeper sense of self, and he wants to share that with you.
Peter draws from many contemplative traditions, including Shambhala Buddhism and Taoism, with a meditation and yoga practice that sometimes finds consistency and regularity. He spends much of his time in the mountains, rock climbing, mountaineering, and connecting with his own Inner Guide.
Peter is a certified Climbing Wall Instructor, certified by the Climbing Wall Association. He is also Wilderness First Aid certified. Peter has climbed all 58 of the fourteeners in Colorado and continues to explore the wild mountains as often as he is able.
Marina Bommarito received her BA in psychology at the
University of Tampa in 2015. She is currently working toward her master’s in clinical Mental Health Counseling at Colorado Christian University. Marina has experience providing clients with
neurofeedback for issues including anxiety, depression, learning disabilities, social integration, sleep problems and more at Colorado Center for Neurofeedback and Peak Performance. Marina is skilled
and passionate about leading groups both domestically and internationally with children and adults focusing on the areas of language development, social skills training and coping with
Marina focuses on seeing the whole person and utilizes a client-centered approach. This means that she strives to gain an understanding of each individual from their point of view and help them understand how they can cultivate their inner strengths and make changes to build a more fulfilling life. She aims to help people understand their current lifestyle in comparison to their ideal lifestyle and identify strategies to help them live their best life. You may contact her at 586-419-8693 or email@example.com.
Briton Sloan is a contracted therapist and has a Master’s Degree in Social Work from the University of Denver and a License in Clinical Social Work. She has practiced bilingual school social work in Denver for 14 years and specializes in supporting at-risk youth and their families from a trauma informed lens. Briton incorporates a “person-in-environment” perspective in her practice that takes into account the relationship between the client and her/his physical and social environment. She believes that every individual possesses strengths from which to draw that enables healing and growth throughout the therapeutic process.
Briton currently employs mindfulness practices to assist others in reducing stress and anxiety and increase overall well-being. She utilizes interventions from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Dialectical Behavior Therapy to examine the relationship between thoughts, feelings and behaviors as well as to increase mindfulness skills, distress tolerance skills, and emotional regulation skills.
Briton enjoys working with diverse populations and people of all ages and ability levels who need support navigating life’s challenges. She has a strong interest in incorporating additional trauma informed interventions into her practice.
In her free time, Briton can be found practicing yoga or appreciating the natural landscapes of Colorado and Northern New Mexico. She also enjoys hiking with her partner, dogs, and two sons in the Colorado mountains.
You may email her at firstname.lastname@example.org or call her at 720-900-0970.
Lauren Whalen is contracted with Insight Counseling Center and has worked at Insight since 2016. Lauren primarily sees adults and young adults who are working through life transitions as well as experiencing depression and anxiety. In addition, she has experience working in a behavioral health and substance abuse agency, as well as a residential treatment facility for children in foster care.
Lauren’s therapeutic style has a foundation is Adlerian Therapy as well as Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy (REBT). This is an empathetic, non-judgmental and empowering approach based on understanding the client’s point of view and shifting negative thought patterns to help clients live more fulfilling lives. She strives to provide a holistic therapy approach to assist clients in meeting their therapeutic goals.
One of her passions is helping clients work through traumatic life events. She is trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). This is a therapy that helps a client's brain to process through the trauma and relieve Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) or negative symptoms related to the trauma.
She has a Masters in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Colorado Christian University as well as a Bachelors in Psychology from The University of Iowa. You may contact her at 224-374-3609 or LWhalen@insightcounselingcenter.com.
Jennifer Kane is a contracted therapist and a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. She graduated from the MSW program at the University of Denver in 1998. She works with a range of issues related to attachment, relationships, anxiety, stress, life transitions, divorce, infidelity, and parenting.
Jennifer is specifically trained in Emotion Focused Therapy (EFT), a clinically-proven model developed by Sue Johnson that explores adult love through an attachment lense and assists couples in developing satisfying and meaningful relationships. She is passionate about working with individuals and couples to improve all aspects of relationships in their lives.
Jennifer also has a Master’s Degree in English Literature and enjoys reading, writing, and playing tennis in her free time. Additionally, she is on the screening committee for the annual Denver Jewish Film Festival.
You may reach her at 303-517-2776 or JKane@InsightCounselingCenter.com.
Anna Hommes is a contracted therapist and is passionate about walking alongside adolescents and adults as they heal, alleviate depression and anxiety and form healthy relationships. Using a strengths based approach, Anna empowers clients to live their best life, full of peace, connection and wholeness.
Anna Hommes received her Masters in Counseling from Denver Seminary in 2008. As a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Colorado, Anna uses a Rogerian, client-centered approach paired with her training in EMDR. She has also received training in positive discipline approaches and enjoys enhancing parent/child attachment.
You may reach her at 623-229-0652 or AHommes@InsightCounselingCenter.com.
Kyle Hommes is a contracted therapist who began his therapy career working with at-risk youth and is very comfortable dealing with childhood trauma and corresponding behavioral issues using individual, family, and group interventions. Since then, he has expanded his counseling interests to adults, families, and couples, but still very much enjoys working with youth. His therapeutic strength lies in his ability to help his clients understand the roots of emotional and behavioral issues and move past them by building self-knowledge and self-compassion. This process often involves discovering coping strategies that can help clients deal with difficult thoughts and feelings without becoming overwhelmed. And once coping skills are in place, it is possible to learn the lesson from our past experience the lessons that we need to move forward.
Kyle completed his Masters of Arts in Community Counseling at Denver Seminary and is now a Licensed Professional Counselor. He has worked for several agencies throughout the Denver Metro area including Shiloh Home, Aurora Mental Health Center, and Tennyson Center for Children. In addition to his counseling experience, Kyle has received post-graduate training in the areas of trauma-informed care, attachment, the Enneagram, and EMDR.
Outside of his role as a therapist, Kyle and his wife Anna (who also works at Insight Counseling Center) have three children that keep them busy. He enjoys camping, biking, skiing, snow shoeing, and hiking. You can e-mail him at email@example.com or to reach him by phone, call 720-532-7395.
Laura Andrich is a contracted therapist and has a Masters Degree in Social Work from University of Denver. Laura specializes in working with young adults and teens with a variety of anxiety and depression issues. She has a specific interest in working with people who struggle with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. Laura is also passionate about her work with women and exploring themes within empowerment and emotional growth. Laura utilizes techniques from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), as well as Strengths-based approaches. Her work with CBT includes diving deeper into the way we perceive ourselves and the world around us and what harmful thoughts may be hindering our ability to thrive. She is a firm believer in mindfulness practices, as well as holistic approaches that serve both the body and mind.
Laura is a recent resident to Denver metro and has a great passion for the outdoors, including backpacking and skiing. Her other passion is incorporating both wilderness and animal-assisted approaches into her own self-care and the care of others. She opens up her practice to those looking to work together to meet therapeutic goals, in a holistic and nonjudgmental environment. You may contact her at 360-466-8268 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kady is a contracted therapist and has a Masters in Social Work from the University of Chicago and a Bachelors of Arts in Psychology from the University of Illinois. She has a License in Clinical Social Work. Kady has been practicing clinical social work for over 8 years in the United States, Australia and Singapore in a variety settings including non-profit organizations, community mental health agencies and private practice.
Kady understands the importance of a collaborative therapeutic relationship and ensures a safe and approachable setting for clients to explore the issues currently impacting their lives. She uses family systems theory, experiential therapies, mindfulness, cognitive behavioral therapy, adventure therapy and sensorimotor psychotherapy to guide her practice. Kady works with individuals and families with a focus on trauma, anxiety, depression, disrupted attachment, relational issues, family breakdown and life transitions. Kady is trained in EMDR Therapy and has a level 1 certificate in Sensorimotor Psychotherapy. You may email Kady at email@example.com or call her at 847-951-5963
Danara is a Clinical Social Worker and Licensed Addiction Counselor. She is passionate about creating a safe and supportive atmosphere to help you explore and find your authentic self and voice. Danara believes in tailoring the treatment to the individual and is comfortable using mind-body techniques and Cognitive-behavioral interventions as needed for anxiety, depression and substance use concerns.
Of special interest to her is working with couples and other relationship dynamics. She has post-graduate training in Gottamn therapy - a method developed and backed up with decades of research. Danara is also working towards her Sex Therapy certification and can help with relationship issues from mismatched libido to polyamory as well as individual concerns around sexuality or gender identity. She is LGBTQIA and Kink friendly.
When she’s not wearing her therapist hat, Danara is hiking with her dog, Wookie (who is in training to be a therapy dog!). Or working on her 13 acre homestead in Conifer, CO where she lives with her partner, three children, two dogs, two cats, bunny, seven goats, twenty chickens and four pigs.
You may email Danara at DJohnson@insightcounselingcenter.com or call her at 720-815-6612.
Dani Hollister is a contracted therapist and has a Master's Degree in Counseling Psychology from the University of San Francisco. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Colorado and has been practicing as a therapist since 2013 in various settings, including non-profits, schools, and community mental health. Her passion lies in helping others find their true selves by conceptualizing their past, present, and future to overcome life's various challenges. Using a client centered approach Dani works with an existential lens to support clients in finding their true meaning and purpose of being. Additionally, when working with Dani, you can expect her to bring in the experiences of nature and adventure into your healing process.
Dani is experienced in working with individuals and families going through a wide range of experiences. Most recently focusing on trauma, anxiety, depression, relational issues, and life transitions. She specializes in supporting individuals in finding their inner child to self discovery, and working with children, adolescents, and families as a certified Triple P (positive parenting) trainer.
When Dani is not supporting clients, you will find her spending time with her family, or out in the mountains challenging herself to better her mind, body, and spirit through various outdoor adventures.
You may email her at firstname.lastname@example.org or call her at (720) 300-2162.
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