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.

You can explore more information about him at www.InnerGuide.bizHe can be reached at 303-246-0950 or PDaniels@InsightCounselingCenter.com  

 

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 transitions.

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
mbommarito@insightcounselingcenter.com.

 

 

 
Amy Armstrong is a contracted therapist and has a Master’s degree in Counseling. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Colorado.  Additionally, Amy has specialized training in working with people who struggle with life disturbing experiences with the tool of EMDR.  She offers support with career counseling and aptitude testing, couples therapy, relationship rescue, as well as alleviating depression and anxiety. She has been working as a therapist since 2004 and has experience in a variety of settings. 
 
You may contact her at 908-403-6567 or AArmstrong@InsightCounselingCenter.com.
 

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.

Lauren Hill-Shirk is a a contracted psychotherapist who is passionate about working with couples and families. She is in the process of becoming a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and wants to help you create and maintain fulfilling and loving relationships.  She works from a systems approach, which considers all aspects of a person's life and family dynamics into the picture. She is dedicated to working alongside of you with a warm, supportive approach, while also teaching and helping you practice the skills you need to be successful.  She is able to work with you individually or as a couple, depending on your needs and goals. 
You may reach her at 269-355-8449 or LHill-Shirk@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.

Laura Andrich graduated with her Bachelors in Social Work and Psychology from the University of Portland in 2014. Her clinical experience has been working in the rehabilitation center of Portland State Juvenile Corrections center, with female and male adolescence in the beginning of their recovery. She also spent two years working at Oregon Health Science University assisting on clinical trials for Opioid prevention treatment and substance dependency interventions. For the last year, Laura has been a middle school social worker in Nashville, TN at a title 9 school and had the privilege of developing a women’s mentor program for at risk female youth grades 5th to 8th.

 

Laura is currently an MSW student at University of Denver, emphasizing in mental health and studying for her animal assisted therapy certification. Laura specializes in working with young adults and teens with anxiety, as she has a background in working with anxiety disorders, including 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 landrich@insightcounselingcenter.com.

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 kleibovitz@insightcounselingcenter.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 dhollister@insightcounselingcenter.com or call her at (720) 300-2162.
 

 

Experts In:

 

Alleviating Anxiety

 

Transforming Depression

 

Enhancing Relationships

 

Addictions Counseling

 

Mindfulness Training

 

Stress Management

 

Trauma Informed Therapy

 

 

 

 

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