© 2018 by Paula Stephani

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Colorado, and work with individual adults of all ages.

Therapeutic Approach

My therapeutic approach is collaborative, creative, and intuitive. My goal is to support you in meeting your goals and in cultivating the resilience, strength, and wisdom that you may not currently be fully in touch with due to anxiety, stress, health concerns, depression, relationship issues, grief, or other life challenges.

My first priority is to build a safe, trusting, compassionate alliance in which you feel comfortable to express and explore your experiences, thoughts, and feelings as we work together to effect the changes you want to see in your life.

In determining how I can best support you, I draw on current research in the field of neuroscience and mental health, as well as on my professional experience, education, training, and personal self-growth and life experience.

My practice is informed by the belief that for lasting positive change to occur, we need to directly engage the deeper emotional part of the brain, the limbic system, in addition to the more cognitive part of the brain. The limbic system is where the root of many of our painful feelings, symptoms, behavior patterns, and beliefs about ourselves is located. Because this more primitive part of the brain responds best to the language of imagery, physical sensation, and felt experience rather than to the language of reason, logic, or cognitive understanding, I include therapeutic strategies such as guided imagery and somatic awareness to support clients in managing difficult emotions, releasing painful beliefs, and resolving old traumas.

Training and Experience

I have a Master’s degree in Transpersonal Counseling Psychology from Naropa University, and additional trainings include Motivational Interviewing, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Gestalt Therapy, Applied Neuroscience for Treating Anxiety, Memory Reconsolidation in the Treatment of Trauma, and Mindfulness-Based approaches.

 

Before starting a private psychotherapy practice, I worked for eleven years as a crisis intervention counselor and clinical supervisor at a community mental health center.

 

Counseling and Energy Medicine

I am also a strong believer in a holistic approach to physical, mental, and spiritual health. To this end, I offer Synergy Sessions that combine counseling with Jin Shin Jyutsu®.

Please contact me to schedule a free 15 minute consultation or to schedule an appointment. 

Paula Stephani

Licensed Professional Counselor

1650 38th St. Suite 100E

Boulder, CO. 80301

720-608-6037

paula@beyourownally.com