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What I do …

  • Therapy

I blend psychology with physical exercises for whole-person healing and utilize  non-medical (Somatic, Behavioral, Cognitive, Social) approaches to mental and physical health issues. My goal for you is to feel more grounded, empowered and inspired to live your life motivated and balanced everyday.

  • Wellness Coaching

Often, people are looking to make a change, need help adhering to a new, healthier behavior, want a physical program to compliment mental health treatment, or are looking to take their fitness performance to the next level. Wellness coaching can make the difference.

  • Personal Development and Growth Strategies

Where do you want to go? Through analysis of your current behaviors, we can incorporate changes that support the life you want to lead, not the one you were handed. To do this, we set concrete goals, develop strategies to reach those goals and establish timelines to track your progress.

Why I do what I do …

My mission is to help you see the beauty that lies within. I want you to be inspired everyday. I work to help you find balance in your daily life, allowing you to become the best version of yourself.

By healing past wounds we embrace the core of who we are and who we want to be. Using a variety of modalities, I work to inspire you on your personal journey. This work allows you to take control of your life, empowering you to be fearless as you embrace your path. No matter what you are dealing with, there is always an option – out or around it.

Next steps … 

Contact me today and take the first step toward health, wellness, healing old wounds, and becoming the best you can be.

About Me

 

 

 

 

 

 

Education & Experience:

  • Licensed Clinical Psychologist, State of Colorado # PSY0004577
  • Licensed Addiction Counselor, State of Colorado # ACD0001032
  • PhD – Clinical & Somatic Psychology, The Chicago School of Professional Psychology
  • Master of Science – Community Counseling, University of Wisconsin – Superior
  • Bachelor’s of Science – Kinesiology, Texas A&M University – Corpus Christi
  • Member, United States Association for Body Psychotherapy
  • Member, American Psychological Association
  • Hakomi Comprehensive Training Graduate
  • EMDR trained
  • Athletics and Fitness Association of America (AFAA), Certified Personal Trainer & Group Exercise Instructor
  • AFAA personal trainer certification specialist for 9 years

Areas of Expertise:

  • Trauma and Stress Disorders
  • Dissociative Identity Disorder
  • PTSD
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • ADHD
  • Bipolar disorder/mood disorders
  • Eating disorders
  • Personality disorders
  • Addiction
  • Obesity related issues
  • Non-medical treatments for pain management
  • Non-medical chronic disease management

Commonly used therapy modalities include, but not limited to:

  • Hakomi Method
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy
  • Body Centered Psychotherapy
  • Sensorimotor Psychotherapy
  • EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy)
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Solution Focused Therapies
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Narrative Therapy 

My philosophy …

To inspire, motivate,  and help you become balanced and brave. 

I view my role as your guide. You have the map to your life’s path and my job is to help you read that map. Humans are pack creatures and our brains are wired for connection. As a result, when you have someone you trust to help you think through ideas, concepts and possible life directions, you make better decisions.

I want to inspire and motivate you to change your life … not the life you were handed, the one you want.

To find everyday inspiration, we must be balanced. We require a balance of work and play, time alone, social connection, activity and rest. Together, we examine your life balance and make adjustments for optimum well-being.

I have experience working with all age groups from children through adults, including couples and families. I aim to create individualized programs that include exercise, diet and effective coping skills to address a variety of mental health concerns.

Research …

My clinical practice looks at the impact of physical exercise on trauma symptoms. My research interests include how the endocrine system, specifically the HPA-axis, is impacted by both trauma and physical exercise and how physical activity may work to address both psychosocial and physical symptoms. Many who suffer from psychological stressors also suffer from coexisting health disorders like obesity, high blood pressure and diabetes management.

Fun Factoids …

  • Founder of superiorworkout.com
  • Weekly Health and Fitness Columnist in The Daily Telegram of Superior, WI
  • Founder and former board chair  (2006) of Superior-Douglas County Fit Cities Initiative
  • Adjunct psychology professor at Fort Lewis College
  • Teaches health-related classes around the country
  • Speaker at various forums, workshops and conferences on a variety of wellness topics

Contact Me

Please request an appointment or fill out the form below and I will get back to you at my earliest opportunity.  I look forward to hearing from you.

Please note:  I check and respond to my business phone and email during office hours. I do not check my work email or business phone on weekends, evenings and cannot do therapy over regular email as it is not HIPPA compliant.

If you are having an emergency, please call 911 or the local crisis line (Durango/La Plata county, CO: 970-247-5245).

Interested in getting started? Request Appointment or connect using the form below:

You may also visit superiorworkout.com & superiorbalance.com  where I help clients optimize their mental and physical well-being or at stacyrd.com,  my blog about psychology, trauma and physical exercise.

#FitnessPsychologist #SuperiorBalance #SuperiorWorkout

Services & Pricing

  • Therapy Options

Therapy sessions come in all different sizes. Traditional therapy begins with an intake appointment. This is typically a 90 minute session, but may be shorter or longer, and gives us the foundation for the treatment process to follow. Individual therapy sessions can be done in person or online. These sessions are typically 50 minutes long.

Sliding fee scales are available and most insurances are accepted. Please contact your insurance carrier(s) prior to our first appointment to determine if I am covered as an in-network or out-of-network provider in your plan and your co-pay responsibly. Co-pays are due at the time of the appointment.

After completing an intake appointment, rates for therapy services range from $75-$225. Hourly rates begin at $150.00/50 minute session. I also offer shorter sessions for those interested in a 30 ($75) or 45 ($112.50) minute session. 90 ($225) minute sessions are also available if you would like a longer session. I am willing to negotiate my hourly rate based on circumstances and the situation at hand. Please contact me to discuss your current situation and need. 

  • “Checking In” Sessions

Once we get started on your path, you may find you need a “check in” to stay on track with your goals. These shorter sessions range from 10-30 minutes in length and I offer these in person, online, email, phone, and via text messaging for focused feedback.

At your intake, we will discuss “check-in” options, timing, pricing and confidentiality concerns.

These sessions are not typically covered by insurance and begin $25.00 for a 10 minute check in. Please contact me for more information if you would like to participate in “check in” sessions.

  • Wellness Coaching 

In addition to traditional psychology services, I also offer fitness and wellness coaching. These sessions may look like therapy or personal training depending on the needs and goals of the client.

Fitness and Wellness Coaching packages can be found at superiorworkout.com

Other services, such as psychological assessments, reports, legal proceedings, case consultation with outside parties, etc., need to be discussed prior to working together. Fees are determined by the situation at hand and estimated time commitment.

  • Professional Consultation and Supervision

I provide case consultation and clinical supervision opportunities to providers looking to work through a case, enhance their therapy practice, or obtain licensure. My master’s degree work was in cognitive and behavioral therapies, and my PhD focused on somatic psychology in addition to clinical psychology client presentations and psychological testing. These sessions are available in personal or online video.

I have experience working with:

  • Personality disorders
  • Adults
  • Complex trauma presentations
  • Addiction issues
  • Children (as young as age 4)
  • Couples
  • Families
  • Non-medical treatments for:
    • Chronic disease management
    • Personal health goal attainment
    • Pain management

I am trained in:

  • Somatic psychology modalities
  • EMDR
  • Hakomi
  • Motivational interviewing
  • Cognitive therapies
  • Behavior therapies and practices
  • Solution focused therapy models
  • Using physical exercise as a mental health treatment

In my work history, I have been an:

  • Adult therapist
  • Integrated behavioral health provider
    • Including a school based integrated health provider
  • Child and adolescent therapist
  • Crisis therapist
  • Acute treatment unit therapist (short term inpatient):
    • including assessing involuntary hold/certification status. 
  • Group facilitator
    • DBT
    • Process focused
    • Substance use disorder groups
  • Personal training/group exercise instructor

I have supervised:

  • Adult therapists
  • Integrated behavioral health providers
  • Substance use disorder practitioners
  • Child and adolescent therapists
  • Case managers
  • 24 hour staff through rotational on-call supervisor
    • Crisis, detox, and acute treatment unit

I am licensed as a Clinical Psychologist and have completed all training for the Colorado Licensed Addiction Counselor (LAC, anticipated date of license approval: June 2018). I have also participated in multiple supervisor training opportunities over the years, as well.

Fees for supervision are based on the situation and time needed. Please contact me to inquire about options for a formal supervision relationship.

Contact me to get started and have your questions answered.

Schedule Appointments

For many, booking the first appointment is the hardest. If you would like to get started you can easily book an appointment online below. You have three options to chose from:

1) I offer a free 15 minute meet and greet. This session is designed for you to “interview” me about my therapeutic approach and background. During this time I may ask you about your treatment needs and goals, however this brief session is not a therapy session. We can meet over phone, Skype, or in person.

2) If you feel you are ready to start therapy, you may begin a new client application and book an intake appointment via the link below. Typically this is a 90 minute appointment, however may be scheduled for a different length depending on your needs. In this session, we will review your treatment needs, goals and personal history.

3) Looking for health and wellness coaching? We can start with a 15 minute meet and greet or an hour assessment appointment. Assessments help us find your baseline starting point so we can accurately program your wellness goals. We can meet over the phone, in person, or via Skype. These sessions are typically not covered by insurance.

The online scheduling calendar and messaging system is provided via a HIPPA secure website. Once you create a client profile you will be able to request an appointment. Then, I will be able to review your enrollment paperwork and approve your appointment time. Reminders are sent via email and text messaging.

Prior to beginning therapy I will ask you to review my practice policies and privacy policy. Please plan to review these  documents prior to your first appointment and we can review any questions together.

Click below to schedule an appointment.

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