What I Do ~ Therapy

Inspire ~ Empower

I blend psychology with physical exercises for whole person & non-medical (Somatic, Behavioral, Cognitive, Social) approaches to mental and physical health issues. So you can become rooted/grounded and inspired to live your life motivated and balanced everyday. Everyday, not just when it’s easy.


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As I continue to marry my passions of psychology and physical health care. I have been developing an exercise based therapy protocol since I began my mental health career 17 years ago.

I also love to write and develop programs that help people be as healthy as possible using physical health to heal mental health and vice versa via movement and nutrition. Check out my blog at StacyRd.com

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Why I Do What I Do …

I have a personal mission to help everyone see the beauty that lies within them.  I want people to Live Life Inspired. Everyday. I work to help people find balance in their daily living that allows them to become the best versions of themselves.

By healing past hurts we can embrace the core of who we are and who we want to be. Using a variety of modalities I work to inspire you to embark 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 a way out or around it.

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Finding My Inspiration …

Using somatic, cognitive, and behavioral psychology interventions blended with exercise science techniques I create programs to help you reach your goals.

Together we create the concrete goals for your life desires, clear past traumas, address dysfunctional behavior patterns, explore symptoms, and create change. As you gain insight into your current situation you become better at creating appropriate goals to move your life forward with positive change.

The body holds so much of our history and our wisdom. To live life to fullest we must be embodied. Our bodies are the vehicles though which all experience is interpreted. Together we explore your grounding in experience. I teach you skills and techniques to live fully in your body and mind without the need for numbing, rejecting, or ignoring your physical body.

For many of us, embracing our physical selves is hard. We’ve learned to ignore, negate, and hate our bodies. Many of us have been physical hurt and abused making enemies with our bodies. Together we explore the relationship between your body and mind to bring them back to congruence.

Next Steps …

Contact me today, to see how you can take the 1st steps toward health, wellness, healing old wounds, and becoming the best you can be.

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About Me

Education & Experience

  • Licensed Clinical Psychologist, State of Colorado # PSY0004577
  • 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.


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 fill out the fields below and I will get back to you at my earliest opportunity.  I look forward to hearing from you.

Please note: I respond to communications during office hours and cannot do therapy over regular email as it is not HIPPA compliant.  If you are having an emergency, please call the local crisis line (Durango: 970-247-5245) or 911.

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.

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