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About Our Counselors at LifePaths Counseling Center

Professional Counselor Bios, Photos, and Locations Served.

Professional Counselors at LifePaths Counseling

A lot of people feel more comfortable starting to work with a counselor if they can see the person’s photo, and read a little about the person ahead of time.  You’ll find that below.  As the Director of LifePaths, I want you to know that I’ve personally chosen each of them, and I feel that I have some of the best counselors in the Denver Metro area.  I appreciate you coming here to learn about what we do and who we are, and I hope that you find the help you want here with us.

Thank you!

Cathy Wilson, LifePaths Director

We want you to feel your experience with us is valuable so much of our work includes brief and evidence-based therapy solutions.   One thing we like to say is that we are always working our way out of a job, because our first priority is to help you get to the point that you don’t need a counselor!

We all feel strongly about staying current with our work and the industry of mental health by continuing education.  You may want to ask about this when talking with us, or any counselor you are considering working with.  All of our counselors are happy to talk with you about our training, education, approach and areas we specialize in.  Read more about each of the counselors below.

Keiko Yoneyama-Sims LMFT

Gina Hebb, MA LPCC

Licensed Professional Counselor - Candidate, TeleHealth and Littleton (Fee=$110/session)

 

I believe that everyone is doing the best they can with the tools they have. I have come to a deeper understanding of that statement in my work as a counselor, and its application to the circumstances in each person’s life. I am dedicated to helping individuals develop tools so that they can live their life more intentionally and reach their personal goals.

In my previous career as a teacher I found a passion for helping children develop coping skills and working with parents to develop a consistent, supportive, and loving parenting style that fit with their personality and values. My volunteer work with teens as has included addressing the social, academic, and personal pressures that seem to come from every angle during the middle and high school years. Learning to manage these stressors as a teen or young adult is a constructive step toward success later in life.

In any stage of life, daily pressures can feel overwhelming. Sometimes it is persistent stress, grief, or pain that can send us down a road of anxiety, depression, or anger that we never thought we would travel. Other times, sudden and unexpected circumstances transform our lives in ways that we never expected. In each of these, I believe that self-awareness and self-compassion are the first steps toward resilience and living a more intentional life. My role as a counselor is to offer a safe environment, help you set and achieve your goals, and celebrate your successes with you, so that you can embark on a new, more purposeful way of being in your world.

I help individuals with ADHD, learning and developmental disabilities, anxiety, depression, guilt, parenting challenges, and coping strategies. Having been a teacher, I have some insight into the pressures that teachers face as well.  With this focus, I hope to help children, teens, families and young adults achieve the goals they want in their lives.

 

Jennifer Bourdeon, MA LPCC

Licensed Professional Counselor-Candidate, TeleHealth and Littleton (Fee=$100/session)

 

Jenn holds a bachelor’s degree in Biology and previously served as an educator teaching Chemistry at a Private High School before moving to Colorado. She continues to work with teens and adolescents teaching mindfulness courses for various organizations and educational institutions. She is currently completing her master’s degree in Mental Health and additionally has an extensive background in mindfulness and meditation practices.

She has completed various yoga trainings (Hatha, Restorative, Kundalini, and Nidra) and currently teaches private group sessions and public studio classes at numerous locations in Douglas County. Jenn reports the greatest benefit in teaching these techniques is the ability of the practices to assist the client in relaxing the nervous system in such simplistic ways, that deeper release of emotional and mental bodies becomes effortless.

Currently Jenn works with a non-profit organization that serves populations with trauma backgrounds. She assists individuals to become aware of their current expression, move toward emotional release, and positive manifestation.

Amber Everhart Intern Counselor

Amber Van Treeck

Intern Counselor, TeleHealth Only (Fee=$45/session until May 1, 2022)

 

Have you realized that what you’re doing in your life isn’t working? Maybe it’s showing up at work, in your personal relationships or in your parenting. I am here to help guide you to self-awareness. I am here to help you live your life more intentionally and with purpose while assisting you to understanding yourself.

As a counselor, I believe in the mind and body connection. Mindfulness is an essential practice to calming our mind and body and being able to process through past trauma. I also believe in the importance of learning to manage stress and believe that is an immensely important part of our lives. Sometimes, we don’t learn how to manage it correctly (through no fault of our own) and we need to relearn how to manage stress to make our lives more satisfying. Stress will always be present, it’s my goal to make it bearable for my clients.

I am trained in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing) and use this often in trauma work with clients. This process allows for years of therapy to be condensed into a much shorter period of time by allowing the brain to naturally finish processing trauma. A lot of times when we experience a traumatic event, our brain doesn’t finish the “processing” piece which leaves us stuck reliving the experience. Through EMDR, we are able to target traumatic events and finish processing to lower the disturbance the events cause us.

I became a counselor out of a desire to help others. I am compassionate and understanding and hope to help guide clients on their life adventures. I hope to celebrate your success, be a shoulder for you to cry on and a support system for you as you make changes. I am a believer that a client knows their path and what they need to heal. As a counselor, it is my job to be an empathetic listener as you travel your path to healing. My goal is to make you comfortable, safe, heard and understood while you move through the change process.

You are not broken and in need of fixing. You are wounded and in need of healing.” – Danu Morrigan

Gina Riley Intern Counselor

Gina Goodwin Riley

Intern Counselor, TeleHealth Only (Fee=$45/session until May 1, 2022)

 

 

I believe that having self-awareness and strength to seek counseling when you are in need is one of the bravest and most inspirational things a person can do.

I began my professional career as an attorney specializing in alternative dispute resolution and collaborative law. I have always held a desire to help my community and this was at the heart of why I decided to become an attorney. Shortly after graduating with my Juris Doctor from the University of Florida, I started my own small business called the Collaborative Law Center. In addition to offering personal and community conflict resolution, I also became a mediator and specialized in settling and negotiating high conflict cases. Years of working in conflict resolution gave me the awareness that communication and self-awareness are not only the key to resolving conflict in our own lives but also the key to having and maintaining healthy relationships.

I have been a yoga and movement arts instructor since 2007. I have taught mindfulness, meditation, and wellness classes here in the United States, Costa Rica, and Mexico.

In 2019 my two children were in a school shooting. While they came out of the shooting physically unharmed, the next year of our lives was spent healing from and trying to understand the depth of the impact a tragedy like that has. Through my own recovery from PTSD and the daily anxiety the shooting caused, I learned that life events can have a cellular impact on us and affect us deeply in unimaginable ways.

I am currently in the process of obtaining my Master’s Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, and I wish to help our community and individuals through Cognitive and Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. I will be EMDR certified in May 2021. I love working with teens, couples, and families and plan on specializing in anxiety, depression, PTSD, OCD, couples counseling, sensitive and gifted individuals, and life coaching.

“Courage doesn’t happen when you have all the answers. It happens when you are ready to face the questions you have been avoiding your whole life.”

― Shannon L. Alder

Counselor Jarae Martinez

Jarae Martinez

Intern Counselor, TeleHealth and Littleton (Fee=$45/session unti May 1, 2023)

 

 

I am a Latina counselor and believe that each person has the potential to overcome their obstacles, most just need a helping hand and an empathetic ear. I enjoy working with people of all ages. I have a trauma-informed approach in this work, with all clients.  This means that I am always aware of the possibility that a person may have experienced trauma, but I also do not assume this.  I listen for potential multicultural concerns and how they may impact a person throughout their lifetime. In the healing process, I incorporate mindfulness-based techniques and other ways of coping to help you become strong and resilient, and to stay that way.

I have experience working with disenfranchised teenage youth and find great reward in helping people achieve what they may have never thought possible.

In my free time I enjoy weightlifting, yoga, snowboarding, and indoor/outdoor gardening.

Owner, Licensed Professional Counselors

Cathy Wilson, LPC ACS

Director of LifePaths Counseling Center, TeleHealth Only (Fee=$140/session - unavailable for new clients at this time)

 

I am so proud and grateful to be the Director of this group of exceptional people!

I feel honored and humbled by the fact that people allow me to become a part of their lives to help them through troubles they face. Working as a counselor is the most meaningful work I can imagine!   I am grateful I have a way to provide this service to people in our Denver community, along with the counselors that are also part of LifePaths.

I have been in the field of counseling since 2005, working with adults, teens, and couples in both a private setting at LifePaths Counseling Center and working for a mental health agency in the Littleton area.  Since 2012, I’ve expanded LifePaths to include additional counselors to be able to serve more people in our Littleton/Ken Caryl/Columbine community.  In 2017, we added another location in the Denver Tech Center to allow our counselors to serve the south Denver metro area.  At the beginning of 2019, we expanded to be able to also see clients in two Denver locations.

I obtained my Master of Arts degree in Community Counseling from Regis University. I am licensed in the State of Colorado as a Licensed Professional Counselor (CO LPC #6143).

Continuing education is important to me. Since beginning work as a counselor, I have participated in classes and workshops and regularly read books/magazines related to mental health.  I also seek information from many sources to help me do this work to the best of my ability.

It is important to me that I do my work well, that I maintain my skills, and that I always provide these services within the highest ethical standards of this profession.  When I personally chose the counselors that work here, I purposely chose people who also maintain these high standards for themselves.

 

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