ABOUT LORI

Lori Honea, LPCC, LPSC

Licensed Professional Counselor Candidate
Licensed Professional School Counselor

Education:

Master of Arts in Counseling and Human Services
University of Colorado, Colorado Springs

Bio

Lori (she/her) got her start in Special Education, working with children on the autism spectrum as a Special Education Paraprofessional and soon discovered that she connected most with social emotional development in children. Lori has experience counseling elementary and middle school students in the school setting and was part of school mental health teams responsible for coordinating Multi-Tiered Systems of Support and 504 plans. Lori has experience using differentiation techniques to teach students of various learning styles and abilities and utilizes positive reinforcement strategies for managing student behaviors.

Lori values compassion, connection, and encouragement and believes inspiration is the best motivation. Lori works with each child and family to bring out the best in each child and help to create a positive environment in session and at home to learn and grow. Lori is also the proud mother of an 18-year-old son who is on the autism spectrum and a 15-year-old gender fluid child and has lived and worked in Colorado for the past 20 years.

Lori approaches therapy from a Client-Centered perspective and utilizes Reality Play Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Mindfulness, and enjoys teaching emotional regulation skills and helping children develop a plan for moving forward toward their goals. She especially enjoys aiding adolescents in finding their passions, interests, and career goals.

Lori’s hobbies include hiking, paddle boarding, skiing, and being outdoors with her family and dog, Maple. She loves football season (Go Broncos!), music, and plays the guitar!

ABOUT WEJDAN

Wejdan Felmban LPCC, MFT

Licensed Professional Counselor Candidate
Marriage and Family Therapist

Education:

Post-Master’s Certificate in Marriage & Family Therapy – Denver Family Institute
Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology – Cardinal Stritch University
Doctor of Philosophy, Educational Psychology – University of Northern Colorado

Bio

Wejdan, an Arabic name that means emotion or conscience, (she/her) is a therapist who is passionate about helping people from all ages understand themselves, grow, heal, and have healthy relationships. Wejdan loves working with children and is inspired to use play as a language to connect with children and understand their worlds, fears, hopes, and strengths and help them recover and cope.

Wejdan enjoys working with clients who feel devalued, dismissed, or oppressed, experiencing acculturation stress, navigating multiple minoritized identities and empowering clients experiencing identity-based trauma to cultivate self-compassion, acceptance, connection, and hope. Wejdan offers Couples Therapy, Child Therapy, Sandtray therapy integrated with EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing), Attachment and Strength-based Therapy.

In a Sandtray session with Wejdan, you’ll be invited to let your eyes find the miniatures on the shelves. Your heart and mind can agree to not judge instincts invited by your eyes’ curiosity and your hands’ choices. Having memories shown in symbolic form can help clients create a relationship with their own nervous system while providing a safe distance talking about miniatures. Sandtray therapy can widen the clients’ capacity for holding stress as it makes more contact with the client’s inherent resilience (Homeyer, & Lyles, 2021. Advanced Sandtray Therapy).

In her downtime, Wejdan enjoys talking to her family in the Middle East via video calls, taking pictures of lakes, flowers and parks, playing with Lego and mini building blocks, and spending time with her friends and chosen family in the US! Wejdan would love the opportunity to work with you!

ABOUT JOSIE

Josephine (Josie) Ampaw, MSW, MFT

Licensed Social Worker
Marriage and Family Therapist

Educator 

Education:

Post-Master’s Certificate in Marriage & Family Therapy – Denver Family Institute (in progress) 

Master of Social Work – University of Denver Graduate School of Social Work 

Master of Arts in Curriculum and Instruction – University of Denver Morgridge College of Education

Bio

Josephine, who usually goes by Josie, Ampaw (she/her) is a licensed social worker, marriage and family therapist in training, and educator who believes that all the lived experience you bring helps your growth in therapy. Throughout her experience she has learned how important it is to meet adolescents, adults, couples, and families where they are and center their cultural wealth as well as their lived experience. In doing so, Josie is able to work collaboratively to find the best solutions and work through goals in therapy. 

Being a teenager is not easy and Josie understands that! Over the course of Josie’s career, Josie has had roles in classrooms from preschool to high school and in mental health facilities. Being in classrooms continues to teach Josie about the importance of understanding the experiences adolescents face in high schools. With this knowledge she is able to build trusting relationships with adolescents and be a support for them in their time of growth! Josie supports adolescents with issues around self esteem and mood disorders. 

Relationships center who we are and how we understand the world around us. With this in mind, Josie supports couples and families who are working towards their relationship goals collectively and individually. By supporting folks in their relationships, individuals are able to see more growth in their lives! With adults, couples, and families, Josie enjoys exploring the ways that their identities play a role in their day to day lives as well as work through specific relationship-based goals.

In her downtime, Josie enjoys reading, crocheting, spending time with her friends and family, and taking naps! Josie would love the opportunity to work with you! 

ABOUT KRISTEN

Kristen Sandine LPC, RPT

Licensed Professional Counselor
Registered Play Therapist

Education:

Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling
Certificate in Counseling Children and Adolescents

Regis University

Bio

Kristen (she/her) has always had a passion for teaching, caring for, and helping children and adolescents. She has enjoyed many roles throughout her career including early childhood teacher, nanny, and grief and trauma therapist. From these roles, she has come to understand how unique each family and individual situation is and approaches therapy from a culturally considerate and strength-based perspective.

As a preschool teacher and nanny for many years, Kristen recognized her passion for aiding children in developing healthy social and emotional wellness. She has aided many neurotypical and neurodivergent children in recognizing their unique strengths and how to use them to continue to grow and learn.

Kristen aids children and families to form healthy bonds, create helpful habits and coping skills, and reach their mental health goals. Kristen particularly enjoys working with clients experiencing family changes, illness or death in the family, anxiety, and behavioral, mood, or self-esteem issues.

The closest children in Kristen’s life include her niblings Sam, Lucas, Lily, and Jacob and the children in her chosen family, Olivia and Jack. She believes in making our community an accepting and loving place for them and all children!

In her down-time, Kristen enjoys traveling, reading, listening to podcasts, going to see live music, and spending time with her family and friends. Kristen works hard to spoil her cats, Sam and Dean, who like to make appearances on camera during Telehealth sessions!

With over 15 years of experience of working with children in various roles and over 5 years in private practice specifically, Kristen looks forward to meeting your family and helping you and your child feel confident in achieving wellness!

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