ABOUT AMBER

Amber Rodriguez MSW, SWC

(She/Her)

Clinical Social Work Candidate

Education:

Master of Social Work

University of Oklahoma, Norman

Insurances Accepted: Cigna and Evernorth

Private Pay Accepted:

$125 per individual session

$140 per family session

(Cannot accept private pay from Medicaid members).

Specialties:

  • ADHD
  • ODD
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Grief
  • Panic Disorder
  • Attachment Disorders

Bio:

Amber has always enjoyed working with children and adolescents. She has experience working as a caregiver in childcare, youth summer camps, after school programs, and school summer daycare programs, as well as babysitting and nannying.

Since starting her therapy career, Amber has worked with children, adolescents, and adults. She has worked with clients with a range of mood and behavioral disorders, grief, and family struggles. Additionally, Amber has worked with teens in JDAP programs and with clients on probation for substance abuse and anger management. She personally understands the pain and disappointment that comes with childhood adverse events and the importance of every person’s mental health.

Amber’s preferred therapy style is a strength-based perspective, that emphasizes self-determination and resilience, which takes a positive focus to a person’s strengths. She also enjoys incorporating art interventions with children, as well as cognitive behavioral therapy and mindfulness for teens and adults. She has found that she enjoys working with a wide range of age groups from young children to the elderly. Providing therapy requires good listening skills and having compassion, which allows Amber to help find what may help her clients through life’s challenges.

In her free time Amber enjoys reading and spending time with her family.

Get to Know Amber!

ABOUT ALYSSA

Alyssa Paglio MSW, SWC

(She/Her)

Clinical Social Work Candidate

Education:

Master of Social Work

University of Denver

Insurances Accepted: Cigna and Evernorth

Private Pay Accepted:

$125 per individual session

$140 per family session

(Cannot accept private pay from Medicaid members).

Specialties:

  • Social Emotional Learning
  • Positive Friendships
  • Emotional Regulation
  • Leadership and Advocacy for Elementary Age Children
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Behavioral and School Issues
  • Life and Personal Care Skills

Bio:

Alyssa has a passion for working with children, teens, and families. She started her social work career as a residential supervisor at a teen pregnancy shelter. From there, she became a child protective service worker before heading back to school to pursue her Master’s in Social Work. During that time, Alyssa was an intern at an elementary school and found a new love of social emotional development.

Alyssa values compassion, patience, and connection. She understands the many challenges and transitions that life can throw and believes that it’s never too late to learn a new skill and to find the strength in each person. Alyssa’s approach to therapy is from a Strength-Based Perspective utilizing mindfulness, social emotional learning, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.

In her free time, Alyssa enjoys spending time with her daughter and her partner, hiking, traveling, and trying new coffee shops!

ABOUT LORI

Lori Erwin, LPCC, LPSC

(She/Her/Hers)

Licensed Professional Counselor Candidate
Licensed Professional School Counselor

Education:

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

Insurances Accepted: Cigna and Evernorth

Private Pay:

$135 per individual session

$150 per family session

(Cannot accept private pay from Medicaid members).

Specialties:

  • Parenting and Step-Parenting
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Low Self-Esteem
  • Divorce
  • Life Transitions
  • Grief and Loss
  • Codependency
  • Disabilities and Special Needs
  • ADHD
  • Autism
  • Chronic Illness
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • LGBTQIA+
  • Gender Affirming
  • Trans Affirming
  • Career and Personal Growth

 

 

Bio:

Lori began working in Special Education, helping 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 client to bring out the best in themselves and help to create a positive environment in session and at home. 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’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!

A Message from Lori:

Your child deserves to be happy and feel good about themself. Yet sometimes, despite our best efforts as parents, our children can become anxious, defiant, depressed, and even hate themselves. It’s heartbreaking to see our children suffer. It’s also agonizing when they keep acting out and can’t or won’t talk to us and tell us what is wrong. 

It’s easy to want to blame yourself. You wonder if it’s something you are doing or if it’s something you’re missing? You feel like you’ve tried everything, but things seem to get worse. 

As a parent, I’ve been there! Nothing is more discouraging than seeing our children in pain and feeling helpless to help them. That’s why I want to help parents and children. I have a lot of experience helping children through play therapy. Before I started doing play therapy, I was also a school counselor helping children with their struggles at school. I have worked with children ages 4-19 both in school and in the play therapy setting. 

I also love working with parents! Children thrive when their parents are happy and feel good about themselves too. I have worked with lots of parents to help them figure out how to overcome their own personal struggles that get in the way of their relationships with their children. We can work together to figure out the best ways you can support your children. I help parents learn how to use empathy to build better connections with their children. We can work on setting limits and reducing power struggles. We can also work on resolving conflict and relationship repair. Together, we can figure out ways that might help you become your best self and be the parent you want to be for your kids. 

I offer Play Therapy, Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Person Centered Therapy, Emotion Focused Therapy (EFT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dialectical Behavior Training (DBT), Solution Focused Therapy, Mindfulness, Reality Therapy, Strengths Based Therapy, Parenting Skills Training, Inner Child, and Psychoeducation for a variety of mental health needs. 

Whether you are looking for help for yourself or a child in your life, it would be great to connect with you and talk about what you are going through. Feel free to contact me either by phone or email. 

I look forward to hearing from you. 

ABOUT KRISTEN

Kristen Sandine LPC, RPT

(She/Her/Hers)

Licensed Professional Counselor
Registered Play Therapist

Education:

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

Regis University

Insurances Accepted: Cigna and Evernorth

Private Pay Accepted:

$185 per individual session

$200 per family session

(Cannot accept private pay from Medicaid members).

Specialties:

Specialties:

  • Parenting and Step-Parenting
  • ADHD
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Separation Anxiety
  • Low Self-Esteem and Confidence
  • Life Transitions
  • Grief and Loss
  • LGBTQIA+ Affirming
  • Family Transitions
  • Sibling Behaviors
  • New Adjustments
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Emotional Regulation
  • Coping Skills
  • Social Skills

Bio:

Kristen has a passion for teaching, caring for, and helping children and adolescents. As a preschool teacher and nanny for many years, Kristen recognized her passion for aiding children in developing healthy social and emotional wellness. 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.

Kristen has aided many neurodivergent children in recognizing their unique strengths and how to use them to continue to grow and learn. Kristen helps children and families to form healthy bonds, create helpful habits and coping skills, and reach their mental health goals.

The closest children in Kristen’s life include her niblings Sam, Lucas, Lily, and Jacob along with the many children of family and friends in her life. Kristen 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 7 years in private practice specifically, Kristen looks forward to meeting your family and helping you and your child feel confident in achieving wellness!

Supervision for Pre-Licensed Therapists:

Josephine (Josie) Ampaw, LCSW, MFTC

(She/Her/Hers)

Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Marriage and Family Therapist Candidate

Educator

Josie is currently not accepting clients. However, she supports our MSW therapists by providing supervision. If you are looking for an LCSW supervisor, please reach out! 

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

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 is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Marriage and Family Therapist Candidate, 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!