Denver, Aurora & Littleton Counselors

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Kevin Leapley, MA

Licensed Professional Counselor

Certified Sex Addiction Therapist

Areas of Focus:

Sex Addiction Counseling, Men’s Sex Addiction Groups, Trauma, EMDR, Faith and Spiritual Issues

Kevin Leapley is the Director of the Sex Addiction Recoveryprogram at Front Range Counseling Center, an outpatient counseling service specifically for the treatment of men who suffer from the results of sexually addictive and compulsive behavior. Counseling is also available for wives, couples and partners.

Kevin Leapley received specialized training in treating sexual addiction from Dr. Patrick Carnes and Kevin is a Certified Sexual Addiction Therapist. But Kevin did not just go to college or a training program and read about recovery from sexual addiction. He personally lived “the life” and went through his own journey of recovery. Who is better able to help you than a counselor who knows what you are struggling with and also personally knows what it will take to heal?

Kevin’s area of focus in counseling is to work with clients who struggle with sexual addictive behaviors, couples experiencing infidelity, trauma (physical, emotional, spiritual, and men who struggle with anger.

Kevin earned a Masters Degree in Counseling from Denver Seminary and he is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Colorado. He is a professional member of the National Council on Sexual Addiction and Compulsivity. He participates in forums on pornography and sexual compulsion, and does presentations on sexual addition recovery.

Kevin uses EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) for the treatment of trauma and has received additional specialized EMDR training for trauma associated with both addictive behaviors and with problematic anger, hostility and violent behavior.

Kevin has been married for over 25 years and has three children. He and his family live in Highlands Ranch Colorado.

Kevin works in the Denver Southeast office only.


Steven Marks

Steven Marks, MA

Licensed Professional Counselor

Certified Clinical Trauma Professional

Areas of focus:

Couples: Marriage/Relationship Recovery from Infidelity/Sexual Addiction, Communication, Boundaries, Relationship Skills 
Men
: Sexual Addiction, Men’s Sex Addiction Group, Anger Management
Trauma: Certified Clinical Trauma Professional – Bilateral Processing & Desentitization, Brain Spotting, Trauma Resolution

Steven Marks, MA, NCC, LPC, CCTP, is the Director of the Marriage-Relationship and Spouses/Partner Trauma Recovery Program at Front Range Counseling, an outpatient counseling service specifically for the treatment of couples, men and women recovering from the impact of sexual addiction, infidelity, and intimacy disorders.

Steven has received focused and specialized training that assists couples develop healthy and intimate relationships, and recover from the impacts of sexual addiction and infidelity. His specialty is helping all couples develop skills, tools and ways to develop deep intimacy in their relationship.  Steven works with couple’s through private therapy sessions as well as conducting couple’s recovery groups.  He helps couples learn healthy boundaries and communication and conflict resolution skills.  He works with clients in helping them understand their emotional needs and the deeper issues and desires in a healthy relationship. Clients are empowered to take responsibility and accountability in making healthier choices in their lives and relationships.

Steven also is specialized in working with spouse’s/partner’s of those struggling with sex addiction and intimacy disorder.  He develops a strong therapeutic bond with the spouse in normalizing the emotion and pain they are experiencing.  He works to assist them in dealing with the trauma and grieving as a result of sex addiction, processing and communicating the pain, hurt and sadness they are experiencing.  Steven also assists the spouse to grow in their own health and recovery through developing healthy boundaries, having a healthy voice, self-care and developing healthy support networks.  He helps the spouse/partner move forward in realizing their own self-value and worth.  He works to de-sensitize the emotions around the trauma and help the client choose how to respond in a healthy way.

Steven also works with clients dealing with sexual addiction (individually and groups), anger and trauma related emotional issues.

Steven is a Licensed Professional Counselor with a Master’s Degree from Denver Seminary and a Business Degree from the University of Denver. Steven is PREP (Prevention and Relationship Enhancement Program) trained, Prepare/Enrich Certified and belongs to several professional counseling organizations such as AACC, ACA and APA.   Steven is also a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional in the International Association of Trauma Professionals (IATP). Before becoming a counselor, Steven has been a senior executive in the corporate world for over 20 years.  Steven has been happily married over 30 years and has three adult children.


Scott McBride

Scott McBride, MA

Registered Counselor

National Certified Counselor

Areas of focus:

Anger, family relationships, issues parenting teenagers, step-parent issues, adolescents, substance addiction and depression

Dark and painful seasons of life will find all people at some point. Navigating these seasons with courage, grace and authenticity is easier said than done. Scott’s passion and goal is to be with individuals in the midst of the darkness, in hopes of walking with people through the valley and on to higher ground.

Scott specializes in anger, family relationships, issues parenting teenagers, step-parent issues, adolescents, substance addiction and depression. Scott received his Community Counseling degree from Denver Seminary, a CACREP accredited program, and is a registered psychotherapist with the state of Colorado.

Scott knows the importance of an environment conducive to an individual’s growth. This is why all clients that come through his office will experience acceptance, empathy, care and tools to equip them in their struggle. Scott sees the value in psychology and what it can teach us about how God made us. Cognitive Behavioral therapy is the theory and approach Scott takes into each and every counseling session. He also believes that living a full life will require more than psychological principles and teachings.

As St. Augustine depicts, “You (God) have made us for yourself, O Lord, and our heart is restless until it rests in you.” Pursuing God and the relationship he offers us is crucial to our well-being.


Claudette Siekmeier Counselor

Claudette Siekmeier, MA

Licensed Professional Counselor

Areas of focus:

Marriage, Divorce Recovery, Life Transition, Grief, Women

Claudette has a Master’s degree in counseling from Denver Seminary and a Bachelor of Arts teaching degree from the University of Northern Colorado.  She is a Licensed Professional Counselor and holds certifications in Couples Communication and Prepare/Enrich programs.

Claudette’s focus in counseling is to strengthen the family, which she believes is the cornerstone of our society.  The marriage relationship is the best place to begin building a strong culture, so Claudette works primarily with couples.

Her approach with couples is to help them understand how unmet emotional needs contribute to conflict.  Couples will learn to meet each other’s needs and learn to communicate their emotions in a positive, constructive way.  Her goal in counseling is that couples will learn to interact differently and understand their destructive emotional responses.

Claudette enjoys teaching and believes the counseling process involves learning new skills.  To help with this process, Claudette offers counseling  groups for pre-marital and married couples.  Group counseling is less expensive and couples have the opportunity to learn from each other, plus there is comfort in knowing others experience the same frustrations in marriage.  Groups last six to eight weeks.

Claudette has been married for 28 years and has five kids.  She has taught middle school and high school but now focuses on counseling.  In her spare time she enjoys being with her family, sewing, refinishing furniture, and walks on the High Line Canal.


Kevin Palmer

Kevin Palmer, MA

Registered Psychotherapist

Areas of focus:

Marriage, Relationships, Divorce, Families w/Down Syndrom, ADHD, Autism, Depression, Anxiety, Personality Disorders, & Sports Mental Health

Kevin is a graduate of Liberty University in Lynchburg Virginia with a Master’s Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy.  He specializes in counseling couples with pre-marital, marital, blending families of divorce and divorce concerns.  Utilizing effective tools such as Prepare and Enrich, PAIR Assessments, teaching proper communication and various therapeutic techniques, Kevin can help couples create a harmonious relationship.

Where families are affected by the stress of having a child with a learning disability such as ADHD, Down ’s Syndrome, or Autism, Kevin can provide an empathetic counseling perspective through personal experience.  He can further provide an empathetic counseling perspective to both individuals and families who have experienced the trauma associated with a sudden disability.

Kevin also counsels individuals troubled with anxiety, addictions, depression, personality disorders, learning disabilities, change of life stages, anger management, sexual dysfunction, career changes, and other life challenges.

Having coached and played semi-professional football, Kevin is familiar with the challenges athletes face when competition affects their families, mental illness affects their performance and retirement affects their change of life.

Kevin is a member of the American Association of Christian Counselors (AACC), American Counseling Association (ACA), American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT), National Association for Down Syndrome (NADS) and the American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD).


Lizzy Wagner

Lizzy Wagner, MA

Licensed Professional Counselor

Areas of focus:

Preteens, Teens, Young Adults, Codependency, Sex Addiction, Marriage, Chronic Illness, Grief, Depression, Anxiety, Abuse, Trauma, Eating Disorders, Body Image

Lizzy enjoys working with individuals and couples facing their own life’s realities, changes, and challenges. She believes that the counseling relationship is uniquely safe and accepting, but that it also requires engagement, honesty, and hard work.  She asks her client(s) to be active participants, and to take responsibility as the expert on their own life.

Having worked professionally for over 10 years in the areas of public health education, human development, and student services, Lizzy has seen the importance of looking at each person holistically.  She considers all areas of health, as well as the primacy of relationship and its impact on life fulfillment.

Lizzy has experience working with:

  • Preteens, Adolescents, and Young Adults
  • Codependency
  • Sex Addiction
  • Coaddiction
  • Couples Counseling: Marital and Premarital (including domestic violence)
  • Emotional Awareness, Communication, and Conflict Resolution
  • Identity Development and Boundaries
  • Acute and Chronic Illness and Pain
  • Grief and Loss  (especially with children and adolescents)
  • Depression and Anxiety
  • Abuse and Trauma
  • Eating Disorders and Self-Harming Behaviors
  • Body Image and Self Esteem

Lizzy has a Masters of Arts in Counseling from Denver Seminary and a Public Health Education degree from James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia.  She is certified in Prepare/Enrich marriage counseling and is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Colorado.

Lizzy has been married for two years and has lived in the Denver area for over 6 years.  She loves Colorado, but also loves her Virginian roots.  When she is not working, Lizzy likes to read, hike, camp, swim, snowboard, but mostly hang out with her family and friends.


Rachel Moses

Rachel Moses, MA

Licensed Professional Counselor

Areas of focus:

Premarital, Grief, Depression, Anxiety, Relationships, Trauma, Aspergers, Teens, Women

Rachel is passionate about helping individuals know themselves better, to experience both inner- and interpersonal- growth through their brokenness and their strengths.  She believes deeply in building healthy relationships, where trust, compassion and grace abound, so that healing and hope can occur.

Rachel takes a holistic approach, believing that there are many factors that affect an individual’s well-being.  She looks at the person’s past and present experiences and how this affects their emotional, cognitive, psychological, social, physical and spiritual well-being.

Rachel’s compassionate heart and gentle spirit allows clients to feel encouraged and safe as they work through their struggles in therapy.

Rachel works with individuals in the following areas of need:
•        Grief and Loss
•        Depression
•        Anxiety
•        Relational difficulty
•        Trauma
•        Play Therapy
•        Aspergers in children
•        Adolescents
•        Cross cultural issues
•        Spiritual issues

Rachel has her Masters Degree in Counseling Psychology from Colorado Christian University and is a licensed professional counselor in the state of Colorado.


Linnaya Widhalm

Linnaya Widhalm, MA

Certified Addiction Counselor III

Areas of focus:

Female Sex and Love Addiction, Spouses of Sex Addicts, Substance Abuse, Trauma (EMDR), Relationships, Premarital, Infidelity, Divorce Recovery, Codependency, Grief, Depression, Anger Management, Eating Disorders

Linnaya Widhalm is a native to Colorado. She has earned a Master’s Degree from the University of Northern Colorado in Community Counseling with a focus on Marriage and Family Therapy. She is a National Certified Counselor and a Certified Addictions Counselor III. She has thirteen years experience working with families and individuals with chemical abuse and dependency issues.

Linnaya has a warm demeanor and holds a positive perspective toward humanity. She is a passionate therapist who is dedicated to assisting others on their personal journey of healing from past and current emotional pain. She is committed to working with individuals and families to gain the necessary skills to work through life’s challenging obstacles and strengthen meaningful relationships. Individual therapy is present centered and focuses on the client’s immediate experience. Linnaya’s goal in family therapy is to promote growth and secure attachment in the system and between members by teaching active listening, validation, and conflict resolution skills.

Linnaya is a trauma survivor with a diagnosis of PTSD. Several years ago, she found the courage to step into her own personal path of healing. Along the way, she found great joy in working with others who suffer with PTSD and trauma wounds. She believes, “It is a freeing experience to move past symptoms of trauma, to embrace the fruits of life and find joy in the essence of being.” Healing and finding inner peace allows us to embrace life and radiate our bright light within.

Her therapy focuses on the following areas:

  • Premarital Counseling (Prepare and Enrich)
  • Marital and family discord
  • Infidelity
  • Divorce (Rebuilding After Divorce)
  • Blended families
  • Adolescents
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Substance abuse/dependence (Sobriety and Relapse Prevention)
  • Adult children of Alcoholics and other addiction
  • Co-dependence
  • Trauma (Emotional, Physical, Sexual abuse)
  • EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing)
  • Grief and Loss
  • Anger Management
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Mental Health Therapy
  • Sex addiction/Love addiction
  • Binge eating

Linnaya is married with one daughter and three step-children. She enjoys being in the mountains, walking the family dog and spending time with family and friends.


Michael Ballard Portrait

Michael Ballard, MA

Licensed Professional Counselor

Areas of focus:

Anger, Depression, Adolescents, Family Issues, Parenting, Couples/Marriage, Forgiveness and Reconciliation.

Michael enjoys working with individuals, groups, and families to help build better relationships and work through issues of conflict and trust. Michael’s philosophy of therapy is based on the belief that being disconnected from healthy, supportive relationships is the cause of almost all human problems. Michael encourages his clients to take charge of their lives by learning to understand their anger, forgive themselves and others, and make better choices.

Michael’s broad background includes work in community-based, Day Treatment and Residential settings, as well as in private practice.  Michael has served as a clinical supervisor and is trained and certified in Multi-Systemic Therapy and Therapeutic Crisis Intervention.

Michael specializes in issues relating to anger, depression, forgiveness and reconciliation and has received focused and specialized training in these areas. He works with all populations, but has particular interest in adolescents, couples, and families. He completed two years of post-graduate training in Family Therapy through the Denver Family Institute, and has facilitated a number of parenting seminars and classes.

Michael has provided therapeutic training for educational staff in area public schools, for the Department of Human Services, and for a number of community mental health agencies. Topics presented include: “Violent and Aggressive Adolescents,” “The Grief and Loss Process,” “Nonviolent Communication,” and “Working with Angry and Oppositional Students.”

In addition, Michael volunteered his time as a member of the Aurora Mental Health’s speaker’s bureau to raise community awareness and educate the public on mental health issues.

Michael is a Licensed Professional Counselor and has a Master’s Degree in Counseling from Denver Seminary and a Bachelor’s Degree from Georgetown University. Michael also serves as an Adjunct Professor at Denver Seminary. He has been happily married for eight years and has two children. Besides spending time with his family, Michael enjoys running, playing the guitar and missions work to India.


Kendall Flowe

Kendall Flowe, MA

Registered Psychotherapist

Areas of focus:

Sexual Addiction, Pornography Addiction, Men’s Sexual Addiction Groups, Trauma, Substance Addictions, Relationship/Couples issues, Depression, Anxiety, Anger Management, and Domestic Violence

Kendall is passionate about joining men and women on their journey towards healing and freedom. His commitment to this journey is facilitated by his faith in God’s commitment to complete the good work he began in those who love Him. He believes that one’s path towards wholeness and healing cannot be fully realized outside of one’s dependence on a source more powerful than themselves. While this is true, Kendall has extensive experience working within the secular environment with individuals who are simply searching for the means to rise above sexual addiction, anger, depression, trauma, and various other challenges encountered in life.

Kendall works with individuals, families, and groups who long to live a more full life, free of the shackles that have haunted them throughout their lives. He believes everyone possesses a desire to be known and loved, and furthermore, it is through the compassion deficits from one’s past that create belief systems surrounding such desires which contribute to the individual’s instincts to protect themselves in a manner that blocks life-giving relationships from forming. Kendall believes that when light is shown to the dark burrows of one’s hiding, freedom ensues.

Kendall works with individuals that have experienced trauma. He uses the EMDR model to inform much of his treatment process. EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing) is an empirically validated treatment for PTSD (Posttraumatic Stress Disorder). Research shows that EMDR is rapid, safe and effective. EMDR does not involve the use of drugs or hypnosis. It is a simple, non-invasive patient-therapist collaboration in which healing can happen effectively.

Kendall holds his masters in Professional Counseling from Denver Seminary. He and his wife live in Littleton, CO. He enjoys fishing, hiking, snowboarding, and playing softball as often as possible. He loves a good campfire and holds his family and friends very close to the fabric of his heart.


Isaac Archuleta

Isaac Archuleta, MA

Licensed Professional Counselor

Areas of focus:

Men’s Issues, Sexual Addiction, Anger Management, GLBTQ, Parents of Gay-Identified Children, Love Addiction, Depression & Anxiety, Substance

Isaac graduated from a CACREP accredited program at Denver Seminary, earning a Masters degree in Community Counseling. Isaac is a licensed professional counselor in the state of Colorado.

Since Isaac has dealt with personal issues in a therapeutic setting, he knows the value of feeling safe, accepted, and understood within the counseling relationship. In addition, his personal experiences have been refined and conceptualized through his formal education, allowing Isaac the ability to offer efficient professional care to clients and family members who deal with the variety of issues life can produce.

In attempt to become a proficient therapist, Isaac has completed a post-masters training and supervision in the following areas: – 100 clinical hours in supervision with experts focused on Sexuality and sexual orientation – 58 hours in training to practice EMDR; a modality to treat trauma, abuse, and situation in which clients feel stuck in their ability to relate to others.

Isaac works with a variety of clients, but finds particular interest in:

  • Men’s Issues
  • Sexual Addiction
  • Anger Management
  • Substance Abuse
  • Identity Confusion
  • Relationships
  • Trauma: a variety of issues life can produce
  • Unwanted Behaviors
  • Gender Confusion
  • GLBTQ 
    (Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer)
  • Parent’s of Gay-identified Children
  • Same-Sex Attraction
  • Love Addiction
  • Codependency
  • Emotional Wounding
  • Depression & Anxiety

Brooke Epperhart

Brooke Epperhart, MA

Registered Psychotherapist

Nationally Certified Counselor

Areas of focus:

Women’s Issues, Depression, Self- Injury, Eating Disorders, Adolescents, Grief, Singles Issues, Marriage, Children

Brooke received her Master’s degree in Community Counseling from Regent University in Virginia Beach, VA. After graduating she accepted a residential counseling position with Mercy Ministries of America in Nashville, TN. Mercy Ministries works with young women ages 13-29 dealing with life controlling issues such asdepression, self-mutilation, unplanned pregnancies, eating disorders, severe psychotic disorders, etc. During this time she learned a lot about the current issues plaguing our young people today.

Eventually she made her way back to Colorado continuing her work with children, teens and young adults. Other areas of interest and experience that Brooke offers are: vocational counseling, relationship coaching, singles issues, women’s issues,grief and bereavement and child counseling.

In her free time, Brooke enjoys traveling (over 10 countries), producing, writing, reading, down time with friends, movies, working out, and learning anything new.


Chris Simon

Chris Simon, MA

Registered Psychotherapist

Areas of focus:

Sexual Addiction, Healthy Sexuality, Personality Disorders, Identity Formation, Depression, Anxiety and Career Counseling

Chris Simon received a master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health at Denver Seminary, here in the suburbs on Denver. Through his own recovery process regarding sexual addiction, Chris developed a heart for men and women wrestling with the same struggles he experienced. This allows him to bring his own experience, story, and recovery into the counseling room, coupled with his education to guide people towards healthy sexuality.

The pursuit of healthy sexuality drives Chris to counsel men and woman in individual and group therapy, as well as working with churches and non-profits to empower others. Sexuality represents a core piece of humanity that cannot be ignored, but needs to be understood in the pursuit of holistic health.

Chris offers individual counseling for a variety of client, but possess a special interest in sexual addiction, healthy sexuality, personality disorders, identity formation, depression, anxiety and career counseling. He also provides group therapy for sexual additions recovery.


Catherine Wilson

Catherine Wilson, MA

Licensed Professional Counselor

Areas of focus:

Marriage, Relationships, Adolescents, Self Esteem, Trauma Recovery, Grief and Loss, Abuse, EMDR, Depression, Anxiety, Anger, Life Transitions, Clinical Supervision (LPC and LMFT)

Catherine’s work in supporting people in counseling is guided by the belief that each of us has the wisdom and strength within us to find well-being and meaning in our lives. Everyone experiences some times when life get challenging or painful, and she feels privileged to help people find their way when the path gets difficult.

The areas she specializes in include helping individuals and couples build healthy relationships, building self esteem, and trauma recovery. She works with men, women, teens, and couples on many issues that are challenging in life such as domestic violence, depression, anxiety, betrayals in relationships, grief and loss, and much more. She also provides clinical supervision to other counselors and therapists seeking licensure in Colorado.

Catherine helps people to leverage the support they have in their lives, which can be in the form of family, friends, spirituality, personal strengths, or all of these. She chooses to guide, teach, support, and care for people on their journey and never judges or tells anyone what they should do in their life. You know your life and your needs best. She works with people to learn from the past, live fully in the present, and find hope for the future.

Catherine has lived with her family in Littleton, Colorado since 1991 and enjoys hiking/walking, listening to music, learning new things and spending time with family and friends. She graduated with a Master of Arts in Community Counseling from Regis University in Denver, Colorado in 2006, and she is happy to share a resume with you that details her experience and training, upon request.