Together, we can identify challenges you are currently experiencing, explore ways in which they might be linked to painful experiences in the past, and support you as you change your life in the ways most meaningful to you. My goal as your therapist is to focus on supporting you and the way that you individually experience your life.
Using techniques from EMDR Therapy, Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Mindfulness, Guided Visualization, Sandplay Therapy, Person-Centered Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Parts Work, Solution-Focused Therapy and Hypnotherapy, I will help you to learn to utilize coping skills which will allow your social and emotional worlds to become more balanced, joyful and confident. In addition to supporting your mental and emotional health, I will help you to seek more balance in all significant areas of your life, including your sleeping and eating patterns, your physical health, your love-life and other relationships, your work-life balance, and your spirituality.
One reason clients seek therapy is for help with improving their part in their relationship with their spouse/partner. In addition to your other goals for therapy, we can work on your communication skills, supporting you in setting healthy boundaries, and advocating for your needs. If you are experiencing high conflict or abuse (verbal, emotional or physical) in your relationship, I will strongly encourage you to seek couples counseling with a neutral couples therapist in addition to individual counseling (and I am happy to give you resources and referrals for couples therapists).
Since couples therapy is outside the scope of my training and experience, I am unfortunately not able to see couples together for relationship work, even on a brief basis. In addition, I generally don't communicate with other professionals not directly related to your treatment, such as a partner's, family member's or friend's therapist, psychiatrist or medical doctor. I am happy to speak with other professionals involved in your care, however, such as a couples therapist, psychiatrist or medical doctor.
Depending on your preference and learning style, our work might take place through traditional talk therapy, EMDR (alone or combined with Sandplay or Hypnosis), therapeutic art (no art experience required), Sandplay/sandtray therapy (using sand and figurines and symbolic objects to bring your inner thoughts, worries and dreams to light) and Journaling/Writing Therapy. I occasionally assign homework assignments as well, to encourage you to think about and practice what we have discussed in session.
Examples of Sandplay/sand-tray sessions:
EMDR- Click here to learn more about this effective therapy, which can help you to process and clear stuck emotions around triggers and painful experiences. It is hard work, but so worth it!
Maggie Young (she, her, hers)
950 S. Cherry St., Suite 419
Denver, CO 80246
Phone (call or text): (720) 316-1182
Hours for psychotherapy:
Hours for PLSR: Thursdays 10:00-3:30