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.
Depending on what works best for you, we will use EMDR Therapy, Ego State Therapy, Comprehensive Treatment Model, Mindfulness, Guided Visualization, Sandtray Therapy, Virtual-Reality Therapy, Person-Centered Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Parts Work and Hypnotherapy. I will help you 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.
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!
Comprehensive Resource Model- Click Here to learn more about this compassionate and proundly deep modality. Longer (1 1/2 hour) sessions are recommended (but not necessary), since CRM entails many "nested" steps to help your inner parts feel safe so that we can come to understand and heal them.
For divorced or separated parents:
Divorcing and separating from your partner can be highly stressful for both of you as well as for your child(ren), however research shows that children can adjust in some wonderful ways as long as both parents are willing to work together and truly co-parent. When a child sees their divorced parents communicating civilly, speaking in a neutral or positive way about the other parents and encouraging a positive and warm relationship with that other parent, that child can be emotionally resilient. However, research also shows that children suffer significantly when parents fight in front of the child, refuse to communicate or speak ill of the other parent. Progress in therapy can be slow as the child continually manages their emotions of being stuck in the middle, feeling torn in their loyalties.
As it is in the best interest of your child, I am only able to work with divorced parents who are willing to co-parent civilly. If you are struggling with a highly conflictive relationship or are battling for custody and are not willing to co-parent effectively, I am unfortunately not able to see your child. Since I would be solely your child's play therapist, I am also not able to engage in the dual relationship of supporting you legally (including working with CFI's and attorneys and testifying for you in court).
Please note that if you are divorced and share custody, it is legally required that both parents consent to treatment (and sign the Consent form). In addition to the above forms, both parents also please print and sign the Agreement for Divorced and Separated Parents. On your first visit, please also bring in a copy of your divorce/custody agreement.
Maggie Young (she, her)
5606 Olde Wadsworth Blvd, Suite 202, Arvada, CO 80002
Phone (call or text): (720) 316-1182
Hours for psychotherapy:
Hours for PLSR: Thursdays 10:00-3:30