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MS, LPC

About Aaron

I was raised in Montana and spent much of my time outside backpacking, rock climbing and skiing. I'm married with three kids and we enjoy spending their time outside and in the mountains.

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I gravitated to the field of counseling after working as a field staff for therapeutic wilderness-based at-risk programs in western North Carolina. I graduated from the University...

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PsyD, LMFT

About Jim

I was born and raised in Eugene, Oregon, where I also attended college. I met my wife at the college I attended and we married the year before I graduated. After working in a small town for two years we moved to East Tennessee for four years. During those early years of our marriage we had three children. I was commissioned in the Army in 1977 and was privileged to work with great people in Infantry, Armor,...

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MA, LPC

About Charlton

I have been doing therapy since 2006. Before coming to the family care center I was in clinical leadership at a large mental health center for over 5 years. I am originally from Kentucky and I am a die-hard University of Kentucky fan. I have two kids and enjoy spending time with them. I enjoy being out in the outdoors and taking pictures and training in Brazilian Jiu...

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LPC

Brian received his MA in Counseling and Human Services from the University of Colorado-Colorado Springs in 2000, and has been a Licensed Professional Counselor since 2005. He has worked in the past as a school counselor for 16 years working at an alternative high school that served military students and families. He has been working at the Family Care Center since 2013, and enjoys working with adolescents and adults. He works with adults and...

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MA, LPC, NCC

About Ken

I grew up on Air Force bases and got to see some interesting parts of the world including Germany and Hawaii. I relocated to Colorado from Arizona in ’95 and moved down from northern Colorado to the Springs in 2014 to marry my wife. I’ve been at Family Care Center (FCC) since 2015. My hobbies include pistol shooting, flying RC airplanes, and playing...

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MA, LPC, CAC III

Doreen received her Master of Community Counseling degree in 2007 and obtained her LPC in 2011. She obtained her Certified Addiction Counselor Level III in 2007 as well. She has been working with military service members and their families since arriving at the Family Care Center in 2015. She has previously worked in the Department of Youth Corrections and in Community Mental Health Counseling. She specializes in Dialectical Behavior Therapy,...

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LCSW

Kathy graduated from Arizona State University with her Masters in Social Work in 2001. Kathy received her LCSW in 2003. In 2004, Kathy finished her certification of child development from Columbia University. She has worked in the mental health field for the past 25 years with children and their families. In addition, Kathy has been a play therapist for the past 14 years and specializes in play therapy and art therapy with children under 13...

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PhD

Dr. Kelsey French is a Clinical Psychologist who came to Colorado from Washington D.C., where she had been the Associate Director at the National Center of Anxiety and Depression, specializing in children and adolescents. She worked at the National Institutes of Mental Health researching parenting and Depression/ Bipolar Disorder in families. She was educated at Graceland University, Middlebury College and received her doctoral degree at...

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LPC

Kim graduated from Regis University in 2011 with a master's degree in counseling. She completed her practicum at an agency working with foster care and adoption, parenting skills, supervised visitation, and family therapy. She completed her internship at an agency in town working with clients in the judicial system and court ordered treatment. While there, Kim had the opportunity to work with clients who experienced mental illness and...

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About Lori

I am from Hawaii and enjoy surfing, running, and yoga. I enjoy spending time with my family and our three dogs. My favorite saying is, “The biggest adventure you can take is to live the life of your dreams”.

Specialties:

I specialize in working with patients who experience mood disorders, PTSD, grief counseling, relationship problems, anger management, and adjustment disorders. I...

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MA, LPC, RPT

About Lisa

I am a Colorado Springs native. I love the Colorado mountains, lakes and the weather. My happy place is being on the lake but when I am not doing that, I go 4x4 jeeping with my family and hang out at the cabin enjoying the fresh air. I have a golden lab named Gus and he enjoys these adventures as well....

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MA, LPC, CAC III

Shannon received her MA in Community Counseling from the University of Northern Colorado in 2006. She received her LPC in 2008 in addition to becoming a Certified Addictions Counselor III the same year. Shannon has been a practicing clinician for ten years. She is trained in DBT and is a certified EMDR therapist and uses this technique with many to include trauma, addiction, performance enhancement, anxiety and depression. Shannon coordinated...

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PhD

About Karlene

I am from Minnesota, but grew up in Denver and went to undergrad in Boulder. I then left for graduate school in South Carolina and completed my internship in New Mexico where I spent the early years of my career. After staying away from Colorado for about 16 years and missing it, I moved to Colorado Springs in 2010. I now live in the mountains west of Colorado Springs with my two dogs and...

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LCSW

About Kathryn

Kathryn is originally from Williamsburg, Virginia and has recently moved to Colorado Springs in September 2019, with her husband and daughter. Kathryn met her husband living in Newport News, Virginia and they have been married since 2018. Currently, Kathryn and her husband work full time, but love to spend their weekends outside doing various activities with their daughter, when possible. She loves to be...

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MA, LPC

Jennifer graduated with a Master’s in Counseling from Regis University in 2009 and then received a specialization in Marriage and Family therapy in 2010. She has worked in a variety of settings with families, children and adults recovering from trauma and mental illness over the last eight years in the Colorado Springs community. She is passionate about the importance of families healing together and creating stronger, healthier, happier...

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PsyD

About Justin

Born and raised in Nebraska, I developed a capacity to appreciate the long-view through a mix of the natural beauty around us, the patience required to travel anywhere, and the stark poverty in which we lived. Combined, these experiences facilitated an early understanding of “diversity.” Now, I’m married with two children - one a young adult, and one an adolescent. Our lives are enriched by the presence of...

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LPC

About Lacy

Born and raised in Colorado, my love for travel prompted me to live in several places along the West coast as well as overseas in Guam and Japan before calling Colorado home again. I enjoy experiencing new things with my friends and family and am always planning that next adventure. Two quotes that frequently bounce around in my mind are “It is what it is” and “This too shall pass”....

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MA, LPC

About Corby

I was born and raised in IL and joined the service after college. I met my wife while in the service and have two boys. We have lived in Colorado Springs for over 20 years now. I have worked as a school counselor at the elementary and middle school level for the last 18 years. I enjoy golf, hiking, working out and doing things with friends.

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MA, LPC

Matt received his MA in Agency Counseling from the University of Northern Colorado in June of 1988. He received his LPC in May of 1995, and has been a practicing clinician for 20+ years. He completed a Postdoctoral Fellowship in Child Development and Infant Mental Health at the University Of Colorado School Of Medicine in 2007. He specializes in working with young children and their parents. He specializes in working with attachment issues,...

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LCSW

Anna is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Certified Nutrition Therapist and registered yoga teacher with over 10 years of experience in the helping profession. Anna has worked with a diverse population of adolescents and young adults in a variety of settings including residential treatment, outpatient, in-home, experiential and outdoor therapeutic programs and substance abuse treatment. Anna takes a holistic approach in working with clients...

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LPC, CACIII

Ann obtained her Bachelors’ degree from University of Utah. She received her Masters’ of Science degree from the University of Phoenix. Ann has worked all levels of care in the mental health field, inpatient/residential to General outpatient. Her areas of expertise are with PTSD, past abuse and trauma, Anxiety, Depression and Substance Abuse. Ann believes every person has the answers to any question they would ask within them. Often people...

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MA, LPC

About Kelli

I have been married for 37 years and have two children and 4 beautiful grandchildren. My husband and I are very active. We love anything outdoors and especially bike riding. We enjoy cooking and grilling together. I spend most of my free time exercising in some fashion, outside if I can. I have the pleasure of seeing my grandchildren every week. My daughter...

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MA, LMFT, RPT-S, Theraplay Level 2

By helping children handle their emotional now, they will be less likely to carry those burdens into adulthood. Sam integrates Play Therapy with Family Systems Therapy, helping adults and children navigate family challenges like separation, divorce, co-parenting, adoption, anxiety, self-esteem, and behavioral troubles. Sam is a Registered Play Therapist Supervisor (RPT-S), Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT), and Licensed...

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LCSW

About Katie

Katie is originally from Tallahassee, Florida but moved to Colorado in late elementary school. She loves warm weather and the beach, so she returned to Florida to attend Florida State University. She met her husband while she was there, and they have been married since 2018. Her husband is a decorated Marine Corps combat veteran that now practices as an athletic trainer. She has a passion for animals and has...

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LPC

Eli has been a Professional Counselor for 4 years. He received his Masters in Counseling and Human Services from UCCS in 2016. He joined the Wyoming Army Guard in 2005 and has spent over 4 years on active status. He has deployed twice and has graduated from Sapper Leader Course and Ranger School. He enjoys working with veterans, their families, as well as people with addiction concerns. He believes in a holistic approach to client care...

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MS, LPC, NBCC, EEG

David was raised in Colorado Springs so he understands the diversity of the community. He graduated from Capella University in 2014 with a Masters in Mental Health Counseling. David became board certified in 2016 and is trained to use the Othmer Method for Neurofeedback.

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