Our Team

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Our Team

Linnea Deluise, LCSW

Therapist

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Linnea’s empathic, supportive, and holistic approach to therapy has been cultivated from years of working in inpatient, outpatient and community settings. She began her post graduate career as a therapist working with children and adults with chronic health conditions at a major NYC Hospital. Through her therapeutic and personal experiences, she developed a passionate interest in the field of maternal mental health after welcoming her first child and since transitioned her practice toward this focus. Supporting women on the journey into and through the continuum of motherhood is both deeply familiar and profoundly important to her.

Linnea’s therapeutic approach is strengths-based, client-centered and integrative. She accesses many different modalities including Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Narrative Therapy, and Solution Focused Therapy, in a warm, authentic and compassionate way. To her, the relationship between client and therapist is the most important component to a successful therapeutic partnership. She will work with you to explore your feelings and experiences in order to highlight your strengths, identify patterns, and create meaningful change.

Linnea is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and psychotherapist in both Colorado and Connecticut.  She is originally from a small town in Connecticut and spent a decade in New York City, where she completed her MSW training, prior to moving to Denver in 2020. Linnea completed Perinatal Mental Health Training through Postpartum Support International and is working toward her PMH-C certification. She loves exploring the city with her husband, children and friends! She enjoys Pilates, walks in Wash Park and spending time in her garden.

Linnea’s rate is $175 per clinical hour. Please inquire about scholarship availability as needed.


Ashley Swanson, LPC

Therapist

img-3Ashley is a Licensed Professional Counselor in both Colorado and Kansas. She began her counseling career as a biofeedback therapist in a holistic health setting. Within this counseling role, she discovered her passion for working with Highly Sensitive Persons (HSPs) as well as women who have received ADHD diagnoses in adulthood. Ashley also enjoys supporting college-aged womxn that identify as anxious, perfectionistic, and those that were parentified in childhood.

As a HSP herself, Ashley has specialized training to help HSPs navigate major life challenges while also fostering the many strengths and benefits of the neurodivergent brain. Ashley uses the gentle approach of Brainspotting to help clients process, and takes an integrative approach to counseling by emphasizing open communication, collaboration, and personal empowerment for each of her clients.  Ashley is an experienced trauma therapist, with particular interest in childhood trauma and religious trauma.

Originally from North Carolina, Ashley moved to Denver in 2017. In her free time, she enjoys getting outdoors to explore new areas of Denver with her partner and their dog, Dexter. She also loves to wind down through creative writing, doing pilates, and checking out far too many cookbooks from the local library.

Ashley’s rate is $155.00 per clinical hour. Please inquire about scholarship availability as needed.


Jessica Harris, LPC

Therapist

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Jessica is a Licensed Professional Counselor as well as a Licensed Professional School Counselor K-12. She is passionate about meeting you where you are, building an authentic connection, and helping you achieve a sense of empowerment

Jessica is trained in Brainspotting, Trauma-Focused CBT, principles of Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Motivational Interviewing, and Solution-Focused Therapy.  She has experience working with a range of treatment modalities, and is passionate about serving womxn in their 20’s and 30’s as they face an array of life stressors and life transitions.  Jessica has a strong interest in working with neurodivergent adult womxn, particularly those that identify as a Highly Sensitive Person (HSP), and greatly appreciates a holistic approach to treatment.  She offers an unconditional positive regard and non-judgmental space for all

Working with Jessica will look like…

Collaboratively and creatively designing your unique path toward enhanced wellbeing.
Embarking on that journey with intention (take a deep breath – she’ll be right there with you!).

Oh, and you know that *thing* that you almost can’t talk about out loud for fear that it’ll become real/you’ll be judged/even therapy can’t help you deal with it? She’s here for it, inviting you to say it. Even if your voice shakes. Especially then

Jessica’s rate is $145.00 per clinical hour. Please inquire about scholarship availability as needed.


Lauren Hugunin

Graduate Student Clinical Intern

Therapist

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Lauren Hugunin (hew-gun-in) is a graduate of the Masters in Couple and Family Therapy Program at the University of Colorado, Denver. She is a Brainspotting practitioner with training in treating trauma and has completed education and an externship in Emotionally Focused Therapy. Lauren is also in the process of completing Sex Therapy Certification through the Sexual Health Alliance. Lauren works with individuals and relationships (couples and alternative relationship structures).

Lauren decided to pursue a career in therapy after her own positive experience of healing during the postpartum period and beyond. Lauren seeks to be a therapeutic support for others in the way she was supported herself. Lauren is passionate about supporting moms and their partners as they navigate all stages of parenthood. Lauren seeks to help parents navigate parenthood in their own unique way, gain confidence in their parent role, reclaim their sexuality, reconnect with their partner(s), and deconstruct unrealistic dominant culture narratives related to parenting. She invites clients to bring their authentic, messy selves to the nonjudgmental space she will provide in therapy.

Lauren believes that clients have the answers within to make changes in their lives and that such answers can be unlocked within the supportive therapeutic space. Lauren’s therapy approach is rooted in feminist theory and she is drawn to Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (centered on mindfulness and values exploration), Compassion Focused Therapy, and Internal Family Systems (parts work). In work with couples, I utilize aspects of Relational Life Therapy and Emotionally Focused Therapy.

Lauren is from Denver, CO and enjoys spending time with her son, partner, and three dogs. In her free time, she loves to practice yoga and pilates, hiking, traveling, house music, listening to true crime podcasts, and reading.

            Lauren’s rate is $135 per clinical hour. Please inquire about scholarship availability as needed.

Lauren receives direct supervision from Becca Hart, LPC, ACS, PMH-C.


Alaina Whitney

NeuroFeedback Trainer

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Alaina is currently a graduate student pursuing her Master’s degree in Couples and Family Therapy at the University of Colorado Denver.

Alaina’s first career was in the arts before moving into the field of mental health. As an actor, she was innately curious about psychology and human behavior and spent much of her time trying to answer the age-old question, “why do people do the things they do?”

Through her own healing journey, Alaina realized her other interest lied in helping women and children survivors of domestic violence heal from their experiences. Since she loves kids, Alaina’s career goal is to become a trauma-informed therapist for children and their families.

Originally from Michigan, Alaina lived in Los Angeles for seven years prior to moving to Denver in 2019. In her free time, she sings with the Andrew’s Sisters tribute group, and travels to spend time with her long-distance partner. She loves being in nature, practicing yoga, dancing to funk music, and snuggling on the couch with her pooch.


Cara Slaughter

Masters Level Clinical Intern

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Cara Slaughter is currently enrolled as a first-year graduate student at Adams State University,
where she is pursuing a Master’s degree in Clinical and Mental Health Counseling. With a
personal understanding of addiction and the recovery process, Cara is dedicated to
collaboratively shaping positive change and passionate about helping others to overcome their
trauma, rediscover authenticity and lead a healthy and fulfilling life. As a counselor she wants to
encourage treatment for all with emphasis on support for high achieving women with substance
abuse issues. Cara believes in meeting people where they are at, effective communication, and collaboration to foster positive changes. The utilization of integrative approaches, behavioral therapies, Brainspotting, and neurofeedback are specific areas of interest.

Originally from Northern Colorado, Cara loves the area and enjoys spending time with her
family and friends. She has a dog and cat that are the boss of her house. She spends her free time
on the lake, trying new adventures, or lost in a good podcast or book.

Cara’s rate is $85.00 per clinical hour. Please inquire about scholarship availability as needed.

Cara receives direct supervision fro Becca Hart, LPC, ACS, PMH-C


Bria Tavakoli

Masters Level Clinical Intern

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Bria Tavakoli is here to help you create a life you love and cherish. Her goal is to provide a welcoming, judgment-free, and brave space for you to drop any masks and to explore your unique challenges.

Bria works with individuals and couples and all relational structures, including polyamorous and LGBTQIA+ dynamics. Bria is deeply passionate about her areas of specialization – sex therapy and guiding clients through psychedelic preparation and/or integration work. Through attachment work, plus a parts work and DBT-informed approach, she supports clients in building better relationships with themselves and others. As a Brainspotting practitioner, Bria can guide you as you improve your communication skills, set better boundaries, navigate your desire differences, process trauma, and shift insecure attachment patterns into more secure, grounded, and satisfying ways of relating. As a yoga and meditation instructor with 15+ years of teaching experience, Bria can fluidly weave mindfulness and embodied awareness into sessions. As the proud daughter of an immigrant and a purity culture dropout, Bria holds an understanding, compassionate space for those with similar experiences.

Bria is completing her Masters degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Adams State University while concurrently engaging in training in sex therapy through the Sexual Health Alliance. Her psychedelic training includes studies through Psychedelics Today and attending the Psychedelic Science conference in Denver in 2023. She is pursuing licensure as an LPC in the state of Colorado upon graduation.

Bria’s rate is $85.00 per clinical hour. Please inquire about scholarship availability as needed.

Bria receives direct supervision fro Becca Hart, LPC, ACS, PMH-C


– and of course –

Becca Hart, LPC, ACS, PMH-C

Founder and Owner

(Read more about Becca by clicking here!)

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