Michelle Paget, LCSW, RYT
Michelle began her practice as a therapist working with children and parents. It was through this work and her own experiences in pregnancy and motherhood that Michelle felt inspired to support those who are on the journey of parenthood.
Throughout her 14 years in practice, Michelle became increasingly interested in more integrative and somatic ways of improving wellbeing. She blends the use of yoga with a focus in mindfulness, Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and the brain-body centered technique of Brainspotting that works to heal emotional wounds and trauma from the inside out. Michelle aims to help her clients manage challenges, build greater awareness of thoughts and feelings and improve balance in their everyday lives.
Michelle loves to take an individualized approach to therapy based on the needs of her clients. She sees herself as a guide along a journey where her clients are experts in creating the lives they most want to live.
Michelle is originally from Kansas City but spent fourteen-years in New York City prior to moving to Denver in 2018. She loves spending time with her husband, two children and Boston terrier playing outside at city parks and going out for tasty baked goods. She also enjoys exercising through Peloton, hiking around the world and feels most connected to herself through yoga and live music.
Michelle’s rate is $175.00 per clinical hour. Please inquire about scholarship availability as needed.
Ashley Swanson, LPCC
Ashley is a Licensed Professional Counselor Candidate in Colorado and a Licensed Professional Counselor in 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 later in life. 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 neurodivergence. 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.
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 $140.00 per clinical hour. Please inquire about scholarship availability as needed.
Jessica Harris, LPCC
– 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!)
Graduate Student Intern
Kayla is a second-year graduate student at Adams State University on the Clinical Mental Health Counseling track, and a part of the national honors fraternity for counselors, Chi Sigma Iota. Her previous career as a personal trainer led her to discover her passion for one-on-one work, along with her lived experience as an adoptee, and highly sensitive person (HSP), which led her to find her niche within the mental health field.
Originally from MN, Kayla has grown to love the mountains and outdoors since moving here and hopes to one day combine her love for nature and getting outside, with therapy. As such, she will be offering walk & talk therapy sessions for anyone who may be interested in getting outside to do therapy, along with being trained in Brainspotting, neurofeedback, as well as an integrated approach with other talk therapies. She is especially excited about working with those who identify as neurodivergent, and those with more sensitive nervous systems. She strives to provide a safe, comfortable space where all are welcome to be their full, authentic selves, while working towards your individual therapy goals.
In her free time, she enjoys hiking, paddle-boarding, snowboarding and spending time with partner and English Bulldog, Chowder.
Kayla receives direct supervision from Becca Hart, Owner.
Lauren is currently a second-year graduate student in the Couples and Family Therapy (CFT) Program at the University of Colorado Denver working toward a career as a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT).
Her long-term goal is to work as a perinatal therapist helping mothers navigate motherhood, and also use her family systems training to work with mothers and their partners to buffer the stress related to bringing a baby home. Lauren became interested in maternal mental health after her own positive experience of healing during the postpartum period. She seeks to be a therapeutic support for others in the way she was supported herself.
Lauren is originally from Denver, CO, which seems to be quite rare these days! In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her partner, son, and three dogs. She also enjoys practicing yoga and pilates, hiking, traveling, reading, live music, listening to true crime podcasts, and learning about counseling.
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.