Helping People Heal,
Grow in Love
And Live Their Best Lives

In Lakewood Colorado—and Beyond

Free Gift For You

Gain argument confidence as you learn to take your hardest moments and transform them into growth, connection, and understanding.

Feeling Better Starts Here ...

ONLINE + IN-PERSON

INDIVIDUAL + COUPLES COUNSELING

Free Yourself From:

ONLINE RELATIONSHIP COURSE

SHUT-UP + TALK TO ME

A step-by-step guide to eliminate crappy communication so that you can GROW CLOSER in your relationship.

In this 6-week relationship course experience, you’ll go from feeling frustrated and withdrawn, to close and connected as you experience a total shift in the way you communicate with your partner.

INNER ACTIVE WORKSHOP

RELATE: A ONE-DAY RELATIONSHIP INTENSIVE

RECONNECT with your partner by learning to move through the 3 phases of a healthy relationship with ease and confidence.

CONNECTION

DISCONNECTION

REPAIR

For couples who are ready to renew, grow, + empower their relationships.

The only way out is through. 

Our Specialties

Stop settling for less than you deserve

COUPLES + MARRIAGE COUNSELING

Relationship’s aren’t something to just be tolerated! Let’s disarm that defensiveness and learn powerful new ways to connect and grow together. Whether it’s make or break, we can help with: Communication, Boundaries, Affairs, Conflict Resolution, Parenting, Intimacy, Family Conflict, Trauma, Addiction, Divorce + Separation.

Because you can heal from your past!

EMDR + Trauma Therapy​​​

Unprocessed painful situations are the birthplace of trauma. Left untreated, these difficulties can lead to a wide range of reactions and emotions. EMDR + trauma therapy helps to understand triggers, process difficult events, heal your inner child, and learn new ways to cope.

EMDR with Knot Counseling helps to heal trauma, anxiety and depression.
EMDR and trauma therapy with Knot Counseling helps women let go the past.

Because There's No Better Time Than Now!

DEPRESSION TREATMENT

Sad. Stuck. Lonely. Irritable. Depression can affect you in so many ways and interferes with your ability to love, connect and live a full life. Depression therapy can help you: Access your inner wisdom Increase compassion + self-acceptance Liberate yourself from negative thought patterns.

Because you Deserve Better!

ANXIETY TREATMENT

Free your mind from constant fear, worry, and panic by reworking your inner wisdom. Anxiety treatment strengthens your calm, releases unhelpful beliefs so that you are in control, and grounds you in the moment with restorative awareness.

BIPOC feeling free after anxiety therapy using EMDR with Knot Counseling in Lakewood, Colorado

Learn to love your brain!

ADHD COACHING + THERAPY

ADHD makes you feel like you're always behind...always trying to catch up...always trying to show up. ADHD therapy helps you to be you, but in a better, more efficient way.

Reach your Potential!

Neurofeedback therapy

Neurofeedback therapy is a non-invasive, extremely powerful tool to enhance brain performance. You'll learn to recognize specific patterns of your own brain activity and strengthen its attention, concentration, focus, memory and self-regulation. It's like having a personal trainer for your brain!

Hi! I'm Melissa

and I’m so glad you’re here!

Maybe you’re here for counseling to strengthen your relationship. If so, I love that…because life’s too short for mediocre relationships.

Or, maybe you’re here because you’re just not feeling like the best version of yourself. If that’s the case, I respect your desire to want more.

Either way, growth is an ADVENTURE. It requires us to embrace the messiness and LET GO of what’s not serving us. Sometimes that’s hard, and sometimes that’s exciting. But one thing I know for sure is it’s always WORTH IT!

Melissa Shaw, LCSW

Owner + Therapist

Our Big-Hearted Therapists

Martina is a couples's therapist in Lakewood Colorado near Green Mountain.

Martina Silverman-Hecht

LPCC

Therapist

” Heal from your fear-based beliefs and behaviors as you reclaim your power.”

Marriage Therapy, EMDR, DBT and Brainspotting

Grace Ripperger, LPC

Therapist

” Embrace your sensitivity and find your greatest gifts so that they can live lighter and have thriving relationships.”

Cameron Gonzalez

Master’s Level Clinical Intern

Find your voice and step into your strength by embracing life’s challenges with acceptance and peace.

ADHD therapist Lakewood and ADHD coach in Lakewood for adult ADHD

Stephanie Ludwig

LCSW

Therapist

” What if your biggest deficits were really your greatest strengths? Let’s step into the best version of you.”

Shannon Martin

LMFTC

Therapist

” I love helping people heal, strengthen relationships, and unburden heaviness by releasing fears and negative beliefs.”

Neurofeedback Therapy Lakewood Colorado

Michela Parisi

LPCC

Therapist

” Break your patterns by understanding how your brain is keeping you stuck. Learn to connect + live lighter with a connected brain.”

Marriage Therapy, EMDR, DBT and Brainspotting

Grace Ripperger, LPCC

Therapist

” Embrace your sensitivity and find your greatest gifts so that they can live lighter and have thriving relationships.”

Cameron Gonzalez

Master’s Level Clinical Intern

Find your voice and step into your strength by embracing life’s challenges with acceptance and peace.

Marriage Therapy, EMDR, DBT and Brainspotting

Grace Ripperger, LPCC

Therapist

” Embrace your sensitivity and find your greatest gifts so that they can live lighter and have thriving relationships.”

Cameron Gonzalez

Master’s Level Clinical Intern

Find your voice and step into your strength by embracing life’s challenges with acceptance and peace.

Marriage Therapy, EMDR, DBT and Brainspotting

Grace Ripperger, LPCC

Therapist

” Embrace your sensitivity and find your greatest gifts so that they can live lighter and have thriving relationships.”

Family counselor and marriage therapist in Lakewood Colorado

Breck Johnston, LMFT

Therapist

Healing families, strengthening relationships, and unburdening fears and negative beliefs.

Cameron Gonzalez

Master’s Level Clinical Intern

Find your voice and step into your strength by embracing life’s challenges with acceptance and peace.

Marriage Therapy, EMDR, DBT and Brainspotting

Grace Ripperger, LPCC

Therapist

” Embrace your sensitivity and find your greatest gifts so that they can live lighter and have thriving relationships.”

Family counselor and marriage therapist in Lakewood Colorado

Breck Johnston, LMFT

Therapist

Healing families, strengthening relationships, and unburdening fears and negative beliefs.

Family counselor and marriage therapist in Lakewood Colorado

Breck Johnston, LMFT

Therapist

Healing families, strengthening relationships, and unburdening fears and negative beliefs.

Cameron Gonzalez

Master’s Level Clinical Intern

Find your voice and step into your strength by embracing life’s challenges with acceptance and peace.

Marriage Therapy, EMDR, DBT and Brainspotting

Grace Ripperger, LPCC

Therapist

” Embrace your sensitivity and find your greatest gifts so that they can live lighter and have thriving relationships.”

Family counselor and marriage therapist in Lakewood Colorado

Breck Johnston, LMFT

Therapist

Healing families, strengthening relationships, and unburdening fears and negative beliefs.

Family counselor and marriage therapist in Lakewood Colorado

Breck Johnston, LMFT

Therapist

Healing families, strengthening relationships, and unburdening fears and negative beliefs.

Cameron Gonzalez

Master’s Level Clinical Intern

Find your voice and step into your strength by embracing life’s challenges with acceptance and peace.

Our team is made up of passionate and fun-spirited therapists who want nothing more than to help you BREAK FREE from whatever it is that’s holding you back. We’re here to hold it all…nothing’s too big for us. We do this because we know how different your life can be when step into the person you were meant to be and have the relationships you were meant to have.

When life overwhelms, we know the courage and vulnerability it can take to start counseling. But you deserve the time and space for your healing – healing from whatever’s been holding you back from living the life that was meant for you. It’s not just about getting over mental health and relationship issues; it’s about being able to LIVE AS FULLY AS POSSIBLE – mentally, physically, and emotionally!

Because we’re here for you every step of the way, the only thing left for you to do is commit yourself wholeheartedly.

Words from Our Clients

FAQs

Most frequently questions + answers

During our first session, we’ll get to know you, and you’ll get to know us! First sessions are usually designated for assessments (questions designed to give us a snapshot of where you’ve been, where you are now, and where you want to go).

We’ve designed our first session to be as beneficial for you as it is for us. Our questions are thought-provoking and motivational. Most people walk away from our first session with a lot of insight and understanding about themselves and their relationships. Most people are ready to get started ASAP!

At the end of our first session, we’ll let you know our thoughts about moving forward and my recommendations on how our time together can look. We want you to be comfortable, so always welcome feedback about our recommendations and your ocmfort level. 

Ahhh! The question of the year! I’m cringing as I’m about to give you the dreaded answer… that depends. There, I said it. But it really is so true.

Some people are looking for a therapeutic partner to process life with. Some people are looking to solve a problem and then move on. Some couples are just starting to get into negative patterns and may just need a few months in counseling. Other couples have much deeper hurts, either with their partner or from their past, and may need therapy and support for a longer period of time.

What I can tell you is that your goal is our goal and we know that most people want to feel better fast. We honor that by giving our whole self to every session while revisiting your goals to make sure that we’re moving in the direction you desire. 

We always like to meet you and understand what’s going on for you before we make this recommendation.

For most people, we recommend every week or every other week to start. It’s best to build our momentum so that we can develop a strong working relationship and you so that you can start to see changes in you life and with your relationships.

Momentum is ESPECIALLY important if you’re starting couples counseling. When changing your patterns and understanding of each other, it’s easy to fall back into old habits.

Our sliding scale therapy with our Master’s Level Clinical Intern is $40-$60/session for individuals and $60-$80/session for couples. 

The rates for our other therapists range between $125-$150/session

To make the most of your counseling investment, we LOVE it when people continue “our work” together outside of our session. we’re always giving our clients ideas on what to do and how to implement the work we do together.

When a therapist takes insurance, they work for the insurance company first, and the client second. 

  1. We want to be able to dictate what type of treatment is going to be the most helpful for you.
  2. We know that our clients oftentimes don’t want a diagnosis on their permanent record.
  3. We value our client’s confidentiality and want to be able to keep your records protected.

 

Accepting insurance is also extremely time-consuming. We prefer to spend more time learning and staying current on the best therapeutic interventions.

And for those reasons, we do not take insurance. 

We can, however, provide you with a Superbill for you to submit to your insurance for out-of-network provider benefits. We also can accept payment from HSAs. 

Welcome!
We can’t wait to start this journey of helping you live your best life. If you’re here for therapy, we want to make sure we're a good fit so we’d love to ask you a few questions…

Thank you for your interest in the Online Course and/or the Workshop! These are currently in session.

Please fill in the form below to join our Waitlist and we will let you know when we are opening up more sessions.

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