About Our Therapists

We’re a team of deeply passionate therapists. This is not just a job for us, it’s what we love and it’s how we live. 

Melissa Shaw

LCSW

Therapist

” Step into your authenticity and live a fuller life by releasing your baggage and restoring your relationship.

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.”

Shannon Martin

MFTC

Therapist

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

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.”

Cameron Gonzalez

MFT Intern

Master’s Level Clinical Intern

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

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.”

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.

 

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.

About Melissa

EMDR therapist, marriage counselor, couples counselor, brainspotting therapist, EMDR therapy in Lakewood Colorado

PROFESSIONAL CREDENTIALS

Ok. To be honest, I thought about taking a picture of myself frolicking in a perfect meadow, during the perfect sunrise, with perfect hair flowing in the wind.

And then I realized that would be like posting a 20-year-old picture of me on a dating profile. You would show up and NOT EVEN RECOGNIZE ME.

Because…the truth is…I’m not perfect, I don’t frolic and I’m not flowy.

The truth is, when you work with me, I SHOW UP. I’m right there with you.

And sometimes that’s messy and sometimes that’s beautiful….but its never fake.

Me, frolicking in a meadow, is fake.

Originally from St. Louis, I moved to Colorado in 2008. I’m married with 2 wonderful, rambunctious, loving kiddos! I have an adventurous spirit that comes out not only in the way I speak, but also in the way I live and love.

I’m a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with a passion for helping people and their relationships. Being a therapist and counselor is not just a day job for me, it’s in my heart…   

I LOVE WHAT I DO!

What can you expect from me? I call myself PROFESSIONALLY INFORMAL. I have a casual and encouraging approach, while also being direct and transparent…no hidden agendas here!

I’m down-to-earth and solution-focused. I create a space for you to explore, process and express yourself while also guiding you to do that in a way that creates lasting change. I’ll work with you at a pace that’s both comfortable and challenging…but not overwhelming.

 

60-minute session……….$150

I help men, women, and couples break through their blocks and realize the full potential they have within themselves. I use a holistic approach that includes Internal Family Systems Therapy, Somatic Therapy, and Mindfulness-Based practices. With a nurturing and empathetic style, I provide a comfortable environment where you can express yourself and receive guidance without judgment. I take time to create a trusting relationship where I can provide insight into your challenges, fears, and limitations. We can work together towards your goals at a pace that feels good for you.

My clients tell me that my insights, gentle nudges, and playful spirit help them move forward in their lives with greater confidence and joy. I help people gain an understanding of the processes that led them to their current situation and offer mindset shifts that empower transformation.

As a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor Candidate (LPCC), I’m passionate about helping my clients explore interpersonal issues while increasing boundary-setting, self-trust, self-acceptance, and confidence in their relationships. I love working with introspective, highly sensitive clients while guiding them into their inner world to access and heal wounded parts of themselves.

In my free time, I’m passionate about spirituality , HSP and I enjoy reading, practicing yoga, and strength training.

 

60-minute session……….$135

About Grace

Couples counselor and young adult therapist EMDR and Brainspotting in Lakewood Colorado

PROFESSIONAL CREDENTIALS

About Shannon

PROFESSIONAL CREDENTIALS

Families are a beautiful mess. We’re born into these complex systems and then based upon our interactions, we immediately start to form beliefs about how to think and feel about ourselves. Because I know that people do best when they feel connected, I’m passionate about helping people see their patterns and finding better ways to communicate, use boundaries and find joy.

I believe that therapy’s a collaborative process of discovery, insight, and growth. I have a compassionate style that’s warm, direct, and nonjudgmental. I’m curious and actively engaged, using my curiosity to help you uncover what’s between the lines that you may not see on your own.

When it comes to relationships, I’m fascinated by the endless possibilities and creative ways of helping people thrive. We all heal, grow and love differently, which means there’s no one-size-fits-all model for therapy….our work together will be uniquely yours.

My favorite is helping my clients discover what’s getting in the way of feeling loved, connected and free. I use creative interventions to help support and empower people as they become more aware of their strengths, challenges, and relationship patterns. I’ve been told I have a unique ability to connect with people and get to the heart of the matter quickly.

 

55-minute session……….$130

I don’t normally tune out in session ( I promise), but the other day I found myself feeling
so lucky to be a part of my client’s healing journey. I love helping people feel at peace with who they are and navigate the complexities of life. It’s why I do what I do!

By understanding your unique struggles, fears, blocks, and barriers, I can guide you to a place of fulfillment. I work with individuals and couples to improve relationships, manage stress, overcome anxiety and depression, heal old wounds, and much more.

But it doesn’t stop there. I’m skilled at helping you see what you can’t so that you can get to the root of your struggles. This is especially helpful in my work with couples so we can heal those hurts and stop having those tired, repetitive arguments.

Want to hear the best part? I’m a Master’s Level Clinical Intern! So while I still have the education, experience, and professionalism that you’d expect from a fully licensed therapist, I’m able to offer a reduced fee.

60-minute session session…………..$80

About Cameron

Reduced fee and sliding scale therapist and counselor for trauma, couples counseling and depression in Lakewood, Colorado

PROFESSIONAL CREDENTIALS

About Martina

Couples counseling and marriage counseling in Lakewood Colorado

PROFESSIONAL CREDENTIALS

When things are feeling “off” in your relationship or with yourself, it’s scary to know where to turn. You may think your problems aren’t “bad enough” to need therapy, or you may feel just the opposite–that your struggles are too difficult to share. No matter what you’re going through, we all need support and guidance from time to time.

I offer a safe, professional, non-judgemental therapeutic experience while showing up as a real person-not a stuffy “clinician”. I use humor, when appropriate, and can’t promise that an occasional f-bomb might not slip out.

I’m passionate about helping my clients feel seen and supported as they navigate life’s challenges by locating/reclaiming their sense of agency in the in the world and in their own lives through nervous system regulation, mindfulness, somatic awareness, reparenting, and boundary-setting.

Helping you create a foundation of self-acceptance from which to heal, grow, and adapt in more positive, life-affirming ways is my passion. I believe you’re the expert on your life and our work together will be collaborative and tailored to your needs. 

My therapeutic style is positive and help you focus on your strengths. I draw upon a variety of models in order to help you get to the root of your struggles while equipping you with practical tools for everyday life.

My approach to therapy is informed by my work with couples, and clients who have  mood disorders, trauma, grief, and substance abuse struggles. My personal experiences in therapy, mental health, neurodivergence, life transitions, and grief as well as my background as a massage therapist help deepen my understanding of my clients and their suffering.

60-minute session……….$125

Ok, so here’s the thing…what you see is only the tip of the iceberg. And, so often in therapy, we only ever touch the things we see. This leaves people feeling hopeless about moving past their struggles. 

I’ve made it my life’s mission to get to the root of my client’s struggles…to help people see, and heal, the things they can’t. I do this by integrating therapy, or marriage counseling, with neurofeedback therapy. This results in long-term change in all those thoughts and behaviors that are weighing you down.

So, what’s it like to work with me? I have an easy, comfortable style. I create a space for clients to honestly explore themselves while also trusting that there’s an organized plan for healing your heart and improving your brain. 

My style is uniquely mine…no cookie cutter approach here. You can expect me to bring my whole self into every session with authenticity and creativity as I support you on your journey to self love. 

Though I love working with all people (well…most people), I’ve had extremely positive outcomes with people struggling with PTSD, anxiety, depression, disordered eating, TBIs and survivors of human trafficking. 


60-minute session individual session……….$125

60-minute session couples session…………..$150

About Michela

PROFESSIONAL CREDENTIALS

About Stephanie

Adult ADHD Coach and Adult ADHD therapist in Lakewood, Colorado

PROFESSIONAL CREDENTIALS

“Why is there so much laughter coming out of your office?” A colleague asked me. 

Because therapy doesn’t always have to be tears and seriousness! My goal is for clients to connect with their passions and find joy in everyday life.

I have a strengths-based approach, which means I see the good in everyone that walks through my door and I will help you banish your fears and anxieties so you can let yourself shine. 

I use science-backed strategies, plus a warm, genuine, and respectful approach that honors your values and believes that you can conquer anything. 

I love being creative — if you love Dungeons and Dragons (or Civil War history… trains….. Kendrick Lamar…. the New York Times crossword… and so on!), don’t be surprised to find a DnD-themed activity in session.

As a neurodivergent brain myself, I love working with ADHDers. I am also passionate about healing trauma, depression, and anxiety (which often come kit and caboodle with ADHD). I combine practical coaching strategies with therapy so you can finally relax and love your brain.

60-minute session……….$150

90-minute session……….$225

Words from Our Clients