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ABOUT ARIEL FRIESE, MC, LPC, ACS, EMDR Certified
Practice Owner, Clinical Supervisor

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers
ariel@northerncoloradocounseling.com

970-239-1320
Ages 18+

Independent, self-sufficient, overachievers. You are my people.

We all have days where we are not the best version of ourselves. But when your "don't-worry-I-got-it" part is in the driver's seat too often, your relationships start to suffer and you start to feel alone. Probably because this part is so good at its job, that you ARE alone. 

I teach creative, successful adults how to connect with all of themselves. I do it well because I get it. You need communication skills, which is perfect because I'm a crafter of words. You need to let go of unhelpful negative self-talk, which is awesome because I am a trauma-processor-lover. And you need self-compassion, which is amazing, because I'm a therapist...and you don't pay me to care for you, you pay me to teach YOU how to care for you.

I'm here to help you get back to you. And if you were hoping to learn about ME in this section, here's some oh-so very brief information...

  1. I have a very sweet dog with a mohawk, named Penny

  2. I moved a lot after going off to college, about 17 times to be exact. But am so happy to now call Fort Collins home!

  3. I have a husband, daughter and son who are pretty awesome. Together we like to explore the outdoors, do crafts, watch movies, go for bike rides and visit every playground in Northern Colorado.

 

 

 

 

 

Crafting your best self is a creative process that occasionally involves a supportive heart to come alongside. My primary goal is to understand your core values and personality, and make efforts to support you in aligning your actions with who you are.

I teach motivated, sensitive, and engaged individuals to cultivate a growth mindset, gain clarity, and develop next steps to move forward with greater self-compassion and intention. Overcome limiting thoughts and beliefs and navigate change and uncertainty. Gain new insights and develop skills to work through the tough stuff and lean into the good stuff.

 

Ready for a positive strengths based approach to living? I believe individuals are brave and able to generate hope and confidence in managing life's challenges, and I would be privileged to work with you.

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ABOUT MARTHA CANJI, Ph.D., LPSC, LPC, HNCP, EMDR Trained

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers
martha@northerncoloradocounseling.com
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Ages 18+, Telehealth Only
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Amplifying Meaning, Generating Hope, Developing Skills & Strengths, Crafting New Stories

ABOUT MORGAN FREED-STRAIT, MA, LPCC, NCC, EMDR Trained

Trauma, Own your Power, Improving Communication, Chronic Pain & Emotion Regulation

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers
morgan@northerncoloradocounseling.com
970-541-0914
Ages 18+, Telehealth Only

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor Candidate and a graduate from the University of Northern Colorado. When working with people, I primarily work from a person-centered lens. The therapy room is your judgment-free space for navigating your thoughts, expressing yourself, and talking about it all: the good, the bad, and everything in between. I believe you are the expert in your own life, and I am merely here to shine the light on the darker paths of your journey and help you along the way.

Going to therapy might seem intimidating at first, and maybe you're unsure of where to begin. Often, we are not given the language to communicate how we truly feel. From a young age, we are taught that certain emotions are perceived as weak, not okay, or should not be talked about. However, this doesn’t stop us from feeling them deeply or craving validation for the way that we feel. Each and every emotion, even the uncomfortable ones, is a critical part of being alive and makes us human. I will sit with you in the uncomfortable, and together we can work to clear the path.

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ABOUT RACHEL WEEKS, MA, LPCC, NCC, EMDR Trained

Trauma, Abandonment, Anxiety, Empaths, Finding Your Voice/Meaning, Reconnecting With All Parts of Yourself After Kids

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers
rachel@
northerncoloradocounseling.com
720-378-8525
Ages 18+,
In-Person & Telehealth

I believe that you are the expert on you and your life. I am here as a guide. Together we will create a relationship that embodies safety, zero judgment, and respect for your journey. I will help you explore your thoughts and emotions, acquire greater awareness about your experience, create new meanings for difficult times in your journey, and determine how you want to move forward in a way that best aligns with who you are.

 

If you are feeling anxious about going to therapy, that is normal.

 

Therapy can be frightening at first, but I will sit with you in the uncomfortable as we build our relationship. Let us work through it together! I value building rapport with people and have witnessed how powerful the therapeutic relationship can be for everyone, especially those who are initially unsure.

 

I look forward to helping you reach your goals and foster the healing and growth you seek!

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ABOUT LARISSA CAMBEL, MA, LPCC, CPT Trained

Trauma, Anxiety, Existential Concerns, Grief/Loss, Career

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers
larissa@northerncoloradocounseling.com
970-930-3468
Ages 18+,
In-Person & Telehealth

Feeling nervous? I understand. Therapy is a dive into the unknown, and often that's enough to cause anyone to turn back. Add what you're coming in with, the hopes, dreams, and fears that are driving you, and the fact that you have no idea who I am, that sounds like a recipe for something uncomfortable, right?

 

Short of setting up a consultation or crossing your fingers and jumping in, this little blurb is all you have to get to know me, so here are some highlights to tide you over while you make your decision. I'm a big questions kind of person who isn't afraid to go deep or into the unknown—usually where you're avoiding because it's human nature to avoid what scares or hurts us, even if that's where the healing often is. Sometimes that's trauma, sometimes it's fear, sometimes it's people, and sometimes it's death in all its shapes and forms. 

 

Explorations into what matters to you and the beliefs that drive you are key to the therapy I provide, because what matters and what we believe are often foundational to our well-being, and double-edged swords if we're not careful. I help untangle and challenge negative beliefs to replace them with balanced ones, and teach you how to do it for yourself.

 

Wherever we go, I'll move with you and focus on your needs and your pace as I challenge you with directness and kindness.

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ABOUT DAVID KEYES, MA, LPCC

ADHD, Trauma, Emotional Intelligence, Communication

Pronouns: He/Him/His
david@northerncoloradocounseling.com
970-930-3449
Ages 16+, In-Person & Telehealth
 

What we hear, see, and feel shapes how we think, move, and interact with the world. Sometimes it’s obvious, hearing the voice of someone from our childhood making us feel small, and other times it hides behind layers and layers of self-protection, being unable to communicate or even understand what we’re feeling after years of interwoven events. Our experiences are complex and, because of this, making changes can seem equally complex. Even if our past feels concrete and unmovable that doesn’t mean our future is set-in-stone. Building new behaviors and releasing the weight we carry is possible. Good things aren’t just meant for “other people”, they’re meant for you too.

I’m an OIF/OEF veteran and a graduate from Colorado State University. I enjoy using an integrated theoretical approach, essentially pulling the best parts from several different therapy styles, and adjusting to the needs of my client and their lived experiences. I prefer to use a combination of talk therapy and physically engaging techniques which can be things like arts-based activities, movement, and experimentation. I’m passionate about individual growth, both for myself and my clients, and I strive to work as hard as my clients to reach their goals

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ABOUT JORGE RUBIO, MA, LPCC, Certified Logic-Based Therapist

Meaning and Purpose, Depression, Anxiety, Men’s Issues

Pronouns: He/Him/His
jorge@northerncoloradocounseling.com
970-930-3452
Ages 18+, In-Person & Telehealth

I approach my work with great motivation and dedication. I have cultivated a deep commitment to providing excellent care to my clients. My approach to counseling is holistic, emphasizing the importance of personal responsibility, freedom of choice, and the search for meaning and purpose. I utilize an Existential and Cognitive Behavioral Lens to provide a comprehensive and effective form of therapy.

I believe it is essential for a counselor to have empathy for the client, maintain unconditional positive regard, and be congruent in their words and actions. These are the core values that I aspire to embody as a counselor, and I am committed to providing you with a professional and compassionate space where you can feel heard, supported, and empowered to achieve your goals.

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ABOUT RACHEL HAYES, LPC,
EMDR Trained, Certified Brainspotting Practitioner, Adv. PIT,  Masters Aromatherapist

Addressing Codependency, Boundaries, Narcissistic Relationship Healing, Borderline Personality Disorder, Eating Disorders and Trauma

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers
hayes@northerncoloradocounseling.com
Ages 18+, In-Person & Telehealth

My approach is open to what my clients identified needs are and I am able to provide psychoeducation and skills for life, communication, boundaries and more. I have worked with those struggling with eating disorders,  anxiety, depression, codependency (poor boundaries), those married to or raised by someone with narcissistic traits, trauma in all its shapes and sizes, as well as grief and loss. I help to create a safe place to feel your feelings, have emotions, know that it is okay and that everyone has them. Most of the deep work and childhood traumas are best attended to through Brainspotting, EMDR, and Post Induction Trauma, therapies which I also fully discuss.

 

A little about me...

  1. I am a mother to many and a grandma to one

  2. We have 3 ducks, 7 chickens, and a beautiful garden to grow our own foods together.

  3. I run a girl scout troop for our youngest and her friends.

  4. As a family we enjoy sports and participate in the Fort Collins Bowling leagues, watch movies, enjoy art and museums, singing and spending time together outdoors.

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