Hi, I’m Deedra Ivie. My goal is to help you find the strength that is already inside of you and bring that to light. Each client is different and has needs unique to their upbringing and life circumstances. I enjoy learning about your past circumstances, ways of thinking and current situation to find the best way to move forward to achieve progress and find peace.
I use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy with most clients suffering from depression and anxiety. I work with you to identify the exact feelings you are experiencing. Then we work on identifying the thought behind the feeling. After we find the exact issue prompting your emotions, we work to change the thoughts. We discuss coping skills to help you find relief in the midst of your intense emotions.
If you are experiencing more extreme emotions I use Dialectical Behavior Therapy. For DBT, I walk you through the different stages of mindfulness, distress tolerance, emotional regulation and interpersonal effectiveness. Distress tolerance and mindfulness are both a good place to start to help you find some relief from your symptoms. Then you can move forward to work on recognizing and regulating your emotions. Interpersonal effectiveness can also be very helpful. This helps you learn how to relate to others in your life in a healthier way.
I graduated from Colorado Christian University with a Masters in Counseling. I have worked in Community Mental Health Centers, Treatment Facilities and I have a private practice. I am married with 4 children, whom I homeschool. Most of my time is spent with my family outdoors. We also have pigs, goats, dogs, chickens, bees and I garden.
I look forward to finding out more about you and how I can help.
Additional areas of focus: Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Coping with life changes, Codependency, Communication Problems, Emptiness, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Guilt and Shame, Life Purpose, Mood Disorders, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Self-Love, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Women's Issues
Clinical approaches: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness Therapy
CO LPC 0005775
MO LPC 2022006994
She’s great. Has great ideas is super helpful in every way
Written on Oct 27, 2023 after therapy with Deedra for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, and career difficulties
Responsive punctual and helpful
Written on Sep 24, 2022 after therapy with Deedra for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, and coping with life changes
I love Deedra. She listens to me and give me a new perspective. She also will let me know if I am being to critical of myself, the situation, or others. She balances me out very well.
Written on Sep 20, 2022 after therapy with Deedra for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, grief, sleeping disorders, and coping with life changes
Deedra is a great listener who is willing to give advice when my own impulses are questionable. She doesn't make decisions for me, but questions me when I make or am about to make questionable decisions.
Written on Sep 07, 2022 after therapy with Deedra for 1 year and 4 months on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem
I really like Deedra, she helps me to see things that I did not even consider before, it is enlightening and I can't thank her enough!
Written on Sep 01, 2022 after therapy with Deedra for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and coping with life changes
She's very personable, relatable, kind, and patient.
Written on Aug 04, 2022 after therapy with Deedra for 4 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and adhd