My name is Michael Heckendorn, and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in the state of Colorado and a nationally certified counselor (NCC) through the National Board of Certified Counselors. I have over half a decade of experience in the mental health field in a variety of settings, e.g., community mental health, university settings, public schools, and private practice. I specialize in young adult complexities, and I consult in the field of Adventure Therapy. After receiving my bachelor and master degrees in psychology / counseling, I moved to Colorado and have been counseling young adults ever since.
In establishing a meaningful therapeutic relationship with a client, I have 4 main goals: connect, reflect, challenge, and grow. I strive to connect with you through displaying genuineness, empathy, and non-judgment in all areas. An honest, unconditional rapport can make therapy feel more manageable for most people. I want to walk with you through difficult, new terrain toward authentic, personal growth --- a beautiful thing about life is that humans are incredibly resilient and have an exceptional ability to change, grow, and adapt.
I utilize an eclectic approach to counseling, pulling from several different theories and modalities -- humanistic, logotherapy, choice theory, and trauma focused cognitive behavioral therapy. I specialize in several areas including mindfulness, self-concept, adventure therapy, and cognitive behavioral therapy. I use a variety of approaches because I recognize that not all strategies work for everyone. Plus, I want you to receive a therapeutic experience that suits you, specifically.
If you're in new terrain, feeling a little lost, or even just needing a little extra guidance and direction, I would love to hear from you and help you on this journey.
- Stress, Anxiety
- Anger management
- Self esteem
- Career difficulties
I also have experience in Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Depression
I feel like Michael listens to my issues and helps me to understand why the issues are there and how to fix them. I like how patient he is with me. He responds very quickly to my issues, I feel that helps with anything I am going though.