As a mental health counselor, my commitments are to help the person better themselves through increasing their self-esteem, and advocacy. Together we will create a safe and trusting working relationship in a therapeutic environment where you feel comfortable to work. I began my career as a counselor through corrections. At 18 I worked as an advocate with the mentally ill with the police department, both to bring awareness to mental illness and to work with the police regarding their approach to people with mental illness. I was drawn to the crisis and challenge of a multitude of experiences.
I focus on supporting the individual through the goals that they have in mind and encouraging them along the way. The therapy sessions are ever evolving and change based on the needs of the individual. The therapeutic environment is free from judgment, and I strive to provide a safe environment to address trauma and current concerns. I primarily provide Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and Strength Based. I specialize in working in individuals who have past trauma, foster or adopted children and adults, legal history mixed with mental illness, and mood disorders. I enjoy working with clients on building their self-esteem while decreasing their anxiety, learning coping skills, and relationship skills.
I received my Masters in Social Work from the University of Denver in 2008. This year I will be completing my Doctorate with an emphasis in Human Services. Also, I have my Masters in Criminal Justice from the University of Colorado. I completed my undergraduate from Mount Mercy in Cedar Rapids Iowa with a Bachelor of Science with majors in Criminal Justice and Social Work with a minor in Pre-Law. I am a LCSW in Colorado and Wyoming.
I have a farm full of rescued animals from horses, donkeys, goats, pigs, cats, turtle, chickens, ducks, and dogs. I have a supportive partner and 3 adopted kids who are 18, 11, and 9.
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Abandonment, Adoption and Foster Care, Attachment Issues, Autism and Asperger Syndrome, Avoidant Personality, Body Image, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Dependent Personality, Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD), Dissociation, Divorce and Separation, Domestic Violence, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Emptiness, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Fatherhood Issues, Fertility Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, HIV / AIDS, Hoarding, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Impulsivity, Infidelity, Intellectual Disability, Isolation / Loneliness, Jealousy, Life Purpose, Men's Issues, Midlife Crisis, Military and Veterans Issues, Money and Financial Issues, Mood Disorders, Narcissism, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Paranoia, Personality Disorders, Phobias, Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships, Post-traumatic Stress, Prejudice and Discrimination, Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling), Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Harm, Self-Love, Sex Addiction, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Trichotillomania, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Attachment-Based Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy
AR LCSW 11514-C
TX LCSW 103918
WY LCSW LCSW-1203
CO LCSW CSW.09923405
KS LSCSW LSCSW 05305
Sheena has been a good therapist.
Written on May 18, 2022 after therapy with Sheena for 2 weeks on issues concerning lgbt
She has been a great listener and has been helping through tough times.
Written on Jan 17, 2022 after therapy with Sheena for 7 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, trauma and abuse, and parenting issues
You are awesome and I so appreciate you and your timely responses and availability for sessions on phone or over chat.
Written on Sep 05, 2021 after therapy with Sheena for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and self esteem
Written on Aug 12, 2021 after therapy with Sheena for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, and coaching
Sheena has helped guide me through building my confidence while dealing with trauma and grief as so many of us are. She has been a compassionate and kind listener and offers advice only when needed and encouragement always.
I have been in different forms of therapy before that May have helped but also broke me down to a point where I couldn’t function normally. I’m sure she can provide “though love” when needed, but I am already far too critical of myself so I need a gentler approach.
Whether you are dealing with chronic clinical conditions like myself or are just going through a particularly tough time I would recommend Sheena. Rather than push me she has offered advice and insight to motivate myself in a healthy way both personally and professionally.
When I am full of grief and do not want to burden my friends and family or cannot get what I need from them, she is there. When I want to focus on other things outside of counseling, she gives me that space.
Thank you for all that you do!
Written on Mar 22, 2021 after therapy with Sheena for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd
Sheena is wonderful. Is helping me heal
Written on Jan 26, 2021 after therapy with Sheena for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, and coping with life changes