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Chelli Pumphrey, MA, LPC
Clinical Director

Chelli Pumphrey, MA, LPC

Maren McDonnell, MS, MFTc
Psychotherapist & Office Manager

Maren McDonnell MS, MFTc

Deanna Fierman, MA, NCC, LPC
Psychotherapist

Deanna Fierman MA, NCC, LPC

Matt Bynum, MA, LPCc
Psychotherapist

Matt Bynum MA, LPC

Mary Clare Crocker, NCC, LPC
Psychotherapist

Mary Clare Crocker, NCC, LPC

Sara Bitting, LCSW
Psychotherapist

Sara Bitting, MSW, LCSW

Travis Herbert, MSW
Psychotherapist

Travis Herbert MSW

Wild Woman Project Circles Facilitator

Amanda Easton

Reiki Practitioner

Hillary DeParde

Kundalini Yoga Instructor

Prabhusukh Singh PhD

Renee Madhurani Wiebe
Yoga Instructor

Renee Madhurani Wiebe

Clinical Director

Chelli Pumphrey, MA, LPC

Chelli is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Colorado. She stepped into the role of Clinical Director in September 2021, after Founder Adriana Balentine left SIM. She is also the Founder and current Clinical Director of Trilogy Holistic Mental Health in Denver. She’s had 27 years of clinical experience, and is trained in EMDR, is a Certified Integrative Medicine Mental Health Provider, a Reiki Master, and a Yoga Nidra facilitator. Prior to starting a private practice ten years ago, Chelli had experience working with community mental health, child welfare, and domestic violence settings. Chelli is passionate about offering an integrated, holistic approach to psychotherapy, with a focus on mind, body, and spirit, using a somatic, mind-body focused approach to healing trauma.

Chelli is the author of Insight is 20/20: How To Trust Yourself To Protect Yourself From Narcissists, Bullies, & Toxic People (Anticipated Publish date May 2022, New Degree Press).

While Chelli has experience in a number of areas, she specializes in:

  • Trauma, PTSD and Complex PTSD
  • Adult Attachment Issues
  • Narcissistic Abuse Recovery
  • EMDR
  • Entrepreneurs, Spiritual Seekers, Empaths
  • Holistic, Mind-Body-Spirit Wellness
Psychotherapist & Office Manager

Maren McDonnell MS, MFTc

What if life could be rich and meaningful? Many of us experience our lives as simply ‘ok’ or ‘fine’. Maren believes that every relationship in life, whether with yourself or a loved one, deserves to be fulfilling. It can be extremely difficult to find the time, space, or tools to nurture the important relationships in your life and it is critical if you are intent on living it to the fullest.

Maren helps individuals, couples, and families nourish and grow their relationships by pulling from many different therapeutic modalities. She strengthens relationships using tools such as self-compassion, Mindfulness-Based therapy, and Systemic Therapy.

Maren is a bilingual Spanish/English Marriage and Family Therapist Candidate and has completed Level II of the Gottman Training, as well as, the Perinatal Mental Health Certificate Course. Maren is also a Certified Lactation Consultant and loves working with breastfeeding mothers and their infants. For more than 7 years she has helped diverse clients address an array of challenges. These experiences have provided her with a strong background of situations ranging from navigating rock bottom to enriching relationships.

While Maren loves working with clients experiencing a multitude of life situations. She has a particular interest in:

  • Couples
  • Families
  • Individuals 6 years and older
  • Grief and Loss/Ambiguous Loss/Disenfranchised Grief
  • Life Transitions
  • Mother-Infant Attachment and Breastfeeding
  • Pre-Marital
  • Supporting Supporters

Phone:(303) 746- 7844

Email: Maren@simcounseling.com

Psychotherapist

Deanna Fierman MA, NCC, LPC

Deanna believes that therapy is a collaborative process between therapist and client, and that by working together we can help you move toward understanding and healing. Her greatest strength in working with people is her enthusiasm for creating space for the unknown, uncomfortable, and unfamiliar. She strives to kindly challenge the way people think, and to be challenged herself. Deanna feels honored when asked to be present in challenging times, and aspires to balance holding room for discomfort while helping people discover how to move forward. Her ultimate goal is to help people heal by building upon respect, honesty, and mindfulness.

Deanna has significant professional experience in both community mental health as well as university settings. She has worked as a counselor at CU Denver, and was a lecturer, researcher, and academic advisor at CU Boulder for twelve years. She has also provided counseling in schools, crisis centers, hospitals, and both residential and outpatient settings. Deanna is a licensed professional counselor, and received an MA in Counseling Psychology and Counselor Education from CU Denver, and an MA in Cognitive Psychology from CU Boulder. She obtained a BA from Carleton College where she completed a minor in Gender Studies, as well as majors in Psychology and Cognitive Science. Deanna has also trained in the martial art of aikido since 2007, and delights in integrating concepts from aikido into her clinical work

Deanna’s clinical practice is strongly informed by experiential and existential modalities, attachment theory, and feminist and narrative therapy. She has participated in numerous symposia on gender and sexuality, and has formal training in Emotionally Focused Therapy, Gestalt Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Clinical Supervision, and suicide prevention.

While Deanna loves working with clients experiencing a multitude of life situations she has a particular interest in: ​

  • Teens and Young adults
  • Couples
  • Intellectually curious people
  • Relationship issues
  • Life transitions
  • Multicultural concerns
  • Members of LGBTQIA+ communities
  • Polyamorous individuals, couples, and families
  • Therapists and therapists-in-training
  • Clients aged 50+
  • Questions of identity
Psychotherapist

Matt Bynum MA, LPC

Sometimes our conditioned tendencies prevent us from living the life we want to live. Matt believes therapy can be a laboratory, of sorts, to explore these obstacles and learn to live more in line with one’s desired values. With a companion on the path, these burdens can feel lighter. His hope is that you come away from therapy with an expanded sense of confidence, authenticity, and courage.

In working with Matt, you can expect a safe, compassionate place to explore the full range of your experiences. With humor, trust, and a genuine relationship, you can cultivate the skills necessary to improve the quality of your life. Matt’s work is influenced by Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), experiential therapies, Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), existential therapy, and a variety of mindfulness practices. Matt will work with you to help explore obstacles, and orient towards a life of healing and purpose.

Matt is a Licensed Professional Counselor and earned his Master’s Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Naropa University with a specialization in Contemplative Psychotherapy. He also has a background in outdoor education and spent over a decade working with teens and young adults on wilderness expeditions. He has spent the last 4 years working in various settings including community mental health, inpatient substance-abuse treatment, and wilderness programs.

While Matt has experience in a variety of areas, he specializes in working with:

 

  • Grief and Loss
  • Shame
  • Anxiety and Depression
  • Academic Anxiety
  • Men’s Work
  • Addiction and family members affected by addiction
  • Attachment and relationship issues
  • Life transitions
  • Teens and Young Adults
Psychotherapist

Mary Clare Crocker, NCC, LPC

Life has its challenges which can often throw us off our path and/or show us that our direction is not in line with the person we want to be. Mary Clare is passionate about empowering people to engage fully in their lives, to bravely live their unique journey while facing and learning from the challenges and joys life has to offer. Her goal is to kindly challenge you to remain open-minded and compassionate towards yourself as you move along your journey to emotional, mental, physical, and spiritual growth and healing.

Mary Clare is committed to providing you a safe space to process whatever is challenging you and support you on your journey towards healing and growth. Her theoretical orientation tends towards humanistic, client-centered, experiential, somatic, and solution-focused. She will introduce and teach ACT, DBT, and MB-CBT skills to help on your path to recovery and well-being. She offers virtual, in-person, or walk and talk therapy sessions. Processing life’s challenges, worries, grief, pain, relationship issues, addictions, or illnesses, can all be done while walking and connecting with the elements of sun, fresh air, and maybe even some rain. Nature has a unique way of helping you grow and heal.

Mary Clare Crocker is a National Certified Counselor, Licensed Professional Counselor, and Registered Yoga Teacher in the state of Colorado and Texas. She received a Bachelor of Science in Education, with an emphasis on Special Education and Rehabilitation, and a Master of Arts in Counseling, with an Emphasis on Rehabilitation and Mental Health, from the University of Arizona.

While Mary Clare has experience in a number of areas, she specializes in:

  • Young adults and Adults
  • Life transitions
  • Dual diagnosis
  • Depression
  • Anxiety Eating disorders
  • Substance abuse and addiction
  • Trauma

 

Psychotherapist

Sara Bitting, MSW, LCSW

It’s easier than ever for us to feel alone or ‘less than’ despite the promise of simpler connections through technology. Identifying and talking through emotions can be a challenge. Sara believes in the power of building relationships through compassion for people, and choosing to confront the difficult questions head-on, when you are ready for them. Sara believes that there is great healing through talking and processing experiences. Her goal in life is to create a more positive world by building better connections between people and helping them climb out of the hard places together. Sara aims to empower individuals by helping them discover and utilize their strengths, and adapts to meet each person’s unique needs.

Sara is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Colorado. She earned her Bachelor’s of Social Work from Baylor University and her Master’s in Social Work from the University of Houston. She is a Trust Based Relational Intervention (TBRI) Practitioner, and pulls from attachment theory, Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), the Gottman Method and person-centered approaches to build an effective therapeutic relationship with each client. Sara has worked with youth in foster care, adoptive families, single parents, people and families in hospice care, and those on the road to recovery from substances.

While Sara has experience in a variety of areas, she specializes in:

  • Individuals 6 and older
  • Couples
  • Families
  • Families who have been touched by foster care and adoption
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Depression and anxiety
  • Parenting
  • Caregiver fatigue
  • Grief and loss
Psychotherapist

Travis Herbert MSW

Sometimes life is hard and it can be difficult to figure out the path forward. Travis believes that one of the greatest gifts in life is working through hard times and coming out the other side with a better understanding of yourself in the process. He has witnessed therapeutic relationships lead to transformative and lasting positive change in the lives of young people and adults. If we decide that working together is a good fit, Travis is committed to supporting your journey so that you may find your path toward healing and growth.

Travis’ style is direct, collaborative and strengths based. Drawing from over 20 years of experience working with children and adults in a variety of settings, his therapeutic practice is informed by traditional talk therapy modalities such as Solution-Focused Brief Therapy and CBT (cognitive behavioral therapy) alongside less traditional approaches including spending time outdoors, hiking, adventure-based activities, movement and art.

Travis received his Master’s of Social Work from the University of New England in Portland, Maine and his undergraduate degree in Recreation Management from Appalachian State University in Boone, North Carolina.  He has spent over 15 years working with youth and adults facilitating outdoor, adventure-based experiences, including 12 years working for Outward Bound. Along with these experiences in the outdoors, Travis has worked with youth in foster care, survivors of trauma and abuse, young people in the criminal justice system and in a public school setting.

While Travis has experience in many areas, he specializes in:

  • Tweens, teens and young adults
  • Boys, Men
  • Trauma & abuse
  • Depression & anxiety
  • School Issues
  • Social & emotional learning & development
  • Life Transitions
Wild Woman Project Circles Facilitator

Amanda Easton

Amanda is committed to supporting women on the journey toward a nourishing, harmonious life that brings attention and intention to nature and the spiritual realm of our busy lives. She is passionate about bridging the gap between our spiritual truths and our beingness in the world with tools and practices that support the integration of these aspects. As a single mother of 6 she knows the complexities of life and has come to value the mundane as well as the revolutionary. She has also been a teacher for 20 years, working with children of all ages in public and private schools, volunteer mentorship programs, and spiritual organizations.

Amanda’s personal meditative practice, journey with yoga and energy medicine has led her to this facilitating of Wild Woman Project Circles so naturally and authentically. With her background in educational psychology and Waldorf education she brings a wide lens to a deep practice of becoming and ritual.

Reiki Practitioner

Hillary DeParde

Hillary is a fine art photographer turned Reiki Master. Warm, nurturing, and highly intuitive by nature, she creates an open and welcoming environment to begin, or further, your Reiki experience. As a conduit of universal life force energy, she’ll empower you to participate in your own healing, whether you’re seeking relaxation, balance, or clarity.

At the beginning of a session, Hillary will ask you about your goals, and together you’ll set an intention. During a session, you may visualize colors or images, experience physical sensations such as warmth or coolness, or feel various emotions. In a closing dialogue, you’ll share your experience, and Hillary will share her impressions and insights.

Deep relaxation, renewed energy, reduction in pain and severity of symptoms, and an increased sense of calm and well-being are some of the benefits experienced by Hillary’s Reiki clients.

Reiki can be helpful for anyone on a self-care, mindfulness, or healing path.

Kundalini Yoga Instructor

Prabhusukh Singh PhD

Prabhusukh Singh PhD has been studying eastern philosophy for over 25 years including Buddhism, Taoism, acupuncture, chi kung and martial arts. He has earned a bachelor’s degree in molecular biology, a master’s degree, and a dual PhD in neuroscience and physiology. He has also done several yoga teacher trainings and continues to learn, expand, and grow into the discipline of yoga. Prabhusukh Singh PhD is also an intuitive healer using deep meditative states of consciousness to help and heal others. His passion is in integrating yogic techniques, meditation, healing intention, and western knowledge of the human body.

To book a class or workshop please contact Prabhusukh Singh directly.

Website: prabhusukh.com
Email: prabhusukh9@gmail.com

Email:Prabhusukh9@gmail.com

Website:prabhusukh.com

Yoga Instructor

Renee Madhurani Wiebe

Renee’s desire and purpose as a yoga teacher and trainer is to inspire others to listen to their truth; to look inwards and find the answers there, to connect with their body, heart, and breath and be ready for the changes to come when this happens. What we manifest can often become reality so being ready and willing to see it, receive it, and work with it each day and each minute becomes our daily practice of yoga. Yoga goes way beyond asana and she likes to incorporate meditation, pranayama, mantra, mudras, restorative, and asana alignment and flow into classes.

Renee has been studying yoga for 15 years and still feels like a beginner some days. “If we don’t reach a new level and have to keep starting over what’s the point?” She has many teachers in her life who she continues to study with weekly. She also enjoy being a mother, and a wife, a snowboarder, painter, and her latest passion is playing the guitar.

Renee has completed her 500 hr. ERYT in Prana Vinyasa Yoga with Shiva Rea as well as a 200 hr. ERYT in Shambhava Yoga from Shoshoni Yoga Retreat

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