Our Clinical Approach

About Us

We know that the beginning of your search for a therapist, whether it be for yourself or your child, can be quite overwhelming. It takes both honesty and awareness that something has to change, and we commend you for taking the first step in your journey.

Our Story

Adriana Balentine, MSW, LCSW started Strength In Motion Counseling (SIM) in 2014 to support clients in living towards their greatest potential. It began as a solo private practice at the base of the Flatirons with the intention to incorporate movement and psychotherapy, given the significant connection and healing potential between the two. It quickly became clear that we could make a greater impact on our community and serve more people by including holistic practitioners at SIM who could work collaboratively with our therapists to address the whole person. 

At SIM, we believe that yoga, dance movement therapy, reiki, and other holistic offerings are powerful complementary practices that can support your healing journey. In 2018, the Strength in Motion Wellness Center was born and now offers a variety of healing methods to those that we serve. Our clinical team specializes in working with tweens, teens, young adults, adults, and parents struggling with issues related to anxiety, depression, addictions, trauma, unhealthy behaviors, or family and life transitions. 

In September of 2021, Adriana Balentine left SIM and Chelli Pumphrey, MA, LPC stepped in as Clinical Director. Chelli is also the Founder and Clinical Director of Trilogy Holistic Mental Health in Denver, CO, and brings with her the shared vision and passion for holistic mental health that Adriana started here at SIM.  

Mindfulness helps to train our brains to have a focused awareness of the present moment in a non-judgmental way. At Strength in Motion, we view mindfulness as a core concept behind all that we do and teach. It’s a method that moves us away from a place of reaction without thought and encourages us to be intentional in all that we say and do.

Let’s Thrive Together

Healing and well being often require an exploration of different yet complementary approaches to achieve the best results. However, we know that it takes time and expertise to develop such a plan. Our goal is to make this process easy for you. Rather than dart around town trying to piece together a wellness path for yourself on top of an already busy schedule, Strength in Motion has gathered a collective of different businesses and practitioners that work collaboratively to address and meet your individual health and wellness needs. We are your one-stop shop on your journey to truly thrive.

Meet our wonderful businesses and practitioners here.

Our Style

The Strength in Motion clinical team offers unique approaches to treatment so you can receive a combination of holistic approaches alongside with traditional ones. Each of our team members is an expert in their given field and can provide you with the most up-to-date and comprehensive insight into how their treatment might suit you. Together we will determine what approaches will best serve your needs.

We offer a combination of mindfulness-based approaches and skill training, movement, hiking, walk and talk therapy, and traditional psychotherapy. Most often we utilize therapeutic modalities such as dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT), Mindfulness, Somatic psychotherapy, eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR), and other trauma-informed practices to best serve our client’s needs.

Confused by all these acronyms? We’re here for you! Give us a call for a no-strings-attached phone call (we mean it!), and we’ll explain them all to you. In the meantime, you can look at all the services we offer here.

Our initial complimentary consultation is a great time for us to gather more information from one another. During our conversation, you are welcome to explore how we may want to combine these services to best suit your individual needs.  Some days you may want to engage in a different way than our previous session, and that’s ok! The Strength in Motion team is here to support you, whatever that may look like from session to session. Because we have such a wide range of in-house expertise, rest assured that you will always have access to wellness opportunities that suit your individual needs.

Getting Started

Let’s schedule your 30-minute complimentary phone consultation.