Welcome to Road to
Growth Counseling

“If you don’t like the road you’re walking on, start paving another one.”

Counseling and Therapy for Individuals & Families

Our Westminster therapists offer in-person and online counseling services in Arvada, Broomfield, Thornton, Boulder, Denver, and the surrounding area

Office Hours

Mon-Thur 10am-7pm
Friday 8am-7pm
Saturday-Sunday 9am-4pm

We get it.  On some days you feel like you’re completely depleted, filled with anxiety, or just generally unfulfilled, but you’re not sure why. 

You have a sensation of being stuck in quicksand and start sinking into complacency or even depression, but to others you come across as being “happy” or just fine.

If you are experiencing symptoms of depression, anxiety, trauma, or a change in your life situation, our Westminster therapists and counselors have a range of experience along with specialized training to help you get the most out of therapy.   

We take a client-centered approach and build personalized therapeutic plans for every person who puts their trust in us.

Our therapists will help you learn to connect with yourself so you can start to shift the unhelpful patterns and behaviors that may be allowing you to survive in life, but not thrive.

Our Specialties and Programs Include:

Our masters candidate clinicians offer a low-cost, high-quality counseling option for those seeking psychological services near Arvada and Westminster. They provide counseling for depression, anxiety, grief, stress management, relationship issues, and more.  [touch for more]

With several specialty therapies available to treat trauma, EMDR stands out as one of the most widely researched and successful forms of therapy in use today. EMDR is effective for treating PTSD, grief, depression, anxiety, pain management, insomnia, body image issues, and managing emotional overwhelm.  [touch for more]

Ofrecemos terapia en español para servir mejor a nuestra comunidad. Nuestra consejera Stephany Gonzalez ofrece terapia para familias, parejas, individuos y niños. Con disponibilidad para citas virtuales y en persona.  [touch for more]

Psychotherapy provides you the neutral space to explore issues or concerns that you’d like to change or clear out. We provide counseling to children, teens, and adults in the Arvada and Westminster communities.  [touch for more]

The focus of couples therapy is to provide a setting in which both partners can feel safe to honestly explore their feelings and work on reaching a deeper understanding of each other’s needs.  [touch for more]

Family dynamics can be challenging and stressful. Family therapy will help all members of the family contribute to solving the problems in the home.  [touch for more]

Our counselors have helped thousands of people in all age groups with therapy, including adults, children, teens, young adults, couples, new parents and families in Arvada, Westminster, Boulder, Broomfield, Thornton, Denver and the surrounding area.

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Our Westminster therapists have a range of experience along with specialized training to help you get the most out of therapy. You can rest assured that your mental and emotional health is in expert hands.

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Therapy is an investment in your well-being that will pay dividends throughout your life through better mood, more intimate relationships, and higher performance.

    We offer free 15 minute consultations. Our team has multiple levels of clinicians:

     

    Stephanie Camins, LPC

    Individual Therapy – $130 – 150 per session
    Hypnotherapy – $150 per session
    Clinical Supervision – $200 per hour

     

    Associate Therapists

    Individual Therapy – $115 per session
    Couples & Family – $130 per session

     

    Affordable Counseling Program

    Interns – $60 per individual session, $75 per couples/family session

     

    Choosing a therapist can be a daunting task. Here are a few points to remember.

    It is important to choose a therapist who is a good match for you. This is a very personal decision. Even the most professionally respected therapist in the world will not be a good match for everyone. Remember that different people work together in different ways. You should feel comfortable with the style of your therapist. Sometimes it takes a few “tries” to find a good match.

    It is OK to shop around until you find the right therapist for you. Feel free to interview a prospective therapist, asking questions about their style of therapy and training, fee structure, cancellation policy, insurance reimbursement, how long they have been in practice, and if they are familiar working with the kinds of issues you want to work on in therapy.

    According to the American Psychological Association:

    • The length of treatment for psychological problems will necessarily vary from one individual to another. Essentially, the treatment (type and duration) should always be matched appropriately to the nature and severity of the person’s presenting difficulties. Acute difficulties usually require fewer treatment sessions than do chronic conditions. Moreover, the length of treatment also varies with the type of treatment provided; cognitive-behavioral treatments, which focus on a specific problem, are generally briefer than are psychotherapies with a broader focus.

     

    • It is important to consider the following when determining the length of treatment:
      • Therapy successfully ends when the patient has accomplished the goals mutually agreed upon with the therapist.
      • Discussion of treatment length should be part of your conversation with the therapist.
      • Treatment length is often tentative and revisited throughout the course of treatment.

     

    “Research has generally found a positive relationship between treatment length and clinical outcomes such that more individuals will show significant change or recovery with increasing treatment length. It is therefore important that you have a sufficient amount of treatment and reasonable expectations for treatment length before deciding treatment is not working.”

    Therapists can provide support, problem-solving skills, and enhanced coping strategies for issues such as depression, anxiety, relationship troubles, unresolved childhood issues, grief, stress management, body image issues and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. 

    Counselors can be a tremendous asset to managing mental illness, interpersonal relationships, family concerns, and the stresses of daily life. They can provide a fresh perspective on a difficult problem or help you find a solution. The benefits you obtain from therapy depend on how well you use the process and put into practice what you learn. In other words, you get back what you put into it.

    Some of the benefits available from therapy include:

    • Attaining a better understanding of yourself, your goals and values
    • Developing skills for improving your relationships or solving problems
    • Learning new ways to cope with stress and anxiety
    • Managing anger, grief, depression, and other emotional pressures
    • Improving communications and listening skills
    • Changing old behavior patterns and developing new ones
    • Improving your self-esteem and boosting self-confidence
    • Managing serious mental illness

    Therapy is a two-way process that works especially well when you and your therapist communicate openly. Research shows that the outcome of therapy is improved when the therapist and the client collaborate about what the major problems are and how therapy can help.  90% of the success in counseling can be predicted by a good rapport between a therapist and the client.

    You and your therapist both have responsibilities in establishing and maintaining this good working relationship. Doing your part is being clear with your therapist about any concerns as they arise. Therapy works best when you attend sessions regularly and give some forethought as to what you want to discuss during each session.  Also, incorporating your therapist’s feedback into the time between sessions increases the effectiveness of your sessions.

    Therapy isn’t easy. But if you’re willing to work in close partnership with your therapist you will accomplish your goals and find relief from emotional distress and.

    Absolutely! If you struggle with anxiety, therapy can be a helpful space for you to learn coping strategies or simply talk through your emotions. Anxiety is one of the most common issues that our clients face — all of the therapists at our practice have a wealth of knowledge and experience with this issue. Reach out today to schedule a consultation with one of our clinicians.

    Chest pain is a common symptom of anxiety. While not everyone experiences anxiety in the same way, some individuals may experience chest pain/tightness or shortness of breath when feeling anxious. If you are struggling with anxiety, try taking some deep breaths to help calm your nervous system.

    Yes, depression oftentimes causes people to feel tired, fatigued, and just plain worn down. Know that you don’t have to face depression alone — our therapists are here to support you. 

    There are several effective types of therapy for depression.  Which one is right for you depends on several factors such as the severity of your symptoms, your preferences and your goals.

    Understanding the various types of therapy will help you make a choice that is right for you:

    Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

    The most widely known therapy for depression.  CBT focuses on changing negative, self-defeating thought patterns and behaviors that contribute to depression.  The way we think about an event, ourselves or others has a direct impact on how we feel and what actions we take.  It may seem like a no brainer but the more time we spend thinking negatively the worse we feel.

    CBT uses exercises such as deep breathing, progressive muscle relaxation, meditation, organizational strategies, goal setting, journaling, and ‘thought stopping’ techniques to help identifying the core beliefs that are contributing to your depression.

    Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)

    An offshoot of CBT with the focus on acknowledgement and acceptance of self.  Practicing self-compassion and validation will help you come to terms with your negative thoughts and feelings and begin using coping skills more effectively.  When you  become an expert at regulating your own emotions, your interpersonal relationships also improve.

    Family Therapy

    Improving your relationships leads to overall improved mental health.  A healthy support system is a top priority in improving mood. Whether family dynamics are the heart of the problem or your family members don’t know how to support you when you’re depressed, this type of therapy helps everyone work together for a better outcome.

    Difficult family dynamics often contribute to depression in individuals.  Family therapy can help you identify and correct dysfunctional relationship patterns.  Family therapy will help you communicate your thoughts and emotions and work through that circular argument that seems to come up over and over. You may find that a combination of individual therapy such as CBT and family therapy is the right fit for you.

    EMDR

    Depression involves entrenched negative belief systems that can develop from unprocessed stressful and traumatic life events.

    EMDR can relieve these depressive symptoms and help reframe negative beliefs, resolve unprocessed trauma and adverse experiences, improve energy and mood, and create a more positive understanding of the self and others. EMDR therapy can be used alone or with other approaches to create

    Yes.  In most cases, therapy is covered by health insurance.  Most commonly, you will be responsible for your deductible and copay which varies depending on the plan you have.  Check with your insurance carrier for details on your coverage. 

    We currently accept Cigna, Aetna, and United for our Associate and Master Clinicians.

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    What Clients are Saying:

    "I’m a creative professional who has a hard time calling myself an “artist” and experience Imposter Syndrome regularly. After just a short time of working with Stephanie, I’m already seeing changes in my creative confidence. " --N.E.

    "Stephanie has given me the tools to reframe my cognitive thought patterns through EMDR and hypnosis that are really helping me to overcome some deep seated, lifelong challenges to expressing myself creatively." --A.M.

    “I run my own business and have been struggling with daily activities. I really appreciate Stephanie’s science-based approach which helps me to better understand how to rewire my brain to cope with the struggles.” —L.R.

    “Stephanie always has actionable exercises to work on in between our sessions. I’m looking forward to seeing how much more I can accomplish professionally with her guidance and practical tools!” —B.N.

    “I was uncomfortable with the idea of therapy and embarrassed and ashamed that I suffered from anxiety and panic attacks. Stephanie quickly put me at ease. I have worked at and with all of the strategies she gave me and they actually worked! I wish I would have started sooner.” —R.S.

    “Stephanie helped me build my life from the ground up. She truly helped save my life.” — A.K.

    “I have let go of trauma and made peace with my past. I now love myself and have healthy and meaningful relationships.” — K.O.

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    The Marriage Fitness Program

    “The Marriage Fitness Program is a solution-focused approach to fixing your relationship. Rather than dig into the past, you learn new habits that shift the momentum of your relationship. This program gives practical straight forward simple solutions and is very solution-focused rather than process-focused. The theory is that when you put the problems aside to build connection, some problems go away and those left can be worked through in couple’s therapy.”

    — Stephanie Camins, MA, LPC

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