Mental Health Therapy Addiction Counseling
Mental Health Therapy and Addiction Counseling
Achieve Whole Recovery offers Mental Health Therapy and Addiction Counseling (ages 18 and up) for individuals struggling with mental health and/or addiction, as well as Individual Play Therapy for children (ages 4 to 12). Our team has experience working with individuals who exhibit a wide range of symptoms such as depression, anxiety, anger, post-traumatic stress, obsessions/compulsions, panic, mania, and personality disorders. Please contact us to learn which of our therapists may be the best fit for your treatment needs.
Mental Health Therapy/Addiction Therapy
Robin Waters, MA, LPC
Mental Health Therapist
There are times in everyone’s life that “life gets in the way”, many of us need help learning coping skills or just being able to talk with someone that will actively listen to you. I use an eclectic manner in therapy that consists of Dialectical Behavior therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Cognitive Processing Therapy, Grief and Loss and Person Centered. Real recovery means one does not have to be in therapy forever.
I see children and adults and seniors who maybe struggling with life’s changes. Graduate of UCCS and Regis University, I am working on my Ph.D., I am a licensed LPC. and work with the local NAMI Chapter. Please call and arrange an intake at Achieve Whole Recovery.
Robin Waters AA, BA, MA, LPC
Licensed Professional Counselor
Jamie Wozny is a Licensed Professional Counselor with over 10 years of counseling experience in community mental health. She uses cognitive-behavioral therapy, among other evidence-based practices, to help individuals identify strategies for overcoming the unique challenges they face, including anxiety, depression, bipolar disorders, substance use, relationship issues, trauma and coping with life changes. She has worked with adults, couples, older teens, military members, and individuals who are new to therapy. She is trained to provide EMDR therapy when it is appropriate for the individual. Jamie holds a Master’s Degree in Clinical Counseling Psychology and is licensed to practice in Colorado.
Maribeth Cooley MA, LCSW
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Maribeth Cooley is a talented and compassionate therapist with extensive clinical experience serving diverse populations in a variety of practice settings to include hospital and private practice, and as a federal employee providing psychotherapy for Active Duty service members and their families in Mental Health, Traumatic Brain Injury, and Primary Care clinics. She has also provided clinical services to our Veterans in VA Mental Health and Substance Abuse clinics. Since retiring from federal service in September 2018, Maribeth chose to contract with Achieve Whole Recovery to continue doing what she finds so rewarding – helping people live healthier lives with improved mental health, increased meaning, satisfaction, and happiness.
Starting therapy can often be anxiety-provoking, but Maribeth uses a gentle approach and provides a non-judgmental and safe space to discuss things that may be difficult to open up about. She can assist you in identifying what you truly value and help you make specific changes to effectively deal with the challenges that are preventing you from living out these values. These challenges may be: unresolved childhood/adult trauma; depression; out-of-control anxiety; chronic insomnia; debilitating panic attacks; OCD; toxic or unsatisfying relationships; parenting problems; unmanaged psychosis or bipolar disorder; lack of social skills; addictions; disordered eating; problems setting effective boundaries; complicated grief; difficult life transitions/challenges; and bad habits that keep getting in the way of you functioning as you desire.
Maribeth has the following academic degrees: A Bachelor of Science with a double major in Learning/Behavioral Disorders and Elementary Education; a Master of Arts Degree in Guidance & Counseling; and a Master of Social Work specializing in clinical social work. She is licensed in the states of Colorado and Texas as a Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in good standing. On a more personal level, Maribeth is the mother of five adult children, has five grandchildren, and three spoiled dogs. She enjoys hiking with her husband, gardening, birding, playing all sorts of board/card games, and has a keen interest in learning to watercolor.
If it is important for you to include your spiritual/religious beliefs within the psychological aspect of therapy, Maribeth has experience providing this integration. She is a member of the American Association of Christian Counselors and is part of a nationwide network of professional counselors who provide local mental health services to referrals provided by New Life Ministries. Just let her know!
Darla SLICTON, Psy.D
Are you feeling hopeless about where you currently are in your life? Did you expect to be somewhere else at this point in your life? Do you feel like you’re unable to connect with others or that others don’t understand what you are going through? One of the most difficult things about experiencing mental health symptoms is that you often feel alone. Often times you feel as if no one “gets you” or that things will never get better. Depression, anxiety, hopelessness, lack of motivation, stress, and similar feelings can stem from unresolved trauma, guilt, or grief. I can help you learn how to address these issues in a safe non-judgmental setting. Thinking, I’ve tried therapy before and it didn’t help. Maybe you didn’t have the right therapist.
I’m a licensed clinical psychologist who has been in practice for 15 years. I believe in using a holistic approach to treat the whole person; only by looking at the person as an integrated whole can we adequately address how the mind and body interact to bring about symptomology. Because I believe in treating the whole person I vary the treatment approach to the specific needs of each client in an attempt to bring about the best outcome.
Candace Eritano-Richey, MCJ, MA, LPCC, NCC
Mental Health/Addiction Therapist
I received my Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice from California State University, Los Angeles in 2004 and, after graduation, I became Director of Operations for a mobile tactile training team comprised of members of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Special Enforcement Bureau. In 2014, I earned a Master’s in Criminal Justice from the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs.
My research focus is in the neurobiology of trauma primarily associated with sexual assault. Following graduation, I became a Victim Advocate at the Colorado Springs Police Department and on November 27, 2015, I was part of the response team to the Planned Parenthood shooting in Colorado Springs. It was this tragic event that changed my life. Advocating for a shooting victim and assisting other victims allowed me the opportunity to witness the impact of trauma and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Prior to that event, my experience concentrated on empirical research derived from reviewing hundreds of sexual assault cases and police investigative analysis.
As a direct result of my experience as a victim advocate, I returned to school and earned a Master’s Degree in Counseling and Human Services with an emphasis in substance abuse from the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs. It is through my work with law enforcement, members of the military and victims of crime that I have gained a deep understanding into the dynamics of trauma, vicarious trauma, secondary trauma, and repercussions of untreated PTSD. It has also been my experience that the vast majority of substance abuse disorders stem from untreated and unaddressed adverse life experiences that are inherently trauma related.
My clinical specialty has been working with first responders, military members and their families as well as victims of crime. I also conduct psychoeducational training to law enforcement agencies on psychological best practices when responding to critical incidences, how trauma influences victim narratives, and how first responders can incorporate mindfulness into their daily lives.
Nicole Gaal-Jordan, Psy.D
Dr. Gaal-Jordan joins AWR with over 15 years of experience in the mental health field. She has received training in cognitive processing therapy, solution focused behavioral therapy, and EMDR. Although she specializes in treating trauma, she has helped many who experience depression, anxiety, psychosis, substance abuse issues, elderly issues, and is LGBTQI+ friendly. She practices therapy from a person centered approach and will meet you where you are in order to foster a positive working therapeutic relationship.
JoAnne Kuhn, MA, LPCC, NCC LICENSED PROFESSIONAL COUNSELOR CANDIDATE; NATIONAL CERTIFIED COUNSELOR
Are you feeling disconnected from others? Do you feel depressed, angry, or anxious? Are you struggling to gain some traction to get your life moving forward, instead of staying stuck in the same place or looking backwards? Or perhaps you need help to make a relationship work or be a better parent. Whatever your concerns, I would be honored to assist you in finding your way through these obstacles so you can get back on track and be the person you are meant to be. I offer a safe, nurturing, and problem-solving approach within the Achieve Whole Recovery office suite.
I received my graduate degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and Human Services from the University of Colorado. My prior career experience includes many years providing human resource management support to key business organizations. I began my counseling career as a clinical counselor at a large local non-profit serving our military and veteran population and their families. I then spent time counseling patients at a behavioral health hospital in Colorado Springs. Both of these rich experiences helped me to gain experience working with a variety of clients and their needs. I was fortunate to be exposed to a variety of therapeutic techniques and tools, and to learn about available community resources for those in need.
I believe in a caring, person-centered focus. The focus of my practice now is to provide transformative therapy in a non-judging manner to adults age 18 and over. I have a passion for working with clients who struggle with trauma, PTSD, mood disorders, anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, parenting problems, and relationship issues. Our sessions together are meant to help you grow and gain insight, with a supportive and educated therapist by your side.