Emily O'Rourke-Mills, LMFT
Emily believes that healing is revolutionary. The act of coming to therapy and telling the truth of your life is a gift, and she is honored to witness folks on that path. She also believes wholeheartedly in the power of relationships, and that therapy is a safe (but not always comfortable) place to examine the ways relationships may not be serving those who see her for therapy and to celebrate the ways they are.
Emily’s goal is to empower the people with whom she works to examine the things that are uncomfortable or hidden, like an unhealthy relationship with alcohol or other drugs, a history of trauma, feeling disconnected from themselves or others, or a sense of imbalance with work. Her clients may be struggling with depression, anxiety, body image difficulties or other symptoms.
She pulls from an eclectic toolbox when working with clients; from somatic awareness, to mindfulness exercises, DBT, CBT, narrative therapy, spiritual exploration, and feminist therapy. Emily specializes in working with the LGBT+ community, new parents or parents-to-be, couples, and first responders, and her clients are primarily those who are over age 18.
A Colorado native, Emily received a bachelor’s degree from the University of Colorado at Boulder, and a Master’s degree from the California Institute of Integral Studies. Emily has worked in a variety of settings, and in addition to her work with clients, Emily is a clinical supervisor and teaches at the University of Denver and Denver Family Institute.
Carter Holmes, LPCC
Carter's primary intention is for clients to achieve meaningful change and connection in their lives. He seeks for clients to find fulfillment and joy in ways that may have been missing.
Carter is skilled in treating trauma, depression, anxiety, and self esteem issues, as well as life transitions and career changes. His approach to treatment is strongly influenced by the needs of each individual and Carter feels drawn to exploring the nuanced impacts of his clients' life circumstances, environment, and upbringing.
Carter works with clients age 18+ and has a passion for working with young adults, including those in college, and the LGBTQIA+ community. He draws from person-centered, cognitive behavioral, mindfulness, and other evidenced-based theories and utilizes interventions based on the worldview and struggles of each client.
Carter received his Master’s degree in Counseling and Career Development with an emphasis in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Colorado State University. In addition to various individual therapy modalities, Carter is trained in group therapy, which he believes to be a singularly powerful and dynamic treatment approach.