North Loveland Therapists
4190 N Garfield Avenue, Suite 1
Sara Focht, LMFT
Sara believes the therapy space is one of collaboration, support, and growth. She strives to harness her clients' strengths and resiliency, and recognizes we don't always learn how to cope with all that life throws our way. Sara appreciates the opportunity to help clients navigate issues unique to their lives, and seeks to build upon what works for them while offering tools to move forward.
Sessions with Sara provide an experience of genuine empathy in a non-judgmental environment. Sara walks alongside the individuals and couples that join her, offering warmth and a compassionate nudge forward. Sara draws from a person-centered approach and incorporates solution-focused therapy, CBT, mindfulness, narrative therapy, and the Gottman Method into her work.
Sara is skilled in working with people navigating life transitions, stress, depression, anxiety, grief, and self-esteem. She is also passionate about working with couples to address relationship challenges, including pre-marital counseling, affair recovery, and learning to change patterns of high conflict. Her experience includes supporting clients from various backgrounds, including diverse cultures, LGBTQIA, and current/former military members and their loved ones.
Sara received a Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology from National University in California. Her previous counseling experience includes both outpatient settings and private practice, offering her the opportunity to develop strengths working with adults and couples managing crisis, an array of mental health struggles, and relationship concerns.
Carter Holmes, LPCC
Carter's primary intention is for his clients to achieve meaningful change and connection in their lives. His hope is that they may find joy and fulfillment 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 brings an emphasis on each client's unique worldview to the therapeutic relationship and utilizes a person-centered approach with mindfulness techniques, cognitive behavioral skills, and other interventions based on the individual's needs. Carter's clients tend to be college students and other adults, some of whom are looking to explore relationship dynamics. He has a passion for working with the LGBTQIA+ community among other diverse populations.
Carter received his Master’s degree in Counseling and Career Development with an emphasis in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Colorado State University. His training and experience enable him to treat a wide range of adult mental health concerns in individual and group therapy settings.
Stevie Madden, LPC
Stevie taps into the fundamental resiliency of her clients. She believes truth, connectedness, and authenticity inspire and empower change. Helping others learn they are worthy, valuable, and enough is her true passion and she invites clients into a space that allows openness and self discovery.
A trauma-informed approach paired with a cheerful and curious personality, Stevie assists clients in repairing their relationship with themselves and directing warmth and acceptance inward, which can pave the way for enduring healing and growth.
Stevie specializes in working with individuals who struggle with addiction, anxiety, mood disorders and trauma. Her background includes extensive training in CBT, DBT, and motivational interviewing. Her versatile skillset includes helping others untangle negative thought patterns and eliciting dynamics that spur internal change. She collaborates with clients to increase emotion regulation and leverages their individual strengths so that coping skills can be most effective.
Stevie received a Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Regis University. Her previous clinical work includes extensive experience in an outpatient-based treatment setting supporting adolescents and young adults and their families struggling with substance use and co-occurring disorders.
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.
Ashley Schmaltz, LPCC
Ashley collaborates with her clients as they heal, grow, and gain confidence from the challenges they face. She creates an empowering environment where clients feel heard, valued, and can share their experiences. She uniquely supports each individual in pursuing the life they desire.
Ashley practices from a foundation of person-centered and trauma-informed therapy combined with mindfulness, CBT, narrative therapy, and emotionally focused couples therapy. She joins with her clients to explore their struggles and fears and find connections to the past. Ashley brings intention to sessions and explores with clients the impact of their environments and relationships.
Ashley is skilled in working with individuals struggling with anxiety, stress, life transitions, trauma/PTSD, and relational issues and has experience supporting foster and adoptive parents. She is also passionate about working with couples to improve communication, foster connection and heal from past traumas.
Ashley received her Master’s degree in Professional Counseling with an emphasis in Couples, Marriage, and Family Therapy from the University of Northern Colorado. Her training and experience enables her to work with a variety of mental health concerns with children, adolescents, adults, and couples.