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At times, critical issues erupt in a person’s life that require the help of a sensitive and caring professional. First Pres is committed to helping people find support and guidance from qualified Christian counselors who can help meet needs and overcome difficult life issues.


Christian Counselors

These listed counselors have represented to the church that they are licensed or certified in Colorado as a mental health professional and have been in private practice or at an agency for at least two years post clinical Master’s degree.  Counselors have been in a relationship with the Counseling Coalition at its meetings for at least one year and made a professional contribution to the ministry at First Pres the previous year in a way that has been well received by participants, peers and staff. For more information, contact one of the individual therapists listed (most insurances are accepted) or call our Caring Ministries office at 719-884-6145 to talk to a pastor for a referral.

719-475-0292 | 104 S. Cascade Ave., Suite 111

Mary is a family therapist, specializing in adult, marital and individual therapy. She works with co-dependency, sexual abuse, divorce, adoption, blended families, post-traumatic stress and faith development.

719-433-3034 | 615 N. Nevada Ave., 2nd floor

Mark is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, trained in Cognitive Behavioral and EMDR therapy. He works with adolescents, adults, couples and families. Specialty areas are depression, anxiety, functional families, childhood abuse recovery, authenticity, integrity, identity, self-esteem, relational skills, assertiveness and communication.

719- 243-1821 | 19 E. Ramona Ave.

Beyond MFT and LPC licenses, Christie holds certifications in Equine Assisted Psychotherapy and EMDR, and is a Clinical Member of American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy. EMDR works well with co-dependency, anger, depression, anxiety and trauma issues.

719-205-1457 | 10 Boulder Crescent

Leigh is a Board Certified Christian Counselor with a degree in Marriage, Family and Child Therapy. Leigh works with individuals and families during times of discouragement, grief and loss, parenting concerns and disappointing relationships. Leigh specializes in Narrative Therapy, CBS and EFT.

303-517-9277   | 313 N. Tejon, Suite 3

Heidi is a bilingual licensed professional therapist, providing services in both English and Spanish. She works with couples, families and individuals, and utilizes solution-focused techniques as well as cognitive behavioral therapy to help clients meet their goals.

503-998-3292  | 2275 Golden Gate Grove

Brandi helps teenage and adult women in areas of fear, control and people pleasing, and helps women with depression, anxiety and trauma. She also helps couple prepare for marriage, improve communication, rebuilt trust after betrayal, eliminate emotional abuse and resolve sexual concerns.

630-306-2319 | 731 N. Weber St., Suite 251

Kara enjoys working with adults and teens on issues related to grief and loss, abuse, boundaries, communication, self-esteem and healthy relationships. She is also experienced in working with couples in premarital and marriage counseling.