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    During the COVID-19 outbreak we will strive to provide services to both new and existing clientele. Feel free to reach out with any questions or concerns!

Our Current Denver Therapists

Have questions? Let us know! We are happy to point you in the right direction! 


Chris Howard, MA, LPCC

The more we feel the need to change, the more we can become painfully critical of ourselves and the people around us, which often makes it harder to evolve. I’ll help you experience your life and relationships with greater compassion and curiosity, softening your growing edges with kindness, so things can more easily start to shift.


To lean into the more painful parts of your life story takes bravery, honesty and a sense of adventure, and I'll provide warmth, acceptance and guidance as we navigate the journey ahead. I work with a wide range of therapeutic approaches, utilizing exercises and techniques you can use outside of our sessions, emphasizing attainable goals and encouraging long-term integration.


You’ll find me to be creative and collaborative, zooming out the lens to include your whole way of being, allowing for greater awareness of your unique strengths so you can best meet any restrictions that currently feel in the way.

Connect with me today:   (720) 443-1256


Marisa Lucia Mestas Duey MA, LPCC

Choosing to embark on your healing journey can feel daunting, but you don’t have to walk it alone. With an intention in creating a safe, collaborative space, I welcome you to explore all of your experiences through a lens of compassion and acceptance. In building an authentic sense of trust and connection, together, we can honor all parts of your path, wherever that may lead.


With values tied to the power of human connection, and honoring diverse perspectives, I aim to foster an environment tailored to your unique individualized healing journey.

My approach to counseling is rooted in fostering the internal capacities that you already
possess, towards self-awareness, growth, and healing. I lean into Relational Cultural Theory (RCT), that supports dismantling the historical harm that can be experienced in our societal

In addition to working with adults, I work with children and adolescents.


I look forward to being on a healing journey together.

Connect with me today:


Zachary Gart, MA LPCC

Relationships are the source of our greatest joys and some of our deepest pains. We need connection and fulfilling relationships with others and at the same time struggle with the wounds that have stacked up in childhood and overtime. The result of this bind can show up as prolonged challenges in relationships, recurring conflicts and patterns, depression, anxiety, and a deep sense of aloneness. My approach integrates relational skills across different modalities and styles of therapy to best fit your relationship and your goals in connection. My style is trauma-oriented, direct, compassionate and mindful. 


I help people in relationships: 

  • Discover and implement tools to effectively communicate and navigate conflict

  • Experience more trust and emotional intimacy

  • Communicate honestly and effectively

  • Use inevitable conflicts in relationships as opportunities to get needs met and grow closer

  • Reach their individual and relationship goals to move themselves forward in life

  • Heal their deeper relational challenges to lay a new foundation for safety in connection

  • Reconnect to sexuality and intimacy as nourishing, fun and pleasurable

  • Discover a pathway of relationship that feels fun and playful again

  • Enjoy their relationship as an integral part of growth

Connect with me today:    303-736-9579


Devon Edwards, MA, LPCC

Integrated holistic healing is not unidimensional, nor could it be. The concept of integrated healing is one which encompasses the whole. That being the mind, body and spirit of an individual. As an integrated health coach and mental health counselor, this is not simply my job, but my calling and deepest passion. Helping guide individuals who seek a deeper understanding of their inherent sense of wholeness, freedom and liveliness. As a former collegiate athlete, personal trainer, and integrated health coach, responsibility and overcoming adversity are in my blood. These experiences matched with the teachings found at Naropa University allow me to bring forth an alternative approach to mental health counseling.


Connect with me today:
(970) 573-6491

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David Neale MA, LPC, NCC

Do you ever wonder what prevents us from being our most genuine, authentic selves? Whether it is our past that haunts us, lingering self-doubt, relationship problems, addiction, depression, anxiety, or trauma, we are all worthy of extra support to discover a healthier, better version of ourselves. I am a passionate mental health professional ready to work with you in overcoming the issues that are holding you back from reaching your highest potential.


In addition to working with men from all walks of life, I also work with children and adolescents, and truly enjoy the powerful connections I make with everyone who enters my office.


I am EMDR-trained, and also incorporate a variety of evidence-based techniques to address a multitude of issues, and love to utilize an existential perspective to highlight the meaning we can make of life and its challenges.



  • EMDR

  • Ketamine-Assisted Psychotherapy, including preparation and integration

  • Trauma

  • Addictions

  • Play Therapy for Children

  • Anger/Emotion Management

Connect with me today:  (720) 828-3145


Joe Vanderoff- LPCC- Therapist Intern

With a passion for understanding the human experience and a creative background in music, I strive to facilitate deep and meaningful connections with people in order to promote healing and growth. My approach is inspired by Humanistic, Existential, Depth and Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, as well as Mindful Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and myriad others. I take an integrative approach by choosing a modality that best serves the needs of each individual client. I have experience helping clients to process and heal from trauma and understand the value of holding space for individuals that is free of judgment and criticism. Experiencing unconditional positive regard gives each of us the opportunity to choose growth and engenders change. With reduced cost services available where needed, I look forward to connecting and growing with you!


Connect with me today: (970)368-3165


Matt Bynum MA, LPC

 Sometimes our conditioned tendencies prevent us from living the life we want to live. I believe therapy can be a laboratory, of sorts, to explore these obstacles and learn to live more in line with one’s desired values. I use humor, trust, and a genuine relationship so that you can cultivate the skills necessary to improve the quality of your life. I work with individuals from a variety of backgrounds with issues ranging from grief and loss, shame and guilt, life transitions, anxiety, and substance use. My work is influenced by Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), experiential therapies, existential therapy, and a variety of mindfulness practices. I will work with you to help explore obstacles, and reconnect to a life of healing, vitality, and purpose.  


Connect with me today: (720) 441-3484

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Rachel Mondragon MA, LPC

Change is inevitable, yet that does not mean that it is easy, particularly for those that have had trauma in their lives. These changes might include career, grief, life transition or in relationships. I am dedicated to helping individuals cope with the aftermath that trauma can have. I utilize an interactive and multi-cultural approach to understand each person's unique perspective. As a therapist, I integrate various evidence based techniques including EMDR, CBT, somatic experiencing and expressive arts to help individuals to find healing and establish a greater connection to themselves. I know that working together, we can make these life changes an opportunity for cultivating healing, self-awareness and growth in your life.


Connect with me today: (720) 277-9853


Craig Freund MA, LPC

I consider myself to be genuine, compassionate and enthusiastic about the work that I do. Specializing in working with men from all walks of life, I strive to provide exceptional psychotherapy tailored specifically to each individual client and their unique needs. This begins with a skills based approach, allowing for relief and support with day to day challenges and follows up with a trauma informed and psychodynamic approach that supports lasting progress and wellbeing. I offer specialized modalities in my trauma work, including EMDR therapy. From time to time, I work with co-therapist in training, Cooper a French Bulldog Puppy. As co-owner of Elevated Counseling & Wellness, feel free to reach out with any questions or concerns.


Connect with me today: (720)515-3563

Elevated Counseling & Wellness, Denver's Premier Therapy Practice

Mission: Since 2016, Elevated Counseling & Wellness has been focused on providing exceptional therapy to men, their relationships and their families, all while honoring the values of individualized care, compassion and respect.

Vision: A multi-faceted, all inclusive approach to supporting men, their relationships and their families, through individual, family and couples counseling, as well as men's groups, retreats and medication management when appropriate.

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