Jennifer Amaral-Kunze, M.Ed, LPC
Jennifer developed Beyond the Mirror in 2006. Her clinical experience includes extensive work with trauma, eating disorders, anxiety, depression, human sexuality, women’s issues, family therapy, teens & adults with Aspergers/Autism, and GLBTIQ issues. Jennifer integrates a variety of techniques and perspectives from interpersonal therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), mindfulness techniques, and the identification of personal values & goals to create a treatment that is tailored to each individual.
Life generously provides us with experiences & distractions that can make it challenging for us to connect with our intuition & core values. In our busy world, connecting to ourselves & others can be challenging to achieve. Counseling is a way to create a space for the truth to present itself. I am honored to learn from you & guide you toward what is truly important to you. Together, we can become aware of what supports you in connecting to your inner knowing- your most authentic self.”
Jen Knopp, MA, LPC
Jen earned her Master of Arts Degree in Counseling Psychology from Saint Martin’s University in May 2009. She has worked in multiple therapeutic settings and provided counseling services to a variety of different populations. Some of these include individual, family, group,couples counseling, co-occurring disorder counseling, school-based, residential crisis counseling, and vocational rehabilitation counseling. Jen has devoted many hours towards eating disorder counseling, awareness, and prevention. It is Jen’s belief that each client is unique; therefore, the counseling services provided need to suit the individual.
“I love helping people create balance in their lives emotionally, nutritionally, and physically through teaching people how to live intuitively. This means that I believe each person has a different formula that produces a healthy balance in their lives. I assist people in assessing all areas of their lives, identifying which areas may be out of balance, and developing a solution based plan to create the life they have always wanted.”
Tracy Close, M.ED, LPCC
Tracy has a Master in Education with a focus on Mental Health & Career Counseling from Colorado State University, [CSU]. Tracy’s counseling experience includes working with students at the Counseling Center at CSUHN and community counseling through her Master’s program. Tracy works with people with anxiety, depression, identity concerns, self-harm, self-esteem, career concerns and trauma. . She uses a multi-modal approach utilizing person centered therapy that can include aspects of Existential therapy, CBT, Transactional Analysis, Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy and Mindfulness. Tracy’s passion is to help her clients through an approach that is empathetic, compassionate and relational.
Andrea Atherton, MS, ATR-BC, CAC III
Andrea is a master’s level, registered-board certified art therapist and level III addictions counselor. She has 15 years experience working with a variety of populations that include; persons with chronic/acute illness, depression, anxiety, mood disorder, addiction, relationship struggles, divorce, grief/loss, brain injury, PTSD, GLBTIQ, and women’s issues. Andrea found her niche in working with art and mindfulness to create a contemporary treatment for persons seeking an integrated approach to emotional wellness.
Bree Hough, MA, LPC
Bree has a Master’s of Arts degree from Colorado Christian University and is a Licensed Professional Counselor. Her approach is eclectic and seamlessly combines Person Centered Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy [DBT], and Cognitive Behavior Therapy [CBT], to address a variety of life issues She encourages balance, a non-judgmental stance, and self compassion, in her work with clients. Integrating mindfulness, she specializes in: anxiety, depression, self-wroth/self-esteem, and relational issues, as well as, chronic pain, grief, parenting issues, self-harm, and ADD/ADHD. She also integrates, guided imagery & relaxation, guided journaling, Individual DBT skills training and creative self discovery into her practice.
Esther Hansen, RD, RDN
Esther Hansen is a registered dietitian nutritionist RD, RDN) whose passion is to help local residents maintain ultimate health. She gives clients the tools to maintain a healthy weight, gain energy, and beat disease. She believes that a healthy diet and lifestyle is the first line therapy for preventing or reversing disease. She is a certified First Line Therapy [FLT] provider, which means she is highly trained in wellness coaching. Esther is also a health and wellness consultant. She has contracted with local and national agencies including: Poudre Valley Hospital System, Larimer County Health Department, Columbine Health Systems, Benchmark Medical Group, Poudre Valley REA,The Chiropractic Wellness Center, Town & Country Foods, Orthopedic Center of The Rockies, Nobel Energy, The Health District and more.
Shelley Prior, MS, RD
Shelley is a Registered Dietitian who is inspired by experimenting with new foods and flavors, picking beautiful produce from local farms and her families garden, and sipping hot cups of tea with friends! She completed a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Nutrition and Food Science, as well as Coordinated Master’s Program in Dietetics at Colorado State University. She enjoys providing nutrition counseling & education in a variety of settings including, The Women Infant and Children [WIC] Program, and Long Term Care.
“As we learn to nourish our body from a place pf kindness, compassion, and wisdom we begin to realize the innate gift of joyful eating we all posses. I value exploring our unique, individual, connections with food. I have witnessed first- hand the healing power of food, and I am delighted to partner with YOU on your nutrition journey.”
Judi Ashley, MA, LMFT, CAC III
Judi graduated from UNC with Masters Degree in Agency Counseling & has worked within the substance abuse field for the last 20 years. She enjoys helping people achieve and work on creating an addiction free lifestyle. She recognizes that recovery can include struggles & setbacks. During these setbacks she believes her job is to empower clients to continue to keep working and move forward without the judgment. She tells all her clients it’s a process and it’s okay to allow yourself and others patience in the process. Judi enjoys helping clients face everyday life stressors and frustrations be it relationships, work, finances and all we face in our lives and need to manage and cope with.