BEYOND THE MIRROR COUNSELING & WELLNESS IS CURRENTLY OFFERING TELE-THERAPY FOR ALL COLORADO RESIDENTS. MOST INSURANCE IS ACCEPTED INCLUDING COLORADO MEDICAID, AND SLIDING FEES ARE AVAILABLE.
WE OFFER INDIVIDUAL COUNSELING FOR KIDS, TEENS AND ADULTS. WE OFFER COUPLES & FAMILY COUNSELING. GROUP COUNSELING IS AVAILABLE FOR TEENS AND ADULTS.
ALL INDIVIDUALS ARE WELCOME AND HONORED REGARDLESS OF ABILITY, AGE, BACKGROUND, ETHNICITY/RACE, FAITH, GENDER, GENDER IDENTITY, OR SEXUAL ORIENTATION.
AT BEYOND THE MIRROR WE BELIEVE THAT WE ARE STRONGER WHEN WE ARE INCLUSIVE! WE CAN’T WAIT TO MEET YOU!
Welcome to Beyond the Mirror Counseling & Holistic Healing Center, a safe space for self exploration, nurturing, creativity, personal growth and healing.
At Beyond the Mirror, we strive to treat the whole person, body, mind, soul and spirit.
Our holistic therapy approach is based upon the knowledge that optimal health and wellness can only occur when a person’s entire being is treated, not just one part. When individuals have imbalances (physical, emotional or spiritual) in their lives, it can negatively effect their overall health. With this in mind, our practitioners offer a variety of methods including:
Individual, Couples, Group, &/or Family Therapy
Emotional & Behavioral Counseling
Guided Imagery & Meditation
Creative Art Therapy
EMDR [Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing
Local Referrals Made For Medication Management, Acupuncture, Integrative Medicine & More
Welcome to Beyond the Mirror Counseling & Wellness
All of our providers recognize that each person entering our care is a unique individual. We look forward to meeting you and learning what makes you uniquely YOU!
Meet Our Providers
Jennifer Amaral-Kunze, M.Ed, LPC, EMDR, CMHIMP (expected Summer 2020)
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, GLBTIQ issues and integrative nutrition for mental health. 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. She believes in a whole body approach to mental health disorders; In many cases, nutritional and integrative medicine can work together with &/or replace medications to decrease symptoms and support mental health. She is currently working on her CMHIMP [Certified Mental Health Integrative Medicine Provider] and has a Certification in Biochemical and Nutritional Approaches to Mental Health and Addiction Recovery.
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.”
Robin Faris, MA, LPCC
Robin earned her Master’s degree in Counseling from Northwestern University. Person-centered and humanistic, Robin believes in the importance of the individual’s story and is honored to assist her/him/them in the journey. Robin enjoys working with all populations especially adolescents and young adults. She has facilitated teen groups and is experienced in DBT and CBT. One size does not fit all, and Robin is thankful for her broad curriculum with emphasis on multicultural competency and the psychodynamic experience of the individual. Robin has experience with individuals, couples, and adolescents experiencing anxiety, depression, substance use, disordered eating, and trauma.
Kate Frisch, MA, LPCC
Kate completed her Master of Arts in Counseling at Regis University, and is a certified yoga educator with an emphasis in personal healing. Kate believes wholeheartedly in the mind-body connection and is passionate about helping others connect to inner peace. Her clinical experience includes work with individuals, adolescents, and families suffering from anxiety, depression, addiction, trauma, sleep disturbances and various other mental health struggles. Life makes sense when we are centered in our own hearts and embrace our own unique journey.”
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 integrates, guided imagery & relaxation, guided journaling, Individual DBT skills training and creative self discovery into her practice.
Aleeza Lampert, MA (Expected December 2020), Master’s Level Intern
Aleeza is currently working on her Master’s of Arts, in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, at the University of Northern Colorado with a specialization in Play Therapy. She has experience working with children, adolescents, and young adults with anxiety, depression, ASD, learning disorders and trauma. Aleeza believes that everyone has a story to share, almost always one of resilience. She believes that the therapist’s role is to be the client’s fellow traveler as they journey through the world.
Michael Cook Master’s Level Intern
Mike is working towards earning his masters in counseling at Northwestern University. He received his BA in Human Services at Metro State University. For 10 years, he has mentored adolescent and young adult men struggling with substance use, life skills, and mental illness. He has experience working in residential, outreach, and private practice settings. He enjoys helping clients regain stability so that they can live healthy, productive lives. His areas of therapeutic interest include mindfulness, CBT, and DBT. He is a Colorado native, and enjoys hiking and skiing.
James Hinshaw, Master’s Level Intern James is currently working on his Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at the University of Northern Colorado. He has a passion for expressive arts and mindfulness taking a full body approach to the therapeutic process. James has experience working with individuals of various ages who struggle with depression, anxiety, past or present trauma, addiction, and self-esteem/worth. His experience extends to couples and family challenges as well. In addition, he has worked with victims of sexual violence as well as sexual offenders. His approach is strength based with an emphasizes in mindfulness based Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Existential Approach, Expressive Arts Therapy, and Client Centered Therapy. James believes that the mind, body, and spirit are all connected, and harmony can be found when understanding how all these aspects of the self interact with one another. Utilizing a variety of tools gives him the ability to approach individuals in a way that is unique and reflects who they are. James values providing an environment that is safe, confidential, and non-judgmental. He believes that we are all beautiful messes in our own unique way, and that understanding ourselves and learning how to find balance in the midst of chaos helps us feel the peace and understanding to view ourselves positively to appreciate and refine the beautiful mess within us all.
Danna Cooperberg, Master’s Level Intern
Danna is currently working towards her Masters in Mental Health Counseling through Northwestern University. In working with clients she takes a person centered approach while incorporating psychodynamic theory, CBT and mindfulness into her practice. Danna believes that mental health is a product of the whole self, reaching beyond just mind and body, but also the creative, intuitive and spiritual aspects of our being. She aims to provide space for dynamic explorations of these topics. She has found that through deep understanding, we can align to our true selves. Working together to reconnect clients to their internal and external world, Danna fosters self-compassion and helps develop the tools to arrive in a space of increased peace and potential. Danna has a particular interest in working with clients with anxiety and depression, though her experience has also been in working with those in chronic pain and experiencing substance abuse disorder. Working collaboratively, she is honored to help clients begin the extraordinary process of healing and becoming.
Andrea Post, MS, LPCC
Andrea has a Master’s Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Walden University. Prior to that, she received a Bachelor’s degree from California State University of Stanislaus in 2010. She has worked with couples, individuals, teens, young adults, and children under the umbrella of non-profit organizations. She has significant experience working with individuals struggling with depression, anxiety, sexual and emotional abuse, narcissistic abuse, and gender identity questions. Andrea approaches therapy from a Cognitive Behavioral standpoint and blends in Emotion Focused Therapy, and Solution-Focused Therapy.
“Our thoughts, behaviors, and reactions can be used as powerful tools to enhance our quality of life. Life is an incredible journey that can sometimes feel overwhelming. I want to work with you and come alongside you for the journey, developing healthy patterns that will empower you to live a rich and full life.”
Joseph Kunze, Certified Addictions Technician, (CAT)
Joseph is a Certified Addictions Technician who specializes in the treatment of Substance Use Disorders. Joseph has a long history of taking a full body approach to creating wellness within the Mind, Body and Spirit. He formed a working relationship with this approach through his practice as a Licensed Massage Therapist for 8 years. He integrates many of the principles from his massage practice into his current therapeutic style. Some of these include mindfulness and meditation, as well as Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT). He has lived in Colorado since he was 5 and loves spending time outdoors riding his bike and hiking in the beautiful Rocky Mountains.
“I am truly honored to join each client on their journey of recovery. Though this path may seem overwhelming and even impossible at times, we will find solutions and tools that can bring about a new and meaningful way of living …instead of just surviving.”
Tara Thomas, Mental Health Biller & Credentialing Specialist
Tara is the founder of, T & T Medical Billing, INC. T &T is a company built on expert knowledge and professionalism which is essential for competent work performance. T & T treats all provider practices as if they were our own practice. We know small and medium practices are often under served which is why we have such a passion for what we do.
HIPAA, the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act was established to protect certain confidential patient information. T & T Medical Billing has this compliancy statement outlined in our Business Associate Agreement which is signed and given to all new clients. It is always our goal to protect the privacy of all patient/client accounts. All electronic claims and emails are sent over a secure, protected server
Beyond the Mirror Counseling & Wellness is Located at:
1031 Robertson Street
Fort Collins, CO 80524
Take Lemay to Garfield Street (the street directly under the bridge connecting the hospital to the parking garage) Then go West on Garfield. Then go North/Right onto Robertson Street, and we will be on your left in the Robertson Medical Park
Adolescent Girl’s DBT Group
This group follows a curriculum, covering: Core Mindfulness, Distress Tolerance, Emotional Regulation, Interpersonal Effectiveness and Walking the Middle Path. The minimum length of participation in the group will be 8 weeks, with the possibility of continuing on in the group if needed.
Dialectical Behavior Therapy is geared toward adolescents that have issues including but not limited to: anxiety, depression, eating disorders, impulsivity, relationship & interpersonal difficulties, self injury/cutting, suicidal ideation, and/or are having extreme difficulties regulating their emotions.
Group members will learn to identify uncomfortable feelings and what to do with them, Healthy communication skills and how be successful when making important life choices. Members will learn to use coping skills, emotion regulation techniques, as well as therapeutic journaling.
Discussion topics include: healthy relationships, self-estem, self-respect, healthy eating/body-image, coping tools, living a balanced life, self-care, & communication skills.