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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
  • Nutritional Counseling
  • Yoga/Movement Therapy
  • Spiritual Counseling
  • Guided Imagery & Meditation
  • Creative Art Therapy
  • EMDR [Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing
  • Energy Psychology
  • Reiki
  • Massage
  • 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, Master’s Level Intern

Robin is pursuing her MA in Counseling with Northwestern University. Years after earning her BA in Rhetoric at the University of Illinois, she decided to return to school because she observed an increase in anxiety and depression throughout a fast paced society and wanted to be a helper. She belives in taking time to reflect, slowing down, and taking walks to help gain perspective on the swirling chaos of our ‘ever-infiltrated-with-information’ world. 

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.

Contact

Beyond the Mirror Counseling & Wellness is Located at:

1031 Robertson Street

Fort Collins, CO 80524

(970) 413-2264

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

Teen Services

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.

Group Members Age Range between 14 and 19.

CONTACT US FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT JOINING THE GROUP!

You may be a good fit for this group if you struggle with any of these issues:

  • Challenge to use your voice to meet your needs
  • Feel depressed &/or anxious a lot of the time
  • Feel like you don’t ‘fit in’ most of the time
  • Have a hard time liking yourself
  • Struggle with poor body image or eating concerns
  • Have unhealthy coping behaviors
  • Need to increase healthy coping skills
  • Would like to learn tools for healthy communications and healthy relationships
  • Need help setting healthy boundaries
  • Struggle in school
  • Don’t have many friends &/or support people to talk to