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.