WHAT IS DENVER PSYCHOTHERAPY?
location in downtown Denver makes my office easily accessible from most
areas in the local community by car, bike, and public transportation.
I offer flexible daytime, evening, and weekend hours also help to make
it easy to find a time that is convenient to you. In addition, I work
with several insurance companies, employee assistance programs (EAPs),
and local victim compensation boards to help ensure that your
counseling experience with me works within your budget.
Denver Psychotherapy and Consultation Services, LLC is the professional counseling and psychotherapy practice of Ryan Kennedy. In my practice I provide a wide variety of services to individuals, couples, and families in the greater Denver community.
I draw from a variety of
theoretical orientations and employ a wide-range of therapeutic models
in the provision of my services. This, along with my commitment to
appreciating the diversity of our community, allows me to work with you
in creating a highly effective, individualized counseling experience
that works for you.
If you are interested in learning more about my services, please call me directly at 303-399-9988 x 101 or send me an email to set up your free initial consultation.
approach to counseling and psychotherapy is rooted in a deep
understanding of the dynamic and complex interplay among biological
predispositions, early developmental experiences, and current life
situations. I see the importance of how early experiences can shape
perception and reality, and at the same time I also strongly believe in
the power each individual, couple, or family has to make new choices
and to create new options in life.
At its foundation, my philosophy employs a developmental model. I then
infuse this with principles and practices that are richly influenced by
person-centered, systemic, harm-reduction, multicultural, and
social-justice perspectives. Additionally, because I specialize in the
treatment of trauma (and its many subsequent negative impacts, such as
addictions, compulsions, depression, anxiety, self-harming behaviors,
and relational problems) I also draw strongly from Judith Herman's
model of trauma recovery, Marsha Linehan's model of working with
chronic crisis behavior and interpersonal chaos, and many of the
somatically-oriented models of working with developmental and
situational trauma. These include the work of Stephen Porges, Francine
Shapiro, Peter Levine, Pat Ogden, Bessel van der Kolk, Robert Scaer,
and Colin Ross. In addition, I draw significantly from the contemporary
couple and family systems models developed by Brent Atkinson, John
Gottman, Esther Perel, and Susan Johnson as well as from the more traditional models
developed by Jay Haley, Cloé Madanes, Salvador Minuchin, Virginia
Satir, and Steve de Shazer.
MY CLINICAL PROFILE
I have been a psychotherapist since 1993 and have been on the faculty
at Naropa University since 1996 where I currently serve as Director of
the Body Psychotherapy Program in the Department of Somatic Counseling
Psychology. In addition, I also serve as adjunct faculty in the
Counseling Departments at Prescott College and the University of Colorado Denver as well as in the
Nursing Department at Front Range Community College. I am a Licensed
Professional Counselor (LPC), a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
(LMFT), a Registered Nurse (RN), a Board Certified Dance/Movement
Therapist (BC-DMT), a National Certified Counselor (NCC), a Level Three
Addictions Counselor (CACIII), and an Approved Clinical Supervisor
(ACS). My clinical background includes extensive work with couples and
families, creativity and personal growth, persistent mental illness,
trauma and dissociative disorders, addictions and recovery,
domestic/family violence, and living with life-threatening illnesses.
use a collaborative approach and work closely with you and anyone else
in your support system to ensure that your receive a high quality of
care. Due to a busy teaching and training schedule, however, I only
provide very limited individual, couple, and family therapy to select
clients. Typically these clients are current clients, previous clients,
or direct referrals. They also use private pay or insurance and have a
flexible meeting schedule. As a psychotherapist I use an integrative
approach that draws on my expertise in trauma recovery, addiction
recovery, EMDR, couple and family therapy, human sexuality, domestic
violence prevention/intervention, Gestalt psychotherapy, Jungian
psychotherapy, Existential psychotherapy, creative process, expressive
arts therapies, and body-centered psychotherapy.