Denver Psychotherapy and Consultation Services, LLC

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Welcome to DPCS


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.

My central 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.

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.


My 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.


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.

I 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.