I have been working with individuals and families in improving their lives for over 10 years. A blend of working in community mental health, research, relapse prevention, and private practice have all contributed to my passion in walking with you through pain, happiness, fear, and sadness. I am always honored to share in both your most challenging life circumstances and happiest celebrations.
In Colorado I am licensed as a marriage and family therapist and in March of 2018, as an addictions counselor. I am passionate about collaborating with you to work through issues that may be impacting happiness, relationships, and quality of life. I enjoy helping individuals find their way in re-connecting with themselves and their loved ones.
My education and training is focused on family systems and relationships. I approach counseling with a collaborative strengths-based approach that is tailored to your needs. I often emphasize cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), a model that supports you in challenging your thoughts and actions in the process of empowering you to take charge of your emotions. I have spent many years working with couples and families in building and re-building a solid foundation on which to improve their relationships.
In addition, I am passionate about meeting people where they are at in addictions work. I utilize a strong Motivational Interviewing (MI) style in helping individuals assess goals and make plans surrounding their sobriety and what that looks like for each individual.
Personally, I enjoy camping, painting, reading, and spending time with family and friends. I love to get outdoors and explore Colorado. I am a proud Mom and Step-Mom and understand well the challenges and joys of blended family life.
I am happy to answer any questions you might have about myself and the counseling process Together we can create practical solutions and new patterns that support you in achieving your goals, improving your relationships, and balancing your life.
Are you ready to take your relationship to the next level? Please don’t wait another minute! Call us at 303-475-2757, or click here to schedule your 20 minute no charge initial phone consultation online. We look forward to meeting you!
Suzanne M. Smith, Licensed Clinical Social Worker and
Amanda Turecek, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist