Sharon DeGuevara, Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Sharon is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the State of Colorado. She received her Bachelor's Degree in Social Work from the University of Iowa in 1997 and her Master's Degree in Social Work from the University of Denver in 1999. Sharon has over 18 years of experience working in residential treatment, mental health centers and counseling agencies. She is passionate about promoting self-care and healthy body image.
Sharon has extensive background working with children, adolescents and adults in both individual and group settings. She provides therapy to individuals, couples and families and addresses issues including abuse, ADD/ADHD, anxiety, depression, grief/loss, mood disorders, parenting, school issues, trauma, PTSD, and couples/family communication.
Sharon's counseling style is welcoming, casual and approachable. She utilizes therapies such as Dialectical & Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance & Commitment therapy, Mindfulness and Relaxation. By also incorporating play and art therapy with children and teens, she challenges students to grow through difficulties. She assists adolescents on the road to finding themselves – working specifically with self-esteem, trauma, eating issues, peer pressure and self-harming behaviors. By providing a safe and open environment, Sharon encourages clients to find and use effective ways to cope with life transitions, face challenges, promote positive change, and achieve their goals. Sharon believes that everyone deserves an opportunity to improve their situation and live their lives to the fullest capacity.
SharonDeGuevara.com / 303-345-1157
Amy McMullen, Licensed Professional Counselor
Amy is a Licensed Professional Counselor who specializes in the mental health and wellness of children, adolescents, and young adults. She utilizes a variety of modalities including play, art, family, and talk therapies to create an individualized and evidence based treatment plan as unique and special as the clients she sees. Amy works with individuals who struggle with anything from adjustment and behavior issues to severe depression and trauma.
Amy graduated from Metro State University of Denver in 2011 with her BA in Psychology and received her MA in Clinical and Mental Health Counseling from Regis University in 2018. She started Blue Butterfly Counseling in the summer of 2019, bringing her dream of serving the community through private practice to fruition.
Amy is a Colorado Native and an avid Colorado sports fan. When not working with clients, she can typically be found watching The Colorado Rockies or The Denver Broncos with her friends and family. She is a proud cat-mom to her sweet black and white kitty named Shiloh Rain. Before starting her private practice, Amy spent seven years in youth ministry at her childhood church. Ministry, and particularly service to others is still a large passion and part of her life.
BlueButterfly-Counseling.com / 720-841-4395
Carla Farris, PMHNP-C, FNP-C, PNP, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
When meeting with my clients my goal is to create a safe, compassionate, collaborative environment. I also want to develop a trusting and therapeutic relationship by completing a thorough psychiatric evaluation in a non-judgmental, caring place. I want to provide client centered care and treatments based on evidence-based guideline by diagnosing according to the latest edition of the DSM and listening to the clients concerns and symptoms. I effectively manage client symptoms by initiating, adjusting, and monitoring medications. I think it's important to improve client's self-awareness and knowledge regarding mental health illnesses and medications by educating on the proper use, drug interactions, and adverse drug reactions of medications and the course and prognosis of mental illnesses.
I am a strong advocate for mental health care. I believe when we arm our clients with knowledge they have a much better chance for a healthy, successful future. As Maya Angelou said "Do the best you can until you know better. Then when you know better do better."
Carla Farris PMHNP-C, FNP-C, PNP / 720-340-1412
Joy Konkle, Licensed Professional Counselor
Joy Konkle is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Colorado with extensive experience and training in supporting women and families. Joy received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology in 1997 and her Masters Degree in Counseling from the University of Colorado Denver in 2000, with special training in Marriage and Family Therapy. She has worked with families for over 20 years and has concentrated training in supporting pregnant and postpartum families. In addition to having advanced training in Perinatal Mental Health and Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders (PMAD), Joy’s vast knowledge of labor and birth, and how this transformational process can strongly impact parental mental health, comes from her also being a Nationally Certified Labor Doula and having provided professional hands-on birth support for over 14 years to families during their labor and deliveries.
Joy enjoys working with adolescents, adults and couples. Her approach to a counseling relationship is built on empathy, warmth, understanding and partnership. While using a person-centered approach, she also empowers clients using techniques such as solution focused, cognitive-behavioral, motivational interviewing, and Mindfulness therapies. She offers a supportive and open environment and is dedicated to helping provide clarity and empowerment to create the change clients desire.
Outside of her passion for supporting individuals and families, Joy loves having fun adventures with her husband of 27 years and four children. She also loves walking her dogs (but not picking up dog poop), watching movies, reading books, and spending time with friends (even better if good food is involved).
JoyKonkleCounselingServices.com / 720-900-1928
Shawna Koller, Licensed Professional Counselor
Shawna is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the State of Colorado. Shawna received her Masters Degree in Counseling from Colorado Christian University in 2010, and received her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from the University of Denver in 2007. For the past 6 years, Shawna lived in New York State and worked in a community mental health agency as a therapist, and prior to becoming a therapist she provided case management services to children and families.
Shawna enjoys coming alongside clients in a supportive role as clients explore life events, both past and present. Shawna has experience working with children through early adult age clients struggling with issues ranging from anger, anxiety, depression, self-harming behaviors, low self-worth, codependency, trauma history, life transitions, divorce adjustment, as well as providing parenting support. Shawna also enjoys coming alongside clients who are seeking more growth and self-awareness.
Shawna grew up here in Littleton and spent time between both Colorado and New York. Shawna enjoys spending time with her friends and family and her adorable pup, watching and attending sporting events, traveling, and being outdoors.
ShawnaKoller.com / 720.298.1766
Hannah Kautz, Licensed Professional Counselor / Registered Play Therapist
Hannah’s philosophy is to help clients cope with everyday stress and to figure out how to have the most fulfilled lives possible. Hannah works with children, adolescents and adults who are dealing with depression, anxiety, addiction, and grief. Her theoretical orientation is Person Centered Therapy, DBT, CBT, Solution-Focused Brief Therapy, as well as Behavioral Therapy. Being a Registered Play Therapist, Hannah offers specialized treatment for children, adolescents and parents. She also has concentrated training in Anxiety Disorders.
Hannah graduated from the University of Kansas with a Bachelor of General Studies of Psychology and a Masters in Counseling Psychology from the University of Saint Mary. She is Licensed Professional Counselor with previous extensive experience with Homeless Veterans suffering with addiction and mental health issues.
Hannah has been married for 5 years and has two Golden Retrievers, Kate and Redford. She loves to be outdoors hiking and spending time with family and friends.
HannahKautzCounseling.com / 913-827-2526
Catherine Kozanecki, Licensed Professional Counselor Candidate
Catherine is a Licensed Professional Counselor Candidate living in Denver, Colorado with her husband, daughter, and two dogs. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education from Southern Nazarene University in 2017, and has since spent much of her time in the classroom and teaching English as a second language. Her time working with children and adolescents sparked an interest in mental health, prompting her to attain her Master’s Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Colorado Christian University in 2021. Catherine works with clients from many different phases of life, with an emphasis on adolescents and young adults. The years leading to adulthood pose many challenges, and Catherine hopes to assist her clients in embracing change and reaching their full potential. She has special interests in childhood anxiety, depression, emotional regulation, and assisting children and teens in creating positive self-image. Catherine utilizes an eclectic counseling approach to meet clients where they are, incorporating person-centered counseling, therapeutic play, cognitive behavioral therapy, and dialectical behavioral therapy strategies. Catherine has experience working as a counseling research assistant, and she currently works as a new client coordinator and administrative assistant for Jana Briggs Counseling & Associates.
CatherineKozaneckiCounseling.com / 303-656-9343
Samantha Becker Morrison, Licensed Professional Counselor Candidate
Sam is a Licensed Professional Counselor Candidate (LPCC) in the state of Colorado as well as a Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC). She received her Bachelor's Degree in Psychology from the University of North Texas in 2017 and her Master's Degree in Counseling and Career Development with a specialization in School Counseling from Colorado State University in 2020. In the summer of 2021, Sam started Samantha Becker Counseling, LLC.
Sam has experience working with children, adolescents, young adults, and families in individual and group settings. She also currently serves as a Professional School Counselor. She believes that building a trusting and authentic relationship with her clients is the most important first step to meaningful counseling. Sam's theoretical orientations include Person-Centered Therapy, Solution-Focused Brief Therapy, Play Therapy, Existential Therapy, and CBT. She tailors her approach based on the needs of each individual.
Sam moved to Colorado from Texas in 2018. She enjoys spending time with her fiancé and their two dogs, Molly and Daisy. When not working with students and clients, she's likely exploring new places, hiking, or spending time with family and friends.
SamanthaBeckerCounseling.com / 720-772-9950
Briana Bishop, Licensed Professional Counselor Candidate
Briana is originally from Upstate New York (think near Canada, not NYC) and fell in love with Colorado after moving there in 2016. After a brief stint back on the East Coast in 2021, she is now back in CO with her family enjoying hiking, sunshine, and smothered burritos. She graduated from Colorado Christian University with a Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling in December 2021 and created Rooted in Truth Therapy, LLC in Spring 2022. Briana enjoys helping clients discover new ways of thinking and reacting that are helpful and productive. Briana also works to help clients experience relief from pervasive symptoms of anxiety, depression, and other mental health issues. Briana has worked with children and adolescents in a variety of settings and enjoys play therapy and recreation, as she studied therapeutic recreation and physical education in her undergrad. A Nationally Certified Counselor, Briana utilizes cognitive behavioral therapy, solution-focused therapy, and dialectic behavioral therapy with her clients.
RootedInTruthTherapy.com / 720-260-9873
Claire Webber, Certified Professional Career Coach / Certified Professional Resume Writer
With a rich background in Talent Development, Claire is a proven Career, Recruiting, Human Resources, Training, and Employee Engagement professional. Claire holds a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Baylor University, and she is a Certified Professional Career Coach (CPCC) and a Certified Professional Resume Writer (CPRW). Claire incorporates a results-based and applied psychology approach to talent management and career advisement. After spending many years serving within large corporations and start-up companies, successfully hiring hundreds of teammates, she currently serves as an independent consultant across a variety of industries with Clarity Career Solutions.
Claire serves both job seeking individuals and organizations by identifying and establishing strategic career development opportunities. With a passion for purpose and creating value, Claire is recognized as a dedicated relationship builder, effective motivator, exceptional communicator, and creative strategist. Claire finds joy in partnering with clients as they dare to explore the intersection of talent and passion in order to accomplish BIG dreams.
ClarityCareerSolutions.com / 303-223-6355