Francisca Alvarez RP, Apprentice is earning her Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Denver Seminary. She obtained her Bachelor of Science in Economy from Metropolitan Autonomous University in Mexico, City. She is Prepare/Enrich certified in working with couples to heal and strengthen their relationship. Francisca is passionate in helping people to become healthy in a holistic way and is willing to incorporate faith into sessions if clients bring this subject up. She is open in serving the Hispanic community including teenagers, young adults, adults, and couples. Francisca was born and raised in Mexico State and moved to Colorado two decades ago. She spends some of her free time traveling with her husband and their teenage daughter, and also enjoys watching movies, and eating Mexican and Italian food with family and friends.
Zach Verwey, MA, LPC, NCC holds a Masters degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from a CACREP accredited program and is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Colorado. In his clinical practice, Zach has worked extensively with LGBTQ+ concerns, eating disorders, holistic sexual health, values and identity, and grief and loss, and he is Prepare/Enrich certified in working with couples. He is especially passionate about addressing the ways in which body image difficulties impact the LGBTQ+ community and regularly works with clients and provides education through writing and public speaking on this topic. Zach believes deeply in the power of interpersonal and intrapersonal relationship work in the therapeutic process, and offers a holistic and integrative approach that honors the mind, body, and spirit. In his spare time, Zach enjoys reading the memoirs of female comedians, experimenting with new bread recipes, and exploring Denver’s latest hot spots with a friend or two.
Amy McCann, RP, Apprentice, is earning her Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Denver Seminary. She is open to seeing many types of clients of all age ranges. She is trained in Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy and desires to help couples strengthen their relationship. Amy earned her Bachelor of Science in Exercise and Movement Science from the University of Vermont, and desires to help her clients in a holistic way. She is passionate about people finding true freedom and healing in every area of life. Amy also has rich cultural experiences with living overseas and enjoys cross-cultural work with clients. Amy is originally from Boston, but loves living in Colorado with her husband. They enjoy hiking, fly fishing, playing games with friends, and eating ice cream.
Jenni Kay Long
Jenni Kay Long, RYT, LCSW, ADS, is a holistic psychotherapist who integrates relational counseling with auricular acupuncture, trauma-sensitive yoga, and mindfulness. As a PMDD survivor, she is passionate about women's reproductive wellness and specializes in working with issues such as PMS/PMDD, perinatal and postpartum struggles, anxiety and panic disorders, and complex trauma. She is a clinical suicidologist, a certified domestic violence advocate, and is certified in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. Click to watch this free webinar on her unique, holistic treatment approach. Jenni Kay received her Master's degree for clinical social work from Bryn Mawr College, her Classical Yoga Teacher certification from YogaLife Institute, and her AcuWellness certification from the National Acupuncture Detoxification Association. In her free time, she loves hiking in the mountains, writing, and creating modern embroidery projects.
Lisa Kjeseth, LPC, MA attended Metropolitan State College of Denver for her Undergraduate Degree in Behavioral Sciences and Education. She earned her Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology from Colorado Christian University. Her professional experience has been working with severe mental illness, homelessness, addictions, trauma, crisis management and suicide prevention. She has had further training with the Kempe Center in Trauma Focused Therapy, which she has continually adapted to work with adults and also in a brief therapy model. She has also worked in our community as a contract to a Denver urban High School providing therapy to high school students in an underserved area. She works with a variety of clients but enjoys working with those who have depression, anxiety and need to make lasting changes in their lives. Lisa believes in the holistic approach and often checks in about client’s health, sleep, eating habits and spiritual health. Lisa is open to incorporating faith into sessions, if the client wants to discuss faith. Lisa believes using the holistic approach is important for long lasting change. Lisa was a transplant to Colorado as a child and enjoys many summer Colorado spots and tries to go to the mountains with her young family as often as possible.
Phil Stockton, MA, LPCC, NCC is a psychotherapist and Colorado native with seven and a half years of experience in the mental health field in a variety of professional settings. He has worked extensively with adolescents and adults coping with trauma, abuse, and mental health disorders. His professional experience extends to adults with addictions, victims of crime, LGBTQ+, spirituality, couples counseling, and coping with chronic illness. Phil is especially passionate about working with issues of meaning and purpose in life and utilizes unique interventions with clients to tackle these concerns. Phil obtained his Bachelor of Arts in Human Services from MSU Denver and his Master's Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Denver Seminary. Phil is passionate about urban farming and gardening and has traveled the world with his wife visiting and working on farms in Europe and the UK.
Tonita Lopez, MA, LPCC, NCC is a psychotherapist with four years of experience in the mental health field. Her professional experiences in the counseling world have included working with sex offenders, severe mental illness and EAP (Employee Assistance Program) services. Tonita strives to meet all her clients with a spirit of respect, honesty and caring and is most excited to work with those that are ready to undertake personal transformations (big or small). Tonita attended Colorado College for her undergraduate degrees in English and Education. This was followed by a Master’s Degree in Multicultural Education from the University of New Mexico and a Master’s Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Regis University. In her down time, Tonita loves to watch comic book movies, indulge in ice cream and go on walking adventures with her husband and dachshund.
Erin is a licensed social worker providing individual and couples therapy to adults. Erin is open to seeing all types of clients, but specializes in women’s issues including reproductive mood disorders, parenting, eating and body image challenges, life transitions, aging and illness. Her practice is welcoming of LGBTQ families and individuals.
Erin is passionate about helping others discover the very best in themselves and create lives of meaning and fulfillment. Her approach is integrative, using both traditional therapeutic methods and mindfulness-based tools while working with clients. Her goal is to help clients make meaning out of their lives, determine for themselves areas of change and growth, improve the depth and quality of their relationships, and liberate themselves from limiting beliefs and behaviors.
Erin earned her master’s degree from the University of Denver Graduate School of Social Work. In addition to her work as a therapist, she is an adjunct professor at the University of Denver Graduate School of Social Work. She also brings more than a decade of social work practice experience working with organizations such as One Colorado, the Center for Urban Education, the Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition, Colorado Education Initiative, and Building Bridges.
A Denver native, Erin is a member of the National Association of Social Workers and a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) in Denver County.
You can learn more about Erin at her website [here]