Colorado

A listing of therapists, counselors, psychologists, and psychiatrists in Colorado, USA interested in providing culturally sensitive cross-cultural care for today’s international expat community.

Boulder

Judy Hansen, MA, LPCC
Location: Boulder, CO, USA
Phone: 720-201-5030
Email: allculturalcounseling@gmail.com
Website: www.powerforlivingtherapy.com
You can also find me at: www.sondermind.com (Boulder location)
Nationality: Brazilian/American
Languages Spoken: English/Portuguese
Religious Affiliation: Christian
Clinical Specialties: Third Culture Kid, Energy Psychology, Conflict Resolution, Parenting, Effective Communication, Transitions, Global Nomad, instrument of healing for those wounded by false Christian teaching, Depression, Anxiety.
Cross-Cultural Experience: I was born in Brazil of American parents. I went to Brazilian schools through junior high. High school was spent partly in the US, mostly in Portugal. I graduated with a handful of other expats, comprised of military, NATO, missionary and embassy children. We lived through the revolution in the mid-70’s in Portugal, a somewhat unsettling feeling for a foreigner. Some of you may have experienced this, I know what it’s like!

Lic. Mariana Iurcovich, Clinical Psychologist from Argentina (Licensed: 15984) and Life Coach (QSCA)
Location: Boulder, CO, USA and Worldwide (Skype / Telephone)
Phone: 
Email: mariana@marianaiurcovich.com
Website: www.marianaiurcovich.com
Nationality: Argentinian
Languages Spoken: Spanish and English
Religious Affiliation: Jewish and welcome clients from all religions.
Clinical Specialties: I am a Clinical Psychologist with Family Therapy experience, with over 27 years of experience working with adults and young people, helping them overcome a range of emotional and psychological difficulties: Transitions, Relationships, Family – Couple communication, Career orientation, Cultural diversity, among others.
Cross-Cultural Experience: I worked for International Organizations (UNICEF, WHO, PAHO, USAID, AUSAID, GTZ, etc), while providing technical assistance to the offices, I  assisted ex- pats with situations around nationals , adjustment to the new environment, family issues and cross cultural adjustments. I worked in Argentina, Chile, Paraguay, Uruguay, Peru, Brasil, Panama, Dominican Republic, Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, Puerto Rico, USA, Albania, Macedonia, Moldavia, FR Yugoslavia, Zambia, Kenya, Vietnam, Cambodia, Philippines, Papua New Guinea.

Crestone

Kim Roberts, MA
Location: Crestone, CO, USA and Worldwide via Online
Phone: +1 719 256 5559
Email: hello@kimroberts.co
Website: www.kimroberts.co
Nationality: USA
Languages Spoken: English, French
Religious Affiliation: Buddhist
Clinical Specialties: Expat counseling, somatic issues, mindfulness based stress reduction, relationships, PTSD, depression, anxiety, grief counseling, spiritual emergency and family dynamics,  practicing since 1994. I’m also an experienced yoga and meditation instructor and have taught for 22 years. I work by Skype or phone, or can also arrange individual therapeutic retreats in Crestone, Colorado.
Cross-Cultural Experience: I completed my university studies in France and lived in Paris for nearly 7 years. I spent 15 years working in Asia: Nepal, India, Sri Lanka, Cambodia, Hong Kong, Vietnam, Bhutan and Thailand.

Denver

Valerie Abitbol, MA, LMFT
Location: Denver & Littleton, CO, USA & Online (I’m also licensed to practice in California)
Phone: 720-593-1209
Email: valerie@denverflowcounseling.com
Website: www.denverflowcounseling.com
Nationality: French and USA
Langauges Spoken: French and English
Religious Affiliation: None
Clinical Specialities: I’m a licensed marriage and family therapist specialized in working with couples and individuals. I provide counseling for expats, new parents, anxiety, stress, somatic issues, relationships, trauma, depression, grief, self-confidence and self-worth.
Cross-Cultural Experience: I was born in Morocco, raised in France and I have lived in the United States for the past 18 years. My family is scattered around the world and I’ve travelled extensively. All of this has allowed me to experience a variety of cultures and appreciate the challenges of being an expat or adjusting to a new lifestyle and culture.

Eli (Elizabeth) Fehler MA LPC LMHC (Licensed Professional Counselor (CO state), Licensed Mental Health Counselor (WA state)
Location: Denver, CO, USA
Phone: 303-808-3012
Email: info@thrivetherapy.org
Website: www.thrivetherapy.org
Nationality: USA
Languages Spoken: English
Clinical Specialties: Depression and Anxiety, TCK/Expat concerns, International Adoption (families, parents, adult adoptees). Sexual abuse recovery, PTSD, Couple’s issues, relationships,
Cross-Cultural Experience: Before moving back “home” to Denver, CO, Eli served the global nomad community in Seoul, Korea for two years where she provided therapy and training to the expat community and worked with families from over 35 different countries, countless cultural backgrounds, and out-of-the-box experiences. Having grown up the daughter of two TCK’s and having married a TCK, Eli brings both personal and professional perspective to her work within the international community and is passionate about bringing curiosity and awareness to her work so that you can feel understood and supported in your journey in therapy.

Kathy D. Kahn, MA, NCC, LLPC
Location: Denver, CO, USA
Phone: 303-399-9988
Email: kathy.kahn@noeticus.org
Website: www.noeticus.org
Nationality: USA
Languages Spoken: English
Religious Affiliation: Jewish
Clinical Specialties: DBT, Relationship Issues, Expat Issues
Cross-Cultural Experience: Lived abroad with her family for 4 years in Argentina, Spain and Thailand.

Simone Verrone, MA, NCC, LPC
Location: Denver, CO, USA
Phone: 720 432 1551
Email: Simone@Simoneverrone.com
Website: www.SimoneVerrone.com 
Nationality: Brazilian/American
Languages Spoken: English/Portuguese
Religious Affiliation:
Clinical Specialties: Trauma (EMDR Certified Therapist), Grief & Loss, Cross-Cultural Families and Adoption.
Cross-Cultural Experience: Simone is a native Brazilian who was an exchange student in the US  in High School. After she went to college in Brazil, returned to the US with the goal to train and join a non-profit organization in the Denver Metro area, and it was during this training that she met her husband, who is a native of Colorado. They worked together for 12 years at that ORG with young adults from over 40 countries, teaching, mentoring and leading outreach trips overseas.  Simone has a personal connection to the adoption experience as their youngest daughter was adopted internationally.

Julia Wicker LPC
Location: Denver, CO, USA
Phone: 407-276-6194
Email: julzwicker@gmail.com
Website: www.juliawicker.com & www.caringheartcounseling.com
Nationality: USA
Languages Spoken: English
Religious Affiliation: Christian
Clinical Specialties: Adolescence, Third Culture Kid/Adult Third Culture Kids, global nomads, diplomat kids and military kids. Trauma, identity and cultural issues, grief and loss, transitions, rootlessness, helping family’s transition back to the States from living overseas and depression and anxiety.
Cross-Cultural Experience: I am a TCK who grew up in Lesotho and Zimbabwe, studied abroad in England and I have traveled to 30 countries. For over 10 years, I have been a volunteer with mk2mk an organization that helps TCKs and their family maneuver life’s challenges overseas. With mk2mk I have been able to counsel TCKs and their families with grief and loss, identity and cultural issues and journey with them while they transition overseas or transition back to America. I also have some experience counseling ATCKs who had unrelsolved grief and rootlessness.

Littleton

Sharon M. Barnes, MSSW, LCSW (licensed in Colorado, USA)
Location: Littleton, CO  USA. I also work by phone and online world wide.
Phone: 303-987-0346
Email: Sharon@TherapistForSensitiveAndGifted.com
Website: www.TherapistForSensitiveAndGifted.com
Nationality: USA
Languages Spoken: English, some Spanish
Religious Affiliation:
Clinical Specialties: Psychotherapy with highly Creative, highly Sensitive and/or Gifted people – children, youth and adults. I work from the perspectives of both psychodynamic and Jungian depth psychotherapy (I am a training candidate at the C.G. Jung Institute of Colorado). I work locally in-person and online worldwide. My focus is to help my clients thrive, heal, become fully alive, discover and fulfill their purpose/destiny for being on this planet at this time in earth’s history. In the interest of pursuing these goals, I serve as a metaphorical Wilderness Guide for a trek through the wilderness of Inner Territory. We live in a world culture in which, for the most part, it is not ok to HAVE/FEEL emotions or EXPRESS them. This creates many problems for all of us, especially those who are highly creative, sensitive and/or intelligent. In the context of all of this, much of my work involves helping with the following problems: Super-sensitivity, anxiety, depression, relationships issues, school or work stress, self-esteem/identity problems, alienation, isolation, trauma, grief and loss, adoption, facing chronic or life-threatening illness, ADD or ADHD, sensory processing disorders, learning differences or disabilities and related concerns.
Cross-Cultural Experience: I grew up in an extended family in which aunts and uncles were often going to live abroad and returning from having lived abroad. My mother’s parents were medical missionaries to Peru when she was an infant and returned when she was 6 years old. They started a clinic in the high Andes which is 90+ years later is a hospital (which I have visited).  Both of these situations had a great impact on my own development, giving me an awareness of and connection to the whole world from an early age. My sophomore year of college was in Valencia, Spain, so I have experienced the adjustments of living in another culture. This includes thinking I had adequately prepared for this adventure, while almost instantly discovering upon arrival in Spain that I had not; learning the culture and the language in that year to the extent that I was dreaming in Spanish by the end of the year; and then experiencing significant culture shock when I returned to the US after my year of study was over.  I also have an unofficially adopted son (at the age of 18 after his mother’s death) whose birth father is from Thailand and whose birth mother is Caucasian. I have worked with clients in various countries in Europe, Asia, Central and South America and Australia.

Statewide

Kevin J. Fleming, Ph.D.
Location: Colorado, USA (and worldwide: travels to client countries)*
* Grey Matters International is a “one stop shop” global psychological consulting firm that leverages powerful neuroscience technologies and methods for ex-pats and their families. We work in a ‘we come to you’ fashion and can help all your personal,relationship and family/children mental health needs quickly and effectively.
Phone: 1-877-606-6161  (if calling from outside USA: 1-918-949-1972)
Email: info@greymattersintl.com
Website: www.greymattersintl.com
Nationality: USA
Languages Spoken: English
Religious Affiliation: Open to All Religious/Spiritual Orientations
Clinical Specialties: Mood disorders, stress/burnout, relationship conflict, addiction, OCD, ADD/ADHD, brain injury, trauma, sleep concerns, high performance and career counseling
Cross-Cultural Experience: Worked with clients on 5 continents on their private mental health needs and have advised many multi-cultural “professionals, executives, leaders” on their culture change needs affecting many employees and their unique values