Hi! My name is Oliver, but everyone calls me Ollie. I work at Hedman Counseling Center. My favorite thing is greeting clients when they come in for one of our counseling services, so they feel welcome. I am kind of shy when I first meet new humans, but my mom says that's good, because each visitor can decide if they want to pet me or not.
Mostly I just chew on my bone while you talk to the nice counselors here. You can pet me, and I'll snuggle with you, but only if you want. Humans sometimes feel better saying scary or sad things if I am close by. My mom says I'm really good at knowing when humans are sad, so you can be sad as much as you need and I'll stay close by.
The more you come to see us, the more I'll know you and learn how best to comfort you during one of our counseling services. I get so excited when you come back and I get to see you and smell your shoes and coat. When you leave, I usually roll over so you can rub my belly. I really like that! And it's ok if you don't want to, it doesn't hurt my feelings at all. What you need is most important and maybe because I'm here you'll feel just a little bit better.
I am so honored to walk with individuals on their journey to find hope and wholeness. Life can be a complicated and devastating journey. Individuals who continue to walk through life bravely while carrying pain and confusion can find peace from the chaos. I specialize in counseling services to help broken hearts heals.
Helping mend shattered hearts is my specialty. My desire to help people comes from a place of personal understanding and experience. I spent many hours as a client in the counseling room and I know the vulnerability required to show up and consider telling the truth; maybe for the first time. It takes vulnerability, and often we feel that our vulnerability is what got us into the situation in the first place. Perhaps we’ve vowed never to be vulnerable again.
The importance of a safe, protected environment where you can open in your time is essential to the healing process. As your goals and desires may change over time, we approach them with gentleness and compassion in our counseling services. With great care, and a vision for a future where you are free to be the person you were born to be, we discover and recover your truest self.
I am a registered psychotherapist in Colorado and bring extensive education, training, and experience in group therapy and individual therapy specific to PTSD, complex trauma, sexual abuse and aversion, relationship difficulties, anxiety and depression, and childhood abuse.
My hope is that you find a compassionate, understanding setting for your heart to be heard and understood through our counseling services. Change is possible. You deserve to find hope on life’s journey. I would be honored to walk with you.
When we are wounded it takes great courage to seek assistance. We are hopeful we’ll find someone to care who won’t shame us. Someone who can really see us. I love nothing more than creating a shame-free space for people to feel seen and safe.
It’s essential that the relationship between client and therapist is built on safety. However, safety means something different to every client who sits in my office. We will explore what safety means to you, and at a pace that fits your needs.
Often, the thought of communicating about our pain, story, or fear keeps us from seeking help. As an art therapist, I love to watch clients find a new way to communicate through creativity. Everyone has the capacity to create. The language of creativity allows us to bypass the more familiar ways of communicating.
When art therapy is appropriate and the client is comfortable with it, it’s a powerful tool for expanding the healing process. The wounded parts of us are beautiful and deserve to be seen and known as much as the parts of us that appear lovely to others. Creativity can help these parts of us come alive again.
I am a licensed professional counselor candidate and art therapist. I specialize in working with teens, and young adults struggling with anxiety, depression, anger, trauma, loss, and the many complicated concerns that come in this season of life.
It’s my role to ensure we are heading where the client most desires to explore, and the client is always in charge of the direction of treatment. If you, your teen, or your young adult feel misunderstood, alone, or angry, we can help find that core self that feels so often missing. I would be honored to walk beside you in your healing.
Life circumstances can throw us off balance. Regaining our equilibrium can be tough. This can cause us to feel unsteady in our decision making and relationships. These feelings of inadequacy can gain traction long term. My desire isn't for you to simply find the right treatment, I desire for you to find true healing.
Creating a space where clients can be supported and validated in their pain is essential. Often the source of the imbalance hasn't yet been uncovered, which makes regaining balance especially difficult. Helping you uncover what is driving the painful behaviors or hopeless feelings, creates room for you to heal from the inside out.
I know the struggles, personally and professionally, of navigating blended families, marriage, parenting, step-parenting, and having immediate family members in military service. Assisting clients to normalize that these roles are difficult even in the best of circumstances, often creates space for greater understanding and new patterns to emerge.
For counseling to be most effective, it's vital for the client to feel safe with and connected to the counselor. Because of this, we will take the time needed to gain trust, while heading toward your goals.
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and specialize in pregnant and postpartum moms, parenting, grief and loss, trauma, adoption, and all manner of family constellations. Working with military members and their families is also an area of expertise.
In addition, I have many years of extensive training and experience in EMDR. I understand the incredible effectiveness of EMDR when utilized with the appropriate client, and take seriously the process of ensuring the client is a fit.
If life has you feeling unsteady, I'm so glad you're searching for the right care. If you're tired of the imbalance, you've come to the right place. It would be my honor to walk beside you. Together, we can sort out the next steps with purpose and create a plan to move forward. You are not alone.
Life’s road doesn’t often take us where we thought it would. The expectations of what could have been often keep us stuck and heartbroken. I love counseling because we are built to get unstuck and live with a whole heart.
Life is an emotional journey. If emotional safety wasn’t modeled for us, we often don’t know how to journey through periods of transition. Working with couples to assist in helping them find a better pathway to communication lights me up. When couples connect well, it changes families for generations.
I know what it means to live with a terrifying, long-term illness, and still find hope and meaning. Walking alongside those who are navigating life with uncertainty and periods of crisis due to chronic illness and pain is an area I find most fulfilling. The emotional and psychological side of illness is deep and wide, and I’d be honored to be with you in it.
You are not alone. It would be a privilege to hear you story with patience and acceptance. Let me help you create change, even when it feels like you’ve exhausted all options. Let’s find a new way together.
Life’s road sometimes brings us to new stages through break ups, divorce, co-parenting, or the aging process. Break ups and divorce often have many layers. Parenting brings great joy, confusion, and fear all at the same time. Aging confronts us with issues both logistical and existential. Sometimes we need support to step into these new stages with confidence and courage.
I’m a Licensed Professional Counselor in the State of Colorado. My philosophy is that when we feel safe, there is always hope for healing, positive change, and opening our hearts and minds to find new possibilities. Let’s explore the possibilities together.
Life is demanding and we all get stuck. Not for lack of wanting to move forward, but lack of knowing where to start. We have patterns and habits that we struggle to unwind. We are built for change, and you've come to the right place for a new start.
Life coaching comes in many forms, and there's nothing I enjoy more. That's because of you. Your life, your story, your goals, and your hopes are the fuel that make change. Sometimes we just need the right vehicle for movement. Be it personal coaching, relationship coaching or career coaching, I'm here to provide support, structure, and strategy. And possibly a bit of humor along the way.
It's thrilling to watch clients of all ages and storylines experience the changes they've always wanted.
In my 50-something years, I've experienced many different phases of life and played many different roles. My time in the military, working for a non-profit, being in organizational leadership, living overseas, being a husband, brother, dad, friend, and caregiver have all informed who I am and my coaching style. What I've learned most is that real change comes through connection and planning.
The coaching relationship is set up to give you a place to explore and make successful, long-term change. We'll look at each stretch of road to carve out the steps needed to get from where you are to where you want to be. Support, accountability, and structure are provided along the way.
I provide life coaching to individuals, families, and groups in our office in Colorado Springs, Colorado. For international clients and those in the U.S. outside of Colorado Springs, I provide services by phone or secure video chat. I am proud to have studied with the International Coaching Federation, and to be able to offer professional life coaching through Hedman Counseling Center.
You've got a lot of life ahead of you. Let's create the story you want, not just the one you fell into. It is possible!
I like to ask questions that most of us choose not to entertain. Questions that surface when life no longer makes sense. When the way we saw life and the solutions we have used in the past have ceased to be effective, I desire to walk beside you.
You were meant to heal. When we are in the thick of it, it doesn't feel possible. It is a journey and it is possible. We are meant to adapt and change, but we don't have to do it alone.
I'm not here to teach you how to think or to save you. I'm here to provide a safe therapeutic environment where you may share your pain without shame or fear of judgment. We can begin to sort through the aspects of life that trouble you.
Whether you are someone who desires change, are in need of processing grief, trying to make sense of the chaos around and inside of you, or just trying to learn better skills to get through your week, I can help.
I know what it's like to ask questions that nobody has answers for, to feel as though there is no way out of the isolation and dysfunction. Life can leave us feeling stuck and sorely misunderstood.
Together, we can sit with your pain, fear, and anger, and move into a new place of hope, even in our own humanness.
I'm a pretty philosophical guy, and I know the importance of practical skills and logistical tools.
I have a broad view of life and am bilingual in both English and French. My approach to therapy is humanistic with existentialist flavors. I am a musician and combine music and writing in many of my sessions.
If you'd like, we can take our sessions outside. Hiking or an easy walk can ease the tension of sitting in a room with a stranger. My primary goal is to assist you in accessing your raw, unfiltered authentic Self.
As a Marriage and Family Therapist Candidate in Colorado, and I work with a broad range of individuals and couples. I specialize in trauma, grief, addiction, and all the transitions that come with being human.
Reach out today. I'm here to help. Let's journey together into a powerful change.
Being the primary support system for a child is no easy task. Children are little need-machines. Parents will go to extraordinary lengths to care for their children. And, there are times as parents or caretakers we don't know what else to do. As a parent, I know the feeling well.
I know it's not about whether you love your children, that's not in doubt or you wouldn't be on this website. It's about trying to know what is best for them. It's about a world full of information and opinions and very little understanding.
There are so many things out of our control as parents or caregivers. We try to shield our little ones (and not so little ones) from harm and pain, but the world we live in feels like it's against us all too often.
Children are built to heal. I see it in these precious young ones in my office every day. It's my honor to better understand the children's perspective, and help parents and children communicate, build better relationships, find new levels of trust, and move forward in hope.
As a parent, I know what it's like to feel overwhelmed, underappreciated, exhausted, and at a loss for what to do next. Often times a child's behavior is the only way they know how to communicate big feelings. They don't yet have the skills to express them verbally or in ways that feel helpful.
It is my life's work to help a child find ways to express themselves that moves them toward healing, understanding, and a loving future.
Teaching social-emotionally skills to children is as important as any other skill we teach our children. The most powerful tool to teach this is being on the receiving end of the positive social-emotional interaction. Modeling this for our children doesn't come easy, especially if it's something that wasn't modeled for us children.
Your child, you, and your relationship with the child deserve healing and capable of thriving in new ways. We get stuck when that healing feels blocked by behaviors.
Give me a call to help your family and your child get "unblocked".
I believe there is nothing more vulnerable or braver than bringing your child to a stranger and asking for help. I'm glad to walk with you as your child taps into their strengths in a new way.
Contact us today. I want to be an advocate and a paving stone on the path of your child's life. I want to help set them up for success; in all the many ways success comes.
There's no judgment or shame in asking for help. Only hope! I am here to help.
Are you having trouble expressing what you need, or having difficulty finding the words to express what you've been through? I've been there. I have found therapeutic movement to be an essential tool for my own healing, and I'm thrilled to be able to offer it to others.
Therapeutic movement helps to bypass the need to talk and allows us to access healing in a different, profound way. Unlocking restrictions, tightness, and pain in the body allows us to unlock restrictions in our minds. It allows unspeakable trauma to be released and healed.
Therapeutic movement is very personal to me. My own trauma history gives me a deep understanding of the value of movement. A consistent practice of moving my body brought my mind, body, and soul back together in a way I didn't know I needed.
Many times, if talk therapy stalls or plateaus, therapeutic dance or yoga provide powerful new insights and release. The body is brilliant and deserves as much attention and care as the rest of our systems during therapy. All of our sessions are individual. We cater every moment to you, and work to create an exceptionally safe space.
As your guide in this process of reconnection, my first goal is to get to know you and understand your unique needs. There is no one-size-fits-all plan to this process, so each practice will be designed completely and specifically for you.
I am a therapeutic dance instructor and a yoga instructor, and it thrills me to observe the beautiful power of healing. When one individual heals, it inspires others around them to heal; it allows them to be the parents they want to be, the partners they want to be, the person they want to be.
The body is often a roadmap of the past, and it often holds crucial insights to guide us on the path of healing. Call or text for more information. I would be honored to walk alongside you on your path.
Life is full of obstacles. It’s difficult when we know we need help but don’t know where to go to get it. I love working with clients as they discover they already have or can learn the skills and tools needed to overcome these obstacles in life.
My philosophy is that each person’s behaviors and thoughts are simply evidence of their trying to meet a legitimate need. Sometimes, we go about meeting those needs in ways that are unhelpful or unhealthy.
When neurofeedback is combined with traditional counseling, those who have otherwise found themselves frozen in old thoughts and feelings find hope and transformation. The life ahead of you can be different than your past, and healing is possible. Even when the patterns are decades old.
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and provide neurofeedback services for Hedman Counseling Center. After years of practicing traditional counseling, neurofeedback has changed how I view the process of healing.
I’ve chosen to practice neurofeedback because the effectiveness it provides for clients who feel stuck or have plateaued in traditional counseling is phenomenal. Neurofeedback is the place where my inner nerd and counseling meet. And I love it!
Neurofeedback is effective in helping clients find movement in areas they believed were hopeless. When neurofeedback is combined with traditional counseling, one plus one is greater than two. I would consider it a privilege to walk with you to add another lane to your healing journey.
If you're looking to be cared for, I hope you'll give us a call. I'm the executive assistance at Hedman Counseling Center.
I love helping Tara and the team with what they need to run a smooth business and take good care for their clients. Helping build a strong team is exciting to me. I love being part of a team, but especially THIS team.
Helping create and uphold an atmosphere where we can all do what we do well, without fear or anxiety; where we're able to be ourselves and make mistake so we can all learn and grow together is my daily aim. When the team is well cared for, the clients are well cared for.
I handle a little bit of everything, from executive administrative duties, purchasing, and research, to training, scheduling, feedback, and staffing. Each of these items feels like a way to help Tara walk out her vision for the team and the clients we serve. I am a sounding board, problem solver, and provider of care for personnel.
It's a bit of a stealth position, in many ways. Being behind the scenes, making sure all the cogs in the wheel are in place and running well, thrills me. I like to find the things that need care before anyone else knows they do.
Our mission and vision are why I love being at Hedman Counseling Center. Being a part of a team, whose aim is to live with a free heart and help others find their way also, is a fantastic place to be. Come see one of our wonderful service providers. I'll be cheering you on from behind the scenes!
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