People House is committed to creating a better world through the growth and development of each individual. People House is a non-profit, non-sectarian personal and spiritual growth center which has a successful 35 year history of responding to the community's needs for personal education, healing and growth through a variety of healing arts.
Our purpose is to enrich people's lives through educational programs and personal and spiritual growth. The populations we serve are people in crisis, life transition, or other stress, and those who are motivated to grow psychologically, mentally and spiritually. We focus on those able to take responsibility for themselves and their actions in order to change their lives for the better. Our perspective is holistic, starting with the premise that the development and integration of mind, body, and spirit is necessary to become healthy, fulfilled, and productive. We believe in an all-inclusive unity inherent in every being.
We offer affordable, holistic counseling to those who might otherwise be unable to experience the transformative power and support of professional counseling. The counseling interns who staff our programs are master's degree level students or graduates acquiring experience for professional licensure with the State of Colorado. They are carefully selected based on life experience and personal development to ensure the highest quality for our clients. Our supervisory staff, Paul Zweig MD and Lori Ohlson MA, LPC together have over 50 years of experience for guiding interns in a rich atmosphere of learning and support.
Lori Ohlson is Director of the Program and you may contact her with questions, 303-525-3038.
About our Fees
This program is intended for clients who have a need for counseling services but lack the resources for full-priced psychotherapy. Counseling by PH interns is on a sliding scale basis at a suggested cost of $15 to $40 per hour or more depending on ability to pay. We request that clients choose the appropriate fee based on income and life circumstances.
We hope all of you who want to improve your personal development, but may lack the financial resources for professional counseling, will consider taking advantage of this program – it will empower your life!
Contact one of the outstanding interns listed here to schedule an appointment directly or call the PH office, 303-480-5130.
- Ron Arner, MS
- Stacy Blanchard
- Shara Brun
- Jennifer Delaney
- Heather Dressen
- Kathy Hawkins
- Jennifer Jacks
- Brian Merz-Hutchinson
- Lauren Stokes
- Rafia Sharon Rebeck
- Sarah Tie
- Lauren Woosley
Counseling Interns at People House
What obstacles are in your way to being the person you need to be? Like Carl Rogers, I believe that we can begin to change after accepting ourselves for who we are, and I incorporate a variety of theories into the therapeutic process to help do that. I am currently a student at Regis University pursuing an M.A. in Counseling, where I have also started work on a post-graduate certificate in Counseling Children and Adolescents. I have had additional trainings in Bibliotherapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, and Somatic Therapy, and have been a Registered Yoga Teacher since 2005.
Contact: 720-257-9456 email@example.com
"Happiness is not a station you arrive at, but a manner of traveling." ~Margaret B. Runbeck. Stacy believes that nature has provided each of us with the pieces necessary to achieve wellness and joy. Through compassion and encouragement, she assists clients along their journey to find inner peace and holistic balance, empowering them to take control of their lives. Using a mindful, strength-based approach, she help clients make sense of their struggles, gain insight into their pain, and rewrite their life stories. Stacy enjoys helping clients heal from issues such as anxiety, trauma, low self-esteem, and emotional eating.
Contact: 720-443-3658; firstname.lastname@example.org
Listening, Collaboration and Creativity are three useful allies in discovering our own health and strength. Using them, as when making music, we can explore our present relationship to our Self, to others, and to the direction of our lives. After several years of studying music, sociology and philosophy, I am currently working toward a Master's degree in Counseling at the University of Colorado Denver, and work with people to explore how they are feeling, how they would like to be feeling, and how they can work to align with a life that feels meaningful and whole.
Contact: 720-336-1734; email@example.com
I honor clients as unique individuals and tailor the treatment and process accordingly. We are graced with the wisdom to transcend our obstacles, but the counseling relationship can expand the potential for profound change. A deep appreciation for people's healing process and their capacity to triumph called me to this profession. An experienced writing coach, I learned that what we create or do is a reflection of our beliefs. Using a variety of tools, including depth exploration, Brainspotting and other body-centered methods, I help clients to achieve balance and joy. Currently, I am completing a Master's Degree in counseling at Regis University.
Contact: 720-432-3016; firstname.lastname@example.org
Heather believes that we all have the power within us to live a fulfilling, balanced and authentic life. At times we are able to accomplish this naturally and without limitation and, at other times, life brings us to struggles, changes and insecurities that make this balance harder to maintain. Using a holistic approach, Heather is passionate about providing a safe, respectful and compassionate place for you to regain or maintain overall wellness. Heather will work collaboratively with you to use your inner strengths empowering you to reach the goals you wish to accomplish. She is a graduate student at the University of Northern Colorado and is completing her MA degree in Mental Health Counseling.
Contact: 720-295-9029; email@example.com
We all possess the innate ability and desire for growth and change, yet we have all experienced wounding in our lives that keeps us from our full potential. Utilizing the dynamic concepts of the power of the mind and positive thoughts, with empathy and compassion, Kathy will facilitate transformation from negative emotion and experiences, and bring mindfulness into your everyday life. Currently completing heer Master's Degree in Counseling Psychology at Sofia University, she is a Reiki practitioner, Certified Mediator and has training in Psychosynthesis, Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT), Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction and Creative Expression.
Contact: 720-608-0174; firstname.lastname@example.org
The inner strength and perseverance of the human spirit is inspirational. At times, we get lost along our journey in life and find ourselves stuck at a crossroads. I believe in a warm, safe and supportive environment, for you to discover your authentic self while working through life'schallenges. From a creative and collaborative client-centered approach, we will explore personal meaning and possibilities for choice for growth and healing. With sensitivity and compassion, I will support you in building on your strengths to create a more fulfilled and balanced life. I am finishing my MA in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Adams State University.
Contact: 720-675-9260; email@example.com
We all have the profound capacity for authentic and enlivened engagement with ourselves, others, and our world. Through relating directly and compassionately with our suffering, obstacles, joys, dreams and vulnerabilities, we can awaken to the truth and depth of our experience, and live as our authentic selves. I emphasize a deeply empathic, person-centered, depth-oriented approach grounded in a strong therapeutic alliance. I honor the wholeness and unique strengths of each individual and together we will create a sacred and safe space to move towards healing, clarity, connectedness, meaning, and joy within your life. I am completing my MA at Regis Univ.
Contact: 720-663-1672; firstname.lastname@example.org
"The wound is the place where the Light enters you" - Rumi. At times, life can seem empty and hopeless. Other times life feels unsettled or hurts in subtle ways. Often, life's challenges create desire for relief and growth. I'm honored to guide your journey through difficult times to create deeper connectivity to yourself and your loved ones. I use a holistic, strength-based approach to personal, relational, and spiritual wellness. Through a collaborative relationship built on compassion, acceptance, and support, we will discover insights, explore meaning, and create positive growth/change. Together, we can create space for light and healing to enter.
Contact: 720-722-4220; email@example.com
What are the core beliefs that shape you? How are these beliefs revealed through patterns of thinking, feeling, and relating? Often, the messages we receive early in life - about ourselves, others, and the world - shape our present-moment experience, in ways both adaptive and self-limiting. Rafia is trained in the Hakomi method of psychotherapy, a gentle, mindfulness-based form of counseling that honors the wisdom of these core beliefs, while opening the door to fuller, freer ways of being. Rafia enjoys working with clients from diverse backgrounds and has experience working with depression, anxiety/panic, self-esteem, grief and loss, relationship issues, and spirituality.
Contact: 303-578-9867; firstname.lastname@example.org
Sarah believes that it is in times of struggle and conflict that an individual uncovers his or her true identity and discovers the path to an authentic and fulfilling life. The path is twisting and long, but you don't have to take the journey alone. By exploring the emotional, physical, spiritual, and intellectual experiences of clients, Sarah seeks to help each client along the path to inner peace and fulfillment. Sarah is completing her MA in Counseling at the University of Colorado Denver and welcomes clients of all backgrounds and identities.
Contact: 303-219-0889; email@example.com
I believe each person has the strength and power it takes to overcome whatever might get in their way of a more enjoyable life. I approach counseling as repairing an existing path or carving out a new path in your emotional well-being. Working from a depth psychology approach that incorporates our past and current life experiences and the power of the unconscious, I support my client's process to a more fulfilled and peaceful life. I have received training in Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Sandplay Therapy, and Play Therapy and am completing a master's in counseling degree at Regis University.
Contact: 303-416-8458; firstname.lastname@example.org
Or for more information...
Call the People House Office at 303-480-5130 or Program Director Rev. Lori Ohlson MA, LPC, at 303-525-3038.
Thank you for helping to make our service program a success.