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.
- Kathy Hawkins
- Darius Hickman
- Jennifer Jacks
- Brian Merz-Hutchinson
- Monica Myers, MPH
- Jacob Soliman
- Lauren Stokes
- Sarah Tie
- Erin Venters
- Liz Weinman
- Lauren Woosley
- Laura Yonamine
Counseling Interns at People House
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; email@example.com
How you see yourself might be deeply influenced by emotional pain, negative thoughts, destructive patterns, or addictive behaviors you struggle with. However, I believe these conditions cover up, rather than define, who you truly are. A diverse, radical approach to psychotherapy can help transform your relationship with your struggles, yourself, and your world. As a Psychotherapist, Yoga Teacher, Addiction Counselor, Body-Mind Integration Specialist, and MA Transpersonal Counseling Psychology student at Naropa University, my therapeutic approach is holistic and transpersonal, meaning it aims to affirm the wholeness and goodness of your true self, while developing what's sacred and healing in your life.
Contact: 720-295-9008; 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
We all contain the inner wisdom to heal ourselves and move towards being an authentic, positive and loving person. Sometimes we need assistance in revealing our truth. The courage to be vulnerable – by moving toward our pain and confusion as well as our joy – utterly transforms and frees us. I am honored to enter into the sacred space of therapy together with my clients. I use an integrative and strength based approach combining empathy, mindfulness, and radical acceptance as well as therapeutic tools like imagery, meditation, and body awareness. I have a passionate social justice orientation and am experienced in a wide breadth of issues.
Contact: 720-378-6603; email@example.com
I believe humans, as exceptional beings, deserve a life of well-being. However, we are challenged by many life stressors. Authentic psychotherapy provides the chance for both the client and the therapist to grow together. Our growth facilitates endurance; unfolding our well-being from within. We are wounded, yet we have the inner capacity to heal. Healing is a process that needs empathic support; modeling a healthy environment. My passion as an intern in counseling is to offer this support and this environment. I am enthused to travel this journey of healing and growth with my clients.
Contact: 720-441-4383; 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
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; firstname.lastname@example.org
I am passionate about assisting couples, families, and children/adolescents find healing and happiness through a context of safe, secure relationships. If you are struggling, I can compassionately walk with you and your family on a journey to author a preferred life story, identify personal and relational strengths, change ineffective emotional patterns, and develop new strategies for living a meaningful, satisfying life. After a decade of working with young children and their families as an educator, I am currently completing my MA in Marriage and Family Therapy at Regis, and would welcome the opportunity to work with you and your family.
Contact: 720-441-4409; email@example.com
You don't have to struggle alone as you face difficult transitions, experience distress, or strive to make changes in your life. I offer a safe and supportive therapeutic environment in which you can explore your thoughts and feelings, deepen self-awareness and develop strategies for reaching your goals. The therapeutic process can help you connect to your inner wisdom, gain greater self-acceptance and empower you to make the changes you want. I take a holistic approach to wellness, incorporating EMDR and mindfulness into our sessions when appropriate. I am completing my MA in Counseling at Regis University.
Contact: 720-295-7586; firstname.lastname@example.org
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 MA in counseling at Regis University.
Contact: 303-416-8458; email@example.com
In working with you, my goal is to create an environment that honors your experience and fosters growth. I believe in working with each person within their own cultural and historical context and respecting your individuality. I have worked with clients of all ages – including adults, teens, and children – and I also have years of experience working with survivors of violence. Currently, I am completing my MA in Counseling at Regis University, and I have additional training in multicultural and inclusively issues, play therapy, and bereavement. I am also bilingual and provide services in Spanish. Soy bilingüe y ofrezco servicios en español.
Contact: 720-310-0791; 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.