Valerie Senger, MA, NCC

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Success in Therapy 

Success in therapy often arises from the therapist-person connection rather than the therapy method itself. I approach therapy as a collaborative work with each person. People are the experts on their life and their experiences, as well as the meaning they attach to those experiences.  I offer my education, personal experiences and mature seasoning to bring people to a feeling of mastery over their life.  

My Goal is Guiding and Educating People into Good Mental Health Practices.  

I believe in providing a lot of psycho-education to each person so, as they learn about how their mental processes work, they are more able to help themselves. I also educate them because I value their time, resources and their strengths.  Learning about how the body, mind and emotions work together to create our reactions to life events is a tool that helps people understand themselves better. People are then able to make the choices they want for their lives without responding to their triggers. Contact me now if you are stuck responding to triggers rather than acting on your own behalf. 

My Specialties 

  • Depression
  • Anxiety and Fears
  • Relationships
  • Parenting including Single Parenting
  • Families
  • Grief or Adjustment after a loss
  • Eating Disorders
  • Trauma including Childhood Trauma
  • Career Counseling
  • Spiritual Counseling including Christian Counseling
  • Co-Dependency or not being able to say, "NO!"
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Chronic Pain
  • I specialize in treating women or men who have had trauma in their life.  This can include trauma from spouses, partners, strangers, children, parents and co-dependency issues. A deep heart-hurt occurs for people when what they feel about a significant relationship is betrayal. Heart-hurt also occurs when anyone takes on messages about herself being “less-than” because of what someone tells her, her circumstances, or her experiences. I watch successes happen healing these traumas, trauma from culturally imposed definitions of being female, or traumas due to a healthcare issues.  I love it when my clients have “Ah-ha” moments upon uncovering all the hidden messages they have come to believe and start accepting and embracing your traits and talents that really define who they are inside. I would like to hear from you if you are a woman or a man who has experienced trauma. 

    Therapies I Use With People:

    My first therapy approach often is to re-frame a person's actions or reactions to their given situation as normal and actually healthy given their experiences. I have come to believe that most people are doing the best they can in this life; and people are actually doing even better when they know something is wrong and are actively seeking help. I am well-versed in Attachment, Family Systems and Human Develop Theories as well as use of Cognitive Behavior therapy to obtain lasting change for people.  I use Gestalt techniques, mindfulness and other self-regulating techniques to lessen the impact of emotionally charged events.  I also use Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) to heal the painful past experiences that have brought you to this place in life.  Ask me more about that with your free consultation session!  I get excited when people heal enough to stop the negative patterns of thinking about themselves and adopt new ways and methods of doing life. Do not hesitate to call me if you are "stuck" in negative ways of thinking about yourself in this world. 

    Personal Information, Education and Experiences:  

    My experiences include being the mother of two children, five grandchildren, an entrepreneur at heart, but also having lived the corporate life in several positions.  I have been a stay-at-home mom, single-parent, single adult, I've worked in start-up companies, Fortune 500 Company, government company contract work, and non-profit work.  I have volunteered in various non-profit agencies in some capacity for most of my life. With a Master of Arts degree in Counseling from Denver Seminary, I bring a spiritual perspective into the counseling space when appropriate. However, my greatest accomplishment was raising two children as a single parent and now being the proud grandparent of five little ones. 

    Visit my website at: Nikaos Counseling Colorado

    Nikaos is a Greek word that means Victorious.   

    Valerie Senger Reaches

    Englewood CO
    Castle Rock CO