Life is supposed to be full of joy, fun, and excitement. As children, play is how we live our lives, interact with our environment, and communicate our thoughts, feelings, and passions. Oftentimes the stresses of life, relationships, job pressures, traumas, and losses make us forget how to enjoy life, how to explore, and how to continue to seek out our own growth and development. Wherever you find yourself today, Brett would be honored to help YOU find YOUR way back to your playful spirit. A spirit that encourages you to grow, explore, and understand yourself. Gently pushing you to be the best you, you can be. So that you can overcome obstacles that are in your way, conquer hills you are seeking to climb, and engage in relationships you are hoping to create.
Brett Morley believes you are the expert on you. In counseling, we will focus on helping you increase awareness of your thoughts, feelings, and emotions. Using mindfulness, and a contemplative approach, Brett will strive to help you understand your goals and determine a path to get there. Each person is different, thus his counseling approach will be individualized and tailored to your needs.
Children naturally communicate through play. By utilizing play therapy, a child can express and explore their feelings in order to make sense of difficult life experiences or complex psychological issues through the activity of play. Common issues include trauma, attachment, anxiety, depression, grief/loss, social skills, and school concerns.
At Foundations Counseling, Brett Morley works with a wide variety of clients who may be seeking services that include: Children, Adolescents, and Teens – play and talk therapy for: anxiety, depression, self-esteem/self-worth issues, school and family issues, ADD/ADHD, suicidal ideation, effects of divorce, anger, trauma, and sand-tray therapy. Individual Counseling – stress, anxiety, depression, addictions, anger management, self-esteem, empowerment, trauma, divorce recovery. Relationship and Family Issues – parenting, communication, conflict resolution, sexual issues, trauma recovery, attachment issues, adoptive and foster parenting, divorce, addiction. Mental Health and Wellness – career counseling, spirituality, grief and loss, sexual and gender identity issues, PTSD, boundaries, life-transitions, self-care, obsessive-compulsive disorder, individual development.
Brett Morley is a Marriage and Family Counselor and a Licensed School Counselor. He has a Master of Arts Degree in School Counseling from the University of Northern Colorado, and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology from Colorado Christian University. Brett has also completed Graduate Level Courses in Transpersonal Counseling Psychology at Naropa University. In addition, he is certified in Mental Health First-Aid.
Brett started his counseling career while still in high school working as a peer-support counselor. After completing his bachelor studies, his first career was in drug and alcohol counseling in Loveland and Fort Collins, CO. Following his graduate studies, he began working in the school system as an elementary school counselor in Windsor, CO, before coming to Foundations Counseling.
Brett, his wife, and their child are all Colorado natives who love everything this great state has to offer including, hiking, biking, skiing, snowboarding, and guiding others to connect with nature.
Brett has several professional affiliations such as, American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT),American Association for Play Therapy (APT), American Counseling Association (ACA), American Mental Health Counseling Association (AMHCA), American Psychological Association (APA), Association for Multicultural Counseling and Development (AMCD), Association for Specialists in Group Work (ASGW), Colorado Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (CAMFT), International Association of Marriage and Family Counselors (IAMFC), Society for the Advancement of Sexual Health (SASH).