Being vulnerable with someone can be a challenging experience, especially because it is commonly seen as a sign of weakness. We can often be met with passivity in place of warmth when we are opening our deepest truths to others. However, vulnerability can also be seen as a strength because it shows that you have the courage to be your true, authentic self. By meeting with a mental health professional, it may provide the encouragement to move forward in one’s challenges in place of feeling stuck. Being with a mental health counselor aids people in experiencing the acceptance that may encourage the restorative strength in being vulnerable.
Lauryn Curtis ensures that giving her clients a safe environment where they can be accepted for who they are with no judgement is a place that facilitates growth. One of her core values is reflected in giving her clients the space they need to be heard and supported which can help them think beyond their inner critic and find their true voice. The importance of compassion and acceptance is also expressed when in a session with Lauryn. Lauryn ensures that the clients that she is meeting with are met with the unconditional positive regard to their challenges, the care and acknowledgement of the hurt that clients have been through while helping them overcome it and being genuine with feedback and interpretation of what is being discussed in session.
Lauryn’s theoretical focus is narrative, strength-based, multigenerational, and emotional focus therapy. Lauryn believes that her clients have the answers to work through their challenges within them, and that she is a source that her clients can utilize in order to help them reach the moment of self-assurance and find their solution. Lauryn’s theoretical focus is narrative, strength-based, multigenerational, and emotional focus therapy. She works with her clients to find new meaning to their story and learn that they are separate from their history and are exceptional individuals. Lauryn also works with her clients on finding emotional patterns that may have been passed down through generations in order to gain further awareness. With collaboration and acceptance, Lauryn works with her clients to explore their inner strengths, known and unknown, to help them recognize that they are worthy and can achieve anything they set their minds to!
During Lauryn’s free time, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends, creating art, going on hikes along the front range, going on road trips across the country, paddleboarding in the summer and going to live concerts.
At Foundations Counseling, Lauryn Curtis works with a wide variety of clients who may be seeking services that include:
· Mental Health and Wellness – severe anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorder, depression, stress, grief and loss, addictions, drug and alcohol abuse and addiction recovery, trauma and abuse recovery, self-esteem, boundaries, life transitions, stress
· Relationship and Family Issues – codependency, divorce and divorce recovery. Marital difficulties, parenting, alternative relationships, communication, couples counseling, family counseling, parental counseling, pre-marital counseling, sexual issues, sexual issues, affair recovery, families dealing with terminal illness, unresolved conflicts and conflict resolution
· Individual Counseling – abuse, anxiety, empowerment, issues of race and multiculturalism, catastrophic thinking, social anxiety, assertiveness, panic attacks, fears and phobias, self-worth issues, codependency, sexual abuse, trauma
· Growth Oriented Counseling – career counseling, grief and loss, workplace bullying and conflicts, burnout and lack of motivation, quarter-life crisis, relocation, life transitions, individual development
· Adolescents and Teens – cutting / self-injury, suicidal ideation, school and family issues, multigenerational families, parenting challenges, authoritative parenting, effects of divorce, loss of a parent or a loved one, anger and defiance, apathy, blended families, body image, goal setting, bullying, communication issues, social and relationship challenges
Lauryn Curtis has a Master of Arts Degree in Professional Counseling with an emphasis in Marriage, Couples, and Family Counseling as well as a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology, both from the University of Northern Colorado. She is recognized as a National Certified Counselor (NCC) and holds a certification in Gottman Method Couples Therapy.
Lauryn has worked in private practice for a number of years with clients struggling with an array of issues ranging from daily stressors to trauma. She also has worked with adults with addictions transitioning out of detox facilities, and also with the court system, helping families work together to re-build a strong relationship through therapeutic supervised visitations. Lauryn utilizes techniques from person-centered therapy, strength-based approach, multigenerational family therapy, narrative therapy, and emotional focused therapy (EFT).