Mariam Curtis brings compassion, support, acceptance and an open-minded approach to the therapeutic milieu at Foundations Counseling. With a background in child advocacy, alternative family dynamics and sexuality, Mariam has a passion for assisting individuals, couples, and families through difficult times. She promotes continual growth beyond healing and personal empowerment in an empathetic and safe space. Hope, connection and navigation through challenging issues in an environment free from judgement and pressure is what is created. Giving room for a client to access their own wisdom, support in figuring out how to approach an issue, and collaboration to journey through the difficult topics is what Mariam provides as a counselor.
Mariam is proficient in various therapeutic techniques and has a comfortable familiarity with the nuances of court-appointed therapy, custody topics and their accompanying emotions, reintegration therapy, and divorce issues. Areas of focus include anxiety, depression, complex trauma, communication issues, boundaries, conflict resolution, attachment issues and disorders, self-esteem and self-worth issues, empowerment, life transitions and coaching, codependency, grief and loss, and anger management. Couples work may address a variety of issues, such as affair recovery, emotional affairs, infidelity, and alternative relationships. Areas of attention include ethical non-monogamy, polyamory, arrangements and varying sexual dynamics, including fetishes, BDSM and sexual identity. She is an advocate for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer (questioning), intersex, asexual, and agender (LGBTQIA) communities.
Individual counseling offers diverse topics including (but not limited to) divorce and/or trauma recovery, career counseling, burnout and lack of motivation, quarter- or mid-life crisis, and individual development. Life is a continual journey and Mariam’s focus as a counselor is to assist in the evolution of an individual to their maximum potential and recognition and knowledge of self-worth. Mariam’s therapeutic style utilizes techniques from exposure therapy, interpersonal therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavior therapy, mentalization-based therapy, psychodynamic psychotherapy, existential psychology, person-centered therapy, trauma-informed care, and rational emotive therapy. All techniques are tailored and utilized to meet a client(s) unique needs.
Mariam Curtis holds a Master of Arts Degree in Criminal Psychology from Regis University and Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Management from Metropolitan State University of Denver. She uses strengths-based, person-centered, and collaborative approaches along with a variety of other therapy techniques to help her clients heal and grow. Mariam is a child advocate for CASA, a court approved and appointed parent-child supervisor, and has extensive knowledge of assisting children through challenging life events.