It can be incredibly difficult to find a counselor, especially one that feels like the right fit. So, let us share who we are and what we’re about. We are Restoration Hope. We wanted our name to be a reflection of who we are and what we believe about counseling. Every mind, heart, spirit, and relationship has a breaking point. Sometimes we’re blindsided by the impact it has on our lives or that it was even possible. We all break and it always hurts. And restoration is possible. It’s a process—sometimes painful, sometimes slow, and always worth it. Hope is a powerful thing and it’s what keeps you pressing on toward something better even when you feel like you have nothing left. Hope ignites restoration and keeps it burning to find healing. We believe that it’s possible and are here to help you write the next chapter of your story.
At Restoration Hope we strive to do
two things very well: relationship and brain-based interventions. We know the
greatest predictor of success in counseling is the relationship you have with
your counselor. So we are going to take the time to get to know you and your
story. Relationships are something we all deeply desire and need. We need to
feel heard, understood, and unconditionally accepted. Relationships alone have
a positive impact on our brains. When we feel connected to another person,
feel-good chemicals are released in the brain along with pain-blocking
chemicals. Which is the second thing we want to do well—have a neurological
reason for what we’re doing in counseling. There’s a great deal of research out
there and we want to stay up-to-date and relevant with our interventions.
Life happens, and often times it
takes a village – and we want to be a part of yours.
So WELCOME, we know allowing new
people into your village is sometimes scary – so please take a look around and
feel free to reach out with any questions or to set up a free 20 minute phone
or in-person consultation. We look forward to hearing from you and meeting you
Through individual counseling we provide a space for clients to talk about what’s going on in their life. We’ll give space for people to just let it out and we’ll talk about how to get out of that place when they’re ready. We can work on coping skills, social skills, process trauma, navigate difficult family dynamics, grieve losses, and over come fears. Read more about the process here.
We offer two different types of assessments: a qualitative electroencephalography (qEEG) and the Neurosequential Model of Therapeutics metric. A qEEG is the first step in neurofeedback, it gives us a picture of the electrical activity going on in the brain. the NMT metric assesses the impact of developmental trauma. Check out more here.
While medications take a chemical approach, neurofeedback takes an electrical approach. There’s research that correlates dysfunctional electrical patterns and mental health symptoms. I often ask people if they can remember the last time they didn’t feel this way. If they can’t remember because it’s been so long, we might consider neurofeedback. We’ll also look at neurofeedback if there’s been developmental trauma, concussions, an ADHD diagnosis, or they’re simply feeling stuck with talk therapy. Read on here.
We provide play therapy, individual counseling, EMDR, Neurofeedback services, and NMT assessments.
Kids and adolescents! We love our kids and we strive to create an environment young people want to go to. We want to have space for play and somewhere comfortable to sit and talk over coffee or hot chocolate. With the younger kids, we’re often playing catch outside, or making crafts in the office. Maybe we’re dancing to their favorite song or watching their favorite YouTube channel. We spend time getting to know our kids because until they feel safe and well liked, they won’t share much or be receptive to the skills we need to work on. Every kid is going to go at their own pace and we want them to be in the driver’s seat.
Read more about what this process looks like here.
We offer counseling, EMDR, and neurofeedback to adults.
We often work with chronic depression and/or anxiety, chronic worry, difficulty in relationships, adult ADHD, trauma, OCD, post-concussive symptoms, addiction, and attachment issues. Sometimes symptoms come from difficult phases of life and sometimes they come from a life-time of challenges. We can work through both.
Read more about what this process looks like here.
Life takes a village – and we want to be a part of yours!
BETHANY (MA, LPC, BCN, NCC)
About Me: I may not be a native, but I do love Colorado. I grew up close to St. Louis, Missouri and just in case you were wondering, yes, yes we are the Stanley Cup Champs. But Denver has become home. I love that I have the beauty and adventure of the mountains on one side and the fun of the city on the other. On my days off, you’ll probably find me in the mountains, in the kitchen, or on the sofa binge watching Netflix…and more specifically, probably watching The Office…again.
My Philosophy: It’s so hard to struggle. Sometimes the struggle has words, sometimes it shows up in behaviors, and sometimes it’s just this gut level feeling that says, “something’s wrong”. I have a soft spot for people with early life trauma. The fact is, those experiences can affect us and our relationships for the rest of our lives, but seeing people heal and connect, no matter their age, is my absolute favorite. Your life, your challenges, your fears make sense. You make sense. That includes the kid throwing a tantrum to end all tantrums, the teen who wants nothing to do with his or her parents, and the person struggling with a lifetime of worry, fear, or sadness. There are times when “doing the best we can” may not look like much from the outside, but we’re giving it everything we’ve got on the inside. Healing is possible. The past doesn’t have power over our future. We do.
My approach to counseling emphasizes two things: relationships and the brain. Mental health professionals have known for a long time that the relationship an individual has with his or her counselor is the greatest predictor of success. I want to understand someone in the context of his or her story. Your story matters–even the messy parts. Secondly, I want to use brain-based interventions. Everything we do has a reason. From having snacks, doing cartwheels, processing trauma through EMDR, to “parts work”, or neurofeedback–there’s a brain reason for it.
Professionally: I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in Colorado, as well as a National Certified Counselor (NCC), and am Board Certified in Neurofeedback (BCN). I hold a Master of Arts degree from Colorado Christian University and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication with an emphasis in Interpersonal Communication from the University of Missouri–Columbia. I am Phase 1 certified in the Neurosequential Model of Therapeutics, certified in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), and have a variety of experience and/or training in early childhood development, Neurofeedback, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Attachment, Motivational Interviewing (MI), experiential therapy, and Emotion-Focused Therapy.
The Neurosequential Network acknowledges that Bethany Wilson has completed NMT Training Certification through the Phase I level.
Bethany Wilson is board certified in Neurofeedback through the Biofeedback Certification International Alliance.
CHRISTINA COOLEY (MA, LPCC, Registered Psychotherapist)
About me: I am an adventurer, passionate about journeying with others, exploring both physical places and emotional spaces. Although I grew up in California, I now call Colorado home and fell in love with the sun, the mountains, and all the fun, sleepy towns. In my free time you can find me hiking, floating the river, creating Pinterest fails in the kitchen, and sharing meals with friends.
My Philosophy: Life is hard, and not because you are doing it wrong. It is just part of being human. My own experience, however, has taught me the profound difference connection and hope make in the midst of suffering and heartache. As a therapist, I am committed to journeying alongside you as you navigate hard things, empowering you to recognize and healthily express emotions, increase capacity for connection with self and others, and holistically work through maladaptive coping mechanisms.
I believe in the power of story. The stories we believe radically shape the trajectory of our lives. Luckily, we can shape our stories. This often begins with the courage to engage in honest self-reflection. As we explore parts of ourselves we can engage our experiences and our pain in a way that leads to growth and healing. Life is about the journey, not the destination, and so let’s enjoy the journey.
To understand our experience, it is crucial to look at how our brains and bodies develop and function. My approach is rooted in current brain research that focuses on the importance of our attachment relationship and considers how physiology effects our responses to trauma. My goal is to create safe space to explore, heal, gain helpful tools, and embrace our authentic selves.
Professionally: I am currently a Licensed Professional Counselor Candidate and a Registered Psychotherapist in Colorado. I graduated with my Master of Arts in Counseling from Denver Seminary and hold a Bachelor degree in Psychology from the University of California, Berkeley. Continuous learning is extremely important to me, and therefore, I love to engage with current research. My own research has revolved around the link between self-perception and behavior and the effects of shame in the intersection of Christian faith and sexuality. Because of the profound impact movement has had in my own healing journey, I also currently hold a group fitness certification and conduct classes geared around integrating breath and movement to increase wellness.
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