Monday, April 17, 2017

Life Coaching - A New Service at A Willow Bends, LLC!

Life Coaching- Is it an option for you?

Life Coaching is a bit different from counseling in that Life Coaching takes your life experiences, skills, talents, hopes, and dreams, as well as the areas of your life that need improvement, and helps you become the Best You You Can Be!

We combine Motivational Interviewing, Cognitive Behavioral, and Client Focused Approaches to breakthrough roadblocks, move on to better living, and get past Ambivalence.

As an added bonus, Life Coaching services are available now On-Line! Life Coaching sessions are $50 USD an hour. We use video chat through Skype (at the time of this writing) for sessions. We cannot accept insurance for this service, we do accept payments through PayPal (please see the button below the picture of our service providers on the left).

Although Life Coaching is different from Counseling, our Clinicians at A Willow Bends, LLC are able to provide Life Coaching with a Mental Health Counseling focus! Please give us a call or send us an e-mail to set up an appointment! 


Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Snow Day!

Following established protocols, A Willow Bends, LLC, will be closed today, April 4th, 2017. Schools Districts Cripple Creek-Victor School District RE-1, Woodland Park RE-2, Manitou Springs D-14, and Colorado Springs D-11 are all closed, and so are we! Call your counselor if you have any questions! Or call the on call phone at (719) 238-5800!

Friday, March 24, 2017

Snow Day!

Due to adverse conditions, A Willow Bends is CLOSED today, Friday, March 24th, 2017. If you have any questions, please call/Text your therapist! Stay safe! Stay warm!

-Christina Palmer

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

A Willow Bends, LLC is now at The Aspen Mine Center!

A Willow Bends, LLC is excited to announce that we are now seeing clients at The Aspen Mine Center in Cripple Creek, CO

We will be at The Aspen Mine Center on Tuesdays from 10:00am to approximately 4:00pm. We are accepting new clients who need mental health and substance abuse counseling. We offer Individual Counseling, Mental Health Evaluations, Substance Abuse Evaluations, Child Abuse Evaluations, Pre-Plea Investigative Reports, and Sobriety Monitoring for Teller County Courts. All of these services are available for adults and adolescents. 

We will also be starting a Sobriety Support Group in the near future that will focus on helping support individuals struggling with addictions, combined with CBT- focused skill building. If you are interested in this group, please contact us for more information or to sign up! Meetings will be held at the The Aspen Mine Center (day and time to be decided).


Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Winter Weather Closure Policy

Winter is Coming!

This is the closure policy for A Willow Bends, LLC during inclement weather:

If Woodland Park High School is closed, we are closed. If they are on a 2-hour delay, we are on a 2-hour delay. Click here to go to WPHS Emergency Closure page!

If Cripple Creek-Victor Schools, or Manitou Springs School District are closed or on a delay, please contact your therapist for closure information, or to reschedule.

If Colorado Highway 24 is closed in Woodland Park, we are closed. If it is closed between Woodland Park and Lake George, or between Manitou Springs and Woodland Park, please contact your therapist for closure information.

If Colorado Highway 67 is closed between Divide and Cripple Creek, please contact your therapist for closure information.

Finally, if County, State, or Federal offices close for weather related situations, we are closed. This is valid for Teller County and El Paso counties. Please watch your local news station for information.

And if you have any questions, please feel free to call our on-call phone at (719) 238-5800, or email us!

For Colorado Springs clients- if Colorado Springs School District 11 is closed, our Colorado Springs office is closed. 

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

We offer EMDR

Image from "EMDR - A Documentary Film by Michael Burns."
Here at A Willow Bends, we offer Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy as a modality to help our clients process traumatic events, help manage stress, and set the mind on a positive course for the future! Please give us a call if you are interested in finding out more or to schedule an appointment!

What is EMDR?
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing is a"newer" therapy that has been gradually spreading across the world as an innovative way to help people who have gotten to a point in their lives where they seem, "stuck," and need something new to get to that, "next level," or to work on things from the past that are holding them back from their true potential. 

Please visit the website for the EMDR International Association to find out more, including new and exciting research that has been done regarding the efficacy and positive long term effects that have been observed! 

Here at A Willow Bends, our clinicians have been using EMDR to help our clients succeed for several years. Give us a call today! 

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Additional Therapists at A Willow Bends!

We are happy to announce additional therapists available at A Willow Bends! 

Due to demand, we have expanded our team to include 2 more therapists, Christina Palmer, MA, NCC, LPC-C, EMDR, and Danelle Jackson-Stith, MA, NCC, LPCC, BCaBA. 

Christina Palmer
 Christina Palmer is a graduate of the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs. She has several years of experience working as a trauma focused counselor for adolescents and adults. She has 4 years experience using Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing to help clients move through and process traumatic experiences that are holding them back from reaching their full potential. For more information on EMDR, please visit the EMDR International Association here.

Christina is currently working on attaining the Certified Addictions Counselor (CAC) credential, as well as the Licensed Professional Counselor credential.

Christina Palmer can be reached at 719.210.0229, or by e-mailing her here.

Danelle Jackson-Stith
 Danelle Jackson-Stith enjoys workong with childrern, adolescents and adults. she specializes and has a great passion for working with families that have children with developmental disabilities; bridging the gap between the guilt and stress each family member feels at sometime or another. She has experience working with people that have suffered from an abusive relationships and sexual assault. Currently, she is working toward her Certified Addictions Counselor credential and Licensed Professional Counselor credential. She specializes inworking with victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, addictions, and people that have been dually diagnosed. 

Danelle Jackson-Stith can be reached at 719.749.1984, or by emailing her here.