Jessica Waters, Counselor in Colorado

Jessica Waters, PhD, CRADC, ADDC, CMHIMP, CTSS, RYT-200

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I am here to support your growth and journey. I blend modern psychology with ancient wisdom, combining psychotherapy with Reiki and shamanic healing techniques to support your soul’s journey. Learn the skills and tools needed to elevate your life. I specialize in trauma, grief, addiction, anxiety, empaths and natural medicinal methods. I incorporate talk therapy with shamanism, tarot, energy work, mindfulness, breathwork practices, expressive arts therapy, affirming thinking, body based approaches and integrated medicine. I am here to support your growth and journey. I meet you with empathy, unconditional acceptance, and positive regard. I am also, here to guide you to heal those places that need tending and nurturing. I provide you with the skills and tools to use in daily life and in your relationships. Often we have normal reactions to abnormal situations in this crazy world. I provide a validating, affirming, compassionate and loving environment to support you heal yourself.

You are not one dimensional and your therapy or coaching shouldn't be either.
Your power to heal your body can be activated through practice, education and understanding. This is a space where you discover your own healing power and create a new journey for the next chapter of your life. I'm here to help guide you. I am here to support your growth and journey. I blend modern psychology with ancient wisdom, combining energy work, wellness and behavior nutrition, expressive arts, body based practices, neuroscience, mindfulness and shamanic healing techniques to support your soul’s journey. Evidence based practices as well as traditional indigenous and interfaith, metaphysical spiritual work create our unique psychotherapy, addiction treatment and coaching sessions. Learn the skills and tools needed to elevate your life. I specialize in working with clients who need assistance navigating trauma, grief, addiction, anxiety, overwhelm, burn out and chronic illness as well as process and substance use addictions. My addiction specialty areas are alcohol, nicotine, benzodiazepines, cannabis and what used to be called polysubstance addictions and process addictions of technology, gambling, food, sugar and compulsive shopping. I have training in medication assisted recovery, however we focus on natural methods and lifestyle changes, working with you to slowly implement changes within an affirming and validating atmosphere that celebrates small steps just as much as large ones.

I have lived experience with overcoming alcoholism, prescription drug addiction (Benzo's), nicotine, food and sugar addiction with 17 years of sobriety. As a large woman, I believe in health at any size through healthy living–mind, body and spirit. Through therapy, learning, complimentary and alternative methods and with mindfulness based expressive arts therapy I have healed from chronic trauma, developmental trauma, traumatic and complicated grief and have lived the methods that I use within my toolbox for my clients. I believe in working with you as a team to process what has happened to you, your survival mechanisms and to get to a place where you are not only safe, but thriving.

It's an approach in a safe, affirming, positive environment that validates your experience and helps you remember the beautiful mystery that you are.

Do you…

Have overwhelming emotions?
Struggle with alcohol, drugs or wonder if you need to "cut back" or "have a problem"?
Identify as being an empath or highly sensitive person ?
Long for intimacy and guard your heart because you have been hurt before ?
Have feelings of sadness and don’t know why ?
Struggle with grieving the loss of a loved one, piece of your life or relationship?
Desire to live your fullest life, fulfilling your life’s purpose ?
Need assistance maintaining recovery after rehab or detox?
Struggle with anxiety, decision making and feelings of overwhelm ?
Feel disconnected from yourself, burnt out, misunderstood or different from everyone ?
Suffer from chronic illness or unexplainable body pains, allergies, headaches and body reactions?
Seek a safe space with loving guidance and support that honors you ?
Find yourself sabotaging your efforts for a life you want to live ?
Need support in your long term sobriety to stay on track?
Desire to gain the knowledge of how to regulate your reactions to intense emotions or triggers and understand your nervous system and brain processes ?
Struggle with sleeping through the night or getting to sleep ?
Engage in perfectionism, super critical thinking and devaluation of yourself ?
Have dreams that predict future experiences or vivid dreams that leave you wondering or emotionally upset?
Feel unheard, unseen and that you don’t matter ?
Feel unsatisfied with prior attempts at traditional "disordered based" psychotherapy?
Struggle with core feelings that you are not enough?
Find any number of these things impacting your relationships, self confidence, path in life, career, and life choices?
Wonder if there is a connection between your mind, body and spirit?
Desire to understand and harness the magic of your own energy system ?
Want to try natural means before making the leap to pharmaceutical mental health support?

My methods help you learn the skills and discover the elements that help you self heal, get unstuck and embody who you truly are within yourself and your relationships. During our sessions we will process, explore, analyze, practice, breathe, laugh, affirm and create in many different ways. I'm not here to fix you, but to help you learn to heal, cope and if needed "fix" yourself through empowering. Each session has a homework assignment for the week. This might look like practicing a breathwork practice, including a nutrition element in your diet that week, moving your body, making some art, using affirming thoughts, tracking your thoughts feelings and reactions, listening to guided visualizations, using ear seeds, applying acupressure points for relief, developing small steps to help create big change.

All services are via telehealth. Some evening and weekend appointments available.

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Specialties & Clinical Interests

  • ADHD
  • Alcohol Or Drug Use/Addictions
  • Anxiety
  • Body Image
  • Career
  • Chronic Illness
  • Chronic Pain
  • Depression
  • Gambling
  • Gaming
  • Grief & Loss
  • Internet/Social Media Addiction
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Life Coaching
  • Nutrition
  • Pet Loss
  • Relationships
  • Self-Esteem
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Spirituality
  • Stress/Stress Management
  • Substance Use Disorders
  • Trauma & Ptsd
  • Women's Issues

Therapy Types

  • Acceptance And Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Art Therapy
  • Client-Centered Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Complementary Or Alternative Medicine
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
  • Mindfulness
  • Music Therapy
  • Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT)
  • Somatic Therapy
  • Trauma-Informed Therapy
  • Yoga Therapy

Community Specialties

  • 12-Step Programs
  • Health At Every Size (HAES)
  • People With Disabilities
  • Trauma Survivors

Faith Based Specialties

  • Interfaith

Fees & Insurance

Cost per Session
$75.00 - $125.00
Sliding Scale
Yes
Pay By
Flexible Spending Account (FSA), Health Savings Account (HSA), Paypal, Venmo, Credit Card, American Express, Discover, Mastercard, Visa

Licenses & Certifications

Years in Practice
13
License(s)
License #
state
Counselor
NLC.0110346
Colorado
Alcohol and Drug Counselor
ADDC.0000018
Colorado
Alcohol and Drug Counselor
No. 13207
Missouri
Board Certification(s)
Missouri Credentialing Board
Colorado Division of Behavior Health - DORA
IC&RC
Professional Certification(s)
Organization
Date
Certified Clinical Trauma Specialist
Evergreen Certifications
2018
Certified Grief Counseling Specialist
Evergreen Certifications
2019
Certified HeartMath Provider
HeartMath Institute
2020
Certified Mental Health Integrated Medicine Provider
Evergreen Certifications
2018
Certified Addictions Informed Professional
Evergreen Certifications
2017
FIT Co-Occurring Disorders
Hazelden Betty Ford
2018
Registered Yoga Teacher - RYT-200
Yoga Alliance
2019
Certified Somatic Regulation Practitioner
Collectively Rooted
2019
Certified Trauma Informed Expressive Arts Therapist
Trauma Informed Expressive Arts Institute
2016
Certified Mindfulness Informed Professional
Evergreen Certifications
Certified Clinical Anxiety Treatment Professional
Evergreen Certifications
2018
Certified NeuroRegulation Practitioner
Finding Self
2021
Certified Compassion Fatigue Professional
Evergreen Certifications
2017
Certified Specialist in Anger Management
Evergreen Certifications
2017
Certified Arts in Health Practitioner
Arts in Health Institute
2017
Certified in DBT
Evergreen Certifications
2021
Certified Healing with Art in Palliative Care Provider
Cal State San Marcos Palliative Care Center
2018
Certified MMFT Provider
MMFT Dr. Elizabeth Stanley
2020
Certified MBSR Practitioner
UC Berkley
2017
Certified Reiki Master and Energy Therapies
Kennessaw State Unviersity
2018
Professional Association(s)
Membership Type
Association of Humanistic Psychology
Member
International Expressive Arts Therapy Association
Member
NAADAC
Member
International Association of Alternative Therapist
Member
American Association of Drugless Practitioners
Member
Graduate School(s)
Degree
Year Graduated
Institute of Metaphysical Science
PhD (Transpersonal Counseling)
2022
University of MN
Specialization Certificate Integrated Therapies
2022
University of NM
Specialization Certificate Curanderismo
2022
University of Sedona
Doctorate of Holistic Ministry
2021
Capella
Doctoral Study in Psychology
2020
University at Buffalo School of Social Work
Post Grad Certificates in Trauma Informed Clinical Foundations and Practices
2019
Columbia University
Complicated Grief Training
2018
Capella
Post Grad Certificate
2007
Institute of Transpersonal Psychology
Post Grad Certificate
2004
Regis University
MA
2001