The fight against mental trauma, anxiety, and PTSD can be long and challenging because of the complex nature of psychological issues. As life continues to throw curveballs at us, it can be difficult to keep up with the changing landscape. Fortunately, Lesley Goth, Founder of Denver Family Counseling Services, is here to help individuals and families through these difficult times.
Denver Family Counseling Services LLC empowers people to take control of their lives and focus on managing their mental health. This firm thrives with the passion of helping people achieve freedom from what holds them back and transition to a healthier, happier state of being.
The Battle Against Mental Trauma
The dream started in 2004, when Lesley Goth, PsyD., started the practice of specializing in eating disorders treatment. From the start, Lesley knew that her practice had to be founded on the principles of caring and compassion — not just a rushed hour of service.
Since then, Denver Family Counseling Services LLC has grown exponentially to become a leading provider of mental health services. Lesley and her team understand what their clients are dealing with and provide comprehensive support for those seeking personal growth.
“My passion is to help people face their demons and find healing. When you have a team that genuinely cares about you, healing is possible. Traumas can be processed. Anxiety and depression can be managed. Losses can be grieved. And finally, people can have the life they deserve,” Lesley Goth said.
Lesley brought on other like-minded licensed therapists to spread the net even wider. Now it’s a team effort to reach and help as many people as possible on their journey to self-discovery and freedom.
However, it goes beyond the techniques of traditional therapy. Denver Family Counseling Services LLC provides individualized and creative approaches to help people overcome their mental trauma, anxiety, and PTSD. They utilize a variety of modalities, such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness-based therapies, EMDR therapy, and more.
“It’s not just about technique and showing up for our clients. We invest in our clients and really care about the people who entrust us with their very vulnerable and personal struggles. We take mental health and the quality of life very seriously and believe everyone deserves healing, health, and the best relationships possible,” Lesley further adds.
The Brains Behind Denver Family Counseling Services LLC
Founded by Lesley, Denver Family Counseling Services LLC is a combination of experience and expertise. Established in 2004, the practice consists of fully licensed professionals. The team is passionate about their work and are committed to helping people overcome their mental health difficulties.
Lesley Goth is a licensed clinical psychologist specializing in Eating Disorders Treatment. She has been working with adolescents and adults since 2004. Lesley Goth is the founding director of Denver Family Counseling Services LLC.
“This practice started with the need to intensify psychological services and especially telehealth counseling so that anyone can have access to help and care regardless of their location,” she says.
What originally inspired the creation of Denver Family Counseling Services LLC was Lesley Goth’s passion for people who struggle with eating disorders. Having struggled as a teen and into her adult years, Lesley knows firsthand the battle to have a healthy relationship with food and one’s body.
So far, Denver Family Counseling Services LLC has quickly expanded into a practice that specializes in trauma, PTSD, CPTSD, eating disorders, addictions, depression, anxiety, and other mental traumas. The firm considers the symptoms and often identifies much deeper issues rooted in trauma.
Stacy Stafford is a licensed professional counselor with over twenty years of experience in the field of psychology and counseling. She specializes in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), and Mindfulness-based therapies.
Stacey Stafford has several decades in counseling, and her specialties include trauma, anxiety, depression, grief, identity, communication, and insight/transformation. She also treats couples on infidelity, communication barriers, intimacy, parenting challenges, loss, grief, anxiety, illness, and trauma.
“My goal is to work with my clients in a collaborative way to create and strengthen their inner resources for healing, self-awareness, and personal growth. I strive to cultivate an environment that honors each individual’s unique story,” Stacy says.
Margaret Fitzgerald is an experienced social worker with a wealth of experience in working with both individuals and families. She is an expert in the areas of trauma, couples therapy, grief counseling, addiction recovery, relationship dynamics, communication skills, parenting strategies, adolescent development, and more.
She also provides a whole person/ family systems perspective with clinical tools and skills based on evidence-based practice and a positive, accepting, solution-focused, strength-based, supportive approach to helping people identify and reach their goals.
“My approach is to create a safe space for my clients to explore their thoughts and feelings without judgement or criticism. With over 15 years of experience in social work, I have seen people of all ages experience trauma, grief, and other kinds of emotional pain. I believe that all individuals have the capacity to heal and find ways to cope with their struggles,” Margaret expresses.
Furthermore, Margaret loves helping individuals take proactive steps for their overall health and well-being. She has helped people dealing with cancer or other life-threatening illness, anxiety, depression, trauma, grief, and loss. Also, she helps to tackle family of origin issues, addiction and recovery, relationship issues, parenting, life transitions, abuse, battering history, lost children, or other roles in dysfunctional family systems.
Finally, Elissa Mackie is a licensed professional counselor with over two decades of working experience. She specializes in working with trauma and attachment issues, dealing with trauma-related issues, anxiety, depression, grief/loss, and crisis intervention.
Elissa is also experienced with caring for clients at all levels, including acute inpatient, Residential care, Day treatment programs, and outpatient care. Elissa is client-centered and uses a strengths-based approach to support her clients in achieving their goals. For the past ten years, she has worked with women with eating disorders and trauma and can provide EMDR therapy.
“I believe in providing quality care using evidence-based practices, focusing on the whole person, and creating an environment of safety, support, and collaboration. I am committed to helping my clients find healing, growth, resiliency, and joy in life,” Elissa says.
Building a Stronger Society Together
Society thrives when people feel safe, accepted, and supported. Denver Family Counseling Services LLC provides an inclusive and compassionate setting to help people heal from past traumas and fears, learn to manage overwhelming emotions and attachments, improve communication skills, strengthen relationships with others, and live life in more meaningful ways.
In a recent interview, Lesley Goth says, “We are here to help people create a better life for themselves and their families. We want our clients to find joy in life and live it in ways that make them feel whole, complete, and fulfilled.”
The dream is that no one in any society should struggle unnecessarily with mental health issues. Denver Family Counseling Services LLC is committed to helping people find the resources, support, and guidance they need to live a life of joy, peace, and fulfilment.
Expanding the Reach
Denver Family Counseling Services LLC is dedicated to providing quality services and resources to the community. They are proactively involved in local events, such as counseling fairs, seminars and workshops, and support groups.
Lesley Goth says that onboarding three new experts in only a few months have already made a huge difference in the services they can offer. The team’s goal is to reach even more people and provide additional support to those in need.
“Now more people can access quality mental health services. I am sure that Denver Family Counseling Services LLC will be able to reach more people and help them on their journey of self-discovery and healing,” Lesley says.
Denver Family Counseling Services LLC is an invaluable resource for individuals struggling with mental trauma, anxiety, and PTSD. With the help of their expert team, they can provide individuals with the guidance and support needed to find a better life. They are dedicated to helping people in need and believe that everyone deserves a chance to heal and find joy in life.
“Healing is possible, and creating an environment that de-stigmatizes mental health and promotes mental health support, is part of the ultimate goal and dream. I hope to bring on even more highly qualified and caring providers to expand this network as wide as it can go. I’d love to be able to offer services in more than just the Colorado area, hopefully spanning the whole United States,” Lesley Goth shares.