Liz Unruh, MA, LPC

My name is Liz Unruh and I am a Colorado transplant from upstate New York.  I earned a Bachelor's degree in Psychology from the State University of New York at Potsdam in 1992 and a Master's degree in Counseling from Denver Seminary in 1997. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with the state of Colorado. I am a follower of  Jesus Christ, I aim to incorporate hope into the counseling process and I strive to create a healing space that combines kind consideration with challenge.

I enjoy working with adults, teens and couples in the areas of: anxiety and depression, marriage, communication, identity issues, grief and loss, trauma, parenting, codependency, self-esteem, religious disillusionment and spiritual direction.  I have also ministered in the areas of group bible study and prayer for intercession and healing.

I believe individuals are each unique and therefore not one modality of therapy is appropriate for everyone.  I utilize elements of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Client Centered Therapy, Brief Solution Focused Therapy, Tapping, and EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing)* in my work with clients.  I also have been trained in both Level 1 and Level 2 of the Gottman Method Couples Therapy.  

I am married and my husband and I have been blessed with two active teenage sons. When I am not in the office, volunteering at school or attending a sporting event, I enjoy our two Golden Retrievers, gardening, cooking, physical fitness and road biking.  

COUNSELING AREAS OF FOCUS

  • Individual, adults and teens
  • Marriage counseling
  • Anxiety and depression
  • Trauma
  • Parenting
  • Women's issues
  • Spiritual issues

I offer 45 minute (for individuals) and 90 minute sessions (for couples and EMDR).  I take Cigna Insurance.  

 

 

* EMDR is a method of psychotherapy that has been widely researched as an effective method of treatment for trauma, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and disturbing memories.  EMDR can also be effective in the treating anxiety and depression as well.  EMDR is an integrative psychotherapeutic approach that assists an individual to process memories and promote emotional healing.  EMDR has been recognized by both the American Psychiatric Association and the United States Department of Defense as an effective form of treatment for trauma. You may find out more about EMDR at http://www.emdr.com/general-information/what-is-emdr.html.