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Children & Adolescents


Do you know a young person who is not living up to his/her full potential?

Is your child suffering from depression or anxiety?

Has your child been through a traumatic event he can’t seem to overcome?

While challenges that occur during the formative years are common, they continue to be anxiety provoking for parents and the community. With guidance, a young person can begin to develop skills to thrive at home, school and in his community. While “bumps in the road” prepare a young person for adulthood, minimizing the harm from these high risk situations is important. Introducing a young person to a variety of healthy experiences and role models nurtures growth and empowers their success.

Parents try many things to help their child. When a child is struggling, parents become worried, sad and sometimes angry or experience feeling helpless to change the situation. During difficult times, getting a child outside support and guidance can make a difference

Perhaps your teenager struggles with creating appropriate peer relationships. You are worried your son’s friends are unmotivated, eating pot brownies, and playing video games instead of doing schoolwork and sports. Maybe your daughter’s clique engages in cyber-bullying, and she is becoming a victim or a bully.

Sometimes the hardest children to love are the ones who need it the most. Your guidance is met with slammed doors, grunts and comments like, “Leave me alone!” You can’t leave them alone. You love them too much and care about their future.

It shows true love and compassion when you keep searching for answers and don’t give up. Whether the answer lies in counseling, coaching, or consulting depends on your family’s unique situation.

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Children do not live in a vacuum; the family plays a large role in their mental health. Sometimes stress from other parts of the family, like a death, a special-needs sibling, or a move, impacts a child in curious ways. Your child might not have the insight into the source of her stress. Other times she knows exactly what the problem is but feels powerless to fix it. Together we will talk through your child’s feelings, offer support and guide her towards solutions.

Some children’s stress originates from within the child. Your daughter feels anxious and confused about school or a sport. Your son’s physical ailments seem to escalate with pressure. You feel their pain and hate to see them in agony. You want to help them cope, but you don’t know where to turn. They need coaching to manage their stress, reduce the physical symptoms of anxiety and learn techniques for positive self-talk. You know they can thrive, but they have to know that too.

If you have similar concerns with your child, Rocky Mountain Counseling can support you and your child through this difficult time.

We focus on two pillars when working with you and your child. The first pillar is a strong therapeutic relationship that is based on trust. Without this foundation, counseling is simply ineffective. Our team is comprised of talented therapists who pride themselves in being able to connect and build trusting relationships with their young clients.

The second pillar is empowering your child to develop and hone more effective coping skills. As we focus on academics and extracurricular activities, coping skills are often overlooked in our society . The key to young people experiencing success and transitioning effectively into their young adult lives is developing these coping skills.

Rocky Mountain Counseling often includes all family members in the therapeutic process to ensure long term outcomes. The earlier your family intervenes for your son or daughter the better. Together, we guide children toward realizing their potential and prepare them for a successful and healthy future.

Whether counseling occurs in the community, home or office, at Rocky Mountain Counseling your family will experience a well designed approach that ensures your child’s and your family’s strengths are utilized to overcome specific challenges and maximize potential outcomes.

Rocky Mountain Counseling provides services in a variety of locations (e.g. local parks, rock-climbing gym, in the mountains). These experiential opportunities along with non-traditional strategies provide effective therapy services that immerse your child in a real life environment to practice and hone coping skills. This ensures your child is able to replicate these newly acquired skills at home, school and in the community.

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Types of treatments offered:

Solution Focused Therapy

Strengths Based Therapy

Narrative Therapy

Experiential Therapies

Life Coaching

Home, Community, Online & Office Based Services

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Trauma Focused CBT

Types of concerns we treat:

Problems at School

Behavioral Struggles

Ongoing Family Conflict

Developmental Delays

Substance Use/Abuse

Attachment Disruptions

Poor Social Skills

Academic Underachievement

School Refusal

ADD/ADHD

Learning Differences

Lack of Accountability

Lack of Motivation

Low Self-esteem

Grief/Loss

Divorce

Trauma

Depression

Anxiety

Meet our Team

Cory Reid-Vanas,
MA LMFT

Therapist Coach Consultant, Founder of RM3C

Cory earned his Master’s degree in Couples and Family Therapy from the University of Colorado Denver. He is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the state of Colorado and a Colorado State Child & Family Investigator. Cory was born and raised in upstate New York and has been living in the western United States for over ten years. He is an avid outdoors-man and enjoys spending time on his bicycle, growing organic vegetables and exploring the natural world.

With over ten years of experience working with individuals, youth, couples and families, Cory has worked diligently to empower his clients to effectively navigate difficult moments in their lives. He guides his clients in developing healthy coping skills and gaining a deeper understanding of the connection between thoughts, feelings and behaviors. Each individual and family is considered the expert of their own lives and will participate in a collaboration with Cory to understand needs, establish specific goals, develop healthy choices, and create purpose.

Growth happens through accessing strengths to tackle barriers and establish strategies for successful living. Cory believes that people who are given the opportunity to learn, practice and integrate effective strategies for working through challenges and celebrating success can positively participate and develop healthy relationships with their family, social circles, and communities. Cory is dedicated and inspired by his clients.

Cory Reid-Vanas, <br>MA LMFT

Cory Reid-Vanas,
MA LMFT

Therapist Coach Consultant, Founder of RM3C

Hinde Newton,
MS LPC

Independent Contract Therapist

Hinde earned her Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology from Chestnut Hill College in Pennsylvania in 2004. She has been living and practicing psychology in Colorado since 2007 when she became a Licensed Professional Counselor. Hinde enjoys doing yoga, hiking, biking, snowshoeing, gardening, writing, and exploring the beauty of Colorado’s mountains.

Hinde has over a decade of experience working with families, children, and adolescents. She believes it is important to meet clients where they are and to act as a guide in helping them access their strengths and develop their positive coping skills. Hinde has worked most recently, for the last five years, as a therapist in an elementary school where she had the privilege of helping children and families manage emotions safely and learn to communicate effectively and support each other.

Hinde also has 5 years of experience working in residential and day treatment settings with adolescents. Hinde has a unique ability to gain the trust of adolescents who, due to their past experiences, have a difficult time opening up to adults in their lives.

Hinde will provide a safe, caring, nonjudgmental relationship for her clients so that they can become fully actualized and achieve their treatment goals in a timely manner. Hinde specializes in working with children and adolescents who have experienced trauma, and can also work with adults who are feeling trapped in negative patterns of thinking and behavior. She looks forward to helping you achieve your goals.

Hinde Newton, <br>MS LPC

Hinde Newton,
MS LPC

Independent Contract Therapist

Hannah Lacaire,
MA LPC

Independent Contract Therapist

Hannah earned her Master’s Degree in Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy from Assumption College in Worcester, Massachusetts. She was born in Massachusetts and has been living in Colorado for two years. Hannah enjoys being active, including exploring the mountains, skiing, and playing basketball. She is currently a licensed professional counselor in the State of Colorado.

Hannah has been working with children and adolescents for seven years, beginning her clinical work in emergency facilities and group home settings where she refined various crisis support plans and assessments.

She has transitioned her career into more community based settings, such as outpatient and in-home therapy over the past two years. Hannah has enjoyed helping others maintain stability within the community successfully, and out of other restrictive living environments.

Hannah believes that when an individual is provided with the proper tools to understand and cope with their experiences, these internal resources can then be applied not only in the moment, but for a lifetime. It is important for people to be aware of their strengths, potential, and positive attributes in order to achieve short and long-terms goals successfully. Hannah is committed in helping others recognize these strengths and reach desired goals by collaborating with individuals and their external supports.

Hannah Lacaire, <br>MA LPC

Hannah Lacaire,
MA LPC

Independent Contract Therapist

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