Affordable Counseling Program Interns

A kind gesture can reach a wound that only compassion can heal. ~Steve Maraboli

We hope all of you who want to improve your personal development, but may lack the financial resources for professional therapy, will consider taking advantage of this low cost counseling program, it will empower your life!

Philosophy

We believe that counseling should be accessible to everyone regardless of income. That is why we offer an Affordable Counseling Program, designed to serve those unable to afford full-priced psychotherapy. Our perspective is holistic, starting with the premise that the development and integration of mind, body, and spirit are necessary to become healthy, fulfilled and productive.

About the Counselors

The counseling interns who staff this program are master's level students or graduates acquiring experience for professional licensure with the State of Colorado. They are carefully selected based on life experience and personal development to ensure the highest quality for our clients. All of our interns are supervised by Licensed Mental Health Professionals.

About the fees

Counseling by People House interns is on a sliding scale of $20-$50 per hour or more depending on ability to pay. It is designed for those who make under $50,000/annually, serving individuals, couples, families, and children. We take life circumstances into account when looking at the annual household income.

Ready to Find Out More?

You can fill out our Affordable Counseling Request Form by click HERE.  Or, you can give us a call at
303-480-5130
or email info@peoplehouse.org for more information or to find a counselor.

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Meet our Affordable Counseling Interns

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Andy Archer

Affordable Counseling Program

I have a fundamental belief that a person’s mental health drives all other significant aspects of their life, including physical health, relationship quality, personal fulfillment, and other pillars of well-being. My approach to counseling prioritizes a focus on connection, curiosity, and authenticity.  Through my own mental health journey, I have learned that it can be hard to outthink problems and do it alone. That experience led me to pursue a Master of Arts in Counseling degree at CU Denver.  I look forward to working alongside clients from all different life-stages, ages, backgrounds, and identities.

Email:AndyArcher@peoplehouse.org

Phone:303.882.9195

Sarah Bass

AFFORDABLE COUNSELING INTERN

I believe in relationships. People are relational beings by nature with physical, emotional, social, intellectual, and spiritual mechanisms. The understanding of these mechanisms is essential for self-awareness and growth towards creating positive and healthy relationships within yourself and with others. I will work with you as a collaborative facilitator to offer empathetic and actionable support to foster a fulfilling life. I join clients in a respectful and empowering way where they can express and embrace who they are and maximize their potential.

Andrew Bryson (he/him)

AFFORDABLE COUNSELING INTERN

As a counselor, my hope is to help reconnect clients with their innate, self-evident sense of well-being and resilience. Though there is debate about the best way to do this, it seems to me that almost all rivers lead to the ocean. Above any one approach to counseling, I value sincerity, caring, clarity, and humility in the counseling relationship. I hope that by embodying these things, I can hold a space where clients feel safe to uncover what wants to be found, and to take the steps that want to be taken.

Email:AndrewBryson@peoplehouse.org

Phone:720.689.3415

Nina Carter Cohen

Affordable Counseling Intern

The journey of life can be challenging at times, with unexpected twists and turns that can throw us off course. Even if the changes are of our own choosing, they can sometimes be hard to navigate and we can find ourselves stuck. We all need a safe place to process our thoughts, feelings, and questions with someone who has “been there.” I have traveled the terrains of transition and change, grief and loss, spiritual crisis, childhood trauma, and more. Using creative approaches as well as traditional talk therapy—along with a bit of humor—I will partner with you to find your way forward again.

Email:ninacartercohen@peoplehouse.org

Phone:970.501.5017

Liz Delaney

Affordable Counseling Intern

My approach to therapy is guided by my love and passion for creativity and connection. Together we will co-author narratives that highlight your strengths and focus on solutions. I work with individuals, couples, and families to cultivate and grow relationships. I provide support to clients of all ages with diverse backgrounds and identities. I look forward to sharing this journey with you!

Email:lizdelaney@peoplehouse.org

Phone:303.834.7825

Annabelle Denmark

Affordable Counseling Intern

You carry within you the key to your own healing. My role in therapy is to guide you to honor the wisdom of your body, mind and spirit, and the gifts of your resilience in face of adversity. In the process of therapy, we will be exploring parts of yourself and your past that have been left in the dark but are impacting your present moment experience. I use a somatic approach that includes a multicultural and social justice lens and serves individuals from all walks of life.

Email:AnnabelleDenmark@peoplehouse.org

Phone:720.441.5155

Tristan Dubovich

Affordable Counseling Intern

Hello! I’m TJ and I work with individuals, couples, and families. I’m committed to exploring your concerns in a safe and inclusive space. I take a collaborative approach, believing individuals have the strength and resilience to find solutions that serve them. I will support you through the therapeutic process and encourage connection to find peace, wellness, and insight. I have experience and passion for working with the LGBTQIA+ community and the geriatric population. My goal is to meet each client as a unique individual, and welcome folks from all walks of life to begin this journey.

Email:tristandubovich@peoplehouse.org

Phone:720.712.8242

Elise Fabricant

AFFORDABLE COUNSELING INTERN

Within a relationship built on compassion, respect, and curiosity, I’ll work closely with you to identify what’s holding you back and help you move forward. Together, we’ll find meaningful solutions that make life, work, and relationships more rewarding. I have a warm, active, and genuine style. I am currently a Master’s candidate at UNC and have a background in holistic wellness. My specialties include anxiety, depression, and relationship/communication issues, and have a strong interest in working with women on self-esteem and authentic self-expression. My ultimate goal is to inspire, guide and empower you to live a more joyful life.

Joey Fischer

Affordable Counseling Program

We live in a culture that can cause us to feel out of alignment with our true selves. I view therapy as a way to heal the trauma of our systems of oppression, our family systems, and our social conditioning and begin living in our full authenticity. My approach is intuitive and non-judgmental, and my goal as a therapist is to guide you toward greater awareness of yourself and your experience, helping you access your inner wisdom. I draw from Gestalt, mindfulness, and transpersonal modalities and have special interest in working with complex trauma, shadow integration, spirituality, and sexuality.

Email:joeyfischer@peoplehouse.org

Phone:720.432.9630

Zachary Nathaniel Gart

Affordable Counseling Intern

Hi, I’m Zach and I’m here to support you in navigating this wild journey. Whatever you might be seeking right now, I’ll walk with you as we explore aliveness, connection and ease in being. I hold the belief that awareness and relationship with self are major factors in healing. I offer warmth, safety and presence in
my relational approach to therapy and hold experience in somatic/body-based approaches, Gestalt Therapy, NARM (Developmental Trauma) and Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy. I am grateful to spend time with clients from all walks of life and warmly welcome all of you to be here. Excited to meet you!

Email:zacharynathanielgart@peoplehouse.org

Phone:303.736.9579

Hiroko Hirata

Affordable Counseling Intern

Hiroko was born and grew up in Kyoto, Japan. After receiving a Master of Divinity Degree at Naropa University, she served as a spiritual care provider in acute care, addiction recovery, and palliative care in several area hospitals. During her clinical spiritual care internship at Boulder Community Health and residency at University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, she specialized in grief and trauma primarily using mindfulness/compassion-based approaches. Her clinical experience affirmed her view that all people, regardless of their circumstances, can find relief in their own inner wholeness and that we are more together than alone.

Email:hirokohirata@peoplehouse.org

Phone:719.315.1553

Chris Howard

Affordable Counseling Intern

Whatever your goals are for counseling, you can count on me to be compassionate, creative, and collaborative, helping make sure the process works best for you. I have a background in music, storytelling, ecology, wilderness therapy, and craniosacral therapy, and I’m currently completing my Master’s in Counseling at Regis University. I’m also training my dog to work with people in a therapeutic setting, so I’m hoping the two of us will one day be a team. I have experience working with adults, adolescents, and pre-teens, and I’ve called Denver home for the past seventeen years.

Email: chrishoward@peoplehouse.org

Phone:720.443.1256

Nicole Jefferson

Affordable Counseling Intern

My most important long-term relationship has been with the great outdoors, and my first therapist was Mother Nature. The outdoors is a space I’ve used numerous times to heal myself. I am in my final semester at Prescott College’s MA in Counseling program, where I’ve focused on Somatic and Nature-Based therapy. I have used my time in the program to align the things that make my heartbeat: people, nature, and the power of self-development. I believe the outdoors is a powerful resource in helping us feel grounded and at peace; when we are immersed within all that Mother Nature has to offer. My approach is holistic, mindful-based, and person-centered. I welcomed all identities and have worked closely with adolescents, adolescents experiencing houselessness, and LGBTQ+ populations.

Email:NicoleJefferson@peoplehouse.org

Phone:970.599.1432

Lindsey Kayne

Affordable Counseling Intern

As a holistic practitioner, I am passionate about collaborating with individuals seeking guidance and methods to assist them in understanding themselves, and their world, and healing the mind, body, and spirit. Together we will work as a team to overcome obstacles and boundaries in your life in order for you to realize your full potential. I use a whole-person approach and consider your background, personality, experiences, family dynamics, interests, strengths, and areas needing improvement in order to assist you in creating harmony, balance, and greater fulfillment in your life. I use a wide array of therapeutic tools and resources in order to create a supportive working relationship that is individualized and tailored to your needs. I look forward to guiding you on your healing journey.

Email:720.900.5308

Phone:lindseykayne@peoplehouse.org

Sakina Mohamed Ali

MA, LPCC, MFTC

We all come from different backgrounds and cultures. We hold different beliefs and values that make up our unique stories. However, that story might define us for a time, and hold us back from thriving. As an immigrant, Black woman living in America it is important for me to bring a multicultural lens into my therapy sessions. My role in our sessions is to use that lens to support you in writing the next chapter of your story as a more resilient, confident and self-aware individual.

Lisa Martinez

Affordable Counseling Intern

In my own life challenges, I have explored the interconnection of the mind, body and spirit. My struggles through the traumatic loss of my son have inspired me to walk alongside others who need empathy and hope on their path. As a mother of six children, yoga and wellness professional and Master’s candidate in clinical mental health counseling, I have gathered wisdom from life experience, somatic and mindfulness traditions, and trauma-informed counseling techniques. Using a person-centered and mindful approach, my passion is to help bereaved parents as well as others coping with the effects of trauma, grief and loss. I hope to inspire you to move through life to find joy, beauty and wholeness in the simple moments.

Email:lisamartinez@peoplehouse.org

Phone:703.755.0661

Kim Miñoso Smith (she/her/hers/ella)

Affordable Counseling Intern

Mi gente, ¡bienvenidos! Aquí puedes platicar en español,eh-spanglish, o inglés. Cuando trabajas conmigo, vas a ver cómo escucho con curiosidad, amor, y fuerza. Aquí puedes dejar tus armaduras emocionales para descubrir quién eres y cómo quieres manifestar tu potencial.

Ready to heal old wounds and open to the expansiveness of your essence? With fullness of heart, deep listening, and a fierce desire to bear witness to your truth, I will accompany you by sharing a sacred healing space where every part of you is welcome. Liberation awaits.


Email:kimminososmith@peoplehouse.org

Phone:720.465.5766

Paige Sutula

Affordable Counseling Intern

Human beings are made up of a collection of our experiences that shape us into who we are today. We are also relational beings who desire connection and comfort. I believe therapy can be a place to navigate difficult emotions and experiences while gaining insight into the patterns we find ourselves stuck in. I approach therapy through an emotionally focused lens, while also believing in a holistic, individualized approach. I strive to create a warm and inviting space where you can feel safe and secure navigating the challenges of life. I enjoy working with individuals, couples, and families of all backgrounds and identities.

Email:paigesutula@peoplehouse.org

Phone:720.634.6319

Allison Tonini

Affordable Counseling Intern

Certain seasons of life are difficult. Everyone deserves a safe, non-judgmental space to seek refuge, process, grow, and heal. I believe that you are the author of your own story. My role as a counselor is to help you write the upcoming chapters of life with more intention, self awareness, authenticity, and alignment. My warm, holistic approach incorporates empathy, curiosity, and presence to ensure you feel supported while doing this transformational inner work. I will always meet you where you are, then together we can build a path toward greater connection and meaningful change.

Email:allisontonini@peoplehouse.org

Phone:720.863.4799

Sarah VanNatta

Affordable Counseling Intern

Hi, I’m Sarah. As a strengths-based counselor, I am here to help you reconnect to your own innate ability to heal and guide you toward greater awareness of yourself and your life experiences. By using a relational and somatic-based approach to clients, I work to build a relationship that supports and honors each person as an individual, where we can explore self-expression and emotion in ways beyond the verbal. I am currently working towards my Master’s Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling with a focus on Somatic and Body Psychotherapy at Naropa University. I have special interest in women-related issues, including but not limited to perinatal mental health and sexuality, and welcome all identities and backgrounds.

Email:SarahVanNatta@peoplehouse.org

Phone:720.316.9529

Katie Zeman (she/her/ella)

Affordable Counseling Intern

Healing is a warrior’s journey; requiring willingness to work with everything as it arises – pain and joy, dark and light. As a passing White woman with Mexican, Aztec, and Czechoslovakian roots, I feel strongly that well-being is heavily influenced by a person’s experiences, shaped through their relationship to personal identity and social context. I recognize the basic goodness inherent in every human being. Using
compassion and mindfulness, my approach helps clients be with their experiences, allowing for shifts in awareness and perspective, leading to wholeness and embodiment. I hope to be a guiding light on your path to liberation.

Email:katiezeman@peoplehouse.org

Phone:720.505.4364;

Affordable Counseling Program

Psychotherapy (Counseling)   – $50 CPT 90837-60 minute session

However, please inquire about our sliding fee scale, we offer sessions from $20-50. 

 

If you are covered by health insurance, you are encouraged to consult with your health insurer to determine if it is to your benefit to find a provider that takes your insurance and what your financial responsibility would be for that particular health care service provided by that health care facility or practitioner.  If you are not covered by health insurance, you are strongly encouraged to contact us at 303-480-5130 to discuss payment options prior to receiving services from us,  since the above posted health care prices may not reflect the actual amount of your financial responsibility, since we offer a sliding scale.

Ready to take the next step?

Call 303-480-5130