Hi, my name is Linzie and I am working towards my Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) certification and master’s degree in clinical mental health counseling through Adams State University. I am a clinical counseling intern at Riversage Family Counseling, and have worked in helping professions throughout my career. Each position I have held over the past decade has fueled my desire to become a professional counselor. After graduating from Fort Lewis College with a bachelor’s degree in psychology, I worked with a non-medical home healthcare company as a client case manager. Here I had the opportunity to work with people in challenging situations in the comfort of their own homes, and I realized that people in all walks of life could benefit from mental health care. I also have experience managing a non-profit program that provided victimized populations with housing advocacy, and have spent the last three years providing wellness and nutrition coaching in our community.

As a professional counseling intern, I have a passion for providing clients with the space and resources to navigate mental health challenges. I believe that as humans, we are the experts of our own lives, and counseling helps us to become more conscious of our neurological thought patterns and behaviors without judgment. Through this consciousness, clients are able to make informed changes in their lives based on their own subjective realities and needs. I approach clinical practice from several theoretical modalities, including but not limited to Person-Centered, Existential, Gestalt, Cognitive Behavioral, and Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction. I am trained in EMDR and trauma-informed techniques, and have a background in grief and loss counseling. I am influenced by body-based theories including interpersonal neurobiology and polyvagal theory, and love providing clients with contextual psychoeducation when applicable. I approach sessions theoretically based on the unique needs and goals of the clients I work with, as no two people are the same.

In my free time, you can find me in the wilderness with my family, friends, and fur babies. I am always humbled by the power of stepping away from the patterns of everyday life into natural and unplugged environments. I enjoy river rafting, mountain biking, snowboarding, hiking, game nights, cooking, and reading, to name a few! Feel free to reach out to me if you are interested in counseling services, I look forward to working with you!


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September 12, 2022