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Michelle R. Simmons, LPC

Founder/Clinical Director

Michelle R. Simmons, LPC, holds a Master’s Degree in community counseling from the University of Northern Colorado and is a licensed professional counselor in the state of Colorado. In addition to her private practice, she has over 20 years of clinical experience in a variety of settings such as hospitals, community mental health centers and family service agencies.

By continuing her education, Michelle has extensive knowledge in crucial areas such as trauma, crisis intervention and child protective issues. She is dedicated to her community and welcomes the opportunity to work with the unique issues that many people face.

Mechelle Salley, MA 

Do you make a positive impact in our community BUT feel exhausted in "helping" others? Feeling Overextended and that you don't have time with loved ones let alone yourself? You are not alone! And You are worthy of taking time for YOU! (just cause). Having more Joy and quality time with loved ones and self is Possible!

I'm Mechelle! A therapist with Michelle Simmons Counseling, a global SelfCare Coach, CEO and Founder of Revolutionary SelfCare LLC as well as a recovering workaholic. Practicing #RevolutionarySelfCare has allowed me to overcome panic attacks, remain positive and sane while navigating recovery from a car accident and a global pandemic. I guide individuals, families, organizations, corporations and businesses in becoming their best. Healthy JOYful Whole self (mentally, emotionally, socially, spiritual and physically). 

Through individual sessions, groups and workshops, by learning to serve from a place of REST/out of their abundance, becoming MORE impactful to our community and regaining quality TIME with loved ones & self. Waking up in peace full of joy is at your fingertips, will you reach for it? Excited to connect with you soon! 

Derrick M. Gildner, LPC 

My psychotherapy and assessments with adult individuals, couples, and DBT groups is active and collaborative. We begin with discussing what precipitated your visit and attempt to understand why you are where you are from a perspective that is developmental and non-pathologizing. As an individual and couples therapist, I am skilled at weighing the relative contributions of what is within an individual and what is between individuals and within troubled relationships.

Our work is both experiential and insight-oriented. I use my training in trauma-focused, dialectical behavioral therapy, cognitive-behavioral, and solution-focused, positive psychology models to provide you with greater understanding and to recommend changes in behavior. I model for you new and more effective ways of interacting with others.

Trained in both CBT, DBT, and EMDR (preparation) I often introduce an experiential component that enriches your work and our collaboration. In our group practice we can first give skills and space for resilience building (Mindfulness, Distress Tolerance, Emotional Regulation and Interpersonal Effectiveness) in preparation to begin EMDR or trauma focused sessions within our group practice.

Emily Palmiotto, LMFT-C

Emily earned her Master's Degree in counseling with an emphasis in couples and families from the University of Colorado. During clinical work, she provided therapy to individual college students, couples and families at the CU Denver Student and Community Counseling Center. Her internship was completed with a private practice working with children, couples and families while volunteering at the Hazledon Betty Ford Children's Program. Throughout her extensive years in the education field and subsequent work in the counseling field, Emily has learned the importance of emotional well-being and the impact that support and understanding can have on individuals. Emily uses her knowledge and passion to work alongside people to help them achieve their well-being goals. 

Through a solution-focused and strengths based approach, Emily creates a safe, compassionate, and non-judgemental environment to help clients navigate their path towards healing and self-discovery. In her spare time, Emily enjoys spending time with family and friends. She especially enjoys being outdoors with her husband and son, cycling, snowboarding, hiking and camping. Other pastimes include doing a little sewing, reading a good book, and watching HGTV.

Lynsey Chapman, LPCC​

Lynsey obtained her bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of Colorado, Denver in 2017, where she graduated with honors. She earned a masters in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Regis University in 2021, where she also graduated with honors. Lynsey will provide individual and group therapy sessions to children, adolescents, and young adults. She specializes in working with minority populations, people of color, chronic pain and illness, anxiety, and depression. In sessions, Lynsey aims to create a safe, warm, and welcoming environment, where she uses a holistic, strengths-based and person-centered approach to address mental health, wellness, and healing.

Lynsey encourages individuals to explore the influence of the mind, body, identity, culture, and relationships on their life experiences. She works collaboratively to create solutions and help her clients live a life that’s aligned with their values and goals. Lynsey believes that we all have the inner strength and resilience to grow through what we go through.

Chelsea Honea, LPC LAC

Chelsea earned her Master's degree in counseling with an emphasis in couple and family therapy from the University of Colorado Denver. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and Licensed Addiction Counselor (LAC). Chelsea primarily works with individuals and couples on a variety of issues from addiction, to multicultural issues/social justice work, to maintaining stable mental health. 

In treatment, Chelsea strives to create a safe place for clients to be vulnerable and authentic. Using a systemic, multicultural, and 

strengths-based lens, Chelsea helps clients identify and work towards goals, process trauma, create/supplement self-care practices, resolve conflict, and overall find more peace and clarity.


Tanisha Woodard, Master's Level Intern

I am born and raised in Colorado and I am completing my Master in Mental Health Counseling at Colorado Christian University. I completed my bachelors degree in Marketing at the University of Northern Colorado and have spent 21 years in the Insurance Industry. I volunteer with Victims 2 Victory, a sexual assault survivors group and with Second Chance Center which supports returning citizens. 

My life calling is to be of service. For me that means to support others when and how I can. I am passionate about the struggles of the African American community and women. We all have a story to tell and sometimes that story just needs to be sorted out to make sense. I would like to assist you in that journey and help you solidify what your story is. I look forward to supporting you.

Jessica Wilson, LPCC

Jessica Wilson, LPCC, holds a master’s degree in Clinical Psychology with a specialization in Clinical Counseling from Capella University where she graduated with honors and is a licensed counselor in the state of Colorado. Jessica specializes in working with trauma and works with adolescents, young adults, and adults. Jessica will provide individual sessions as well as groups. Trauma, anxiety, depression, couples counseling, parenting support, work and career issues, abuse, addiction & recovery, and conflict resolution. Jessica also takes a role in men’s mental health and wellness, and letting men be open about the issues and challenges they are faced with in life.

Jessica also works in the community working with youth violence prevention organizations and is overwhelmingly excited about helping our youth grow and become amazing adults. Jessica believes that creating a safe and comfortable

environment will allow healing to take place, even when unaware that it is occurring. Mental health and wellness are an important part of her purpose.

“Our youth will one day be adults becoming doctors, lawyers, astronauts, and entrepreneurs. It is up to us, as the current role models, to give them the necessary tools to carry out their purpose in life.”

I’m not telling you it’s going to be easy. I’m telling you it's going to be worth it.

- Art Williams

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