Southeast Christian Counseling Center

We are proud to serve you in-person and with teletherapy. Call us for support!

720-842-5553

We are proud to serve you in-person and with
teletherapy. Call us for support!

720-842-5553

A group of young people all jumping at the same time with a sunset in the background; a future team of counselors in Parker

Meet Our Team of Pyschotherapists in Parker, CO

Jason Bell

Jason Bell, MA, LPC

Jason Bell is a Licensed Professional Counselor with a Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Denver Seminary. Jason’s training and experience include individual, couple, and group counseling for adolescents and adults who struggle with a variety of concerns ranging from chronic acute mental illness to developmental challenges, life transitions, grief, career struggles, existential crises, and relationship problems. Jason is passionate about providing a safe haven in therapy, where clients can gain insight and develop solutions as they work through their struggles without fear of judgment. Jason also serves as the Counseling Center Executive Director.

Lisa Vander Griend, MA, LPC, RPT-S, ACS

Lisa Vander Griend is a Licensed Professional Counselor, a Registered Play Therapist-Supervisor, and an Approved Clinical Supervisor with a BA in Sociology from Davidson College and a Master of Arts in Counseling from Denver Seminary. Additonally, Lisa is the Center’s Manager of Internship and Child/Adolescent Services. Lisa is also EMDR Trained and an EMDR-Sandtray Specialist. Lisa works primarily with children ages 3-12 as a play therapist. She is passionate about working with children who have experienced trauma (e.g. sexual, physical, and/or emotional abuse, and transitional situations such as divorce or death). Through play therapy and the formation of a positive therapeutic relationship, Lisa believes children may be honored and empowered to face and overcome the trials and wounds in their lives. Lisa also works with adolescents on a variety of issues from anxiety and depression to adjustment issues. Finally, she works part time as an adjunct at Denver Seminary teaching and supervising students in the graduate counseling program.

Lisa Vander Griend
Jayne Statler, EMDR Therapist, Addictions Counselor

Jayne Statler, MA, LPC, LAC, ACS

Jayne Statler is a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Licensed Addiction Counselor who graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from the University of Colorado and a Master of Arts degree in Counseling Psychology from the University of Denver. Jayne has also received her Approved Clinical Supervisor certification. She leads our team as our Care Coordinator. Jayne works with men and women of all ages and has particularly broad experience in treating adults with both mental health and substance use issues. She also enjoys working with couples and families. Jayne’s areas of specialty are anxiety and depression, women’s emotional health, adult attachment issues, family therapy, trauma treatment, domestic violence, and substance abuse/dependence. Jayne is a certified EMDR clinician and has an interest in utilizing this technique when clinically appropriate. Jayne has found EMDR Therapy very helpful in areas such as trauma, grief and loss, self-esteem, anxiety, and when one “feels stuck.” Jayne became a therapist to help people navigate their complex worlds in order to live a healthier, happier life. She believes in a holistic approach to health and that all components of ones’ life are interrelated.

Anne Hellstrom, MS Ed, LPC

Anne Hellstrom is a Licensed Professional Counselor, EMDR Certified Clinician and Approved Consultant in EMDR Therapy. As the Director of Clinical Development at our Center, Anne brings over twenty-five years of experience in the mental health field with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Kent State University in Ohio and a Master of Science in Education degree in Community Counseling from Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Throughout her career, Anne has worked within the field of mental health and trauma with all ages in a variety of settings, including adolescent residential treatment, community mental health, non-profit and community based agencies, as well as private practice. She is passionate about empowering individuals to overcome challenges to improve their relationships, health, and well-being. Anchored in evidenced-based therapeutic practices, Anne works in partnership with her clients to envision their goals and design a treatment plan to guide their healing journey. In her spare time, you would find her soaking up the outdoors skiing, hiking, mountain biking, fly fishing and sitting around the fire pit with her husband, two boys, and their dog Charley.

Anne Hellstrom
Jeremy Baker

Jeremy Baker, MA, LPC, NCC

Jeremy Baker is a Licensed Professional Counselor with a Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Denver Seminary. He is also a National Certified Counselor and a trained Prepare-Enrich marital and pre-marital facilitator. He serves as the Center’s Marriage and Family Chair. Jeremy’s training and experience include working with adolescents, adults, couples and families. He enjoys partnering with clients in order to provide an environment and relationship in which clients feel safe, accepted, and loved no matter the struggles or painful circumstances in which they find themselves. Jeremy’s areas of strength include marital and pre-marital counseling, family therapy, adolescent issues, parenting issues, divorce and separation, anxiety and depression, grief, attachment issues, addictive behaviors, identity formation, and life transitions.

Jonathan Carr, MA, LPC

Jonathan Carr is a Licensed Professional Counselor and has served children, teens, individuals, families, and groups in clinical, school, church, community, and wilderness settings. Jonathan is passionate about providing a supportive, creative, and collaborative environment to explore your path of healing and growth. Jonathan graduated from Denver Seminary with a Master’s in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and is devoted to caring for the unique needs and goals of each person.

Jonathan Carr
Lori Sorrel, Therapist and Intake Coordinator

Lori Sorrel, MA, LPC

Lori Sorrel is a Licensed Professional Counselor and the Center’s Intake Manager and Cultural Integrity Lead who holds a Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Denver Seminary. She has worked with a non-profit organization serving university students in Texas, China and Colorado for 19 years. Lori genuinely loves people and sharing in the amazing and unique stories of their lives. She is committed to the truth that each one of us is worthy of love and respect, intrinsically bearing beauty and courage. She is full of hope that there can be restoration, growth and healing, even amidst deep wounds. Specific areas of interest in counseling include adoption and foster care families, attachment issues, trauma, and life transitions.

Jeannine Anderson, MA, LPC, LAC, DVCS

Jeannine Anderson is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Licensed Addiction Counselor with over a decade of experience working with adults and adolescents. She also serves as the Center’s Director of Forensic and Group Services. Jeannine’s training includes specialization in working with couples, trauma (EMDR), and substance abuse in addition to general mental health concerns including anxiety and depression. While serving as a clinical supervisor in the forensic realm for many years, Jeannine has a depth of knowledge in assisting clients who are involved both past and present in the criminal justice system through court-ordered treatment, victims of violence or crime, and first responders. Jeannine was a coordinator of an intensive outpatient program (IOP) for adolescents earlier in her career and enjoys working with adolescents as they navigate developmental challenges. Jeannine places an emphasis on collaborating with clients to provide practical tools in an effective manner as well as a safe place to work through deeper issues.

Jeannine Anderson
Stephanie Fitzsmmons

Stephanie Fitzsimmons, MA, LPC

Stephanie Fitzsimmons is a Licensed Professional Counselor and EMDR Certified Clinician. She serves as a Forensic and Group Coordinator at our Center. She has a Bachelor of Science degree in Applied Psychology and a Master of Arts in Counseling from Regis University. Stephanie has spent over a decade working with victims of Domestic Violence and their families. She specializes in trauma, attachment issues, grief and loss as well as adults struggling with life changes. Her goal as a therapist is to provide a collaborative, compassionate, non-judgmental space where individuals feel safe to express themselves. Stephanie incorporates a strengths-based holistic approach utilizing interventions such as Mindfulness, EMDR, Solution-Focused and other modalities, as appropriate, to meet the individual client’s need. She believes that the therapeutic relationship in itself can be a powerful tool for transformation and healing.  Her hope for clients is that they find tools needed to enable them to live happier and healthier lives. 

Clair Crow, MA, LPC, NCC

Clair Crow is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and National Certified Counselor (NCC). She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Ministry and a Master of Arts in Counseling, with an emphasis in Marriage, Couples and Families, from MidAmerica Nazarene University, Olathe, KS. In December, 2017 she also completed an externship in Emotion-Focused Therapy for Couples. She has experience serving adolescents, adults, and couples. Clair’s specific areas of interest in counseling include anxiety and depression, life transitions, grief, attachment issues, and relationship problems. Clair truly feels that it is an honor and privilege to journey alongside her clients in their desire for restoration and healing. Every client has a unique story, which Clair desires to empathize and connect with to create an environment where the client feels accepted, loved, and cared for. 

Clair Crow
Natalie Halcomb

Natalie Halcomb, MA, LPC, DVOMB Provider

Natalie Halcomb is a Licensed Professional Counselor as well as a DVOMB provider. She serves as the Forensic and Group Services Clinical Supervisor for our Center.  A native of Colorado, Natalie earned her undergraduate degree in Psychology from the University of Colorado at Boulder and her Masters Degree in Clinical Mental Health from Denver Seminary. Natalie has been in the cousneling field for five years and her training includes trauma (Brainspotting), substance abuse, relationship and family difficulties, and mental health concerns including anxiety and depression. For much of her counseling career she has worked in the criminal justice system through court ordered treatment working with individuals on relationship problems, anger, and domestic violence issues. Prior to her counseling career she volunteered and worked with adolescent programs helping kids and teens navigate developmental challenges. She believes it is important to provide a safe space for individuals to gain insight, have a place to develop interpersonal skills effectively, and to work towards holistic health.

Davina Gorsh, MA, LPCC​, DVOMB Provider

Davina Gorsh is a Licensed Professional Counselor Candidate after graduating with her master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Denver Seminary and completing her internship at Southeast Christian Counseling Center. She holds a BA in Sociology from the University of Iowa. She has received a Level 1 certification in trauma work at the Allender Center in Seattle and is a certified facilitator for the Prepare-Enrich assessment tool. Davina’s approach is empathetic and collaborative as she believes the therapeutic relationship can be an effective tool in the therapy process. She counts it an honor to hold a safe space for those pursuing transformation, healing and change.

Davina Gorsh
Meghan Hargaden

Meghan Hargaden, MA, LPCC

Meghan Hargaden is a Licensed Professional Counselor Candidate at Southeast Christian Counseling Center and has served children, teens, individuals, families, and groups in clinical, school, church, community, and wilderness settings. Additionally, Meghan is a registered Yoga Teacher, Prepare-Enrich certified, Wilderness Therapy trained, DVOMB Trainee, and a published poet and writer. Meghan is committed to approaching each person holistically, conceptualizing and treating them as physical, emotional, mental, social, developmental, cultural, sexual, and spiritual beings. She enjoys helping others to discover who they uniquely are now and resource them to live that out empowered. Meghan graduated from Denver Seminary with a Master’s in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and is devoted to caring for the unique needs and goals of each person.

Franklin Sarker, MA, LPCC, NCC

Franklin Sarker has a Masters in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Denver Seminary and is a Licensed Professional Counselor Candidate and a National Certified Counselor. He graduated from Cornerstone univeristy with BA in Psychology. When he was 8 years old, his mother acquired schizophrenia. Living in a context where mental illness was stigmatized and access to care was non-existent, Franklin developed a passion to serve in this field. He takes a biological-psychological-social-spiritual approach to counseling. Franklin considers people’s stories to be sacred and creates a safe place for people to explore the joys and sorrow of their sacred journeys. Additionally, Franklin is trained under the Gottman Method of couples counseling (level 2) and is a certified Prepare and Enrich facilitator who enjoys helping couples move towards greater commitment. His strengths and area of focus includes anxiety issues, relationship issues, attachment issues, existential issues, issues of spirituality, and identity formation. He regularly consults with our center’s Marriage and Family therapy chair, Jeremy Baker. In addition, he consults with outpatient clinical psychologist. He has seen clients who have put hard work into therapy find success navigating through their challenges and find greater joy, confidence, and harmony in their lives. Franklin loves to partner with his clients in their journey towards wholeness, peace, stability and a life of love. For more information about Franklin’s therapeutic approach check out: www.chayacounseling.com.

Franklin Sarker
Erika Alhashmi

Erika Alhashmi, MA, LPC, LAC

Erika Alhashmi is a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Licensed Addiction Counselor. She has a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Spanish from the University of Colorado and a Master of Arts in Clinical Counseling from the University of Northern Colorado. Erika spent four years living and working a clinician in the United Arab Emirates treating individuals from all over the world. Her practice is driven by having a genuine, warm, authentic, and non-judgmental approach. Erika’s training and experience include individual, couple, and group counseling for adolescents and adults struggling with mood disorders, drug and alcohol addiction, multicultural concerns, prejudice and discrimination, relationship issues, grief, anger management, and family of origin issues. Erika has worked in residential, intensive outpatient and with court ordered clients.

Rachel Knoll, MA, LPCC

Rachel Knoll completed her master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Denver Seminary. She holds a BA in English Literature from the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs. Rachel is passionate about working with individuals as well as couples and families, particularly “third culture” families. She is also a certified Prepare-Enrich facilitator. Rachel’s approach is direct, but collaborative and empathetic, and she believes in the power of the therapeutic relationship and working with her clients to find growth and healing.

Rachel Knoll

Christine McGrath, MA, LPCC, NCC

Christine McGrath is a Licensed Professional Counselor Candidate (LPCC) and a National Certified Counselor (NCC). She holds a Master of Arts degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Denver Seminary and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Elementary Education from Oklahoma State University. Christine has experience working with children, teens, individuals, and families of diverse cultural backgrounds in school, ministry, and clinical settings. She believes every client has a unique story and she desires to create a space where clients feel safe, accepted, and cared for. She takes a holistic, person-centered, and cognitive-behavioral approach to counseling, and collaborates with her clients based on their unique needs and goals. Christine considers it an honor and a privilege to journey alongside clients as they pursue healing and growth.

Christine McGrath
Maggie Spooner

Maggie Spooner, MA, LPCC

Maggie Spooner is a Licensed Professional Counselor Candidate (LPCC) with a degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Denver Seminary. Maggie has clinical and ministry experience working with children, teens, and adults. She is especially passionate about working with trauma, attachment issues, spiritual transitions, and folks living with chronic illness. Maggie believes there is no greater honor than bearing witness to both the joy and pain of a person’s story and is deeply committed to the truth that each person is worthy of love, belonging, and connection. When not reading up on all things counseling and psychology, you’ll likely find Maggie attempting a climbing project, trying to perfect her latte art, or curled up with a good fiction book.

Alexis Schmidt, MA, LPCC

Alexis Schmidt is a Licensed Professional Counselor Candidate working toward full licensure. She holds a Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling with a focus in Marriage and Family Therapy from Colorado Christian University. Her trainings include Emotionally Focused Therapy and Levels 1-3 of Gottman Couples Therapy. She has worked to translate secure relationship trainings to her work with teens and their families. Before starting at Southeast Christian Counseling Center, she primarily worked with distressed teenagers in rural areas. Alexis’s training and experience includes working with family therapy, adolescent issues, parenting issues, families with disabilities, complex relationship dynamics, anxiety, depression, grief, spirituality issues, sexuality, identity formation, and life transitions.

Alexis Schmidt
Kim Mason

Kim Mason, MA, LPCC

Kim Mason is a Licensed Professional Counselor Candidate with a Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Denver Seminary. She holds a BS in Marketing from the University of Wyoming. Kim is Prepare-Enrich certified and has been trained in DBT skills. She is currently training in EFT interventions. Kim is authentic and compassionate. She is passionate about working with adolescents and enjoys systems work with couples and families.

Peter Garringer, MA, LPCC

Peter Garringer is a Licensed Professional Counselor Candidate with a Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health from Denver Seminary. Peter’s previous work includes counseling individuals with anxiety, ADHD, and depression. He has experience with various presenting problems such as grief, challenging family dynamics, relationship transitions, and questions around personal faith. Peter is passionate about exploring both the roots of distress, as well as finding practical steps to alleviate symptoms and create change. He uses tools from cognitive-behavioral therapy and attachment modalities, with an eye towards existential concerns as well. In his free time, Peter is passionate about Ethiopian coffees and reading next to a fire.

Peter Garringer

Joel Kostelyk, MA, LPCC

Joel Kostelyk is a Licensed Professional Counselor Candidate and an Intake Coordinator with an MA in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Denver Seminary and a BA in Clinical Psychology from Dordt University. Joel has experience in community, college, and outpatient settings addressing a variety of life transition and mental health issues. He loves to partner with adolescents and adults to tackle the various circumstances which limit their flourishing. Joel’s approach to counseling is empathetic and action-oriented, and it balances exploring the roots of clients’ presenting issues with creating effective goals and drawing on the strengths and resources that clients already have access to.

Dana Grote, Ph.D., Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Dr. Dana Grote is a licensed clinical psychologist with over 25 years’ experience in psychological assessment and psychotherapy with children, adolescents, and adults. She obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from Colorado State University in 1995 and a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Detroit Mercy in 2000. Dr. Grote specializes in mood and anxiety disorders, learning disabilities, and ADHD, helping individuals achieve success at work and school, improve their relationships, and deal with difficult life transitions. She also helps individuals better understand themselves and bring about positive change in their lives. In addition, as a certified GS 120™ Career Counseling Consultant, Dr. Grote provides career assessments and counseling to high school and college students and adults looking to make a career change. In her spare time, Dr. Grote enjoys spending time with her husband, three kids, and two dogs. A native of Colorado, she also enjoys skiing, hiking, and cheering on her favorite Colorado sports teams.

Dana Grote
Shannon Pannell

Shannon Pannell, MA, LPCC, NCC

Shannon Pannell is a nationally certified licensed professional counselor candidate who is Theraplay Foundational therapist, Sand therapy level 1 certified, and a registered play therapist candidate. After a 10-year career working with families as a family minister, she worked with at-risk kids worldwide before earning her master’s at Denver Seminary. She uses an integrated, specialized therapeutic approach to determine the most beneficial modalities for her clients. Working with the whole family system to heal from trauma, improve mental wellness, and adjust to changes in the family dynamic is essential to her. For parents with children in therapy, she takes you through a journey of connection and curiosity to meet your family’s therapeutic goals. She has a special interest in children or adults experiencing grief, adoption/foster care families, family therapy needs, and parent coaching.

Interns

Hannah Park, BA

Hannah Park is an intern pursuing her masters degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Denver Seminary. She has her bachelors degree in psychology from Mississippi College. During her free time, Hannah is an avid runner, following the premier league, and enjoys hiking with friends. Hannah is passionate about working with people as they navigate their stories. She believes everyone carries with them a unique story that shapes the way people interact with the world. Her specific areas of interest include attachment issues, self esteem, relational difficulties, and life transitions. She aims to create a space of security where people are empowered to make change and navigate the complexity of life.

Hannah Park
Kirsten Kamm

Kirsten Kamm, BA

Kirsten Kamm serves as an intern while she completes her final year of graduate work in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Denver Seminary. She believes people are dynamic and complex and hold stories and realities that don’t always align with their expectations. If you find yourself in a place where change is necessary, Kirsten looks forward to partnering with you with honesty and compassion. She has worked with young adults, men and women of all ages, engaged couples, and those seeking relief from anxiety, depression, and mood disorders. Kirsten is working through her certification in Gottman Marriage Training One, Two, and Affairs and Trauma. She has received additional training in Gerontology Suicide Prevention and Triage Assessment in Crisis Intervention.

Administrative Staff

Heather Bolles-Calero

Heather Bolles-Calero, BA

Heather Bolles-Calero is Southeast Christian Counseling Center’s Office Coordinator. She has a BA in Linguistics from the University of Michigan and worked as a publications manager, photographer, and translator at the headquarters for multiple national service-based franchise companies for nine years in Ann Arbor, MI. After that, she lived abroad in the Philippines for almost seven years with her family where they served as missionaries working with college students and abused girls as well as engaged in disaster relief work. Upon returning to the U.S. in 2014, she worked as a house parent at a residential treatment center for troubled youth in Idaho and then as a family coach in Denver helping young people needing intensive mental health interventions.

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