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Meet Darlene


I  am an Integrated Behavioral Health Director who is passionate about self care, trauma informed care and sustainability in careers.   I am an approved clinical supervisor (ACS) and national trainer of Motivational Interviewing (MINT), as well as an adjunct professor for the Graduate School of Social work at Denver University.  My mission is to offer support around wellness and recovery. I believe in whole person recovery and healing.  I include animal assisted interventions in my work as well as somatic healing. I am trained to deliver Acudetox. Additionally I am  a certified group fitness instructor who teaches many formats of Zumba, MixxedFit, Yoga, and Tai Chi.  I am a certifed Empowerment Relief Instructor for chronic pain.  I specialize in program creation and consultation. For 16 years I have been working with communities to recover from trauma and substance use disorders. Recently I became I am a Certified Sacred Ceremonies facilitator and am finishing up Sound Healing training.  I am a mother, daughter, wife and proud rural Colorado native.

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Touching the Surface

My Purpose

My purpose is to create a healing community physically, mentally and spiritually.  I feel called to  support healers, therapists, and advocates though education and experiential retreats.

Therapist and Teacher

My name is Darlene Brace

I find it refreshing to teach and learn from each and every person I come into contact with.  As a therapist I offer a variety of healing tools EMDR, Motivational Interviewing, Somatic /Body,  Emotionally Focused Therapy, Synergetic play therapy. art, nature, animals,  Acudetox, and when needed I may provide DBT or CBT, but I tend to be more mind body focused for healing. 

Clients who choose me for therapy are typically female identifying and LGBTQ+ people working through trauma, depression anxiety, and addictions. I specialize in complex and childhood trauma as well as sexual healing and relationship empowerment.  I also have specialized training betrayal trauma and sex/love problematic behaviors in women and queer folkx. 

I offer individual, relationship, and family counseling. This may or may not include Obi the Therapy dog.

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Enjoying Outdoor

 Upcoming Workshops

Fall  2024- Animal Assisted Psychotherapy workshop

Fall 2024- Integrating Yoga into Psychotherapy workshop

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