We're Here to Listen
We're Here to Listen
Sense of Self Counseling and Mindfulness is run by Emilie Ryan, LPC, NCC, RYT (she, her, hers). Emilie's education and experience enables her to offer effective outpatient, individualized, mental health care. She treats a number of mental health concerns, and provides a safe environment for individual and group therapy. Emilie accepts insurance, including Medicaid, and is in-network with several private insurance providers; please call or email to check whether your insurance is included. Self-pay clients are billed on a sliding scale.
Emilie holds a Master of Arts degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from the University of Northern Colorado and is a Registered Yoga Teacher through Neo Yoga in Goa, India. She specializes in treating complex trauma and PTSD, depression, suicidal thinking, anxiety and stress, panic attacks, self-esteem and identity development, and personal growth. Emilie works with individuals of diverse backgrounds, identities, and economic classes – including specific experience with homelessness – with sensitivity and respect.
In addition to conventional therapeutic methods, Emilie is trained in research-supported somatic therapies including using breathing, yoga, and meditation in session if clients are interested. She is passionate about studying the role of the nervous system as it relates to mental health and helping clients make sense of their experiences from an integrated and holistic perspective. Emilie is an experienced practitioner of mindfulness techniques in and outside of the counseling room.
My focus is to help individuals heal, energize, and become aware of their inner strengths. I achieve this by providing a neutral safe space, listening to your concerns, and customizing a treatment plan.
My goal is to help you grow from your struggles, heal from your pain, and move forward to where you want to be in your life.
Depression, fear, and anxiety are some of the most common and uncomfortable emotions that we can experience at some point in our lives. Through counseling and treatment, we are able to help you recover motivation, perspective, and joy that you once had in your life.
Many individuals can experience symptoms associated with painful and traumatic circumstances. Anxiety, fear, and hopelessness are a few emotions that can linger post traumatic events. We can help you overcome these symptoms and guide you through the process of grief and healing.
Mindfulness is awareness of oneself in the present moment. In counseling, Mindfulness is used as a type of Cognitive Therapy and is supported by a large and growing body of research. It has been found to be effective in alleviating a wide variety of symptoms. Mindfullness can be used in talk therapy as a way to understand our experience as well as a set of skills including meditation, breathing-exercises, and visualizations.
Please contact us with questions.
300 E. Horsetooth Rd., Suite 200, Fort Collins, CO 80525 US
09:00 am – 05:00 pm
02:00 pm – 05:00 pm
09:00 am – 05:00 pm
09:00 am – 03:00 pm
All times are by appointment only. Same day appointments are occasionally possible; please call to inquire.
Treating Trauma, Podcast with Bessel van der Kolk, PhD, Author of The Body Keeps Score
Introduction to Interoception: 'We've Lost Touch With Our Bodies'
Scholarly Article on Interoception, Frontiers in Psychology Journal 2018
Establishing Safety in Trauma Recovery
Mindfulness for Trauma Recovery:
Veteran's Administration: Mindfulness for PTSD Research
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Trauma Healing Group: Education and Mindfulness Skills. A closed session 8-week group offered periodically throughout the year. Learn about how experiences of trauma are stored in the brain and autonomic nervous system, research-supported trauma recovery using the body, and specific mindfulness skills to practice interoception and improve distress tolerance safely.