vivus counseling team

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vivus counseling clinicians

Our clinicians hold licenses and possess the essential training to effectively address your mental health needs.

eronilde ' nil ' buckley

As an immigrant who has navigated the tumultuous waters of adverse childhood experiences, I bring a deeply empathetic understanding to my role as a counselor. My journey has taught me that within every individual resides an immense reservoir of strength, resilience, and the capacity for healing. Central to my approach is the unwavering belief in the innate human ability to not only survive but also to transcend the most daunting challenges life presents. I view counseling as a collaborative journey, where I walk alongside my clients, offering support, guidance, and a safe space for exploration. I understand that the wounds of the past can cast long shadows over our present realities, influencing our thoughts, emotions, and behaviors. However, I firmly believe that through compassionate introspection and a willingness to confront our pain, we can begin the transformative process of healing. 

My counseling philosophy is rooted in the conviction that every individual possesses the inner resources necessary to chart a path towards growth and fulfillment. By fostering a sense of self-awareness, self-compassion, and self-empowerment, I strive to empower my clients to harness their inherent strengths and overcome obstacles with resilience and grace. I recognize the unique intersection of cultural identity, personal history, and individual experience in shaping one’s journey towards healing. Thus, I approach counseling with cultural humility, honoring the diverse perspectives and lived realities of each individual I work with. 

My counseling approach draws heavily from Person Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Motivational Interviewing. Ultimately, my goal as a counselor is to create a nurturing and empowering space where my clients can explore their innermost truths, cultivate resilience, and embark on a journey towards self-discovery and healing. Together, we can rewrite the narratives of pain and adversity, transforming them into stories of triumph, resilience, and empowerment.

ana villazon

My counseling services are rooted in the belief that change is not only possible but intrinsic to the human experience. As your counselor, I trust in your innate wisdom and resilience, seeing myself as a supportive ally in your transformation and healing journey. I strive to make mental health support accessible to all, particularly to Spanish speakers and immigrant communities. 

I hold a special place in my heart for survivors of domestic violence, sexual violence, and childhood trauma providing a nurturing environment where healing can flourish. My understanding of intersectionality ensures my acknowledgment of the multifaceted nature of your experiences. 

I started my counseling career in Mexico 16 years ago, and I am currently working toward my Master of Clinical Mental Health Counseling and Addiction Counseling. Take the first step towards empowerment and book a session with me today. You deserve to thrive, and I am here to help you achieve just that.

rebecca cota

My goal is to foster an environment of safety and acceptance for clients to reach a greater understanding of their difficulties, relief from current suffering through empowered awareness strategies, and a new perspective that creates positive changes necessary for a joyful, satisfying, and purposeful life. I have a multicultural background. I speak Spanish as well as Portuguese and strive to create a welcoming healing space for all.

I am a NLC Psychotherapist in the State of Colorado, a trained Peer Recovery Coach (CCART) and Certified CRAFT Clinician and Facilitator Trainer as well as a DVOMB Associate Level Provider Candidate with additional experience and training providing support and advocacy for victims of intimate partner violence. I enjoy facilitating therapy and psychoeducational groups. I have experience in the following modalities; CRAFT Family Support, Invitation to Change, CBT, Seeking Safety and Therapeutic Art, and Relapse Prevention.

My approach to group, as well as individual therapy, is client focused to establish safety, connection, and trust and empower clients’ self-exploration and efficacy on their journey to recovery.

gregory carter

Everyone has a story to tell, a story about their life, a story that is filled with joy and sorrow, success and failure, and triumph and pain. At times, understanding our story and our role in a larger story can be difficult and confusing, especially with experiences of trauma and suffering. It is difficult to get by in life without encountering hardships. It is possible to find healing and to rediscover joy, freedom, and life, but it takes effort. Sometimes, having someone walk with you during your journey of recovery can aid in bringing healing, and integration and resolution to your experiences, both positive and negative.

I am a licensed professional counselor in the state of Colorado and a Board Certified Counselor, and I work with a team of clinicians dedicated to helping you move forward.

donovan dorrough

I have a passion for providing counseling services for Biracial, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC), as well as working with individuals struggling with substance abuse issues. I encourage self-discovery, self-compassion, and equanimity to allow the therapeutic space to support my clients on their path to wellness. I believe in my clients being the experts of their own lives and strive to hold space for those who might not have it elsewhere. The preservation of the therapeutic relationship is the foundation of my approach to clinical work. 

I aim to provide empathetic and compassionate care, especially to those new to therapy. I believe in the inherent benefit of letting someone be seen and heard in a non-judgmental space. Currently, I’m in the process of collecting my hours for licensure and becoming a licensed addiction counselor. I also facilitate male domestic violence groups with court-mandated individuals.

brian adams

I have my Master’s Degree in Social Work from Newman University. Currently, I’m working as a DVOMB Associate provider, striving to advance to become a full operating level evaluator and treatment provider. Additionally, I’m on the path towards obtaining my LAC or License Addictions Counselor certification. My expertise lies in several areas, including Anger Management, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Trauma Therapy, Substance Abuse counseling, Victim Assessments, Group Therapy, and Moral Reconation Therapy (MRT).

Jessica Hausmann

I’m a graduate student at the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs, currently working towards becoming a licensed professional counselor. In my practice, I utilize an integrative therapeutic approach, drawing from cognitive-behavioral therapy, mindfulness practices, and attachment theory. My passion lies in assisting adolescents, adults, and couples, particularly those navigating challenges such as domestic violence, anxiety, depression, trauma, life transitions, and relationship issues. I firmly believe in the innate potential for growth and healing within each individual. My goal is to provide a safe and nonjudgmental space where clients can explore their thoughts and emotions, deepen their self-awareness, and make meaningful changes in their lives.