Therapy, Supervision and Community Education
ROBIN KLEISLER, LPC, LAC, MAC, ACS
Licensed Professional Counselor #11463
Licensed Addiction Counselor #368
Masters Addiction Counselor #507396
Approved Clinical Supervisor
My background as a wilderness guide and a First Responder led me to become a therapist. I graduated Naropa University in 2005 with a Masters degree in Transpersonal Counseling Psychology, with an emphasis in Wilderness Therapy. Throughout my 18+ years of experience as a licensed clinician in outdoor therapeutic programs, schools, in-home therapy services, and residential and outpatient addiction treatment programs I have been honored to work with many unique and diverse human challenges. I specialize in working with trauma, mood disorders and substance use disorders. Because of my own personal experience of losing a family member to addiction, I am passionate about helping individuals and families struggling with addiction find their own path to recovery and joyful living.
Therapy sessions are collaborative and holistic, unique to my clients' needs and geared towards lasting changes. I utilize a blend of therapeutic practices including cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy, EMDR, wilderness/adventure therapy, mindfulness and somatic exercises, narrative therapy and psycho-education. I regularly present on various mental health and addiction topics at local, regional, national and international conferences, schools and local community groups.
MENTAL HEALTH COUNSELING
Improve your Sense of Wellbeing
Are you experiencing overwhelming emotions and feeling stuck? Going through a transition in life or recognition that you have to make hard changes? Do you find that you can't let go of the past or things that have happened to you? Counseling can be a good start to making lasting changes. I take a holistic approach to therapy, not just exploring emotions but also encouraging you to integrate those insights into every day practice through movement, nutrition, relationships and passions. I am also trained to utilize EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing) to help clients identify negative core beliefs and the emotions, thoughts and sensations that go along with them.
CLINICAL SUPERVISION AND CONSULTATION
Development and Growth
For aspiring therapists and addiction counselors pursuing licensure or consultation, I am also a Approved Clinical Supervisor and would love to help you develop your own unique qualities, skills and backgrounds to become an ethical, educated and humble therapist.
Create a New Path
When a substance, behavior or relationship starts negatively impacting multiple areas of your life, health, relationships and goals for yourself, it's hard to change those patterns by yourself due to the neuropathways that get carved in your brain. I look at what the positive motivation for using the substance or behavior and help you learn alternative options and skills to fill those needs so that new neuropathways are created. We will also work on building a supportive community of people who care about your well being. There are many paths to recovery and no one program, therapy, or community works for everyone. What's important is that you have a path and have some people.
Awareness and Education
I am passionate about educating others about Mental Wellness, Substance Use Exploration and Treatment, Wilderness/Adventure Therapy, and Trauma treatment. I regularly present at conferences and enjoy taking opportunties to speak with community groups, schools, parent groups or on podasts or webinars. I'd love to come speak to your group and share what I've learned.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
WHAT IS EMDR?
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is an integrative psychotherapy approach that has been proven effective for the treatment of trauma, anxiety, grief, depression, addictions and other mental health issues. When a person goes through a traumatic event or period in life, that moment or event may become "frozen in time," and remembering it may feel as bad as going through it the first time because the images, sounds, smells, and feelings haven’t changed. Such memories may have a lasting negative effect that interferes with the way a person sees the world and the way they relate to other people. Using bilateral stimulation (alternating eye movements, vibrating hand buzzers or audio tones) to simulate REM sleep, EMDR therapy aims to desensitize our body's response to past traumatic or disturbing events and connect other protective resources to the memory, all while staying in the present moment.
When normal information processing is resumed following EMDR treatment, a person no longer relives the images, sounds, and feelings when the event is brought to mind. You still remember what happened, but it is less upsetting. EMDR is a set of standardized protocols that incorporates elements from many different treatment approaches and for some people can be more effective and quicker than traditional talk therapy. In our first session, we can talk about whether EMDR may be helpful for you.
DO YOU TAKE INSURANCE?
Yes! I am a strong believer that mental health should be affordable. I am currently an in-network provider with United HealthCare, Optum, UMR, Aetna, Anthem BCBS and Cigna. If I am out of network with your insurance company, I can provide you with a Superbill for potential reimbursement from your insurance carrier.
WHAT ARE YOUR FEES? (if not using insurance)
Individual, couples and family counseling
$140 for a 60-minute session
$210 for a 90-minute session (recommended for EMDR sessions)
$140/hour for LPC/LAC/CST/CAS Supervision or Consultation
Payment accepted through cash, check, or credit card
SCHEDULE A SESSION
call 720-819-6133 for a free 20-minute phone consultation
1079 S. Hover Street, Suite 200
Longmont, Colorado 80501
Ph: 720-819-6133, Fax: 720-204-7266
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“Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom.”