Megan Larson, MSW, LCSW, RYT (Lead Therapist, Supervisor & Director)
Megan is a compassionate and impactful psychotherapist practicing in Boulder, Colorado who uses a combination of Western & Eastern approaches in her work. For the past 15 years she has worked with children and families in a variety of mental health settings, consistently guided by her heart and dedication to improving the lives of others. In 2007, while working at an adolescent outpatient treatment center, Megan discovered her gift of helping others recognize their strengths, and uncovered a joy in supporting individuals to manifest a sense of meaning and purpose in their lives. Since that time, Megan has pursued a career in psychotherapy and has worked in areas as diverse as Child Protective Services, elementary school counseling, and outpatient treatment facilities. She completed a Master’s Degree in Social Work in 2010 from the University of Denver, where she specialized in the family clinical track. Megan additionally completed a two-year certificate in Synergetic Play Therapy from the Play Therapy Institute in Boulder CO
Megan’s personal journey prepared her for her therapy work with others, and was the vision for starting A Vibrant Mind, LLC. Megan continues to study and explore modalities for healing and cultivating awareness that support the process of personal growth and conscious living. Megan has been providing psychotherapy services, supervision & parenting coaching at her practice, A Vibrant Mind, LLC in Boulder, CO for six years. She believes in the spirit of human potential, and finds purpose in working with others to create an environment for positive transformation, personal development, and healing. She is featured in the book The Unexpected Power Of Mindfulness & Meditation along side visionary leaders such as Jon Kabat-Zinn, Ram Dass & H.H. the Dalai Lama.
Ashley Mills, MA (Contract Therapist)
– Seeing clients Jan 1, 2019 –
Ashley Mills has over 15 years of experience working with children and families in a multitude of ways including mentoring, teaching and now through the lens of Synergetic Play Therapy. From a young age, Ashley valued community and family, leading her to complete a Bachelors degree in Human Development and Family Studies from Colorado State University in 2009, as well as a Masters degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling with an emphasis on Mindfulness-Based Transpersonal Counseling from Naropa University in 2017. In the fall of 2016 Ashley was invited to become a full-time intern at the Play Therapy Institute of Colorado where she completed a 700 hour, year long internship. Ashley quickly fell in love with the Synergetic Play Therapy model recognizing it’s unique ability to bridge interpersonal neurobiology with mindfulness- based techniques allowing for a wholistic approach to play therapy and development.
Upon completing her internship, Ashley opened her private practice, Holding The Hope, LLC. Over the course of her training, Ashley discovered her area of specialty in intergenerational family trauma and in-utero/birth trauma working with numerous families to understand the impact these unique types of traumas can have on development later in life.
Ashley is thrilled to be joining Megan at A Vibrant Mind, LLC to continue deepening into the therapeutic alliance working alongside parents to help them turn toward core issues while remaining deeply rooted in the present moment. Ashley strives to hold a panoramic view of the helping relationship using transpersonal modalities that are reflective of each individual client to promote interpersonal growth and regulation.
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