Lorraine Kerr-Atkinson M.S. NCC, LPC

9090 S. Ridgeline Blvd, Suite 220 Littleton, CO 80129

Serving Highlands Ranch

720-437-0776

About


Perspective can be gained by great height or great compassion.

Compassion lies at the heart of my approach to therapy. Time and time again, I have seen clients become open to and/or capable of change and transformation as they come to see and experience themselves and their lives through the eyes of compassion. Although it is counter-intuitive, compassion gives us resilience and flexibility. However, for most people, compassion is not something that they can easily just give themselves. In fact, most of us, are too hard on ourselves. You have to experience compassion in a deep and consistent manner before you can apply it to your life and that’s where therapy comes in. I am deeply honored to be able to witness the transformation that often occurs with the therapeutic process.

Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy (EFT) has become my passion. Relationships are THE FOUNDATION of our happiness, and I get tremendous joy watching couples connect, rediscover their joy and deepen their love.

For individuals, I use an integrated, heart-based and present-centered approach to therapy that is tailored to the specific needs and goals of each client. I often use Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) in combination with Mindfulness, Gestalt, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and depth approaches to help clients learn to experience and accept their thoughts and feelings while still working towards their deepest values and goals. I also use EMDR for trauma or working with deep negative core beliefs.

Because I think people often are looking for meaning and wellness in addition to change when they seek counseling, I attained a CACREP accredited Master of Science in Pastoral Counseling from Loyola University in Columbia, Maryland. Basically, I wanted people to be able to bring their deeply held values and resources into the psychotherapy process. Whatever those values and resources may be, whether they are spiritual or atheistic, firmly secular or religious, they are welcome in our counseling process together.

I am an LPC in the State of Colorado, a National Certified Counselor and a member of the American Counseling Association. I am also the mother of two children and celebrated my 20th wedding anniversary last year.

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