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Denise Martinez

Licensed Professional Counselor

I believe in a fluid and flexible approach to counseling; incorporating a broad spectrum of methodologies, which allows for a collaborative and individualized therapeutic alliance.  I hold a Master of Arts degree in Community Counseling from Regis University in Denver, CO.  I'm a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and a Licensed Addiction Counselor (LAC).   I have specialized and advanced training in EMDR, DBT, and CBT.  Additionally, I hold a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from the University of Colorado, Denver.

I approach each client from an integrated perspective and utilize mindfulness-based practices, which support emotional growth, optimal wellness, and wholeness.   Using EMDR, DBT, and CBT, I help clients experiencing mood disturbances and affect dysregulation.  My

approach to issues related to substance use embraces a movement away from the narrow confines of ‘recovery’ to an expansive vision of ongoing self-discovery. With many clients I use mindfulness practices including breath-work to activate the parasympathetic nervous system, creative visualization, and internal resourcing.  Providing skills and tools to navigate life’s challenges is an important piece of the therapeutic puzzle.


I have worked in residential and outpatient treatment centers focused on therapeutic support for individuals overcoming substance use-related issues and trauma. I've also worked in the criminal justice system as a clinician in the JBBS (Jail-based Behavioral Health Services) program to provide education and therapeutic support for inmates in the Jefferson County jail.    In addition to my private practice, I am an independent contractor with the Routt County Alcohol Council and provide court-ordered groups including DUI education and therapy for adults and Minor in Possession/Consumption education for individuals between 14 and 21 years of age.


I am a 4th generation Colorado native and have scaled most of the 14ers since I began hiking as an adolescent.  I have also climbed mountains around the world including Kilimanjaro in Tanzania and Mt. Cook in New Zealand.  I am an enthusiastic adventure traveler and seek opportunities to get off the beaten tourist track.  In addition to being an avid hiker I am a mountain biker, snow-shoer, white water rafter, stand up paddle boarder, and self-proclaimed “gym rat.” Having inner peace, physical health, and mindful presence supports my active lifestyle and makes possible a nature-based spirituality that is necessary for balance, meaning, and purpose in my life.


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Minds in Motion  1169 Hilltop Pkwy #206A    (720) 394-1277