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Meredith Van Ness

Clinical Social Worker

WELCOME!  I'm so glad you're here.

                    My goal as a Licensed Psychotherapist, LCSW, Life Coach, and                              Sleep Behavior Specialist is to help you live a life you love. I specialize

n               in treating stress, anxiety,and sleep disorders. In addition, I work in the

               areas of personal improvement and development, coping and self-care,

            self-esteem and confidence, personal improvement, work and career, and

         life transitions and life meaning.

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                                                  For 20 years I have helped people by integrating traditional, tried-and-true

                                        therapy techniques with innovative life coaching strategies that create real results.  If

you're looking for support and guidance through a challenging situation, or you're ready to move forward in a more positive direction, we can customize a plan to start making lasting and fulfilling changes today.  My holistic approach has helped hundreds of women, and I would be honored to work with you too.

Why is my life coaching/counseling hybrid approach any different?  I have spent my career creating a proprietary and comprehensive form of counseling based on scientific research, proven psychology modalities, and innovative therapy techniques. Through this multifaceted strategy, each coaching and counseling session is geared towards creating better outcomes for every client.
This hybrid approach consists of a unique combination of methods and practices:

  • Behavioral Activation - creating new, healthy behaviors

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy - changing our negative thoughts and responding with intention

  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy - learning to live in the moment, cope with stress, regulate emotions, and improve relationships with others

  • Acceptance Commitment Training - accepting flexible thinking

  • Health Psychology - creating healthy patterns through sleep, nutrition, exercise, and the mind-body connection

  • Positive Psychology - incorporating positive thinking and gratitude

  • Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction - creating self-awareness and learning to take a moment

  • Solution Based Therapy - finding solutions rather than only looking at problems

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia - working on sleep hygiene and misconceptions about your sleep.

Why work with me?  I named my company Balanced + Well because I have learned that this is how I need to live my life—balanced and well.  As a mother, a wife, a therapist, and a coach I realized balancing everything I love doing requires a lot of grace and patience. I believe living a life you love is also a work in progress.  Finding balance at home, work, and play is something that needs to be fine-tuned and managed daily.  And oftentimes, we need support, guidance, and accountability along the way.  Through my relatability and professionalism, I pride myself on the ability to facilitate sustainable change.  Let’s trade being overwhelmed, stressed, and anxious for feeling balanced and well.
I am happy to see you in my office in Steamboat Springs, Colorado, or via telehealth. I work with women all over the country via telehealth so if this is more convenient for you, it’s easy to set up. I take most EAP’s and insurance plans as well.
My goal is to take the obstacles out of you getting the support you need.
Questions?  Please don’t hesitate to reach out to me via email: or phone 303-717-9151.  
For more information, tips, tools, and blogs on wellness, please check out my website:

419 Oak Street, Steamboat Springs

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