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Kristy Palacios, LPC

I have lived in Colorado over 20 years. I am originally from the Midwest where I grew up in a farm setting and to this day enjoy spending time working outside and around animals. I have a wonderful husband and three grown children that live in and around the Denver Metro area. I spend time with my husband hiking, camping, and hanging out with friends.  As much as possible I spend time with my grown children, usually making them dinners, as I love to cook big meals. In my spare time, I volunteer taking care of horses and donkeys at a local rescue. I have spent much of my adult life as a "Jane of all trades", spending 10 plus years working in the area of law as a paralegal and/or department manager. I have known for most of my life that I wanted to work in mental health to provide love, support, encouragement, and laughter to the hurt, the lost, and the broken and I have spent many years bringing this dream to pass. Below are my professional credentials for your reading enjoyment and I look forward to meeting you soon. 

I earned a Bachelor of Science in psychology and a Masters of Arts in counseling from Colorado Christian University, Lakewood, CO.  I have extensive instruction and experience with anxiety, depression, crisis intervention, victim services, life transitions, and brain behavior therapies. I have been practicing mental health counseling since 2013. 
Certifications & Licensure
I hold certifications in Solution Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT), Motivational Interviewing (MI), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Cognitive Behavioral Thearpy (CBT), Prepare/Enrich Marriage Counseling Assessment and extensive training in QEEG guided neurotherapy and biofeedback. Currently, I am a licensed professional counselor (LPC) with the State of Colorado (License # 0014014).
Professional Development
I continue my education with various therapeutic trainings and the resources provided through my memberships in professional organizations such as the American Association of Christian Counselors (AACC).