About - Therapist Chris McKee | Denver, Colorado CO
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Education

I hold a Master’s degree in Transpersonal Counseling Psychology from Naropa University in Boulder, CO and a Bachelor’s degree in Music from the State University of New York at Fredonia. I completed an internship at Noeticus Counseling Center and Training Institute, where I learned a trauma informed approach to therapy and was trained in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT). I am currently in the process of accruing hours toward LPC licensure under the supervision of Mary Eggers Bernuth.

Experience

I have studied Gestalt therapy, contemplative traditions and I am familiar with many issues including trauma, depression, anxiety, and addictions. I have over 15 years of experience with personal growth work, including mindfulness practice, yoga, psychotherapy and group process. I am particularly passionate about helping individuals create meaningful relationships and community in their lives.

Chris McKee, MA, LPCC

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I practice a unique blend of psychotherapy that focuses on present moment experience, exploring human connection and relationships, promoting awareness through mindfulness, and addressing self-limiting patterns. I am not afraid to challenge people to make contact with what is most vulnerable and help them gradually move from their comfort zones toward edgier and more vibrant ways of being in the world.
 
This unique approach often results in:
 
More freedom of expression and choice
Meeting new people and creating close friendships
Feeling more welcome and loved in your life
The ability to set boundaries and ask for what you want
Finding deeply fulfilling relationships and community
Discovering a sense of purpose and inspiration
Knowing and sharing your unique gifts
An ongoing pursuit of health and clarity
As a personal growth oriented therapist, I too am on a creative journey. I believe my ability to help people comes directly from own path and the work I have done and continue to do on myself. Growth is a constant, ongoing process. If we are not always growing in some way, we stagnate. I strive for a constant personal evolution, both in myself and in my clients.
 
I want to create a world in which people value inner exploration and are deeply connected to what matters to them. Where people feel celebrated for who they are and what they offer and are able to manifest their unique gifts and share themselves. I imagine a world full of healthy community and creativity that values people and relationships above all else. Let me help you find your place in a world like that!
 
If you are ready to take the next step in looking deeply and honestly into what is troubling, you have come to the right place. Our most difficult situations are also the biggest opportunities to transform and become better versions of ourselves. I believe you have within you the ability to find what you want and need in life.
 

My Personal Story

High Falls Gorge, Adirondack Mountains
When I was in my mid twenties, I went through a giant transition in my life. A long-term relationship ended, I was forced to move from my home of several years, and I became dissatisfied in my work. I also found myself lacking in friends and community and ultimately pretty isolated. I remember waking up in the morning during that time feeling like I had taken that first plunge on a roller coaster. I would wake up and feel my stomach drop… I have never felt so much fear!
 
Many aspects of my life seemed to disappear overnight and I found myself questioning everything about myself and my world. I looked for solace by returning to practices I had let slide over the years, like playing music, meditation and writing. These helped a lot, but I knew I needed something more.
 
I craved some kind of deeper intimacy and community, but didn’t know where to find it. I felt so scared during that time, but it would turn out to be one of the most transformational periods of my life.
 
It was this experience that led me to my own first encounter with therapy. Having spent years of my younger life studying spiritual teachings and self-help methodologies, I didn’t think psychotherapy could offer any perspective than I hadn’t tried.
 
I was so wrong!
 
My entire life was blown open in my first sessions with my therapist. Over many months, therapy revealed to me deeper and more complex aspects of my being and the ways that I related to others. I made contact with vulnerable and wounded parts of me that desperately needed attention.
 
I felt so nourished by the process of therapy that I decided I never wanted to stop! I wanted to spread this kind of experience to other people. In a way I think I always knew that helping people work through their difficulties and find deeper meaning in their lives was what I was meant to do, but had not yet found a way to make this a reality.
 
My initial therapy experience showed me there was so much more to learn and a way that I could make this my career and life’s work.
 
From that point on, I became deeply immersed in personal and interpersonal work, including men’s groups and other groups, individual therapy, and a deep inner exploration through the process of graduate school. I strongly believe that my experience with my own therapy is one of my greatest gifts in working with others. I love this process from both sides and really want to help you find what you are looking for.
 
When I look back on that period of suffering and struggle I am actually grateful that it happened, because it launched me into a huge process of growth and discovery… There was a part of me that knew that I had no choice but to evolve and grow as a person.
 
Without that period of turmoil, I would not be writing this to you!
 

Education

I hold a Master’s degree in Transpersonal Counseling Psychology from Naropa University in Boulder, CO and a Bachelor’s degree in Music from the State University of New York at Fredonia. I completed an internship at Noeticus Counseling Center and Training Institute, where I learned a trauma informed approach to therapy and was trained in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT).

Experience

I have studied Gestalt therapy, contemplative traditions and I am familiar with many issues including trauma, depression, anxiety, and addictions. I have over 15 years of experience with personal growth work, including mindfulness practice, yoga, psychotherapy and group process. I am particularly passionate about helping individuals create meaningful relationships and community in their lives.

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