My name is Tiffany Lloyd and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Colorado. I hold a Master’s Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from the University of Colorado Denver and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology from the same educational institution. I have been trained in Somatic and Attachment Focused Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing and integrate elements of this modality into my treatment approach with survivors of trauma. Throughout my career, I have worked in a variety of settings including residential treatment, crisis intervention services, and community mental health. I have over a decade of experience working with at-risk adolescents and young adults and specialize in working with this population along with a variety of individuals across the lifespan.
From an early age, I knew that I wanted to help others. I have always been interested in people’s experiences, the power of the mind, and the ways in which our minds constantly adapt, compartmentalize, and make up stories in an attempt to problem solve, protect, and keep us out of experiencing physical and emotional pain. I believe that those same patterns of thought that inherently developed as solutions to protect us, can sometimes create more problems than they actually solve and lead us to feeling stuck.
I take a collaborative approach with my clients to define goals and values, uncover attempted solutions/patterns of thought and behaviors that may have been useful in the past that are no longer working, and identify and develop resources to move forward. I believe that my clients have the solution to their problems but often life stressors, intense feelings, and unhelpful thought patterns cloud their ability to access these answers.
I recognize that change is difficult, taking the first step in seeing a therapist takes courage, and coming to therapy and telling your life story to a stranger isn’t how most would chose to spend an hour of their time. It is my aim to ensure that my client’s feel as though our sessions are not only time well spent but also fun and enjoyable! I incorporate humor, authenticity, and open dialogue to help my clients to feel comfortable showing up as they are and move towards becoming their best self.