Laura Stuart, MA, NCC, LPC
University of Florida
Bachelors of Science in Telecommunications, 2008
Master of Arts Clinical Counseling, 2014
National Certified Counselor (NCC) is the premier counseling certification. Becoming a board certified counselor demonstrates to your colleagues and the public that you have voluntarily met high national standards for the practice of counseling.
Licensed Professional Counselors (LPCs) are masters-level mental health service providers, trained to work with individuals, families, and groups in treating mental, behavioral, and emotional problems and disorders.
I am originally from Florida. I received my undergraduate degree from the University of Florida in 2008 and am a die-hard Gator football fan! I moved to Denver in 2011 and received my MA in Counseling from Denver Seminary in 2014. I am now a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Colorado.
My focus in therapy is incorporating the ground-breaking technique, Brainspotting, into therapy sessions using a base of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), and talk therapy or play therapy depending on client age. I also offer faith-based counseling upon request. Most importantly, I incorporate my therapy dog into sessions, providing animal-assisted therapy! My therapy dog, Poppy, and I love our job and work with a variety of ages and issues including; PTSD, anxiety, depression, grief and loss, mood disorders, bullying, divorce, eating disorders, addictions, body image issues, self-esteem issues, abuse and neglect, adoption, post-partum-related problems, anger issues, faith-based issues, and workplace issues. With Brainspotting, we also focus on the area of peak performance with athletes, as well as business-related peak performance!
Holly Sargent, LPCC
I am a recent graduate student of CCU's Clinical Mental Health Counseling program with my undergrad in Fine Arts. I am a songwriter, adventure seeker, and creative enthusiast.
In my travels to India and South Africa after high school, I found that I could use my gifts and passions of the arts to connect with people and find pieces of restoration for myself and for those that I served. In a trip to New York City with other art students, I learned how art could therapeutically reshape people and help them to tell their stories in all the complexities of human experience. In my undergrad art program, I learned how nourishing the creative process proved to be for me, and how I wanted to do this for the rest of my life in a way that I could truly lead others into it, and be a part of something bigger than myself.
That is why I am here, and it is only the beginning for me, but my love of learning about the brain, the body, and the tapestry of human experience is invigorating and propels me towards compassion and empathy.
As a counselor, I am honored to step into the calling on my life to be a light and a wounded healer to those in my community, and I truly look forward to all that I will learn from my clients.