About

Renee Duricy, MSW, LCSW – Licensed Clinical Social Worker

I believe in the power of connection in the healing process – connection with ourselves, with others, and with the world around us.  I create a safe space in which to explore those connections and what is getting in the way of healthy and meaningful relationships with yourself and others.  My primary specialty is working with trauma and I have also worked with depression, anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorder, eating disorders, maternal mental health, life transitions, and relationship issues.  I believe that the answers are within each person and my role is to help you hear your inner voice, trust it, and have the courage to follow it.  I primarily use Acceptance and Commitment Therapy along with skills from Dialectical Behavior Therapy.  I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and have been practicing in a variety of settings since 2000.  I primarily work with adults and late adolescents.

Sara Papathakis, MSW – Social Worker

My journey began in wilderness therapy in Utah after obtaining my BA in Psychology. From there, interest in spirituality pulled me into working in Durango, CO as a program manager for a nature-based vision quest organization. Becoming a therapist was still my driving passion, so I pursued and obtained a master’s degree in social work, while simultaneously working for Child Protective Services from 2018-2020. Now, I currently work as a therapist for Valtina Counseling and part-time as a medical social worker for Heart of the Rockies Home Health and Hospice.

As a therapist, I believe in the importance of self-awareness, self-compassion, and honesty as fundamental keys to contentment. Compassion, connection and a trusting relationship guide my supporting of others as I help them gain skills to listen to their inner wisdom and the courage to follow their own guidance. Kindness and acceptance of self and all beings is hugely important to me, understanding that all of our choices impact the well-being of life. My experience is in depression, anxiety, grief, individuation, spirituality, archetypes, and family systems. I am known for the depth of my heart, wisdom beyond my years, as well as my genuine approach.

Anthony Duricy, BS – Reiki Practitioner, Mindfulness Coach

I have been practicing and teaching Awareness of Awareness (mindfulness) for over 20 years.  I graduated from Western State College with a degree in Kinesiology/Exercise Sport Science.  I am also a certified Reiki Master.  Initially my path was working on mindfulness with athletes and coaches and I later added clients with general anxiety and depression.  With Reiki, I work one-on-one or in a group with clients to become more present in the moment and allow in the life force energy to help remove blocks and move forward.  I generally practice Reiki in movement rather than sitting or laying down.  As a mindfulness coach I combine breath and mental awareness with movement awareness to supplement therapy work.  I also work specifically with performance awareness (acting, singing, artists, athletes, etc.).  I love working with anyone interested in bettering themselves through awareness.  

Trisha Litz – Ear Candling, Ear Seeding

I have been interested in natural ways of taking care of one’s health and wellness from an early age and became interested in ear candling and seeding from my Reflexologist in Denver, Erika Bryant. Having benefited from both ear candling and seeding, I decided to learn and be trained on these two techniques to help others receive the benefits.

 

 

 

Treatment Approach

field pathWe use a variety of approaches to address our clients unique needs. Many successful therapy treatment plans will utilize a foundation of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy then quickly move toward a tailored treatment plan and approach that includes tools to help sustain the growth experienced in regular therapy.

Additionally, there is a growing body of research that supports the practice of self-compassion and mindfulness in psychotherapy. Neuroscience research reveals individuals that practice these techniques are happier, more resilient, and better equipped to heal painful memories from the past. It is our honor and mission to help our clients move past what’s blocking them from reaching their full potential individually and in their relationships.

“What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.”

– Ralph Waldo Emerson

Education & Credentials:

Renee Duricy, LCSW

  • License #: CSW.00001562
  • License State: Colorado
  • Practicing Since: 2000
  • Education: I have a Masters in Social Work from the University of Southern California with an emphasis on mental health.

Sara Papathakis, MSW

  • Permit #: SWC.0000000108
  • License State: Colorado
  • Practicing Since: 2020
  • Education: I have a Masters in Social Work from Metropolitan State University in Denver

Anthony Duricy, BS

  • Practicing Since: 2000
  • Reiki Master Since: 2022
  • Education: I have a Bachelors in Exercise Sports Science/Kinesiology from Western State University

Trisha Litz, MS

  • Practicing Since: 2021
  • Trained in ear candling and ear seeding
  • Education: I have a Masters in Information Systems from the University of Colorado-Boulder with a minor in Law

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