Where any season can be a good season for change

At All Seasons Counseling, LLC, we are dedicated to our clients. Regardless if you are seeking individual, couples, or family counseling, or in need of a speciality, such as DUI classes, EMDR, or Animal Assisted Therapy, we make your success our primary goal.


 

As of January 1, 2014, the legal limits of impaired driving were lowered by the State of Colorado. Currently, DWAI range is between .05-.79 and DUI is .08 and higher. Our staff at All Seasons Counseling, LLC, understands how possible it is to be charged with an alcohol related offense. With the recent drop of the legal limits, we know anyone who consumes even a minimal amount of alcohol, and drives, can be at risk for a DUI arrest. If you have found yourself in this unfortunate situation, or have had prior DUI offenses and find yourself with another one, please contact All Seasons Counseling, LLC. We’re there for you and will help you through this difficult time. Our agency is conveniently located in Lakewood and we offer a variety of group days and times. We welcome any out-of-state clients, or any client who would like to transfer from his or her current agency to ours. The Department of Motor Vehicle is also a part of the process of DUI arrests and sentences. We can provide you with the correct paperwork so you can get your license back in a shorter time. You must be enrolled in your required Level of Education and/or Therapy to receive this benefit.

Cherie Smith, MA, LPC, EMDR, AAT

All Seasons Counseling, LLC

Where any season can be a good season for change

7400 West 14th Avenue, Suite #7 Lakewood, CO 80214 Cell: 303-927-8582 Fax: 303-539-9804 Email: Cherie@SeasonsEMDR.com Website: SeasonsEMDR.com

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Cherie SmithAnimal Assisted Therapy (AAT) is a modality therapy that involves animals as a form of treatment. A wide variety of species have been accepted as beneficial in the therapeutic community, such as dogs, horses, and dolphins. Using animals in the therapy session has shown to have a wide range of benefits. This includes feelings of safety, security, and a better sense of well being, which in turn may produce an atmosphere where personal change and healing are possible. All Seasons Counseling, LLC, has the honor of introducing our therapy canine, Boris. He is a 9-year-old Wooly Husky who is extremely good-natured and has a gentle disposition. He provides a sense of security and comfort during each session. Boris and Cherie Smith have trained together for many years and have created a trusting relationship. We would like to share that trust with you. Boris has passed rigorous testing and is approved by Professional Therapy Dogs of Colorado to co-assist in therapy sessions. He is also registered American Kennel Club as a Canine Good Citizen. When you contact us, please let us know you would like Boris to attend the sessions.
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Cherie SmithAnger is an entirely normal, healthy emotion, which everyone experiences at one time or another. Anger can be a healthy emotion because it can warn us of threatening situations and danger, which leads to actions for self-preservation. When out of control, anger can become destructive and have devastating consequences. A few of the consequences of anger are physical injury to yourself and others, legal problems, depression, isolation, and anxiety. Anger can also contribute to health problems, such as high blood pressure, headaches, heart problems, skin ailments, and digestive issues. The effects of anger can cause feelings of helplessness, guilt, and defeat. But you do not need to continue this vicious cycle. We can help. Anger is a misunderstood emotion. Our knowledgeable therapists can help you understand the root of your anger, and how to change your life. It does not have to control you anymore.
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Cherie SmithEye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is a combination of complimentary therapies that helps people heal from a spectrum of events. It has been successful in treating most problems, from complex trauma to disturbing life experiences. EMDR has received global recognition for relieving the effects of PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) caused by traumatic events. Such events that cause PTSD can be rape, combat, various types of abuse, and auto accidents. EMDR has also been successful in helping people who feel distress in life to heal and feel more whole after stressful situations. Some of these situations include divorce, grief and loss, and life changes.

Frequently, when an incident occurs in a person’s life, it can be a challenge to find a way to process the event in a healthy, adaptive way. The event can become a “stuck” or “locked” memory, thus creating symptoms that are distressing or uncomfortable. Various emotional symptoms can occur, as well as disturbing thoughts, images, and even physical ramifications. Without treatment, it can continue to be displayed in outward, detrimental behaviors. People who are experiencing distress in life and are not finding a way to fix it on his or her own can feel confident EMDR therapy can help in finding relief.

EMDR is constructed to help a person recognize and process the “locked” or “stuck” pieces so that the symptoms can decrease. This in turn will help a person feel healthier and effective and less distressed. EMDR enables the brain’s natural processing system to integrate the distressing information. EMDR does not delete the memory, but how we know treatment is complete is when a person can remember the experience without having an emotional charge attached to it.

At first glance EMDR can appear overwhelming and extremely confusing. We understand your concerns. EMDR is not physically harmful or painful and you are always in control of the flow of process. It is not a form of hypnosis and you are always aware of your surroundings. EMDR is an accelerated form of therapy. What can be resolved in ongoing traditional therapy can be resolved on an average of 6-12 sessions with EMDR, and with better results. This brief description does not address the complexities of the process, but when you call, we will be happy to answer any questions you might have about EMDR.

At All Seasons Counseling, LLC, we are passionate about the process and outcomes of EMDR therapy. Our EMDR therapist, Cherie Smith, MA, LPC is a trained EMDR professional that will walk with you through the process. She is a credentialed provider through the Barb Maiberger Institute, located in Boulder, Colorado and a Full Member of EMDRIA.

For more details about EMDR please visit International Association of EMDR at www.emdria.org

For further references, please visit:

http://www.emdrnetwork.org/

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Cherie SmithWhen alcohol or other mind-altering chemicals become the central focus of your life, it can destroy everything meaningful to you. Addictions with alcohol and/or drugs not only affect your life, but the lives around you. Life becomes a whirlwind of problems, including broken relationships, unemployment, loss of housing, involvement with the legal system, and lack of personal self-care. Substance use can hinder one’s effectiveness of daily living. But there is hope, and that whirlwind does not need to spiral out of control. We have the hope and solutions that can put you on the right track of life again. You can be free of your addiction and your life will have meaning again.

Our professional therapists specialize in working with clients who believe they have a substance use issue, whether it is from mild to severe use. If you feel you might have a substance use issue, or you have a loved one who might have one, please give us a call today. Let’s get started in the process of recovery today.

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Cherie SmithOur highly qualified staff provides traditional therapy for individual and couples, as well as families.

If you’re having stumbling blocks in certain areas of your life, hurdles to get over in your relationship, or having difficulties in your family unit, we welcome the opportunity to work with you.

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