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KENDRA MIGUEZ, M.A.
Director & Founder 

As the Director and Founder of Colorado Women’s Center, Kendra has worked for many years in the field of psychotherapy and counseling and is a registered psychotherapist in the state of Colorado. She believes that there is an innate goodness and capability for growth in every individual. She uses a non-judgmental, compassionate approach to assist her clients in finding their own empowerment.

Through validation, acceptance, and a strong focus on mindfulness, Kendra meets her clients wherever they are in their growth process. She uses skills obtained from her education in both child and adult psychology to honor the child and adult within each individual. Kendra is also a long-time practitioner of yoga and strongly believes in the importance of a healthy relationship between the mind and the body.

Kendra has specialized training in various modalities of therapy, including Gestalt Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Client-Centered Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Mindfulness-Based Relapse Prevention (MBRP), Transpersonal Counseling, Somatic Therapy, Howard Gardner’s Multiple Intelligences, Yoga and Meditation, and the Enneagram.

Kendra Miguez holds two Masters degrees in psychology (Educational Psychology from the University of Colorado Denver and Transpersonal Counseling Psychology from Naropa University).

While pursuing her Masters in Educational Psychology, Kendra gained a strong understanding of child development from birth to adulthood. This knowledge allowed her to fully appreciate the cognitive, emotional, physical, social, and educational growth a human being experiences throughout the lifespan. Studying children also allowed her to make close connections with parents, and it was the appreciation of these intimate experiences that ultimately guided her to pursue another Masters degree, this time focusing more on adult behavior.

In addition, Kendra is a mother of two young boys and a step-mother of one. In her free time, she enjoys reading, laughing, being in nature, practicing yoga, learning about natural medicine, and spending time with her friends and family.

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KATHLEEN SULLIVAN, M.A.
Therapist & Counselor

Kathleen moved to Colorado from her hometown of Chicago, to pursue her Masters of Arts degree in Transpersonal Counseling Psychology from Naropa University in 2010.  Following her move to Boulder, she was a mentor for at-risk adolescents, where she grew inspired to support teens in identifying their values, goals and personal power in the world.  Following graduation, Kathleen served as a Life Skills Counselor at a young adult treatment program in Boulder for four years, where she supported clients in their treatment for depression, anxiety, addiction, codependency and identity issues.  From this experience, she recognizes the fluid nature of identity and the vulnerability that exist in developmental transition throughout the lifespan.  Kathleen has specialized training in various modality of therapy including Somatic Psychotherapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Gestalt Therapy, Transpersonal Counseling, Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, Motivational Interviewing, Yoga and Meditation, and the Enneagram.

Kathleen believes that healing happens through relationship, and that humans, especially women, are wired for connection.  Through the therapeutic relationship, Kathleen provides a nonjudgemental witness for her clients to explore issues they face in their lives.  She believes that people are fundamentally whole and complete as they are, and is honored to help guild her clients back into a relationship of compassion with themselves.  Kathleen takes a body centered approach in her session, believing that the body is the doorway into her clients present moment experience, and that by cultivating mindful awareness of their mental, emotional and physical experience, clients can make more conscious choices towards healthy behavioral change which leads to increase in personal power and ultimately freedom.  She believes that healing is a process, and requires a balance between self and other, mind and body, and intention and action and provides practical skills and psycho-education around achieving this balance.

Kathleen is a long time practitioner of yoga and dance and credits much of her personal healing to developing a mindful and intentional relationship with her body.  In her free time, Kathleen enjoys laughing with friends, exploring nature with her dog, Nellie, and seeing live music around Boulder.

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NICOLE NAKAMURA, M.A.
Therapist & Counselor

Nicole has a Masters in Transpersonal Counseling Psychology with an emphasis in art therapy from Naropa University. She is working towards her CACII and currently has her LPCC from DORA. She uses a creative, empathic, holistic, and relational approach when working with individuals and believes that building and nurturing the therapeutic relationship with each individual is crucial in allowing the process of healing to begin. If one is given the space to fully explore and connect, immense growth is possible. She draws from a strengths-based philosophy, which focuses on wellness and basic sanity rather than pathology.

Nicole is also informed by relational, trauma, addictions, somatic and Buddhist psychologies that are utilized during the therapeutic process. Nicole has mentored adolescent girls through the use of surfing, yoga and art; encouraging them to find their voice, strengths and values in this world. Nicole also has experience with adults living with chronic illness as well as individuals facing addiction. Through this experience, she helped individuals navigate issues around depression, anxiety, grief, co-dependency, transition, and existential issues of aging.

“I believe we are an accumulation of our experiences. It is how we process the information of our experiences that shape who we are as humans. Everyone has a different way of relating, sharing, and connecting; I will always meet you where you are at and honor your process. You are your best teacher, and I wholeheartedly feel we each have a powerful purpose in this world. I am firmly committed to helping you find your way to your best Self, who is always there.” – Nicole

Nicole sees life as an opportunity to embrace change, get messy and be creative. Her life’s passion encompasses growth, empowerment, connection, and compassion. She utilizes yoga, art making and nature as part of her manifesto for healing. Nicole can be found relaxing with her dog Leroy, coaching gymnastics, or climbing up rocks somewhere in Boulder canyon.

 

 

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