Psychotherapists Golden CO

It's important to recognize that everything in life isn't permanent. Change is wiser than we are. Oftentimes the world we want to construct is really quite a small one. Change can break that way open and reveal possibilities we never could have thought of ourselves. Change is an ally, not an enemy. The stress comes when we try to hold on too tightly.

Bresnick Shelley Psyd
(303) 988-8177
1746 Cole Blvd
Golden, CO
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Mental Health Professional, Osteopath (DO), Psychologist

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Summit
(303) 422-9772
1115 Washington Ave Ste 2
Golden, CO
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Mental Health Professional

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Griffith Centers For Children
(303) 237-6865
14142 Denver West Pkwy
Lakewood, CO
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Mental Health Professional

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Jefferson Hills Inc
(303) 989-4357
421 Zang St
Lakewood, CO
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Mental Health Professional

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Colorado Boys Ranch
(303) 691-6095
445 Union Blvd
Lakewood, CO
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Mental Health Professional, Osteopath (DO), Psychologist

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Kathryn Margaret Benes
(720) 412-0670
669 Trailside Drive
Golden, CO
Services
School-based Consultation, Psychological Assessment, Psychoeducational Evaluation, Individual Psychotherapy, Health Services Consultation to Business or Organizations
Ages Served
Children (3-12 yrs.)
Adolescents (13-17 yrs.)
Adults (18-64 yrs.)
Education Info
Doctoral Program: University of Nebraska - Lincoln
Credentialed Since: 2007-04-23

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Ronald W. Fischer
(303) 271-3712
18237 W. 3rd Avenue
Golden, CO
Education Info
Doctoral Program: U Okla
Credentialed Since: 1977-05-11

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Hueftle Ron Phd
(303) 271-1213
445 Union Blvd Ste 221
Lakewood, CO
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Mental Health Professional, Psychologist

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Reilly Kevin J Psyd
(303) 798-4913
198 Union Blvd
Lakewood, CO
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Mental Health Professional, Psychologist

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David Sharer
(303) 989-4357
421 Zang St
Lakewood, CO
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Psychiatry

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Accepting Change

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By Judy Rooks

You have a unique view regarding change. How would you describe it?

First of all, it’s important to recognize that everything in life isn’t permanent. Change is wiser than we are. Oftentimes the world we want to construct is really quite a small one. Change can break that way open and reveal possibilities we never could have thought of ourselves. Change is an ally, not an enemy. The stress comes when we try to hold on too tightly.

How should we deal with change in order to grow?

First and foremost, it’s important for you to understand—and embrace—the fact that you’re an initiate in a great rite of passage that will lead to transformation. In those moments of immense change, you die to who you were, and you are not yet reborn to who you will be. You’ve embarked on a journey.

Could you identify the stages needed to move through this process?

There are three parts to moving from one stage of life to the next. First, you separate from the world you once knew. Whether you’re fired from a job or getting married or moving, you’re experiencing separation. Your old life is behind. Next, you enter the time between “no longer and not yet.” This is an uncomfortable, scary place, because you can’t control it. Try to view this as a sacred time of wandering. Our usual way of thinking is in the box. The “no longer and not yet” offers new inspiration, breakthroughs, and recognition of overlooked strengths. Finally, you adjust. You begin to form a new life, and you bring with you your own gifts and an expanded sense of who you are. You become more fully human.

Is this a lesson in optimism?

We can all learn to think optimistically. During unwanted change, we can hold onto the idea that difficult life circumstances are challenges that provide the framework for growth. Pessimists take things personally, think problems are pervasive, and believe their situation is permanent. Optimists see change as a challenge. They believe they have choices and can control the outcome of their lives, yet they don’t waste time or spin their wheels trying to control the uncontrollable. They’re dedicated and committed people. Change is a challenge and not a threat.

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