Your Pain Is Sacred
Sometimes we feel ill-equipped to deal with what life brings our way. We might want a careful ear and a little help working through our situations and relationships. Southeast Christian Counseling Center has a team of counselors who stand ready to listen without judgment or condemnation, offering guidance and refuge for those in pain. We will treat your pain as a sacred trust, to be handled with the utmost confidentiality and care.
Areas of Emphasis
Individual Counseling, Marriage and Family Counseling, Child Play Therapy, Adolescent Counseling, Personal Growth and Development, Premarital Counseling, Blended Family Issues, Depression, Anxiety, Trauma, Grief and Loss, Addictions, Eating Disorders, Life Transitions, Crisis of Faith/Existential Issues, and Psychological Assessments.
The Counseling Center is located in the Solomon Centre. Suite 103.
The fact that you're here is a great step. We're glad you've taken it, and we'll help you get started.
Request an initial consultation by contacting Heather Roa, the Counseling Center Assistant. Our goal is to respond to initial requests within 2 business days. You can make this request by:
- Calling 720.842.5553
- Using our online appointment calendar. Be sure to include date of birth, select a 90-minute block of time for the intake, and include a phone number in the Notes section.
If you do not hear back from us before the requested appointment, please call us.
- Emailing us:
Attend your initial consultation, be heard, and receive a recommendation for the counselor(s) who can best meet your needs.
After your initial consultation, your assigned counselor will contact you to schedule your first counseling session at a time that works for both you and your counselor.
*Note: If you need immediate help from pastoral staff, please call or text the Pastoral Care Hotline at 720.330.8700.
**Mental health professionals interested in collaboration, please call 720.842.5554.
Jason Bell is a Licensed Professional Counselor with a Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Denver Seminary. Jason’s training and experience include individual, couple, and group counseling for adolescents and adults who struggle with a variety of concerns ranging from chronic acute mental illness to developmental challenges, life transitions, grief, career struggles, existential crises, and relationship problems. Jason is passionate about providing a safe haven in therapy, where clients can gain insight and develop solutions as they work through their struggles without fear of judgment. Jason also serves as the Counseling Center Executive Director.
Carolyn Zweigart has her Masters of Arts in Counseling from Colorado Christian University, and an undergraduate background in Health Education. Carolyn is also Southeast Christian Counseling Center's Intake Coordinator. Through academic, professional, and personal experience, Carolyn’s strength areas are: nutrition guidance, eating disorders, body image, self-esteem issues, fostering good self-care and self-awareness, and issues such as depression, anxiety, and self-harm. Carolyn strives to integrate a variety of therapy methods to best meet her clients' needs. She desires to meet her clients where they are with compassion, providing support as they use their values and their stories to live the meaningful lives they desire.
Anna Cejka holds a Master's degree and a PhD in Clinical Psychology, with a specialization in health, from the University of Colorado, Denver. Anna provides comprehensive care and support for adolescents and adults who have a chronic illness, as well as with their family members and caregivers. She has particular skill providing psychological care to cancer patients, survivors and their families. Anna has also been trained in treating anxiety, depression, bipolar, trauma, personality disorders and schizophrenia. She utilizes various therapeutic methods, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, mindfulness, and relaxation. She believes in incorporating clients' values, goals and personal preferences into a treatment plan to improve overall quality of life and emotional functioning. Anna has received training at numerous sites throughout the metro area, including St. Joseph’s Comprehensive Cancer Center and National Jewish Hospital, and she recently completed her pre-doctoral internship training at Rocky Mountain Behavioral Health in Casper, Wyoming. She has also taught psychology courses to undergraduate students at the University of Colorado, Denver.
Michael Everson is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Licensed Addiction Counselor who graduated with a Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Denver Seminary. Michael is a certified administrator of the Prepare-Enrich relationship assessment tool. One of Michael's core values is that biblical teaching can be integrated into all areas of life, and he is passionate about helping others identify their own core values and live them out. Michael has experience in the mental health and addiction field, working with clients struggling with a variety of addictions including drug abuse/dependence, alcohol, pornography, and gambling. Michael serves adolescents and adults in individual, couple or family therapy settings, and he enjoys working with pre-engagement, pre-marital, and married couples.
Lori Sorrel is an intern completing her Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Denver Seminary. She has worked with a non-profit organization serving university students in Texas, China and Colorado for 19 years. Lori genuinely loves people and sharing in the amazing and unique stories of their lives. She is committed to the truth that each one of us is worthy of love and respect, intrinsically bearing beauty and courage. She is full of hope that there can be restoration, growth and healing, even amidst deep wounds. Specific areas of interest in counseling include adoption and foster care families, attachment issues, trauma, and life transitions.
Shelby Jacobs is an intern completing her Masters of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Denver Seminary. She is a Registered Psychotherapist and is passionate about collaborating with clients to work on relationship and communication difficulties, conflict, life transitions, identity issues, stress and anxiety, and adjustment issues. She enjoys working with couples in premarital or marital counseling, as well as with children, adolescents, families, and women of all ages. She is a trained Prepare-Enrich marital and pre-marital facilitator. Shelby is committed to partnering with her clients to support each individual, couple, or family on their unique journey of healing and growth.
Jamie Weier is a Licensed Professional Counselor with a Master of Arts degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Denver Seminary and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology from Texas A&M University. She is also a National Certified Counselor and a trained Prepare-Enrich marital and premarital facilitator. Jamie is passionate about partnering with clients to discover the rich, meaningful life they were meant to live. She utilizes various therapeutic methods, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and mindfulness approaches. Jamie’s areas of strength include anxiety, eating disorders, career development, identity exploration, and life transitions. Jamie also serves as the Counseling Center’s Human Resources Specialist.
Jonathan Carr is a Counselor and Intake Coordinator at Southeast Christian Counseling Center and has served children, teens, individuals, families, and groups in clinical, school, church, community, and wilderness settings. Jonathan is passionate about providing a supportive, creative, and collaborative environment to explore your path of healing and growth. Jonathan graduated from Denver Seminary with a Master's in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and is devoted to caring for the unique needs and goals of each person.
Mark Benish holds a Masters of Arts in both Counseling Ministries and Christian Studies from Denver Seminary and is the recipient of the Dr. Randolph M. MacFarland Counseling Award for excellence in church and parachurch counseling. Additionally, Mark is a trained Prepare-Enrich marital and pre-marital counselor, is trained in biblical conflict resolution by Peacemaker Ministries, and has 10 years experience as a life coach and financial counselor to couples going through financial, marital and life difficulties. Mark has been blending his family for more than eighteen years, working hard at doing marriage right. He also owned his own business for 26 years before going to seminary. Out of his rich life experience, seminary training, and counseling knowledge, Mark has integrated Christian teaching with the best of secular psychology to develop a unique counseling process designed to help each client mature in their spiritual journey and learn how to thrive in their relationships.
LISA VANDER GRIEND
Lisa Vander Griend is a Licensed Professional Counselor, a Registered Play Therapist, and a Registered Play Therapist-Supervisor with a BA in Sociology from Davidson College and a Master of Arts in Counseling from Denver Seminary. Outside of Southeast, she has also served as President of the Colorado Association for Play Therapy. Lisa works primarily with children as a child-centered play therapist. She is passionate about working with children who have experienced trauma (e.g. sexual, physical, and/or emotional abuse, and transitional situations such as divorce or death). Through play therapy and the formation of a positive therapeutic relationship, Lisa believes children may be honored and empowered to face and overcome the trials and wounds in their lives. Lisa also works with adolescents and women on a variety of issues from anxiety and depression to adjustment issues. Finally, she works part time as an adjunct at Denver Seminary and at the University of Colorado, Denver, teaching and supervising students in counseling and psychology.
Jayne Statler is a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Licensed Addiction Counselor who graduated with a Bachelors Degree in Psychology from the University of Colorado and a Master of Arts degree in Counseling Psychology from the University of Denver. Jayne works with men and women of all ages and has particularly broad experience in treating adults with both mental health and substance use issues. She also enjoys working with couples and families. Jayne's areas of specialty are anxiety and depression, women's emotional health, adult attachment issues, family therapy, trauma treatment, domestic violence, and substance abuse/dependence. Jayne is an EMDR trained clinician (Levels I and II) and has an interest in utilizing this technique when clinically appropriate. Jayne has found EMDR Therapy very helpful in areas such as trauma, grief and loss, self-esteem, anxiety, and when one "feels stuck." Jayne became a therapist to help people navigate their complex worlds in order to live a healthier, happier life. She believes in a holistic approach to health and that all components of ones' life are interrelated.
Jeremy Baker is a Licensed Professional Counselor with a Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Denver Seminary. He is also a National Certified Counselor and a trained Prepare-Enrich marital and pre-marital facilitator. Jeremy’s training and experience include working with adolescents, adults, couples and families. He enjoys partnering with clients in order to provide an environment and relationship in which clients feel safe, accepted, and loved no matter the struggles or painful circumstances in which they find themselves. Jeremy’s areas of strength include marital and pre-marital counseling, family therapy, adolescent issues, parenting issues, divorce and separation, anxiety and depression, grief, attachment issues, addictive behaviors, identity formation, and life transitions.
Stephanie Luther is an intern completing her Masters of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Denver Seminary. She worked in the corporate world for over 10 years in the financial and consulting area and left to raise a family. Since then, Stephanie has participated on school boards, served on church mission committees, and worked with children and families in church and school settings. She uses her varied personal and professional experiences to empathize with her clients, creatively helping them find their own strength and resilience and empowering them to take control of their lives. Stephanie believes that her clients are the experts in their own lives and is compassionately present to facilitate increased self-awareness and promote personal healing and change. She believes that everyone is capable of change.