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
- 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.
Kaci Guilford is a Licensed Professional Counselor who graduated from Regis University with a Master’s in Counseling. Kaci enjoys using her personal and professional experience to help clients facilitate change and growth in their lives. She enjoys working with individuals and couples who want to explore their relational concerns, depression and anxiety, addictive behaviors, communication styles, self-identity and life-transition issues. She is especially compassionate towards women who are wrestling with disordered eating, body image concerns, and the feelings that typically accompany these struggles. Kaci is a trained EMDR clinician and a certified administrator of the Prepare/Enrich couples assessment tool. She believes counseling is a collaborative, relational process: the work done together as counselor/client is unique, and is built on trust, respect, and honest communication. Kaci is dedicated and committed to helping her clients realize that their lives can be their own, and walking them through the sometimes scary, and painful, process of change.
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.
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.
Michaela Kadavy is an intern pursuing her Masters in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Denver Seminary. She also currently works for an education non-profit, partnering community volunteers with struggling readers in low-income schools in the greater Denver area. Michaela's experience with this kind of local community partnering and her work overseas assisting communities after natural disasters have given her a passion for creating safe places for those experiencing brokenness to find healing.
Jonathan Carr is an intern completing his Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Denver Seminary. He has served teens and families in school, church, community, and wilderness settings. A recent transplant to Colorado, he is passionate about providing a supportive, creative, and collaborative environment for individuals and groups to explore their path of healing and growth. Jonathan enjoys helping others find hope, develop resilience, and experience freedom through authenticity.
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.
Jamie is an Intake Coordinator and Counselor at Southeast Christian Counseling Center. She has her Masters of Arts degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Denver Seminary and her Bachelors of Arts degree in Sociology from Texas A&M University. After graduating from A&M Jamie went on to receive her Diplôme de Pâtisserie from Le Cordon Bleu Paris. She worked as a pastry chef for several years cultivating her passion for hospitality and food before returning to school to study counseling. Jamie enjoys working with clients to discover the hope and meaning woven into their unique stories. She utilizes a variety of therapeutic methods including Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and mindfulness techniques. Her areas of strength include issues of identity, relationship problems, depression, anxiety, eating disorders, and difficult life transitions.