After confronting devastating questions of sexuality and gender with parents who pastored a conservative church, Isaac quickly realized there were very few resources for his family. He also learned that there were very few safe places where he could learn about his true identity without judgment or predetermined agendas.
“After years of struggling with anxiety, unwanted behaviors, and utterly debilitating low self-esteem, I knew there was something better for me, my family, and people just like me.” – Isaac Archuleta, MA, LPC
Working closely with the LGBT community and their loved ones, Stacey Hoksbergen, MA, LPC and Justin R. Lewis, MA (credentials in progress) realized that many experienced a lot of pain and broken family dynamics. Bringing their talent and unique skill-sets to the practice, Stacey and Justin wanted to empower their clients to create the authenticity and relational depth that would create long-term satisfaction. Now, as a unified team, Isaac, Stacey, and Justin are highly skilled in helping individuals, couples, and families achieve their goals.
About Us/Mission Statement
My personal flourishing took place on my therapist’s couch. And when I realized that we’re all inherently valuable, I filled with excitement to offer the same life-changing process to those in my local community. I created a safe place where people could share their stories, their pain, and their confusion. But what I’ve discovered most is that I created a place where people watch their lives change – a place where celebration happens and joy blossoms.
ISAAC ARCHULETA, MA, LPC
OWNER & CLINICAL DIRECTOR
As a young boy, Isaac often felt odd, like a broken boy. After years of being teased by family and peers, Isaac started to hate himself. Growing up in a religious home filled him with both hope and deeply entrenched shame.
After surveying his religious beliefs and sexuality, with several years in therapy, Isaac found a resting spot that felt holistically authentic. He now offers professional help to help those navigating the road he’s journeyed.
Isaac uses a model that is based on relational repair – whether that be a focus on one’s relationship with their self, another, or their higher power, as well as relationships with a substance or an unwanted pattern. He diagnoses how the relational pattern was set up, how it remains dysfunctional, and what needs to be achieved to help you accomplish your goals. Isaac uses Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing, as well as other treatment interventions to help you quickly and easily.
Isaac has a Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. He is invited to speak at conferences and forums across the nation, contributes to The Huffington Post, and hosts weekend seminars for couples, individuals, and religious parents of children in the LGBT+ community.
Working with Isaac is a treat, and you will fall in love with his style and the safe space he provides.
STACEY HOKSBERGEN, MA, LPC
Stacey grew up on a farm in Iowa. After learning how to work hard and handle challenging situations with ease, Stacey decided to do her work in therapy. After facing issues of spirituality, self-esteem, and relationships, Stacey realized the power of love and her true relational offering.
She earned her Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and shares her rare talent with children and couples. She is quick to help children address the challenges they face and brings an insight that is unmatched to her work with couples.
Stacey uses Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing, as well as several different modalities like trauma-focused treatment interventions and mindfulness training. Couples love working with Stacey because she is quick to identify the challenges affecting their relationships. She also quickly highlights the unworkable issues and educate couples how they can create the connection they hoping to reconstruct.
Acting as both a child’s advocate and relational coach, Stacey will communicate what is fair, what isn’t working well, and will help you understand how to work efficiently toward your desired resolution.
Stacey is a rare find and will be sure help you achieve your goals with confidence.
JUSTIN R. LEWIS, MA, (CREDENTIALS IN PROGRESS)
As an adolescent, Justin was highly aware of needing a stable and affirming environment. And because of his personal story, he has spent several years working with adolescents in a variety of settings and facilities. Justin was excited to specialize in working with adolescences because he respects their time of great social, cultural, emotional, and spiritual development. These processes are difficult to navigate, and Justin provides safety and a helping hand through this time.
Although Justin finds his primary motivation in working with adolescents, he is well versed in working with adults, as well.
Justin uses a combination of Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) techniques, with a strengths-based person-centered perspective. DBT has been empirically shown to be highly effective for a host of mental health struggles. Justin finds this style of counseling to work well for his clients and has observed significant success in their lives.
Justin received his undergraduate degree from the University of Colorado at Denver in Psychology. He is currently in a CACREP accredited program in the process of receiving a Masters in Multicultural Clinical Mental Health Counseling. He is a Registered Psychotherapist with the Department of Regulatory Agencies in the State of Colorado.