Isaac Archuleta

He/They

Founder, Chief Executive Officer

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. Over 10 years later, Isaac has grown the iAmClinic team to 10+ therapists and launched a sister company, iAmCouncil, to provide life and relationship coaching to individuals nationwide!

I chose counseling because I was once a young closeted kid that felt incredibly lonely, anxious, and lost. In wanting to heal and grow, it was important for me to find the answers for kids like me and families like mine, so that we could all experience the true connection and utter satisfaction I so deeply craved. It was with this motivation that iAmClinic was born. Before iAmClinic and the completion of my graduate studies, I spent time workin in Child Protection and served as a project supervisor for a counseling program in the nonprofit world. I also worked in the main operating room at The Children’s Hospital. 

As a professional counselor, I use the techniques and insights given to the field of talk therapy by seminal authors/researchers like Pia Mellody, Terrence Real, Peter Levine, and Bessel Van Der Kulk. I interweave research-based modalities like Neurofeedback, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing, and Somatic Experiencing, as well as empirically-based theories such as Attachment Theory, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Feminist Theory into my practice. As I stepped out of the closet with anxiety, depression, and many unwanted behavioral patterns, I saw my healing journey as not only personally necessary, but as professionally worth it. I not only wanted to talk the talk, but also walk the walk. And as a clinician I believe it is important to be equipped with the knowledge, treatment interventions, and the skills to be effective in all facets of my clients lives so that I can offer the healing that changed my life to others. I believe in therapy, not because I have read a bunch of books, but because I am one major success story. When clients walk out of my office for the last time, I want them to feel the same liberty, connectedness, and internal peace therapy helped me discover. 

Credentials

  • Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling
  • 11+ Years Of Experience
  • Served as Executive Director for one of the longest standing LGBTQIA+ organizations
  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Certified
  • Neurofeedback trained in the Othmer Method
  • He is invited to speak at conferences and forums across the nation, and a contributor to The Huffington Post

Recent Resources

Coming Out When You’re Married: A Brave Journey

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Queer Family Therapy: Embracing and Supporting LGBTQIA+ Families

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Lesbian Marriage & Relationship Counseling in Denver: Expert Guidance for Stronger Bonds

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Mixed Orientation Marriages | Finding the Factors That Keep Your Marriage Together

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The Top 5 LGBTQIA+ Couples Counselors in Denver

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Marriage Counseling for LGBTQIA+ Couples in Denver: What to Expect

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Recovering from Cheating | Identifying the Underlying Causes of Infidelity in Gay Relationship

Discover the potential reasons behind cheating in gay relationships and find guidance on emotionally recovering from the betrayal of infidelity

Finding an LGBTQIA+ Friendly Therapist in Denver

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Considering Open Relationships P1. | Thoughts for Gay Couples to Consider

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My Partner Says, “We Need Therapy” | Is Gay Couples Therapy Worth the Cost?

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Changing Gender Without Surgery – Social Transitioning

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What It Means To Be Genderfluid

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iAmResilient: Queer Resilience for Pride 2024

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7 Tips To Defeat Your Grindr Addiction

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6 Easy Tips To Improve Communication In Gay Relationships

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#37 Dr. Jack: We Are Born This Way, LGBTQIA+ Relationtips

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#36 Queer Relationtips: Navigating Finances Together

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#35 Embracing Authenticity: Queer Relationtips and Coming Out

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#34 Queer Relationship Dynamics: Embracing Identity and Charting the Future

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#32 Celebrating Love: Crafting Meaningful Wedding Vows with Richie & Duane

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#31 Healing Sexual Shame: Transforming Perspectives on Shameful Sexuality – Part 2

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#30 Healing Sexual Shame: Transforming Perspectives on Shameful Sexuality – Part 1

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#29 Celebrating Love: Queer RelationTips and Holiday Q&A Tips

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Why violence isn’t a cycle, and how to leave the storm

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#28 Elevating Mental Health: Insights from Dr. Lin Fraser

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What does Bisexuality Mean to Me?

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What Can Neurofeedback Treat?

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Neurofeedback Frequently Asked Questions

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What is neurofeedback?

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What Does Bisexuality Mean to Me?

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#27 Unlocking Minds: Exploring Neurofeedback’s Potential in Podcasts

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#26 Challenging Homophobia: Navigating Therapy with Inclusivity and Respect

Table Of Contents Embracing Authenticity: Overcoming Homophobia in LGBTQ+ Journeys The Significance of Representation: The Impact of Societal Attitudes: Choice and Identity: The Role of …

#25 Breaking Chains: Confronting Internalized Homophobia and Fostering Acceptance

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Pride, Oppression, and #BLM

Contents Jump To: Psychological Patriarchy Celebrating Pride and Dismantling Opression Celebrate and Stand United It shocked me when I recently realized the protests for George …

#24 Navigating Identity: Diverse Non-Binary Experiences and Perspectives

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#23 Conquering Insecurity: Empowering Steps to Inner Confidence

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Conflict Resolution in LGBTQIA+ Relationships | Becoming Aware & Having Positive Communication.

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#22 Embracing Authenticity: Queer RelationTips and Navigating Coming Out

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Was your coming out power taken from you? You are not alone.

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#21 Transforming Narratives: Addressing Toxicity in Gay Hookup Culture

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#20 Navigating Challenges: The Power of Persistence and Resilience

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#19 Unveiling HerStory: Empowering Women Through Inspiring Podcasts

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#18 Destigmatizing Butt Stuff

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#17 Trans Athlete Spotlight: Inspiring Journey of Mitch Harrison

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#16 RelationTips: Nurturing Healthy and Vibrant Relationships

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#15 Navigating Love’s Q&A: RelationTips for Dynamic Couples

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#14 Comprehensive Sexual Health, HIV & Prep – Queer Relationtips Q & A

Episode Introduction LGBTQ+ sexual health is a very important topic. Many of us didn’t have “the talk” which leaves those of us in the LGBTQ+ …

#13 Awakening the Mind-Body Connection: Exploring Psychedelic Somatic Therapy

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#12 Exploring Bisexuality and Gender Fluid: A Journey Beyond a Destructive Marriage

Episode Summary Many people judge and hate on bisexuality, claiming that bisexual people just can’t make up their mind or that maybe they’re just too …

#1 Understanding and Addressing Internalized Homophobia: A Deep Dive

Table Of Contents Episode Summary Host Isaac Archuleta and his guest explore the complexities that happen when our learned shame and internalized homophobia affects our …

#2 RelationTips Q&A: Addiction, Shame, and Living in Authenticity in the Queer Relationships

Table Of Contents Episode Summary Host Isaac Archuleta and his guest talk about alcoholism, sobriety, and the difficulties those impose in being a part of …

#4 Harmonizing Authenticity: Trey Pearson’s Courageous Journey of Coming Out as a Renowned Musician

Table Of Contents Episode Summary Host Isaac Archuleta sits with the founder, owner, and lead singer of Everyday Sunday. They consider how his religious beliefs …

#6 Kevin Garcia Exposes How Bad Theology Can Be Fatal

Episode Summary Host Isaac Archuleta sits with Kevin Garcia, life coach, content creator, queer person of faith, host of the podcast A Tiny Revolution, and …

#8 Discovering Home and Embracing Authenticity: RelationTips Q&A – Part 1

Episode Summary Host Isaac Archuleta sits with a guest who brought a great conundrum to the show, one that many queer people face: how do …

#3 Transforming Narratives: Unveiling the Layers of Sexual Shame with Tina Schermer Sellers

Table Of Contents Episode Summary Host Isaac Archuleta sits with Dr. Tina Schermer Sellers, a licensed marriage and family therapist, certified sex therapist who holds …

#5 The Path to a Fulfilling and Healthy Sex Life with Mathias Robert

Table Of Contents Episode Summary Host Isaac Archuleta and Matthias Roberts, counselor and podcast host of Queerology, talk about Roberts’ new book, Beyond Shame: Creating …

#7 Building Chosen Families: Navigating Anxiety, Depression, and Relationship Tips

Table Of Contents Episode Summary ​Host Isaac Archuleta sits with a Denver-based drag queen and talks about the anxiety and depression they have had to …

#9 Discovering Home and Embracing Authenticity: RelationTips Q&A – Part 2

Episode Summary In our previous episode, we covered the topic of enmeshment and home, helping the guest find their way to an inward home that …

Considering Open Relationships P3. | Knowing Your Gay Sexbrain Body

Given our natural neurology, open relationships will mean different things to different people. Our sexbrain––the name for the various mechanisms found within our physical bodies …

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Beyond the Comfy Couch | Applying What You Learned in Therapy to Everyday Life

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Does My Child Need Therapy or Do I? | 4 Ideas to best Support Yourself & Your Gay Child

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Can I Be Gay & Christian? Navigating Your Spirituality & Sexual Orientation

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Emotional Intimacy in Mixed Orientation Marriages

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4 Ways Counseling Can Help Improve Your Connection to Yourself and Your Loved Ones

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My Partner Says, “We Need Therapy” | Is Gay Couples Therapy Worth the Cost?

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3 Common Fears of Coming Out as a Parent of an LGBTQ+ Child

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Religious Parents, Pride and LGBTQ+ Children

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Pride in Leaving the Closet

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Pride is a Verb

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Do Open Relationships Work? P2. | Navigating the Common Challenges of Polyamorous Relationships

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Do Open Relationships work? P1. | Navigating the Common Challenges of Polyamorous Relationships

Open relationships require major consideration. As one member of a couple, or as a couple, there are many factors to think about when considering opening …

4 Ways Counseling Can Help Improve Relationships With Your LGBTQ+ Partner

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Is it Time for Counseling? P2. | Healthy Communication Tips When Talking to Your Partner About Counseling

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Is it Time for Counseling? P1. | 4 Signals That Gay Couples Should Seek Support

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Faith & Sexual Identity | Using Your Spirituality to Strengthen Your Confidence

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4 Signs of an Unhealthy Sex Life in a Gay Relationship

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Your Emotional Desires Are Always Clean: Emotional Cravings Part 1

“Emotional cravings, I began to notice, were not my demise, they were God’s blueprints tucked into my soul. When I followed my emotional cravings I …

4 S’s to Mature Love

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