Our LGBT Clinic's Founding | iAmClinic | Denver LGBT Counseling

Our Clinic’s Founding

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


About Us/Mission Statement

All of our personal flourishing took place on a therapist’s couch. When we each realized that we’re all inherently valuable, we were filled with excitement to offer the same life-changing process to those in our local community. In response we created a safe place where people can share their stories, their pain, and their confusion. But what we’ve discovered most is that we created a place where people watch their lives change – a place where celebration happens and joy blossoms.

Our Mission is to embrace your whole identity by integrating psychological and spiritual aspects of self with evidenced based resources to fully love yourself and love others. Put more simply, we believe that there are better ways to exist in the world and be in relationship. Our goal is to help you reach them. 

ISAAC ARCHULETA, MA, LPC

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

About Isaac

As a young child, 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 also enjoys hosting weekend seminars for couples, individuals, and religious parents of children in the LGBT+ community.

Credentials

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

Isaac is as warm as he is knowledgeable, and is excited by the opportunity to walk along side you as you progress through your story.

Jamie Leach, LMFT, LPC

CLINICAL ASSOCIATE

About Jamie

From a young age, Jamie has been fascinated by relationship dynamics and the inner workings of the human psyche – the limitless learning and development around these subject matters invigorates Jamie in both their personal and professional life. Jamie has been blessed to experience redemption and healing on an individual, spiritual, familial, and relational level throughout their life. Many years of clinical training, experience, and personal healing have served to ground Jamie in an authentic posture of hopefulness for the clients they support.

Jamie lives and believes that intentionality, self-awareness, connectedness, and compassion are core attributes of functional relationships. Attachment patterns and emotional needs have to be nurtured to form the base of a relationship; additionally, the pragmatics of life also need to be addressed. Past wounds from previous relationships, family of origin dynamics, spirituality, and expectations may also need to be addressed in order to reach secure connection and daily functioning.

Whether it is your relationship with a current partner, family member, a friend… or the relationship with yourself, Jamie can help you to work through the issues you are facing. The fluidity of attachment, lifelong brain development, insight, and the ability to form new habits anchors the hope that we can choose and experience healing, and that relationships can heal too.

Jamie has a Masters in Arts in Clinical Mental Health, and a Postgraduate Certificate in Marriage and Family therapy. They have facilitated relationship and life-skill workshops over the past seven years throughout Colorado. In addition to their work at iAmClinic, Jamie currently serves in a non-profit leadership role, and volunteers on the board of directors for a local non-profit organization.

Credentials

If you are ready to accelerate your self-awareness, growth, and healing relationally or individually, Jamie would love to support and partner with you.

Trevor Eckstrom, MA, LPC

CLINICAL ASSOCIATE

A bit of a wayward youth, Trevor’s path to counseling began with living then healing patterns of significant depression and addiction. He did this with therapy, peer support, and then intentional living and volunteering in the U.S. and India. Over time Trevor’s path of service deepened into explorations of contemplative practice, embodied psychotherapy, and the use of psychedelic medicines.

Trevor has a therapeutic approach grounded in the wisdom of the body and fundamental human compassion. He believes all the patterning of our bodies and minds is fluid—no matter how old, deep, or stuck. He aims to help clients access their innate capacity for health, using a relational style of practice based on precise attunement, humor, and clarity. He utilizes tools of somatic re-processing at times combined with psychedelic/psychoactive substances to assist clients in reaching the often deep unconscious roots of symptoms and struggles.

Trevor earned a Master of Arts in Contemplative Psychotherapy/Clinicial Mental Health Counseling from Naropa University in 2015. Prior to working in conjunction with iAmClinic, Trevor’s primary clinical focus has been on treating complex trauma and post-traumatic stress. He has provided therapy and supervision at a psychedelic-assisted therapy clinic, specialized trauma treatment at a community mental health center, and comprehensive care for high-risk pregnant women in a residential program for trauma and addiction.Identifying as a cisgender, heterosexual white male, Trevor knows he carries positions of privilege. He actively works to recognize his unearned benefits, increase awareness of others’ experiences, and live up to the responsibilities his positions offer. He aspires to ally-ship and acts from a belief in the unconditional beauty of all beings.


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