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

 

Working closely with the LGBT community and their loved ones Kallen Thornton, MSW, LCSW realized that many experienced a lot of pain and broken family dynamics. Bringing her talent and unique skill-sets to the practice, Kallen wanted to empower her clients to create the authenticity and relational depth that would create long-term satisfaction. Now, as a unified team, Isaac, and Kallen are highly skilled in helping individuals, couples, and families achieve their goals.


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

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 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.

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. 

KALLEN THORNTON, MSW, LCSW

CLINICAL ASSOCIATE

Kallen’s journey of healing began on a yoga mat. Somewhere in her trajectory of growing up, she learned to notice and attend to other people’s feelings, needs and behaviors more than her own. Though skilled at reading people, she had difficulty understanding her own emotional landscape which led to chronic stress, codependence and difficulty making decisions.

Yoga helped Kallen to focus her attention inward and was the entry point to an ongoing practice of learning to listen to, trust and befriend herself. This process led her into a therapist’s office, first as a client and eventually as a professional committed to helping others in the courageous pursuit of health and healing.

How do you discover who you really are? How do you learn to love yourself? What are your blind spots? These are the kinds of questions Kallen will come alongside you in navigating. She uses EMDR, mindfulness, narrative, and attachment-based therapies to help you remember who you are: valuable, loveable and wonderfully made.

Kallen has a Master of Science in Social Work and is a registered yoga teacher with additional training in Trauma Sensitive Yoga. She had the honor of piloting the Dallas VA’s first trauma sensitive yoga program while completing a postgraduate fellowship at in addiction and mental health.

Kallen believes your relationship with yourself is the most important and enduring relationship of your lifetime and she would love to help you make it a good one.

Jamie Leach, LMFT, LPC

CLINICAL ASSOCIATE

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.

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


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