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“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

Isaac Archuleta

LPC

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 working 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 Kolk. 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

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AJ

Davies

MA Candidate

She/Her

I identify as a lesbian/queer cis-woman and hold a welcoming therapeutic space for all identities. I believe in the premise “towards not away” and that embrace of our emotions can lead to greater awareness and insight. They can serve as guides to our inner and outer world, so long as we’re willing to listen.

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My own therapeutic experiences deeply impacted the individual I am today and helped me find my own path towards an inner sense of calm and purpose. I am currently a graduate student at the University of Denver studying International Disaster Psychology: Trauma and Global Mental Health.

My experience includes working with individuals dealing with OCD, disordered eating, and anxiety and depression symptoms. I value diverse perspectives and lead with an open heart and open mind. My hope is to create a safe space where you become your own most powerful resource in healing and wellbeing, that carries with you far beyond the session.

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Alnora

Sights

MA, LPC

She/Her

I identify as a bisexual/queer cis-woman and I honor therapy as a space where all of our identities are important. I believe that when we experience hardship without support, we learn to defend against emotions that would be simply too much to hold alone.

I specialize in complex trauma and PTSD treatment with teenagers and adults. The focus of my professional career has been providing treatment to individuals and communities who face developmental, systemic, and intergenerational trauma. I have been privileged to work with communities in the rural and urban parts of Latin America and across the United States. Through this work, I witnessed the universality of trauma and the strength within humans to hope, to heal, and to grow.

My bicultural background allows me to support different communities through a culturally-sensitive framework, using attachment theory, integrative, neurobiological, and somatic-based approaches. I believe in the capacity of the brain to change throughout life and in the healing power of safe and validating relationships. I am passionate about client-centered therapy, individualized treatment, and empowering clients through self-understanding and self-compassion. I have extensive experience working with the LGBTQIA+ and Latinx communities and helping individuals who are navigating discomfort and confusion with their beliefs and values or leaving a religious organization. I am committed to providing a safe and non-judgmental space where my clients can explore their experiences, build resilience, discover their own truth, and heal from the trauma that can accompany religious disaffiliation.

I also specialize in working with cross-cultural couples, through attachment-based interventions, The Gottman Method, and teachings by relationship expert, Esther Perel. I am dedicated to helping couples navigate the unique challenges and opportunities presented by their diverse cultural backgrounds. I believe that effective communication, empathy, and mutual understanding are essential to building healthy and fulfilling relationships. By integrating evidence-based approaches with a culturally-sensitive lens, I help couples overcome obstacles and strengthen their connection.

Credentials:

  • Licensed Professional Counselor
  • Over 13 years of experience in the mental health field
  • Bilingual in English and Spanish
  • Trained in: Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Attachment-Based
    Therapy, Polyvagal Theory-Based Psychotherapy, Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT),
    Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), Acceptance and Commitment
    Therapy (ACT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Motivational Interviewing (MI), Pain
    Reprocessing Therapy (PRT), Neurobiology-Based Psychotherapy, Socio-Emotional
    Therapy, Exposure and Response Prevention Therapy (ERP), Emotionally Focused
    Therapy (EFT).

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Derek

Torres Diaz

MA Candidate

He/Him

I am a graduate student at the University of Denver currently working towards obtaining my master’s degree in International Disaster Psychology: Trauma and Global Mental Health.

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My bachelor’s degree is from the Universidad de Puerto Rico en Cayey in Psychology and Community Mental Health. As a professional with a formal mental health education from Latinx and American institutions,  I am able to integrate both to create a unique approach to therapeutic spaces.

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Eric

Schaffner

LPCC

He/Him

I welcome all of your identities and strive to create a safe space where you feel empowered to show up fully as you are. I specialize in guiding clients grappling with depression, anxiety, isolation, sexual identity, gender identity, spiritual crisis and integration, religious trauma, personal and spiritual inquiry, career change and other life transitions.

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My approach to therapy is to accompany my clients in rediscovering their true self, their source of self-compassion, their innate healing power, their autonomy, and their personal authority.

I believe in therapy because it has been a key tool in my own healing journey. Growing up as a gay/queer cisgender male in a conservative religious community left me struggling with worthlessness. I felt divorced from my body, my spirit, and the wider world around me. I found self-compassion and healing through my work with caring therapists, mindfulness meditation, and personal inquiry.

I collaborate with clients to address the psychology of the whole person. I work primarily from a person-centered approach and am training in techniques such as Gestalt, Internal Family Systems (IFS), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and somatic interventions. When it fits the client, I like to incorporate mindfulness meditation to help clients build resilience and self-resourcing skills. I am passionate about these approaches because I’ve personally witnessed how using these techniques to integrate mind and body can enable profound healing.

Prior to becoming a counselor, I worked first as a molecular biologist, then as a software engineer. Although I found both fields interesting, I found that my real passion was exploring how my own mind worked and healing the false body-mind split. The more I discovered, the more passion I felt to share that experience with others.

I hold a BA in Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology/French Language from the University of Colorado at Boulder, and am completing my master’s degree from Naropa University in Clinical Mental Health Counseling in the Mindfulness-Based/Transpersonal concentration.

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Everett

Dietzler

LPCC

They/Them

I identify as a queer, neurodivergent, trans person, which deeply informs my work as a clinician. My undergraduate degree is in Cultural Studies with a minor in Women and Gender Studies from Columbia College Chicago. I graduated with my master’s degree in Transpersonal Wilderness Therapy from Naropa University. I am in the process of becoming an IPI Certified Psychedelic-Assisted Therapy Practitioner. I specialize in working with gender dysphoria and neurodiversity.

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Often times folks in marginalized communities are forced to choose between attachment and authenticity. The work I do with my clients aims to bridge that gap by fostering a deeper connection to the self. The more we are in touch with our authenticity, the better we can communicate our needs and desires to others. Developing a sense of self-compassion is the cornerstone to loving and accepting ourselves as we are.

I work through a client centered approach which assumes my clients are the experts in who they are. Through mindfulness practice and connection to the natural world, clients will begin to understand themselves in a new light. This deeper insight helps to foster the fertile ground needing for healing. I am committed to providing a non-judgmental and empathic space for clients to explore their inner world. Through a collaborative process, I aim to help my clients find the tools to regulate their nervous system and achieve their therapeutic goals.

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Isaac

Archuleta

LPC

He/They

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!

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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

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Katie

Cass

LPC, BCN

She/Her

I began working in the community mental health field in 2012 in northern Arizona, learning the best practices for working with culturally diverse populations addressing a breadth of mental health concerns. I believe in a holistic approach that involves assessing our brain, mind and context. Our thoughts, values and beliefs are molded by not only our experiences but informed and endless bombardment of information. Peace and ease come from alignment of all of our parts.

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In addition to working with the individual, I work with couples using the Gottman Method emphasizing communication and recognizing how trauma impacts our experience in intimate relationships.

Credentials

  • Master of Arts in degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling
  • Board certified with the Biofeedback Certification International Alliance (BCIA)
  • Trained in Gottman Method

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Leo

Godsey

MA Candidate

He/Him

In my own journey through life, therapy has had a profound positive impact on my confidence, happiness, energy, and sense of peace. My own healing has led me towards becoming a therapist to help heal our hurting world, one person at a time. It is my hope that we can work together to help you find love and acceptance for all of yourself and the peaceful confidence that comes with it.

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I recognize that this can be quite challenging due to societal standards, expectations, and pressures that influence the stories that we tell ourselves, especially when coming out and being true to ourselves is met with resistance or worse from others. I am passionate about working with individuals struggling with anxiety, depression, shame, self-esteem, sexual or gender identity and other LGBTQIA+ issues, life transitions, body image, relationship/family/friendship issues, psychedelic integration, personal motivation, or fitting into societal expectations or “norms.” I am also excited to work with and support romantic monogamous or ENM relationships using the Gottman method and Emotionally Focused Therapy.

I am currently a graduate student studying Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Naropa University, with a concentration in Mindfulness-Based Transpersonal Counseling. I have a Master’s degree in Higher Education and Student Affairs, and have been in helping professional positions for the past 8 years. I have a background in Motivational Interviewing and continue to utilize a Person-Centered approach to therapy in order to individualize the therapeutic experience to what your needs are.

The connection between therapist and client continues to be shown to be incredibly important for healing, so I wanted to take a moment to tell you a bit about me. I am a gay/queer, polyamorous, white, cis-man in my early 30’s. I was raised atheist but spent time in my early adulthood exploring various religions, and now identify as spiritual and enjoy a lot of Buddhist teachings. In my free time, I enjoy lifting weights, meditating, cooking, listening to podcasts and audiobooks and playing video games or board games.

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Nicole

Archuleta

Chief Operations Officer, Intake Program Manager

She/Her

Nicole is the first voice you’ll speak to when contacting iAmClinic. She has been with the clinic since the beginning, and identifies as a straight ally. She enjoys hearing each client’s story of what brings them to the clinic and works diligently to help match clients with the right type of therapist that is equipped best for each client’s unique needs.

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Rae

Stout

LPC, CCC

She/Her

I have over 10 years of experience in identity formation, career counseling and trauma, particularly in the field of career trauma. My clients often come to me looking to better understand themselves and how they wish to ‘show up’ in the world.

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I also oversee the clinic’s human resources, hiring and student internship programs and serve as the manager for clinical operations. Interested in working with the clinic? Check out our “Work with Us” page!

I work with clients to explore who they are, where they want to go and how they will get there. Often this looks like walking alongside my clients as they untangle their authentic parts of self from internalized shame and societal pressures in order to step into their own self-authored story.  I incorporate mindfulness and narrative therapy techniques in my work, infused with cognitive information/cognitive behavioral modalities. Additionally, I am EMDR trained and use this in both mental health and career counseling settings.

Outside of work, I am an active volunteer in the National Career Development Association (NCDA), a branch of the American Counseling Association, serving on the Government Relations Committee. I also serve as an adjunct faculty member at two local Denver universities, teaching in their graduate counseling programs. In my spare time, I love spending time with my wife, our two dogs, and getting junior ranger badges from all the national parks.

Credentials

  • Master of Arts in Community Counseling
  • Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC)
  • Certified Career Counselor (CCC)
  • Clinical Supervisor Training
  • 10+ Years of Experience
  • EMDR Trained
  • Adjunct Faculty, CU Denver, Metropolitan State University of Denver
  • Certified Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) Facilitator, Qualified Administrator for Strong Interest Inventory, YouScience and CliftonStrengths, Career Construction Training

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Spencer

Spotts

MA Candidate

They/Them

As a mixed-race, queer, and neurodivergent non-binary person, I am passionate about supporting LGBTQIA+ people in reclaiming their inherent right to thrive. My goal is to collaborate with my clients to rediscover who they authentically are and then design new ways of living and moving through the world that bring them peace, joy, and meaningful connection to themselves and those around them.

My work with clients often focuses on recognizing and healing from how our identities, our relationships, and our cultural environments all intersect in how we experience the world. We often will work together on processing childhood and developmental trauma, the impacts of marginalization and cultural trauma, and religious trauma including recovering from religious abuse and “conversion therapy.” I also love supporting the journeys of clients who are curious about exploring their sexuality and gender identities, especially trans/nonbinary people and youth/young adults. In my approach to therapy, I draw upon techniques and perspectives from attachment theory, feminist therapy, relational cultural theory (RCT), social justice counseling, and somatic-based therapy. As a feminist therapist, I strongly believe in making our therapeutic work together collaborative and ensuring you as a client are trusted as an expert in your own life. I am currently a graduate student studying Clinical Mental Health Counseling at University of Colorado Denver and I bring experience from 8+ years of working in various nonprofit programs including HIV testing and counseling, sexual assault and interpersonal violence advocacy, LGBTQIA+ support services, and health equity programs.

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Want to work with folks in the LGBTQIA+ Community?

We appreciate your interest in working with iAmClinic! Our staff is predominately made up of part-time and full-time contract clinical associates. We also hire practicum and intern student clinicians on a rolling basis.

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We are passionate about working with the LGBTQIA+ community because it is OUR community – no one should have to teach their therapist about their preferred pronouns or face invasive questions about who and how they love.

At iAmClinic it is our mission to be experts in the field. It is our hope that you feel seen, affirmed and supported in your identities, so that together with your iAmClinic therapist, you are able to make the changes in your life that you are seeking.

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