3 Reasons to See an LPCC

3 Reasons to See an LPCC

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor Candidate, or an LPCC. This means that I have completed a Master’s program in counseling and am working towards obtaining my independent license. Now, you may be thinking, “Why would I see an LPCC when I can just see someone with...

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The New “Normal”: Coping During the COVID-19 Pandemic

The New “Normal”: Coping During the COVID-19 Pandemic

This year has been different for all of us. Healthcare and food services workers are now our frontline heroes. We are required to wear masks in public places. Graduation ceremonies were cancelled or transferred to online platforms. I think it’s safe to say that we no...

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Starting Therapy: Bravely Ask Yourself “What Do I Need?”

Starting Therapy: Bravely Ask Yourself “What Do I Need?”

Starting therapy is hard. Period. It is hard to ask for help. It is hard to risk intimacy with a stranger. It is hard to build a relationship. These are essential elements of successful therapy.  As I left my internship site at the end of graduate school, many of my...

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We’re Ecstatic to Welcome Reagan to the Team!

We’re Ecstatic to Welcome Reagan to the Team!

Hello, my name is Reagan Rockholm and I am a master’s student at the University of Denver, excited to start my career in therapy. I found my calling early in life—I have always loved being an empathetic and helpful person to those around me. Through education, I have...

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3 Things To Try On A Bad Body Image Day

3 Things To Try On A Bad Body Image Day

We live in a culture of scarcity or "never enough" and women's bodies rarely (arguably never) escape unscathed. According to research by Brené Brown, PhD, nearly all women feel ashamed of their bodies at one time or another. For many women, our relationship with our...

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Defending Your Soul Against Diet Culture

Defending Your Soul Against Diet Culture

“Does it matter if you gain weight?” I mumbled under my breath in between bites of my breakfast sandwich last Sunday. I was at a restaurant having brunch with six women to celebrate a dear friend. Minutes earlier, the conversation had turned a corner to an...

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Tele-what? Telehealth Counseling Services at ESC!

Tele-what? Telehealth Counseling Services at ESC!

I grew up on the western slope of Colorado which was a beautiful, wonderful place to live and play. It's also where my eating disorder developed and flourished until I sought treatment years later during college in Denver. When I left Grand Junction for grad school,...

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Welcome Lisa!

Welcome Lisa!

I’m thrilled to announce that Lisa Mareb, MSW, LCSW, CEDS-S is joining the Embrace Strength Counseling team! Lisa is passionate about helping teens and adults develop a more fulfilling relationship with their mind, body, food, and spirit. She specializes in eating...

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