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Kenzie Taff, MA, NCC, LPCC (she/her): Licensed Professional Counselor Candidate

Meet Kenzie

Hi there! I’m Kenzie. I specialize in and enjoy working with clients who struggle with eating disorder, disordered eating, and body image along with depression, anxiety, trauma, and self-injury. My passion and dedication to helping others find healing through therapy grew from my own battle with and recovery from an eating disorder, anxiety, and depression. Growing up, I struggled with perfectionism and people-pleasing, which contributed to the development of my eating disorder. I believed that I was never enough and was unworthy of acceptance, being heard, or taking up space. It wasn’t until I personally experienced therapy and had someone show me that I was worthy of them taking time to listen to my story that I was able to find the courage to be vulnerable, give voice to my pain, and begin the process of healing. I strive to create a sense of safety in my relationships with clients in order for them to feel seen, heard, and known, giving them a safe space to be vulnerable and share their emotions, thoughts, and experiences without

I received my Masters of Arts degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Adler University in Chicago, IL and am a Nationally Certified Counselor and Licensed Professional Counselor Candidate in Colorado. I have experience working with adolescent and adult clients suffering from eating disorders anxiety, depression, trauma, and self-injury across several levels of care, including residential, intensive outpatient, and outpatient settings. My approach to therapy is relational, integrative, and based on my belief that therapy should be a collaboration between the therapist and client. My goal is to work with each client to identify their individual treatment goals and determine which therapeutic interventions are most effective for them. I strive to meet each client where they are at while gently challenging them to examine how their beliefs, thoughts, and behaviors impact their ability to live their lives according to their values. I often utilize principles and techniques from Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. When treating eating disorders, disordered eating, and body image concerns, I practice from a Health at Every Size (HAES), non-diet, intuitive eating, and body neutrality perspective. My hope for each client is for them to break free from the shame that so often accompanies eating disorders, heal their relationships with food, exercise, and their bodies, and discover a life outside of their eating disorder that is full of hope, meaning, and purpose. I am honored to walk alongside my clients in our work together, hold hope for them when they are unable to do so for themselves, and support them in finding freedom from their eating disorders.

In my free time, I love curling up with a good book, spending time with family or friends, taking my Golden Retriever, Kaylee, for walks, and watercoloring.