Amy Stambuk, LCSW
Amy Stambuk, LCSW
|Professions: Counselor, Marriage & Family Therapist, Psychotherapist|
|License Status: I'm a licensed professional.|
|Primary Credential: LCSW - 993020|
Billing and Insurance
I don't currently accept insurance, but I can provide documentation if clients wish to submit to an insurance company for "out of network" benefit coverage
Fees: $145 for 50 minute session
Go to TheColoradoCenter.com to schedule a first appointment
OR simply call me at 303-895-5116.
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Therapy should grab you while liberating you. When you are struggling with conflicts or stuck in familiar patterns there should be something so direct, personal, and real about what you discover and practice in therapy that it should dramatically change how you think, feel, and act. That's my specialty. Yet, even though therapy is serious work, there should be room for play: for trying things on, for practice, for being human. I draw upon years of experience working with children, adults and families, and I work primarily from an attachment-informed, emotionally focused therapy (EFT) model. But most of all, I listen carefully to your needs and make adjustments to help you get where you want to go.
ADULTS & COUPLES: If you are an adult coming to work on your own or with your partner, I will start by simply getting to know you. I will spend some time asking about your family and relationship history. We will look at key events and perhaps traumas that have occurred in your life. The purpose for doing this is not to 'dig up the past' but to see how the undertow of past challenges may be showing up in your life today. I will also really listen for the difficulties you are struggling with right now and what you would like to be different. Together we can work on defining your goals and moving towards change in a way that feels supportive.
FAMILIES: Sometimes it's valuable to invite many people into the therapy space. I truly enjoy working with families, either all together or in different pairings. Family therapy is really about having the conversation that is asking to be had. The focus might be about nurturing connection, resolving old 'stuff', shifting expectations or addressing power struggles. Or perhaps there is a life transition, a devastating loss, or unique situation that your family recently experienced and you are seeking a way to to move through the difficult feelings connected with this change.
CHILDREN & TEENS: I work with children from toddlers up through tweens and teens. I love working with kids of all ages. Being able to connect and build a trusting relationship is the first thing I focus on, because without it therapy can't even begin. I use play therapy so children can more fully express themselves. I weave in cognitive-behavioral work. I am passionate about including parents in the process. Whether I am coaching families to try on new parenting strategies or different ways of communicating, the ultimate goal is about making deep and lasting changes that feel natural. Some of the common issues I see include: anxiety, attachment problems, adoption and identity, cutting and self-harm, depression, divorce, aggression, body image/eating concerns, giftedness and performance, sexual abuse, social problems, self-esteem, and parent-child conflict.
SATURDAY APPOINTMENTS AVAILABLE.
Email or Call Amy Stambuk, LCSW at 303-895-5116
What I Love about Being a Psychotherapist
What I enjoy most is that I frequently experience "wow" moments with clients. I get to see people experience relief, joy, a sense of completion, or confidence after thinking they were a lost cause or a "difficult case." What could be better than helping people find their bliss, their power, and their lost happiness? What could be more valuable than helping clients truly connect with the people in their lives? I also really enjoy the fact that I get to be myself. Clients see me cry from time to time. I definitely laugh. I get to be real. I get to help people connect on a deeper level with their emotions. I get to see people grow more comfortable with who they are. I get to witness clients develop insight and awareness. In my role as therapist I am honored to serve as a guide along the way.
Importance of the Client-Therapist Alliance
Our approach at The Colorado Center is truly collaborative. Each session I will check in with you about your well-being because I want to know if you are doing better, not just guess. Our clients' ratings of their well-being after therapy with us are much higher than the results that the average therapist gets. So, in general, our clients report feeling better after therapy than typical improvement in our field. Another important ingredient is ensuring a good fit. Building a trusting partnership takes time. It also requires that I ask for your feedback along the way. Do you feel listened to? Are you working on the goals that you want to work on? It's essential to find a therapist whose skill set is the right match for your needs. So, take the next step. Give me a call to discuss your concerns and what you hope to accomplish.
What Makes up a Problem?
The journeys of our intimate relationships, of becoming an adult, of parenthood and of our growing-up years are so full of meaning and complexity. I like to look at problems against this backdrop. Where are you in your journey? So often people come to therapy hoping to solve a particular problem. Perhaps you want more passion with your partner, to stop yelling at your kids or maybe you want to address depression or anxiety. In peeling back the layers of the onion, clients often stumble upon the obstacles that keep getting in their way. Resolving these core experiences often involves taking emotional risks and practicing new ways of relating to ourselves and others. It's really about ownership--not self-blame, but really getting mindful about the part we play in our life narrative. It can be a very zen-like moment to discover that we indeed hold the keys to the locked door.
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Services I Provide
- Individual Therapy & Counseling
- Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling
- Family Therapy
Ages I Work With
Groups I Work With
I also offer EMDR or Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing. This well-researched treatment modality is frequently used to alleviate trauma symptoms.
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