Psychology Works! Happiness Matters! Ponderosa Sky Counseling LLC

Linda Daly LCSW, ACSW, RPT, SP

Psychology Works! Happiness Matters! Ponderosa Sky Counseling LLC

Linda Daly LCSW, ACSW, RPT, SP

Not Accepting New Clients
Telehealth Available
Professions: Clinical Social Worker
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: LCSW - 984009
Billing and Insurance:
I am an in-network provider for:
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS)
  • Cigna
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • Optum/United Health Care
  • Tricare West
Fees: Welcome Colorado!

Telehealth allows me to see anyone in Colorado. I offer a sliding scale of $75 to $90 an hour for individual, family and couple sessions and a discount rate of $45 a session with payment of four sessions up front at a time. I have weekend and evening availability. My office is located 5 miles from the Air Force Academy and I-25 and is convenient to Powers and Highway 83. My office is in a beautiful forest area and sensible Covid precautions keep us safe. Point-of-service payment for co-pays and deductibles are required. An initial free phone consultation is available.

Telehealth and in Person Services are available including Marriage, Family and Relationship Therapy and Co-Parenting Post-Divorce Work and New Parent Work (Baby Coming, Step-Parent, Adoptive Parent) using the Gottman method. EMDR is also an integral part of my services for Truama, Mood Disorders and Somatic Issues for adults and children. Children with Trauma, Mood Disorders, OCD, Grief and Attachment Work also benefit from an integrated approach with Sandplay Therapy and Filial Family Play Therapy, TFCBT, CBT andor animal-assisted work. Equine-assisted therapy is available in good weather with my Tenessee Walker Lady Mocha Choca Laca and my Mustang, Pistol, in a round-pen doing ground work, which will build your focus. Indoor canine-assisted work with my tiny Champion Russell terriers, Annabella, an AKC Companion Dog and Bentley, an AKC Canine Good Citizen are also confidence builders. You may spy my beautiful Dalmatians in the yard out front saying Hi!

The Sandplay Therapists of America recognizes me as a Registered Sandplay Practioner and the Play Therapy Association recognizes me as a Registered Play Therapist. EMDRIA recognizes my 2020 EMDR basic and advanced training in Trauma & SomaticPain Management with Adults and Children, as well as my consultation hours toward eventual certification. The Gottman Referral Network recognizes me as a Level II graduate in 2020 and my work toward certification with couples and parents. I completed two years of training at the Colorado Institute of Marriage and Family Therapy and am competent in DBT, CBT and TFCBT.

There are a series of 7 free workshops in a podcast format, which is attached to my website on Relationships: Gottman and Me. The podcast workshops will be available the first of December through the first of June 2021 at 7:00 pm and there will be a blog and forum starting the first of December on a variety of mental health topics. I have rolled back the start time on these events and my groups, as my hours are changing to be more available November 1st, 2020. At that time Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays will have open hours from 8:00 am to 7:00 pm and Saturdays 10 am to 5:00 pm. Remember if you live anywhere in CO, you can have services via Telehealth. Medicaid clients are restricted to those living in El Paso, Park, Jefferson and Boulder counties.

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Weekend Availability
Evening Availability

Offices

4230 Timber Lane
Colorado Springs, Colorado 80908

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My Approach to Helping

I hope to help you find laughter, awareness, and acceptance of yourself and in relationship to others through compassionate experiential and expressive connection that enables your strength, resiliency and energy to move forward.

More Info About My Practice

If an appointment is missed, I ask that it be rescheduled via teleheath, the same week or the next, if I have the time available. I want you can continue to progress in your treatment and for me to be able to continue to offer affordable rates and insurances. My focus is on your continued progress, affordability, and efficiency of treatment. My phone 719-338-0488 has a 247 answering service. They will reach me via text and email and I will get back to you ASAP. If it is an emergency, please call 911. If you have an urgent need please feel free to reach out more than once. You can reach me by email at ponderosaskycounseling@gmail.com

What I Love about Being a Psychotherapist

Being here for you and yours!

Remember my Workshop Podcasts on "Relationships: Gottman and Me" and my blog and forum, all of which are located on my website! The forum is a good place for questions to be addressed, feedback and support among whoever wants to sign on as a member.

Workshop Podcasts are as Follows:

December 1, 2020

Can You Predict Your Relationship Stability?

January 1, 2020

Can You Be Romantic & A Friend?

February 1, 2020

What is Your System of Shared Meaning?

March 1, 2021

Can you Interrupt the Four Horseman?

April 1, 2021

How in Control Are You?

May 1, 2021

We Are Going to Have A Baby?!

June 1, 2021

What Is the Heart of Parenting?

https:www.happinessmatters.biz; or https:www.ponderosaskycounselingllc

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Services I Provide

  • Family Therapy
  • Group Therapy
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling
  • Telehealth

Ages I Work With

  • Children
  • Teens
  • Adults

Languages

  • English

Groups I Work With

    Ponderosa Sky Counseling LLC is available to all ages, races, religions, nationalities and sexualities. My specialty interests are trauma, mood disorders and relationships. My population specialties are children, teens, adults, couples and parents.

    COMING SOON!

    Groups!

    Starting January 13th, 2021, I am starting an after-school telehealth group for kids ages 8-10 on mood management until April 21st, 2021. and a DBT open telehealth group for adults on Wednesdays starting December 9th, 2020 onging. These will be telehealth groups limited to 5. The after-school group will be from 4:30 pm to 6 pm. The adult group will be from 1:00 pm to 2:45 pm, with a 15 minute break. I am paneled with Cigna, Optum UHC, Anthem BCBS, Medicaid, Medicare and Railroad Medicare. I charge $42 an hour for groups with a 50% discount for 4 weeks paid upfront and all the weeks paid upfront fot the kids group lasting 15 weeks, Enrollment must occur at least a week in advance to set up intake information, arrange payment and Teleconferencing. See my website.



    See my website for more details and discount information.

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Client Concerns I Treat

  • Adoption / Reunion Issues
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Blended Family Issues
  • Child and/or Adolescent Issues
  • Chronic Illness / Disability
  • Depression
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Obsessions and Compulsions (OCD)
  • Parenting
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Women's Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Animal and Equine Assisted Psychotherapies
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR)
  • Gottman Method
  • Play Therapy
  • Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT)
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