GUNNISON: The Opera House

Children who are mentally healthy have positive self-esteem, succeed at school, participate with other family members, and get along with their peers.  Knowing this, our services not only assist with helping children, youth and their families understand and address any current challenges, but also help to build skills and coping strategies that promote positive mental well-being.

Kristin Coughlin, M.A., LPC:

Kristin Coughlin earned her Masters of Arts degree in Counseling Psychology from Regis University and is a Licensed Professional Counselor  (LPC) in the state of Colorado. Kristin completed her internship at the Early Childhood and Family Center at Aurora Mental Health where she worked with children and their families using Attachment-based therapies, Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Play Therapy, Sandplay, Relationship-Based Interventions, and Relational Assessments. Currently, Kristin is working on an advanced certificate in children and adolescents through Regis University and is also working towards becoming a Registered Play Therapist. 

Kristin also has experience in working with children and adolescents diagnosed with autism and was trained in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) for 5 years. Kristin's specializes in working with children 0-12 years-old who have trauma, attachment problems, anxiety, adjustment problems, autism, ADHD and/or are experiencing or at risk of developing social, emotional, or behavioral problems.

Kristin is committed to enhancing and strengthening the emotional and social well-being of children and their families, through effective interventions and prevention services. Therapy takes time and commitment. As a client, your dedication in the the therapeutic process is strongly welcomed and encouraged. We need you to help identify problems and/or concerns, work on treatment goals, and communicate your needs. Therapy is not an easy process, it takes a lot of work. 

"I have not failed. I have just found 10,000 things that do not work."  Thomas Edison1847-1931