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One Step Beyond Counseling
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We specialize in — themes of divorce, step/blending families, family conflict and family systems, depression, anxiety, relationship issues, self-esteem, trauma, long term medical diagnosis, as well as school, work & life — pressures and stressors. Just to name a few.
Our world has shifted and changed over the past year with COVID.
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December Breidel, MA, LPCC
Hi, I am December Breidel, LPCC — (Licensed Practicing Counselor Candidate), a certified Level I Sensorimotor Psychotherapist for the Treatment of Trauma, and a certified yoga Instructor. I offer individual, couple, family, and group therapy to children.
Having worked in various settings including medical/hospitals, schools, yoga studios and private practice settings I have gained deep understanding with the importance of community and teamwork in getting clients the support they need, as well, I understand the direct relationship to client outcomes and success’. I have a warm and compassionate demeanor and an ability to work diligently with clients so that they feel they are making progress in their therapy sessions and meeting their personal goals.
I received my Masters in Mindfulness Based Mental Health Counseling from Naropa University in Boulder Colorado and have a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Speech Communications from Metropolitan State University of Denver. I am pre-licensed in Colorado. Some affiliates I currently stay up to date with are — The American Counseling Association (ACA), The American Mental Health Counselors Association and The International Association of Yoga Therapists(IYAT).
“We were fortunate to have December come to my home and teach yoga to my twin daughters and some of their friends. The way she incorporated mindfulness, meditation and relaxation strategies was particularly helpful, especially to cope with stress and anxiety. December’s ability to connect with kids/teenagers and keep them engaged is truly special. She was always upbeat and professional.”
Patricia Pierce, Parent
Boulder Medical Center was fortunate to have December on our team. She has been extremely reliable in showing up for her patients and our team, has consistently built therapeutic rapport, and has maintained good therapeutic boundaries. Her natural curiosity has helped clients to explore more deeply issues that have brought them to counseling. Her warm personality and gentle sense of humor put clients at ease.
Maurene Flory, PhD LPC, Boulder Medical Center
As Director of the Association of Volunteers of Children's Hospital Colorado, I have had the good fortune to work with literally thousands of volunteers over the past thirty years. During my tenure, I do not recall working with a volunteer with the finest talents and skill set such as Ms. Breidel. While Ms. Breidel has been instrumental in planning and supervising play activities for patients in the Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders, she has also assisted with therapy groups in Broomfield and Highlands Ranch. These groups consisted of yoga for depression and anxiety, speech therapy for children who are hearing impaired or have learning disabilities and parental support groups for children who have childhood illnesses.
Kathleen McBride, Children's Hospital Colorado
December demonstrated many strengths over the course of her work with us. She had a natural, respectful, and comfortable style with children and their caregivers and they adored her. She assisted with the needs of the group in a very intuitive and flexible way and she needed very little guidance. She carried herself in a professional manner and she was organized, proactive and responsible throughout her work with us.