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Counseling Coalition

05.06.20 | by Sue Hayward

    At times, critical issues erupt in a person’s life that require the help of a sensitive and caring professional. First Pres is committed to helping people find support and guidance from qualified Christian counselors who can help meet needs and overcome difficult life issues. To that end, the church has developed a coalition of Christian counselors, licensed professionals who are in private practice locally.

    First Pres of Colorado Springs provides this list of Christian counselors only as a service to its members. For more information, contact one of the individual therapists listed (most insurances are accepted) or call the Referral Line at 844-657-1684.


    These listed counselors have:

    • Represented to the church that they are licensed in Colorado as a mental health professional and have been in private practice or in any agency for at least three years.
    • Been in relationship with the Counseling Coalition at its meetings for at least six months.
    • Made a professional contribution to ministry at First Pres the previous year in a way that has been well received by participants, peers and staff.

    Mary Anderson, LCSW
    719-475-0292   |   104 S. Cascade Ave., Suite 111

    Mary is a family therapist, specializing in adult, marital and individual therapy. She works with co-dependency, sexual abuse, divorce, adoption, blended families, post traumatic stress and faith development.

    Evie Bodett, MA, BCPC
    720-253-6038   |   19475 Stag Lane

    Evie is a Board Certified Pastoral Counselor who specializes in helping clients integrate their Christian faith with the therapeutic processes. Evie specializes in grief and loss, relationship issues, spiritual formation, crisis counseling, and pre-marital and marital counseling. She serves individuals, couples and families in an effort to foster healing, reconciliation and transformation.

    Mark Humphries, Ph.D., LMFT
    719-433-3034   |   615 N. Nevada Ave., 2nd floor

    Mark is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, trained in Cognitive Behavioral and EMDR therapy. He works with adolescents, adults, couples and families. Specialty areas are depression, anxiety, functional families, childhood abuse recovery, authenticity, integrity, identity, self-esteem, relational skills, assertiveness and communication.

    Kim Jaquess, MA, LPC
    719-532-0151   |   5080 Mark Dabling Blvd.

    Kim is a Licensed Professional Counselor specializing in women’s issues, sexual abuse, partners of sex addicts and intimacy issues. She is trained in EMDR and certified in NET, Acudetox, Sexual Addiction Recovery and Intimacy Anorexia Recovery.

    Krista Johnson, LPC
    719- 632-2663   |   315 N. Weber St., Suite 102

    Krista is a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Registered Play Therapist. She works with children ages 3-12 and their families, specializing in art, sand tray and play therapies, group therapies, and support groups. She is a Love & Logic facilitator and trained in EMDR.

    Christie Lee, MFT, LPC
    719- 243-1821   |   19 E. Ramona Ave.

    Beyond MFT and LPC licenses, Christie holds certifications in Equine Assisted Psychotherapy and EMDR, and is a Clinical Member of American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy. EMDR works well with co-dependency, anger, depression, anxiety and trauma issues.

    Dee Ring Martz, MA, LPC
    719-630-7060   |   801 N. Weber St., Suite 102

    Dee is a Licensed Professional Counselor specializing in life transitions, coping with divorce, illness, loss and grief, depression and anxiety, relationship issues, childhood or recent trauma, as well as spiritual growth. She utilizes techniques of EMDR, CBT and NET.

    Leigh Saulsbury, MA, BCCC
    719-205-1457   |   10 Boulder Crescent

    Leigh is a Board Certified Christian Counselor with a degree in Marriage, Family and Child Therapy. Leigh works with individuals and families during times of discouragement, grief and loss, parenting concerns and disappointing relationships. Leigh specializes in Narrative Therapy, CBS and EFT.

    Vicky Thomas, MA, LPC
    719-362-0558   |   731 N. Weber St., Suite 205

    Vicky works with families, individuals and teens experiencing anxiety, addiction, family issues, depression and complex trauma. She has been trained in Motivation Interviewing, Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, EMDR, Play Therapy and Solution Focused Brief Therapy.

    Robin Wall, LMFT
    719-635-2250   |   25 N. Wahsatch Ave., Suite 203

    Robin is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, specializing in depression and anxiety, identity development and self-esteem issues with adolescents couples counseling, family counseling, and trauma recovery utilizing EMDR therapy.

    Will Walls, MA, LPC, LAC
    719-362-0558   |   731 N. Weber St., Suite 201

    Will enjoys working with teens, adults and families. Will is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Licensed Addiction Counselor. He is trained in EMDR and specializes in anxiety and depression, Autism spectrum disorder, substance use disorders, behavioral addictions, sexual abuse and trauma.

    Kara Zimmerman, MS, LMFT, LCPC, LPC
    630-306-2319   |   731 N. Weber St., Suite 251

    Kara enjoys working with adults and teens on issues related to grief and loss, abuse, boundaries, communication, self-esteem and healthy relationships. She is also experienced in working with couples in premarital and marriage counseling.