Vision

Aspenroots Counseling LLC is a community of therapists, counselors, and other healing practitioners serving the Boulder and Denver areas.  We respond to the needs of our community through counseling, trauma work, art and play therapy, spiritual support, clinical assessments, drug education and harm prevention, and work with body-centered and nature-centered healing modalities. Our community, inspired by healthy natural and organizational systems, and by the the interconnectedness of aspen trees, works within a collaborative framework to “put the best medicine in the worst of the wounds." (Pinkola-Estes)  Our vision is to be a place of comfort and inspiration for all who seek deep healing, transformation and joy.

Aspen trees reproduce via dropped seeds or by extending basal shoots just beneath the surface of the earth, creating new trees like most trees create new branches.  Because of this, an aspen grove is often just one giant living organism with most of its mass underground. This makes the species incredibly resilient to forest fires.  Although no single tree in a grove is more than a couple of hundred years old, the root system has the potential to live an exceptionally long time. Some aspen groves are as much as 80,000 years old or older, and they are among the largest organisms living on the planet.  Humans could learn a great deal from the collective wisdom that these trees hold.

It is the hidden interconnectedness that these trees and their roots represent that we wish to honor in our counseling practice.  We do not have to heal alone.  In fact, healing alone might not even be possible.  It is a collaboration among peoples who recognize their interdependence. Aspenroots, as a counseling service, is but a small part, and our own unique vision, of this deeper interplay of connection.

 

 

It is the hidden interconnectedness that these trees and their roots represent that we wish to honor in our counseling practice.  We do not have to heal alone.  In fact, healing alone might not even be possible.  It is a collaboration among peoples who recognize their interdependence. Aspenroots, as a counseling service, is but a small part, and our own unique vision, of this deeper interplay of connection.

The holistic approach to healing is one of the primary assumptions that we live from as healers and guides. Sometimes healing and transformation is a group effort. The core of our healing community is simply the most direct expression of our practice. We draw upon a wealth of knowledge and expertise within the larger community of healers we know that live from the 'aspenroots' vision of required interconnectedness. This community is comprised of body workers, psychiatrists, counselors, herbalists, chiropractors, acupuncturists, nutritionists and a host of others. We work with our clients to ensure that they are continually getting the best and most complete care possible, and because our scholarship program is a vital aspect of our program, the investment may not be as costly as you'd think. That is our commitment to you. Aspenroots Counseling is a vision being manifest in service to others. In that way, we do not perceive ourselves as a 'for-profit' business, but rather, a 'for-purpose' community of practitioners with a shared vision. Our clients tell us that the support they feel by being a part of the 'aspenroots' program is palpable and we are truly honored to participate in this unfolding process.