Our Trauma-Sensitive Team


  Stacy Sheridan, LPC   Stacy and Jenn started Connections Counseling in 2011. Stacy specializes in unresolved trauma in adults and adolescents. She has over 14 years experience in the mental health field and uses unique modalities including art therapy and breath work to guide her clients through the healing process. She is trained in EMDR & Sensorimotor Psychotherapy and incorporates both into her practice to treat PTSD. Stacy also provides supervision for future LPC's looking to work with trauma.  www.sscounseling.com

Stacy Sheridan, LPC

Stacy and Jenn started Connections Counseling in 2011. Stacy specializes in unresolved trauma in adults and adolescents. She has over 14 years experience in the mental health field and uses unique modalities including art therapy and breath work to guide her clients through the healing process. She is trained in EMDR & Sensorimotor Psychotherapy and incorporates both into her practice to treat PTSD. Stacy also provides supervision for future LPC's looking to work with trauma. www.sscounseling.com

  Jennifer D Weiler, LPC   As co-owner of Connections Counseling, Jenn is our relationship, attachment and neuroscience specialist. She has trained clinicians in the area of body-focused therapy and utilizes it effectively with a variety of issues, including PTSD, anxiety and attachment difficulties. She has studied with the top experts in the field of trauma, attachment and couples therapy. She also specializes in issues surrounding chronic illness. Jennifer has 23 years of experience in the mental health field.  www.expressionscounseling.com

Jennifer D Weiler, LPC

As co-owner of Connections Counseling, Jenn is our relationship, attachment and neuroscience specialist. She has trained clinicians in the area of body-focused therapy and utilizes it effectively with a variety of issues, including PTSD, anxiety and attachment difficulties. She has studied with the top experts in the field of trauma, attachment and couples therapy. She also specializes in issues surrounding chronic illness. Jennifer has 23 years of experience in the mental health field. www.expressionscounseling.com

  Basil Ross, Counseling Intern MA in progress   Basil joined Connections Counseling in 2018 and, as a Naropa University intern, they can offer sessions at significantly reduced rates. Basil is genderqueer (non-binary) and uses they/them/theirs pronouns. They have a direct therapeutic style and utilize parts work, Gestalt, and person-centered therapy. Basil enjoys working with individuals (teens and adults). Areas of specialty include queer and trans issues, alternative relationship styles, self-esteem and worth, and procrastination and perfectionism. Contact Basil directly at 970-439-2737 and  basil.connections.counseling@gmail.com .

Basil Ross, Counseling Intern MA in progress

Basil joined Connections Counseling in 2018 and, as a Naropa University intern, they can offer sessions at significantly reduced rates. Basil is genderqueer (non-binary) and uses they/them/theirs pronouns. They have a direct therapeutic style and utilize parts work, Gestalt, and person-centered therapy. Basil enjoys working with individuals (teens and adults). Areas of specialty include queer and trans issues, alternative relationship styles, self-esteem and worth, and procrastination and perfectionism. Contact Basil directly at 970-439-2737 and basil.connections.counseling@gmail.com.

  Jesse Inisian, Counseling Intern MA in progress   Jesse recently joined Connections Counseling in 2018 and, as a Naropa University intern, he can offer sessions at significantly reduced rates. Jesse utilizes a Humanistic mindfunless-based approach to help bring insight and understanding to all of the different selves that exist within us. He also uses Gestalt Therapy which combines different interventions and experiments to create a new more authentic reality. Jesse is passionate about topics such as astrology, dream analysis, and coming from a multicultural background, has a high level of cultural competency and empathy. Therapeutic areas of emphasis include creating a safe space for individuals, couples, perfectionism, and anything related to spiritual growth and spiritual struggle. Contact Jesse directly at 518-418-5962 or  jesse.connections.counseling@gmail.com

Jesse Inisian, Counseling Intern MA in progress

Jesse recently joined Connections Counseling in 2018 and, as a Naropa University intern, he can offer sessions at significantly reduced rates. Jesse utilizes a Humanistic mindfunless-based approach to help bring insight and understanding to all of the different selves that exist within us. He also uses Gestalt Therapy which combines different interventions and experiments to create a new more authentic reality. Jesse is passionate about topics such as astrology, dream analysis, and coming from a multicultural background, has a high level of cultural competency and empathy. Therapeutic areas of emphasis include creating a safe space for individuals, couples, perfectionism, and anything related to spiritual growth and spiritual struggle. Contact Jesse directly at 518-418-5962 or jesse.connections.counseling@gmail.com

  Lisa Parker, LCSW, CACII   Lisa joined Connections Counseling in 2015 and has been providing counseling to children, teens and adults for over ten years and graduated from Loyola University Chicago's clinical social work program in 2006. She is passionate in helping individuals recover from, and process trauma. She is trained in EMDR, play therapy, CBT and DBT, and utilizes many interventions to help integrate mind and body, such as relaxation exercises and yoga. Additionally, she provides animal assisted therapy with the help of her therapy dog, Harley, who has been accompanying her to work for the past five years. Other areas of speciality include grief/ loss, anxiety and depression, as well as PTSD.  lisaparkercounseling@gmail.com

Lisa Parker, LCSW, CACII

Lisa joined Connections Counseling in 2015 and has been providing counseling to children, teens and adults for over ten years and graduated from Loyola University Chicago's clinical social work program in 2006. She is passionate in helping individuals recover from, and process trauma. She is trained in EMDR, play therapy, CBT and DBT, and utilizes many interventions to help integrate mind and body, such as relaxation exercises and yoga. Additionally, she provides animal assisted therapy with the help of her therapy dog, Harley, who has been accompanying her to work for the past five years. Other areas of speciality include grief/ loss, anxiety and depression, as well as PTSD. lisaparkercounseling@gmail.com

  Susan Splitt, MA, NCC, LPC   Susan has been with Connections Counseling since 2016 and specializes in grief, loss, and trauma in adolescents and adults. She has 8 years experience in mental health and has been trained in Gestalt, EMDR, DBT and Mindfulness. She uses creative and experiential techniques to help clients increase self awareness and balance. This includes use of mindfulness, art therapy and dream work. Susan also specializes in individuals with issues around chronic mental health diagnoses. She is dedicated to establishing a safe place for clients to explore their experience and discover the essence of their own healing.  susansplitt@msn.com

Susan Splitt, MA, NCC, LPC

Susan has been with Connections Counseling since 2016 and specializes in grief, loss, and trauma in adolescents and adults. She has 8 years experience in mental health and has been trained in Gestalt, EMDR, DBT and Mindfulness. She uses creative and experiential techniques to help clients increase self awareness and balance. This includes use of mindfulness, art therapy and dream work. Susan also specializes in individuals with issues around chronic mental health diagnoses. She is dedicated to establishing a safe place for clients to explore their experience and discover the essence of their own healing. susansplitt@msn.com

  Rena Derezin, M.A., L.P.C., N.C.C., R.P.T.   Rena has been in practice for 11 years and became a part of Connections Counseling team in 2017. Her passion is clinical healing through the unconscious and the unspoken. She uses clinical hypnosis as a safe, natural and deeply relaxing way to change habitual behaviors, thoughts and feelings. Rena works with clients ages 11+ up. Rena finds it deeply rewarding to witness profound and rapid changes on a daily basis. Clients leave these creative and enjoyable sessions feeling soothed, empowered and full of hope.  www.hypnosistoheal.com

Rena Derezin, M.A., L.P.C., N.C.C., R.P.T.

Rena has been in practice for 11 years and became a part of Connections Counseling team in 2017. Her passion is clinical healing through the unconscious and the unspoken. She uses clinical hypnosis as a safe, natural and deeply relaxing way to change habitual behaviors, thoughts and feelings. Rena works with clients ages 11+ up. Rena finds it deeply rewarding to witness profound and rapid changes on a daily basis. Clients leave these creative and enjoyable sessions feeling soothed, empowered and full of hope. www.hypnosistoheal.com

  Ann Kelly, MA, LPC, NCC   Connections Counseling brought Ann on in 2017 and she works with individuals, families, couples, children and adolescents specializing in family dynamics, couples issues, military families, PTSD, and loss. She is trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), EMDR and Trauma Focused CBT. Ann also offers groups such as Mind/Body groups, Dialectical Behavioral groups, Divorce Recovery groups & Parenting Support.  www.morechoicesllc.com

Ann Kelly, MA, LPC, NCC

Connections Counseling brought Ann on in 2017 and she works with individuals, families, couples, children and adolescents specializing in family dynamics, couples issues, military families, PTSD, and loss. She is trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), EMDR and Trauma Focused CBT. Ann also offers groups such as Mind/Body groups, Dialectical Behavioral groups, Divorce Recovery groups & Parenting Support. www.morechoicesllc.com

  Bronwyn Hockersmith, MA, LPCC   In Spring 2018 Bronwyn allied with Connections to bring you Boost Counseling and Consulting. Bronwyn offers one-on-one therapy, life-coaching, and company consultations. She pulls from Hakomi, mindfulness, and trauma-informed care principles to support an individual's - or an organization's - innate ability to heal and thrive. Brownyn has just under 10 years of experience in the mental health field and holds a Master's Degree in Counseling from Regis University.  www.boostcounseling.com

Bronwyn Hockersmith, MA, LPCC

In Spring 2018 Bronwyn allied with Connections to bring you Boost Counseling and Consulting. Bronwyn offers one-on-one therapy, life-coaching, and company consultations. She pulls from Hakomi, mindfulness, and trauma-informed care principles to support an individual's - or an organization's - innate ability to heal and thrive. Brownyn has just under 10 years of experience in the mental health field and holds a Master's Degree in Counseling from Regis University. www.boostcounseling.com

  Toni Johnson, MA, LPCC   Toni just recently joined Connections Counseling and believes deep within us there is a yearning to heal and grow from our experiences. Moving toward our pain can feel scary, but that is where she comes in, by creating a safe space to share your story. Toni’s approach incorporates integrating mind, body, soul, and heart connection to foster the healing process through self-compassion. Toni supports the courage it takes to be vulnerable and explore wounds that bring us to therapy. Toni has experience working with depression, anxiety, relationship issues, addiction, childhood trauma, sexual trauma and grief.  You can contact Toni directly at (720) 466-3531.

Toni Johnson, MA, LPCC

Toni just recently joined Connections Counseling and believes deep within us there is a yearning to heal and grow from our experiences. Moving toward our pain can feel scary, but that is where she comes in, by creating a safe space to share your story. Toni’s approach incorporates integrating mind, body, soul, and heart connection to foster the healing process through self-compassion. Toni supports the courage it takes to be vulnerable and explore wounds that bring us to therapy. Toni has experience working with depression, anxiety, relationship issues, addiction, childhood trauma, sexual trauma and grief.  You can contact Toni directly at (720) 466-3531.

  Mark Holmberg, LMT   Mark joined Connections Counseling in 2017 and has been a Massage Therapist since 1998, specializing in trauma and working with those who have experienced domestic violence, sexual assault and incest. He also offers a form of meditation called Yoga Nidra (privately or in group sessions), which addresses trauma and stress at their roots. He often integrates sound healing into his work, relieving your pain on several levels. Contact him at 303.819.0097 or vitaltouch108@gmail.com to schedule your session!  vitaltouchllc.massagetherapy.com

Mark Holmberg, LMT

Mark joined Connections Counseling in 2017 and has been a Massage Therapist since 1998, specializing in trauma and working with those who have experienced domestic violence, sexual assault and incest. He also offers a form of meditation called Yoga Nidra (privately or in group sessions), which addresses trauma and stress at their roots. He often integrates sound healing into his work, relieving your pain on several levels. Contact him at 303.819.0097 or vitaltouch108@gmail.com to schedule your session! vitaltouchllc.massagetherapy.com

  Harley, Certified Therapy Dog   Harley came to Connections Counseling with Lisa in 2015 and has been a registered therapy dog since 2010 and is certified through Therapy Dogs International (www.tdi-dog.org). Research has shown that the presence of animals can help increase relaxation for people, lower blood pressure and can help with grounding and self soothing. This is especially helpful when clients are pursuing trauma work. Harley was rescued at age 4 and enjoys hiking, swimming and fishing.

Harley, Certified Therapy Dog

Harley came to Connections Counseling with Lisa in 2015 and has been a registered therapy dog since 2010 and is certified through Therapy Dogs International (www.tdi-dog.org). Research has shown that the presence of animals can help increase relaxation for people, lower blood pressure and can help with grounding and self soothing. This is especially helpful when clients are pursuing trauma work. Harley was rescued at age 4 and enjoys hiking, swimming and fishing.