Find your true potential and passion in the dark depths amid infinitesimal light sparks with persistent curiosity and positive inquiry.
Further consider Brene Brown's words regarding relationships:
"The mark of a wild heart is living out the paradox of love in our lives. It's the ability to be tough and tender, excited and scared, brave and afraid--all in the same moment. it's showing up in our vulnerability and our courage, being both fierce and kind."
A BIT ABOUT THERAPY AND ME
IFS trainer Carol Graybeal suggests loving the questions as you ask things like:
What is wrong with me?
Why does no one like me?
Will my life ever get better?
Will I ever get over this problem?
Why can't I do better?
My hope is to help you explore these questions with compassion and confidence, rather than judgment and to help you move forward with positive psychological inquiry.
Spiritual inquiry, in conjunction with psychological inquiry, helps connect us to our deepest Self, which is integral in self-corrective healing. Sprirtual inquiry, which religious leaders throughout the world consider, may lead to such questions as: why are we here, what is the meaning of life, how do I understand death, how can I become more awake, what is compassion – what are your questions?
An old saying is that the outside of a horse is good for the inside of a man. It is a saying containing wisdom, warmth and mutuality. Similarly, facing the wilderness of the unknown with support, helps to hold hope with balance and strength.
Welcome to all Colorado via Telehealth. Telehealth is advantageous through Ponderosa Sky Counseling LLC, as it is effective, convenient, saves time from having to drive somewhere and sit in a waiting room and convenient evening and weekend scheduling is available. You may find you are more relaxed in a setting of your choice, able to focus and attend to your goals.
Face-to-face services are available in my office in a rural beautiful forested area 5 miles from the Air Force Academy and I-25, which is also convenient to Powers and Highway 83. Sensible Covid 19 precautions are of course used.
Beginning where you are is my mandate, along with using evidence-based approaches. to help you love, laugh and connect to what is within and people in your life. The Gottman Method is evidence-based work with families and couples working on marriage and relationships, as well as raising emotionally healthy children. Whether new parents with babies, step-parents, adoptive parents or co-parenting post-divorce there is support available to help you at Ponderosa Sky Counseling LLC. EMDR is an evidenced-based therapy central to my work with both children and adults to treat Trauma, Grief, Mood Disorders, OCD, Chronic Pain and Illness. Mindfulness, CBT, Expressive work and Somatic work are often integrative approaches used with all ages Sandplay Therapy is also offered and is based in psychodynamic and body oriented therapy recognized in research trials to address trauma and anxiety. DBT is used in my practice as indicated with teens and adults suffering from depressjion. Filial Family Play Therapy, Child-Centered Play Therapy and Experiential Play Therapy, including possible exposure to animal-assisted adjunctive work are evidence-based approachs used in my practice with children to buld attachment, focus, attention and confidence. 43
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A discount rate is available regardless of income for $68 a session for 4 sessions at a time paid upfront for cash clients. A sliding scale rate of $68 an hour is available for individual, couple and family therapy for those making less than $50,000 a year. Last year's income tax form verifying income will be needed or the last two months payroll slips for the sliding scale rate. Cancellations made less than 24 hours in advance for cash clients and private insurance clients with co-pays and deductibles, will still result in credit cards being billed but Medicare, Medicaid and Tri-Care clients will simply be asked to schedule an extra appointment if available, using Telehealth to keep your treatment on track. If you have Medicaid, those from El Paso, Park, Jefferson and Boulder Counties can be served and all other clients throughout Colorado can be served. Medicare; Palmetto GBA Railroad Medicare; Anthem Blue Cross, Blue Shield; Optum United Health Care; Cigna; and Tri-Care have paneled Ponderosa Sky Counseling LLC. Out of NetworkI clients can be given a bill for you to process with your insurance.
People from all walks of life, sexual orientations, races and countries are welcome. Meeting your needs and/or those of your children, partner and/or other family members are paramount. Always know you can speak your mind.
My credentials include masters and bachelors' degrees in social work from the University of Denver and Kansas respectively; a bachelor's degree in painting and creative writing from Mills College; and a master's degree in American Literature from Colorado State University, where my thesis was on character anaylsis using Jungian psychology. You can find me in the directories of the National Associatioin of Social Workers as board certified; the Sandplay Therapy Association of America as a Registered Sandplay Practitioner; the Association of Play Therapy as a Registered Play Therapist; the American Association of Marriage & Family Therapists as an AAMFT; the Gottman Institute as a Level II member of the Gottman Method working with couples; and the Eye Movement Desensitization International Association as an EMDR therapist. I have also had extended training and experience using DBT, CBT and TFCBT.
My personal identity is as a married Caucasian woman with two grown sons and a granddaughter and grandson. One of my sons is here in Colorado Springs, along with his daughter and works on behalf of Mustang Horses with the Cloud Foundation, which has produced a number of films on Mustangs and sponsored legislation on their behalf on a national level. My other son lives in Alaska with his wife and son. I am privileged to have my grandson be a registered Native American through my daughter-in-law, who is a member of the Aleutian Tribe in Alaska. She works for a mental health center in Ketchikan and my son, her husband, runs a program to support students from all the schools in Ketchikan with additional recreational and educational opportunities.
I grew up on a farm in Kansas, as the oldest of six children and obtained a bachelor's degree in social work from the University of Kansas. My mother was a registered nurse and worked at Ft. Logan State Mental Hospital in Colorado, at one point in her career, after I was grown and earlier in Kansas worked with the Kickapoo Native American Tribe. My father and his parents both had Dalmatians, so they have a heritage in my family and beloved memory for me from my early years. I settled in Colorado as an adult and obtained a master's degree in Social Work from the University of Denver. I met my husband of many years in Colorado. After my children were born, I got my first dog, a Dalmatian. Since then I have always had Dalmatians and added Russell Terriers in 2012.. I lived in California from 1986 to 2005 and followed through on a love of literature, writing and art there, picking up a second degree in studio art and creative writing. at Mills College. In 2005 my family returned to Colorado and I obtained a second master's degree in American Literature from Colorado State University in 2014.
In 1994 I began a love affair with horses and competed in trail trials and other western riding events. I was president of the Trail Trials Organization for Alameda County and competed statewide, I am trained in Natural Horsemanship Methods, as are my horses and have worked with Charles Wilheim, a John Lyons certified Trainer and the Parelli organization extensively. I love trail riding, as well as western and cowboy dressage. I have participated in showing my dogs in performance areas of obedience, Fast Cat, rally and Lure Coursing. My partners in adjunctive play therapy currently are my tan and white female Russell Terrier, Ch Annabella Xmas Angel and my dark bay Tennessee Walker mare, Lady Mocha Choca Laca. Annabella is recognized as a Companion Level dog in Obedience through AKC and is from Spanky's Kennels in western Colorado. My mare has had extensive training with children at Cloud 9 Walkers in Texas. and won first place twice in Pleasure classes with the National Walking Horse Association. and is trained to drive carriages. I also have a wonderful mustang bay gelding named Pistol from the Cloud Foundation Freedom Herd originating in the Pryor Mountains of Montana , who is a love and trained by Lisa Ski in Loveland, Colorado in western and English riding. i am looking forward to dressage, trail and driving events with these beautiful horses.
My tri-color Russell Terrier, Ch Rivendell's Beau Bentley, is from the Canadian Rivendell Kennels. He will be getting more experience in Obedience work and Agility and has titles in Lure Coursing and Fast Cat. My Dalmatian, GCH Monumental Always the Rockstar at Ponderosa Sky is working toward Obedience and Agility titles. His sister, Ch Always Up to Something, also known as Lily, has titles in Canine Good Citizenship, Fast Cat and Lure Coursing. These Dalmatians are from the Monumental Show Dogs in Monument, Colorado Lily is my guard dog, generally retired from showing and rules my front yard and my couch, when not in her crate. Annabella is retired from dog showing and rules the deck and my rocking chair, when not in her crate. The girls think they are in charge and everyone takes turns being out. And just to be a little more challenging, I am adding a new puppy Dalmatian to the our show dog home, a little girl I am naming Dakota Snowood Secret Wish and calling Mandoline or Mandy for short! She is from Dakota and Snowood show dogs in Illinois! I am very excited!
My experience and training in counseling includes working with adults, teens and children in mental health settings for over a decade and seventeen years working with children, teens and their families involved in domestic and international adoption, as well as experience in settings such as schools, hospitals and on Ft. Carson. Currently my employment is as a part-time child specialist at a mental health center in Greater Denver. Appointment availability at Ponderosa Sky Counseling is generally from 8:00 am to 7:00 pm on Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays & some available hours on Saturdays
Linda Daly MSW, MA, LCSW, ACSW, AAMFT, RPT, RSP
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Resources. Happiness Matters!
Happiness Matters! Psychology Works!! Ponderosa Sky Counseling LLC
Books for Anxious Kids
IFS Handouts & Meditations
Lessons of a Lakota,
by Billy Mills
DBT, CBT, PTSD Handouts,Audios, Articles: Contact me-- I can share with you in session.
EMDR- blogs on pain, trauma
An introduction to Familial or Filial Play Therapy, only also use PCIT principles of praise, reflection and description too!
An introduction to Sandplay Therapy
Upcoming Webinar on Sandplay as a neurosequential treatment
'Red flags' for assessment, detection, and signs of school violence
Stop Child Abuse
Includes Hansel and Gretel - A story of Child neglect and abuse
Snow White - A story of multiple child murder attempts
Sedna - A story of a murdered child
The Girl without Hands - A story of child prostitution and mutilation
Stop Partner & Spousal Abuse
If you are in danger call 911 or
National Domestic Violence Hotline: 800 799 SAFE or
National Sexual Assault Hotline: 800 656 HOPE
Women at Midlife and Beyond
The Witch and the Queen
TLC: Tender Loving Care for our Elders
It was Edith's daughter, Meredith, who realized that there was something wrong with her mother. Meredith kept calling her mother on the phone, and was concerned when there was no answer. She left work in a panic, and drove over to her mother's house. Edith had fallen down her stairs, and gashed her head.
Trauma, Terror and Treatment: PTSD in children and adults
Who did this? Why did this happen? What will happen next? Every sense is impacted..the sounds of screams and sirens. The sensation of horror, in the gut.
Child-Centered Play Therapy Article
Solution-Focused Family Therapy
Mindfulness: Calm; Headspace; Well Buddhify; Smiling Mind; Sattva; and Mindbody.
Nutrition: Mealtime; ShopWell; My Plate; Nutrients; Lifesum; and Plan to Eat.
Daily Movement: All Trails; Hiking Project; GAIA GPS; Aaptiv; Asana Rebel; Simply Yoga; and Nike + Training Club.
Sleep: Sleep Cycle;Relax and Sleep;Pzizz; Sleep Genius; White Noise; and Pillow.
Social/Community: IOBY; OLIO; Golden; Volunteer Match; GiveGab; and Just Serve
Mental Health: Woebot; Moodnotes; Mood Path; SuperBetter; 7 Cups; TalkSpace; Happify and Pacifica.
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
Call 1-800-273-TALK (8255); En Español 1-888-628-9454
The Lifeline is a free, confidential crisis hotline that is available to everyone 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The Lifeline connects callers to the nearest crisis center in the Lifeline national network. These centers provide crisis counseling and mental health referrals. People who are deaf, hard of hearing, or have hearing loss can contact the Lifeline via TTY at 1-800-799-4889.
Crisis Text Line
Text “HELLO” to 741741
The Crisis Text hotline is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week throughout the U.S. The Crisis Text Line serves anyone, in any type of crisis, connecting them with a crisis counselor who can provide support and information.
Veterans Crisis Line
Call 1-800-273-TALK (8255) and press 1 or text to 838255
The Veterans Crisis Line is a free, confidential resource that connects veterans 24 hours a day, seven days a week with a trained responder. The service is available to all veterans, even if they are not registered with the VA or enrolled in VA healthcare. People who are deaf, hard of hearing, or have hearing loss can call 1-800-799-4889.
Mental Health Links
The following links are listed to provide you with additional online mental health care information and counseling resources.
Answers to Your Questions About Panic Disorder
National Center for PTSD for Veterans
Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)
International OCD Foundation
Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy
American Counseling Association
American Psychiatric Association
American Psychological Association
Association for Psychological Science
Canadian Mental Health Association
Center for Mental Health Resources
National Institute of Mental Health
Mental Health America
Connection Between Mental Illness and Substance Abuse
ADD - Attention Deficit Disorder
What is ADD Attention Deficit Disorder
The Center Online Help for Women and Families
Trauma and Violence
The National Domestic Violence Hotline Website
Violence Against Women
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Differences Between Bipolar and Depression
Depression and How Therapy Can Help
Depression Test, Symptoms of Depression, Signs of Depression
Yale Autism and Neurodevelopment Program
Sidran Traumatic Stress Institute
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
Eating Disorder Hope
Eating Disorders and Symptoms
Anxiety, Stress and Coping
Depression and Anxiety
Drug and Alcohol Review
Early Child Development and Care
Journal of Gambling Studies
Journal of Happiness Studies
Journal of Mental Health and Aging
Journal of Sex & Marital Therapy
Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology
Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment
Language and Cognitive Processes
Loss, Grief & Care
Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities
Metaphor and Symbol
Parenting at Home
Personality and Individual Differences
Psychology of Men & Masculinity
Stress and Health
Trauma, Violence & Abuse
FDA Approved Medications
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