Cheyenne Gonzales, Intern Therapist

Pronouns - She/her/hers

Location - Aurora

Currently Accepting New Clients
Not Accepting New Clients at This Time
Accepting Testing Clients Only
No Longer Accepting New C4VL Clients
No Longer with C4VL

Cheyenne specializes in working with a variety of different clients including adolescents (ages 12–18), couples, LGBTQIA+, individual adults, and those with eating disorders. She uses several different modalities to best fit your treatment needs, such as Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Person-Centered Therapy, and a Strengths-Based approach. Each client and set of concerns are approached from a biopsychosocial perspective and a culturally cognizant lens.

Insurances Accepted

Anthem/Blue Cross Blue Shield (now called Elevance)
Beacon / Carelon Medicaid (Health Co Inc. / Northeast Health Partners)
CCHA Medicaid
Cigna (now Evernorth)
Colorado Access (Medicaid / CHP+)
Denver Health Medical Plan (DHMP commercial)
First Health Network
RMHP Medicaid
Rocky Mountain Health Plans (A UnitedHealthcare company)
United Healthcare / UBH (Optum)

Current Practice

“When it becomes too hard to do anything else, just breathe.”

This is a saying that Cheyenne lives by, as she believes that life is a constant journey with ups and downs. She works from a person-centered approach, with positive regard for the client and a genuine and empathic attitude. She encourages clients to use those strengths to live their best life and will help guide clients towards a healthier life. By maintaining a safe, inviting environment, Cheyenne wishes to nurture a trusting therapeutic relationship and to foster a place where clients will be able to be vulnerable in working through their concerns. Approaching sessions with biopsychosocial factors in mind and always being aware and accepting of cultural differences and identities, she offers short-term and long-term counseling, accepting clients for morning, mid-day, or evening sessions. In her spare time, Cheyenne enjoys hiking with her partner and spending time with her three pets. She also enjoys crocheting and will have an in-office, handmade blanket at the ready to comfort clients during sessions.

Cheyenne is a Masters in Counseling intern from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology. She is supervised by Kacy Behrend, LPC #0013833, LAC# 0000857.

Client Focus

  • Children 3-5
  • Children 5+
  • Adolescents 10-12
  • Teens 13+
  • Adults 18+
  • Couples
  • Seniors 65+
  • Family
  • People of Color (BIPOC)
  • Transgender
  • LatinX
  • Group Therapy

Areas of Focus

  • ADHD/Neurodivergence
  • Addiction/Substances
  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar and/or Mood Management
  • Child Behavior Problems
  • Childhood Abuse
  • Chronic Illness/Pain
  • Depression
  • Divorce / High Conflict Family
  • Domestic Violence
  • Eating Disorders
  • Existential Issues
  • Fertility
  • Gender/Sexuality
  • Grief/Loss
  • Life Transitions
  • Parenting
  • Personality Disorder
  • Postpartum
  • Severe Mental Illness
  • Sexual Issues
  • Trauma/PTSD

Treatment Approach

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Art Therapy
  • Brief/Solution Focused Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Family/Systems Theory
  • Humanistic/Existentialist
  • Mindfulness-based
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Multicultural Counseling
  • Person-centered
  • Play Therapy
  • Psychodynamic
  • Somatic Therapy
  • Strengths-Based Therapy
  • Trauma Focused Therapy

Past Work Experience

  • Volunteer at the University of Nebraska – Lincoln's Women's Center
  • National Collegiate Committee Member for Phi Mu Fraternity
  • Co-Presenter at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology's 2023 Virtual Conference

Education & Licensure

  • Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, currently pursuing
  • Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Women's and Gender Studies from the University of Nebraska – Lincoln