Iris Cartwright, LPC

Pronouns - She/her/hers

Location - Teletherapy

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

Iris currently serve ages 12+ through the means of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Art Therapy, and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapeutic approaches to help maximize your therapeutic experience.

Insurances Accepted

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

Current Practice

Iris was born in Myanmar (Burma), but grew up and spent most of her life in Southern California. At a young age, Iris knew she was going to pursue a career in working with others. In the early parts of her journey, she volunteered as a teacher assistant and daycare provider. These pursuits emboldened her commitment to the people around her and set her on the path she resides on to this day. Iris has a Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling degree from the University of Northern Colorado. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in the state of Colorado. She has applied her own cultural background, education, and experiences with trauma-informed care to create her own unique philosophy on helping others; the main pillar of that philosophy being self-awareness. Iris believes heavily in raising self-awareness as it promotes a clear understanding of one's own strengths, thoughts, emotions, and core beliefs. 

Client Focus

  • Teens 13+
  • Adults 18+
  • Seniors 65+
  • Transgender

Areas of Focus

  • Anxiety
  • Chronic Illness/Pain
  • Depression
  • Existential Issues
  • Grief/Loss
  • Life Transitions
  • Trauma/PTSD
  • Veteran / First Responder Issues

Treatment Approach

  • Art Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • EMDR
  • Mindfulness-based
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Person-centered

Past Work Experience

  • Part-Time Outpatient Therapist at Be Well Counseling Services (children, teens, adults)
  • Behavioral Health Counselor at Eating Recovery Center
  • Intern at Perklen Center for Psychotherapy (General mental health therapy and SOMB therapy/assessment)
  • Intern, Floor Counselor, Case Manager at Turning Point (residential treatment facility for at-risk youth)
  • Cultural Programs/Education Coordinator at Asian Pacific American Cultural Center (APACC) at CSU

Education & Licensure

  • Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC. 0015957
  • Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from University of Northern Colorado-Greeley, CO
  • EMDR Trained