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Stephanie Ann Rink, LPC (Grand Junction)

Ms. Rink has worked with a variety of populations including suicidal adolescents, traumatized men/women/children, the criminally minded/addicted and the mentally ill.


Insurances accepted

Colorado Access Medicaid, UBH/Optum/United,

Current Practice

With over 25 years of counseling experience, Ms. Rink has worked with a variety of populations including suicidal adolescents, traumatized men/women/children, the criminally minded/addicted and the mentally ill. She seeks to empower clients to embrace acceptance and commit to positive personal change using evidenced based psychotherapeutic interventions proven effective in teaching effective self-management, distress tolerance and emotion regulation skills.

She believes that healing happens in a therapeutic relationship that is supportive, accepting and challenging. Because life can be difficult and people struggle, she seeks to provide a safe place to explore life events in a judgment free environment where insight can be gained and personal motivation to change/accept can be developed.

In private practice, she works with individuals (adolescents and adults), couples, families, and groups. She specializes in trauma recovery/PTSD, relationships, complex family dynamics, anxiety, depression and with marginalized populations (LGBTQ). Her skills as a therapist are complimented by her elevated level of insight and years of counseling exposure, her experience as an accomplished evaluator, and her ability to connect with people in a nonjudgmental, supportive way. She is currently working as an independent contract counselor at The Center for Valued Living, PLLC, in Grand Junction, Colorado (a community in grave need as the suicide rates for teens are three times the national average).

Populations

  • Children 5+
  • Adolescent 10-12
  • Teens 13+
  • Adults
  • Couples
  • Seniors 65+
  • Family
  • GLB
  • Transgender

Specialties

  • Anxiety Depression Mood
  • Addictions
  • Trauma/PTSD
  • Parenting
  • Postpartum
  • Grief/Loss
  • Child Behavior Problems
  • Anger Management
  • Life transitions

Modalities

  • CBT
  • DBT
  • ACT
  • Interpersonal
  • Brief/Solution Focuses
  • Family/Systems
  • Person-centered
  • Mindfulness-based
  • Motivational Interviewing

Past Work Experience

  • Colorado Department of Corrections, Mental Health Professional specializing in the care of seriously mentally ill individuals
  • Veterans Administration Medical Center, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Specialist
  • Sex Offender Management Board approved treatment provider and evaluator
  • Teen struggling with addictions, depression/suicidality, and interpersonal relationships
  • Empowering Gender fluid, transgender, gay, lesbian and pansexual individuals

Education & Licensure

  • Masters in Community Counseling from the University of Northern Colorado
  • #1 Licensed Professional Counselor #4648
  • #2 Certified Addictions Counselor since 1994
  • #3 Former Sex Offender Management Board approved treatment provider and evaluator
  • Trained by the Federal Government to administer evidenced-based psychotherapies for PTSD, depression, emotion regulation, and acceptance and commitment
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