Web of Life Counseling, LLC

Compassionate and Integrative Body, Mind & Spirit Counseling in Colorado Springs

"Humankind has not woven the web of life. We are but one thread within it. Whatever we do to the web we do to ourselves. All things are bound together. All things connect." Chief Seattle

Counseling in Colorado Springs


General Counseling Services

Sometimes we just need someone to walk life's path with us. We don't need to "go it alone." Often in our society we are not supported through the tough times, and there can be stigma and shame in reaching out. I work with people who suffer from anxiety and stress, depression, grief, and trauma. This could be the result of something that happened to you, or a behavior or pattern you would like to change within yourself. Perhaps self-growth and healing is important to you and you need a cheerleader to help you clear out the cobwebs and realize your full potential.






Counseling in Colorado Springs

Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault


Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault
I have extensive education and experience working with domestic violence and sexual assault clients in individual and group therapy settings, as well as experience as a Confidential Victim’s Advocate in the state of Colorado. I can walk through the journey of healing with you at your pace. With this in mind, I offer a sliding scale for payment and discounted rates for victims with financial difficulties because I understand that when you are transitioning out of, or have recently left a domestic violence relationship, therapy costs are difficult to manage just when you may need support the most. I provide compassionate, non-judgmental, and comprehensive care to victims.

Coping with Medical Conditions


Coping with Medical Conditions
Whether you have a terminal diagnosis, a chronic disease that affects your ability, or a medical condition that changes how you live your life, I can provide compassionate support and assistance coping with the feelings and changes that arise from such a life change. There are practical realities of getting sick like losing a job, being unable to care for children as you once did, and grief for activities you can no longer do. Coming from a background in healthcare, I know that there is not time and space to process information, address the emotions, let alone grieve for what may be lost in a Western medicine setting. When the body needs help, often the mind and spirit are left behind. We want to be whole and complete even if that looks different from the way we had planned. Counseling provides support to navigate challenges and process the trauma to find meaning and joy in our lives again.

Ecotherapy


Ecotherapy
Do you feel the disconnection in our society? Do you imagine a life with meaning beyond consumerism and "the rat race"? Do you drive by a place that you once held as safe, beautiful or sacred and grieve that it has been destroyed by urban sprawl? With the constant barrage of media informing us about mass extinctions, climate change, and the continuous threat of catastrophe, it is a wonder any of us can get out of bed in the morning. There is only so much eco-grief we can deal with until we shut down. Unfortunately, shutting down prevents us from finding and strengthening true connections with others and making positive changes in our own lives. As a part of an Ecotherapy individual session or group, we explore and strengthen our connections to nature, to each other, and re-connect with ourselves. We can create resilience and find our most authentic way of being. All humans share a history in which our ancestors were connected to Spirit and held their natural environment as sacred. Although Western culture has forgotten this, we can remember our sacred and authentic connection to the natural world.

Body, Mind & Spirit Holistic and Integrative Counseling


Body, Mind & Spirit Holistic and Integrative Counseling
We can integrate Body, Mind, and Spiritual services into any therapy. I welcome all clients regardless of race, ethnicity, religion/spirituality, gender, and sexual identity. It is important that therapy considers the whole person and we create integrative services that resonate with your belief system. I have studied the healing arts for over 25 years and have advanced certifications and training in a multitude of energy medicine modalities. Whether you would like to explore patterns of "stuck" energy, creative expressions, healing ceremony/ritual, or simply have a non-dominant spirituality or Earth-based, interconnected culture and are looking for a counselor who will not judge your spirituality, my services are flexible and client-based.

About Sara Simpson


My own health crisis was a catalyst for change. I had the opportunity to reflect on my own life and chose a career in which I could flourish and grow despite my physical limitations. After over 20 years in healthcare as a massage therapist/ energy worker and nurse, I received my master's degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, and Certificate in Ecopsychology. I am a Nationally Board Certified Counselor. Through counseling I weave together my diverse skills and many years of experience in patient care to provide safe, client-centered, and compassionate counseling services.

My theoretical orientation is Rogerian and Ecospychological, this foundation places unconditional positive regard for all clients in the highest priority, and views clients in relationship to themselves, others, and the natural world. I use Ecotherapy techniques grounded in Analytical Psychotherapy and Systems Theory including but not limited to: experiential activities to connect and build reciprocal relationships with nature, mindfulness techniques, incorporating narrative activities such as journaling, art, creative activities, energy work, body/mind interventions, and symbolic gestures/ritual that resonate with your belief system. I utilize Judith Herman's groundbreaking Trauma and Recovery Model and the Duluth Model for victim's of domestic violence, which empower victim's and serve to non-judgmentally provide a solid foundation for various trauma interventions.

I use a person-centered, holistic approach, and am always learning new treatment modalities. We will be partners in discovering the work you feel is needed to create the changes you would like to see in your life. There are many ways in which the natural world can be a catalyst for change; the possibilities for supporting your healing process are endless and unique to every person.
About Sara Simpson

Why I don't take insurance


I am private pay only, which means I am not beholden to insurance companies to give a diagnosis, limit how many treatments can be paid for, or be dictated to as to which therapies are suitable methods of treatment. I take client care very seriously and my professional ethics do not align with insurance companies, who require a formal mental health diagnosis to cover what amounts to very limited services. While I do believe that an accurate mental health diagnosis can be crucial to understanding and coping with a true mental illness, handing out "trash can" diagnoses to be covered by insurance is unethical and can have far reaching negative repercussions. A diagnosis of mental illness remains on your medical record forever. Victims and people who reach out for support counseling services have real, legitimate, and normal feelings to normal or abnormal life events. People should feel free to make their own decisions about their care, explore their emotions and create goals at their own pace, and utilize with the methods that resonate for them without being pathologized. As a private pay client, you are responsible for your own path to wellness and are empowered to make the decisions that are right for you.

Why I don't take insurance

Ecotherapy in Colorado Springs

"There's a crack in everything. That's how the light gets in." Leonard Cohen

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