Meet Colleen
Therapist

Colleen Riordan, LCSW, LAC, ADS, RYT

You will find authenticity and connection when you work with me. These values form the foundation of my therapeutic approach, fostering trust, rapport, empowerment, validation and growth. My goal is to create a nurturing and supportive environment where you can explore, heal, and flourish. 

I offer therapy to individuals from all walks of life, providing compassionate support and expertise across a wide range of issues. My focus includes helping adults navigate life transitions, manage mental health challenges, and address relationship issues. With a background as a licensed addiction counselor, I bring specialized support for those facing substance use issues.

I am a perinatal therapist and am dedicated to supporting women during the perinatal period, offering personalized guidance and therapeutic care. Whether preparing for pregnancy, coping with fertility challenges, navigating pregnancy, adjusting to postpartum life, or embracing new roles as parents, I am here to provide understanding and tailored support every step of the way.

I embrace a holistic perspective that integrates mind, body, and soul. Alongside traditional therapy modalities, like CBT, DBT, Motivational Interviewing, and solution focused, I also offer the opportunity for somatic therapy and auricular acupuncture. These approaches complement our work by addressing physical and energetic aspects of healing, supporting your journey towards balance and wellness.

When you step into my office, you enter a space with respect, attentiveness, value, and support. My commitment is to facilitate profound and enduring positive changes for your journey through life.

Why Colleen became a therapist

My journey into therapy began with my own struggles. From adolescence into adulthood, I faced challenges with anxiety, depression, and ADHD, despite outward appearances of a perfect life. Through this journey, I’ve discovered the power of holistic wellness practices. I utilized exercise, mindfulness, yoga, meditation, acupuncture, and most importantly, talk therapy in order to heal. These varied tools provided me with the flexibility to adapt and grow, discovering what worked best at different stages of my life.

My personal experience strongly influences my belief in the effectiveness of therapy. I credit my growth and resilience today to a pivotal moment when I courageously chose vulnerability, seeking professional help and support. This experience solidified my commitment to empowering others on their own paths of healing and personal discovery.

If you’re ready to explore your path to wellness, I invite you to take the courageous step of reaching out. Together, we can create a supportive space where you feel heard, understood, and empowered to achieve your goals.

About me

Originally from the Midwest, I fell in love with Colorado’s mountains and sunshine when I came here for college. After graduation, I made the easy decision to stay. Now, I’m just another transplant enjoying life in this beautiful state.

When I’m not working, I practice and teach yoga, which keeps me balanced physically, mentally, and emotionally. I enjoy staying active outdoors with my partner and our dog, Chuck, who’s always eager to lead the way. Being an extrovert and social butterfly, I love spending time with friends, exploring new experiences because let’s face it, life’s too short not to add a little adventure!

Colleen Perinatal Therapist near me in Lakewood Arvada Colorado

Cost & Location

Colleen’s rate is $150 per session. If you want to utilize out-of-network benefits, Colleen will provide you with a Superbill to submit to your insurance company for reimbursement. 

Colleen is not enrolled as a Medicaid provider. 

She works out of our Lakewood office, Arvada office, and virtually. 

Hours

Colleen has weekday availability.

Perinatal Therapist for Women:
Guiding You Through Every Step of Your Journey

Perinatal mood and anxiety disorders are among the most common complications that occur in pregnancy or in the first 12 months after delivery. Despite the negative effects on maternal, obstetric, birth, offspring, partner, and family outcomes, perinatal mental health disorders often remain under-diagnosed, and untreated or under-treated.

Understanding The Perinatal Period

The perinatal period, encompassing the time from conception through the first year after birth, is a journey filled with anticipation, joy, and significant life changes. For many women, this period also brings a myriad of emotions, challenges, and transitions that can feel overwhelming. At Tribe Wellness, we understand the complexity of the perinatal experience and are dedicated to providing compassionate, expert support to help you navigate this unique phase of life.

Comprehensive Perinatal Support Services

At Tribe, our team of specialized perinatal therapist is here to support you through every stage of your perinatal journey. Whether you are dealing with the excitement and anxiety of expecting a baby, grappling with the challenges of infertility, or adjusting to the profound changes that come with new parenthood, we offer tailored services to meet your needs.

Expecting a Baby

The anticipation of welcoming a new baby is often accompanied by a range of emotions, from joy and excitement to anxiety and fear. Our therapists are experienced in helping expectant mothers and their partners navigate these big feelings. We offer:

– Prenatal Counseling: Emotional support and practical strategies for managing the emotional ups and downs of pregnancy.

– Birth Planning: Assistance in creating a birth plan that aligns with your values and preferences.

– Anxiety and Stress Management: Techniques to reduce anxiety and stress, promoting a healthy and positive pregnancy experience.

– Partner Support: Counseling for partners to help them understand and support the emotional needs of the expectant mother.

Perinatal Therapy and Support

Infertility Challenges

Finding a perinatal therapist for women is vital when you are struggling with infertility, because it can be an incredibly isolating and emotional experience. At Tribe Wellness, we provide a supportive and understanding environment to help you cope with the unique challenges of infertility. Our services include:

– Emotional Support: Counseling to process feelings of grief, anger, and frustration associated with infertility. Infertility can bring about intense self-doubt and feelings of inadequacy. Our therapists help you work through these emotions, offering validation and understanding as you navigate this difficult journey.

– Coping Strategies: Techniques to manage the stress and emotional rollercoaster of fertility treatments. We provide practical tools to help you stay grounded and focused, reducing the impact of stress on your mental and physical health.

– Self-Doubt and Self-Esteem: Infertility often triggers deep-seated feelings of self-doubt and questions about self-worth. Our therapists help you rebuild your self-esteem by exploring and challenging negative beliefs, fostering a more compassionate and empowering self-view.

– Relationship Counseling: Support for couples to strengthen their relationship and navigate the challenges of infertility together. Infertility can put a strain on even the strongest relationships. We offer guidance to help you and your partner communicate effectively, support each other, and maintain a strong connection throughout the process.

– Community Building: Opportunities to connect with others who are experiencing similar challenges, fostering a sense of community and understanding. Sharing your journey with others who understand what you’re going through can be incredibly healing and reassuring.

Life Transitions After Having a Baby

The arrival of a new baby brings significant life changes and can impact every aspect of your life. Our therapists are here to support you as you adjust to your new role and navigate the challenges of parenthood. We offer:

– Postpartum Counseling: Support for new mothers dealing with postpartum depression, anxiety, or other mood disorders.

Perinatal Depression: Perinatal depression is a mood disorder that occurs during pregnancy and after childbirth. The symptoms can range from mild to severe.

– Parenting Support: Guidance on parenting strategies, infant care, and bonding with your baby.

– Self-Care and Wellness: Techniques to prioritize self-care and maintain your well-being as you adjust to life with a new baby.

– Return to Work: Assistance in managing the transition back to work, including balancing career and family responsibilities.

Perinatal Therapist- Supporting Women before, during and after pregnancy

Perinatal Therapist

A perinatal therapist specializes in mental health issues related to the perinatal period, which includes pregnancy, childbirth, the first year postpartum, as well as infertility. Perinatal therapists have specific training and experience in addressing the emotional and psychological challenges that arise during this critical time.

No matter what age group and your counseling needs, we have a therapist or counselor who is the right match for you.  Book a free 15 minute consultation to meet any of our amazing therapists and begin your path to health and wellness.

About Tribe Mental Health Therapists & Counselors

You Deserve to Feel Great. We’re Here to Help.

Tribe is a group practice of counselors and therapists that was formed to meet your needs. At any point in your life, whether you are a child or an adult, having outside support can help you to change your path and feel more in control of your life.

Reach out for a free 15-minute consultation to see if we are the right fit for you.

For people experiencing anxiety, depression, stress, life transitions, and more, our therapists/counselors also provide therapy to help you acclimate and become more comfortable in situations that cause you distress. 

As humans, we naturally wish not to suffer. We typically try to escape anxious feelings as quickly as possible. Unfortunately, we rarely succeed at truly getting rid of those awful feelings. Suppressing them, denying them or distracting ourselves with other activities might work for a moment, but these are temporary fixes at best. The anxiety inevitably returns, often with even greater intensity. We refer to this dynamic as the cycle of avoidance.

You cannot fix a problem by avoiding it; you must instead learn how to change your relationship to it. Symptoms from anxiety, depression, trauma, and stress can be lessened when properly addressed with the help of a therapist. Therapy helps break the cycle of avoidance by teaching you how to face the anxiety head-on.

During the course of therapy, you’ll learn skills to manage how you feel, including how to work with your nervous system. You will learn to recognize your triggers and identify your internal warning signs that the anxiety cycle has started. You will learn to disengage from negative thoughts and treat them as information, rather than absolute truths, so they have less influence over your behavior. You will also learn acceptance skills that allow you to feel the physical symptoms of anxiety as they occur in your body without trying to change them or run from them.

Mental Health

At Tribe Mind Body Wellness, we will help you to have: