Jeff Mowery, MA, LPC
FOUNDER, CEO, THERAPIST
When tragedy strikes, pain doesn't have to win. I've helped countless individuals overcome addiction, trauma, grief, anxiety and depression and go on to live a satisfying life. I'm overjoyed to help you and your family discover hope.
I can't wait to hear from you!
Note: Jeff is working on the administration of our group and is not currently accepting clients. Thank you!
Self-help can be a very looming and scary step in moving forward to make a better life for yourself and those who care about you. I am here to provide open arms and a warm welcome to our behavioral health practice, and our wonderful clinicians so that you can be nurtured and feel not only that you are in a comfortable, but in a safe environment as well. Life can create various sadness and trauma that force you down to a place where you feel there’s no way out, but I promise you there is always a way, and we’d love to help you on your own personal journey to self-healing. Helping others who feel lost in their own lives is very near and dear to my heart, and I would never take any of your personal feelings lightly. Finding the therapist that is the right fit for you is critical, and I would be honored to be a part of that. I hope to hear from you soon!
Amanda Crossland, MA, LPC, EMDR
Are you desiring to live more fully and deeply? I can help you identify and implement changes to improve your day to day life by offering a space of acceptance and authenticity.
Benefits of working with me on your journey for change include: a calming presence, listening and empathetic ears, as well as, experience in navigating the change process.
My approach to therapy is eclectic which offers you a variety of treatment modalities. Additionally, I am a creative thinker who is able to see the big picture while maintaining attention to detail.
I would be honored to journey with you and look forward to hearing from you soon!
Krista Wilson, RP
THERAPIST, ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT
Are you struggling to know who you are and how who you are makes a practical difference in your life? Maybe you have wounds that make it hard to think about that first question. We are all "diamonds in the rough," in need of some scraping and polishing and clarifying. However, once the grime and dirt is wiped away, our precious true self can live fully and freely.
This is Krista's goal in therapy. Life can be overwhelming, off-balance, and painful. We all need these times in life to be witnessed by others. In sessions, Krista hopes to hold open space for you to know who you are, live according to that discovery, and feel known and seen. Healing comes through connection, awareness, and hope. If any of those are confusing or elusive for you, she would love to bring them into focus with you!
Krista specializes in areas of anxiety, depression, identity, and trauma. She is pursuing her MA in Clinical Counseling at Adam's State University. She loves reading, hiking, restoring things (most recently a 1985 VW Cabriolet), her partner, Chris, and her doggo, Bradley. You could talk to her for hours about John Mayer, James Taylor, John Steinbeck, and 30 Rock (the TV show). She can't wait to meet you.
Claudia Erek, MA, AMFT, APPC
Hello! My name is Claudia. After receiving my Masters Degree in Clinical Psychology from Pepperdine University, I practiced in California for the past few years. Recently, I returned to my home state of Colorado. I am thrilled to be back and proud to be a part of this beautiful state once again. I specialize in working with those who are struggling with depression, anxiety, anger, grief, loss, trauma and addiction. I have a special interest in working with teens, young adults and individuals looking for help with current life stressors, relationship issues, low self-esteem, personal growth challenges and life transitions.
My goal is to provide you with a safe, emotional space where you will feel comfortable, relaxed and know that you are being heard. I want you to be able to express yourself freely without any fear of judgement. Healing takes place when you are able to be open, honest and vulnerable.
Throughout my practice, it has been an honor to help facilitate extraordinary transformation in the lives of my clients. Believe me when I say that, “Anything is possible,” as I have witnessed my clients overcome trauma, grief, depression, anxiety and hardcore drug addiction. This can happen for you too!
Allow me to be your catalyst for change. We will go on this journey together. Take the first step and make an appointment. I really look forward to working with you!
NATHANIEL SERRA, MA, LPC
Whether you're experiencing overwhelming stress, substance abuse, relationship problems, a struggle to overcome an experience in the past, being 'stuck' and your own resources aren't enough, having support is essential. I find it a high honor to get to explore who you are and who you want to be. I want get to know you and your world, your understanding of life, your language. To discover your skills, strengths, and resources. To find creative ways to deal with the stresses and problems that life throws our way. I want to walk alongside you while you discover authenticity, meaning, purpose and joy in your life. I want to share the burden and create space for you to learn and grow.
My name is Paula, and I am excited and passionate about helping others. I believe that advocating and helping connect people to resources is an important aspect of the healing process. Sometimes people need help, they just do not know where to start. That is my purpose and role: to connect clients with available resources no matter who they are and no matter what the need may be.
I have always had a heart for people, especially those hurting and in need. I have participated in a missions trip to Mexico as a teenager, volunteered in community outreach programs such as the Urban Peak Youth Shelter in Denver, provided mentorship for troubled teens through Second Chance Through Faith, and more recently acquired jackets for homeless children in need. I also worked in WA state for para-transit services. I will graduate this year with my Bachelor of Behavioral Health Science degree with a focus in family dynamics from GCU, and I will eventually get my Master’s in counseling. I am a Colorado Native. I love being outdoors, baking, playing board games, and spending quality time with my husband and three children. I am honest, caring, reliable, God fearing, and determined.
Bruce Bonin, MSW, LSW
LICENSED SOCIAL WORKER, THERAPIST
“Every cloud has a silver lining.” - John Milton (1634)
Thank you for taking the first and perhaps the most difficult step in pursuing change in your life. Coming to the decision to seek help in any situation can be difficult, frightening, and emotionally taxing for yourself and those you love. I want to assure you that those of us here at Restoring Lives are here to listen and help to find the best solution possible for your therapeutic care.
Bruce is excited about working, healing, and providing lasting resources to individuals and their families who have experienced challenges personally or within their relationships. His experience, education, and training during his time in practicing social work and psychotherapy has included modalities that extend from individual, couples/marriage, family, and group therapy from a psychoanalytic and environmental perspective. His areas of expertise include Trauma (including Abuse, Domestic Violence, and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder), Anxiety, Depression, Grief and Loss, Purposelessness, Attachment, Divorce, Parenting challenges (including blended families), Academic and School challenges (including bullying), Addictions, Dissociation, Somatization, and Mood Disorders.
Bruce firmly believes in helping and healing through education. He has earned his Bachelors’ of Social Work with additional emphases in Psychology and Sociology from Colorado State University Pueblo and Masters’ degree in the field of Clinical Social Work from New Mexico Highlands University. He has been practicing in the field of Social Work since then and is a Licensed Social Worker with the state of Colorado. He has interned and worked within direct care facilities, healthcare agencies, hospitals, schools, treatment facilities, and private practice for the past half decade, specializing in crisis management, resourcing, and trauma informed care practices.
Jan Tomski, MA, LMFT
Our history does not determine our present or future. We can work with our strengths and overcome challenges to be stronger, happier and more resilient. This is true for individuals, children and families.
This also especially true for those of us who are unique and different. It may take us a bit longer to find our place in the world, but when we get there, we tend to love our work and our relationships.
I understand. I am a survivor too.
And, I would be honored to share part of your journey with you. It has been my good fortune to have the opportunity to work with all types and constellations of families, children and individuals. I am pragmatic, strength based (even if you are unaware of your strengths) safe (sometimes silly) and non-judgmental. I feel it is important to consider all of you; your environment, institutions you may be dealing with, people who are important in your life, your work, health, hopes and dreams. It doesn’t matter where you are or where we start. We will continue to make progress until things are better.
May your life be restored to a place of peace and joy!
Megan McCann, MSW, LSW
LICENSED SOCIAL WORKER, THERAPIST
Thank you for being here, on this website, and taking the time to invest in yourself. When circumstances are leaving you feeling hopeless and anxious, like you’re barely holding your head above water, you need someone in your corner. A space to take a deep breath and develop a dialogue focused on recovery, hope, and learning to be kind to your inner self. My goal in working with you is that you feel heard and empowered to create positive change. It is my honor and privilege to start this journey together.
Brittnie Gallegos, MA, LPCC
When human beings experience trauma and/or severe life stressors, life can unravel and some may feel broken to the point they think they cannot go on. Having had tremendous loss and pain, I understand what being broken feels like, but I am here to tell you, you do not have to live like this. Not every person is alike, and every person I counsel helps shape my perception of life. It has helped shape my personal values, and I honor every single client I counsel. My greatest accomplishment has been my ability to heal others. I believe I am able to do so, because of my ability to experience trauma and come out on the other end as a peaceful, complete, whole, and safe human being. I want you to know that you too can become a peaceful, complete, whole, and safe person. I want you to know that all your struggles and experience through trauma are your personal experiences and they shape who you are, and you will find that who you are is a beautiful, strong, and resilient human being who is able to look towards the future while honoring your past. I believe that together we will learn how you can accept and love yourself. Your ability to love yourself will shape your current relationships with others, and you can finally find happiness.
Brittnie Gallegos a licensed Restoring Lives Project Psychotherapist who understands that no single approach to counseling is right for everyone, and so she has had training in a number of modalities including Gestalt Therapy, Gestalt Play Therapy, Somatic Experiencing, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy. Brittnie works with children, adolescents, adults, and families. As a child Brittnie has experienced domestic violence, abuse, and neglect, and so her greatest passion is working with children. Her personal experiences have shaped her ability to be compassionate, non-judgmental and humanistic, and she has the tools necessary to help you begin your healing process.
Brittnie’s educational background includes a B.S. in Psychology from the University of New Mexico, and an MA in Clinical Mental Heath Counseling from New Mexico State University which was honored one of the top Clinical Mental Health Counseling programs in the United States. Brittnie is currently taking anxiety and trauma informed classes as well as working towards a Certification in Addictions Counseling (CAC).
Colin Baker, MA, LPCC
Are you feeling isolated, broken...like you don’t fit into the puzzle of life? Shame is real and it can drain the life out of a person if not handled properly. I understand the pain of the words “should” and “must.” They can bulldoze through a life. Leaving behind the remains of broken self-esteem, mangeled self-worth and a mutilated sense of identity.
There is hope. Together will we develop and implement a plan of healing the shame that has interrupted the natural flow of who you are. Step-by-step I will walk alongside you as you discover freedom from expectations/norms/standards.
Seeking help is a huge step and I promise to do my best to remain sensitive to this. It makes sense that you’d be dissatisfied with life, overwhelmed by worry, or preoccupied with your past? And I understand. I aim to help you uncover who you really are and help you build a future full of laughter, peace and wholeness.
I love working with children, teenagers, and adults. I have a special interest in LGBT difficulties and I offer services to clients all across the gender and sexuality spectrum.
Kindness, compassion, and patience are the hallmark of my approach to your pain.
Nicole Sabatini, MA
Working in collaboration with the treatment team, I will serve as your point of contact helping you to understand and identify your immediate and long-term needs and goals. I will walk alongside you every step of the way helping to figure out what services will work best. My goal is to be your treatment partner! I look forward to meeting you and embarking on all those next steps together… we’ve got this!!
Nicole has her masters in clinical psychology and her passion is addiction recovery and working with victims of domestic violence and sexual assault. Nicole is a mother of four and is a Jersey girl living in Colorado. Nicole and her partner are huge sports fans… GO BRONCOS!!
Nannette Amodeo, MA, LPC,
“Courage is not the absence of fear but rather the judgement that something else is more important…” -Ambrose Redmoon
Coming to therapy, whether it is your first time or your 100th, can be challenging. We have a million reasons to avoid it: we don’t have the time, the needs of others are more important, plain old skepticism gets in the way, or we are terrified about what coming to therapy might mean. But if you are reading this page, maybe you are beginning to realize that YOU are that something more important! Some part of you is ready to face down the doubts or fears and create the life you really want.
We cannot change your past, but it does not need to define you. The rest of your life is in your own hands. Are you ready to be the hero of your own story? If so, I am excited to work with you. Building on your own strengths you can develop new insights, tools, and skills. Strategies like EMDR are specifically designed to safely target and resolve the effects of trauma on our bodies and thoughts. You don’t have to wait until you aren’t afraid anymore, or for the timing to be ‘just right’.
I’d be happy to tell you all about my ‘alphabet soup” of degrees and trainings (LPC, CBT, DBT, CAT, EMDR, Acudetox). Until then, know that while education gave me the brain for therapy, my own journey is what gave me the heart for it! Many years ago, lost in a hell of depression, anxiety, and trauma, I was at the whim of subconscious choices that only increased the rollercoaster of my life. Isolated within myself, I was driven by equal doses of perfectionism and self-sabotage. With help from some great people, I made it home to myself, the me that had been buried under all the fear, pain, and lies I had believed in the past. So, I don’t just say therapy works, I know it. I’ve lived it.
I can’t do the work for you, and your journey may be very different than mine, but if you are ready to do the work, I would be honored to help. You are not alone.
Leah Ortiz, RP
Telling a story is powerful. Telling one’s own story is even more captivating. Have you ever been able to tell your story without fear of judgment, criticism, or comparison? Do you ever feel as if you are living a double life? Do you find yourself constantly changing or covering up your story in order to please others? Are you haunted by the fear that others will not approve of who you really are or what you’ve done? Is depression, anxiety, or loneliness stealing the joy of living? Are you tired of hiding?
I invite you to step into a place of safety: a place where you can share your story in a vulnerable and honest way without fear of judgment. I invite you to step into a place of freedom: a place where together we can create healing, joy, hope, and newness. I invite you to step into a place of rediscovery: a place that empowers you to live your life with confidence instead of shame, deliverance instead of guilt, and peace instead of anxiety.
Stepping into that place, stepping into that counseling office might be frightening, overwhelming, or unfamiliar but stepping into that place that offers safety, freedom, and rediscovery might be exactly what you need. You do not need to carry your burdens alone. Allow me to hear you, to walk beside you, to support you as you begin this journey of refinement.