People are just as wonderful as sunsets if you let them be. When I look at a sunset, I don’t find myself saying, “Soften the orange a bit on the right hand corner.” I don’t try to control a sunset. I watch with awe as it unfolds.”

Carl Rogers

Many places around the world are becoming accepting of the LGBTQAI community, but that doesn’t mean that individuals in this community feel safe or connected. Coming out is a rite of passage that LGBTQAI often go alone, into a homophobic and heteronormative society, and without mentors to guide them. I specialize in working with this community.

I am here to remind you, that things can get better.

I am an out and proud therapist and I understand the complexity of emotions that often accompany coming out or being out: a process and life that is often filled with fear, isolation, stigma, shame, and marginalization.  I have tremendous support from my family and community and I strive to pay if forward through resources, support, and understanding.    

Areas I specialize in:

  • Depression or anxiety

  • Disconnection from “The Community” and/or family 

  • Internalized homophobia (click for more information)

  • Loneliness & dating struggles

  • Alcohol & drug use

  • Coming out

  • Gender non-conformity

  • Sexual issues

Client Testimonies

In January 2017 I decided I was ready to talk truth.  To come out.  To be me.  This time going to therapy helped me to understand what was getting in my way and to find the courage to speak the truth.  I have never felt more like myself, free and loving.  

Lauren, Client in 2017

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I seek to uncover and establish an empathic, trusting, and comprehensive relationship with each of my clients. Let's connect!

Kristen Beau Howard, MA, Ph.D. Candidate
Phone: 970.376.1491

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