About

Hi, I am Kristen Beau,

MA, CAC II, LPCC, Ph.D. Candidate

The relationship between client and therapist is important. I work to meet clients where they are, paying special attention to creativity and positive human potential.   I seek to uncover and establish an empathic, trusting, and comprehensive relationship with each of my clients providing the context for understanding the challenges and difficulties that brings them into therapy.

If you are ready to rekindle the fire between you and your partner,

or…

If you are ready to whittle the last chips of wood to reveal the masterpiece of you (I enjoy working with wood, so please excuse my metaphors), then you are in the right place.

How do I know?  I have been there.  I have dedicated my life to academia, but school has never been the crossing bridge into re-covering me.  I have been dragged through the hot coals of addiction,  wept in self-doubt, lost a brother and I have lost in love.  I have whittled away at the debilitating shame of untruths through truths, self-betrayal through self-kindness, and most powerfully I have learned to lean in.  I have made my life practice one of leaning into fear, leaning into trust, and leaning into love.

What do I specialize in?

  • My clinical work focuses on mind-body awareness (Mindfulness) and interconnection, while also emphasizing mental health wellness not mental illness.
  • I specialize in a variety of areas including: helping heal broken relationships, addiction transformation, LGBTQ+.  While I specialize in these areas, I also work with grief, depression, anxiety, hopelessness, and eating disorders.
  • I attended the University of Colorado. Go Buffs.
  • I attended the University of Naropa for a masters degree concentrating on addiction and mindfulness.
  • I attended Saybrook University for a doctoral degree in San Francisco concentrating on repairing relationships and mindfulness.
  • I attended Mindful Education concentrating on teaching meditation and mindfulness.
  • I have degrees in Humanistic Psychology, Existential Psychology and Contemplative Psychology (Click if you would like to learn more about these clinical approaches to therapy).

Here’s a little more about me beyond psychology and academics:

  • I am a Colorado native.  Albeit cliche, I enjoy Colorado’s bounty of outdoor activities including skiing, mountain biking, and hiking.
  • Beyond private practice I teach graduate level students in psychology, mindfulness, and relationships.
  • I have two fur friends that watch me write and write and read and read.
  • I have a partner of whom I adore.
  • My growing hobbies include gardening, woodworking, scuba diving, and poetry.
  • I do deep life work: my meditations quiet, my integrity clear, my laughter loud.

I have opened my life’s path for the journey of an embodied life and I am honored to share these practices and lessons with you.

You are ready to re-member, you?