Karen Lenzi LPC
Denver and Golden, CO Psychotherapist
By quieting the noise around us and inside ourselves, we can begin to notice our experiences as they arise in our body, our thoughts and our emotions. This awareness, together with a deep understanding of childhood attachment needs enables an unfolding of the sources of our distress and the possibilities for choice, vitality and genuine connection.
I am a licensed professional providing individual and couple therapy and clinical supervision. My training includes an MA in Transpersonal Counseling Psychology from Naropa University in Boulder, Colorado. I have studied traditional psychotherapies including insight-oriented psychodynamic psychotherapy and object relations, Buddhist psychology and the psychology of meditation, Gestalt therapy and a number of transpersonal and wisdom traditions. I have been a clinical tutor in the graduate department of Contemplative Psychology at Naropa and I teach the secular form of meditation known as Mindfulness Meditation.
I have completed an intensive 2-year training in Hakomi, a body-based mindfulness therapy that follows a person’s inner spectrum of experiences to access and process core beliefs and support processing trauma. This gentle and non-threatening approach teaches clients lifelong skills for self-study and regulation of emotions. I have completed an Externship in Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy and look forward to additional specialized training in this area.
Prior to studying psychology, I had an extensive career as a marketing and communications consultant and in civic non profit leadership and program development. Most recently I was the Director of Children First, a program placing counselors in 21 public and Catholic schools in the Denver area. This program provided mental health support for more than 750 children and families each year.
I am currently part of a small cohort of professionals participating in an intensive two-year Psychodynamic Psychotherapy training program with the Denver Institute for Psychoanalysis.