Karen Lenzi MA LPC, Licensed Psychotherapist
Denver and Golden Colorado
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 psychoanalytic psychotherapies including self psychology and intersubjective and attachment-based psychotherapy, 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 recently completed an intensive 2-year training in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy with the Denver Institute for Psychoanalysis. I have also been trained 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. Both of these methods of working with people provide gentle and non-threatening approaches and increase the lifelong skills of self-study and emotional understanding. 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. 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 participate in two peer supervision groups and receive professional clinical consultation with master therapists on an ongoing basis.