About Colorado Couples Clinic


OUR MISSION

 

The mission of Colorado Couples Clinic is to provide counseling and educational services that meet the relational, neurobiological and personal growth needs of a diverse population. Colorado Couples Clinic is rooted in the science of intimate relationships and, at its foundation, holds an attachment-oriented, systems-based, trauma-informed, and gender-responsive care perspective dedicated to cultivating ever-evolving skills from the inside out.

 

“The greater the doubt, the greater the awakening; the smaller the doubt, the smaller the awakening. No doubt, no awakening.” ~ C.C. Chang

 

Our brains possess the remarkable ability to reorganize neural pathways, create new connections and, in some cases, even create new neurons throughout our entire lifetime. Through neuro-scientific research, looking at how our brains change based on our interactions with one another, we have evidence to support the idea that our relationships are the most important contributor to the health of our entire nervous system — which, of course, impacts every other system in our bodies. 

 

Colorado Couples Clinic supports strengthening our interpersonal neurobiology.  We call it Strength Training for the Heart. We bring together the scientific study of the mind and nervous system with empirically supported data in relational health to improve tolerance to emotional upsets; reshape neural pathways for more rewarding intimacy; strengthen the brain to become more flexible, resilient, and joyful; and deepen the inner experiences of peacefulness and compassion.


 

Clinicians

 
 

Angie Tsiatsos Phillips, ma, lpc, ncc, acs, cmt

Most of my life has been dedicated to exploring how relationships embolden, enliven, exhaust, and enlighten our experience of life. My personal and professional focus is teaching others how we can inhabit our bodies in ways that express our inner worlds effectively and authentically.  When we learn to embody congruence in this way, we honor our unique expression of love and cultivate the capacity to connect more fully with others.

 

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor, Nationally Certified Counselor and Somatic Psychotherapist with a passion for helping my clients cultivate the relationships that we all innately desire. I work with individuals, couples, and groups. As a Somatic Practitioner, Dance Instructor, Massage Therapist and Personal Trainer, I've had more than two decades of experience in grounding my therapeutic approach in the body and support my clients in tapping into their own unique and innate wisdom. I help clients identify internal "signals" that habitually get them off track, short-circuit ineffective relational habits, and strengthen internal states that are crucial for developing thriving intimate relationships. Just as it takes structure, consistent practice with intensity, focus, awareness, and often, coaching or support to change our physical bodies, it takes a similar practice to retrain and strengthen our nervous systems. Hence “Strength Training for the Heart.”

 

I was previously the Clinical Director of the Center for Relational and Family Wellness at Noeticus Counseling Center and Training Institute where I was instrumental in developing the center, facilitating quarterly relationship classes, providing trainings for mental health professionals, and working as an Approved Clinical Supervisor. I am an instructor and speaker, and provide advanced trainings for mental health professionals. I have the highest training in The PEX (Pragmatic/Experiential) Method of Improving Relationships, am trained in Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Motivational Interviewing (MI), and Gottman Couples Therapy, among many other models. 

 

I am dedicated to supporting people in their exploration and embodiment of masculine and feminine polarities and helping deepen the transformative practices of intimacy and sexuality. I also offer support for new mothers and fathers throughout pregnancy, birth, and the transformative practice of parenting. I offer guidance and structure to support parents in co-parenting relationships as well as parents navigating the delicate territory of blending families

 

Life has a tendency to bring us to our knees, and when we are able to yield to its messages, listen to a deeper wisdom, and rebuild from the broken places, we cultivate the capacity for becoming the most authentic and whole versions of ourselves. My own brokenness became the foundation for my personal motivation to change deep, neural patterning in my relational life. And experiencing those shifts at a cellular level inspired my growing passion to understand and serve the relational needs of others — to learn and teach the skills necessary for authentic, trusting, fulfilling relationships. I look forward to supporting you in strengthening your heart for Love.

 

Education

Naropa University
MA Somatic Counseling Psychology 2006

Eastern Oregon University
BA Theater 1995

Colorado School of Healing Arts
Certification in Massage Therapy 1998

Professional memberships & Affiliations

  • American Association of Sex Educators, Counselors, and Therapists (AASECT); Professional Member (2012-Present)
  • American Counseling Association (ACA); Professional Member (2011-Present)
  • United States Association for Body Psychotherapy (USABP); Professional Member (2005-Present)
  • Colorado Counseling Association (CCA); Professional Member (2014-Present)

 

 


Get in touch

We at the Colorado Couples Clinic understand that finding the right therapist to support your most personal, intimate work is a choice not to be taken lightly. That’s why we offer a free phone consultation so that we can understand your needs and explore whether or not we are a good fit for your therapeutic goals.

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