Marsha Phelps, M.A., LPC

Marsha Phelps, M.A., LPC

Marsha Phelps, M.A., LPC

BACKGROUND

Marsha began her career in 1981. Her experience includes working as a biofeedback clinician, a crisis intervention counselor, a coordinator for a chronic pain program, a psychotherapist and the director of an outpatient clinical counseling program. Marsha joined the professional team at Associates for Psychotherapy in 2012. She has worked with all ages of clients, and enjoys working with individuals, couples and parents. She also has experience working with victims of domestic violence.

PHILOSOPHY OF TREATMENT

Marsha believes in a client’s strength and ability to work through his or her issues, understanding that sometimes having someone to provide guidance and compassion encourages growth.  She believes that we have choices about every situation, and that choice provides control. And finally, she believes in the power of what we tell ourselves about our situation and our ability to change our beliefs in order to change our lives.

Her methods of treatment tend to be eclectic and geared towards the client’s need. They include cognitive-behavioral (focusing on the influence of our self-talk and belief systems), behavioral (changing behaviors, learning skills such as anger management and communication), solution-focused, person-centered and reality therapy (focusing on the consequences of our choices and actions).

EDUCATION

M.A. – Master of Arts Degree in Community Counseling, CSU Pueblo/Adams State Consortium Program

B.S. – Bachelor of Science Degree in Behavioral Science, with a Minor in Psychology; CSU Pueblo

A.A. – Associate of Arts Degree in Mental Health, CSU Pueblo

COLORADO STATE LICENSE

Licensed Professional Counselor

Member of American Counseling Association, ACA