CHRISTINE BAYLESS LLC
Counseling and Coaching
“For the meaning of life differs from person to person, from day to day and from hour to hour. What matters, therefore, is not the meaning of life in general but rather the specific meaning of a person’s life at a given moment.”
Dr. Victor Frankl 1905-1997 (psychiatrist and holocaust survivor)
I work with the notion that people are naturally motivated to find meaning in their lives. As people search for meaning they may suffer emotionally, spiritually and psychologically and respond reactively rather than attentively. Counseling is a way to observe the reactive patterns in your life that are causing you to suffer. I will support you in discovering options to your life’s challenges. I provide a place for you to observe and practice alternative ways of self-expression and I work with you towards solutions that will empower you to make the changes you want in your life.
I have been working in public mental and addiction programs for almost twenty years. I work from an existential, reality/relationship based framework using a direct, relational approach and I encourage my clients to re-member parts of their authentic selves while becoming aware of their habitual patterns of unhealthy living. I incorporate body awareness, health/nutrition and spirituality into my work. I also use CBT, ACT and Logotherapy practices as well as mindfulness based techniques and most importantly-humor.
My experience includes working with women and children of domestic violence, families, emotionally disturbed children and adolescents, court mandated adults (mostly men) with substance addiction and their families (co-dependency), sex addiction, trauma and mental health issues, people with auto-immune disorders, chronic pain and the LGBTQ community.
**I ask that people take notes in session and practice skills in between sessions. Although I am a big believer in humans needing to vent in therapy, I do ask that the majority of our work be around growth and recovery, so keep in mind if you just "want someone to talk with" I'm probably not the therapist for you!
Credentials in Counseling
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and Certified Addictions Counselor III in Colorado
• Masters degree in Counseling from Regis University
• Masters degree in Nonprofit Management from Regis University
• Bachelors degree in English Literature from the University of Colorado
• Bachelors degree in Business Management from Metropolitan State
If you are in need of immediate help please contact Colorado Crisis Services. They have a 24 hour help line and you are able to speak to someone on the phone or text them. The web site is below and their number is 1-844-493-8255