In Person Counseling for Adolescents, Teenagers, Young Adults & Adults in Colorado
Alexis Williams, CRC, LPCC, NCC
Wild Lily Counseling, LLC
Can You Relate?
As a parent, you are noticing changes in your adolescent or teenager. You are worried about what you see and even more worried about what you can’t see. You want to help, but you are not sure how. You are terrified of the consequences of some of the choices that your child is making and what it might mean for the future. You want what’s best for your kid — to see them happy and healthy — but something is in their way.
As a teen, you feel lost, broken, misunderstood, unseen and unheard. You don’t know why it has to be so hard. You look around and desire the relationships, confidence and life that other people seem to have so easily. You’re worried about what other people think and can’t seem to get out in your head.
As a young adult, you search for independence, but feel overwhelmed with all the “adulting”. There are so many transitions to manage and questions you can’t answer just yet. You want to address the things that do not feel quite right, so you can create the best version of yourself and thrive.
As an adult, you realized raising kids is hard, you are triggered by things of your past, you are ready to heal your inner child but do not know how to. You want to be the best parent you can be but feel lost. You want to grow in your career but do not know how to.
As an LPCC, I am Under the supervision of Lori Derr; Colorado / CSW.09925977
Welcome! I am Alexis!
My passions are teenagers, young adults, college-age, and adults. I love helping people find confidence and a strong sense of self as they work through their teenage years, transition to adulthood or are just trying to stay afloat where they're at!
I absolutely love working with people who are searching for their purpose and full acceptance of who they are. Be yourself and be proud. I have experience providing therapy to teenagers and young adults. This population is so near and dear to my heart.
I’ve been supporting people for the last 3+ years in various capacities and now offer individual therapy - for support through many mental health issues and life transitions including anxiety, eating disorders, self-esteem, confidence building, interpersonal relationships, school stress, job stress, depression, and self-harm. I also have training in sports psychology and enjoy helping my clients be their best self on and off their field.
I consider my job to be a success if I can provide you with a welcoming space where you can find awareness, confidence and ease. Taking time for yourself to really be heard and supported isn’t selfish, it’s essential! My personality is super down-to-earth, easy going, and I look forward to hearing from you!
In my free time I like to do CrossFit, watch & talk about Football, Play with Jack, and binge watch all the movies and TV shows I can.
Your story isn’t over.
What Is it Like To Work With Me?
Jack, Will be in the office with us offering pets and cuddles!
A comfortable connection and safe therapeutic relationship are top priorities in my book.
Because each person and situation is unique, I tailor my approach specifically to you. I have extensive training and education, but I do not adhere to a particular modality or method. Instead, I use all of my knowledge and skills to best fit your circumstances. I honor and celebrate that not one size fits all.
I have no interest in being a cookie cutter, blank-slate type therapist! If that’s what you’re looking for, I might not be for you which is okay! :)
Because I do not use one particular method, therapy with me is like a conversation, not really formal but productive! This relational approach allows for awesome rapport and better work!
Licensure and Trainings
Beginning counseling shouldn’t be complicated. Here’s how it works:
Vibes Matter! Schedule a free consultation, and let’s chat to see if we are a good fit. This is your opportunity to scope me out, ask questions. and discuss concerns. If we are not a good match, I’ll provide some other referrals for you to check out.
After we agree that we are a good fit, we will schedule your first appointment. I will send you a secure video link and some light paperwork to fill out before our session.
We will begin your therapeutic journey toward healing and balance. During each session, we will make progress toward your goals — some days we will take a deep dive into processing significant past experiences, while other days may be focused on here-and-now situations.
Common adolescent & teenage issues
addressed in therapy:
Common Young Adult and Adult treatment areas:
Common questions about adolescent teenage therapy:
What Information is Shared with my parents?
The most effective therapeutic spaces provide an opportunity for young people to express themselves freely without fear of judgement or punishment. Therefore, confidentiality is maintained at all times — unless there is a clear danger to self or others. If there are important things to discuss with parents, I will always ask for consent and most often will request that the teen is present.
How Involved are my parents?
Parents involvement is vital to therapy. I always seek to create healthy lines of communication between teens and their parents with openness, respect, and healthy boundaries. That being said I am here for my client and will work with them to assess what is best for them!
What if myself or child is hesitant for therapy?
This is very common! The idea of therapy can feel daunting. I recommend giving therapy a 3-5 session try. Most often, once connection with your therapist is formed, initial hesitancy dissipates.
What Can Therapy Help With?
Quiet that Negative Voice
You know that voice in your head that says that you aren’t good enough? In therapy, you will learn the importance controlling of your thoughts and your mind — rather than letting it control you. Discover the power of using your mind for good.
Improve Quality of Life
After taking charge of your mind, you will work on how your day-to-day decisions and behaviors are impacting your life. Through a realistic understanding of where you are versus where you want to be, you can begin to make small steps, daily changes, to creating the you that you truly want to be.
Build Strong Relationships
Change happens in the context of relationships. You do not exist in isolation. In therapy, you will uncover your relational patterns of the past — learn from them — and discover how to create meaningful relationships with others.
Are You Ready To Go From Barely Surviving To Actually Thriving?
Therapy with kids and teens is not just about venting or complaining about school or parents. Adolescence is a confusing and intense time in life. Because of this, teens need a safe space to process their experiences and feelings as they continue to learn and develop. Continuous venting or complaining with peers can create a hopeless, helpless loop.
Therapy with me is an opportunity to discover strengths and values, learn about patterns and beliefs, and to develop practical skills and tools to handle difficult emotions and situations with confidence.
Teens often feel misunderstood, and in reality, they aren’t always wrong. Concerning behaviors can appear as a result of feeling like they are being misunderstood. Behaviors such as laziness, “craziness,” defiance or simply a lack of concern may appear on the surface — covering up for underlying struggles. This combined with challenging emotions, scarce tools, and typical adolescent self-doubt creates fertile ground for a negative identity and poor perception of self. Teens can carry these damaging self-beliefs into adulthood impacting their well-being.
Because of their developmental phase, kids and teens have particular needs that require a specific set of skills and tools. My extensive training, education, and experience gives me a deep understanding of adolescent development and struggles. Young people have been my exclusive focus, and I am thoroughly equipped to attend to the unique challenges and needs during this specific time in life. My professional work and practice is dedicated to young people.
You, your family, and your kid/teen will emerge from these years stronger and more resilient than before.
You Will Never Regret Investing in a Positive & Healthy Future.
The work we will do together:
How Many Sessions Will I Need?
That all depends on you! People come to me with varying degrees of need and readiness to change. Some people would like to address many life issues, while others want to target one specific issue. Because of these variables, some people choose to be in therapy a few months while others choose the long game. My practice is a varied mix of people. Some I will work with for a brief amount of time and others I have seen for years.
What is your cancellation policy?
This part is never fun. In order to encourage accountability and ensure a sustainable business, a full cancellation fee will apply for any missed appointments that are not cancelled within 24 hours. Everyone gets one free pass. Life happens! Accommodation for various situations will be considered!
What is the financial structure of your practice? What about insurance?
With intention, my practice is built to suit different financial situations and approaches to standard mental health practices.
My standard rate for individual, family sessions and private consultations is $160-240 per session, which can be paid via electronic transfer. I am able to provide an invoice (superbill) that you can submit to insurance for possible reimbursement. However, I do not communicate directly with the insurance carrier. I also offer a limited number of sliding scale spots
Do you offer virtual?
Yes! Online therapy functions very much the same as traditional, in-person therapy. Instead, we simply meet over a virtual, HIPAA-compliant platform (think similar to Facetime!).
What If I Have More Questions?
Feel Free to Message Me!
Wild Lily Counseling, LLC
6053 S. Quebec St. Suite 202
Centennial, Co 80111