Dena L. Southerlan, MSW  Registered Psychotherapist  Colorado Registration Number: LC.0104788

Dena L. Southerlan, LCSW, LAC

Licensed Clinical Social Worker CSW.09924204

Licensed Addiction Counselor ACD.0000848

I received my MSW and my Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from Arizona State University, and practiced as a Certified Substance Abuse Counselor.  In 1995, I co-created a substance abuse treatment agency in Arizona specializing in the treatment of addictions, trauma, marriage & family, & behavioral issues.  I served as CO-CEO of the agency, and had both administrative and clinical duties.  I developed and facilitated a comprehensive gender specific substance abuse treatment program, as well as an anger management & a parenting program.

After pursuing my dream of moving to Colorado, I started Rocky Mountain Counseling, where it is my privilege to witness transformation in clients. I also am Eagle County’s A Way Out provider. A Way Out is an organization that provides individuals with partial financial scholarships for substance abuse treatment. In addition, I previously worked as Coordinator of Social Services at the Vail Valley Medical Center.   

I work with clients on issues of addiction, trauma, depression, anxiety, and grief.  I utilize a client-centered therapy approach, which includes Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Solution Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT), & an Eclectic Treatment Orientation.  It is my passion to help people recover and to witness improvement in the quality of a client's life.



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