Mark C. Miller, MA LPC CAC CSAT-S
Participating in clients’ growth motivates Mark’s work as a therapist. Whether people enter counseling due to personal or relational crisis, or because they want to develop a stronger marriage or sense of self, the opportunity for transformation always emerges. Mark helps people seize that opportunity by drawing on best clinical practices, spiritual principles, and personal experience.
Some areas of focus include:
- Sex and pornography addiction
- Chemical addiction
- Marital therapy
- EMDR and trauma
- Boundaries and identity development
- Depression and anxiety
- Relationship issues
- Spiritual growth
- Divorce recovery
- Clinical supervision for licensure and sex addiction certification
Mark holds an M.A. in counseling from Colorado Christian University, and before joining Redimere Group worked in community mental health and substance abuse agencies and at University of Colorado Hospital. Mark is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), Certified Addictions Counselor (CAC), and Certified Sex Addiction Therapist (CSAT).
Lara Press, M.A.
Lara Press earned her graduate degree in counseling, first at Denver Seminary and ultimately at the University of Northern Colorado. She has worked in private practice with The Redimere Group for nearly fifteen years.
Lara's work with individuals and couples has strengthened her conviction in the importance of walking alongside people in their pain. She deeply believes that people can find tangible hope and a renewed sense of purpose as they face and overcome obstacles in their life.
Both her faith and belief in Biblical principles influence how she works with clients.Drawing on her own experiences in counseling as a client, Lara values direct and genuine interaction while offering gentle and compassionate feedback.
Her areas of focus include:
- Walking through grief
- Healing from trauma
- Overcoming all-or-none thinking
- Coping with emotional dysregulation
- Dealing with anxiety and depression
- Navigating life transitions
- Reconciling marital issues
- Creating healthy boundaries
- Eliminating toxic relationships
- Recovering from divorce
In addition to clinical work, Lara also enjoys leading therapeutic groups and speaking on a variety of growth-related topics. She and her husband Gary enjoy spending time with their three grown children and Rufus, their very funny English bulldog.
Stan Piper, M.A. L.P.C.
Stan strives for an encouraging, warm, and personal relationship with all clients. He is easy to talk to, empathetic, and you will trust him. With the goal of helping people to gain hope and perspective to make things better, Stan endeavors to create a counseling environment in which each person feels safe, valued, and respected.
Stan brings a wealth of valuable, practical experience to the counseling profession. He has many years of experience in both the corporate and mentoring arenas, and has been married over 40 years with grown children and young grandchildren. He has a Business Degree from the University of Colorado, is a military veteran, and has a Masters Degree in Counseling from the University of Northern Colorado.
Stan offers a variety of counseling services to assist individuals and couples in crisis or near crisis. He currently works primarily with couples and individuals from their mid-thirties to senior citizens. Some of issues he can help you process are:
- Marital and relationship difficulty including communication, infidelity, and mistrust
- Relational conflicts in crisis
- Boundaries and lack of boundaries
- Depression and feelings of hopelessness
- Anxiety and stress
- Work and employment
- Unhealthy habits
- Resentment and forgiveness
- Life changes
- Grief, hurts, and disappointments
- Unmet expectations
- And most importantly, looking at viable options to make things better
Stan is a Licensed Professional Counselor and psychotherapist, a member of the American Association of Christian Counselors, trained in Personal Centered Therapy, Reality Therapy, and certified with the Prepare/Enrich Foundation. With every client he works with, he will strive to help him or her to process and make healthy changes, develop their potential for transformation, growth and greater connectedness, and increase their capacity for joy.
Carson Miles, M.A., L.P.C.
Carson works with people so they can find courage to face their struggles and grow beyond them. He values the stories of everyday life and relationships, and provides a safe place for your story to be heard and understood, so you can learn from it.
As with woodworking or planting a garden, the choice to engage in counseling stirs up dust and dirt for the sake of creating a life that is meaningful and fruitful. Often, it’s not easy, but it is rewarding.
With Carson, you have a collaborator, teacher, chaplain, and clinical supervisor who works with:
- Pastors and church leaders
- Masters-level counseling interns
- Emergency first responder's
Please schedule an appointment regarding any of the following areas of focus:
- Making peace with your past
- Developing healthy boundaries
- Reconciling your marriage and relationships
- Recovering after a divorce
- Dealing with alcohol or alcohol addiction
- Resolving conflict, anxiety, or stress
- Walking through grief and loss
- Navigating leadership issues
- Debriefing critical incidents in a crisis
Carson Miles received a Master of Arts degree in counseling from Denver Seminary and is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Colorado. His specialized training and certification includes: Emotionally Focused Therapy (Core Skills) for married couples, Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, Critical Incident Debriefing, and Intensive Training for Counselors with Drs. John Townsend and Henry Cloud.
Prior to becoming an associate with Redimere Counseling, Carson worked for 17 years to establish and oversee a church-based counseling center that served up to 70 clients weekly. His responsibilities included clinical supervision for 75 Masters-level counseling interns, in partnership with Denver Seminary, Colorado Christian University, and the University of Northern Colorado. Carson also volunteered for 3 years as a chaplain for Denver’s South Metro Fire Rescue.
Once upon a time Carson studied theatre in college and worked professionally as an actor in 28 shows and as a commercial actor in Los Angeles and New York. He also worked as a builder and millworker to produce high-end custom furniture and cabinets.
Carson is grateful for the growth he has experienced through the seasons and relationships of his life story, especially as a husband, father, and grandfather. He can help you grow through your life story too.
Courtney Ricks, M.S.W., L.C.S.W.
Courtney became certified as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker after completing her Master’s degree at Baylor University in Waco, TX.
Her clinical experience includes working with individuals, couples, adolescents and families in a variety of settings. These include both inpatient and outpatient settings with clients in acute psychological distress, as well as those seeking growth-oriented therapy in an outpatient private practice setting. She has extensive experience supporting children, adolescents, families, and teachers within Ft. Worth Independent School District, designing and implementing therapeutic interventions for students experiencing behavioral, emotional, and social difficulties.
Courtney works with:
- Adolescents and young adults experiencing identity, self-esteem, and relationship issues.
- Individuals and couples experiencing relationship stressors (dating, marriage, and family issues).
- Overcoming depression, anxiety, and anger issues.
- Premarital Counseling
- Sexual Abuse Recovery
- Boundary Issues
- Life Transitions
Clients describe Courtney as professional, warm, engaging, authentic, discerning, and caring. She is deeply committed to the growth of her clients and believes struggles, when engaged, can create opportunities for change.
Many schools of thought influence Courtney’s counseling approach including: Solution Focused Therapy, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Strengths Based Practice, Systems Theory, and Client Centered Therapy.
Courtney would welcome the opportunity to meet and discuss how counseling could be helpful for you.