I am passionate about helping couples and families thrive! When you are in conflict with the people you love and care about the most it can wreak havoc on your life and well being. If you’re ready to make positive changes in your life and your relationships, I am here to help. I not only bring my training in Couples and Family Therapy to offer you the best care, but I bring myself as and authentic human being that goes through challenges just like you. I have been married for over 16 years and the work that I do with my couples comes from my own experience of what does and doesn’t work in a my own relationship. As a mom of two, I also know first hand how raising kids can challenge even the strongest of marriages. Bottom line, I can relate.
Why I became a Couple and Family Therapist
I grew up in a conflicted home. Money was the primary reason my parents fought all the time. When my dad lost his job in the recession of the ’80’s he never recovered, probably due to lack of confidence and undiagnosed mild depression. Growing up in this household was stressful and I vowed that I would do better when I was married with kids. I was always intrigued with psychology and majored in Psychology as and undergrad and then went on to get my masters in Educational Psychology and a second Masters in Counseling Psychology. My vision was to help couples and families thrive. I guess I thought if I can learn how to help other couples and families, chances are I will be okay with my own. Here I am, 20 years later, and life as a relationship therapist, wife and mother have taught me a thing or two. What I have learned is while there is no such thing as the perfect relationship or family, there is such a thing as having a fulfilling, heart-centered, loving relationship with the people you care about the most. If that’s what you are looking for, you have come to the right place.
Services I Offer
Help for Couples-Are you fighting all the time with your partner and feel stuck? Is intimacy lacking and your feeling more disconnected than ever? Has trust been broken in your relationship due to a betrayal? If so you are in the right place. I actively work with couples to strengthen connection, improve communication, heal past hurts and betrayals, enhance sex and intimacy and recognize negative patterns in order to make positive changes. Your relationship deserves the time and effort to give it a fighting chance. Call me today to learn more about couples counseling.
Parent Support and Coaching-Parenting is the hardest job on the planet! I know first hand as a parent of a tween and teen and can offer support and guidance using evidenced based practices so that you can feel empowered as a parent. If you are tired of power struggles, temper tantrums, defiance and disrespect, give me a call. Parent support and coaching can help you learn how to bring back the joy of parenting again and help you be more confident and empowered as a parent.
Help for Struggling Families-Are going through a divorce and your partner keeps putting your kids in the middle of the legal battle? Or, is your family grieving the loss of a loved one and needing support? Are you struggling to blend your family with your partners? Maybe you are experiencing a cut-off in a relationship with a parent or sibling? Whatever challenge your family is facing, therapy can help. I will work with you and your family to improve communication, strengthen bonds, transition through challenging times and heal from past hurts or loss.
Support for Struggling Teens-Teens today face so many challenges from school and academic stress to peer pressure and online bullying. If your teen seems more angry or sad most days or just needs someone to talk, counseling can help. I have worked with teens as a school-based therapist in Denver Public Schools and am now raising my own tween and teen. I love working with teens because we can do so much transformation and growth in a short period of time.
Are You Ready for the Next Step?
If you want to learn more about how counseling can help you, feel free to call or email me. I am happy to provide you a free phone consultation to go over your specific challenges and answer any questions you might have. I look forward to hearing from you!
Amy Topelson, MA, LPC, NCC is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Nationally Certified Counselor in the Denver Metro Area. She has been in private practice for over 8 years helping couples, families and teens thrive!