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About the Practice

Road to Growth Counseling originally opened its doors in Arvada over 20 years ago. In that time, we have expanded from a single therapist to a practice with 5 counselors and 2 locations to better serve you. In our collaboration with schools, medical practices, community agencies and the very valued referrals from our clients we have proudly helped thousands of people heal and grow into their best selves.

Experience the Road to Growth Difference

Our therapists have a range of experience along with specialized training to help you get the most out of therapy. You can rest assured that your mental and emotional health is in expert hands.

Specialty Areas:

  • Trauma Counseling
  • Anxiety Counseling
  • EMDR
  • Brainspotting
  • Hypnotherapy
  • Peak Performance Coaching
  • Healing from Co-Dependence
  • Recovering from Broken Relationships
  • Body Image
  • LGBTQ+ Counseling
  • Children and Teen Services
  • Couples

Road to Growth Counseling Values

To identify barriers to growth, resolve past struggles and focus on strategies to improve wellness, life skills, coping strategies, and interpersonal relationships.

Helping people of all ages live happier, healthier, and more productive lives.

Compassion – help through a focused understanding of others’ emotional states.

Trust – create a safe and caring environment.
Education – offer new skills and innovative services to complement traditional counseling techniques through ongoing research and training.

Collaboration – assist people in harnessing their strengths to overcome patterns of emotional issues and personal struggles to reach their full potential.

Diversity – respect the needs of all our clients.

Meet Our Counselors

Stephanie Camins RTG Counselor

Stephanie Camins - Clinical Director - MA, LPC

  • Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) #3338
  • EMDR Level 2 Certification
  • Clinical Hypnotherapist
  • Brainspotting Clinician
  • Divorce and Child Custody Mediation Certificate
  • Master of Arts, Counseling Psychology – University of Northern Colorado
  • Bachelor of Arts, Psychology – University of Colorado Boulder

I have worked with children, adolescents, adults and families for 20 years in a variety of mental health and educational settings with a focus on increasing personal strengths and fostering healthy relationships. I specialize in the treatment of trauma and anxiety, along with depression, stress management, life transitions, relationship issues, parenting, interpersonal struggles and work and career issues.

In working with clients I use cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), EMDR, Brainspotting, Hypnotherapy, client-centered and systems modalities, tailoring treatment to the specific needs of each individual. Therapy is a collaborative effort in which the client and therapist work jointly to identify barriers to growth, resolve past traumas, and focus on strategies to improve wellness. My approach to counseling is warm, collaborative, supportive, and direct. My belief is that every person has the ability to heal, change and grow. A strong therapeutic relationship encourages trust and allows the client and therapist to work equally in a team approach on difficult issues. As part of this process, I work to create tools and coping skills to fit the needs of each unique person using a variety of techniques.​

Alexa Ashworth - MFTC

  • Master of Arts, Marriage and Family Therapy – Regis University
  • Bachelor of Arts, Community Psychology- University of Saint Cloud State

As a pre-licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, I specialize in working with couples, families, parent-child relationships, and individuals.

I have always been passionately motivated to pursue a path where I am able to sit with other’s pain, providing the space one needs to find their own inner light. Since I was a little girl I have been constantly evolving into who I am today. The woods in my backyard growing up were a vast, entangled play area where my mind was able to run wildly. It started as a place to pretend and over the years became a sanctuary to meditate in and journal personal thoughts. I believe the place of peace I found in the woods is also that place of peace that can be found in the therapy room. This being said, my style of therapy is very experiential and I choose to work with clients as a whole person. It is my belief that every person can heal and grow through seeing the mind, body, and spirit as one.

I have an extensive and experienced background working as a Youth Treatment Counselor for adolescents and young children under the age of ten. Both populations I worked with were at risk for suicidal ideation, had self-injurious behaviors, struggled with major psychological needs, and endured the discomfort of deep emotional scars that have been imprinted on their lives from traumatic events. Alongside working with at risk youth and children, I have been a nanny with different family systems for eight years. Each family has shown me that when one another is being heard and emotions are validated, everyone has a larger sense of belonging.

I have also worked with individuals who have struggled with depression, loss, low self-esteem, high anxiety, or role confusion through volunteer and mission trips. In this recent year, I have started to gain experience working with couples and families as they have encountered challenging life transitions or unknowns of a new directional path.

By more fully loving ourselves and knowing who we are, we can then know how to have better relations with others. Especially those we love. Love for me is the main source of finding unity within oneself and union with another. We are all capable of this discovery.

Gina Henschen - MA,LPCC

  • Licensed Professional Counselor Candidate
  • Master of Arts, Clinical Mental Health Counseling – The University of Colorado Denver
  • Bachelor of Science, Journalism – Ohio University
  • Bachelor of Arts, Spanish – Ohio University

I work from a person-centered, collaborative, and holistic perspective, offering a non-judgmental space for clients to explore all parts of themselves. I view therapy as a joint effort and firmly believe in the power of the therapeutic relationship to promote change. 

I believe that we are all born on this planet as whole and worthy human beings. I also believe that our various lived experiences — including trauma in all its forms — can have a big impact on our beliefs about ourselves and the ways we show up in the world. As a therapist, my goal is to help you tap back into your truest, most authentic self and uncover barriers that may be preventing you from living your most joyful life.

I specialize in working with pre-teens, adolescents, and adults experiencing depression, anxiety, disordered eating, body image issues, life transitions, and interpersonal struggles, as well as survivors of childhood trauma, cults, and religious wounding. I also have extensive experience in working with those who struggle with self-harm and other compulsive behaviors. Prior to joining Road to Growth, I worked across several levels of care in mental and behavioral health including inpatient, residential, partial hospitalization, and outpatient.

Doing this work is a true privilege, and I am here to sit with you in pain, joy, and everything in between. I honor and welcome all identities into my practice and offer a safe, affirmative space for clients to receive support.

Rachel Jackson - MFT Intern

  • Master of Arts in progress, Marriage and Family Therapy – Regis University
  • Bachelor of Science in Family Social Science; Minor in Leadership – University of Minnesota
  • Reiki Level 1 Certified

The first time I sat in a therapist’s chair, I knew my healing had just begun. Ever since I can remember, I wanted to be a therapist, as somewhere, innately inside of me, I knew it was my calling. I have an incredible passion for holding space for others and creating a safe environment where all people will be embraced for their honest self. I believe the versions of ourselves continue to shift, evolve and change. I promise to embrace all that walks into my office, no matter the day, the challenge or the circumstance. With specific interest and personal experience in the realms of divorce and children of divorce, blending families, co-parenting, identity creation, child development, navigating child and adult life transitions, and finding one’s individuality while in relationship, I hope to serve people of all ages with open arms.

I have over 7 years of experience with children and adolescents from working with autism, in child development centers, coaching and mentoring high school teams or nannying. I have been drawn to these spaces with young individuals, as well as to this path in Marriage and Family Therapy, because I believe deeply in the importance of our development in our family systems and understanding ourselves within the larger world that we are a part of. How have we learned to operate, self-regulate, be in relationship, love, and protect ourselves in this world? Therefore, as a pre-licensed Marriage and Family therapist and an intern at Road to Growth Counseling, I will work holistically with you to see you in your larger picture of life. I have experience working with children, adolescents, adults, groups, families and couples.

I believe it is from our lowest of lows and times of inner questioning that our intrinsic power, love and beauty is rediscovered. I deeply resonate with the belief that as human beings, we all have the wisdom and strength within ourselves. The important process lies within harnessing the courage to sit in our pain, look inward, untangle our patterns, bring awareness to our emotions, and step into our authenticity – in both body, mind and spirit. In this space, we can work to harness your purpose and clarity again through vulnerability. You have all that you are looking for inside the beating heart in your chest. Together, we will breathe, take one step at a time and rediscover it. 

Emma Johnson - MFT Intern

  • Master of Arts in progress, Marriage and Family Therapy – Regis University
  • Bachelor of Arts, Psychology and Sociology – University of Colorado
  • Certified Addiction Specialist (CAS)

The moment I knew I was interested in pursuing a career in therapy was when I visited a medium-level security correctional facility and was given the opportunity to immerse myself in the illustrative stories of six inmates and the reasoning for their incarceration. Upon my return home, my family noted an evident change in my presence observing an increase in my empathy and motivation to help people such as those I had spent the day with. Hearing the tragic history detailed by these men led to an awareness around the patterns and impact one’s family of origin may have on our lives and experiences. These realizations paired with my education are what ultimately led to my interest in a collective approach to therapy.

As a pre-licensed Marriage and Family therapist, my focus is on treating the whole system opposed to only part of the unit. My education and experiences have focused on populations including couples, families, and individuals. The areas that I specialize in are substance use, eating disorders, marital distress, mental health diagnoses, behavioral health diagnoses, and trauma.

I am a certified addiction specialist (CAS) and have been working in the substance use field for over three years in residential settings with both adolescent and adult populations. I have also worked with eating disorders and coexisting mental and behavioral health issues in partial hospitalization programs for a collective two and a half years.  My understanding of substance use, eating disorders, and mental and behavioral health disorders for a variety of ages has made trauma a central focus of my work.

Asking for help is immensely challenging, it requires extensive vulnerability and risk-taking. Trusting a stranger with your story takes tremendous courage as it is oftentimes frightening and uncomfortable.  Whether you are asking initial questions, scheduling an appointment, or attending your sessions you will be greeted with empathy and support for whatever it is you are facing. Taking the first step is not easy, and I want to assure you that regardless of where you are in your journey, you are not alone. It is my goal to create an environment in which client(s) feel comfortable being vulnerable and furthermore, want to be.

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