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Kevin Dyk, L.P.C.

Kevin Dyk, L.P.C.

Kevin received his M.A. in marriage and family counseling from the University of Colorado, Denver.  He has over 20 years experience working with individuals, couples and families in private practice as well as several years experience working in a community mental health setting.  He has served in volunteer positions with youth and has been a part of the board of directors of the Regional Economic Advancement Partnership and Denver Christian Schools.

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Kevin Dyk, L.P.C.

Kevin received his M.A. in marriage and family counseling from the University of Colorado, Denver. He has over 20 years experience working with individuals, couples and families in private practice as well as several years experience working in a community mental health setting. He has served in volunteer positions with youth and has been a part of the board of directors of the Regional Economic Advancement Partnership and Denver Christian Schools.

Kevin has worked with many families and individuals successfully through the years. His focus is on strengths and real life solutions. Recognizing the importance of the past, he uses information from the past to create effective change in the present. His focus is on resolving the problem, not staying stuck in it.

Kevin addresses a wide variety of issues such as: anxiety, depression, substance abuse, problematic thinking, obsessive-compulsive thinking, bipolar disorder, abuse, PTSD, and problematic stress. In addition, he works with families and individuals on issues such as:

  • Parenting
  • Discipline
  • Motivation
  • Academic Performance
  • Sports Performance
  • Communication Coaching
  • Life Coaching
  • Building Success
  • Life Achievement

Kevin is both personable and practical. Every session is utilized to achieve goals and change, working toward success. He remains positive and works to use adversity as an opportunity for change and growth.

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Nicole Dyk, L.C.S.W.

Nicole Dyk, L.C.S.W.

Nicole Dyk has worked with Family Life Counseling as a Child and Family Therapist since 2006.  She received her Master’s Degree in Social Work from the University of Denver in 1995 and became a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in 2001.

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Nicole Dyk, L.C.S.W.

Nicole Dyk has worked with Family Life Counseling as a Child and Family Therapist since 2006. She received her Master's Degree in Social Work from the University of Denver in 1995 and became a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in 2001.

As a Master's student, Nicole interned at a private adoption agency, working through the adoption process with families, and also worked at a community mental health center, working with school-aged children doing individual play therapy and group therapy.

After graduating from the University of Denver, Nicole furthered her experience by working as a Caseworker with Arapahoe County Department of Human Services for 6 years doing foster care licensing work and Interstate Compact work placing abused and neglected children across state lines. Before her work at Family Life Counseling, Nicole also had the opportunity to be a stay-at -home mom and understands the unique challenges of this special role.

Nicole's experience both personally and professionally has allowed her to feel confident and skilled at working through difficult and painful issues with individuals and families. Nicole is both empathetic and caring. She is not afraid to challenge her clients to work through their issues, taking ownership for problems when it is appropriate, and learn new skills and ways of living. Nicole's style is compassionate and solution-focused. She strives to focus on and build upon her clients' strengths while working to create a place of openness and acceptance in her therapy office.

Nicole has practical and clinical experience working with a wide variety of child and family issues. She connects well and works effectively with young children, as well as teenagers, adults, and families. In counseling, Nicole has assisted children and parents as they negotiate the practical and emotional issues related to divorce and blended family. She is also skilled at working with children, adolescents and adults on issues such as depression, anxiety, life transition issues, grief and loss, serious and chronic illness, childhood abuse and neglect, adoption issues, self-injurious behavior, and suicidal ideation.

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Clarisse L. Jackson, L.P.C

Clarisse L. Jackson, L.P.C

Clarisse Jackson began working with Family Life Counseling as a therapist in July 2009. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work in 2006 and a Master’s Degree in Human Development Counseling in 2008 both from the University of Illinois at Springfield.

Clarisse completed an undergraduate internship working in a community counseling agency providing counseling, psychoeducation and group facilitator skills to individuals dealing with substance abuse and mental disabilities. She also has experience teaching computer skills to disabled individuals empowering them to become independent. After graduating from the University of Illinois with her Master’s Degree, Clarisse worked at an agency in Illinois, counseling adults, children, adolescents, couples, families and facilitating groups.

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Clarisse L. Jackson, L.P.C

Clarisse Jackson began working with Family Life Counseling as a therapist in July 2009. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work and a Master’s Degree in Human Development Counseling both from the University of Illinois at Springfield.

Clarisse completed an undergraduate internship working in a community counseling agency providing counseling, psychoeducation and group facilitator skills to individuals dealing with substance abuse and mental disabilities. She also has experience teaching computer skills to disabled individuals empowering them to become independent. After graduating from the University of Illinois with her Master’s Degree, Clarisse worked at an agency in Illinois, counseling adults, children, adolescents, couples, families and facilitating groups.

Clarisse is a licensed professional counselor in the State of Colorado. She is a member of the American Counseling Association. Clarisse is trained as a Prepare/Enrich facilitator and in Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR), a therapy used with clients who have experienced various types of trauma.

Clarisse’s approach to counseling is compassionate and empathetic. Her counseling is based on a guiding model characterized by a focus on health and wellness and she believes in the inherent worth and dignity of all individuals. Clarisse believes the counselor-client relationship must be based on equality and the counseling process should be a collaborative effort. Her theoretical approach to counseling focuses on the importance of growth and self-awareness along with how our thoughts and beliefs impact our feelings and behaviors. Clarisse’s therapeutic endeavor involves such goals as gaining personal insight, exploring choices and life transitions, and discovering effective ways of coping with stress along with enhancing interpersonal relationships.

Clarisse has a special interest in working with clergy, their spouses and families as she is a pastor’s wife. She has facilitated groups for clergy and clergy spouses as well as groups where individuals explore their faith and spirituality in conjunction with family and life situations. Clarisse’s life experiences include being a wife, mother, grandmother, caregiver, abuse survivor and successfully navigating through a mid-life career transition.

Clarisse is skilled and comfortable working with adults, couples, and families dealing with anxiety, depression, grief and loss, trauma, abuse, relationship dynamics, women’s issues, spirituality, chronic illness, life transitions (including successful aging), and caregiver concerns.

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Jen Jackson-Gustafson, L.P.C.

Jen Jackson-Gustafson, L.P.C.

Jen started working with Family Life Counseling as a therapist in January 2015. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and Youth Ministries in 1994 and a Master’s Degree in Counseling in 1999 both from Colorado Christian University in Lakewood, Colorado.

She has taken additional counseling courses through Colorado Christian University, University of Colorado at Denver and UCLA. Jen is a licensed professional counselor in the State of Colorado since November 2004. She has been trained as a Prepare/Enrich facilitator and is trained in Animal Assisted Therapy.

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Jen Jackson-Gustafson, L.P.C.

Jen started working with Family Life Counseling as a therapist in January 2015. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and Youth Ministries in 1994 and a Master’s Degree in Counseling in 1999 both from Colorado Christian University in Lakewood, Colorado.

She has taken additional counseling courses through Colorado Christian University, University of Colorado at Denver and UCLA. Jen is a licensed professional counselor in the State of Colorado since November 2004. She has been trained as a Prepare/Enrich facilitator and is trained in Animal Assisted Therapy.

Jen worked as a Youth Pastor for over seven years in a local church as well as co-lead youth groups with her husband. Jen works as a school counselor for Denver Christian Schools and is in her nineteenth year. She has experience working with individual students, leading groups, presenting in the classroom, working with students assisting with college/career planning, and collaborating with parents and school staff. While at Denver Christian Schools, Jen supervises graduate-level counseling interns from Denver Seminary and Colorado Christian University and other counselors working towards licensure.

Jen’s approach to counseling is to have a caring relationship providing guidance and education for her clients. Her counseling is based upon walking alongside her clients to help empower them to make changes and reach goals in their lives. She believes in helping individuals grow from the inside out as they embrace their journey and explore life choices.

Jen enjoys working with children and adolescents. She uses various play therapy techniques in her work with children and adolescents. She also enjoys working with families to help improve their relationships.

Jen is skilled, experienced and comfortable working with children, teens, families and adults dealing with anxiety, grief and loss, depression, relationship dynamics, social skills, life transitions, college/career needs, ADD/ADHD and other developmental needs.

Jen has been married for 15 years, has an 9 and loves her two dogs. Jen likes to read, run, travel and spend time with family and friends.

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Naomi Wakefield

Naomi Wakefield

Naomi Wakefield began working with Family Life Counseling in 2007. Naomi facilitates insurance billing and gives office support to the therapists. She has a broad knowledge of working with various insurance companies. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology in 2006 and moved to Colorado in 2007. She spends most of her time at home with her three young children and loves being able to spend one day at week at Family Life. Please contact Naomi with any billing questions.

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Naomi Wakefield, L.C.S.W.

Naomi Wakefield began working with Family Life Counseling in 2007. Naomi facilitates insurance billing and gives office support to the therapists. She has a broad knowledge of working with various insurance companies. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology in 2006 and moved to Colorado in 2007. She spends most of her time at home with her three young children and loves being able to spend one day at week at Family Life. Please contact Naomi with any billing questions.

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