We at LRC believe that as a client, you are the expert on yourself. We also believe when it comes to working on the intricate part of the “self” you need to have a safe and authentic connection with your counselor. Owner, Alex Castro, and the entire LRC team, are dedicated to facilitating that connection and encouraging every client’s personal growth.
Alex works with clients who struggle with anxiety, addiction, anger, and trauma. He specializes in anger management, substance use, EMDR, as well as communication skills within relationships. Alex’s client base is diverse, yet all have the desire to learn and grow from their unique life experiences. His experience working within various systems (Probation, Human Services, DOC, and Community Mental Health) have given him exposure to diverse populations with complex and varying needs. Helping others help themselves through empowerment and positive change is his passion.
As an integrative therapist, Alex utilizes various therapeutic techniques, including EMDR, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Client-Centered, Existential/Depth and Reality therapy. These techniques have been proven highly effective for men, women, couples, individuals, and groups.
10699 Melody Drive, 2nd Floor, Northglenn, CO 80234
MA, LPCC, ATP
Ms. Anderson has a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and Human Development & Family Sciences from Syracuse University and received her Master of Arts degree in Counseling Psychology with a focus in Adolescent Addictions Counseling at The University of Denver. Ms. Andersson completed her practicum at LRC and completed a year-long internship at The Blue Bench where she provided trauma informed care and trauma focused therapy to survivors of sexual assault and completed over 80 hours of crisis intervention and trauma therapy training. Ms. Anderson also previously worked as a Registered Behavior Technician with children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Ms Anderson hopes to continue to work with adolescents, children and families to focus on substance use and trauma. Ms. Anderson believes in the strength and resiliency of the human spirit and is excited to be part of her client’s journeys to empowerment and healing.
Ms. Battista is a Registered Psychotherapist. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Applied Psychology from Regis University. She is continuing her education through Regis University and is in the process of completing her Master’s Degree in Mental Health Counseling with a specialty certification in Depth Psychology. Over the next year, she will have the opportunity to complete her practicum and internship requirements for her degree here at LRC and simultaneously obtain her CACI certification. Ms. Battista has a passion for holding space for individuals to tell their stories and aid in the therapeutic process.
Mr. Camp has spent his career in varied mental health settings, which include a combined detox and acute treatment unit, a residential facility for children, and he currently works on the Colorado crisis line as a triage specialist. He received his B.A. in psychology from the University of Northern Colorado and is currently pursuing his M.A. in counseling at Regis University. Mr. Camp has a passion for working with people from many walks of life, recognizing their common humanity, and journeying with them towards greater healing and wholeness.
Alex Castro Croy
MA, NCC, LAC, LPC, ATP (BILINGUAL)
Mr. Castro holds a LACIII, and is currently working on his Ph.D. in Depth Psychology. Mr. Castro is the Clinical Director and president of Life Recovery Center in Northglenn and Denver, Colorado. Mr. Castro has over 10 years combined experience as a Drug Court Probation Officer, EMDR, DUI curriculum (DWC and Change companies) Substance Abuse (Matrix Model) and Anger Management administrator. He also currently works as an Adjunct professor at Metro State University in the human services department.
Timothy Castro Croy
M.S., Registered Psychotherapist, CAC II, NCAC I, ATP.
Mr. Croy has over 30 years’ experience as an educator. Tim is a retired university professor from Illinois. He has teaching license in both Illinois and Colorado. He also works in the field of HIV/STI education and prevention. He has experience conducting in-takes with youths and adults. Tim is a member of NAADAC, the association for addiction counselors.
Cristina D. Collaso
Ms. Collaso obtained an Associate of Applied Science of Business & Technology with a Medical Administrative Emphasis degree which was obtained at Community College of Denver. Cristina holds a Registered Psychotherapist License, Certified Addictions Counselor I License, along with being a Moral Reconation Therapy Approved Treatment Provider for Colorado Department of Correction clients. Cristina has 7 years’ experience in substance abuse treatment outpatient services along with 15 years of Office Administration experience. Cristina believes MRT approach works with offender population and uses a CBT approach as foundation in working with her clients.
Rachel Cohen – Rachel is a second-year master’s student at the University of Denver and is expected to graduate in June of 2020. She received her bachelor’s degree in psychology at Duquesne University in 2018. Rachel has experience working with children, specifically with behavioral issues. She also has some experience in drug and alcohol counseling, as well as with the drug courts. Rachel plans to continue working with the court system, as well as other mental health issues. She is very passionate about helping individuals in need and extending as much empathy as possible.
BS, CACI, ATP.
Mrs. Counts obtained her Bachelor of Science with a focus on Human Services Family and Children and holds a CACI Certification. She is currently working on her national CAC II licensure. Michelle started her career in the Addictions profession; working with intensive inpatient clientele for two years, teaching self-care, nutrition, communication, and life skills. Michelle has a passion for nutrition with a holistic approach to help clients improve their overall mental, physical, emotional, and spiritual wellness.
Heather L. Daniel
Ms. Daniel has been a counselor in private practice for 3.5 years. Heather obtained her MA in Community Counseling from Regis University, and is a client-centered therapist. She has a passion for working with individuals addressing issues such as substance abuse, anxiety, depression, and maladaptive shame-based behaviors. She counsels from a strength-based and integrative approach, and enjoys encouraging people to create the life they want.
Ms. Rutherford holds a Bachelors Degree in Sociology from the University of Memphis. She has a certificate in High Risk Youth from Metropolitan State University of Denver and has been a Level II Addictions Counselor since 2005. She will graduate from Regis University in May 2019 with a Masters Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling with a post-graduate certificate in counseling children and adolescents. After graduation, she plans to become a child therapist. Ms. Rutherford has worked with adults, teens and young children through the criminal justice system in Denver for the last 14 years, providing treatment for substance use, trauma, family discord, parenting and child abuse/neglect. Ms. Rutherford also spent three years as a probation officer, so she knows these systems, their standards and their expectations. She recognizes that everyone makes mistakes, believes that change is possible and that focusing on a person’s strengths will help facilitate that change.
Ms. DeMers is a Registered Psychotherapist and an approved treatment provider. She is currently attending Regis University to complete her Master of Arts degree. She has received her Bachelor’s degree in Human Development and Family Studies from South Dakota State University. Ms. DeMers is anticipating to graduate in August 2020 from Regis and is continuing to work toward obtaining her CAC II certification. Ms. DeMers has an interest in Depth Therapy and Narrative Therapy as it relates to trauma and how that can lead to substance use. Ms. DeMers fully believes that change is possible and is willing to work with individuals to help them discover their strengths and motivations for change.
Mr. Greive has a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Bowling Green State University and received his Master of Arts degree in Counseling Psychology with a focus in Adolescent Addictions Counseling at The University of Denver. Mr. Greive also hopes to focus on trauma and those in the LGBTQ population along with working with individuals with substance use disorder. Prior to coming to LRC, Mr. Greive had his practicum at Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health where he worked in the high-functioning male autism unit. Before moving to Colorado, Mr. Greive worked at a mental health facility for children in Ohio, The Children’s Resource Center, where he worked in an alternative school along with the residential and after school services offered by the Children’s Resource Center.
Mr. Holmes has a Bachelor of Science in Human Services from the Metropolitan State University of Denver with a concentration in Addiction Counseling and Mental Health Services. Mr. Holmes has experience in Domestic Violence, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and DUI treatment modalities. Mr. Holmes is planning to attend his graduate program for a master’s degree in social work and hopes to attend Regis University. He is currently pursuing his CACII and ADVP certifications.
Colleen is a Registered Psychotherapist. She is a Masters candidate at Regis University for the Counseling program. She holds a bachelor’s degree in English from Central Michigan University. She is working toward becoming a licensed addiction counselor. She has experience working in youth residential treatment, as well as detox and recovery services. Colleen is inquisitive in nature and strives to connect with clients and help them feel heard and understood. She knows American Sign Language (ASL).
Mr. Kennan holds a Bachelor’s in Liberal Arts from St. John’s College in Annapolis, MD and a Master’s in Marriage and Family Therapy from Regis University in Denver. He uses a relational lens to view his clients as part of an interconnected system and believes evey individual can achieve their goals given the opportunity to address their environment. Mr. Kennan has worked with couples, families and individual clients in the home setting, judicial diversion, facilitating groups and in private practice.
Ms. Koziol is a Registered Psychotherapist. Ms. Koziol received her B.A. in Psychology from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. She is currently completing her Master of Arts degree at Regis University in Counseling. She has worked in a variety of mental health settings, which include several residential treatment facilities, and is currently working at Denver Human Services as an eligibility technician determining eligibility for TANF, SNAP, and Medicaid.
MA, LPCC, RP
Ms. Kreuzberger gained her Master’s degree in Counseling from Adams State University and is a Registered Psychotherapist. Ms. Kreuzberger is passionate about the narrative we have about ourselves and believes this holds the key to why someone is the way they are. She believes there is always a good reason for every behavior. She is passionate about inspiring people through written and spoken word, and is always on the hunt for illuminating stories about the human psyche.
Becca has a Bachelor of Arts in English from Shorter University in Rome, Georgia. She is currently pursuing her Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology at the University of Denver, specializing in Addictions Counseling. Prior to LRC, Becca was a clinical therapist at Rebound Colorado where she led substance use and mental health counseling individual therapy with adolescents. Before moving to Denver, Colorado, Becca worked at a non-profit children’s residential home for children and adolescents in the foster system.
Nicole C. Monroe
MA, NCC, LPC
Ms. Monroe has a Master of Arts degree in Counseling Psychology from Regis University, and several certifications including Mental Health First Aid, Moral Reconation Therapy (MRT), Youth Mental Health First Aid, Not On Tobacco (N-O-T), Psychological First Aid (PFA) and is trained in Adolescent Community Reinforcement Approach (A-CRA) and Community Reinforcement and Family Training (CRAFT). Ms. Monroe has over 5 years of experience in substance use treatment working with adolescents and adults involved in the judicial system and is in the process of pursuing her License in Addiction Counseling (LAC). Ms. Monroe has taken a special interest in being an advocate for Mental Health, Addiction, Gangs, Human Trafficking, and Community Re-entry.
BA, CAC III, ATP
Ms. O’Donnell obtained a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature from Colorado State University. Kelley holds a Certified Addictions Counselor III License, along with being an Approved Treatment Provider for DOC clients. Kelley has over 10 years combined experience in DUI curriculum (DWC and Change Companies) and substance abuse treatment, including; detoxification, in-patient and transitional residential services. Kelley believes in a multi-disciplinary approach to working with her clients, including; CBT, Motivational Interviewing and an emphasis on the Twelve-Step model of recovery.
BA, ATP, CAC III.
Ms. Paiz holds a CAC III and is currently working on her Master in Marriage and Family Counseling. Ms. Paiz is the Clinical Supervisor at Life Recovery Centers in Northglenn. Ms. Paiz has over 10 years’ experience in Adolescent and Adult DUI curriculum (DWC and Change Companies), Substance Abuse (Matrix Model, SSIC, Why Try), Anger Management, Seeking and Safety and Helping Men Recover. She believes spirituality is an important aspect in recovery and has a passion to help others to get reconnected with their higher power. She loves to educate others about health and wellness and the importance of proper self-care for a lasting recovery.
MAC, LPCC, CAC III, LSC, ATP
Mrs. Palmer has over 13 years’ experience in the field of addictions and mental health. She has experience working with court mandated clients, high-risk adult/youth/child clients, and clients with co-occurring disorders. Mrs. Palmer uses client centered and trauma-specific approaches to treatment when engaging with clients and families. She has worked with many different facets of the community in order to best serve clients, their needs, and the needs of the family; as a whole. Mrs. Palmer is inspired by how connection and community promote wholeness; returning the individuals, and or families to their authentic selves. She helps those who are looking to bridge the gap from uncertainty to hope. Ms. Palmer is formally trained and well versed in several evidence based treatment modalities: Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Strategies for Self-Improvement and Change (SSIC), Safe-Care: In-Home Parent & Child curriculum, Love & Logic, Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TFCBT), Sand-Play Therapy, and Driving with Care & IDEP (DUI curriculum).
Ms. Rivera has experience in working with court-mandated clients as well as with high-risk youth. She also has experience in conducting assessments for youth and intakes for Anger Management, DUI, Substance Use and Domestic Violence. She has experience conducting groups for DUI (Change Companies-IDEP and IDTP) and is an Approved Treatment Provider for Department of Correction clients.
BA, MAC (Candidate)
Mr. Ruppert holds a Bachelor of Arts in Communication from Regis University, and is in his final year of completing a Master of Arts in Counseling degree also at Regis University. He is a veteran of the United States Army, and also has training in working with military individuals and families. His background includes multiple capacities within the field of higher education, where he continued to work with student veterans and military organizations. Mr. Ruppert has also worked with LGBTQ youth including in capacities in direct support of groups for addictions and trauma. He continues to work with Life Recovery Centers as an intern where he brings a diverse and varied background.
Martina received her B.A. in East Asian Studies from Lewis & Clark College in Portland, Oregon. She is currently pursuing her Master of Arts in Counseling at Regis University and is expected to graduate in May 2021. Martina uses an integrative approach to working with counseling clients in order to find therapies that work best for each individual. Martina has worked as a licensed massage therapist for over 10 years and applies her background in bodywork and understanding of the body-mind to her psychotherapeutic work. Martina loves to help her clients increase self-awareness, self-love, and agency within their own lives so that they may more brightly shine their unique light into the world.
MA, LPC, LAC.
Her credentials are as follows: BA in Psychology and Environmental Biology, University of Colorado; MA in Liberal Studies in Counseling Psychology, Regis University; Licensed Professional Counselor: Colorado License #LPC-4560; Licensed Addictions Counselor: Colorado Certification #ACD-985.
MA, RP, MFT, MFTC
Mr. Strauber has spent most of his career working with adults whom have experienced a Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and children whom have severe behavioral issues, autism, and many other types of emotional dysregulation disorders. He has invested much of his professional career in creating and managing programs dedicate to help serve those individuals whom have a mental health issues, a Traumatic Brain Injury, as well as other co-morbid disorders. He received his bachelor’s degree in Psychology with a minor in Special Education from the University of Northern Colorado in 2014. Also, Mr. Strauber holds a Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Argosy University. He is extremely passionate about helping others and lending a safe and empathetic hand to those whom are in pain.
MA, LPCC, ATP.
Ms. Winter is a recent graduate with a Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology from Regis University. Ms. Winter is additionally seeking a post graduate certificate in Jungian/Depth Psychology from Regis University in the upcoming year. Ms, Winter has training working with trauma and addiction through the theoretical lens of Depth Psychology,. In addition to her education, Ms. Winter has been trained in DBT facilitation for both groups and individual therapy. Ms. Winter facilitates many groups for both juveniles and adults including Art Therapy, DBT, and Anger Management. She is also currently pursuing her CAC II in addition to her master’s education.