Our Mission– “Wholehearted Counseling, LLC strives to help any person improve their overall health and wellness by offering mental health/counseling services specific to the needs of the individual/couple or family to bring about Courage, Compassion, and Connection.” 

Allison R. Myers, MA, NCC, LPCcAllison R. Myers, MA, NCC, LPC

Owner and Lead Therapist

I received my Master’s Degree from the University of Colorado-Colorado Springs and have been practicing in the Colorado Springs area for almost 10 years. 

Wholehearted living is a concept that I have adopted not only in the name of my practice but in the way I interact with each client. “It means cultivating courage, compassion, and connection and to think… I am enough… Yes, I’m imperfect, vulnerable and sometimes afraid, but that doesn’t change the truth that I am also brave and worthy of love and belonging” – Brene Brown

I started Wholehearted Counseling because I believe any person deserves the opportunity to work towards feeling whole again. This is a process of returning to yourself through excavation and unlearning and remembering who we are. Living a wholehearted life seems like a complex idea. I think that it means that we, as people, are making the choice to focus on ALL parts of ourselves even if it is just in small ways. Small things matter, therefore we matter as a whole. 

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Stephanie Haviland

Chief Operations Officer (COO)

I received an Associate of Arts degree from Adams State College. The rest of my “schooling” has come from Life, and the challenges it presents. I spent the better part of 18 years working as the Office Manager for a local accounting firm. When I left the accountant’s office, and joined Wholehearted, it felt like I was coming out of a coma that I didn’t know I was trapped in.

Since joining Wholehearted, almost 3 years ago, I have been on a journey of learning what it means to prioritize self. To understand that self-care is not selfish, that self-sacrifice means “self-damaging,” and that having a limited number of f**** to last the day is actually a thing. I have learned that healing and recovery are not linear, and that exhaustion will still sneak up on you, even when you thought you were improving. “Getting better” is an illusion and the only way to achieve it is to recognize that it is a process. Life is hard and focusing on taking care of ourselves is vital.

In my role as COO of Wholehearted, it’s my job to manage the administrative details of the Agency. I love finding order in the chaos of the mundane. I enjoy the feeling of a task well completed. I believe in compassionate accountability. We are the authors of our own happiness, the writers of our own destiny, and the captains of our own progress. I also believe that everyone needs therapy. Welcome to this beautiful, messy journey.

Arslan Annaorazov, MSW

Clinical Staff
I was born in Turkmenistan, which is a part of the former Soviet Union. Growing up in the Soviet culture, I developed a deep understanding and appreciation for its complexities, which has greatly influenced my work in mental health. I hold a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from EGE University in Turkey and a Master’s in Social Work from Nordland University in Norway. I am fluent and offer counseling services in multiple languages, including Russian, English, Turkish, and Norwegian.
 
My journey in mental health began in 2011. Since then, I have gained diverse experience in various settings, including hospitals, inpatient services, and child protection services. I was also involved in the Family Treatment Drug Court during my work at Savio House. Additionally, I have spent the better part of the last two years working with Ukrainian refugees in the community, helping them navigate through challenges such as complex trauma, and various adjustment issues, including relocating to a new country.
 
My multicultural background allows me to bridge the gap between the old Soviet world and the Western world. Through my experiences in the US and various European countries, I have developed a strong sense of belonging to both mentalities and value systems.  I offer my clients a unique perspective and approach to the complexities of navigating life and their mental health issues. I am passionate about supporting Ukrainian refugees and I believe that my background and experiences make me well-suited to assist them in their process of healing.

​A phrase that offers insight into my therapeutic orientation and guides my life is – “Our perspective on issues coming our way will determine if we live an adventurous or miserable life.”

I look forward to the journey of working together.

Limited Availability | In Person and Telehealth Options

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Christine Braun, MA, LPCC

Clinical Staff

I am a licensed professional counselor candidate (LPCC) specializing in work with children and adolescents. I received my Bachelor’s degree in History and Elementary Education in 2011, and my Master’s degree in Counseling and Human Services in 2015, both from the University of Colorado-Colorado Springs. I am an educator at heart who has been in the field for over ten years, with experience both as a teacher and as a school counselor. I moved into private practice after spending eight years as a school counselor, at both Sierra High School and Mitchell High School.

I have worked with all ability levels, all aspects of schooling, and age levels from six weeks to 21 years. Through my time working in schools, I have a vast knowledge of school systems, policies, and procedures. I have experience in college and career counseling. And I have supported students in crisis assessment, graduation planning, and through 504 plan creation and support. I am a trained, independent facilitator of the Love & Logic ® curricula for parents and educators.

I love using play and creativity in counseling. I have a person-centered, eclectic, approach to therapy and am willing to adapt the theory I use based on a client’s needs. I believe that people already have the ability to solve their problems, and that my job is to support them in discovering their own abilities. To me, counseling is like mining for a gem. Walking into a cave might not look very promising, but we won’t know the value to be found until we start searching, unearthing, and clarifying the answers (gems) more closely.

Accepting New Clients | In-Person and Telehealth Options

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Barbara C. Myers

Associate of Wholehearted Counseling
No one dimension of our lives is separate from the other;  mind, body, spirit – work, home, and social are all interconnected.  They are all part of the WHOLE that represents us as an individual person.  As a psychotherapist or life coach, my commitment is to help others heal from the grief, pain, disappointments, and impacts of life with the depression and anxiety that often ensues and to help them create their own solid foundation and vision of wholeness.  We can and do recover from our own mistakes, our griefs, and the sometimes harsh actions of others toward us. It’s a worthy journey to heal the broken places and emerge whole.
 
 
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Psychotherapist (unl), Certified Grief Recovery Specialist, Author, and Lecturer of the Abundant Life Workshop and EFT Practitioner.  Former CFO and HR Director.

 

 

In addition to providing counseling services, Wholehearted Counseling is an Independent BEMER Distributor. To learn more about BEMER click Wholehearted Counseling BEMER Group

Here is a glimpse inside Wholehearted Counseling

Services Offered

・Individual Counseling   ・Couples Counseling    ・Family Counseling

・Groups (Coming Soon)   ・Coaching  ・College & Career Coaching/Consulting・Love & Logic Training (Parent & Educator) 

 

Each modality includes an integrative approach of strategies, interventions, and techniques. Wholehearted Counseling tailors services to the individual or unit receiving services.

 

We ONLY offer Colorado In-State Services.

We work with Children and Teens from 1 to 21yo and Adults ages 16 – 90+yo.
We do NOT accept insurance for Couples, Family, Group Counseling or Coaching services.

Pricing & Payment Information

  • Avg Cost (per session): $100 – $150
    • Sliding Scale and Pro Bono Sessions are offered with limited availability
    • Session cost varies between therapists
    • Insurance options will vary based provider
    • Good Faith Estimate (In accordance with the No Surprise Billing Act – please review)
  • Accepted Payment methods: Cash, Check, Discover, MasterCard, Visa, American Express, and Health Savings Accounts
  • Insurance Plans Accepted: Medicaid (CCHA), Blue Cross Blue Shield (Anthem)
  • We do NOT accept insurance for Couples, Family, Group Counseling or Coaching services
  • Out of Network Insurance or Insurance Plans not listed session pricing will vary based on superbill submission to insurance carrier
  • Single Case Agreements are negotiated on a case by case basis for continuing care or unique circumstances (please contact for more info)

External Resources

 

Professional Memberships & Affiliations

American Counseling Association(ACA)
–Colorado Counseling Association (CCA)
–The Association for Addiction Professionals (NAADAC)
–Department of Regulatory Agencies
–Grief Recovery Institute
–Colorado Association for Addiction Professionals (CAAP)
–American Psychological Association (APA)
–Psychology Today
–National Board for Certified Counselors
–The Colorado Springs Senior Center

 

 

For Aging and Senior Care

 

"I have come to believe that caring for myself is not self indulgent. Caring for myself is an act of survival"—Audre Lorde