Hi, I’m Brett King
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For as long as I can remember, I’ve been a helper. Even as a teenager, my heart was happiest when I was helping someone to learn and grow. That joy took me on a professional journey into a career in education… and then counseling.
As a classroom teacher and school principal working with children and teenagers in the first half of my career, I discovered that families matter. Parents matter. The quality of relationships with those closest to us often determines the quality of our lives. As a dad of three children that has parented from toddlers and teens, I get that.
That’s why I became a marriage and family therapist in the second half of my career. It’s my driving purpose to leverage both my life experience and training to support couples and families. Because we all need a little help sometimes. Help to experience what we had hoped. Help to restore what may have been broken. And help to thrive–not just survive–this journey.
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Couples Counseling for Parents
Good couples therapy makes a difference. When we have an intimate and cooperative relationship with our closest partner, we are better parents and better people. I know. I’ve been on the receiving end of couples counseling when it’s helpful …and when it’s not. That’s why I specialized in relational therapy. My passion is to help couples connect and heal and grow. Week in and week out, I witness first-hand how caring and competent couples counseling helps parents.
Parenting can often place a strain on a couple’s relationship–whether parenting a 2-month-old or a 20-year-old. Fighting over parenting differences; changes in sexual desire, messiness in the home, balancing the demands and stresses of day-to-day life, and even agreeing on how to handle a young adults launch successfully are challenges that often pull couples apart rather than toward each other. The type of couples therapy I practice focuses not just on helping solve practical problems in the family but also at addressing the root of common issues to create a lasting sense of partnership and connection.
Couples often seek couples therapy because there has been a betrayal of trust. Whether it’s been an affair or an addiction or a secret life that’s been discovered, there is help. For many couples, a crisis can be the catalyst to a better, more fulfilling relationship. There is no greater honor for me than to be a guide on that journey of healing and restoration.
Counseling for Couples in Distress
While I work with a variety of common couples concerns, some couples find themselves on the brink. I specialize in working with couples that have experienced a relational crisis or come to a critical decision point in their relationship. This can include problems created by a serious betrayal of trust, substance abuse, unaddressed mental health struggles and trauma, or just a gradual deterioration in the relationship that has caused one or both partners to consider separation or divorce. In these cases, I work with couples to establish a sense of safety and hope as we work together to either rebuild the relationship or to carefully discern if the relationship can or should continue.
Counseling for Men
“Women’s dissatisfaction with their men is real, understandable, and—once the man is willing—fixable.” This quote by Lisa Sulvivan describes well what I see in my work with men. When men are willing to tap their inner strength to address the things that may have been holding them back in their roles as a loving partner or caring father, beautiful things can happen. As a man I know that learning to live relationally is achievable. Even enjoyable! I use a variety of proven and compassionate counseling strategies to help willing men to grow and thrive.
My Education and Credentials
- Bachelor’s Degree in Clinical Psychology
- Master’s Degree in Curriculum and Instruction
- Master’s Degree in Counseling with an emphasis in Clinical Mental Health
- Graduate Certificate in Marriage and Family Therapy
- Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC)
- Licensed Professional Counselor Candidate in the State of Colorado (LPCC)
- Level 1 Certified in Psychobiological Approach to Couples Therapy (PACT)
- Level 1 Therapist in Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy (AEDP)