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Steve Bennett, Ph.D, LPC

720-514-9918 ·

I have worked in clinical and academic settings for over 35 years, both a psychotherapist and a professor of counseling, teaching and supervising counseling students in the Masters in Counseling Program at Regis University.  I have had the opportunity to be trained in diverse therapeutic approaches and have found that personal, relationship, vocational and life problems can best be addressed and transformed by recovering an individual’s or family’s strengths, courage and their forgotten imaginative and emotional resources.  This is Heart Work and I use the wisdom of Narrative Therapy and Depth Psychology to recover the stories and lost vitality you will need to find your footing and return to your path in the world.

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Jenn Rushneck, M.A., M.S., LAC

720-275-0466 ·

Therapy is weird. Paying a stranger to talk about problems that you thought you could handle by yourself is difficult and yet, it can also help. I will work with you to separate those overwhelming problems from who you are as a person, and help get you to a future that you can live into. I know that no single approach is the right one for every individual, and so I have been trained in and work with a range of modalities, including narrative, body-based, trauma informed, and dialectical behavioral therapies to best suit your needs. I have worked for over a decade in addiction and mental health settings, and my clients here tend to be those who need help with addiction, anxiety, depression, trauma, loss, and life transitions. I am a licensed addiction counselor, and my educational background includes a master’s degree in counseling from Regis University, and a master’s degree in education from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.


Paul (Pablo) Burson, M.Div., M.A., LPCC

Over the years I have had the opportunity to visit, travel and live in various countries. Something I have come to deeply appreciate while living abroad is the experience of walking down new trails and paths with someone who would accompany me on those sojourns. Similarly I know that when we travel down life’s often difficulty and confusing trails, it is so helpful through story, through listening deeply and sharing ones heart, that healing, insight, and transformation can happen on those paths. Through years of work in ministry and education I have come to see the beauty of the human heart, mind and spirit as well as our brokenness and capacity to experience ourselves lost in the woods.  I appreciate the uniqueness of each person’s story while recognizing the longing of the human heart for connectedness and community. It will be a privilege to walk with you on your journey.

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Jenna Smith, M.A., MFTC

(303) 552-2910 ·

I am passionate about supporting families, couples, individuals, and communities to explore and live out their preferred narratives. I use an empathic, consulting role from which we will work together to address the concerns bringing you to therapy. By drawing on your experiences and strengths and exploring the influential contexts in your life, I will work to support you to connect with your self, your relationships, and other important pieces of your story in ways that are preferred and useful to you. Doing this work in therapy is one of the most worthwhile investments you can make. I have experience serving couples, families, adults, teens, children, and multicultural populations. I completed my M.A. in Marriage and Family Therapy at Regis University.


Eliza Bennett, M.A., LPCC

720-336-3591 ·

As a counselor, I am encouraged by the revelatory space of the counseling room, where clients feel encouraged to explore new possibilities, important memories, old patterns, and can learn to trust the patient process in the way things reveal themselves to us. I am invested in collaborating with clients to more deeply discover the meaning and movement of their own stories, passions, and strengths and I strongly believe in each person’s capacity to re-enter a life that holds new conversations and possibilities for the future. I hold a masters degree in Counseling from Regis University. I also have a background in literature, with a masters degree in Literary Studies from the University of Denver, which has grounded my awareness that counseling and literature are closely bound by the rich exploration and discerning forces of human stories. My counseling approach is primarily determined by the client’s therapeutic needs and goals.  In general, I practice within the conversation between Narrative Therapy and Depth Psychology.

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Anthony Riske, MA, Registered Psychotherapist


Over the last 12 years of working with people in wilderness therapy, residential treatment, and community-based support, I have been honored to work alongside others during difficult periods in their lives.  Whether backpacking, sitting down for coffee, or hosting a conversation in my office, the privilege of hearing their stories has gripped me—to an extent that it has become my life’s work.  The stories that we live are so unique, and the way we express life from them, so defining.  I believe the magic of therapy happens when who we imagine ourselves to be is witnessed without judgment, encouraged to live in a way we prefer, and/or challenged to adapt when others help us discover a better way.

As a part of the HeartWorks team, I offer to sit with others as a therapist, a story-listener, and a friend.  Services I enjoy providing are:

•In-office conversations

•Wilderness therapy experiences (individual or family)

•Storytelling interviews (video interviews to record the stories of your family’s legacy)

•Mentoring (therapeutic out-of-office meetups)