About Us

Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Owner – Mallorie Smolen

My name is Mallorie Smolen and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in Colorado and Connecticut.

“If we can share our story with someone who responds with empathy and understanding, shame can’t survive.” Brene Brown

I welcome you to our practice. I know seeking therapy isn’t an easy thing to do, so I am glad that you are here! If we can do anything to support please do not hesitate to reach out and ask! We have a very open and inviting team who offers a variety of treatment support to meet your needs. We strive on professionalism, trust, advocacy, integrity, and respect. We cannot wait to meet you and begin you on your therapy journey.

I grew up in Connecticut and recently moved with my family to Loveland, CO. We truly love being in this wonderful state with all of the wonderful sunshine! I enjoy hiking the beautiful trails, seeing the wildlife, and of course the sunshine.

I am a person-centered therapist allowing you the space to explore your needs using a variety of treatment models. I meet with children and adults. I have nine years of clinical experience and am trained in the following areas: Certified in EMDR Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Play Therapy, OCD, Sensory Integration Therapy, Disruptive Behaviors, Depression, Anxiety and Mindfulness. As a clinician, I believe it’s important to be a lifelong learner. I engage in ongoing supervision and attend professional development training to promote my growth as a clinician.

I graduated with my undergraduate degree from Eastern Connecticut State University in 2009 with a Bachelors in Psychology. I graduated with my Masters in Social worker in 2012 from The University of New England in Portland, ME. I obtained my LCSW in 2014 in the state of Connecticut. Upon moving to CO I was able to receive my CO license in 2018.

I also incorporate non-traditional practices during your session. If you feel comfortable I enjoy implementing holistic modalities such mindfulness, the use of essential oils, and playing the sound healing bowls.

Please reach out and ask any question that you may have! I look forward to meeting with you.

Trainings that I have completed:

  • Easy Ego State Interventions (Robin Shaprio, 2021)
  • Ana Gomez Master Class Series 1-7 (March 2021 to May 2021)
  • EMDR Certified (May 1, 2021)
  • EMDR training (Elizabeth Legg Ph.d July 31, 2021)
  • Playful EMDR Therapy (Part I) (August 2020)
  • Ethical Dilemmas in the Treatment of Complex Trauma and Disassociation
  • Sand Tray (September 2020)
  • EMDR Integrative Attachment Trauma Protocol (IATP) for Children (Feb. 2022)
  • Integrative Parenting Modules 1-5 (December 2021)
  • Treating Complex Trauma with Internal Family Systems (October 2023)

My Services

Meet Our New Counselor – Justin Hoss LPCC

“People only seriously consider change when they feel accepted for who they are”

– Carl Rogers

Hi, my name is Justin! I am incredibly humbled to have the opportunity to work with you. Before I share with you my counseling philosophy and background, it is important that I connect with you as a human first. I enjoy hanging out with my cat, playing guitar, going to concerts, and hiking around the beautiful state we live in. I chose to become a therapist because I value human connection, vulnerability, and personal growth.

I believe issues in our lives arise from a lack of connection to others and to ourselves. Once we strengthen these connections, we are able to reach a state of acceptance and self-realization. I strive to support you as you cultivate acceptance and growth in your life in ways that honor your values, identities, and in ways that simply feel authentic to you.

As a counselor, I view my job as walking next to you while you process the areas of your life that are troubling you. I acknowledge that you are the expert in yourself and I will honor that in our work together. We will collaboratively explore your relationships with your beliefs, values, identities, self, thoughts, and emotions, as well as to the systems around you.

I graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Human Services, a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, and a Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from the University of Northern Colorado. I approach my therapeutic interactions from Person-Centered, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, and Interpersonal Processing perspectives. I understand that everyone is unique and that there is no such thing as a one-size fits all approach to healing. I specialize in working with issues around role/life transitions, anxiety, stress management, emotional regulation, grief and loss, perfectionist mindsets, interpersonal relationships, career development, self-esteem, and trauma work. I look forward to meeting the most authentic version of you and supporting you on your therapeutic journey!

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Samantha Harder, LPCC

“Loving ourselves through the process of owning our story is the bravest thing we will ever do.” – Brené Brown

Hi there! I am Sam and I am so glad you are here. Gosh, being a human can be hard sometimes, can’t it? Perhaps even harder than we ever imagined it would be. I am a firm believer that no one should ever have to go through life’s difficulties alone, which is precisely why I decided to become a counselor. While I know you have every ounce of strength, courage, and power within yourself that you will ever need to overcome those struggles, I will be here with you every step of the way to support, challenge, and encourage you as we work together toward your goals.

I believe that true, holistic wellness is always possible, even with the extremely painful and trying experiences life sometimes throws our way. I am a client-centered therapist who highly values the therapeutic relationship and I work very hard to create a safe, trusting environment where my clients feel heard, supported, and fully accepted just as they are. It is my goal to work with clients to identify their strengths, apply them to various parts of their lives, and address client concerns head on as we work through them together in a way that aligns best with their values.

As a Colorado native I have spent much of my life enjoying the beauty that our great state has to offer as a large part of my own wellness journey. I received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from the University of Denver in 2015. After undergrad I went on to play professional soccer overseas for a few years before pursuing my Master of Science degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from the University of Wyoming (graduated May of 2021). My travels and life experiences have given me rich exposure to many different cultures and individuals from all walks of life, which allows me to approach treatment with my clients from a multiculturally sensitive lens.

I have a wide range of experience working with clients of all ages using various modalities and techniques such as play therapy for children, talk therapy for adolescents and adults, expressive arts therapies, mindfulness, distress tolerance, emotional regulation, crisis and trauma work, along with CBT, and DBT. I recognize that there is no one-size-fits-all approach to therapy and we will work together to find techniques that fit best with your needs and goals. Regardless of the method, you will ultimately be in the driver’s seat and you will get to decide where we go on this journey. I look forward to working together!

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Meet Our New Counselor – Samantha Burns, LPCC

“It doesn’t matter how slow you go, as long as you don’t stop.”

Hi, I’m Sam! Let’s face it, life can be really tough sometimes. Balancing the happenings of life with your mental health can feel overwhelming and sometimes you may feel like no one understands what you are going through. You deserve to feel heard and validated. Allow me to help you as we work through your therapeutic journey together to meet your needs.

Looking at counseling through a holistic lens, I believe in the importance of balancing the mind, body and spirit. Using an integrated therapy approach, my therapy style depends on the goals and needs of the client. I believe that the individual is the expert in their own lives and use person-centered therapy as my clinical foundation. I also include several other therapy approaches including Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness, Trauma-Focused therapy approaches and Play Therapy. I have worked with individuals of all ages with various challenges including depression, anxiety, trauma, low self-esteem, life adjustments and grief.

I graduated with my undergraduate degree from Winthrop University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology before pursuing my graduate degree. In May 2022, I went on to graduate with my Master of Arts Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Lenoir-Rhyne University. After graduation, I relocated to Colorado to pursue my PhD in Counselor Education and Supervision from the University of Northern Colorado.

Throughout my life, I have spent many years living on the East Coast. I was raised in New Hampshire and have had opportunities living in multiple places along the East Coast including Maine, Connecticut, the Carolinas and Florida. Having these chances to live in numerous places have allowed me to meet and work with individuals from many diverse backgrounds. I feel including multiculturalism and diversity in my counseling style is crucial to understanding the person as a whole. When not in the counseling space, I enjoy traveling, meditating, exploring new places and spending time with my fiancé.

I look forward to hearing your story and beginning your journey to healing!

Meet Our Intern Therapist!

Hi there! My name is Drew Feldbaum.

Trauma occurs in so many forms and can have monumental effects on our core beliefs about ourselves, interactions with the world, and relationships with others. I believe that anxiety, depression, dissociation, thoughts of “who am I”, reliance on others to feel okay, and many other feelings are the brain’s skillful way of surviving trauma/disturbances. Unfortunately, these symptoms can at times make life feel unbearable and challenging, can shrink the world around us, and lessen amount of perceived available choices to make. I use an empathic, connection-based therapy style, focused on attachment and regulation. It is important in my practice to provide support, a judgement-free sounding board, psycho-education, and guidance, to assist clients with healing and living their most optimal life path for themselves.

I work mainly with adults and my professional training and experience has specifically focused on: Highly sensitive persons, domestic violence, child abuse/neglect, sexual abuse victims/survivors, sexual/romantic/lifestyle differences, and LGBTQ+.

I utilize strategies from Internal Family Systems/Ego State/working with parts, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, and Poly Vagal Theory.

Spirituality is very important to many clients in their healing and I enjoy working with spiritual beliefs, resources, and practices.

Currently, I am a graduate MSW student at Colorado State University, an intern therapist with The Other Road Counseling, and the proud parent of two cats.

*Fluent in ASL and experienced in working with Deaf/hard-of-hearing individuals.

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Drew, Assistant Counselor at The Other Road Counseling LLC Loveland, CO

Meet Our New Intern Therapist!

Hi there! My name is Marissa Katz.

“Courage starts with showing up and letting ourselves be seen.” – Brené Brown

Hello, my name is Marissa (she/her) and I am a strengths-based, person-centered, and trauma-informed therapist.

Dr. Peter Levine once said, “Trauma is a fact of life. It does not, however, have to be a life sentence.” I truly believe that, when open and ready, we have the ability to recognize, acknowledge, and heal from the challenging beliefs and experiences from our past that may be impacting our present. My goal as a therapist is to meet you wherever you are, fully and without judgment, to join you on your journey to a more whole and valued sense of life and self. I aim for our time together to be built on mutual trust and authenticity. I work with clients of all ages and utilize a variety of therapeutic modalities and holistic approaches based on what serves each individual best.

I grew up in New York City and am now based in Longmont with my two very furry cats and two incredible partners. Though I am now working towards my Masters in Social Work at CSU and interning at The Other Road Counseling, I originally got my undergraduate degree in theatre. You can say I’m a little bit of a theatre nerd! When I’m not singing in the car you can find me spending time with loved ones, taking care of and eating plants, petting every dog I encounter, or out on a hike.

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