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Mountain Landscape

Carolyn Stillman LSW


At my core I’m a human being continually learning to love all that it means to have a human experience in our crazy world. The natural world is my muse, and I enjoy live music, hiking, rock climbing, backpacking, and overlanding the American West. My personal journey through life has helped me to develop a keen interest in human emotion, thoughts, and experiences.  Through an attitude of curiosity, I’ve learned to allow my own experiences, emotions and thoughts to inform my moment-by-moment existence in a way that permits me to truly love my life. 


Strongly influenced by American psychologist Carl Rogers, I believe each human being has a unique and individual definition of what it means to live a life they love. In order to attain this, like Rogers, I believe people need acceptance, genuineness and empathy. My approach to therapy aims to help you live a life you love by weaving in a number of modalities including DBT, ACT, CBT, IFS, and mindfulness. My methodology is grounded in psychodynamic theory, attachment theory, psychoanalytic theory, trauma-informed psychotherapy, and a relationship-centered approach to therapy.


Prior to my MSW, I received my BA in Mathematics and had a career in data and analytics. I love logic and using data to inform thoughtful decision-making. In a therapeutic context this means practicing deep listening to ensure I capture my clients’ unique words, feelings, insights, emotions, and stories. Through this, I aim to support you in realizing your potential and achieving your goals.  


I support people and couples through a number of different mental health difficulties including but not limited to trauma, loss, relationship challenges, anxiety, depression, anger, addictions, self-esteem issues, body-dysmorphia, and other life transitions. 

Formal Education

MSW, Mental Health, University of Denver 

BA, Mathematics, University of Colorado Boulder 

Other Training & Experience

Wilderness First Responder                                                                                                                      July 2020 - July 2023


Acceptance and Commitment Therapy                                                                                                                  April 2022                                                                                               

Mental Health First Aid                                                                                                                                            March 2022                                                                                                 

Human Subjects CITI Training: Social, Behavioral & Education Research                                            January 2022                                 

Suicide Risk Assessment and Intervention                                                                                                   September 2021                                                                  

Solution Focused Behavioral Therapy                                                                                                            September 2021                                                                                                                                                                    

Motivational Interviewing                                                                                                                                       August 2021  

Colorado Mandatory Reporting of Child Abuse and Neglect                                                                         April 2021                                             

Colorado Mandatory Reporting of Mistreatment of At-Risk Elders and At-Risk Adults with IDD   April 2021         

Verbal De-Escalation Training                                                                                                                         September 2020  

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