Sue Wallingford

MA, LPC, ATR-BC | 303.946.7902

Licensed Professional Counselor/Art Therapist
5378 Sterling Drive
Boulder, CO 80301

I am a licensed professional counselor and registered art therapist in Boulder, Colorado serving the Boulder/Denver/Longmont areas. I have worked in the mental health field for over 20 years and have had the privilege to work with and learn from a variety of people suffering from and moving courageously through different life struggles. My experience includes work in various psychiatric facilities, a prison, a home for abused children, a residential home for the developmentally disabled, nursing homes and a hospice. I am the assistant coordinator and core faculty member of the Art Therapy Program at Naropa University, where I teach classes in child development, professional ethics, Master’s paper and counseling relationships. For the past eight years I have enjoyed a private practice where my focus is mostly on women’s and children’s issues which includes self esteem and empowerment issues, grief and loss, life transitions, trauma, relationship and intimacy issues, creative blocks, spiritual growth and discernment. I love working with groups and families. I have a particular interest in helping families to find ways to communicate and find lasting enjoyment together through art and play. I continue to be dedicated to the art making process for my own personal nourishment and growth.

My approach to therapy is rooted in Transpersonal Psychology where the whole of the person (physical, mental and spiritual) is considered. Finding inner strength and wisdom in oneself forms the foundation of my work with clients. The approach is about trusting the human potential and the creative spirit and believing that one has the ability to change and re-create oneself in the present. I believe inherent wisdom resides in everyone and that one only needs to trust in their own creative potential and drive toward wholeness and joyful living to find health. Through the unfolding of ones creativity, insights about ones self are realized.

Methods I use include art therapy, sand tray therapy, play therapy, filial therapy, cognitive behavioral approaches, EMDR, Jungian and gestalt therapy.