Michelle R. Simmons, LPC

CEO/Clinical Director

Michelle R. Simmons, LPC, holds a Master’s Degree in community counseling from the University of Northern Colorado and is a licensed professional counselor in the state of Colorado. In addition to her private practice, she has over 20 years of clinical experience in a variety of settings such as hospitals, community mental health centers and family service agencies.


By continuing her education, Michelle has extensive knowledge in crucial areas such as trauma, crisis intervention and child protective issues. She is dedicated to her community and welcomes the opportunity to work with the unique issues that many people face.



Mechelle Salley, MA 

Do you make a positive impact in our community BUT feel exhausted in "helping" others? Feeling Overextended and that you don't have time with loved ones let alone yourself? You are not alone! And You are worthy of taking time for YOU! (just cause). Having more Joy and quality time with loved ones and self is Possible!


I'm Mechelle! A therapist with Michelle Simmons Counseling, a global SelfCare Coach, CEO and Founder of Revolutionary SelfCare LLC as well as a recovering workaholic. Practicing #RevolutionarySelfCare has allowed me to overcome panic attacks, remain positive and sane while navigating recovery from a car accident and a global pandemic. I guide individuals, families, organizations, corporations and businesses in becoming their best. Healthy JOYful Whole self (mentally, emotionally, socially, spiritual and physically). 


Through individual sessions, groups and workshops, by learning to serve from a place of REST/out of their abundance, becoming MORE impactful to our community and regaining quality TIME with loved ones & self. Waking up in peace full of joy is at your fingertips, will you reach for it? Excited to connect with you soon! 


Derrick M. Gildner, LPC 

I love working with adolescents, adult individuals, and families. I enjoy helping teens and families navigate the changes of adolescence, while working to engage parents around their teenager's change process. My work with adults often focuses on relationship issues, anxiety, stress management, and issues related to emotional expression. I work well with adults who are motivated to change behavior, problem solve, grow, and are wanting some extra help. My clients appreciate my grounded presence, and my strengths-based approach.

Emily Palmiotto, LMFT-C

Emily earned her Master's Degree in counseling with an emphasis in couples and families from the University of Colorado. During clinical work, she provided therapy to individual college students, couples and families at the CU Denver Student and Community Counseling Center. Her internship was completed with a private practice working with children, couples and families while volunteering at the Hazledon Betty Ford Children's Program. Throughout her extensive years in the education field and subsequent work in the counseling field, Emily has learned the importance of emotional well-being and the impact that support and understanding can have on individuals. Emily uses her knowledge and passion to work alongside people to help them achieve their well-being goals. 


Through a solution-focused and strengths based approach, Emily creates a safe, compassionate, and non-judgemental environment to help clients navigate their path towards healing and self-discovery. In her spare time, Emily enjoys spending time with family and friends. She especially enjoys being outdoors with her husband and son, cycling, snowboarding, hiking and camping. Other pastimes include doing a little sewing, reading a good book, and watching HGTV.

Lynsey Chapman, LPCC​

Lynsey obtained her bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of Colorado, Denver in 2017, where she graduated with honors. She earned a masters in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Regis University in 2021, where she also graduated with honors. Lynsey will provide individual and group therapy sessions to children, adolescents, and young adults. She specializes in working with minority populations, people of color, chronic pain and illness, anxiety, and depression. In sessions, Lynsey aims to create a safe, warm, and welcoming environment, where she uses a holistic, strengths-based and person-centered approach to address mental health, wellness, and healing.


Lynsey encourages individuals to explore the influence of the mind, body, identity, culture, and relationships on their life experiences. She works collaboratively to create solutions and help her clients live a life that’s aligned with their values and goals. Lynsey believes that we all have the inner strength and resilience to grow through what we go through.

I’m not telling you it’s going to be easy. I’m telling you it's going to be worth it.

- Art Williams

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