Nice to meet you!

My name is Kiesa DeSimone

Licensed Mental Health Counselor

My passion lies in creating a safe space for you to share openly and deeply, and to create an environment where you can begin the process of healing and growth. My personal approach to counseling is catered towards the belief that when my client is seen and heard, meaningful and positive change can happen!  

I work in

My specialties are:

Trauma, Self-esteem issues, Life transitions, Grief and loss, Anxiety, Depression, LGBTQIA+ affirming, Parenting and relationship issues, Aging concerns.

Let's get to know each other!

My passion and gifting lies in creating a safe space for you to share openly and deeply, and to create an environment where you can begin the process of healing and growth. My personal approach to counseling is catered towards the belief that when my client is seen and heard, meaningful and positive change can happen!  

As a licensed mental health counselor, we can work together in a collaborative effort to give you the tools, insight and empowerment to create something different in your life. My style has been described as soothing, comforting and compassionate, and I draw on this to create a place where you can feel safe to be gently challenged and feel capable of recognizing your own strength. I utilize an eclectic and holistic approach to therapy, including EFT (emotion focused therapy), TFCBT, (trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy), motivational interviewing and DBT (dialectical behavior therapy). I am also trained in EMDR, (eye movement desensitization and reprocessing) which I utilize in sessions often to reduce triggers and provide healing from trauma. Part of my sessions will include exploring  themes in your past that might be influencing negative beliefs about yourself, in the hopes that if you understand where your beliefs come from, it can help to facilitate compassion for yourself and bring positive change.  I truly believe that understanding how to love yourself can lead to amazing things.  

I view our session together as your time, and I stress the importance of being a consistent presence to be able to help you to share in the way that meets your needs. I may ask you a question at the start of our session, like “What feels important to talk about today?” Therapy can be intimidating, and it can be a huge step for someone to seek help, and I am honored that I can be a part of the process of your journey!

A bit more about me…

I received my bachelor’s in Psychology from the University of Northwestern, and then went on to complete the first two years of my master’s in clinical counseling at Denver Seminary, and the last half at Argosy University. As a licensed mental health counselor, I have experience in helping individuals including pre-teens, adolescents, young adults and older adults,  couples and families in various settings. I have worked in case management and counseling in an addictions setting, as well as three years in a community mental health setting.  I had the honor of going into peoples’ homes for therapy for several years, which gave me a deeper understanding of what my clients were going through in their own environments. Being in the community mental health setting has increased my understanding of complex and traumatic issues, and attempting to understand external and internal factors that are influencing behavior and thinking patterns. My areas of passion include trauma, self esteem, life transitions, grief/loss, anxiety, depression, LGBTQIA+  Affirming, parenting and relationship issues, and aging concerns.  

I am excited to start this process of healing with you, and I feel blessed to be able to share in growth and change in your life.  

My Fun Facts:

  • I am a proud mom of four adult children, and they live all over the country, including Colorado, Kansas and Florida. They are all so unique and special, and I enjoy visiting them as often as I can.  
  • I “dated” my husband in Colorado in middle school, (which consisted of smiling at each other across the hall and briefly holding hands), and then I broke up with him in the cafeteria. Twenty five years later we discovered each other again, and now have been married for five years.  
  • I love going to the beach as often as I can, and find it incredibly soothing. I enjoyed the mountains in Colorado Springs, CO, where I grew up, but I feel that the beach gives me the same feeling of peace. 
  • I enjoy music very much and sometimes use it in my therapy sessions. If you look at my playlist right now it ranges from pop to heavy metal. 
  • I have two very cute and naughty dogs – Remington the weiner dog and Winston the Great Dane. They bring so much of joy to our family.