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Carrie Thornton Counseling,LLC

Carrie Thornton MA, LPC, NCC

Licensed Professional Counselor
Certified EMDR Therapist
Certified Intuitive Eating Counselor
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Are you suffering? I want you to know that you are not alone. We all have painful experiences. They are part of the human condition.  I believe it is how we respond to these difficulties that determines not only the extent of our suffering, but also how we are able to transform our pain and loss into strength, power, and growth.  The most impactful experience we can provide each other is to be fully present and listen to one another's stories with open hearts and minds.  Through transformative relationships we find hope and effect change.

Areas of Expertise

trauma, anxiety, depression,

sexual abuse, substance use, body image, intuitive eating, self-esteem, grief & loss, spirituality, life transitions, relationship issues

My Approach

I work with adults from mindfulness-based, attachment and somatic theoretical perspectives. I am a Certified EMDR Therapist and incorporate EMDR when appropriate. I utilize various treatment approaches tailored to your specific needs. 

​What does this mean to you?

  • I meet you where you are at, and we formulate your goals for therapy together.

  • I believe that you are capable of growth and change at any point in your life.

  • No matter how difficult your circumstances, you always have a choice in how you respond to those circumstances.

  • Experiencing your core emotions is essential to reaching an openhearted state in which you are calm, curious, connected, compassionate, confident, and courageous.

  • We experience our emotions and hold our trauma in our bodies. Healing is possible as we allow our bodies to process old wounds.

  • Your mind, body, and spirit are equally important to your health.

  • Practicing awareness and acceptance of your thoughts, feelings, and bodily sensations on purpose in the present moment is key to alleviating your suffering.

  • All change and growth are born of acceptance and compassion.


I look forward to accompanying you on your journey of healing, growth, and change!

Areas of Expertise

About Me

I am so grateful to be following my passion for helping others as a psychotherapist after pursuing a career in business for many years. I obtained my Master of Arts in Counseling, Clinical Mental Health from Regis University following my counseling internship with People House in the organization’s Affordable Counseling Program. I discovered my passion for listening to others' stories while mentoring women in prison through the Center for Spirituality at Work's Making Choices Program. I have provided bereavement support to survivors who have lost their loved ones as a volunteer with Exempla Lutheran Hospice and have facilitated support groups for survivors of childhood sexual abuse with WINGS Foundation.

I am honored to work with clients from all walks of life and warmly welcome individuals of all cultural backgrounds, races, sexual orientations, and gender identities. 

About Me

Contact Me

  • Please contact me via phone or e-mail to arrange a 10 minute phone consultation free of charge.

  • My fee for a 50 minute session is $140. Payment is due at the time of service via cash, check, debit/credit card, or HSA/FSA card.


In Person and Online Therapy Available


5460 Ward Road

Suite #210

Arvada, CO 80002

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