Denver, CO + Surrounding Areas
Kera Miller, Regional Director of Vive's Colorado market, has a Master of Arts Degree in Counseling Psychology and has been mentoring clients with Vive since 2005. She has worked with adolescents and young adults in varied settings and with diverse populations since 1997. She has also worked in residential programs, in-patient psychiatric hospitals, day-treatment program and youth emergency shelter. She has extensive experience working with various stages of development, substance abuse, family discord, independent living skills, grief and bereavement, crisis and suicide assessments, safety planning, abuse and neglect and have been an advocate in court for adjudicated youth. Kera has also provided counseling with individuals, families and in assorted group settings. She believes therapeutic mentoring is an active endeavor that takes place out in the world. Kera is also a board member on the Health Sciences Technology Advisory Board for Warren Tech high school. And annually participates in, the WalkMS, MS150 and the MuckRuckus (Mud Run) for the Colorado Chapter of the National MS Society. She loves to travel, go hiking, live music, spending time with family and friends, and finding fun eclectic restaurants to try.
Grace Edstrom, LCSW
Grace Edstrom earned her master's degree in social work from the University of Denver, where she specialized in clinical work with Families and Trauma Treatment. Her experience includes youth mentoring, case management, and therapy with individuals, couples, and families. Grace is a strengths-based, client-centered therapist with a clinical orientation to family systems work. She believes in authentically supporting a client through emphasizing their gifts and talents, meeting them where they are, and understanding that each human being is a unique member of their family and community. Grace has a passion for working with adolescents as she recognizes that season of life to be formative in both its triumphs and its challenges. She works from a place of warmth, openness, and a genuine investment in the lives and well being of her clients. Grace is a native of Boulder Colorado and enjoys traveling, painting, hiking, and spending time with family and friends.
Shaun Hutto, LPCC
Shaun Hutto is Licensed Professional Counselor Candidate LPCC with a Master Degree in Counseling with a focus in Clinical Mental Health. Shaun has worked for over a decade in the mental health field ranging from youth residential faculties, detox centers, crisis in-patient treatment centers, High Intensity Treatment Teams, various mental health agencies as well as private practice and in-home therapy settings all the while providing support with various agencies both local and state agencies. Shaun believes that life is a collection of stories, your stories. They shape you, mold you but they do not need to define you. Shaun believes in a holistic approach one which is built on support, trust and empathy. His therapeutic orientation comes from depth, transpersonal and a narrative approach. Shaun also believe in the power of play. I have experience dealing with trauma, crisis, loss, anxiety, grief, depression, sexual abuse and addiction. He enjoys working with all ages but none more so than children, youth and adolescents as well as their families, helping them be and see the best of themselves even if they do not see it at the moment. Shaun has experience using CBT, DBT modalities, I am a Narrative Therapist who uses Depth and transpersonal aspects in my therapy as well as an aspect of play. Shaun has two kittens named Sam and Dean, I enjoy all physical activities from soccer and board games to weight lifting. In Shaun’s spare time you can find him at a museum, zoo, reading anything from comics to a journal article, listening to music at home in the car or at a concert and spending time with his friends and family.
LT Thompson, MA, LPC
LT’s vivacious spirit and welcoming nature makes her a great part of the Vive Team. Her approach is a combination of multiple modalities including Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, CBT, DBT, and Narrative therapy. LT holds a belief that healing ultimately takes place in relationship and provides clients with a safe non-judgmental container to connect with their true self. LT has been working with young adults and their families since 2002. LT’s experience as a School Resource Officer provided her with a great foundation to her journey to becoming a therapist. LT holds a Bachelors of Science from Texas Tech University in Outdoor Recreation Therapy, and has a Masters degree from Naropa University specializing in Transpersonal Counseling. In her free time she enjoys hiking with her family including her 4 dogs, (yes 4). She also enjoys cycling, camping and is a fan of silly jokes.