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. 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.
David Elliot, MSW
David Elliot is a Licensed Social Worker who obtained his Master’s degree in social work from Virginia Commonwealth University. He enjoys working with families and adolescents to explore new ways of communicating that aim to strengthen familial connections through empathy and understanding. David supports families in the present as challenges arise, working with them to collaboratively identify opportunities for growth within their current communication strategies. His background is in Structural Family Therapy, which aims to identify and refine each family member’s role to enhance healthy boundaries and relationships between each family member. David’s lighthearted approach creates a safe and non-judgmental environment to help his clients navigate challenging situations through open and honest dialogue. David loves the outdoors and often snowboards, hikes, jogs, and plays disc golf. He also has a passion for indoor activities including cooking, playing drums, and maintaining his coral reef and fish tank.
Kaley Kettering, LCSW
Kaley is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with a Master of Social Work degree from the University of Denver, where she focused on providing trauma-informed therapy to adolescents and families. She has experience in nonprofit and hospital settings and specializes in helping people cope with grief and loss, low self-esteem, depression, and anxiety. Kaley is a strengths-based therapist and has training in modalities including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Play Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, and Narrative Therapy. She has a warm, genuine approach and values walking with clients on their journey of healing and empowerment. When she’s not working, she enjoys cooking, drawing, practicing yoga, traveling, hiking, and soaking up the Colorado sunshine with her husband.
Melissa Volz, MA, LPC
Melissa Volz is a Licensed Professional Counselor with a Master of Arts Degree in
Transpersonal Counseling in Psychology from Naropa University. She has years of experience
working with individuals and families in a variety of settings, including addiction agencies and
private practice. Melissa is also a certified Gestalt therapist with a passion for using what is in
the here and now as a way to access feelings and emotions that are difficult to reach at times.
Melissa helps parents see that the parent/child relationship is a direct path to personal growth
as well as an opportunity for healing their own unmet needs in childhood. Melissa uses a
strengths-based, client-centered approach to aid teens and young adults in viewing their current
challenges as a path to self-actualization and growth. She believes and teaches that the
teenage years are a time in which differentiation from the family is a right of passage and the
whole family is affected by this change. Melissa believes that the whole family needs to be
involved in working together to address the unique needs, challenges and desires of each
member in the family in order to help the teen flourish individually. In her spare time, you can
find her hiking, cooking, or spending time with her dogs and 13-year-old daughter.