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About Me.

Amanda Jepson

AASECT-Certified Sex Therapist and Licensed Professional Counselor

Approved Clinical Supervisor and Sex Therapy Supervisor under Supervision

As a Licensed Professional Counselor, I have been working with survivors of trauma for over a decade and specialize in combat trauma, childhood physical or sexual abuse, sexual assault, and vicarious trauma. Additionally, I am an ASSECT-certified Sex Therapist, Certified Sexologist, Approved Clinical Supervisor, and Sex Therapy Supervisor (Under Supervision With Kamara McAndrews) who has been working with survivors of trauma for over a decade. I am trained in helping clients navigate issues or interests related to sex, sexuality, consensual nonmonogamy, and kink or fetishes. I utilize a variety of interventions, including EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing), mindfulness, CPT (Cognitive Processing Therapy), Narrative Therapy, Sensate Focus, DBT (Dialectical Behavior Therapy), and Motivational Interviewing. I am passionate about empowering my clients as they reclaim their whole selves, providing consultation to both seasoned and new providers, and being a sex-positive provocateur in clinical and educational spaces.

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My Therapeutic Focus

Offering a range of services to potential clients

Trauma Therapy

Utilizing a caring and supportive approach to assist the client in recovering from a wide range of traumatic and negative life experiences

Sex Therapy

Assisting clients in rediscovering a passion and interest in their sex lives, educating on safer ways to engage, and identifying new and novel ways to experience pleasure.

Individualized Care

Each client identifies what the focus is for their care and works with me to choose which interventions will fit their needs best.

Education

Supervisor under Supervision with Kamara McAndrews for therapists pursuing their certification in sex therapy with a focus on clients with a history of trauma.

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Trauma Therapy

It can be scary to reach out to a therapist, especially when managing symptoms in the aftermath of a difficult life experience. I aim to create a caring, honest, open, and accountable therapeutic space.

What is trauma therapy?

Trauma therapy, also known as trauma-focused therapy, is a specialized form of treatment designed to help individuals who have experienced traumatic events or have been exposed to situations that have overwhelmed their ability to cope. Traumatic events can include things like physical or sexual abuse, accidents, natural disasters, combat experiences, or other highly distressing incidents. These experiences can leave individuals with lingering emotional, psychological, and even physical effects that can significantly impact their well-being.

The main goal of trauma therapy is to help individuals process and integrate the traumatic experiences they have endured, in order to reduce the distressing symptoms that often arise as a result of trauma. These symptoms can include anxiety, depression, flashbacks, nightmares, hypervigilance, avoidance behaviors, and difficulties in relationships.

I utilize many different interventions to assist my clients with this, including:

  1. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT): This approach focuses on identifying and changing negative thought patterns and behaviors that are associated with the trauma. CBT helps individuals learn new coping skills and strategies to manage their distressing symptoms.
  2. Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR): EMDR involves using bilateral stimulation (such as eye movements) while recalling the traumatic event. This helps reprocess the memories and reduce their emotional impact.
  3. Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT): This approach focuses on helping individuals process and modify their thoughts and beliefs related to the traumatic event in order to reduce the distressing symptoms associated with PTSD.
  4. Narrative Therapy: This approach encourages individuals to create a coherent and organized narrative of their traumatic experience, helping them make sense of their feelings and thoughts surrounding the event.
  5. Mindfulness-Based Therapy: Techniques from mindfulness and meditation are used to help individuals become more present in the moment, manage distressing emotions, and increase their capacity to tolerate emotional distress.
  6. Trauma-Informed Care: This is a broader talk-therapy approach that emphasizes creating a safe and supportive environment for individuals with trauma histories. It recognizes the impact of trauma and strives to avoid re-traumatization.

The therapeutic process can be challenging and emotionally intense, but with the right support, individuals can work towards healing, resilience, and a healthier quality of life. Therapy is not one size fits all and I don’t believe one kind of therapy works best. We will be able to discuss the options and find the path that fits you best.

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Sex Therapy

Sex is often treated as a taboo subject but it is something that many people want or need to address. As an AASECT-Certified Sex Therapist, I am uniquely qualified to assist.

Sex therapy is a specialized form of psychotherapy that focuses on addressing issues related to sexual health, intimacy, and relationships. It’s designed to help individuals and couples overcome sexual difficulties, enhance their sexual experiences, and improve their overall sexual well-being. Sex therapists are trained mental health professionals who have expertise in both psychology and human sexuality.

Sexual concerns can range from physical issues like erectile dysfunction, premature ejaculation, or pain during intercourse, to psychological issues such as low sexual desire, sexual anxiety, body image concerns, or unresolved trauma affecting sexual functioning. Relationship dynamics, communication problems, and differences in sexual preferences can also be addressed within the context of sex therapy.

Here are some key aspects of sex therapy:

  1. Assessment and Education: In the initial stages, a sex therapist typically conducts an assessment to understand the individual or couple’s sexual history, concerns, and goals. They may also provide education about sexual anatomy, functioning, and common misconceptions to help individuals better understand their bodies and sexual responses.
  2. Communication Skills: Sex therapy often emphasizes improving communication between partners regarding sexual issues. Effective communication can lead to greater understanding, empathy, and collaborative problem-solving.
  3. Techniques and Exercises: Sex therapists may introduce specific techniques or exercises designed to address the particular concerns of the individual or couple. These exercises could involve mindfulness techniques, sensate focus (a technique that emphasizes non-sexual touch to enhance intimacy), or behavioral exercises to address performance anxiety.
  4. Cognitive-Behavioral Approaches: Similar to other forms of therapy, cognitive-behavioral techniques can be used in sex therapy to identify and challenge negative thought patterns and behaviors that contribute to sexual difficulties.
  5. Sensory Awareness and Exploration: Some therapies encourage individuals and couples to explore their bodies and sensations in a safe and non-judgmental environment. This can help individuals become more attuned to their own desires and sensations.
  6. Trauma-Informed Care: For individuals with a history of trauma, sex therapy can be conducted with sensitivity and awareness of potential triggers, helping clients work through trauma-related issues affecting their sexual well-being.
  7. Relational Dynamics: Sex therapy often considers the broader context of relationships, addressing issues like communication, emotional intimacy, and addressing discrepancies in sexual desire between partners.

Sex therapy can be conducted in individual or relational therapy sessions, depending on the nature of the concerns. Sessions are confidential and provide a supportive space for discussing sensitive topics. It’s important to note that sex therapy is not solely focused on addressing dysfunction or problems; it can also be a means to enhance healthy sexual relationships and personal growth. Additionally, it is important to note that sex therapy is a type of talk therapy–no nudity and no sexual or romantic interactions occur in sessions.

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Services Pricing

Therapy

$150

Per One Hour Session

Trauma Therapy

Sex Therapy

EMDR

Cognitive Processing Therapy

Individual Therapy

Relational Sex Therapy

Supervision

$125

Per One Hour

CO LPC Supervision

Sex Therapy Supervision

Sex-Positive Therapy

Trauma-Informed

Military Populations

Managing Vicarious Trauma

Speaking

$150

Per Hour

In Office Trainings

Conferences

Classroom Settings

Wide Range of Topics

Flexible Scheduling

Podcasts

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Supervision, Consultation, & Other Professional Services

Also offering a range of services to clinicians, organizations, and educational institutions
Approved Clinical Supervisor

Advanced Clinical Supervision for pre-licensed therapists in the state of Colorado with a focus on sex-positive and trauma-informed practices.

Sex Therapy Supervisor Under Supervision

Supervisor under Supervision with Kamara McAndrews for therapists pursuing their certification in sex therapy with a focus on clients with a history of trauma.

Consultation

Nuanced consultation to build awareness and skills related to treating individuals, relationships, and groups.

Trainings

Able to present on a wide variety of topics related to trauma, complex trauma, sex, sexuality, and desire.

Teaching

Experienced in teaching on trauma therapy, sex therapy, interventions, treatment planning, and process improvement.

Guest Speaker

Seasoned guest speaker able to join your podcast, classroom, or conference, knowledgeable in several areas.

Start your journey with us now

Contact me at amandajepson@colorfullifetherapy.com