Kenny Dennis MA, LPC, NCC
Clinically-Sound, Spiritually-Focused, Trauma-Informed Therapy
Hey there! Thanks for stopping by to see if, and how, I might be a good fit for your family and the struggles you may be experiencing.
My name is Kenny Dennis and I’m a Licensed Professional Counselor specializing in working with survivors who have been exposed to intense and long-term trauma that continues to disrupt their present quality of life. A trauma-informed approach to therapy may be different than what you expect and I encourage you to read thru this site to gain as much information as possible.
I have been focused on trauma-informed therapy since graduating from Denver Seminary. Throughout my career, I have been researching, attending seminars and workshops, and learning multiple approaches to healing trauma from the leading doctors, researchers, and practitioners in this field.
I also serve as a pastor for a small mountain church in Grand Lake, CO. I am intentionally invested in merging both clinical and Christian principles into a comprehensive approach to trauma therapy. Over the years, I have been discouraged by the polarized stances between clinically-therapeutic approaches to healing that minimize or discredit spiritual and Christian approaches. Both seem to intentionally exclude the other. I see this as tragic for survivors seeking to overcome trauma.
As a follower of Jesus, I believe that there is a divine power that needs to be a critical part of our healing journey's. The invitation to include the Holy Spirit with well-established clinical procedures amplifies the potential for releasing and resolving our trauma histories.
Core Competencies and Areas of Expertise
Treating Complex Trauma and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder in Children and Adults
15+ Years Experience and On-going Training, Consulting, and Practicing in EMDR
Advanced Training in Body-Based Trauma Therapies Including Brainspotting and Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART)
Crisis Evaluation and Intervention in Hospital and Inpatient Mental Health Settings
Developing and Presenting Mental Health Trainings and Consultations locally and cross-culturally
Experience Treating PTSD with Active Duty and Retired Military Service Members and Families
Experience Collaborating with Child Protective Services and Expert Witness Testimony
Published Author on Working with Extreme-Needs Children and Families
Published Video Course and Collateral Materials for Healing Complex Trauma and PTSD
Entrepreneur Establishing Successful Businesses and Mental Health Private Practice
Education and Certifications
Denver Seminary (CACREP Accredited)– M.A. in Community Counseling with Honors
University of Delaware – Bachelor of Arts in Political Science
National Board for Certified Counselors - Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC), March 2007
State of Colorado – Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), Feb. 2009
REACH Institute – Master Clinician Training in Evidence-Based Therapies, Dec. 2015
EMDR Institute – Levels One and Two Training, March 2007 (I), Dec. 2007 (II)
Tinker Institute – Advanced Child Training and Consultation in EMDR, March 2010
Laurel Parnell – Attachment-Focused EMDR Workshop, April 2013
Rocky Mountain Brainspotting Institute – Phase One Brainspotting, Feb. 2017
Brainspotting and Substance Abuse Workshop – Sept. 2018
Rozenweig Center for Rapid Recovery – ART Training and Certification, July 2016
Marsha Linehan – Dialectical Behavior Therapy Workshop, Oct. 2008
Relevant Employment Experiences
Pastor/Worship Leader, Stillwater Community Chapel, Grand Lake, CO November 2021-Present
Trauma Therapist – Private Practice and Independent Contracting March 2009-Present
Emergency Crisis Clinical Evaluator – AspenPointe, Colorado Springs, CO, Feb. 2009 – Sept. 2011
Intensive Outpatient Therapist – AspenPointe, Colorado Springs, CO, May 2008 – Aug. 2009
Virtual Residential Program Therapist – Maple Star, Colorado Springs, CO, Oct. 2007 – May 2008
Clinical Residential Therapist – Griffith Centers, Larkspur, CO – March 2007 – Oct. 2007
Multi-Systemic Therapy – Synergy/ARTS, CU-Denver, CO, Aug. 2006 – Feb. 2007