About The Practice

Meet Kathi Hall, MFTC

My name is Kathi Hall, and I am a Marriage and Family Therapist Candidate / Individual Therapist, and owner of Hope for the Journey Counseling, LLC in Wheat Ridge, Colorado.

Asking for help takes courage, and I admire you for your willingness to do the work of therapy. I want you to feel at home and to know that my office is your safe haven. As a therapist, I know your situation is unique and personal to you, and I encourage you to take an active role in your therapy.

I hold the following basic, but vital beliefs about people. I believe...

...every single person is a unique individual with intrinsic worth and deserving of love and respect. 

...most people are doing the best that they can, with what they have. 

...people can change. It is possible. I witness it every day. 

...change is about doing something different...something that works...and not about just fixing what's "wrong".

...you know yourself better than I do. You are the expert on you. I am here to help you find your voice and direction.

...the most important element of therapy is the relationship between the client(s) and the therapist. 

...change is hard work, but when you commit to taking small steps forward, change happens.  

"Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day in and day out" - Robert Collier

I am a Marriage and Family Therapist Candidate (MFT-C) in the State of Colorado. Through my private practice, I serve clients in Wheat Ridge, Colorado, and the surrounding Denver metro area. My specialties include Couples Counseling / Marriage Counseling, Pre-Marital Counseling, and Individual Therapy. In addition to traditional talk therapy, I am specially trained in Splankna Therapy (please see my Mind-Body Therapy page). My education includes:

  • *Master’s Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy, Regis University - Denver, Co
  • *Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, University of Colorado, Denver - Denver, Co
  • *Masters Level Splankna Practitioner (Mind-Body Therapy), Splankna Therapy Institute - Denver, Co
  • *Private Practice: Hope for the Journey Counseling, LLC - Wheat Ridge, Co.
  • *West Pines Behavioral Health - Wheat Ridge, Co.
  • *Center for Personal and Relationship Counseling - Wheat Ridge, Co.
  • *Potters House Church of Denver, Counseling Center - Aurora, Co.
  • *Regis University Counseling Center - Broomfield, Co.

I have extensive training and experience counseling couples who struggle with relationship issues related to communication, conflict resolution, infidelity, loss of trust, sex, finances, parenting, and many others. In addition, I have extensive training and experience working with individuals struggling with depression, anxiety, panic attacks, grief and loss, trauma, and relational issues with family, friends, or significant others.
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My hope is that you will rediscover joy and connection in your life and relationships. No matter what is happening around you, believing that there is hope is the beginning of change...in yourself and in your relationship.

When I earned my bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of Colorado at Denver in 1996, my intention was to work with children in schools. Right after graduation, however, I put my career on hold, got married, and started a family. Raising my two boys became my primary focus, and I poured myself into being the best wife and mom that I knew how to be. Those years provided many precious memories that bring me joy, but also some  difficult memories as well.

When everything in my life shifted, I felt a deep sadness that I couldn't name. I struggled with worry and anxiety like I never had before. As much as my family and friends loved and supported me, I needed something more.

When I found a mental health therapist with whom I felt comfortable, she provided a safe place for me to process my grief, and express myself without fear of judgment or rejection. She helped me be kind to myself, trust myself, and change the unhealthy patterns in my relationships. I came out of that experience stronger, more confident, and with healthy coping skills for the future.

I was ready to return to my original goal of becoming a therapist, and I earned my master's degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Regis University in Denver, Colorado in 2013. It was challenging working full time, going to school full time, and being a single mom to my 2 children. It was challenging on so many levels, but rewarding as well.

Today I am grateful for the courageous and resilient people that I work with in my practice. 

I'm proud to say that I am a Colorado native, and I have spent many years living and working in Wheat Ridge, Colorado and the surrounding areas.

When I was growing up, I watched my parents volunteer their time as teacher, counselor, and friend to those who were hurting. They taught me that the most important things in life are not 'things'...they are people. They challenged me to forge relationships with those around me and find ways to invest in my community in meaningful ways.

I believe that we are all emotional, relational, and spiritual beings, and I believe each is an integral part of a whole person.

I will meet you where you are in every aspect of your life, and together, we will determine your goals for therapy.

I have many memories of camping with family in the Rocky Mountains, riding bikes from sunrise to sunset, and, chaotic, but joyful, family gatherings during the holidays. My sisters and I had many adventures with our friends, including swimming, horseback riding, backpacking in the Rockies, going to summer camp in the mountains, or traveling to Mexico to build homes for those in need. 

I still love to travel, but I must admit that I suffer from the same malady as most other Colorado natives...I am unable to tell directions when I am not in Colorado. After all, the two primary directions, "toward the mountains" and "away from the mountains," don't apply everywhere! I continue to be utterly amazed by the beauty of these mountains and feel grateful that it's only a short drive to my favorite spots. I try to get there as often as possible and make more incredible memories. 

Meet Kathi Hall, MA​

My name is Kathi Hall, and I am a Marriage and Family Therapist / Individual Therapist, and owner of Hope for the Journey Counseling, LLC in Wheat Ridge, Colorado.

My journey as a therapist began years ago, preparing me for what was to come, as I was stretched...often much thinner than was comfortable...and ultimately molded into who I am today. As you and I both know, life throws curve balls when we least expect it. 

From the time that I was very small, I was more of a listener and observer than I was a talker; I found myself most fulfilled when I was connected with those around me on a deeper, emotional level. I became interested in psychology in high school, and it became my major in college; I earned my bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of Colorado at Denver. Right after graduation, I got engaged, married, and started a family. Raising my two boys became my focus, and I poured myself into being the best wife and mom that I knew how to be. Those years provided many precious memories that often bring joy to my heart and a smile to my face.

My journey took a sharp turn, however, when I began to experience difficulties in my life and relationship. For the first time, I was dealing with significant death losses in my life, a divorce, and the task of being a single mother. I felt a deep sense of sadness that I couldn't name, and I struggled with worry and apprehension like I never had before. As much as my family and friends loved and supported me, I needed something more. My grief was raw and unrelenting, and at times I wondered if I would ever feel whole again.

When I found a mental health therapist with whom I felt comfortable, I was able to work through emotions and address issues that were keeping me stuck. She provided a safe place for me to express myself without fear of judgment or rejection. She helped me be kind to myself, trust myself again, and be aware of the unhealthy patterns that I was perpetuating in my relationships. She helped me find my voice, change the unhealthy patterns, and find different, more effective ways of relating to others. I came out of that experience stronger, more confident, and with healthy coping skills for the future.

Not long afterward, my journey took one more turn when I pursued my master's degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Regis University in Denver, Colorado. Prior to returning to school, I had worked in the banking industry for 16 years, and although I was providing for my little family, I did not feel fulfilled. I found that the one thing I truly enjoyed about my job was the people; I had a knack for connecting with people on a deeper level and holding space for them when they needed a listening ear. Some days I wondered if I had made the right choice by going back to school...those were some long, exhausting days, working full-time, going to school full-time, and being a single mother to my two growing boys. I knew going in that it wouldn't be easy, but I also knew that I had finally committed to a path that had been speaking to my heart for a long time.

I'm proud to say that I am a Colorado native, and in fact, I was born right here in Wheat Ridge, Colorado. I have spent many years living and working in Wheat Ridge and the surrounding areas, and I love the feeling of closeness and community found here.

It feels as though I was born into the "helping profession". Throughout my life, I watched my parents closely as they each volunteered their time as teacher, counselor, and, most importantly, as a friend to those who were hurting. They taught my two sisters and me that the most important things in life are not 'things'...they are people. They challenged us to forge relationships with those around us and to find ways to invest in our communities in meaningful ways.

I grew up going to church every Sunday and discussing God's grace over dinner with my family for the rest of the week. Throughout my life, my faith has become deeply personal and important to me. Who I am in every area of my life, including me as a therapist, is informed by my relationship with God. I believe that we are relational and spiritual beings, and I welcome the discussion in the therapy room.

To be clear, I will always follow my client's lead and delve into matters of faith only if they express a desire to do so. And even then, I respect that their beliefs will often differ from my own. I strive to meet my clients where they are in every area of their lives, including spiritually. Together, we will determine the goals and course of treatment with respect to their personal needs, goals, and convictions.

Growing up in Colorado provided many adventures for my sisters and me. Some of my most memorable moments were during family car trips around the Midwest, camping in the Rocky Mountains, or picnicking on a school night (that was a treat!). As teenagers, my sisters and I became involved in adventures with our friends, including hiking and backpacking in the Rockies, or traveling to Mexico, as well as remote areas of Arizona and New Mexico to do missions work on the reservations. 

I still love to travel, but I must admit that I suffer from the same malady as most other Colorado natives...I am unable to tell directions when I am not in Colorado. After all, the two primary directions, "toward the mountains" and "away from the mountains," don't apply everywhere! I continue to be utterly amazed by the beauty of these mountains and feel grateful that it's only a short drive to become enveloped in their fragrant peaks and steep canyons. I try to get there as often as possible and make more incredible memories with my now mostly-grown boys. 

When clients come to see me, they often tell me that therapy is the last resort. In the very first session, I listen to their concerns and their fears, and I reassure them that we all need help sometimes. Asking for help takes strength and courage, and I admire those who are willing to do the work of therapy. I want each person who comes in my door to feel at home and to know that my office is a safe haven. I adhere to some very basic, but vital beliefs about people:

I believe that every single person is a unique individual with intrinsic worth and deserving of love and respect. 

I believe that most people are doing the best that they can, with what they have. 

I believe in people and their ability to change. It is possible. I witness it every day. 

I believe that change is about doing something different...something that works...and not about just fixing what's "wrong".

I believe that you know yourself better than I ever could. You are the expert on you. I am here to help you find your voice and direction.

I believe that the most important component of therapy is the relationship that forms between the client(s) and the therapist. 

 I believe in hard work...and miracles. Usually, when we commit ourselves to do the work, it ends up feeling like a miracle has happened!

I am a Marriage and Family Therapist candidate in the State of Colorado. Through my private practice, I serve clients in the Denver metro area, where I specialize in Couples Counseling / Marriage Counseling, Pre-Marital Counseling, and Individual Therapy. In addition to traditional talk therapy, I am specially trained in Splankna Therapy (please see my Mind-Body Therapy page). My education includes:

    *Master’s Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy, Regis University - Denver, Co

    *BA in Psychology, University of Colorado, Denver - Denver, Co

    *Masters Level Splankna Practitioner (Mind-Body Therapy), Splankna Therapy Institute - Denver, Co

   *Private Practice: Hope for the Journey Counseling, LLC - Wheat Ridge, Co.

    *West Pines Behavioral Health - Wheat Ridge, Co.     

   *Regis University Counseling Center - Broomfield, Co.

    *Potters House Church of Denver, Counseling Center - Aurora, Co.

    *Center for Personal and Relationship Counseling - Wheat Ridge, Co.

I have extensive training and experience counseling couples struggling with relationship issues related to communication, conflict resolution, infidelity, loss of trust, sex, finances, parenting, and many others. I also have extensive training and experience working with individuals struggling with depression, anxiety, panic attacks, grief and loss, trauma, and relational issues with family, friends, or significant others.  
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My passion is to pass on to you the hope that I found along my path. No matter what is happening around you, choosing to believe that there is hope, is the beginning of change...in yourself and in your relationship.

Hope For The Journey Counseling

Meet Kathi Hall, MA​

My name is Kathi Hall, and I am a Marriage and Family Therapist / Individual Therapist, and owner of Hope for the Journey Counseling, LLC in Wheat Ridge, Colorado.

My journey as a therapist began years ago, preparing me for what was to come, as I was stretched...often much thinner than was comfortable...and ultimately molded into who I am today. As you and I both know, life throws curve balls when we least expect it. 

From the time that I was very small, I was more of a listener and observer than I was a talker; I found myself most fulfilled when I was connected with those around me on a deeper, emotional level. I became interested in psychology in high school, and it became my major in college; I earned my bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of Colorado at Denver. Right after graduation, I got engaged, married, and started a family. Raising my two boys became my focus, and I poured myself into being the best wife and mom that I knew how to be. Those years provided many precious memories that often bring joy to my heart and a smile to my face.

My journey took a sharp turn, however, when I began to experience difficulties in my life and relationship. For the first time, I was dealing with significant death losses in my life, a divorce, and the task of being a single mother. I felt a deep sense of sadness that I couldn't name, and I struggled with worry and apprehension like I never had before. As much as my family and friends loved and supported me, I needed something more. My grief was raw and unrelenting, and at times I wondered if I would ever feel whole again.

When I found a mental health therapist with whom I felt comfortable, I was able to work through emotions and address issues that were keeping me stuck. She provided a safe place for me to express myself without fear of judgment or rejection. She helped me be kind to myself, trust myself again, and be aware of the unhealthy patterns that I was perpetuating in my relationships. She helped me find my voice, change the unhealthy patterns, and find different, more effective ways of relating to others. I came out of that experience stronger, more confident, and with healthy coping skills for the future.

Not long afterward, my journey took one more turn when I pursued my master's degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Regis University in Denver, Colorado. Prior to returning to school, I had worked in the banking industry for 16 years, and although I was providing for my little family, I did not feel fulfilled. I found that the one thing I truly enjoyed about my job was the people; I had a knack for connecting with people on a deeper level and holding space for them when they needed a listening ear. Some days I wondered if I had made the right choice by going back to school...those were some long, exhausting days, working full-time, going to school full-time, and being a single mother to my two growing boys. I knew going in that it wouldn't be easy, but I also knew that I had finally committed to a path that had been speaking to my heart for a long time.

I'm proud to say that I am a Colorado native, and in fact, I was born right here in Wheat Ridge, Colorado. I have spent many years living and working in Wheat Ridge and the surrounding areas, and I love the feeling of closeness and community found here.

It feels as though I was born into the "helping profession". Throughout my life, I watched my parents closely as they each volunteered their time as teacher, counselor, and, most importantly, as a friend to those who were hurting. They taught my two sisters and me that the most important things in life are not 'things'...they are people. They challenged us to forge relationships with those around us and to find ways to invest in our communities in meaningful ways.

I grew up going to church every Sunday and discussing God's grace over dinner with my family for the rest of the week. Throughout my life, my faith has become deeply personal and important to me. Who I am in every area of my life, including me as a therapist, is informed by my relationship with God. I believe that we are relational and spiritual beings, and I welcome the discussion in the therapy room.

To be clear, I will always follow my client's lead and delve into matters of faith only if they express a desire to do so. And even then, I respect that their beliefs will often differ from my own. I strive to meet my clients where they are in every area of their lives, including spiritually. Together, we will determine the goals and course of treatment with respect to their personal needs, goals, and convictions.

Growing up in Colorado provided many adventures for my sisters and me. Some of my most memorable moments were during family car trips around the Midwest, camping in the Rocky Mountains, or picnicking on a school night (that was a treat!). As teenagers, my sisters and I became involved in adventures with our friends, including hiking and backpacking in the Rockies, or traveling to Mexico, as well as remote areas of Arizona and New Mexico to do missions work on the reservations. 

I still love to travel, but I must admit that I suffer from the same malady as most other Colorado natives...I am unable to tell directions when I am not in Colorado. After all, the two primary directions, "toward the mountains" and "away from the mountains," don't apply everywhere! I continue to be utterly amazed by the beauty of these mountains and feel grateful that it's only a short drive to become enveloped in their fragrant peaks and steep canyons. I try to get there as often as possible and make more incredible memories with my now mostly-grown boys. 

When clients come to see me, they often tell me that therapy is the last resort. In the very first session, I listen to their concerns and their fears, and I reassure them that we all need help sometimes. Asking for help takes strength and courage, and I admire those who are willing to do the work of therapy. I want each person who comes in my door to feel at home and to know that my office is a safe haven. I adhere to some very basic, but vital beliefs about people:

I believe that every single person is a unique individual with intrinsic worth and deserving of love and respect. 

I believe that most people are doing the best that they can, with what they have. 

I believe in people and their ability to change. It is possible. I witness it every day. 

I believe that change is about doing something different...something that works...and not about just fixing what's "wrong".

I believe that you know yourself better than I ever could. You are the expert on you. I am here to help you find your voice and direction.

I believe that the most important component of therapy is the relationship that forms between the client(s) and the therapist. 

 I believe in hard work...and miracles. Usually, when we commit ourselves to do the work, it ends up feeling like a miracle has happened!

I am a Marriage and Family Therapist candidate in the State of Colorado. Through my private practice, I serve clients in the Denver metro area, where I specialize in Couples Counseling / Marriage Counseling, Pre-Marital Counseling, and Individual Therapy. In addition to traditional talk therapy, I am specially trained in Splankna Therapy (please see my Mind-Body Therapy page). My education includes:

    *Master’s Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy, Regis University - Denver, Co

    *BA in Psychology, University of Colorado, Denver - Denver, Co

    *Masters Level Splankna Practitioner (Mind-Body Therapy), Splankna Therapy Institute - Denver, Co

   *Private Practice: Hope for the Journey Counseling, LLC - Wheat Ridge, Co.

    *West Pines Behavioral Health - Wheat Ridge, Co.     

   *Regis University Counseling Center - Broomfield, Co.

    *Potters House Church of Denver, Counseling Center - Aurora, Co.

    *Center for Personal and Relationship Counseling - Wheat Ridge, Co.

I have extensive training and experience counseling couples struggling with relationship issues related to communication, conflict resolution, infidelity, loss of trust, sex, finances, parenting, and many others. I also have extensive training and experience working with individuals struggling with depression, anxiety, panic attacks, grief and loss, trauma, and relational issues with family, friends, or significant others.  
​​​
My passion is to pass on to you the hope that I found along my path. No matter what is happening around you, choosing to believe that there is hope, is the beginning of change...in yourself and in your relationship.

Hope For The Journey Counseling

Meet ANITA BREUER, LPC

My name is Anita Breuer, and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with Hope for the Journey Counseling, LLC in Wheat Ridge, Colorado.

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"Asking for help isn't weak, it's a great example of how to take care of yourself." ~Charlie Brown

I believe that every person in this world deserves love, support, respect, and to be heard and understood.  I also believe we are not meant to struggle through life's difficulties alone. 

I understand what it feels like to be on the other side of "the couch", and I know how scary it can feel to share personal information, and hope the person sitting across from you will be a good fit.  As your therapist, it is my honor and privilege to walk alongside you on your therapeutic journey.  I strive to provide a professional, but welcoming atmosphere, without judgment or negativity.  Each session belongs to you, and I am there to provide guidance, perspective, compassion, support, and challenges, when needed.  My aim is for you to feel calmer, more positive, and at peace with yourself by the end of each session.

I take an integrative and holistic approach into my therapeutic practice, as I have found blending elements and interventions from different modalities allows me to tailor treatment according to each client's needs.  I also take into account the mind-body connection, and believe that our thoughts and feelings directly impact how our bodies feel and function.

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in the state of Colorado and am able to provide teletherapy services to anyone residing in Colorado.  I recently moved from Boulder County to Routt County, and hope to extend the services I offer to my new community. 

  • LPC, Colorado license # 0014271(2017- current)
  • LPE-I, Arkansas license #09-05EI  (2015 - 2016)
  • LPE, Arkansas license #09-05E  (2009-2014)
  • MA in Psychology 2004 - Forest Institute of Professional Psychology, Springfield, MO
  • BA in Psychology 1997 - Millsaps College, Jackson, MS

 

  • West Pines Behavioral Health - Wheat Ridge, CO
  • Community Reach Center, Crisis Stabilization - Westminster, CO
  • CHI St. Vincent Infirmary, Acute Psychiatry- Little Rock, AR
  • Psycamore Psychiatric Programs - Jackson, MS
  • Andrews Neuropsychology Consulting, LLC - Little Rock, AR
  • Baptist Health Medical Center, Acute Psychiatry and School IEP - Little Rock, AR
  • CONCERN for Kids - Bloomsburg, PA
  • UMMC - Child Development and Behavioral Health - Jackson, MS
  • Dominic Hospital, Acute Psychiatry- Jackson, MS

I always thought I would follow in my dad's footsteps by attending medical school and specializing in Psychiatry.  My dad, who has been a practicing psychiatrist since the 1970's, instilled in me his love of neurology, psychiatry, psychology, and all things related to brain and personality development.

 

In college, I signed up for all the expected pre-med classes, like organic chemistry and molecular biology; but made sure to sign up for some introductory psychology classes, as all of these classes together would make me a well-rounded psychiatrist.  I discovered pretty quickly that I was not cut out for medical school, as I had no interest nor felt any stimulation from the topics I studied.  What I discovered instead, was an intense love and passion for any and everything psychology.  This passion was further cemented when I was able to train under Child Psychologist, Kim Ray, at the University of Mississippi Medical Center, where I began working as a certified Applied Behavior Analyst, providing this therapy to children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum disorder.  

 

For many years I worked with children, adolescents and their families in a variety of different settings, treating emotional, psychological, and behavioral symptoms and conditions.  I loved working with this population, as I felt I was making a difference by educating young people about emotions, and how to cope with these emotions.  Life threw me some curveballs, as it does at unexpected times, and, and I began working more and more with adults. As a result, I now have a renewed passion for helping my fellow adults navigate this thing called "life". 

I was raised in a biracial/bi-faith/bi-religion family in the 1980s and 1990s.  My dad immigrated from South India to the U.S. in 1975 and met my mother, a blonde-haired, green-eyed, Caucasian lady from Arkansas.  This unlikely pair had and raised 3 kiddos, and as the oldest, I was the lucky Guinea pig.  My family moved a few times as my dad switched jobs.  The most significant move was from Ohio to Mississippi when I was 12 years old. 

 

There was only one other biracial kid at my middle school/high school, and there were very few Asians, especially South Asians, in my community.  Finding where I fit in was quite a difficult task, especially being a Yankee.  Though I would never be persuaded to relive my middle school or high school years, I gained a lot of perspective from not always fitting in, or being considered different, or even viewed as an "outsider".  

 

The opportunities I have been afforded to travel to other countries, as well as different parts of this country, have allowed me to see that no matter how different we feel, or how distant we feel from others, we have more commonalities than differences.  We all feel the same feelings, of pain, confusion, joy, anger, hurt......and this is what makes for the human experience.  Is the human experience always easy? ....No, but we can cope and get through it together.  

My partner and I moved to Colorado in 2016.  The mountains were calling us, and we answered their call. We now call Colorado our forever home.  From 2016 to 2020 we lived in the Denver-metro area and experienced all the fun that city life had to offer.  In 2021 we moved to Boulder County, and loved the quieter, slower pace of life.  We recently relocated to Steamboat Springs, and feel so lucky to be up close to the mountains and Champagne Powder with our 2 dogs and 17 year old daughter.