Our Team

Linda L. Campagna, MS-LMFT

Counselor and Certified Family Mediator

 

I earned a Master of Science degree as a marriage, family and child therapist. I am a member of the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists. As a family therapist I can help families problem-solve, overcome personal issues, and work toward positive home and school experiences.

I worked in law enforcement, as both a dispatcher and police officer, so I understand what shift work can do to both family and personal life. I have also worked with school aged children including some with special needs. I also work with adults who are experiencing life transitions, mood disorders, loss, grief, psychological and spiritual problems. I have been working with Eating Disorders for many years, including working at an inpatient facility for Eating Disorders. My clients include those who wish to improve their marriages, parenting, communication and /or life skills.

 

When I’m not at my office you can find me working on a stained glass project, riding or caring for my horses and many other pets, or enjoying a mountain drive, either by car or my motorcycle.

Contact Linda at linda@risingsuncounselingcenter.com.

Kerry Brown, MA-LPCC

Therapist

I have a Master's degree in counseling from the University of Nebraska and bring a wealth of compassion, an ability to meet you where you are, and a large variety of counseling experience.

I have been a school counselor for students from K-12, a therapist for individuals experiencing domestic violence, a behavioral health counselor at an inpatient eating disorder facility, and have also worked extensively with elderly and their families. I believe it is important to meet clients where they are in their life journey, and I offer insightful guidance from a non-judgmental stance.

 

My passion in life is people! If I am not working, you will find me reading, crocheting, or walking alongside family and friends. I am excited for the chance to work with clients from all walks of life!

Contact Kerry at kerry@risingsuncounselingcenter.com.

Adam Chappell, LPCC

Therapist

I studied play therapy at Regis University right here in Colorado, where I earned a Master of Arts in counseling and Post-masters certification in depth psychotherapy. My training brings a creative approach to issues that can be difficult to talk about such as abuse, trauma, and grief. I enjoy helping guide clients through dark times and back into the light where they can grow and thrive.

I have worked with a variety of clients from adults to children, including those with disabilities or developmental delays. My experience working with clients on both sides of hard-to-talk-about issues like sexual abuse has taught me to approach each individual with sensitivity, openness, and without judgment, regardless of what brings them in. I help with a variety of concerns including anxiety, personality disorders, life transitions, emotional regulation, grief, and loss to name a few. I have also been both a teacher and a stand-up comedian, so I try to bring both learning and levity to our work. Sometimes a little laughter can help lighten the load.

When I am out in the world, you will find me writing, playing games, buried in science fiction, or spending time in nature. I also enjoy exploring dreamwork, active imagination, neuroscience, and artificial intelligence to learn more about how our minds work and what our future may hold.

Contact Adam at 720-432-9112 or adam@risingsuncounselingcenter.com.

Alysha Drum, MA, ATR-BC

Therapist

I studied Art Therapy at Marywood University, in Scranton Pennsylvania. It was there that I earned my Masters of Arts; Art Therapy degree. It has always been my core belief that where words can often fail us, the creative model allows our voices to be heard. It is within the creative process that our authentic stories are able to be told within a safe and supportive environment. My training allows me to bring the expressive arts therapeutic approach to all of my clients facing mental health struggles.

 

I enjoy working with people from all different walks of life and meeting you where you are at today. Throughout my time as an art therapist, I have gained experience working with adolescents through to adults within an inpatient psychiatric facility. Those struggling from (but not limited to) depression, anxiety, trauma, PTSD, psychosis, mood disorders, behavioral issues, and relationship issues. I have also gained experience through working with adults with developmental disabilities and intellectual disabilities; within the group home and day program settings.

 

Drawing from a person-centered approach, it is my goal to meet you where you are at and to walk alongside you through your therapeutic journey. Holding the space in a non-judgmental environment allowing your voice to be heard. It is my hope that together we can work through the creative process, find healing throughout the way, and help find your inner light.

 

When I am not working, you can find me exploring the mountains by hiking, photographing, or just breathing in all of their beauty. I also love nature and being surrounded by all that it has to offer us every single day. I love to oil paint, making things as abstract as I need them to be in that moment. I also enjoy hanging out with my dog and family.

 

Contact Alysha at 720-739-0823 or alysha@risingsuncounseling.com.

Melissa Odendahl, LPC

Therapist

I received my Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from the University of Denver. As a therapist, I bring compassion and empathy, a nonjudgmental stance, and a sense of positivity for each individual.

I enjoy working with a variety of people and have gained experience in various settings. I have counseled high schoolers within the school environment, I have worked with Native Americans in the community mental health setting, and I have been a therapist at an adult inpatient eating disorder facility. I believe it is important to meet you where you are and to hold hope for you to work through whatever challenge you are facing. I’m excited to work with you and to guide you through this process!

When I’m not in the office, I enjoy spending time with my cat, watching The Office, doing crossword puzzles, hiking, cheering on the Iowa Hawkeyes, and being with my friends and family.

Contact Melissa at 720-646-4341 or melissa@risingsuncounselingcenter.com.

Dave Orecchia, MA, MFTC

Therapist

I attended graduate school at Alliant International University shortly after getting sober in California. I graduated with a Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy, and much of my experience thus far has been working with individuals, families, and couples through substance abuse treatment centers. I facilitated group therapy and family group therapy in these settings as well.  

 

I’ve helped clients through depression, anxiety, and traumatic experiences, along with personality disorders, relational issues, and anger. I utilize Bowen theory of therapy, that is the intergenerational transmission of traits, along with internal family systems therapy, which posits that each individual has multiple parts to themselves that they show at different times. My goal is to help clients achieve a sense of inner peace and harmony, working through any shame or guilt that makes restoration of parts difficult.

 

I practice through a non-reactive stance, utilizing the Socratic method of asking questions, providing clients the opportunity to feel open and comfortable, while remaining curious of their journey. I utilize spiritual principles of sobriety during sessions with a focus on internal growth through personal self-care. This includes meditation, journaling, and different forms of exercise in order to positively affect brain chemistry.

 

When I’m out in the world, you can find me hiking with my dog Dex, working out, off roading, and playing basketball. I like to research things such as human consciousness, esoteric spirituality, and quantum computing. I am very interested in future technologies, cryptocurrency, and science fiction related books, movies, and tv shows.

Dave will begin accepting new clients on April 26, 2021. Call the office to schedule, 720-339-9830.

Andreia Scotto, MA, MFTC

Therapist

Ofrezco consulta individual, terapia de pareja y de familia en español.

 

Ofereço consultas individuais, bem como terapia para casais e famílias em português.

 

As a marriage and family therapist, I am trained to work with individuals, couples, and families. I believe that people can only be understood within the context of their most significant relationships, and I am passionate about helping my clients explore their true self and strengthen their connections.

 

I have experience working with clients facing a multitude of mental health challenges, which include (but is not limited to): depression, anxiety, behavioral issues, eating disorders, life transitions, mood disorders, difficulties with divorce and parenting, and relational problems.

 

I would love to help through your healing journey so you may achieve long lasting change. I am fluent in Spanish and Portuguese, and love to offer therapy in these languages in addition to English. 

 

When I’m not working, I enjoy spending time with family, hiking, dancing, and playing soccer. I am also a huge dog lover, and I dream of having a therapy dog some day.

Contact Andreia at 720-707-9221 or andreia@risingsuncounselingcenter.com.

Carol Polan, NLC

Counselor Intern

I am completing a Master's Degree in clinical mental health counseling at Adams State University. I have a bachelor's degree from Regis University in Communication, with leadership and conflict resolution specialties. I've also studied addiction counseling, business, and a bit of IT. And from foster care to fifty-something, I've studied life. I call this my Ph.D. in persistence.

I managed a home business while raising a family and moving cross country six times in 15 years to four different states. I understand rapid change, life transitions, sleep disturbance, and being too busy to think. I have an educational approach to counseling and a surviving-to-thriving approach to life, looking for strengths and finding joy. I've worked with kids, probationers, and served on a drug court team, facing the multifaceted systemic effects of addiction on individuals and families.

These experiences along with my passion for people and a personal library of too-numerous-to-count resources come together in a collaborative counseling approach of judgment-free wonder and exploration.

When I’m not working, I might be: winning(!) at cards, hiking, reading, writing, visiting with family and friends, volunteering, or in a moment of bliss at the beach. 

Contact Carol at 720-739-0312 or carol@risingsuncounselingcenter.com.