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Charley Rosicky, LCSW

I am a licensed clinical social worker, offering both in person and video psychotherapy for adults in the State of Colorado and video psychotherapy for adults in the State of Kansas. Prior to opening this practice, I enjoyed over 20 years working in hospice settings as a medical social worker and as a grief counselor. Therefore, my primary specialties are supporting caregivers, navigating illness and trauma, and healing through grief, loss and life transitions. I also offer therapy for those affected by the climate crisis, and for spiritual trauma. For more details about each of these services see Approach. I welcome those of all genders, races, nationalities, religions, politics, ages and sexual orientations.

I came to counseling and therapy after the death of an important person in my life showed me the pain and confusion that grief brought to our family. More recently I experienced the loss of community when clerical abuses of power devestated our church community.  Although I know that change is inevitable, when loss happens it feels shocking. It is natural to withdraw, and experience a variety of real symptoms. Although connection with others is usually an important part of healing, in the pain of grief or trauma there can be little energy to maintain connections let alone seek out new ones. Through my own therapy I found that honoring each and every part of my response to loss produced self compassion. Self compassion helped me to grieve and led me into appreciating the connections I still have, and eventually, into creating new ones. To support others in their healing, I have studied and employ a variety of methods including Companioning Grief Therapy, Internal Family Systems (IFS), Brainspotting, Mindfulness, and Solution Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT). There is more information on these approaches in the Approach section. 

 

I earned a BA in Comparative Religion at the University of Vermont, and a Masters degree in Social Work at the University of Wyoming. I have lived in Boulder County, Colorado for over 30 years and have deep roots in the community. I live with my spouse in Lafayette. When I am not providing therapy, I enjoy volunteering at her school Ziji Early Elementary, spending time with friends and family, playing sports, gardening, home remodeling, and being with song sparrows and other creatures in the outdoors.

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