Grace Ballard, MA, LPCC  |  Contemplative Psychotherapy

My Practice

Are you tired of cycling through the same pattern, and you're ready to make a change? I know how hard it is to be stuck, and how scary it can be to wonder if you'll ever break free of the painful cycle you’re in. Maybe you want to change something, and yet it feels impossible. Maybe you're finally willing to take a risk and do something different, but you're not sure how to go about it. If you're ready to cultivate more freedom in your life, to feel happier and more satisfied, you've come to the right place.

I practice contemplative psychotherapy, which utilizes mindfulness techniques and a basic belief that we are all intrinsically good. I can help you reconnect to your basic goodness, while facilitating healing through relationship. I believe in moving at your pace and creating together an environment of warmth and safety.

I accompany people on their journeys. I will be with you in your pain and your joy. I prefer swimming in the deep waters: exploring the bigger questions around the meaning of life and death, how to find and maintain fulfilling relationships, how to thrive in our precious, finite time here.

“We react against the possibility of loneliness, of death, of not having anything to hold on to.  Fear is a natural reaction to moving closer to the truth.  If we commit ourselves to staying right where we are, then our experience becomes very vivid.  Things become very clear when there is nowhere to escape.” —Pema Chödrön


School: Naropa University
License No. and State: LPCC.0015262 Colorado
Supervisor Name: Brenda Bomgardner
Supervisor License: LPC.0011349 Colorado

Professional Associations

American Group Psychotherapy Association
Member since 2015

American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists
Member since 2017

Additional Credentials

Teaching Assistant: Naropa University: Life Transitions, Career Development, Family Systems, 2016-2017

Training: AASECT Sex Therapy Certificate, Institute for Sexual Education and Enlightenment, 2017-2018

Training: Emotionally Focused Therapy for Couples, CCEFT, 2017-2018

Training: Mindfulness Instructor, Naropa University, 2017-2018

Accreditation and School: Massage/Trauma Touch Therapist, Colorado School of Healing Arts, 2005

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