Grace Ballard, MA, LPC, CST | AASECT Certified Sex Therapist | Colorado, Denver, Boulder

My Practice

When we understand ourselves and our desires, we access our power. I help you learn what you want, and clear the obstacles out of your way. When the unconscious dictates our thoughts and behaviors, we are adrift in its hidden urges, fears, and conditioning. Getting to know ourselves brings these mysterious workings into the light, so that we can choose what we do with them. If you're feeling lost at sea, I can help you find your boat and compass. Once you're back at the helm, riding out the waves can be exhilarating!

I'm a poly/kink aware, AASECT certified sex therapist practicing contemplative psychotherapy, which utilizes mindfulness and a belief that we are all intrinsically wise and whole. I support a wide spectrum of sexual expression, and welcome diversity. We will go at your pace, and create together a warm environment in which new experiences emerge.

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


Presentation and Teaching Experience

Presenter: Martial Arts Meets Group Psychotherapy;
Contacting and Managing Aggression

American Group Psychotherapy Association,
New York, NY

Presenter: Use the Space, Use it You Must;
A Discussion About Gendered Spaces

Platte Forum,
Denver, CO

Presenter: Queering Group Therapy;
Moving Beyond Homonormative Clinical Care Models

American Group Psychotherapy Association,
New York, NY

Presenter: Queering Group Therapy;
Moving Beyond Homonormative Clinical Care Models

Four Corners Group Psychotherapy Society,
Boulder, CO

Presenter: Healing From Rejection in the Workplace
Design Leaders Meetup,
Denver, CO

Presenter: Mental Health for Fighters in Fight Camp
Denver, CO

Clinical Tutor: Naropa University:
Supervision of Student Interns

Teaching Assistant: Naropa University:
Life Transitions & Career Development
Family Systems
Buddhist Psychology


School: Modern Psychoanalysis,
Center for Modern Psychoanalytic Studies, 2019-Present

School: MA, Contemplative Psychotherapy, Naropa University
License No. and State: LPC.15111 Colorado

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

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

Training: Mindfulness Instructor,
Naropa University, 2017-2018

Certificate: Massage/Trauma Touch Therapist,
Colorado School of Healing Arts

Virtual Therapy Sessions

As a certified sex therapist, I offer remote teletherapy to my clients via phone calls or video meetings. With virtual therapy, I am able to offer online therapy anywhere in the Colorado area, such as: Denver, Boulder, Castle Pines, Lone Tree, Superior, Cherry Hills Village, Parker, Castle Rock, as well as Aspen, Grand Junction, Durango, and the greater western slope. By meeting with a sex therapist online, many clients find that it offers a convenient and comfortable way to discuss any topic related to sex therapy: gender, queer identity, relationships, polyamory, consensual non-monogamy, nontraditional relationships, sex addiction, out of control sexual behavior, kink, power exchange, and more.