Jessica Richards, LPC
I have found that my depth of experience working with children and families using developmental psychology for the last 19 years has given me unique perspective in serving my clients. I combine my knowledge of childhood development and psychological frameworks to help my clients. It is this combination of experiences and education that has led to my affinity for attachment and psychodynamic approaches in therapy. I believe our unconscious beliefs and childhood experiences are the key to our current challenges, and being able to identify repeating patterns of behavior that originate in childhood can help heal clients in a profound way.
Because of my background working with kids, I’m really passionate about helping adults work through their own attachment issues and any trauma experienced as children. I like to think of it as I’m helping my adult clients heal the children they once were so they can live their best lives now.
I am a Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC) and a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in the State of Colorado. I have spent the last 19 years working with children, parents, couples and adult individuals in both educational and therapeutic settings. I have a BA in Interdisciplinary Studies with a focus on Early Childhood Education and Psychology, as well as an MS in Mental Health Counseling.
I have a passion for neurodivergent affirming care, and believe all clients deserve therapy that serves their personal needs. This means therapy can look different ways for different people, and I am happy to meet you where you're at. I'm particularly aware of how neurodivergence can affect couples and how challenges can manifest due to misunderstandings about neurodivergence and individual needs between partners (and family members). As a neurodivergent clinician myself, with a house full of similarly-brained people, I am deeply invested in helping others who are struggling in this neurotypical world.
Michelle Strandberg, LPC
I received my Masters in Relationship and Family Counseling through the COAMFTE accredited University of Colorado in Denver. I am a pre-licensed Relationship and Family Therapist (MFTC) and Licensed Professional Counselor. I am honored to provide individual, partnership, and family counseling at Whole Hearts Therapy.
My therapeutic lens is largely informed by the sciences of connection. These include attachment and polyvagal theories, interpersonal neurobiology, and somatic experiencing. A golden thread that links these sciences is hope. With attention and intention, it is possible to move through pain and embody enduring change.
Together, we will explore the origins of your current attachment strategies and uncover that which interrupts the ability to deeply connect to yourself and others. This process of learning (and unlearning) reveals an innate wisdom, guiding you home to yourself and relationships that fulfill you.
I recognize that we hold many intersecting identities with varying degrees of privilege and power. Therefore, I take into careful consideration the biological, psychological, and social influences that impact quality of life and access to resources for wellness. I take it as my professional and personal responsibility to amplify, and advocate alongside, the voices of communities marginalized by systemic oppression.
I enjoy being in nature, practicing yoga, live music, and sharing laughs with loved ones (and clients)!
Seth Hardy, LPC
My passion is serving clients who seek to make emotionally healthy changes for themselves and their relationships. My integrative therapeutic approach is rooted in attachment theory, trauma-informed care, and the power of relationship. Attachment-formation and early childhood experiences, including trauma, have a profound impact on our later lives and interactions. These experiences form templates that drive how we operate in the world: they may support our success or contribute to challenges in our individual and relational functioning.
I received my Masters in Relationship and Family Counseling from the University of Colorado in Denver and am a pre-licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (MFTC) and Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC). I draw upon years of therapeutic experience with individuals, couples/relationships, and families, often concerning childhood trauma and its impact.
Being mindful of the overt and subtle socio-economic, cultural, and systemic factors that impact our lives is integral to good therapy – especially so for people from marginalized communities. My intention is to acknowledge and honor the unique perspectives and experiences of my clients, giving them the therapeutic consideration deserved.
Regardless of your background, experience, or emotional wounds, I invite you to join me at Whole Hearts Therapy to heal the past and create a new, more hopeful future.