Tanya Hamilton, LPC

Licensed Professional Counselor

Tanya Hamilton, Licensed Professional CounselorHi, all!  My name is Tanya Hamilton, and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor. I began my counseling career in 2007, working with clients who were incarcerated in the state prison system.  That experience solidified a belief that people are more than a sum of their worst choices and are all deserving of respect and compassion.

I moved on to community mental health treatment in 2016, where I served clients who came in seeking help with a host of issues, including but not limited to substance use, depression, anxiety, and trauma. 

I began to understand through the work in both corrections and community settings, how impacted many of my clients had been by childhood experiences, neglect, trauma, or abuse. 

In 2017, I shifted my focus to working with children and adolescents, first as a therapist and then as a clinical supervisor at a residential treatment center.  I continued to focus on trauma-informed treatment practices and understanding the relationship between trauma and mental health. 

Over the last year, I have continued to serve the children in our community as a middle school counselor, where I supported our students as we navigated the challenges of a pandemic together.  

Creating Agape Counseling

All of these experiences lead me to creating Agape, a place where we can work together toward your positive change, outside of some of the limitations of a school, residential, or community mental health setting.

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is the cornerstone of the work I do.  Basically, if we can think better, we can feel better, and then we can do better.  I also utilize some techniques and interventions from Dialectical Behavior Therapy and Motivational Interviewing. I strive to build a supportive and authentic relationship with my clients. I believe that you are the expert in your own life, and my role is to facilitate change and help you become the best version of yourself. 

I understand that beginning therapy is a big step, and I want to make that process as comfortable as possible.  You likely have some difficult things to talk about.  That doesn’t mean that therapy has to be “heavy” every session.  I believe in being able to laugh, relax, and be honest with each other. 

I truly feel my nearly 15 years of experience, along with the huge range of patients and many different areas I have worked in, are what sets me apart. When treating you, I can draw from so many different areas of experience to come up with a plan that works best for you. 

I look forward to working with you and appreciate your time and consideration. 

Kehly Stone, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Kehly StoneKehly is trained to offer a specialized technique of acupuncture known as acudetox, acupuncture detoxification, or five point ear acupuncture protocol. The NADA (National Acupuncture Detoxification Association) protocol, is a five point ear acupuncture intervention used for individuals with a history of trauma, substance misuse, abuse, dependence and/or behavioral and mental health history.

The technique consists of five sterilized small needles which are inserted into specific points of each ear and remain there for 30-45 minutes. Individuals who have undergone the NADA protocol have reported to be more clear minded, had reductions in cravings, decreased anxiety, less sleep disturbance and a decreased need for pharmaceuticals.

This technique is a good option for clients who want to explore alternatives to medications for symptom management, in conjunction with their therapy sessions.

Youth, Adolescent and Family Therapy

Open-Minded Counseling Services In Canon City, Colorado

At Agape Counseling Service, we are deeply committed to fostering the personal well-being and growth of adolescents and adults. Serving Fremont County and its neighboring regions, Counselor Tanya Hamilton prioritizes providing dedicated individual therapy, ensuring each client receives tailored care for their mental health needs.

With a counseling career spanning since 2007, Tanya Hamilton has garnered extensive expertise in addressing a wide range of mental health conditions. Experience therapy in a setting that is relaxed, judgment-free, and centered on prioritizing your mental health journey.

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