Aproved Domestic Violence Clinical Supervisor,
Trauma Dynamics Mastery Therapist
Shawn Griffin graduated from the University of Nebraska with his Bachelor Degree in Psychology and later his Master Degree in Community Counseling. He moved to Colorado in 1999. He has been a Licensed Professional Counselor in Colorado since 1999 and has over 19 years of experience in the fields of mental health and substance abuse, including trauma therapy in Parker. Shawn is also a Licensed Addictions Counselor and a Trauma Dynamics Mastery Therapist.
Shawn's experience includes work in residential, hospital and outpatient settings. He works with adults and couples and has expertise in trauma therapy using the Trauma Dynamics model (mastery level) and EMDR (2nd level clinician). Shawn also has expertise in couples counseling, substance abuse, depression, anxiety, and bi-polar disorders.
Shawn also provides clinical supervision for other therapists and therapists' in training in general clinical, domestic violence, substance abuse, and the Trauma Dynamic's model. Currently, Shawn supervises therapists in Parker and therapists in Castle Rock.
In addition to this clinical work, he has been co-owner and Clinical Director of Running Creek Counseling since 2000. The agency serves Parker, Aurora, Denver, Centennial, Lone Tree, Highlands Ranch, and the surrounding area. The agency provides court ordered and volunteer treatment groups for adolescents and adults with DUI/DWAI charges/convictions, substance abuse, domestic violence, anger management, and cognitive restructuring issues.
Kallie graduated from Harding University in Searcy, Arkansas with a bachelor’s in Psychology and a master’s in Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling. She has worked in Arkansas with Health Resources of Arkansas serving individuals and families, and most recently she worked for Harding University in the school’s counseling center serving students and faculty. Her experience involves residential substance abuse, inpatient psychiatric, and community outpatient services for individuals, families and groups. Kallie’s interests include families and couples therapy as well as individual counseling for grief/loss, depression, anxiety, trauma work, and relational and family issues. She is currently working towards licensure as an LPC in Colorado.
DVOMB Treatment Provider
Sandra Merrow graduated from Marymount University, Arlington, VA with a Master in Education. After working as an educator and raising two daughters, she pursued a master in mental health counseling from Capella University. Following practicum and internship at Running Creek Counseling, Sandra worked at Aurora Center for Treatment where she worked with individuals and facilitated groups for mental health concerns, substance abuse issues, and court-ordered DUI as well as domestic violence treatment.
In 2015, Sandra returned to Running Creek Counseling to continue counseling individuals enrolled in the domestic violence offender treatment program. In addition she has facilitated CBT, anger management, and parenting psycho-educational groups. With experience and training in CBT and DBT, Sandra counsels individuals to better manage anxiety, depression, life-adjustment issues, stress and address substance abuse concerns.
Sandra is currently working towards licensure as a LAC.
Elizabeth Wilson graduated from Metropolitan State University of Denver with her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and a minor in Anthropology. Elizabeth graduated from the University of Phoenix with Master of Science in Counseling/Marriage, Family & Child Therapy. She interned with Running Creek Counseling and Synergy Outpatient. Elizabeth's experience includes work with adolescents and families in residential, school and outpatient settings. She is experienced in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, individual and group counseling, and her areas of interest include substance related disorders, anxiety, depression, trauma related disorders and other mental health issues. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor and is working on becoming credentialed as a Licensed Addictions Counselor and becoming an approved Domestic Violence provider.