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 20 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, and anxiety 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 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 volunteer and court ordered treatment groups for and adults with DUI/DWAI charges/convictions, substance abuse, domestic violence, anger management, and cognitive restructuring issues.
Ashley Cassidy (Pronouns: She, Her, Hers; Preferred name Cassidy) was born & raised in Austin, TX. She completed her undergraduate at California State University Los Angeles with her Bachelor Degree in Psychology. More recently, in 2020, she received her Master Degree in Clinical Mental Health & Addictions Counseling from the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs. Cassidy is trauma informed and has experience working with LBGTQ+ adults.
Additionally, Cassidy’s experience includes work in Non-Profit, Low Income, Substance Use, Mental Health, and Homelessness. Furthermore, she has facilitated individual and group therapy sessions among diverse populations and diagnoses. Her areas of interests include substance use disorders, trauma related disorders, anxiety, and depression. She also uses somatic work including exercises like Yoga.
Cassidy is a Licensed Professional Counselor Candidate currently pursuing the credentials of Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC). She is also pursuing her Certified Addictions Counselor (CAC II) and Domestic Violence Approval.
Domestic Violence Approved Provider
Sandra graduated from Mary Mount University, Arlington, VA with a Master Degree in Education. After working as an educator, she pursued a Masters in Mental Health Counseling from Capella University. Sandra is credentialed as a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Licensed Addiction Counselor. 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 issues, substance abuse issues, and court ordered DUI and domestic violence offenders. 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 cognitive restructuring/anger management groups, Level II groups and parenting education 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.
Wanda was born in Guayama, Puerto Rico. Her family moved to the San Francisco Bay Area during her teen years where she remained into adulthood. She completed her MBA and her undergraduate degree at Indiana Wesleyan University with her Bachelor Degree in Corrections/Addictions Counseling and earned a minor in Criminal Justice.
Wanda has experience working with individuals involved with the criminal Justice system and Therapeutic Communities within the Department of Corrections. Wanda’s experience includes advocating for Low Income Families, Children of Parents Struggling with Substance Use, Individuals living with a Mental Health condition and Addiction, and Women and Children coming out of Domestic Violence situations. After Hurricane Maria, Wanda managed logistics and resources from several Universities and private citizens to bring needed supplies to school children and low-income families in Puerto Rico.
Wanda has facilitated group therapy sessions among incarcerated men, supervised dorm programing, and was chosen to bring a turnaround for an inpatient recovery housing unit with over 200 clients/offenders allowing for full compliance with laws, regulations, policies, and procedures; successfully bringing adherence and program compliance.
Her areas of interests include substance use disorders, providing care to the Spanish speaking community, and helping individuals on their way to a brighter tomorrow.
Wanda Schrader is an Internationally Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor (ICADC), Certified Addiction and Drug Abuse Consultant II (CADAC II), and a Certified Peer Addiction Recovery Coach (CAPR I).