ABOUT US


Tara Hedman

I am so honored to walk with individuals on their journey to find hope and wholeness. Life can be a complicated and devastating journey. Individuals who continue to walk bravely through life while carrying confusion and pain can find peace from the chaos.

Helping mend shattered hearts is my specialty. My desire to help comes from a place of personal experience. I spent many hours as a client in the counseling room and I know the vulnerability required to show up and consider telling the truth; maybe for the first time. It takes vulnerability, and often we feel that our vulnerability is what got us into the situation in the first place. Perhaps we’ve vowed never to be vulnerable again.

The importance of a safe, protected environment where you can open in your time is essential to the healing process. With gentleness and compassion, we approach your goals and desires, and they may change over time. With great care, and a vision for a future where you are free to be the person you were born to be, we discover and recover your truest self.

I bring education, training, and experience in group and individual therapy specific to PTSD, complex trauma, sexual abuse and aversion, relationship difficulties, anxiety and depression, and childhood abuse.

My hope is that you find a compassionate, understanding setting for your heart to be heard and understood. Change is possible. You deserve to find hope on life’s journey. I would be honored to walk with you.

Get in Touch

Cindy Harrell

dsc00448Feelings of inferiority and disconnection are often brought on by circumstances and events that are out of your control. Perhaps these events are recent, or decades ago. Either way, your story can change.

Because of my own trauma history, I understand the frightening feeling of being unsafe in my own body. I believed trauma was my identity. It was not, and neither is it yours. Healing and harmony are possible. Helping others find restoration through a mind-body connection is my passion.

Often times, due to physical, emotional, or spiritual trauma, we have vacated our bodies as a form of protection. This keeps us from meaningful connection with ourselves and others. The practice of yoga in a supportive, protected environment can help you learn how to respond to feelings and sensations as they arise. Together, we can re-engage with your strength.

Your feelings of pain, shame, or fear will be attended to gently, and with great care. You can find contentment and be fully present in a meaningful way. The practice of being firmly established in love is cultivated over time. Yoga is an invitation to discover your true self, and provides a pattern and path for staying present no matter the circumstances. It is a journey worthy of your time.

Whether we are on or off the mat, in individual or group sessions, the sense of well-being stays with you throughout the day and throughout your life. I would be honored to walk with you.

Get in Touch

Paige Pancratz

Do you feel misunderstood or have a sense that you are undeserving of love? There are reasons we feel this way, and reasons why we’ve lost our sense of direction. Counseling is often the first place a person can experience letting go of who they think they should be and be able to show up exactly as they are. 

Life and its experiences can hijack our sense of safety. A safe counseling space can help you reclaim your right to a life filled with joy, love, hope and understanding. Giving clients the opportunity to be seen and heard while being authentically themselves is why I love being a counselor. 

It may be anxiety, depression, addictive behaviors, relationship concerns, or perhaps you don’t know what to call what you’re experiencing, but something is ‘off.' That’s ok, you don’t have to have it all sorted out to seek counseling. Come exactly as you are. My office is a judgement-free zone.

Clients come to counseling hoping for change, and it is my deepest honor to witness and walk beside you on your journey. It is a joy to extend curiosity and compassion as we work through what feels fractured and shattered inside.

Because of my own story of self-discovery and healing, I know the value of an intuitive, honest, accepting counselor who isn’t afraid of another’s pain or fear. It is a gift to sit with clients as they discover their truest self and sense of resiliency. I’m a Licensed Professional Counselor Candidate, a Registered Yoga Teacher, and bring specialized training and experience with addiction and recovery to the counseling room. 

Asking for help is no small feat and I honor your courage to embark on this journey of healing and remembering your true nature. I’m not going to try to fix you. You aren’t broken, you’ve just forgotten who you truly are. I look forward to supporting you in whatever way best meets your needs. Healing is possible. 

Get in Touch

Ashley Rainey

Life is full of heartache and hope.  For many of us, we've not been given the tools or skills needed to walk through the struggles of life and find lasting relief.  We try walking different trails and wonder why we end up in the same place over and over.

Our greatest desire and pain often comes in the form of relationships. The wounds can be significant.  Then, we find ourselves in the same painful place again and again.  Unhelpful relational patterns can be uncovered and redirected with gentleness and care.  I would be honored to help you find a new path out of the confusion and pain.

I would be honored to help you find a new path out of the confusion and pain. I specialize in marriage and family concerns, as well as addiction, trauma, and all the ways the underlying pain makes itself known. 

Much of the healing in counseling hinges on how accepted and safe the client feels with the therapist.  This is especially true when personal relationships are being addressed.  I come into the counseling room agenda-free for you. We work only toward your goals.  We will focus on your healing, experiences, connections, and relationships at a pace that feels safe to you.  Together we'll create an environment that provides a deep, personal, and lasting change in you.  

I know what it's like to choose a counselor.  To walk into an office of a stranger with a broken heart and long for hope.  I know the vulnerability in telling the truth while needing kindness and respect in return. 

Regardless if you've been in counseling before or are considering counseling support for the first time, I would be glad to answer your questions and help you begin a new journey.  Your story, your hurt, and your desires matter.  There is help. 

I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the State of Colorado, and I bring the education, specialized training, and experience to help you find the life that's been waiting for you.  The old feelings and patterns can be transformed on the path.  Let's find it together. 

Get in Touch

Jadi Fergen

Has your life been ruled by chaos? Do you feel you don’t have the tools to stop the endless spinning? Are family dynamics feeling out of control? Counseling can help. When life feels hopeless, change is possible. I see it everyday.

It takes strength to ask for help. To contact a stranger and express a desire for something different takes courage. Perhaps you’re struggling, and yet you keep fighting. You are not broken, you are brave!

Through my own healing journey, I have learned how empowering it is to feel heard, accepted, and supported in a safe place. Valuing the unique experience of each individual and tailoring the counseling process based on their personal needs is my specialty. I don’t have a formula you need to plug into. Together, we discover what YOU need.

Working with parents, families, and teens is what I love. Is your teen struggling? Do you feel frustrated, and that you should be doing more, but don’t even know where to start? Perhaps your patience and confidence are wearing thin.

If your teen is struggling, depressed, anxious, irritable, struggling with relationships, substance use, or any other difficulty that growing up in today’s society can present, parenting can feel impossible. It is hard to watch them go through these struggles and not know how to help or where to turn. I would love to sort through the weeds of family with you.

Bring your stress, your sadness, your shame, your anger. I will meet you right where you are, and together we can work through this difficult life chapter.

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor Candidate.

I utilize a variety of treatment approaches including Narrative Therapy and EMDR. Let me help you find real life tools and help in developing effective strategies to cope with whatever you may be facing. There is hope!  

Get in Touch

Ollie

Hi! My name is Oliver, but everyone calls me Ollie. I work at Hedman Counseling Center. My favorite thing is greeting clients when they first walk in so they feel welcome. I am kinda shy when I first meet new humans, but my mom says that's good, because each visitor can decide if they want to pet me or not.

Mostly I just chew on my bone while you talk to the nice counselors here. You can pet me and I'll snuggle with you, but only if you want. Humans sometimes feel better saying scary or sad things if I am close by. My mom says I'm really good at knowing when humans are sad, so you can be sad as much as you need and I'll stay close by. 

The more you come to see us, the more I'll know you and how best to help. I get so excited when you come back and I get to see you and smell your shoes and coat. When you leave, I usually roll over so you can rub my belly. I really like that! And it's ok if you don't want to, it doesn't hurt my feeling at all. What you need is most important and maybe because I'm here you'll feel just a little bit better.

Get in Touch

Need To Make An Appointment Now?  Get in Touch  

About Us

We are so honored to walk with individuals and couples on their journey to find hope and wholeness of heart. We specialize in helping broken hearts find healing. Our hope is that you find a compassionate, understanding setting to be heard and understood. Learn more

Contact

4297 Austin Bluffs Pkwy, Suite 204,
Colorado Springs, CO 80918

719.235.5325 movingforward@hedmancounseling.com
Contact us


Pin It on Pinterest