Kris CameronKris Cameron, M.A., N.C.C, L.P.C., though not a Colorado native, got here as fast as she could, arriving in Denver in 1993. Born and raised in Virginia, Kris’ varied life experience includes working as a geologist on a drill rig, education consultant, property manager, paralegal, and stay-at-home mom. Kris’ life journey and passions led her to seek and receive a Master’s degree in Counseling from Denver Seminary. Kris has been happily married to Alec for over 16 years and together they have 4 children ages 19-25 in their blended family. Her hobbies are walking, hiking, landscaping, and reading. She also volunteers as a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) for Jefferson and Gilpin Counties, working with children in abuse situations.

As a counselor, Kris’ experience includes working as a practicum counselor at Shepherd’s Gate Counseling Center, interning at Cherry Hills Community Church, and leading support groups at Alternatives Pregnancy Center. She has also led Grief Share groups and Divorce Recovery groups. Kris is a Licensed Professional Counselor, a Nationally Certified Counselor and is fully Prepare and Enrich Certified for pre-marital counseling. Kris has also participated or will participate in the following coursework:

  • Animal Assisted Therapy Counselors Intensive
  • 30 hour Emotion Focused Couples Therapy externship
  • 20 hour Abuse Helpers training relating to recovery from sexual abuse presented by Dr. Dan B. Allender, author of “The Wounded Heart”
  • One Week Counselors Intensive with Dr.’s Henry Cloud and John Townsend, authors of numerous books such as “Boundaries”, “Safe People”, and “Changes that Heal.”
  • Advanced Counseling Certificate (100 hours) from Seattle School of Psychology and Theology/Allender Center. Ms. Cameron studied directly with Dr. Dan B. Allender for one year, increasing and honing her skills to help those with past sexual abuse and trauma.
  • 40 Hour CASA training – A CASA is a trained community volunteer appointed by a judge or magistrate to speak in the best interest of abused and neglected children. They work to ensure the child’s right to a safe and permanent home is addressed quickly and with due consideration.
  • Plant-Based Nutrition Certificate, Completed February 2017, eCornell and T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies

 

Vision for Counseling

In describing her vision, Kris explains, “Sometimes we battle messages from our past that tell us we are not good enough to be who we can be or that we deserve to be punished for things we have done. These messages are lies that we incorporate into our day-to-day existence. In our sessions we will uncover these lies and replace them with the truth—allowing YOU the opportunity to be the best you can be. Life is messy. And sometimes it gets so messy that we need help to make sense of it. While we have difficult situations in our lives, through counseling we can begin to understand why and how situations came to be, develop strategies for coping with them, and begin to live a more balanced and restored life. We will work together to understand your responses, how to manage those tough situations, and how to thrive in them rather than wither. Sometimes it may be necessary to go back in time to uncover past hurts and deal with them in the present. Whatever it takes, I am willing to walk through it with you.”

Specialties

Kris’ passion is to see lives transformed with the help of counseling, which is part of her own story. Incorporating multiple modalities of counseling, Kris works with the whole person, using what is best for each client at the right time. Kris believes there is no sense in wasting the 167 hours of the week you are not in counseling and encourages clients to be prepared to work hard both during counseling sessions and with homework.

Through Redwood Counseling Services, Kris offers both individual counseling and various counseling groups, specializing in sexual abuse healing, grieving losses, trauma recovery, blended family support, divorce recovery, post abortive healing, and topics related to women. Kris has worked with a greatly diverse population over the years and connects with men and women of all ages, ethnicities, belief systems, and socio-economic statuses. Because of her history, Kris has the unique ability to connect with people as both a counselor and confidante.

Some of Kris’ areas of work include:

 

Client Recommendations

“Kris Cameron is an extremely understanding and amazing person. She brings an aspect of friendship to a difficult subject and treats you like a person. She makes sure first and foremost that you know you aren’t alone. She genuinely cares about you as a person. You wont find a better therapist.” – Ms. A.

“Kris is a dynamic and fearless leader of the group. Kris always seems to know the right thing to say. As someone who is always afraid to speak in a group she was able to get me out of my shell and participating in the group comfortably.” – Ms. M.

“We cannot say enough good things about Kris Cameron. Within a matter of months of counseling with Kris, issues we had been working on in our marriage for over a year were suddenly beginning to fall away. We had tried so often on our own to work through these issues. We read many books and spent countless hours in discussion and prayer over the topic. What we didn’t realize was there was a root issue that we hadn’t dealt with. Once Kris was able to help us see the root issue, and work through it, the walls started falling down and our marriage was transformed.

“The most wonderful part of counseling was not only did Kris help us with the main concern of ours, but she helped us to have a healthier marriage over all. She was able to teach us ways to communicate more openly and more effectively. By the last few sessions of counseling we didn’t have much to talk about because we had been using her teachings throughout the week to work through anything that came up. I know these lessons will be invaluable for years to come.

“We owe so much to Kris. We often say to each other that it is hard to imagine how things were before we met her, because they have been so great ever since. We know that we are not perfect, by all means, and that we may need counseling again in our marriage. We are okay with that because we know how wonderful it is, and how all of us just need a little help sometimes. If we ever do need more counseling, we know the only person we would want to be our counselor is Kris Cameron.”  — Mr. and Mrs. M.

“Kris Cameron has been a God-send for me in my Post-Abortion experience. I was truly terrified of my own emotions and had convinced myself that I was the worst kind of person. Fortunately after finding Kris and learning how to grieve my losses and be vulnerable to my emotions, I am glad to say I am in the best state of mind I have been in in years. I had lost who I was and was not sure if I could ever find that woman again. Thanks to Kris, and many, many hours of working on anger, shame, and guilt, I know who I am again and I have regained my passions. Kris’s understanding nature and her ability to relate, made her a safe place to share my story and my fears. She exhibited empathy when necessary and gave me direction when it was most needed. I can’t say thank you enough for helping me.” – Ms. J.

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Speaking Engagements

Kris is also available to speak to groups of all types. She particularly enjoys MOPS groups because MOPS is part of her story! Kris served on MOPS steering as newsletter editor, special events coordinator, co-coordinator, coordinator of a Night MOPS group, and she started an inner city MOPS group for single moms in downtown Denver. She also shared the MOPS vision in Finland! She enjoys telling her story and encouraging ALL moms!