Boulder Psychotherapy Institute

Advanced Training in Applied Existential Psychotherapy (AEP) — since 1989

An Experiential Psychodynamic Gestalt Approach   •   Boulder, Colorado

Stephanie Bryan, L.C.S.W., C.A.C. III

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Certified Addictions Counselor

REAL Parenting
1530 55th Street
Boulder, CO 80303-1256
phone: 303-397-0646
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Therapist Information

Therapist Gender: Years in Practice: 27
Licensure or Registration: Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Certified Addictions CounselorNumber: 989243
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Client Focus

Mode of Therapy: Individual
Age Specialty: AdultClient Gender: All
Client Sexual Orientation: AllEthnicity: All
Languages Spoken: French

Specialty Areas

Anxiety or Fears
Addiction or Substance Abuse
Parenting Issues
Shyness or Social Phobia
Anger or Impulse Control
Trauma/PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress)
Diversity Issues
OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder)
Bipolar/Manic Depressive Disorder

Treatment Approaches

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Eclectic Therapy
EMDR Eye Mvemnt Desensitization & Reprocessing

I have worked in the fields of mental health, addictions, and parenting for over 25 years. I enjoy helping people with depression, anxiety, and addictions turn their lives around using Cognitive Therapy, EMDR, Brainspotting, and Parent Coaching.

I empower parents to manage their parenting challenges using Respect, Empathy, Appreciation, and Love (REAL Parenting). I offer parent coaching and 5 parenting classes: Becoming a Love and Logic Parent, Love and Logic Early Childhood Parenting Made Fun! Creating Happy Families and Responsible Kids, REAL Parenting, Active Parenting for Stepfamilies in 3, and Siblings Without Rivalry. I teach parenting classes fall, winter, spring, and summer. For parenting classes/coaching, see


Becoming a Love and Logic Parent - This class teaches parents practical skills for interacting with their kids. In these classes parents will learn to parent with empathy and logical consequences. Children will learn to accept responsibility for their actions and that the quality of their lives depends on the quality of their thinking and their decision-making. Classes are available for parents of kids of all ages. Next class starting Monday, Oct. 1.
Active Parenting for Stepfamilies in 3 is an abridged version of Active Parenting for Stepfamilies, a video-based discussion program to help parents and stepparents raise children in the challenging stepfamily environment. It uses many of the same elements of the original program, but it's only 3 sessions and focuses mainly on topics specific to stepfamilies. Session I: Stepfamily Living - A Different Parenting Challenge. - Emotional baggage; - Coping with loss;- Adjusting expectations; - 5 Guidelines for Active Stepparents. Session II: Turning Differences into Opportunities. - Dealing with differences; - Establishing limits (of time, space, authority, money); - Avoiding loyalty conflicts; - Easing transitions. Session III: Encouraging Stepfamily Success. - Discipline in a stepfamily; - Power of Encouragement. Next class starting Thursday, October 27.
Love and Logic Early Childhood Parenting Made Fun! Creating Happy Families and Responsible Kids.™ This class is directed towards parents of children pre-birth to age 6. It provides parents with specific, tangible skills to use and a mind-set that allows you to be present with your children, meet their needs, develop a loving relationship from your infant's first day, and set developmentally appropriate limits and boundaries. It is empowering to both parents and children. Taking this class when your children are infants gives you a way of thinking about parenting and your role as a parent who can raise children from a very young age who can think and problem-solve. Nursing infants are welcome to attend. Next class starting Tuesday, Oct. 11.
REAL Parenting®. This class focuses primarily on how to develop and maintain your relationship with your middle school and high school children, teaching you specific, concrete skills you can use to connect and stay connected with your children. The primary themes of REAL Parenting classes are respect and empathy. Next class at September High School, Wednesdays, Oct. 12 - Nov. 16 (No class Oct. 19), 6:30 - 9:15.
Siblings Without Rivalry How to Help Your Children Live Together So You can Live Too, by Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish. The goal of the Siblings Without Rivalry group workshop is to help you to help your children learn how to live together. Each session sensitizes parents to what it is that increases hostility between children and the attitude and the language that decreases hostility. During each session, parents will learn and practice specific skills that help to reduce friction and make harmony possible. Participants will also have the opportunity to take a fresh look at their own adult sibling relationships. Next class starting Monday, Nov. 28.

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