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Meet Your Counselor

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Brooke Shaffer is a recent graduate from Naropa University, receiving her Masters in Clinical Mental Health Counseling with a concentration in Wilderness Therapy. She currently works as an unlicensed psychotherapist at Therapy Matters with clients of all ages; however, she finds her work with children to be particularly meaningful and engaging, especially when it’s an outdoor session.


Brooke has experience working with children who have anxiety, depression, OCD, Autism, and special needs. She is a compassionate, patient, and energetic therapist who strives to meet each child right where they are. Brooke is excited to help children learn basic mindfulness techniques while utilizing nature as a platform for adventure and discovery. Brooke has witnessed firsthand the positive effects that mindfulness has on her clients who are children. There has been more awareness, intention, understanding of emotions, and the ability to utilize coping skills in stressful situations. Come join Brooke for a summer of fun and exploration as she incorporates mindfulness in the outdoors.

Brooke's Certifications and Qualifications

  • CPR Certified

  • Certified Wilderness First Responder

  • Certified Clinical First Responder

  • Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood Education

  • Training in Mindfulness Approach

  • Training in Trauma-Informed Approach


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