"Permission to live one’s life is not something one is given; it is to be seized"
Sarah McKelvey, MA, LPC
Licensed Professional Counselor
2305 E. Arapahoe Rd. # 123
Centennial, CO 80121
I work with a variety of psychological challenges, emotional ailments, and problems in living, including navigation of life transitions, relationship issues, anxiety, depression, identity development, life direction, choice and decision-making, meaning and spiritual life, self-confidence/assertion and self-advocacy, stress, addictions/self-defeating behavior/compulsions, loss and grief, and what Rollo May calls “the struggle to be”.
Utilizing the collected wisdom of many traditions from Western and Eastern psychology, philosophy, and spiritual orientations, the eclectic therapy I offer tends to be contemplative, insight-oriented, and introspective in nature. Together, through therapeutic dialogue and our shared experience of the therapeutic hour, we will seek deeper self-understanding, empathic connections, and relief/release from troublesome patterns, attitudes, and psychological difficulty.
... sustained and productive self-inquiry can help us emerge from psychological distress, ineffective ways of dealing with life challenges, and limiting ways of functioning ...
Learn more about the powerful and effective modalities I use to mobilize the therapeutic process ...
the foundation of Existential-Humanistic Psychology
liberally infused with Contemplative Traditions
“Both psychotherapy and sacred tradition provide the “guided search” for the deeper, spiritual significance to life”
enhanced and enriched by Analytical/Jungian Psychology
In addition to my work as a psychotherapist, I am a practitioner and advocate of contemplative cycling, a welcome contrast to competitive cycling that has become a passionate endeavor, a means of travel, and a vehicle for exploration of experience and the Western US.
A practice that spontaneously developed out of itself and the creative impulse of psyche and spiritual pathfinding, contemplative cycling is moving meditation, active imagination, and a fierce context for the discipline of cultivating vitality, energetic potential, and progressive experiences of awakening. Revolution: The Art of Wakeful Cycling is my forthcoming book blending memoir, contemplative practice, and adventure-travel writing.