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Kraig & Associates can provide a variety of therapeutic approaches to help relieve your symptoms of distress. We possess the skills that can treat a variety of mild to severe mental health issues.

Begin your journey to a better life today

transparent logo - Kraig & Associates of Castle Pines

Kraig & Associates can provide a variety of therapeutic approaches to help relieve your symptoms of distress. We possess the skills that can treat a variety of mild to severe mental health issues.

Begin your journey to a better life today

transparent logo - Kraig & Associates of Castle Pines

Kraig & Associates can provide a variety of therapeutic approaches to help relieve your symptoms of distress. We possess the skills that can treat a variety of mild to severe mental health issues.

Begin your journey to a better life today

transparent logo - Kraig & Associates of Castle Pines

Kraig & Associates can provide a variety of therapeutic approaches to help relieve your symptoms of distress. We possess the skills that can treat a variety of mild to severe mental health issues.

Begin your journey to a better life today

transparent logo - Kraig & Associates of Castle Pines

Kraig & Associates can provide a variety of therapeutic approaches to help relieve your symptoms of distress. We possess the skills that can treat a variety of mild to severe mental health issues.

Counseling Services For Castle Rock & Castle Pines

Couples Counseling

Couples counseling can be very effective in providing the opportunity to reconnect with your partner and resolve issues from our past. Through couples counseling we begin to understand the reality of how unfinished childhood issues are still affecting your life and relationships.

Therapy for Depression

The focus of treatment for depression is to alleviate depressive symptoms and help the individual develop healthy thinking patterns and beliefs about self and others that will help prevent the relapse of depression.

Therapy for Trauma

Trauma can be described as a powerful emotional response to a distressing event, such as unexpected loss of a loved one, or abuse.

Grief Counseling

Grief is a natural emotional response resulting from a significant loss, especially the loss of a loved one.

About

Kraig Smiegowski

Kraig partners with clients to understand their challenges and works with them cooperatively to make changes they need to improve their lives. I will meet with you to discuss your concerns and create a treatment plan that is focused on your goals. I use cognitive behavioral therapy as well as person-centered approaches to treat anxiety, depression, personality disorders, and developmental disorders.

Kraig is a Licensed Clinicial Social Worker with specific training in mental health counseling. Kraig earned his Master’s Degree in Social Work from Loyola University in Chicago. 

“Our time spent with Kraig as our counselor was time well spent. My wife and I were indeed struggling with our relationship and seeking a professional turned out to be one of the best decisions we could have made. Kraig has been nothing but a true professional in all of our sessions. His soft spoken demeanor and his approach to our relationship in helping us rebuild that relationship has been nothing short of a wonderful experience. Always listening and allowing us to express ourselves in a positive environment, we were able to start that process of re-establishing our marriage. We were his “rock star clients” as he put it to us. Always encouraging our relationship forward. Today our marriage together is stronger than it has ever been. With hard work, commitment and his direction we have experienced a new beginning. Really a new life together, exciting! We will be forever grateful to Kraig for bringing us back to being the married couple, as well as the family we wanted and needed. Kraig, thank you sir and God bless you.”

-Gary 

“When we met Kraig, I was at my wits end. No one was giving my son the time of day. Therapists included. Kraig took the time to build a relationship with him and earned his trust. We have a quality of life now that we never could have achieved without his care.”

-Nicole 

Testimonials

Kraig is a unique therapist. When I experienced the deaths of both of my parents within eight months of each other, and then the accidental death of my best friend of forty years, all within a two year period, I knew I needed help. Kraig was not only compassionate, empathetic and logical, he actually used science and psychology to craft a tailor-made plan for me. To try to get through your grief alone, with no real plan, makes no sense. He can and did make a huge difference for me. It is a process that few people understand and friends and family are not able to help you with it. He is amazing!

Client Testimonial

“Our family has found great benefit from counseling with Kraig! He has provided wisdom along with valuable insights to work together to build bridges within our family”

Dr. Patrick and Heidi Knapp

“I began seeing Kraig Smiegowski in early 2018. I was suffering from anxiety and depression, most of which temmed from the pressures of my job. Even though I was taking medicine for both these conditions it was not enough. I needed additional help and tools to deal with the feelings I was experiencing on a daily basis. Through week;y sessions with Kraig, he helped me identify the source of my issues and provided me with a combination of tools, books, exercises and techniques to help me significantly improve my ability to deal with my anxiety and depression. Kraig has a very understanding and calming approach to therapy and I highly recommend him for anyone seeking counseling.”

-Rich

Therapy for Depression

Do you constantly feel anxious, worthless, or guilty? Do you feel restless or on-edge? Are you bothered by muscle-tension and feel like you’re wound-up in a knot? People dealing with inner struggles like depression and anxiety often express these issues outwardly and it can affect more than just yourself. It can put stress on your relationships, family, your job, and daily life. Treatment for depression and anxiety disorders can help reduce anxiety and make daily life feel less like an uphill battle. The focus of treatment for depression is to alleviate depressive symptoms and help the individual develop healthy thinking patterns and beliefs about self and others that will help prevent the relapse of depression. Kraig & Associates Counseling has years of experience helping patients with treatments of anxiety disorders and depression.

Effective Treatments for Depression

COGNITIVE BEHAVIORAL THERAPY - CBT uses the process of identifying and challenging negative and irrational thoughts. CBT leverages the powerful link between thoughts, feelings, and behaviors to help provide relief for depression.

MINDFULNESS TECHNIQUES - These techniques help the individual to experience relief from symptoms of stress and fatigue by encouraging the client to engage in meditation and utilize grounding techniques to help stop the cycle of depression and anxiety.

Goals for Treatment of Depression

The goal of treatment for depression is to alleviate depressive symptoms and return the client to a previous level of effective functioning. In addition, to help the individual develop healthy thinking patterns and beliefs about themselves and others that will help prevent the relapse of depression.

Couples Counseling

The approach used by Kraig will help couples to reconnect and feel safe sharing past emotional wounds from childhood and share with each other what makes each individual feel loved. By obtaining this information couples can begin to re-channel behavior into effective strategies for loving and caring for each other. Acknowledging and letting go of inappropriate beliefs from childhood.

Treatment for Couple Couseling

Using a cognitive behavioral approach and guidance in the dialogue process to help couples communicate in a safe and effective manner. Married couples will learn to acknowledge and let go of inappropriate beliefs from childhood, replace ineffective behaviors and defense strategies to regain the romance and fun in the couple’s relationship.

Goal for Treatment
Couples will learn to foster respect, affection and closeness. Build and share a deeper connection and resolve conflict gridlock. Learn research-based tools of successful relationships and strengthen and maintain success in your relationship.

Therapy for Trauma

Trauma can be described as a powerful emotional response to a distressing event, such as unexpected loss of a loved one, or abuse. Trauma can continue to cause both emotional and physical symptoms for many years after the event has concluded. Some symptoms of trauma a person can experience could be avoidance of trauma reminders, including memories, flashbacks to the traumatic event, irritability, anger, and other negative emotions. In addition, distressing dreams and other sleep problems, and self-blame regarding the traumatic event.

Treatments for Trauma
COGNITIVE BEHAVIORAL THERAPY – CBT works by identifying and challenging unhealthy thinking patterns that contribute to the symptoms of trauma.

NARRATIVE EXPOSURE THERAPY – Which exposes the individual to reminders of the trauma via writing exercises in a gradual and safe way. The narrative exposure therapy helps patients to experience their trauma in a safe environment which helps to reduce the emotional power of trauma which reduces symptoms.

Goals for Trauma
Reduce symptoms of previous trauma experience and gain a sense of empowerment and control. In addition, to develop healthy boundaries with others and feeling comfortable to to say no.

 Grief Counseling

Grief is a natural emotional response resulting from a significant loss, especially the loss of a loved one. Depending on the person and the situation, grief can be handled with the assistance of close friends and family members who listen to your grief and allow you to process your loss. However, for some people, grief can become too painful. It can grow into something totally different, like depression or anxiety. Some symptoms of grief you may experience are lack of appetite, weight loss, insomnia, and depression. In addition, thoughts dominated by loss coupled with poor concentration, tearful spells, and confusion about the future. Finally, having a strong emotional response of sadness when losses are discussed.

Treatment for Grief/Loss
Talk-therapy is effective with grief and loss due to giving the patient the ability to talk about their grief in a safe and nurturing environment. Moreover, I use the concepts from a time-tested approach created by by Alan Wolfelt, Ph.D. which focuses on reconciling your grief.
Goal for Treatment
“An important concept to keep in mind as you journey through grief is that of reconciliation. You cannot “get over” or “recover from” or “resolve” your grief, but you can reconcile yourself to it. That is, you can learn to incorporate it into your consciousness and proceed with meaning and purpose in your life.”
Alan D. Wolfelt, Ph.D.

Individual and Couples Counseling Fee Schedule

Individual

50-minute session. The fee will be collected at the start of each session.

$100

Couples

50-minute session. The fee will be collected at the start of each session.

$120

Cancellations

There is no charge for any session canceled 24 or more hours in advance. Sessions canceled with less than 24 hours notice will be charged a fee for the amount of the session.

Other Services We Offer

TREATMENT SPECIALIZATION INCLUDES

  • Adjustment disorders
  • Affective disorders
  • Anxiety disorders
  • Couples counseling
  • Depression
  • Grief/Loss
  • Life problems
  • Men’s issues
  • Mood disorders
  • Phobia’s
  • Panic disorders
  • Sexual addiction
  • Stress management
  • More

Frequently Asked Questions

Why do we not take insurance?

Choice: You and your therapist are in charge of goals, length of treatment, obtaining the therapist you would choose versus an insurance company providing you with a limited selection of therapists.

Insurance/Deductibles: We will provide a receipt for the counseling service at the time of the appointment that may be used to submit for reimbursements upon request.

Privacy: Insurance requires a diagnosis to authorize treatment. These negative labels can follow a client through life and interfere with insurability later. Your files are not shared with anyone.

What populations do we work with?

We have counselors with specialized training to work with adolescents, adults, individuals, and couples.

How does counseling work?

People seek counseling for many different reasons: a crisis, a loss, a major life change, to sort things out to have a happier life, or to improve relationships. Counseling begins with an initial meeting with the therapist to gather information and history in order to develop a plan to meet each individual’s/family’s needs. Counseling may include individual, group, and/or family sessions.

How long does it take?

Each session lasts typically 50 minutes. Your therapist will establish with you a regular schedule based on your specific needs. A person may come to counseling once or twice or may choose to continue counseling until they have met their goals for life improvement.

How much does counseling cost?

Each 50-minute individual session costs $100.

Each 50-minute couples counseling session is $120. 75-minute couples counseling sessions are $180.

The fees will be collected at the start of each session.

We accept credit card, check, or cash.

Will what I share be kept private?

All of your conversations with Kraig & Associates’ counseling staff are completely confidential (except where mandated otherwise by law, as in the case of child abuse and/or elder abuse or imminent danger to yourself or others).

How many counseling sessions will I need?

The number of sessions depends on several factors, including but not limited to the goals for therapy, the severity of issues encountered, and of course, the client’s willingness to actively participate.

What if I must cancel my counseling session?

There is no charge for any session canceled 24 or more hours prior to the scheduled time. However, sessions canceled with less than 24 hours’ notice will be charged a fee in the amount of the session.

Will my insurance company pay for counseling?

Many insurance plans reimburse for some portion of psychotherapy. Please direct questions about reimbursement amounts and timeliness to your insurance company. Kraig & Associates Counseling are not contracted (in-network, preferred provider) with any insurer. We will provide a receipt for the counseling services at the time of the appointment that may be used to submit for reimbursements upon request. Please note that we do not complete any insurance paperwork.

Where is your office and what are your hours?

Our office is in Castle Pines.

We have daytime, evening, and weekend appointments available. Please call or e-mail for availability.

Call us at 303-895-9545 or email us at kraig.smiegowski@gmail.com

How do I start counseling?

Simply click on the contact form and leave your information. The therapist will contact you to discuss an appropriate schedule for your first appointment.

Don't Wait Any Longer. Start Forging Your Own Path Today!

Call us today at 303-895-9545

7501 Village Square Drive Suite 202
Castle Pines, CO 80108

Phone: 303-895-9545

Open
Monday - Thursday 10am - 7pm
Friday 10am - 2pm
Saturday 9am - 1pm
Closed Sunday

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