Welcome, I’m Sarah James LCSW, CAS, EMDR, CBC, and CEC

Founder, Individual Therapist and Coach

Hi, I am Sarah James the founder of The Counseling Place. I hold a BA and MSW from the University of Denver. In addition, I am a Certified Addiction Counselor, Certified EMDR Therapist, Certified Executive Coach, Certified Business Coach, and Certified Emergenetics Coach.

Sarah is also an EMDR Approved consultant and teaches other therapists how to use EMDR Therapy in their own practices.

For nearly 20 years, I have been helping people break through their walls and old life patterns that keep them stuck in their lives and move them into their best selves. I use several techniques through this process including, Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, EMDR Therapy, and many coaching strategies. I have spent over 25,000 hours working with clients throughout my career. I know how to get people where they want to go by engaging in therapy.

Design Your Life

We have been helping people in Lone Tree and surrounding areas live their best lives since 2007. I am so glad you are here. This website and my team are here to help you and your families take purposeful action in becoming your optimal self and enhancing your life.

I help you unload the baggage you carry through life experiences that have been harmful and held you back. You know what I am talking about. You know that in order for you to move forward and feel total authenticity within yourself and congruency in your life, you need it gone!

Then, we move forward and you stretch to reach goals that you have always had for yourself, but never thought you could reach. I am here to give you clarity to design your life for optimal happiness. The previous sentence seems unachievable for most when they begin working with me, but it is not!

For some reason, we are conditioned to not truly dream big, and make those dreams come true. Why not? Ask yourself this. Why have your dreams not come to fruition? What is the block? Together, let’s get you there!

Get to know Sarah better through this radio interview from National Broadcast Radio

Individual Therapy

Why is working with me so effective? I have extremely strong intuitive skills that cut through the confusion and get to the root of the matter quickly. Without healing and neutralizing the root issue, it makes forward movement difficult. This is where my strategies that I have been using and perfecting for nearly 15 years come in. I also use direct and honest communication with you in order to optimize the

effectiveness of therapy. We don’t beat around the bush. People come to me wanting to make substantial changes in their lives and we take action to achieve their goals.

Career, Executive, and Business Coaching

I help people like you gain a whole new sense of freedom, purpose, and confidence in the work they do every day.
Say goodbye to stress, anxiety, and sleeplessness and discover a whole new sense of freedom & purpose

Finally feel confident and in control of your career and your work days

Stop being reactive and become confident, decisive, and at cause

Make more money and feel fulfilled in your career

I’ve made it my mission and life’s purpose to prove to you that you don’t have to be unhappy, oppressed, or feel held back by your career. That’s old school thinking. You know, the old “Well, if it were fun it wouldn’t be called a job,” kind of thinking.

Let me introduce you to a different concept. It’s called Upshifting your career.

To Upshift Your Career means finally feeling empowered in your daily work life. See, when you continue to tolerate and subject yourself to a disempowering daily grind, you’re causing more harm than you realize to your overall confidence, health, and quality of life. I know because in the 15+ years I’ve spent as a therapist, I’ve seen firsthand the damage this causes.

I’m going to teach you how to…

Earn the money you know you’re worth.

Retrain your brain to unlock your fullest potential.

Discover your purpose and become confident in knowing that you can achieve what you set out to do. I’m here to tell you that all of this really IS possible, even if you don’t believe it right now. My clients experience these same transformations using this very system. Now I’m bringing it straight to you.

UpShift Your Career includes not only coaching with me, but also robust weekly modules that you have access to. Please click on this link to go deeper into this transformational program


I look forward to connecting with you!

Sarah James

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  • Family Therapy 100% 100%
  • Substance Abuse Counseling 100% 100%
  • Child & Teen 100% 100%
  • Trauma & EMDR 100% 100%