Scott Church–Sex Therapy and Couple/Relationship Counseling in Denver, CO

Scott Church, MA, LPC: Compulsive Sexual Behavior/Sex Addiction, Sex/Sexuality, Couples/Relationships, Non-Traditional Relationships, Sexual Abuse, and Sex Workers

I consider myself to be kind/caring, warm, open-minded/non-judgmental, compassionate, empathic, and intuitive. I strongly believe that people are inherently healthy, which extends to sexuality, sexual expression, sexual behavior/interests, and intimate relationship(s). We all have the capacity to heal and connect to this inner-wellness with the right conditions and support. It was my own healing process that called me to shift careers, become a sex therapist, and help others cultivate wellness, health, balance, and greater joy and pleasure in their lives. The therapy process is fulfilling to me, and my personal history is relatable to many, if not most, of my clients. I work with clients grappling with issues that I feel passionate about, can connect with, and know can be reframed and/or integrated in a healthy way. It is often not easy to talk about compulsive sexual behavior/sex addiction, sexual abuse, sex and gender issues, non-traditional relationship dynamics, or even traditional relationship problems, which is why I truly believe that finding an open-minded therapist who you can feel safe with and relate to is key to the healing and growing process.

As a gay male and survivor of childhood sexual abuse, I understand the confusion and suffering that can come with sexuality, sex (including sexual behavior that feels out of control), and forming relationships with others. My family shamed sex, ignored sexual abuse, and normalized scapegoating victims. It was through my own healing, however, that I was able to develop a very different, very healthy perspective on sex, sexuality, and sexual expression. As a practicing sex therapist, I do not make sexual behavior or sexual interests the problem. Rather, I help clients identify underlying issues, pain, and trauma; process difficult feelings; relate to their experiences in new, healthy ways; and learn how to engage in sex and sexual/gender expressions that feel whole and nourishing. I do not adhere to any kind of 12-step, abstinence-based program or formulaic approach. I believe that when we begin to reframe our thoughts, feelings, behaviors, and perspectives and approach our lives, sexuality, and intimate relationships from a place of abundance and nourishment rather than from a place of longing, shame, or emotional poverty that true healing can occur and long-term shifts can be experienced. I deeply relate to this work and will embrace you, your questions, and your struggles with genuine openness, curiosity, and compassion.

I welcome and celebrate diversity in gender, sexual orientation, and sexual expression in my practice. I feel proud to serve individuals, those in relationships, sex workers/escorts, and those from communities across the spectrum. I work with people who identify as straight, gay, lesbian, bisexual, pansexual, queer, asexual, transsexual, transgender, cisgender, or binary, hold a totally sex-positive perspective, and engage each of my clients with a receptive, inquisitive mind. I also really enjoy facilitating relationship counseling of all kinds. I work with straight and same sex couples and open/poly relationships and help clients communicate about sex from everything to vanilla to kink. Like most effective sex therapists, I approach my practice from a place of non-judgment. What sets me apart, however, is that both professionally and personally, I truly believe that a healthy relationship to any and all forms of sexuality, sexual expression, and sexual behavior/interests is possible. I am interested in and supportive of all kinds of sex, sexual and gender expressions, and intimate relationships. There is not much that clients share with me that I have not directly or indirectly experienced myself and found health and wellness in. I sincerely believe that all forms of sex and expression can be nourishing, safe, healthy, and positive.

I am trained and practiced in many modalities that promote mindfulness/awareness and integrate the mind and body, including Somatic Experiencing (SE), a highly effective approach that facilitates the somatic processing of trauma; Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), which helps clients work toward acceptance, cultivate self-love, make friends with all parts of themselves, and build a strong sense of identity and confidence; and Psychobiological Approach to Couple Therapy (PACT), a framework that encourages couples to gain clarity around their individual thoughts and feelings in order to better understand, be attuned to and care for their partner. I continue to train in these modalities and others, especially those that integrate the mind and body. I also understand that every client and relationship is unique, so while I often draw from these modalities, I always work in the moment and create a therapeutic approach that best addresses your specific history, personality, needs, desires, concerns, and goals.

Although I am passionate about the work I do with clients and take an active interest in learning about sexuality and psychology, I also spend time fostering the health of my spirituality,  personal relationship(s) and sexual interests.. I love music–my first career was in the music industry. I spend time playing guitar and writing music. In addition to my regular contemplative practice, I have found music be one of the truest forms of mindfulness and meditation; it helps to keep me balanced and happy.

Scott Church earned his Master of Arts in Contemplative Counseling Psychology from Naropa University with additional coursework in Human Sexuality and Transforming Addictions. He is currently a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC.0015255) in the state of Colorado, and a member of the Colorado Counseling Association (CCA). He is trained and practiced in Sex Therapy, Somatic Experiencing (SE), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Psychobiological Approach to Couple Therapy (PACT).

Scott's Education, Training, anD CertificatioNS

  • Master of Arts, Contemplative Counseling Psychology

    • Naropa University

  • Sexual Health Certificate, Sex Therapy

    • University of Michigan School of Social Work Continuing Education (CE)

  • Somatic Experiencing (SE) – Beginning and Intermediate

    • Somatic Experiencing Trauma Institute

  • Psychobiological Approach to Couple Therapy (PACT) – Level I and Level II

    • PACT Institute

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) – ACT I and ACT II

    • Praxis, taught by Steven C. Hayes

  • Approved Clinical Supervisor Training (ACS): Supervision I and II

    • Noeticus

Scott’s teachinG Experience

  • Naropa University, Adjunct Faculty (Fall 2018-Present) and Clinical Support (Spring 2016, Spring 2017, and Spring 2019)

Scott’s guest lecturing experience

  • Sex Therapy: Naropa University, and Naropa Community Counseling Center

  • Compulsive Sexual Behavior: Naropa University; Denver University; University of Colorado, Denver; and Denver Family Institute

  • Couple Counseling: Denver University; Naropa University; and Naropa Community Counseling Center

Scott's Professional Association Affiliations/Memberships

Tracy Cobb–Sexual Trauma Counseling in Denver, CO

Tracy Cobb, MA, LPC: Sexual Abuse and Trauma

I believe that safety and trust are the most important aspects of the therapeutic relationship, especially when working with sexual abuse and unwanted sexual encounters. As a Somatic Experiencing Practioner (SEP), I offer clients a warm, compassionate, understanding, non-shaming, and welcoming space to be truly heard and seen. I consider myself to be creative, intuitive, and gentle, as well as fierce and protective in my work with others.

Healing the wounds of sexual trauma is a relational process, one that we are engaged in together. As you begin to make contact and touch into those parts of yourself that may have been too painful to fully address, we will engage in a titrated process of revisiting past experiences so that we can bring awareness to the difficult memories, emotions, and physical sensations associated with these traumatic experiences. I wholeheartedly believe that because sexual abuse, unwanted sexual encounters, and other forms of trauma occur in relationship, they are also healed within relationship–a healing relationship I am honored to offer those I work with.

I believe that well all have the resources to heal within us, and an inherent resilience and vibrancy to bring to our process of healing. Often with traumatic experiences, we become disconnected from our intrinsic sense of health, wellness, and joy–feeling stuck and powerless–making it difficult to live our life to it’s fullest.

As a somatic-based trauma therapist my aim is to facilitate and support clients struggling to reconcile their history of sexual abuse, unwanted sexual encounters, and/or other traumatic experiences with the impact these experiences often lead to, such as: anxiety/depression, low self-esteem, substance/process addictions, challenges around sexuality and sex, and difficulties with connection/relationships (e.g., family, friends, and intimate/romantic partners). Often these symptoms are significantly reduced or eliminated by working with the unresolved trauma that underlies them.

I use Somatic Experiencing in my approach to working with sexual trauma, and as we process these traumatic experiences and begin to reconnect with our own resilience and wellness, many clients begin to experience more freedom, flexibility/ease, and happiness in their lives. As a trauma therapist I assist clients in navigating this path of a life impacted by traumatic experiences including sexual abuse and unwanted sexual encounters, and I do this as a skilled practitioner of many modalities, including: Somatic Experiencing (SE), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Motivational Interviewing (MI), Mindfulness-based therapy, and Solution Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT).

In order to keep myself cared for and grounded, I am a lover of yoga and have been especially enjoying restorative and yin yoga because of it’s calming affect in my life. I am a practitioner of meditation and have a daily sitting practice of Somatic and Shamatha meditation. I also love swimming, being outside in nature, traveling to new places and meeting new people, cooking, and engaging in nurturing relationships with friends and loved ones.

Tracy Cobb earned her Master of Arts in Contemplative Counseling Psychology from Naropa. She is currently a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC.0014475) in the state of Colorado, and a member of the Colorado Counseling Association (CCA). She is a also a Licensed Massage Therapist (MT). She is a Certified Somatic Experiencing Practioner (SEP), and trained in EMDR, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Motivational Interviewing (MI), Mindfulness-based therapy, and Solution Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT).

Tracy's Education, Training, and Certification

  • Master of Arts, Contemplative Counseling Psychology

    • Naropa University

  • Somatic Experiencing Practioner (SEP) – Beginning, Intermediate, and Advanced

    • Somatic Experiencing Trauma Institute

  • EMDR

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) – ACT I and ACT II

    • Praxis, taught by Steven C. Hayes

  • Motivational Interviewing (MI)

    • Mental Health Partners

  • Solution Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT)

    • Mental Health Partners

  • Mindfulness Instructor Certification

    • Naropa University

  • Massage Therapy Certification

    • Florida School of Massage

Tracy's Professional Association Memberships

We have an office in Broomfield, Colorado. Please email us with any questions you have about our professional orientations and backgrounds, our counseling services, and how we could best support you in this process.