Mimi Gates
Mimi Gates

LPC, M.A., Counseling Psychology

While offering an integrative approach to therapy, I believe it is our relationship where alchemy happens.  I utilize various techniques and experiences enabling us to work in the realms of the somatic, emotional, cognitive, energetic, and spiritual, in mindfulness.  Ultimately, it is my heartfelt belief that safety in the therapeutic relationship allows for awareness, for transformation, and for our authentic self to emerge, to blossom. 

I earned a Masters of Psychology and Counseling degree from Prescott College in Prescott AZ, and I am licensed in the state of Colorado.  I also completed extensive training and certification through the Hakomi Institute in Boulder, a comprehensive body-centered psychotherapy method and developmental model.  I am a graduate of Fort Lewis College and am thrilled to be a part of the FLC Counseling Center and community. 

I am a summa cum laude graduate from life’s school of hard knocks.  I am truly honored to walk this sacred walk with each student, sharing our stories, and sharing our joys and pains together in the labyrinth of our human journey- as I often say “circuitous paths have purpose.”  My passions outside of work include hiking, yoga, and horses.  However, I cherish nothing more than being Mama to two teenage young men, often finding myself loving each student as if they were my own – nurturing flows from home to work easily.