Michael Ballard, M.A., N.C.C., L.P.C. is the Director of Colorado Anger Solutions, an outpatient clinic in Denver that helps individuals and couples with anger problems. Michael is a National Certified Counselor, and a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Colorado. He works with individuals, couples, and families who struggle with anger.
Michael is the creator of The ASCEND Method® for anger management, and has successfully used this method with men and women, adults, teens, and children. The method has been effective with gang members and stay-at-home moms, high-powered business executives and unemployed homeless people, senior citizens and preschoolers.
Michael is also an Adjunct Professor of Counseling Psychology at both the University of Denver and Denver Seminary. He is a member of the National Anger Management Association, the American Psychological Association, the American Counseling Association, and the American Association of Christian Counselors. Michael has authored various workbooks, training manuals, and articles and has been published in The Washington Post.
Michael and his wife Emily live in Denver and have three children.
Grant Kinser, M.A., N.C.C., is a registered psychotherapist who works with individuals, groups, and families. Grant has experience providing counseling services for a variety of issues, including anger, depression, anxiety, and adjustment to difficult life changes. Grant believes that each person has within themselves the skills and abilities to make positive life choices, and through guided conversation, clients can learn to access constructive resolutions to their life stressors and abandon their unhealthy anger responses.
Grant has worked in various community mental health settings, including inpatient psychiatric care, outpatient care, substance abuse, and children & family, as well as providing assessment and evaluation services.
Grant has earned a Masters Degree in Counseling from Denver Seminary, as well as a Bachelors Degree in Biblical Studies from Howard Payne University.
Scott McBride, M.A., is a registered psychotherapist in the state of Colorado and works with families, individuals and groups. Scott has worked extensively with the topic of anger, particularly in males. Empowering men to face their anger and overcome the difficulty their anger creates in life is a passion of Scott’s. He believes if men can be empowered to grow in this way, they can have a large effect not only on their own lives, but also on the families in which these men play a large role.
Scott has experience working with various types of clients including adolescents, families, multicultural men and women. Scott has worked for an extended period of time with court-ordered clients, particularly domestic violence offenders in both group and individual settings.
Scott has his Masters Degree in Counseling from Denver Seminary, and his Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration from Baylor University. Scott is married to his high school sweetheart. In his spare time, Scott enjoys skiing, golfing, traveling and playing the banjo.
Isaac Archuleta, M.A., N.C.C., has earned a Master’s degree from a CACREP certified program and is a Registered Psychotherapist in the State of Colorado. Isaac has spent close to five years researching, learning about, and focusing on issues related to anger and anger management. Isaac spent four years working with men and women who were in prison for violent crimes, all of which uncontrollable anger was the catalyst. He brings all of his training and research to the private practice setting of Colorado Anger Solutions so that he can continue to help community members deal with their anger efficiently.
Isaac’s perspective on anger focuses on the premise that anger is a maladaptive form of protection. In his work, Isaac strives to help clients develop an awareness around their anger- what is the trigger that sparks feeling of being violated, when the does the escalation process actually begin, and how can clients protect in a way that not only keeps themselves safe, but also their relationships.
Isaac finds anger management one of the most rewarding components of his clinical practice, specifically because it helps the client honor what is important to them, gives them the ability to interact healthily within relationships, and allows them to develop an awareness that propels clients further in the satisfaction they can experience both intra- and interpersonally.
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