Anca Niculae, MA
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Nurtured Heart Approach Advanced Trainer
EMDR Level II
I was born and raised in Europe, and moved to the US as a teenager. I have lived in various states, and decided to make Colorado my home in 1999. I enjoy anything outdoors: hiking, biking, camping, snowboarding, as well as learning about and being immersed in different cultures and new environments. I can usually be found spending time with family and friends, traveling, out in nature, or attempting a new house or gardening project.
I received my Master’s in Community Counseling: Marriage and Family Therapy from the University of Northern Colorado in 2005 and since then, I have worked in the local community with clients of all ages, with various issues, including adolescence, adoption, divorce, phobias, addictions, developmental disabilities, chronic mental illness, legal challenges, issues of sexuality and body image concerns. In issues of parenting, my main focus has been on family therapy, as I believe it is most beneficial to have as many family members working together to understand an issue and create change where it’s needed.
I am trained in EMDR and Brainspotting, both modes of therapy proven to be beneficial in dealing with trauma and anxiety. I am also certified in The Nurtured Heart Approach, an optimistic way of living life, thus positively influencing ourselves, our children, family members, and others in our lives.
I have worked in the local community mental health setting, in an experiential program serving at risk adolescents and their families, in a residential treatment center, as well as an addiction counselor. I was fortunate to be one of the co-founders of the Wholeness Center, where we collaborated and addressed issues from an integrative perspective. I have extensive experience facilitating psycho-educational and support groups for children, adolescents, and parents, and am a firm believer that sharing and receiving support and ideas from others can be one of the most healing acts we can do for ourselves.