Darlene Egelhoff
(970) 209-9086
Darlene@ascentcounselingcolorado.com
503 6th St, Suite 5, Crested Butte 81224

About Ascent

What is Ascent?


Ascent Counseling is a private Somatic therapy practice offering therapeutic individual and group counseling for adults with a convenient downtown location above Community Banks at 503 6 th St, Suite 5, Crested Butte, Colorado. I specialize in the treatment of trauma, addictions, mental health nutrition and work with a wide range of life concerns as well as emotional and behavioral issues.



Welcome to Ascent Counseling,


My name is Darlene Egelhoff, and I would like to take this opportunity to welcome you to my practice and share my treatment philosophy. Counseling can have a tremendous impact on a person’s life by speaking to the many challenges that life brings which often create feelings of being stuck with no way out. Our sessions will be a process of building rapport and trust to discuss specific problems that may have biological, psychological, social, or spiritual impact. Collaboratively with my clients we define goals and create a treatment plan to effectively meet those goals.


I believe a sense of empathy and compassion are critical components to the therapeutic process. I am a client-centered therapist who holds a central hypothesis that the growth potential of any client will tend to be released in a relationship in which the therapist communicates realness, caring, and a deeply sensitive, non-judgmental understanding. As such, I practice participative and empathic listening, while allowing the client to freely vent their feelings. I am a body- centered Somatic therapist and utilize cognitive-behavioral techniques which consider the inner workings of how thoughts affect feelings and behaviors along with somatic, mindfulness-based therapeutic approaches that cultivate self-awareness, acceptance, compassion, tolerance, and reduce suffering. I offer strength-based and constructivist-oriented counseling working collaboratively with clients to make meaning of their own losses, needs, and historical patterns. My approach will focus on transforming and resolving personal challenges and promoting growth through true healing, wisdom, authenticity, and truth.


I am trained in EMDR an evidence based treatment that is often used in trauma counseling and in the treatment of anxiety, depression, addictions, trauma, and many other emotional issues. I am trained in amino acid therapy and mental health nutrition. Amino acids are the most effective tool to improve moods, recover from addictions and harmful habits, as well as to speed up psychotherapy. Amino acid therapy is the use of supplemental amino acids to help balance and rebuild the neurotransmitters. They lift the mood, increase energy, reduce anxiety and pain, help with sleep, and can be found at health food stores. A well-nourished brain allows for more success faster and deeper for the long term and allows for better coping skills and improved relationships.


Please feel free to contact me for a 15-minute free phone consultation to determine if Ascent Counseling would be a good fit for you or your loved one and meet your individual needs. It is my belief that good can come from all things and it is my hope that you will find meaning, purpose, joy and happiness from your journey regardless of how difficult your experiences have been. You are not your past, your decisions, or your problems. You are a wonderful, unique person with special gifts and contributions who has the ability to choose how you want to think, feel, act, and be.


Darlene Egelhoff | Ascent Counseling

Darlene Egelhoff, MA, LPC, LAC