Cheaven Roberts, LPCC
Seeking psychotherapy is a meaningful decision to make. It means that you are taking a step towards reclaiming your joy, health, and wellbeing. Therapy offers the potential for real and lasting change. I am here to offer guidance and insight along your journey inward. My presence is warm, attentive, and authentic. I believe that by genuinely accessing what exists inside ourselves, we become clear and confident in who we are. From here we are able to make effective choices aligned with who we really are, guiding us through life with openness, lightheartedness and less struggle.
I draw from various therapeutic approaches to illuminate underlining issues, free up blocks, and heal old wounds. Additionally, I draw forth your wisdom and resources to enhance the treatment process and build on what is healthy. I will provide tools for you to use outside of the therapy room, for example, to build resilience or lessen anxiety. My priority is to attune to what is alive in you, helping you flourish and become your best self. You can read more about my therapeutic services, and more about me, my education and training below.
I am available for a free 20 minute in-person or phone consultation to answer any questions, listen to what you need, and explore working together. For any further questions or to book an appointment contact me here.
I am a relational therapist. This means that I believe that we are all wired for connection and it is through safe relationships that emotional healing can occur. By cultivating authentic connection, in a safe and confidential space we are able to explore the unattended or bottled-up parts of you that may be laced with shame, confusion and self-judgment.
My method of therapy is one of guided self-discovery and understanding through experimental and mindfulness-based approaches. This method allows for the unique possibility of mind-body integration that leads to lasting healing and continual growth. My work is heavily influenced by interpersonal neurobiology, somatic psychotherapy, mindfulness, and attachment theory.
Navigating the unique challenges of being a young adult can be overwhelming and isolating. Middle school and high school are tough enough as teens navigate common concerns such as low-self esteem, self-doubt, difficulty managing stress, relationships and handling conflict. In addition depression, anxiety, grief and loss can make a teen's life even harder to manage.
Working with teens I help them discover their passions and strengths, encourage mindfulness and self-reflection, begin implementing acts of self-kindness to give them the resources necessary to navigate obstacles. I help empower teens to visualize their future and make changes that will help them plan a vibrant and fulfilling future.
I have experience and familiarity with the unique challenges that members of the LGBTQ+ community often face. Despite the growing appearance of cultural acceptance of diverse sexual, romantic and gender identifications, systemic discrimination and oppression persist and LGBTQ+ individuals continue to be at a much higher risk of suicidal ideation and self-harm.
Whether you are seeking therapy for issues associated with your sexual, romantic, or gender identity or for concerns related to your mental health and wellbeing, I offer a therapeutic environment that is not dictated by heteronomativity.
Research increasingly suggests that yoga is not only physically beneficial but it also helps to rebuild healthy neuropathways in our brain that have been affected by trauma.
I offer a 1 on 1 yoga practice where we can begin exploring how belief systems and traumas are held in the body, below the level of conscious awareness, through dialog and supported postures.
LGBTQ+ and gender exploration
Body image issues
Childhood abuse and neglect
Sexual abuse / harassment
Grief and loss
Anxiety/ worry/ stress
Trauma and PTSD
Mindfulness-based interventions are therapeutic approaches grounded in focusing attention on the present moment with a non-judgmental attitude. Increasing our capacity for mindfulness helps us to become better able to separate ourselves from negative thoughts, emotions, and bodily sensations before they become too overwhelming, helping to further psychological insight and emotional healing, over time.
Somatic psychotherapy adds a significant dimension to verbal psychotherapy by including bodily experience as correlative, causative and caused by psychological experience. It is grounded in the belief that not only are thought, emotion and bodily experience inextricably linked, but also that change can be brought about in one domain of experience by mindfully accessing another.
Interpersonal neurobiology holds that we are ultimately who we are because of our relationships. Further, because the mind is defined as a relational process that regulates energy flow, our brains are constantly rewiring themselves. All relationships change the brain, particularly the most intimate ones. An attuned, empathetic, and positive therapeutic relationship can therefore yield healing for those who have suffered from trauma.
My practice is also informed by the following methods:
Hakomi Psychotherapy, Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR), Gestalt Psychotherapy, Internal Family Systems (IFS), Somatic Psychotherapy, Trauma-Informed Yoga Therapy, Transpersonal Psychotherapy, Mindfulness-based Psychotherapy, Attachment-informed Psychotherapy.
Hello, below you will find more about my education, and training, however I also want you to know more about who I am.
I did not always know that I wanted to be a therapist however I have always known that I am deeply touched by and nourished by deep, meaningful relationships and naturally attune to the emotional experiences in myself and in others. My heart has continually pulled me in the direction of social services such as volunteering and working for local nonprofit organizations, assisting children with developmental disabilities, and running support groups.
It was once I faced my own feelings of overwhelm, anxiety, and crippling doubt that I began my journey to health and joy which also launched me on the path to becoming a psychotherapist. I began seeing a therapist, I read and listened to everything by Tara Brach, and then went on my first meditation retreat. These acts of self-care and kindness changed my whole life and is why I am here now offering a space for your healing.
If you’re interested in knowing more about my academic and professional background, please read on. You will also learn more about the theories, trainings and professional experiences that guide my work.
Comprehensive EMDR Training - Maiberger Institute (2018 - 2019)
Hakomi Method of Mindfulness-Centered Somatic Psychotherapy ~ Hakomi Institute (2015 – 2017)
Trauma Informed Yoga Therapy Training ~ Sundara Yoga Therapy (2016)
Annual Conference in Group Leadership ~ Colorado Group Psychotherapy Society (2015)
Healing Strategies for Adult Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse ~ WINGs Foundation (2015)
Somatic Experiencing®: How the Body Releases Trauma Lecture ~ Peter A. Levine (2015)
Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health ~ Naropa University, 2017
Bachelor of Arts in International Relations and Policy Studies ~ Syracuse University, 2010
The Prell Building
2406 W 32nd Ave.
Denver, CO 80211
By appointment only, no walk-ins.
I offer a free 20 minute initial consultation. This allows you the opportunity to ask questions and see if we are a good fit. During the consultation you are encouraged to ask questions about methods, fees, and anything else that you can think of. A free consultation allows you the opportunity to decide, without pressure or financial obligation, if I'm the right therapist for you.
50 minute session $90
75 minute session $115
I offer a percentage of clients a sliding scale rate based upon income, ability to pay, and my availability.
Forms of Payment
Payment is due upon delivery of service. I accept cash, all major credit cards, and checks.