Most of my clients call me Dr. G. If you have found yourself landing on this page, you are likely wanting to get to know more about me, if I will "get your situation" and the parenting challenges you are facing. You are probably wondering if I am the best fit for your child and family while restoring a sense of peace to daily life. I completely understand those needs and my goal here is to provide you with some information to help you make the best decision for your current circumstances. Finding the right therapist for you is important. Please contact me for a free 30-minute phone consultation so you can determine if I am the best fit for meeting your therapy goals.
I believe children, adolescents and teens should be seen for who they are as unique individuals- not as a disability or a label. What they want and need more than anything is a sense of safety through consistency and authentic connections. My therapy approach has been described as responsive, patient, genuine, and kind. Sessions are action-oriented and solutions focused. Together, we will create attainable goals, develop coping skills, and problem solve together.
I work from the most recent and proven, evidence-based research in the field. This means while learning new behaviors and coping skills, we will also focus on increasing flexibility, perspective taking, self-concept, mindfulness skills, emotional regulation skills, and reduce stress. In addition, we will identify personal values to support meaningful and sustainable behavior change .
Essentially in my therapy tool box, I can offer a broad range of evidence-based therapy approaches to treatment (cognitive behavioral therapy, applied behavior analysis therapy, mindfulness skills training, exposure-based therapy, habit reversal training, parent training, behavior action plans, and acceptance & commitment therapy). I have tremendous success using everyday activities to build rapport while tapping into a child's strengths to facilitate learning and growth. Age and developmentally appropriate sessions incorporate experiential activities as therapeutic tools. It is always my goal to bring compassion, kindness, and a bit of humor to each of our visits. Parents are a part of every session and leave with tips and tools to practice at home in between our times together. With my integration of mindfulness skills, we start and end our sessions with the intentions of feeling grounded, present, and informed.
So, whether you are here because your child is struggling with challenging behaviors at home and at school, or your child always appears anxious, moody or defiant, my hope is you feel you have come to the right place. You may have tried every strategy already in your "parenting tool box", but your child is still having issues at home, school, and with friends. You might need someone to work with your child and also support parents along the way with an action plan.If this is the case for you, my passion is helping parents, children, adolescents, and teens move forward in a positive way.I would love to connect with you to be of support. Please contact me for your free 30-minute phone consultation.
Nicole Gurash, Psy.D., BCBA is the founder, owner and manager of ABC Behavioral Services, LLC. Since 2001, her work experiences have included early intervention, Head Start, special education and general ed classrooms, home-community based behavior therapy, and large agency clinical settings to support a variety of individualized needs. She has been in private practice since 2013. She began her private practice in Vail, Colorado (Eagle County) where she resided for 18 years. Dr. Gurash recently relocated to Denver where she now maintains her clinical office in Lone Tree, CO. She is thrilled to be serving individuals and families in the South Denver communities. In addition to working with children and families, she is an online, part-time adjunct professor in graduate psychology and applied behavior analysis.
Purdue Global University: Adjunct Professor School of Behavioral Sciences: Graduate Psychology Program Courses: Advanced Principles of Applied Behavior Analysis, Research Designs in ABA, Clinical Applications of ABA
Ball State University: Adjunct Professor School of Special Education, Graduate ABA Program Courses: Behavior Assessment and Consultation in Schools
Dr. Gurash has also met the BACB requirements to provide supervision to board certification applicants.
California Southern University Psy.D., Doctorate in Clinical Psychology Dissertation: Emotional Regulation of Anxious Behaviors: A Behavior Analytic Theoretical Model for Autism Spectrum Disorders.
University of Colorado, Denver M.A., Master of Arts Early Childhood Education (emphasis special education) Graduate Certification Program: Applied Behavior Analysis Practicum Focus: Applying a Behavior Analytic Approach using Natural Environment Teaching in Early Childhood Special Education. Loyola Marymount University, Los. Angeles, CA. B.A., Bachelor of Arts Humanities (emphasis Psychology and Elementary Education)
Featured In & Endorsed By:
Nicole Gurash, Psy.D., BCBA ABC Behavioral Services, LLC. 9220 Teddy Lane, Suite 1000 C Lone Tree, CO. 80124 I Office: (720) 282-9151 email: email@example.com