Action Based Therapy & Balanced Behavior Solutions
Hi, I'm Dr. Nicole Gurash...
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 understand your situation and the challenges you are facing. You are probably wondering if I am the best fit for you, your child or family while working towards restoring a sense of peace to daily life. While respecting those considerations, 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 everyone should be seen for who they are as unique individuals- not as a disability or a label. 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. I bring extensive experience in mindfulness and compassion focused behavior therapy to my approach. My work centers on helping individuals settle into life's stuck moments, choosing a direction while learning new skills, and then taking action towards living a life they value.
The work I do is primarily grounded in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), which is an evidenced-based form of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) that focuses on positive behavior change strategies while incorporating mindfulness. This means that while learning new behaviors and coping skills, we will also focus on increasing flexibility, perspective taking, self-awareness, mindfulness skills, emotional regulation skills, social 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. Therapy sessions will be individualized to include any of the following therapeutic interventions: *Acceptance & Commitment Therapy *Applied Behavior Analysis Therapy *Cognitive Behavioral Therapy *Behavioral Activation *Exposure Based Therapies and ERP (Exposure Response Prevention): for all forms of anxiety and OCD *Habit Reversal Training (for tic disorders and other repetitive behaviors) *Mindfulness Skills Training *Parent Coaching *School Consultations *Social Skills Training *Behavior Plans for Home, Community and School
It is always my goal to bring compassion, kindness, and a bit of humor to each of our visits. With my integration of mindfulness skills, we start and end our sessions with the intentions of feeling grounded, present, and informed. My passion is helping children, adolescents, teens, young adults and parents move forward in a positive way. I understand that finding the right therapist for you is important. 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 in her private practice, she is currently completing her MFT postdoctoral internship with Denver Family Institute. She is also an online adjunct graduate professor in applied behavior analysis with Ball State University. Dr. Gurash has also met the BACB requirements to provide supervision to board certification applicants. When she is not working with patients or teaching graduate students, she enjoys engaging in clinical research studies focusing on relational frame theory (RFT) and acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) for behavior analysts, running, practicing yoga and spending time with her 2 children.
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