Anca Niculae, LMFT
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in CO and WY
Nurtured Heart Approach Advanced Trainer
Gottman Level II
Seven Principals for Making Marriage Work
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 northern Colorado my home in 1999. I enjoy anything outdoors: hiking, kayaking, 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 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 issues of adolescence, adoption, divorce, phobias, addictions, developmental disabilities, chronic mental illness, legal challenges, issues of sexuality and gender, and immigration challenges. Although I continue to discover my own shortcomings on a daily basis, I strive to listen and be present for clients through an intersectional approach.
I am trained in EMDR and Brainspotting, both modes of therapy proven to be beneficial in dealing with trauma, anxiety, addictions and stressful life transitions. I am also certified in The Nurtured Heart Approach, a significant shift in our way of perceiving and living life, thus positively influencing ourselves, our family members, co-workers and friends. I have completed Level II in the Gottman Approach, and am trained in the Seven Principals for Making Marriage Work.
I have worked in the community mental health setting, in an experiential program serving at risk adolescents and their families, in a residential treatment center, as an addiction counselor, as well as a practitioner within a holistic treatment center. 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.