(720) 446-9575 lisaransford@gmail.com

Lisa Ransford, LPC, CAC II

Promoting Deep Healing and Transformation


Seeking therapy can be a daunting task, one that used to be a sign of weakness that many people found threatening. The impression was that anyone who sought therapy must be defective or weak. My, how times have changed! Today, most people realize that therapy can be a valuable tool that provides healing and promotes insight and awareness of self. Depression, problems in relationships, and/or life transitions may lead one to reach out for help.

Resolving these issues and finding personal fulfillment is the goal. Whether you’re seeking help for a particular issue or are striving for personal growth, you’ll find valuable information, tools for growth and tips on choosing the therapist that’s right for you in this website. Take some time to explore. When you’re ready, give me a call and we can discuss your personal situation and how I may assist you.

Getting Started


Learn more about my individual and couples counseling options and the techniques I use in my practice.


Check out our list of mental health links and books, and see a list of frequently asked questions.


Download all of our patient forms

About Lisa

Although I’ve been a therapist for many years, I find that one of the things that sustains me is learning new things that will allow me to deepen my relationship to myself and others. This generally translates into better and/or deeper care for my clients. In the early 2000s, I was trained in both EMDR and DBT, both things that I use in my practice today.

My most recent undertaking is training as a Reiki Master. I’ve been practicing this for almost two years and find it to be beneficial on many levels. 

Choosing a Therapist

How does it feel to sit with the therapist?

Research shows that the most effective counseling relationship is built from a place of comfort and trust. When you interview your potential therapist, do you feel safe, supported and understood? Trust your instincts.

What is the therapist’s approach in the helping relationship?

There are many different styles that allow for the effective treatment of various symptoms. Ask your potential therapist how he or she will work with you to provide relief of symptoms.

How is the therapist qualified to practice counseling?

The State of Colorado does not require an individual to be licensed to practice therapy. Therefore, find out about your potential therapist’s qualifications. Also, be aware that holding a certification or license to practice does not, in itself, make a good therapist. It merely means the individual has fulfilled the requirements set out by the State of Colorado to practice therapy.

Is the therapist skilled in treating the issues for which you are seeking counseling?

Some therapists specialize in a particular area of mental health and some therapists are generalists. Ask questions about your potential therapist’s specialties and training.

Does the therapist adhere to the ethical guidelines established by the State of Colorado?

Whether licensed or unlicensed, there are basic guidelines that every therapist must follow. Confidentiality is one of these guidelines. This means that you can trust that the personal information you share with your therapist will not be repeated, except in very specific situations. Ask your therapist about these exceptions.

Does the therapist engage in regular supervision and/or consultation?

It is generally a good idea that a therapist engages in clinical supervision. Therapists use supervision as a tool to ensure that you are receiving the best care possible.

Have there been complaints filed against the therapist?

You can check this out by going to the State of Colorado website then click on the tab on the right that says ‘check for disciplinary action’. Having a complaint filed does not necessarily mean the therapist isn’t someone you should use. You should ask about it and understand what changes your potential therapist has made to address the complaint.


6200 S. Syracuse Way, Unit 260
Greenwood Village, CO 80111

Email: lisaransford@gmail.com

Phone: 720.446.9575