Our Counselors

About Ken

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Ken Pott

Ken is a Pastor, licensed professional counselor, and loving husband and father. He and his wife Wendy have been married for over 30 years and are the proud parents of two married sons and four grandchildren. Ken is a family man and his desire to assist individuals and families through the transitions and process of life led him to pursue a career in marriage and family counseling. His pastor’s heart and desire to see the Body of Christ work together has given inspiration to new counselors in the helping profession.

Ken’s variety of professional and ministry experiences have brought wisdom and well-roundedness to his counseling practice. As an HR professional for over 15 years, he has specialized in employee relations, training, and professional development. Ken is the founder of Transition Counseling Center and lead therapist. His experience and training as pastor and counselor bring a strong biblical base to his work. His years in the business world have given him the advantage of seeing many of the phases and experiences of life. As a teacher and trainer of new counselors, his goal is to instill in his students a desire to be learners for life.

If you are ready for a change then give Transition Counseling Center a call

About Diana

Diana is a Licensed Professional Counselor, a devoted wife, and a proud mother.

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In addition to her work at Transition Counseling Center, she has spent several years working with undergraduate students in a local Christian university counseling center setting. Diana works hard to develop a safe, encouraging, and collaborative relationship with her clients and integrates psychoeducation into her sessions in order to empower her clients to make healthier emotional, spiritual, cognitive, and behavioral choices. Diana offers an eclectic therapeutic approach that is Biblically grounded and draws from client centered, multimodal, cognitive behavioral, dialectical behavior, EMDR and other trauma informed psychotherapies. Diana has a special interest in working with individuals who have experienced the incarceration of a loved one, and/or have experienced trauma, mood disorders or anxiety disorders. Diana is also passionate about leaving a legacy that breaks the silence, shame, stigma, and social isolation that is often associated with incarceration. Diana believes that everyone has the right to feel understood and appreciated as they journey through life’s challenges. In her spare time, Diana enjoys running, fellowshipping with her family and girlfriends, eating Mexican food, mowing the lawn, and worshiping God through music. Diana does not enjoy cooking, does not blog, and does not have a Facebook profile. She is dedicated to being a life-time learner of God and others.

About John

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Dr. John West has been a licensed professional counselor since 2006 and has worked as an individual and family therapist, university dean, teacher, Christian school principal, and pastor. John utilizes an eclectic and integrative counseling approach that he tailors for each client, using techniques such as cognitive behavioral therapy, EMDR, biblical counseling, and family systems. John has helped many men, women, families, and soldiers to heal and grow from grief, trauma, addiction, depression, anxiety, parenting challenges, divorce recovery, and spousal abuse. He specializes in working with adolescents and older children.

John’s previous experience and passion with ministry, counseling, and education have shaped his research, writing, and consulting interests. He is currently cowriting a book for publication in 2018 with Rowman and Littlefield titled Emotional Intelligence for Religious Leaders. John is passionate about training and coaching pastors and other religious leaders to bear the emotional burdens and risks of spiritual leadership.

John is blissfully married to his wife and travel partner, Renee. They have four children between them, two of which are in college. John enjoys playing volleyball, racquetball, disc golf, billiards, hiking, traditional archery, and traveling. He is also a Colorado native raised in Lakewood, and a diehard Broncos and Buffs fan.

Unable to afford counseling? Transition Counseling provides office space to BridgePoint Counseling, a faith-based counseling practice that offers sliding scale counseling to those who are uninsured.

About Peggy

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Peggy earned a BSBA at Regis University and Masters of Arts in Counseling at Colorado Christian University. Peggy is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC. 0014794) with the Department of Regulatory Agencies (DORA) in the state of Colorado.  She is a National Board Certified Counselor (NBCC / 348647); EMDRIA Certified / EMDR T-1 & T-Addictions and Prepare & Enrich Certified.

In addition to Transition Counseling Center, Peggy worked for a wide-range of counseling organizations as well as for a Christian faith-based institution. Peggy has an extensive and diverse background of life experience in which equips her to work with individuals and couples.  She also has clinical experience specializing in evidenced based trauma therapy specifically empirically supported techniques of EMDR to help work through distressing life events, past or present traumas, grief, depression, and anxiety.  Some other focused area of expertise are relationship issues, life transitions, conflict resolution, grief / loss, personal growth, and life management issues such as difficulty coping, pre-marital, marital, divorce recovery, self-esteem, stress management, work/life balance, boundaries, and assertiveness skills.

Peggy integrates complementary methodologies and techniques to offer a highly personalized approach tailored to each client. With compassion and understanding, Peggy works with each individual to help them build on their strengths and attain the personal growth they are committed to gaining a better quality of life.

Peggy’s faith and relationship with the Lord is an important part of who she is and why she has chosen this calling to serve.  Peggy’s therapeutic approach is Biblically grounded to provide support in a safe and non-judgmental way.  She feels honored to walk alongside her clients, challenging and supporting them through their journey in life.

Outside Peggy’s role as a therapist, she strives to find a healthy balance of self-care.  She run, hikes, walks and exercises at every opportunity.  Peggy is a Colorado native where she raised her family. She enjoys traveling, exploring and spending quality time with family and friends.