Carly Keaten, Therapist in Denver, Colorado — Zencare
Carly  Keaten
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Carly Keaten

Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC Master of Arts, MA
Colorado Not Accepting Online
City Park Neighborhood Not Accepting In-person

I am not accepting new Clients as I will be on maternity leave from now until at least the beginning of November

This therapist is currently not accepting new clients. Find available Colorado therapists on Zencare.

Updated July 22, 2021

Specialties & Expertise

  • Trauma
  • Loss and grief
  • Life transitions
  • Adolescent mental health
  • Child mental health
  • Emotional disturbances

Professional statement

Carly Keaten MA, LPC has had extensive experience working with children (ages 2-12) and adolescences (ages 13-18), as well as adults with trauma related issues. While Carly is well trained in trauma informed care, and able to help you navigate through the most difficult topics, she is also able to help with more common issues surrounding transitions, anxiety, family separation, grief and more as well. While Carly can help Clients of all ages work through trauma and PTSD related issues, she is equip to see children and teens for most issues that might arise.

Carly has worked with children and adolescents in varying contexts, from private practice, to a child and adolescent residential with high trauma and abuse clientele. Through working with these populations she believes early therapeutic intervention is a powerful and impactful resource to provide a child or adolescent. Whether they are struggling with the difficulties of a divorce, having anxiety in daily life, exhibiting explosive behavior, or have gone through extreme trauma most children can benefit from having a safe space to work through and resolve inner turmoil.

The main approaches used in session are person-centered and narrative talk therapy, play therapy, and sand tray therapy. Play Therapy provides for children what talk therapy provides for adults, the difference is children use play as their means of expression and language when processing difficult emotions and experiences. With rich imaginative minds children unfold their stories and inner workings symbolically with the toys and creative mediums available to them. Most emotional experiences get stored in a non-verbal part of the brain making play the perfect medium for a child to voice who they are and what they are feeling. For adolescent and adult Client’s Carly uses creative approaches alongside talk therapy with include, writing, artist expression, and sand tray therapy to aid in the therapeutic process depending on each individuals needs.

As a Christian counselor with training in seminary, Carly's faith directs who she is, and equips her in unique ways to work with Christian clients, however, she works with clients of every belief system without imposing her own.

Carly is located on East 18th St. in Denver, just a few blocks West of City Park and is happy to see Client's both in person or over video depending on their comfort level during the current epidemic.

Message to clients

In my practice it is most important to me to provide a safe space for you to explore who you are, and work through any internal distress or trauma hindering you from freely being yourself. As humans, we all have experienced pain, and made mistakes, and it is crucial to have a protected space for you to find healing and growth without judgement or pressure. I hope to provide support in the process of gently unpacking what have and are currently experiencing through both creative and verbal processes.

When working with children I use play therapy, this is the most effective form of counseling children, as play is their form of emotional expression. With rich imaginative minds children unfold their stories and inner workings symbolically with the toys and creative mediums available to them. This process allows them to both heal and wholeheartedly embrace themselves. Sand tray therapy is another creative means of expression in which Clients of all ages are able to process using a visual and metaphoric platform alongside traditional talk therapy methods. As I get to know each Client I use the best methods for every individual to work toward change and healing in the way that is most comfortable and effective for them.


Trauma - Coping and healing after threatening or scary events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse

Loss and grief - Emotionally preparing for the anticipated passing of a loved one; managing feelings and reactions to a death or loss of significance; support during the process of healing and acceptance

Life transitions - Coping with difficult or impactful life changes, such as moving to a new area, relationship transitions, child rearing, or career changes; learning self-care to better manage resulting stress

Adolescent mental health - Working with adolescents, teenagers, and parents on social, academic, and/or emotional challenges throughout teenage years; addressing anxiety, family conflicts, peer relationships, school stress, transition to college, social media pressures, self-esteem, hopelessness about the future, emotional dysregulation

Child mental health - Specialized strategies for common childhood disorders including attention issues, attachment problems, behavioral disorders, learning disorders, autism spectrum diagnoses, and feeding or elimination issues

Emotional disturbances - PLEASE PROVIDE DESCRIPTION


  • Children (<12)
  • Teenagers (13-18)
  • Young adults (18-24)


Carly Keaten is not in-network with any insurances.

Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $125 (50min)
  • Sliding scale: $75 - $125
  • Initial session: $150 (75min)

Additional session information

Out-of-network billing options

This provider can support you in getting reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement. Here are the out-of-network billing options they provide:

  • Super billing
Payment options
  • Cash
  • Check
  • Venmo
Session frequency

Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.

  • Weekly
  • Monthly
  • Every other week
  • Every other month
  • Multiple times a week
  • As needed


City Park Neighborhood practice
1928 East 18th Avenue, Denver, Colorado 80206
Not accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 10:00am-6:00pm
  • Tue 9:00am-7:00pm
  • Wed 8:00pm-4:00pm
  • Thu 8:00am-4:00pm
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Online Sessions (Colorado)
Not accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 10:00am-6:00pm
  • Tue 9:00am-7:00pm
  • Wed 8:00am-4:00pm
  • Thu 8:00am-4:00pm
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Denver Children's Home, 2019 - 2020
Private practice, 2016 - 2019


Colorado: LPC.0016116