Gio Macias, Therapist in Aurora, Colorado — Zencare
Gio M Macias

Gio M Macias

She/Her/Hers

Licensed Professional Counselor Candidate, LPCC
Colorado Accepting Online
Aurora Accepting In-person
Updated October 11, 2022

Specialties & Expertise

  • ADHD
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Suicidal ideation
  • Trauma

Professional statement

Lumiere Counseling is a therapy practice located in Aurora, CO. Therapists at Lumiere Counseling specialize in helping kids, adolescents, and adults cope with the difficulties found throughout life. Many of the clients at Lumiere Counseling want to grow their mental health and learn how to control their emotions, so they don’t have to feel overwhelmed or frustrated when things don’t go their way. Therapists at Lumiere Counseling also work with clients who have depression or PTSD.



Lumiere Counseling offers clients sandtray, play, and art therapy. These therapy modalities offer clients a way of expressing themselves – their thoughts, their emotions – that’s more than just talking about them. Therapists guide clients through various exercises that help them use their creativity and imaginations to process through grief, anger, sadness, frustration, disappointment, and more. Therapists at Lumiere Counseling also offer Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and teach clients how to monitor their thought patterns for negative self-talk or cognitive distortions, all through a positive psychology lens.



Lumiere Counseling strives to equip clients with the tools they need for emotional regulation. By teaching effective coping skills and self care, therapists at Lumiere Counseling ensure that clients know how to manage difficult emotions and enjoy positive emotions. They provide a safe, nonjudgmental space for clients to show up authentically and work through their issues with a compassionate, empathetic therapist.


Message to clients

Working in the mental health field with age ranges 8 years old and up, I began to learn from my clients this is not a "one size" fits all type of work. I have become passionate about creating treatment plans and techniques that fit the needs of my clients facing a wide range of hardships in a judgmental free space! My approach is to help my clients feel comfortable enough to open up with whatever they might be facing. At times communicating how we feel could be something hard for clients to do or explain which is when I will use a nonverbal approach to help clients release what may be hard for them to put into words.


Specialties

ADHD - Skill-building and support around organizational challenges, distracted attention, procrastination; building and maintaining healthy routines and structure

Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)

Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life

Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) - Healing painful experiences and memories from the past

Suicidal ideation - Support living with intense pain, distress, and feelings of persistent hopelessness; strengthening meaningful relationships and experiences in one’s life

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




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Children (<12)
  • Families
  • Parents
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Teenagers (13-18)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Insurance

Gio Macias 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: $100 (50min)
  • Sliding scale: $80 - $100

Location(s)

Online Sessions (Colorado)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 10am-6pm
  • Tue 8am-6pm
  • Wed 10am-6pm
  • Thu 8am-6pm
  • Fri 11am-3pm
  • Sat Please inquire about hours
  • Sun Closed

Aurora practice
2851 S Parker Rd , 1084, Aurora, Colorado 80014
Accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 10am-6pm
  • Tue 8am-6pm
  • Wed 10am-6pm
  • Thu 8am-6pm
  • Fri 11am-3pm
  • Sat Please inquire about hours
  • Sun closed

Licensure

Colorado: LPCC.0017676


Languages

English