Juanita Ratner, Therapist in Denver, Colorado — Zencare
Juanita  Ratner
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Juanita Ratner

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Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC PhD
Colorado Waitlist Online
Denver Waitlist In-person
Updated June 23, 2022

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Relationships
  • Spirituality & religion
  • Trauma
  • Life transitions

Professional statement

Juanita Ratner is a Licensed Professional Counselor who works with individuals and couples around a variety of life issues and experiences. Areas she works with include relationship issues, anxiety, panic attacks, self esteem, personal growth, life changes, depression, women's issues, stress, LGBTQ and sexual orientation issues, meditation and relaxation, spiritual searches, life transitions, and the quest for self-knowledge. Rather than having one particular approach or technique, she blends methods and approaches of many modalities as needed: integrative, depth, existential-humanistic, family systems, cognitive-behavioral, developmental, awareness-based, and psychodynamic. She has training in dream work and depth psychological practices. In addition, as part of her holistic approach she can offer referrals to excellent local alternative and complementary medical professionals.

Dr. Ratner maintains an office located in the Capitol Hill area of Denver. The office is in a healing center offering many other modalities as well, with an access ramp and an elevator. Online sessions are available as well.

Juanita's presentations include Counseling as Soul Work;Thawing the Deep Freeze--Understanding and Treating the Dynamics of Trauma; Poetry in Psychotherapy; and Presence in the Psychology Encounter. Her publications have appeared in The Journal of Humanistic Psychology, The Encyclopedia of Personality and Individual Differences, and The Encyclopedia of Psychology and Religion. She has self-published her anthology of poems about personal growth and integration: Searching for My Real Self, which she shares from with clients on occasion if she feels it would be helpful.

The uniqueness of Juanita's approach is her combination of insight, presence, caring, understanding of human nature, wisdom of how to become free from past hurts and self-defeating patterns in a non-violent, integrative way. Clients often seem to just "get better" in a way that feels whole and natural.


Message to clients

My holistic, informal approach is ideal for someone who wants to know themselves and change and grow in the process. Holistic Psychotherapy is an approach in which I engage with you as one human being meeting with another. With an eye to the interrelationship between mind, emotions, body, and spirit, I listen carefully to your concerns and respond authentically in the moment. I listen for your relationship with yourself and others in your life, for the impact of situations and the culture(s) in which you find yourself, your goals and dreams, and the impact your past has had upon you as it shows up in your present experience. Rather than regarding you as someone broken and in need of "fixing," I look for your humanity and that which is seeking to be embodied in your life, trying, as a midwife, to help you give birth to your most authentic self.

Over a year of special training in trauma has provided skills to help you whether the trauma is an old childhood one or something recent. I also have 35 years of study and practice in spiritual traditions of the East as well as Christianity and Judaism. I have a certificate in dream work and in depth training in existential-humanistic psychotherapy.


Specialties

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

Relationships - Understanding one’s wants and needs in relationships; exploring patterns of interaction, addressing concerns, and strengthening satisfaction in relationships and dating

Spirituality & religion - Exploring beliefs and practices related to meaning, existence, and spiritual health and healing; enjoying a deeper felt connection with the spiritual dimension of one's life

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

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




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Couples
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Insurance

  • Cigna

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $175 (60min)
  • Sliding scale: $85 - $175
  • Initial session: $175 (60min)

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
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
  • PayPal
  • Venmo
Session frequency

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

  • Weekly
  • Monthly
  • Every other week
  • As needed

Location(s)

Denver practice
750 East 9th Avenue, Suite 105, Denver, Colorado 80203
Accepting new clients with a 2 - 3 week wait in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 10:00am-5:30pm
  • Tue Closed
  • Wed 10:00am-6:30pm
  • Thu 10:00am-6:30pm
  • Fri 10:00am-6:30pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Online Sessions (Colorado)
Accepting new clients with a 2 - 3 week wait online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 10:00am-5:30pm
  • Tue 10:00am-6:30pm
  • Wed 10:00am-6:30pm
  • Thu 10:00am-6:30pm
  • Fri 10:00am-6:30pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 24 years

Private practice, 1998 - Present
Regis University, Affiliate Faculty, MA in Psychology, 2002 - Present

Saybrook University, PhD, Psychology, Spirituality, 2018
Saybrook University, Certificate, Dream Studies, 2015
Existential Humanistic Institute, Certificate and Advanced Training, E-H Psychotherapy, 2015
Adams State College, MA, Counseling, 1998


Licensure

Colorado: 3421


Languages

English