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Paul Montgomery(They/Them/Theirs)

Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Complex PTSD (C-PTSD)- Anxiety - Depression- LGBTQIA, gender, & sexuality topics-Spirituality & religion- Eating disorders & disordered eating-

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Professional statement

All too often in our world, we receive the message that we just aren't quite right in one way or another. Whether it be our birth families, society at large, spiritual communities or even chosen family, we experience this sometimes subtle and sometimes overt message that we need to be different to be accepted or safe. Sometimes it is even necessary to go along with this message in order to be safe. Painfully, these messages are often internalized and wreak havoc on our lives and relationships.

Much of my work is focused on compassionately acknowledging the parts of ourselves that have had to carry these beliefs and relieving them of these burdens. This allows us to live into and integrate fresh new identities that are beyond the vicious cycle of self criticism->exhausted escapism->self criticism. Critical to my work is recognizing the need to both heal the wounds of trauma while also strengthening our capacity to navigate the ongoing challenges of invalidation and/or oppression.

I draw primarily on internal family systems, Buddhist psychology and a strong ethic of calling out the impact of systems of oppression. My clientele tend to be individuals interested in stepping out of norms and habits whether these be enforced by society or simply the fear of the unknown that accompanies and sometimes hinders profound changes in how we experience ourselves.

Message to clients

I am very passionate about how queering the relationship to our inner world creates opportunities to meet old patterns with our innate capacity for fresh, inquisitive and compassionate presence. So often, even in therapy parts of us are criticized, feared and treated as villains. It is my hope that together we can create a safe environment where all the parts of you feel heard and welcomed, thus opening the possibility of transforming inner demons into inner allies. Finally, It is of upmost importance that I create an environment that invites your agency and collaboration.

Work and Education

Queer Asterisk, Therapist

Regis University, Master of Arts in Counseling, 2020
Naropa University, Bachelor of Art in Psychology, 2007


Colorado: LPC.0020158 - Maine: XL7097




Complex PTSD (C-PTSD) - Recovering from the impact of long-term, repeated traumatic events, such as emotional abuse and neglect

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

LGBTQIA, gender, & sexuality topics - Exploring topics of sexuality, gender, and identity; coping with discrimination and oppression; navigating relationship, family, and cultural challenges

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

Eating disorders & disordered eating - Reducing unhealthy eating patterns, beliefs, and behaviors, such as restricting, purging, and binging; healing the emotional pain surrounding disordered eating


  • Adults (24+)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Locations & Hours


Paul Montgomery 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:$70 - $100