Henry draws from 11 years of professional experience working in the mental health field. He utilizes a strengths-based perspective, rooted in attachment theory.  Approaching therapy with the belief that healing happens through relationship, Henry helps clients to increase their ability to thrive in their personal relationships, and in how they relate to themselves.

Henry incorporates a variety of techniques into his work. His training includes a focus in wilderness and adventure therapy related practices. He believes strongly in the power of connection to the natural world as a healing modality. He often conducts his sessions outdoors when it suits the needs of his client.

Formal Education

​MASTER OF TRANSPERSONAL COUNSELING PSYCHOLOGY: WILDERNESS  THERAPY, NAROPA UNIVERSITY
BACHELOR OF PHILOSOPHY, GEORGIA STATE UNIVERSITY

Mindfulness Based Counseling

Rhianna is a licensed professional counselor candidate with over 8 years professional experience helping others. She approaches others with a holistic and strengths-based perspective, gently guiding others to uncover their innate strengths while also identifying their obstacles to growth.

Rhianna uses a variety of techniques in her therapeutic work. She believes strongly in utilizing mindfulness and somatic approaches to therapy which include a physical and emotional component as well as a mental, intellectual side. In her work she comes from a place of compassion and acceptance while holding firm boundaries and appropriate expectations for the personal growth of clients.

Formal Education

MASTER OF TRANSPERSONAL COUNSELING PSYCHOLOGY, NAROPA UNIVERSITY
BACHELOR OF PSYCHOLOGICAL SCIENCE, BALL STATE UNIVERSITY

Henry Begner MA, LPCC

A guide on the journey toward growth.

​​​​​​​​​What is our therapeutic style? What does therapy look like?

It is important to remember that therapy looks different for each person as each person's history looks different and every individual has different goals for therapy.​ Our approach to therapy highlights the inherent wisdom and potential for healing within each client. We also recognize that emotional wounding happens in relationship and is therefore healed in healthy relationship. Thus, building and tending the therapeutic relationship is a very intentional process.

          In our work we help clients develop healthy boundaries, emotional regulation, and self connection. 

Bringing a mindfulness component to therapy, we work with clients to cultivate mindful awareness

which enables them to stay present in the moment. This is where change can occur. The use of 

mindfulness techniques helps clients strengthen the mind body connection which is central to the healing process. as well as offers tools to address challenging emotions/behaviors.

"I believe healing is possible for all people and the journey looks different for each of us. I practice psychotherapy with the utmost integrity and respect for others."

Blue Water Counseling offers outpatient mental health services to Chaffee County and surrounding communities. We also offer

Adventure and Wilderness programs to both the local and non local community.

AREAS OF FOCUS
Depression, Anxiety, PTSD, Trauma, Grief & Loss, Family Issues, Mood Issues of Preganancy, Domestic Violence, Self Esteem, Transitions, Addiction, Issues with Food, Self Harm, Mood Disorder, ADD/ADHD, Stress, Parenting, Mindful Living, Crisis


Adults ◊ Children ◊  Families ◊ Couples ◊  Groups

Therapists

Rhianna Appel 

MA, LPCC

Who We Serve

MENTAL HEALTH IS IMPORTANT
People seek therapy for a variety of reasons and all reasons are valid. Mental health is as important as physical health. Research shows that emotions are stored throughout our bodies, not just in our minds and memories. Thus mental health and physical health are interdependent.

THERAPY FACILITATES HEALING AND GROWTH
Therapy offers the opportunity to consciously make change. Every individual has an inherent ability for healing. While symptom management may be a component of treatment, healing is a primary objective.

MOTHER NATURE IS A POWERFUL HEALER

A mirror of life's interconnectedness, the wilderness has long been respected as a place to go for insight, clarity, and healing.


STIGMAS NEED TO BE ADDRESSED

People need not to be ashamed of any mental health struggles. We all experience fluctuations in our mental health.


AFFORDABLE MENTAL HEALTHCARE IS ESSENTIAL

People seeking help deserve help.


We Believe

Blue Water Counseling       719.966.5061