Silver Linings Mental Health


Hi! I’m Gina (she/her), a Licensed Social Worker and psychotherapist with experience working with clients of all ages. Over the past 10 years, my time working in schools, the medical field, and abroad has enabled a diverse range of experiences that have shaped my practice. I am passionate about creating a safe, supportive, client-centered space in sessions and utilize therapeutic approaches including Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Mindfulness, Emotionally Focused Individual Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Gerontology, Nutrition, Health Coaching and Internal Family Systems. I specialize in supporting those who may be navigating concerns related to chronic illness, life transitions, grief and loss, trauma, family dynamics, identity, depression, anxiety, and relationship issues.


Accepted Insurances: Medicaid, Medicare, Aetna, Friday Health Plans, Beacon, Cofinity/Health First


I am a licensed counselor, school counselor, and psychotherapist. I am passionate about working with the up-and-coming youth of the next generation and helping them navigate the unique challenges this time can bring. I have been working in the school setting over the last several years supporting ages eight and up with concerns such as social anxiety, depression, self harm, suicidal ideation, transitions, general anxiety, and self-esteem, as well as stress management. I work through a person-centered lens integrating CBT techniques and mindfulness practices, while remaining trauma-informed through each session. I believe that we all have a story that is worth sharing and that we are capable of finding our peace. This will be a journey of discovering more of yourself by gaining self-awareness, recovering parts of your story that have been lost, and attuning back to the fundamentals of what we need as individuals. When I am not working with clients, I enjoy hiking with my husband, dog and daughter, doing yoga, eating tacos and traveling around the world.


Accepted Insurances: Medicaid, Aetna, Friday Health Plans, Beacon, Cofinity/Health First


I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who is passionate about working with women, adults, and older adults. I use a client-centered approach that is tailored and individualized focusing on strengths and resiliency.  My areas of specialization include fertility issues, grief and loss, anxiety disorders, mood disorders, disabilities, stress management, crisis intervention, and major life transitions.  My treatment approaches include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness-based CBT, Solution Focused, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT).  Additionally, I am certified in perinatal mental health (PMH-C) through Postpartum Support International.  I have also completed a course with David Kessler, a leading expert on grief and loss, to become a Certified Grief Educator.  I am passionate about helping clients live their best life, despite any obstacles or barriers. I strive to create a safe and collaborative space that is supportive to your healing journey. 

Accepted Insurances: Medicare, Optum, Medicaid, Aetna, Friday Health Plans, Beacon, Cofinity, Private Pay


Are you experiencing symptoms resulting from a traumatic incident?  Are you struggling with anxiety and depression?  I am a LPCC (Licensed Professional Counseling Candidate) and a NCC (Nationally Certified Counselor) with diverse life experiences to help you navigate your unique journey. I have worked as a Middle School Counselor, Social-Emotional Learning Specialist, Crisis Support Hotline volunteer in the Far East, Training Director, Consultant, ESL Teacher Overseas, Instructor, and am a Military Veteran with combat theater experience.


I am passionate about working with all populations including LGBTQIA2S+ and BIPOC communities, teenagers, adults, and older adults.  My preferred treatment modalities include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness, Metacognition, Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy (REBT), Motivational Interviewing (MI), Solution Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT), and Narrative Therapy.  


Whether you are struggling with a major challenge, in need of a little support, or just looking for mental health maintenance, I’m here for you. I’ll work beside you to develop the strengths, tools, and resilience to overcome your challenges.  Together, we will re-write your story so that you can live your best life.


                                                             Preferred pronouns: he/him/his

                   Accepted Insurances: Medicaid, Aetna, Anthem, Cigna/Evernortth, Beacon, 

                                                          Cofinity/Health First, Private Pay


I am a Licensed Professional Counselor Candidate (LPCC) who enjoys working with children, families, and adults. As a counselor, my client’s individuality is of utmost importance to me. I always strive to use an eclectic approach to ensure practical therapy interventions for my clients. I create a safe, collaborative, and trusting environment for my clients to explore and clarify how to make lasting, positive changes in their lives. It is my belief that therapy must be tailored to each person’s unique needs, and I draw from a variety of methodologies and techniques to incorporate what is most helpful for each individual client.  I utilize a variety of treatment methods including child-centered play, family, mindfulness, motivational interviewing, person-centered, trauma-informed, strength-based, and cognitive-behavioral therapy modalities.

              Accepted Insurances: Medicaid, Aetna, Anthem, Evernorth/Cigna, Carelon/Beacon, 

                                                     Cofinity/Health First,  Private Pay


I am a Licensed Social Worker (LSW) with over twenty years of experience in working and volunteering with individuals of all ages.  I have studied and trained in EMDR to bring effective trauma treatment to my clients.  I utilize an eclectic approach to counseling including CBT, Solution Focused, and Narrative therapies.  I am most passionate about helping individuals and families address and overcome struggles within the family dynamic, anger management, communication, anxiety, depression and parenting. My other areas of focus are crisis management, social skill development, and pregnant and parenting teens. I believe that change happens by helping people identify their strengths and self-worth. My goal is to provide you with a safe and non-judgmental space while supporting and guiding you through your journey.   

 Accepted Insurances: Medicaid, Aetna, Friday Health Plans, Beacon, Cofinity/Health First, Medicare


I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with fifteen years of experience working with individuals diagnosed with severe mental health disorders, those living with a disability and/or chronic illness, survivors of domestic violence, and survivors of trauma, and grief and loss. I work with clients who live independently in the community and also with those who reside in a facility setting. I take a person-centered humanistic approach with clients and believe that every individual has the capacity for personal growth and change. I collaborate with my clients to increase feelings of empowerment and to help alter negative self-concepts. I also strive to create a safe space where my clients feel comfortable to talk about challenging experiences and feelings. I look forward to partnering with you on your journey. 


Have you recently experienced a loss, a chronic medical diagnosis, or struggling with anxiety and depression?  Often, change can cause us to feel as though life is out of our control.  I believe we all have the wisdom and intuition to lead our best lives. But, at times we can all use guidance finding the right path.  My job is to offer support and help you acquire insight so that you can achieve your treatment goals. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 12 years of experience working with clients in a variety of backgrounds. My areas of specialization include grief and loss, major life transitions, and chronic health conditions. I have extensive experience working with those facing end-of-life issues through my work as a hospice social worker.  I enjoy collaborating with medical professionals, family, friends, and caregivers in order to help you obtain at your best quality of life.


I am currently undergoing training and Acceptance and Commitment therapy (ACT).  ACT utilizes acceptance and Michelman strategies, together with commitment and behavior change strategies to increase psychological flexibility.


Kelly McGinnis, LSW

I am a Licensed Social Worker and Psychotherapist with a Masters Degree in Social Work from Metropolitan State University. I hold a wide variety of certifications including certifications in: Solution Focused Brief Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Emotional Freedom Technique and Thought Field Therapy.  I have worked in schools with youth in mental health roles, conducting groups and individual sessions, and with adults in nonprofits and private practice settings. I believe strongly in contributing to the community. I seek to give back to my community through my work with the United Nations Association of Boulder County, where I sit on the board, supervise interns, and co-chair the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Committee. I believe in a humanistic approach that values each individual for their inherent self-worth and wisdom. I use a largely non-authoritative style that works on guiding you towards your own truth through a series of open-ended questions, somatic and mindfulness based tools, and focused attention in a safe and accepting relational environment. I specialize in parenting challenges, family systems, relationships, depression, anxiety, stress, self esteem, and PTSD. I believe that no one is “broken” we just get “stuck” in different states or patterns and, like stepping in deep mud, we all need help getting “unstuck” from time to time. It is my honor and privilege to offer a hand when you find yourself stuck knee deep in the muck.

Accepted Insurances: Medicaid, Aetna, Friday Health Plans, Beacon, Cofinity/Health First, Medicare


I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with twenty years of experience working with the elderly, older adults, those living with a disability, chronic illness, chronic pain, and survivors of trauma.  I provide individual therapy for adults of all ages. I believe in a collaborative relationship between the therapist and client that focuses on the client as the locus of control in their lives.  I utilize a person-centered approach with an emphasis on the strengths perspective. I am also EMDR trained and utilize modalities from EMDR frequently in my sessions.  My areas of focus include loss and grief, end of life changes, compassion fatigue, mindfulness,  trauma through different stages of life, anxiety and depression.


I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) with over ten years experience working with older adults, families, and children. I have worked with diverse clients in a variety of settings including homes, offices, outdoors, facilities, and telephonic. I form partnerships with my clients so we can collaboratively utilize your strengths to challenge negative beliefs and achieve positive outcomes. I believe in creating a safe place for therapy in order to explore your thoughts, fears, beliefs, and difficult feelings. Each client has a unique life experience and set of challenges. Together we can develop a treatment plan that is specific to your goals. My areas of focus include phase of life changes, grief and loss, significant life stress and next steps, depression and anxiety, and health issues. I continue to update my skills and knowledge base and look forward to growing every day with my clients.


I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) and have over twenty years experience providing  counseling to adults of all ages.  My goal is to provide support, empathy, and guidance while utilizing a non-judgmental and client-centered approach to therapy. I specialize in the following issues: Post Traumatic Growth, End of Life, Grief and Bereavement, Depression and Anxiety, Caregiving, Chronic Illness, Moving to a Facility, Significant Life Changes, Decreased Physical Strength and Ambulation, and Chronic Pain. I am EMDR certified.  I work collaboratively with my clients, caregivers, doctors, and family members in order to structure a treatment plan specifically formulated for each individual.  

* Samantha is not accepting new clients at this time.  Apologies for the inconvenience.


My  goal is to ensure all our clients have a smooth, safe, and speedy transition through the intake process. I have a degree in Spanish and a Masters in Educational Leadership, which took me across the globe as a Language Teacher and Program Coordinator at several International Schools. I also have a varied background in administration, project management, HR, and training & development. I am a lifelong learner myself, passionate about languages and cultures, and always looking for new opportunities to grow, travel, and give back. In my free time, I enjoy playing pickleball, going to the gym, reading, and hiking. I am excited to bring my experiences and enthusiasm to the team at SLC and to all our clients. I look forward to being a helping hand through your set-up and intake process!

BETTY WHITE, Emotional Support Animal
(just kidding-has multi-disciplinary team of Emotional Support Humans)

I am a true beacon of Post Traumatic Growth.  Born as a stray on the streets of Roswell, New Mexico, I have a Hx of abuse and neglect.  I have achieved Post Traumatic Growth through receiving stability and love by my adopted family.  I have moments where I am still scared of the world but am continually learning to overcome my fears.  During my spare time, I love destroying chew toys, playing with my best friend Jack, remodeling our home by breaking doors and etching hardwood floors, and passing gas.

ERIK SYME, Operations Consultant
and Human Fire Extinguisher

I am an Operations Consultant providing the Silver Linings Team with various business optimization initiatives such as workflow processes, problem solving, and assessing and interviewing new candidates.  Additionally, I assist in the implementation of organizational and technical acumen.  I have my Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration and an expertise in industrial engineering.  During my spare time, I enjoy remodeling my home, sports (Go Broncos!), and my family. 

Get in Touch Today

Thank you for your interest in Silver Linings Mental Health. We understand therapy can be an intimidating process and we recognize that it requires great courage to reach out. We have a team of compassionate therapists eager to help.


I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) and Proud Owner of Silver Linings Mental Health.  I am currently focusing on expanding our practice, teaching trauma informed care through the Silver Linings Institute, and providing consultation services to other practice owners.

I love empowering other therapists to take the leap into the world of private practice.  Whether you are an already established practice or are just beginning, I will provide guidance.  Oftentimes, the biggest obstacle is transferring from a therapist’s mindset to now being a business owner. 

The therapist’s mindset encompasses a deep understanding of human behavior, emotional intelligence, and effective communication. This perspective is invaluable in navigating interpersonal relationships, fostering a positive company culture, and addressing the psychological aspects of both employees and clients.

Simultaneously, the business owner mindset contributes a results-driven orientation, strategic vision, and a keen sense of adaptability to the mix. Entrepreneurs are adept at setting goals, making informed decisions, and steering their company through challenges.

The merging of these two mindsets can result in a holistic leadership style that recognizes the symbiotic relationship between employee well-being and business success. This integrative approach not only enhances team dynamics but also cultivates a work environment where individuals feel understood, supported, and motivated to contribute their best, thereby creating a thriving and sustainable business.  I will help you with combining both mindsets in order to foster a sustainable business plan.