Meet Kim Johancen

“Develop a passion for learning.
If you do you will never cease to grow.”
– Anthony J. D’Angelo

My Background and Approach

As a therapist in practice for twenty-five years, I have developed specialties that include working with people at risk of suicide, survivors of suicide loss, and individuals struggling with self-injury. I have worked extensively with both adolescent and adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse. My ability to work with people who have experienced grief and loss extends throughout my career and I remain committed to helping people resolve their post trauma symptoms along with the events that fuel them. Over the last several years I have developed a passion for working with families through divorce, working with one or both parents, assisting parents as they work to heal attachment wounds with their children, and offer reunification therapy when appropriate. I utilize a variety of approaches including Internal Family Systems (IFS), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) , Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR).  In addition to being an EMDR Certified Therapist through The Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing International Association (EMDRIA) I am at heart, and will always be, a strengths based therapist.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

Throughout my career I have been a fierce advocate for individuals who have experienced the impact of sexual trauma through my work with the Sexual Assault Services Organization (SASO), and through my clinical work that includes facilitating groups for high school and college students who have survived sexual trauma. After receiving invitations from the International Society on the Study of Self-Injury (ISSS), I presented my work, alongside side my peers at the Summit Program, on self-injury at Harvard and my clinical model on the first interview with the suicidal patient at Stony Brook University. I have served on the board for the Suicide Prevention Coalition of Colorado (SPCC), and have facilitated a support group for survivors of suicide loss. In addition to my advocacy and direct clinical practice, I have published numerous articles, including having my column, The Hope Chest, for counselors working with grief and loss issues through the American Counseling Association (ACA). My most recent publication is a book I co-authored for educators titled: Traumatized Students: School-Based Interventions for Reaching Under the Surface.


  • Certified EMDR Therapist 2020 – Present
  • Certified Brainspotting Therapist 2022 – Present

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3333 S. Wadsworth Blvd.
Lakewood, CO 80227

12835 East Arapahoe Road
Tower One, Suite P-850
Centennial, CO. 80112

1754 North Lafayette Street
Denver, CO. 80218
(970) 946-8737

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