Here at Interfaith Bridge Counseling, we prioritize giving youth and young adults a space for their voices alongside the Denver community. Because our team is small, we can focus our might on these goals. A low-cost counseling practice with these priorities has been a longtime dream of our Founder and she has been met with support by our Operations Manager.
Lena h. McCain | MA, LPCC.0016711
Founder & Psychotherapist
Lena McCain is a Psychotherapist who holds a Masters of Arts in Clinical Mental Health: Mindfulness-based Transpersonal Counseling Psychology from Naropa University. Her drive and passions lie in the realm of Interfaith Relations and Youth Collaboration, which she brings to Interfaith Bridge Counseling with over 12 years of experience and with an emphasis on one’s discovery of self, spirituality, and multicultural diversity. Lena’s expertise in spirituality and the therapeutic world acts as a reminder to our community, teens, and young adults that they are not alone in their experience of life.
Brad Krautwurst | MA
Brad Krautwurst is our queer-identified Operations Manager with Cerebral Palsy who holds a Masters of Science in Library and Information Sciences from the University of Illinois. His disability rights advocacy work and experience in the LGBT community inform his professional career advocating for diversity, inclusion, and accessibility. He has over 7 years of experience with nonprofits and libraries of various kinds, including extensive interfaith resource management and advisory positions. Brad has provided invaluable expertise and has served as a sounding board throughout the process of bringing Interfaith Bridge Counseling to fruition.
Our 4-Step Support Program
We offer a unique 4-Step Support Program that has been specifically designed for teens and young adults that isn't offered anywhere else in the metro-Denver area. The 4 Steps to achieving success in our program are:
1) Recognition: Teens and young adults learn to identify their internal feelings as well as their somatic sensations. By doing this, they are able to honor these feelings and sensations, which in turn, provides a path for developing meaning and passion in their lives.
2) Self-Exploration: Teens and young adults learn how to tune-in and discover what truly engages them - what activates their emotions and their thoughts - so that they can foster their identities, values, and boundaries and move towards healthy independence.
3) Support: Teens and young adults learn how to build positive support systems by cultivating healthy relationships of accountability, consent, and inclusion with peers and adults. Thus, teens and young adults can take the steps to establishing a life-long community.
4) Skill-Building: Teens and young adults learn the very tools and techniques that help them manage their lives, along with the challenges and opportunities that life inevitably brings with it. This way, teens and young adults can have a life of purpose, success, and autonomy.
+ What is interfaith? Are your services faith-based?
There are a variety of different definitions for what interfaith is and means. At Interfaith Bridge Counseling, we define interfaith as the exploration and bridging of various beliefs, traditions, cultures, and/or faiths. As more and more children are being raised as interfaith, and more adults are identifying as interfaith, people are examining how these varying identities impact them intrapersonally and interpersonally.
Technically, no. All of our therapeutic services are provided with a psychological approach in Mindfulness-based Transpersonal Counseling (MBTC). MBTC specifically uses techniques that are focused on your overall health in body, mind, and soul/spirit. By including your overall health in this capacity, you and your therapist are able to unite your spiritual and cultural perspectives in your work together, encouraging an all-inclusive, insightful experience to healing and growth.
+ How much does a session cost? Do you accept insurance?
For our standard 45 minute sessions, we operate on a no-questions-asked sliding scale of
$40 - $80 for individual counseling.
Youth between the ages of 15 and 18 years old may be eligible for lower pricing, which you can learn more about via our Giving tab.
At this time, we are unable to accept insurance or medicaid. However, we can provide a superbill upon request.
+ What are Interfaith Bridge Counseling's specialties and areas of focus?
We specialize in working with 11-29 year olds with a focus on:
Fear of Missing Out (FOMO)
It is also important to us that in working with these areas of focus, we incorporate the exploration of your beliefs, traditions, cultures, and/or faiths. This helps us keep your overall health in body, mind, and soul/spirit at the center of our work together.
+ What should I expect during my first session? How many sessions will I (or my teen) need?
Whether you are calling for yourself or your teen, our first consultation or in-person meeting will consist of us reviewing the reason(s) for seeking support, where you and/or your teen are in life, and what you're interested in exploring. If we find that we are the right fit, the first few sessions together will involve a process of getting to know one another, sharing you and/or your teens' history, and discussing the short and long-term goals of our work together.
Each person and reason for coming to therapy differs from person to person as well as family to family. Because of this, the amount of necessary sessions will vary. However, we will always be transparent with you on your journey with us.
+ If we aren't a good fit, can you refer me somewhere else?
Here at Interfaith Bridge Counseling, we pride ourselves on our community connections which offer extended support to our clients. If we are certain that we are not a good fit for one another, Interfaith Bridge Counseling will work to provide the appropriate referrals to best suite your needs. If you are experiencing a mental health crisis, you should contact Rocky Mountain Crisis Partners via phone call at 844.493.TALK (8255) or via text by texting "TALK" to 38255.
+ Is your office accessible? Are you LGBTQ+ friendly?
As a part of our community, you always reserve the right to accommodation. Our private office is accessible and will be arranged to meet any specific needs. It is important to note that any activities done out in the community may not always be accesible. Therefore, we ask that you let us know ahead of time if you need accommodations so that we can work to make sure your accessibility continues to be our priority.
We are also LGBTQ+ inclusive and competant here at Interfaith Bridge Counseling. In fact, we are proud to say that our entire staff is part of the LGBTQ+ community!