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Phoenix Rising, LSW (Ze/Zir or She/Her)

Social Worker, Therapist, Consultant





Colorado, USA


ADHDer, Autistic, Gifted, White/Latinx, Pansexual, Demi, Poly, Queer, Non-Binary, Empath

Meet Phoenix

As a late-identified, neurodivergent (ND) person and survivor of complex trauma, I have firsthand experience of what trauma recovery and healing entails for NDs. I understand what it's like to feel oppressed by the mainstream culture and socially isolated. I provide my clients with an unparalleled space to process and heal their suffering with effective interventions.

After struggling as a teen, I worked my way up from the Community College of Vermont to receive my Master's in Social Work degree from New York University in 2011. I spent six years in New York City counseling traumatized BIPOC and LGBTQ+ young people.

Several years later, I moved to Denver and began a private practice in 2017 called Higher Consciousness Healing dedicated to holistic wellness. However, I longed to teach what I had learned on my own healing journey, while also traveling nomadically and working online. In 2019, I founded The Art of Self-Healing Center with the goal to bring my healing wisdom into the world in a big way--through holistic wellness courses, nature retreats, and life coaching--all while traveling the country by RV. Over the years, I've created a healing model devoted to teaching what I felt was missing from traditional talk therapy. Little did I know, I was creating a model for neurodivergent populations. 

Following the pandemic and the birth of my son, life has changed rapidly. I felt called to leave my life on the road to settle down in Colorado and re-open my private practice to address the collective mental health crisis. In August 2021, I opened "Therapy for Rebels" in Denver, CO. I began working with ND clients and learned quickly that I was not just a Highly Sensitive Person, but in-fact a ADHD, Autistic and Gifted person. I utilized The Art of Self-Healing model with my clients with enormous success. In 2023, I expanded my offering to include professional development training and consultation for mental health professionals and those serving ND populations with the goal of reducing harm and improving outcomes for these stigmatized groups. In 2024, I rebranded The Art of Self-Healing Center to the Neurodiversity-Affirming Psychotherapy Training Institute with the mission to create an evidence-informed therapy model and train professionals around the globe.

I aim to combine everything I've learned through my personal and professional journey, and offer something really unique to the world that's both effective and potentially life changing.

Work Experience

2015 to present

2011 to 2015


Founded several mental health businesses, including Higher Consciousness Healing, Neurodiversity-Affirming Psychotherapy Training Institute, and Therapy for Rebels. Worked as Life Coach, Therapist, Trainer, and Consultant.

Served in a variety of positions in non-profits for youth, including Trauma Counselor, Functional Family Therapist, Case Manager, Program Coordinator, Mentor Program Supervisor, and Trainer.

Graduated from New York University with a Master's in Social Work. Studied human development, psychology, popular therapy models, research, social justice, advocacy, policy, and community organizing.

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