Our Team

Our therapists/coaches are widely respected in the field and in the community. Each of them specializes in the issues that they’re most passionate about.

Therapist Kristin van der Poel, MA, LPCC

Therapist Kristin van der Poel, MA has been working in the human services and mental health professions for 10 years.  Kristin says “We all need relationships and connections in our lives, and it can be difficult to learn how to be with someone in a way that is healthy and feels satisfying.  Conflict management, examining what we bring to the table from our past, and change in general can be challenging to do on our own, and we all need a little help from time to time.”  Kristin enjoys working with clients one on one, with couples and with families.

She has a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of Colorado at Boulder and a Master of Arts degree in Counseling, specializing in Couples and Family Therapy, from the University of Colorado at Denver.  Kristin receives ongoing clinical supervision from Senior Therapist Marcilla Tims, LMFT (whose credentials are listed below).  She’s a candidate to become a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Colorado.  Her specialty areas of education and experience are in attachment and relationship issues, kids and families, and trauma.

Kristin meets with clients on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.  Her standard session fee is $125.


Therapist Krista Curl, MA, LPCC

Therapist Krista Curl, MA, LPCC has over 8 years of experience.  Krista uses a lot of mindfulness-based activities to assist her clients in lowering their stress levels.  She has a passion for working with kids and teens.  When working with couples, Krista considers it a real honor to be a “translator’, helping each partner to better understand what the other needs.

Krista holds a Bachelor’s of Arts degree in Psychology from the University of Northern Colorado.  After teaching Psychology courses at the university level for a few years she purused a Master’s Degree in Community Counseling from the University of North Dakota.  She’s a candidate to become a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Colorado and receives ongoing clinical supervision from Senior Therapist Amy Couchman, LPC.

Krista loves working with adults, couples, parents and kids.  She sees clients on Mondays and Tuesdays until 8pm.  Her standard session fee is $125.


The Senior Team

This group of “heavy hitters” each has 15 -21 years of experience in the profession:

Senior Therapist/Coach Amy Couchman, MA, LPC

Amy Couchman

Amy’s clients describe her as “a gentle force.”  She is rarely rattled and provides a calm, gentle sense of direction.  And then, when it’s least expected, she busts out a sarcastic comment that leaves everyone in stitches.

Amy enjoys the opportunity to be a part of the change in her client’s lives.  She never takes for granted what a privilege is it to be trusted with people’s most vulnerable and painful experiences.

She has 21 years of experience supporting adults, couples, children, teens, and families. She’s also trained in EMDR. Amy incorporates her Jack Russell Terrier, Fancy, into the work she does. As a highly trained, certified therapy dog, Fancy’s physical presence and affection during a session tends to put clients at ease.  Kids, in particular, feel at home with Fancy around.

Amy is a License Professional Counselor.  She holds a Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology and Counselor Education, with an emphasis in Couples and Family Therapy, from the University of Colorado at Denver and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Cornell College.  Amy’s training as a coach includes Whole Person Coaching.  Amy also have years of experience providing training and supervision to other therapists.

Amy meets with clients Mondays through Thursdays until 8:00 pm.  Her standard session fee is $145.

Meet Fancy, Our Certified Therapy Dog

Fancy, Certified Therapy Dog

marcillatimsSenior Therapist/Coach

Marcilla Tims,MS,LMFT

Marcilla has addressed relationship issues for over 17 years.  She comes across to her clients as warm, compassionate, and incredibly adept at picking up on key issues.  She forms strong relationships with both her male and female clients and brings a stabilizing presence to the myriad of couples that she supports.

Here’s why Marcilla loves working on family & relationship issues: “Professionally, I realize and appreciate how much our family and relationships shape who we are and how we handle struggles and challenges in life. We do not live in a bubble-we impact and are impacted by those closest to us. This amazing reality can be what sustains us and keeps us healthy, or, when relationships are strained and conflicted, it can be what keeps us stuck. The work we do at Flourish can help the family and individuals become “unstuck” by restoring healthy connections and bonds.”

Marcilla also has a wealth of experience working with children & their parents. As a mother of 2 young children, she understands how complex & challenging family relationships can be.  She empowers nuclear families, blended families, divorced & co-parenting families as well as single parent households.

“It is my firm belief that a healthy family is what provides a solid and secure base for children to grow and feel nurtured. My passion is to provide a vehicle for parents and children to better communicate, understand one another, and enhance connection.”

Marcilla’s coaching credentials include training in Whole Person Coaching. She’s a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist.  Her counseling credentials include a Master of Science degree in Family and Consumer Sciences from New Mexico State University.  Additionally, Marcilla provides supervision and training to other therapists.

She meets with clients every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday until 7:30 pm.  Marcilla’s standard session fee is $145.

angelasassevilleExecutive Director Angela Sasseville, MA, LPC

Flourish founder Angela Sasseville was nicknamed “Sassy” by one of the very first clients at Flourish 12 years ago.  She chooses to continue to see clients amidst her other responsibilities at Flourish because she enjoys her clients so much.  Yet she’s also known for holding her clients accountable for the role that they’ve been inadvertently playing in perpetuating their problems.

Angela has over 15 years of experience empowering others.  She’s written an autobiographical account of the personal struggles she faced a decade ago, which became an award winning book, Families Under Financial Stress. She’s a contributing author to the Amazon best-seller I Choose Me: The Art of being a Phenomenally Successful Woman at Home & At Work by Cynthia James.  Angela has been interviewed by Parents magazine, The Denver Post and the Associate Press.  She has appeared on 9 NEWS, has been featured on PBS, and she has written blogs for MomsRising.org.   Angela sits on the Board of Directors for MPowered, a highly reputable non-profit that provides financial coaching.

Angela works predominately with high achieving professionals to assist them in achieving greater fulfillment. She specializes in helping loving but frustrated couples develop a deeper and more meaningful relationship with one another. In fact, her self-help guide for couples chronicles the insights and habits needed for marital survival during stressful times. Discerning clients who demand the highest level of skill available find themselves impressed with Angela’s therapeutic acumen.

Angela has received extensive training on EMDR. She’s provided Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy for over 11 years and has completed the Level One training on the Gottman Method for relationships.  She completed a year long certification process as a Freedom Coach with renowned coach and author Cynthia James using energy and meditation to support clients in up-leveling their life.  She provides business coaching to other small business owners.  And she’s provided training to other therapists for over seven years.

Angela is a Licensed Professional Counselor.  She received a Master of Arts degree in Counseling Psychology and Counselor Education specializing in Couples and Family Therapy from the University of Colorado at Denver, an accredited and nationally respected program. While there the faculty recognized her personal and academic achievements by honoring her with the “Outstanding Graduate” award.  She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from the University of Colorado at Boulder.

Angela’s standard session fee is $150.

In addition to being compliant with state laws regarding client confidentiality, Flourish Counseling and Coaching is also compliant with federal HIPAA regulations regarding privacy. Click here to view the Notice of Privacy Practices.

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