3 Years Of Experience

Candace Rodgers, MSW, LCSW

Do you wake up and find yourself stuck in memories of the past? Feeling unsafe to attach to others? Reacting in anger or fear instead of responding with compassion and understanding?
Reliving negative or traumatic experiences can lead to nightmares, sleep disruptions, anger, changes in appetite, anxiety, worry, and a pervasive negative view of yourself or others which can limit your ability to be productive and happy within your relationships. While it is impossible to eradicate the memory of the traumatic experience, it is not impossible to experience growth after trauma.

The human brain has the capacity to change throughout our lifetime. Negative experiences are most often present as strong neuropathways in the brain. However, the brain can change its attraction to negative pathways through the process of neuroplasticity using cognitive restructuring techniques including EMDR, Brainspotting and Neurofeedback.

The use of mind and body-based practices can assist a person to alter emotional reactions to negative memories. Just imagine how it would feel if you did not become angry, sad, or anxious
when exposed to a trauma trigger or negative memory! Post traumatic growth is not only possible…it is what you deserve.


Suzanne Baity, LSW

Do you feel stuck in your emotions or overwhelmed by unexpected challenges?  Are things from your past threatening your present?  We all have those moments in life, where we need extra support and clarity. My goal as a therapist is to help you find answers for those life challenges and to help you discover tools that enable healing.   My approach to therapy is to help you find your own strengths and to develop the insight and tools you need to navigate life’s challenges.  I specialize in trauma, grief, depression and anxiety and use a multi disciplinary approach including CBT, DBT and trauma informed care.  I counsel individuals as well as couples.  I would love to help you in your journey of healing!

Virtual Sessions Available!
10+ Years Of Experience

Candice Alfred-Ockiya, SWC

“I have a decade of experience working with children, adolescents, and families in the child welfare system.  I am skilled at working with clients who are adjusting to the difficulties of dealing with the nuances of Child Welfare courts.  We can work through past trauma together in a safe environment.  I believe empathy and understanding are key to making you feel safe, comfortable and heard in sessions.”


Kiara Lassiter

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Welcome and congratulations on taking the first step in caring for YOU! I am here to support you while also challenging you to learn and grow. Are you trying to figure out who you are or where you’re headed? Or maybe figuring out what your strengths or values are, or who you are supposed to be? 

I am passionate about helping my clients learn the things we are never truly taught in order to become a better you and work through your life experiences. My goal is to help you learn to communicate your needs, identify your boundaries, learn positive coping skills and help you understand why (or what) you are feeling.

I work with adults and teens, and have extensive experience with inpatient mental health, to include suicidal thoughts, substance abuse, mood lability and psychosis. I got my start in recreation therapy and love to use experimental therapy and other modalities to help you process and feel more like yourself. Whether that is talk and walk therapy, art, a game, or learning new DBT, CBT or ACT skills, I am here to support you. 

I encourage you to be brave, and take this step for yourself, I’d be honored to help you shape your journey. 


Janet Hidalgo, Intern

I am a Behavior therapist at the Boys and Girls Club of Pueblo County.
I have a Bachelor of Science in Psychology.
Working on a Master of Science in Military and First Responder Psychology
Hometown: Pueblo Colorado
Professional goals and mission statement;
To inspire others to achieve great things. To thrive in my journey through life and learn
life’s lessons along the way. To be kind to others and myself. To create innovative
mental healthcare solutions that improve the lives of others.

I love my family very much. I have three adult children: two sons-in-law and one
daughter-in-law. I also have a step-grandson. I love animals and have a dog and a cat.
I am an avid sports fan.


Searching for a trauma therapist in Colorado Springs that is truly passionate about people? You need trauma counseling services that blend holistic treatment with science?