At Be and Belong Counseling LLC, we believe that each individual who enters our office is deserving of the utmost respect and care. We embrace each person’s unique voice as valuable and worthy of being heard, and create a safe space to explore feelings and address presenting problems. It takes enormous courage to seek out support and we are honored to walk alongside children and families in their pursuit of emotional health.
“You are allowed to be both a masterpiece and a work in progress, simultaneously.”
– Sophia Bush
Be and Belong Counseling uses evidenced-based approaches including Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Eye-Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), and expressive therapies including art, sandtray, and movement. We integrate other frameworks of attachment theory, family systems theory, mindfulness, and play therapy so our clients can heal holistically in their brains AND bodies. Our passion is using neuroscience-informed interventions to help women, parents, and children heal their nervous systems.
Our hope is for our clients to build trusting relationships with their therapist and to find wholeness and healing from a variety of life issues. Contact us now to continue your journey with support and to embrace the beauty of this precious life.
Abigail Esquivel MSW, LCSW, RPT-S, ACS, EMDR Certified, Owner and Founder
Abigail is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Registered Play Therapist Supervisor. She specializes in working with children, families, and women’s issues. Abigail has extensive experience working with women and child survivors of trauma, anxiety disorders, and attachment injuries. She is EMDR Certified and a Consultant in Training. Abigail uses an attachment lens when working with children and adults. Some of the theories that inform her work include Trust-Based Relational Intervention (TBRI), Polyvagal Theory, and Circle of Security. Abigail interweaves EMDR, CBT, and art and play-based therapies frequently and has a passion for helping people feel less alone and more connected to others. Prior to creating Be and Belong Counseling LLC, Abigail has experience providing services to runaway and homeless youth, adolescent girls in residential treatment, women residing in domestic violence shelters, and providing intensive in-home therapy to families formed through adoption. Abigail also offers consultation and supervision to interns and clinicians working towards clinical licensure or a Registered Play Therapist as an Advanced Clinical Supervisor (ACS).
When not working, you can find Abigail going on a family hike, doing yoga, or sipping a warm cup of tea at a local coffee shop. Abigail enjoys all things chocolate, getting lost in a good book, and trips to the library with her husband and three children.
Bachelors of Social Work – Illinois State University
Masters of Social Work – University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Maggie McEachern MSW, LSW, Theraplay Trained
Maggie McEachern is a strengths-based, trauma-informed Licensed Social Worker who graduated from Metropolitan State University of Denver with an MSW degree. Maggie is also working towards becoming a Registered Play Therapist.
Maggie’s passion is working with children who have experienced trauma, suffer from anxiety, or who feel overall emotionally disconnected from themselves and others. Maggie has a background in children’s yoga and mindfulness work. She taught children’s yoga in Ireland to children with sensory processing issues and children on the autism spectrum. Maggie currently leads children’s yoga classes at a local yoga studio, and is particularly passionate about working with children ages six and under in the therapy space. She has training in Theraplay and is working towards certification. In her free time, Maggie likes to travel, read, hang out with her dog (Carson), and do yoga.
Bachelors of Arts in International Studies – University of Denver
Masters of Science in International Development – University College of Dublin
Masters of Social Work – Metropolitan State University of Denver
Jacqui Case MA, MFT-C, EMDR Trained
Jacqui Case is a Marriage and Family Therapist Candidate with a Masters of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy from Regis University. She has a background in early childhood education which has helped to inform her work in childhood mental health and play therapy. Jacqui has experience working with children struggling with anxiety, attachment, and trauma disorders. Prior to joining Be and Belong Counseling, she provided in-home individual and family therapy to families affected by trauma. As a former preschool teacher, Jacqui has a beautiful ability to support children in their school environments through collaboration with school administration, and is passionate about helping children build skills to support successful peer interactions, conflict resolution, and stress management.
In her free time, Jacqui enjoys being outdoors with her family, practicing yoga, and baking sweets. She loves animals and has three dogs at home.
Bachelors of Science in Human Development and Family Studies – Colorado State University
Masters of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy- Regis University
Kellee Clark, MS, LMFT, RPT, EMDR Certified
Kellee is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Registered Play Therapist, and EMDR Certified. She specializes in working with children and families. Kellee has extensive experience working with adult and child survivors of trauma, substance abuse struggles, and child attachment injuries. She uses an attachment and systemic lens when working with children and adult clients. Some of the theories that inform her work include: Cybernetic Systems Theory, Polyvagal Theory, Synergetic Play Therapy, and Circle of Security. Kellee believes systems are designed to self-correct to maintain homeostasis. Using this belief Kellee interweaves EMDR, DBT, play-based therapies, and experimental interventions to tap into the systemic dynamics to effect change. Kellee has a passion for helping heal shame and eliminate blame within systems to increase feelings of connection. She currently provides therapy to clients at Community Reach Center and contracts with Be and Belong Counseling to run therapeutic parenting groups. Prior to working at Community Reach Center, Kellee has experience providing services to those impacted with substance use struggles and dual diagnosis, providing in-home services with children and families involved with Child Protective Services, children and families residing in domestic violence shelters, and adolescent girls in residential treatment. Kellee also offers consultation and supervision to clinicians working towards licensure.
When not working, you can find Kellee backpacking in the mountains, exploring the many neighborhoods of Denver, completing home improvement projects, or eating a new yummy meal at a local restaurant. Kellee loves spending her time with her dog, partner, and friends as she values relationships and connection.
Bachelors of Science in Family and Human Development – Arizona State University
Masters of Science in Marriage and Family Therapy- Capella University