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You’re sensitive. You feel the world deeply. 

You take things more personally than you’d like to admit.

You’re great at putting on a smile and telling the world you’re okay.  

And you are. Mostly. You have days where you feel amazing.  Connected. In sync.

Yet. It never lasts, does it?

Shame, sadness, and overwhelm take over.  You hide out from the world for days at a time or put on a mask so no one knows how much you’re hurting inside.

 Your past has been filled with confusing, painful, or even abusive relationships.

You’re ready for a healthy relationship.  You’re not sure how to stop being haunted by the past.  You’re afraid to be vulnerable.

You’ve grown up with the messages that who you are is ‘too much’ or you’re ‘too sensitive’.  

You feel like a burden to your partner, friends, and family because of the intensity of your emotions.  You can’t explain why things just don’t roll off your back.

It doesn’t have to be this way.

Imagine you woke up and felt deeply connected with yourself and the world around you.

You have a community, friends, and a romantic partner that honors– and even celebrates–your sensitive, independent and quirky nature.

You have a life and a schedule that suits your personality, as opposed to fighting against it. You end the day with energy to spare for your loved ones, hobbies, and yourself.

Finally, relationships start to feel safe.  You are learning to trust yourself, believe in your worth, and allow the past to be healed.

Being sensitive doesn’t mean you have to suffer.arianna-sarah-lindsay-photography-2

My name is Arianna Smith.  (pronouns: she/her/hers).  

I guide and encourage Highly Sensitive People, Empaths, and Deep-Feelers as they find the skills and strength to live the life they have wanted all along.

I work with members of the LGBTQ community who have experienced childhood abuse or intimate partner violence and are ready to heal the past. 

I am with you as we explore the dark places, usher in changes, and celebrate the small victories.

My mission is to uncover what you knew all along…

Nothing is wrong with you.

I believe that, deep down, you are intuitively oriented towards wholeness and growth.

I believe that you are capable of tremendous change.

If you are reading this, a small part of you believes this, too.

I offer 60 and 90-minute sessions so we can really dive deep into your experience and give you the attention you deserve.  I lead a variety of therapy groups, including one for sensitives, empaths, and introverts.

I offer convenient 24/7 online booking so you can schedule your first appointment right now.

Learn how being sensitive is actually a strength:  Schedule your free consultation now

Arianna Smith, MA, LPC, EMDR
6638 W. Ottawa Ave, Suite 100     Littleton, CO 80128

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About Arianna

I’m Arianna Smith.  I’m a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in the state of Colorado.

So, what does that mean?  Essentially, I went through a ton of schooling, took some exams (yes, on bubble sheets), did thousands of clinical hours under the watchful eye of someone more experienced with me, until I got the point where DORA (the Board that decides you get to be licensed) felt that I was legit and could practice on my own.

Bottom line: I follow the highest standards of my profession by seeking and maintaining an active license, which includes continuous training and education.


What I Believe

Here are 3 things that I know for sure:

  • There is NOTHING wrong with you.  (Seriously.)
  • You are not “crazy”.  (But we can look at why you might feel that way, sometimes.)
  • You are SO much more than what has happened to you.  (Even if it feels like the past is all you can think about.)

I’m LGBTQ+ affirming and will never tell you that who you love or who you are is wrong.

I’m body/size positive and work from a HAES model.  (Learn more about HAES here).

Who I Work With

If you had a toothache, you wouldn’t go to a plastic surgeon, would you?

Seeing a therapist who specializes in your particular issues can help you feel instantly understood AND help you feel better, sooner.

My specialties areas include: (click on each link to learn more)

You may feel like you don’t perfectly ‘fit’ into any of these areas – that’s okay. If you feel drawn to work with me, I’d l love to talk.  I’ll be honest if what you’re facing is within my scope, or if I need to refer you to someone who has more knowledge than me.

How I work

Feeling better takes hard work.  We have to look at the stuff we do that keeps us stuck.  I will kindly call you out.  But not in a jerk way.  Or like a drill sergeant. I know how to balance kindness and humor.  And I know how to challenge you when I see you doing behaviors or patterns that keep you unhappy.

We can figure out together how to do things differently.  We will only go at a pace you feel comfortable.

You run the show.  I will guide you where you want to go.  

What I do

Every therapist has certain modalities and approaches they prefer over others.

One of the main roadmaps I use is called Internal Family Systems.  I believe people are made up of ‘parts’ and that every part is important to know and welcome into the room. Everything you do has a purpose and a good intention (even if the impact is harmful) and makes sense within the context of your life.

I use EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) which is a memory-based approach that is helpful for getting icky, traumatic, or nagging thoughts or feelings to become less overwhelming and distressing.  EMDR uses bilateral stimulation (either tapping, tones, or eye movements) to help unpleasant memories become unstuck.

I lean heavily on Attachment Theory.  Attachment theory is great for understanding why you might pick the same (terrible) partner over and over, why you panic when your partner doesn’t text you back immediately, or why you push people away despite feeling lonely.  

What’s Next?

I’d love to talk to you more about if counseling with me is a good fit for you.  We would start with a phone call for me to learn more about you.

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Schedule your free 15-min New Client Consultation Call

Phone: (720) 772-7413

  • I will return calls within 24-48 business hours (unless otherwise specified on voicemail recording.)

Address: 6638 W Ottawa Ave, Suite 100 – Littleton, CO 80128


  • Remember email is not a secure form of communication.  Please be discrete about what you send over this medium. An email message does not constitute a therapist/client relationship.  Sometimes emails can get lost in cyberspace. If you don’t hear from me within 48 business hours, please resend your email or call me.



Arianna Smith, MA, LPC, EMDR