LMFT LCSW LAC
I believe it is an honor to engage others in their journey towards meaningful and lasting change. I subscribe to an integrated approach to therapy by utilizing models such as solution-focused, attachment theory and structural family therapy. Using insight, empathy and connection I help individuals, couples, and families to find resolution and healing.
I have helped people through a wide breadth of psychological struggles including depression, anxiety, low self-worth and partnership discord. I am accepting of and familiar with alternative lifestyles, including BDSM, swinging, polyamory and queer. I specialize in fostering parenting skills, working with families to effectively manage various psychological problems associated with childhood and teenage acting out by incorporating behavior modification and age appropriate interventions into family therapy.
I am comfortable addressing issues of substance abuse in session without stigmatizing my client’s exploration of substance use. I currently co-direct the MIP (Minor In Possession) deferment program at the Denver Family Therapy Center. During my time as a Multisystemic Therapist (MST) at Synergy, I addressed adolescent alcohol treatment and drug rehabilitation in family systems.
In addition to clinical work, I am a Sector Representative for the Drug Free Communities that Care Coalition and was on the Community Youth Leadership Commission (CYLC) Prevention Subcommittee grant writing team. I have taught at the graduate level as Affiliate Faculty for MSU Denver’s Social Work School and have participated in numerous presentations and community events around adolescent substance use.
Degrees & Certifications:
Southern Connecticut State University: BS Public Health/Minor in Psychology
University of Denver: Master of Social Work
Denver Family Institute: Certification in Marriage & Family Therapy
National Commision for Health Education Credentialing: Certified Health Education Specialist
Fatherhood Is Sacred Program: Certified Facilitator
Nurturing Parenting Program: Certified Facilitator
University of Denver: Interpersonal Trauma Studies Certificate
Center for Effective Interventions: Multi-Systemic Therapy Certification
The Gottman Institute: Level 1 Research Based Approach to Couples Therapy
Indigo Stray Conger
I trained as a counselor in the heart of San Francisco – land of inclusiveness, sexual exploration and no judgments! I am comfortable with and competent in addressing alternative relationship styles, including kink, consensual non-monogamy and LGBTQIA. If you are searching for a forum to improve your relationships and to become your best self, without shame, secrecy, or having to fit into anyone else’s concept of “normal”, then you’ve come to the right place. I recognize that unhealthy dynamics can become entrenched between people who care deeply for one other and I help clients return to the connection and vulnerability that they have lost. I guide my clients towards reclaiming the space between them as joyful and exciting.
I have a background in somatics and in working with the body. I enjoy addressing stress and anxiety from the perspective of our embodied selves, using breath and mindfulness to soften protective defenses and re-inhabit physicality. I help partners and individuals to break habits and patterns which no longer serve them.
I am committed to a profound and ongoing relationship with my clients. I am available on a flexible schedule, including days, evenings and weekends and I typically answer emails and text messages within the hour. I enjoy working with individuals and with relationships of all kinds – improving connection, intimacy and fulfillment. I encourage you to challenge yourself and to do the work it takes to live the life you want.
I have been a counselor since 2008 and have had over 10 years of professional training, including as an AASECT certified sex therapist. I am an instructor in the field of Alternative Relationship Styles, as heard on the Family Affairs podcast and presenting through the University of Denver, the Denver Family Institute, and Exaholics. I currently review independently published books on the topics of sexuality, somatics, and psychotherapy for BlueInk Review. I am frequently consulted as a sexuality and open relationship expert for articles in publications such as The Rooster, Extraction Magazineand Insider Living, which you can find on my blog.
In 2015 I was named on the Thumbtack Top 10 Counselors in Denver list. You can click on the icon below and scroll to the bottom of the page to read reviews of my work on the Thumbtack website:
Licenses, Degrees & Certifications:
Licensed Marriage & Therapist #1275
AASECT Certified Sex Therapist
Post-Graduate Certification in Marriage & Family Therapy from the Denver Family Institute
MA in Somatic Counseling Psychology from the California Institute of Integral Studies
BA in The Visual & Physical Expression of Emotion from New York University
Level 1 Research Based Approach to Couples Therapy from The Gottman Institute
Previous Clinical Sites:
Wellness Treatment Center Intensive Outpatient Program, Englewood, 2011-2014 (Anxiety & Stress Management Instructor)
Denver Family Institute, Denver, 2010-2011 (Counselor)
Sherman Elementary School, San Francisco, 2009 (Sandtray Therapist)
Center for Somatic Psychotherapy, San Francisco, 2008-2009 (Counselor)