Autonomy Therapeutic Services LLC

Resources & Referrals

Clinics and Clinicians : – Noeticus Counseling Center and Training Institute was incorporated on October 2, 2004 as a community-based, not-for-profit counseling and training center. The mission is to provide innovative, effective, and affordable to a broad range of individuals, couples, and families living within the greater Denver/Boulder community. 

Jean-Jacques Joris, JD, MA- A native of Geneva, Switzerland, and a Law graduate, Jean-Jacques spent 15 years in the Swiss foreign service. Throughout his international career, Jean-Jacques traveled, worked, and lived in conflict areas, confronted with acute human suffering and witnessing the power of human resiliency. Fluent in five languages, Jean-Jacques is passionate about building bridges among people of different cultural, political and religious backgrounds. Wishing to shift his focus from the political to the individual realm, Jean-Jacques graduated from Naropa University with an MA in Transpersonal Counseling Psychotherapy. A horse lover since his childhood, Jean-Jacques is now bringing together his passion for human nature, horses, inter-species communication, and offers equine-facilitated psychotherapy services to children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families, with a holistic and non-denominational perspective. Jean-Jacques is also an EMDR practitioner and a certified EAGALA (Equine-Assisted Growth and Learning Association) mental health specialist.

Linda Chassman, Ph.D., LMFT- Linda Chassman is a licensed Marriage, Family Therapist in Colorado and California with over 25 years of counseling experience. She has maintained a private practice for 20 years as well as directing several agencies treating severe trauma and chemical addiction. Dr. Chassman (Dr. Linda) is also an educator, having taught at CSUF and CU Denver for 14 years, and consults to residential treatment programs throughout the U.S. She and her animal partner, Norman, have provided animal assisted therapy for more than 15 years with a variety of clients, including children, adolescents, adults and couples. Dr. Chassman opened AATPC with the inspiration and assistance of Mazey, her former feral kitten that she raised after Mazey and her siblings were found outside in freezing weather. Sadly Mazey recently passed away at only 17 months, but made a strong impact on those she helped. Dr. Chassman works with several therapy animals including Rupert, her therapy dog adopted from Freedom Service Dogs, in Englewood, CO; Simon, a kitten adopted from Intermountain Humane Society, Duncan & Dahlia, her baby pygmy goats, and the 2 miniature horses, Stormy and Misty. In addition to holding a Doctoral degree in Counseling, and a Master's Degree in Clinical/Community Psychology, Dr. Chassman has advanced certificates in: Animals and Human Health, Treatment of Child Abuse, & Treatment of Adult Children of Alcoholics. She and Rupert have received Certification as a therapy team from Professional Therapy Dogs of Colorado.In her private life Dr. Chassman is married with two children and four adopted cats (including Samantha). She regularly fosters abandoned and feral kittens from Humane shelters including Evergreen Animal Protection League (EAPL) and Intermountain Humane Society (IMHS).

Connexus Counseling- Connexus is the private practice home to psychotherapist and organizational consultant David Clift. David offers counseling & therapy to individuals and couples in Denver, CO, and organizational consulting services and trainings nationwide.

Laura Ferguson, MA, LPC- Laura holds a Master of Arts (MA) in Counseling (couple and family emphasis) from one of the finest training programs in counseling psychology, the University of Colorado at Denver and Health Sciences Center. She has a passion for diversity and multicultural issues, and has served as Teaching Assistant for the graduate school's Multicultural Counseling classes. She welcomes and appreciates clients of all ages, races, religions, cultures, nationalities, abilities, backgrounds, socio-economic statuses, genders and sexual orientations.

Hillary M Baker LCSW- Working from a systemic perspective, Hillary offers strengths-based counseling sessions for individuals, families, couples and children.  She takes an open-minded approach to client wellness and consider the client's work life, family traditions, cultural and spiritual beliefs, race, age, and sexual and gender identity.  

Ari M Hoffman-Collaborates with clients on working out the kinks wherever they exist in your life. You can depend on him to put you first, to listen to the things you do and don't say, and to be creative with you to find what works for you as an individual. Ari believes that you deserve therapy that is tailored to you and he acts as the tailor you can trust. He has a variety of tools that he uses together to accomplish the goals that you as a client choose for your life.

Eating Recovery Center-Eating Recovery Center is an international center for eating disorders recovery providing comprehensive treatment for adults, adolescents and children struggling with anorexia, bulimia, EDNOS and binge eating disorder. Inpatient, Residential, Partial Hospitalization and Outpatient levels of care are offered at Eating Recovery Center’s three Denver-based facilities: the Behavioral Hospital for Adults, the Behavioral Hospital for Children and Adolescents, and the Partial Hospitalization Program and Outpatient Services.

Teena Evert- For over ten years, Teena has worked with women who were struggling with feeling stuck in their lives. Some wanted to address old patterns that kept them caught in a vicious cycle of dysfunctional relationships. Some were ready to move forward in their lives and needed to work through the emotions and practical details of how to implement this.

 Sexual Addition/Compulsion:
Denver Sexaholics Anonymous-Sexaholics Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength, and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover. The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop lusting and become sexually sober. There are no dues or fees for SA membership; we are self-supporting through our own contributions. Sexaholics Anonymous is not allied with any sect, denomination, politics, organization, or institution; does not wish to engage in any controversy; neither endorses nor opposes any causes. Our primary purpose is to stay sexually sober and help other Sexaholics to achieve sobriety.

Society for the Advancement of Sexual Health-The Society for the Advancement of Sexual Health (SASH) offers hope and valuable resources to those seeking information about sexual addiction.

 DUI & Court Ordered Substance Abuse Treatment:
Broadway Counseling Services- Broadway Counseling Services ( BCS ) has been providing professional alcohol / substance abuse services in the Metro Denver area for over 18 years. Our initial Intake Assessment takes into consideration all problem areas of the client's life that are creating dysfunctional behaviors through the use of drugs and or alcohol. Treatment modalities and goals are specific to the client's identified individual needs through assessment. This assessment includes identifying problem areas of concern i.e., patterns of alcohol / substance abuse, legal history, family, genetic factors, social history, education, cultural factors, religion and philosophical beliefs.

The STEP program for Adolescents- Substance Abuse Treatment Education and Prevention Program Targeting adolescents 10-18 years of age, Denver Health’s substance abuse, treatment, education and prevention (STEP) program provides comprehensive mental health care and treatment for teen’s substance abuse problems. STEP offers clients one-on-one counseling, and integrates mental health with substance abuse treatment and primary care to treat the whole person.

Colorado Alcoholics Anonymous- Alcoholic Anonymous for the Colorado Area.

Official AA meeting finder- Resource for resourcing AA meetings in North America.

Sexual Assault and Sexual Abuse:
Wings Foundation-WINGS Foundation, Inc. is a private, not-for-profit agency founded in 1982. Our mission is to break the cycle and heal the wounds of childhood sexual abuse by providing support services, advocacy, and education to adults throughout Colorado. Our program serves anyone who is 18 and over and has experienced childhood sexual abuse, their loved ones, and professionals who work with survivors.

The goal of WINGS is healing for all survivors of childhood sexual abuse. The path to healing is individual and unique to each person. WINGS provides services in a caring, compassionate, and confidential way that respects the unique healing process of each survivor.

Mesa (Moving to End Sexual Assault)- Mesa believes that every person has the right to live free of sexual assault. We are moving to end sexual assault and the suffering it causes in our community. We challenge all forms of oppression and recognize their connection to sexual violence.


The Center- The GLBT Community Center of Colorado is the third-oldest LGBT community center in the country. We engage, empower enrich and advance our community through statewide advocacy and nationally recognized cultural and educational programming.

The Gender Identity Institute of Colorado-The Gender Identity Center of Colorado, Inc. is a non-profit corporation organized in 1978 and incorporated in June 1980.  The organization was formed to provide support to anyone gender variant in their gender identity and expression.   The Gender Identity Center of Colorado is also an informational and educational resource to the community at large. The Gender Identity Center of Colorado is available to anyone, male / female / other, who can benefit from its services or resources, including spouses, significant others, parents, and siblings.  The Gender Identity Center of Colorado is a tax exempt, 501(3)c nonprofit corporation which provides these public services to the community, but receives none of its support from tax dollars. It is funded by collection of tuition for seminars and workshops, membership dues, and donations. Receipts can be given for any donation of money or materials.

The Pride Institute-  Founded in 1986, with over 14,000 graduates, PRIDE Institute is the nation’s first and leading provider of residential treatment programs and outpatient treatment programs devoted exclusively to treating the mental health and chemical dependency needs of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community.

Domestic Violence:

Filing a restraining order in Denver-You can request a temporary restraining order if there has been harm, the threat of harm, or an act of violence. The Protection Order Courtroom is located in Denver’s City and County Building at 1437 Bannock Street, Courtroom 170. 720-865-7275 There is also assistance available through Project Safeguard who staffs an office in the City and County Building in room 177. 303-863-7233

Colorado Coalition Against Domestic Violence- The Colorado Coalition Against Domestic Violence offers training, technical assistance and other resources to domestic violence programs across the state. As a leader in the anti-violence movement, we are also a domestic violence resource for policymakers, the media, and the community.

Safe House Denver- We serve victims of domestic violence and their children through both an emergency shelter and a non-residential Counseling and Advocacy Center. All of the women, children and youth who come to SafeHouse Denver have access to a full range of bilingual programming, including individual counseling, group sessions, advocacy and safety planning.

Part of my systemic approach is integrating the resources in the community and surrounding area. Here are some resources I either have worked with personally, or have come recommended by clients or clinicians.

If you or your organization would like to be listed here, please contact me at (720) 878-2588.

Brad Metzler MA NCC LPC
Autonomy Therapeutic Services
825 E. Speer Blvd.
Suite 209
Denver, Colorado 80218
Ph: (720) 878-2588
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