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Meet Nasima

Licensed Professional Counselor and

Certified Breathwork Facilitator

My legal name is Melinda, but prefer to go by Nasima. I am a master's level Licensed Professional Counselor with 25 years of experience and counting.  I received my masters degree in counseling from Eastern Illinois University in 2002 and have been a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in Colorado since 2006.  Prior to my private practice, my experience included many years in community mental health as an individual therapist and with a program that supported educational systems in developing trauma- informed practices within an anti-racist framework, and supporting helping professionals with compassion fatigue, burnout and vicarious trauma.


My continued education has been extensive and ongoing, receiving training in many different modalities to enhance my skills, including mindfulness, EMDR, somatic work, parts work, ketamine assisted therapy and breathwork facilitation among  others.


My north star in life from a very early age has been in the realms of consciousness, spirituality, healing and personal growth/ psychology. My path has led me through Eastern traditions, New Thought, mindfulness, Jungian analysis, contemplative and meditation practices, plant medicine, energy healing and breathwork.  I don't believe there is a greater adventure than deep inner work.


My experience has allowed me to work with people of diverse ages, ethnicities, backgrounds and lifestyles, which has greatly enriched my life. It is important for me that I create a space for those who have been marginalized to feel safe sharing about the trauma and the impact of these experiences.  I continue to do the never-ending work of unpacking my own internalized racism (and all other -isms) and seek ways to live my life and do my work through an anti-oppression framework.


I'm also an artist and an ever- evolving creative and am at my best when this part of me is regularly exercised. Being a mom to two amazing teenagers, my dear friends, a lot of time in nature, road trips, hot springs, reading and spiritual practices like yoga, meditation and psychedelics rounds out what keeps me returning again and again to myself.  I practice what I preach, and my style with clients is caring, direct and authentic.

Nasima Laczynski
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