Hunter Teets, MA, LPC
Hunter has devoted the last 20 years to working with people in a variety of settings including outpatient therapy, residential therapy, after school groups, intensive home based therapy and wilderness settings. His passion for healing families and marriages led him to earn a masters degree in counseling at Denver Seminary and to complete post graduate work in marriage and family therapy at the Denver Family Institute where he graduated with highest honors for clinical excellence. In his practice Hunter has seen first hand the benefits of therapy for individuals and families for a range of difficulties. These include:
Drug and alcohol abuse
Video game and internet addictions
Difficulties arising from adoption and early attachment struggles
Grief and loss
Differences in desire
Out of control sexual behavior (also referred to as sex)
General life satisfaction
Hunter has often worked in conjunction with clients’ psychiatrists to help clients reduce or eliminate medications while maintaining gains with the above concerns. While medication for mental health concerns is initially helpful, and is sometimes necessary ongoing, it should always be paired with therapy services to gain maximum effect that will continue after medication is ended.
The son of an engineer and an artist, Hunter began his professional career as an engineer. He finds that therapy gives him a place to blend his love of both science and art. He enjoys staying current on the technical studies in psychology, eager to transfer this insight into the art of clinical practice.
As a citizen, Hunter has delivered aid work around the world. He has installed wells in West Africa, helped build schools and a medical clinic in Haiti, lived and worked in Mexico and served in a medical clinic in Honduras. AS a result he can provide therapy services to Spanish speaking clients.
In his therapeutic career Hunter has provided intensive home based therapy for families struggling with major mental health issues, and outpatient family, individual, and group therapy services. He has skills as a strengths based psychodynamic psychotherapist who uses aspects of Gestalt, Psychodrama, Parts Work, Coaching, Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction and Structural Family Therapy, along with humor and deep empathy.
Hunter enjoys assisting people from all spiritual traditions. Some of his work has included helping people heal and reclaim their spirituality following coercive spiritual experiences. When requested Hunter can provide Spiritual Direction for people seeking to deepen their spiritual practice.
If you have a sense that you might like to work with Hunter please don’t hesitate to contact him to arrange an initial phone conversation to assess the potential of working together.
“Hunter Teets is a man of great integrity and wonderful spirit. I have often seen him work skillfully with individuals and groups. He is an outstanding therapist and healer. I highly recommend Hunter without reservation.”
Kent W. Peterson, M.D.
Past President, American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
Former Executive Director, American College of Preventive Medicine