NATHALYE BALISTRIRE -
CEO of MINDSOLUTIONS, LLC
Nathalye Balistrire (she/her) is a Venezuelan-American licensed professional counselor, with majors in Psychology and Business Administration. She is bicultural and bilingual (English/Spanish) and specializes in providing children and families with inclusive and empathic mental health therapy, overcoming the barriers of disability, language and culture. academic experience that helped her understand and seek equality in her personal and professional life, leading to her becoming a strong, independent woman.
Nathalye’s mission is to provide resources and guidance to young people and families working to achieve “equitable opportunity.” Nathalye is a strong believer in the power and value of education; it was her ownAs a result of that early awareness, her true passion lies in working with communities where children and families are at risk for issues like slavery and trafficking, addiction, mental illness, and the perpetuation of stigmas and victimization. Part of her mission is teaching clients to reduce their focus on racial, gender/sexuality, and age-related labels and the stigmas that abound, and instead encourage them to enhance their potential as individuals and as a community. She has also designed a self-tutoring program that aims to help people of all ages, especially during times of crises, learn how to read and write in order to enhance and increase the spread of basic education. Her dream is to be able to provide this self-tutoring program to marginalized communities and families in need.
Nathalye was recognized as an outstanding student and received the Colorado Health Foundation Professional Scholarship. This achievement was awarded for her critical presentation on how the education level and surrounding culture of a community play influential roles in mental health. Central Colorado health initiatives focus on the issue of inequity and its connection to poverty, as well as on topics such as unemployment, immigration, geography, and behavioral health. Nathalye feels that clients will have achieved an ideal place in life “When you are no longer identified with any labels, so that you can enhance your understanding of others, adopt new values, and learn to respect people for who they really are – it’s like opening the proverbial doors to reach more people and be reached by them.”
Lizbeth Manzo (she/her) is Mindsolution’s friendly office assistant. Lizbeth is an asset to our company,
providing courteous and professional customer service to the people we serve, our staff, and online visitors. Lizbeth provides on-call services including, but not limited to; maintaining schedules, answering phones, developing flyers and other publicity documents, producing reports, tracking company data, and offering general administrative support to our various teams. Lizbeth’s essential functions are creating a positive experience for the community of people we serve. Lizbeth will receive and screen the clinic’s telephone communications, ensuring that callers are directed to the appropriate destination in a timely fashion. She is trained in and certified with HIPAA rights, ensuring the protection of all clients’ confidentiality and privacy. Lizbeth also will verify demographic and insurance information for each client. Lizbeth achieved her High School Diploma and is certified as Administrative Assistant, skilled in Customer Service. Additionally, her roles as a woman, wife, daughter, friend, and mother of a child with mental disabilities and mental illness, enables her to apply her experience to provide an exceptional sense of empathy and care for your case.
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CLINICAL SOCIAL WORKER
Sarah Hays is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Colorado. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology at Colorado Mesa University in 2014. She then went on to complete her Master of Social Work degree from the University of Southern California in 2017 and obtained her license in February of 2020. Sarah has worked in mental health for 7 years with the last three years spent providing counseling services. In the past, she has worked in an inpatient setting at West Springs Hospital and in crisis services at Mind Springs Health in Grand Junction, CO. She currently works as an integrated behavioral health clinician at Primary Care Partners. All such settings have allowed Sarah to work with clients of all ages, children ages 7+ through the rest of the lifespan. Currently, her practice is focused on adolescents through older adulthood. She has a wide range of experience with adolescents, families, and adult patients. In treatment, Sarah utilizes CBT, DBT, Solutions Focused Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Mindfulness, EMDR, and Trauma-Informed techniques among other evidence-based modalities. Sarah’s goal is to provide a safe, positive environment and experience that
allows her clients to thrive by leading a meaningful, goal oriented, fulfilling life they are proud of. In her spare time, Sarah enjoys self-care activities such as engaging in sports, exercise, and outdoor activities. She also enjoys spending time with family, friends, and her dog, Charlie.
Ellie Mata, is a first-generation Latina born and raised in Denver, CO. With over 15 years of experience in the mental health field she specializes in trauma, depression, anxiety and sexual abuse; providing services for children and adults. She is passionate about the work she does and continuously strives to create awareness on mental health issues and treatment.
As the founder of Latino Counseling, Ellie has it made it a priority to provide services to those who have limited access to mental health interventions. Including victims of crime and individuals with no access to healthcare including the Spanish Speaking community.
Ellie has a huge passion for learning and constantly keeps herself involved in the field. She holds a bachelor's degree in Psychology and a master's degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Certified Addiction Counselor. It is her desire to continue spreading awareness and creating a positive impact within her community.
Brenda Blanco is a bilingual counselor. She was born in California and was raised in Colorado. Brenda is truly proud of her Mexican roots. She is a first-generation Latina, and she completed her undergraduate studies at the University of Colorado, where she received two Bachelor’s degrees, one in Sociology and the other in Criminal Justice. She then completed her Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Colorado Christian University.
Brenda has a unique background; besides being a counselor, she has served our community as a Probation Officer for the last eight years. This has allowed her to gain much knowledge of the legal system. Brenda has been counseling clients for the last four years. She has specialized in working with victims of crimes, sexual trauma, depression, anxiety, immigration and acculturation stressors, parenting, grief and loss, post-traumatic stress disorders, self-esteem, body image, and much more.
Brenda loves allowing clients to feel empowered and to have a say in their counseling journey. She strongly believes that everybody has their own story and journey. Her number one priority is to build a healthy therapeutic relationship with clients. She recognizes and trusts that every individual has potential. Therefore, she provides clients with empathy and unconditional positive regard to help facilitate change. Brenda allows clients to lead and offers support, guidance, and structure so that clients can discover personalized solutions within themselves. Some of the therapeutic approaches she uses are Multicultural, Strength-Based, Person-Centered Therapy (Rogerian Therapy), Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Humanistic Therapy, Integrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), and Motivational Interviewing.
She welcomes clients from all walks of life and feels very fortunate to be a part of someone's counseling journey. Brenda firmly believes that counseling is effective when the counselor and client have a strong therapeutic relationship. Her goal is to build an environment with trust, collaboration, safety, non-judgment, comfort, and grace for clients.