Ascend Family Contact



Ascend offers individual, couple and family therapy. Ascend Family Institute works with adults struggling with separation, divorce, remarriage, depression, anxiety, anger, past abuse and trauma, adoption, sexuality, grief, chemical dependency, unemployment, or current life transitions. We also specialize in working with adolescents who have emotional or behavioral challenges such as depression, cutting, suicidal ideation, anxiety, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and oppositional defiant disorder. We have different providers trained in various theoretical approaches, including DBT, EMDR, trauma-focused, CBT, and narrative therapies.

All our providers are trained as marriage and family therapists, which means we are not only able to help with individual challenges but can also assist the whole family system and help achieve relational healing. We use a family systems focus to help identify and change problematic patterns in relationships as well as teach strategies to handle communication and conflict resolution. Our goal is to promote healthy, connected, and safe relationships between family members. We also offer parent coaching sessions to address areas in which parents feel stuck and brainstorm possible solutions to implement at home.

We believe each person has the desire and ability to live their fullest life and that sometimes people need support along the way to learn to trust themselves and fulfill their true potential. We create a supportive environment where the client is free to explore all the options and possibilities and really come up with strategies for success. We believe the client is always in charge of the therapeutic process, and we collaborate with the client and work towards clear and specific goals. Our approach to therapy is practical, focusing on present day issues and concerns while balancing some exploration and awareness of past experiences and how they may be impacting the current situation.

Areas of Focus

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Infidelity
  • Parenting issues/concerns
  • Divorce
  • Adolescence-transitions, roles, attitudes
  • Perfectionism
  • Codependence
  • Relationship issues
  • Financial concerns
  • Grief change of life/roles/expectations

Couple Families

Insurance & Appointments

Many of our providers are in network with most insurance companies. Please call or fill out an information form to connect with us for appointment availability. We are currently accepting new clients at all three locations throughout the metro area.


When you call to make your initial appointment, you will be given directions to create a patient portal. You can fill out and submit your intake paperwork through your own secure portal and it will be delivered to your therapist electronically in time for your intake appointment. Though copies of our forms are provided for your convenience, you do not need to print out the forms available on this website as you will be able to sign them electronically when you arrive for your session.

* If your family is involved in high conflict or legal processes, please read our policy below regarding court involvement. Our agreement for services for high-conflict families is also available for viewing.