Our Mission

Promoting wellness in our Colorado Springs communities by inspiring hope and building balance.

Our Business

Be Well Counseling Services officially began in 2016, but it's roots go back much further.  Owner and President, Christine Ault, began working in the social services and mental health fields back in 1999.  The journey began when Christine started working with at risk families providing life skills and family preservation services.  It was then that Christine noticed many of the families she worked with were struggling with trauma.

Christine had a vision in 2015, and Be Well Counseling Services is the product of that vision.  Her drive to help people by providing client centered services for children, adults, and professionals entering the mental health field, is contributing to the success of Be Well Counseling Services.  Be Well Counseling Services is thriving in the Colorado Springs community, and it has nowhere to go but forward.  Christine works tirelessly to help everyone who walks through her doors to be the best them that they can be!

Meet Our Growing Family

Christine Ault, MS, LPC, RPTS

CEO/Clinical Director

Christine is a native Coloradoan, born and raised in the Colorado Springs area.  She has worked in the Colorado Springs community for over two decades honing her counseling skills, helping clients with trauma related issues, working with troubled youth and families, and as a business owner.  Christine has a Master of Science degree in Community Counseling AND a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Phoenix.  She is also a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in the state of Colorado. 

Christine is trained and certified in EMDR, Play Therapy, Sandtray therapy, and EMDR-Sandtray.  Most recently, Christine has become a Registered Play Therapy Supervisor (RPTS), so she can oversee the training and development of the next generation of play therapists.

With Christine, you will be treated firm but fair, with the utmost compassion and honesty, by a true down-to-earth human being.  Christine genuinely connects with her clients, whether they be youth or adult.

Adrienne "Sadie" Sardy, MA, LPCC

Outpatient Therapist

Sadie graduated from University of California, Santa Barbara with a Bachelor in Global Studies degree, and went on to achieve her Master of Arts degree in Counseling Psychology from Southwestern College in Santa Fe, NM with a focus in Somatic Psychology.  She has trained with John Hartung in Colorado Springs to obtain her EMDR certification and finds her passion in therapeutically helping others understand and resolve trauma.  She has worked in the counseling field since graduating with her Masters degree in 2017.  She is currently a Licensed Professional Counselor Candidate (LPCC) in the state of Colorado. 

 

Sadie was born and raised in Anchorage, Alaska and has lived throughout the United States, most recently settling in Colorado Springs in 2012, where she started a family.  Sadie loves nature, her huskys, her family, and her work as a counselor.  She values the connection she builds with her clients, and seeks to create a safe, healing space for her clients where trust, self-exploration, transformation, and growth can occur.

Amber Lay, MA, LPCC

Outpatient Therapist

Amber Lay is a native Coloradan, raised in the mountain town of Florissant but currently residing in Colorado Springs.

Amber is pursuing her Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Adam's State University in Alamosa, Colorado.  Amber is also currently participating in EMDR training to further expand her knowledge and education for her clients.

Jennifer Potage, MS, LPCC

Outpatient Therapist

Jennifer Potage is a native of Colorado Springs who works with all ages, helping children and individuals without judgment, while encouraging the uniqueness and story of every person.

Jennifer has a Master of Science in Sociology degree and a Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health degree. She has completed many trainings including autplay therapy with children, sexual abuse trauma, filial therapy, synergetic play therapy, attachment, sand tray, Adlerian play therapy, high-conflict divorce, mass disaster, and emergency response therapies.

Jennifer believes therapy is a partnership, where the journey is completed collaboratively to encourage clients to meet their own potential. Jennifer aims to provide a comfortable and safe space for insight, understanding, healing and growth. She incorporates a creative counseling framework to accommodate the individual needs of each of her clients. Jennifer has experience working with trauma related situations, grief and loss, behavioral concerns, anxiety, depression, ADHD and ASD.

Iris Tun, MA, LPCC

Outpatient Therapist

Iris was born in Myanmar (Burma), but grew up and spent most of her life in Southern California. At a young age Iris always knew she was going to pursue a job in the care giving field. In the early parts of her career she volunteered as a teacher assistant and daycare provider. These pursuits emboldened her commitment to the people around her and set her on the path she resides on to this day.


Iris has a Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling degree from the University of Northern Colorado. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor Candidate (LPCC) in the state of Colorado. She has applied her own cultural background, education, and experiences with trauma-informed care to create her own unique philosophy on helping others; the main pillar of that philosophy being self-awareness. Iris believes heavily in raising self-awareness as it promotes a clear understanding of one’s own strengths, thoughts, emotions, and core beliefs.


 Iris hopes to one day be a certified EMDR specialist while continuing to help others through her practice and learning from the experiences she has had the honor of being a part of.

Carole Felder, MS, MFTC

Outpatient Therapist

Carole Felder was born and raised in the United Kingdom in a small town about a 40-minute drive north of London. She came to Colorado Springs in 2001 with her Military husband and two children. After raising her children, she decided to go back to school to follow her dream of becoming a therapist. Carole completed a Bachelor of Science degree in Early Child Development from Colorado Christian University, then pursued a Master of Science degree in Counseling: Marriage, Family and Child Therapy from Phoenix University. Additionally, she has a Master of Arts degree in Human Services with the University of the Rockies.

As a Marriage, Family Therapy Candidate (MFTC) and registered with DORA, she will be completing her MFT national exam to become licensed in the coming months. In addition, she is under supervision to become a registered play therapist and will complete certification in EMDR within the coming year. 

 

Carole has many personal and professional experiences that she brings to the agency. She is a wife, mother, and grandmother who specializes in child, family, individual and group therapy. Her style is friendly, warm and engaging. She focuses on her client’s strengths and resources to guide them through the changes and challenges that bring them to therapy.

Carole’s theoretical approach primarily stems from Family Systems Theory as developed by Murray Bowen. The approach assesses and develops awareness of multi-generational influences, and family relational emotional independence through individuation. This suggests that individuals cannot be understood in isolation from one another, but rather as a part of their family, as the family is an emotional unit. Carole also knows each client may require a different approach to recovery so she also has experience with Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Trauma-Informed Care, Crisis Intervention, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Narrative therapy and Mindfulness practices.

Shosana Troop, MA, LPCC, NCC

Outpatient Therapist

Shosana Troop is pursuing her Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from the University of Colorado-Colorado Springs (UCCS) and anticipates graduating in May, 2020.  She currently holds a Bachelor in Psychology degree from UCCS and is also a Registered Psychotherapist in the State of Colorado.

Shosana is specifically trained in the treatment of trauma using evidence-based practices, to include Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR).  Her approach to counseling is an integration of Adlerian, existential and mindfulness-based theories.

Petra Zwingers, Intern

Intern

Petra recently joined BeWell Counseling as an intern, to complete her fieldwork for her MS in Marriage and Family Therapy with Capella University.  She is originally from Germany, lived in New Mexico for 20 years, where she completed an MA in Speech Communication from the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque.  She moved to Salida, CO in 1999 to raise her family. She is excited to begin working with children, families, individuals and couples, under the supervision of Christine Ault.  Petra's interests include equine assisted psychotherapy, as she has been a fan of horses since she was young. 

Weston "Wes" Gregg, BS

CFO/CIO/Office Manager

Born in Northern Minnesota, and raised in Colorado, you might say his loyalties are conflicted.  Wes loves the mountains, especially ATVing with his brother and their band of merry fools, but roots for all Minnesota teams in sports, especially the Minnesota Vikings (SKOL).  Wes and his wife, Christine Ault, love their dogs, and they love working together to make Be Well Counseling Services the best therapy office in Colorado Springs.  

Wes has a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Information Systems, and has worked as a software engineer for nearly two decades.  In his spare time, Wes has helped Be Well grow by helping at community events, moving and arranging furniture and offices, facilitating the company payroll, setting up the office computers and website, phone system and internet, answering the phones and handling many of the HR duties.

Christina Palmer

Administrative Assistant

Christina Palmer is a native of Colorado, born on Ft. Carson and raised in the Widefield-Security area.  She has had the opportunity to work in the Colorado Springs area since  she was 16 years old, starting at a local hardware store while gaining skills and knowledge of money handling, typing, and how to treat a guest in the business.

She has 3 children who have helped her develop and practice patience while getting involved in the community and their schools.  She enjoys meeting new people and helping others when possible.

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