Meet Dr. Nicole Gurash

Licensed Clinical Psychotherapist

Specializing in Teens, Adults & Couples.

Doctor of Psychology- Clinical (Psy.D.)
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (Colorado): LMFT #0002102
Clinical Behavior Analyst: BACB #1-14-9539
AAMFT Clinical Fellow

Hi, I’m Dr. Nicole Gurash (she/her/hers), the Owner, Founder, and Clinical Director of Spectrum Connections Therapy. Most of my clients just call me Dr. G. If you have found yourself landing on this page, you are likely wanting to get to know more about me, and if I will understand your situation and the challenges you are facing. Taking this first step, of reaching out for help, takes bravery, and my hope is that we can connect and I can hear more about how I can be of support to you and your family.

My specialties include working with Teens, Adults and Couples living with autism spectrum, trauma, OCD, anxiety, and ADHD. Essentially, clients come to me to help them work on their intimate partner relationship issues, navigate the toll it takes being neurodiverse in a neurotypical world, heal from trauma, and to learn how to manage their anxiety. I work from a relational, family systems lens and my therapy approach always strives to support cultivating a healthy, balanced and connected relationship with yourself and your loved ones. My work is neurodiversity-affirming and trauma-informed. 

My Approach

My therapy approach has been described as compassionate, curious, kind, genuine, patient, and safe. All of us tend to acquire unhelpful patterns in how we think, feel and act. This is true for all ages and stages in life and you are not alone. Often these unhelpful patterns develop instinctively as we try to make sense of our experiences and as we seek safety during times of stress, imbalance, chaos and disconnect. The goal of therapy is not to fix you, but rather to provide a safe space for you to explore these unhelpful coping skills while supporting you to make meaningful shifts to manage your own internal and external experiences. 

Essentially, my work centers on helping individuals, couples, and families settle into life’s stuck moments, choosing a direction while learning new skills, and then taking action towards living a more meaningful life they value. My intention is to validate and normalize your neurodiverse experiences in a world that, more often than not, doesn’t truly get it. In our work together, we will explore how you can better attune to your own needs and relationships. We will get curious about how you can live more authentically without masking, while regulating your nervous system, and cultivating emotional safety within yourself and with your loved ones. Your story matters here, and it would be my privilege to hold space for it. My promise to you is to show up fully in our sessions together while honoring your own individual needs. I look forward to joining with you on your own self-discovery journey towards behavioral and relational wellness.

Helping you move forward...

Essentially in my therapy tool box, I can offer a broad range of trauma-informed and evidence-based therapy approaches to treatment. Therapy sessions will be individualized to include any of the following therapeutic interventions:

  • Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Couples Therapy (supported with the use of The Gottman Method)
  • EMDR Therapy for PTSD and Complex Trauma
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) & Trauma-Focused CBT 
  • Exposure Based Therapies and ERP (Exposure Response Prevention): for all forms of Anxiety, Phobias, and OCD
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
  • CAMS-Care for preventing suicide

It is always my goal to bring compassion, kindness, and a bit of humor to each of our visits. With my integration of mindfulness skills, we start and end our sessions with the intentions of feeling grounded, present, and informed. My passion is helping neurodivergent individuals, couples, and families move forward in a meaningful way. I understand that finding the right therapist for you is important and that “goodness of fit” is the best indicator of you being able to meet your therapy goals. Please contact me for your free 30-minute phone consultation. 

Professional & Advanced Training Experience:

  • Private Practice Owner since 2013
  • American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (AAMFT) Clinical Fellow
  • Community Mental Health
  • Adjunct Graduate Psychology Professor 
  • Completed AAMFT 30-Hour Approved Supervisor Training 
  • EMDR Trained: Working Towards Certification with Maiberger Institute
  • Gottman Method for Couples: Completed Levels 1, 2 & 3
  • CAMS-Care Trained: Evidence-Based Treatment for Preventing Suicide
  • Certified Clinical Trauma Professional (CCTP)
  • Autism & EMDR: EMDRIA Approved Training
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Educational Experience:

  • Bachelors: Psychology and Education (Loyola Marymount University)
  • Masters: Early Childhood Special Education (CU Denver)
  • Post Graduate: Applied Behavior Analysis (CU Denver)
  • Doctorate: Clinical Psychology; Summa Cum Laude (California Southern University)
  • Acceptance & Commitment Therapy Research
  • Post-Doctoral Internship with Denver Family Institute

Professional Affiliations, Featured In & Endorsed By:

Recent Articles:

AUTISM ADVOCATE Parenting Magazine:

Voyage Denver Feature:

I am honored to be featured in Voyage Denver’s Community Highlights article in this October 2022 interview!

ShoutoutColorado.com Feature

So many wonderful people have supported me along the way in my private practice journey! I share my “Shoutout” in the article below:

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