Lindsey Dunbar, MS
Graduate Student Intern
Lindsey is a graduate student who will complete her master's degree in clinical mental health counseling from University of Phoenix in November 2022. She earned her bachelor’s degree in exercise science from Colorado State University – Pueblo in 2014 and her first master’s degree in public health sciences and worksite wellness from University of West Florida in 2016. Shortly after, in early 2017, she began working as a health educator for the Pueblo Department of Public Health and Environment (PDPHE) on a grant encompassed around mental health and suicide prevention. Through this work and personal experiences, Lindsey discovered her calling to become a counselor and went back for another master’s degree. During her time on this program at PDPHE, she was able to become a certified Adult and Youth Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) instructor, as well as a suicide prevention Question Persuade Refer (QPR) Gatekeeper instructor. Lindsey also did numerous presentations within both Pueblo school districts to teach adolescents/teens about the importance of talking openly about mental health and how to seek help. She was also one of the original founders of the Suicide Prevention Coalition of Pueblo County, as this topic is very important to her, and she wanted to see this work continue even after her program’s funding ended. Outside of work with PDPHE, Lindsey was a mentor through Miscarriage Matters, Inc., helping women from across the country process, cope, and grieve their pregnancy and/or infant losses. Having gone through five consecutive miscarriages herself, Lindsey became very passionate about this topic, and much of what she went through (combined with her professional experiences in public health) is what led her down the path to counseling. She works from a person-centered/humanistic and strengths-based approach, while combining aspects of cognitive behavioral therapy, narrative therapy, and mindfulness practice. She believes there is power in storytelling and first-hand accounts from clients, which is crucial in helping develop a course of individualized treatment that truly resonates with each client. Lindsey is genuine, empathetic, and observant and wants to help clients in a collaborative manner by offering guidance, combined with preferences from the client on how they best heal and manage on their own. Lindsey is passionate about helping those who struggle, specifically, with depression, anxiety, trauma/PTSD, grief/loss, and relationships. She loves to work with and help people of all ages, backgrounds, and with varied experiences. In her spare time, Lindsey loves spending time with her husband and two dogs and thrives being out in nature. She especially loves to hike, hike, run, and do yoga. She also enjoys playing piano and finds joy in traveling, to new and old favorite places!
Self Pay, Medicaid, Aetna, and Cigna