Voniè Stillson BC-DMT LPC NCC ATRIC ACS
Voniè is a Mississippi native who received her BA in Dance Therapy from Naropa University in Boulder and her MA in Dance/Movement Therapy and Counseling from Antioch University New England in New Hampshire. She received American Dance Therapy Association’s 2014 Outstanding Achievement award for her work creating the Southern Chapter and was their 1st president. She is currently the president of the Rocky Mountain Chapter of the ADTA and active with the Multicultural Diversity Committee. She’s presented at mental health conferences on the local, state and national levels, community-based workshops and pop culture conventions.
Voniè has 13 years post Master’s experience and 25 years experience with individuals with Mental Illness/Intellectual Developmental Delays and various physical special needs. Settings she has worked in include private practice, outpatient day treatment for adolescents, nursing homes, and locked units at state hospitals.
She is a Board-Certified Dance/Movement Therapist, Licensed Professional Counselor, Nationally Certified Counselor, Approved Clinical Supervisor and a Certified Aquatic Rehabilitation Specialist.
Voniè uses dance therapy to address a variety of needs from working with anxiety and stress reduction and processing trauma to ways to increase interpersonal connection. Dance/Movement Therapy is the psychotherapeutic use of movement to further the emotional, cognitive, physical and social integration of the individual. She also does work combining the psychotherapeutic benefits of dance therapy with the physical therapy aspects of aquatic rehabilitative therapy.
Voniè works with families, individuals and groups of all ages combining a variety of therapeutic techniques to meet the needs of her clients. In addition to her work with aquatic and traditional dance therapy her eclectic approach also includes DBT & CBT from a Rogerian perspective.
As a lifelong comic book reader and sci-fi fan, she advocates for geek culture as positive for mental health and draws from this experience to help clients on their journey. She feels therapy is not about fitting the client into her mold or approach, but rather finding tools to fit the client’s needs.
Jennifer Nash (She/Her) MFT Intern
Jennifer is a Southern California native who relocated to Colorado in 1995. Currently, Jennifer is in the clinical phase of her graduate studies in the Division of Counseling and Family Therapy at Regis University. She is excited to join Equilibrium based on her personal orientation of belief in accessibility, multiple treatment techniques and emphasis on a client centered approach. Jennifer’s previous experiences have provided her opportunity to work with a variety of backgrounds and she has a desire to work with high conflict couples.
She enjoys working with individuals, couples and families and is interested in building a collaborative partnership focusing on holistic care and relational growth. She believes insightful changes take place within relationships. Jennifer thinks an individual’s relationships offers means to generate new perspectives and influence how one views and interacts with themselves and those around them.
Even though Jennifer deems relationships affect us, she does not feel they necessarily define us. She believes people carry the strength within them to determine and implement the changes they want to create. Jennifer strives to establish an environment where clients can access their strengths and resources to face challenges and work toward transforming familiar patterns which are no longer useful.
Jennifer is a lifelong sci-fi, fantasy and Stephen King fan who enjoys music, photography and traveling. She also advocates geek culture as positive for mental health.
Stepheny Chapple (She/Their) MSCJ LPCC LAC
Stepheny is Licensed Addictions Counselor and Licensed Professional Counselor Candidate with over 10 years of experience in victims advocacy and mental health services. Her style of therapy blends psychology, philosophy, and self discovery. Focusing, intent on helping people connect emotionally with themselves and others. She had her own recovery through trauma and watching those she loves struggle with addiction. This lead her on a quest to understand the realms victims services. She then began to volunteer at a local domestic violence shelter while pursuing her undergraduate degree in Applied Social Sciences at CSU, where she later worked, specifically with families in recovery from domestic violence. She saw a cross over of criminal behavior and substance abuse within this population and decided to earn a masters in Criminal Justice and Legal Administration with a goal to work with people in the system recovering from domestic violence who were lead into criminal and substance abuse behaviors. She then pursued a second Masters in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and became a Licensed Addictions Counselor in Colorado.
During her studies Stepheny worked in a variety of settings specializing in substance abuse, and dual diagnosis. She has experience working in chemical dependency detox, medically assisted treatment centers, partial hospitalization treatment centers, intensive outpatient and outpatient recovery services. The experiences in these settings helped her to expand her knowledge of the impact trauma, depression, anxiety and other mental health disorders on their journey toward recovery. At the root of substance abuse disorders, are typically mental health disorders. Her goal is to help clients become inspired to take the next step in their journey.
She lives in Fort Collins with her beagle basset hound mix Zoe, who is is in training to be therapy dog. Stepheny and Zoe enjoy family, friends, cosplaying with the Cosplayers of Larimer and Weld County, and networking with others in the local geek, and LGBTQIA+ communities. She travels annually with her best friend exploring haunted locations and historical sites.