Voniè Stillson (She/Her) BC-DMT LPC NCC ATRIC ACS
Clinical Director & Supervisor
Voniè is a Board Certified Dance Movement Therapist, Licensed Professional Counselor, National Certified Counselor, Aquatic Therapy Rehab Institute Certified Aquatic Rehabilitation Specialist, and Approved Clinical Supervisor. She is a Mississippi native who received her BA in Dance Therapy from Naropa University in Boulder. She received her MA in Dance/Movement Therapy and Counseling from Antioch University New England in New Hampshire. She was American Dance Therapy Association’s 2014 Outstanding Achievement award recipient for her work creating the Southern Chapter and was their 1st president. She is currently the Vice President of the Rocky Mountain Chapter of the American Dance Therapy Association, the Western Region Member at Large, active with the Multicultural Diversity Committee and the Native American, Spirituality and Disability Awareness Affinity Groups. Voniè’s presented at mental health conferences on the local, state and national levels, community-based workshops and pop culture conventions.
Voniè has 16 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.
Voniè uses dance therapy to address a variety of needs from working with anxiety and stress reduction and processing trauma along with 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 specific needs of her clients. In addition to her work with aquatic and traditional dance therapy her eclectic approach also includes Dialectical Behavioral Therapy & Cognitive Behavioral Therapy 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.
*Services offered in person in Loveland or via telehealth
Stepheny Lamblin (She/They) MSCJ LPC LAC EMDR I CERTH Clinical Supervisor
Stepheny is a Licensed Addictions Counselor and Licensed Professional Counselor with over 10 years of experience in victims advocacy and mental health services. Her style of therapy blends psychology, philosophy and self- discovery. Her focused intent in on helping people connect emotionally with themselves and others. She had their own recovery through trauma and watching those they love struggle with addiction. This lead to on a quest to understand the realms victims services. She then began to volunteer at a local domestic violence shelter while pursuing their undergraduate degree in Applied Social Sciences at CSU, where she later worked, specifically with families in recovery from domestic violence. She saw a crossover of criminal behavior and substance abuse within this population and decided to earn a master’s in Criminal Justice and Legal Administration. Her goal is to work with people in the system recovering from domestic violence who were lead into criminal and substance abuse behaviors. She then obtained 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. Her experience includes working in chemical dependency detox, medically assisted treatment centers, partial hospitalization treatment centers, intensive outpatient services and outpatient recovery services. The experiences in these settings helped to expand her knowledge of the impact trauma, depression, anxiety and other mental health disorders on the 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 their beagle basset hound mix Zoe, a 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 their best friend exploring haunted locations and historical sites.
*Photo Credit for Stepheny’s headshot: Amy Hutcheson at Resident Rock Star Photography
*Services offered in person in Fort Collins or via telehealth
Jennifer Nash (She/Her) MFTC
Jennifer is a Marriage and Family Therapist Candidate. She completed her MA in Marriage and Family Therapy from Regis University in December of 2021 and obtained her post-graduate Play Therapy based Certificate in Counseling Children and Adolescents from Regis University in December 2022. She is a Southern California native, who relocated to Colorado in 1995. She is excited to share her expertise and personal orientation of belief in accessibility, multiple treatment techniques and emphasis on a client centered approach. Jennifer’s previous experiences have provided her the 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 focused 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 notes relationships affect us, she does not feel they necessarily define us. She believes people carry the strength within themselves 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.
*Services offered in person in Loveland or via telehealth
Justin Walmsley (He/Him) MFTC,CAC
Justin is a Marriage and Family Therapist Candidate and Certified Addiction Counselor. He is a Colorado native but has lived all over the world. He completed is Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy from Regis University in December of 2022. Justin is a proud member of the LGBTQIA+ community and is excited to bring mental health accessibility to a wide range of clients with diverse backgrounds and unique stories. Justin’s previous experiences have provided him the opportunity to work in a multitude of environments and populations. He has a desire to work with high conflict couples, non-traditional relationships, and the Trans, gender questioning, and other marginalized communities. Justin enjoys working with individuals, children, couples and families and is interested in building a collaborative partnership focused on systemic care and relational growth. He firmly believes in the power of therapy in its many forms and applauds the courage and fortitude his clients bring to each session. Justin views therapy as a safe place to explore relationships, whether those relationships are with people (family, co-workers, partner) or things (food, money, alcohol). He also feels an important part of therapy is addressing the social, economic, and cultural influences on a person and the process of therapy should be a collaborative one, with the client seen as the “expert” on their life. Justin was exposed to Geek Therapy through Equilibrium counseling and is excited to open the door to exploring new worlds and universes with his clients.
*Services provided in person in Fort Collins or via telehealth
Jacqueline Lounsbury Couple’s & Family Therapy/ Dance Movement Therapy Intern
Jacqueline is currently completing a dual Master’s in Couple + Family Therapy and Dance Movement Therapy with Antioch University New England. After over a decade of working as a movement rehabilitation educator, Jacq felt called to investigate unease within the psyche and the connection between the physical, emotional, and spiritual body.
Her approach is person-centered, collaborative, and holistic. Jacq believes the mind, body, and spirit are integral aspects of the therapeutic journey. Her focus is to facilitate the desired changes identified by each client and to work at their pace towards their desired goals.
The pain we hold is more than just our own. Working through trauma means not only healing our individual experiences, but also building an awareness around how cultural, systemic, and intergenerational traumas impact our lived experience. Our bodies carry both the pain and the strength of our ancestors, there is an inherent wisdom that resides within our bodies.
Jacq is a fan of exploring the natural world from hiking, cross country skiing, and stand up waterboarding. She carries out most outdoor adventures with her furry sidekick Lola. A devoted live music fan, follower of celestial events, and crystal collector – she finds peace in the mountains and thrives on trying new cuisine.
*Services in person in Loveland and via telehealth
Katie Templeton Practicum Student
Katie is a graduate student at the University of Northern Colorado working to complete her Masters of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. She is completing her second practicum of the program and is looking forward to honing her counseling skills at Equilibrium. She has a person-centered approach to counseling, wanting to meet each person where they are at in order to foster the change each client is searching for.
As she continues her education Katie is looking to work with individuals, children and their families as they deal with a variety of challenges.
Katie is passionate about Dungeons & Dragons (aka D&D) both playing it and watching various actual play shows. Fantasy is a great genre that can also be a powerful tool for processing and healing.
*Services are offered in person in Fort Collins or via Telehealth
Zoe Lamblin AKC Canine Good Citizen, Community Canine, ATD Certified
Zoe is a 8 year old Beagle Basset Hound Mix. She lives with her 2 human parents, who are Licensed Mental Health and Addictions Counselors, her sister Ada, the 3 year old bearded dragon and intern Ezra, a 7 month old black mouth Cur and Beagle Mix . She is a certified AKC Canine Good Citizen and Community Canine. Her parents and she are members of the Alliance of Therapy Dogs. She is at our Ft. Collins office, with mom, Stepheny Lamblin, for in person sessions. She also volunteers at community events with her parents.