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Arianne Heaton

Rocky Mountain Sports Counseling Center 

Sports Counselor 

720-773-2343

Once an athlete, always an athlete. That hardwiring doesn’t go away. But there is a dreary side to being an elite athlete that coaches, teammates, and fans don’t talk about: What’s next? Athletes at their very core are highly motivated, determined, and disciplined individuals; they have grit. It is a culture that emphasizes being mentally tough or fighting through the pain.
 
Born and raised in Denver, Colorado and a former Division I college athlete myself, I find myself particularly enthusiastic about the field of sports counseling and mental health treatment for athletes and athletic organizations, especially in regards to grief, anxiety, depression, identity development, eating disorders, and career counseling.
 
Athletes understand resilience; it is part of what allowed them to get where they are today. But a single injury, being cut from a roster, or retirement can leave an athlete to pick up the pieces. It is with this competitive spirit and support I believe the world deserves the very best version of you, and I want to help you get there.

Emily Buikema

Rocky Mountain Sports Counseling Center 

Sports Counselor

719-306-3434

Sports will always be my first love. As a player and coach, I have experienced both the challenges and growth that come from competing. The court/field can often be a reflection of what is going on in life, and I hope to come alongside athletes to find meaning and identity in who they are, regardless of their performance. My experiences as an athlete drove me to the counseling field. The same passion that drove my competitive nature (still very much in tact) fuels my desire to see clients become the healthiest versions of themselves. 

 

Unlike the sometimes ruthless nature of athletics, I approach each relationship with openness and understanding. In counseling, there are no losses or metrics to track your progress. There is only total acceptance of where you find yourself today. My hope is that clients feel seen for the intrinsic worth they have as a person, not just a performer. Your journey is valuable, and I would love to be part of it.

Cody Baker

Rocky Mountain Sports Counseling Center 

Sports Counselor

719-502-6060

As a Licensed Professional Counselor, former athlete, and former coach, sports have always been a big part of my life. Being around athletes and coaches, I have always been interested in what makes people excel. After getting my degree, I became more interested in how the mental aspect of sports, work, and personal life impact the whole person. When one area is off, it can derail other areas of life.

 

As a clinician, I strive to help people with growth, knowing that the areas of a person are connected and can shift. Whether you were looking to grow in your athletic arena, personal life or other life stressors, I will help you to move in your desired direction. Things in life can change quickly and I love to help others with those changes (whether they are foreseen or unforeseen). I believe that by working together, you will be able to have your desired growth.