"As far as we can discern, the sole purpose of human existence is to kindle a light of meaning in the darkness or mere being." - Carl Jung
Dr. Shalee Horstman is the founder and company director of Denver Counseling Group. She is a psychotherapist that incorporates many modalities such as movement, arts, meditation, talk therapy, dream work, and yoga. Shalee is a professional member of the American Dance Therapy Association (ADTA), Association of Dance Movement Psychotherapy United Kingdom (ADMPUK), Metro Denver Interdisciplinary Committee (MDIC), Yoga Alliance, and Colorado Association of Psychotherapists (CAP). Shalee is also a certified child and family investigator (CFI), a certified yoga instructor (CYT), and a CASA advocate.
Shalee focuses on using an integrative medical approach to healing by using many modalities as the vehicles for personal development. Through taking a creative body/mind approach, an individual is encouraged to engage with the therapeutic process to integrate and further their social, cognitive, emotional and physical aspects of themselves.
Shalee completed her Bachelor's degree in Dance Education from Florida International University and her Master's degree in Movement Psychotherapy from Goldsmiths College, University of London in United Kingdom. Her second Master's degree is from Pacifica Graduate Institute in Somatic Psychology. She recently achieved her Ph.D. in Somatic Psychology with emphasis in integrative medicine in Santa Barbara, California. Shalee has worked with people from all over the world studying and analyzing movement and nonverbal communication. During her graduate degree, she worked at world renowned mental health institutions located around the globe. She currently works within the community through the family court systems, local homeless shelters, eating disorder clinics, and in private practice. Shalee continues to advocate the importance the body has on an individual's psychological functioning and strives to improve the lives of others through the creative arts.