Hi there! My name is Drew Feldbaum.
Trauma occurs in so many forms and can have monumental effects on our core beliefs about ourselves, interactions with the world, and relationships with others. I believe that anxiety, depression, dissociation, thoughts of “who am I”, reliance on others to feel okay, and many other feelings are the brain’s skillful way of surviving trauma/disturbances. Unfortunately, these symptoms can at times make life feel unbearable and challenging, can shrink the world around us, and lessen amount of perceived available choices to make. I use an empathic, connection-based therapy style, focused on attachment and regulation. It is important in my practice to provide support, a judgement-free sounding board, psycho-education, and guidance, to assist clients with healing and living their most optimal life path for themselves.
I work mainly with adults and my professional training and experience has specifically focused on: Highly sensitive persons, domestic violence, child abuse/neglect, sexual abuse victims/survivors, sexual/romantic/lifestyle differences, and LGBTQ+.
I utilize strategies from Internal Family Systems/Ego State/working with parts, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, and Poly Vagal Theory. I intend to become EMDR-certified in the near future and currently use many of the concepts found within this therapy, such as resourcing.
Spirituality is very important to many clients in their healing and I enjoy working with spiritual beliefs, resources, and practices.
Currently, I am a graduate MSW student at Colorado State University, an intern therapist with The Other Road Counseling, and the proud parent of two cats.
*Fluent in ASL and experienced in working with Deaf/hard-of-hearing individuals.
Throughout both my studies and professional career, I have worked with varied populations and from the elderly to 18 months of age, so I invite anyone and everyone to The Other Road Counseling. I have more than two years post-graduate experience and I specialize in working with treatment modalities such as Trauma-Informed Therapy/Care, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectal Behavioral Therapy, Play Therapy, and Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA) among others. In addition, I like to use a whole-person approach to my therapy and use holistic methods such as mindfulness, grounding, imagery, meditation, and sound therapy. I am especially excited to offer my expertise in LGBTQ+ related subjects as well as addiction, recovery, and sobriety.
When I am not in the office or conducting tele-therapy, I like to try out new recipes, travel, and go on hikes to explore the beauty of Colorado with my two-year-old Goldendoodle, Rocky! I have also been an avid SCUBA diver for over 20 years and enjoy both watching and playing sports.
I believe that everyone has their own, unique story to tell, and I can ensure a safe, honest, inclusive, trusting, and affirming space to share yours with me. As a clinician, I offer you an open mind and heart and I look forward to growing with you!