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BIZWATCH: Soothing Winds Counseling Center

Date opened: June 2012

Owner: Carol A. Mulligan MSCACIII

Address: 1227 N. 23rd St., #103, Grand Junction, CO 81501


Phone number: 970-549-1624; 970-549-1626 (fax)


We meet with individuals, couples and family. First, we address the needs of the client(s) as determined in the intake assessment. Goals and objectives are set in the first appointment, and sessions are evaluated every four weeks to determine if goals have been met and to determine further treatment needs.

We also offer the following special classes:

• "Self-forgiveness | Forgiveness of Others": Addresses the necessity of forgiveness for self and others. The class meets for eight weeks.

• "Introduction to Meditation" (for adults): Explores the definition of meditation and how it helps in everyday life. The class topics explore several different meditation practices and has suggested readings. Each week a guided meditation is conducted. Each week writing of positive affirmations is explained and each person writes an affirmation that applies to their life. This class meets for six weeks.

• "Introduction to Meditation" (children 7-12): Same as the adult class, however, this class is taught in terminology and at a level of understanding for 7- to 12-year-olds.

• "The Change Answered Prayer Can Create (A Shift)": This class meets once a week for a minimum of six weeks however attendance can continue if so desired. This class explores the power of prayer: Explaining and defining prayer and the difference between prayer and meditation. We explore the definition of the shift that can take place in your life when your prayers are answered and how to work through and have patience while this shift is happening.

Spirituality is one of our main focuses and we feel the programs and the therapeutic work we do blended with spirituality will help a person to make the changes in their lives to help them have a more full and quality life.

The philosophy of Soothing Winds Counseling Center is that anyone has the ability to change whatever it is in their lives that is keeping them from having the quality and fulfilled life everyone deserves. They may not have the ability or tools to make this change; they may be fearful of the changes needing to be made or they just aren't ready to change. That's what we are here for, to help them move through this resistance to the life they desire

I have a Masters in Psychology with emphasis on addictive behavior. I have worked in this community as a therapist for the past 17 years. My experience has been with substance abuse and addictive behavior. I have worked with people in the judicial system at all levels.

My philosophy is anyone can change if they choose to; some just may not be ready or dedicated to that change. "Change your thinking, change your life" (not sure who penned this phrase) is a phrase I like to use when working with people in classes or individuals.

I have lived in this community most of my life and feel Soothing Winds will bring a needed and special asset to this community.

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