Marci Brewer is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in private practice with over 25 years of clinical experience working with individuals, couples and families. Marci is the Co-owner of Collaborative Services for Change since its inception in 2004. She specializes in such areas as: relationship restoration, treatment for anxiety, depression, trauma recovery, healing from past abuse/victimization (particularly sexual abuse), in addition to addressing life transitions, the impacts of social justice work and vicarious traumatization, and overall stress management. Services include individual therapy for juveniles and adults, couples’ therapy, family therapy, and EMDR therapy.
Additionally, for the past 20 years Marci has served both juveniles and adults impacted by Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities, helping improve life skills, boundaries, emotional regulation and behavioral containment.
Her therapeutic approach is characterized by both compassionate validation, as well as a relaxed yet direct communication style. She recognizes the courage it takes to undergo the journey of self-exploration, while honoring the vulnerability and safety required to make positive and lasting changes. In doing so, Marci is also committed to the life-long process of understanding and applying an equity lens when working with culturally diverse clientele.
Her training and theoretical framework has been built around Family Systems Therapy, Attachment Theory, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, in addition to providing Trauma-informed Modalities and EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) Therapy, and Mindfulness. Marci continues to provide supervision, consultation and program development when called upon.
Marci’s background includes having earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work from Bowling Green State University, Ohio, in 1987, followed by her Master’s Degree in Social Work from the University of Denver, Colorado, in 1991, becoming licensed in 1993. Prior to her private practice, Marci has had a long successful career working in a variety of settings, including: residential; day treatment and outpatient treatment agencies for youth; various county child welfare systems with specific focus on childhood sexual abuse and foster-adoptive care; victim compensation services; the criminal justice system specific to adult economic offenders; the juvenile justice system specific to sexual acting out behaviors and boundary violations; and working with several local community boards serving those with disabilities. Marci is a Full Operating Juvenile Treatment Provider, with Developmental Disability Specialty, with the Colorado Sex Offender Management Board, since 2002, and is trained in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) Therapy since 2012.
When not working, Marci hangs out with her family and friends, enjoying music, hiking, and camping, and can sometimes be caught binge-watching Stranger Things. Marci also remains committed to social justice issues, keeping engaged in the conversation about how bias and exclusion influence our daily lives.