Hello, I am Lawson Arnett and I am a CU-Denver graduate-level clinical intern, specializing in couples, marriage, and family work. I live in Castle Rock, CO with my wife of almost 20 years and my two children. I have a 15-year-old daughter and a 10-year-old son. It is safe to say that I understand the ups and downs that come with raising a family, and I want you to know that you are not alone in these feelings. I also have 15 years of experience in IT Project Management. For many years I traveled for work, so I understand many of the challenges that come with a global workforce. While my career was successful, my personal life and my family life was suffering. In 2019, I decided to change directions and pursued a career in couples and family therapy.
I am a dedicated professional who is passionate about helping individuals (adults, adolescents and children), couples, and families overcome hardship and improve their lives. Providing a safe therapeutic environment, where my clients feel free from judgment and feel free to share their experience is the cornerstone of my therapeutic approach. I utilize a straightforward strength based, goal-oriented approach to counseling. At the same time, I integrate various techniques and approaches into this framework to best achieve your specific goals in therapy. Part of our experiences and who we are is derived from our cultural identities. To begin our journey together it is important to understand not only where we are going, but where we came from and how previous experiences have shaped our lives.
On that note, here are some of my own identities that are important to me besides being a husband and a father. I grew up on a working ranch, outside of a small town in rural west Texas. I attended Texas A&M University and was in the Corps of Cadets. After graduating, my wife and I got married and started our careers in Houston, TX and lived there for 10 years. We moved to Colorado in 2014 and are proud to call this home and could not imagine being anywhere else.