Pattty and Steve Keller, with Bella
We have been married for 37 years and raised two boys who are now on their own. Coming from generations of divorce, we had a lot of uncertainty about making a marriage last for ourselves when we started out. We both come from families plagued by domestic violence, addiction, and abuse. We have weathered our own challenges as a couple, including working through childhood trauma, learning to trust each other, raising a son with disability, and working through infidelity, job loss, and severe depression. Through navigating these challenges, we have seen the power of both hurt and healing through our relationship.
We love to work with couples and families struggling with their relationships from a whole-person perspective. We embrace the theory that each person is unique and valuable, worthy to be treated with dignity and respect. We believe heart-centered encounters create meaningful, authentic experiences, opening the pathway for healing to occur. Our own background is based in Christian faith, but we are welcoming to persons of all faiths or secular perspectives non-judgmentally. We are both trained in Prepare/Enrich and are Certified Grief Recovery Specialists with the Grief Recovery Institute ®. We love working together to restore/enrich relationships because each of us brings a unique viewpoint along with a complimentary skill set, including the ability for Patty to medically treat accompanying physical symptoms. Nothing brings us more joy than seeing relationships healed.
Personally, we love our beautiful mountain surroundings, walking along the Big Thompson River with Bella, watching the wildlife, entertaining friends in our mountain properties, attending church together, going to movies, reading, riding our bicycles, eating out, cooking together, vacationing on the beach boogie boarding, and spending time with our grown children.
Steven L. Keller, LPC, MA
Steven (Steve) is passionate about helping men, couples, and families experience healing, health, wholeness, and hope within themselves and in relationships with others. Steve believes each person and each relationship are unique and are worthy to be treated as such. He takes the time to actively listen to each person’s story in a non-judgmental and accepting style.
His own personal journey and spiritual calling led him to redirect his life to helping others after experiencing a layoff following his 25-year career in a prestigious fortune 500 corporation. Steve received his Licensed Professional Counselor credential in the State of Colorado in July 2018. Steve earned a Master of Arts in Counseling from the University of Colorado – Colorado Springs and has a Bachelor of Science in Business Management from Regis University in Denver Colorado. Steve received training in Chaplaincy under the Association for Clinical Pastoral Education at Littleton Adventist Hospital.
Steve brings his education along with his wealth of life experiences and background into every situation from a whole-person perspective. He has experience counseling individuals, couples and groups with a variety of issues. He has experience working with substance abuse issues and with men struggling to overcome pornography or sex addiction. Steve is most experienced working with adult clients and is welcoming to clients of any faith or non-faith background. Steve is a certified Grief Recovery specialist and Prepare Enrich facilitator. Steve sees clients himself and with Patty in our couples relationship specialty area.
Patricia (Patty) has been a registered nurse for over 30 years. Her deepest passion is seeing relationships healed and thriving. She is a natural encourager. In 2006, Patty completed work on her master’s degree in nursing with a forensic specialty in 2007. In 2010, Patty completed her post master’s certificate in FNP (Family Nurse Practitioner). As well as working with all ages of patients with a variety of health and medical problems, Patty has experience working with sexually assaulted children, women, and men since 2004. Patty has also been instrumental in setting up a pediatric clinic for children who are sexually abused and has seen over 600 children with concerns for sexual abuse and has served as an expert witness in numerous child sexual abuse cases. Patty has published 2 articles on injuries of sexual abuse patients and developed a course for UCCS on child maltreatment. She has also spoken locally and nationally on her research.
Currently, Patty is working clinically in urgent care. She is certified in grief therapy and also is a Prepare Enrich certified facilitator. Patty has experience in primary care treating adults with anxiety and depression. She has worked alongside Steve for many years as a lay marriage facilitator and more recently professionally.