Counseling Services for Individuals, Couples, and Families

Rita Berglund, MA, LPC~Psychotherapy: Care of the Soul~303-523-7111~rita@illuminatedjourneys.com
7600 East Arapahoe Road, Suite 315, Centennial, CO 80112

 

About Me

Training, Experience & Qualifications

I received my MA in Transpersonal Psychology from Naropa University in 2003 and am a licensed Psychotherapist with the State of Colorado. My license number is # 5063. I serve as adjunct faculty in the Graduate Programs at Naropa University, at Iliff School of Theology and The Benet Hill Spiritual Formation Program. In addition to being a certified Gestalt practitioner, I am trained as a Prepare/Enrich counselor through Life Innovations which focuses on couples counseling.

A significant part of my life experience began in 1989 when our family faced the diagnosis of our four-year old son, Brandon, with malignant brain cancer. Through the years of his struggle we were touched by many amazing individuals who taught us the reality of love, suffering and non-judgmental compassion. A part of the journey was shared with Katy Tartakoff and The Children's Legacy which resulted in the publication of "An Alphabet about Kids with Cancer." In 2018, parts of my story were shared in a very short digital story that I created with friends, Pip Hardy and Tony Sumner in Cambridge, Great Britain. They run a wonderful website called "Patient Voices". The digital story is 7 minutes long. To view, click here.
The Gift of Hopelessness

I was interviewed in 2020 by Marlena Fiol in her podcast series. To hear this hour long interview, click here.
Finding the Courage to Embrace Life After a Son's Death

I wrote the following shortly after Brandon died in 2009
In Memory of Brandon Scott Berglund
August 16, 1984 - July 13, 2009

In addition, our experiences led my husband Brad and me to begin leading retreats and pilgrimages. Would you like to know more about Pilgrimage? Go to: www.illuminatedjourneys.com

"You can grow strong on your own. You can even prevail on your own. But you cannot become human on your own."
~ Frederick Buechner

My practice specializes in serving those who may be facing:

  • Relationship issues
  • Transitions: marriage, divorce, career change, move, mid-life changes, retirement
  • Parenting and family issues
  • Challenges with depression and anxiety
  • A time of grief or loss
  • Living with chronic illness or disability
  • Living with a life-threatening illness
  • A longing for greater aliveness and creativity
  • Re-creating meaning in life and at work
  • A longing to deepen spirituality