“…There is something infinitely healing in the repeated refrains of nature–the assurance that dawn comes after night, and spring after winter.”

–Rachel Carson, Silent Spring


Are you struggling with overwhelming sadness, despair, or grief stemming from a recent or past loss?  Or maybe it’s a quieter, softer fear that things will never be quite the same, coupled with a longing for how things were.  Perhaps you aren’t grieving the way you think you “should”—in other words, the awareness that “My grief doesn’t look like _____’s” or “I haven’t cried yet”.  Have you experienced waves of guilt or shame over something left undone or unspoken?  Or wishing that you could go back and do something differently?  I want to take a moment to validate all of your feelings and concerns.  I also want to let you know that you are not alone.

My name is Kristin Nathan and I’m a licensed professional counselor and founder of Into the Woods Counseling.  My role is to listen to you in a way that you may not experience in your day-to-day life, to provide empathy and understanding, and to hold a sacred space for you to process all of these often complicated emotions, thoughts, and body sensations.  I can also provide education about grief and tools to help you move through the grief process in a way that won’t completely overwhelm you.  Finally, my role is to hold onto hope when you aren’t able to access this yourself at the moment.

Ultimately, the goal is to help you reconnect to your Self, to help you to rediscover your authenticity, your voice, and the meaning behind your struggles.  Through use of techniques from Internal Family Systems (IFS), Nature-Based or Wilderness Therapy, mindfulness, spirituality, and somatic-based therapies, I can assist you in processing your emotions and experiences in safe and healthy ways, moving you towards innate wellness and positive functioning.


We could all use a little extra support for experiences like losing someone (or a pet) we love, grief, life transitions, anxiety, stress or just to reconnect with joy and authenticity!  My passion is working one-on-one with you to manage these challenges and offering unique support in my office or in nature. I currently offer counseling for:

I’ll be glad to offer you a free 15-minute phone consultation to discuss your options for counseling, answer any questions you might have, and see if we would be a good fit to work together.  Call me today at 720-213-6180.


It can be amazingly beneficial for your mental, physical, and emotional health to take a step back and submerge yourself in nature–which can even mean a city park or backyard!  I’m passionate about nature-based sessions, wilderness therapy, outdoor retreats, and the healing power of the great outdoors.  My office borders Cheesman Park and the Denver Botanic Gardens, I’m near City Park and Wash Park as well, or let’s chat about some more adventurous options!  I look forward to our work together.  Check out my Retreat page for upcoming outdoor offerings as well!


“…Earth, teach me freedom as the eagle that soars in the sky…”

–Ute Prayer

About Me

I believe it is vital to meet you where you are and walk with you along YOUR path. Losses of all types, no matter how large or small they may seem to the outside world, shape us in profound ways. Receiving a medical diagnosis or coping day-in and day-out with a medical condition or other life loss can cause you to feel as though life is out of your control. I am here to help you find your “new normal” and provide support and compassion as you walk your path.  –Kristin Nathan, MS, LPC

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1290 N. Williams St. Denver, Colorado 80218