About Us

 

Lori Ann Kret, MSW, LCSW, LAC, BCC

Lori Kret is a Board Certified Coach with a Master’s degree in Clinical Social Work.

 

Jeff Cole, MA, LPC, CAC, BCC

Jeff Cole is a Board Certified Coach with a Master’s degree in Contemplative Counseling Psychology from Naropa University.

 
 

With over a decade of experience as a Licensed Psychotherapist and Coach, Lori has developed deep wisdom and intuition. She is able to cut through the noise of relationships, and create the clarity needed for each couple to transcend conflict and discover true intimacy.  Lori’s coaching lens is built from an emphasis on strengths and understanding ourselves and relationships as complex systems.  We are not entities in a vacuum, but rather constantly influenced by our histories, cultures, stories, families, and peers. We are awesome mosaics, and the more we become familiar with our various facets, the more empowered we are to create, connect and love authentically and fully.

With his broad perspective on the depths of the human experience, Jeff offers compassion, understanding and unique insights into motivation and behavior. His integrative approach is strength-based and solution-focused. His contemplative foundation emphasizes mindfulness and the power of intention. He is equally skilled at developing an individual’s voice, power and confidence as he is working from a systemic perspective addressing elements of organizational effectiveness.

 
 

Credentials:

Board Certified Coach, Center for Credentialing Education

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Colorado

Licensed Addictions Counselor, Colorado

Master’s Clinical Social Work, University of Denver

B.S. Psychology, Northland College

Certified Meditation Instructor, Natura Institute

Credentials:

Board Certified Coach: Center for Credentialing & Education

Master of Arts in Contemplative Counseling Psychology: Naropa University

Licensed Professional Counselor

Certified Addictions Counselor

Certified Meditation Instructor: Natura Institute

Shambhala Guide (in progress): Way of Shambhala

 
 
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testimonials

We had a good weekend, I am so grateful and thankful for that.
— Anonymous
I have been through the course of two marriages and I have truly never met therapists as extraordinary as you. You are by far the most insightful. I had to say this because I feel so grateful that, regardless of how things turn out, I know we could not be in better hands. Thank you so very much.
— V. G.
Thank you both so much for your time yesterday, we both felt like it was a great help and start of a wonderful shift. Again, we are so grateful to you both and feel like you are both outstanding in what you do.
— Anonymous
As a couples therapist for the past four decades, I’ve consulted with many colleagues about challenging cases. I’ve also done phenomenological research on the supervision of psychotherapy. Recently, I had the occasion to contact Jeff and Lori about a particularly confounding couple’s situation.

I was very impressed and helped by both the process and the content of their consultation. They bring a unique blend of personal experience, being a married couple, and as co-therapy partners for years in their clinical work. They seamlessly blend insight, humor, compassion, clarity and bring both male and female perspectives to their work.

I recommend them as highly for the supervision of couples therapists as I do for the lucky couples who seek their expertise for relationship coaching.
— Dr. Carol, Senior Clinical Psychologist
What I most appreciate about working with Lori is the actionable steps and game plan that we put into place in order to create lasting change in my life. I feel like I made so much progress in such a short amount of time. The shifts in my thought patterns, behavior and relationships are sizable- my friends even commented on the improvement they saw in my romantic relationship. Lori is kind and compassionate with a wealth of experience and knowledge. I feel secure knowing that she is in my corner for additional guidance as situations arise.
— S. H.
Hi Lori and Jeff,

I just want to say how much I appreciate your column in the paper. I am a widow of almost 10 years and started a relationship with a man over a year ago. It’s a new gig being older and dating in this town. The relationship is going very well, partly from your advice and being validated as well.

Thanks for sharing your expertise and great ideas. I am grateful for the tools to help nurture this new phase of my life.

You two are awesome.
— M. B.
Remember that you are extremely good at what you do and you have changed all of our lives in inestimable ways that will last a lifetime.
— P. F.
I want to thank you so much for your support, and help and care for us individually and as a team.
— D. T.
I’m contacting you to let you know how much I appreciated our work together. I honestly did feel happy and relieved because you read me to a “T” and really listened to things that no one has ever done before.
— S. B.