Lindsey Boes, MS, LMFT
M.S. in Couple and Family Therapy
Owner and Primary Therapist of Boes Therapy Services, LLC
Lindsey Boes, MS, LMFT
Who Am I?
Something that has always bothered me about stereotypical therapy is how the client is seen as "the problem." I believe everyone deserves to be seen as a person, not a problem. We all do the best we can in the moment and thinking of people as problems doesn't help anyone, especially the client. I became a therapist to change how people in therapy see themselves and are seen by others.
I knew I wanted to be a therapist while I was still in high school. After graduating with my BA in Psychology from Purdue Universtiy I worked at my local domestic violence shelter. I got to know the women and children and decided I wanted to work with people who feel trapped and labeled by the system.
Shortly after moving to Colorado I was accepted into the Couple and Family Therapy Program at North Dakota State University (NDSU) and moved to Fargo (yes, that Fargo, and yes, I love the movie) to complete my Masters. While I was working on my degree I was the Safe Zone Coordinator for NDSU and spent three years creating and presenting trainings on being an Ally for the LGBTQ community.
After I graduated in 2014 I returned to Denver and opened Boes Therapy Services, LLC in August 2015 where I specialize in working with women, relationships, LGBTQ people, and Highly Sensitive People (HSPs). In 2016 I began teaching as an adjunct instructor with the University of Colorado, Denver in the Human Development and Family Research department.
I spend my free time reading, gardening, playing with my three cats, doing yoga, talking with family, and doing projects around the house with my spouse. My passions are social justice, learning, and connecting with others.
Who Are My Clients?
My clients have experienced a large range of mental health concerns, from bipolar moods, anxiety, cut off from family, infidelity, self-harm, suicidal thoughts, violence at home, and shame. Often times my clients are Highly Sensitive People (HSPs), who are more sensitive to external stimuli and get overstimulated, overwhelmed, and struggle with self-esteem. I have worked with relationships experiencing infidelity, disrespect, mistrust, different expectations of the relationship, and financial stress. I truly enjoy working with adolescents, adults, romantic relationships, families, and people experiencing social oppression such as racism, sexism, homophobia, transphobia, low-income, stigma from the corrections system, and multi-cultural relationships.
In short: I love working with people who are given fewer opportunities to share their stories.
I believe one of the most important factors in the outcome of therapy is the professional relationship between the therapist and the client. My primary focus throughout the therapy process is creating and maintaining a space where my clients feel safe, affirmed, and cared for. I offer free 20 minute consultations to provide potential clients the opportunity to decide if they feel we are a good fit.
I look forward to meeting you!
-Lindsey Boes, MS, LMFT
Lindsey Boes is an exceptional therapist. She has a special ability to listen to others and sit with them as they go through their experience, no matter how difficult the situation. One of the things I most appreciate about Lindsey is her willingness to consider how a person’s social experiences of their environment may be impacting their well-being. Lindsey takes great care to notice the ways in which a person may be feeling supported or isolated within their larger community, and I believe this is very important. Lindsey also brings to her practice incredible knowledge and information about overall well-being that her clients report as very helpful to them in their process. As someone who has helped train family therapists for over 8 years, I can assure those seeking out Lindsey’s support that they are getting the opportunity to work with one of the leading family therapists in the field today.