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J.P. Mertens

MA, MDiv, LPCC, NCC

As a Christian counselor, I seek to create an environment where people feel safe, heard, valued, and honored. My style is intentionally relational, collaborative, encouraging, and empowering using evidence-based models of therapeutic care and biblical principles. I feel that people can bring their frustrations, anger, fears, sadness, anxiety, ambivalence, and dissatisfaction into the counseling process. Throughout my 25 year career, I have been incredibly fortunate to walk thousands of people through painful circumstances to experience necessary hope and healing in Jesus Christ.

Originally from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, I grew up along the western shores of Lake Michigan, and I have been married for two incredible decades to the love of my life, Caroline. We have a busy home as we are raising three teenage daughters as well as a rescued chocolate Labrador retriever, Ranger. I received my Masters in Counseling through Colorado Christian University and my Masters in Divinity through Denver Seminary. I spent 20 years serving in ministry as a pastor in churches in Colorado Springs, Grand Junction, and Chicago as well as a department head at Focus on the Family. I am an avid outdoorsman who loves to climb Colorado’s highest peaks, explore our enchanting national parks, and kayak the raging rivers of The West. I love creating fond memories with my family and friends as well as growing and serving in my church family.

I welcome all couples, families, individuals, teens, and children who are looking to get unstuck in life to find the motivation and inspiration needed to take the right next steps to fulfill their dreams. I want to equip and empower you to accomplish and fulfill your personal goals, desired outcomes, and God-given purposes as soon as possible to help you maximize every season of life.

I commend you for taking the brave step to find what you are looking for, and I would be honored to have the opportunity to walk through your journey with you to fulfill your hearts desires and God’s intentions for your life. I believe that genuine healing, transformation, and restoration are possible to help you experience a significant, meaningful, and extravagant life that glorifies God, benefits others, and blesses you.

Remote Sessions / Telehealth