Counseling and Consultation

Dr. Gueldner has a clinical practice in Steamboat Springs, Colorado. She works with individuals aged birth to young adulthood, and parents with a variety of concerns. Dr. Gueldner offers several consultation and counseling services including:

  • One-visit consultation
  • Brief therapy
  • Longer-range therapy and support

Common questions include:

  • Is my child developing normally?
  • My child’s/teen’s behavior is challenging! What else can I do as a parent? What can my child/teen do differently?
  • I need different parenting techniques. What I’m doing now doesn’t seem to be working.
  • My child is really sensitive. How can I support him/her?
  • What can I do to give my child the tools he/she needs to be successful in life? What can my child do?
  • My child is stressed! How do I help him/her feel better?
  • I’m not sure my child is adjusting very well to a major life change. Can we see how she’s/he’s doing?
  • My tween is grumpy, talking back, and irritable. What I did before isn’t working—what can I do?
  • My child is having a hard time going to sleep. How can I make this easier for everyone?

Dr. Gueldner also works with the following concerns:

  • Building resilience and coping skills
  • School problems including learning challenges, motivation, organization, & homework
  • Anxiety issues including:
    • Generalized anxiety (lots of worries about lots of things)
    • Social anxiety and shyness (worrying about what other people think)
    • Obsessive-Compulsive thoughts and behaviors (having intrusive thoughts about things that seem strange and/or having to do riturals that don’t have a real purpose)
    • Separation anxiety (worries/tantrums/refusal to separate from a parent)
    • Specific phobias and fears (needles, injections, vomiting, bees, etc.)
    • Bedtime worries and challenges
  • Depression and sadness
  • Adjusting to changes in life (moving, loss, divorce, new step-siblings)
  • Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (diagnosed or suspected)
  • Adjustment to and coping with acute and chronic medical conditions
  • Tic Disorders
  • Sleep problems
  • Toileting problems
  • Developmental delays
  • Transitioning to post-high school education and work

Counseling and treatment services utilize an ecological approach, which means multiple factors are considered to understand your concerns. Brief assessment is often used to obtain information and monitor progress over time.

Dr. Gueldner often collaborates with primary care providers, teachers, psychiatry, school personnel, and other medical providers, to coordinate services.

Dr. Gueldner’s approach to treatment is largely based on principles of cognitive and behavioral therapy (CBT). We work together to understand how thoughts, feelings, and behaviors are influencing the difficulties your child is experiencing. Dr. Gueldner also utilizes principles of functional behavioral assessment, parent training, solution-focused therapy, mindfulness, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), motivational interviewing, and family therapy. Together, we will also focus on maximizing your family’s strengths to help produce positive change.

For more information, Dr. Gueldner may be contacted at: 970-761-0041 or Barbara@successfulkidstoday.com.