Meet Our Therapists
Learn about our team of highly experienced therapists. Each of us brings a unique perspective to the table, offering counseling services and specialities to meet a wide range of therapy needs.
Therapist Teri Karjala, LMFT, EFTCert1, RPT, CACII
Owner, Licensed Professional Counselor
Teri Karjala, owner of Creative Counseling Center, LLC, maintains a private counseling center, provides individual and group therapy, and offers trainings in the community. Teri has worked in the field for the past 12 years specializing in working with children, adolescents, and adults who have experienced trauma. Teri believes that the client/counselor relationship is crucial in the therapeutic process. Teri meets the client where they are at and works at a pace that the client is in control of. Teri’s approach is supportive, warm, and collaborative. Teri is integrative in her approach, using various counseling theories and techniques to treat the “whole” person. Depending on the client’s goals in therapy she may draw from, experiential, cognitive behavioral therapy, humanistic, and/or systemic approaches. Teri’s passion is helping people through life’s challenges and creating a life of hope, happiness, and harmony.
Danielle Polifroni, MPS, ATR-BC, Clinical Art Therapist
Danielle is a Registered Psychotherapist and a Board Certified Clinical Art Therapist with several years of experience dedicated to developing meaningful connections and providing care for children, adolescents and adults. Danielle’s passion is helping clients find their own voice which empowers them to make choices that can lead to healing, growth, and change. Danielle believes it is important to tailor her approach to each individual client, using a variety of techniques and modalities. Some of these include traditional talk therapy, art therapy, play therapy, mindfulness practice, and cognitive behavioral exercises. Art therapy can be used to facilitate this process by providing a safe way for individuals to express feelings that are difficult to communicate verbally. Taking the time to develop a trusting therapeutic relationship must come first. Danielle works to support, accept, but also challenge clients to take a leading role in their own progress and personal growth.
Sammy Fiegel, MAT, ATR, LPCC, LPC
Sammy, a Registered Art Therapist, is a clinical counselor and a social advocate for children survivors of trauma. She integrates art therapy and a holistic approach with children, adolescents, and families by following a strength-based empowerment process. Sammy has experience working at counseling centers, schools, and residential facilities, as well as internationally with trauma and community violence. She has worked with diverse world populations and backgrounds, particularly with children struggling with emotional and behavioral disorders including depression, anxiety, mood disorders, ADHD, eating disorders and PTSD. Sammy believes in the use of art, creation and empowerment to foster healing and to build resiliency.
Brittany Green, a Registered Psychotherapist, has worked with a wide range of clients focusing on trauma, eating disorders, depression/anxiety, couples and family relational issues. Brittany feels that the therapeutic process can only work if there is a trusting relationship between the client and his or her therapist; therefore, she understands the importance of developing this throughout the time spent in therapy. She incorporates a variety of techniques that are tailored to each client some of which are: guided meditations and relaxation techniques, mindfulness practices, homework assignments, and talk therapy. Brittany looks forward to helping you in your healing process so that you become the best version of yourself and meet all of your desired goals.
Lesley Loftis, MA, LPCC, CHHC
Lesley Loftis, a Licensed Professional Counselor Candidate, obtained her Masters in Counseling from Regis University and has experience working with a variety of therapeutic issues including depression, anxiety, emotional eating, eating disorders, self-esteem, relationship/communication challenges, and trauma. Lesley believes we all possess the strength to overcome life’s challenges, but often we need extra guidance, support and new “tools” to get to a more fulfilling place. Her goal in therapy is to provide a safe, non-judgemental space to help you create new pathways for growth, meaning, self-compassion and a better understanding of your life experience. Lesley is also a Certified Holistic Health Coach, and uses a holistic, mind-body approach and a variety of techniques to best serve your individual needs. Her work incorporates practices from cognitive behavioral, gestalt, narrative and mind-body/mindfulness therapy. Lesley looks forward to working together with you to make positive changes in your life!