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My Road to Recovery

It was in Colorado during the late 1990’s when I again painfully realized I had lost myself. I was struggling and my relationships were in shambles. I felt alone. It had been a couple of years since experiencing one of the main reasons I moved to Colorado – skiing in the mountains!

My substance use was getting in the way of me living my best life. Something had to change.


Getting support for understanding my unconscious patterns of how I related to myself and the world was a critical component for transformation to occur. Another truth is that insight is not enough. I had to learn how to work with these mental and emotional patterns. This didn’t happen overnight. It took a lot of emotional honesty, gentleness, supportive relationships, and most importantly…patience.  

Experience and Credentials

Dan Ronken, LPC, LAC, LPCC, LADC 

I'm an experienced licensed therapist in Boulder and a person in long term recovery. I am a pursuer of novelty, which has led me to experience some of life’s greatest highs as well its painful lows. In all of these instances, I have sought deeper meaning.



I believe we are infinitely complex beings who have a need to feel understood, to bond, and experience a sense of meaning in life. My approach is collaborative in nature and I strongly feel that we have the inherent dignity, wisdom, and power to heal.


Hobbies include biking, reading, hiking, eating sushi, yoga, skiing, camping, and traveling. I have been described as kind, positive, adventurous, joyful, entrepreneurial, and a risk-taker.  


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