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Chelli Pumphrey

I'm a Licensed Professional Counselor in Denver, Colorado with 30 years of clinical experience. In the early part of my career, I worked in community mental health, child welfare, and domestic violence shelters.  After sixteen years in agency work, I left my "job" and created my own private practice, which later grew into a successful group practice, Trilogy Holistic Mental Health. I sold Trilogy in 2021, and have since returned to one of my passions... supporting survivors of narcissistic abuse and pathological love relationships. This led to the publication of my book, Insight is 20/20: How To Trust Yourself To Protect Yourself From Narcissistic Abuse & Toxic Relationships  in 2021.

My clinical specialties include the treatment of PTSD, complex trauma (C-PTSD), adult attachment, narcissistic abuse, and pathological love relationships.


I am certified as a Narcissistic Abuse and Survivor Treatment clinician and am an active board member of the Association for NPD/Psychopathy Survivor Treatment and Education. I also provide public speaking and training on narcissistic and psychopathic abuse awareness, prevention, and recovery.


I am also an Integrative Mental Health Practitioner, an intuitive, and a Reiki Master.

I offer Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy and psychedelic integration therapy. Breathwork, spiritual journeys, and the intentional use of psychedelics can provide profound healing experiences, but often these intense non-ordinary states of consciousness can be difficult to integrate. I love to work with seekers who wish to integrate, deepen, and understand their spiritual and psychedelic experiences. 

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Chelli Pumphrey, MA, LPC, CCTPII, NAST
Psychotherapist, Author,

I realized that there is a concerning lack of therapists and helping professionals who truly understand the complexities and toxicity of this insidious type of abuse. Yet, it is incredibly common for people to have experienced an encounter, if not several, with narcissists or toxic individuals. Whether it is a parent, partner, friend, or boss, it is something that can create lasting trauma and devastation. I decided it was time to offer my unique holistic offerings with a specialized focus on narcissistic abuse recovery so that survivors have a place to heal their visible and invisible wounds. ​

Not only have I helped thousands of clients over the years, but I have also experienced narcissistic abuse from family, friends, and partners. I know how devastating, confusing, and painful these relationships can be. I've also had experiences with therapists who did not understand narcissism and ended up doing more damage or even unknowingly reinforcing the abuse.


I am passionate about using a holistic, integrated approach to therapy, where we focus on healing the mind, body, and spirit.  I am an Integrative Mental Health Provider and a Reiki Master, and am able to offer integrative healing modalities to those with an interest. 

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Chelli's Background, Training, & Experience

  • Author of Insight is 20/20: How To Trust Yourself To Protect Yourself From Narcissistic Abuse & Toxic Relationships, New Degree Press, May 2022

  • MA, Counseling Psychology, University of Colorado, 1998

  • BS, Human Development & Family Studies, Colorado State University, 1993

  • Currently enrolled in Naropa University's Psychedelic Assisted Therapies Program

  • Licensed Professional Counselor in Colorado, License #2777

  • Certified Narcissistic Abuse and Survivor Treatment Clinician 

  • Level II Certified Clinical Trauma Professional

  • Certificate in Ketamine & Psychedelic Medicine from PRATI (Psychedelic Research & Training Institute)

  • Advisory Board Member: Association for NPD/Psychopathy Survivor Treatment, Research & Education

  • Reiki Master

  • Integrative Mental Health Provider 

  • EMDR Level II Training

  • Attachment-Focused EMDR

  • Parent-Child Interactional Training Certified (PCIT)

  • Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Certified (TF-CBT)

  • Internal Family Systems Training

  • Advanced training with Boulder Psychic Institute 

  • Yoga Nidra Instructor

  • Awarded the Colorado Department of Human Services Excellence in Practice Award in 2010

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