Chelli Pumphrey, MA, LPC


Psychotherapist, Coach, Author

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I'm a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Colorado, and I've been a therapist for 27 years.  In the early part of my career, I worked in community mental health, child welfare, and domestic violence centers.  After sixteen years, I left my job and created my own private practice, which later grew into a successful group practice, Trilogy Holistic Mental Health in Denver, CO.  I was fortunate to have the opportunity to sell Trilogy, but continue to offer my services as the Clinical Director of the practice, along with the position of Clinical Director of Strength In Motion Counseling in Boulder, CO.  As an avid entrepreneur who is dedicated to helping others heal, I have returned to the heart of my clinical work, focusing on trauma, relationship healing, and holistic practices. 

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, and 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 mind, body, and spirit.  I am  a Certified Integrative Mental Health Provider, as well as a Reiki Master, which can help you access different healing modalities to help you truly integrate and move forward in your life. 

I am also an author, and am currently working on my book, Insight is 20/20: How to trust yourself so you can identify, prevent, and heal from toxic relationships.  Target publish date is May 2022, with New Degree Press.  

Nest Narcissistic Abuse Recovery Center

Chelli's Background, Training, & Experience:

  • Author of Insight is 20/20: How To Trust Yourself So You Can Identify, Prevent, and Heal From Toxic Relationships, New Degree Press, May 2022

  • MA, Counseling Psychology, University of Colorado, 1998

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

  • Licensed Professional Counselor in Colorado, License #2777

  • Nationally Certified Counselor

  • Reiki Master

  • Certified 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

  • Yoga Nidra Instructor

  • Tony Robbins Mastery University Graduate

  • Marie Forleo's B-School Graduate

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

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