About Heidi

Heidi Schnakenberg
Licensed Professional Counselor
SOMB Approved Treatment Provider & Evaluator

My Background

I began my professional career in 2004 after graduating from the University of Colorado at Boulder with two Bachelor degrees; one in Journalism and one in Sociology.

I worked as a Multisystemic Therapist (MST) for Savio House providing intense, family-focused and community-based therapy and treatment for delinquent and problem sexual behaviors in adolescents.

In 2007, I was promoted to supervisor of my MST team. During this time, I went back to school for my Masters in Community Counseling from the University of Colorado in Colorado Springs; graduating in 2010.

After passing the National Counselor Exam and obtaining over 2000 hours of clinical experience, I became a Licensed Professional Counselor in 2012.

While at Savio House, I began working part time at Bijou Training and Treatment Institute treating adults with sexual offenses. I have now expanded my skill set and offer psychosexual evaluations as well. I am approved as a treatment provider and evaluator by the Colorado Sex Offender Management Board (SOMB).

I remained at Savio House until December of 2019 when I decided to start my own private practice. That was the beginning of Solace Solutions!

You Deserve to Feel Great.

I Am Here to Help.

I am a licensed professional counselor in Colorado who has been working with families for over 15 years.

I specialize in working with at risk youth and their parents to better overall behaviors and relationships at home and in the community.

I am also approved by the Colorado Sex Offender Management Board and am able to provide Psychosexual Evaluations both in Colorado Springs and off site as necessary.

Additionally, I grew up bilingual and can work with both English and Spanish speaking populations.

My Approach

I am passionate about treating family affairs such as:
  • Marital conflict
  • Problematic teenage behaviors
  • Co-parenting issues
Additionally, I encourage self care and will support you in healing by using an integrative approach to help you progress towards meeting your personal goals. To help change problematic relationships, I specialize in using:
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Solution Focused Therapy
  • Systems Theory
Behaviors do not happen in a vacuum and my goal is to help clients understand how to improve their lives and relationships by changing their behaviors. Life is short –  I am ready to help you take a step towards a brighter future.

I am currently accepting new clients so please call for a free face to face or phone consultation!