Counseling For All

Regardless of Income or Insurance

Welcome to CEC

We envision a future where all people can attain mental wellbeing through access to professional, affordable counseling services, leading to a healthier community.

How We Can Help

We believe that everyone deserves quality, professional counseling, which is why we offer weekly appointments with the same therapist for as long as you need. We are here every step of the way.

Play Therapy

Play therapy is to children what counseling is to adults. Play therapy helps children express or communicate their feelings more easily through play activities. The Association for Play Therapy (APT) defines this as when "trained play therapists use the therapeutic powers of play to help clients prevent or resolve psychosocial difficulties and achieve optimal growth and development.


Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing is a therapy aimed at helping people recover from a traumatic event. After any trauma, the images, thoughts and emotions can remain. These can create an overwhelming feeling of being back in that moment. EMDR helps you process these memories with bilateral stimulation, which allows normal healing to occur. This effectively helps your brain recognize that an event was in the past, rather than still occurring in the present.

General Counseling

Counseling can make a profound impact on a person's life. With a professional counselor's support, people can talk about problems they face, navigate difficult life situations, improve coping skills, and move toward solutions. Overall, counseling guides a person toward growth, strength and their best life.

Meet Our Therapists

Shawn Williamson

MS, LPC, Clinical Director
Elan Johnson-Williams MA, LPC

Elane Johnson-Williams

Mary MacDonald, LCSW, LPC

Mary MacDonald

Hannah Wilson, LPCC

Hannah Wilson

Lydia Storey-Lopez

Lydia Storey-Lopez


Lindsey Hodges


Aisha Chapra


Kristine Ducote


Hailey Crane

BA, MA Candidate, Intern

Hannah Tucker

BSW, MSW Candidate, Intern

Can You Help?

We are grateful for any donation you can make to help provide counseling for Mesa County’s children, teens and adults. THANK YOU from CEC and from our whole community!