Refresh your spirit

Breathe Counseling is your place of respite and peace--a refuge from the raging sea of life.  Whether your storm is a crossroads in your career, grief and loss, or trauma from your past, my office is a place to lay down your troubles and just breathe.

I will help you renegotiate your relationship with the past to build a productive and fulfilling future.  Our flexible appointment scheduling ensures a time slot that fits your schedule.  Call me today to schedule your free in-person consultation.


"It's easy to spot yellow cars when you're constantly thinking about yellow cars. It's easy to spot difficulty when you're constantly thinking about difficulty. It's easy to spot things to be thankful for, when you're constantly thinking about being thankful.My goal with this book is to give you deep, meaningful exercises in daily gratitude that will challenge you, fulfill you, and build you up. I set out to design a gratitude journal that is easy to use, and filled with prompts that go deeper than "name three things you're thankful for today." My science-based method will guide you through deeper and deeper exercises, instilling gratitude as a daily habit through the good times and bad, in every situation in your life. I hope using it helps you as much as writing it helped me."



During our time together, I'll take an integrative approach to piece together the puzzle that is "You."  We'll use science-based techniques to build coping skills for dealing with the manifestations of anxiety, depression, grief, and trauma, while simultaneously examining the root causes that lead to the symptoms.  This is your process, and I am committed to tailoring our work to fit your needs, personality, and preferences.  Every person needs a unique solution and I promise we'll work together to find yours.

Bridge Over River
Sat on the Rocks


Even the best relationships are hard sometimes.  People communicate differently, understand differently, and need differently.  When you're in a relationship with someone you care for, it's vital to understand how communication and acceptance can change the entire flow of the relationship.  Sometimes, the thing most holding you back is self-acceptance and self-forgiveness.  Together we can explore these things with your significant other, or individually.  Call today to get started with a free consultation.


Coping skills and self-care strategies help us deal with life stress.  Life coaching benefits people going through career changes, stress at work, and family challenges. My job as your life coach is to give you the tools and techniques to achieve a balanced and fulfilling lifestyle. After several sessions, you will become well-versed at handling issues whenever and wherever they arise. Call now to schedule a session.


The loss of a significant person leaves a hole, and a confusing swirl of emotions.  Even if the person wasn't a loved one, even if you didn't even like them, the emotional impact of loss can be overwhelming.  I have specialized in grief and loss for years from death, to divorce, to the unique loss of never knowing a parent.  I'll walk the difficult road of grief with you as you find your way to Reconciliation--the letting-go of the pain, while retaining good memories.

Meditation by the Sea
Happy Hiking


Do you feel like you are always adding new tasks to your to-do list but never crossing anything out? My specialization will help guide and inspire you to achieve more of your personal and professional goals. Get in touch today and start taking control of your life with my coaching tools and techniques.


Who are you?  What is at the core of your drive, your desires, and your dreams?  When no one is around, who are you in your deepest self?  Answering these questions will spur you toward fulfillment and life satisfaction.  My background in identity work has prepared me to help you explore the parts of yourself that you haven't gotten to know yet.  After this journey, you'll feel more complete and at peace with yourself, your needs, and your goals.  Schedule a free consultation today!


Life is not always kind.  Some of us carry weight from childhood, from abuse, and from experiences most people never share.  These ordeals leave deep, long-lasting scars on the heart that require difficult but important work to heal.  My in-depth approach examines life patterns, traumatic experiences, and coping mechanisms to help melt away the scars and restore joy.  I create a safe place to feel the emotions society wants to keep closeted in order to heal the underlying wounds.  Book a session now and begin your healing.



I'm Ryan Smith, and I'd love to be your counselor.  I know how suffocating life can be--how hard it is to find the time or energy to take a step back and take a breath.  I also know how good it feels to stand on a mountain-top, inhale deep, and say to yourself "I conquered that.  I won."  I started Breathe Counseling for two reasons: the first, to give you space to step out of the storm and catch your breath.  This is a safe place to rest, rejuvenate, and restore before jumping back into the battle.  The second reason I started Breathe is to help you conquer your mountain and to celebrate with you as you stand at the summit and reflect on what you've achieved.  The storms and mountains in life are different for all of us, and whether yours is trauma or abuse, grief, loss of identity, a world-shattering life change, or just every day struggles and worries, I'm here to help you through.

My passion, the thing that gets me most excited about my work, is helping people rebuild their broken or lost identities.  Most of us today don't know who we are or what we're really searching for in life.  I would be honored to walk with you on the journey to finding your true self and your identity.

I have an extensive background in crisis intervention, treating persistent suicidal/homicidal thoughts, grief and loss therapy, and career counseling.  I am certified in multiple science based approaches that have been proven to be effective in treating anxiety, depression, trauma, substance use, and other mental health concerns.  My broad background enables me to think outside the box and help you develop creative solutions to your concerns.  If you've tried therapy in the past and it hasn't worked for you, I can help you take a different path toward healing.

Come see me for a free consultation!  I'm confident we can work together to achieve your goals.  Even if we're not a good fit, I have a broad network of colleagues to whom I can refer you.

Flying Sail

To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all.

Oscar Wilde



Start your climb.

4625 W. 20th Street, #104 Greeley CO, 80620


Wandering Traveler


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