720-577-3619 / mauricio.yabar@narrativedenver.com

Narrative Conversations Denver

  • What is AASECT?

AASECT stands for American Association of Sex Educators, Counselors, and Therapist. AASECT is a non-profit professional organization founded in 1967. AASECT is the only accredited organization offer national certification for qualified professionals. Becoming an AASECT-certified sex therapist involves a rigorous process that includes training, clinical hours, and clinical supervision. 


  • AASECT Mission:

​"Founded in 1967, the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists (AASECT) is devoted to the promotion of sexual health by the development and advancement of the fields of sexual therapy, counseling, and education. AASECT's mission is the advancement of the highest standards of professional practice for educators, counselors and therapists." - AASECT.org


  • What is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker?

A Licensed Clinical Social Worker is a professional who's earned a master's degree in Clinical Social Work from an accredited institution. A Clinical Social Worker has been trained in clinical theoretical frameworks that are strength-based and person-centered. Becoming a Licensed Clinical Social Worker also requires at least 2 years of post-graduate client contact hours, as well as a minimum of 90 hours of clinical supervision from a licensed clinician. In addition, while working toward earning their masters, Clinical Social Workers are expected to complete 2 years of practicum experience.  

Mauricio P. Yabar, LCSW, M.Ed., CST

ABOUT MY CLINICAL WORK:

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People often identify with problematic stories about themselves and believe some of the distorted messages they have received and continue to receive in their life. As a result, people may begin to act in ways that are inconsistent with their true self. This often causes people to disconnect from their own values, commitments, purposes, and hopes. This can lead to isolation and helplessness.

I provide therapeutic services to assist people in reconnecting with their values and what's important to them in life. Through Narrative practices, I help my clients regain control of their lives and separate from the problems that have been preventing them from living the life they would prefer to live. My clients will be able to explore stories of their lives and discover evidence that contradicts the problem-saturated stories. This will allow the client to start realizing preferred ways of living and to take actions consistent with their values.

I am licensed in the state of Colorado as a Clinical Social Worker (LCSW). I earned masters' degrees in Clinical Social Work (MSW) and Human Sexuality (M.Ed.). I am a nationally certified sex therapist (CST) with AASECT. I have been practicing in the Denver area since 2012. I have extensive experience working with adolescents, adults, couples, and families. I am professionally trained in Narrative therapy, which is a therapeutic approach that helps clients regain power over their lives and choose a path consistent with their values, hopes, and purposes. I also utilize Structural Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and Motivational Interviewing techniques in my clinical practice.

I see a variety of clients presenting with several mental health, emotional, and behavioral problems. I specialize on Sexuality-related issues, Out of Control Sexual Behaviors (sex addiction), Couples therapy, Anxiety-related disorders, Depression, Relationship issues, LGBTQ issues, Sexual abuse issues, and Trauma. I enjoy working with adolescents, adults, couples. and families.

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Denver, Colorado

Buena Vista, Colorado

​​Narrative Conversations Denver

My Educational Background:

Clinical Social Work (MSW) 

Widener University, Philadelphia, 2012


​Human Sexuality-Clinical (M.Ed.) 

Widener University, Philadelphia, 2012


​Psychology (BA) 

Montclair State University, Montclair, NJ, 2009


Licenses and Accreditations:

Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)

DORA, 2014 - Active/Good Standing


Certified Sex Therapist (CST)

AASCET, 2016 - Active/Good Standing


Post-Graduate Training:

Yearlong Advanced Narrative Therapy

Evanston Family Therapy Center

Jill Freedman, LCSW and Gene Combs, M.D.

Evanston, IL, Jan 2017 - Present


Training Through Trascripts

Kay Ingamells, Narrative Therapist

Current/On-going.


Externalizing Practice Intensive

Stephen Gaddis, Ph.D.

The Salem Center / Narrative Therapy Initiative

Salem, MA, Oct 2016.


Discovery Learning - Advanced Narrative Therapy

Stephen Madigan, Ph.D. and David Nylund, Ph.D.

​Vancouver School for Narrative Therapy

Vancouver, BC, Sept, 2016


Certificate Program in Narrative Therapy

Caspersen Training Center

Minneapolis, MN, 2015-2016.


Acceptance and Commitment Therapy World Conference

Seattle, WA, Jun 2016.


Therapeutic Conversations 13 Conference 

Vancouver School for Narrative Therapy

Vancouver, BC, Apr 2016.


Intensive Narrative Therapy Training
Narrative Therapy Centre of Toronto
Toronto, ON, Summer 2015.


Additional training on:

Sex Therapy and Sexual Minorities,

Dialectical-Behavior Therapy, Motivational Interviewing,

Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy,

Trauma-Informed Care,

Offense-Specific Therapy,

HIV/AIDS,

Substance Abuse,

Sex Addiction.


Clinical Work Experience:

Adolescent and Family Therapist 

​Denver Health Medical Center (STEP)

Denver, CO, Nov 2015 – Present.


Adult Outpatient Psychotherapist 

​Aurora Mental Health Center

Aurora, CO, Jun 2014 – Nov 2015.


Sexual Abuse Intervention Therapist

​​​Savio House

Denver, CO, May 2012 – Jun 2014.


Clinical Internship Experience:

Adolescent Offense-Specific Therapist 

Joseph J. Peters Institute 

Philadelphia, PA, 2011-2012


Adult Outpatient Therapist

Northwestern Human Services

Sharon Hill, PA​, 2010-2011


Volunteer Experience:

HIV/STI Testing

HeyDenver

Denver, CO, ​2013-2015


Counseling/Therapeutic Services

LGBT Center of Colorado

Denver, CO, 2013


Community Outreach and Preventio

Boulder County AIDS Project

Denver, CO, 2012


Peer Counseling (LGBTQ)

William Way Community Center

Philadelphia, PA​, 2011


FACILITATE TRAININGS/WORKSHOPS on different topics including Narrative 

Therapy and Sex Therapy for a variety of local institutions and organizations. ​


About Current Training:

I am currently training with

Kay Ingamells, a Narrative Therapist and published author based in Auckland, NZ.

Kay has been trained by David Epston, who is a co-founder of Narrative therapy. This form of supervision is called Training Through Transcripts. It involves the use of transcripts of real sessions with clients, which are used in training. The trainer gives the trainee feedback and assists them in improving their Narrative interviewing skills.


I am also currently enrolled in a one-year long advanced Narrative Therapy program at Evanston Family Therapy Center. This is an intensive training that involves in-person education, monthly online meetings, readings, reflection papers, therapeutic conversations transcript training, and evaluation of video recordings. 


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