Proudly providing therapy in Denver, Colorado 

Offering a contemporary, empowerment-based approach to managing your mental health.

Licensed professional counseling services tailored to you, your needs, and your lifestyle.

Serving adults, adolescents, and athletes nationwide. 

Welcome from the founder

Hi, I’m Ian J. Palombo, Licensed Professional Counselor and founder of Mind Body Sport.

I started my practice with the mission of becoming Denver’s most innovative and accessible mental health services provider. Every service I offer is based on one simple belief: Mental health is physical health, and access to health care is a basic human right. 

I am human - above all else - just like you. I am experienced, dedicated, and understanding. I have a unique blend of training in both clinical mental health and Applied Sport & Performance Psychology, which means I specialize in treating individuals across a range of age groups and issues. I am passionate about service, equal rights, the value of education, and sport.

If you are looking for a mental health expert or therapist in Denver, I am here for you. I also specialize in sport and performance enhancement, eating disorder recovery, clinical supervision, and therapy for allied health professionals. 

If you or someone you know is struggling - reach out.

Be Well,

Areas of Practice

Ian J. Palombo, MA, LPC

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor, an Adjunct Professor, and a Sport & Performance Psychology consultant. I have over a decade of experience in the health care industry, and a lifetime of experience as a competitive athlete and coach. I am in the midst of finishing my Doctoral degree in Sport & Performance Psychology from The University of Western States, I earned my M.A. in Applied Sport and Performance Psychology from the Graduate School of Professional Psychology at the University of Denver, and my B.S. in Organizational Behavior and Leadership from the University of Rhode Island. Lastly, I have held numerous certifications from the National Academy of Sports Medicine throughout my career. 

Prior to founding Mind Body Sport, I worked as a Primary Therapist, Program Coodinator, and Athletic Clinician at a renowned eating disorder treatment center in Denver. I have served as a Strength & Conditioning Coach, Personal Trainer, Corporate Wellness Consultant, and - perhaps most surprising - Senior Accountant for a midsize healthcare company.

My core values are altruism, love, and equality. In my spare time I enjoy cycling, spending time in nature with my partner and our two crazy chocolate labs, DIY home renovation, and woodworking.

verified by Psychology Today

 Differences Make Us Stronger

   Same Day Promise: New clients can expect to hear back from me within a few hours.

   Free Phone Consultations 

   Accepts Health Insurance

   Auto-Pay via Stripe®

   Secure Messaging

    Online Scheduling

   Discounts for Graduate Students, DU Alum, Healthcare & Allied Health Professionals

   Accepting of all genders and sexual orientations

   You come first. Always.

Services

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Individual Therapy

Distance counseling

Eating Disorder Recovery

Performance enhancement

Licensure Supervision

Healthcare Professionals

Individual Therapy

Individual therapy (aka “talk therapy") consists of face-to-face meetings, in my office. Our conversations will be directed at helping you overcome the barriers in your life. Your privacy is a top priority; my practice is centrally located, disctrete, and wheelchair accessible.

Your relationship with your therapist is extremely important. With few exceptions, everything we discuss - including your participation in therapy - is confidential. 

The first session can be nerve racking - whether you are new to therapy, or a veteran. We will always start by reviewing my practice documents and the information you provided on your intake form. I will ask you some additional questions to get to know you, your values, and your story. Share as little or as much as you are comfortable with, and rest assured knowing that our conversations are confidential and judgement free.

Eating Disorder Recovery

People can and do fully recover from eating disorders. I believe it is possible because I have witnessed it first hand. I have the knowledge and experience to support you in your recovery. I am here for you, and I will never give up on you.

I understand how hard it is to reach out for support, and the level of support needed to successfully step back into your life and sustain recovery. Building on your strengths we will work tirelessly to let go of past behaviors and old patterns in order to make room for new growth and new perspective. Ultimately, my goal is to help you re-align with your values and implement recovery-focused actions that will result in fulfilling relationships with yourself and those around you. 

I work from an empowerment-based, cognitive behavioral approach informed by the biological-psychological-sociocultural model. I offer meal therapy (supportive meals) for accountability and support around your meal plan. I will collaborate with all members of your treatment team to ensure no aspect of your treatment is overlooked. Lastly, and most importantly, your input is vital to recovery and you will have a voice every step of the way.

DISTANCE COUNSELING

  • Do you travel frequently or for long periods of time? Have you ever struggled to maintain continuity with a counselor due to access issues? Distance Counseling is talk therapy done over the internet using videoconferencing software and is a valuable alternative for many individuals that would not otherwise have access to help. 
     
    Research-based benefits to distance counseling:

  • Better client experience due to eliminated travel and wait time.

  • Teleheath increases healthcare accessibility to the approximately 123 million Americans that live in an area with limited access. 

Same-level client care. No client outcome difference was found between telehealth appointments and face-to-face office visits.

Performance Enhancement

My athletic career was marred by poor coaching, injuries, and quite frankly a poor choice of sport. Like so many others, I kept going. I trained as hard as I could and eventually took on the popular misperception that my body was a machine. Regardless of how many injuries I sustained, their severity, or how frequently they came, they weren’t going to stop me. Until I heard and felt the final “pop,” and it was all over. 

In the words of the great Nelson Mandela, “Sport has the power to change the world.” When my career ended I was determined to help athletes train and perform at levels they never thought possible. I earned my Master’s degree at the University of Denver, where I was fortunate to have studied under some of the world’s leading sport and performance psychologists. I am currently pursuing my doctoral degree in Sport and Performance Psychology from the University of Western States.

I have since spent years working with athletes of all levels, including: professional, olympic, top tier collegiate, club, high school, and recreational. 

How I can help

  • Performance Assessment Programs

  • Mental Skills Training Programs

  • Injury Rehabilitation

  • Substance Abuse Education Programs

  • Team & Organizational Cultural Development

  • Individual Player Mental Plan Programs

  • Parental Education Programs

  • Coach Team Consultation Programs

  • Team Development Programs

  • Athletic Career Transition

  • Administrative Services Programs

Therapy for Healthcare Professionals

“We are all in this together, and there is no therapist and no person immune to the inherent tragedies of existence.” 
                                        -Irvin Yalom, MD

Taken from The Gift of Therapy this quote has always stuck with me. I am a vehement proponent of practicing what we preach; It’s an ethical obligation, and arguably a moral one, too.

My style lends itself to providing the unique support and accountability required in order to carry out a successful therapeutic relationship with experienced psychotherapists.

In addition to the trust and acceptance one would expect, our relationship we be collaborative and built on mutual respectful.

Supervision


I am committed to the growth of our profession through my professional and academic endeavors. My experience as a supervisor is as follows:

Adjunct Professor, University of Denver Graduate School of Professional Psychology - Students, MA in Applied Sport & Performance Psychology

Program Coordinator, EDCare Denver - Licensed Professional Counselor Candidates (LPCC) & Clinical Interns

Adjunct Professor, University of Western States

Mind Body Sport - Clinical Supervisor for Licensed Professional Counselor Candidates (LPCC), Registered Psychotherapists, & Students 

As part of my committment to providing affordable services, I offer clinical supervision at $50/hr.

Fees & Insurance

I am committed to keeping my fees as low as possible and making my services accessible to anyone that needs them. I keep my costs low by foregoing administrative support and have spent a great deal of time seeking out the most cost effective software, services, suppliers, and location possible. 

I accept cash, check, and credit card (including flexible spending) payment for service fees and deductibles. Credit Card payments are processed by Sripe® via my client portal. Your credit card information is stored securely on their server. 

My mission is to provide affordable mental health services. In line with this mission is my practice of accepting sliding scale services to individuals that do not qualify for discounted rates and would not otherwise be able to afford or obtain services. 

Payment

I offer discounts to:
College Students
Allied Health Professionals
DU Alumni
Healthcare Practitioners

Currently Accepted Insurance Plans

Aetna
Cigna 
United Healthcare Plans
Optum Health Networks
Humana

Coming Soon

I am actively working toward accepting the following plans:
Tricare
Anthem Blue Cross


Ways to reach me

Phone & Email

O: (720) 295 0048
F: (720) 554 7739
Ian@mind-body-sport.com

Client Portal

Schedule your first appointment
online by clicking the link above.

Address

4340 E Kentucky Ave.
STE 353  
Denver CO 80246

The building

 My office is in a multi-purpose building called “The Workshops,” which is made up of retail stores and professional services. It’s quiet, private, and there is plenty of free parking.

Getting to the 3rd floor

 The elevator is located inside the courtyard. Dial 353 and press the red button to gain access to the third floor.

Waiting Room

The third floor lounge is newly updated and fully furnished. Enjoy some TV or free WiFi while you wait.

The Office

You comfort is my first priority, which starts with a warm and inviting office. The natural lighting and mountain views add to the atmosphere. Water and snacks are always complimentary. 

"You are imperfect. And you’re wired for pain and struggle. But you are worthy of love and belonging.
Believe that you are enough."

- Brené Brown

If you or someone you know is struggling
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