Counseling & Coaching:


  • Youth Sessions – 8-12: I love working with this age group because of the profound difference self-esteem and personal empowerment makes in school performance, with friends and family.
  •  Teens – 13-18: This age group is powerful and with some trust, resources, and a supportive environment they thrive in developing resiliency and coping skills for any life cirmustance.  Teens want to be seen, understood, and heard.


  •  Young Adults – College prep and coaching: This is the best age to focus on dreams, specific gifts and talents, and core values. Today, making the choice to go to college or forging our own dream is often over-whelming. Through a step by step coaching process, I help you focus on your possibilities.
  • Adults: It’s always the right time to re-build your life and re-create the life you want.  Life throws challenges our way and sometimes it’s the old wounds getting loud and wanting our attention.

Couples and Family:

  •  Couples therapy
  •  Family therapy

Identity work:

“I am not free while any woman is un-freeAudre Lorde

As a Latina, I have experienced cultural  and internalized oppression.  Many of us have been hurt and oppressed without support. Our work together will help you rise up and have the beautiful life you were born to live. I work with women from all walks of life and am passionate about these important issues:

  • Freedom and Self-Expression
  • Internalized Oppression/Systemic Opression
  • Social Justice
  • Human Rights
  • Immigrant Rights
  • Sexual Identity-LGBTQ Affirmative

Trauma work:

Before our dreams and full potential are realized, we have to heal. I am a qualified counselor & coach in the areas of trauma and abuse. You do not have to suffer alone.

  • Physical Abuse
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Psychological Abuse
  • Domestic Violence
  • Victims of Crime
  • PSTD

Additional Services:

Immigration Mental Health Assessments:

I work with immigration lawyers in the Denver Metro community to provide mental health assessments for individuals seeking legal citizenship.  Individuals who might require these services include those needing:   An extreme hardship waiver, Political Asylum Waiver, or a Domestic Violence Waiver.

Parenting Classes:

I work as a facilitator for Dispute Resolution Professionals, LLC, for further information please visit:

Classes Offered:

  • In the Best Interest of the Children – Mandated court ordered parenting after divorce class
  • I’ll Always Love You – Parenting kids in the midst and aftermath of divorce/separation (classes starting April 2018)


Please contact Monica X Padilla  for more information about Facilitator & Speaker engagements.


Mi Mariposa Counseling, LLC 
1385 S. Colorado St., Bldg. A-302,
Denver, CO 80210
(720) 580-6339
Free 20 Minute Phone Consult

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