Meet Courtney

Encompass Healing, LLC

Professional Bio

I began my work in the field of behavioral health in 2003. I wanted to make a difference and provide healing support.

I’ve worked with many diverse populations including inpatient and outpatient settings, residential, forensics, adolescent & family therapy, and homeless healthcare.

During my time working in homeless healthcare services I developed a speciality for Integrated Dual Diagnosis Treatment (IDDT), which is treating mental health and addiction concurrently. I appreciate whole person treatment and incorporate this integrated approach in my private practice.

Wellness has started to catch on recently in society. I truly believe in the value of living a wellness based life. One of the primary wellness practices that I teach regularly to my clients is – Mindfulness.

Encompass Healing

Creating Encompass Healing was a natural progression in my professional development. It has created a new pathway to authentically provide counseling, education, and supportive services. I’m thrill to be providing counseling and therapy in Golden, Colorado.

Encompass Healing values whole person healing. Counseling may be just one avenue in a persons healing journey. I value exploring with my clients various areas and resources available for a comprehensive healing process.


  • Licensed Professional Counselor
  • Licensed Addiction Counselor
  • Masters of Arts Counseling Regis University
  • Bachelor of Arts Psychology Fort Lewis College
  • Certified Daring Way Facilitator -CDWF
  • Registered Yoga Teacher-200 hour-Yoga Alliance
  • National Personal Training Institute of Colorado
  • Certified Personal Trainer: National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM)

I truly believe in the power of healing, transforming wounds, and creating our desired life.
I am dedicated to creating hope, healing, and practices that lead to a more meaningful & fulfilling life, through the process of collaboration, empowerment, and curiosity. ~Courtney

Courtney Taucher, Encompass yoga, counseling, body wellness, personal training. Golden, CO

A Little More About Courtney

I believe humans are resilient and have the capacity to thrive after challenging circumstances. I’ve learned when we obtain support – Change, Growth, Healing, and Transformation is Possible!

Personally, I know what it’s like to be stuck. My journey has been full of twist and turns. It’s lead me to some pretty dark places I didn’t know how I was going to overcome.

Navigating darkness took time and involved picking up lots of lessons. It guided me to meet some amazing healers, counselors, mentors, yoga teachers, and spiritual advisors.

Reflecting back I am able to see the light in my personal suffering. These experiences have connected me even more to the human experience of suffering and healing.

I appreciate learning: Self discovery takes time. Allow for mistakes. Re-dos and time outs are part of the process.

If you’re curious about the ingredients that made up my healing process, check out my writing.

For now, here are some highlights from my story

  • At 17 my parents and I discovered that my troubles with reading were real and I have Dyslexia. I worked with a reading tutor for 2 years. In 2005 I graduated with my masters degree, and in 2014 I became an Adjunct Professor. I still think about telling that teacher who said I wouldn’t go to college what I accomplished. Better than telling that teacher, I make sure never to forget that we never know the capacity of a human. People can do some pretty amazing stuff, so don’t underestimate anyone!
  • At one point I declared myself to be the most “un-spontaneous” person. That was until I discovered rock climbing. It wasn’t that I became wildly impulsive. I was willing to step outside my comfort zone. I became focused, driven to a goal, and found undiscovered minutes and seconds in the day to work towards my goals.
  • Even though I’m a Colorado native I didn’t climb my first 14er until 2014. Less than 12 months later I made it to the summit of Mt. Rainier. I’ve racked up some pretty amazing views in the last couple years.
  • I feel so fortunate to live here in Golden. I’m often on a local trail with my pug, Baxter.


I have known Courtney Taucher since 2009 when I first hired her as the Interdisciplinary Dual Disorder Therapist (IDDT) for our Housing First Program at the Colorado Coalition for the Homeless. I supervised her as the manager of these programs for two years. In 2012 she was promoted to a management position and we then worked together as peers on the management team at CCH. In her role as the IDDT therapist (Integrated Dual Diagnosis Treatment) for the housing first programs she provided co-occurring treatment to clients in both individual and group therapy. Providing treatment to people who are or have experienced homelessness means providing trauma sensitive/trauma specific treatment under the umbrella of trauma informed care. Courtney’s expertise in this area coupled with her ability to develop trusting relationships with clients as well as peers and students are why I feel confident writing a letter of recommendation for Courtney to provide Trauma Informed Care for Diverse Populations.

Elissa Hardy, LCSWColleague

I came to know Courtney initially as a consultant for Behavioral Treatment Services. Courtney’s diverse clinical and administrative experiences were of great benefit to BTS program implementation. Quickly, her expertise progressed into providing both clinical supervision and training for BTS.

Additionally, as clinical faculty at GSSW, I serve as the lead faculty member who oversees all trauma based courses in the graduate curriculum, to which Courtney has taught two courses as an adjunct instructor: Trauma Theory & Recovery and Intersections of Mental Health, Substance Use, & Trauma. First it should be noted that to teach graduate courses in social work, having a Master’s in Social Work (MSW) is required based on council for social work education standards. However, exceptions can be approved for those whom posses expertise in specific content areas and exceptional teaching aptitude. Courtney is one of these exceptions.

Thus, it comes as no surprise that I can attest to both Courtney’s knowledge and ability to teach, deliver, and mentor in content areas relating to addiction, mental health, and trauma. Most importantly, for both purposes of the content and student learning, I can speak to the passion and integrity that she evokes in her delivery and approach.

Courtney is committed to educating developing professionals through excitement, motivation, and accountability. She is able to parallel the mission of culturally responsive care to being culturally responsive as an instructor. As such, Courtney is not only attentive to, but modifies based on, audiences’ culture, including: cognitive, emotional, and physical needs. This is clearly demonstrated in how she establishes her courses and approach.

Brian Gonzales, LCSW, LACColleague

Courtney is very professional and easy to talk to. Her company is located in Downtown Golden which is very convenient.

Sondra Welsh Golden Business Owner

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