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Inspiring Conversations with Shea Thielemann of Tethered Practices

Today we’d like to introduce you to Shea Thielemann. 

Hi Shea, we’d love for you to start by introducing yourself
Tethered Practices was formed out of a deep desire to provide valuable, therapeutic services to those wanting to foster meaningful connections to themselves, others, and the divine. I have been practicing traditional psychotherapy for about eight years and I love the work I do. After several years in practice, I started to get more curious about how the body plays a significant role in one’s therapeutic journey and path to healing – especially if the body itself has experienced the wounding. This curiosity lead me to pursue my RYT200 and become more educated in the role yoga can play in a conversation about and with our bodies. My passion is to work alongside clients in order to develop healthy, safe relationships in their lives. My belief is that this work must start with our own relationship with ourselves and our bodies. With the use of intentional, embodied practices, like psychotherapy and yoga, we can create curiosity about the things one is currently tied to and, with great compassion, be met with ways one can tether themself more securely to their values. 

I’m sure you wouldn’t say it’s been obstacle-free, but so far would you say the journey has been a fairly smooth road?
Like anything in life, my professional path has been an evolution. I often describe it as trying to complete a puzzle without all of the puzzle pieces in your hand yet. There is a great beauty in something unfolding in front of you and trusting that each intentional step is revealing a new piece of the puzzle you didn’t previously see. However, I am a visionary and big picture kind of person, so for me, the challenge has been allowing for the stage I’m in and the growth I want, to be slow and one that builds upon the step before it. Even today, I have a vision for where I want Tethered Practices to be in 10 years, and what I want it to offer clients and the community around it. My challenge is to remain patient with where the business currently is, and allow the vision to be a guiding light in decisions, but not a goal to be concurred immediately. In a lot of ways, I think of my business through the lens of human development, and that in each phase there are necessary lessons and gifts to be gleaned.

Alright, so let’s switch gears a bit and talk business. What should we know?
At Tethered Practices, we are all about relationships and connection! Whether you are wanting to develop a healthier relationship with yourself, learn more about your relational patterns with others, or find yourself curious about your spiritual connection, our mission is to meet you where you are and walk with you toward the reconciliation you seek. 

I offer traditional psychotherapy services, as well as therapy-informed yoga for individuals and groups. 

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor, licensed in both Colorado and Texas. I approach counseling through the lens of attachment, narrative work, and family systems. I believe that our adult relationships are a result of patterns and experiences our minds and bodies witnessed as children. Our brave work is to look at those patterns and decide what needs deconstructing and what we want to keep, but potentially remodel. I work with people who are wanting to improve their relationships, needing to process a recent loss and those who have resiliently carried losses and pain with them for some time. 

I am most excited about the launch of our therapy-informed yoga services. My sweet spot is using my counseling background to offer therapy-informed yoga sessions to clients. If you are currently working with a therapist, we can collaborate on the concepts and themes you are focusing on and I will develop a series of sessions tailored specifically to you and your goals. Think of it as a way to tangibly implement all the great things you are uncovering on your counseling journey, in a safe embodied way. 

The process of self-reflection and discovery is a meaningful, but scary one. I have years of experience walking with people through their stories and helping them integrate them into their lives. I believe our bodies are one of our greatest teachers and it would be a privilege to journey with you as we learn more about what it wants you to learn. 

What were you like growing up?
Little Shea was more quiet and sensitive. I had a big imagination and was ALWAYS observing relationships (which now makes perfect sense). From an early age, based on parts of my own story, I was curious about people – why they do what they do and how they connect (or don’t) to others. I have always been a very intuitive/feeling type. As a little girl, my emotions lead most of my experiences. 

Pricing:

  • $140 for 45 min psychotherapy session
  • $100 for 45 min yoga intake
  • $80 for 60 min private yoga session
  • $120 for 90 min private yoga session

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Diana Coulter Photography

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