Experienced professionals with a fresh perspective
At Equinox Counseling and Wellness Center, we understand how people define an organization, and how the therapeutic relationship between the client and therapist has an important impact on the successful change a client experiences. As a result, we have built a team of skilled clinicians and therapists that share a passion for providing high-quality therapeutic care in a compassionate and client-centered manner. Each of us believes in the “Why We Do What We Do.” We believe that every client—youth, adult, couple, and family—deserves individualized treatment, comprehensive care, and a supportive professional that listens to your needs.
With compassion and care, we partner with you to meet your needs.
Mary Marcantonio, Founder
Mary is a clinical therapist and the founder of Equinox Counseling and Wellness Center. She has been supporting adolescents, families, adults and parents for 28 years. Her academic career has taken her from Mesa State College, where she received her bachelor’s degree, to the University of Arizona, the University of Northern Colorado and Lesley College for master’s coursework in clinical psychology.
Mary specializes in finding clinical and therapeutic solutions in an innovative, comprehensive and compassionate way for youth and families experiencing complex challenges. She has extensive expertise developing and running clinically based residential treatment programs for youth with ASD/ADHD, as well as high-risk struggling teens. After successfully developing and running both residential and wilderness therapy programs, Mary became drawn to parents, families and life at home for youth after discharge. Thirteen years ago, she left the residential world to focus on educating and supporting families in their natural home and community environments, where youth and families no longer have to move from one treatment provider and therapeutic setting to the next, or leave home or the state, to get the help they are seeking.
Today, Mary offers youth and their families specialized expertise concerning youth diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (specifically Asperger’s Syndrome and High Functioning Autism)/ADHD and other social and learning difficulties, and struggling teens who are experiencing significant difficulty across a broad spectrum. She functions in an intimate arena in her family therapy practice, where she helps parents who are coming face-to-face with challenging situations with children who are in turmoil and resisting their relationship with their parents. This often calls for new kinds of parent leadership and a new conceptual framework of how to get there. The issues, problems and conflicts that youth and families experience have broad application. Mary partners with parents, adolescents and families to design an individualized approach and treatment design that supports their work together.
At the heart of Mary’s enlivening and dynamic partnerships with parents, families and adolescents is her conviction that much more is possible than people ordinarily think. Each of us has a long storyline with variations on themes within each chapter. This storyline portrays a world where the conflict lies between youth and their parents, and where each individual’s unique experience plays an integral and constructive part in setting the direction for family level healing.
On a personal note, Mary has two wonderful children, a loving family and Coco, their Chacadobe (Doberman/Labrador mix) rescue pup that puts a smile on the face of everyone he comes in contact with. She is also a cyclist, can be found at warrior workouts on any given morning, loves to cook and continues to work on her house and yard projects.
Eileen Courtney Scheibe, MA, LMFT
Clinical Administrator & Parent Coach
As a valuable complement to her duties as clinical administrator of Equinox, Eileen also provides Parent Coaching services to our families. In her role as a parent coach, she offers guidance, support, and solutions for parents struggling with the many challenges of raising children. She is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) in the states of Colorado and California, and has provided therapeutic services to individuals, couples, families, high-risk adolescents, and youth with Autism Spectrum Disorder for the past 24 years. Eileen’s academic background and training includes a bachelor’s degree in child development and master’s degree in clinical psychology. As a result of her experience and education, Eileen has a passion for providing parents extensive knowledge and specific skills in relation to child development, parent/child dynamics, and successful strategies for effective parenting.
Eileen believes that despite the frustrations, problems, and barriers that arise with raising young children with behavior issues or troubled teens, there are strengths and successes to build upon in every family. She approaches every parent’s situation from a place of compassion and understanding, while also focusing on creating solutions and positive change in the family system. Coaching sessions include helpful techniques, effective strategies, and weekly homework to help parents generalize information back into the home.
Parent coaching is offered through Skype, phone and email sessions, an approach that has been part of Eileen’s practice for several years and which gives parents greater flexibility and access to coaching support. Session length and goals are designed to specifically meet the unique needs of each parent.
Tim Burke, BA
Director of Wilderness and Adventure Programs
As a managing partner and director of wilderness and adventure therapy at Equinox Counseling and Wellness Center, Tim brings a unique blend of technical acumen, therapeutic insight, leadership, quiet confidence and an easygoing personality to our team. He believes that the use of thoughtful and expert-led wilderness interventions is a complement to traditional therapies and often a critical component in helping people gain valuable insights about themselves and the world around them.
Tim is originally from Buffalo, New York, and earned his bachelor’s degree in social sciences before moving to Colorado in 1996. For over 16 years he has been designing and guiding wilderness and adventure therapy interventions for youth, adults and families with great success. In addition, Tim has extensive experience and knowledge from his seven years working in residential treatment centers and community-based counseling and supervision programs. These experiences have shaped how Tim approaches his work and are most evident in his uncompromising approach to safety. His mantra is “nothing we accomplish here is worth anyone being hurt over,” and when you work with him you see this firsthand.
Since the start of Equinox in 2009, Tim and the Equinox leadership team have played significant roles in serving our nation’s military families during some of the most challenging times in recent history. Tim is proud to have helped deliver Healing Adventures Family Retreats (a National Military Family Association Program), the US Army Chaplains Group Family Resilience Program and the Yellow Ribbon Reintegration Program to name a few.
The common theme throughout all Tim’s work is simple; help clients learn from these experiences and then apply the learning into other important areas of their lives for increased effectiveness.
Tim feels fortunate to combine his passion and his work. An avid rock climber, ice climber and mountaineer, he holds climbing guide certifications from two national (the PCIA and PCGI) and one international organization (the AMGA). Tim also maintains certifications in wilderness medicine (WMI), avalanche safety (AIARE), challenge course facilitation and critical rescue skills (the ACCT).