Counseling and Guidance Services
Jen Jackson Gustafson, MA, LPC
Primary Role at DC: School Counselor
Year started at Denver Christian: 1999
Education/Degrees Held: BA, Psychology & Youth Ministry from Colorado Christian University; M.A. in Biblical Counseling from Colorado Christian University
Certifications/Credentials: Licensed Professional Counselor, Colorado since 2004
Hometown: Englewood, CO
Jen is a graduate of Denver Christian School and parent of a current student. Jen's role at the school includes meeting with individual students, leading groups, presenting in the classroom using Sanford Harmony and REAL Essentials curriculum, and collaborating with parents and school staff. While at Denver Christian School, she is the supervisor of our graduate-level counseling interns from Denver Seminary and Colorado Christian University. Jen believes in helping individuals grow from the inside out by walking alongside them as they embrace the journey God has for them. In her free time, she likes to read, run, travel and spend time with family and friends.
Meet Sophie, Ms. Jackson's partner in therapy:
I am a Black Lab and enjoy my family that includes two other dog friends.. I am five years old and have been living with my family since the summer of 2014. I completed three levels of obedience training and passed the Canine Good Citizenship test. My mom, Jen, has been trained to use me as an Animal Assisted Therapy Dog with the Professional Therapy Dogs of Colorado. This means I get to go to work with her and help love people. I love reading with kids at the school and especially when I get treats!
Ben DeNooy, MA, NCC
Primary Role at DC: High School - Psychology, School Counselor
Year started at Denver Christian: 2012
Education/Degrees Held: BA Psychology, Dordt College. MA in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Denver Seminary.
Certifications/Credentials: National Certified Counselor
Mr. DeNooy enjoys journeying alongside the students and staff at Denver Christian. He is grateful for the opportunity that he has to serve as a vessel for the Holy Spirit and meet each and every child where they are, helping them to better understand themselves, their Creator and the love He has for them.
Sarah grew up in Anchorage, Alaska. She received her BA in Biblical Studies from Moody Bible Institute and moved to Colorado in the Spring of 2018 to continue a Master of Arts degree in Counseling at Colorado Christian University. She is passionate about student development both inside and outside of the classroom. In her free time, she enjoys reading, watching and playing sports, and exploring the Denver area.
Heather grew up in New Jersey and moved to Colorado in 2017 to pursue her M.A. in counseling at Denver Seminary. She is passionate about building protective systems to promote students' healthy social-emotional and academic development. She is close to her family and loves to spend her spare time traveling, building relationships, and playing guitar/piano.