Licensed Professional Counselor Kristin Gearhart will help parents understand the teenage brain at the Reach Your Peak Expo


AURORA | The Amazing Teenage Mind workshop for parents will explore the brain development that occurs in adolescence, giving them a better understanding of why teens do the things they do. 

Kristin will cover new brain discoveries and discuss ways that parents can help their daughters maneuver through this often tumultuous, yet creative period in their lives.

Kristin Gearhart, MA, LPC, Aurora Mental Health Center has been in practice since 2004 and is currently working with adolescents as a school-based therapist in the Aurora Public School system.

Kirsten Gearhart,MA, LPC
Kirsten Gearhart, MA, LPC


2017 Reach Your Peak Expo

Colorado’s top speakers, personalities and experts addressing the needs and issues of teenage girls will assemble for the dynamic and entertaining 2017 Colorado Girls Elevated ‘Reach Your Peak’ expo on April 23rd at the Arapahoe County Fairgrounds Event Center. Admission is free however registration is required. Pre-registering online will save time at the door.

“The Colorado Girls Elevated‘Reach Your Peak’ expo is a safe, uplifting and engaging event designed to engage and inspire middle and high school girls in the Denver-Aurora metro area, to reach for their dreams” said event producer Rhonda Canino, Advertising Director for the Aurora Media Group, parent company to The Aurora Sentinel.   “The Reach Your Peak expo will expose them to new experiences, connect them with role models in the community, and help them build self-esteem, self-confidence, and self-empowerment to realize their full potential.  ‘Reach your peak’ is more than just a slogan.”

The expo will provide a host of compelling, short programs and interactive activities.  Successful local women speakers will be hitting on hot topics like healthy body image, cyber safety, bullying, healthy relationships, peer pressure, depression, career choices, personal safety, college selection and more.  These programs provide girls with the information, tools and resources to deal with life challenges. 

The expo hall will include interactive exhibits, live entertainment, a marketplace and more.

This annual regional event, presenting a wide variety of inspirational icons, workshops, materials, interactive activities and entertainment, is produced by The Aurora Sentinel, Mix100 Radio, and KMGH Denver 7.  The expo, free to all participants from all over the metro area and state, will offer unique speakers and opportunities addressing issues and goals for adolescent girls. For more information contact Rhonda Canino, 720-449-9705 or [email protected].