Meet Our Team

Aspen Ridge Mental Health Team

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Janean “Ande” Anderson, Ph.D., MSOL

Janean “Ande” Anderson, Ph.D., MSOL

Licensed Psychologist, Founder & CEO

Westminster, Colorado

Yaqub Hansia, Psy.D.

Yaqub Hansia, Psy.D.

Licensed Psychologist, Training Director

Westminster Office

Janice Moran, Ph.D.

Janice Moran, Ph.D.

Licensed Professional Counselor

Texas (Virtual Only)

Alex Buscaglia, Ph.d.

Alex Buscaglia, Ph.d.

Postdoctoral Resident

Denver Office

Samantha Walsh, M.A., LPCC

Samantha Walsh, M.A., LPCC

Postgraduate Master's Resident

Westminster Office

Mallory Smith, M.A., LPCC

Mallory Smith, M.A., LPCC

Postgraduate Master's Resident

Denver Office

Marguerite Mosher, B.A.

Marguerite Mosher, B.A.

Doctoral Intern

Denver Office

Emily Carlson, M.A.

Emily Carlson, M.A.

Therapy Extern

Denver Office

Lenée Cook, M.A.

Lenée Cook, M.A.

Assessment Extern

Westminster Office

Bre Chiappetta, B.S.

Bre Chiappetta, B.S.

Administrative Manager

Denver/Westminster Offices

Amy Patinella, PSY.D.

Amy Patinella, PSY.D.

Licensed Psychologist, Director of Operations

Denver Office

Jennea Abell, M.A.

Jennea Abell, M.A.

Licensed Professional Counselor

Denver Office

Keegan Walker, Ph.D.

Keegan Walker, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Resident

Denver Office

Nathan Beaty, Ph.D.

Nathan Beaty, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Resident

Denver Office

Marlee Lederer, M.A., LPCC

Marlee Lederer, M.A., LPCC

Postgraduate Master's Resident

Westminster Office

Jeannie Cole, M.A., LPCC

Jeannie Cole, M.A., LPCC

Postgraduate Master's Resident

Westminster Office

Edie James, M.A.

Edie James, M.A.

Doctoral Intern

Denver Office

Wan Ju (Louan) Yang, B.A.

Wan Ju (Louan) Yang, B.A.

Therapy Extern

Denver Office

Calvin Lee, M.A.

Calvin Lee, M.A.

Assessment Extern

Westminster Office

Shana Callirgos, B.S.

Shana Callirgos, B.S.

Client Care Coordinator

Denver Office

Emma Durham, Psy.D.

Emma Durham, Psy.D.

Licensed Psychologist, Director of Clinical Services

Denver Office

Camille Brunel, M.S.

Camille Brunel, M.S.

Licensed Professional Counselor

Westminster Office

Selena Sanchez, Ph.D.

Selena Sanchez, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Resident

Westminster Office

Clare Henderson-Breidenstein, Psy.D.

Clare Henderson-Breidenstein, Psy.D.

Postdoctoral Resident

Denver Office

Sara Mazzullo, MSW, LSW

Sara Mazzullo, MSW, LSW

Postgraduate Master's Resident

Denver Office

Alyssa Kalejs, M.A., LPCC

Alyssa Kalejs, M.A., LPCC

Postgraduate Master's Resident

Denver Office

Challis Russell, M.A.

Challis Russell, M.A.

Doctoral Intern

Denver Office

Christen Misra, B.A.

Christen Misra, B.A.

Psychometrist & Testing Program Coordinator

Westminster Office

Sakura Kamioka, M.A.

Sakura Kamioka, M.A.

Assessment Extern

Denver Office

Sara Rose, PBACC

Sara Rose, PBACC

Billing & Credentialing Specialist

Virtual

Megan Fessler, B.S.

Megan Fessler, B.S.

Director of Administration

Westminster Office

Katarzyna (kash) Kundera Byrd, MSW

Katarzyna (kash) Kundera Byrd, MSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Texas (Virtual Only)

Pauline Freud, Ph.D.

Pauline Freud, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Resident

Denver Office

Salik Ghaus, M.A.

Salik Ghaus, M.A.

Doctoral Candidate

Denver Office

Daniel Visel, M.A., LPCC

Daniel Visel, M.A., LPCC

Postgraduate Master's Resident

Westminster Office

Joshua Drayer, M.S.

Joshua Drayer, M.S.

Doctoral Intern

Denver Office

Claire Leight, M.Ed.

Claire Leight, M.Ed.

Therapy Extern

Westminster Office

Orphea Wright, M.A.

Orphea Wright, M.A.

Assessment Extern

Westminster Office

Kristen Park, Ed.M.

Kristen Park, Ed.M.

Assessment Extern

Westminster Office

Sadie Jackson, A.S.

Sadie Jackson, A.S.

Billing & Credentialing Assistant

Virtual

Janean “Ande” Anderson, Ph.D., MSOL, CEDS-S (Inactive)

She / Her/ Hers

Founder & CEO

Licensed Psychologist (CO PSY4238)

Certified Eating Disorders Specialist and Supervisor (Inactive) 

Located in Colorado

Serving clients in: Not accepting new clients

Introduction

As the Founder and CEO, my job is to ensure ARMH is serving its clients, its employees, and the community by providing exceptional mental health care to clients nationwide. My role is to create supportive, family-friendly jobs for staff, and to build training opportunities for future clinicians who are passionate about social justice. Day-to-day, I oversee business operations, create and implement ARMH’s strategic plan, and lead the Executive Leadership Team. I combine my training as a psychologist with my business expertise in service of ARMH’s Mission, Vision, and Values. I am passionate about serving others through clinical work and business.

Education & Training

I am a Licensed Psychologist in Colorado (CO PSY4238) who has specialized in the treatment of eating disorders since 2008. I earned my Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from Colorado State University and completed my Doctoral Psychology Internship at the University of California, Davis in the Eating Disorder Emphasis Program.

Following the completion of my Ph.D., I founded ARMH, working as a solo provider until 2016 when the practice hired its first employee. The organization has steadily expanded since that time to our current team size. To best serve ARMH and my team, I returned to graduate school at the University of Colorado, Boulder where I earned my MS in Organizational Leadership. Additionally, I completed a certification for Women in Leadership from Cornell University.

  • Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology, Colorado State University (APA Accredited Program)
  • M.S. in Organizational Leadership (MSOL), Organizational Communication specialty, University of Colorado, Boulder 
  • Women in Leadership Certificate, Cornell University
  • Certified Eating Disorders Specialist (CEDS), International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals (iaedp), currently inactive
  • Certified Eating Disorders Specialist Approved Supervisor (CEDS-S), International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals (iaedp), currently inactive
  • Doctoral Psychology Internship, University of California, Davis, Eating Disorder Emphasis Program (APA Accredited Internship Program)
  • M.S. in Counseling Psychology, Colorado State University (APA Accredited Program)
  • B.S. in Psychology, Colorado State University, graduated with Phi Beta Kappa honors

My business expertise is founded on more than a decade of experience running my own company as well as formal education. My business specialties include strategy, organizational design, systems and operations, organizational communication, performance management, leadership development and mentorship as well as revenue cycle management.

Previously, I held the Certified Eating Disorders Specialist (CEDS) and CEDS Approved Supervisor designations through the International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals (iaedp) but chose not to renew them. My podcast, The Eating Disorder Recovery Podcast, discusses the latest information about eating disorder recovery including how to recover from disordered eating, make peace with food, improve body image, and heal your relationship with yourself. The podcast showcases top leaders in the field and reaches people in over 100 countries worldwide. You can find my books, Recover Your Perspective and the corresponding Meditations for Eating Disorder Recovery on my Amazon Author Page. I am more than 15 years fully recovered from an eating disorder and believe that recovery is possible for all people.

Personal

I grew up in Colorado and feel lucky to call it my home. When I’m not working, I enjoy reading, catching a Rockies game, tending to my houseplants, trying my hand at art projects, especially painting, and spending time outdoors with plenty of SPF doing easy-to-moderate activities. Most importantly, I spend time with my loved ones.

 

Amy Patinella, Psy.D.

She / Her / Hers

 

 
Emili Pickenpaugh

Licensed Psychologist

Director of Operations, Clinical Supervision Specialist 

Denver Office

Introduction

I am a licensed psychologist offering individual psychotherapy to adolescents and adults. I have experience working with a variety of mental health concerns including eating disorders, anxiety, depression, women’s issues, chronic pain, life transitions and grief. Through a foundation of trust, safety and respect, I help individuals find alignment within their lives, and develop a greater, more compassionate sense of self. 

Education & Training

I completed my Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology in Chicago, IL. I completed my predoctoral internship at Aspire Indiana Health. I have worked in a variety of settings from inpatient hospitals, partial hospitalization, private practice and primary care clinics with a specialization in eating disorder treatment.

  • Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology, The Chicago School of Professional Psychology (APA accredited program)
  • Predoctoral Internship Aspire Indiana Health (APA accredited doctoral internship)
  • M.A. in Clinical Psychology, The Chicago School of Professional Psychology (APA accredited program)
  • B.A. in Psychology and Recreation and Tourism, Colorado State University

Approach to Clinical Work

I provide a safe and judgement-free space which allows individuals to show up authentically, to cultivate a deeper sense of self and agency. I believe that our current functioning and the way we navigate life is a direct reflection of past relational experiences with ourselves, family, friends and our community. These unique experiences helped shaped our behavior and approach to life in ways that may no longer be effective or helpful. During our time together, we will work to identify patterns and behaviors in your relationships with yourself and others that are no longer serving you. In exchange, we will increase your ability to cope with all emotions, establish healthy, mutually beneficial relationships and develop new behaviors to effectively create long lasting change.

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Most days, you can find me trying out a new recipe or restaurant, walking the trails with my son and chocolate lab, or cuddling with my bunny. I am never more than 3 feet from a cozy blanket and get real excited about any project that includes organizing and color coding.

Emma Durham, Psy.D.

They / Them

Emili Pickenpaugh

Licensed Psychologist

Director of Clinical Services, Interim Training Director, & Clinical Supervision Specialist

Denver Office

Introduction

I am a Licensed Psychologist offering psychotherapy for adults and psychological assessment for individuals of all ages. I enjoy working with a wide variety of mental health concerns and specialize in the treatment of trauma, (c)ptsd, phobias, panic, and anxiety disorders. I am also passionate about working with people of diverse genders and sexualities, including those engaged in polyamorous and non-monogamous relationships. I am able to provide assessments to receive gender affirming care, including hormone replacement therapy and surgery.

Education & Training

I received my Psy.D. from the Wisconsin School of Professional Psychology in Milwaukee and completed my doctoral internship at Pacific Psychology and Comprehensive Health Clinic in Portland, Oregon.

  • Psy.D. from Wisconsin School of Professional Psychology, Program Accredited by the American Psychological Association
  • Predoctoral Internship at Pacific Psychology and Comprehensive Health Clinic, Program Accredited by the American Psychological Association
  • M.S. in Clinical Psychology from Wisconsin School of Professional Psychology
  • B.S. in Psychology with a minor in LGBTQ studies from Northern Illinois University

Approach to Clinical Work

I utilize a person-centered approach in therapy and value my clients’ autonomy and expertise in their own lives. I believe distress develops from unmet psychosocial needs and internal conflicts, and relief comes when we are able to identify and resolve those conflicts. In order to achieve this, I integrate various approaches within therapy including psychodynamic, interpersonal, internal family systems, cognitive-behavioral, and mindfulness-based interventions.

Personal

I value time spent in nature, as well as creative expression through art and writing. Some days I find myself being active by hiking or exploring the city with my dog, Carl. On other days I enjoy the laziness of lounging around with a book, jigsaw puzzle, or a good tv show.

Megan Fessler, B.S. 

She / Her / Hers

Caiti Grant

Director of Administration

Located in Colorado

Administrative team member: Does not see clients

Introduction

Hello! I am the Director of Administration here at ARMH. I provide support for our clinicians through systemic creations in human resource, onboarding, recruitment, credentialing, performance management, and intake supervision tasks. Mental health and organization are two of my biggest passions in life, leading me to this dream job. My goal is to make ARMH as efficient as possible on the back end so our clients are welcomed with a comfortable, safe, and open space from their very first interaction!

Education & Training

I received a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Human Development and Family Studies with a concentration in Prevention and Intervention Sciences, along with a minor in Criminology and Criminal Justice from Colorado State University. After completing an internship at the trauma and resilience center on campus my passion for therapy, assessments, and trauma-informed care grew. I am thrilled to be in this setting and look forward to getting you matched with our wonderful professionals to provide you the tools you need on your therapeutic journey!

  • B.S. in Human Development and Family Studies, Concentration in Prevention and Intervention Sciences, Colorado State University

Personal

I grew up in a military family and have lived in Fort Collins for over 15 years. I love Colorado so much; I decided to stay and relocate closer to the city! I grew up playing competitive soccer and picked up indoor cycling during the pandemic to advance my heart, body, and mind. I love to be outdoors, try new things, and watch a good movie in my free time!

Yaqub Hansia, Psy.D. 

He / Him / His

Caiti Grant

Licensed Psychologist

Training Director

Westminster Office

Introduction

I am awaiting my license to become a Clinical Psychologist with over 14 years of experience providing a variety of therapeutic services to an extremely diverse population in the San Francisco Bay Area, Hawai’i and New Zealand. I am the training director and offer psychotherapy for adults. I have experience working with a variety of mental health concerns including anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, life transitions and grief.

Education & Training

I earned my Psy.D. from the Hawaii School of Professional Psychology in Honolulu, HI. I completed my predoctoral internship at Anka Behavioral Health in the Bay Area in California. I have worked in various different settings, including residential treatment, intensive outpatient, community mental health and private practice.

  • Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology, Hawai’i School of Professional Psychology, Program Accredited by the American Psychological Association
  • Predoctoral Internship, Anka Behavioral Health, APPIC Accredited
  • M.A. in Clinical Psychology, Hawai’i School of Professional Psychology, Program Accredited by the American Psychological Association
  • B.A. in Psychology, University of California, Davis
  • B.A. in Communication, University of California, Davis

Approach to Clinical Work

I approach treatment with a goal of identifying what path best fits the goals of the client. I often employ Gestalt, Cognitive Behavioral, Existential and Humanistic perspectives with my clients. With a sense of humor, transparency, consistency and honesty I work collaboratively with client in discovering cycles of experiences with the intention of increasing connectivity and reducing boundary disturbances in a culturally sensitive manner.

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Originally, I am from California but have bounced around a bit. I value learning about new cultures and places, so with excitement am looking forward to my time in Colorado! I love baseball and enjoy spending time with my family and friends.

Jennea Abell, M.A.

She / Her / Hers

Jennea Abell, Postgraduate Masters Resident

Licensed Professional Counselor

Denver Office

Introduction

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor offering individual psychotherapy to children, adolescents, and adults. I have experience with a wide variety of mental health concerns, including Eating Disorders, Anxiety, Depression, Trauma, ADHD, life changes, and chronic illness/disabilities. I believe that therapy is a collaborative process where we work together to understand why you are experiencing distress and work together to alleviate that distress. I treat every client with empathy, unconditional positive regard, and provide psychoeducational tools to empower clients to accomplish their goals.

Education & Training

I earned my Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Denver Seminary. I completed my graduate internship working with children and adolescents at Front Range Christian School and Knippenberg, Patterson, Langley & Associates. I am certified as a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Colorado. I have worked with Eating Disorders in an in-patient/residential facility, children and adolescents in a school setting, and private practice working with diverse individuals in low-income areas, including those who are part of the LGBTQIA+ community.

  • M.A. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Denver Seminary (CACREP Accredited Program)
  • B.A. in Sociology with a concentration in Criminology and Criminal Justice and History from Colorado State University

Approach to Clinical Work

Every therapist becomes a therapist to help others, and I am no different. I was drawn into the profession where I have had the privilege of hearing people’s stories and experiences. I am a compassionate therapist who believes there is always hope, even at our darkest moments. I treat every client with compassion and without judgment. I hope to create a warm and safe environment where my clients feel comfortable sharing their stories.

I use a person-centered approach to therapy, which means I treat every client with empathy, unconditional positive regard, and respect. Through my experience in sociology, I approach counseling through an intersectional lens. Each client has unique stories, experiences, and obstacles to overcome. It is essential to focus on our feelings and personal experiences in therapy while also understanding how the world has shaped us. I am a social justice-oriented therapist, and I strive to empower and advocate for each of my clients. 

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I am a fifth-generation Coloradan, who was raised in Littleton, CO. I am a huge nerd who loves to play video games and I am always waiting for the next Star Wars or Marvel movie! Every year I participate in National Novel Writing Month where I strive to write a 50,000-word novel in one month.

Camille Brunel, M.S.

They/Them

Emili Pickenpaugh

Licensed Professional Counselor

Westminster Office

Introduction

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Colorado State offering individual psychotherapy to adults. I specialize in the treatment of eating disorders, PTSD, and OCD and have experience working with anxiety, depression, grief, relationship conflicts, and ADHD. I am queer and non-binary and enjoy working with the LGBTQIA+ community.

As a white, European-American, I also ground myself in practices of cultural humility to offer a therapy setting that is affirming of clients of other races and ethnicities. I bring a warm, curious, and compassionate energy to psychotherapy, fostering a space where clients can be brave and vulnerable in pursuing their inner work. I try to minimize the power differential between provider and client through deep listening, receptivity to feedback, and empowering clients to recognize and embrace their inherent wisdom.

Education & Training

I completed my Master of Science in Nutrition & Clinical Health Psychology in 2019 at Bastyr University, a school for natural medicine in Kenmore, WA. After receiving my associate license, I practiced therapy at a community mental health agency in Seattle, WA that focused on serving lower-income, LGBTQIA+ adults. From there, I went on to work at a group private practice in Tacoma, WA that treated eating disorders from a Health at Every Size and anti-oppression lens. Most recently, I worked as a primary therapist at Eating Recovery Center Denver in an inpatient, residential, and partial hospitalization unit for children and adolescents. I have primarily received training in the following therapeutic modalities: Internal Family Systems, Somatic Experiencing, Acceptance & Commitment Therapy, and Dialectical Behavior Therapy.

  • M.S. in Nutrition & Clinical Health Psychology, Bastyr University
  • B.A. in Religious Studies, Oberlin College, graduated with High Honors

Approach to Clinical Work

I aim to bring a spirit of open-mindedness, lightheartedness, and collaboration to the therapeutic relationship. I seek to provide gentle guidance to clients to help them move into discomfort, expand their insight, and discover previously untapped strength and resources, while also respecting each person’s unique process and pacing. I have a holistic approach, taking into consideration the mind, body, and spirit, as integral to healing.

I primarily use Internal Family Systems (IFS) therapy in my counseling practice, engaging the intrinsic healing power of our Self to allow injured and protective parts to be unburdened and liberated from their habitual roles. I integrate IFS with somatic therapy, encouraging clients to develop a more attuned relationship with their body and to allow felt sensation to direct their internal work. I also strive to bring a non-stigmatizing attitude to mental health care and encourage clients to notice the ways in which the harmful and hierarchical systems we live in contribute to our experience of suffering. I use my nutrition education and training to support clients in cultivating an intuitive relationship with food, rest, and other forms of nourishment. In addition, I am a long-time practitioner of mindfulness-based practices and offer these skills to clients from a trauma-informed lens.

 

Personal

I was born and grew up in Boulder, Colorado. After several long hiatuses away for school and work, I am grateful to finally be back and putting down roots in my home state. I enjoy spending time with my spouse, family, friends, and our corgi-hound dog, Tomatillo. I also love cooking, reading, hiking, singing, playing the violin, listening to music, meditating, and spending time in spiritual/religious community.

Katarzyna Kundera (Kash) Byrd, MSW

She / Her / Hers

Emili Pickenpaugh

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Located in Texas

Serving clients in: Texas (virtual only)

Click here to schedule with me

Introduction

I am a licensed clinical social worker offering behavioral health services for adults. I treat a full list of issues; however, my specialties include grief counseling, anxiety, depression, trauma, PTSD, and anger management.

Education & Training

I received my Master’s in Social Work from the University of West Florida in 2016 and became a licensed clinical social worker in 2018. I have worked in various clinical and medical settings, form acute stabilization units to specialized foster care units. As stated previously, I specialize in grief and am a certified grief educator. In addition to that, I have received extensive specialized grief and trauma training.

  • MSW in Social Work, University of West Florida
  • B.A. in Psychology, University of West Florida

Approach to Clinical Work

I strive to foster an environment of compassion and support, while also providing a private and confidential space. Mental health is not “cookie-cutter”, so every client deserves an individual approach to their very unique needs. I will help guide and assist you in this personal journey of healing and change, in hopes of achieving a much-improved quality of life. I utilize different modalities throughout my sessions, but most commonly I emphasize on CBT, DBT, and ACT. Also, I think it is important for clients to feel empowered, therefore client-focused therapy is also a powerful approach.

 

Personal

I was born in Poland and speak it fluently. My family immigrated to the United States when I was only 3 years old. I have an emotional support Doberman Pinscher name Azor, who is by far the sweetest pup. When I’m not working, I love to go to the gym, watch movies, and spend time with family/friends.

Janice Moran, Ph.D.

She / Her / Hers

Emili Pickenpaugh

Licensed Professional Counselor – Accepting patients August 7th, 2024!

Located in Texas

Serving clients in: Texas (virtual only)

Click here to schedule with me

Introduction

Welcome! My name is Dr. Janice, and I am so excited to virtually meet you. I am passionate about helping people go from doubtful and insecure to assertive and confident. My mission is to provide therapy to help people heal childhood wounds, create/set/stick to boundaries, embrace self-care, tap into their intuitive wisdom, find their voices, discover their resilience, and confidently live their lives.

I am dedicated to social justice and advocacy for marginalized people. As a therapist who has been blind since birth, I am able to use my knowledge and background from both ends of the spectrum in order to provide specialized therapy to individuals, couples, families, and groups who are experiencing vision loss. In addition to therapy, I am able to help you and your family access specific local services and state resources.

Taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process. I’m here to tell you that you belong, and you don’t have to fight for your seat at the table.

Education & Training

I have a Doctorate in Family from Texas Woman’s University, and I am trained in EMDR. I also supervise other Licensed Professional Counselors working toward their post-grad hours.

  • Ph.D. in Philosophy in Family Therapy, Texas Woman’s University
  • M.S. in Rehabilitation Counseling, University of North Texas
  • M.A. in Women’s Studies, Texas Woman’s University
  • B.A. in Political Science, University of North Texas

Approach to Clinical Work

My approach is warm, interactive, and compassionate. I love strategizing with my clients to find viable options and solutions for growth and making sustainable changes. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, LGBT-affirming and related issues, couples/family/relationship issues, motivation, self esteem, confidence, and overcoming religious trauma. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts, feelings, and topics can be shared without fear of judgment. I am an anti-racist, LGBTQ+ affirming therapist who is also a part of the LGBTQ+ community.

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I was born and raised in Fort Worth, TX. I have always had a passion for music and currently sing in the Lone Star Chorus. I love reading, traveling, and grabbing coffee with friends.

Keegan Walker, Ph.D.

He/Him/His

Emili Pickenpaugh

Postdoctoral Resident

Denver Office

Introduction

Greetings! So often, mental health treatment focuses on treating illness and diagnoses. My hope is that the people I work with not only heal, but thrive and flourish. My background is rooted in clinical health psychology and I specialize in the utilization of exposure-based treatment methods to address PTSD and trauma-related disorders. I also have extensive experience in addressing anxiety, depression, OCD, chronic pain, substance abuse, ADHD, developmental difficulties, and childhood/familial dynamics that contribute to adult mental health. I also have an extensive assessment background in neuropsychology, cognitive/intellectual functioning, and academic achievement. Yet, no matter the specific issue in question, I see treating each person as a distinct, unique individual as my first priority.

Education & Training

I completed my Ph.D. and M.A. at the University of Colorado Denver in the Clinical Health Psychology program. I completed my Postdoctoral Fellowship in PTSD treatment at the Baltimore VA. My Predoctoral Internship was completed at the Pittsburgh VA in the Generalist where I focused on anxiety and adjustment disorders, combat stress and recovery, and substance abuse treatment. I also have Bachelor’s degrees in psychology and philosophy from Metropolitan State University of Denver.

  • Ph.D. in Clinical Health Psychology, University of Colorado Denver
  • Postdoctoral Fellowship, PTSD Emphasis, VA Maryland Healthcare System
  • Predoctoral Internship, Generalist Track, VA Pittsburgh Health Care System
  • M.A. Clinical Psychology, University of Colorado Denver
  • B.A. Psychology, Metropolitan State University of Denver – B.A. Philosophy, Metropolitan State University of Denver

Approach to Clinical Work

I see human beings as incredibly complex, dynamic, and multifaceted creatures that experience life on numerous levels. Consequently, change and healing often requires addressing problems holistically at multiple levels, including the body, the mind, and overall sense of being. I see psychotherapy as an opportunity to help my patients co-navigate the challenges the face in their lives and support them as they create an inner and outer life that allows them to not just return to baseline, but thrive. I often say that I take a “neurons up” approach starting first with the biological/physical factors, then look at the immediate cognitive and behavioral challenges present, and then dig deeper to examine the underlying drives that fuel psychological difficulties. All of these factors taken together, in a holistic approach, can lead to changes in overall wellbeing that can last for years to come. As Robin Williams said in Patch Adams, “Treat a disease, you win, you lose. Treat a person, I guarantee you, you’ll win every time.”

Personal

I am in a perpetual pursuit to discover more about the human experience so you can often find me reading and studying on other areas such as eastern contemplative practices, various belief structures of the world, philosophy, and anything else that gives insight into subjective experience. I am also a yoga instructor and am often working to expand my knowledge of the yogic path. I’m a Colorado kid so I love all the outside playtime I can get. I am obsessed with dogs, a foodie to my very bones, and love any excuse to gather good friends around good food with good conversation!

Selena Sanchez, Ph.D.

PsyC, LAC, LAADC, ICAADC, SAP

She / Her / Hers

Emili Pickenpaugh

Postdoctoral Resident

Located in Westminster, Colorado

Serving clients in: Colorado (In-Person and Virtually)

Click here to schedule with me

Introduction

I am a psychologist candidate currently working toward licensure. I offer individual psychotherapy sessions with specializations in anxiety, depression, and other mood disorders as well as ADHD and personality disorders. Over the years one true-to-heart concept I’ve learned to utilize with every client is meeting them right where they are. Let’s begin the journey together.

Education & Training

  • Ph.D in Clinical Psychology from Walden University
  • M.A in forensic psychology from Argosy University
  • B.A in criminal justice from University of Phoenix

Approach to Clinical Work

I am a firm believer that one approach does not fit every client or even a client in every session. Whether it’s tapping into a client’s strengths, connecting the past to the present, taking a journey for healing from childhood, or learning how to be mindful of mind and body wherever one is and for or under any circumstance. Seldom is there one root for any life event we engage in or experience and meeting a client where they are at in their life, knowing they are the expert on their life, is what matters.

One step at a time, one moment at a time, or one day at a time may be the difference between hope, strength, courage, or feeling overwhelmed, defeated, and in constant turmoil.

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I was born and raised in Colorado and have lived here my entire life. By all means, I am a person who is truly a city slicker at heart with a love for the sound of traffic, people talking and laughing, and the endless array of activities all around. On my days off I enjoy riding my motorcycle, dancing, traveling, and taking mountain trips. I have gained a new appreciation for the beauty of the mountains though in my heart I am an ocean girl.

Pauline Freud, Ph.D.

She / Her / Hers

Emili Pickenpaugh

Postdoctoral Resident- Therapy & Assessment

Psychologist Candidate

Denver Office

Introduction

Hello! I’m a postdoctoral resident who seeks to not just help manage symptoms, but to promote wellness. I have experience in treating a range of mental health concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, identity development, chronic pain, career uncertainty, and life transitions. Having worked with adult clients from a variety of backgrounds and nationalities, I aim to incorporate a culturally sensitive lens throughout my practice. In sessions, my approach implements behavioral interventions alongside empowerment, exploration of self, and establishing meaning in life.

Education & Training

I completed my M.S. and Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology at Iowa State University, where I supported adults of various ages within private practice and university settings. During my pre-doctoral internship at Arizona State University, I aided college students in mental health support, behavioral health, career counseling, and advocacy. Across my training, I have gained extensive experience in addressing a diverse array of diagnoses, providing crisis interventions, leading group therapy, and conducting psychological assessment.

  • Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology, Iowa State University (APA accredited)
  • Predoctoral Internship, Arizona State University (APA accredited)
  • M.S. in Counseling Psychology, Iowa State University
  • B.S. in Psychology, Colorado State University

Approach to Clinical Work

Empirical research has provided a clear message: therapy is most effective when it emphasizes a strong, understanding, and collaborative therapeutic relationship. By centering on each client’s unique experience, we find sustainable ways to implement change.

My therapeutic style is integrative and flexible. I primarily work from an emotion-focused and existential lens which connects past traumas to current patterns, addresses underlying needs, and fosters hope. Through Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), we can better manage symptoms and move towards goals. This integrative approach allows client-driven movement between self-exploration, emotional processing, and challenge.

Personal

I am a Coloradan who has traveled across the country and finally returned home! I consider myself an analytical yet corny nerd who loves cats, fantasy and sci-fi shows, gaming, ping-pong, and playing Dungeons and Dragons.

Alex Buscaglia, Ph.D.

She / Her / Hers

Emili Pickenpaugh

Postdoctoral Resident- Therapy & Assessment

Psychologist Candidate

Denver Office

Introduction

Hello! I am a postdoctoral resident offering individual therapy, couples therapy, and psychological assessment to adults. I have experience working with individuals with PTSD/trauma, anxiety-related disorders, depression and mood disorders, OCD, ADHD, grief, interpersonal conflict, and relationship difficulties. I take a client-centered approach to treatment, offering a genuine and warm space to work together toward your goals.

Education & Training

I completed my Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology at the University of Montana in Missoula, MT. I completed my predoctoral internship at the Central Virginia VA Healthcare System in Richmond, VA. I I have worked in a wide range of settings, including rape and family crisis centers, a Veteran’s Affairs Hospital, public defender’s office, correctional facilities, and university counseling centers.

  • Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology, University of Montana (APA accredited program)
  • Pre-doctoral Internship at Central Virginia VA Health Care System
  • M.A. in Clinical Psychology, Western Kentucky University
  • B.A. in Psychology, University of Rochester

Approach to Clinical Work

I view the therapeutic relationship as a collaborative alliance through which we’ll work together to create a meaningful life worth living. Your life experiences, relationships, beliefs, and values have made you uniquely you, and I believe in drawing on your existing strengths to overcome internal and external obstacles. I will provide tools, skills, feedback, and support to help you on this journey. Through this approach, I hope to create a safe and supportive space for you to gain confidence and work toward your goals.

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I am originally from Buffalo, NY, and enjoy traveling, spending time with my dog, hiking, cooking, playing board games, and listening to audiobooks. I am new to Colorado and am feeling very fortunate to be able to set down roots here and call this beautiful place home!

Nathan Beaty, M.A.

Emili Pickenpaugh

Doctoral Candidate- Therapy & Assessment

Psychologist Candidate

Denver Office

Introduction

Hello! I am a Doctoral Candidate offering individual and couples psychotherapy to adults, as well as psychological assessments. I have experience with a range of mental health concerns, including anxiety, OCD and panic related disorders, mood disorders, ADHD, trauma, grief, and interpersonal conflict. I believe in the therapeutic role of helping individuals find agency through facilitating value-driven action and challenging the unhelpful thought processes that get in the way.

Education & Training

I am currently completing my Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology at the Chicago School of Professional Psychology. I completed my predoctoral internship at WellSpan Philhaven Behavioral Health. I have worked at several settings including inpatient, community mental health, behavioral health, and college counseling.

  • Psy.D. Doctoral Candidate in Clinical Psychology, The Chicago School of Professional Psychology (APA accredited program)
  • Pre-doctoral Internship at WellSpan Philhaven Behavioral Health
  • M.A. in Clinical Psychology at the Chicago School of Professional Psychology
  • B.A. in Psychology, University of Michigan
  • B.B.A. in Business, University of Michigan

Approach to Clinical Work

I approach therapy primarily from an Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) lens, with elements of Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) included. I hope to work with my clients to explore their values and facilitate the agency to move towards those values. I believe the therapist’s role is to help individuals evaluate their own thoughts and beliefs, in order to discover which ones may be holding them back from their goals. By letting go of or softening those beliefs, the client can reduce overall suffering and instead move towards the life they want to live.

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I spent the majority of my life in Southwest Michigan before coming to Colorado. I’m an avid fan of board games, puzzles, and all things sci-fi/fantasy. I also love spending time with my friends and family, hanging out with my cats, and hiking.

Salik Ghaus, M.A.

Emili Pickenpaugh

Doctoral Candidate- Therapy & Assessment

Psychologist Candidate

Denver Office

Introduction

I am a doctoral candidate offering psychotherapy to adults, adolescents, children, and families, as well as psychological assessment services. I have experience working with a wide range of presenting concerns including anxiety, depression, identity development, and interpersonal challenges. I am passionate about working with people from different cultural and ethnic backgrounds.

Education & Training

I am completing a Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology. I completed my predoctoral internship at the Faulk Center for Counseling in Boca Raton, Florida. I have experience working in a variety of settings, including a community mental health center, college counseling center, outpatient group practice, and a psychiatric inpatient hospital.

• Psy. D Doctoral Candidate in Clinical Psychology, The Chicago School of Professional Psychology (APA accredited program)

• Predoctoral internship at the Faulk Center for Counseling (APA accredited doctoral internship)

• M.A. in Clinical Psychology at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology

• B.A. in Psychology with a minor in Business Economics at Benedictine University

Approach to Clinical Work

My approach to therapy is rooted in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and I integrate components of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). I strive to help clients overcome their challenges and live by their values. I maintain an empathic space and focus on helping those I work with address thoughts and behaviors that are not helpful and explore new ones that are. Above everything, I am committed to helping clients live fulfilled and balanced lives.

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I grew up in Chicago and lived in South Florida before moving to Denver. I am an adventurer and love trying new things! I enjoy exercising, cooking or trying different cuisines, and exploring the great outdoors.

Samantha Walsh, M.A. LPCC

She / Her / Hers

 

Carlye Kopp, MEd, LPCC

Postgraduate Master’s Resident

Westminster Office

Introduction

I am a Postgraduate Master’s Resident offering individual and couples therapy for teens and adults. I have experience working with a variety of mental health concerns, including trauma, anxiety, depression, identity exploration, and life transitions. My love for therapy comes from my own experiences with anxiety, which taught me that healing and growth is possible in a safe and empowering therapeutic space. My goal is to create an understanding, judgment-free environment where my clients feel empowered to share their lived experiences and pursue healing and growth.

Education & Training

I have my Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology from the University of Denver. I completed my graduate internship working with children, teens, young adults, and couples in a private practice setting. I also worked in a community mental health clinic, which served uninsured adults. In both of these settings, I worked primarily with trauma, anxiety, and depression. Additionally, I am certified to provide Cognitive Processing Therapy for trauma.

  • M.A. in Counseling Psychology with a concentration in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, University of Denver (June 2023)
  • B.A. in Psychology and Communication Studies with a minor in Critical Race & Ethnic Studies, University of Denver

Approach to Clinical Work

My approach to therapy is person-centered and social-justice oriented, as I believe that a genuine, trusting, and collaborative therapeutic relationship creates long-lasting healing and growth. I hope to create a warm and empathic space where clients feel supported in sharing their lived experiences and are able to set goals that help facilitate this growth. I often incorporate mindfulness-based therapies, including Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT).

Personal

I am from Chicago, IL, but I have called Colorado my home since 2018! When I’m not at work, you can usually find me trying out new restaurants, hiking, reading, painting, or spending time with loved ones.

Marlee Lederer, M.A. LPCC

She / Her / Hers

Carlye Kopp, MEd, LPCC

Postgraduate Master’s Resident 

Westminster Office 

Introduction

I am a Postgraduate Master’s Resident offering individual psychotherapy to teens and adults. I have experience working with a variety of mental health concerns including OCD, anxiety, depression, ADHD, and trauma. My passion for this field comes from personal experiences of growth from the therapeutic process. I believe therapy serves as a healing journey, where the therapeutic relationship plays a vital role in fostering growth and transformation. As a therapist, I am committed to supporting individuals in navigating their unique journey towards holistic wellness.

Education & Training

I earned my M.A. in Counseling Psychology with a concentration in Clinical Mental Health Counseling in June 2023 at the University of Denver. I completed my graduate internship at a residential treatment center specializing in trauma-focused therapy for adolescents. My clinical training includes individual, group, family, and milieu therapy in both in- and out-patient settings. I have also worked as a recreational therapist providing in-home and community-based services to children, adolescents, and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

  • M.A. in Counseling Psychology with a concentration in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, University of Denver (June 2023)
  • B.A. in Psychology with a minor in Sociology, University of Colorado at Boulder

Approach to Clinical Work

My approach to therapy is person-centered and integrates concepts from Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). Through a collaborative and nonjudgemental environment, I hope to work with clients to cultivate self-acceptance, enhance psychological flexibility, and explore the pursuit of meaningful values in their lives. I am passionate about empowering clients and strive to create a therapeutic environment where individuals feel in control of their journey towards healing and personal growth.

Personal

I was born in Chicago, IL and made the move to Colorado in 2016 and haven’t wanted to leave since. I love calling Colorado my home and exploring all the beautiful places it has to offer! In my free time I enjoy being outdoors, trying out DIY projects, and spending time with family and friends.

Sara Mazzullo, MSW, LSW

She/Her/Hers

 

 

Carlye Kopp, MEd, LPCC

Postgraduate Master’s Resident

Denver Office

Introduction

Howdy! I’m Sara and I’m a Postgraduate Master’s Resident offering therapy to folks of all ages (kiddos, teens, and adults). Prior to my work here at ARMH, I worked with individuals experiencing and moving through domestic and intimate partner violence. I am experienced in supporting clients struggling with trauma & PTSD, depression, anxiety & panic, body image issues & disordered eating, and women’s issues. I am deeply curious about my clients’ complex and rich life experiences, and am passionate about creating therapeutic relationships that empower my clients to get in touch with their own innate resiliency.

Education & Training

I have a Master’s in Social Work from the University of Denver, where I also earned a certificate in Human-Animal-Environment-Interactions in Social Work. During my time in graduate school, I worked at a family resource center providing advocacy to folks impacted by the Marshall Fires. I then went on to work for a domestic violence agency where I provided individual trauma therapy. I am trained in nonviolent communication and cognitive behavioral therapy, as well as in nature-based and animal-assisted interventions.

  • MSW (Master’s in Social Work) with a certificate in Human-Animal Environment-Interactions in Social Work, University of Denver
  • B.A. in Art History & Studio Art, University of Virginia

Approach to Clinical Work

As a highly sensitive person, I find true joy in thoughtfully helping clients explore their emotional intricacies as they make their way in this often over-stimulating world. I love incorporating non-traditional modalities into my work, such as art, play, dream exploration, and time spent in nature. Therapy is a collaborative and creative journey that takes courage and patience. I am honored to walk alongside my clients as they embark on this path, offering my support, compassion, and curiosity as they navigate the challenges and celebrate the victories on the way home toward their authentic selves.

Personal

I moved to Colorado in 2020 from Virginia, and though I love the sunshine and the Rocky Mountains, part of my heart will always be in the Shenandoah and with the rich green and blue hues of the woods back east. I love to recharge by being alone, whether that’s time spent immersing myself in nature, at the pottery wheel, tinkering with one of my many unfinished paintings, baking cookies, or snuggled up under a soft blanket with my tabby cat Apollo and a good book.

Daniel Visel, M.A., LPCC

He/Him/His

 

 

Carlye Kopp, MEd, LPCC

Postgraduate Master’s Resident

Westminster Office

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Introduction

Hello! My name is Daniel and my role as a therapist is to be a sounding board of ideas and perspectives, to not only address stressors in life, but to help identify potential root causes. As your therapist I can serve as a person to join alongside you on your journey through life. Some of the areas of focus include topics such
as anxiety, depression, and trauma, specifically religious trauma.

Education & Training

I graduated from Wayne State University with my Master’s in Clinical Mental Health Counseling in August of 2023. Throughout my professional career and training. I have worked especially close with folks who have experienced trauma including religious and gender-based trauma. Additionally, I have worked with many populations including the Arab population, the 2S-LGBTQIA community, high acuity/severe mental health needs, and more!

-M.A. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Wayne State University
-B.A. in Sociology and Communication Studies from the University of Northern Colorado

Approach to Clinical Work

I tend to have a person-centered approach to therapy, utilizing mindfulness, connection with the body, and education on mental health symptomatology. A large part of the work I do is emotional recognition and emotional regulation. Additionally, mental health must also address and acknowledge systemic barriers and injustices, which also impact a person’s wellness.

Personal

I am so excited to be back in Colorado! I recently moved back to Colorado from Michigan where I completed my Master’s and I am so thankful to be back near the mountains! I have a standard poodle puppy named Mitten which occasionally stops in on virtual sessions.

Mallory Smith, M.A., LPCC

She/Her/Hers

 

 

Carlye Kopp, MEd, LPCC

Postgraduate Master’s Resident

Denver Office

Introduction

Thanks for being here! I am a Postgraduate Master’s Resident offering individual therapy to children, adolescents, and adults. I have a broad range of experience working with all ages and many mental health concerns, including anxiety, depression, trauma, ADHD, attachment concerns, gender identity, grief and loss, life transitions and adjustments, and OCD. My goal is to stand beside you, wherever you are in your healing journey, by creating a safe and judgment free space. You are welcome exactly as you are!

Education & Training

I earned my M.A. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from the University of Northern Colorado in December 2023. I completed my graduate internship at a nonprofit community mental health organization. My clinical training includes individual, group, and family therapy services in an outpatient setting. I have worked with all ages including children, adolescents, and older adults.

  • M.A. Clinical Mental Health Counseling from the University of Northern Colorado
  • B.S. Psychology Montana State University

Approach to Clinical Work

My main approach to therapy is person centered as well as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT). I strongly believe that creating a trusting, safe, and judgment free space is crucial to the growth and healing of each client. I will promote this by starting each session with warmth and empathy; allowing you to come in as your authentic self.

When working with young children and adolescents, I like to incorporate aspects of play therapy and art therapy in our sessions to help meet each individual where they are at. With teenagers and adults, I incorporate CBT and DBT. I also like to add in mindfulness practices with all ages.

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I was born in Kansas but quickly found myself up North in the mountains! I have called Colorado home since 2021 and have loved every minute. In my free time, I enjoy getting outside with my dog, finding a great coffee shop, listening to podcasts, and spending time with loved ones.

Jeannie Cole, M.A., LPCC

She/Her/Hers

 

 

Carlye Kopp, MEd, LPCC

Postgraduate Master’s Resident

Westminster Office

Introduction

I am a Postgraduate Master’s Resident serving adults and couples with various concerns, including relationship distress, anxiety, depression, trauma, grief and loss, ADHD, and life transitions. I integrate attachment-based psychotherapy and cognitive behavioral approaches to build a strong therapeutic relationship while helping clients evoke change. My journey in healing childhood trauma and relationship wounds drew me to the mental health field, where I continue to feel the love and support that promotes growth, well-being, and stronger, healthier communities. As a trauma survivor and counselor, I offer clients compassion and acceptance to increase their autonomy, better their relationships, and engage in meaningful activities. I believe my life experiences and roles as a wife, mother, daughter, parental caretaker, and former journalist allow me to make deep connections and form meaningful therapeutic relationships that foster transformation.

Education & Training

I earned my Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Regis University. During my program, I interned at community and private practice settings serving adults, adolescents, children, and couples while pursuing extensive couples and Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) training. I am trained in Gottman Method Couples Therapy, Level 1 and 2. Additionally, I completed an Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) externship and multiple courses through the Beck Institute for Cognitive Behavior Therapy, including CBT Essentials, CBT for Anxiety, Depression, Personality Disorders, Suicide Prevention, and Mindfulness.

  • M.A. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Regis University
  • B.A. in English, University of Colorado Boulder
  • B.S. in Journalism/News Editorial, University of Colorado Boulder

Approach to Clinical Work

I believe you are the expert of your experience. I respect the unique qualities and challenges individuals and couples bring to counseling and encourage openness, acceptance, and creative problem-solving when addressing mental health and relationship issues. My priority is building a secure therapeutic bond where clients feel safe to explore their inner world, emotional experiences, and problematic thinking, behavioral, and interactional patterns. Therapy is a collaborative healing process, and as your secure base, guide, and companion, I offer empathy, validation, and attunement throughout the journey.

I integrate Attachment Theory, CBT, and Mindfulness approaches when working with individuals and couples. In Attachment Theory, early attachment styles are explored and identified to break unhealthy patterns and build or rebuild trusting, supporting relationships. I often use this approach to address childhood trauma, relationship distress, and other painful experiences that prevent healthy connections.

When addressing disorders like anxiety and depression, I utilize CBT techniques and psychoeducation to help clients identify unhelpful thoughts and create new ways of thinking and acting to improve their mood and behavior. This more directive approach effectively reduces troubling symptoms and teaches better management of problems.

Mindfulness is another effective technique I use to help clients change how they relate to their thoughts and internal dialogue. Clients are encouraged to approach their difficult thoughts and feelings with curiosity and acceptance rather than avoidance to discover new coping options and resolve issues. Practicing Mindfulness is also a part of my daily routine.

Personal

I was born and raised in Colorado and left for a few years to explore the Alaska wilderness and start a journalism career. Longing for my loved ones and wanting to start a family in a warmer climate brought me back home. My husband and I have been married for over 20 years and keep busy raising our teenagers, remodeling our home, walking our dog, and enjoying the outdoors. I also love reading and hope to finish my DIY projects before becoming an empty nester.

Alyssa Kalejs, M.A., LPCC

She / Her / Hers

Postgraduate Master’s Resident

Located in Denver, Colorado

Serving clients in: Colorado (In-person or virtually)

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Introduction

Hi! My name is Alyssa, and I am a Postgraduate Master’s Resident offering individual therapy for all ages (adolescents, teens, & adults). I have experience working with a variety of mental health concerns, including anxiety, depression, OCD, life transitions and adjustments, trauma, and interpersonal relationships. I recognize the courage and strength it takes to come to therapy, and I view the process as a partnership. My mission is to help empower you as you work toward the future you deserve.

Education & Training

I obtained my Masters in Counseling Psychology with a concentration in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from the University of Denver in June of 2024. During my time at DU, I obtained training as a mental health intern at a high school as well as a group private practice. I have experience co-facilitating groups with teens and adolescents, as well as providing individual therapy to all ages.

  • M.A. Counseling Psychology with a concentration in Clinical Mental Health, University of Denver
  • B.S. Developmental Psychology & B.A. Sociology, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Approach to Clinical Work

I utilize a person-centered approach in therapy, and integrate concepts of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), as well as Emotion-Focused Therapy (EFT). I understand that therapy is an individualized process, so I cater my approach to each individual client and their own goals and needs. I strive to create a non-judgmental, secure space where clients can be their authentic selves. I am passionate about helping clients feel empowered to heal and grow.

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I am from Chicago, IL and came out to Colorado in 2022. I love hiking, skiing, and spending time outside – the best parts of being in Colorado! In my spare time I enjoy cooking, reading, and spending time with loved ones.   

Clare Henderson-Breidenstein, Psy.D.

She/Her/Hers

 

 

Carlye Kopp, MEd, LPCC

Postdoctoral Resident – Therapy & Assessment

Denver Office

Introduction

Hi there! I am a Doctoral Intern here at ARMH. My goal is to provide an environment where children, families, and couples can feel safe to be themselves. My own experiences with treatment have taught me the importance of meeting someone where they are. I have previously worked with elementary and middle school children, as well as children with intellectual and developmental disabilities and extensive trauma histories. I have also worked with foster children and their biological and foster family systems.

Education & Training

I completed my Doctoral Program in Clinical/School Psychology at Roberts Wesleyan University. I have a Bachelor’s of Science in Brain Cognitive Sciences from the University of Rochester.

  • Psy.D., Doctorate in Clinical and School Psychology, Roberts Wesleyan University
  • B.S. in Brain and Cognitive Sciences, The University of Rochester

Approach to Clinical Work

When establishing a therapeutic relationship, I strongly believe that building a collaborative, nonjudgmental, and trusting environment is essential in encouraging client growth. I believe in the importance of working alongside my clients in helping them overcome challenges and gain insight, while also providing them autonomy to move at their own pace towards healing. I value using an integrative, trauma-informed approach to help my clients gain a deeper understanding of themselves as a whole person.

I approach each session with empathy, curiosity, and respect, as well as work hard to ensure safety in the therapeutic relationship to best meet the unique needs of my clients. With children, I like to use a person-centered and strength-based approach that incorporates play and expressive arts. With adolescents and adults, I utilize methods such as Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). I also enjoy incorporating mindfulness-based interventions, attachment theory, and somatic work into my clinical practice.

 

Personal

I was born and raised in Southern California and have been in upstate New York for the past 6 years. I am so excited to be in Colorado! I enjoy crocheting, playing games, building legos, and spending time with my fiancé and dog.

Joshua Drayer, M.S.

He/His/Him

 

 

Carlye Kopp, MEd, LPCC

Doctoral Intern

Denver Office

Introduction

I am a doctoral intern offering therapy and psychological assessment to children, adolescents, and adults. I specialize in the assessment of neurodevelopmental disorders and developmental delays in children and adolescents, and socioemotional and emotional-behavioral difficulties across the lifespan. I provide therapeutic services for a variety of mental health concerns and specialize in treating trauma, anxiety, depression, life adjustments, and child-parent relational problems.

Education & Training

I received my Master of Science in Sport Psychology at Florida State University and will graduate with my Ph.D. in Counseling and School Psychology in June 2024. I have trained in a variety of settings, including community mental health, private practice, university career center, and school-based mental health. My clinical training included providing Internal Family Systems (IFS), cognitive behavioral (CBT), trauma-focused CBT (TF-CBT), Zones of Regulation, and emotion-focused (EFT) therapies.

  • M.S. in Sport Psychology, Florida State University
  • B.A. in Psychology, San Diego State University

Approach to Clinical Work

Foundational to my work with every client is establishing a strong, collaborative relationship built on trust and understanding. My passion, what brings me joy, is helping clients build that same trusting relationship with the various parts of their identity as the beginning of leading a healthy and adaptive life.

My approach to clinical work integrates developmental, systems, and dynamic perspectives; understanding how the distress, dissatisfaction, or fulfillment we experience in the present is continuously contributed to by our biology, relationships, and past lived-experiences. I believe that a greater understanding of these dynamics is important in developing an honest and unbiased perspective on our thoughts, emotions, and behaviors. With this self-knowledge, we can seize opportunities to disrupt maladaptive, unproductive, or harmful patterns (or cycles) of behavior and begin to foster, or continue fostering, a healthier, resilient, and adaptive Self.

 

Personal

I was born and raised in Southern California and developed a love of all things nature-bound by hiking and backpacking my way through the various California forests and mountains. For the last 7 years, I have called the mossy oak landscapes of north Florida home. I am so excited to have had the opportunity to move to Colorado and cannot wait to continue exploring all of the natural beauty it has to offer. When I am not working, I am curled up on a couch with my partner and 6 pets (2 dogs, 4 cats), reading or watching tv. The theme of our home is, and always will be, cozy-vibes!

Marguerite Mosher, B.A.

She/Her/Hers

 

 

Carlye Kopp, MEd, LPCC

Doctoral Intern – Accepting Clients August 5th!

Denver Office

Introduction

Hello! I’m a doctoral intern at ARMH. I enjoy working with individuals of all ages who are going through periods of stress and transition in their lives. I have experience working with chronic illness, anxiety, depression, trauma, and disordered eating. As a queer person, I am passionate about providing inclusive, affirming care to members of the LGBTQIA+ community. I enjoy working with clients as they explore the intersections of their various identities and experiences.

Education & Training

I am currently a doctoral student in the combined Clinical/School Psychology program Roberts Wesleyan University. I have a Bachelor’s of Arts in Psychology from SUNY Potsdam. I have worked in a variety of clinical and assessment settings, including K-12 public schools, a partial hospitalization eating disorder program, and private practice. I have received training in Prolonged Exposure therapy for trauma. My research interests include rural mental health and nature-based therapeutic interventions.

  • B.A. in Psychology from SUNY Potsdam

Approach to Clinical Work

I use an existentialist approach in my work, meaning that I seek to help clients find a sense of purpose and meaning in their lives. I integrate elements of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) to help clients identify their values and regulate their emotions in order to move closer to their treatment goals. However above all, it is most important to me that I build a relationship with my clients. It is only through an authentic, honest relationship that we can create change and find clarity together

Personal

I grew up near Niagara Falls, NY, and I’ve spent time living in the Adirondack region of Northern New York. In my free time, I love spending time outdoors in nature. My hobbies include camping, hiking, backpacking, and rock climbing. When I have to be indoors, I enjoy crafting and trying new recipes. I am beyond excited to be living in Colorado, and look forward to trying a few 14ers!

Edie James, M.A.

She/Her/Hers

 

 

Carlye Kopp, MEd, LPCC

Doctoral Intern – Accepting Clients August 5th!

Denver Office

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Introduction

Hi there! I am a Doctoral Intern offering individual, couples, and group psychotherapy, as well as psychological assessment services. In both assessment and therapy, I strive to develop trusting, respectful, and authentic relationships with my clients by offering an accepting space where all feel welcomed and cared for. I have experience working with a wide range of presenting concerns including anxiety, depression, grief and loss, stage-of-life challenges, and more. I am passionate about working with neurodiverse folks, individuals with body-image or eating concerns, and trauma.

Education & Training

I earned my MA in Clinical Psychology from George Fox University in May 2022 and will receive my PsyD in Clinical Psychology in August 2025. I have trained in a variety of settings including community mental health, private practice, emergency departments, and schools. I have received specific training in trauma-treatment, crisis management, and the Autism Diagnostic Observation System (ADOS-2). Additionally, I have received training in psychodynamic and psychoanalytic therapies, cognitive behavior therapy (CBT), acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), and person-centered therapy (PCT).

  • M.A. in Clinical Psychology, George Fox University
  • B.A. in Psychology, George Fox University

Approach to Clinical Work

Every person has a poetic, beautiful, and adventurous story. Within these stories are narratives that provide meaning to life. These narratives may be passed down or developed through personal experience. Regardless of how these narratives come to be, they are present and can lead to joy, fulfillment, and success or can be unhelpful, causing someone to be stuck in a way of thinking or being that is harmful. My goal as a clinician is to explore my clients’ stories, without judgement. Then, collaboratively craft new narratives that increase their compassion and self-worth and create a balanced and flexible view of the world. Through this process healing takes place and clients can meet their goals.

Through authenticity, warmth, and relationship, I walk alongside my therapy and assessment clients as they tell their stories and pursue healing. I use person-centered (PCT), psychodynamic, and acceptance and commitment (ACT) therapy approaches, in addition to feminist and narrative theories to offer each individual a personalized therapeutic experience that best fits with their personality and goals. I recognize the tremendous vulnerability it takes to pursue mental health treatment and diagnosis and am committed to honoring my clients and their experiences throughout the therapeutic and assessment process.

 

Personal

I was born and raised in Washington and moved to Oregon when I was 18 for school. Growing up in the Pacific Northwest, I have come to appreciate all that nature offers and I seek to care for our planet and preserve the beauty and wonder of the earth. Over the last several years I have found a passion for traveling and am excited to move to Colorado and experience its unique terrain and beauty. Though I love nature, most of my hobbies are indoors. I enjoy reading, baking, playing instruments and singing, writing, and more. There are few places as comforting as the couch with my dogs and partner, especially if a cup of tea or hot chocolate are involved.

Challis Russell, M.A.

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Carlye Kopp, MEd, LPCC

Doctoral Intern – Accepting Clients August 5th!

Denver Office

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Introduction

Hello! My name is Challis Russell. Presently, I am a psychology intern pursuing a PsyD. Degree. My research interests encompass African American mental health, epigenetics, and inherited trauma. Whether through volunteer work, personal interaction, or professional endeavors, I have committed to deliver culturally informed care to those whom I serve. I propose to work with clients who have not historically received appropriate, informed and effective care, and I intend to introduce trauma-informed perspectives into my practice as well. I look forward to meeting you and helping you achieve your therapeutic goals.

Education & Training

I am currently a fourth year student in the Counseling Psychology PsyD. program at Carlow University. My research interests encompass African American mental health, epigenetics, and inherited trauma. I hold a Masters Degree from John Hopkins University in Clinical Counseling. In addition, I earned a Masters of Arts in Education from the University of Michigan. 

  • Carlow University Counseling Psychology, PsyD Candidate
  • Johns Hopkins University Masters in Clinical Mental Health Counseling
  • University of Michigan Masters in the Art of Teaching
  • University of Michigan Bachelors in General Studies

Approach to Clinical Work

I have worked professionally with persons of all ages. I worked with young adults in the areas of parenting skills, life skills, and vocational skills. I have experience providing individual, family, and group therapy, and I can guide you through mental health concerns including depression, anxiety, grief and personality disorders. Additionally, I have conducted seminars on topics such as neurodivergence, inherited trauma in the African American community, Epigenetics, LGBTQIA issues, mentorship, cultural humility, and trauma-informed parenting. While my background is in cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), I will utilize various approaches to best suit your needs. This includes relational therapy, psychodynamic therapy, and interpersonal therapy. Every client is unique, so I tailor my methods to construct the most effective treatment plan for you.

Personal

I originate from Michigan, and I have lived in over seven states as well as overseas. New
experiences and the exploration of unfamiliar places recharge my energy. I consider myself a nap
aficionado, and I enjoy the challenges of cooking foods that are a part of the culinary expression
of other cultural heritages. I also enjoy reading historical fiction, working out, and watching
movies. I am fiercely loyal to my friends, family, and Pitbull (Joe Louis).

Christen Misra, B.A.

She / Her / Hers

Veronica Scherbak

Psychometrist & Testing Program Coordinator 

Westminster Office

Introduction

I am sixth year doctoral student in the counseling psychology program at the University of Northern Colorado. I offer assessment services here at ARMH. I have worked with clients experiencing a variety of concerns, including depression, anxiety, PTSD, bipolar disorder, eating disorders, and serious and persistent mental illness. I believe that the assessment process is a therapeutic intervention, and can help people meet their goals and understand themselves.

Education & Training

I am currently working towards my Ph.D. in counseling psychology at the University of Northern Colorado. I have worked on a college campus, residential treatment center, and community mental health center prior to starting at ARMH. I earned my Bachelor’s in psychology at Ohio University in 2018. 

  • B.A. in Psychology, Ohio University 

Approach to Clinical Work

I am an attachment-oriented clinician. I tend to use approaches, such as interpersonal process therapy, emotionally-focused therapy, and person-centered interventions, while integrating cognitive interventions. I believe that the therapeutic relationship is the vehicle of change, so my priority is creating safety, bolstering autonomy, and building a strong working alliance with my clients.

Personal

I was born and raised in Ohio! I moved to Colorado for graduate school. I like to spend my free time going to concerts and going camping.

Claire Leight, M.Ed. 

She / Her / Hers

Veronica Scherbak

Therapy Extern  

Westminster Office

Introduction

My name is Claire Leight and I am a Therapy Extern providing counseling services here at ARMH. I have worked with folks struggling with a variety of concerns, including grief, PTSD, depression, anxiety, identity exploration, childhood trauma, bipolar disorder, and major life transitions. I aim to provide a trusting and safe space in the counseling room, free from judgment. I am honored to work with clients as they explore and process their experiences and navigate life’s challenges.

Education & Training

I am currently a fourth year student in the Counseling Psychology Ph.D. program at the University of Northern Colorado. During my time in the program, I have seen clients in the University’s clinic and gained experience in psychological assessments.

  • M.Ed. in Educational Psychology from Texas A&M University
  • B.A. in Elementary Education, minor in Psychology from DePaul University

    Approach to Clinical Work

    Therapeutic approaches that I resonate with and utilize in my work include Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Interpersonal Process Therapy (IPT), and Feminist theory. While life will always have ups and downs, I believe that we can learn how to better cope with and respond to difficult times, thoughts, and feelings to better lead fulfilling, values-led lives. I believe that an individual’s identities have great importance in their experiences, and I aim to explore these impacts and empower clients of all identities over the course of our work together. While I have gained expertise in how to help clients through my education and practice, I believe that clients are the experts of their own lives.

    Personal

    I am originally from Chicago, and worked as an elementary school teacher before transitioning to the psychology field. In my free time I love to get outside, play video games, listen to audiobooks, do yoga, read, and do crossword puzzles! I also love to hang out and do nothing with my three cats!

    Emily Carlson, M.A. 

    She / Her / Hers

    Veronica Scherbak

    Therapy Extern  

    Denver Office

    Accepting New Clients in August – Get on the Waitlist Now!

    Introduction

    Hello! My name is Emily, and I am a therapy extern who provides therapeutic services primarily to children and adolescents. I have experience working with youth who are navigating various challenges through group and individual counseling, specifically in a school setting. My goal is to create a welcoming environment where I can join you on your journey.

    Education & Training

    I am currently a third-year student at the University of Colorado Denver, pursuing a PsyD in School Psychology.

    • M.A. School Psychology, University of Colorado Denver (Summer 2024)
    • B.A. Sociology, Colorado College

      Approach to Clinical Work

      I follow a person-centered, collaborative model of therapy. I meet people where they’re at and work with them to find solutions. I believe in the theory that children (and all people) do well if they can and resonate with an ecological model that takes into account various factors in play in an individual’s lived experience. I hope to help clients navigate their environments and be their authentic selves. I strive to have cultural humility and prioritize creating supportive and collaborative relationships.

      Personal

      I grew up in Summit County, Colorado and have lived in Colorado my whole life. I have a deep love for the mountains and spend much of my free time recreating in them. I also love to coach youth sports, read, and spend time with family and friends.

      Wan Ju (Louan) Yang, B.A.

      She / Her / Hers

      Veronica Scherbak

      Therapy Extern  

      Denver Office

      Accepting New Clients in Early September – Get on the Waitlist Now!

      Introduction

      Hello! My clinical experiences have led to my commitment to the LGBTQ+ community and my study in America motivated me to look deeper into intersectionality as a tool for social justice, in which not only sexual orientation but also race, class, gender, as well as nationality, are taken into consideration as they function together and matter equally. My personal experiences also urge me to put multiculturalism into practice and sensitize me to the challenges of navigating a new culture as well as the environment.

      Education & Training

      I am a first-year doctoral student in the Counseling Psychology program at the University of Denver (DU). I earned my Bachelor of Science in Psychology from National Taiwan University.

      • B.A. in Psychology, National Taiwan University

        Approach to Clinical Work

        My approach to clinical work is person-centered, and integrative. My goal is to create a welcoming, empathetic, and safe space in which my clients can feel heard, empowered and be their authentic selves while exploring their emotions, thoughts, and behaviors. I am passionate about supporting and collaborating with my clients on their journey toward healing and self-discovery.

        Personal

        I was born and raised in Taiwan. I moved to Denver for school and fell in love with the beautiful scenery of Colorado. I enjoy cooking, traveling, hiking, camping and diving.

        Orphea Wright, M.A.

        She / Her / Hers

         

        Carlye Kopp, MEd, LPCC

        Assessment Extern

        Westminster Office – accepting clients the week of July 10th

        Introduction

        I am a third year doctoral student in the Counseling Psychology program at the University of Denver (DU). I earned my M.A. in Counseling Psychology from DU and I’m passionate about improving mental health equity in research and treatment.

        Education & Training

        • M.A. in Counseling Psychology, University of Denver
        • B.A. in Sociology, University of Colorado at Boulder

        Approach to Clinical Work

        My approach to clinical work is person-centered, trauma-informed, and integrative. I’m passionate about evidence-based, culturally-responsive, and values-guided treatment and draw strongly from behavioral and relational modalities such as Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Relational Cultural Therapy (RCT), and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT). I am committed to providing affirming, inclusive, and reflexive care.

        Personal

        I grew up close to the ocean among the redwood forests of the San Francisco Bay Area. Sunshine, playtime with my rescue pup, being near water, observing nature, swimming, gardening, hiking, creating, yoga, meditation, good food, dancing, sunsets, rest, laughing with loved ones, and live music are what fill my cup.

        Lenée Cook, M.A.

        She / Her / Hers

         

        Carlye Kopp, MEd, LPCC

        Assessment Extern

        Westminster Office

        Introduction

        I am a third year doctoral student in the School Psychology program at the University of Colorado Denver (CU-Denver). I am an ally and diversity, equity, and inclusion advocate.

        Education & Training

        • M.A. in Psychology, University of Colorado Denver
        • B. A. in Human Development and Family Studies, Metropolitan State University of Denver

        Approach to Clinical Work

        I take a dynamic approach to clinical work combining cultural humility and trauma-informed practice with an ecological systems theory centered on the client’s experience within their home, communities, cultures, and government. I am passionate about increasing equitable outcomes using linguistically and culturally informed Psychoeducational Assessment and Analysis. I lean toward an eclectic approach to treatment integrating multi-modalities individually tailored to the individual.

        Personal

        I grew up on the High Plains of Eastern Colorado on a farm outside of a tiny town named Snyder. After graduating high school, I spent a decade at Fort Bragg, North Carolina enjoying hiking the hills to the west and swimming in the ocean to the east. Now back home in Colorado, I enjoy my large family, camping and hiking which also always involves rockhounding.

        Calvin Lee, M.A.

        He / Him / His

         

        Carlye Kopp, MEd, LPCC

        Assessment Extern

        Westminster Office

        Introduction

        Hey! I’m a PhD candidate at DU providing psychological assessment services here at ARMH. I center my identities and experiences as an Asian American man in my work with anxiety, development, adjusting to life changes and transitions, managing chronic and mental health disorders alongside, BIPOC and minority experiences, men and masculinities, and much more.

        Education & Training

        I earned my M.A. in Mental Health Counseling and Behavioral Medicine from Boston University School of Medicine in 2021 and my B.A. in Education from the University of Colorado at Boulder in 2017. My clinical training includes being on a mobile psychological crisis unit, PHP and substance use recovery, college counseling, and community mental health settings. I have provided individual and group therapy as well as worked across all ages including children, adolescents/teens, young adults, adults, and older adults/elderly.

        • M.A. in Mental Health Counseling and Behavioral Medicine, Boston University School of Medicine
        • B. A. in Education, University of Colorado Boulder

        Approach to Clinical Work

        My goal is always taking a non-judgmental, collaborative, and empowering approach to our work together. As a team, I’m happy to work with you through anything and everything you find important and focus on processing and meaning-making of your experiences. I believe that everyone is always doing the best they can given their current situations (even if we don’t see that within ourselves).

        Personal

        I’m a born and raised Coloradan! I’m a massive geek and play a lot of video games and TTRPGs (D&D, etc.) in my [nonexistent] free time. I listen to a lot of music, love going to shows, and am always open to new music recs. I’m also an amateur baker and am trying to spend more time outside and with family and friends when I can.

        Sakura Kamioka, M.A.

        She / Her / Hers

         

        Carlye Kopp, MEd, LPCC

        Assessment Extern

        Denver Office

        Introduction

        I am a third-year doctoral student in the School Psychology program at the University of Colorado, Denver. I earned my M.A. in School Psychology from the University of Colorado, Denver. Throughout my program, I worked in Denver Public Schools as a school psychology practicum student, providing psychological services and assessments. I am passionate about improving children’s mental health by helping guide them toward appropriate interventions that address their needs and challenges.

        Education & Training

        • M.A. in School Psychology, University of Colorado, Denver
        • B.A. in Education, Knox College

        Approach to Clinical Work

        My approach to clinical work is person-centered, and I value evidence-based and culturally responsive treatment. I prioritize building rapport and establishing trust to create a safe and supportive environment, as well as fostering collaborative relationships.

        Personal

        I grew up in both Japan and Seattle. I love experiencing new foods and trying out different restaurants around Denver. Additionally, I enjoy traveling, working on puzzles, and spending time with my friends.

        Kristen Park, Ed.M.

        She / Her / Hers

         

        Carlye Kopp, MEd, LPCC

        Assessment Extern

        Westminster Office

        Introduction

        My name is Kristen Jiin Park and I am currently a fourth year Ph.D. Counseling Psychology candidate at the University of Denver. I earned my Master’s of Education at Harvard Graduate School of Education, where I focused my research on the risk and resilience factors that impact ethnic and racial minority mental health outcomes.

        Education & Training

        • Ed.M. in Prevention Science and Practice, Harvard Graduate School of Education
        • B.A. in Psychology and Asian American Studies, Pitzer College

        Approach to Clinical Work

        My goal as a therapist is to provide you with guidance and support to connect with yourself, find healing, discover your voice, and live a life aligned with your values and authenticity. I draw from training in Internal family system (IFS), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT).

        Personal

        I grew up in Southern California, surrounded by mouthwatering tacos, clear oceans, and sunshine. Outside of work, I’m probably cooking Korean food, going on long walks around the city, or watching Korean dramas.

        Bre Chiappetta, B.S.

        She/Her/Hers

        Caiti Grant

        Administrative Manager

        Located in Colorado

        Administrative Team Member: Does not see clients

        Introduction

        Hi, I’m Bre! I am the Administrative Manager here at ARMH. My job is to support our clinicians and clients by guiding them through a smooth scheduling process. I’m here to make a great first impression on our company through a smiling face, positive attitude, and exemplary service.

        Education & Training

        I received my bachelor’s degree in biology from the College of Charleston in South Carolina. After graduation, I moved to Denver and began work at a non-profit tissue bank where my passion for giving back to the community grew over the years. I am very excited to be working for yet another mission driven company that wants to give back to our larger community through mental health services.

        • B.S. in Biology from the College of Charleston, SC

        Personal

        I was so happy when I decided to pack my bags and move across the country to Denver…I could never imagine living in a place that’s more beautiful! I have a passion for being outdoors whether that’s a walk in the park, hike to an alpine lake, or a bike ride in the city. Yoga, art, and my dog Jax are some of the other things that keep my heart and my mind happy!

        Shana Callirgos, B.S.

        She/Her/Hers

        Caiti Grant

        Client Care Coordinator

        Located in Colorado

        Administrative Team Member: Does not see clients

        Introduction

        Howdy! I am the Client Care Coordinator at ARMH where I have the privilege to support clients, clinicians, and all team members with administrative task and upholding the mission and vision of ARMH. I love to connect with people and apply my Type-A personality through my work. Embodying wellness is one of the most important aspects of my life, as I guide and motivate those around me. I am on a constant personal journey to evolve through my mind, body, and spirit. I consider myself a healer and always finding different avenues to fulfill this purpose.

        Education & Training

        • B.S. in Health Promotion from University of North Texas
        • Certified Wellness Coach, Reiki Practitioner

        Personal

        I spent my childhood in beautiful Virginia and moved to Dallas, Texas in 2012 where I continued to grow till 2024. I love to experience new things and get the most out of life, which led me to moving to Denver this year! My passions are being in nature and seeing live music, that’s where I find grounding and true enjoyment!

        Sara Rose, PBACC

        She/Her/Hers

        Caiti Grant

        Billing & Credentialing Specialist

        Virtual

        Administrative Team Member: Does not see clients

        Introduction

        Hello hello! As the Billing and Credentialing Specialist, I work mainly on the backend setting up and managing revenue cycle processes with insurance companies in order to accept a wide variety of funding and best serve our diverse clientele. Guiding individuals and families to better understand and properly navigate public and private funding has become a second language to me and I am passionate about assisting others for the sake of wellness.

        Education & Training

        • PBACC Marriage and Family Therapy – Northcentral University
        • B.A. Psychology – The Ohio State University

        Personal

        Raised in Ohio but have called Colorado home since 2015! I enjoy reading, writing, gardening, and mindful living. At home, you can find me being mama to a small boy and sweet pup. I also teach and practice yoga and meditation.

        Sadie Jackson

        She / Her / Hers

        Caiti Grant

        Billing & Credentialing Assistant

        Virtual

        Administrative Team Member: Does not see clients

        Introduction

        My passion for Billing and Credentialing started in 2020 during the pandemic. I dedicated a lot of hours working closely with Autism Behavioral Therapy Centers in multiple states handling intake, credentialing, invoicing, insurance approvals/appeals, and much more. I am excited to work with ARMH as we continue growth for the benefit of the client.

        Education & Training

        • A.S. in Healthcare Administration

        Personal

        I am from a small town in Ohio, but I currently live in the suburbs of Cleveland. I recently picked up crocheting to work through anxiety and keep my hands busy. I have enjoyed this so much and even started an Etsy shop for some of my creations. My daughter and I are twins our favorite activity is couch cuddles, with snacks and whatever she decides we are watching. We absolutely adore our Great Pyrenees Ami, who is double my daughter’s size but that doesn’t stop her from giving him loves. Ami is her guardian, and loves his little human. My husband and I have a passion for movies and music, so whenever we get a chance to watch a movie or attend a show, we take it and that’s not very often. Most of the time we spend together is as a family outside, watching movies, or our daughter’s favorite, at the mall.

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