Meet Our Team

Colorado Therapy & Assessment Center Team

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Janean Anderson Ph.D.

Janean Anderson Ph.D.

CEDS-S Founder & Director

Lauren Millard Ph.D.

Lauren Millard Ph.D.

Licensed Psychologist

Brienne Brown Ph.D.

Brienne Brown Ph.D.

Licensed Psychologist

Bert Pace Psy.D.

Bert Pace Psy.D.

Licensed Psychologist

Kiersten Eberle Medina Ph.D.

Kiersten Eberle Medina Ph.D.

Licensed Psychologist

Megan Martinez Ph.D.

Megan Martinez Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Resident

Chris Gioielli Psy.D.

Chris Gioielli Psy.D.

Licensed Psychologist

Kaity Brock Ph.D., LPC

Kaity Brock Ph.D., LPC

Postdoctoral Resident

Leanne Komnick Psy.D.

Leanne Komnick Psy.D.

Licensed Psychologist

Callie Kernick M.A.

Callie Kernick M.A.

Advanced Therapy Extern

Emma Bossier M.A.

Emma Bossier M.A.

Therapy Extern

Bailee Kulish M.S.

Bailee Kulish M.S.

Therapy Extern

Veronica SCherbak M.S.

Veronica SCherbak M.S.

Therapy Extern

Anne Neuweiler M.A.

Anne Neuweiler M.A.

Therapy Extern

Gereon Fredrickson M.S.

Gereon Fredrickson M.S.

Advanced Assessment Extern

Tim Daniel M.A.

Tim Daniel M.A.

Assessment Extern

Molly Jankovsky M.A., LCSW

Molly Jankovsky M.A., LCSW

Assessment Extern

McKayla Gorman M.A.

McKayla Gorman M.A.

Assessment Extern

Christina Bordeaux M.A.

Christina Bordeaux M.A.

Assessment Extern

Janean Anderson, Ph.D., CEDS-S

She / Her/ Hers

Founder & Director

Licensed Psychologist

Certified Eating Disorders Specialist & Supervisor

Denver & Westminster Offices

Introduction

I am a licensed psychologist, podcast host, and author who writes about eating disorder recovery.  I am also certified by the International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals (iaedp) as a Certified Eating Disorder Specialist (CEDS) as well as a CEDS Supervisor.

My first book, Recover Your Perspective, became a bestseller in the eating disorder field. It can be found on Amazon.

I am recovered from anorexia myself and believe recovery is possible for all people.  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 50 countries worldwide, averaging tens of thousands of downloads.  My podcast is available here.

Education & Training

I am a licensed psychologist specializing in the treatment of eating disorders in Denver, CO.  I am a member of the International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals (iaedp) and am an iaedp Certified Eating Disorder Specialist.  As a CEDS-S iaedp Approved Supervisor, I am able to provide supervision to professionals seeking their CEDS credential. I am part of the National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA) Network of treatment providers and am a member of the Academy for Eating Disorders (AED).

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.  I have specialized in the treatment of eating disorders since 2008.

  • Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology, Colorado State University, Program Accredited by the American Psychological Association
  • Certified Eating Disorder Specialist (CEDS) by the International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals (iaedp)
  • iaedp Approved Supervisor (CEDS-S)
  • Doctoral Psychology Internship, University of California, Davis, Eating Disorder Emphasis Program, APA Accredited Doctoral Internship
  • M.S. in Counseling Psychology, Colorado State University, APA Accredited Program
  • B.S. in Psychology Colorado State University, graduated with Phi Beta Kappa honors

Professional Memberships

  • iaedp (International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals)
    • CEDS- Certified Eating Disorders Specialist
    • CEDS-S- iaedp Approved Supervisor
    • iaedp Member
  • AED (Academy for Eating Disorders), Member
  • APA (American Psychological Association), Member
  • APA Division 12- Society of Clinical Psychology, Member
  • APA Division 17- Society of Counseling Psychology, Member
  • APA Division 29- Society for the Advancement of Psychotherapy, Member
  • APA Division 42- Psychologists in Independent Practice CPA (Colorado Psychological Association), Member

Approach to Clinical Work

I view psychotherapy as an opportunity for self-exploration and growth as a part of overall health.  My work is integrative, drawing from several types of therapy.  Primarily, I think of our behaviors as the result of things we learned in our relationships (Interpersonal).  I also incorporate therapies such as Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT).

I work to empower clients to create change in their lives by helping them build skills to solve their problems while using insight-oriented therapy to examine deeper emotions and patterns that caused and maintains the pattern they are working on.

Sitting in the chair across from me, you’ll find that I’m a relatable, honest person.  My style is very compassionate and warm and embraces candor and humor.

Personal

I grew up in beautiful Colorado and feel lucky to call Colorado home.  When I’m not working, I enjoy getting my hands on as many books as I can, catching a Rockies game, trying my hand at painting, and spending time outdoors.  Most importantly, I spend time with my loved ones, including my Golden Retriever and cats.

Lauren Millard, Ph.D.

She / Her / Hers

Licensed Psychologist

Coordinator of Group Services

Denver Office

Introduction

I am a licensed psychologist specializing in eating disorders as well as gender-based trauma.  As a woman with personal experience with an eating disorder as well as a survivor of relationship abuse, I believe that everyone deserves to have a healthy relationship with their true self, their body, and food in order to live their lives in an authentic and meaningful way.

Education & Training

I am a licensed psychologist specializing in the treatment of eating disorders and gender-based violence/trauma (sexual assault, relationship/domestic abuse) in Denver, CO.  I completed my Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from Colorado State University with the addition of earning my Graduate Women’s Studies Certificate.   I completed my doctoral psychology internship at the University of South Carolina followed by a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Denver.  I have specialized in the treatment of eating disorders and trauma since 2012.  

  • Postdoctoral Fellowship, University of Denver Health & Counseling Center
  • Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology, Colorado State University, Program Accredited by the American Psychological Association
  • Doctoral Psychology Internship, University of South Carolina Counseling & Human Development Center, APA Accredited Doctoral Internship
  • M.S. in Counseling Psychology, Colorado State University, APA Accredited Program
  • B.S. in Psychology Colorado State University

Approach to Clinical Work

I take a holistic approach to psychotherapy to help my clients meet their goals and improve their overall sense of well-being.  I integrate various therapies into my clinical work.  Overall, I believe our functioning is the result of messages, both direct and indirect, we have received in our personal relationships (Interpersonal) as well as our society and culture in which we have been socialized (Feminist).  I also embrace mindfulness-based therapies, including DBT and ACT.

I aim to create a safe, nonjudgmental, and compassionate space to collaborate with my clients in exploring their emotions in a more genuine way in order to develop awareness and insight regarding their functioning and they they want to grow.  My hope is that my clients will feel more empowered to function in their environment more effectively and authentically.  

I believe the relationship between therapist and client is one that is egalitarian and collaborative. In the therapy room, you will find that my style encompasses genuineness, warmth, direct and honest feedback along with a sense of humor and wit.  

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I am a proud Colorado native and grew up in the Denver area.  I absolutely love living here!  In my free time I get the most joy out of spending time with my family, friends, husband and golden retriever, Marley.  I also enjoy spending as much time in nature as possible, dabbling in photography, cooking, watching movies, and curling up with a novel to read.  

Brienne Brown, Ph.D.

She / Her / Hers

Licensed Psychologist

Company Cohesion Coordinator

Westminster Office

Introduction

I am a compassionate licensed psychologist specializing in the treatment of trauma, chronic illness and substance abuse, as well as depression, anxiety and general mental health issues.  I am incredibly passionate about working with individuals who are suffering; I believe a strong therapeutic relationship can create lasting, positive change.  As a multiculturally competent psychologist, I strive to create a safe space for all clients, regardless of background, ethnicity, religion, sexuality and gender identity. 

Education & Training

I completed my Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from Seton Hall University with a minor in Neuropsychology.  I completed my predoctoral internship at the New Jersey Veteran’s Administration Hospital.  I have specialized in the treatment of trauma-related disorders since 2012. 

  • Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology, Seton Hall University (APA accredited program)
  • Predoctoral Internship at the New Jersey VA Hospital, (APA accredited doctoral internship)
  • M.A. in Psychology, The New School for Social Research (APA accredited program)
  • B.A. in Psychology, Lafayette College

Approach to Clinical Work

I take an integrative approach to therapy, combining aspects of interpersonal and humanistic frameworks.  I treat clients with genuine warmth and positive regard, while understanding their current real-life situations, personal strengths and areas for growth.  I believe positive change is directly related to the client-therapist relationship and thus take great care in cultivating collaborative and compassionate relationships in therapy.

I believe that each individual’s unique sense of self is defined by a multitude of factors, including early experiences, ethnic background, religious beliefs, sexuality, and experience of gender.  Therefore, I am passionate about creating a safe, judgement-free environment where people of all backgrounds feel comfortable to explore issues which brought them to therapy.

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After receiving the majority of my clinical training in New York City, I am fulfilling a life long dream of relocating to the Denver area!  I find that my heart is happier in the mountains and am thrilled to be working with the incredible professionals at CTAC.  In my free time I enjoy hiking, snowboarding, cooking and spending time with family and friends. 

Bert Pace, Psy.D.

He / Him / His

Licensed Psychologist

Coordinator of Testing Services

Westminster Office

Introduction

I am a licensed psychologist specializing in the treatment of chronic depression, anxiety disorders, trauma, eating disorders, and general mental health issues. I know first-hand that starting therapy can be intimidating and that finding a therapist who you feel comfortable with is essential. I work hard to offer a warm and therapeutic environment that is built on offering compassion and understanding to those I work with.

Education & Training

I received my Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology from George Fox University in Newberg, Oregon. Throughout my training, I worked in a variety of settings including community mental health clinics, university clinics, schools, and hospitals. I completed my predoctoral internship at Biola Counseling Center in Los Angeles, California.

  • Licensed Psychologist in Colorado
  • Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology, George Fox University, Program Accredited by the American Psychological Association
  • Doctoral Psychology Internship, Biola Counseling Center, APA Accredited Doctoral Internship
  • M.A. in Clinical Psychology, George Fox University, APA Accredited Program
  • B.S. in Psychology, Colorado State University

Approach to Clinical Work

My approach to therapy is psychodynamic. This means that I believe the root of most people’s struggles to be their early relationships and experiences. I find that these relationships and experiences have a profound impact on the ways in which people think and behave, the range and the type of emotions they feel, and the patterns of relationships they form. In therapy I work to help grow a deeper understanding of how they have gotten where they are, while focusing on tangible ways they can make changes.

Although my primary clinical orientation is psychodynamic, I am trained in a variety of therapeutic techniques. I work to integrate varying treatment approaches as needed, in order to best meet the needs of those I work with.

Therapy can be both incredibly relieving and challenging, often at the same time. Because therapy is not always easy, I work hard to provide a supportive environment to each and every person I work with.

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Following my training in Oregon and California, I am happy to be back in my home state of Colorado. Having grown up in Colorado, I love the outdoors. In my free time I enjoy walks/hikes with my family, fishing, woodworking, and playing lacrosse.

Kiersten Eberle Medina, Ph.D.

She / Her / Hers

Licensed Psychologist

Westminster Office

Introduction

I am a licensed psychologist specializing in the treatment of eating disorders, substance abuse, interpersonal trauma, relationship struggles, and identity development, as well as anxiety, depression, and other mental health concerns. I believe strong therapeutic relationships are built on trust, compassion, genuineness, and laughter. I provide individual therapy to adults and adolescents, as well as couples counseling.

Education & Training

I received my Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from the University of Northern Colorado in Greeley, CO and completed my predoctoral internship at the University of Notre Dame’s Counseling Center.

  • Licensed Psychologist in Colorado
  • Postdoctoral Fellowship, Washington State University, Counseling and Psychological Services
  • Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from University of Northern Colorado, APA Accredited Program 
  • Predoctoral Internship in Health Service Psychology at University of Notre Dame, APA Accredited Program
  • B.A. in Sociology from Chapman University

Approach to Clinical Work

I work primarily from an interpersonal process lens and acknowledge the importance of culture, identity, and power as it influences our relationships and who we are. I believe our past experiences, both good and bad, shape how we move through and relate to the world. And while change can be difficult and even scary, everyone deserves the opportunity and space to become who they want to be.

As your therapist, my goal is to help you find new ways to relate to the world and to enable you to embrace your experiences more fully and bravely. I hope to do this by creating a safe, open, and collaborative environment where you can experiment with new ways of relating to yourself and others. I bring in skills from therapies, such as ACT and DBT, to help you find your strengths and develop your resources.

When working with couples, I use a combination of Emotionally Focused Therapy and Gottman Method Couples Therapy to help couples find new ways to relate to each other and communicate their needs and wants in the relationship. As a therapist, I also want to create an open and safe environment for couples across the gender and sexuality spectra.

Personal

I was raised primarily in California and Ohio, but I’ve lived in Colorado, Indiana, and Washington since beginning my graduate training. I am extremely happy to be back in Colorado with the mountains that I love. When I’m not curled up with a good book, I’m out traveling, hiking, camping, and taking photographs of my adventures. 

Megan Martinez, Ph.D.

She / Her / Hers

Postdoctoral Resident

Denver Office

Introduction

I recently completed my doctoral training and I am pursuing licensure as a psychologist. I offer individual counseling services as well as services for couples and families. I have experience working with a wide array of mental health concerns including eating disorders, depression, interpersonal conflict, OCD, and trauma. I am passionate about providing a safe environment for those I work with and, through a strong therapeutic relationship, providing space for healing to occur. I believe in meeting clients where they are in their journey toward growth and walking alongside them to reach their goals.

Education & Training

I completed my PhD in Counseling Psychology with a minor in Statistics from the University of Northern Colorado in Greeley, CO. I have worked at a variety of university counseling centers and completed my predoctoral internship at the University of Puget Sound’s Counseling Health and Wellness Services in Tacoma, WA.

  • Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology, University of Northern Colorado, APA Accredited
  • Predoctoral Internship, Puget Sound’s Counseling Health and Wellness Services, APA Accredited Internship
  • B.A. in Psychology and English, Kalamazoo College

Approach to Clinical Work

I approach therapy with an interpersonal lens, though I also integrate other approaches, such as cognitive-behavioral therapy. I also integrate a strength-based approach, helping people to not only address their problems but also uncover and utilize their strengths. I believe that growth and change occur within a trusting and collaborative therapeutic relationship. Thus, fostering the therapeutic relationship is paramount.

I believe that a holistic perspective in therapy is essential, and thus better understanding one’s context, background, and identities can be an important part of the therapeutic process. As a multiculturally competent therapist, I aim to provide a safe and inclusive environment for all clients regardless of their backgrounds and identities.

Personal

I am a Colorado native and have spent the majority of my life in Colorado. I love the mountains and I am an avid hiker and backpacker. I hope to eventually complete the Colorado Trail and most of the 14,000ft peaks in Colorado. I also love good food, soccer, traveling, and playing card games with my family and friends.

Christopher Gioielli, Psy.D.

He / Him / His

Licensed Psychologist

Training Director

Westminster Office

Introduction

I am a postdoctoral resident offering individual psychotherapy to adults, couples therapy, and psychological assessment to adults and adolescents. I specialize in the treatment of anxiety, depression, and trauma, as well as relational conflict, issues in spirituality, and general mental health concerns. I believe psychotherapy is a sacred process that can look underneath the surface and explore deeply-rooted issues to help create long-lasting and significant change. My goal is to collaborate with you to help understand why you are hurting and help equip you to develop new ways of relating to yourself and others in order to find the relief and healing you want. I work hard to gain your trust and partner with you to co-create a journey toward healing.

Education & Training

I completed my Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology from Fuller Graduate School of Psychology in Pasadena, California. I completed my predoctoral internship at SUNY Stony Brook Counseling and Psychological Services in Stony Brook, New York. I am currently in Core Training for Intensive Short-term Dynamic Psychotherapy (ISTDP) through the ISTDP Institute.

  • Postdoctoral Resident, Colorado Therapy and Assessment Center
  • Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology, Fuller Graduate School of Psychology, Program Accredited by the American Psychological Association
  • Doctoral Psychology Internship, SUNY Stony Brook Counseling and Psychological Services, APA Accredited Doctoral Internship
  • M.A. in Clinical Psychology, Fuller Graduate School of Psychology, APA Accredited Program
  • M.A. in Spiritual Formation and Soul Care, Institute for Spiritual Formation, Talbot School of Theology
  • B.A. in Biblical Theology, Moody Bible Institute

Approach to Clinical Work

I take a relational and psychodynamic approach to therapy, focusing on how emotional and relational experiences contribute to past and present suffering. My goal is to build a collaborative relationship with you to help understand why you are hurting and help equip you to develop new ways of relating to yourself and others in order to find the relief and healing you want.

I believe each individual is incredibly unique, diverse, and worthy of respect. This view causes me to see psychotherapy as a sacred process that can look underneath the surface and explore deeply-rooted issues to help create long-lasting and significant change. My hope is to partner with you to help you understand yourself, deepen your relationships with others, and foster your healing journey.

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After growing up on the east coast and completing my education on the west coast, I am happy to plant roots in beautiful Colorado. In my free time, I enjoy outdoor adventures with my family, cooking, and enjoying a good cup of coffee.

Kaity Brock, Ph.D., LPC

She / Her / Hers

 Postdoctoral Resident

Denver Office

Introduction

I am a postdoctoral resident offering individual psychotherapy to adults and teens, couples’ therapy, and psychological assessment to adults and adolescents. I specialize in the treatment of anxiety, depression, trauma, and relational difficulties. I use active listening, empowerment, advocacy, and psychoeducational tools to help clients better understand how to work toward feeling better. My hope is that by talking through problems, learning a little bit about your worldview and how you can best approach problems, we can work toward achieving your therapy goals together.

Education & Training

I earned my Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from Texas Woman’s University. I completed my predoctoral internship at the University of Denver’s Graduate School of Professional Psychology Internship Consortium. I have worked with victims of natural disasters and trauma; pre-school populations, as a Mental Health and Disabilities Coordinator; college students in university counseling centers; with inpatient hospital populations; and in private practice. I am certified as a Licensed Professional Counselor in the states of Colorado and Oklahoma.

  • Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology, Texas Woman’s University, Program Accredited by the American Psychological Association
  • Doctoral Internship, University of Denver Health & Counseling Center, APA Accredited Doctoral Internship
  • M.Ed. in Community Counseling, University of Oklahoma, APA Accredited Program
  • B.A. in Psychology with a minor in Sociology, University of Oklahoma

Approach to Clinical Work

I am a warm caring therapist who simply wants to help you get to a place where you are feeling like your best self. I aim to walk alongside you in your journey toward achieving your goals. I hope to create a warm, considerate, safe environment that invites you to come and speak your truth. I look forward to getting to know you and working together toward common goals.

I primarily view therapy from a relational-cultural lens. I believe that relationships and shared connections with others are the cornerstones of developing a healthy sense of self. Instead of focusing on becoming more independent from others, I believe that strong connections with others are the mark of positive well-being. Growth-fostering relationships and connection are thought to be conduits for change.

I also subscribe to the idea that emotions are influenced by biology and cognition. When individuals cannot make sense of their emotional experiences, are unaware of underlying emotions, or when events such as traumas disrupt their ideas about themselves, they can become dysregulated. Change occurs when individuals gain insight about their emotional experiences, learn skills to regulate their emotions, understand adaptive and maladaptive emotions, and can replace maladaptive emotions with adaptive ones.

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I am a native Texan who ditched the hot weather for the beautiful mountains of Colorado. I enjoy hiking, playing outside with my dogs, reading, doing puzzles, and spending time with my friends and family.

Leanne Komnick, Psy.D.

She / Her / Hers

Postdoctoral Resident

Denver Office

Introduction

I am a postdoctoral resident offering individual psychotherapy services for adults, adolescents, and families. I am trained in collaborative therapeutic assessment for adults and children. I have specialized in the treatment of trauma and complex trauma for adults and adolescents. I have also specialized in the treatment of active-duty military members and veterans who have had a myriad of experiences prior to, during, and after completing military service. Specifically, focused on combat trauma, moral injury, sexual trauma, and the everyday stressors of military life. I use empathic listening, mirroring, and psychoeducation to aid in clients understanding the roots of their experiences, which then empowers them to enact positive change and develop new coping skills.

Education & Training

I earned my Psy.D. in clinical psychology from the California School of Professional Psychology at Alliant International University, San Francisco Bay Area. I completed my predoctoral internship at the Veteran’s Affairs Western Colorado Health Care System in Grand Junction, CO. I have worked with at-risk youth in Richmond, CA. I was able to provide a safe space for my adolescent clients to explore and process their traumas related to gang violence in their neighborhoods, systemic racism, bullying, and advocation within the school district and within the family system. I have also worked extensively within the military and veteran populations in outpatient and residential settings focusing on treatment related to combat trauma, military sexual assault, traumatic brain injury, moral injury, and transitioning back to a civilian.

Approach to Clinical Work

My approach to clinical work is client-centered and with a genuine compassion and desire to learn about all the facets that make them who they are. I believe that through active and empathic listening as well as taking a relational approach allows clients to be empowered in their own journey of life. I have found that humility as a clinician is a valuable tool in further developing the client-therapist relationship, and also provides for opportunities of growth for both the client and clinician to grow in their own journeys.

I practice a multicultural humility as I believe that competence leaves little room for future growth and there is always room to broaden and deepen your cultural knowledge. I believe that people’s experiences, cultural backgrounds, practices, and beliefs can impact their thoughts, feelings, and emotions and one must consider these factors to treat individuals as a whole person. I welcome clients to share with me pieces of their culture that I do not know. I believe in life-long learning and am dedicated to being an open and humble clinician, believing that the client knows themselves best and I am along on this journey of discovery with my clients leading the way.

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I am a native New Yorker from Upstate New York. I am a United States Air Force Veteran and was a mental health technician during my enlistment and was also deployed overseas. I am passionate about suicide prevention and research dedicated to moral injury. I enjoy spending time with my family, traveling, cooking, and exploring all of the beauty that Colorado has to offer.

Callie Kernick, M.A.

She / Her / Hers

Advanced Therapy Extern

Denver Office

Introduction

I am a doctoral student offering individual psychotherapy to adults, couples therapy, and group therapy. I specialize in working with anxiety, depression, trauma, interpersonal challenges, and eating disorders. I work to create warm, genuine therapeutic relationships, and I welcome all identities into the room. In couples therapy, I aim to help couples get to the emotional root of their conflicts and express themselves more constructively.

Education & Training

I received my Masters of Arts in Clinical Psychology from the University of Denver, and I am currently working toward earning my doctorate in Clinical Psychology (Psy.D.) from the University of Denver. I have gained clinical experience in multiple settings, including college counseling, private practice, and inpatient mental health treatment.

  • M.A. in Clinical Psychology, University of Denver (APA Accredited Program)
  • B.A. in Psychology and French, Pomona College

Approach to Clinical Work

My approach to therapy is rooted in relational and psychodynamic theories. First and foremost, I believe everyone deserves to feel heard and understood. Many people go through life feeling alone and ashamed of their inner emotional experiences, and it can be relieving to share these experiences with a caring, empathic listener. I seek to help you understand the underlying causes of your current struggles, which often involves exploring past and present interpersonal experiences. I also seek to provide a space where you can be truly and fully your authentic self. I find that many people feel disconnected from their true selves, whether through hiding their emotions, people-pleasing at the expense of their own needs, or constantly striving for achievement to prove their worth. In therapy, we can explore the functions of these behaviors and help you reconnect with your genuine emotions, interests, and needs. I believe therapy is a collaborative process in which we will work together to understand your presenting problems and create genuine, long-lasting change. I also integrate feminist/multicultural perspectives and techniques from DBT and ACT into my work.

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I grew up in California and then moved to Denver for graduate school. When I’m not working, I enjoy skiing, hiking, baking, and reading. I also love crossword puzzles, trivia, and spending time with family, friends, and my cat, Pierre.

Emma Bossier, M.A.

She / Her / Hers

Emma Bossier, Therapy Extern

Therapy Extern

Denver Office

Introduction

I am a therapy extern offering individual psychotherapy to adolescents, adults, and seniors. I believe that therapy is a collaborative and interactive process in which you and I work together to create positive, meaningful life changes. My goal is to create a safe and honest space in which you feel comfortable exploring your thoughts, emotions, and behaviors and fostering greater self-understanding.

Education & Training

I am a doctoral student in the Clinical Psychology program at the University of Denver. I have worked with a wide range of individuals at community mental health centers and residential treatment programs. I have specialized training in substance use disorders and trauma.

  • M.S. (pending Summer 2022) in Clinical Psychology, University of Denver
  • B.S. in Psychology and French, Tulane University

Approach to Clinical Work

My approach to therapy is integrative, as I incorporate cognitive behavioral therapies (CBT, DBT) into a relational psychodynamic framework (intersubjective, interpersonal). I believe that each individual has their own way of seeing and experiencing the world, and I strive to deeply understand each client as a unique individual. I form this understanding through one’s identities, relationships, culture, past experiences, and upbringing. I believe that we all strive for health in the ways that we know how, and therapy can help us decide if those ways still serve us.

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I am originally from New Orleans, LA, but moved to Denver to pursue my doctoral degree. While I miss New Orleans’ food and music, I love living above sea level to hike, snowboard, and camp. I speak both French and English, so I hope to one day work in a French-speaking country.

Bailee Kulish, M.S.

She / Her / Hers

Bailiee Kulish, Therapy Extern

Therapy Extern

Westminster Office

Introduction

I am a Therapy Extern offering individual psychotherapy, couples therapy, and family therapy across the lifespan. I believe that psychotherapy is a collaborative process, where I help individuals identify their goals and support them in making the changes necessary to lead a more fulfilling and meaningful life. My goal is to provide an accepting and safe therapeutic environment where I can effectively meet the needs of my individual clients.

Education & Training

I am currently a doctoral student in the Counseling Psychology Program at Colorado State University. I have worked with college students in university counseling centers, as well as a wide range of individuals at a community mental health center. I have experience with both tele-health and in person therapy.

  • M.S. (pending Fall of 2021) in Counseling Psychology, Colorado State University
  • B.S. in Psychology with a minor in Sociology, Black Hills State University

Approach to Clinical Work

My work is integrative, drawing from several types of therapy. I incorporate therapies such as Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), as well as Dialectic Behavioral Therapy (DBT). I also believe that we learn messages from our personal relationships (Interpersonal) and culture (Feminist).

Further, I believe that change occurs when an individual feels like they can be their authentic self. I aim to explore with my client the individual differences that makes them who they are, including exploring past experiences, identities, and relationships. I also believe that change occurs when there is a strong client-therapist relationship. Therefore, I see therapy as an ongoing process, adjusting to your current needs and wants in order to facilitate an effective and open space for exploration.

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I was raised in the Black Hills of South Dakota, but have lived in Colorado since starting graduate school and feel at home here. In my free time I enjoy hiking, skiing, and camping and other outdoor activities with my dog, as well as finding new great coffee spots

Veronica Scherbak, M.S.

She / Her / Hers

Veronica Scherbak

Therapy Extern

Denver Office

Introduction

I am a therapy extern offering individual, couples, and family psychotherapy to adults and adolescents. I specialize in working with interpersonal and relationship concerns, anxiety, depression, and identity development. My goal is to provide my clients with a safe and supportive space where they can explore and process their experiences.

Education & Training

I am currently a doctoral student in the Counseling Psychology program at Colorado State University (CSU). I completed my master’s in counseling psychology at CSU. I have experience working with a wide range of individuals both in a university counseling center and community mental health setting.

  • M.S. in Counseling Psychology, Colorado State University
  • B.S. in Psychology, University of Colorado, Denver 

Approach to Clinical Work

I approach therapy from primarily an Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) framework, but I also integrate aspects of Cognitive Behavioral therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), and Interpersonal Process Therapy (IPT) into my work, depending on my client’s needs.

In therapy I help my clients explore their past and present experiences, as well as their cognitive processes and values. I encourage my clients to reconnect with their authentic emotional experiences and to engage in behaviors that are based on their personal goals and needs. I believe that living a value-driven life can lead to lasting change, growth and fulfillment. Additionally, I approach therapy from a feminist and multicultural perspective, and I believe that each client is a unique individual with their own story to tell.

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I was born in California to immigrant parents from Ukraine and grew up in Colorado. Other than therapy I am passionate about dance, and take and teach lyrical, jazz, and contemporary dance classes. I also enjoy reading, cooking, playing video games, spending time with my family and friends, and taking care of my hedgehog.

Anne Neuweiler, M.A.

She / Her / Hers

Anne Neuweiler

Therapy Extern

Westminster Office

Introduction

I am a therapy extern offering primarily individual psychotherapy to adults here at CTAC. My areas of clinical focus are depression, anxiety, and trauma. I am passionate about providing meaningful therapeutic services and aiding my clients in achieving their goals for therapy together.

Education & Training

I am currently a doctoral student at the University of Denver pursuing my Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology. I have worked in correctional, hospital, and community mental health settings, as well as a university counseling center. I have experience with individual and group therapy across in-person and telehealth platforms

  • M.A. in Counseling Psychology, University of Denver
  • B.S. in Psychology, Saint Mary’s College of California

Approach to Clinical Work

My approach to therapy is rooted in CBT and psychodynamic theories, with a particular focus on the relational aspects of therapy. All clients deserve a warm, inviting, and understanding space to build insight, explore areas of themselves, and work towards the goals they brought into session. Together we will co-create a therapeutic dynamic that gives clients tools to use in day-to-day life, illuminate patterns influencing their well-being, and encourage clients to live their most authentic lives.

Personal

I am originally from the Bay Area, CA and love spending time with family, friends, dogs, and the ocean. In my free time I enjoy traveling, reading for fun, and staying active through Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.

Gereon Fredrickson, M.S.

He / Him / His

Advanced Assessment Extern

Westminster Office

Introduction

I am a doctoral student specializing in psychological assessment. My primary focus is to unravel the symptomology and unwanted behaviors that impact different domains of life to identify the root cause and provide diagnostic clarity. I believe that psychological assessment can be a useful tool to understand primary concerns, inform needs, and obtain effective treatment. My goal is to create a warm and comfortable environment that allows clients to be their genuine self, and provide unconditional compassion and understanding to all.

Education & Training

I am a doctoral student completing my fifth year at Colorado State University, working towards obtaining a Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology. I have worked at multiple university counseling centers and have pursued continued training in psychosocial assessments.

  • B.S. in Psychology, Colorado State University

Approach to Clinical Work

My approach to therapy is primarily psychodynamic, though I incorporate other approaches such as Acceptance & Commitment Therapy and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. I also integrate a strength-based approach to therapy, as I find that we tend to neglect our strengths when facing difficult challenges. I believe that many of the struggles people face develop in early experiences and relationships, and have a great impact on how we form patterns of behaviors, think, and feel. In therapy and assessment I work to form a deep understanding of the roots of each problem/unwanted behavior, while focusing on concrete methods/recommendations for making positive change.

Personal

I am a Colorado native and grew up in south Denver before moving to Fort Collins. I love nature and being outdoors. The majority of my free time is spent snowboarding, fly fishing, hiking, and spending quality time with family and friends. I am so thankful to be in such an amazing state and working with the incredible CTAC team!

Tim Daniel, M.A.

He / Him / His

Assessment Extern

Denver & Westminster Offices

Introduction

I am a third-year doctoral student at the University of Denver. I offer assessment services at CTAC. I have experience working with a wide range of mental health concerns including depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, trauma, and psychotic disorders. I believe strongly in the healing power of relationships and providing a unique therapeutic and assessment experience to the person in front of me.

Education & Training

I am finishing my Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology at the University of Denver. I have worked at private practices, residential treatment facilities, Colorado Crisis Services, and county jails.

  • Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology, University of Denver, APA accredited
  • M.A. in International Disaster Psychology, University of Denver
  • B.S. in Psychology and Sociology, Oregon State University

Approach to Clinical Work

I approach my clinical and assessment work with a relational psychodynamic frame. I believe that understanding people’s relationships, both with others and with themselves, is paramount for healthier psychological functioning. Understanding how relationships came to be and what perpetuates them is crucial in learning how to affecting how we understand ourselves. Every person I work with requires a unique approach and understanding. With that comes a unique relationship between patient and therapist that serves as the catalyst for change. Therapy is at its best when therapist and patient can honestly communicate and be partners for change in the patient’s life.

Personal

I grew up in Oregon and moved to Colorado for graduate school. In my free time I like to play with my dog, hit the gym, and hike when I can. On quieter evenings in I enjoy science fiction movies, Dungeons & Dragons, and fantasy novels.

Molly Jankovsky, M.A., LCSW

She / Her / Hers

Assessment Extern

Denver & Westminster Offices

Introduction

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) and current doctoral student in clinical psychology at the University of Denver. After completing the therapy externship at Colorado Therapy and Assessment Center in 2020, I am happy to continue working with the CTAC team as a doctoral extern providing assessment services. I believe that psychological assessment can be an important tool that helps people answer valuable questions that they have about themselves, their challenges, and their future. I am honored to help guide this process for each unique client and their goals.

Education & Training

  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Colorado
  • M.S.W (Masters of Social Work), University of Denver Graduate School of Social Work
  • Clinical Social Work Internship, VA Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Residential Rehabilitation Center
  • Forensic Social Work Internship, Dove Counseling
  • B.A. in Cultural Anthropology, Colorado College

Approach to Clinical Work

I believe that the process of psychological assessment should be co-created; the therapist brings their own experience and knowledge, but the client is the true expert on themselves, their story, and where they want to go from here. I take an approach to assessment that is collaborative and therapeutic; the assessment experience is informed directly by the questions that you have about yourself. Ideally, you will come away not only with answers to these questions but also with a richer understanding of yourself and of how you can create the changes that you are seeking.

In working with me, you will find that I approach every relationship with kindness and compassion and seek to create a space that is welcoming, safe, and collaborative. It is my hope that these elements allow each person to feel supported in the exploration of who they are and empowered to write the story of who they seek to be.

Personal

Growing up in a mountain town of Colorado, I greatly enjoy nature and being outside – whether that is camping, hiking, or exploring a new place on my road bike with family. However, I also find peace and joy in the quiet moments at home and can often be found enjoying a good book or tv show.

McKayla Gorman, M.A.

She / Her / Hers

Assessment Extern

Denver & Westminster Offices

Introduction

I am currently in my fourth year as a counseling psychology doctoral student and will be applying for an internship this fall. Here at CTAC, I conduct psychological assessment for my own clients as well as other psychologists. I have experience working with a wide variety of clients, but I am mostly passionate about working with children and their families. I have experience with psychological assessment with children, adolescents, and adults with a myriad of presenting concerns. My hope through this externship is to continue to grow my skills and knowledge regarding assessment and aid clients to understand and achieve their assessment goals.

Education & Training

I completed my masters degree in clinical psychology from Francis Marion University in Florence, South Carolina. I mainly provided individual and family therapy for children that had experienced trauma. I began my pursuit of a doctoral degree four years ago and hope to finish by 2023. I have worked in many settings that include college counseling centers, outpatient hospitals, community mental health, and private practice.

Approach to Clinical Work

My approach to psychological assessment is through an interpersonal and multicultural lens that focuses on strengths-based. I hope to understand my client’s goals and through psychological assessment, uncover the issues and provide helpful recommendations. I strive to serve all clients, and as a multicultural competent clinician, my goal is to provide an inclusive environment for all.

Personal

I am a Colorado native and plan to stay in Colorado for the foreseeable future. I love to play any kind of sport, but mainly basketball as I did play in college at Seattle Pacific University. I have recently gotten into mountain biking and enjoying spending my free time with my friends and family and of course my dog, Zoey.

Christina Bordeaux, M.A.

She / Her / Hers

Assessment Extern

Westminster Office

Introduction

I am completing my doctoral externship here at Colorado Therapy & Assessment Center (CTAC) in assessment under the supervision of Dr. Bert Pace. Currently, I am pursuing my doctorate degree in the field of School Psychology. I love working with school-aged children and parents and have worked with this population in a variety of settings including schools, hospitals, and research-based settings. I am excited to spend the year with CTAC and aim to offer comprehensive psychological testing with warmth, understanding, and professionalism.

Education & Training

I am currently a third-year student in the School Psychology Psy.D. program at the University of Colorado, Denver. I will be receiving my masters “en route” to my doctorate in the fall of 2021.

  • Psy.D. in School Psychology from the University of Colorado, Denver expected spring 2023
  • M.A. in School Psychology from the University of Colorado, Denver expected fall 2021
  • B.A. in Psychology from the University of California, Los Angeles

Approach to Clinical Work

I take a bio-psycho-social approach to assessment and enjoy looking at the interconnection between biology, psychology, and socio-environmental factors. I believe we are complex beings and multiple factors might influence the symptoms one is experiencing. By looking at the whole picture, my goal is to get a better sense of what makes you, you. I aim to use this holistic approach to fully understand you as an individual and your concerns, so I can better offer diagnostic clarity

Personal

I am a Southern California native and recently moved to Denver to pursue my doctorate degree. Although I miss the beach, I love exploring Colorado’s beautiful mountains and small towns. I enjoy hiking, cooking, board games, and trivia. I hope to one day be athletic and brave enough to hike a 14er.

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