Empathetic, Caring Therapy & Counseling in South Denver
“Our Mission is to provide Positive Emotional Support and Practical Tools for Long-term Mental Health and Ongoing Happiness, in a Completely Safe and Respectful Therapeutic Environment.”
Meet Dr. Jeff
My father was a psychiatrist and was the key influence and inspiration behind me pursuing mental health as a profession. I have a Masters and PhD in Clinical Psychology, and have been in private practice since 2005. I completed my internship at Children’s Hospital in Denver, later taking on a staff position as a Psychologist and, during that time, I worked with chronically medically ill children and their families.
I believe that working at Children’s provided me with the clinical foundation needed to work with the clients I have today. The experience was transformational for me, both professionally and personally. Dealing with the mental health challenges of young people on a daily basis expanded my capacity for empathy and kindness beyond anything I could have imagined.
Not only did it make me a better therapist, it made me a better person, husband, and father.
I continue to grow and understand my role of supporting people through the most challenging times of their lives, and I take pride in, and respect the honor given me, to dive into an individual’s life experience. I feel honored to be a part of my client’s lives and value their relationships very much.
I live in South Denver with my wife Kim and together we have three children, Abigail, Caroline, and Peter. My children attend the South Denver Public Schools and we spend a ton of time in the dance studio. We enjoy camping, traveling, and spending time together. My wife runs an organization with the goal of empowering girls to believe in themselves and their amazing talents. Thank you for taking the time to read a little about me.
Bachelor of Science with an emphasis in Psychology – Colorado State University 1995
Master’s in Psychology with an emphasis in Clinical Psychology – University of Nebraska 1997
Doctorate in Psychology with an emphasis in Clinical Psychology- University of Nebraska 2001
Internship in Clinical Psychology at the Children’s Hospital – Denver, CO 2000
Staff Psychologist at the Children’s Hospital – Denver, CO 2000-2007
Private Practice in South Denver 2005 – Present.
I have a lifelong passion for helping others and over twenty years of experience in the mental health field, as a therapist, clinical trainer, and supervisor of therapists. These experiences have assisted me in understanding and walking with others towards their goals. I believe healthy therapeutic relationships provide the foundation, safety, and strength to address life challenges.
My educational background includes a Bachelor’s degree in psychology and a Master’s degree in Community Counseling and am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Colorado since 2004. I have professional experience in many venues and have served all ages and backgrounds. I specialize in treating children, youth and their families in the areas of depression, anxiety, ADHD, and trauma. In addition to children and youth, I am very comfortable working with adults of all ages and have treated a wide range of issues, symptoms, and diagnoses.
Previously, I provided care as a Child and Family Therapist at Arapahoe/Douglas Mental Health Network, Project PAVE, and Denver Children’s Advocacy Center where I was the Director of Assessment and Treatment. It was during that time that I became highly specialized in trauma treatment. I have been privileged to assist others in unlocking where they have become stuck or are suffering. I have a strong appreciation for family therapy and routinely involve those important to the client when providing care.
Part of being a helping person is modeling good care of oneself and I have a variety of hobbies and interests that create happiness for me in my daily living. I am an avid cook and love all things food related. I love the outdoors and stay active by walking, hiking, biking, camping, gardening, skiing and traveling domestically and abroad. I have a loving compassionate wife and have close relationships with my family. We live in Denver and appreciate all that Colorado offers in natural beauty and recreation.
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We invite you to set up an appointment with any of our associates to see if we would be a good fit for you.
We’ll get started by understanding your experiences and how they impact your life currently. It is always exciting to know change can happen – and that you will be fully supported and respected during the process.