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.
Life isn’t simple, in fact it can be very messy at times, but within that chaos there is growth. My passion is assisting people in finding their own personal strength and utilizing that as the secret weapon to getting through life’s challenges. I believe that with every difficulty we face, we improve our own resiliency, learn about ourselves and our reactions to stressors and can make more informed decisions moving forward.
I specialize in working with trauma, depression, anxiety, mood instability, adolescent support, sexual abuse and domestic violence. I am trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), which is a skilled approach to trauma treatment. I am also experienced in Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), which are evidence-based treatments for anxiety and depression.
I use authenticity, humor, directness, warmth and a strength-based approach to help those I work with build resiliency and self-confidence. Treatment is an individualized process. I tailor the treatment to who I am sitting in with, and together we will create a plan to support your individual needs.
I have a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Fort Lewis College and a Master’s Degree from the University of Northern Colorado in Clinical Counseling. I have worked in community mental health for the past 10 years which has given me a great deal of experience in helping those with severe anxiety, trauma, depression and a variety of mood disorders. I am also experienced in working with the dynamics of blended families.
My husband Brian and I share four wonderful children that range in age from 6 to 15. We love our family time and enjoy soccer games, camping and guitar concerts. Being a mom, I am especially drawn to working with teens and young adults to help them navigate the unique challenges they face.
Let’s Get Started – Moving Forward Begins NOW!
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.