Welcome Staff

Ariana Pia
Counseling Front Desk Support

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Luann Schilling, RDH
Counseling Front Desk Support

Education/Training:

  • Associate of Applied Science in Dental Hygiene, Pueblo Community College, Pueblo, CO
Jen Collier
Counseling Services Front Desk Supervisor

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Education/Training:

  • Natural Resources Management, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO

Counseling Senior Staff

Chris Leck, LCSW, CAC II
Assistant Director of DAY Programs; Senior Staff Counselor

Pronouns:

  • He/Him/His

Education/Training:

  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker
  • Master of Social Work, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado

Professional Interests:

  • Relationships
  • Men’s Issues
  • Drug and Alcohol Use/Abuse
  • Sexual Orientation
  • Gender Identity
  • Mood Disorders
  • Grief/Loss
  • Purpose and Meaning

 

Adam Sargent, Ph.D.
Assistant Director of Group Services; Senior Staff Psychologist

Pronouns:

  • He/Him/His

Education/Training:

  • Licensed psychologist
  • Doctor of Philosophy – Counseling Psychology, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado

Professional Interests:

  • Relationship/Interpersonal Issues
  • Group Therapy
  • LGBTQ+
  • Existential Concerns
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Exposure

 

Jenny Brandsma, LPC
Associate Director, Clinical Director; Senior Staff Counselor

Pronouns:

  • She/Her/Hers

Education/Training:

  • Licensed professional counselor
  • Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology, University of Denver, Denver, Colorado

Professional Interests:

  • Childhood Sexual Abuse/Incest
  • Physical and Emotional Abuse
  • Sexual/Romantic Orientation
  • Gender Identity
  • Race and Ethnic Issues
  • PTSD
Aki Hosoi Ph.D.
Associate Director; Training Director; Senior Staff Psychologist

Pronouns:

  • She/Her/Hers

Education/Training:

  • Licensed Psychologist
  • Doctor of Philosophy, Counseling Psychology, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado
  • Doctor of Philosophy, Biology, University of California at Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, California

Professional Interests:

  • Veterans
  • Culturally Diverse Populations
  • Trauma

 

Michele Faris, Psy.D.
Assistant Director of Academic Year Staff; Senior Staff Psychologist

Pronouns

  • She/Her/Hers

Education/Training:

  • Doctor of Psychology, Counseling Psychology, University of Northern Colorado, Greeley, Colorado

Professional Interests:

  • Positive Psychology & Other Strengths-Based Psychology
  • Solution Focused Therapy
  • Shame Reduction
  • Non-Traditional Aged Students
  • Marginalized Populations
  • Trauma
  • Depression/Anxiety
  • Relationships
  • Women's Issues.

 

Helen F. Bowden, Ph.D.
Coordinator of Eating Disorder Services; Senior Staff Psychologist

Pronouns:

  • She/Her/Hers

Education/Training:

  • Licensed Psychologist
  • Doctor of Philosophy, Counseling Psychology, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida

Professional Interests:

  • Disordered Eating/Body Image
  • Learning Disabilities (AD/HD)
  • Trauma
  • Identity and Multicultural Exploration
  • Chronic Pain/Health Conditions
  • Mood and Anxiety Disorders
  • OCD
  • Spiritual Exploration
  • Self-Esteem/Self-Compassion
  • Bilingual (Spanish)
  • LGBTQ+

 

Andrew L. Brimhall, Ph.D.
Senior Staff Psychologist

Education/Training:

  • Doctorate inCounseling Psychology; Ball State University; Muncie, Indiana

Professional Interests:

  • Relationship Issues
  • Couples Counseling
  • Sexual Issues
  • Trauma
  • International Students
  • Multiculturalism and Diversity
  • Sexual and Gender Minorities
  • Men's Issues
  • Behavioral Health
Jessie Charbonneau, LPC
Senior Staff Counselor

Education/Training:

  • Licensed Professional Counselor
  • Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health and School Counseling, University of Northern Colorado, Greeley, Colorado

Professional Interests:

  • Queer/LGBTQ+ identities
  • Culturally Diverse Populations
  • Identity Development
  • Relationships
  • Trauma Informed Care
  • Alcohol and other drugs
Lisa Cline, LCSW
Senior Staff Counselor with iTEAM

Pronouns

  • She/Her/Hers

Education/Training:

  • Master of Social Work, Colorado State University
  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Professional Interests:

  • Dialectical Behavior Training
  • Personality Disorders
  • Mood Disorders
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Trauma Informed Care
  • Feminist Theory

 

Pam McCracken, LCSW, MAC
Senior Staff Counselor

Pronouns:

  • She/Her/Hers

Education/Training:

  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker
  • Master of Social Work, University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas
  • Masters in Addiction Counseling
  • DBT Certified
  • Recovery to Practice Certificate NAADAC

Professional Interests:

  • Alcohol and Other Drug Use/Abuse
  • Recovery
  • Grief and Loss
  • Interpersonal Relationships
  • Anxiety/Depression
  • Transitions
  • Identity
  • Family of Origin Issues

 

Jeff Nepute, Ph.D.
iTEAM Senior Staff Psychologist

Pronouns:

  • He/Him/His

Education/Training:

  • Licensed Psychologist
  • Doctor of Philosophy, Counseling Psychology, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado

Professional Interests:

  • Dialectical and Behavior Therapy
  • Suicide and Self-Injurious Behavior
  • Substance Use/Abuse
  • Men’s Issues
  • Psychotherapy Effectiveness

 

Steve Okiyama, Ph.D.
Senior Staff Psychologist

Education/Training:

  • Licensed Psychologist
  • Doctor of Philosophy, Clinical Psychology, Fuller Graduate School of Psychology, Pasadena, California

Professional Interests:

  • Mood Disorders
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Family of origin concerns
  • Men’s issues
  • Multicultural/Diversity issues
  • Racial Identity Development Models

Jesse Wolf, PsyD
iTEAM Senior Staff Psychologist

Education/Training:

  • Psy.D., William James College, Newton, MA

Professional Interests:

  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy
  • Suicide and Self-Injurious Behavior 
  • Eating Disorders
  • Borderline Personality Disorder
  • Trauma
Dee Colombini, MA, LPC, LAC
Senior Staff Counselor

Education/Training:

  • Licensed Professional Counselor
  • Licensed Addiction Counselor
  • Master of Arts, Counseling Psychology, University of Missouri-Columbia

Professional Interests:

  • Alcohol and Other Drugs
  • Anxiety
  • Body Image/Eating Disorders
  • Co-dependency
  • Depression
  • Existential Issues
  • LGBTQAI+
  • Grief & Loss
  • Interpersonal Relationships
  • Life Transitions
  • Trauma

 

Beit Gorski, LPC
Senior Staff Counselor

Pronouns: Xe/Xem, Elle

Education/Training:

  • Masters of Somatic Counseling Psychology, Naropa University, Boulder, CO

Professional Interests:

  • Trauma
  • Attachment
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • PTSD
  • LGBTQ
  • Life transition
  • Gender Identity Development
  • Psychosis
  • Autism
  • Multicultural Counseling
  • Racial Identity Development
Jeffrey Paulez, Ph.D.
Trauma Psychologist; Senior Staff Psychologist

Pronouns: He/Him/His

Education/Training:

  • Licensed Psychologist
  • Doctor of Philosophy, Counseling Psychology, University of Northern Colorado, Greeley, CO
  • Graduate Certificate, Child and Adolescent Psychology, University of Northern Colorado, Greeley, CO

Professional Interests:

  • Trauma
  • Identity Development
  • Queer/LGBTQ+ Identities
  • Culturally diverse populations
  • International students
  • Attachment
  • Interpersonal issues
  • Couples counseling
  • Family of origin concerns
  • Existential concerns
  • Spirituality
Karen Eichel, LPC, NCC
Interpersonal Violence Counselor, Senior Staff Counselor

Pronouns: she/her/hers

Education:

  • Licensed Professional Counselor
  • Master of Education and Human Resource Studies: Counseling and Career Development with an emphasis on College Counseling, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO

Professional Interests:

  • Interpersonal Violence (domestic violence, intimate partner violence, sexual assault, sexual harassment, stalking, childhood sexual abuse, human trafficking)
  • Post traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Trauma
  • Self-compassion
  • Sexual healing
  • Interpersonal relationships
  • Family systems
  • Gender and sexuality  
  • Attachment
Britney Worley, MA, LPC
Senior Staff Counselor

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Education/Training: 

  • Licensed Professional Counselor 
  • MA in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, University of Northern Colorado, Greeley, CO

Professional Interests: 

  • Queer/LGBTQ+ Identities
  • Identity Development
  • Multicultural Counseling
  • Drug & Alcohol Use
  • Interpersonal Relationships
  • Trauma Informed Care
Zoe Urcadez, LPCC
Senior Staff Counselor

Pronouns: she/her/hers

Education/Training:

  • Bachelor of Arts, Latin American Studies, Gonzaga University, Spokane, WA
  • Master of Arts, Counseling Psychology and School Counseling, University of San Francisco, San Francisco, CA

Professional Interests:

  • Intergenerational Trauma
  • Racial Trauma
  • Mindful Movement
  • Boundaries
  • LGBTQIA+
  • Multicultural Counseling
Ginny Laahs
Training Administrative Assistant
Karen Fox, BS
Program Facilitator DAY Programs

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Education/Training: 

  • Bachelor of Science, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado 
Ivis Carrera, MA
Senior Staff Counselor

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Education/Training:

  • Master of Arts, University of West Florida, Pensacola, FL
  • Bachelor of Arts, Psychology, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL

Professional Interests:

  • Multicultural Counseling
  • Identity Development
  • Interpersonal Relationships
  • Trauma
  • Race and ethnic issues
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Life Transition

Academic Year Clinicians

Tami Anderson, M.S.
Academic Year Counselor

Education/Training:

  • Master of Science in Marital and Family Therapy, Graduate School of Psychology, Fuller Theological Seminary, Pasadena, California

Professional Interests:

  • Relationships (dating, marriage, pre-marriage, family, systems, family of origins)
  • Cultural and Cross-Cultural Transitions (acculturation and re-entry) and Intercultural relationships
  • Third Culture Kids
  • International and Graduate Student Challenges
  • Leadership Development
  • Personal and Existential Identity
  • Spirituality
  • Gender
  • Sexuality
  • Mindfulness
  • Yoga for Physical and Mental Health
  • Moving Forward in Loss
  • ADHA/ADD

Becka Ashcraft, M.Ed., NCC, LPC
Academic Year Counselor

Education/Training:

  • Master’s in Counseling and Human Services, University of Idaho 
  • Peace Circle Through Restorative Practice, Thompson School District 
  • Peace for Kids, Center for Anti-bullying and Nonviolence 

Professional Interests:

  • Group Facilitation 
  • Nature Therapy 
  • International Students 
  • Conflict Resolution/Mediation 
  • Mindfulness 
  • Anxiety/Depression 
  • Relationships 
  • Existential Therapy 
Rebecca Carpenter, M.S., EdS
Academic Year Counselor

Education/Training:

  • Master of Counseling, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana
  • Education Specialist in Counseling, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana

Professional Interests:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Trauma
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Substance Use
Marcy Clark, LCSW
Academic Year Counselor

Education/Training:

  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker
  • Masters of Social Work, Colorado State University
  • Master of Arts, Interpersonal Communication, Western Michigan University

Professional Interests:

  • Health Care
  • Homelessness
  • Addiction

Cyndi Hurd, MSW, MPH, LCSW
Academic Year Counselor

Pronouns:

  • She/Her/Hers

Education/Training:

  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker
  • Master of Social Work, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Master of Public Health, Boston University, Boston University, Massachusetts

Professional Interests:

  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Grief and Loss
  • Transgender Health
  • Chronic Illness
  • Life Transitions
  • Solution Focused

 

Lori Loeb, MA, LPC
Academic Year Counselor

Education/Training:

  • Master of Arts, Counseling Psychology, University of Missouri-Columbia

Professional Interests:

  • Body Image and Eating Disorders
  • Women’s Issues
  • Life Transitions

Jeri Newlin, M.S.
Academic Year Counselor

Pronouns:

  • She/Her/Hers

Education/Training:

  • Master of Science, Counseling Psychology, University of Illinois, Urbana, Illinois

Professional Interests:

  • Addictions
  • Anxiety
  • Military/Veterans
  • Men and Masculinity
  • Body Image and Eating Disorders
  • Depression
  • Family issues
  • LGBTQIA+
  • Grief
  • Sex therapy
  • Trauma
  • Women’s issues
  • Gender/Identity
  • Mindfulness

 

Kim Wilcox, M.A., L.P.C.
Academic Year Counselor

Education/Training:

  • M.A. of Agency Counseling, University of Northern Colorado, Greeley, CO

Professional Interests:

  • Trauma
  • Relationship Issues
  • Identity exploration
  • Grief/Loss
  • Body Image
  • LGBTQIA+
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Learning Disabilities
Susan Williams, Ph.D., LPC, NCC, ACS, BC-TMH
Academic Year Counselor

Education/Training:

Ph. D. Counselor Education & Supervision

Professional Interests:

Depression

Anxiety

LGBTQ+

Relationship Issues

Stress Management

Cyndy Rehberg, MA, LPC, NCC
Academic Year Counselor

Education/Training:

  • MA, Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Adler University, Chicago, IL
  • Licensed Professional Counselor, Colorado- DORA, Fort, Collins, CO
  • NCC Counselor, NBCC

Professional Interests:

  • Trauma
  • Sexual Violence
  • Anxiety
  • Relationships
  • LGBTQ+
Krista Nyce, LPCC
Academic Year Mental Health Counselor

Pronouns: she/her/hers

Education/Training:

  • Masters of Education in Clinical Mental Health Counseling for Schools and Communities, Pennsylvania State University, State College, PA
  • BA in Psychology, Eastern Mennonile University, Harrisonburg, VA

Professional Interest:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Grief and loss
  • LGBTQ+
  • Self-compassion
  • Self-esteem
  • Interpersonal violence
  • Trauma-informed care
Michael Sewell, M.A., LPCC
Academic Year Counselor

Pronouns: He/Him/His

Education/Training: 

  • Bachelor of Arts, Colorado College, Colorado Springs, CO
  • Master of Arts, University of West Florida, Pensacola, FL
Alice Moore, Ph.D.
Academic Year Counselor

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Education/Training: 

  • Doctor of Psychology, Consciousness and Spirituality, Graduate Certificate in Organizational Leadership, Saybrook University, Pasadena, California
  • Master of Social Welfare, UC Berkeley, Berkeley, California

Professional Interests: 

  • Intergenerational/Transgenerational Trauma
  • Trauma reduction strategies
  • Interpersonal Violence
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Grief, loss and bereavement
  • Humanistic and transpersonal psychology
  • Multicultural counseling-DEIJ Advocacy
  • DBT/CBT and Mindfulness Practices
Joseph Edelberg, MSW
Academic Year Counselor

Pronouns: He/Him/His

Education: 

  • MSW, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO
  • BA Sociology, UC Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, CA

Professional Interests: 

  • Relationships
  • Grief and loss
  • Depression
  • Purpose and meaning
  • Identity
  • Equine assisted therapy
  • Connection to natural environment 
Apple Liu, MA, LPCC
Academic Year Counselor

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Education/Training: 

  • Licensed Professional Counselor Candidate 
  • MA in Counseling, New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, NM
  • BA in Creative Writing, New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, NM

Professional Interests:

  • Group Facilitation
  • Trauma and Resilience
  • Family of Origin and Self Actualization
  • International Students Advocacy
  • Womanhood
  • Motherhood
  • Boundaries
  • Mindfulness
  • Spirituality
  • Grief and Growth
  • Self-love 
  • Forgiveness
Laura G. Templet, LCSW
Academic Year Counselor

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Education/Training: 

  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker
  • Social Work Fellowship - Karl Menninger School of Psychiatry and Mental Health Sciences 
  • Master and Bachelor of Social Work, University of Kansas, Lawrence Kansas
  • Certified Trauma-Information Treatment Clinician - National Child Traumatic Stress Network 

Professional Interests:

  • Adoption
  • Anxiety/Depression
  • Autism
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Family Systems/Family of Origin
  • Feminist/Women's theory
  • LGBTQIA+
  • Masculinity/Men's issues
  • Mindfulness Practices
  • PTSD
  • Solution Focused
  • Spirituality/Religion
  • Strength-Based 
  • Trauma 

Counseling Trainees

Allegra Lyon, BA
Doctoral Psychology Intern

Education/Training:

  • B.A., University of Colorado, Boulder, CO

Professional Interests:

  • Anxiety
  • OCD
  • Mood disorders
  • Trauma
  • Substance use/abuse
  • Identity development
  • Relationships and interpersonal concerns
  • Mindfulness
  • Self-compassion
  • Suicide and self-injurious behaviors
  • Women's issues
Jesselyn DeFilippo, MA
Post-Masters Fellow

Pronouns: she/her/hers

Education/Training:

  • MA, University of Northern Colorado, Greeley, CO
  • BFA, University of Oregon, Eugene, OR

Professional Interests:

  • Trauma
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • PTSD
  • Internal Family Systems
  • Substance Use
Kyrie Lampert, MA
Advanced Practicum

Pronouns: she/her/hers

Education/Training:

  • Master of Arts, University of Denver, Denver, CO
  • Bachelor of Arts, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI

Professional Interests:

  • Relationship issues
  • LGBTQ+ populations
  • Trauma
  • Substance use
  • Identity development
  • Mood disorders
Sarah Munoz, BA
Advanced Practicum

Pronouns: she/her/hers

Education/Training:

  • BA Psychology, CU Boulder, Boulder, CO
  • BA Sociology, CU Boulder, Boulder, CO

Professional Interests:

  • Substance misuse
  • Multicultural counseling
  • Attachement
  • Co-morbid disorders
  • ADHD
  • LGBTQ+
Jessie Pauley, M.A.
Doctoral Intern

Pronouns: she/her/hers

Education/Training:

  • M.A., Sport and Performance Psychology, University of Denver, Denver, CO
  • B.A., Movement and Exercise Science, University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, IA

Professional Interests:

  • Identity development
  • Purpose and meaning
  • Sport and performance
  • LGBTQ+
  • Trauma
Melissa Rosenberg
Masters Intern

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Education: 

  • B.S. Human Services, California State University, Fullerton, CA

Professional Interests: 

  • Depression
  • Burnout
  • Trauma
  • Identity Development
  • Creativity
Jorge Rubio
Masters Intern

Pronouns: He/Him/His

Education: 

  • M.A. Clinical Mental Health Counseling, University of Northern Colorado, Greeley, CO 
  • B.A. Philosophy, University of Northern Colorado, Greeley, CO 
  • A.A. Philosophy, Aims Community College, Greeley, CO

Professional Interests: 

  • Eating Disorders
  • Existentialism 
  • Philosophical Counseling
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Motivational Interviewing 
  • Men's Issues