Welcome Staff

William Joachin
Front Desk Supervisor
Karen Fox, B.S.
Administrative Assistant
Kaitlyn Rangel
Counseling Front Desk Support

Pronouns:

  • She/Her/Hers

Education/Training:

  • Bachelor of Arts, University of Northern Colorado, Greeley, Colorado
  • Associate of Arts, Aims Community College, Greeley, Colorado

Counseling Senior Staff

Reid Trotter, Ph.D.
Director of Counseling Services

Pronouns:

  • He/Him/His

Education/Training:

  • Licensed Psychologist
  • Doctor of Philosophy, Counseling Psychology, University of Missouri, Columbia, Missouri

Professional Interests:

  • Interpersonal and Existential Concerns
  • Gender Identity
  • International Student Health
  • Primary Care Behavioral Health

 

Lisa Miller, Ph.D.
Director of Specialty Counseling Services

Education/Training:

  • Doctor of Philosophy, Educational Leadership, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado

Professional Interests:

  • Student development: cognitive and psycho-social
  • Substance abuse treatment

Mica Adesso, Ph.D.
Behavioral Health Team Lead; Senior Staff Psychologist

Pronouns:

  • She/Her/Hers

Education / Training:

  • Licensed Psychologist
  • Doctor of Philosophy, Counseling and Student Personnel Psychology, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, Minnesota

Professional Interests:

  • Relationship/Interpersonal Issues
  • Grief/Loss
  • Trauma
  • Multicultural/International Issues
  • Existential/Spirituality
  • LGBTQQAI
  • Women’s Issues

 

Adam-Jon Aparicio, M.A., M.Ed.
Coordinator for Diversity and Outreach Services; Senior Staff Counselor

Pronouns:

  • He/Him/His

Education / Training:

  • M.A. in Community Counseling, Seattle University, Seattle, Washington
  • M.Ed. in Higher Education and Student Affairs Administration, University of Vermont, Burlington, Vermont

Professional Interests:

  • Multicultural Counseling
  • Men and Masculinity
  • LGBTQ+
  • Racially Identity Development
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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+

 

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
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

 

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

 

Michele Faris, Psy.D.
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.

 

Lisa Heifner, M.S., LPC
Assistant Director of Academic Year Staff Services; Senior Staff Counselor

Pronouns:

  • She/Her/Hers

Education/Training:

  • Licensed Professional Counselor
  • Master of Science, Health and Human Development - Mental Health Counseling, Montana State University, Bozeman, Montana

Professional Interests:

  • Trauma
  • Sex Therapy
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy
  • Chronic Pain
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
  • Couples Therapy
  • Culturally Diverse Populations
  • Trauma

 

Steve Oklyama, 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

Stephanie Mora-DeRosby, M.A., LPC, LAC
Senior Staff Counselor

Education/Training:

  • Licensed Professional Counselor
  • Licensed Addiction Counselor
  • Master of Arts, University of Northern Colorado, Greeley, Colorado

Professional Interests:

  • Racial minorities
  • Alcohol and other drugs
  • Co-dependency
  • Relationships
  • Recovery from addiction

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.
Senior Staff Psychologist of iTeam

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
  • Couples and Relationship Concerns
  • Psychotherapy Effectiveness and Development of Therapist Expertise

 

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

 

Jimmy Stewart, LPC, NCC
Senior Staff Counselor
Jim Weber, LCSW
Senior Staff Counselor

Education/Training:

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

Professional Interests:

  • Substance abuse and dual diagnoses treatment and recovery
  • Existential / Purposeful living issues and exploration
  • Veterans transition and return to civilian life
  • Brain imaging technologies and interpretation / application of research to optimizing brain, health / function

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:

  • LGBTQ+
  • Relationships
  • Gender and Sexual Orientation
  • Trauma Informed Care
  • Drug and Alcohol Use and Abuse
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy
Beit Gorski, LPC
Senior Staff Counselor

Education/Training:

  • Master of Somatic Counseling and Psychology, Naropa University, Boulder, Colorado

Professional Interests:

  • Trauma
  • Attachment
  • Anxiety/Depression
  • PTSD
  • LGBTQ+
  • Life Transition
  • Gender/Sexuality
  • Psychosis
  • Autism
Andrew L. Brimhall, Ph.D.
Senior Staff Psychologist

Education/Training:

  • Doctor of Counseling Psychology, Ball State University, Muncie, Indiana

Professional Interests:

  • Relationship Issues
  • Couples Counseling
  • Sexual Issues
  • Trauma
  • International Students
  • Multiculturalism and Diversity
  • Sexual and Gender Minorities

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, LPCC
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
  • Outdoor Therapy
  • Multicultural Counseling
  • Conflict Resolution/Mediation
  • Mindfulness
  • Family Leadership Training, CSU Extension

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

Dee Colombini, M.A., LPC, LAC
Academic Year Counselor

Education/Training:

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

Professional Interests:

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

Karen S. Dickason, MSW, LCSW, CEAP
Academic Year Counselor

Education/Training:

  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker
  • Certified Employee Assistance Professional
  • Masters in Social Work, San Diego State University, San Diego, California
  • Bachelor of Arts in Social Work, Colorado State University

Professional Interests:

  • Mood Disorders
  • Women’s Issues
  • Self-esteem and Assertiveness
  • Bereavement
  • Couples and Interpersonal/Relationship Issues

Galina Hazanov Lahav, LSW
Academic Year Counselor

Pronouns:

  • She/Her/Hers

Education/Training:

  • Doctor of Medicine, Russian State Medical University, Moscow, Russia
  • Master of Social Work, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado
  • Licensed Social Worker

Professional Interests

  • Anxiety Disorders (Generalized, Panic, Social, Obsessive Compulsive, Post-traumatic stress Disorders)
  • Mood Disorders
  • ADHD
  • Other Mental Health Problems
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

 

Pamela Kemp, M.Ed., NCC
Academic Year Counselor

Pronouns:

  • She/Her/Hers

Education/Training:

  • Masters of Education, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO

Professional Interests:

  • Trauma
  • Mood Disorders
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • EMDR
  • Nutrition for Mental Wellbeing

 

Lori Loeb. MA
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

Rachel Lucas, M.A., LPC, NCC, CAC II
Academic Year Counselor

Pronouns:

  • She/Her/Hers

Education/Training:

  • Master of Arts, Clinical Mental Health Counseling, University of Northern Colorado, Greeley, Colorado

Professional Interests:

  • PTSD/Trauma
  • Substance Abuse
  • LGBTQ+
  • Multicultural & Diversity Issues
  • Identity Development
  • Life Transitions
  • Interpersonal Relationships

 

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
  • GLBTQ
  • Grief
  • Sex therapy
  • Trauma
  • Women’s issues
  • Gender/Identity
  • Mindfulness

 

Anna Lauer Roy, M.A., LPC
Academic Year Staff Counselor

Pronouns:

  • She/Her/Hers

Education/Training:

  • Master of Arts in Clinical Counseling, University of Northern Colorado, Denver Campus, Colorado
  • Licensed Professional Counselor

Professional Interests:

  • Culturally-Conscious therapy
  • Relationship issues and couples counseling
  • Trauma
  • Social resilience training for individuals, organizations, and communities
  • Mindfulness-based stress reduction
  • Yoga therapy
Jesse Wolf, Psy.D
Academic Year Counselor

Education/Training:

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

Professional Interests:

  • Anxiety/Depression
  • Eating Disorders
  • Borderline Personality Disorder
  • DBT
  • Trauma
Jr McGrath, M.S., LMFT
Academic Year Counselor

Education/Training:

  • Master of Science, Human Development and Family Studies, Marriage and Family Therapy, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado

Professional Interests:

  • Couples therapy
  • Interpersonal, Relational, and Generational issues
  • Life Transitions
  • Military Personnel and Veterans
  • Trauma
Mark Cunningham, M.S., MFTC
Academic Year Counselor

Pronouns

  • He/Him/His

Education/Training:

  • Master of Science in Human Development and Family Studies, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado
  • Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology, University of Nevada Las Vegas, Las Vegas, Nevada

Professional Interests:

  • Couples Therapy
  • Interpersonal Therapy
  • Attachment
  • Family and Systemic Therapy
  • Mindfulness
  • Military Concerns/Reintegration
  • Sex Therapy (nonmonogamy/kink)
  • Masculinity
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
John Herman, Ph.D.
Academic Year Counselor

Pronouns:

  • He/Him/His

Education/Training:

  • Information coming soon!

Professional Interests:

  • Relational/Interpersonal Concerns
  • Existential/Humanistic Concerns
  • Trauma
  • Culturally Contextual Therapy
  • Community-Oriented Healing
  • Intergenerational Trauma/Resilience
  • Indigenous/Native American/Alaska Native Students/People
  • Family Dynamic Concerns
  • Gender and Masculinity
Lauren Lewis, LPC, LAC
Academic Year Counselor

Pronouns

  • she/her/hers

Education/Training:

  • Licensed Professional Counselor
  • Licensed Addiction Counselor
  • M.A. Clinical Mental Health and School Counseling, University of Northern Colorado, Greeley, CO

Professional Interests:

  • Substance Use
  • LGBTQIA+
  • HIV/AIDS
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Sexual Health and Identity

Counseling Trainees

Emily Clark
Advanced Practicum (DAY)

Education/Training:

  • PsyD, University of Denver, Denver, CO (in progress)
  • M.S., University of Denver, Denver, CO
  • B.S., Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
Danielle Stack, B.S.
Master's Counseling Intern

Pronouns:

  • She/Her/Hers

Education/Training:

  • Bachelor of Science in Dietetics, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa

Professional Interests:

  • Substance Use
  • Body Image and Eating Disorders
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Integrated Health
  • Athletics
  • Mind and Body Wellness
Erin Burr
Master's Counseling Intern

Pronouns:

  • She/Her/Hers

Education/Training:

  • Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado
Jaimie Ascencio, M.S.
Practicum 2

Pronouns:

  • She/Her/Hers

Education/Training:

  • Master of Science in Counseling Psychology, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado 
  • Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, University of Wisconsin - River Falls, River Falls, Wisconsin
Noah Share
Master's of Social Work Intern

Education/Training:

  • Bachelors of Social Work, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado
  • Bachelors of Psychology, Butler University, Indianapolis, Indiana
Zachary Lattanzio, M.A.
Advanced Practicum - iTEAM

Pronouns:

  • He/Him/His

Education/Training:

  • Bachelor of Arts, Boston College, Chestnut Hills, Massachusetts
  • Master of Arts, University of Denver, Denver, Colorado

Professional Interests:

  • Dialectical and Behavior Therapy
  • Suicide & Self-Injurious Behavior
  • Substance Use/Abuse
  • LGBTQ+
  • Gender Identity
  • Anxiety
  • OCD
  • Trauma
  • Exposure
James O'Geary, M.S., LPCC, NCC
Post Masters Fellow

Pronouns:

  • He/Him/His

Education/Training:

  • Master of Science in Clinical Counseling, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina
  • Bachelor of Arts in Sociology, Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, North Carolina

Professional Interests:

  • Relationship Issues
  • Student Athletes
  • Substance Abuse
  • Animal Assisted Therapy
  • Grief
Jeffrey Paul, B.A.
Doctoral Psychology Intern

Pronouns:

  • He/Him/His

Education/Training:

  • Doctoral Candidate in Counseling Psychology, University of Northern Colorado, Greeley, Colorado
  • Bachelor of Psychology, Union University, Jackson, Tennessee

Professional Interests:

  • Relationship/Interpersonal Issues
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • LGBTQ+
  • Spirituality and Existential Concerns
  • Multicultural and International Students
  • Couples
  • Attachment
Jessica Schwartz, B.S.
Masters Counseling Intern

Education/Training:

  • Bachelor of Science in Psychology, Appalachian State University, Boone, North Carolina

Professional Interests:

  • Group Therapy
  • Mood Disorders
  • Grief
  • Eating Disorders
  • Suicide Prevention
Kaitlyn Lomartire, B.S.
Masters Counseling Intern

Education/Training:

  • Bachelor of Science in Psychology, Pacific University, Forest Grove, Oregon

Professional Interests:

  • Trauma
  • Mood Disorders
  • Anxiety
  • Sexual Assault
  • IPV
  • Student Athletes
Charles Bakalars
Masters Counseling Intern

Education/Training:

  • Bachelor of Arts, University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire, Wisconsin

Professional Interest:

  • Mood Disorders
  • Suicide
  • Alcohol and Drug Use/Treatment
Britney DelCarpio
Sarah Tilzey
Yun Garrison
Sally McGregor
Tess Mone’t Kilwein
Post-Doctoral Fellow

Education/Training:

  • Doctor of Philosophy in Clinical Psychology, University of Wyoming, Laramie, Wyoming
  • Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology, University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, North Dakota
  • Bachelor of Science, North Dakota State University, Fargo, North Dakota

Professional Interests:

  • Underserved Populations
  • Drug and Alcohol Use
  • Indigenous Health
  • Integrated Health Care
  • Student Athletes
  • Health Behaviors
  • Trauma/PTSD
  • LGBTQ+
  • Exposure
Lauren Brodowski, B.S.
Master of Social Work Intern

Education/Training:

  • Bachelor of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics, California State University, Long Beach, California

Professional Interests:

  • Individual, Family, and Couple Counseling
  • Creative Therapy