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Dr. Megan McKnight (Olson) - Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Founder and Clinical Director

I believe in leaning into life's challenges, its pain and struggle, as well as its excitement and joy. I find that making intentional choices to cultivate and nourish a balanced life decreases suffering and leads to a more meaningful existence. My goal is to help each person I work with become their best version of themselves.

I work with adults of all backgrounds and I specialize in the treatment of anxiety, depression, stress, trauma, bipolar disorder, psychosis, relationship dissatisfaction, infertility and challenges associated with reproduction, perinatal concerns (pregnancy and postpartum), and difficulties associated with life transitions. Other common concerns I treat include insomnia, loneliness, low motivation, and lack of direction in life. I have advanced training in the following treatment modalities: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Mindfulness, Cognitive Processing Disorder (CPT), Prolonged Exposure Therapy (PE), and Motivational Interviewing (MI). I am a member of the Colorado Psychological Association and I am a supervisor for masters and doctoral level therapists in training.

I am passionate about finding ways to generate and embrace joy in myself and others. Outside of work, I love the wilderness, deeper connections, and adventures. In my free time, you'll find me hiking, camping, traveling, skiing, exploring, doing yoga, attending concerts, hanging out with my husband and dog, cooking a new recipe, or trying to learn how to love running 🙂

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Holly O'Dell-Schlenz, MSW, SEP - Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Assistant Clinical Director    (Independent Contractor)

I believe that you have the strength to move beyond your pain, into a space of authentic and lasting life fulfillment. I am here to help you tap into this strength. We often get stuck in our minds and disconnect from our bodies, preventing us from accessing the body’s wisdom, intuition, and resilience. Through uniting the mind and the body, you are able to transcend your struggles and embrace the present moment, cultivating a deep connection to your life. Together, we will work to connect to the body’s consciousness, enabling you to move past negative beliefs and patterns while illuminating the empowered essence of who you are.

Working with women and survivors of trauma is not only my specialty, but my heart’s work. We will work together to mindfully track the nervous system, enabling you to release past experiences and pain. My approach orients around your strengths, so that empowerment, confidence, and connection will thread throughout your healing journey.

I provide individual therapy for adults. My therapeutic approach is rooted in Somatic Experiencing®, Mindfulness, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. I specialize in the treatment of trauma, anxiety, attachment, stress, women's issues, relationship dissatisfaction, self-esteem, and difficulties associated with life transitions. I commit to creating a space of unconditional acceptance and support, and to show up to this space with authenticity, compassion, and empathy. I would love to walk alongside you as you begin your healing journey.

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Mike Hart

Dr. Mike Hart

Psychologist Candidate
(Postdoctoral Resident)

Oftentimes in life we find ourselves stuck and uncertain how to move forward. Whether it's anxiety, grief, depression, trauma, difficulties with a life transition, or another issue, I aim to help each person I work with identify what's holding them back and explore ways to generate momentum toward a more fulfilling life.

I work with adults of diverse cultural identities in addressing a wide range of concerns. I treat anxiety, grief, adjustment issues, life transitions, career concerns, depression, stress, relationship problems, social anxiety, trauma, and obsessive-compulsive disorder.  I am also experienced in treating substance abuse disorders through my previous work as a substance abuse counselor. I often work in therapy using Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), an interpersonal approach, Motivational Interviewing (MI), Prolonged Exposure Therapy (PE), and Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT). When applicable to someone's presenting concerns, I am passionate about integrating forgiveness into treatment, as forgiveness was the focus of my doctoral research. My approach to therapy has been described as warm and gentle.

Prior to my work as a therapist, I worked as a writer and editor, first in journalism and later for an online learning company. Outside of my work, I enjoy listening to music, playing guitar, running, hiking, playing games (including Dungeons & Dragons), and watching baseball. I love to travel and have been privileged to spend time traveling abroad on several occasions during my life (my favorite countries visited are Italy and Japan). As a postdoctoral resident, I am under the supervision of Dr. Megan McKnight.

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Carly Partridge, MA, NCC - Licensed Professional Counselor Candidate

Helping and caring for others as they navigate the joys and challenges of life has always been my passion.  I believe it is my life’s purpose to support individuals as they learn, live and grow into the best version of themselves. In my spare time I enjoy reading, watching sports, and spending time in nature with my husband and two children.

As a counselor, I believe that the therapeutic relationship is paramount and creating a safe space where clients feel comfortable and seen is my priority. I understand that making the decision to come to therapy can often be difficult. I believe that you are the expert on your own life, and it is my role to provide guidance and encouragement as we make sense of your story. I will support you with care and intention as we move towards accomplishing your goals together.

Using a psychodynamic lens, my therapeutic approach includes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT), Person-Centered Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, and Self-Compassion Informed Therapy. I work with adults and treat anxiety, adjustment issues, infertility and challenges associated with reproduction, life transitions, depression, stress, relationship problems, trauma, and parenting concerns.  I would consider it the greatest privilege to share in your life and to support you in your journey to self-fulfillment. As a Licensed Professional Counselor Candidate, I am under the supervision of Dr. Megan Mcknight.

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Heather Davis, MSW - Licensed Clinical Social Worker

(Independent Contractor)

I understand that change is scary, overwhelming, and uncertain. I commend you for taking this first step in allowing for change.

Together we will work to recognize and explore unhelpful beliefs and behaviors that may be keeping you stuck. I will guide you in moving beyond fear and into a space that allows you to live a values based life.

My goal is to create a collaborative and supportive space that allows you to feel comfortable in showing up as yourself. I commit to supporting you on your journey to wellness with patience, understanding, empathy, and compassion.

I am passionate about my work with adults, adolescents, and families and specialize in treating eating disorders, body image distress, depression, anxiety, and trauma. I regularly support challenges related to stress, transitions, and self-esteem. I also provide supervision for masters level therapists in training. My passions outside of work include my love for dogs and the beach.

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Sarah Rohr, MA - Licensed Professional Counselor

(Independent Contractor)

Relationships are everything. I am passionate about building meaningful connections with a foundation of honesty and kindness. This is my approach personally and professionally. I believe in the power of the therapeutic relationship and that ANYONE can benefit from therapy. I provide individual counseling for adult clients. My primary treatment modalities include Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT). I treat depression, anxiety, trauma, and disordered eating. I also assist clients through the process of managing grief and loss, life transitions, and interpersonal challenges.

I am committed to holding an open, nonjudgmental space where you feel seen, understood, and less alone in navigating life’s growth periods and challenges. I work from a place of empowerment, encouraging you to be an active participant in your life. You will never be faulted for experiencing unhelpful thoughts, beliefs, or difficult emotions. It is how we respond to these that matters. You can count on me to be compassionate and transparent with you in our work together, while maintaining a sense of humor along the way.

I’m on your team; here to support and advocate for you as you move towards the life you want to live. We will work together to identify the strengths you already possess and to support you in showing up each day as the person you wish to be in this world and in your relationships.

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Emilie Nicotra

Emilie Nicotra, MSW - Licensed Clinical Social Worker

(Independent Contractor)

I believe that life can be both challenging and full of surprises.  As we go through our day-to-day life experiences, we may be faced with obstacles that can interfere with our growth and cause us to lose sight of our larger goal and the life we want to live. I believe that it is my role to create a supportive environment where you can learn to be compassionate and grow into your best self.  

As a therapist, my goal is to create a safe, empowering, and non-judgmental environment where we can explore your life story and work collaboratively to gain insight and develop skills that promote self-compassion and self-reliance.  I strive to help you develop a life that is aligned with your values and your best version of yourself. I specialize in working with emerging adults and adults who are struggling with anxiety, depression, life transitions, stress management, relationship issues, and work/life balance.

I believe that you are the expert in your life and that through building an open and supportive relationship we can identify your strengths and work together to accomplish your therapeutic goals.  The therapeutic modalities that I pull from are Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT), Self-Compassion, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Mindfulness-based treatment.  

I would be honored to be by your side as you begin your healing journey, learn how to be resilient, and live your life to the fullest.  

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Courtney Nickele, MA - Licensed Processional Counselor Candidate

Whether it is your first time or your one hundredth time to therapy, implementing lasting, authentic change is always difficult. I am here to support you in your journey to change with patience, curiosity, empathy, and humor. My approach to therapy is collaborative, flexible, and goal oriented, centered on building and maintaining strong therapeutic rapport and rooted in evidence based treatment. Together we will work to uncover and challenge the psychological patterns holding you back from growing into the healthiest version of yourself.

Based on clients’ previous experiences and current priorities, I utilize techniques from Cognitive Behavioral TherapyDialectical Behavior TherapyMotivational Interviewing, and Cognitive Processing Therapy. I am passionate about working with adults who are struggling with transitions, trauma, anger management, anxietydepression, grief, aging, perfectionism, perinatal concerns (including infertility, pregnancy, postpartum), issues related to gender and sexual identity, relationship problems, and self-esteem.

Outside of the office, I practice self-compassion and mental well-being through hot yoga, skiing, exploring Denver’s ever-growing list of new coffee shops, and plenty of Brene Brown podcasts. As a Licensed Professional Counselor Candidate, I am under the supervision of Dr. Megan McKnight.

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Danika Schmitz, MA - Licensed Processional Counselor Candidate

Finding the right time to start therapy can be difficult. Finding the right therapist can be an even bigger challenge. If you are here, it means you’ve taken the first step. The hardest step. Whether you are finally addressing concerns you’ve had for a while, or you’ve experienced a significant change in your life, you deserve to have a teammate to support you. 

I believe in kindness and genuine connection as a path to growth. I use a collaborative approach, where you will find empathy, acceptance, and curiosity from me in a therapeutic relationship. We are teammates in your journey. 

I utilize evidence based treatment modalities, such as, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT), Prolonged Exposure Therapy (PE), and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). I am able to help you as you move through life’s struggles, such as anxiety, depression, adjustment, relationship problems, grief, insomnia, perfectionism, perinatal concerns (including infertility, pregnancy, postpartum), self-esteem, and trauma

Outside of the therapy room I recharge my battery through engaging in activities I enjoy. I love to read, volunteer my time with animals, and work on furniture/house projects. My own animals are also a huge part of my life. I have two pups you might have the opportunity to hear or see during a telehealth session. My older girl is a Golden Retriever/Australian Shepherd mix- her name is Dwight. My younger girl is a total mutt but mostly a Boxer/Shar Pei/German Shepherd- her name is Beasley. My favorite show is The Office, of course. As a Licensed Professional Counselor Candidate, I am under the supervision of Dr. Megan McKnight.

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Address:
2727 Bryant St
Ste 210
Denver, CO 80211

Tel: (720)-398-9971

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