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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, 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 dog, cooking a new recipe, or trying to learn how to love running.

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Holly O'Dell-Schlenz, MSW - 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, disordered eating, 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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Dr. Jill Hersh - Licensed Clinical Psychologist

(Independent Contractor)

I love learning about different cultures and people through food and travel. I enjoy spending time outside, playing with my dog or grabbing a bite to eat with friends or family.

It is a privilege to help people from all walks of life find meaning and purpose. I enjoy working with individuals of all ages and backgrounds and I use a holistic and evidence-based approach to the therapeutic process. My goal is to help you achieve your goals and authentically live your life.

I treat all ages. I enjoy treating both individuals and families. I have a lot of experience working with people who are managing a complex or chronic health condition as well as individuals who want to make improvements to their health and lifestyle. I enjoy treating conditions such as depression, anxiety, social anxiety, ADHD (all ages), insomnia, traumatic stress and parenting issues just to name a few.

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Carly Partridge, MA - Licensed Professional Counselor Candidate

I am passionate about helping others grow into the best version of themselves. As a former teacher and educator, I loved guiding my students as they discovered their strengths, and as they learned how to handle the challenges they encountered. In my spare time I enjoy reading, watching sports, and spending time in nature with my husband and two young 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. My goal is to earn your trust, and to support you with care and intention as we work towards accomplishing your goals together.

I work with adults, and I believe that you are the expert on your own life. I would consider it the greatest privilege to share in your life, and to support you in embracing the best version of yourself. 

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Marisol Jurado, MS - Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

(Independent Contractor)

I am passionate about helping others reach their full potential. I am a Spanish speaking, LatinX therapist native to Denver. When I am not at work you can find me practicing yoga, tending to my plants, and spending time with my dog Gigi.

My role as a therapist is to assist you in finding the change you desire. Although there are experiences in life that are challenging and may cause extended pain, therapy is an outlet to explore those experiences and find ways to move forward with resiliency. I strive towards cultural competency to better understand your concerns and provide guidance and treatment that is respectful of your lifestyle and values.

I work with all ages including adults, children, families, and couples. I specialize in the treatment of depression, anxiety, and trauma. My work is focused on improving communication, enhancing relationships, and building skills to manage symptoms in order to improve your life. Other common concerns I treat include codependency, dissatisfaction in areas of life, infidelity, self-esteem, anger management, and family conflict.

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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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Jonathan Zugel, MA - Licensed Professional Counselor

(Independent Contractor)

I’ve been working in the mental health field for over 15 years.  I work with adults from all backgrounds with a wide range of mental health concerns including but not limited to substance abuse, anxiety, depression, bi-polar, stress and anger management, men's issues, PTSD, work/life transitions, and couples/relationship issues.

I believe in a collaborative relationship, working with the client to establish goals that are individualized, focused, and meaningful.  I take a scientific, evidenced based approach, utilizing techniques from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT), Solution Focused Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), and Mindfulness, among others.

The first thing you will notice about working with me is that I don’t use therapy jargon or many clinical terms. I provide education, interventions, and goal setting in language that is direct and conversational.  I work best with those who are feeling stuck, have tried some things on their own that just haven’t worked, and are looking for solutions to get moving again.  I understand that different people come in with various ideas of what they want out of counseling.  I adapt my style according to what the client wants, to create a more comfortable experience.  Some want to learn more about the why, while others want skills to help them be more successful in work and relationships, along with simply feeling better overall.  When I’m not working, you’ll find me outside, on a hike, snowboarding, walking my dog, or at a show at Red Rocks.  I also enjoy all things sports, my allegiance is to Detroit teams, sorry Av’s fans.

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Christie Martinez, MS – Licensed Professional Counselor

(Independent Contractor)

Life is a journey, not a destination. It is my passion to work with others on their journey to reaching their own personal and professional goals.

My therapeutic style is person-centered and strength-based. Wherever you are in your path, it is my goal to offer a space that is validating and supportive. It is truly your own story to tell.

I specialize in the treatment of trauma, anxiety, depression, attachment, and family stressors. I utilize several evidence-based approaches including Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Cognitive Behavior Therapy, and am currently being trained in EMDR.

I have experience working with adults, teens and families. I enjoy working with diverse clientele, and also have experience with the LGBTQIA+ population.

In my free time, I love spending time with friends, family, and my dogs. I also enjoy traveling, reading and listening to new podcasts.

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Courtney Nickele, BA

Counseling Practicum Student-University of Denver

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 through your journey to change with tremendous empathy, patience and mindfulness. We will work together to equip you with the tools you need to grow into the best version of yourself. 

I am passionate about working with adults of all backgrounds, including those who are struggling with anxiety, depression, stress management, relationship distress and self-esteem.

Outside of the office, I practice self-compassion through yoga, healthy habits, and plenty of Brene Brown podcasts. As a counseling practicum student, I am under the supervision of Dr. Megan McKnight.

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Danika Schmitz, BA

Counseling Practicum Student-University of Denver

I am passionate about helping people reach their full potential and find life satisfaction. I believe in kindness and human 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. I have worked in clinical settings with adolescents and teenagers, fostering my emphasis on being approachable to clients. We are teammates in your growth. I love to learn and grow through self-exploration, meeting new people, expanding my clinical education, and having an openness to new experiences. 

Outside of working hours, I enjoy reading, re-watching The Office on a loop, playing with my pup named Dwight, building and refinishing custom furniture, and spending time outdoors. As a counseling practicum student, I am under the supervision of Dr. Megan McKnight.

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Ellie Coyle, BS

Counseling Practicum Student-University of Denver

Right now, the world feels like a heavy place. In the midst of an election year, a global pandemic, and countless other variables; many people are struggling. I am here for you. My goal as a counselor is to hold space for individuals to feel safe and comfortable expressing their concerns.

I honor the diverse experiences individuals bring into therapy, and through a collaborative approach we will explore the meaning of different identities one can hold. Additionally, I work with clients to build empowerment and encourage clients to view themselves as active agents in facilitating meaningful change.

I am open to working with individuals from all walks of life. Outside of therapy, I enjoy running and enjoying the beautiful Rocky Mountains. As a counseling practicum student, I am under the supervision of Heather Davis.

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Brittney Frankson, BA

Counseling Practicum Student-University of Denver

Life can be challenging, and we try to face these challenges to the best of our ability. Sometimes we just need time to process where we are in our journeys. I consider myself to be a “big picture” holistic thinker, who values diversity and the uniqueness of each client and their experiences. 

I work from a strengths-based perspective, allowing individuals to be the pilot of their own lives, navigating different paths and experiences together until we become fearless in the face of storms.

My counseling technique involves an integrative and collaborative approach, tailoring treatment to client’s individual needs. No two persons are alike, hence it is important that treatment is unique to each individual.

Persons who are experiencing any type of destress that is impacting their lives in a negative way are my ideal clients. This includes self-esteem, anxiety, depression, self-harm, relationship distress, and breaking generational curses. I am open to challenging you in these areas by providing a safe, non-judgmental, and unbiased holding space to address your self-identified goals. 

My goal is to challenge you, encourage you, be honest with you while supporting you, as we work together to enable you to be the best version of yourself.

Outside of therapy, I enjoy long walks with my dog Riley and reading. As a counseling practicum student, I am under the supervision of Holly O'Dell-Schlenz, MSW - Licensed Clinical Social Worker.

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