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At the Counseling Center

Frank Kim, Ph.D., MSW

Director​ (he, him, his)

Frank is a licensed psychologist and joined the Counseling Center in January, 2016 as the director.  He received his Master of Social Welfare (MSW) degree at the University of California, Berkeley and his Doctorate in Clinical Psychology through the University of Colorado at Boulder.  Frank has worked in a variety of settings including university counseling centers, community mental health, non-profit organizations, and national mental health advocacy settings.  Areas of expertise include multicultural counseling and services, community-based mental health services, community psychology, diversity training, and blended/integrative (health and behavioral health) care.

Amanda Lewis, MA, LPC
Assistant Director (she, her, hers)

Amanda Lewis is a full time Clinician and Clinical Supervisor.  She is a Licensed Professional Counselor Specializing in couples, families, relationship issues, anxiety, depression, and challenges associated with major life events/transitions. She received an M.A. in Counseling Psychology from the University of Colorado Denver and holds a B.A. in Psychology and English from CU Boulder.  

Brittany Bouffard, MSSW, LCSW
Outreach/Prevention Coordinator
Psychotherapist (she, her, hers)

Brittany Bouffard is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, serving full time as a clinician and the Outreach Coordinator for the Counseling Center. Brittany received her M.S. in Social Work from The University of Texas at Austin and her B.S. in Journalism from the University of Florida. Brittany works with individuals and groups, specializing in anxiety, trauma, grief and loss, family of origin concerns, eating and body image concerns, and mindfulness in psychotherapy. Prior to CU Denver, she has worked in other university counseling centers, community mental health, and international counseling work. She also has a private practice working with adults and is a Certified Yoga Teacher and Somatic Experiencing practitioner.​

Christy Burns, MA, LPC 
Psychotherapist (she, her, hers)

Christy McLaughlin is a full time Licensed Psychotherapist at the Counseling Center. Prior to coming to UC Denver Student and Community Counseling Center she worked in private practice with individuals, couples and families and in the Hospice setting. Christy specializes in working with people who are struggling with anxiety, depression, trauma, relationship challenges and grief and loss. She received her MA in Counseling Psychology from the University of Colorado at Denver and her BA in Psychology from Appalachian State University. 


Cynthia Chen, Ph.D., Licensed Psychologist
Crisis Coordinator
Psychotherapist (she, her, hers)
Cynthia Chen is the Crisis Coordinator in addition to her roles as a clinician and clinical supervisor at the CU Denver Student and Community Counseling Center. She is a licensed psychologist specializing in working with children, adolescents, and their families who have been impacted by various types of trauma (e.g., medical, abuse/neglect) or are struggling with behavioral issues. She received her M.A. in Counseling Psychology and Counselor Education from the University of Colorado Denver and her Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from Boston College.

Heather Hurd, MA, LPC

Psychotherapist (she, her, hers)

Heather Hurd joined the Counseling Center in 2016 as a full time licensed psychotherapist.  Over the last 16 years Heather’s clinical experience has included individual, group and family therapy, with a focus on the adolescent female population and topics specific to them. Heather earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Spelman College and a master’s degree in counseling psychology from the University of Colorado Denver.  

Heather Aberle, MA, LPC
Psychotherapist (she, her, hers)

Heather Aberle, MA, Licensed Professional Counselor, Certified Practitioner of Rapid Resolution Therapy
Heather Reynolds is a part time licensed Psychotherapist at the Counseling Center. She also has a private practice working with adolescents and adults. Heather completed her Master’s Degree from the University of Colorado Denver. Heather is both a Licensed Counselor and Certified Hypnotherapist.  Heather specializes in Rapid Resolution Therapy (RRT) which is designed to quickly and painlessly "clear" the distress associated with trauma or other disturbing events. Heather utilizes RRT to treat and "clear" PTSD, depression, phobias, anxiety, abuse, assault, anger, guilt, grief and loss, social anxiety, and relational trauma. 


Jill Wilschke, MA, LMFT
Veteran Mental Health Specialist 

Psychotherapist  (she, her, hers)​

Jill is a full time, licensed Psychotherapist and Veteran Mental Health Specialist at the Counseling Center. Jill completed a Master’s degree in Psychology with a focus on Child, Couple and Families at Antioch University Seattle and a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology from the University of Washington. She is currently licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and specializes in working with veterans and active duty military members. The focus of her work has been around issues related to military service, deployment, combat trauma and transitioning out of the military.  Jill works with CU Denver’s student veterans and has experienced working providing therapy to Active Duty Marines and Sailors as well as military families. Jill uses several therapeutic approaches with clients including animal-assisted therapy and EMDR. Jill also provides clinical supervision to counseling center interns.


Melody Brown, MA, LPC
Psychotherapist (she, her, hers)

Melody M. Brown is a full-time Clinical Supervisor and Psychotherapist at the Counseling Center.  Melody also maintains a small private supervising marriage and family therapist.  She is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and completed her master's degree in Marriage and Family Therapy at Louisiana University at Monroe, formerly Northeast Louisiana University.  Over the last 14 years, she has specialized in working with adolescents, couples, and families and is passionate about issues of social justice in clinical practice.

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