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The Counseling Center
 

Clinicians

At the Counseling Center


Pat Larsen, Psy.D., Licensed Psychologist

Pat Larsen is the Clinical Coordinator of the Counseling Center. Pat received her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the University of Denver in 1987. She has been licensed to practice psychology in Colorado since 1989. Prior to coming to UC Denver Student and Community Counseling Center, she was Director of the Student Counseling Center at the University of Denver. Her professional interests include working with college students, family and couples therapy, managing life challenging illness and addictions.





Amanda Lewis, MA, Licensed Professional Counselor

Amanda Lewis is a full time Case Manager and Clinician.  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. 






Christine Casey Perry, Licensed Professional Counselor, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Christine is a full time licensed Psychotherapist and Clinical Supervisor at the Counseling Center.  Christine completed a M.A. in Counseling Psychology from the University of Colorado Denver.  Christine has a specialization in couple and family therapy.  She has worked at the CU-Denver Counseling Center for seven years and has experience helping clients with trauma, relationship issues, grief and loss, transitions, sexual identity, mood disorders and anxiety. Christine sees clients at the Center and supervises several practicum students and interns. 

Heather Reynolds

Heather Aberle, Psychotherapist and Clinical Supervisor

Heather Reynolds is a full time licensed Psychotherapist and Clinical Supervisor at the Counseling Center. She also has a private practice working with adolescents, adults, couples and families. Heather completed her Master’s Degree from the University of Colorado Denver. Heather is both a Counselor and Hypnotherapist working with depression, anxiety, domestic violence, sexual identity, history of abuse, suicidal ideation, grief & loss, cutting, and other stress-related issues. She is a certified Practitioner of Rapid Resolution Therapy and is also bilingual English-Spanish.






Jenny Lynn Ellis, MA, Licensed Professional Counselor

Jenny-Lynn Ellis is a full time Case Manger and Clinician. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor specializing in substance abuse recovery, religious and spiritual issues, HIV and other life challenges, and relationship issues. She received an M.A. in Counseling Psychology from UC Denver and also holds an M.A. in Political Science from UC Denver.







Jill Wilschke, MA, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist 

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. Prior to coming to UC Denver Student and Community Counseling Center, she worked aboard a large Marine Corps base on the East Coast providing therapy to Active Duty Marines and Sailors. Jill specializes in working with veterans, with a focus on issues related to military service, deployment, combat trauma and transitioning out of the military. Jill uses several therapeutic approaches including animal-assisted therapy with clients at the Center and provides supervision to practicum students.





Melody Brown, Psychotherapist and Clinical Supervisor

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. 

 

Ruth Possehl, M.A., Licensed Professional Counselor

Ruth Possehl is a full-time Psychotherapist and Clinical Supervisor at the Counseling Center.  She also maintains a small private practice and supervises masters' level counselors for licensure. Ruth completed her masters in counseling at the University of Colorado Denver. Over the past 18 years, she has gained extensive experience counseling individuals, couples and groups particularly in the areas of eating disorders, relationship issues and grief and loss as a result of divorce or death.

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