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We are staffed by psychologists, professional psychotherapists and advanced graduate-level practicum students. Counseling faculty members and professional staff supervise our students.

Supervisors and psychotherapists are well-trained in working with diverse psychological issues with individuals, couples and families.​​​​​​​​

Frank Kim, Ph.D., MSW

(he, him, his)

Frank is a licensed psychologist and joined the Counseling Center in January, 2016 as the director. He received his Maste​r 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, M.A., LPC

Assistant Director
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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.  

Dianna Cordero, M.A., LPC, NCC 

Clinical Counselor/Veteran Specialist​
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Dianna is a full-time Licensed Professional Counselor, specializing in veteran and military populations at the counseling center. Dianna received their Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Campbell University and their Bachelor of Arts in Journalism and Mass Communication from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. They are also a Nationally Certified Counselor and in the state of North Carolina they are a Certified Clinical Military Counselor. In addition to their military specialization, Dianna’s areas of expertise concern anxiety reduction, depression recovery, EMDR, mindfulness-based stress reduction and queer and non-binary populations.

Heather Hurd, M.A., LPC
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Heather Hurd joined the Counseling Center in 2016 as a full time licensed therapist after 21 years working primarily with adolescents. 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 is a graduate of Spelman College, and earned her master’s degree in counseling psychology from the University of Colorado Denver. 

Heather Aberle, M.A., LPC

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​​Heather Aberle, MA is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Certified Practitioner of Rapid Resolution Therapy.  Heather Aberle is the Trauma Specialist in the Counseling Center and is on campus part time.  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 Professional 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 address symptoms associated with PTSD, anxiety, panic, depression, guilt, grief and loss, phobias, abuse, and assault.  

Katelyn Rossler, M.A., LPC
Clinical Counselor
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Katelyn is a full-time clinician and clinical supervisor.  She received her Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology from the University of Colorado Denver and her Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Santa Clara University. Katelyn is a Licensed Professional Counselor and specializes in individual adults who have been impacted by chronic or acute trauma, grief and loss, depression, and anxiety.

Kristen Shader, M.Ed/Ed.S, LPC
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Kristen is a full-time Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC)/Psychotherapist at the counseling center. Kristen received her M.Ed. and Ed.S. degrees in Mental Health Counseling from the University of Florida. She received her B.S. in Psychology and B.A. in Sociology from the University of Florida. Kristen works with both individuals and groups and specializes in anxiety, depression, substance abuse concerns, radical self-acceptance and the use of creativity and mindfulness in therapy. 

Stephanie Bowlin, Ph.D., Licensed Pyschologist
Staff Psychologist
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Stephanie received her PhD in Clinical Psychology from the University of Kansas in 2016 and ha​s since worked as a post-doctoral fellow at the University of Kansas Medical Center and Vassar College’s Counseling Center.  She enjoys working with the college population, as it is a prime time for identity exploration and development as well as refining self-care and healthy coping strategies.  Stephanie has a background in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Emotion Focused Therapy, and Mindfulness-based empirically supported treatments.  In her spare time, she enjoys exercise and teaching yoga.​





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Tivoli 454 (4th floor)
900 Auraria Parkway
Denver, CO 80204 

for CU Denver students

Counseling Center

​Tivoli 454 (4th floor) 
900 Auraria Parkw​ay 
Denver, CO 80204 

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M-Th: 8:00am - 6:00pm
Fri: 8:00am - 5:00pm
Phone: 303.315.7270
Fax: 303.315.7275 

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