Pronouns: he, him, his Director Frank is a licensed psychologist who joined the Counseling Center in January of 2016 as the director. He received his
Master of Social Welfare (MSW) at the University of California, Berkeley and his Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from University of Colorado 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.
Pronouns: she, her, hers Assistant Director Amanda 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 a Master in Counseling Psychology from CU Denver and holds a BA in Psychology and English from CU Boulder.
Pronouns: they, them, theirsClinical Counselor/Veteran Specialist Dianna is a full-time licensed professional counselor, specializing in veteran and military populations. Dianna received their Master 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. In addition to their military specialization, Dianna's areas of expertise include anxiety reduction, depression recovery, EMDR, mindfulness-based stress reduction, and queer and non-binary populations.
Pronouns: she, her, hersPsychotherapist 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 includes 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 in Counseling Psychology from CU Denver.
Pronouns: she, her, hersPsychotherapist Heather Aberle is a licensed professional counselor, psychotherapist, and certified practitioner of Rapid Resolution Therapy. Heather is the Trauma Specialist at 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 at CU Denver. She 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.
Pronouns: she, her, hers Crisis Coordinator Katelyn is the crisis coordinator at the counseling center as well as a clinician and clinical supervisor. She received her Masters in Counseling Psychology from CU 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.
Pronouns: she, her, hersPsychotherapist Kristen is a full-time licensed professional counselor and psychotherapist at the Counseling Center. Kristen received her Master of Education and Education Specialist in Mental Health Counseling from the University of Florida. She also received her BS in Psychology and BA 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.
Pronouns: she, her, hersClinical Counselor/Multicultural Specialist Jessica is a Licensed Professional Counselor, licensed in Colorado and Florida. She graduated with a M.S. in Professional Counseling Psychology from Florida International University. Jessica started her career in the mental health field over twelve years ago in Mexico City, she has been part of a wide variety of work settings which range from residential treatment centers to research programs. Jessica specializes in treating difficulties with emotion dysregulation, eating disorders, self-harm, suicidal thoughts and behaviors, and has also worked extensively with LGTBQ teens and multicultural communities. Her theoretical foundation is rooted in evidence-based practices and third wave approaches such as Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Motivational Interviewing (MI). In her practice, she seeks to deliver culturally sensitive interventions, in which the client’s cultural background is recognized, respected, and incorporated into treatment. Jessica provides services to CU Denver students in both English and Spanish depending on personal preference.
Pronouns: she, her, hersClinical Counselor/Multicultural Specialist Avary Lin-Ye is a full-time licensed professional counselor, specializing in multicultural concerns throughout life transitions, such as adolescence, migration, education, family roles, illness, and loss. Avary earned her master’s degree in School and Mental Health Counseling from the University of Pennsylvania and her bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Columbia University Barnard College. She is also a National Certified Counselor. Her counseling background ranges from healthcare to private practice, serving both domestic and international populations of diverse cultural identities. Avary provides services to CU Denver students in both English and Mandarin Chinese depending on client preference.