Caroline Scheiber, PhD

PROVIDER

Caroline Scheiber

THERAPY SERVICES:

Do you or a loved one feel depressed and anxious for no apparent reason? Is it difficult to get out of bed in the mornings and get excited about things you used to love doing? Do you feel all alone and as though nobody understands your struggles? Or do you feel awkward in social situations and tend to overthink things and assume the worst? If any or all of these apply to you, you may be struggling with depression and anxiety.

As a Stanford trained psychologist, I treat children, adolescents and adults who struggle with depression, anxiety, and disordered eating habits. I will help you explore your inner world and create awareness by providing compassionate guidance. Through my ability to read between the lines, I can see you and help you better understand yourself. My approach to therapy is both insight-oriented and skill-based. As a researcher and clinician, I am able to apply the most up-to-date evidence-based treatments to help you find a way back to a fulfilling and satisfying life. We will work through subconscious barriers and challenges that may interfere with your joy in life, growth, and path to healing.

I also specialize in working with individuals and their family members who suffer from serious medical conditions. Let’s work together through the emotional struggles associated with the diagnosis of a physical illness. Emotional difficulties can appear at any stage in the treatment process and sometimes only surface once all treatments are completed. I will help you better cope with anxiety and worries associated with your medical condition and help you make sense of your condition productively to find your way back to a fulfilling life. I have extensive experience working with oncology patients and their family members. I also offer caregiver support. Furthermore, I help children and adolescents cope with the physical illness of a parent and I work with loss and grief following the passing of a parent, grandparent, sibling, child, friend or spouse.

LEGACY WORK (DIGNITY THERAPY):

Imagine for a moment you are nearing the end of your life. There is no way of knowing when this might be. You could be in the prime of life or in your twilight years. Nevertheless, try to imagine what would determine the quality of your life and your legacy. Would you want to leave a message to your children or grandchildren or perhaps you are a child and would like for your mother or grandfather to leave a narrative document about their life’s journey for you and your children. If any of this is true, Dignity Therapy might be right for you. Dignity therapy is a short 3 session therapy program which involves asking questions about your life’s history and work. We will put in words your ultimate legacy and what you want to pass on to your (grand)children. We will craft a memoir based on the meaning and purposes of your life. Your story will be made into a bound book which can be shared with loved ones. Dignity Therapy is designed for patients who are facing a life-threatening illness, seniors who would like to reflect over their lives and help them with challenges that may accompany the process of aging, and anybody else who enjoys giving thought to their life’s legacy, discuss values and lessons learned, and those who would like to leave a message for loved ones in a narrative document.

PSYCHOLOGICAL ASSESSMENT SERVICES:

I also provide a variety of assessment services, including psychological/psychodiagnostic evaluations for legal proceedings, adoption evaluations, and neurocognitive assessments.

With 19 publications, I am an expert in psychometric methodology and theory. I conduct psychological evaluations for adults and adolescents to help inform treatment or for legal purposes, such as custody proceedings. I offer cognitive testing services before and after medical interventions, such as prior to bariatric surgery or post organ transplant or chemotherapy and I conduct specific learning disability assessments.

I pride myself in my ability to conduct thorough assessments of you as an individual, where I systematically examine the information gathered from an assessment and weave it into a comprehensive and complete picture of your competencies, struggles, and capabilities. Recommendations are based on all the assessment results and on discussions with peers, family, yourself and others who may be able to shed light on you as a complex, unique individual. This person-centered, thorough and caring approach to testing, coupled with my expertise in psychometric and measurement, helps me understand you in an objective and accurate manner with focus on your individual strengths. The results of the tests will help inform and develop a treatment plan to facilitate success in your life. Visit my website for more details: psychologycolorado.com

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Lis Collins, RN, MS, PMHNP-BC

Lis Collins, RN, MS, PMHNP-BC

PRESCRIBER

Lis Collins

You’re looking for answers. You’re hurting and exhausted. You’re doing the work but barely hanging on. You’ve considered medications but you don’t want to be a zombie, gain weight, have sexual side effects, or be hooked on medications for years. You just want to feel like you again. 

You want help for your child but you don’t want them to have side effects or get addicted to something. Psychiatrists are unapproachable and your teen won’t go to the appointments because they don’t feel like the prescriber gets who they are. You’re looking for help but the soonest appointment is months away.

You want someone who knows what they’re doing and follows the evidence but is also a great listener and really works to understand the problem. They’ll work with your therapist and consider novel approaches, not just pull out a prescription pad.

Years of Training, Experience, and Dedication to Mental Wellness

I am a board-certified child and family psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner, trained at the University of California, San Francisco and licensed in Colorado and California. I diagnose psychiatric disorders and prescribe psychiatric medications to individuals of all ages.

I began working in mental health in 2000 and have been practicing psychiatry since 2012. Before prescribing, I worked with adolescents in residential and wilderness programs, provided drug and alcohol counseling, and individual and group therapy to children and adults.

I love what I do and am honored to be part of the process with people who are looking for change. Although I am a prescriber, I do not meet with pharmaceutical drug representatives and I pursue evidence-based continuing medical education free from corporate sponsorship so that I stay current with what will help you, not what will make the pharmaceutical companies more money.

My Approach to Prescribing Psychiatric Medications

Individuals of all races, religions, genders, orientations, cultures, and abilities are welcome here. This is your body and your process. I am committed to you feeling heard, cared for and supporting you in achieving your mental health goals. I am not committed to prescribing you medications. If it’s likely that you can feel better without using psychiatric medications, then we can talk about how to make that happen and I’ll be here if you need me down the road.

During the assessment I will be working to learn about you, your history, what is bothering you, what you have already tried, and what you want to be different. We will discuss a wide variety of options to help you achieve your goals. If medications are recommended, we will create a wellness plan that integrates medications and support from non-pharmaceutical interventions such as exercise, sleep hygiene, spiritual practices, creative methods, social involvement, and psychotherapy with a therapist, psychologist, or licensed counselor. This complimentary approach to treatment serves to create a solid foundation for lasting change and efficient reduction in symptoms.

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Angelo Ciliberti, PsyD, LPC, LAC, CGP

Angelo Ciliberti, PsyD, LPC, LAC, CGP

PROVIDER

Angelo Ciliberti

Angelo Ciliberti

PsyD, LPC, LAC, CGP

How I Work: Have you ever had the experience of talking with a helping professional but feeling like nothing is really happening? Have you found yourself in the same painful and infuriating loops over and over again in your relationships and work, patterns that threaten to erode self-confidence and the feeling that life can improve?

What advances in neuroscience demonstrate empirically is that we need immediate and visceral experiences of connection in the here-and-now to alter our brains and nervous system. This understanding is at the cornerstone of my stylistic approach. Working with me, you will find a therapist with over ten years of experience dedicated to listening deeply & non-judgmentally as well as challenging unconscious patterns that limit your growth and access to new experiences. You will leave sessions feeling more emotionally validated, psychologically organized, and ready to take actionable steps to move your life forward.

Specialty Treatment Areas:  Throughout my career I have had the opportunity to work with a highly diverse group of people across a number of stages of life. These challenges have included:

  • Perfectionism
  • Eating Disorders
  • Substance Abuse & Addiction
  • Trauma/ Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Anxiety/ Panic Attacks
  • Depression
  • Sex & Love Addiction/Codependency
  • ADD/ ADHD
  • Self-Harm
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Rage Attacks
  • Impulse Control
  • Adolescent Challenges
  • Transitioning Young Adult Challenges
  • Executive Functioning Issues
  • Parenting Conflicts
  • Emotional Regulation Issues
  • Family Discord

Individuals Psychotherapy: One-to-one counseling can serve as an incredibly powerful launching pad for personal growth and life change. With an extensive training background that includes both behavioral interventions and psychodynamic approaches, I will partner with you to determine the individualized approach that will most deeply and comprehensively address the changes you are wanting for your life and well-being.

Family Work: How frequently do we find that the people we are closet to are often the hardest to reach or get us at our worst? Taking a deeply systemic and attachment oriented approach, I work with the family as a whole to understand the underlying blocks to emotional communication as well as to empower each member to express and ask for what they need. For over ten years, I have made a focal point of my practice helping families find ways to say the unsayable and work through issues surrounding trauma, substance abuse, divorce, and secrecy.

Groups: Do you ever find yourself gravitating to the same roles in your relationships with friends and colleagues? Do you long for genuine feedback about how others experience you and to identify ways you can be more effective in relationship? Group psychotherapy is singular in its ability to powerfully address and repair deep, unconscious patterns of relating. Using a here-and-now approach, I work as a group leader to create a culture where thoughts and feelings can be put into words and shared in a constructive way leading to interpersonal growth. It is understandably that many people find group psychotherapy intimidating. I will be happy to meet with you to determine if this could be a helpful next step in your personal evolution. Once within a group, you will be invited to take risks, experiment with new ways of being and communicating, and to anchor these changes in the lived experience of relating in the here-and-now.

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Phillip Horner, LCSW

Phillip Horner, LCSW

PROVIDER

Phillip Horner

Phillip Horner, LCSW

Educational Background:

  • MSW, Clinical Social Work, Smith College School for Social Work, 2012
  • BA, Psychology, UNC Asheville, 2008
  • Certified Group Psychotherapist (CGP), American Group Psychotherapy Association, 2015-Current
  • Post Master’s Fellowship CU Boulder Psychological Health and Psychiatry,  Areas of Focus:  Group Psychotherapy, Eating Disorders and Crisis Care 2012-2014

My Style: I approach therapy with openness and curiosity, and help create change through insight and compassion. The client-therapist relationship is very important and I give this relationship space to be understood. This can be helpful when we are trying to understand our relationships. I bring 7 years of experience working with individuals, families, and groups from a large array of settings, including residential treatment programs, transitional living, colleges, hospitals, and private practice.

I start all work by building a welcoming and comforting space for the client to enter, one in which trust, openness, and safety are created between client and therapist. The specific treatment plan is tailored to the needs of each individual and draws from psychodynamic, relational, and attachment theories.

Specialty Treatment Areas:  I have experience working with many populations including adolescents, young adults, adults, families, couples, multicultural, transgender, gay, lesbian, and queer populations.  Individual, family/couples, and group therapies are utilized to address a variety of psychological issues: eating disorders, adolescent issues, adjustment disorders, depression, anxiety, stress management, family/marital conflict, substance abuse, emotional awareness, and multicultural concerns.

Groups: As a Certified Group Psychotherapist I believe that group therapy is a useful addition to individual therapy and can greatly enhance progress in individual work.  In today’s society it is almost impossible for us to not involve ourselves in groups. Almost all of us are engaged in groups at work, school, with friends, family, and other outside activities such as team sports, social interactions, and organizations. In most, if not all of these, intense feelings can arise such as anger, love, or anxiety, which may create distance or closeness with others.  From these experiences we can learn much about ourselves, not only presently about who we are, but also who we have been and what past experiences are still unresolved within us. In our daily living it is difficult for us to understand these events and the casualties that can come from them.  If they make us uncomfortable, we might decide to ignore or push them away. Group therapy creates a unique, safe space for exploring these interactions with others. With the help of the therapist, individuals can begin to understand themselves better as they explore their feelings, reactions, and behaviors toward others in the group.

In group therapy all participants are encouraged to be in the “here and now.”  I think of the here and now as the ability for a person to be able to observe and express their immediate thoughts and feelings without filtering or suppressing them. Group can be a wonderful place where people can rebuild relationships and grow closer in their understanding of intimacy. It is a space where people can heal from pain, struggles, or past relationships and discover within themselves the ability and strength to become all the best they can be.

Individuals Psychotherapy:  I am interested in identity development, eating disorders, trauma, relational issues, and emotional awareness.  I find that for individual therapy to be successful a space needs to be created which the individual wants to enter and in which they feel safe to participate.  That is the most difficult work of all, building a relationship that feels safe, caring, and open.  Drawing from many different approaches, I put a great deal of energy towards creating such a space for any individual who comes to me for therapy.

Families: I work with many families who are struggling to connect or to understand the “problem” occurring.  I use a relational approach, working individually with the adolescent or child who is “struggling”.  Building a trusting relationship allows me to help them reunite with their family and supports their feeling seen and cared for by their family.  This is important as so many families have difficulty changing the “normal” situation, which has proven to be highly dysfunctional.  My role as therapist to the family is to help everyone be aware of and change these negative and unproductive patterns.  As change occurs the family can unify and, with the new skills learned in family therapy, continue making positive changes after therapy is completed.

Community Presentations Offered:

  • White Privilege–Understanding White identity and the privilege that comes with it
  • Effective facilitation when micro-aggressions occur in Groups
  • How to work with Privilege in Groups (for clinicians)

To learn more about my practice, please visit my website: www.WholeConnection.org

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Jen Sutton, LPC, LAC

Jen Sutton, LPC, LAC

PROVIDER

Jen Sutton

Jen Sutton, LPC, LAC

Using a holistic and eclectic approach to therapy, Jen enjoys helping people identify and align with their own inate potential to bring about transformation and empowerment in their lives. Through her own personal experiences and work as a therapist, she believes that challenges in life are opportunities to cultivate self-awareness, meaning, and purpose that can inspire motivation, movement, and change in their lives. Ultimately, Jen believes that inherent within us all, is the strength and desire to reconnect to our authentic self and actualize our true potential to achieve our goals.

Jen has extensive training and practice in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Positive Psychology, and trauma informed care, including Seeking Safety. She focuses on developing healthy coping skills and new ways to manage stress and engage in relationships. She has a natural family systems approach and believes that through understanding one’s family of origin, a better understanding of oneself can be used in the process of personal growth and developing insight into individual belief systems and behavior.

Specialty Treatment Areas: Substance Abuse & Dependency, Internet Addiction, Mood Disorders, Anger, Trauma, Stress Management, Major or Chronic Illness, Women’s Issues, Grief and Loss, & Parenting Issues.

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