Therapy Referral List



Allison Brittsan, MA, LPC A
5460 Ward Road #235
Arvada, CO 80002
Focus of practice is trauma recovery. Treat children ages 12 and up. Treat non-offending parent. Expertise in clarification and family re-unification and reintegration therapy.

Jeff Kendig, MA, LPC *C & A

34061 Forest Park Drive

Elizabeth, CO 80107


My specialties are primarily working with victims of crime, including sexual and physical assault, with more specific focus on male victims. I co-facilitate a group for Non-Offending Parents of children who have been sexually assaulted. Expertise in clarification and family re-unification.  I also focus on grief work as well as couples counseling. I am a Certified Clinical Hypnotist. Treat children ages 6 and up, adolescents and adults.

Kate Alexander, MSW, LCSW *YC, C & A
5738 Olde Wadsworth Blvd.
Arvada, Colorado 80002 970.302.4325 With over 10 years experience I specialize in trauma treatment for children (ages 3 and up), adolescents, and young adults. I provide therapeutic services for victims of sexual and physical abuse, domestic violence, and other psychological issues. I utilize a variety of therapeutic techniques to meet individual needs.


**Fara Murata, MSW, LCSW *YC, C & A

5511 W 56th Avenue, #200

Arvada, CO 80002


Although I specialize in a variety of areas, I do a lot of therapy with sexual abuse, domestic violence, trauma, PTSD, and neglect for children ages 3 and up, adolescents and adults. I utilize a variety of therapies including EMDR, play and art therapy, solution focused, and trauma focused cognitive behavioral therapy. Nutrition is incorporated with all clients to help heal the whole person and treat secondary issues of trauma, such as  depression, anxiety, and PTSD. I also work with children in foster care/foster-adopt, that have behavioral problems, and families that have children on the Autism Spectrum. I am fluent in ASL.

**Beth Peters, PhD *YC, C & A

7850 Vance Drive, Suite 185

Arvada, CO  80003


I am a licensed psychologist serving children (ages 3 to 12), teens, and adults. I provide individual therapy, goal-focused play therapy, family therapy, and psychological testing in a warm,child-friendly space. I am certified to teach Positive Discipline parenting skills. My specialties: child abuse (all types), neglect, PTSD, divorce, blended families, foster care/adoption, family violence, juvenile delinquency, and co-dependency. I have extensive experience with social service agencies, residential treatment programs, and court systems (family, juvenile, criminal). For more information please see my website at:


**Charlene Slover, Psy.D. *YC, C & A

7850 Vance Drive, #155

Arvada, CO 80003


The focus of my practice is trauma recovery for children (ages 3 and up) as well as adolescents and adults who have been victims of sexual assault/abuse, physical abuse, domestic violence, community violence and grief/loss. I also work with non-offending parents and family members of those who have been traumatized. Additionally, I have extensive experience working in the court system. Treatment modalities include trauma-informed therapies including play therapy, TF-CBT, CBT, and EMDR. In addition to being trained in EMDR, I have also completed training as an EMDR Child Specialist.



**Bethany Blankenheim, LPC, CACII *YC, C & A

InDepth Therapy & Associates

1008 Depot Hill #200

Broomfield, CO 80020


         Barbara Humble, LCSW



Dr. Brandy Burch, PsyD



Jessica Kuchinski, LPC, ATR, RYT


Tamara Graff, LMFT


Luke Addington, LPC


Melissa Raddatz, MFTC, CACII


We are a group of clinicians that are experts in the field of trauma treatment. We believe that people have existing strengths, resources and problem-solving skills that aid will aid in their healing process. We use a neuro-biological approach to treatment, which is highly effective in treating children. Other treatment modalities include Brainspotting and EMDR. We work with children (age 4+), teens, adults and families. We offer WEEKEND appointments! To learn more about our practice, please check out the website: **Pamela

**Pamela Boaz, LCSW *YC, C & A

Forward Family Therapy

2095 West 6th Avenue, #212

Broomfield, CO  80020


Molly Davidson, LPC


Rachel Rossi, LPC

Christy Malone, LPC


Brittany Garcia, LPC


I am the Clinical Director of Forward Family Therapy where we have a group of fully licensed therapists who specialize in working with children and families, and where we all have expertise and specialized training in treating trauma and victimization. I have been in practice for twenty years and have spent a majority of that time focusing on clients who have experienced physical or sexual abuse or been exposed to other forms of violence. I work hard to make a strong connection with each client entering my office, and provide them the safe and secure environment they need to heal. Individual therapy provides a unique experience in which people can spend a concentrated amount of time on themselves and their needs. When this time is granted, clients can overcome challenges, resolve pain, and achieve the personal growth they are seeking. My practice works with young children, school-aged children, adolescents and adults, including non-offending parents. I use a variety of treatment modalities including CBT, play therapy, solution-focused therapy and have had enormous success utilizing EMDR with trauma victims. When working with children or younger adolescents, I often incorporate family therapy as a way for the family to heal together. With every client/family, I design a treatment plan and approach that is individualized. Children receiving treatment here can adopt a "therapy buddy," a special beanie baby that will help them remember what is being taught in therapy and being worked on at home.

**Lynne Willbanks, MS LPC *C & A

2095 West 6th Avenue, Suite 206

Broomfield, CO  80020


My practice focuses on treating children (ages 5 and up), adolescents, adults and families.  I specialize in helping clients with trauma, PTSD, grief and loss, attachment issues, abuse and neglect, sexual abuse, domestic violence and other life adjustments. I utilize a number of treatment modalities including CBT, solution focused, systems, play therapy and attachment theory.  I am trained to provide EMDR. My goal and passion is to help clients heal and empower them to create their best life.


Commerce City

** Ambra Born, PsyD *YC, C & A

Reaching HOPE

13611 East 104th Avenue, #100

Commerce City, CO 80022


Reaching HOPE provides family-focused therapy for trauma survivors through play and talk therapy for children (age 2 and up), adolescents and non-offending parents/caregivers. Staff psychologists have specialized training in child abuse (sexual, physical and emotional), domestic violence and other victimization issues. We know that abuse can be as hard for a parent as it is for the child and believe that children heal best when non-offending caregivers are involved and supported. We also offer Animal Assisted Therapy with our resident therapy dog, Hercules!


**Alison Melson, MA, LPC, NCC *C & A

Conifer Counseling and Therapy Services

P.O. Box 102

Conifer, CO  80433


Catherine Hay, MA, LMFT C & A

Denver Children's Advocacy Center 

2149 Federal Blvd.

Denver, CO 80211


We specialize in treating traumatized children 1-17, and supporting their non-offending family members available in English and Spanish at our child-friendly campus, Monday through Friday 9am-7pm. As an accredited children's advocacy center, DCAC is a child-focused, facility-based program in which representatives from many disciplines, including law enforcement, child protection, prosecution, mental health, medical and victim advocacy, child advocacy, work together to conduct interviews and make team decisions about investigation, treatment, management and prosecution of child abuse cases. 

**Emily McNeil, LPC, R-DMT, CIMI *YC, C & A

The Mariposa Center for Infant, Child, and Family Enrichment

4707 Harlan Street, Suite 200

Denver, CO 80212

720.288.5090 Scheduling Line


The therapists at The Mariposa Center specialize in treating trauma, abuse, and neglect in children (0-18) and in their families. We also treat traumatized and dysregulated children who are in the foster/adopt process and/or who have developmental disabilities, major medical challenges, and/or who were born premature. We incorporate the creative arts and body-centered modalities into the therapy. We focus heavily on helping the entire family, as support in this manner can positively impact the health and well-being of the child. We will work to find the best fit for a family looking for services from The Mariposa Center.


Suvi H. Miller, MSW, LCSW *YC, C & A

The Lowry Center for Children and Families

495 Uinta Way, Suite 120

Denver CO 80230

303.344.4100 x14

Specialize in trauma treatment and recovery. Work with children 3-18, utilizing play, art, sand and talk therapies. Over 20 years experience.




**Jenny Mills, MA, LPC *YC, C & A

​Paraclete Therapy, LLC

17301 W. Colfax Ave., Bldg. 200, Suite 200

Golden, CO 80401


In my practice, I have the privilege of walking alongside of clients (age 3 up to adults) who have been through trauma and are on the path to healing. I believe that although abuse may be a part of someone's story, it doesn't define their whole story. I use a solution-focused approach that builds primarily off of trauma-focused cognitive-behavioral therapy to help clients change their stories of hurt to those of hope and healing. 



Greenwood Village

Teri Karjala, LPC, LMFT, RPT, CACII, EFTCert1 *YC, C & A

Creative Counseling Center 

6021 S. Syracuse Way, Suite 216

Greenwood Village, CO 80111


At Creative Counseling Center our approach is supportive, warm, and collaborative. We provide counseling services to children 2+, adolescents, and adults. In working with children we primarily use play therapy techniques. We specialize in childhood trauma (sexual abuse, physical abuse, emotional abuse and neglect), anxiety and play therapy. Our mission is to empower and inspire people to create a life of hope, harmony, and happiness.



Sara (Sarita) Soto Scovel *C & A

11550 Kingston St.

Henderson, CO 80640


Trauma, Depression, Anxiety, Relationship Problems, Low Self-Esteem, School children and teen-agers, finding purpose in life, Faith-Based Therapy. 


**Libbi Palmer, Psy.D. *YC, C & A
7220 W. Jefferson Ave. #320
Lakewood, CO 80235
I work with children (ages 3 and up), adolescents, and adults who have been victims of crimes, abuse, or other trauma. I also work with non-offending parents of children who have been abused.


**Phoebe Poos-Benson MS, LPC *YC, C & A
7220 W Jefferson Av #123
Lakewood, CO 80235
I specialize in children, adolescents, and adults who have experienced trauma including but not limited to sexual abuse, physical abuse, domestic violence and violence in other forms. I have specialized training in play and art therapy. Also work with behavioral issues and mood disorders. 25 years in private practice and previous experience as clinical director of a residential treatment center. Children ages 3 and up.

Carrie A. Vaccarella, MA, LPC *C & A

Source Counseling

363 S. Harlan Street, Suite 205

Lakewood, CO 80226

I specialize with children and teens who have been impacted from various types of trauma. Most often I work with children who have been a victim of sexual abuse or domestic violence. My goal is to connect with a client and find a personal type of therapy that will foster healing (sometimes, more than one modality is effective!). My therapeutic approaches most often include; Trauma Focused Therapy, Art therapy and Play therapy. In home services are occasionally available.

Deborah Williams, MA, LPC *C & A
2255 S Wadsworth Bl #103
Lakewood, CO 80227
303.840.8050 X1
720.851.5773 Fax
I work with child victims of sexual abuse, witnesses of domestic violence, adult victim of sexual abuse and adult victims of domestic violence. I have three ongoing groups for girl victims of sexual abuse: ages 5 – 11, 11 – 15 and 15 – 21. I have an adult domestic violence women’s support group. I also work with children who have disabilities and ADD and are dealing with grief and loss


Dr. Michael Kragt, PhD, CACIII *YC, C & A

Grace Counseling 

Marinda Peak, MA, NCC

7921 Southpark Plaza, Ste. 201

Littleton, CO 80120


Grace Counseling is a Christian counseling center that meets the needs of the entire family. Our team is licensed and trained in the treatment of children two years and up, utilizing many modalities including: EMDR; experiential play therapy; family systems; cognitive behavioral; DBT and more. We treat the entire client emotionally, spiritually, and neurologically involving the family in the healing process.  

**Tricia Ebel, MA, LPC *A
Grace Counseling


Kelly Miller, LCSW, RPT/S *YC, C & A

Erin Bennetts

Play Therapy Connection

8 W Dry Creek Circle #208

Littleton, CO 80120


We are passionate about changing the trajectory of children and families lives by focusing on mental health and well being.  We specialize in children 2-12 years of age affected by trauma including child abuse and neglect, sexual abuse, domestic violence, grief and loss, and attachment using Play Therapy.  We also have exceptional ability to work with children 12-18 years of age affected by trauma, anxiety, school failure, and emotional outbursts using a variety of techniques including EMDR.  


**Melissa Luzzi, DMFT, LPC *C & A


911654 Huron St. #110

Northglenn, 80234 


I work with school-aged children, adolescents, adults, and families. I have worked extensively with clients who have been sexually, physically, and emotionally abused, including victims of domestic violence. Relationship issues, trauma, communication, depression, life transitions, and grief and loss are common themes I address in counseling. I have been trained in Level 1 and 2 in EMDR.


Deborah Williams, MA, LPC *C & A

19563 East Main St #205

Parker, CO 80138

303.840.8050 X1

720.851.5773 Fax

I work with child victims of sexual abuse, witnesses of domestic violence, adult victim of sexual abuse and adult victims of domestic violence. I have three ongoing groups for girl victims of sexual abuse: ages 5 – 11, 11 – 15 and 15 – 21. I have an adult domestic violence women’s support group. I also work with children who have disabilities and ADD and are dealing with grief and loss.


**Susan Giragosian, MA, LPC *YC, C & A

8461 Turnpike Drive, #207 

Westminster, CO. 80031 


I primarily work with victims of trauma and abuse; specifically domestic violence, sexual and physical abuse. I work with children as young as 3 years old and above, teenagers, and adults. I am trained in EMDR, art and play therapy. 

Michelle Simmons, MA, LPC *C & A

8120 Sheridan Blvd., Suite C-114

Westminster, CO  80003


Wheat Ridge

**Kristen Chamberlain, LCSW, RYT, LLC *YC, C & A

4251 Kipling Street, #430

Wheat Ridge, CO 80033


For several years I have treated children of all ages, specializing in child victims of trauma, included but not limited to child sexual abuse, physical child abuse, and witness to domestic violence ranging from a single event to several exposures over the child's physical and emotional development. I utilize experiential therapies such and Yoga and Play Therapy to address the various and complex needs of children who have been exposed to traumatic events. Additionally, I am certified in Child-Parent Psychotherapy which is an evidence-based practice for children and their parents who have experienced at least one form of trauma (e.g., maltreatment, the sudden or traumatic death of someone close, a serious accident, sexual abuse, exposure to domestic violence) and are presenting with difficult problems as a result. The primary goal is to support and strengthen the relationship between a child and his or her parent (or caregiver) in order to repair the child's sense of safety, attachment, and ultimately improve the child's overall cognitive, behavioral, and emotional functioning.


Jennifer Weiler, MA, LPC A

Expression Counseling

3954 Youngfield St.

Wheat Ridge, CO 80033


Spanish Speaking Individual Therapy & Support



Denver Children's Advocacy Center *YC, C & A

2149 Federal Blvd

Denver, CO 80211


We specialize in treating traumatized children ages 1-17, and supporting their non-offending family members available in English and Spanish at our child-friendly campus, Monday through Friday 9am-7pm. As an accredited children's advocacy center, DCAC is a child-focused, facility-based program in which representatives from many disciplines, including law enforcement, child protection, prosecution, mental health, medical and victim advocacy, child advocacy, work together to conduct interviews and make team decisions about investigation, treatment, management and prosecution of child abuse cases.

Estamos especializados en el tratamiento de niños traumatizados de 1 a 17 años, y le ofrecemos apoyo a los miembros de sus familias quienes no son los ofensores. Servicios disponibles en Inglés y Español en nuestro campus para niños, de lunes a viernes 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Como centro de defensa para niños acreditados , DCAC es un programa centrado en los niños , con representantes de muchas disciplinas, incluyendo la policia, servicios de protección del niño , procurador, salud mental , personal médico y la asesora de víctima, trabajan juntos para llevar a cabo entrevistas y tomar decisiones acerca de la investigación, tratamiento, y la accion judicial en casos de abuso infantil.

Sara (Sarita) Soto Scovel *C & A
11550 Kingston St. Henderson, CO 80640
Sara’s expertise includes Trauma, Depression, Anxiety, Relationship Problems, Low Self-Esteem, School children and teen-agers,
Finding purpose in life, Faith-Based Therapy


Ceci Botindari, LLC, MA *YC, C & A

8120 Sheridan Blvd #B-216

Westminster, CO 80003


Master in Psychology. Provides therapeutic services in Spanish to bilingual families. Specializes in Latino culture working with children of all ages, adolescents and adults. I work with victims of trauma and abuse, specifically sexual, emotional and physical abuse, and domestic violence. Each person as an individual is unique, therefore, I select my therapeutic approaches according to the person’s characteristics and needs. My therapeutic approaches most often include: cognitive behavior therapy, trauma-focused behavior therapy, art and play therapy.


Ofrezco servicios de consejeria y terapia en Espanol a familias bilingues. Estoy especializada en la cultura Latina/Hispana, trabajando con ninos de todas la edades, adolescentes y adultos. Trabajo con victimas de trauma y abuso, especificamente abuso sexual,emocional y fisico, y violencia domestica. Cada persona es un ser individual unico, por lo tanto selecciono mis metodos terapeuticos acorde a las necesidades y caracteristicas de cada persona. Basicamente trabajo con terapia cognitiva, terapia de juego y arte.

Parent/Caregiver Group & Support 

Allison Brittsan & Jeff Kendig

303.643.8407 or 303.646.0556

This 12-hour structured parent group will be offered on two consecutive Saturdays, from 9am – 3pm. This group is designed to enhance the child/parent relationship, stressing that the parent’s commitment to and support of their children are essential to the child’s recovery. This is not to be considered an adult/parent therapy group. The intent of this program is to provide the non-offending parent the support and, when necessary, confrontation, of and by other parents of similar experiences. Ideally, this group will serve to establish a support system outside the group setting.


Denver Children's Advocacy Center 

303.825.3850 x303, Raquel Hernandez

Parent Education Empowers Resiliency (PEER)

The PEER Group will offer information to parents, kinship and other caregivers of children who may have been sexually abused, or experienced other forms of trauma. The PEER Group will provide education and support for parents and caregivers. PEER will be offered in two groups, one in Spanish and one in English. Childcare will be provided on site, along with snacks for all. There are a limited number of bus tokens available to support those in need of transportation.

*Population: YC = 2 – 5 years old, C = 5 – 12 years old, A = 12 years old & up
**Meets NCA Accreditation Guidelines

Questions to Ask When Choosing a Therapist

Your choice of a mental health therapist/counselor is very important to your wellbeing. Interview a potential therapist in the same way any employer would interview a prospective employee. S/he will be working for, as well as with you, and competent, caring therapists will not be offended by your questions, and will be honest with you. You are the customer. Do not hesitate to ask hard questions and do expect complete answers. After all, your mental health and recovery from the trauma of the crime is at stake.


Following is a list of questions to ask that will help you choose the appropriate therapist:

 What experience, training and education do you have pertaining to working with victims of crime?

 Have you worked with victims who have experienced the same type of crime I have experienced?

 How long have you done this kind of counseling?

 Are you licensed, or are you under the supervision of a licensed therapist? (This is required by the Crime Victim Compensation Board)

 Do you understand the criminal justice system, and do you have experience in testifying in court if necessary?

 What is my responsibility in therapy/counseling as a client?

 How long might I expect to be in counseling for these types of problems/issues?

 What treatment services do you offer (i.e. individual, group, etc.)?

 Will you accept the fee structure set by the Judicial District Crime Victim Compensation Board (in the judicial district in which I applied)?