Ashley Mills

Therapist -- Ashley has over ten years of experience working with children in a variety of settings from mentoring, to working in a residential treatment facility with at-risk youth. In 2009, she received her B.A. in Human Development and Family Studies from Colorado State University, and recently finished her degree in Transpersonal Counseling Psychology at Naropa University. She will continue to see children at PTIC, practicing her compassionate craft and working towards SPT certification. A true Colorado native, she strives to bridge the natural world within the realm of healing and wellness, and has studied energy healing as well as the therapeutic use of essential oils. Teaching children how to regulate their emotions through resourcing is an aspect of transpersonal therapy Ashley is excited to bring into the therapeutic relationship in the playroom. She believes every individual is a self-healing organism and that, with psychoeducation and healthy boundaries, lasting change and growth can occur.

Kenzie Davison

Therapist -- Kenzie is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) - she has extensive experience with problem-solving using research-based, data-driven approaches. She has worked with special needs individuals for over twenty years, starting as a volunteer in high school. Kenzie embodies both head and heart when addressing client's struggles. She focuses on engaging clients' and families' strengths and interests while developing areas of growth through naturalistic, evidence-based therapies. Kenzie specializes in working with children with ASD (autism spectrum disorder), significant communication delays, multiple diagnoses, challenging behaviors, and families who feel they are running out of options. Kenzie is also the Behavior Therapy Supervisor at The Child and Family Therapy Center of Denver. She is fluent in American Sign Language and still practicing her Spanish.

Justine Wiercimok

Therapist -- Justine holds a B.A. in Psychology (EAPI) and a Master’s Degree in Law from Lazarski University in Warsaw, Poland. She is currently in her final year of a master's degree at Naropa University. She is a therapist and seminar leader with over 7 years of experience. Justine is trained in Trauma Healing and Attachment Work and she's a Certified Learning Love Institute
Seminar Leader as well as a Women’s Temple Leadership Facilitator. At present, she is working towards a Synergetic Play Therapy Certification. Justine spent several years in India where she worked in an orphanage with children from many different cultures and backgrounds. She also consulted with and learned from teachers of traditional ancient philosophies such as yoga, meditation, and martial arts. Justine supports children and adults in their process of actualizing their authenticity. As a therapist, she advocates individuality, attunement, and tolerance. She believes that in a safe and supportive environment, an individual can embrace physical, emotional and mental challenges as an opportunity for growth, integration and transformation.

Jen Peng

Therapist -- Jen Peng is a graduate of the Graduate School of Professional Psychology at the University of Denver and earned her Master's degree in International Disaster Psychology with a specialization in trauma. She has four years experience working with various populations including: children/adolescents, refugees, victims of crime, substance abuse, post-prisoners, rehabilitation, and domestic violence survivors. Her clinical theoretical orientation is Integrative, intermixed with: Family-Systems, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Humanistic, Psycho-dynamic, and Existential Theory.  Jen utilizes strength-based, interpersonal, SPT, trauma-informed CBT, and play therapy.  She has done clinical work domestically and internationally and is currently completing her licensure towards LPC candidacy as well as certification as a Synergetic Play Therapist.

Lauren Fishbein

Therapist -- Lauren Fishbein, MA, is a recent graduate from Naropa University earning her Masters in Clinical Mental Health Counseling: Mindfulness-based Counseling.  In 2012, Lauren earned her Bachelors in Psychology from Rider University in New Jersey. She has been working with children and adolescents for the last 5 years and is passionate about helping youngsters heal from the inside out. Lauren is an international adoptee and has spent the last 3 years exploring her own adoption; she hopes to work with other adoptees as they explore their own process. Lauren has a neuroscience lens and believes that understanding the brain and nervous system are essential when it comes to healing and deepening our connection with ourselves and others.

I can't really describe what (therapist) has done, other than to say that I have a new child, one I have never seen before ... Sometimes I see pure joy in his face and body, in a way I have never seen in his previous 8 years.

Client

Having the ability to bring one child to affordable counseling has made a huge difference in our family and regulating her emotions. We have grown and learned so much about emotional development and how to support that growth.

Client