Jessica Franco Schaffer

Jessica Franco Schaffer, therapistTherapist -- Born and raised in Boulder, Jessica is now in her final masters year at Naropa University. With her combined education in clinical mental health and training in Synergetic Play Therapy, she is thrilled to officially intern with PTIC. Jessica is the founder of Shuteye Sleep Coaching where she coaches parents nationwide with sleepless infants and toddlers. She strongly relies on the attunement between parent and child to asses their challenges around sleep and she has developed sleep teaching methods using STP philosophies and tenants. Jessica is also the mother of two young children, 2 and 4.

Chelsea Hester

Chelsea HesterTherapist -- Chelsea has a B.S. in Child and Family Development from The University of Georgia and is currently completing her master’s degree in Transpersonal Counseling Psychology at Naropa University. Chelsea has a broad understanding of human needs on a developmental, physical, emotional and spiritual level. She hopes to provide a space of safety and trust for children and parents alike, while working collaboratively with the family, honoring it as the system that it is. Chelsea has extensive experience working with children and youth of all ages, including children with a variety of special needs. Additionally, she has completed her clinical practicum at the Eating Disorder Foundation in Denver and completed an Eating Disorder Intuitive Therapy (EDIT) workshop with Dr. Dorie McCubbrey to further support her passion for working with eating disorders and populations struggling with body image.

Catherine Mathon

Catherine Mathon, MA, C-SPT, Synergetic Play TherapistTherapist -- Catherine, MA, C-SPT, strives to help children, adolescents and their families cultivate their strengths and discover the powerful connection betewewn the mind, body and spirit. She works with the effects of trauma, neglect and addictions. A cornerstone of her work is linking emotions and physical sensations to facilitate understanding, development and healing. Catherine has worked in various settings including programs for trauma survivors, adopted and foster children and career/life coaching, and is trilingual in English, French and German. She has also worked in an Inpatient/outpatient program at Mount Saint Vincent Home, has a degree in Transpersonal Counseling Psychology from Naropa University, is certified in Synergetic Play Therapy and trained in EMDR.

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.

Brittany Redman

Brittany Redman, Synergetic Play TherapistTherapist -- Over the past eight years, Brittany has worked with children and adolescents from all walks of life. From working with children involved in the criminal justice system, to supporting families from multiple different cultures, Brittany has consistently embodied an authenticity and acceptance that allows her to truly connect with the kiddos and families she supports. As a parent herself, Brittany understands the complexity of parenting, and often the common goal of wanting your child to reach their fullest potential. Brittany helps her clients do this by focusing on their strengths, and allowing them to explore themselves fully in the playroom, helping them to develop self-confidence and be able to manage life when it becomes overwhelming.

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.

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