© 2019 by Colorado CBT

Dr. Megan Olson

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Founder and Owner

I love the outdoors, animals, deeper connections, and adventures. I am passionate about finding ways to generate and embrace joy in myself and others. You'll find me hiking, camping, traveling, exploring, at concerts, at yoga, or cooking with friends in my free time.

I believe in leaning into life's challenges, its pain, as well as its excitement and joy. I find that making intentional choices to cultivate and nourish a balanced life decreases suffering and leads to a more meaningful life.

I work with adults of all backgrounds and I specialize in the treatment of anxiety, depression, stress, trauma, bipolar disorder, psychosis, relationship dissatisfaction, and difficulties associated with life transitions. Other common concerns I treat include insomnia, loneliness, low motivation, and lack of direction in life. My goal is to help each person I work with become their best version of themselves. 

Experience and Education

  • Colorado CBT

Denver, CO

2018-present, Owner/Psychologist

  • The Center for Compassionate CBT

St. Louis, MO

2018-present, Owner/Psychologist

  • The Center for Mindfulness and CBT

St. Louis, MO

2016-2017, Psychologist

  • St. Louis VA Medical Center

St. Louis, MO

2015-2017, Staff Psychologist

  • St. Louis VA Medical Center

St. Louis, MO (APA Accredited)

2014-2015, Post-doctoral Residency

  • Salt Lake City VA Medical Center

Salt Lake City, UT (APA Accredited)  

2013-2014, Pre-doctoral Internship

 

  • Arizona School of Professional

Psychology

Phoenix, AZ (APA Accredited)

2008-2014, Doctorate of Clinical Psychology

  • University of Alaska

Fairbanks, AK
2004-2008, Bachelor of Arts

Major: Psychology, Minor: Sociology

Holly O'Dell, MA

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

(Independent Contractor)

P: (303)-416-6533

I believe that every person has within them the strength to move beyond their pain and struggles, into a space of authentic and lasting life fulfillment. I am here to help you tap into this strength. Our experience with habits and thought patterns often have more impact on our quality of life than we realize. Negative beliefs and thoughts often hide beneath our level of awareness, sending waves of discontent through our experience. Together, we will work to reveal these thoughts and patterns while illuminating the empowered essence of who you are. As we move toward healing, unwavering self-esteem and love for life will become your new normal.

 

Working with adult survivors of trauma is not only my specialty, but my heart’s work. We will work together to create present moment awareness, which will become your guide as you move beyond your pain. My approach orients around your strengths, so that empowerment, confidence, and connection will thread throughout your healing journey. I commit to creating a space of unconditional acceptance and support, and to show up to this space with authenticity, compassion, and empathy.

I work with adults. I specialize in the treatment of anxiety, depression, stress, trauma, eating disorders, women's issues,  relationship dissatisfaction, self-esteem and difficulties associated with life transitions. I would love to walk alongside you as you begin your healing journey.

Experience and Education

  • Colorado CBT

Denver, CO

2019-present, Adult therapist

  • Eating Recovery Center

Denver, CO
2016 - 2019, Primary and Family Therapist 

 

  • Gateway Domestic Violence Services

Aurora, CO
2015-2016, Adult Nonresidential Counselor

 

  • The Blue Bench

Denver, CO
2014-2015, Therapy Intern

 

  • The Gathering Place

Denver, CO
2013-2014, Resource Advocate

 

  • Metropolitan State University of Denver

Denver, CO
2013-2015, Masters of Social Work

 

  • Ithaca College

Ithaca, NY
2009-2012, Bachelor of Arts
Major: Sociology, Minor: Women's studies

Dr. Jill Hersh

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

(Independent Contractor)

P: (303)-335-0673

I love learning about different cultures and people through food and travel. I enjoy spending time outside, playing with my dog or grabbing a bite to eat with friends or family.

It is a privilege to help people from all walks of life find meaning and purpose. I enjoy working with individuals of all ages and backgrounds and I use a holistic and evidence-based approach to the therapeutic process. My goal is to help you achieve your goals and authentically live your life. 

I treat all ages. I enjoy treating both individuals and families. I have a lot of experience working with people who are managing a complex or chronic health condition as well as individuals who want to make improvements to their health and lifestyle. I enjoy treating conditions such as depression, anxiety, social anxiety, ADHD (all ages), insomnia, traumatic stress and parenting issues just to name a few.

Experience and Education

  • Colorado CBT

Denver, CO

2019-present, Child and Adult Psychologist

  • St. Joseph's Hospital

Denver, CO

2016-present, Clinical Psychologist

  • Aurora Mental Health Center

Aurora, CO
2015-2016, Post-doctoral Fellow (APPIC Accredited)

 

  • Denver Health Medical Center

Denver, CO
2014-2015, Pre-doctoral Internship (APA Accredited)

 

  • Immaculata University

Clinical Psychology (APA Accredited)
Malvern, PA
2015, Doctorate in Clinical Psychology

  • Arcadia University

Glenside, PA
2005-2009, Bachelor of Arts
Major: Psychology, Minor: International Studies

Alex Valencia, MA

Licensed Professional Counselor Candidate

(Independent Contractor)

P: (720)-432-5148

My passion in life is being surrounded by family and people who accept and embrace my strengths and my flaws. I also love expressing myself creatively, whether this is through drawing, writing, or cooking. On the weekends, you can find me hiking, reading, or cheering on my favorite sports teams.

 

I thrive when I feel completely comfortable being my true self. As a counselor, my goal is to help each of my clients feel as comfortable and safe as possible, in a trusting, and supportive environment. Having the courage to be honest with yourself and others will allow us to dig deep past the layers, increase awareness, and gain confidence as we work through issues together.

 

I work with adults with depression, anxiety, stress, relationship dissatisfaction, and parenting issues. I also have experience working with children and young adults with neurodevelopmental disorders (ADHD and Autism), social-emotional problems, and behavioral issues in both individual and group settings. I am excited to become a new member of your support system as we begin this process and establish a therapeutic relationship.

Experience and Education

  • Colorado CBT

Denver, CO

2019-present, Child and Adult Therapist

 

  • Knippenberg, Patterson, Langley &

Associates  

Denver, CO

2019 - Present, Mental Health Counselor

2016 - 2019, Counseling Intern

  • Northwestern University

Evanston, IL
2016 - 2019, Master of Arts in Mental Health Counseling

 

  • Clemson University

Clemson, SC
2006 - 2010, Bachelor of Arts
Major: Sociology, Minor: Communications

Samuel Grimaldo, MA

Licensed Professional Counselor

Licensed Marriage and Family Counselor

(Independent Contractor)

P: (720)-263-0028

I am passionate about creating an intentional life. I enjoy surrounding myself with people who make me feel a strong sense of connection. I have been married to my wife Jessica for 6 years. When I am not working you can find me hiking, biking, camping, traveling, and seeking new experiences that will transform me as an individual.

My role as a counselor is to assist you in the process of change. I do this by helping to identify and remove obstacles that are getting in the way. My role is to help people work through areas in their life where they might feel stuck and equip them with the skills and support they need to move forward with hope. Together we will set goals and begin increasing awareness, developing insight, and establishing connections between patterns of thought, emotions, and behavior. It is easy to talk about the things we want and need, but until we are open and ready to talk about the things that are getting in the way, change will be extremely difficult. I believe change happens in the context of relationships so my goal is to develop a strong working relationship in which we can be honest, explore areas of growth, and together determine what is getting in the way of the changes you would like to see in your life.

I work with adults from all backgrounds and specialize in treating trauma, anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, men’s issues, addictions, difficulties associated with life transitions, and couples work. I am skilled in EMDR for trauma and utilize EFT (Emotion Focused Therapy) for couples work.

Experience and Education

  • Colorado CBT

Denver, CO

2019-present, Adult and Couples Therapist

 

  • Kemah Palms Recovery  

Kemah, TX

2018- 2019, Primary Therapist

  • The Watershed Addiction Treatment

Program

Clear Lake, TX
2017 - 2018, Primary Therapist

  • The Austin Stone Counseling Center  

Austin, TX

2016- 2017, Counseling Intern

 

  • St. Edwards University

Austin, TX
2015 - 2017, Masters of Arts in Mental Health Counseling

  • Texas State University

San Marcos, TX
2009 - 2012, Bachelor of Arts
Major: Psychology

Carly Partridge, MA

Counseling Practicum Student

I am passionate about helping others grow into the best version of themselves. As a former teacher and educator, I loved guiding my students as they discovered their strengths, and as they learned how to handle the challenges they encountered. In my spare time I enjoy reading, watching sports, and spending time in nature with my husband and two young children.

 

As a counselor, I believe that the therapeutic relationship is paramount, and creating a safe space where clients feel comfortable and seen is my priority. My goal is to earn your trust, and to support you with care and intention as we work towards accomplishing your goals together.

 

I work with adults, and I believe that you are the expert on your own life. I would consider it the greatest privilege to share in your life, and to support you in embracing the best version of yourself.

Experience and Education

  • Colorado CBT

Denver, CO

2019 - Present, Counseling Intern

 

  • If Not You, Who?

Denver, CO

2008-2019, Co-Founder and Community Outreach

 

  • Capital City Public Charter School,

Stanford’s Bing Nursery School, Aspen Academy

Washington, DC, Palo Alto, CA, Greenwood Village, CO

2002-2016, Teacher and Administrator

 

  • Northwestern University

Evanston, IL
2019 - Present, Master of Arts in Mental Health Counseling

Expected Graduation – 2021

 

  • University of Denver

Denver, CO
2007-2008, Master of Arts in Curriculum and Instruction

 

  • Dartmouth College

Hanover, NH
1998 - 2002, Bachelor of Arts
Major: Psychology, Minor: Education