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Bruce A. Bishop, Ph.D.
Dr. Bruce Bishop is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist with over two decades of practice experience. Dr. Bishop is not currently accepting any new clients.
Dr. Bishop provides the following services:
Psychotherapy, counseling, coaching and/or consultation for adults, ranging from early adulthood to late life. He has experience working with adult ADHD and Asperger’s Disorder. He welcomes people with Bipolar or Schizoaffective Disorder or Schizophrenia, provided that these latter conditions have been stabilized, usually with appropriate medication from a suitable provider. His clients typically seek help with:
- depressed mood; inability to feel pleasure; suicidality.
- anxiety and stress; anger management.
- sleep disorders and insomnia.
- emotional crisis resulting from grief/loss, separation and divorce, life changes, medical stressors, etc.
- PTSD and issues based in past trauma; dissociative disorders; cutting and self-harm.
- eating disorders.
- personality disorders and issues of personal identity.
- substance abuse and other disorders of compulsive behavior, e.g., gambling, internet and other compulsions.
- habit change, such as health or treatment compliance challenges (i.e., difficulties in following a demanding medical or health regimen successfully, such as smoking cessation or management of a chronic illness).
- Personality and Diagnostics, basic Neuropsychological evaluations.
- Parental Responsibilities Evaluation
Love and Logic Parent Training
ASIST (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training) and safeTALK suicide risk assessment training
A note on my philosophy of treatment:
Effective psychotherapy happens when there is a special working relationship between the therapist and the client, which supports the client’s growth and learning of new skills and capacities.
My practice is evidence-based and grounded in the strongest and most recent research in Clinical Psychological Science. It should be noted that this research emphasizes a warm, respectful, trusting relationship as primary and essential. Once a person has sought help, the first critical decision is about trusting the therapist - I consider earning my clients’ trust as my primary responsibility.
Beyond the support of our working relationship, there are a large number of effective methods for growth and change. I am proficient in a diverse set of skills to maximize growth and learning, and am committed to maintaining my skills at the cutting edge of what really works. Also, I am happy to collaborate with a client’s other care-givers, if appropriate, to ensure that each of my clients receives consistent, effective support and care. Finally, I am dedicated to efficient as well as effective treatment (“the best thing to get out of therapy - is to successfully get out of therapy!”).
Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), Political Science, Colorado State University, Ft. Collins CO.
Master of Arts (M.A.) and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Clinical Psychology, University of Arizona, Tucson AZ. (U. of A.’s Psychology program has Full Accreditation status from the American Psychological Association, and is a charter member of the prestigious Academy of Psychological Clinical Science.)
Clinical Internship: Valley Mental Health, Salt Lake City UT (American Psychological Association, Fully Accredited Program).
Colorado: Psychologist License PSY 2858.
Community Mental Health Clinician: Colorado West Regional Mental Health, Grand Junction, CO; Valley Mental Health, Salt Lake City, UT; Marana Health Center, Marana AZ.
Assistant Professor of Psychology; Mesa State College (now Colorado Mesa University), Grand Junction CO.
Mesa County (CO) Suicide Prevention Coalition volunteer.
-ASIST (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training) Master Trainer in suicide intervention skills training.
- safeTALK Trainer - suicide risk assessment and response training.
Community Disaster Response Clinician: Mesa County (CO) Mental Health Disaster Preparedness Coalition.
In-patient therapist, for high-risk adolescent males: Emily Griffith Center, Rifle CO.
American Psychological Association (APA)
Association for Psychological Science (APS)
Colorado Psychological Association (CPA)
Society for the Exploration of Psychotherapy Integration (SEPI)
Rocky Mountain Psychological Association (RMPA)
Psi Chi - International Honor Society in Psychology
Available Upon Request
Suzanne J. Goudzwaard, Psy.D.
Dr. Goudzwaard is not currently accepting new therapy clients
Dr. Suzanne Goudzwaard earned her doctorate in clinical psychology in 2012. She is a licensed clinical psychologist. Previous to her career in psychology, Dr. Goudzwaard earned her MA in Special Education and worked for 6 years as a special education teacher and parent educator in New Mexico. Dr. Goudzwaard has practiced in a diverse range of settings including: elementary, middle and high schools, teen homeless shelter, community mental health center, residential drug treatment center, out-patient drug treatment center, and primary care offices. Dr. Goudzwaard has also practiced and conducted research in an international setting. Originally from New Mexico, she has been living and working in the Grand Valley since 2010.
Dr. Goudzwaard’s approach to therapy:
My approach to therapy, consultation and psychological assessment is founded in Adlerian psychology. This approach is integrated, strengths-based, optimistic, trauma-informed, holistic, creative and collaborative. I believe each client is a unique individual whose current place in life is a combination of physiology, experiences and choices. My goal in therapy is to assist the client in identifying their current strengths and abilities with which they can address their current challenges. I believe that all individuals have strengths and all individuals are capable of making choices in life that moves them forward.
Dr. Goudzwaard provides therapy and/or consultation services for:
Children, adolescents and families struggling with:
-ADHD, Autism, Bipolar, substance abuse disorders, anxiety, depression, trauma, grief/loss, self-harm, developmental delays
-Adoption/foster care related issues
-relocation/immigration adjustment issues, cultural and sexual identity stressors
-Parenting skills training (STEP program for children and adolescents)
Adults of all ages struggling with:
–Schizophrenia/Schizoaffective, PTSD, Anxiety/OCD, Depression and Bipolar disorders with or without psychosis
-Change in Life issues (cultural, gender identity, sexual preference, relocation, health concerns, grief/loss, immigration)
-Dual Diagnosis (mental health diagnosis and substance abuse disorder)
-Borderline intellectual functioning and life skills training
Services may include creative therapy including: play therapy, art therapy and animal assisted therapy.
Services in Spanish also provided
Dr. Goudzwaard provides the following types of evaluations/assessments:
-Full psychological evaluations (including cognitive and personality components) for children, adolescents and adults
-Parental Responsibilities Evaluations
Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Psychology, Adler School of Professional Psychology, Chicago, IL, 2012.
Certificate in Adlerian Psychotherapy, Adler School of Professional Psychology, Chicago, IL, 2012.
Masters of Arts in Counseling, Adler School of Professional Psychology, Chicago, IL, 2009.
Masters of Arts in Special Education, Western New Mexico University, Gallup, NM, 2004.
Bachelors of Arts in Theology, Dordt College, Sioux Center, IA, 1999.
Colorado: Licensed Clinical Psychologist: PSY 3955
Community Mental Health Clinician: Colorado West Regional Mental Health, Grand Junction, CO.
School Counselor: Grand Mesa Middle School, Grand Junction, CO; Anglican International School, Jerusalem, Israel.
Substance Abuse treatment clinician: Haymarket Center, Chicago, IL; Center for Guidance, Jerusalem, Israel; Mesa County Schools, District 51, Grand Junction, CO.
Integrated Care Clinician: St. Mary’s Family Practice, Grand Junction, CO; PrimeCare Community Health, Chicago, IL.
Youth Homeless shelter consultant and clinician: The House, Grand Junction, CO.
Parent Educator: Gallup-McKinley County Schools, Gallup, NM; Adult Corrections, Gallup, NM.
Special Educator: Gallup-McKinley County Schools, Gallup, NM.
APA: American Psychological Association
CPA: Colorado Psychological Association
NASAP: North American Society of Adlerian Psychology
References: Upon request
Barbara Kinkelaar, MEd, SAP
Barbara Kinkelaar, MEd, SAP, is a Licensed Professional Counselor as well as a Licensed Addiction Counselor. She provides clinical services to adolescents, adults, couples, and/or families. Her areas of focus include but are not limited to:
- Utilizes a holistic approach and cognitive-behavioral techniques;
- Treatment of anxiety and mood disorders;
- Evaluation and treatment of addictive disorders including alcohol, drugs, sexual compulsivity, and gambling;
- Intervention services for families confronting a loved one's alcohol, drug or behavioral addiction;
- Adolescent, adult, couple's counseling. Collaborating with individuals navigating personal crisis, transitions, or relationship challenges.
Ms. Kinkelaar is a member of the National Association of Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors and the Society for Addiction Counselors of Colorado.
Licensed Professional Counselor
Licensed Addiction Counselor
B.A. Sociology/Psychology Kent State University
M.Ed. Counseling Cleveland State/John Carroll University
Over twenty years experience in substance abuse, mental health and personal growth counseling, including residential, outpatient, employee assistance, and correctional settings.
Experienced in treatment of adult and adolescent populations.Utilizing individual and group process.
Application of holistic and eclectic methods recognizing the importance of approaching each individual without pre-conceived notions.
Cognitive behavioral strategies for management of depression and anxiety;
Victim assistance and recovery;
Relationship resolution and enhancement;
Disease model approach to substance abuse and problematic gambling;
Motivational Enhancement and Choice Theory to address adolescent dilemmas.
Individual and couples counseling.
Psycho-educational group (eight weeks) for depression management.
Intervention for families impacted by substance addiction or compulsive gambling.
Substance abuse evaluation and treatment, including SAP (DOT certified) evaluations for employees in safety-sensitive positions.
Timothy Landis, MSW, LCSW
Timothy Landis, MSW, is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Colorado with over 20 years of experience working with children, adolescents and adults of all ages and cultural/socio-economic backgrounds. He specializes in identifying strengths and assets with all individuals and families. His focus is on resilience and overcoming life's challenges. He primarily uses systemic-strategic family therapy, solution-focused and cognitive-behavioral approaches in his practice to address:
- The vast array of problems encountered by many couples and families;
- Defiance, poor school performance, and other challenges presented by children and adolescents.
- Problems that arise when children have difficulty paying attention,focusing and staying on task.
- Adult and child exposure to domestic violence;
- Surviving and thriving after experiencing abuse;
- Recovery from serious and persistent depression, anxiety and other major mental illness.
Mr. Landis is also available to consult with and/or provide trainings for groups or organizations regarding their: screening and response to domestic violence, methods for individualizing treatment, interagency collaboration, diversity and stress management.
Masters in Social Work (MSW) from New Mexico Highlands University in 1988
Bachelors of Arts from Colorado State University: Major in Social Work in 1983
Bachelor of Science from Illinois State University: Major in Sociology/Anthropology in 1973
Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Colorado (LCSW) since 1988
Member: Academy of Certified Social Workers (ACSW)
- Private Psychotherapy/Consultation Practice beginning in 2000. Specializing in systemic couples/family therapy, solution-focused approaches and cognitive-behavioral methods. Work with children, adolescents and adults of all ages and cultural/socio-economic backgrounds. Provided consultation and training for many organizations on issues related to domestic violence, stress management, diversity, positive masculinity, interagency collaboration and how to build resilience in children and adolescents. Created and own Problem Solving Conversations, LLC and Problem Solving Consulting, LLC. Began working with Associates in Behavioral Counseling in late 2008.
- Adjunct faculty: University of Denver Graduate School of Social Work 2006-2008
- Program Supervisor for West Central Mental Health Center 2007-2008. Oversaw wrap around process and early childhood programs.
- Program Director for a youth and family services agency 1996 through 2004: Oversaw foster care, family preservation, day treatment and family-centered therapy programs.
- Program Director for Pikes Peak Mental Health Center 1990 through 1995. Developed and oversaw an outpatient child and family program with over thirty mental health professionals.
- Director of a comprehensive interagency collaboration designed to improve the overall system of care for seriously disturbed youth of the community 1989-1990.
- Supervisor and caseworker for a County Department of Human Services from 1978 to 1987.
Provide consultation for the Colorado Department of Human Services to local county departments on issues related to their response to domestic violence.
Helped create and build MAVA (Men Against Violence and Abuse) 2005- 2007.
Facilitated a local Domestic Violence Task Force in 2006 to early 2007
Member Greenbook Oversight Group (focus on improving systems response to the co-occurrence of domestic violence and child abuse) 2005-2007
Board Member: Suicide Prevention Partnership 1998 to 2003; Board President 2000 to 2002
Board Member Child Mental Health Coalition; Vice President 1993 to 1994
Field Instructor for Social Work graduate students
Primary Areas of Expertise
Building resilience in children, adolescents and families
Enhancing community response to domestic violence
Systemic and Solution-Focused Family Therapy
Wraparound process and methods for individualizing treatment
System of Care principles and practice
Matthew Pettit, LMFT, ECP-P
Matt Pettit is a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist and an Equine Co-facilitated Psycotherpy-Professional. Matt Pettit, LMFT , ECP-P held positions of leadership and trust in the therapy world for 13 years. Seven years as a Marriage and Family Therapist at The Aspen Ranch with extensive experience in horse/family therapy. He was an integral contributor to the development of an exclusive horse and family therapy program that has delivered effective, high quality outcomes. In order to stimulate change in the deeply rooted family dynamics, Matt uses the ability to engage with clients quickly to begin the real work of the therapy process. Matt brings skill and a deep understanding to problem solve with families, resulting in a functional and enjoyable family culture. Matt also has extensive experience in treating addictions, mood disorders, various forms of youth treatment as well as men’s and women’s issues at all stages of life. Matt also offers Equine Therapy through Deep Rivers Family Ranch.
Commonly Addressed Topics:
• Anxiety • Depression • Family Conflict
• Stress • Forgiveness • Academic Concerns
• Trauma • Divorce • Marital Difficulty
• Worry • Identity • Christian Approach
• Adoption • Grief and Loss • Premarital Counseling
• Anger • Addictions • Relationships
• Fears • Parenting • Pain Management
• Defiance • Self-harm •Youth and Teens
Provide effective clinical therapy for people desiring a change in their current life.
Master of Science, Colorado State University, CO; May 2006
Human Development and Family Studies emphasizing Marriage and Family Therapy
Bachelor of Science, Houghton College,Houghton, NY; December 1998
Major: Therapeutic Recreation; Minor: Psychology
Associate of Science, Pikes Peak Community College, Colorado Springs, CO; May 1997
CERTIFICATIONS / MEMBERSHIPS:
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist CO & UT – Current
Member of AAMFT – Current
Member of AACC – Current
Certified Equine Co-facilitated Psychotherapist Professional – Current
Certified Therapeutic Recreational Specialist – Past
Associates In Behavioral Counseling, Grand Junction, CO February 2012 – Current
Provide therapy sessions to community clientele in the form of couples, families, individuals or some combination thereof each week.
Deep Rivers Family Ranch, Glade Park, CO November 2011 – Current
Founder and Director of this family therapy retreat. Facilitate therapeutic interventions for the entire family for the duration of their three to seven day program. Families participate in family therapy, equine co-facilitated psychotherapy, couples therapy, parenting class, recreational therapy and group therapy.
Equine Manager, Aspen Ranch, Loa, UT, October 2009 – August 2011
Supervise the equine department of seven employees. Create and sustain a functioning horse program for Aspen Ranch where learning how to ride and train horses is common place. Further create and sustain a therapeutic culture where the horses are seen as part of the therapeutic relationship not just a tool. Financially manage and maintain a herd of approximately 75 horses, barns, fields, equipment and several other livestock.
Equine Therapist, Aspen Ranch, Loa, UT, May 2009 – August 2011
Facilitate 2+ hour therapy group for each team at Aspen Ranch once a week using the horses as a co-facilitator of the therapeutic experience. Manage the equine Hospice program including facilitating the one hour Hospice group with the students once a week.
Clinical Therapist, Wayne Community Health Center, Bicknell, UT, October 2008 – October 2011
Provide 8-10 therapy sessions to community clientele in the form of couples, families, individuals or some combination there of per week.
Clinical Therapist, Aspen Ranch, Loa, UT, July2004 – May 2009
Facilitate counseling and case management for 12-13 youth (ages 13-18) and their families in a Residential Treatment Center. The youth reside on campus, while families visit their youth at various times throughout the year. Conduct individual, family and group therapy weekly covering issues such as anxiety, depression, grief and loss, defiance, ADHD, substance abuse/dependence and other addictive behaviors, self-injury, couples relational problems, and a myriad of family relational conflicts. Co-facilitate family enrichment intervention for parents and their child 6-8 times per year. Facilitate experiential therapies for the case load of youth monthly. Write and complete assessments, treatment plans and discharge summaries.
Psychotherapist,Office of Youth Alternatives, Cheyenne, WY, Sept. 2003 – April 2004
Facilitate counseling with families presenting difficulties with their children ages 6 – 18. In addition, co-facilitate an addictions group for teens on probation in cooperation with the local court system.
Teaching Assistant, CSU HDFS Dept. Dr. Jerry Bigner, September 2002 – April 2004
Grade tests, manage student questions and complaints and handle office needs. In addition, teach class when Dr. Bigner is out for the day. Finally, teaching section five of Human Development 101 spring semester of 2004, which consists of creating curriculum, tests, lectures, and theory projects.
Psychotherapist, Colorado State University Center for Couple and Family TherapyNov. 2002 – Feb.2004
Facilitate counseling with individuals, couples and families with a variety of presenting problems.
Research Assistant, CSU HDFS Dept. Graduate Chair, Karen Barrett Sept. 2002 – March 2003.
Volunteer assistance in gathering data regarding adolescent emotional expressions used to influence peers.
Director of Recreational Therapy, Aspen Ranch, Loa, UT, July 2000 – July 2002
Facilitate emotional growth for 60-84 delinquent youth (ages13-18) in a group format. In addition, facilitate emotional growth for all the families of the youth four times/year. Using the modality of a multitude of experiential activities, bringing behaviors, attitudes and mindsets to a head and able to be processed. Coordinate and facilitate staff training and team-building on the ropes course 1-2 times/year for 80-120 staff. Organize all equipment, vehicles, and budgets. Maintain ropes course, buildings, and equipment. Chart progress notes for every client in every session. Most sessions were co-facilitated by a licensed clinical therapist.
Residential Team Senior, Aspen Ranch, Loa, UT, January 1999 – July 2000.
Schedule staffing for teams, and responsible for safety and behavior of students throughout the day. Assist team therapist in groups, treatment team, and developing a plan of action for each of the 12 clients/students on the team. Plan and carry out the activities for students on the weekend.
Mediator, NCIC International, Woodland Park, CO, Fall 1999.
Mediated business meetings between company partners (3-6 professionals).
Recreational Therapist Intern, Provo Canyon School, Provo, UT, January 2000 – March 2000.
Assisted in facilitating indoor and outdoor recreational groups containing a therapeutic purpose. Completed assessments on incoming patients, as well as annual updates. Completed progress notes for each client relating to the Master Treatment Plan. The clientele consisted of delinquent youth ages 11-17 from various backgrounds.
Recreational Therapist Intern, Colorado Boys Ranch Foundation, La Junta, CO, Summer 1998
Assisted in conducting programs for the boys (ages13-18) at the ranch. Represented the activities department at the temporary treatment plan reviews. The clients were from various backgrounds.
Supportive Counselor, Camp New Horizons, Olean, NY, July – August 1997
Directly supervised ten counselors, and assisted in supervising ten others. Supported and trained the counselors and campers, organized and participated in programming.
Dr. Thomas Hecker, Ft. Collins, CO 970-482-7711
Jeff Chappell, M.D. Bicknell, UT 435-425-3744
Sherree Rechsteiner, MSN, FNP-BC Bicknell, UT 435-616-3352
Rhonda Cox, NCC, LPC, CAC-III
During my undergraduate program of Psychology and Counseling, at CMU, I held positions as a mental health professional both at St. Mary's Psychiatric Unit and Hilltop Adolescent and Child Treatment Unit offering an array of experience with children, adolescents and adults with mental health needs.After graduating from Colorado Mesa University, I worked in the Stabilization Center, Psychiatric Hospital and outpatient services within Colorado West Mental Health (AKA Mind Springs Health) completing evaluations, crisis interventions, individual treatment, group and family counseling creating 15 years experience in the mental health field.
I am licensed for Professional Counseling, awarded August 2010 with the State of Colorado and hold a Chemical Addictions Certification (CAC) III, also from Colorado State Department of Regulatory Agency.
As is a Systems Eclectic Therapist, my focus is client-centered and I utilize a variety of modalities to encourage client growth. My emphasis is on Evidenced-Based Therapies such as: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution Focused-Brief Therapy. I bring creativity and inspiration in each session to enhance success. Compassion and encouragement are accentuated to allow my client's self-exploration into their lives to enhance cognitive and behavioral changes, creating new perspectives for open-mindedness, holistic approaches for discovery of new perceptions, and encourage independence to practice skills and techniques obtained in counseling to carry forward in their lives.
I hold the belief that the length of service in counseling is a collaborative effort between the therapist and client and to ensure progress, I am committed to helping the client achieve the optimum treatment in achieving realistic and attainable treatment goals. Aware and respectful of the clinical oath taken to ensure client movement in treatment and continued progress, if treatment plateaus, I will initiate dialogue of treatment changes or possible referral to ensure best practice and the utmost client care.