Therapists

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.

Résumé

Education

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

Licensure/Certifications

Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Colorado (LCSW) since 1988
Member: Academy of Certified Social Workers (ACSW)

Professional Experience

  • 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.

Community Activities

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
Interagency/Community Collaboration
Wraparound process and methods for individualizing treatment
System of Care principles and practice