Meet Our Therapists

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Daniel Jackson

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Dan has been working directly with individuals, children, and families for over ten years in a multitude of roles. In 2007, Dan received his bachelor's degree from Purdue University in Psychology. He worked for the Indiana Department of Child Services as a family case manager shortly after. While pursuing his master's degree in Marriage and Family Therapy he worked in the San Francisco Bay Area as a Therapist intern at Youth Homes, Inc. he worked with underprivileged youth specializing in solution-focused, cognitive-behavioral, and dialectical-behavioral therapies. Upon receiving his Master's degree, he began practicing both privately and as a member of Kingsport Counseling Associates in East Tennessee. Dan moved to Colorado in the Spring of 2016 and began working with the Parent-Child Interaction Center & Canopy Counseling. He is a clinical fellow of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, published author in the Journal of the American Dental Association, father of two boys, and an avid outdoors enthusiast.  Dan became an owner of PCIC in 2019.

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Rebecca Arbach

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Rebecca approaches therapy with a can-do attitude and provides a direct, but warm approach to therapy. Rebecca believes that when you decide to come to therapy, you get to be vulnerable and explore the fears and tough feelings that you worry you cannot reveal to the people you love. Rebecca understands the need to be vulnerable and has worked to create a safe place for those exploring their fears and feelings. Rebecca has a drive for helping individuals discover their self-worth and by assisting those who are determined to overcome life’s most challenging moments; Rebecca believes that everyone can heal, grow, and change if the desire is present. It will take time and dedication, but real change is possible.  Rebecca has a unique set of skills and life experiences that afford her to ability to connect with her clients. Rebecca has specialized experience in working with Veterans and military spouses, foster care, parenting & post-partum issues, as well as assisting couples who are on the brink of divorce. The population that Rebecca serves includes working with children (10+), adolescents, individuals, couples, and families. Rebecca is a mother to two children that she shares with her spouse. Rebecca became an owner of PCIC in 2022.

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Jacqueline Hendrickson

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Jacqueline believes counseling is a healing process devoted to gaining insight, building confidence, recognizing strengths, developing healthier coping tools and creating stronger relationships with self and others.  Jacqueline is dedicated to helping families explore difficult areas, acquire new skills, develop short and long term goals, and reach their full potential.  Jacqueline is genuine in her approach to working with children and families and she believes each person has the capacity for self-healing and change.  She is empathetic to client's struggles and is flexible in tailoring her approach and therapeutic technique for each client's individual needs.  She recognizes that counseling couples and families can be challenging, but is willing to put in the effort to encourage and support them through the process. Jacqueline graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Human Development and Family Science in 2009 from Oklahoma State University.  In 2011, Ms. Hendrickson graduated with a Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy from Abilene Christian University in Texas.  She is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and is in process of gaining her certification in PCIT.

Melissa Pool

Marriage and Family Therapist Candidate

Melissa is an empathetic, creative, and non-judgmental counselor who believes in the potential of all clients to grow and heal when given a loving, compassion environment. Melissa loves to use humor, encouragement, and a holistic approach to help clients and couples build insight and personal meaning from their experiences. Melissa deeply believes that human connection is a key part of the healing process and helps to build supportive connection with people and couples in her practice. Melissa is a Marriage and Family Therapy Candidate who earned her Master of Arts degree in Marriage, Couples, and Family Counseling/Therapy from the University of Northern Colorado. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from The University of Wyoming. Prior to working with PCIC, Melissa worked for a specialized trauma center in northern Colorado working with survivors of all ages and trauma work continues to be one of her passions in counseling, especially with children and teens. Melissa previously worked for Vanderbilt University assisting individuals on the autism spectrum and their families and continues to love working with families of people on the spectrum. She believes in working collaboratively with clients to create a tailored and effective treatment plan unique to each person or couple who comes through her door.

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Kaitlyn Lomartire

Licensed Professional Counselor Candidate

Kaitlyn is a Licensed Professional Counselor Candidate and earned her Master of Arts degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from the University of Northern Colorado. Kaitlyn received her Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from Pacific University in 2017 where she also competed as a college tennis player. Kaitlyn has had extensive experience working with survivors of gender-based violence (e.g., sexual assault/abuse, intimate partner violence) and their families as a victim advocate for the past 3 years. Kaitlyn's clinical experience consists of working with children, adolescents and adults who present with a variety of concerns, including, trauma, depression, anxiety, stress, social/relational issues, sexuality, adjustment and attachment issues, substance use, disordered eating, grief and loss, self-injurious behaviors, and chronic illness. Kaitlyn uses a variety of therapeutic approaches and techniques, including Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Solution-Focused Brief Therapy, Interpersonal Process Therapy, Child-Centered Play Therapy, and Narrative Therapy in order to best fit the needs, strengths, and goals of her clients. Kaitlyn's therapeutic style is creative, witty, and compassionate in her approach to work with clients to foster growth, safety, and self-compassion. She is dedicated to providing a supportive and trauma-informed therapeutic experience for her clients in order to to empower them in progressing towards their goals and holistic well-being. She honors the autonomy, diversity, and strengths of each of her clients in her work to facilitate a process and opportunity to achieve their personal growth and goals. Kaitlyn aims to provide a therapeutic relationship where clients can feel vulnerable, validated, and empowered in navigating their personal challenges.

Mira Lutz

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Mira graduated with her Bachelors in Psychology from the University of Iowa in 2012 and completed her Master's degree in Marriage and Family Counseling from Northern Illinois University 2014.  She has worked with a variety of clients including adults, couples, families, school-aged children, and jail populations. 
Caring and compassionate by nature, she incorporates emotion-focused, strategic, experiential therapies and CBT.  She focuses on clients' unique strengths and works with each one to help them discover the highest level of mental health and wellness they can achieve. Mira incorporates the values of each client to best tailor treatment for the individual/family. She uses a direct approach with clients to identify areas of challenge, barriers to change, and individual strengths to achieve positive changes in each client's life. 


At The Parent-Child Interaction Center, Mira works with:
Adolescent Issues - Including trauma, anxiety and depression, opposition and defiance, adjustment problems, attachment problems, parental conflict, school issues, grief and loss, coping, emotion and behavioral issues, self-esteem, social and relationship problems, substance use/experimentation, life skill issues, and expression of emotion and communication. 
Parent-Child /Family Issues - Parental conflict problems, divorce, separation, step/blended families, parenting skills, stress management, adjustment problems, grief and loss, and communication issues.
Couple/Marriage Issues- communication challenges, infidelity, trauma, loss and other issues.  

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Carla Tungate

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Carla collaborates with her clients and families to create a space for exploration and growth, working with clients to identify and achieve their hopes for therapy.
 
Carla is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, earning her bachelor’s in psychology at Ohio Wesleyan University, and her Master’s in Social Work at Jane Addams College of Social Work at University of Illinois at Chicago. Carla’s clinical experience includes working with students ages 5 through 18 in public schools supporting their social emotional goals, as well as working with a community mental health clinic, providing therapeutic services to individuals and families ranging from young children to adults. 
 
Carla is a certified Child-Centered Play Therapist, Parent Child Interaction Therapist (PCIT), and Within Agency Trainer of PCIT.
 
At the Parent-Child Interaction Center, Carla addresses:
 
Trauma, attachment, grief, coping, emotional regulation, transitions and adjustment, self-esteem, identity, relationship challenges, family dynamics, behavior management techniques, communication techniques, and life skills.
 
Professional Affiliations:
 
National Association of Social Workers
PCIT International

Brittany Pivik

Licensed Professional Counselor Candidate

Brittany is a recent graduate from the University of Wyoming with her master’s degree in mental health counseling. Brittany recently transferred to Fort Collins from Wyoming. She has over 7
years of direct experience working in the mental health field, specifically with at-risk youth and children. Brittany has always been passionate about working with children, especially those with trauma backgrounds. During her internship for her master’s program, she spent time training at the Play Therapy Center in Buffalo, WY where she received direct training and supervision and learned experiential play therapy techniques that are geared towards working with children who have trauma. Brittany is not a registered play therapist yet but she is currently working towards becoming certified through the Play Therapy Certificate program at the University of Wyoming. Brittany has also worked with individuals, couples, and families, thriving off helping others meet their health and healing goals. Brittany uses holistic and humanistic approaches with clients and understands that not one method works for everyone, so really tailoring to specific needs and
issues clients may be experiencing. Recognizing that people know what works best for them and joining them on their journey together to find solutions and making changes in their lives. A good therapeutic relationship creates a solid foundation for trust, authenticity, and positive outcomes to occur naturally.

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Allison Hummer-Schulte

Marriage and Family Therapist Candidate

Alli (she/her/hers) believes that all folks, from all walks of life, can benefit from the nurturing, healing process of therapy. When a person is able to understand how their world has molded them into the person they are, they can come to understand the power they yield to create the person they want to be. Alli assists each person with compassion, curiosity, non-judgement, and when the time is right, a little bit of humor!
Alli holds a Master’s of Science in Marriage and Family Therapy from Capella University. With over 10 years of experience working with families in a number of capacities, Alli has come to understand the intricate and complex moving parts of family - both traditional and created - and loves to help individuals and families recognize their potential for growth. Alli believes that each family is unique, and that solutions are not one-size-fits-all; she uses a number of evidence-based models to cater the treatment specifically to the individual and family. At the Parent-Child Interaction Center, Alli works with children, teens, adults, couples, and families, as well as assisting families to repair severed relationships through Reunification/Reintegration Therapy. Alli is trained in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT).
In her free time, Alli enjoys bike rides along the Poudre Trail, going for walks with her dogs, and using power tools to make old things look new and beautiful. Her family jokes that her home is losing square footage due to the number of times she has painted and re-painted the rooms in the home!

Hannah Madsen

Marriage & Family Therapist Candidate

Hannah welcomes all clients into a space of acceptance and warmth to attune to their emotional wellness. Hannah prioritizes the therapeutic relationship, as she strongly believes healing can happen through connection. Hannah was trained in systemic and attachment theory which helps her to understand how the systems we belong to can affect the way we feel or connect to our bodies. Hannah hopes to create a space of safety and understanding for individuals, couples, or families to expand their emotional awareness and develop security within their relational experiences. Using somatic, experiential, feminist theory, narrative, play, and attachment approaches helps Hannah address any concerns you may have regarding anxiety, trauma, family of origin issues, boundaries, relationships (romantic or family), sexuality, life transitions, or identity.

Hannah is a Marriage and Family Therapy Candidate who earned her Bachelors of Science in Psychology from the University of Minnesota-Duluth. She then spent 4 years doing in-home work with young children and families with developmental delay and/or Autism in Minnesota. After spending time in the field, Hannah attended the University of Wisconsin-Stout to earn her Masters of Science degree in Marriage and Family Therapy where her studies focused on somatic work, trauma informed care, and systems therapy models. Hannah has also completed clinical training of the DC: 0-5: The Diagnostic Classification of Mental Health and Developmental Disorders of Infancy and Early Childhood.

At Parent-Child Interaction Center, Hannah works with:

Children (2-10) and Caregivers: anxiety, school related stress, parent/child communication, attachment, conscious discipline skills, conflict, and social anxiety.

Individual Adults and Couples: Trauma, anxiety, attachment healing, dating, boundaries, LGBTQIA+ informed care, desire discrepancy, family of origin wounds, pre-marital counseling, parents of blended families, and caregiver focused therapy.
 

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Alison Reid

Clinical Social Worker Candidate

When first meeting Alison, you can feel her empathy, acceptance, and excitement to join in the healing process. You can expect mutual respect, dignity, and autonomy from Alison throughout the treatment journey. Alison is oriented in person-centered principles, believing that each client is the expert on their lives.

Alison has experience working with children, families, adults, adolescents, and couples. Her areas of interest are child behavior, trauma, attachment, parenting, anxiety, depression, self-esteem, relationship, and communication challenges.

Alison offers an eclectic approach to treatment as she believes not one approach fits all. She utilizes solution-focused, cognitive-behavioral, mindfulness based, and play as therapy.

Kaylee Coggins

Clinical Social Worker Candidate

Kaylee is a Clinical Social Work Candidate. Kaylee completed her degree at Colorado State University, receiving a Master’s in Social Work. She has over 7 years of experience in the mental health field and is passionate about helping others navigate the joys and challenges of life.

Kaylee utilizes a holistic, empowering, and person-centered approach, understanding the uniqueness of all people and their situations. Kaylee has experience working with perinatal mental health, early childhood mental health, and parent-child attachment. Kaylee works with children, teens, adults, and families.

Kaylee emphasizes building trust and creating a safe space for expression as the first steps in the therapeutic process. She understands that therapy is not a one-size-fits-all approach. Kaylee will meet you where you are at and walk beside you throughout your healing journey.

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Heather Griffith

Licensed Social Worker

My counseling background is from a social work perspective, which means I love to solve problems! A lot of my work focuses on building skills for children, youth, adults, and families in order for you to live your best lives outside of our sessions. I focus on teaching how the brain works in order for you to understand the things we are processing in session, to be sure you are ready to continue that work outside of our time together. I have been in practice in one setting or another with youth, families, and teachers since 2006 and completed my master's degree in 2010. I am in the process of completing my dissertation for my doctorate in educational leadership and equity in early childhood at CU Denver. The focus of my research is parental and cultural attachment and alienation. 

 

My work is informed by not only my professional learning experiences but also by my personal life experiences through being a mom in the foster care system, living with a chronic auto-immune disease, having personal journey's with weight issues and weight loss, and utilizing my own therapists through those struggles. Currently, my household consists of myself, two elementary-school-age children, and two dogs - which is very calm for us. At times there have been four children (preschool through high school), a husband, three dogs, four chickens, two pet rats, two parakeets, and friends staying with us while in addiction recovery, and many other situations that have provided growth in understanding and empathy for all the intense paths life can bring us.

Melissa Yost

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Melissa is an EMDR trained therapist with over 10 years of private practice experience serving adolescents and adults struggling with anxiety, OCD, and complex trauma symptoms. She received her MSW from Boston University and is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Colorado and Florida. In addition to EMDR, Melissa uses CBT, Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and somatic (body-based) therapies. She is a Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT-200) with a special interest in Trauma Sensitive Yoga. Melissa enjoys practicing hot yoga and spending as much time with her family in nature as possible, particularly hiking, rock climbing, and skiing. New to Colorado, Melissa grew up in Western New York State where she first fell in love with the Great Outdoors at an early age.

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Interns

At Parent-Child Interaction Center, we have partnered with several local universities to provide learning opportunities to future therapists. Please inquire at admin@p-cic.com if you have an interest of pursuing an internship with our practice.

Interns can provide therapy for reduced or no cost to you.

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Jamie Cline

Licensed Professional Counselor

My name is Jamie Cline MA, LPC. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Nationally Certified Counselor.

 

Professionally, I have an established private practice in addition to other areas of clinical focus. I have vast experience in the field of mental health working with children, teens, adults, families, couples, residential care, foster care, and mandated clients who have been in the criminal justice system. I provide assessments and mental health evaluations for continuity of care.

 

I have a Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice with a minor in psychology and a Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from the University of Northern Colorado. I have experience with intensive mental health diagnoses from depression to schizophrenia. I have completed psycho-sexual and mental health evaluations for the courts to aid in establishing diagnoses, treatment planning, and treatment implementation for clients. 

 

Clinically, I stem from eclectic modalities that can support healing and reintegration. My focus areas include trauma work, cognitive restructuring, neuro integration, and practical implementation to support personal and familial growth. My conceptualization allows me to aid in addictions, trauma-focused therapies, sobriety, and life development. I am a supervisor for other clinicians expanding their skills and competency in their therapeutic goals. Additionally, I provide attorneys with evaluations related to Parent-Child Custody Agreements. 

 

I love being a therapist who can support and foster growth and change in my clients’ lives. I enjoy being outdoors, hiking, riding horses, and being with my beautiful family. Lets grow together!