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Meet Our Therapists

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Daniel Jackson

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Dan has been working directly with adults, children, and families for over twenty 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 has 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, and an avid outdoors enthusiast.  Dan is married and has two children.  Dan became an owner of PCIC in 2019.

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

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist  

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 

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 exclusively by telehealth 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

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

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

Licensed Clinical Social Worker 

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.

Megan Johnson

Licensed Professional Counselor

If you are looking for someone to work with virtually, Megan is a warm, bright, empathetic, and patient counselor. She is welcoming and non-judgmental of anyone she has the opportunity to
engage with. Megan believes that there are times in all of our lives when we need a little extra support, encouragement, and guidance. She is here to offer this to you, while also teaching you skills to regain strength, empowerment, and hope. Megan values diversity among each of her clients. Megan views counseling as a collaborative experience in which each individual, couple, and family can bring their struggles, doubts, worries, and concerns into a safe space with a compassionate and competent counselor. She uses encouragement, validation, and directivity to facilitate growth within her clients’ lives at every stage. Megan is here to help you and your family build trust, facilitate behavioral change, increase emotional awareness and expression, establish safety within your relationships, learn new skills, foster self-awareness and
understanding, and find strength from within. She meets each individual, couple, and family wherever their needs are most focused in that moment by using a variety of approaches and
techniques including Parent-Child Interaction Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Emotionally Focused Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Attachment-Based Family Therapy, Cognitive
Behavioral Therapy, and Solution-Focused Brief Therapy.
Megan is a Licensed Professional Counselor who earned her Master of Arts degree in Marriage, Couples, and Family Counseling/Therapy from the University of Northern Colorado. She
became a part of the Parent-Child Interaction Center in early 2020 and can’t wait to work with you!
At the Parent-Child Interaction Center, Megan works with:

Children and adolescent issues including trauma, abuse and/or neglect, anxiety, depression, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, abandonment, domestic violence, parental conflict, adjustment and

attachment issues, anger management, developmental delays, social/relational issues, coping skills, self-esteem, self-image, peer-pressure, school conflicts, grief and loss, effective
communication issues, divorce, step/blended families, and self-injurious behaviors. Couple issues include the building of trust and effective communication, expression of needs, grief
and loss, infidelity, attachment issues, trauma, anxiety, depression, chronic illness, sexual/intimacy issues, and more.

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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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Michael Lincoln

Marriage and Family Therapist Candidate

Michael is a Marriage and Family Candidate who believes the therapy room is where lives and relationships put together the puzzle pieces to figure out how to thrive. Michael uses warmth and humor as he works to provide insight into existing patterns so that new, beneficial ones can be created. Michael employs Internal Family Systems (IFS) therapy in individual work and lots of Psychobiological Approach to Couple Therapy (PACT) strategies with relational clients.

 

Michael’s path to being a therapist all started when he worked as a manny for over a decade in New York City. Working with kids inspired a passion for developmental psychology, behavior management, and parenting. That emphasis on parenting influences how he thinks about helping all clients, whether that’s re-parenting one’s self, reconstituting attachment in relationships, or helping families shift perspectives to create more understanding. Michael utilizes a systems approach with a strong attachment focus and a trauma lens to guide clients in their healing process.

 

Michael completed his M.S. in Human Development and Family Studies with a specialization in Marriage and Family Therapy at CSU where he continues to work towards his Ph.D. in Applied Developmental Science. His research work examines the efficacy of parenting interventions to improve father’s sensitivity to their children. When he’s off the clock, he might say that he’s hiking or biking—doing the Colorado things—but he’s more likely to be hunting down new recipes to whip up or the best food spots around town.

Tomi Castillon

Licensed Professional Counselor Candidate

Tomi is a licensed professional counselor candidate. She received a bachelor’s degree in sociology with a minor in psychology from the University of Wyoming in 2019, and a master’s degree in counseling from the University of Wyoming in 2022.

Tomi is driven to create a safe and equitable environment for her clients. Her goal as a counselor is to help her clients achieve social and emotional well-being, and to restore peace in their relationships with their loved ones. Tomi counsels from a person-centered lens, believing that people grow when they are heard and understood.

Before becoming as a therapist, Tomi was a youth developmental professional for Big Brothers Big Sisters, and she also worked as a care professional at a residential facility for adolescents. Having once been considered an “at-risk teen” herself, Tomi understands that childhood and adolescence are critical developmental periods that are as exciting as they are challenging.

Outside of work, Tomi enjoys hiking, snowboarding, and spending time with family.

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