Brain & Body Integration's Staff Bios
RYAN COLE, PSY.D
Dr. Ryan Cole is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist. He received a Doctorate of Clinical Psychology from the Chicago School of Professional Psychology in 2012. He started professional practice in Colorado Springs at a community mental health center before opening up his own private practice, Brain and Body Integration (BBI). Dr. Cole specializes in performing psychological, neuropsychological, learning disorder, and autism spectrum evaluations. He also has expertise with biofeedback treatment for adults and adolescents who experience anxiety, anger, depression, and addiction.
STEPHANIE RAVINE, PSY.D
Dr. Stephanie Ravine is a licensed Clinical Psychologist. She obtained her Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from Portland State University. Dr. Ravine obtained her Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology from The School of Professional Psychology at Forest Institute. She graduated with her Doctorate of Clinical Psychology from The School of Professional Psychology at Forest Institute in 2014 where she specialized in neuropsychology and spent most of her training in the criminal justice system. Dr. Ravine joined Brain and Body Integration in 2016 and currently conducts a variety of neuropsychological and psychological evaluations in addition to supervising pre-doctoral and postdoctoral level clinicians.
LEAH HANSON, MA
Leah Hanson, M.A. is currently enrolled in the University of Denver's Clinical Psychology doctoral program at the Graduate School of Professional Psychology. She graduated in June 2015 with her Master’s in Forensic Psychology from the University of Denver. She received her Bachelor’s of Arts in Psychology and Biology from Luther College in 2013. Leah is particularly interested in child and adolescent neuropsychological evaluations. In previous externships, Leah received clinical training in offense specific evaluations, court ordered treatment, psychoeducational evaluations, autism spectrum evaluations, individual and group psychotherapy, and leading children's social skills group. As a psychology extern at Brain and Body Integration, Leah conducts child and adult adaptive functioning, neuropsychological, and psychological evaluations.
JUSTINA KROPP, PSY.D
Justina Kropp, M.A., Psy.D., has been a licensed clinical psychologist in the state of Colorado since 2015. Justina earned her master's and doctoral degrees from the Minnesota School of Professional Psychology, a fully APA-accredited program. She has received extensive training in a variety of treatment settings with an intentional focus on serious and persistent mental illness (SPMI) as well as the areas of rehabilitation, health, and neuropsychology since entering the field of psychology in 2008. Justina is also a 500-hr certified yoga teacher and approaches evaluations and training from a holistic, evidence-based biopsychosocial model that emphasizes mind-body health.
CARRIE WARNER, MA
Carrie Warner, MA., obtained her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology with a minor in Child Development and Family Relations at Indiana University of Pennsylvania in Indiana, PA. She subsequently obtained her Masters of Arts degree in both Sport Psychology and Clinical Psychology from John F Kennedy University in Pleasant Hill, CA. Carrie is currently a PsyD. candidate at John F Kennedy University. Before her employment at Brain and Body Integration, Carrie trained at Portia Bell Hume Center Partial Hospitalization program in Concord, CA. This site was an outpatient day treatment program that works from within a therapeutic milieu to stabilize mental health clients who have been discharged from a hospital and to prevent hospitalization of clients who manifest signs of decompensation. She also worked with the Clayton Valley High School Wrestling teams in Clayton, CA. In this experience the focus of Junior Varsity was to learn new coping skills and apply them to the competition setting. The focus of Varsity was to build on the skills that were present and learn new skills to become more effective in the mental aspect of wrestling. Prior to that experience, Carrie trained at Solano County Jail in Fairfield, CA and Anka Behavioral Health Phoenix Program I’m Concord, CA.
Jack Wells, PSY.D
Dr. Jack Wells has a doctorate degree in clinical psychology from the University of the Rockies. He graduated with his doctorate degree in 2018. He currently holds a Colorado license as a Licensed Professional Counselor, and he is recognized by the state of Colorado as a Psychological Candidate. He has practiced as a mental health clinician in the field of clinical psychology for over ten years. He has practiced at Brain and Body Integration for the past three years.
MATTHEW MARTINICH, PSY.D
Matthew Martinich, PsyD is a licensed psychologist in the State of Colorado. He obtained his doctorate degree in psychology and his master's degree in psychology from the University of the Rockies. He also has a bachelor's degree in psychology and geography from the University of Colorado at Boulder. Dr. Martinich has published numerous articles and books and provided several professional presentations regarding his interest in religious studies. He also possesses advanced Korean language skills. He has worked at Brain and Body Integration since 2014 where he received specific training in Autism Spectrum assessment. Dr. Martinich also operates his own private practice, Martinich Enterprises, where he has provided mental health treatment since 2013 to families involved with child protection services involvement. He has testified as an expert witness in the mental health field in several Colorado jurisdictions. Dr. Martinich conducts Autism Spectrum Evaluations, Parent-Child Interactional Evaluations, Neuropsychological Evaluations, Cognitive and Learning Evaluations, Adaptive Functioning Evaluations, and Psychological Evaluations.
Dawn M. Berry, M.A., obtained her master’s degree in Counseling Psychology at Pacifica Graduate Institute in Carpinteria, California. She is currently a Ph.D. Candidate in Clinical Psychology at Pacifica Graduate Institute. Before joining Brain and Body Integration as a Clinical Psychologist Intern and Examiner, Dawn trained at Praxis Schmalhofer in Kaiserslautern, Germany, where she worked with U.S. military affiliated personnel and families living in Germany. In this setting, Dawn provided therapeutic services and treatment plans for patients in long-term outpatient care in a private practice setting.
MICHELLE WICKIZER, PSY.D
Dr. Wickizer previously worked in veterinary medicine as a certified veterinary technician, veterinary technology instructor, veterinary practice manager, and veterinary practice management software trainer throughout the United States, Canada, and the U.K. She also earned a BS in organizational management, and an MBA in global finance and leadership from Colorado Christian University. Her desire to serve not only clients, but the staff who serve them eventually led to pursuit of a doctorate in Clinical Psychology from University of the Rockies. Dr. Wickizer has enjoyed five years of employment at Brain and Body Integration, and she looks forward to many more. When not providing comprehensive psychological care and organizational leadership, Dr. Wickizer enjoys spending time with her husband gardening, traveling, and creating spooky art.
Todd Carr, PSY.D
Dr. Todd Carr is a clinical psychologist who is licensed in the state of Colorado. Dr. Carr received his masters and doctorate in clinical psychology from Argosy University, Tampa. Dr. Carr has a breadth of experience working with individuals with mental health issues. Dr. Carr has worked in three community mental health centers, which included work in psychiatric inpatient facilities. Dr. Carr has also successfully maintained a clinical practice in Broomfield, Colorado for the last six years where he performs psychological evaluations and neuropsychological evaluations for individuals involved in the juvenile justice system as well as learning disorder evaluations and IQ assessments for children and adolescents. Dr. Carr joined the Brain and Body Integration team in March of 2018 in order to continue his work with children and adolescents who are struggling with behavioral or mood related issues. Dr. Carr believes that clinical assessments are the most efficient way to identify appropriate treatment services for each individual as it provides the most comprehensive information regarding strengths and weaknesses.
Lisa Schultz recently graduated from Walden University with a PhD in Clinical Psychology. She has also earned her MS from Walden University in Psychology with a specialization n crisis management and response. Dr. Schultz completed her practicum at AspenPointe. She completed her internship at Brain and Body Integration. She has been employed at Brain and Body Integration for almost two years and thoroughly enjoys the population with whom she works.
Pualani R. Jeffries
Pualani R. Jeffries received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Adams State College (now Adams State University) in 2011. She completed an undergraduate internship at San Luis Valley Mental Health Center in Alamosa, Colorado in 2011. Pualani received her Master of Arts degree in Psychology with a specialization in Marriage and Family therapy from the University of the Rockies in 2013. She completed supervised field experience at the Rockies Counseling Center in Colorado Springs, Colorado from 2012 to 2015. Pualani is completing her Doctor of Psychology degree with a specialization in Clinical Psychology at Ashford University (formerly University of the Rockies). She completed her predoctoral internship at Brain and Body Integration. Pualani has been employed at Brain and Body Integration as a psychological technician since 2015. Pualani also works in community outreach services through Lincoln and Elbert counties in Colorado. She is licensed under the Department of Regulatory Agencies (DORA) in Colorado as a Registered Psychotherapist.
Robert Kay, PsyD, is a licensed psychologist with the state of Colorado. He earned his bachelor’s degree in psychology in 2007 from Northwestern College in St. Paul, MN. He attended graduate school at Regent University in Virginia Beach, VA with a focus in clinical psychology. He earned his master’s degree in 2010 and doctoral degree in 2014.
Stephanie Manion, M.A. is a Registered Psychotherapist # 0013636 in the State of Colorado. She graduated in 2008 From NMSU with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology. From there, she received a Masters of Arts degree in General Psychology in 2013 from the University of the Rockies. She is currently pursuing her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology with an emphasis in Neuropsychology from Ashford University. She also currently provides neurofeedback to adults and children. In addition, Stephanie is certified in SMART Recovery and Becoming a Love and Logic Parent.
Karen Wells studied Marriage and Family Therapy at Brigham Young University and graduated with a Bachelors. She worked as a stay at home mom for many years. Karen started working for Brain and Body Integration in 2016 as an administrative assistant and was recently promoted to Office Manager.
Valentina Postorino has a PhD in Clinical and Developmental psychology. She received her doctoral training at the University of Rome “La Sapienza” (Italy). She completed two years of research fellowship at the Children's Hospital Bambino Gesù (Italy) during which she developed specific expertise in the area of neurodevelopmental disorders. She also completed two years of postdoctoral fellowship at Emory University, Marcus Autism Center, NIH center of Excellence for Autism. This fellowship provided her with extensive training in various screening and diagnostic measures for individuals with developmental disabilities (e.g., ADOs-2, ADI-R). She is currently a psychology technician at Brain and Body Integration PC. Furthermore, she is a Research Manager/Clinical Instructor at the University of Colorado, Department of Pediatrics, JFK Partners.
Claire Hamrick studied Psychology at Regis University and is currently pursuing certification as an addiction counselor (CAC). She previously worked as a caseworker for the Department of Human Services, and Claire also has several years of experience in the administration field. Claire started working with Brain and Body Integration as an administrative assistant in February, 2020, and she is excited to continue to work with this team.