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.
Dawn Berry, Ph.d
Dr. Dawn M. Berry obtained her bachelor’s degree in Biological Sciences from California State University, Sacramento in 2005, which helped cultivate a scientific perspective in her future work as a psychologist. She spent 18 years working in banking, developing business insight and leadership skills. Dr. Berry subsequently obtained her master’s degree in Counseling Psychology at Pacifica Graduate Institute in 2015, which advanced her proficiency as a therapist while working overseas with military families. Dr. Berry next enrolled in the Doctorate in Clinical Psychology program at Pacifica Graduate Institute in 2015 to deepen her knowledge and experience within the field of psychology from a psychodynamic perspective. Dr. Berry joined Brain and Body Integration as an intern in August of 2018. She successfully completed her PhD in 2020 after defending her dissertation entitled, Military Wives and the Experience of Living in a Transcultural State. In January of 2021, Dr. Berry became a Post-Doctoral Fellow and the Assistant Training Director at Brain and Body Integration. In January of 2022, Dr. Berry became a licensed Clinical Psychologist in the state of Colorado, and she was appointed to the role of Director of Training at Brain and Body Integration. Dr. Berry appreciates working with the wide variety of our unique clients during evaluations. Dr. Berry also enjoys her role as a trainer working with licensed clinicians, postdoctoral fellows, and interns that are new to Brain and Body Integration, helping to further develop their assessment expertise within the field of Clinical Psychology. When not at work, Dr. Berry enjoys spending time with her family and traveling.
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.
MICHELLE WICKIZER, PSY.D
Dr. Michelle Wickizer received her Bachelor of Science degree, and her Master of Business Administration degree from Colorado Christian University. Dr. Wickizer went on to complete a Master of Arts degree in Psychology, and she also completed a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (PsyD) with a focus in neuropsychology from University of the Rockies in 2018. Michelle’s clinical training included one year of practicum experience at the Rockies Counseling Center and Cedar Springs Hospital, and she performed her pre-doctoral internship and post-doctoral fellowship at Brain and Body Integration. Dr. Wickizer is a licensed clinical psychologist in the state of Colorado. She is the Director of Clinical Services at Brain and Body Integration’s Colorado Springs office location, and Dr. Wickizer also provides supervision of predoctoral and postdoctoral clinicians.
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.
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.
Melissa Mayne, Psy.D
Dr. Melissa Mayne has worked in the mental health field for 10 years. She graduated with her Doctorate of Clinical Psychology from the University of the Rockies in 2019 where she specialized in neuropsychology and spent most of her training in the criminal justice system and substance abuse. Dr. Mayne joined Brain and Body Integration in 2016 and currently conducts a variety of neuropsychology and psychological evaluations. Dr. Mayne is the Director of Clinical Services at Brain and Body Integration’s Denver office location.
Ashley Allen, Psy.D
Dr. Ashley Allen is a licensed clinical psychologist in the state of Colorado and received her doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Regent University. The majority of her training years were focused on neuropsychological and psychological evaluations working with those who have traumatic brain injuries, neurological insults, Alzheimer's and dementia, and ADHD. She also has significant experience testing those with severe and persistent mental illness who have been psychiatrically hospitalized. She completed her post-doctoral fellowship at Front Range Treatment Center. At Front Range she conducted Dialectical and Cognitive Behavioral Therapies and completed intensive training in DBT. She also has extensive experience in CBT, mindfulness, and self-compassion. Outside of work, you can find her playing with her dog, taking care of her substantial plant collection, hiking, camping, and snowshoeing.
Lisa Schultz, Ph.D
Lisa Schultz is a licensed psychologist. She 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 four two years and thoroughly enjoys the population with whom she works.
Rob Kay, Psy.D
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.
Maria Chiaffarano, Psy.D
Dr. Maria Chiaffarano is a licensed psychologist in the state of Colorado. She earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Rutgers University in 2014. She graduated from Widener University, an APA accredited program, in 2020 with her doctorate in Clinical Psychology, a Master of Arts in Criminal Justice, and a concentration in forensic psychology. She is also certified in Biofeedback treatment. Dr. Chiaffarano has experience in psychological assessment, individual therapy, and group therapy. She has had several training experiences in correctional facilities and state hospitals. She specializes in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and Animal-Assisted Therapy (AAT). Dr. Chiaffarano joined Brain and Body Integration in 2021 and currently conducts a variety of 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.
Hannah Benedetti, Psy.D
Dr. Hannah Benedetti is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist in the state of Colorado. She received a Doctorate of Clinical Psychology from the Graduate School of Professional Psychology at the University of Denver. In addition, she received a masters in clinical psychology at the University of Denver and a bachelors in psychology from the University of Colorado. She has worked in residential, hospital, and community mental health settings for the past 13 years. In graduate school she trained in multiple settings providing neuropsychological assessments and focused her doctoral paper on the overlap between special education and brain injury. In addition, she has specialized in the treatment of trauma and working with the older adult population.
Debbi Johns, Psy.D
Deborah Johns earned a doctorate in clinical psychology in 1997 from Fuller Theological Seminary, Graduate School of Psychology in California. She has experience working with severely mentally ill adults and teens, chronic pain patients, brain and spinal cord injuries, abused children and teens, and special needs children and their families. She completed a pre-doctoral internship in East Los Angeles at Roybal Family Mental Health Clinic in 1995-97 and then raised four children with her husband. Deborah taught psychology at the college level and substitute taught at all levels of the school system. She completed a postdoctoral internship with Brain and Body Integration in 2020 and became a licensed clinical psychologist in the state of Colorado in 2021. She performs neurodevelopmental, neuropsychological, psychological, and cognitive and learning evaluations. She also maintains a private practice, Mind Peace Endeavors.
Tina Rose, psy.d
Dr. Rose earned her Psy.D. and M.A., both in Clinical Psychology, from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Prior to graduate training, she earned a B.A. in Psychology from West Virginia University. She completed her doctoral internship at Purdue University Counseling and Psychological Services and post-doctoral fellowship at The Ohio State University Counseling and Consultation Service. As a strong generalist, she enjoys working with a variety of populations. Throughout her career, she has refined her interests in assessments, mindfulness, brain and behavior relations, social justice, dialectical behavior therapy, and stigma reduction. In her spare time, she enjoys the great outdoors, yoga, making jewelry, reading, and spending time with her adorable cat.
talli hitt, psy.d
Dr. Talli Hitt is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist in the state of Colorado. She is a Colorado native who received her undergraduate degree from The University of Colorado. Dr. Hitt completed her Doctorate of Clinical Psychology at the Chicago School of Psychology, an APA-accredited program. Dr. Hitt has worked in a variety of mental health settings and has experience in clinical training and supervision. Additionally, Dr. Hitt has training and specializes in assessing neurodevelopmental disorders and working with young children.
Trevor boon, psy.d
Dr. Trevor Boon is a licensed psychologist in the state of Colorado. He obtained his bachelor’s degree in psychology at Dordt University in Sioux Center, Iowa. He obtained both his master’s and doctorate of psychology degrees in clinical psychology at the California School of Professional Psychology at Alliant International University in San Diego. Much of Dr. Boon’s training and experience focused on providing evidence-based therapy modalities and interventions in hospital and residential settings, as well as providing psychological, neuropsychological, and learning evaluations to individuals across the lifespan. He also has experience providing therapy services to active duty military members, focusing on areas of depression, anxiety, and trauma. Dr. Boon joined Brain and Body Integration’s team of clinicians in Colorado Springs in 2022.
Shamayne Brown, psy.d
Dr. Shamayne Brown-bio coming soon!
Jessica Cooling, psy.d
Dr. Cooling is a licensed psychologist in the state of Colorado. She obtained her Doctorate degree in Clinical Psychology from Eastern Kentucky University in August 2021. Dr. Cooling completed her pre-doctoral internship at the Central Arkansas VA and her post-doctoral fellowship at the New Mexico VA. Her training has largely focused on health psychology, working within interdisciplinary teams to provide mental health care with the mind-body connection as a primary focus of treatment and conceptualization.
Chelsea Quick, Ph.D
Dr. Chelsea Quick is a Licensed Psychologist in the state of Colorado. She earned her M.Ed. in Foundations in Behavior Analysis and her Ph.D. in School Psychology from the APA-accredited University of Cincinnati. Prior to that, Dr. Quick earned her B.A. in psychology from Marymount University in Arlington, VA. She completed her APA-accredited pre-doctoral internship through the Illinois School Psychology Internship Consortium, where she worked for Edwardsville Public Schools and for an Autism evaluation clinic through Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. Dr. Quick completed her post-doc while working as a School Psychologist for Aurora Public Schools, where she worked with autistic students in center based classrooms. In addition to being a Licensed Psychologist, she is also a Nationally Certified School Psychologist (NCSP) and a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA-D). Dr. Quick has worked in a variety of mental health settings, including schools, university based clinics, day treatment programs, a children's hospital inpatient psychiatric unit, and a community health center. She is published in numerous peer-reviewed publications and often works as an adjunct professor for school psychology and behavior analysis programs. At Brain and Body Integration, she specializes in evaluating neurodevelopmental disorders.
Katie derbyshire, ph.d
Dr. Katie Derbyshire is a licensed clinical neuropsychologist in Colorado. She completed her PhD at Rosalind Franklin University in North Chicago. She completed her neuropsychology internship and two-year neuropsychology fellowship at Hines VA outside Chicago. She is currently pursuing a board-certification in adult neuropsychology. She moved to Colorado in late 2022 and is excited to explore the area. Outside of work, Dr. Derbyshire enjoys puzzles, board games, and fostering cats/kittens.
Patrice Werling, Psy.d
Dr. Werling is a licensed psychologist and obtained her master’s and doctoral degrees in Clinical Psychology at The Wright Institute in Berkeley, California. Before joining Brain and Body Integration, Patrice completed supervised field experience in community mental health centers, schools, and inpatient hospital services for clients of all ages with a special emphasis in trauma-informed treatments and working with underserved communities. Patrice has also conducted research in alternative treatments for the physical and mental impacts of managing autoimmune diseases and this research informs her approach in helping clients through a holistic, biopsychosocial model. Out of the office, Patrice enjoys true crime podcasts, hiking, and spending time with her husband and two dogs.
Valentina Postorino, PhD
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). Furthermore, she is a Research Manager/Clinical Instructor at the University of Colorado, Department of Pediatrics, JFK Partners.
Olga panarina, Psy.D
Dr. Panarina has worked in mental health for over ten years. She has a doctorate in social work from University of Southern California. She is licensed as an LCSW in New York, California, and Colorado. She graduated with her doctorate in psychology from California Southern University. Outside of conducting neuropsychological and neurodevelopmental assessments and working towards her license as a psychologist, Dr. Panarina works as a contract psychologist in state and federal prisons around the country. Outside of her work, she loves spending time with her family and her 4 dogs.
Kaitlyn Barker, Psy.D
Kaitlyn Barker is a licensed psychologist. She obtained her master’s degree in Clinical Psychology from Eastern Kentucky University, a fully APA-accredited program. Her doctorate degree in Clinical Psychology was conferred in August 2021. Kaitlyn completed her pre-doctoral internship at the VA Western Colorado Health Care System, where she provided mental health care for Veterans. Since entering the field of psychology in 2016, Kaitlyn has also trained in a health psychology private practice, a university counseling center, and a university mental health clinic. Kaitlyn ensures her practices are evidence-based and approaches her assessment conceptualizations from a biopsychosocial model.
Daniel Montoya, Psy.d
I am Dr. Daniel Montoya and I am originally from El Paso, Texas and I moved to Colorado Springs in 2011. I obtained my bachelor's degree in psychology from Texas Tech University in 2010, my Masters in clinical psychology from The University of Colorado Colorado Springs in 2014, and my Doctorate degree from Ashford University in 2020. While I work with individuals of all ages and abilities, my passion is working with individuals with autism spectrum disorder. I have worked with individuals with autism spectrum disorder in a variety of contexts for the past 15 years, including the evaluation/diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder, the treatment of autism spectrum disorder (e.g., psychotherapy, ABA therapy), and as a swim coach with USA Swimming and Special Olympics. In my free time I enjoy camping, hiking, kayaking, spending time with my dogs, and caring for my many plants.
Dana Gau, Psy.D
Dr. Dana Gau obtained her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology with a minor in French from the University of Denver. She earned her Master of Arts degree in Forensic Psychology in 2015 from the Graduate School of Professional Psychology at the University of Denver. Dr. Gau completed her APA accredited pre-doctoral internship at the Ohio Psychology Consortium where she conducted a variety of psychological assessments and maintained an individual and group-based psychotherapy caseload for a wide-range of presenting concerns and diagnoses. In August of 2021, Dr. Gau earned her doctorate degree in Clinical Psychology with an emphasis in Psychological Assessment from the Graduate School of Professional Psychology at the University of Denver, an APA accredited program. Dr. Gau is a licensed psychologist at Brain and Body Integration and has experience in a wide range of psychological evaluations in a variety of settings including private practice, correctional facilities, hospitals, and community mental health centers.
Margaret Kim, PH.D
Margaret "Molly" Kim is a Post Doctoral Fellow at BBI. She received her bachelor's degree in psychology from Haverford College in Pennsylvania, and earned her MA and PhD in School Psychology from the University of Maryland, College Park. She completed an APA-accredited internship with Loudoun County Public Schools in Virginia, and is a Nationally Certified School Psychologist. Before coming to BBI, Dr. Kim worked as a school psychologist for Montgomery County Public Schools in Maryland, where she worked for the preschool special education program. Her responsibilities included assessment, behavioral consultation, and functional behavioral assessments. Dr. Kim's doctoral research focused on the assessment of stress and coping in early career teachers.
Edward zacca, Psy.D
Dr. Edward Zacca is a postdoctoral fellow at Brain and Body Integration. He obtained his Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Florida International University in 2013. He then attended Carlos Albizu University, an APA accredited program, where he earned his Master of Arts degree in Mental Health Counseling in 2015, Master of Science degree in Clinical Psychology in 2017, and his Doctorate in Clinical Psychology with a focus in neuropsychology in 2020. Dr. Zacca has been employed at Brain and Body Integration since 2020 and has experience performing psychological, neuropsychological, and learning disorder evaluations.
Brian burgoyne, psy.d
Dr. Burgoyne is a Postdoctoral fellow at Brain and Body Integration. He received his M.A and PsyD in Clinical Psychology from the Michigan School of Psychology. His experiences include training in a private psychological practice, community mental health, a university health care setting, and various assessment clinics. Outside of the office, Brian enjoys hiking and creating music on piano and guitar.
Jeff Glenn, Psy.D
Dr. Jeffrey Glenn is a postdoctoral fellow at Brain and Body Integration. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology from the University of Michigan. He received his Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the Chicago School of Professional Psychology. Dr. Glenn has trained at the Disability Services Office at Occidental College and the Los Angeles LGBT Center Mental Health Clinic. He has worked at the Brain and Body Integration Denver location since 2021. He enjoys spending time with his husband, reading about history, and exploring Colorado.
Kelly Gregus, MA
Kelly Gregus is a Clinical Psychology Intern at the South Denver Brain and Body Integration location. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Neurobiology and her Master of Science in Educational Psychology from the University of Wisconsin Madison. Also, she is currently completing her doctorate in School Psychology at the University of Wisconsin Madison. Before joining Brain and Body Integration, Kelly worked in several settings, including schools, community mental health, and assessment clinics. Kelly has focused on supporting clients with neurodevelopmental disabilities and mental health challenges by providing assessments, behavior consultation, school consultation, and therapy services.
Kirsten Raether, Psy.D
Dr. Kirsten Raether received her B.S. in Psychology from Illinois State University in 2016. She then went on to receive her M.Ed. and Psy.D. in School Psychology from the APA-accredited Chicago School of Professional Psychology in Chicago. Dr. Raether is also a Nationally Certified School Psychologist (NCSP). Currently, Dr. Raether is a Postdoctoral Intern at Brain and Body Integration. She completed her pre-doctoral internship through the University of Arizona Psychology Internship Consortium, where she worked for Tucson Unified School District in both primary and secondary schools. Dr. Raether has also been trained in alternative school settings for children and adolescents. Out of the office, Dr. Raether enjoys weightlifting, going to concerts, hiking, and spending time with her dog, Ozzy.
Myranda Empric, MA
Myranda Empric, M.A., is a Clinical Psychology Intern. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology from Canisius College. She received her Master of Arts degree from Medaille College. Also, she is currently completing her doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Medaille College. Myranda has trained at the Golisano Restorative Neurology & Rehabilitation Center, Medaille College Wellness Center, and the Summit Center, an organization specializing in autism and social/emotional development. Myranda enjoys cooking, spending time with her dog, and reading thriller novels.
Richard berry, ma
Richard Berry is a clinical psychology practicum student at the Colorado Springs office. Richard obtained his bachelor’s degree in psychology while serving on active duty with the US Air Force. After 24 years of service, he retired from the USAF and obtained his master’s degree in counseling psychology. Now, he is pursuing his PhD in clinical psychology with Pacifica Graduate Institute in Carpinteria, CA. Richard enjoys traveling, spending time with his family, and fly fishing.
Carrie Warner, Psy.D
Carrie L. Warner, PsyD, obtained her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology with a minor in Child Development and Family Relations at Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP) 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. She obtained her doctorate degree at John F Kennedy University. Dr. Warner is currently a psychologist candidate. She has been with Brain and Body Integration since her internship in 2018. Dr. Warner also has experienced training 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 the 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 skills and apply them to the competition setting. The focus of Varsity was to build on the skills that are present and learn new ones to become more effective in their mental game. Prior to that Dr. Warner received training at Solano County Jail in Fairfield, CA and Anka Behavioral Health Phoenix Program in Concord, CA.
Nicole Liedike, ma
Nicole Liedike is a clinical psychology intern in the Colorado Springs office. She received her MA and is completing her doctorate in clinical psychology from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, an APA accredited program. Her training experience prior to her graduate career was in acute psychiatric hospitalization care working with adolescents, adults, older adults, and dual diagnosis populations. During her graduate career, she has worked with preschool-aged children in a school setting, in private psychological practice, and outpatient medical settings conducting neurodevelopmental, learning, psychological, and neuropsychological assessments. Her future career goal is to become a board certified neuropsychologist focusing in assessment for traumatic brain injury and neurodegeneration. Outside of the office, Nicole enjoys spending time with her dogs hiking or at the park.
Jean komline, ma, psym
Jean Komline, MA, PsyM, is a Clinical Psychology Intern at the Colorado Springs location. She earned her Bachelor of Arts in Elementary and Early Childhood Education from Eastern University. She received her Master of Arts degree as a Reading Specialist from Teachers College Columbia University. Jean is completing her doctorate in School Psychology at the Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, an APA-accredited program. Prior to her doctoral training, she gained over 10 years of teaching experience in two countries and three states and has also worked as an administrator in a school. Her psychology training experiences include a school district, university center for psychological services, and the Child Mind Institute in New York, NY in Neuropsychology.
Marissa reisgies, MA
Marissa Reisgies received her Bachelor of Art degree in Psychology from the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. She is currently in her final year of graduate school pursuing her PsyD in Clinical Forensic Psychology from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology in Anaheim California. She is currently obtaining her pre-doctoral internship experience here at BBI and is eager to gain assessment experience. Her clinical experience includes working with adults with severe mental illnesses at a secured psychiatric hospital in Los Angeles, CA. In addition, working with male inmates at a state prison in San Diego, CA providing individual and group psychotherapy. In her free time, she enjoys taking her two dogs on long walks, watching reality tv, and spending time with her loved ones.
I am Denver native and I love the outdoors and mountains. I love to spend time with my children, family and friends. I’ve worked doing elderly caregiving the last 10 years and decided to start my own non-medical caregiving business in 2019 which I do in my free time. My long term goal is to finish my prerequisites to get into nursing school and become a hospice care nurse one day.
Karen Wells, B.S.
Karen Wells graduated from Brigham Young University with a bachelor’s degree in marriage and family therapy. Her studies were intended to take her on the road to becoming a therapist until Karen started her family. Karen has worked at Brain and Body Integration since 2016, and she currently travels between offices to help manage the growing administrative team. Apart from her commitment to the team at Brain and Body Integration, Karen enjoys teaching piano lessons and watching NCIS.
Kahilya has worked for Brain and Body Integration since 2019, and is the Billing and Records Supervisor. She has a certification in Medical Assisting and Medical Administration. She enjoys traveling, hiking, and spending time with her family.
Theresa Small is an Administrative Assistant at Brain and Body Integration. She is also a Colorado Springs native. She appreciates the beauty that the city offers. Theresa strives to deliver excellent customer service with empathy and respect to all. Spending time with her children is of upmost importance. Not to mention, her motto in life is to, “Do unto others as you want done to yourself." She also has a great love for animals.
Andrea Simmons graduated from Remington College with a Certificate in Medical Assistant. She enjoys spending time with her kids, listening to the K-Pop group BTS and learning K-Culture.
Candice is an administrative assistant at Brain and Body Integration. She is a Denver native. She loves spending time with family and friends, and with her dog Kobe. Candice also enjoys listening to music and going to concerts.
Joyce enjoys helping people when she can, and she loves spending time with her family and two boys. She enjoys building and remodeling things, as well as being outdoors. She has a lot of experience in many different fields of work.
Lauren is a mother of three, currently in school for her Master's in Social Work. In her free time she enjoys spending time with her kids and camping in the summertime. She is a Colorado native. Lauren enjoys the outdoors and likes to go boating at the lake and riding dirt bikes in the mountains with her family.