Jack graduated with a BA in Psychology from the University of Michigan and an MSSA (Master of Science in Social Work/Social Administration) from Case Western Reserve University. While at Case Western, Jack was a Leadership Fellows participant and scholarship recipient. Jack's primary area of focus was the clinical use and implementation of Evidence Base Practices, both in direct clinical work and agency-wide application.
Professionally, Jack has significant experience with adults and children exhibiting a wide variety of symptoms and issues, including depression, anxiety, OCD, PTSD, and social/developmental disorders. Jack has worked in a variety of clinical settings, including outpatient, academic, and in the community. Jack is trained in Eye Movement Reprocessing and Desensitization (EMDR) therapy, an effective and research proven method within trauma work. In addition to EMDR, Jack uses an eclectic therapeutic approach including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, mindfulness practice, and Person-Centered Therapy.
Beginning therapy requires bravery, vulnerability, and strength. Jack believes it is an honor to work collaboratively with people through their pain and discomfort, as well as supporting them in discovering their potential and enjoing life again.
As founder and lead therapist, Hannah has eastablished CPC as primarily a Cognitive-Behavioral practice.
Hannah graduated with her BA in Psychology and minor in Communications from Clark University, in Worcester, Massachusetts. In 2012, she graduated with her Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology from Assumption College. She concentrated in Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy as well as Children and Family Interventions.
Hannah has been in the field for 12 years and began work in residential and group home settings where counseling, consulting, and behavior and support plans were developed. From here, Hannah transitioned to emergent and crisis intervention within a hospital setting, where clinical skills and training were cultivated and implemented within client support and treatment planning. After transplanting from Massachusetts to Colorado, Hannah took a strong interest in helping clients maintain optimal functioning within the community and has worked within a private practice setting for seven years. Hannah provides services for a variety or struggles including, depression, generalized, social, and separation anxiety, circumstantial and interpersonal trauma, as well as learning, intellectual and developmental disabilites.
Cognitive behavioral therapy has been studied and shown to help people recognize, investigate, and better manage thinking patterns that are either hurtful or helpful for one's emotional and functional well-being. We want to support others in learning how to pivot one's thinking to be healthier and more strength-based. When an individual is provided with a safe space and the proper tools to cope with their experiences, these resources become internal and can gradually be self-coached not only in the moment, but for a lifetime.
It's important for people to be aware of their thought themes, emotional activation, and true potential to function successfully. When people have trauma, anxiety or depression it is hard to envision stability. We are committed to helping others recognize strengths and reach goals by collaborating and working as a team. CPC strives to provide unconditional positive regard as a means of fostering a working alliance. In addition to CBT, other approaches applied in practice consist of the following: Eye Movement Reprocessing and Desensitization (EMDR) • Trauma-Focused CBT • Experiential + Play Therapy • Written Exposure Therapy • Positive Behavioral Supports • Emotion-Focused Family Therapy • Acceptance + Commitment Therapy (ACT)
Family therapy focuses strongly on promoting the family to be a healthy, systematic, unit. Therapy may involve joint sessions with parent, child, or caregiver, as well as saving time for individuals to consult with therapists separately. Family therapy is usually a shared experience, requiring effective communication and listening that will be supported by the safe space. One major priority with this therapy is for caregivers to become effective agents of healing through validation, support, restoring connection, and behavioral redirection.
With social distancing currently in place, CPC offers sessions via video Telehealth to meet these needs. This is done through a HIPPA compliant platform to protect confidentiality. Screens can also be shared as a means of highlighting written and therapeutic interventions. A computer is not necessary and a mobile device can be used as well.
Individual sessions are optimal for working through things like stress, depression, anxiety or trauma and making progress toward personal goals. This is a private and confidential space in which one can express how they think, feel, and be listened to in a non-judgemental way.
In addition to therapies, some individuals have also asked CPC therapists to consult with their psychiatrists, nurse practitioners, guidance counselors, or other team-oriented personnel when they feel the continuity of care is necessary. Individual clients and families have these options if they choose, and the undivided care and attention is thoroughly provided within their treatment.
Our concentration has been in helping family systems learn to not only co-exist functionally, but really hear out and be aware of each others needs to live as a compassionate unit. We enjoy helping kids, teens, and families work through their challenges or trauma, build empathy, compromise together, and better manage relational and behavioral expectations. We have created a healthy balance of allowing a child or teen to optimize their privacy within a counseling session, while simultaneously involving a parent or caregiver as a helpful agent of change.
As millennials within a changing world and american workforce, it is very frustrating to hear stereotypes of the generation being lazy or irresponsible. With world communication, technology, and experienced economic crashes, these over-generalizations are often not true, but still effect how we view ourselves. With this being recognized, it is important that we live a healthy working lifestyle and find work-life balance. Sometimes we have to make job or career adjustments, and with therapeutic support this can be done in an effective way. Some job-placements have toxic environments and can exude a negative, counterproductive, culture. In these settings it is common for individuals to develop vicarious trauma, burnout, and compassion fatigue. Changing a career path or losing one's job can be a very exhausting challenge and CPC supports individuals through these taxing endeavors.
The practice has a background of experience helping children, teens, and adults with Developmental and Intellectual disabilities as well as supporting their families. Specifically, we have worked with individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders, learning disabilities, and other varying cognitive limitations. While working with the DD/ID population, we utilize strength-based, positive behavioral supports, and applied behavioral analysis. These approaches help foster growth, including increasing adaptive social and emotional communication.
"Each and every session with Hannah has been truly beneficial. I believe that the work I have done with Hannah has directly and positively impacted my connection with my day."
“Hannah worked as a valued contributor to the functioning of a medical team. Her skills are highly respected by the treatment team that includes psychiatrists, nursing, mental health counselors and other Crisis Intervention Specialists. Hannah has a unique ability to prompt conversation of important aspects with patients so that the best possible determination could be made.”
"Hannah has worked with my son for 3 years. He has made quite a bit of progress with his behaviors and has finally been able to actually talk about what he is feeling and recognize how to cope with his reactions to situations in a positive manner."