Meet DFI's Therapists

DFI is a vibrant therapy provider and community, offering therapy services to couples, families, individuals and children from all walks of life. We recognize the central importance of relationships and honor the diversity in relationships and of individuals in our world. We welcome different cultures, faiths, lifestyles and backgrounds. We strive to treat each of our clients with openness, effectiveness and respect. 

At DFI, our student therapists are a mix of graduate students in their final year of school and post-graduate students who are licensed or working towards licensure. These students see clients, take courses, and attend rigorous supervision in the pursuit of becoming the best therapist possible and receiving their certificate in Marriage and Family Therapy. All of our student therapists are supervised by the highest quality supervisors and are eager to serve the Denver community. 

Part of what makes DFI unique is that we offer therapy services at lower, more affordable rates, and we are also a training facility for up and coming clinicians. We ask each of our client’s therapy sessions to be videotaped for training purposes only.

Ayla Ault

A book that I recommend: I always recommend Pema Chodron’s When Things Fall Apart as wisdom for during and between hard times.

Tania Beck

Favorite spot in Colorado:
Castlewood Canyon State Park.

Lucy Introcaso

A book that I recommend: Daring Greatly by Brene Brown.

Kirsten Kennedy

Why I love DFI: I love DFI because it is a community of friends and colleagues who are growing together as we facilitate the healing processes in the lives of our clients.

Brett King

Bio coming soon!

Hallie Lincoln

Favorite spot in Colorado: Crested Butte!

Athena McCullough

Favorite spot in Colorado: Currently, my favorite spot in Colorado is the dispersed camping areas off of Guanella Pass. My family does a lot of camping and hiking and this is one of our favorites.

Glory McDaniel

The best way to spend a day: The best way to spend a day in Colorado is by planning a hike followed by a picnic with a good book to read or a nap.

Alex Osias

A book that I recommend: It’s a tie between The End of Average by Todd Rose and Aware: The Science and Practice of Presence by Daniel Siegel, M.D.

Teresa Pacheco

The best way to spend a day: Anything outdoors hiking, walking, riding my bike or at the lake boating and jet skiing.

Amanda Padgett

Why I love DFI: I love DFI because it has given me the opportunity to both serve my community, including those who may otherwise be unable to access services, and to serve my development as a clinician within a supportive community.

Brittany Steckel

The best way to spend a day: The best way to spend a day is to go hiking and test your limits while enjoying the beautiful scenery around you!

Sarah Thompson

The best way to spend a day: Anything involving my family and/or friends usually does the job!

Dante Valvo

A book that I recommend: I recently read the book Tiny Beautiful Things by Cheryl Strayed. It’s a publishing of her correspondences with people as an advice columnist. It’s real, raw and forces you to learn about yourself and the ever-confusing state of being human.

Laura X. Williams

Why I love DFI: I love DFI because of the supportive hands-on learning environment and the opportunity to network with professionals in the field of Marriage and Family Therapy!

Chadley Zobolas

The best way to spend a day: Relaxing at home with my two dogs, Evie and Benson, some close friends, and a bowl (or two) of pasta.