Clinical Management Team
Clinical Manager III/Medicaid Biller
Elizabeth Barber (she, her, hers) holds a BA in Psychology from San Diego State University, a Master of Arts in Counseling and MBA from Regis University, Denver. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor candidate. She completed internships at ARTS-Addiction Research & Treatment Services, Department of Psychiatry, University of Colorado Denver and at the Gender Identity Center. She is trained in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Motivational Interviewing (MI), Sand Tray Therapy, EMDR therapy for trauma, and Neurofeedback, a type of EEG biofeedback used to treat neurological conditions. She loves working with the gender-variant community and helping individuals uncover their true self. She has a private practice in Greenwood Village, CO.
Clinical Manager II
Sarah Eisenbud (she, her, hers) holds a Master of Arts in Counseling degree from Regis University and was certified as a narrative therapist by The Kenwood Center in Minneapolis. Sarah is a passionate advocate and incorporates an awareness of culture and social dynamics into her counseling with individuals and groups. As an integrative narrative therapist, she works from the perspective that people aren’t problems and works to help re-define relationships between individuals and the problems that influence them. She is the founder of the Denver Narrative Therapy Project, LLC, a private therapy practice and narrative consulting business, www.denvernarrativetherapy.com where she specializes in working with men, survivors of sexual abuse, and the LGBTQ community.
Clinical Manager I
Sequoia Carpenter (she, her, hers) is a Metaphysician with 50+ years of life experience and has devoted the last 3 decades to self-improvement, motivational, inspirational, and metaphysical studies. She was ordained a Spiritual Peacemaker Minister in 2007 and received her Masters in Adult Education and Training in 2010. Her experience in the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (GLBTQ) world began around 1979 when she realized she is transgender and went into the closet. She came out in 2004 and has been living her life as a transsexual woman 24/7 since 2008. She has been volunteering with the Gender Identity Center since 2009.
Tania Henderson, LPC (she, her, hers) is a Licensed Professional Counselor who has enjoyed helping individuals explore their gender identity and determine what steps will help them feel more at peace in their lives. From the early questioning stages to sexual reassignment surgery, Tania is committed to providing support and assistance every step of the way. In addition to her advocacy in the LGBTQ community, she also specializes in trauma and anxiety, helping people address issues so they cease having debilitating power and the individual feels more in control.
Licensed Professional Counselor and a Nationally Certified Counselor
Certified EMDR Provider (Special treatment for empowerment, trauma, and fear)
Occasional radio speaker, and presenter for Regis University and Denver University’s Master Programs in Counseling Presenter for various groups throughout the community.
Jennifer Shivey (she, her, hers) enjoys working with individuals and families who are struggling to make sense of what is going on in their lives. As a Registered Play Therapist I utilize Play Therapy with children as young as 3, and use many experiential and mindfulness based activities for all of my clients. I am EMDR trained which has shown to be a very effective treatment approach for various traumas. My work with families often involves helping them to understand what is happening when addictions, divorce, or other life changes and stressors are taking over. At the end of the day I believe in happiness, and I believe that we can all choose it if we know how.
Scotty Hanley (she, her, hers) is originally from Sparks, Maryland, she has three older brothers and grew up playing sports and trying to keep up with her siblings. She completed her undergraduate degree at Amherst College where she double majored in psychology and history and she played lacrosse and squash there as well. After a few years sailing in the Caribbean and a few years teaching in Baltimore she pursued her master’s degree in Sport and Performance Psychology at the University of Denver. Scotty first became involved at the Gender Identity Center as a volunteer in May 2013, then became an independent intern the following year, and since her graduation in June 2015 has become a pro bono clinician. When not working Scotty is volunteering for Colorado Adaptive Sports, exploring Colorado, cooking, or reading.
Becki Aarts (she, her, hers) is from Minneapolis, Minnesota. Becki loves children, which is why her undergraduate studies from the University of Minnesota focused on Child Psychology. She worked as a Nanny as well as a teacher. She then decided to pursue her Masters degree in Clinical Psychology from Argosy University. Becki gained clinical practice during her internship at Advanced Behavioral Health focusing on Dialectical-Behavioral- Therapy (DBT). Becki facilitated individual as well as group sessions during her time there. Becki loves the outdoors, which is what brought her to Colorado. She is a motivated, young individual that wants to help make a difference in the lives of those she meets. She believes each client represents the start of an entirely new objective in respect to their uniqueness.