Clinical Management Team
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.
Yun Yan Wei (YY), LCSW, CAC III (she, her, hers) provides individual, family, couples, and sex therapy in her private practice, YY Therapy, LLC, in Denver and Westminster. YY works with her clients to address issues around relationship/intimacy/performance issues, sexual pleasure, family changes and dynamics, adolescent issues/behaviors, gender identity, sexual orientation, abuse, trauma and recovery, substance abuse, grief and loss, Autism and developmental disability, dual diagnoses, stress management, chronic and persistent mental health conditions like Anxiety, Depression, Bipolar, and Personality Disorders. When she is not working, YY enjoys traveling, going up to the mountain to reconnect with nature, hiking, biking, cooking, baking, and spending time with her partner.
Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)
Certified Addictions Counselor III (CAC III)
Certified Grief Recovery Specialist through The Grief Recovery Institute®
Certification in Interpersonal Trauma from the University of Denver
Working on becoming a Certified EMDR provider
Working on becoming a Certified Sex Therapist
Private Practice in Denver/Westminster providing individuals, family, couples, and sex therapy found at yytherapy.com
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.
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.
Katie Meloan, MA, LPCC, NCC (she her hers) works from a Feminist and Existential Perspective with some Gestalt Interventions. She believes that transitioning genders is a spiritual path, regardless of one’s religious beliefs. In the experiencing of life from different genders, a newfound awareness of self, of life, and of all existence opens before us. Katie completed her internship at the Gender Center in the summer of ’14, and has served as a Pro Bono Psychotherapist and OSTS since then. Katie earned her Masters in Clinical Counseling, with Honors, at Adams State University and is a Nationally Certified Counselor. She is a member of ACA, the American Counseling Association, ALGBTIC, the Association for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Issues in Counseling, CAP, the Colorado Association of Psychotherapists, and Sigma Chi Iota, the National Counseling Honor Society. Katie currently resides in the mountains of Park County with her sister and doggie. She would consider it an honor to accompany you on your personal journey of discovery, self-awareness, and authenticity.