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. 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
Julia Oppy (she, her, hers) is an Argosy DMFT doctoral student, earned her M.A. in Marriage and Family Therapy at Argosy University, Denver and earned her B.A. at Indiana University, Bloomington in Cultural Anthropology focusing on cross-cultural gender studies and sexual deviance. Her academic and counseling interests include gender/gender identity, sex/sexuality and issues associated with these subjects that are considered non-conforming in society. Julia is dedicated to achieving fluency in American Sign Language (ASL) and becoming as fit and healthy as possible in body, mind and spirit. In her free time, she enjoys learning, discovering Colorado through the great outdoors and surrounding herself with amazing people. She is passionate about the LGBTQ community and is looking forward to helping individuals navigate their distinct emotional, mental and physical journeys.
Kaila Ackman-Rishel (she, her, hers) Kaila’s aim is to offer a space of growth and hope while working through relational and sexual challenges. As an open member of the LGBTQ+ community, Kaila wants to welcome all of her clients with compassion and mindfulness.
Kaila earned her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology as well as Women and Gender Studies with a minor in LGBTQ+ Studies at the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee. Graduating Magna Cum Laude, Kaila knew she had a passion for relationships and sex therapy.
Kaila moved to Denver and obtained her Master of Social Work at University of Denver with a concentration in family systems. Kaila attended Denver Family Institute, which is a post-graduate program to earn her marriage and family therapy certificate.
Before opening her private practice I have worked with LGBTQ+ clients in non-profit settings. Currently, Kaila works with adolescents and families in a hospital setting regarding eating disorders, anxiety, and depression.
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.