Dr. Janean Anderson
A Great Therapist

Our Team

Colorado Therapy & Assessment Center

Dr. Janean Anderson, Ph.D., CEDS-S - Director, Licensed Psychologist, Certified Eating Disorders Specialist

Introduction

I am a licensed psychologist, podcast host, and author who writes about eating disorder recovery.  I am also certified by ...

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Meet Our Team

Dr. Lauren Millard, Ph.D. - Licensed Psychologist

Introduction

I am a licensed psychologist specializing in eating disorders as well as gender-based trauma.  As a woman with personal experience with an eating disorder as well as a survivor of relationship abuse, I believe that everyone deserves to have a healthy relationship with their true self, their body, and food in order to live their lives in an authentic and meaningful way.

Education & Training

I am a licensed psychologist specializing in the treatment of eating disorders and gender-based violence/trauma (sexual assault, relationship/domestic abuse) in Denver, CO.  I completed my Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from Colorado State University with the addition of earning my Graduate Women’s Studies Certificate.   I completed my doctoral psychology internship at the University of South Carolina followed by a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Denver.  I have specialized in the treatment of eating disorders and trauma since 2012.  

  • Postdoctoral Fellowship, University of Denver Health & Counseling Center

  • Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology, Colorado State University, Program Accredited by the American Psychological Association

  • Doctoral Psychology Internship, University of South Carolina Counseling & Human Development Center, APA Accredited Doctoral Internship

  • M.S. in Counseling Psychology, Colorado State University, APA Accredited Program

  • B.S. in Psychology Colorado State University

Approach to Therapy

I take a holistic approach to psychotherapy to help my clients meet their goals and improve their overall sense of well-being.  I integrate various therapies into my clinical work.  Overall, I believe our functioning is the result of messages, both direct and indirect, we have received in our personal relationships (Interpersonal) as well as our society and culture in which we have been socialized (Feminist).  I also embrace mindfulness-based therapies, including DBT and ACT.

I aim to create a safe, nonjudgmental, and compassionate space to collaborate with my clients in exploring their emotions in a more genuine way in order to develop awareness and insight regarding their functioning and they they want to grow.  My hope is that my clients will feel more empowered to function in their environment more effectively and authentically.  

I believe the relationship between therapist and client is one that is egalitarian and collaborative. In the therapy room, you will find that my style encompasses genuineness, warmth, direct and honest feedback along with a sense of humor and wit.  

Personal

I am a proud Colorado native and grew up in the Denver area.  I absolutely love living here!  In my free time I get the most joy out of spending time with my family, friends, husband and golden retriever, Marley.  I also enjoy spending as much time in nature as possible, dabbling in photography, cooking, watching movies, and curling up with a novel to read.  

Dr. Megan Wilhite, Psy.D., CEDS - Licensed Clinical Psychologist, Certified Eating Disorders Specialist

Introduction

I am a licensed clinical psychologist specializing in the treatment of eating disorders including; Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia, Binge Eating Disorder, and ARFID, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and Trauma (survivors childhood sexual abuse, rape, and domestic violence). I am deeply passionate about connecting with and understanding an individual's experience and empowering them facilitate change in their lives. I provide individual, family, and group therapy to children, adolescents, and adults.  

 

Education & Training

I am a licensed clinical psychologist specializing in the treatment of eating disorders, post-traumatic stress disorder and trauma (childhood sexual abuse, rape, assault, and domestic violence) in Denver, CO. I completed my Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology from the California School of Professional Psychology, Los Angeles with an emphasis in Family and Couples. I completed my doctoral psychology internship at the Wright Institute Los Angeles, where I studied psychoanalytic therapy and concepts and provided long-term psychotherapy to individuals with eating disorders, trauma, and other mental health issues.  As part of my doctoral program I completed my clinical dissertation on The Silent Victims of Childhood Sexual Abuse: Treatment Considerations for Male Survivors. I completed my postdoctoral training at Eating Recovery Center, Denver, where I provided treatment to individuals with eating disorders and other issues at the inpatient/residential level of care. I am a Certified Eating Disorders Specialist through the International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals (iaedp).  

  • CEDS, Certified Eating Disorders Specialist, International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals (iaedp)
  • Primary Therapist, Eating Recovery Center, Denver
  • Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology with emphasis on Family and Couple, California School of Professional Psychology, Los Angeles (Alliant International University), APA Accredited Program
  • Doctoral Psychology Internship, Wright Institute Los Angeles (WILA)
  • M.A. in Clinical Psychology with emphasis on Family and Couple, California School of Professional Psychology, Los Angeles (Alliant International University), APA Accredited Program
  • B.A. in Psychology, Metropolitan State College of Denver

 

Approach to Therapy

I work primarily from a psychodynamic perspective, however, integrate several therapies into my work including ACT and systemic interventions. I believe a critical factor in creating change begins with a strong therapeutic alliance and trust, so finding a therapist who is a good fit is an important part of the process.

I work to create a non-judgmental, safe, supportive environment for my clients to explore and develop a curiosity about their lives and functioning. It is my belief that through relationships with self and others, we can grow, develop, and heal; and in doing so can move toward a life that aligns with our values and goals. In providing trauma-informed care, I support individuals in developing internal resources which establish a sense of safety, self-compassion, and rebuild a sense of empowerment in their lives.

I believe that a trusting therapeutic relationship is the foundation for open communication which supports deeper understanding of self and greater opportunity for growth. My aim is to provide services focused on connecting and understanding the individual's experience, explore patterns of behavior, and provide honest feedback with respect and compassion.

 

Personal

I was born and raised in Melbourne, Australia before coming to the United States to play collegiate basketball in Denver. After completing my undergraduate studies, I returned home to Australia to continue my basketball career before moving to the States permanently. I lived with my husband in Los Angeles for 6 years before settling back down in beautiful, Denver. I love spending time with family and friends, being active and travelling whenever possible. 

Dr. Saryn Levy, Ph.D. - Licensed Psychologist

Introduction

I am a licensed psychologist specializing in trauma, interpersonal dynamics, and general mental health. Individuals frequently find themselves stuck: in seemingly repeating patterns, with symptoms of anxiety and depression, or with pain from the past. I believe that a warm and collaborative therapeutic relationship can facilitate healing, growth, and change, ultimately resulting in a greater sense of personal fulfillment.  

 

Education & Training

I received my B.A. in Psychology and Sociology from Emory University, and subsequently completed my Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology at the Derner Institute of Advanced Psychological Studies at Adelphi University. Prior to joining CTAC, I trained in a variety of settings including community mental health centers, hospitals, substance abuse treatment centers, college counseling centers and the VA. I have treated individuals including students, veterans and survivors of torture, across the lifespan.

  • Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology, Derner Institute of Advanced Psychological Studies, Adelphi University (APA accredited program)
  • Predoctoral Internship in Clinical Psychology at Bellevue Hospital Center (NYU-Bellevue Psychology Internship Program, APA accredited)
  • M.A. in Clinical Psychology, Derner Institute of Advanced Psychological Studies, Adelphi University (APA accredited program)
  • B.A. in Psychology and Sociology, Emory University

 

Approach to Therapy

My approach to therapy is primarily psychodynamic, but I work from an integrative lens. I believe that much of our present is informed by our past, that our relationships are central to our well being, and that learning to acknowledge and accept all parts of ourselves relieves suffering.

I strive to create a warm, open, and nonjudgmental therapeutic space where patients feel safe articulating difficult thoughts, feelings, and experiences. Psychotherapy also provides tools, insights, and support to facilitate this process. Engaging in psychotherapy can be simultaneously challenging, meaningful, painful, and rewarding. My hope is that through a collaborative relationship, you can feel supported in experiencing this process together.  

 

Personal

I recently moved to Denver after completing my doctoral training in New York City, and am thrilled to have traded Manhattan's skyscraper skyline with Colorado's beautiful Rockies. In my spare time, I love reading, cooking, and spending time in nature.

Dr. Brienne Brown, Ph.D. - Licensed Psychologist

Introduction

I am a compassionate licensed psychologist specializing in the treatment of trauma, chronic illness and substance abuse, as well as depression, anxiety and general mental health issues.  I am incredibly passionate about working with individuals who are suffering; I believe a strong therapeutic relationship can create lasting, positive change.  As a multiculturally competent psychologist, I strive to create a safe space for all clients, regardless of background, ethnicity, religion, sexuality and gender identity. 

 

Education & Training

I completed by Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from Seton Hall University with a minor in Neuropsychology.  I completed my predoctoral internship at the New Jersey Veteran's Administration Hospital.  I have specialized in the treatment of trauma-related disorders since 2012. 

  • Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology, Seton Hall University (APA accredited program)
  • Predoctoral Internship at the New Jersey VA Hospital, (APA accredited doctoral internship)
  • M.A. in Psychology, The New School for Social Research (APA accredited program)
  • B.A. in Psychology, Lafayette College

 

Approach to Therapy

I take an integrative approach to therapy, combining aspects of interpersonal and humanistic frameworks.  I treat clients with genuine warmth and positive regard, while understanding their current real-life situations, personal strengths and areas for growth.  I believe positive change is directly related to the client-therapist relationship and thus take great care in cultivating collaborative and compassionate relationships in therapy.

I believe that each individual's unique sense of self is defined by a multitude of factors, including early experiences, ethnic background, religious beliefs, sexuality, and experience of gender.  Therefore, I am passionate about creating a safe, judgement-free environment where people of all backgrounds feel comfortable to explore issues which brought them to therapy.

 

Personal

After receiving the majority of my clinical training in New York City, I am fulfilling a life long dream of relocating to the Denver area!  I find that my heart is happier in the mountains and am thrilled to be working with the incredible professionals at CTAC.  In my free time I enjoy hiking, snowboarding, cooking and spending time with family and friends.