Westminster- Colorado Therapy & Assessment Center
Meet Our Team
Janean Anderson Ph.D., CEDS-S Founder & Director, Licensed Psychologist, Certified Eating Disorders Specialist
I am a licensed psychologist, podcast host, and author who writes about eating disorder recovery. I am also certified by the International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals (iaedp) as a Certified Eating Disorder Specialist (CEDS) as well as a CEDS Supervisor.
My first book, Recover Your Perspective, became a bestseller in the eating disorder field. It can be found on Amazon.
I am recovered from anorexia myself and believe recovery is possible for all people. My podcast, The Eating Disorder Recovery Podcast, discusses the latest information about eating disorder recovery including how to recover from disordered eating, make peace with food, improve body image, and heal your relationship with yourself. The podcast showcases top leaders in the field and reaches people in over 50 countries worldwide, averaging tens of thousands of downloads. My podcast is available here.
Education & Training
I am a licensed psychologist specializing in the treatment of eating disorders in Denver, CO. I am a member of the International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals (iaedp) and am an iaedp Certified Eating Disorder Specialist. As a CEDS-S iaedp Approved Supervisor, I am able to provide supervision to professionals seeking their CEDS credential. I am part of the National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA) Network of treatment providers and am a member of the Academy for Eating Disorders (AED).
I earned my Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from Colorado State University and completed my doctoral psychology internship at the University of California, Davis in the Eating Disorder Emphasis program. I have specialized in the treatment of eating disorders since 2008.
- Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology, Colorado State University, Program Accredited by the American Psychological Association
- Certified Eating Disorder Specialist (CEDS) by the International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals (iaedp)
- iaedp Approved Supervisor (CEDS-S)
- Doctoral Psychology Internship, University of California, Davis, Eating Disorder Emphasis Program, APA Accredited Doctoral Internship
- M.S. in Counseling Psychology, Colorado State University, APA Accredited Program
- B.S. in Psychology Colorado State University, graduated with Phi Beta Kappa honors
Approach to Therapy
I view psychotherapy as an opportunity for self-exploration and growth as a part of overall health. My work is integrative, drawing from several types of therapy. Primarily, I think of our behaviors as the result of things we learned in our relationships (Interpersonal). I also incorporate therapies such as Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT).
I work to empower clients to create change in their lives by helping them build skills to solve their problems while using insight-oriented therapy to examine deeper emotions and patterns that caused and maintains the pattern they are working on.
Sitting in the chair across from me, you’ll find that I’m a relatable, honest person. My style is very compassionate and warm and embraces candor and humor.
I grew up in beautiful Colorado and feel lucky to call Colorado home. When I'm not working, I enjoy getting my hands on as many books as I can, catching a Rockies game, trying my hand at painting, and spending time outdoors. Most importantly, I spend time with my loved ones, including my Golden Retriever and cats.
Bert Pace Psy.D. Licensed Psychologist, Coordinator of Testing Services
I am a licensed psychologist specializing in the treatment of chronic depression, anxiety disorders, trauma, eating disorders, and general mental health issues. I know first-hand that starting therapy can be intimidating and that finding a therapist who you feel comfortable with is essential. I work hard to offer a warm and therapeutic environment that is built on offering compassion and understanding to those I work with.
Education & Training
I received my Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology from George Fox University in Newberg, Oregon. Throughout my training, I worked in a variety of settings including community mental health clinics, university clinics, schools, and hospitals. I completed my predoctoral internship at Biola Counseling Center in Los Angeles, California.
Licensed Psychologist in Colorado
Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology, George Fox University, Program Accredited by the American Psychological Association
Doctoral Psychology Internship, Biola Counseling Center, APA Accredited Doctoral Internship
M.A. in Clinical Psychology, George Fox University, APA Accredited Program
B.S. in Psychology, Colorado State University
Approach to Therapy
My approach to therapy is psychodynamic. This means that I believe the root of most people's struggles to be their early relationships and experiences. I find that these relationships and experiences have a profound impact on the ways in which people think and behave, the range and the type of emotions they feel, and the patterns of relationships they form. In therapy I work to help grow a deeper understanding of how they have gotten where they are, while focusing on tangible ways they can make changes.
Although my primary clinical orientation is psychodynamic, I am trained in a variety of therapeutic techniques. I work to integrate varying treatment approaches as needed, in order to best meet the needs of those I work with.
Therapy can be both incredibly relieving and challenging, often at the same time. Because therapy is not always easy, I work hard to provide a supportive environment to each and every person I work with.
Following my training in Oregon and California, I am happy to be back in my home state of Colorado. Having grown up in Colorado, I love the outdoors. In my free time I enjoy walks/hikes with my family, fishing, woodworking, and playing lacrosse.
Brienne Brown Ph.D. Licensed Psychologist
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.
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.