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Our Team


 Dr. Deanna McClannahan

Clinical Director

Dr. McClannahan is a Licensed Professional Counselor, Nationally Certified Counselor, Board Certified Art Therapist,  Art Therapy Certified Supervisor, Expressive Arts Therapist/Trauma-Informed, International Registered Expressive Arts Therapist, Registered Play Therapy Supervisor, Certified Professional Counseling Supervisor, and a National Approved Clinical Supervisor. She has a bachelors in Studio Art & Art History, with minors in Visual Communications and Psychology. During this time she moved to Florence, Italy where she attended Lorenzo Di Medici, a prominent art school. Deanna earned her masters in Counseling Psychology and Expressive Art Therapies. She has a Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies and a doctorate in Expressive Arts Therapies. 

Deanna holds the following licenses and certifications:

  • Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in the state of Colorado through the Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies 
  • Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in the state of Georgia through the Georgia Secretary of State
  • Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC) from the National Board for Certified Counselors 
  • Board Certified Art Therapist (ATR-BC) through the Art Therapy Credentials Board
  • Art Therapy Certified Supervisor (ATCS) through the Art Therapy Credentials Board
  • Expressive Arts Therapist/Trauma-Informed (EXAT) through the Trauma-Informed Practices & Expressive Arts Therapy Institute
  • Registered Expressive Arts Therapist (REAT) through the International Expressive Arts Therapy Association
  • Registered Play Therapy Supervisor (RPT-S) through the Association of Play Therapy
  • Certified Professional Counseling Supervisor (CPCS) through the Licensed Professional Counselor Association of Georgia
  • Approved Clinical Supervisor (ACS) from the National Board for Certified Counselors
  • Certified in Neuroscience
  • Certified in Level One Trauma-Informed Care
  • Foundational Theraplay Practitioner
  • EMDR Therapist

Deanna has extensive training working with children and adolescents, families, severe trauma and dissociation, adoption, spiritual counseling, and the foster care system. The primary focus of her practice over the years has been on severely abused children and those in residential care. Deanna has over 22 years’ experience working in the foster care system. Deanna has extensive training in counseling supervision and provides supervision and consultation to students, those seeking licensure, as well as licensed professionals. Deanna has also written articles for several mental health magazines and has been invited to various speaking engagements around the country. For over 12 years, Deanna has served as a college professor working with both graduate and undergraduate students.

Deanna is a member of several professional organizations including The International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation (ISST-D), The American Play Therapy Association, Colorado Play Therapy Association, Licensed Professional Counselor Association of Georgia (LPCA) and the International Expressive Arts Therapy Association (IEATA). She enjoys traveling, scuba diving, and the arts. 


Sharlete Babrudi LPCC

Licensed Professional Counselor Candidate

Sharlete is honest, compassionate, and optimistic. She believes the clients are the experts in their lives and considers it a privilege to walk alongside them in their journey to healing and recovery. She tends to see and bring awareness to the client’s strength, thus empowering them to take the issue as a challenge rather than a threat. She believes struggles and setbacks in life to be part of being human and not a sign of weakness. Her primary therapeutic approach is Adlerian, where healthy and meaningful relationships are fundamental to individuals’ wellbeing. She uses different components of other approaches to meet the needs of every client best. She works with children, teens, and adults. Sharlete received her Bachelor of Arts’ with a focus on psychology and minor in criminal justice degree from UCCS. She completed her masters in counseling at Colorado Christian University. 



 Laura Register LPCC

 Licensed Professional Counselor Candidate

Laura is genuine, empathic and a good listener.  She has a heart for kids of all ages, having raised five children of her own, and enjoys helping women overcome their stage-of-life challenges. She believes that lasting change begins with a change in beliefs and behaviors that then affect our emotions and physiology, an idea founded in Cognitive Behavioral Theory (CBT).   Also influenced by Internal Family Systems Theory (IFS), Laura desires to walk with each person on their unique journey toward emotional awareness and self-compassion, discovering and integrating all parts of Self.  Laura’s undergraduate degree in music prompted work with people of all ages over many years before her choice to pursue a graduate degree in clinical mental health counseling at Liberty University.  When she’s not working, Laura enjoys cycling, trail-running, playing with her border collie, and making music with her grandkids.




Elizabeth Angier LPCC

Licensed Professional Counselor Candidate

Elizabeth Angier is a graduate student in the Clinical & Mental Health Counseling program at Colorado Christian University. She values cultivating authenticity in relationships, discovering courage in vulnerability and healing, and finding beauty in the most unusual of places. Elizabeth became increasingly interested in counseling as she began her own therapeutic journey – now, counseling is her passion! She firmly believes that it is important for the counselor to engage deeply in their own healing so that they have both the tools and the compassion to help others. Elizabeth realizes that every individual is unique and has a very personal life story that deserves to be honored. She places great value on experiences, cultures, values, and backgrounds that are different from her own and believes in utilizing an integrative approach that pursues interventions that will best meet the needs of the client. Elizabeth truly desires to meet people wherever they are and help them gain the tools and self-awareness to lead a full and hope-filled life. 


CoraCoraCora Bergstrom LPCC

Licensed Professional Counselor Candidate

Cora is a gentle, encouraging, and compassionate person. She is a Master's Student Counseling Intern finishing her program at Colorado Christian University. She believes everyone has the ability to grow and become a better version of themselves. Cora embraces the process of counseling as it provides an opportunity for each of us to examine issues and challenge ourselves to improve relationships with others as well as with ourselves. Her passion is to create a safe place for people to be honest and open with themselves in order to overcome barriers and achieve goals.






Kelly Rhue

Masters Level Intern

We are broken in relationship and we heal in relationship. Kelly is committed and greatly honored to connect with each client and meet them right where they are.  With grace, kindness, and compassion she endeavors to walk alongside them in their healing journey. She firmly believes that every part of a person's story, the good, the bad, and even the ugly can be used to help that person transform to enjoy a life of great purpose and fulfillment. She incorporates expressive arts therapies, trauma-informed care, and research best practices to help clients reach their goals. 
Kelly is a Colorado native who lives with her husband, two children, and pup. She loves to spend time with them and watch her family grow.  She loves cooking, dancing, snowboarding, running, singing, playing games, and writing murder mysteries. She also has extensive experience supporting women through various twelve-step recovery processes in order to heal from family of origin and relationship wounds. Her family, background, and faith give her the strength and experience to provide a rich and supportive environment for clients of every age. She is a member of the Colorado Counseling Association and she is currently in the Masters of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling program at Colorado Christian University. 


Bryan Houp

Masters Level Intern

Bryan Houp is a graduate student at Colorado Christian University completing his Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. He received his bachelor’s degree in History from the United States Military Academy at West Pointe in 2015. Bryan’s personal journey of healing from a Traumatic Brain Injury at the end of his 11-year career in the Army, spurred on his new desire to be a mental health professional. He is passionate about helping clients heal their wounds and accomplish their mental health goals. Bryan is eager to share in the process of healing and self-discovery throughout each session and looks forward to participating in each client’s journey. Bryan enjoys using physical movements, such as those used in Tai Chi and mindfulness techniques, as a way of working through one’s past pains and pursuing a better present and future.




Morgan Cousins


Masters Level Intern


Morgan Cousins is a graduate student at Colorado Christian University in the Clinical Mental Health Counseling program. Prior to receiving a formal education, Morgan lived as a nomad for 4-5 years, traveling all across the country and living out in nature which gave her an appreciation for the great diversity of the human experience. Before she started traveling, she received a 250-Hour Certificate in the Foundations of Herbal Medicine from the Milagro School of Herbal Medicine. While there, she studied Materia medica, botany, herbal pharmacy/therapeutics, herbal medicine-making, and traditional healing methods ranging from Ancient Chinese Medicine to Native American Medicine. This experience made Morgan appreciate natural/holistic healing that integrates body, mind, and soul. Morgan eventually discovered her calling to become a therapist at Central Wyoming College, with a particular interest in trauma. She continued her education at the University of Wyoming where she received a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology with a Minor in Philosophy. Morgan is passionate about understanding the human experience through exploring art, history, philosophy, religion, theology, culture, mythology, and classical literature. Her approach to counseling is inspired by psychodynamic, existential, cognitive-behavioral, and attachment-oriented theories. She believes that through exploring our life stories, our thoughts, feelings, and behaviors, and through considering the meaning and purpose of our lives, we can hope to find healing.




Robin Kennedy

Masters Level Intern

Robin Kennedy is a clinical intern in her final year of Liberty University’s Clinical Mental Health Counseling master’s degree program. She received her bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. She considers “helping” to be one theme in life that has guided her to the counseling profession. Robin has a heart for serving others. One way she demonstrates this is through volunteering. Robin is a military spouse and mother of four. She is eager to help promote wellness in life as well as the military community. She is excited to expand her knowledge through this experience while further developing her skills and providing a safe environment for those she works with.






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