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Our Team

Sharlete Babrudi

Masters Level Intern

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 is finishing her masters in counseling at Colorado Christian University. 

 

SarahSarahSarah Brickens

Masters Level Intern

Sarah is calm, empathetic, and encouraging. She believes that the therapeutic process can be fruitful by understanding how one’s past, family and social relationships, and thoughts and feelings are affecting their behavior and outlook on life. She believes that by analyzing core beliefs and replacing them with positive ones, one can change their perspective on life and actions. Sarah seeks to make her clients feel supported and empowers them to change. She aims for clients to practice mindfulness and self-awareness. She desires to help clients cope with stressors and accept life events. Sarah enjoys working with children, teenagers, young adults, and families. She believes younger life stages are crucial and direct the course of an individual’s life. Sarah has her Bachelors of Arts in Psychology with a minor in Philosophy from UCCS and is currently finishing her masters in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Colorado Christian University. 

 

Laura
Laura

Laura Register

Masters Level Intern

 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.

 

Jennie Radspinner

Masters Level Intern

Jennie first gained interest in becoming a therapist while working in ministry with college students. While she has great empathy and compassion for others she wanted the tools and knowledge to be able to help individuals through some of their darkest days. She works with children, teens, and adults and believes that each age has new challenges and experiences that come along with it. Jennie believes that the therapeutic relationship is a sacred space. Her desire is that clients can come into each session and be themselves. She believes that therapy is a journey of ups and downs and each individual deserves guided support along the way for a fruitful experience. Each person has a different story that is worth sharing and is possible to rewrite. For Jennie, sessions are for the client and she works to be flexible and creative to create an experience that is catered to each client's needs and desires. Jennie's hope is that you strategically work together for you to grow and thrive in your life. Jennie has a bachelor’s in Communication from The University of Northern Colorado and is completing her masters in counseling at Colorado Christian University. When Jennie is not working, she enjoys spending time outside on all the beautiful trails in Colorado Springs, exploring new restaurants, walking her dog, baking, playing board games, and spending time with her husband.

 

Dr. Deanna McClannahanDr. 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
  • Trained in Level One Theraplay techniques

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 20 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 10 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.