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Welcome to Cherry Creek Collective for Mental Health

We are Denver’s premier Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) collective, offering an experienced team of clinicians who also integrate CBT, ACT, attachment, somatic, and trauma therapies in working with adolescents, young adults, couples, and families. We are so glad you are here.

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Our History of Championing Wellness

The Cherry Creek Collective for Mental Health has deep roots in the Denver community. The foundation of the collective began in 2008 as an idea and a dream. Back then, a few passionate Denver area therapists were working independently, but beginning to collaborate around the core of adolescent and young adult dialectical behavior therapy groups. Over time, these professional relationships deepened around shared values involving comprehensive and integrative client care.

Many years later, we came to realize that by coming together under one roof, we would be able to collaborate in a more efficient and effective manner, further deepening our commitment to our clients, and expanding our services to meet the needs of our community. Finally, in 2019, The Cherry Creek Collective for Mental Health was officially created, and we’ve been learning, growing, fine-tuning and improving ever since.

Today, we are comprised of clinicians with years of experience and a variety of complimentary specialties, coming together to deliver streamlined and individualized care to each and every one of our unique and diverse clients.
We look forward to hearing from you, so that we can share more about the details of our unique collective!


Meet Us

Patrick Cole, MSW, LCSW

First and foremost, I rely on my intuition and experience working with clients. My approach is relational and always flexible, depending on the energy and personality of the client with whom I’m working. The therapeutic alliance is everything, in my opinion. I take time and care in establishing each unique alliance. Once established, my clients and I typically agree to collaborate in the spirit of mutual respect for one another, always in the client’s best interest, with his or her growth obviously the main objective. I look forward to each and every session and feel quite grateful that I am able to do the work I love all day long. I believe that my clients feel my passion and appreciate my dedication to their wellbeing, as well as my curiosity about each client’s experiences navigating their (internal & external) world.

Therapy sessions (Individual & Group) with me are therefore often very different from one another ... I try and bring spontaneity, a sustainable pace, some surprise, and lots of authenticity working with teenagers and young adults. I understand that my clients want to know me and understand me in order to trust me to help them.

Ideally, our sessions are dynamic, interactive but always with sincerity and heart. Sessions can be fast-paced and educational or slower-paced and more thoughtful.

I am knowledgeable and experienced with:
Cognitive and Dialectical Behavior Therapy
Acceptance & Commitment
Therapy Experiential (or exposure)
Therapies Traditional and Modern Psychoanalytic
Psychodynamic Therapy
Attachment/Adoption work

Rachael Price, MS, LPC, NCC

I work with each client to learn new, adaptive and increasingly effective skills for coping with dysregulated emotions, interpersonal difficulties, distress, and life’s other challenges utilizing psychodynamic, CBT, DBT, and mindfulness-based therapeutic interventions. My years of experience in working in mental health care and support across multiple levels of care have taught me that the therapeutic relationship is the most successful predictor of helping a client reach his/her/their therapy goals. I strive to foster an accepting, meaningful, and compassionate relationship with each client. My goal is to provide my clients with a validating and empathetic environment through which clients have a safe space to gain self-awareness, practice self-love, and learn empowering skills to make life worth living.

As a licensed and board-certified counselor my areas of specialty include interpersonal relationship instability, emotional dysregulation, difficulty with tolerating distress, behavioral instability, anxiety disorders, mood disorders, self-harming behavior, and chronic suicidal ideation. I offer individual DBT skills training and also co-facilitate a number of DBT skills training and process groups for adolescents and young adults along with my colleagues at Cherry Creek Psychotherapy. Additional areas I greatly enjoy working with are those considering or actively engaging in the process of recovery from substance abuse, those hoping to find tools and strength to change dynamics co-dependent relationships, and those diagnosed and living with Type 1 diabetes. I work with clients ages 15 years and older, specializing in work with adolescents and young adults. Your well-trained dog is welcome to accompany you to therapy sessions.

I am an Independent Contractor working with Cherry Creek Psychotherapy.

Chloe St.Pierre, MS, LPCC

The decision to begin counseling requires courage and hope. Are you going through a difficult chapter in your life? You may be feeling confused or lost and in need of support. As a counselor I believe that you have the power to create change in your life and it is my goal to offer a safe, nonjudgmental, and empathetic environment so you can begin your healing journey.

I work with adolescents and young adults experiencing challenges such as anxiety, depression, eating disorders, family issues, and trauma. I understand that every person I work with has their own unique story, so I offer a collaborative relationship to assist in clarifying their thoughts, emotions, needs, and values. I aim to help individuals find effective methods to coping with distress and to heal from the pain in their life. I come from a person-centered approach while utilizing Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), and trauma-informed approaches.

I am an independent contractor for the Cherry Creek Collective for Mental Health.

Hannah Gandsey, MSW, LCSW

I am an attachment-focused, trauma psychotherapist specializing in adolescents and their families. My training and areas of expertise include Somatic, CBT, DBT, behavioral, family therapy, and EMDR approaches to best address trauma, attachment and relational wounds, parent/child relationships, depression, anxiety, self-esteem, and suicidality/self-harm. You can expect work grounded in anti-oppressive and culturally responsive care in working with me.

I am an Independent Contractor with the Cherry Creek Collective for Mental Health

Tina Schmidt, MSW, LSW

I believe that you, as the client, know yourself best and I will create a personalized therapeutic approach to help you navigate change and achieve personal goals. My goal is to work with you to create an optimistic therapy environment of collaboration, understanding, and empowerment.

I work with children and adolescents 6-18 years old and their families in building trusting relationships that promote healthy emotional regulation, safe boundaries, positive relationships, increased self-esteem, and resiliency. I also work with individual adults to address concerns such as anxiety, depression, self-esteem, relationship issues, life-phase transitions and more.

I strongly believe in ongoing professional development and collaboration in order to provide the best therapeutic services.

I am an Independent Contractor working with Cherry Creek Psychotherapy.

Kaitlyn Whittinghill, MSW, LCSW

My passion is health and wellness. I am a psychotherapist, as well as a yoga instructor and I enjoy using a holistic approach to address clients' current concerns and goals in treatment. I work with adolescents and young adults experiencing anxiety, depression, trauma, as well as grief and loss. My training and areas of speciality include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness, family and group therapy, bereavement and the use of yoga to decrease current symptoms and increase mind-body awareness and connection.

I am an Independent Contractor with the Cherry Creek Collective for Mental Health.

Sarah Hays, MSW, LCSW

I believe in helping each client develop an understanding of their experience and themselves so that they can engage in a life they are proud of and make goal motivated decisions. We will work together to create a collaborative therapeutic environment that is supportive and promotes change.

Currently, I am working with adolescents 13+ and adults of all ages looking for assistance with emotion regulation, self esteem, relationships, maladaptive behaviors, sleep issues, life transitions, women’s issues, and overall wellbeing. I have experience with specific mental health diagnoses including anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, and posttraumatic stress disorder.

I believe in creating a safe, therapeutic relationship, helping you develop skills to address the ongoing stressors in life, and increase your sense of empowerment.

I am EMDR (eye movement desensitization and reprocessing) certified. This is a leading treatment for trauma.

I am in Independent Contracting working with Cherry Creek Collective

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