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James Garofalo

MA, CAC II, Founder/Owner

Interestingly, it was by total accident that I stumbled upon and then fell in love with counseling. As a veteran of the United States Army, I first began my journey as a counselor while working with fellow soldiers after returning from a yearlong deployment to Iraq in 2008. It was during my reintegration process into the civilian life when I began to spot the many flaws and sadly, many stigmas within the mental and behavioral health field. As Founder and CEO of ViewPoints Psychotherapy Services, LLC., it is my utmost priority to provide the single best services to the diverse clientele that work with my team. Here, you are not a price-tag nor a number but instead, an individual who has the right to the highest quality treatment with every intention and rightful decision of living the highest quality life. Our team is comprised of qualified and licensed professionals who provide years of experience and education in their field. We provide unmatchable expertise that utilizes research and evidence-based treatment modalities and walk you through the process every single step of the way. Whole-Person treatment is the vision that we uphold to the highest degree. Whether you are seeking services for mental health, substance use, psychological/diagnostic evaluations, vocational counseling & aptitude testing, or physical wellness/nutrition, ViewPoints Psychotherapy provides whole person treatment for the whole you.

Kayla Engel

LPC, NCC, MS, Executive Director

I have been working in the counseling field since graduating from Carlow University in Pittsburgh, Pa with my master's degree in 2008. I obtained my license in professional counseling in the state of Colorado in 2014. I am also a board certified counselor on the national level. My years of experience include helping children, adolescents, and adults in intensive outpatient programs through Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic which is part of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center and five years working as a clinician and supervisor in Colorado Springs at a local community mental health agency. My experience has led me to find my specializations in treating OCD, trauma, and maternal mental health. I am trained in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing), ERP (Exposure and Response Prevention), CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy) and other modalities. I want to help alleviate symptoms, increase self-esteem, and promote problem solving in your life. Born and raised in western Pennsylvania, I have been living in Colorado for 7 years. I enjoy spending time with my husband, three children, and pets. In my free time, you will find me painting, being silly with my family, and cheering on the Pittsburgh Steelers. ​ My passions are helping people regain control of their lives and helping them to be the best versions of themselves. As a military spouse, I can help military members and dependents adjust to the ever-changing lifestyle the military can bring. I look forward to experiencing this journey along side of you.

Doug Jones


I am a licensed psychologist specializing in the provision of psychological evaluations as well as the clinical treatment of OCD and anxiety-related disorders among others. I earned my Ph.D. at the University of Florida and hold a B.A. degree from the University of Notre Dame. The psychological and psychoeducational evaluations for children and adults which I provide give a detailed understanding of how a person functions and processes the world around them in order to facilitate academic, social, and occupational success. Psychological testing can be used to determine diagnoses such as ADHD, anxiety disorders, depression, bipolar disorder, and personality disorders. Psychoeducational evaluations are typically conducted on children and adolescents to facilitate appropriate educational accommodations, uncover any learning disabilities, and determine gifted program placement. I have several years of clinical assessment and treatment experience in private practice, university treatment centers, and educational settings - working as a psychological evaluator for several private and public organizations. Moreover, I developed expertise in cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) during my years of clinical training through the College of Medicine at the University of Florida as well as with the OCD Resource Center of Florida and the Anxiety Treatment Clinic of Fort Lauderdale. I have provided intensive cognitive-behavioral outpatient treatment to child, adolescent, and adult patients suffering from a variety of anxiety and OCD spectrum disorders. As a husband and father, I strive to live by the therapeutic principles espoused in my profession. A long-term student and teacher of meditation and philosophy, I have traveled extensively in Asia and lived as a monastic for nearly a year. Due to my diverse experiences and training, I’m able to integrate a wide range of therapeutic approaches in treatment including cognitive behavioral therapy, exposure and response prevention, prolonged exposure therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, and even pet therapy. I also frequently incorporate the practice of mindfulness into my practice.

Stephanie Tucker


As a military spouse and mom, I understand how difficult it can be to find time to meet face-to-face for therapy appointments. One of my roles at ViewPoints Psychotherapy is to ensure that you are able to receive the care you need, despite this obstacle and that is why I offer a wide range of options providing precisely that. With teletherapy, I am able to video in (or chat by phone) from anywhere in the world that is convenient for you and whenever you need it the most – over lunch, between meetings, or from the comfort of your home. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and Licensed Addiction Counselor in the beautiful state of Colorado. While working towards my master’s degree from Vanderbilt University, I first gained clinical experience in addictions during my internship at a residential treatment facility. I then branched out and began work with the Army Substance Abuse program while stationed with my husband in Korea. Over the past three years, I have been working in a community mental health agency addressing both substance abuse as well as the full spectrum of mental health issues. I am trained in an increasingly broad range of therapeutic approaches including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT), and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) but above all, I take a humanistic approach when working with you to meet you exactly at the stage in life where you are and begin the process through the journey of healing. I appreciate and welcome the unique opportunity to learn, explore, and understand your story and to join you on your path towards achieving your goals.

Laura Dillabaugh


I work with individuals, couples, and families while specializing in grief and loss, crisis counseling, stress management, and work/life balance. For the last seven years, I have worked with the military population (soldiers, spouses, & children) on issues related to deployment/reintegration, and marital/relationship issues pertaining to a variety of topics including deployments. My counseling approach is nondirective which means that I will meet you in a nonjudgmental way, listen to what you would like help with, and work with you to set attainable goals to get you there.  I am a Licensed Professional Counselor here in Colorado and a Board-Certified Life Coach. I have earned a Master’s Degree in Clinical Counseling from Johns Hopkins University and a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from the State University of New York at Geneseo. I have been counseling for over 14 years and working with a broad range of clients to include children (primarily 6-12 years old), adolescents, and adults.  You might be surprised to learn that I do use humor in some sessions as well, so you might even find yourself laughing a bit when we’re together.

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