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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, vocational counseling & aptitude testing, or physical wellness/nutrition, ViewPoints Psychotherapy provides whole person treatment for the whole you.

Doug Jones

Ph.D., LP, NCSP

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

MEd., LPC, LAC

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

MS, LPC, BCC

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.

Jose Ramon

MSW, LCSW

I first found my love for serving others while I was active duty in the United States Army as a Bio Research Assistant at the Army Research Institute. I later became a licensed clinical social worker specializing in senior care and working with adults who experience chronic pain or have been diagnosed with a chronic medical illness that has had a significant impact on the individual and his or her family.  I also specialize in working with those who have a chronic and persistent mental illness, families, and individuals coping with acute stressful life events.  My philosophy is congruent with best clinical practices and evidence-based practice which includes optimizing the social and cognitive patterns in relation to the current stressors and previous narrative of the individual for self- transformation and to get back the quality of life everyone deserves to have.  I specialize in cognitive behavioral therapy and apply mindfulness skills to reduce acute anxiety and depression to assist the individual further in being able to resolve chronic stressors and other behavioral health domains that have had an impact on the individual. I believe it is necessary to incorporate treatment models that have shown clinical significance.  I believe in working together with the individual and his or her support system as an active part of the treatment. Together we develop a treatment that is individualized and tailored in a manner that allows the individual to participate at his or her own pace to facilitate healing, progress and transformation. I am fluent in Spanish and in my free time, I enjoy playing the guitar, tinkering with drum machines and music software, and I am currently learning to play the piano.

Kristin Tanner

MA, LPCC

As a counselor, I feel privileged to join individuals during critical seasons of life. Throughout the therapy process, I strive to create an environment where you feel completely safe and honored. With this as a foundation for effective therapy, I am able to provide compassionate support and offer treatment for a variety of mental health concerns. I have completed the requirements for the master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Denver Seminary and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Notre Dame. My experience includes counseling adults in a community mental health setting, providing treatment for a variety of clinical issues including depression and anxiety. My counseling approach often includes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), although I am intentional about integrating other treatment interventions based on your unique needs. I currently work with adolescents and adults to address a broad spectrum of mental health concerns, while specializing in depression and anxiety. My experiences living overseas enable me to be particularly sensitive to social and cultural factors influencing the counseling experience. Further, I deeply value advocacy and pursuing social justice regarding mental health issues. In my free time, I enjoy painting, writing, traveling, and spending time in nature.

Kelsey Garofalo

Director of Operations

As Director of Operations, I get to do what I love every single day…help people who are helping people. There is nothing else in this world I would rather be doing. My role is to create team efficiency all the while minimizing the administrative and clerical burdens on our clinicians. What does this mean for you? A smoother progression from the moment you pick up the phone and schedule your first appointment to the moment you are successfully discharged from our program. My motto is one that both myself and our practice adhere to and that is client satisfaction begins with clinician satisfaction. I am passionate about providing precisely that so your journey and experience with your therapist is both pleasant and productive. In my free time, I love to hike, I am a licensed cosmetologist and find a creative outlet in doing hair, and I have a rambunctious 5-year-old boy who keeps me running just about every day. Life is great!

Christal Lichtenberg

MSW, LCSW

Recognizing and understanding challenges interfering with one’s quality of life is difficult. Taking the initial step toward the path of emotional freedom is uncomfortable. Making a breakthrough in treatment sets the foundation for power, resilience and healing. In addition to private practice, I have worked in community mental health & various state and county agencies as a clinician. I received my Masters of Social Work from Newman University. I specialize in personality disorders and trauma but am well versed in working with a variety of populations. Treatment approaches integrated in my practice derive from Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Cognitive Behavior therapy, behavior modification and Psychodynamic therapy. Many people struggle in isolation due to the uncertainty related to reaching out for help. My approach to counseling stems from the belief that healing starts with connection. By placing an emphasis on person-centered and humanistic approaches, I view my clients separate from their “problem” and believe it is important for clients to drive their treatment. My approaches are practical in everyday life and unique to each individual. Therapy is not a “quick fix” but rather a process that takes time and patience. While providing comfort, support and a safe space, I am dedicated to being a continued support, so that you are not alone.   I am open to accepting clients from all walks of life and appreciate the opportunity to work alongside you in this part of your transformation toward power, resilience and healing.

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