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Our founders

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Nicole Peak

Cofounder

Nicole founded Peak Psychological Services, which specializes in evidence-based interventions. The breadth and depth of her past professional experiences include working on grant-funded research on PTSD in active-duty service members experiencing trauma, working on a research study investigating resiliency in active-duty cadets at the United States Airforce Academy, serving on the board for Pikes Peak Suicide Prevention, and supervising other clinicians in the dissemination of evidence-based treatments. Additionally, she has published several articles in peer-reviewed journals. She holds a Ph.D. and Master's in Clinical Psychology from Case Western Reserve University and a B.S. From Cornell University.

Outside of work, Nicole enjoys spending time with her husband & daughter. She enjoys being active by hiking, skiing, or riding her peloton. She also enjoys chillaxing by reading a book or watching a good Netflix series.

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Brandi Vohs

Cofounder

Brandi is passionate about bringing mental health care services to active-duty military, veterans, their families, and the community. Her husband spent eight years dedicated to the military with the Army and she knows firsthand the struggles this commitment can bring to a family. Brandi is an experienced executive with a demonstrated history of working in the hospitality and healthcare industry. She is skilled in operations including team building, restructuring, budgeting, customer service, coaching, revenue cycle management, marketing, recruiting, and culture. Brandi holds a Master’s degree in Psychology from Walden University and a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Palm Beach Atlantic University.

In her free time, Brandi enjoys exploring with her family and can often be found off the beaten path at a secret beach, climbing a mountain, or paddleboarding. She also loves to read, watch movies, and attend concerts.

Our therapists

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Catherine Whiting

PhD, ABPP, PSYPACT Certified

I have always wanted to be a psychologist and I feel really lucky to be able to work at the job I have always wanted to do. It was a long road, but if you choose to work with...

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Nicole J. Peak

PhD, PSYPACT Certified

Choosing the right therapist is not just about credentials. Sure, you want well-trained therapists that offer the most effective services, but if you don’t connect or can’t communicate...

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Jeremy Hartke

LPC, Team Leader

I work to build a non-judgmental space where every person is welcomed with the same warmth. I am comfortable working with adolescents, adults, and couples...

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Kimbrlei McCain

LPC, NCC, Team Leader

I prioritize creating a space where people are free to be honest and authentic. I enjoy working with people who feel “stuck” or are struggling with confidence and self...

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David Mills

LPC

I am inclined inclined towards cognitive therapies and processing and take an evidenced based approach to help individuals overcome a variety of challenges...

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Eliza Weitbrecht

PhD, PSYPACT Certified

I utilize a client-centered, evidence-based therapeutic approach, with an emphasis on tailoring interventions aligned with one’s individual needs and values. Being thoughtful about...

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Sara Velez

PsyD, PSYPACT Certified

I take an evidence-based approach to therapy, while expertly tailoring treatment to help you explore how you can help yourself find peace, liberation, and healing...

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Nels Lopez Wechgelaer

PsyD, PSYPACT Certified

I have learned the importance of blending evidence-based care with a unique individualized approach tailored to the needs and desires of the individual; therefore, I practice a...

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Wendy Kendall

LCSW

I take an evidence-based approach to therapy. Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is my main therapeutic focus. EMDR is highly effective at treating...

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Nancy Smith

LCSW

Everyone has a story, and my commitment is to be an enlightened witness to yours. If you are seeking therapy, it is most likely to understand or change your story...

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Lisa Whitlock

LCSW

I take a strengths and evidence-based approach to therapy and recognize that finding the right therapist can be a bit overwhelming and scary. I understand we are all...

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Ryan Nies

LMFT

I enjoy working with individuals, couples and families in creating meaningful and long-lasting change. Having been trained through a family systems lens, I put emphasis on...

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Ruby Granlund

LCSW

I believe that nurturing safety through non-judgement, honesty and transparency, and genuine warmth and humor creates space for my clients to do the hard work of therapy. I welcome all parts you may bring to the session, whether that is sadness, loneliness, joy, chaos, anger, or shame (and everything in between) to support you in creating a roadmap to healing.

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Chandra Brandt

LPC, NCC, C-FRC

Chandra is a licensed therapist in the states of Colorado and Texas. Hello! It is my passion is to support both individuals and couples while navigating life’s difficult situations in a secure and safe environment. As a therapist, it is my goal to collaboratively help you to acknowledge and understand the various emotions, thoughts, feelings … Continued

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Miranda Chatfield

LMFT

Miranda is a Licensed Therapist in our Denver/Aurora location. She takes an evidence-based approach to treatment that combines compassion with effective interventions catered to each client’s needs. Miranda places special emphasis on building and strengthening the therapeutic relationship because she recognizes that finding the right therapist can be challenging. She engages clients with a non-judgmental … Continued

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Angela L. Babadjanian

PsyD, PSYPACT Certified

I work with adults and specialize in treating those struggling with depression, anxiety, relationship issues, perfectionism, and insomnia. Rest assured, you are in a safe space with me!

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Shannon Barfield

LCSW

Everyone has those periods in life where a little help is needed. I am here to get you back on track. I like to use a dynamic approach in therapy and will often use a variety of evidenced based modalities like cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy, solution focused brief therapy, and acceptance and commitment therapy in order to treat the person.

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Roni Rubins

PsyD

Children 5+

The author Diane Chamberlain said: “Every family has a story, and I love that those stories are etched in the sand rather than granite. That way we can change them.” Every family, couple, or individual has their own unique story. I believe that my therapeutic responsibility is to create a supportive environment that allows clients to explore their experiences and together, create the changes you want to see in your story.

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Amanda Williams

MS, LPC, NCC, CCTP II, EMDR trained

She/Her Amanda is a dedicated therapist specializing in trauma-informed care for adult clients. With training in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Certified Clinical Trauma Professional (CCTP), and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), she brings a holistic approach to her practice.

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Jessica Marchese

LCSW

Life is rarely linear and we often encounter obstacles that hinder our progress and threaten our peace. Imagine having a sidekick to help you over those bumps in the road! As a licensed clinical social worker with an eclectic therapeutic approach, I'm here to walk with you on your path to quality of life as YOU define it!

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Jacki Files

LPC, NCC, and EMDR trained

16+ & Adults

I'm Jacki Files, a Licensed Professional Counselor specializing in trauma therapy here in Colorado Springs. My passion lies in helping individuals heal from past trauma, particularly those who have endured abusive childhoods or relationships.

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Cynthia Boffa-Schmidt

LCSW

Cynthia is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker at our Colorado Springs location. Navigating discomfort, battling self-doubt, and embracing change can feel like scaling mountains. If you resonate with this journey, I invite you to step into a safe space for therapeutic healing. Here, trust, honesty, and dismantling shame pave the path forward. I believe in … Continued

Psychiatry

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Amy Laurent

MD, Colorado & Texas

I practice a collaborative approach to care that focuses on the whole person. I believe respect and communication are the foundations of a partnership with my patients, and this collaboration empowers them to live their healthiest and most balanced lives.

Our staff

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Elyse Duran

Interior Design

Hey y’all! My name is Elyse, I’m a military wife, and boy mama. I also have a passion for bringing to life amazing spaces for you to enjoy! Contact me at [email protected].

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Cecily Paredez

Practice Coordinator

I understand the importance of seeking help and having a safe space to work through life moments! I look forward to listening and being the first step in your care by partnering you up with one of our therapists who specializes with your specific needs.

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Kimbrlei McCain

Regional Director

Kimbrlei (she/her/hers) serves as the Regional Director for Peak Psychological Services and Sillon Wellness, and is committed to helping clients find care that helps them feel better and get better. She oversees day-to-day operations of our team and provides support to clients and clinicians so that they can focus on therapy. Kimbrlei is also a licensed therapist, so she understands how difficult it can be to find quality care and is committed to helping clients find healing with our organization. Her goal is to provide outstanding client service and support efficient operations with authenticity, communication, and team-work.

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Gwen Sparks

Scheduling Coordinator

Matching clients with therapists based on personal needs truly makes my heart shine.I have a background in the medical field which I couple with a hospitality approach gleaned from years in the spa and like industries. I place your needs first and will seek to get you the best possible outcome! Welcome!

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Angelica Vigil

Scheduling Coordinator

Being the initial contact for people seeking support gives me a great sense of accomplishment. I understand the importance of finding the right help, and am dedicated to making the first steps of this journey a positive experience.

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Damon Allen

Scheduling Coordinator

As a scheduling coordinator for the practice I am happy to be one of the first people in the line of communication between our therapists and our clients. My experience in the Medical Administration & Customer Service fields have helped me to understand just how important it is to listen and communicate.

Paw professionals

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Cooper

Head of Pup-lick Relations

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Teddy

Senior Pawject Manager

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Luna

Pawsitivity Intern

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Henry

Pawsitivity Intern