Hometown: Denver, CO
Matthew Jarvis has been working in the field since 2004 and has been at CeDAR since 2008. Mr. Jarvis obtained his bachelor’s degree in Human Services from Metro State University. He also obtained a master’s degree from University of Northern Colorado and is a Licensed Addictions Counselor. Mr. Jarvis uses Solution Focused Therapy, Matrix model, CBT, DBT and Motivational interviewing to help participants work through change. He is very active in the recovery community and is a strong advocate for mental health services. He has long term experience working in a variety of treatment settings, including Intensive Outpatient, Therapeutic Communities and Sober Living homes.
State College, PA
Jay Voigt has worked in the mental health and addictions fields since 2003. He earned a Master in Counselor Education from Pennsylvania State University in 2005. He is a licensed professional counselor and certified addictions counselor. His clinical interests include addiction treatment, trauma, attachment and co-occurring disorders. He is responsible for the program development of CeDAR's Outpatient Clinic, CeDAR’s Outpatient Addiction Medicine Service, University of Colorado Hospital Community Based Psychiatry and the UCH Outpatient Psychiatry clinic; as well as the supervision of the treatment teams.
Dr. Harlan Austin received his Master of Arts in counseling from New Mexico State University and his Doctorate of Philosophy in counseling psychology at the University of North Texas. He has specialty training in multiple areas including: addiction treatment, performance psychology, and psychological assessment. Dr. Austin has lectured at national conventions on sport psychology and addiction. He compliments the multidisciplinary team at CeDAR by providing psychological testing for patients, and uses CBT and Mindfulness based approaches in his therapeutic work. Dr. Austin provides clinical supervision for staff and trainees at CeDAR, he also serves as an Instructor for the University of Colorado School of Medicine Department of Psychiatry.
Hometown: Alvin, TX
Dr. LaTisha Bader graduated from the University of North Texas in 2007, and completed her postdoctoral fellowship in Chemical Dependency at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. She is a licensed psychologist and licensed addiction counselor and has specialized training in sport psychology. At CeDAR, she manages the Professional’s Program, the Ascent track for elite athletes, and she compliments the multi-disciplinary team of professionals that provide individualized care for patients. She brings years of experience working within the field of addiction, specifically with professionals, executives and athletes. She also serves as Senior Clinical Instructor for the University of Colorado Hospital Department of Psychiatry.
Hometown: Hollidaysburg, PA
Dr. Michael Barnes has over 30 years experience as a clinician, program administrator, clinical supervisor and addiction counselor educator. He brings significant expertise in the areas of addiction treatment, trauma therapy, and marriage and family therapy, with a specific interest in the development of trauma-integrated addiction treatment. He formerly served at University of Colorado Denver as Assistant Clinical Professor and the Training Coordinator in the Master's Program in Counseling. Dr. Barnes received his BA in Psychology from Indiana University of Pennsylvania, his M.Ed. in Rehabilitation Counseling from the University of Pittsburgh, and his Ph.D. in Marriage and Family Therapy from Florida State University. He is a Licensed Professional Counselor and approved clinical supervisor for individuals seeking licensure as professional counselors and marriage and family therapists in Colorado.
Hometown: Milwaukee, WI
Meredith Wodrich earned her Bachelor of Arts in Art Therapy at Mount Mary College. Her Master of Science degree in Experiential Education from Minnesota State University-Mankato, with an emphasis in activity based therapy techniques. Meredith a Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor in the state of Minnesota and is currently working to become a Licensed Addiction Counselor in Colorado. Meredith had been in the field for over 23 years. She specializes in family systems, co-occurring disorders and trauma-informed care. Meredith served as clinical director of an outpatient clinic in Minnesota prior to coming to CeDAR.
Hometown: Denver, CO
Michael Lyons received his master's degree in 2010 from Regis University in Clinical and Counseling Psychology. He earned his licensure hours while working for a private practice and became a Licensed Professional Counselor in 2013. Mr. Lyons’s formal training is in mental health counseling, but his passion is in treating co-occurring disorders. He is drawn to addiction counseling both out of personal experience and a desire to give back something that was freely given to him.
Hometown: Birmingham, AL
Stephen Mitchell is a Licensed Professional Counselor and holds a Master of Divinity and Master of Arts in Counseling from Covenant Theological Seminary. He also is completing his licensure in marriage and family therapy. He is currently a doctoral candidate in the Medical Family Therapy program in the School of Medicine at Saint Louis University. He has in-depth experience working in numerous integrated care clinics providing mental health counseling. CeDAR’s integrated model of treatment and recognition of the role trauma and attachment losses play in addiction and mental health problems is what drew Mr. Mitchell to become part of the CeDAR team.
Hometown: Tulsa, OK
Brie Neil has been working in fields of mental health and addiction treatment since 2006. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Licensed Addictions Counselor. Ms. Neil has experience working with severe and chronic mental health issues and addiction in the criminal justice system, outpatient and inpatient settings. She is passionate about her work at CeDAR because it gives her the opportunity to empower others to take back their lives.
Shawn Brndiar received his Master of Social Work in 2015 and Bachelor of Science in Human Services/Addiction Counseling in 2013 from Metropolitan State University of Denver. He is trained in EMDR, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Dialectical Behavior Therapy. Mr. Brndiar approaches most problems as attachment issues (addiction is a family/social disease) and utilizes an ecological perspective in his work with addiction and co-occurring disorders. Mr. Brndiar has been working in the field for 5 years and views his work at CeDAR as his passion and calling. His colleagues are a big reason he feels so passionately about the work he does.
Hometown: Boulder, CO
Ms. Susan Anson earned her Bachelor of Science in Human Services with an emphasis in Addiction Studies from the Metropolitan State Collage of Denver. She received her Master of Arts in counseling from Denver Seminary with an emphasis in Mental Health. Ms. Anson is a Licensed Professional II in the Colorado prison system and Clinical Supervisor. In addition she has developed expertise in serving the dual diagnoses, eating disorder and self-harm reduction population. “Collaboration with other providers is an integral part of seeing our patients flourish and stabilize towards a life in recovery.”
Hometown: Bethel, CT
Harry McNamara graduated from the University of Northern Colorado with a Master of Arts in Clinical Counseling in 2014. Prior to entering the mental health field, he was a teacher in both public and private schools. "I enjoy working at CeDAR because I am always learning from my excellent team members."
Hometown: Flagstaff, AZ
Becky Natenberg received her Bachelor's in Psychology from the University of Colorado-Boulder and her Master's in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from University of Colorado-Colorado Springs. Ms. Natenberg's area of focus includes trauma. She love the team, patients and collaborative environment of CeDAR to help people thrive in life!
Hometown: Denver, CO
Dr. John Hardman has a medical degree and has practiced as a family physician before becoming interested in treating addiction. Over the last five years he's worked for several outpatient and inpatient non-profit programs before coming to CeDAR. Dr. Hardman has interests in helping professionals who struggle with addiction find a healthy, balanced life in recovery.
Hometown: Fargo, ND
Erin Rubenking received her master’s degree in Counseling Psychology from the University of Colorado Denver. Ms. Rubenking has worked in the field of addiction and eating disorders for the past 4 years. One of her favorite parts of working in CeDAR’s Intensive Outpatient Program is being able to work with people as they adjust to building recovery into their everyday lives.
Andy Sethi received his Associate Degree in Nursing at Excelsior College, his Bachelor of Science in Psychology at the University of North Texas and his Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology at Naropa University. He has worked in a variety of treatment settings as both a RN and a Psychotherapist. Mr. Sethi specialize in Addiction, Chronic Pain, LGBTQI issues, and working with Healthcare Providers.
Hometown: Boulder, CO
Bari Platter has a master’s degree is Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing and has worked as a Clinical Nurse Specialist for over 25 years. She has written a curriculum, published by Hazelden, which integrates Dialectical Behavior Therapy and the Twelve Steps. In 2016 Ms. Platter won the Florence Nightingale Luminary Award for Innovation in Non-Traditional Practice in the state of Colorado.
In addition to facilitating several groups at CeDAR and providing individual therapy, Ms. Platter also teaches at the University Of Colorado College of Nursing in the graduate program, provides clinical supervision at the University Of Colorado Hospital’s Outpatient Psychiatric Clinic and presents at numerous local, regional and national conferences. Ms. Platter works at CeDAR because she is committed to providing excellent, evidence‐based care to people who have substance use disorders. It is rewarding to be able to help her patients begin to have a life worth living in recovery.
Kimberly Thompson has 25 years in the addiction and mental health counseling field. She has worked in a residential treatment program, developed and ran intensive outpatient programs, and was co-coordinator for the Betty Ford Colorado Children’s Program. Ms. Thompson has experience providing therapy for individuals, couples, children, adolescents, and families. She is honored to be a part of CeDAR because of its dedication to not only helping those who suffer from the disease of addiction but also the families and teens whose lives have also been affected. She beleves recovery IS possible for the entire family.
Alyssa Wolfer has a passion for helping families gain an understanding of the effects of addiction on the whole family through education and exploration. Ms. Wolfer especially values her job experience of working with teenagers that come from addicted homes, new mothers in early recovery and couples in early recovery. She received her Bachelor of Science in Human Services from Metropolitan State University of Denver and holds a level three Colorado certification in addiction counseling.
Before becoming a member of the CeDAR staff, Greg Holcomb volunteered over 1,000 hours at CeDAR. He enjoys his time as a member of the CeDAR staff. Mr. Holcomb knows it is great to be part of a team that is doing important work: saving lives.
Tanya Howard will complete her bachelor's degree in Human Services Spring 2016, at which time she will be eligible for her CAC III. She plans on starting a master's program in the Fall of 2016. Ms. Howard has been with CeDAR for 6 years and volunteered for two years prior. There are many reasons Ms. Howard works at CeDAR: the amazing medical and clinical staff members who care deeply about each patient, the incredible program we have for families who care about someone with the disease of addiction, and the multidisciplinary approach CeDAR maintains to provide the best care for each and every patient.
Hometown: Denver, CO
Mr. Frank Rackerby received his undergraduate and graduate degrees in anthropology from San Francisco State University and Northwestern University. He had a twenty plus year career in higher education as a teacher and administrator. His second career, which began in the early 1980’s, was in human services counseling and administration. Mr. Rackerby retired in 2006 and then began working as a PRN milieu counselor at CeDAR. “Best retirement job ever!”
Hometown: Springfield, MO; Boulder, CO
Tim Rumsey studied mental health counseling Metro State University Denver. Mr. Rumsey has been an electrician, police officer, SWAT Team Leader, US Army DELTA force operator and military policeman. He has worked with high risk youth and men straight from prison as an addiction counselor. "I am an addiction fighter. I work at CeDAR because recovery is my passion and it's my resposibilty to put light on the path to healthy sobriety."
Hometown: Denver, CO
Heather Scrabat earned her Bachelor of Psychology at Colorado Christian University and is a Certified Addictions Counselor (CACI). She is currently working on her CACII. Ms. Scrabat chose to work at CeDAR because she wants to help those with a substance abuse problem find hope in their lives and lasting recovery. "I love my position at CeDAR."
Hometown: Cheyenne, WY
Veronica Polen received her bachelor's degree in psychology at Arizona State University. She is currently attending Prescott College for her master’s in counseling. “I work at CeDAR because of the multidisciplinary approach that CeDAR takes in the treatment process and the amazing people that I have the privilege of working with.”
Hometown: Los Angeles, CA
Geno Burris has recieved Certified Addiction Counselor training. His work history includes working on Skid Row in Los Angeles and with the mental health community. "I love working in the field that chose me, what I mean is that my life experience has allowed me to be in a position to help other's with the same problems I have."
Hometown: Fort Morgan, CO
Felina Pilcher holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and an Art Associate’s degree. She has worked in homeless shelters and with clients that struggle with drug abuse. She works at CeDAR to gain knowledge and help people in the recovery stages of addiction.
Hometown: Born in Denver. Military family moved to Millington, TN and Vallejo, CA. Settled in Roswell, NM.
Nickea Reagor attended Eastern New Mexico University. She has studied Behavioral Psychology and has 16 years experience in inpatient adult and adolescent psychiatry. She has dealt with the acute side of the disease, but was never able to see or be able to help with the long term outcomes of her patients. Ms. Reagor decided to be part of the CeDAR team to help set patients up for long term recovery and see their progress.
Hometown: Denver, CO
Cindy Hudson was one of the first staff members at CeDAR, left in 2007 to pursue other goals and returned to CeDAR in 2013 as a Case Manager in the Women’s Unit. She is now the Learning and Development Lead. Ms. Hudson is a native of Denver, Colorado. She received her undergraduate degree from the University of Colorado at Boulder and obtained her master’s in Counseling at the University of West Georgia. Ms. Hudson has worked in the field of addiction treatment since the late 1970’s. She has been a biofeedback specialist, addiction counselor, group facilitator, family program coordinator, worked in drug testing, worked in a program promoting health among physicians and worked with patients with chronic pain. In her free time, Ms. Hudson explores the mountains of Colorado and beyond. She is also interested in theater, and creative writing.
Hometown: Saratoga, CA
Victoria Liou-Johnson is a Clinical Psychology Doctoral Intern doing her minor rotation at CeDAR. She completed her PhD coursework at Palo Alto University, in Palo Alto, California, with an emphasis in neuropsychology.
Her main clinical and research interests are in brain functioning with neurodegenerative disorders like Alzheimer's disease, as well as after acquired brain injury. As such, her past clinical training has been in an elementary school, community mental health centers, Palo Alto VA, Kaiser Permanente's Department of Psychiatry, and at the University of California, San Francisco's Departments of Neurosurgery and Neurology.
Hometown: Chicago, IL
Erin Levin Schlozman has been working the fields of mental health and addiction since 2010. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor, receiving her master’s degree in Counseling Psychology from Regis University. Ms. Schlozman has committed herself to working with traditionally underserved communities in an effort to increase access to behavioral health care. Her clinical areas of interest include co-occurring disorders, assessment in an acute setting, crisis intervention and care transitions.