CeDAR is a UCHealth facility with licensed and credentialed clinicians who are dedicated to improving lives.
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.
Matthew Jarvis has been working in the mental health field since 2004. He has been a clinician at CeDAR since 2008. Matthew obtained his bachelor’s degree in Human Services (Addictions) from Metro State University. He also obtained a master’s degree from the University of Northern Colorado. Matthew is a Licensed Addictions Counselor (LAC), a Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC) and an LPC candidate (LPCC). Matthew is trained and certified in Solution Focused Therapy, Matrix model, DBT, and the 12 steps, Helping Men Recover, EMDR, Motivational Interviewing, Mindfulness Based Relapse Prevention as well as many other evidence-based practices. He is very active in the recovery community, a strong advocate for mental health services and reducing social stigma. Matthew has long-term experience working in a variety of treatment settings, including Intensive Outpatient and Residential, Private Practice, Therapeutic Communities, and Sober Living homes.
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 on 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.
Michael Lyons earned his Master’s degree in 2010 from Regis University in Clinical and Counseling Psychology and has been a Licensed Professional Counselor since 2013. While his formal training is primarily in mental health counseling, his passion is in treating co-occurring disorders. Mr. Lyons utilizes a Client-Centered approach, but also integrates different modalities such as DBT/ CBT techniques, Solution-Focused Therapy and Motivational Interviewing, to best fit each client’s personal needs and clinical picture.
Stephen Mitchell is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist holding a Ph.D. from St. Louis University, School of Medicine, Department of Family and Community Medicine and a Master of Divinity and Master of Arts in Counseling from Covenant Theological Seminary. 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 are what drew Dr. Mitchell to become part of the CeDAR team.
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 Bachelors of Science degree in Human Services with an emphasis on Addiction Studies in 2013 and received his Master of Social Work in 2015, both from Metropolitan State University of Denver. He is currently attending the Institute for Clinical Social Work for his Ph.D. in Clinical Social Work.
Shawn has been in the field since 2012 and has been trained in and utilizes the following trauma informed modalities:
- Individuals - Psychodynamic, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Narrative and Solution-Focused Therapies, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
- Couples and families - Attachment Theory, Behavioral Couples Therapy and Ecological Theory.
Susan Anson earned her Bachelor of Science in Human Services with an emphasis in Addiction Studies from the Metropolitan State College 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.”
Becky Natenberg received her Bachelor's in Psychology from the University of Colorado-Boulder and her Master's in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from the University of Colorado-Colorado Springs. Ms. Natenberg's area of focus includes trauma. She loves the team, patients and collaborative environment of CeDAR to help people thrive in life!
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.
Kristy Schutt is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) and has worked in the mental health field for 22 years in a variety of settings. She holds a Master's degree in Clinical Social Work from the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, MN. Her post-graduate education and training include Somatic Experiencing, Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction, EMDR and a Trauma Studies program. Kristy is a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional by the International Association of Trauma Professionals. Her passion lies in helping people bridge the body/mind/ gap to support people in rediscovering their innate wisdom and healing potential.
Michael Damioli received his Master’s degree in Social Work from the University of Denver as well as a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Prescott College in Arizona. He is currently working on an intensive post-degree certificate in Marriage and Family Therapy from the Denver Family Institute as well as a certificate in sexual addiction counseling. His clinical interests include family therapy, process addictions, and personality disorders. Michael is passionate about mental health and has worked in the field since 2013.
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.
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.
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!”
Clare Murphy graduated from Franciscan University in Steubenville, OH with a degree in social work. She is currently working toward her Master's Degree in Social Work as well as her CAC. Clare has previously worked within the criminal justice system and child welfare and was drawn to the field of addiction after experiencing the effects it has on every aspect of a person's life. She is incredibly grateful to come to work every day to help people make a better life for themselves.
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 responsibility to put light on the path to healthy sobriety."
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 problems find hope in their lives and lasting recovery.
"I love my position at CeDAR."
Veronica Polen received her bachelor's degree in psychology from 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.”
Kelly Martin received his CAC I certification in 2016 and holds a bachelor’s degree in marketing from Texas State University. Most of his career has been in corporate sales, but in 2015 he started his journey in the addiction recovery field. Kelly is an active member of a 12-step fellowship and has worked in the treatment field with Parker and Denver Valley Hope. He came to CeDAR to help people struggling with substance abuse begin their recovery journey through CeDAR’s outstanding program.
Jeremy Holburn graduated from University of Colorado, Boulder in 2010. He was a psychology major and his master's degree is from Denver Seminary's Counseling Licensure program. Mr. Holburn's background includes working as a milieu counselor in adolescent residential facilities as well as facilitating family therapy in community-based adolescent transition programs.
“My position in admissions at CeDAR is a great opportunity to blend my love of serving families and individuals in search of healing with my experience and education within the field of mental health work.”
Geno Burris has received 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."
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.
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.
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.
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.
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. Erin 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.