Jay S. Weinberg, MA, CAGS
I am a State Licensed School Psychologist in private practice permissioned by the State of Colorado under the designation of “Unlicensed Psychotherapist” (previously designated as “Registered Psychotherapist” - *see below). I am a Registered Psychotherapist and a licensed School Psychologist. I received a BA in Psychology from the University of Rochester, a Masters in Developmental Psychology and an advanced degree in School Psychology from Gallaudet University in Washington, D.C. After completing an internship for Adams County District 12 in Colorado, I was hired by this school district where I began my practice as a School Psychologist. In the school setting my practice focused on working with both mainstream and disabled children and young adults, ages 3 to 21. I worked directly with students and their families, as well as interfacing with multi-disciplinary teams of mental health, healthcare and teaching professionals.
A fundamental characteristic of my work is viewing the individual as living and operating within the context of a system: parents, spouses, siblings, co-workers, classmates, teachers, healthcare providers, extended family members, etc. And while members of this system can present dramatic challenges to each other’s growth, they can also be each other’s greatest source of strength and support. With this in mind, I encourage all family members to jointly participate in the therapeutic process. I work closely with parents, providing support via individual, couple and family counseling during what are often stressful times. Parents are encouraged to attend psycho-educational group classes to facilitate communication between family members and to foster a better understanding of how they can help support and promote both theirs and their children’s social-emotional well-being while on their journey towards health and personal growth.
*As of July 14, 2020, the Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies (DORA) changed the designation from “Registered Psychotherapist” to “Unlicensed Psychotherapist.” This change in designation is in name only and does not change or influence in any way a therapist’s ability to render psychotherapeutic services to their clients.
Patrick Cole, LCSW
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I received a BA from the University of Arizona (Social Sciences) and a Master of Social Work Degree from the University of Denver. I received my training and clinical supervision over a 10 year period with Centura Health, Porter Hospital, in the Department of Psychiatry. During that 10 year period, I worked primarily for the adult and geriatric inpatient psychiatric units, as well as for the emergency psychiatric services. I began my private practice, Cherry Creek Psychotherapy, in 2006. I completed the Denver Psychoanalytic Institute's 2-year psychodynamic psychotherapy certification. My private practice is integrative, utilizing dialectical behavior therapy, cognitive behavior therapy, relational psychotherapy and psychodynamic psychotherapy. I practice both individual and group therapy, primarily with adolescents and young adults. A large part of my practice involves the person in the context of his/her environment, so I dedicate a fair amount of my time working with parents/families. I believe that working with parents makes therapy work.