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Our Clinical Team

We are a group of mental health therapists who partner with complimentary wellness providers to collaboratively offer holistic treatment options to our clients. Our mental health team includes  licensed reproductive and women’s mental health therapists as well as highly skilled graduate-level and postgraduate interns. The PWCB also offers reproductive psychiatry, acupuncture, naturopathic medicine, OT, and lactation support. 

  We are here to support you.

 

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Kate kripke, lcsw

Founder, Director, Psychotherapist

303-586-1564     |     kate@pwcboulder.com

Kate has extensive training in Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders and is committed to supporting women and families through the challenges associated with the adjustment to parenthood. Kate founded the Postpartum Wellness Center of Boulder in an effort to bring skilled and appropriate perinatal mental health support to women and families around Boulder County. Kate uses a variety of support modalities in her work with women and families including CBT, IPT, Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, and Mindfulness-Based Psychotherapy.  Her approach tends to be solution-focused in nature and she holds a strong commitment to seeing each therapy participant as his/her own expert.  


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Emily Horrowitz, LPC

Clinical Director, Supervisor, Psychotherapist

303-880-8296     |     emily@pwcboulder.com

Emily has offered support, consultation, and healing to individuals and groups for the past 16 years in various capacities. She received her Master's in Transpersonal Counseling Psychology from Naropa University where she learned the art of fusing western psychology with eastern spiritual practices and belief systems and applied these principles to the practice of supporting and empowering families.


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Julie Ciecior, LPC, NCC

Psychotherapist

720-506-3020     |     julie@pwcboulder.com

Julie has been working with people in human services for over 15 years, and as a therapist for 6. She is especially devoted to helping new and veteran moms manage the wild ride that is motherhood. Julie is a mother of two, and finds this fact helps her connect with clients and provide meaningful support and healing.


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Christina Shore, MA

Psychotherapist

847-571-6630 | christina@pwcboulder.com

Christina is a recent graduate of the somatic psychology program at Naropa University.  She has 6 years experience as a full time nanny and has experience working with marginalized and special needs children through dance, yoga, and as a one on one educator.  She completed her practicum at Wild at Heart, where equine therapy and dance therapy were the main therapeutic modalities.  Christina feels strongly about supporting all family configurations, cultural values, and the creative intelligence that is unique to every individual, family unit, and community.  She is passionate about exploring the challenges and joys the perinatal time period can bring and providing a space for each person to show up exactly as they are.  Christina welcomes the opportunity to work with people from all sociocultural backgrounds.


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Charmaine Volkman

Office Manager/Intake Coordinator/ Community Liaison

charmaine@pwcboulder.com

Charmaine graduated from Colorado State University with a degree in Psychology.  She has extensive professional experience in managing teams in business, project organization, and customer service.  She is also the mother of two young boys.  Charmaine strives to support new patients in any way possible and serves as a resource for PWCB staff, patients, and community.



The PWCB offers low fee psychotherapy to women and families in need of financial support in treatment. Graduate and postgraduate-level interns  provide supervised on-going support at the offices of Postpartum Wellness Center/Boulder and are available to those who are not able to pay for out of pocket psychotherapy.

To learn more and to book an appointment contact our interns below or  emily@pwcboulder.com


 

Our Partners

The PWC/B strives to provide collaborative care with a team approach to treatment.  While not everyone who receives support from our mental health clinicians will also work with the providers below, our work often involves collaboration with others who have expertise in working with families through reproduction and early parenthood.  Our partner providers are highly skilled and trained in the many issues related to reproductive and family mental health.

 
 
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Dr. Jennifer Rhodes, MD

Reproductive Psychiatry

917-494-1190 | jrhodes@pwcboulder.com

Dr Rhodes is a board certified Psychiatrist specializing in women's mental health and reproductive psychiatry. She received her M.D. from Dartmouth Medical School and did her Psychiatry Residency at New York University where she was Chief Resident. She has been in practice since 2003.

Jen is certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.

Fee for service only, but will help in insurance reimbursement for patients with mental health coverage for out-of-network practitioners. Some sliding scale spaces available.  For more information, please visit http://www.drjenniferrhodes.com


Diane Michel, MSPH, IBCLC, RLC

Lactation Consulting

303-587-3326 | dmichel@pwcboulder.com

For over 14 years Diane has helped mothers breastfeed their babies. She guides new mothers through the full physical and emotional breastfeeding process, paying special attention to each mother's own needs and concerns with warmth and compassion. Diane encourages every mother to learn about her baby and set breastfeeding goals. After a thorough assessment, Diane guides each mother to achieve her goals in ways that feel workable to her. 

Diane is the mother of two boys and her own breastfeeding experience set her down her professional path, first as a volunteer, and since 2008 as an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC). Prior to having children, Diane knew she wanted to breastfeed because of its benefits, such as good nutrition. But once she began breastfeeding she realized the how much the experience enhanced both bonding with her children and learning to parent. That said, Diane also believes that mothers experience breastfeeding uniquely and may face challenges that may leave them feeling worried, annoyed, overwhelmed, in pain, joyful, resentful, in love, and/or unsettled — sometimes all at the same time. 

Diane's background of psychology (BA from Duke University) and public health (MSPH from the University of Colorado) gave her great training to provide health services while listening to and meeting mothers "where they are at" with tenderheartedness. For more information, please visit www.nourishlactation.com.


Cameron Elmendorf Delaney, l.ac.

Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine

303-587-3326 | cameron@pwcboulder.com

Cameron Elmendorf Delaney Dipl. OM. L.Ac., MSOM is a board certified Chinese Medicine practitioner (NCCAOM) and maintains a thriving practice in Boulder, Colorado. Her emphasis is on women’s health, fertility, prenatal/postpartum wellness, and hormone balance where she employs both Chinese and Japanese acupuncture techniques, as well as Chinese Herbal medicine, and Asian bodywork techniques such as Tui Na and Shiatsu. She is also a certified Acutonics(TM) practitioner, and is formally trained in Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture.

Cameron received her Masters of Science in Oriental Medicine from Southwest Acupuncture College in Boulder, Colorado in 2006. She has been practicing in Boulder/Denver for over 10 years. Cameron compliments her acupuncture practice with a deep knowledge of the western paradigm of women's health, including fertility, Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT), menstrual issues and menopausal challenges, and she lends a compassionate, holistic bend to those she works with.

Cameron lives and practices in her native Boulder, Colorado, with her husband, Brian, her zesty and inspiring daughter Tula, and their little pup Lucy. In her free time, Cameron loves running, biking, skiing and adventuring in her gorgeous mountainous backyard with her dear friends and family. She is a true cinephile, music lover and voracious book reader, and loves taking advantage of all that Boulder has to offer. For more information, please visit www.solsticehealth.com


jessica schaffer, MA

Infant and Child Sleep Support

303-579-3841 | jschaffer@pwcboulder.com

As an experienced sleep coach, Jessica believes that with time, space, and appropriate parental support, all babies and children have the ability to become great sleepers.  Her coaching practice, Shuteye Sleep, has helped many families, and she offers classes in the Boulder, CO area. For more information, please visit www.shuteyesleepcoach.com.


Meghan Van Vleet, nD

Naturopathic Medicine

720-340-0193 | meghan@pwcboulder.com

Meghan’s second pregnancy, birth, and postpartum years define the timeframe which she still considers the most difficult, seemingly hopeless days of her life. Even though she was already a healthcare professional, it took months for Meghan to realize that she needed help. No healthcare provider spotted it, and Meghan eventually sought professional help on her own. Through her process, Meghan realized that her own mother suffered with postpartum depression, although as with many women in her generation, it was never diagnosed or treated. Seeing how untreated PPD likely effected her mother over the long haul sparked Meghan’s passion about helping women identify their risk factors and be prepared to seek help, rather than losing themselves in parenthood.

Meghan is a naturopathic doctor with a general family practice and a focus on postpartum wellness. While still in naturopathic school Meghan became interested in working with perinatal women. The year after graduation she worked in a family practice delivering babies and doing family care under the supervision of a naturopathic doctor and midwife in Portland, OR. It wasn’t until her own struggle with postpartum depression that she became passionate about helping women suffering from perinatal mood disorders. Now, through her professional expertise and personal experience, she is committed to helping similarly suffering women find a better way.

Meghan takes a holistic approach to treatment, and she understands that the way we live has the greatest potential to prevent disease and afford health. To that end, Meghan’s approach includes the use of botanical medicine, food-as-medicine, selective nutritional supplementation, hydrotherapy, mindfulness, movement, and lifestyle counseling.

In an attempt to maintain balance & wellness in her own life, Meghan runs, bikes, uses breathwork and meditation, makes and eats good food, and takes time to spend with friends and family. For more information, please visit www.harmonyfamilymed.com.


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Yrma Perdomo, OTR/L NDS

Occupational Therapy with Infants and Young Children

718-207-1848 | yrma@pwcboulder.com

Yrma Perdomo, OTR/L NDS is a bilingual Occupational Therapist with a neuro-developmental specialty. Before a recent move to Boulder, she practiced in the South Florida area  as a concierge parenting consultant and therapist to children with various diagnosed and undiagnosed developmental limitations. She has had the pleasure of mentoring under some of Miami’s leading pediatric therapists in various settings and the privilege of working with talented professionals such as pediatricians, DOs, ENTs, Audiologists, OBGYNs, midwives, dentist, lactation consultants and teachers.

Yrma provides education and support to new and experienced parents.  She gives them the tools that facilitate safe and secure attachment through the first few months of their newborn’s life, and ensure progressive neurological development through the first 4 years of life. She is also committed to raising awareness and highlighting  the importance of early detection and intervention in the birth to 4-year-old population.

All of Yrma’s work is child-centered and directed, and her clinical approach has evolved to emphasize the importance of bringing therapeutic practices to the child’s natural environments to promote safety, connection, focused parent participation and concept carry over.

Yrma believes in a well-rounded and intensive approach to treatment, where parent education and facilitation are a main focus and a vital component to treating the whole-child. Additionally, she believes that interdisciplinary collaboration strongly supports the effective detection of possible developmental delays in the pediatric population within a window of high neurological plasticity, making its impact far greater than we are yet able to measure. Working with an interdisciplinary team approach is the catalyst for early detection and intervention in the pediatric population, and the vehicle that allows Yrma to work closely with concerned caregivers to effectively incite positive changes in the neurological foundation that their child’s life-long development, function, and potential is built upon.

For more information, please visit https://www.sense-ableconnections.com


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Carolyn Yates, PT, DPT

Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy

615.604.5367 | carolyn@pwcboulder.com

Carolyn Yates, PT, DPT is a Colorado State licensed Physical Therapist with a pelvic floor rehabilitation specialty. After receiving a Doctorate of Physical Therapy (DPT) from Nashville's Belmont University School of Physical Therapy, she moved to New York City and began her career. It was in NYC that she was exposed to the pelvic floor rehabilitation niche of physical therapy. Through continuing education courses, Carolyn expanded her knowledge of pelvic floor rehabilitation and was inspired by the energy of the women teaching them. The excitement around this fairly unknown area of physical therapy was contagious. Carolyn found herself empowered and excited to spread the word, working to help women and men become pain free through conservative treatment such as physical therapy. It was then, that she realized she wanted to focus her career towards pelvic floor rehabilitation.

Carolyn went on to start and grow her own business in NYC, Verity Physical Therapy & Wellness. Being an avid athlete herself (she ran D1 track and cross-country during her undergraduate years at Lipscomb University), she continued accepting general orthopedic and sports patients but focused her efforts towards pelvic floor rehabilitation. After five and a half years in NYC, Carolyn decided that it was time to move to a more relaxing environment that offered her accessibility to the activities she loves most; trail running, hiking, camping, road biking, etc.. Living in Boulder had been a dream of Carolyn’s for many years and she had finally decided to make it a reality.

Carolyn brought Verity Physical Therapy & Wellness with her to Bouder and is continuing to focus on pelvic floor rehabilitation. She is passionate about educating the public on pelvic floor rehabilitation. She understands that many people are suffering from pelvic pain and/or dysfunction but are unaware that conservative treatments are available. Carolyn uses education as the first mode of intervention. She believes that the more educated the patient is, the more they’re aware of what their body is going through. This can be very empowering to patients! The more the patient can help themselves the better. Carolyn also uses manual interventions, exercise and stretching prescription, relaxation and breathing techniques, and daily living modifications to help patients through their pain and dysfunction.

Carolyn knows that learning never ends; advances in technology and techniques will continue to change her field of work. She is dedicated to her patients, continued education, reading the latest research, learning from fellow colleagues within her field, and partnering with allied health professionals. Carolyn is excited to help you work through your pain and dysfunction!

Please visit https://veritypt.org/contact-us to contact Carolyn for more information.