Meet the team
Center for Shared Insight
The team at CSIP is here to support you in your dating, relationships and beyond. From helping you build healthy relationships, cope with relationship issues such as conflict, separation or divorce, pregnancy, loss, and adjusting to parenthood, our therapists are here to help guide you along the many relational steps in your life.
Our therapists are doctoral-level, specialize in relationship and reproductive health, and provide excellent therapeutic care to clients of all walks of life. Read our bios, contact us with questions, and take the first step to healing, strengthening and transforming your relationship with yourself and with others.
Dr. Mallaree Blake, PsyD - Licensed Psychologist
COMING SOON to Center for Shared Insight!
Dr. Blake's work draws from her values of relational connection, holistic care, empowerment, and multicultural and feminist principles. She emphasizes building a strong and meaningful therapeutic connection, to foster change, healing and growth and brings a warmth, compassion and enthusiasm that puts clients at ease. She is passionate about enhancing clients insight into themselves and their relationship with others, while also honoring strengths and improving their sense of empowerment. Through tailoring individualized and evidenced-based interventions, she is highly effective in enhancing the overall - emotional, relational, social, and physical - health of her clients.
Dr. Mallaree Blake has training in working with a wide range of clients and brings specialized training to Center for Shared Insight in the following areas:
- Pregnancy, Perinatal and Postpartum Health
- Infertility and Pregnancy Loss
- Relationship Issues
- Sexuality and Sexual Health
- LGBTQ and Cultural Identity Concerns
Dr. Blake is a Doctor of Psychology and a Licensed Psychologist in Colorado. She obtained her Master’s Degree at Boston College and Doctorate at Adler School of Professional Psychology. She completed a nationally certified APA-accredited Predoctoral Internship and Post-Doctoral Fellowship.
Prior to working at Center for Shared Insight, PC, Dr. Blake practiced in a variety of settings, including:
- Women’s Health Clinic
- College Counseling Center
- Hospital HIV Care Program
- Addiction Treatment Center
- Veteran’s Affairs Medical Center, Sexual Health Clinic
In addition to her clinical work and focus on individual and group psychotherapy, Dr. Blake has a background in community engagement and outreach in the areas of health, diversity and LGTBQ ally training, sexuality, and intimate partner violence. She has clinical supervision experience and was previously a co-instructor at Texas Woman’s University and Teaching Assistant at the Adler School of Professional Psychology. She has published on and received awards for her research on the spread and prevention of HIV.
When not engaging in therapy with clients, Dr. Blake enjoys spending time outside with her large dogs, dancing with friends, and making her own creative stationary or other art projects.
Dr. Kristen Hick, Psy.D. - Director, Licensed Psychologist
"I began my journey in relationship work long before I put on my high school cap and gown. Always interested in the dating issues of friends, wanting to ease and "fix" family conflict, and then later, feeling personally challenged in my dating experiences, I've been studying relationships all my life - inside and outside of the classroom. It was through working on my relationship with myself that I found true transformation in my relationships.
Now, its my mission to help others with dating and relationship concerns - building healthy relationships and skills, coping with break-ups and divorce, and recovering from relationship loss in way that dramatically enhances your future relationships. My goal is to help clients heal, strengthen and transform their relationship with themselves and with the loved ones in their life - and beyond."
Do you feel like you keep finding yourself in the same type of relationship or are you on a relationship roller coaster where the highs are incredible but the lows are unbearable?
Do you feel frustrated with not finding who and what you are searching for, and that you are running out of time to find "it"?
Do you feel like no matter how hard you try, your partner does not really "see" or "hear" you?
Are you on the brink of or struggling through a divorce or break-up and need help getting through and beyond it?
Dr. Hick approach focuses on helping you understand what is happening and why. She helps you understand how someone else provided this model to you long ago and how despite your best attempts to make this model work, it's not. She helps you learn how to change your model and how to apply it to build healthier, secure, satisfying and enduring relationships for the rest of your life.
Dr. Hick is passionate about her work and feels honored to be a part of each client's journey. Her therapeutic style is described as a balance of warmth, understanding and a gentle push towards change. Her approach focuses on building a strong working relationship with clients, which provides the foundation to explore, process, and change patterns.
Dr. Kristen Hick, Psy.D, is a Doctor of Psychology, a Licensed Psychologist in Colorado, and Director of Center of Shared Insight, PC. Following obtaining her master’s and doctoral degrees, Dr. Hick completed a nationally certified, APA-accredited Predoctoral Internship and APPIC-accredited Postdoctoral Fellowship.
Dr. Hick has expertise in:
- Relationship challenges
- Trauma and Abuse
- Maternal Health
- Anxiety and Depression
- Attachment Therapy
Dr. Hick enjoys the Colorado outdoors, spending time with her family, practicing yoga, and hopes to one day master an unassisted headstand. She is also involved in A Home Within, a program providing long-term psychotherapy to individuals involved in the foster care system, pro bono. Previously, Dr. Hick served as a Community Supervisor for Clinical Psychology doctoral students at The University of Denver and was an adjunct faculty member at the Chicago School of Professional Psychology from 2009-2012.
She is a nationally-recognized featured expert contributor to online publications including The Good Men Project, MeetMindful, Digital Romance, and YOGAnonymous. Dr. Hick recently published a free ebook about fearless living and loving, which is available as a free download.
Contact Dr. Hick to learn how her customized approach to therapy can help you overcome your greatest personal or relationship challenges.