Dr. Kristen Hick, Psy.D. - Director, Licensed Psychologist
"My journey in relationship work began 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, personally struggling to break free of unhealthy dating patterns, 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 - recognizing toxic and unhealthy patterns, teaching clients how to put their needs first, 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."
Dr. Kristen Hick provides specialized treatment for:
- Relationship challenges - dating, relationships, break-ups and divorce
- Trauma and Abuse
- Pregnancy and Postpartum Health
- Anxiety and Depression
- Attachment Styles
Dr. Hick's approach focuses on helping you understand what is happening and why - there is no wizard behind the curtain here. She helps you understand how someone else provided this relationship 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, knowing how hard and vulnerable it feels to take the first step to get help. 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. She's worked in community mental health centers, sexual assault and intimate partner violence centers, and group practices. Previously, Dr. Hick was an adjunct faculty member at the Chicago School of Professional Psychology from 2009-2012. She is also involved in A Home Within, a program providing long-term psychotherapy to individuals involved in the foster care system, pro bono.
Dr. Hick enjoys the Colorado outdoors, especially skiing, hiking, and camping, spending time with her family, and practicing yoga - and hopes to one day master an unassisted headstand.
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.