Meet the team
Center for Shared Insight
The team at CSIP is here to support your dating, relationships and beyond. From helping you build healthy relationships, cope with relationship issues such as relationship anxiety, 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
"Growing up in a family that seldom talked about the elephant in the room, I learned that to change the course of my life, I needed to find my voice and get comfortable using it. I became comfortable talking about experiences and situations that I saw others struggle to put words to - they were uncomfortable, painful and even taboo. As a result of being able to talk openly, my friends began seeking me out as a friend who would listen, care, and understand their stress, heartache, and loss.
My professional path as a therapist actually started in sociology, focusing on sexual health and sexuality, with a strong thread of valuing various cultures and walks of life. I thought about becoming a sex therapist, believing that sexuality is a dynamic part of the human condition. Again, where my peers and the world around me seemed less comfortable talking about sex and its place in their lives and relationships, I wanted to help others do just this."
My roots for helping others who typically don’t have a voice grew deeper during my next steps of working in an addiction treatment center, a pioneering women’s health clinic, with college students adjusting to young adulthood, and with the LGTBQ community. And finally, my own experience of relational loss, learning how to date as an adult, and helping my friends put voice to their experience of fertility, miscarriage and pregnancy challenges, and adjusting to parenthood, I strengthened my resolve to empower others to heal, strengthen and transform through life and relationship experiences."
Dr. Mallaree Blake provides specialized treatment in the following areas:
- Pregnancy, Perinatal and Postpartum Health
- Infertility and Pregnancy Loss
- Relationship Issues
- Anxiety and Depression
- Sexuality and Sexual Health
- LGBTQ and Cultural Identity Concerns
*Dr. Blake obtained a certificate in Maternal Mental Health from Postpartum Support International and the 2020 Mom Project
Those who work with Dr. Blake find her encouraging, easy to open up to, warm, and compassionate. 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. 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 a Women’s Health Clinic, College Counseling Centers, Hospital HIV Care Program, Addiction Treatment Center, and Veteran’s Affairs Medical Center, Sexual Health Clinic. She 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.
Contact CSIP today to find out more about working with Dr. Blake.
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.
Contact Dr. Hick to learn how her customized approach to therapy can help you overcome your greatest personal or relationship challenges.
Mrs. Tammy Gaiter - Intake Coordinator
Tammy is an invaluable resource to Center for Shared Insight, responsible for connecting new clients to the therapist who is the right fit for them. She also ensures a smooth on boarding process for all new clients. She gets new clients registered in our environentally-friendly and HIPAA compliant electronic health records system to complete all initial paperwork and is a point person for questions as clients get set up at CSIP. Tammy also assists with CSIP's online marketing activities. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family near and far.