Center for Shared Insight, PC

Meet the Team at 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, break-ups, divorce, pregnancy, loss, infertility, and adjusting to parenthood, our therapists are here to help guide you along the many relationship steps in your life.

Our therapists are doctoral-level, specialize in relationship and women's 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.

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Dr. Kristen Hick, Psy.D.

Owner, Director, Licensed Psychologist (Pronouns: She, Her, Hers)

"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.

Download Fearless Living and Loving Today

 

Ready to start healing, strengthening and transforming you and your relationships? 

Contact us today to schedule your first session with Dr. Kristen Hick. 

Give us a call at 720-644-6698 or email at [email protected]

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Mr. Barley

Therapy Dog in Training

I may be a little new to my therapy role, but what I lack in experience, I make up for in kisses and cuddles. My job is an important one. Research shows that I help reduce cortisol levels (the hormone involved in stress), reduce blood pressures, calm clients who feel anxious, and basically bring smiles to everyone's face. I will be in training for at least the next six months, until I pass the Canine Good Citizen test and my co-pilot Dr. Hick completes a training course as well. We ask for your patience while I learn how to best support you. I can always take a rest in my kennel if you would prefer to not have me join a session. Feel free to ask Dr. Hick about what to expect and guidelines that will help me help you.

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Ms. Lachele Perdue, BS

Intake Coordinator (Pronouns: She, Her, Hers)

Lachele 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 registers new clients 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. Lachele also assists with CSIP's online marketing activities and community outreach. She brings a wealth of experience in business and wellness coaching, account management and social media management. In her free time, she enjoys hiking, biking, and adventures with her kids.

Check out our interview with Ms. Lachele Perdue to learn more about what inspires her about working with clients, her favorite quote and book, and how she helps new clients feel comfortable.    P.S. ...You will also read about the one food she could not live without.

 

 

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David Rakofsky, Psy.D.

"Having known Dr. Kristen Hick for nearly the last decade, I have been fortunate enough to watch the passion (at some points, literally watching at her side) and focus this psychologist takes in caring for her clients, everyday. She demonstrates an unswerving commitment to traveling difficult terrain with some highly sensitive and injured people, while always adhering to the professional ethics of our discipline. Helping to navigate the difficult straits of close relationships—with some who are stuck in a fatiguing churn of online dating, the painful process of a break-up or divorce, or with others too gun shy from trauma and pain to even begin to engage in becoming vulnerable through relationships—is an area Dr Hick has become expert in over her career. As a result of her attention to this area of everyday life, she now possesses a highly attuned and expansive vocabulary for the patterns she has seen emerge in her clients. The result of all this focus on relationships? A way to help adults, longing for relationships of substance and safety, create new, healthier relationship patterns as they go through their lives."
~David Rakofsky, Psy.D., Colleague and Former Supervisor, President of Wellington Counseling Group, Chicago

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CSIP UPDATE - Offering Online Therapy sessions (to COLORADO residents) during Covid-19.
 
Our therapists are here to help you during this uncertain time. We know you and others are trying to do your part to social distance due to Covid-19, which is why we are happy to provide online therapy sessions through our secure video platform. We are here to talk with you about how we can meet your therapy needs. 
 
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