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Position Role:
Full-Time Staff

Office Location:
TV

Office Number:
651

Campus Box Number:
5

Directory Profile

Bio:

Dr. Bruce-Sanford is Executive Director at the Center, and a Licensed Staff Psychologist. She has an M.Ed. and Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from Howard University. Her professional background includes conducting both individual and group psychotherapy with counseling center populations, community mental health, as well as academic teaching at both small and large institutions. Her areas of interest and expertise include diversity programming, group work,ethics, supervision, working with biracial/multiracial students, peer education, women's issues, crisis management, eating disorders, depression, anxiety, trauma, veterans, relationship issues, and helping non-traditional students get back on track. Her psychotherapeutic work is informed by psychodynamic, systems, and multicultural perspectives.



Position Role:
Full-Time Staff

Office Location:
TV

Office Number:
651

Campus Box Number:
5

Directory Profile

Bio:

Dr. Lee is the Assistant Director at the Center. He is also a Licensed Staff Psychologist. He received his MA and Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology at the University of Houston. His background includes both inpatient and outpatient individual and group psychotherapy with persons of diverse cultural and ethnic backgrounds at counseling centers and community mental health centers. He has also had some academic teaching experience. His areas of interest and expertise include dual-diagnoses, development of healthy identity and character, bipolar disorder, personality disorders, LGBTQ populations, and American Indian issues in treatment; trauma, crisis management, and cross-cultural issues. He is certified in EMDR treatment.



Position Role:
Full-Time Staff

Office Location:
TV

Office Number:
651

Campus Box Number:
5

Directory Profile

Bio:

Dr. Gornell is a Staff Psychologist at the Counseling Center.  He holds a doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the Illinois School of Professional Psychology. He is a Licensed Psychologist in the state of Colorado and is also Board Certified in Clinical Psychology.  He is listed in the National Register of Health Service Providers in Psychology. Practicing as a psychologist since 1996 Dr. Gornell has worked with children, adolescents and adults who present with a variety of concerns. His professional experience includes working in community mental health and at a hospital based counseling center.  He has also taught as an adjunct instructor for doctoral programs in Illinois and Colorado. His areas of interest include mindfulness based approaches to therapy, men’s issues, anxiety and spirituality and therapy.



Position Role:
Full-Time Staff

Office Location:
TV

Office Number:
651

Campus Box Number:
5

Directory Profile

Bio:

Dr. Burkhart is a Staff Psychologist at the Counseling Center. She received her master's degree from Minnesota State University-Mankato, and her Ph.D. from Kent State University in Ohio. She has experience in both university counseling centers and in mental health agencies. She has worked with individuals of all ages, but has a special interest in working with persons dealing with the developmental issues encountered in college. Other areas of interest include women's issues, LGBTQ issues, trauma, and psychotherapy supervision.



Position Role:
Full-Time Staff

Office Location:
TV

Office Number:
651

Campus Box Number:
5

Directory Profile

Bio:

Dr. Maley is a Staff Psychologist at the Counseling Center. He has a Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from the University of Denver. He has worked at several university counseling centers as well as several eating disorder treatment centers in the Denver area. He specializes in the treatment of individuals dealing with disordered eating
attitudes and behaviors as well as childhood abuse and trauma, and interpersonal violence issues. His iareas of interest include individual and group therapy, diversity and multicultural programming, relationship isues, anxiety and depression. His psychotherapeutic work is informed by the Relational Cultural Theory.

 

 

 



Position Role:
Full-Time Staff

Office Location:
TV

Office Number:
651

Campus Box Number:
5

Directory Profile

Bio:

Dr. Malmon is a Senior Staff Psychologist at the Center.  He received his M.A. and Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the California School of Professional Psychology – Los Angeles.  He has experience in both inpatient and outpatient mental health settings, and has over twenty years of experience working in college/university mental health.  He specializes in cognitive-behavioral treatment of anxiety and depression.  His other areas of professional interest and expertise include working with diverse populations, crisis management, relationship issues, stress management, and sex addiction.



Position Role:
Full-Time Staff

Office Location:
TV

Office Number:
651

Campus Box Number:
5

Directory Profile

Bio:

Dr. Tuakoi earned her Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of the Rockies (UoR) in Colorado Springs, formerly known as the Colorado School of Professional Psychology. She completed her internship at the Sol Vista Youth Correctional Facility and worked at the Colorado State Penitentiary and Denver Women’s Correctional Facility shortly thereafter. Dr. Tuakoi worked with the mentally ill incarcerated population at aforementioned facilities. She then worked with the mentally ill population at the Colorado Mental Health Institute at Pueblo; she worked primarily with the population found Incompetent to Proceed per criminal charges incurred. More recently, she worked with the Intellectually and Developmentally Delayed population at the Pueblo Regional Center. She is a strong generalist who works with a variety of clinical issues.



Position Role:
Full-Time Staff

Office Location:
TV

Office Number:
651

Campus Box Number:
5

Directory Profile

Bio:

Karen is our Administrative Assistant. She does receptionist duties, including the scheduling of appointments, some clerical and budgetary duties, and is responsible for geneneral front office management.



Position Role:
Full-Time Staff

Office Location:
TV

Campus Box Number:
5

Directory Profile

Bio:

Dr. Edwards is a Staff Psychologist at the Counseling Center. She received her doctorate in clinical psychology from the Illinois School of Professional Psychology. Dr. Edwards has committed herself to working in settings that provide care to underserved communities, including medical centers and educational institutions. Prior to joining the Counseling Center staff at MSU Denver, Dr. Edwards oversaw the clinical services offered to students enrolled at a community college in Chicago. During her 5-year tenure in that position, she supervised doctoral-level graduate interns completing their diagnostic and therapy practicum at the center. Dr. Edwards’s areas of professional interest include first generation students, acculturation, interpersonal violence, supervision of graduate students, and psychoeducational evaluations.



Position Role:
Part-Time Staff

Office Location:
TV

Office Number:
Q

Office Hours:

 

 

Campus Box Number:
5

Directory Profile

Bio:

Clare is the clinical assistant at the Center, and a registered psychotherapist in Colorado. She has an M.Ed. in Counseling Psychology from Rutgers University, and is in her fourth year of her Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology at the University of Denver. Her professional experiences include providing individual/couple/group therapy at a university counseling center, a community mental health center, and an employee assistance program. She does administrative duties, triage assessment, assisting with outreach activities and case management duties. Additionally, Clare is bi-lingual in English and Mandarin.

 



Position Role:
Full-Time Staff

Office Location:
TV

Campus Box Number:
5

Directory Profile

Bio:

Dr. Graves is a Staff Psychologist at the Counseling Center and a Licensed Psychologist. He has an M.Ed. in Community Counseling from Southeastern Louisiana University, and he attained an M.A. and Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology from Alliant International University, formerly known as the California School of Professional Psychology. His professional background includes conducting individual, couples, and group psychotherapy with adolescents, adults, and elders in various inpatient and outpatient settings, including counseling center populations, community mental health, state prisons, and private practice.  In addition, he has worked in academia, teaching in both undergraduate and graduate college courses. His areas of interest include diversity / cultural dynamics, LGBTQ dynamics, group work, supervision, holistic psychotherapy, student affairs, men's issues, crisis management, mood and anxiety disorders, trauma, law enforcement, veterans, interpersonal issues, and core identity development. His psychotherapeutic work focuses on authenticity and wholeness as the primary areas of growth and wellness and is informed by integrative psychodynamic theories (analytical, existential, and ego psychology), multicultural approaches, and humanistic perspectives.



Position Role:
Part-Time Staff

Office Location:
TV

Campus Box Number:
5

Directory Profile

Bio:

Kim is a Graduate Student Therapist who is in the fourth year of her Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology at the University of Denver. She received her M.A. in Counseling from Wake Forest University in North Carolina and has experience in university counseling centers, academic counseling, and inpatient/outpatient mental health settings. Her areas of interest are gender and sexuality, women’s issues, first generation college students, relationships, and identity. She is being supervised by Dr. Mike Malmon.



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Location & Hours
Location:
Tivoli Student Union, Suite 651

You will need to take the Tower Elevator to get to our offices.

Hours:
 
Monday–Friday 
8:00am–12:00 Noon & 1:00–4:30pm

Note: We are closed for lunch from 12:00 Noon–1:00pm