Front Range Treatment Center is overseen by Jenell Effinger, Ph.D., a clinical psychologist licensed in Colorado and Washington. She received her Ph.D. from Seattle Pacific University in 2013 and completed her predoctoral training at Utah State Hospital. Dr. Effinger specializes in treating issues of impulse control, substance use, self-injury, suicidal thoughts and behaviors, and intense moods. She also works with individuals with psychotic experiences.
Dr. Effinger has advanced training in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), and has completed intensive training in DBT through The Linehan Institute's Behavioral Tech. In addition to her training in DBT, Dr. Effinger has advanced training in Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Motivational Enhancement Therapy, Prolonged Exposure, and Trauma-Focused CBT. Dr. Effinger has worked in a wide-range of settings including state hospitals, outpatient community clinics, private practice, and high schools.
Ashley Allen, Psy.D. is a clinical psychologist, and received her doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Regent University. She completed her pre-doctoral internship at the Colorado Mental Health Institute at Fort Logan, working with individuals with severe mood disturbance and psychotic disorders.
Ashley has worked in a wide-range of treatment settings including a state psychiatric facility, neurosciences institute, university counseling center, a community mental health clinic, and has completed an international externship providing consultation to mental health professionals in Uganda. She has also completed extensive training through the Green Cross Academy of Traumatology and deployed with the organization to assist traumatized individuals and provide consultation and training to counselors, teachers, children, juvenile detainees, prison guards, and community members in the areas of trauma, conflict resolution, and counseling skills.
Ashley is experienced in conducting empirically supported treatments including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy. Ashley is passionate about assisting her clients in reaching their therapeutic goals, increasing a healthier sense of self and creating more fulfilling relationships.
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Leary, A., Million, C. (August, 2015). Socialization and Parental Attachment in Transracial Adoption. Presented for Cultural Diversity Luncheon Series; Sponsored by Regent University.
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Jamie Thompson, LCSW
Jamie L. Thompson is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Colorado. She graduated with her Masters in Social Work from Wichita State University in 2012. Jamie has experience working with an array of ages and challenges. She has experience working in schools, detention centers, inpatient facilities, and community mental health.
Jamie specializes in working with individuals who engage in substance use, self-harm, and suicidality, and severe mental illness. Jamie is very skilled at safety planning, and connecting those she works with into their communities. She enjoys working with individuals of all ages and families, and is excited to be back in an outpatient setting. Jamie’s passion is supporting people in fostering healthy relationships and creating meaningful lives. Jamie feels strongly that recovery occurs in the context of the therapeutic relationship, through the use of evidence-based practice (such as Dialectical Behavior Therapy and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy) and coordination with the client’s support network. This means that she highly values therapeutic rapport with her clients and the team approach to treatment that is used at Front Range Treatment Center.