Our Mental Health Providers

All of our clinicians are trained professionals. We offer a peer mentor support network. Our network of counselors are knowledgeable on several areas of support including mental health counseling, gender affirming support and family counseling. To schedule or request a consultation with one of our therapists or coaches, please call or text: 720.788.0451.

Dr. tara jae, MFA (they/them/their)

tara’s work is rooted in an understanding of how communities of color heal, and how to dismantle the stigmas that mental health care needs do not exist within these communities. tara is skilled in validating and working with racial trauma as it relates to mental health and in organizational spaces. They intricately apply their knowledge of how racialization, racism, and culture greatly impact our experiences of ourselves, our relationships, and our lives. Tangible, honest connection is at the foundation of tara’s therapeutic relationships, not just theory and jargon. Knowing the important role of community in individual healing, tara scaffolds holistic support for their clients by helping build peer connections outside of the therapeutic process as well.

tara is currently only taking consulting and coaching clients.

Kaitie Vader, LPC (they/them/their) Clinical Director

Kaitie meets clients where they are with a whole-person approach and a sincere respect and responsiveness to the experiences of marginalization that LGBTQ+ and POC clients navigate. As a white trans person, Kaitie exposes their own positions of power and privilege as well as marginalization in service to building authentic and vulnerable therapeutic relationships. Kaitie loves baking, hiking, camping, and listening to Disney music.

Kaitie listens intently while trusting clients to have autonomy over their own story and healing. They cultivate safety and trust, with the goal of decolonizing and liberatory empowerment for individuals, families, and communities. Kaitie’s therapeutic relationships uplift and resource clients’ unique and courageous transitions, identity exploration, and self-advocacy. 

Kaitie believes there are no timeframes for healing, or “proper” procedures for what therapist-client relationships need to look like to be most effective. Kaitie understands how trauma impacts our day to day lives and how relief from trauma creates space for us to live fully and meaningfully.

Kemba Douglas, MA (she/her/hers) Therapist

Kemba’s calling has always been to support people through challenging times. She is passionate about providing accessible mental health services for immigrants, people of color, QTBIPOC, youth, and people with fewer socio-economic resources. Kemba provides a calm, welcoming space where her clients are able to slow down and integrate their experiences. In her therapeutic relationships, she supports her clients’ empowerment by helping them embrace their own power to heal their hurt. Kemba’s background is in mindfulness-based, transpersonal, and trauma-informed care, and serving clients working with substance dependence. She is committed to collaborating with her clients, meeting them where they are and determining together what modalities and care will be most effective for them. Movement, mindfulness, and spirituality are a large part of her life and her own healing journey. She loves dancing and spending time in nature. As an Afro-Caribbean American and child of immigrants, Kemba is dedicated to and stays engaged with racial justice activism and supporting Black communities in her professional and personal life.

Our Partnering Therapist

Masha Mikulinsky, MA, LPC

I am a queer/nonbinary bicultural somatic psychotherapist, clinical consultant, and social justice educator. I have over a decade of experience in the mental health field supporting queer/trans teens, young adults, and their loved ones. I support folks in using both body and mind to explore their place in the world, navigate layers of who and where they come from, and in getting creative about access to resilience, support, and play. 
I often work with folks navigating a multiplicity of non-neurotypical experiences of the world including complex trauma, chronic illness, and a range of psychiatric diagnoses. My recent experience includes working with refugees and immigrants in community mental health; with survivors of human trafficking; with young adults navigating complexities of homelessness, structural violence, substance use, and mental health issues on the streets of Denver; and with LGBTQIA+ kids and teens in educational and residential settings. Critical aspects of my work include: integrating an analysis and impact of structures of power/privilege/oppression, play, pathways for adaptive embodiment, and creative relationship with the more than human world.

I offer counseling and professional consultation in English, Russian, and Spanish and accept both private pay and Medicaid clients. 

To schedule or request a consultation, you can reach me at masha.mikulinsky@gmail.com

January 24, 2018