Timothy Pasternak, PsyD
I earned my Doctorate and Masters degrees in Clinical Psychology from the Graduate School of Professional Psychology at the University of Denver. I specialized in adolescent and adult psychotherapy and psychological assessment. I completed my internship at Legacy Comprehensive Counseling Center in Parker, Colorado where I deepened my counseling and assessment training, while also honing my skills at providing counseling for and diagnosing developmental disorders such as ADHD and Autism Spectrum Disorder. I am currently a Registered Psychotherapist working towards my Post-Doctoral Psychologist License.
While my counseling practice mostly stems from Acceptance and Commitment (ACT) therapy, I utilize elements from Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotionally Focused therapy, and Family Systems Therapy. ACT therapy is an evidence based approach for treating and addressing many psychological issues, including depression, anxiety, anger, fear, academic struggles, and family turmoil. It bridges the gap between truly being with and understanding your struggles, and identifying useful solutions for overcoming those struggles.
Psychological assessments afford you the opportunity to better understand yourself, your partner, or your children. They range in focus, but are primarily used to diagnose mental or developmental disorders, such as ADHD, Major Depression, or Learning Disabilities. They can also be used to identify Giftedness so children can be placed in the optimal learning environment. I am happy to speak with you more about the benefits of psychological assessment.
As a parent myself, I find joy in spending time with my two girls and watching them grow. We love to go skiing, swimming, running, and exploring. I love reading fantasy novels and astronomy books. I also am an avid guitar and piano player, skateboarder, and video gamer.