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The founder of Dandelion Psychology, LLC is Beth Peters, PhD. She is a licensed psychologist in Colorado. Her current passion is working with codependent adults, healing trauma with EMDR, working with children and teens with behavior problems, and parents interested in improving their parenting skills. 

Experience
 Over the past 25 years, Dr. Peters has worked in the following settings:

  • Preschools
  • Group and single-family homes
  • Foster care agencies
  • Universities
  • Inner city schools
  • Children’s hospitals
  • Outpatient clinics
  • Juvenile detention centers
  • Emergency shelters for victims of domestic violence and child abuse and neglect
  • Residential treatment centers 

Dr. Peters has presented at National conferences and to general audiences on the topics of child maltreatment, domestic violence, foster care and adoption, juvenile delinquency, positive parenting, homeless children, working with military families, and suffocation games. She taught undergraduate psychology courses at the University of Houston for five years, including the first psychology course focused on child abuse and neglect in the state of Texas. As an adjunct faculty member, Dr. Peters taught Abnormal Psychology and Techniques: Counseling Children and Adolescents for the Master's in Counseling program at St. Edward's University for three years. She is a Certified Positive Discipline Parenting Educator. Dr. Peters has provided expert testimony in family courts in Texas and Colorado. Copies of Dr Peters' curriculum vitae are available upon request. 

Education 
BA in Psychology, University of California, Santa Cruz, 1991
MA in Psychology, San Diego State University, 1997
PhD in Clinical Psychology, Child/Family Specialty, University of Houston, 2004

 

Dr. Peters supervises a team of 6-8 clinicians who provide quality mental health services at Dandelion.

Julie Melowsky Griffin, PsyD obtained her doctoral degree in Psychology from the University of Denver in 2017. She specializes in individual therapy with teens and adults, couples and family therapy. Julie provides animal assisted therapy with her certfiied therapy dog, Lexi Waffles.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Burch Meriwether-Archer, LPC-C has a Master's degree in Counseling.  She enjoys working with all age  groups and she is trained in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing), Synergetic Play Therapy, and Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jacqueline Charbonneau, MSW graduated with her Master's degree in social work from Florida Gulf Coast University in 2017. She obtained her Bachelor's degree from Florida State University in Family and Child Sciences. She enjoys working with individuals of all ages dealing with a variety of needs. Jacqueline recently moved to Colorado from sunny Naples, Florida.

 

Scott Britan, LPC-C, JD has a master's of science degree in counseling and he provides services at Dandelion as a contract therapist. Scott has been a licensed attorney for 35 years and he is a certified mediator. Scott specializes in working with individuals who are suffering from anxiety, depression,grief, as well as contemplating  life altering decisions with respect to family and work. His orientation is existential in nature. He does individual therapy with teens 13 years and older and adults. He provides reintegration therapy for parents and their children 5 years and older.

Dandelion is pleased to have a select group of student therapists from the doctoral program at the University of Denver who provide therapy and testing services under Dr. Peters' supervision. Students are carefully selected from a pool of applicants each year based on their experience prior to graduate school, their level of training, and the alignment of their values with the philosophy at Dandelion. Our current student therapists include: Stevie Griglak, Hayden Blank, Annie Richardson, Lauren Gross, Sakshi Kapur, and Cory Marchi.

Philosophy

At Dandelion Psychology, we believe that humans are innately resilient. We all engage in behaviors that help us adapt to the "soil" or situation in which we are planted. Like the dandelion, we grow and influence others. Experiences with other people shape how we think, feel, and behave. How we respond to our experiences depends on our hardware (brain functioning, genetic make up),our current mood, the social context, and our thoughts and expectations. Humans continue to be shaped by experience throughout the lifespan– we never stop changing and growing!  We rely primarily on cognitive-behavioral therapy techniques to facilitate change and we utilize components of attachment theory, family systems, interpersonal therapy, energy psychology (EFT), and solution-focused approaches when appropriate or requested. Our goal is to provide support, education, and practical feedback to help clients cope and change as they desire. With compassion and understanding, we work with each individual and/or family to help them build on their strengths and attain new skills to reduce stress and improve functioning.
 

 

 

 

 

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