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The Colorado State Employee Assistance Program (C-SEAP) has been available as a confidential resource to state employees for over 30 years. Our staff provide organizational and individual assistance to state agencies and employees in every region of the state. Reach out to us today at 303-866-4314 or 800-821-8154, or send us an email through our contact us web form.
Employee Assistance Programs (EAP) are offered by many employers in an effort to support the wellbeing of employees and the workplace. EAPs typically provide short-term counseling, referrals and resources, as well as training and organizational development services. C-SEAP, the EAP for Colorado state employees, is unique in that we are a dedicated program of the Department of Personnel and Administration funded by Colorado state statute to "address personal problems and workplace issues faced by state employees and employers." C-SEAP counseling, training, and organizational development services of free-of-charge to state employees and state agencies. Colorado Revised Statute 24-50-604
Colorado Springs Office
Education: Master of Science in Counseling (2004), California State University, Fullerton; Master of Arts Degree in Christian Education (2000) Biola University
Additional Training and Certifications: Trained Mediator, ESCI Coach (The Hay Group)
Professional Background: Scott has worked for C-SEAP since 2009 and has been working in the Employee Assistance Field for over 10 years. Prior to that he has worked for various schools, churches and non-profit organizations. Scott takes a relational and creative approach to his many roles with in C-SEAP including clinical counseling, partnering with managers and leaders, EI Coaching and mediations.
Interests: In his free time, Scott enjoys travel, entertaining, and spending time with his family.
Education: MA in Clinical Psychology, University of Colorado at Denver
Additional Training and Certifications: Certified Employee Assistance Professional, Certified Emotional Intelligence Coach, Trained Mediator
Professional Background: Jeremiah has specialized in the field of Employee Assistance for the past ten years with extensive experience providing counseling, consulting, coaching, and crisis response services to employees and employers.
Interests: When not at work, Jeremiah enjoys the Colorado outdoors.
Loveland and Denver Offices
Education: MA, Clinical Counseling, University of Northern Colorado
Additional Training and Certifications: Licensed Professional Counselor, Certified Addictions Counselor II, trained in domestic violence treatment for offenders, working toward certification in Focusing-Oriented Psychotherapy
Professional Background: Prior to his work with C-SEAP, Jeff held a private practice and worked at a hospital emergency room conducting psychiatric assessments. Jeff has also worked at a large mental health agency where he practiced both group and individual therapy focused on mental health and substance use concerns.
Interests: Outside of C-SEAP, Jeff spends time enjoying his family in all their varied passions, and appreciating jazz that leans towards the avant-garde.
Education: BA in Psychology, CSU-P; MA in Community Counseling, Adams State.
Additional Training and Certifications: Trained Mediator, Certified ESCI Coach, Sandtray Therapist, Conflict Resolution Training
Professional Background: Venice began her career and worked for 17 years in hospital settings creating programs and managing patient concerns on locked units for children, adolescents and adults. Additionally, she served as a psychiatric liaison in emergency medicine both assessing and assisting patients and their families. Following receipt of her MA, she has had the pleasure of working in private practice and on the CSEAP team for the past 11 years.
Interests: In her free time, Venice enjoys working on her house, gardening and parenting her almost grown children as they transition into adulthood.
Education: BA in Psychology, University of Colorado at Boulder
Professional Background: Prior to joining C-SEAP, Joey served as Operations Manager and Paralegal for 6 years at the Law Office of Jennifer A. Rivera & Associates.
Interests: Joey loves spending time with his son (Joey IV), being outdoors, and anything with family and friends.
Education: MSW, Virginia Commonwealth University (1996); BSW, Virginia Commonwealth University (1994)
Additional Training and Certifications: Licensed Clinical Social Worker, trained Mediator, ESCI Certified Coach, Intrinsic Coach (TM), trained wellness coach, NaBITa certification in Threat Assessment/BIT, trained in Tobacco Cessation support.
Professional Background: Janeen has worked as a counselor and advocate in both rural and urban settings with children, teens, adults and older adults. She has directed non-profit domestic violence agencies including provision of grant writing and budget management, staff supervision, community collaboration, and programmatic policy development. Janeen has provided EAP services to state, university, and federal employees for nearly 5 years.
Interests: Outside of her EAP work, Janeen enjoys serving as a part-time wellness coach and fitness trainer. She is on a mission to climb Colorado's 14ers and enjoys trail running and time with her family.
Education: AA in Applied Science
Professional Background: Prior to joining C-SEAP, I worked for the Indiana Department of Child Services as an Administrative Assistant for 11 years.
Interests: Plans are in the works to travel around her new home state of Colorado. Joy enjoy time with family, her 3 dogs, walking, home projects, and the opportunity to use her library card.
Grand Junction Office
Education: MSW, Colorado State University
Additional Training and Certifications: Approved Domestic Violence Offender Treatment Provider, ESCI Coach, Trained Mediator, Licensed Addictions Counselor.
Professional Background: Joseph has spent the last 28 years working within the community of Mesa County. He has worked as an adult protection case manager, social worker for hospice, child and family therapist, drug and alcohol therapist and domestic violence offender treatment provider. He has been employed with the State of Colorado, C-SEAP, since 1996. His training in mediation, Emotional Intelligence Coaching, addictions, and domestic violence enhance his work to support the state employees of Colorado.
Interests: Joseph loves Colorado and enjoys many of the recreational activities available in this beautiful state.
Education: BA, University of Texas at Austin; JD, University of Denver; MSW, University of Denver
Additional Training and Certifications: Certified Emotional Intelligence coach, DBT trained, EMDR trained, Lawyer and trained Mediator
Professional Background: Leigh has lived and worked in the Four Corners area for 30 years. She is experienced in counseling youth, adults, and families, including bringing resolution to conflict in court matters. She has worked in community mental health addressing high risk youth and their families, has facilitated groups for survivors of sexual assault and has taught in graduate social work programs. She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker employed part-time for C-SEAP with an office on the FLC campus in Durango.
Interests: Leigh enjoys being in the great outdoors and sharing food and fun with friends and family.
Education: BA, American Studies, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; M.Ed. Community Counseling, Georgia State University; Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology, Virginia Commonwealth University.
Additional Training and Certifications: Licensed Psychologist (#3888), Forensic evaluation training.
Professional Background: Prior to his work with C-SEAP, Dave had a successful career in the Federal Bureau of Prisons with positions including therapist, department head and forensic evaluator. He has spent the past two years at C-SEAP as Supervisor of Field Operations and Coordinator of Psychological Fitness for Duty Evaluations
Interests: Hiking, Music
Education: MA, Counseling, Doane College (2003)
Additional Training and Certifications: Rhonda is dually licensed as a professional counselor and a level three addictions counselor.
Professional Background: Rhonda Osborne has worked in the counseling field for nearly 12 twelve years. Since graduating with her counseling degree in 2003, she has served the northeast region of Colorado and the southwest region of Nebraska. Rhonda joined CSEAP in 2009.
Interests: Rhonda loves living and working in rural areas and can often be found on horseback exploring the vast plains.
Education: MA, Clinical Psychology, University of Colorado at Boulder
Additional Training and Certifications: Licensed Marriage/Family Therapist, ESCI Certified Coach, trained Mediator
Professional Background: Linda manages the statewide EI Leadership Coaching Program, provides clinical counseling for couples and individuals and co-manages the C-SEAP Clinical Internship Program for PhD, PsyD and M.A. graduate students.
Interests: Linda’s work interests include creating positive change within organizational and family systems.
Education: MSW (clinical emphasis), Arizona State University (1990).
Additional Training and Certifications: Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW); Certified Coach Practitioner, ESCI certified, trained Mediator.
Professional Background: Matt has extensive experience providing counseling, consultation, coaching and training across multiple organizations and audiences with a special interest and emphasis in conflict, communication, emotional intelligence and relationships.
Interests: Matt enjoys anything outdoors, as well as sports, music, art, good food.
Education: MS in Community Counseling, Wright State University
Additional Training and Certifications: Beth is certified as an Emotional Intelligence Coach, QPR Suicide Prevention Trainer, Community Crisis Responder, trained Mediator, and certified in SPARCS and C-BITS trauma based interventions for adolescents.
Professional Background: Beth has many years of experience in the area of non-profit management as well as providing outpatient and community based services with children, adolescents and adults.
Interests: Outside of providing services with C-SEAP, Beth enjoys hiking, decorating, reading and spending time with family and friends.
Education: BS in Human Development and Family Studies/Criminology, Colorado State University; M.Ed., Counseling and Career Development, Colorado State University
Additional Training and Certifications: Licensed Professional Counselor #4374; Certified Emotional Intelligence Coach
Professional Experience: Private Practice - Individual, Marriage and Family Therapy; Expert Witness for the 12th Judicial District - Parent/Child Interactional Evaluations - Termination of Parental Rights Cases; Contract Therapist for Department of Human Services, Head Start and Early Childhood Council; Social and Emotional Consultant for Early Childhood Development; Social and Emotional Leadership Team Member for Early Childhood Council; 5+ years as EAP Specialist for CSEAP.
Interests: Maria enjoys competitive horseback riding, dirt bike/motocross, travel and outdoor adventure.
Meet Our Interns
Education: Student, Couple and Family Counseling, University of Colorado, Denver; JD, University of Denver Law School (1992).
Additional Training and Certifications: Mary is pursuing certification as an Emotionally Focused Therapist.
Professional Background: Mary has experience working with eating disorders in an inpatient setting. She utilizes a cognitive behavioral approach, using mindfulness based skills, when addressing symptoms of depression and anxiety. She also utilizes an integrated approach to couples' therapy with a base in Emotionally Focused Therapy. Mary has a special clinical interest in grief and loss.
Interests: Outside of work, Mary enjoys weigh lifting, mountain biking, yoga and meditation.
Education: Student, PhD Counseling Psychology, University of Denver; MA, Educational Psychology, University of New Mexico (2014); BA History, Colorado College (2006)
Professional Background: Brian has had practicum experiences at a substance abuse treatment center and the Denver County Jail providing both individual and group psychotherapy. Brian utilizes an integrated approach to therapy and has clinical interests in substance abuse and addiction, major life transitions, and promoting client's lifespan and cognitive development, and well-being.
Interests: In his downtime, Brian enjoys backpacking, listening to podcasts, cooking, dog-sitting, and watching college football.
Education: Student, PsyD Clinical Psychology, University of Denver; MA, Clinical Psychology, University of Denver (2016); BA, Psychology, American University (2013)
Professional Background: Molly has experience providing individual, couples, and family psychotherapy, as well group counseling, in a diverse range of settings. Molly has a special interest in mood-related disorders, relationships, eating disorders/body image concerns, grief/loss, and women's issues.
Interests: Molly enjoys hiking, camping, and biking as well as spending time with friends and her dog, Bosley. She also enjoys going to concerts and trying new restaurants.