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The Colorado State Employee Assistance Program (CSEAP) 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. CSEAP, 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." CSEAP counseling, training, and organizational development services of free-of-charge to state employees and state agencies. Colorado Revised Statute 24-50-604
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 CSEAP, 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 CSEAP, 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 CSEAP, 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 fitness instructor. She enjoys running, hiking, and time with her family.
Education: AA in Applied Science
Professional Background: Prior to joining CSEAP, 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 enjoys time with family, her 3 dogs, walking, home projects, and the opportunity to use her library card.
Education: MA in Counseling Psychology, University of Santa Monica
Additional Training and Certifications: Certificate in Organizational Development, University of Denver; Newfield Network Coach Training Program, International Coach Federation Associate Certified Coach; Trained Mediator; Restorative Justice Facilitator
Professional Background: Julie brings over 20 years of experience as a leader, program manager, and therapist. She began her career working in non-profit social services in Los Angeles, CA and later spent 5 years at Boulder (CO) Community Hospital as a therapist in their Intensive Outpatient Treatment programs. As an Executive Coach, she has worked closely with senior management in diverse industries and has extensive experience in team facilitation, group dynamics, building high performance teams, communication, learning, and culture change.
Interests: When not at work, Julie enjoys hiking, skiing, time with friends, reading, and just about any kind of dancing - especially Zydeco.
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, CSEAP, 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.
Colorado Springs Office
Education: MA in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Regis University
Additional Training and Certifications: Trained Mediator, MA in Education (emphasis on Multicultural Studies)
Professional Background: Brings skills and experience from an extensive career in education and non profit work (social justice, higher education and local/international development projects). Recent therapeutic background includes working at local Colorado Springs agencies that offer services for those diagnosed with chronic mental illness and sex offender treatment (separate facilities).
Interests: Enjoys time with family exploring CO, watching sports and going to Broadway plays. And is a self proclaimed ice cream expert!
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 CSEAP 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 CSEAP, 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 CSEAP 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 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: 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 CSEAP, 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 Background: 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: MS, Clinical Psychology, Loyola University Maryland; Doctoral Trainee, Clinical Psychology, University of Denver Additional
Training/Certification: Molly has training in Intersubjective Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy and The Crisi Wartegg System
Professional Background: Prior to coming to CSEAP, Molly worked in inpatient mental health and correctional settings in various roles. During her first year at DU, she worked at Institute of Clinical Neuroscience in Boulder and administered neuropsychological screenings at Denver County Jail as part of the DU TBI in Criminal Justice Grant
Interests: Molly enjoys traveling, hiking, swimming, yoga and cooking
Education: BA from George Washington University, Doctoral Trainee in Clinical Psychology at the University of Denver
Additional Training and Certifications: Monica has training in Psychodynamic Therapy, Systems Theory and Emotionally Focused Therapy.
Professional Background: Monica previously attended practicum at South High School where she worked with adolescents and families. Previously, Monica spent three years working at Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health providing both in in-patient and out-patient care.
Interests: Monica is a Denver native and enjoys exploring Colorado’s ever expanding restaurant scene, skiing, and going to art museums.
Education: BA, University of Oregon. Current doctoral student in the PsyD program at the University of Denver.
Professional Background: Prior to graduate school, my clinical experience in California was working with at-risk and homeless youth and as a substance abuse counselor-intern for adolescents. Clinical experiences in the PsyD program have been with veterans at the VA in a PTSD and Substance Abuse Treatment Program (psychological testing for diagnostic evaluations and completing clinical reports, group and individual therapy), at the Eating Disorder Center of Denver (now EdCare; group and individual therapy), at Progressive Therapy Systems with registered sex offenders (group and individual therapy, psychosexual evaluations), at the DAWN Clinic as a behavioral-health consultant, and as a student-therapist at the Professional Psychology Clinic (individual therapy).
Interests: Colorado outdoors, hiking, snowboarding, and basketball.