LA LUNA CENTER

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BOULDER TEAM

Boulder Team Members provide eating disorer treatment for adult women and men.  Call today for a FREE Consultation to see how La Luna can help you.

 

MALIA SPERRY, PSY.D.

Clinical Supervisor

Dr. Malia Sperry is the founder of La Luna Center. She has both personal and professional experience with eating disorders. Her passion for supporting real and lasting recovery led her to create an intimate, holistic center with a dynamic team of clinicians providing excellent and cutting-edge treatment. Dr. Sperry is a licensed psychologist in the state of Colorado with extensive experience working with Eating Disorders. She has a Doctoral Degree in Clinical Psychology from Argosy University/ Honolulu. Dr. Sperry integrates cognitive-behavioral, dialectical-behavioral, dynamic, and experiential techniques into her work with individuals, groups, couples and families. Malia’s clients appreciate her expertise, humor and straightforward approach.

EVENING INTENSIVE OUTPATIENT TEAM

(EIOP)

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MICHELLE FIELDS, M.A., LPC

Clinical Director - EIOP

Michelle Fields has a Master of Arts degree in Contemplative Psychotherapy from Naropa University in Boulder. She joined La Luna Center’s team as an intern and has been with us since. Michelle is experienced in working with disordered eating and body image issues in both group and individual therapy.  Michelle has background in mindfulness practices, meditation and yoga. Her approach to therapy is integrative and draws from contemplative, psychodynamic, and humanistic psychologies. Michelle’s clients appreciate her compassionate, grounded and open presence.

MARLA GUZZO, M.A., LPC, CHT, CNT

Nutritionist - EIOP

Marla Konowitch is both a certified nutritionist therapist and a body centered psychotherapist.  She earned her Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology from Regis University, Denver.  She is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Colorado and a Certified Hakomi Psychotherapist focusing on the mind, body, spirit connection. Marla’s passion with the psychological and biological aspects of nourishment led her to the Nutrition Therapy Institute where she completed her nutrition certification.  She has extensive experience working with disordered eating and body image issues in group, individual and family therapy settings. Clients appreciate Marla’s compassion, patience and wisdom.

SARAH HEWES, PH.D., LPC

Primary Therapist - EIOP

Dr. Sarah Hewes is a licensed professional counselor specializing in the treatment of individuals with disordered eating. Dr. Hewes received her doctorate from the University of Miami and Masters from Northeastern University, both in Counseling Psychology. Before her move to Boulder she worked as Assistant Program Director at an eating disorder outpatient program serving adults with eating disorders and body image concerns. Sarah has worked in various therapeutic settings including eating disorder residential and outpatient programs, community clinics, and several colleges in Boston, Miami, Augusta, GA, and Hartford, CT. She has presented her research on eating disorders with a subfocus on athletes and perfectionism and has taught courses in theory and practice to graduate and undergraduate students. Her patients appreciate her blended direct and nurturing approach.

MONICA JONES, M.P.H., M.A., LPC

Primary Therapist - EIOP

Monica is an integrative/holistic therapist with a Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology from Regis University. Her approach to counseling draws on humanistic, contemplative, relational-cultural and depth psychologies. She works from a strengths-based, client-centered, and empowerment approach, often inviting self-exploration through art therapy, body-mind awareness, and mindfulness practices. Monica has extensive experience working with a variety of issues in both individual and group therapy settings and strongly believes in the healing power of supportive relationships. Clients appreciate her compassion, creativity, and wisdom.

KATE JOSEPHSON, M.A., LPC, RYT

Primary Therapist - EIOP


Kate Josephson has a Masters degree in Contemplative Counseling Psychotherapy from Naropa University in Boulder. She has studied mindfulness and body-based trauma healing modalities, specifically with the Somatic Trauma Institute in Boulder, where she focused on integrative and holistic ways of healing trauma, and with the Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Institute, which specializes in body-based/mindfulness approaches to healing trauma. She has her 200-hour yoga teacher training from Kripalu Yoga Center, and has been studying/practicing meditation and mindfulness for decades. She also has two other Masters degrees in Law and Theater. Kate's clients appreciate her warmth, wisdom, and passionate approach to the healing and renegotiating of the mind/body relationship.

MIKYLA YOUNG-BAYLESS, LMFT

Primary Therapist - EIOP

Mikyla Young-Bayless is a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist (LMFT) with a Master’s degree from Friends University in Wichita, KS.  She enjoys working with individuals with disordered eating and bringing new, creative perspectives and solutions to problems that seem insurmountable.  She is EMDR trained and is a 200-hour registered yoga teacher. 
Mikyla uses client-focused, relational modalities of therapy that allow for flexibility and mind-body connection.    Her clients value her directness and compassion.

PARTIAL HOSPITALIZATION PROGRAM TEAM

(PHP)

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HOLLY SCANES, PH.D.

PHP Clinical Director

Holly Scanes, Ph.D.
Dr. Holly Scanes received her Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology at Colorado State University. She has extensive experience working with adolescents and adults with disordered eating and body image issues in both inpatient and outpatient settings.  Holly’s approach is integrative, with an emphasis on strengths-based techniques.  She places great value on the importance of healthy and nurturing relationships and strongly believes in the healing power of both interpersonal and family-based interventions. Dr. Scanes utilizes a number of therapeutic approaches, including: Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Motivational Interviewing. Holly’s clients appreciate her genuine, kind and direct approach.

EMILY MCCORT, M.D.

Psychiatrist - PHP


Dr. McCort is a board-certified Psychiatrist with over 20 years of experience in psychiatry. She received her medical degree from Northeastern Ohio Medical University and completed her Psychiatric training at the University of Colorado Health Science Center. Dr. McCort worked at CU as the Associate Director of Medical Student Education before leaving to work in the public sector. She was then the Lead Psychiatrist at University of Colorado's student health center for many years working with the student population. Dr. McCort's areas of specialization include eating disorders, sleep disorders, substance use and mental health disorders. Her patients appreciate her directness, warmth and extensive experience.

AMY WINKELMAN, M.A., LPC, RDN, CED-RDN

Lead Nutrition Nutrition Therapist - PHP

Amy Winkelman has a Bachelor’s degree in Dietetics and Nutrition, Fitness, and Health from Purdue University and a Master’s of Arts degree in Counseling from Colorado Christian University. She is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and a Certified Eating Disorder Registered Dietitian.  Amy has extensive experience with supporting clients with disordered eating in both inpatient and outpatient levels of care. Amy is fascinated by the role nutrition plays in providing health and energy to our bodies, and she also understands the emotional connections we make with eating. Her approach to nutrition is one of balance, applying therapies such as ACT and DBT to nutrition and eating. Amy enjoys connecting with clients and helping them work towards their goals related to food and living a fulfilling life. Clients appreciate her patience, kindness, and sense of humor.

TINA LAM, M.P.H., RDN

Registered Dietitian Nutritionist - PHP

Tina completed her Bachelor of Science degree in Integrative Biology at the University of Colorado and her Master of Public Health degree in Nutrition and Dietetics at Loma Linda University. She is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist who has experience working with diverse populations in various settings- from underserved communities of rural Honduras, Belize, and Brazil, to officers of the U.S. Special Operations Forces. Tina is passionate about the holistic approach to health and nutrition and values the power of food to heal the mind and body. She provides medical nutrition therapy specific to each individual, with intention to encourage interpersonal and extrapersonal balance and sustainability. Tina appreciates food cultures from all around the world and enjoys learning about her clients’ unique connections with food.

LUCIA BENNETT LEIGHTON, M.A., LPC, R-DMT

Primary Therapist - PHP

Lucia is a licensed professional counselor and has a master’s degree from Naropa University’s Somatic Counseling Psychology program. She has years of experience working with adults struggling with eating disorders in inpatient and outpatient settings and strives to honor the uniqueness of each individual as they embark on their recovery process. Lucia uses her training as a Dance/Movement Therapist to support clients in reconnecting to their bodies and healing from trauma. Lucia has a research background in somatic psychology and is the co-author and editor of the book, "Oppression in the Body: Roots, Resistance, and Resolutions". Lucia integrates a body-centered, creative, and social justice-oriented approach to therapy and clients appreciate her humor and warm, direct approach to the therapeutic process.

LAURA BURT, M.A., LPCC

Group Therapist - PHP


Laura earned her Master's in Professional Counseling as well as a BA in Cross-Cultural Studies.  She has specialized experience working with eating disorders and is trained in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy and Motivational Interviewing.  She also is trained in, and is passionate about alternative healing modalities including meditation, yoga, and somatic practices.  Laura believes in the power of blending ancient eastern practices with modern western therapies.  Laura has substantial experience leading diverse groups and working with a wide range of ages and populations.  Clients who work with Laura appreciate her non-judgmental approach, open-mindedness and ability to create a safe space in which they can connect more deeply with their own experience

VALERIE SAETEUNE, A.S

Program Coordinator - PHP


Val was raised in Alaska and moved to Colorado in 2006 to start her college journey.  She completed an  Associate’s Degree in Medical Billing and Coding and then  began her career in the field of eating disorders. Val comes to La Luna Center with experience in multi-site operations management for large scale ED treatment centers.  She has served clients 10 years of age and older at all levels of care.  Val is committed to continuing her growth and pursuit of knowledge in the field of eating disorders and health care administration.

OPERATIONS

Boulder Location

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JULIE KATZ

Office Manager/Admissions

Julie was raised outside of Philadelphia where she successfully completed her associates in Medical Assisting and Phlebotomy. After working as a certified phlebotomy technician, she gained experience in management and leadership skills in the service industry. With that, she strives to keep the office a well-organized and efficient space. Interacting in-person and on the phone with all our clients, Julie handles admissions, scheduling, payments and paperwork.

ANNA COLEMAN

Accounting

Anna has a Bachelor’s Degree in Music from The University of Colorado at Boulder. She is passionate about insurance billing and is a strong defender for all clients at La Luna. She regularly advocates on our clients behalf to help ensure Health Insurers pay their fair share of the cost of treatment. Anna handles all of La Luna's billing, and insurance issues and regularly interacts in-person and on the phone with many of our clients. She is the backbone of our accounting department and our clients appreciate her warmth, approachability, and assistance with all insurance matters.

WILLIAM CRISCO

Buisness Manager

Bill has a BA in English. He has specialized training in business development, technology, human resources and insurance billing. Bill oversees non-clinical operations at La Luna Center. He is passionate about supporting eating disorder treatment and recovery from 'behind the scenes."