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    Meet Judy Becerra, MS, LPC

    Professional Background:

    I completed my Bachelor of Science degree in Social Work at the University of Kansas in Lawrence, Kansas in 1985. Almost four years later I obtained my Masters of Science degree in Psychology and Counseling for Pittsburg State University in Pittsburg, Kansas in 1989. For roughly 7 years I worked at a psychiatric hospital in Phoenix, AZ. as an individual and family therapist with children and adolescents facing severe mental health issues. I was eventually promoted to the clinical director of the hospital and oversaw the older adult, adult, adolescent and children units. At the same time, I was building a small private practice primarily working with adoption, infertility, mood disorders including depression and anxiety, sexual assault and childhood trauma.

    Following my move to Denver, CO in 2001 I ran an adolescent unit at a residential treatment center, again working with adolescents and their families. For 2 years I was the outreach director of a domestic violence shelter and outpatient clinic working with women and girls facing domestic and sexual assault. I spent the next 5 years working as the Program Director for Judi’s House, a bereavement center for children and their families. I ran groups for adults and youth ages 3-25 who had lost a loved one.

    In 2011 I began working at a reproductive medicine clinic doing counseling with individuals and couples facing infertility. Since 1995, I worked in private practice with offices both in Phoenix, AZ and later in Denver, Colorado. I have published multiple articles on parenting and childhood/adolescent issues for McKesson health care in addition to authoring a chapter in a book “Your Fertility. Your Family.” I have spoken on grief and bereavement at national conferences, was featured in a documentary “Final Passages”, have been interviewed on radio and TV and have had articles in TIME, Men’s Health and the Wall Street Journal.

    License:

    My Psychotherapy registered license number with DORA is 3914.

    ** Independent Contractor of Highlands Ranch Counseling and Coaching