Welcome to CFCC! We help kids, teens and adults who are overtaken by unwanted thoughts and emotions to become balanced, connected, and confident.
Stella Hirsch, LSW (Parker Office)
Stella is a Colorado State Licensed Social Worker who obtained her Bachelor’s Degree in Cultural Anthropology from the University of Maryland at College Park and her Master’s Degree in Social Work from Silberman School of Social Work. As part of her Master’s studies, Stella trained in trauma focused therapies through the National Center for Social Work Trauma Education and Workforce Development.
She has worked with clients across the life course, including children, adolescents, teens, adults, and seniors. She integrates evidence based approaches, mindfulness and somatic awareness to therapeutic work to meet each client’s unique experience.
In addition to her therapeutic training, Stella is a trained yoga and meditation teacher who enjoys her own practice as well as skiing, hiking with her three dogs, playing video and board games with friends, trying to keep up with her young nephews and spending time in a hammock with a good book.
Raegan Donchess, SWC (Parker Office)
Raegan graduated from Ohio State University with her Bachelor of Social Work and then attended the University of Denver’s Master of Social Work Program with a concentration in Mental Health and Family Systems. Her direct social work experience includes case management in community mental health care settings, school social work, group facilitation at eating disorder recovery centers, and private practice with all ages.
Raegan utilizes a variety of modalities in working with clients - her favorites being Play Therapy, Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy, Internal Family Systems, Gestalt Therapy, and Somatic-Based approaches to healing. Although she works with many different populations, she is most passionate about working with adolescents and teenagers in areas of OCD, trauma, anxiety, perfectionism, body image, and depression. She believes therapy is a process of continual self-discovery that allows individuals to grow, heal, and cultivate acceptance within oneself. Raegan approaches therapy through a person-centered, trauma-sensitive, and social justice-informed lens.
Raegan was raised in the Columbus, Ohio area and moved to Colorado a couple of years ago. When she isn’t seeing clients, she loves cooking, writing, listening to music, exploring new cities, traveling, spending time with family/friends, and walking her dog.
Stephanie Wachter, LPCC (Parker Office)
Stephanie is a Licensed Professional Counselor Candidate. She graduated from Colorado State University in Human Development and Family Studies, and further pursued her Masters in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Colorado Christian University. She approaches therapy with a client-centered focus, encouraging clients to reach their goals and grow their self-efficacy. Stephanie is trained in EMDR and utilizes Prepare & Enrich with couples.
Stephanie works with many populations and enjoys the connections she makes with her clients. Stephanie has participated in theatre in a variety of ways and has found many skills that correlate to counseling. This has encouraged her levels of empathy, creativeness, and connection. Stephanie enjoys spending time with her husband, son, and dog, along with other family and friends in her free time!
Becky Crowe, LPCC (Parker Office)
Meghan Olson, LSW (Parker Office)
Meghan is a Licensed Social Worker in the state of Colorado with a specialization in health and wellness. Meghan graduated from Colorado State University in 2014 with her Bachelor of Science in Psychology and Criminology and later furthered her education at the University of New England where she obtained her Master’s degree in Clinical Social Work in 2017. As a mental health practitioner Meghan has worked as a family and children’s therapist, crisis clinician and neurofeedback technician and she maintains a person-centered, solution-focused approach to treatment.
Meghan is a Colorado native who enjoys living an active lifestyle (whether it be in the gym or the outdoors). When she is not with clients Meghan spends most of her time with family and friends.
Stephanie De Jesus Ayala, LPCC (Parker Office)
Stephanie graduated with her master's degree in Clinical & Counseling Psychology in 2018 from Chestnut Hill College with a dual focus on underserved/marginalized populations and trauma studies. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor Candidate and working to complete this process. Stephanie’s work experience includes both research and direct care. She has done in-home services, residential work, as well as outpatient care. Stephanie has a passion for working with children and families, teens, young adults/transition age adults, and the LGBTQ+ community. Her therapeutic style involves building a collaborative relationship that is growth focused and client centered. Stephanie’s favorite modalities include play therapy, sand tray, art therapy, parent training, dance and movement therapy, CBT, Bowenian Family therapy, and relational therapy.
Stephanie is a transplant from the Philadelphia area. She enjoys hiking, bouldering, painting, dancing, and cooking and baking!
Colorado Springs Staff
Jessica Smith, LCSW (Colorado Springs Office)
Jessica is a Licensed Social Worker in Colorado and earned a Master’s in Social Work from Newman University of Colorado Springs in 2019. During her graduate work Jessica’s focus of study was trauma-informed therapy for children/teens and their family systems. Through work with clients ages 4-40 experiencing, emotional dysregulation, relational barriers, and crisis, Jessica has developed the belief that therapy is not a fix, but rather a relationship designed for people to learn about themselves, build skills, and become more adaptable in life.
Jessica uses an array of concepts in her work with individual clients and groups including: Play Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, and Attachment Based Family Therapy.
A transplant from Philadelphia to Colorado Springs, Jessica still finds herself in awe of this beautiful landscape. When she is not cooking, dancing or talking with her amazing clients, you can find her exploring the wilderness with her partners, Ryan and Cam-Bam the boxer.
Kyla Kepson, LCSW (Colorado Springs Office)
Kyla is a Licensed Social worker who received her undergraduate degree from Colorado State University-Pueblo in 2015, and her Master of Social Work from Newman University in 2017. Kyla’s primary focus of study was on family counseling. Kyla’s social work experience includes working in case management to support youth in conflict and their families. Kyla has also worked as a school social worker for children and youth ages five to thirteen.
Kyla uses a variety of methods to work with clients including Adlerian Play Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy. Kyla is passionate about working with children and adolescents as well as working with the family unit. Kyla works with a variety of areas including depression, anxiety, trauma, as well as social skills. Kyla sees a variety of clients, but specializes in children, teens, and families.
Kyla was raised in Colorado and enjoys living in a climate where it is not too hot and not too cold. She spends a lot of time with her family to include her husband and their three dogs. Kyla enjoys hiking, reading, gardening, and traveling.
Rachel Schneider, MFTC (Colorado Springs Office)
Rachel is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist Candidate in Colorado. Rachel has a Master's degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Regis University in Colorado Springs/Denver. She obtained her undergraduate degree in Psychology from the University of Kentucky in Lexington, Kentucky.
Josh Timmons, LMFTC
(Josh will be seeing clients in Colorado Springs Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri and will be seeing clients in Parker on Wednesdays.)
Josh is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist Candidate in Colorado. He received his Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from the University of Nebraska and his undergraduate degree in Family Studies from Brigham Young University.
Depending on the needs of the person, Josh utilizes a combination of EMDR, Gottman Couples Therapy, Emotion-Focused Therapy, TF-CBT, Medical Family Therapy, and Attachment-Based Family Therapy. Along with working with children, adolescents, and their families, Josh enjoys working with couples and individuals who have experienced trauma and other difficult life experiences. Josh believes that by first guiding family members toward healing broken relationships, families can become the source of strength and healing that each individual needs.
Josh spent a couple years living in Brazil and is fluent in Portuguese. He grew up in Colorado, and in his free time enjoys playing music, exploring the beautiful outdoors, and playing games with his wife and two boys.
Originally from Southern California, Katherine has lived in Colorado since for over 23 years, and can’t imagine ever calling anywhere else home again. She completed her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology with an emphasis on Child Development from California State University, and prior to joining the CFCC team spent many years raising her children as an at home mom, and then jumped into the commercial property management industry where she spent nearly 15 years. She is the mother of 3 children and one granddaughter, all of whom are the pride and joy of her world. When not spending time with her family, Katherine’s hobbies include sewing and learning new skills to create projects for her home and to share, and looking for opportunities to meet new people. She believes that you can usually find something in common with anyone, and with each new person you meet you discover connections that bind us as people together more than tear us apart, so makes a goal to meet a new person every day. She and her husband like to spend their down time watching nature documentaries, traveling to visit their children in other states and spoiling their granddaughter, as well as spending time in the warm waters of the Caribbean scuba diving.
Sara has been working in the medical field her entire career. As a teenager, she was a Physical Therapy Technician in her father's clinic, Taos Physical Therapy. From there she moved into reception and billing roles, managed front and billing offices, worked her way up to corporate management and most recently was a Practice Administrator and COO for a private practice.