Welcome to CFCC! We help kids, teens and adults who are overtaken by unwanted thoughts and emotions to become balanced, connected, and confident.
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!
Emily Stafford, LSW pending (Parker Office)
Emily is a Licensed Social Worker (pending) in the state of Colorado. She received her Master’s of Social Work with a concentration in Family Counseling from University of Denver. Emily has worked with adolescents and adults in group sessions and individually on a variety of areas, including decreasing anxiety/depression and substance use, increasing self-esteem, and navigating chronic stress and life-transitions. Emily also enjoys working with kids, adults, and families. Her approach is collaborative, strengths based, and client centered. EMDR, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, mindfulness practices, Solution Focused Brief Therapy, and Strategic/Structural Family Therapy are a few of the modalities she uses.
Emily works with clients to deepen their awareness of their emotions, wants, needs, thoughts, body reactions, and relationship with themselves and others. She believes everyone has the capacity to live a more authentic, connected, fulfilling life and loves walking alongside clients towards their goals.
Outside of work, she enjoys being in nature and spending time with friends, family, and friend’s and family’s dogs.
Jamela graduated from Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) with her Bachelor of Science in Psychology in 2018 and later attended the University of Indianapolis to obtain her Masters in Mental Health Counseling with a concentration in children/adolescents. She is currently working towards obtaining licensure as a Licensed Professional Counselor.
Jamela loves working with kids and teens. She has spent time working as an ABA therapist, residential treatment facility therapist, and school-based therapist. Jamela enjoys incorporating EMDR, CBT, mindfulness, and play-therapy techniques while maintaining a person-centered approach.
Jamela has recently relocated to Colorado with her fiance and is excited to explore everything outdoorsy that the state has to offer. She is a fur mama to her cat, Theo, and enjoys hiking, traveling, and hanging out with family & friends.
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.
Dominique Guillen, LSW (Parker Office)
Colorado Springs Staff
Jessica Smith, LSW (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 an 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.
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.
Camryn is originally from Austin, Texas and graduated from Texas Tech University in 2021 with a Bachelor's in Psychology and Minor in Human Development & Family Studies. She decided to move up to Denver to start a new adventure and explore the great state of Colorado with everything it has to offer. She is an experienced Administrative Assistant with a demonstrated history of working in the mental health care industry. She is skilled in Microsoft Excel, Social Media, Cognition, and Organization Skills. In her free time she loves to travel, scuba dive, shop, try new restaurants, and watch movies/tv shows with her boyfriend, and two dogs.
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.