Our Staff

Our Psychotherapy Department

Nannette Amodeo, LPC

Nannette Amodeo is a Licensed Professional Counselor who received her Master’s degree from New York University in 2001. She helps people utilize a variety of techniques that include creative arts therapy, psychodrama, narrative therapy, EMDR, sand tray techniques, as well as more traditional strategies such as cognitive behavioral therapy.

Nannette loves learning and seeks out new methods to suit her client’s needs.

Nannette is well versed in modalities that help resolve or reduce the symptoms of PTSD and other stress-related issues. As a military spouse, she is familiar with the needs and challenges of service members and their families.

In her free time, Nannette enjoys going to the movies or watching live music!!

Deborah Bernardo, LPC

Deborah enjoys helping people in therapy find meaning in life. She has extensive experience with Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT); has used it with a wide variety of men, women, teens and children in various settings; and gets excited when she sees someone’s quality of life improve.

Deborah’s greatest joy is derived from seeing a patient find healing, hope and a new, positive outlook on life.

In her free time, she enjoys off-roading with her husband in the Colorado mountains, hiking, crocheting and making jewelry.

Trisha D Broadright, LPC

Trisha utilizes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR), and Acudetox to treat individuals who have experienced trauma. She has extensive experience using these treatment modalities when working with people from all walks of life.

Trisha enjoys working with people who have symptoms of depression, anxiety, phobias, struggles with substances, and abuse.

In her down time, Trisha loves to cycle and to hike many of Colorado’s mountain trails. She has a three-year-old four-legged baby that she loves to take on hikes as well as doggie park visits.

Brian Cox, Ph.D.

Brian grew up in San Antonio, Texas. He completed his undergraduate degree at Stanford University and his doctorate degree in Chicago, Illinois.

For the past 30 years, he’s continued to hone the art of the counseling services he provides. After many years in private practice, Brian then spent eight years working with the Air Force and Army here in Colorado Springs. He thoroughly enjoys working with Active Duty military, veterans and their families.

Brian’s goal is to help a person move to a place of real health as quickly as is reasonably possible. He enjoys spending time with his wife and friends and continuing to study psychology, nutrition, health, religion and spiritual living.

Tamara Herl, LPC, ATR-BC

Tamara is a Licensed Professional Counselor, Life Coach, and Registered/Board Certified Art Therapist. She enjoys helping people who have been living small learn how to step into their full potential.

Tamara delights in weaving expressive practices such as visual art, movement, music, writing, and connection with nature into the experiences she facilitates. She helps people use the insights they gain in sessions to create clear and powerful intentions that move them forward on their life path.

Tamara facilitates individual and group sessions that help people connect with Inner Wisdom, so they can live their values. Tamara has presented throughout the U.S. and published several articles and books related to personal growth, creativity, and spirituality.

Christopher Julian-Fralish, LCSW

Christopher has been working in the field of mental health and substance use counseling since 2002. He uses interpersonal process therapy, including psychodynamic and cognitive behavior therapy, mindfulness, humanistic approaches, and attachment theory, while promoting a sense of safety in the therapy room.

Utilizing the continuum of harm reduction (including abstinence) and motivational enhancement therapy, Christopher is flexible in his approach to addressing substance use issues and is continually adding to his knowledge base and incorporating various styles and theories that fit his personality and world view. He strives to make therapy both productive and meaningful.

In his free time, Christopher enjoys spending time outdoors hiking and camping, as well as reading, learning yoga, and spending time with family.

Nancy LaRiviere, LPC

Nancy LaRiviere is a Licensed Professional Counselor. She obtained her Master’s in Art Therapy and Counseling with Southwestern College in Santa Fe, New Mexico. She moved to Colorado Springs from Alabama in 1992 and has worked therapeutically since 2008.

Nancy believes in the empowerment of her client’s individuality as well as discovering strengthening goals and solutions together. She allows for creative exploration with her clients in a safe, compassionate and supportive way.

She loves watching children’s self-confidence and pride grow after finding their voice through play and art.

Nancy also enjoys being creative in her spare time as well as listening to music, gardening and being in nature as much as possible!

Jennifer Pipes-Torgerson, LPC, LAC

Jennifer Pipes-Torgerson is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Licensed Addictions Counselor. In the counseling field since 2013, she describes herself as passionate about helping others.

She enjoys listening to what her clients have to say and enabling them to achieve their goals and improve the quality of their lives. She uses rational emotive behavior therapy to challenge and learn how to change the thoughts that negatively impact behaviors.

As an Army veteran and military spouse, Jennifer has expertise in understanding those who have or are currently living the military life.

In her spare time, Jennifer enjoys traveling so she can see new places, learn about others’ cultures, and try new foods.

Kristen Rose, LPC

Kristen has an eclectic therapy background with experience in equine-assisted therapy, art therapy, and traditional talk therapy. She specializes in eating disorders, but also enjoys working with mood disorders, anxiety, PTSD, and substance abuse issues.

While working in Ft. Bragg, NC, Kristen gained experience in working with moral injury, which is unique to the military population.

When she’s not working, Kristen enjoys riding her horses and playing with her other animals. If she can’t get outside, Kristen loves to read. Originally from the Midwest, she is happy to be back in some wide-open spaces.

Aurora Sidney-Ando, LPC

Aurora’s counseling style is drawn from multicultural, transpersonal, and humanistic perspectives. Aurora was born and raised in Mexico, she is fluent in English and Spanish. She received her Masters in Counseling from Alaska Pacific University and her Ph.D. in Humanistic and Transpersonal Psychology from Saybrook University.

She works with emotionally disturbed children and families, complex trauma, and using creativity and multimodal arts approaches towards self-discovery and building efficacy. Her counseling modality is founded on humanistic psychology in combination with CBT, solution-focused therapy, expressive arts, developmental trauma and trauma informed care, in accordance with client needs.

In her free time, she travels to remote areas of the world finding inspiration in places ranging from the jungles of Peru to the windswept cliffs of the Himalayas.

Laura Sigoloff, LPC

Laura has been working with children, teens and adults for more than 20 years. Her approach to helping clients involves finding out what is working in their lives and helping them strategize about how to expand those positive aspects.

Laura uses cognitive behavioral therapy to help clients recognize and replace maladaptive thought patterns.

The use of Choice Theory is also incorporated with teenagers to build awareness, rationality and personal growth. Laura specializes in engaging young clients in talk therapy, play therapy and art therapy. Laura also provides sound parental coaching and guidance to help parents create a deeper sense of connection with their children.

In her off time, Laura enjoys baking professionally, traveling, hiking, camping, sailing, and playing tennis.

Our Neurofeedback Department

Ashley Mcilroy, BS – Lead Neurofeedback Technician

A Florida native, Ashley graduated from the University of Central Florida in Orlando with a BS in psychology. Soon after, she was hired and trained by a neuropsychologist as a psychometrician in Melbourne, Florida. Ashely has enjoyed being able to work one-on-one with people in helping them better their lives.

Ashley is excited about neurofeedback, as she says she is able to see the treatment side of how to help the clients with whom she works.

Ashley and her boyfriend, who is in the Air Force, moved to Colorado where he is now stationed.

In her free time, Ashley enjoys hiking, reading and spending time with her boyfriend and adopted cat, Pippa.

Shoshanna Lane, BA – Neurofeedback Technician

Shoshanna was born in Colorado Springs and has spent most of her life here. She graduated with a Bachelor’s in Psychology from UCCS in 2017. She has worked in the field of Applied Behavior Analysis as a Behavior Technician for children with autism and related diagnoses for over three years.

Shoshanna is excited to work in the field of neurofeedback and learn more about neuropsychological functions and treatment.

In her free time, Shoshanna enjoys reading, hiking, yoga, and spending time with her rescue dog Kazak.

Our Neuropsychology Department

Zoe Bonack, Psy.D., BCN, QEEG-D, Clinical Director

Zoe’s passion thrives on being able to give people answers to better help them understand their struggles.

Passionate about how the brain works and discovering ways to help people become more successful in their lives, Zoe enjoys working with individuals through the use of psychotherapy, neurofeedback, and neuropsychological testing. She particularly enjoys the neuropsychological evaluation process and in helping people determine their strengths and struggles.

Zoe’s personal experience with her stepdaughter, who struggles with autism and developmental disabilities, has further fueled her desire to help families find the support they need. In neurofeedback, she discovered a tool that helps people move beyond their perceived limitations and feel more hopeful about their future.

In her free time, she enjoys biking, hiking, traveling, playing with her dog Lambeau, and spending time with her husband and stepchildren.

Lisa Barker, Ph.D.

Lisa is a Clinical Neuropsychologist who provides assessment services to individuals with a variety of referral questions. While her specialty is concussion and TBI, she also works with individuals who experience other cognitive challenges including PTSD, behavioral health issues, ADHD, and aging-related questions.

As a graduate of Brigham Young University, Lisa studied with Dr. Erin Bigler. She completed her internship at the Audie L. Murphy VA Hospital in San Antonio, TX, and her two-year post-doctoral fellowship in neuropsychology at The Institute for Rehabilitation and Research in Houston, Texas.

Lisa has worked in various settings including adolescent residential treatment facilities, within a military treatment facility, and within a community mental health outpatient clinic. She has been pursuing an interest in neurofeedback since her move to Colorado Springs more than three years ago.

In addition to her neuropsychological activities, Lisa is a registered yoga instructor and enjoys singing with her three older children.

Adele A. Larsson, Ph.D., NCSP

Adele is a Licensed Psychologist and Nationally Certified School Psychologist. She earned her B.S. in psychology from Michigan State University, where she also studied linguistics. She earned both her master’s and Ph.D. degrees in psychology from Ball State University where she studied school psychology with a focus on neuropsychology and speech-language pathology.

Adele’s passion is neuropsychological evaluation, assessment, and diagnostic work. It is her goal to tailor recommendations to meet the specific needs of each patient.

During her downtime, Adele enjoys exploring new Colorado hiking trails with her husband, spending time with her dogs, Theo and Ollie, and traveling.

Kirsten Larson, BS – Psychometrist

Kirsten grew up in Richmond, Virginia, and graduated from Mary Washington College (now called the University of Mary Washington), with a BS in Psychology.

She worked for the Department of the Navy in Japan until moving to Italy where she spent three difficult years eating pasta and learning to speak Italian.

She has been in Colorado Springs for 12 years and has worked as a psychometrist for the past 7 years.

Kirsten has three teenagers and a beloved cocker spaniel. In her free time, she enjoys road biking, gardening and playing spikeball with her friends, family, and even coworkers!

Office Staff

Kari Morris – Office Manager

Kari was raised mostly in Colorado and has also lived and worked in New York. At her position, her dedication and work ethic took her from entry-level to office manager in just a few years.

In New York, she gained vast experience in setting up, opening, and training new medical offices to achieve nation-wide credentialing.

Kari brings with her a passion and drive for organization and consistency. Her interest in healthcare began with her involvement in Colorado Springs Show Choir, a community choir that performs at retirement and nursing facilities around Colorado Springs to enrich the lives of the residents.

Outside work, Kari likes to read, sing, and spend time with family.

Michelle Moore – Receptionist

Michelle was raised in Colorado but is originally from southern California. She has worked in the medical field for over 12 years. During this time, she has been able to work at the state level for mental and behavioral health. Some of the state programs she has been a part of implementing are still active today.

Michelle is passionate about helping others and has found fulfillment in working with many different types of people. She enjoys being able to interact with clients while fulfilling her administrative duties.

In her spare time, Michelle enjoys being in the mountains with her two children and dog. She also has a passion to fly and enjoys her pilot license as much as time allows her.

Dawn Neil

Dawn was raised in Ohio but has lived and worked in Arizona and New Mexico for most of her life. Her background is in the corporate world, where she has worked for over 10 years. She expressed always having wanted to transition to the mental health field.

Dawn began working in a medical office a year ago at Holloman Air Force Base that provided her with the spark to move to mental health specialty. She is very in touch with the military population and has a deep commitment to bettering the lives and mental health of our service members.

Dawn has recently moved to Colorado after her husband’s retirement from the Air Force. She enjoys travelling to see her children, exploring Colorado and hiking with her 3 dogs.