Our Staff

Office Staff

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Allisan Montes – BA - Office manager

Allisan is from North Carolina, where she spent most of her life. She recently moved to Colorado Springs with her husband, who is in the US Army, and their 3-year-old son. Allisan graduated with a BA in Psychology from American Public University where she will also continue on to complete her Master’s in Military and Trauma Psychology.

Allisan has worked as a receptionist for almost 10 years, where she has gained skills in organization, effective communication and multi-tasking. When Allisan is not at the office, she enjoys time with her family as well as reading and traveling.

Our Psychotherapy Department

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Sarah Foxley, Psy.D., Manager of Psychotherapy Services

Dr. Sarah Foxley is a licensed psychologist in the state of Colorado (#3967). She graduated from the Chicago School of Professional Psychology in 2010 with a Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology. Dr. Foxley also spent time working in the prison system, as well as in residential rehabilitation services and with military members. She specializes in trauma/PTSD, substance use disorders and addiction, dual diagnosis, mood disorders, and chronic pain. She is able to help individuals struggling with anxiety and depression, as well as those with chronic medical conditions.

Her time spent working in residential treatment programs made her skilled at treating addiction. She is trained in EMDR. She also utilizes behavioral strategies, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy as part of her treatment approach.

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Amy Lefevre, LPC

Amy Lefevre is a Licensed Professional Counselor; she obtained her Master in Arts in Counseling from Adams State University. She has worked most with senior citizens and people nearing end of life. 

Amy is a huge believer in helping people find confidence again, identifying their super hero with in, and seeing them start to live their life to the fullest. She utilizes mostly Solution Focused Brief Therapy, Dialectal Behavior Therapy, along with mindfulness. She provides an environment in which she will hold on to hope even when someone doubts their abilities and help them to see their strengths and resources.  

Amy is a Colorado Native, she enjoys the beauty that her state has to offer, spending time with her family and pets, and an avid sports fan.

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Laura Lichti, LPC

Laura is a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Registered Play Therapist. In 2010, she graduated from the University of Colorado, Denver, dual-tracking with a Master’s degree in both Couples and Family Counseling as well as School Counseling. For the past decade Laura has worked to support clients of all ages, and have completed extensive training in play therapy, expressive therapy modalities (sand-tray and art), grief therapy and group work.

She enjoys working with our youngest clients and their caregivers, and is comfortable providing therapeutic support to parents with very young children (birth+). Laura also has experience working with individuals who are dually diagnosed with an Intellectual Disability/PDD and also a Mental Health Diagnoses. Her work is client-centered and often includes blends of cognitive behavioral work, motivational interviewing, and solution-focused practice.

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Miranda Shaw, Psy.D.

Miranda received her training in psychology through the University of Denver (PsyD) and National University (MA, BA). Dr. Shaw brings 15 years of clinical experience and skills that include early childhood trauma intervention, Animal Assisted Therapy and trauma therapy. As well as effective treatment for older adults in varied outpatient settings and successful integration of care between behavioral health and primary care physicians.

She has worked with people across the lifespan, from ages 2- 102. Her favorite styles of therapy include Dialectical Behavior, Humanistic, and Existential Therapies. In her down time, she enjoys bead weaving, photography, and baking. She loves spending time in the Colorado wild with her husband and son.

Our Neurofeedback Department

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Ashley Mcilroy, BS – Manager of Neurofeedback Services

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.

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Renee Galvan, BA

Renee is passionate about the field of mental health, and helping individuals receive the help, healing, and hope that is needed in their journey to wellness.

Renee has travelled the world as an “Army Brat”, but Colorado has been home for 20 years. As a single parent, she earned her BA in Counseling, and desires to continue her education to a Master’s in Counseling. Renee has also served as volunteer at a local non-profit, coaching individuals with life skills.

Renee brings a positive attitude, an understanding ear, and a welcoming voice to her job every day. When she is not working, Renee enjoys spending time with family, reading novels, and assembling her latest puzzle.

Our Neuropsychology Department

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Lisa Barker, Ph.D., Manager of Neuropsychology Services

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.

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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.

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Angela Mion, Ph.D., NCSP, Post Doctoral Fellow

Angela is a postdoctoral fellow in neuropsychology as well as a Nationally Certified School Psychologist. Her primary interests include autism, learning disorders/dyslexia, concussion/TBI, and dementia. She is passionate about educational supports for children. She earned her B.A. in psychology from Butler University in Indianapolis, IN. She worked as a pediatric psychometrist for two years at Alexian Brothers Health System in suburban Chicago, IL. She earned her M.A. and Ph.D. in school psychology with a focus in clinical neuropsychology from Ball State University in Muncie, IN.

She completed a predoctoral internship in clinical neuropsychology at Fraser in Minneapolis, MN. She then worked as a school psychologist in suburban Nashville, TN. In her free time, she enjoys reading, cooking, baking bread, knitting, hanging out with her cat, and exploring beautiful Colorado.

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Stephanie Spies-Upton, Ph.D., Post-Doctoral Fellow

Stephanie Spies-Upton, is a Neuropsychology postdoctoral fellow at Neuro Hope, who’s interests primarily lie within the intersection of forensic psychiatric neuropsychology, specifically with those who have persistent serious mental illness and with neurodegenerative diseases. She completed her MA from Sam Houston State University in Clinical Psychology and then taught at the university after graduating. She also worked for a private practice who held contracts with Social Security and the Department of Rehabilitative Services, providing psychological assessment and tailored recommendations for clients. She earned her PhD in Clinical Psychology from Palo Alto University with specialized training in Neuropsychology and Forensic Psychology and completed her internship at the Colorado Mental Health Institute at Pueblo with a neuropsychology rotation. Her research interests are focused on psychopathy, mental illness, race, trauma, executive functioning, and biomarkers (e.g., cortisol) within legally-involved individuals. She is also interested in cultivating cultural competence within the field of psychology for working with oppressed and marginalized populations, specifically with gender and sexual minorities. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her partner, two daughters (1 and 3-years), and her three dogs in the outdoors and creating artwork from her own photography.

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Kirsten Larson, BS – Psychometrist - Manager of Psychometrists

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!