Bio

Kate Kripke, LCSW:

Kate has been working with individuals and groups in periods of transition and change for over 15 years.  After growing up in New York City and graduating from the University of Colorado at Boulder, she moved to South Africa.  There, she began her professional journey as an advocate for community building, leadership development, health and wellness, and personal growth.  After four years in South Africa working as a teacher, guidance counselor, community organizer, and Outward Bound instructor, Kate returned to the U.S. to continue her work with Outward Bound in the public schools of New York City.Several years later, she went on to receive a master’s degree in Clinical Social Work from Smith College.  Since that time, Kate has worked in New York, San Francisco, and Boulder as an educator, program designer, psychotherapist, and wellness consultant with adolescents, families, individuals, and groups.  Kate is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in the state of Colorado.  She is also a certified yoga instructor.

Kate has extensive training in Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders and is committed to supporting women and families through these challenges. Currently, Kate works exclusively with women as they negotiate their journey through motherhood. She sees women in her Boulder private practice for individual and/or couples counseling, runs a support group for new mothers, and facilitates numerous workshops throughout Boulder County on Finding Balance in Motherhood.Kate is committed to partnering with mothers as they: 1)Learn to understand themselves better and therefore feel more in control of their health and wellness, 2) Become empowered through uncovering their unique potential, 3) Speak honestly about the beauty and challenge of motherhood, and 4) Become their own “expert” through learning to trust their instinct and judgment.Outside of her practice, Kate has coordinated a project through Boulder County Public Health that focuses on promoting early detection and treatment of postpartum depression. In addition, she conducts frequent training on perinatal mood and anxiety disorders at hospitals and health centers for obstetricians, pediatricians, educators, and nurses. She is a Colorado State Coordinator for Postpartum Support International.
Kate’s road to wellness includes long distance running, surfing, hiking, mountain climbing, high altitude trekking, yoga, breathing and mindfulness meditation, and spending needed time with her friends and husband.  She is also the mother of two daughters.

CREDENTIALS

Licensure
Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies LCSW # 1669

Education
M.S.W. Clinical Social Work, Smith College School for Social Work, Northampton, Mass
B.A. Sociology, University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado

Professional Memberships/ Affiliations
National Association of Social Workers
Postpartum Support International
North American Society for Psychosocial Obstetrics and Gynecology
The Marce Society
The Colorado Association for Infant Mental Health
The Boulder Institute for Psychotherapy and Research
Regular contributor to Postpartum Progress

Rosie Falls, LCSW

Rosie has been working with individuals and families for 14 years.  She was raised in Indiana and graduated from Indiana University with a BA in both Psychology and Criminal Justice.  After graduation, Rosie moved to New York City, where she earned a master’s degree in Clinical Social Work at New York University.  Since graduation, Rosie has worked with children and families as a psychotherapist and clinical supervisor in New York, Georgia, and Indiana.  She has worked in multiple hospital settings, including Jacobi Medical Center in New York City, Long Island Jewish Hospital, Indiana University Health Bloomington Hospital, and Meadows Hospital in Indiana.  Rosie, her husband, and three children moved to Colorado from Indiana in 2012.  She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Colorado.  Rosie spent six years receiving training and clinical supervision in Play Therapy, and is a member of the National Association of Play Therapy .

Rosie is committed to supporting families in healing and growth.  With those goals in sight, she opened a private practice, BloomingFamilies, in 2010.  This practice grew quickly and became successful within 2 years.  Her focus is on supporting women experiencing Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders, as well as facilitating process of birth trauma and preparation for VBAC (vaginal birth after cesarean).  In her work with new mothers, Rosie enjoys collaborating with doulas, International Board Certified Lactation Specialists, psychiatrists, pediatricians, obstetricians, and massage therapists.  She has specific training in Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders, and is a member of Postpartum Support International.  Rosie facilitated a new mother’s support group for two years, served on the Postpartum Depression Task Force of Monroe County (Indiana), and conducted training on perinatal mood and anxiety disorders at IU Health Bloomington Hospital.  She also facilitated a psychotherapy group for women struggling with perinatal anxiety and depression.   Rosie’s knowledge and experience in child development and play therapy techniques facilitates provision of parenting support and psychoeducation.  She is skilled in assisting new parents and growing families in understanding the developmental needs of children and in processing through change and developmental challenges.  Rosie has experience working with children struggling with various emotional issues, such as adjusting to the birth of a sibling, anxiety, and trauma.

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Tiffany Allen, MA, LPC, Candidate Clinical Psychology:

Tiffany Allen is a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology Candidate at California School of Professional Psychology and  a Licensed Professional Counselor in Colorado. She has received specialized training in Perinatal Mood Disorders and Infant-Preschool Mental Health. Her doctoral research explored how expectations and experiences of childbirth effect postpartum mood.  Tiffany’s work is guided by the Family Systems Model and she is passionate about supporting families during their transition into parenthood.  For more information visit www.tiffanylallen.net