Colorado Crisis Services

Psychotherapy for Individuals & Families

We help you get the most out of brief psychotherapy treatment in an open and accepting environment.

Our Specialties

We specialize in evidence-based models of psychotherapy. All psychotherapy treatment models have inherent risks.  Results cannot be guaranteed. Your success in treatment will require consistent attendance, willingness to be open about your issues, and commitment to practice new skills. We use short-term therapy to get you back to your life as quickly as possible.

Cognitive Behavioral Treatment

Cognitive Behavioral Treatment (CBT) is a solution-focused model of learning how your beliefs and thinking impact your behavior and feelings. We help you identify automatic negative thoughts and replace them with positive, self-affirming beliefs. We teach simple methods to help you reduce intense emotions, increase positive experiences, and improve interpersonal relationships. Typically, individual therapy lasts 10-12 weeks. Interventions may include practicing mindfulness and self-soothing techniques, self-monitoring, and practicing new communication skills between sessions.

Attachment-Based Informed Family Treatment

Attachment-Based Informed Family Treatment (ABFT) is a research-based approach for treating severely depressed adolescents and young adults. ABFT involves a combination of individual and joint treatment sessions with the adolescent and parents/caregivers. Teens experience better results when the parents gain an improved understanding of their issues, regardless of whether family conflict is part of the problem. We strengthen the natural bond between parent and child and teach parents how to balance their teen’s need for independence and their desire for parental support and acceptance.

Acceptance & Commitment Therapy

Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT) is an empirically based model of individual psychotherapy that combines acceptance and mindfulness with behavioral change strategies. ACT techniques helps you clarify personal values, increase psychological flexibility, and maintain committed action by setting goals according to your values. ACT teaches you how to focus on what is most important and offers simple steps for creating a more meaningful life.

Meet Our Team

Dr. Jennifer “Christy” Thrash

Founder and Lead Psychologist

Colorado Licensed Psychologist #3327

Dr. Christy Thrash is an adolescent and family psychotherapist with Thrash & Associates, LLC. She holds a masters degree in social work from the University of Pennsylvania and a doctoral degree in clinical psychology from the University of the Rockies. She is a licensed psychologist in the state of Colorado. Her specialty and passion are working with teens and young adults, but she also has experience working with adults age 25 to 80. She enjoys traveling, hiking, skiing and volunteering with Copper Mountain’s Mountain Safety Patrol in her free time. 

Heather Irwin

Heather is psychotherapist and doctoral candidate working under Dr. Thrash’s license. She holds two masters degrees, one in forensic psychology from John Jay College of Criminal Justice, and one in clinical psychology from Pacific University. She completed her predoctoral internship at the Colorado Department of Corrections. Heather specializes in personality disorders, evaluations, and working with first responders. She is an avid baseball fan, inspired cook, and outdoor enthusiast. 

Kaeley Nepplova

Kaeley is the Office Manager for Thrash & Associates, LLC. She holds a Bachelors of Science in Education from the University of Nebraska Omaha and is currently a Graduate Student at UCCS in the Leadership: Student Affairs in Higher Education program. Kaeley has her Professional Teaching License and Substitute Teaching License and is inspired by the opportunity to support students and families both inside and outside the classroom. In her free time she enjoys reading, hiking, playing soccer and having adventures with her family.