About Me

I am fascinated by how people develop and grow and how we can reach our full potentials.  I love to learn and to try to understand as much as possible about life, the universe and everything!  I am a seeker and healer at heart, and all of my work is based on connecting with others with deep respect, regardless of struggles or limitations.  I particularly enjoy working with people who feel like outsiders for any reason, such as thinking differently, identity or cultural differences, adoption, disability, medical issues, or just a unique way of seeing the world.  I believe in the concept of "umbutu", meaning "I am because we are."  Healing comes from connecting with each other and with our deepest wisdom.  Whether through a psychological evaluation or therapy, I seek to understand the central truth of people and help them find their innate gifts and their own paths to healing.  

I started out my academic career pretty poorly as a kid, but my love of learning helped me overcome my weaknesses. I went to Pomona College in Claremont, CA (a small liberal arts college) with time at Oxford.  I was graduated with honors (including Phi Beta Kappa, Cum Laude and Sigma Xi science award).  I majored in psychology with a minor emphasis in literature, but I saved time for storytelling, juggling, and working with children who had been abused. I then received my master’s and doctorate at the University of Colorado at Boulder in a joint program focusing on child clinical and developmental psychology.  I was trained as a researcher and published several articles in the area of child abuse before I decided to focus solely on clinical work.  I did my internship and postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Colorado Health Science Center, where I completed my studies “with Merit”.  There I learned about learning disabilities, trauma, chronic illness, and autism, among other things.  Since then I taught graduate school courses, worked at mental health centers and for The Children’s Hospital and JFK Center for Autism and Developmental Disabilities, and worked with Social Services along the way, while running my private practice.  I am currently in private practice full time.

When I am not at work as a psychologist, I seek out magic wherever it hides!  I love to learn and explore and to create. I write fiction, play musical instruments, make things, ski, and practice martial arts.  I love talking about books (Ender's Game, Princess Bride, and Wrinkle in Time are some of my favorites, though I read grown up books too!)  I love spending time with my friends and family (especially in nature), my cat, and any horse or dog or owl or other critter I can borrow.  

425 S. Cherry St. Suite 600, Denver, CO 80246       303.829.9724      drtiffanywind@gmail.com