Rocky Mountain Neurobehavioral Associates

3333 S. Bannock St. Ste 435, Englewood, CO 80110
720-907-0420


Jennifer Medina, Ph.D. is owner of the Rocky Mountain Neurobehavioral Associates and a clinical neuropsychologist who specializes in cognitive assessment, psychotherapy, and mindfulness. As a fellowship trained neuropsychologist, Dr. Medina provides comprehensive neuropsychological assessment of cognitive functioning to characterize thinking abilities and to assist with diagnosis and treatment planning. 


Dr. Medina's psychotherapy practice is focused on working with adults experiencing cognitive or neurological difficulty. This includes people experiencing memory or attention problems, a neurological or medical diagnosis, or those experiencing depression or anxiety. Dr. Medina uses an integrative style to meet the needs of each client. Her psychotherapy techniques include mindfulness and cognitive/behavioral based interventions to improve mood symptoms and enhance cognitive health and wellness. Psychotherapy sessions are with individuals and/or their families to help with ways to manage cognitive, behavioral, and emotional difficulty. 

Dr. Medina received her Ph.D. in clinical psychology with a specialization in neuropsychology in 2009 from Northwestern University's Feinberg School of Medicine. She received internship training in neuropsychology from Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, and completed a 2-year fellowship in neuropsychology at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Dr. Medina was clinical faculty in the Cognitive Neurology and Alzheimer's Disease Center at Northwestern before moving to Denver in 2015 and opening the practice.   Dr. Medina is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist in Colorado (#4192) and Illinois (071008081). She serves on the board of the Rocky Mountain Stroke Center and the Medical Advisory Council of the Colorado Neurological Institute. Click HERE for Dr. Medina's detailed education, clinical and research background. 




Maggie Mathieson, M.S., CCC-SLP is a certified speech-language pathologist and holds a Colorado License in Speech Pathology. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in Communication Disorders from Butler University and a Master’s of Science Degree in Speech Language Pathology from the University of Wyoming.  Maggie has extensive experience in various acquired and developmental speech, language, and cognitive disorders including aphasia, dysarthria, apraxia, dysphagia, cognitive communication, expressive/receptive language delays, and phonological/articulation disorders.  

Maggie's proven clinical experience is a result from working in acute inpatient rehabilitation, acute care hospitals, outpatient rehabilitation and public school settings. In addition to these experiences,  Maggie worked at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago (RIC) where she was selected to serve as a lead therapist for the Intensive Aphasia Program and worked closely with researchers from RIC's Center of Aphasia Research and Treatment to implement research into practice.  Maggie served as a member of RIC's movement disorders clinic, which consisted of interdisciplinary evaluations and recommendations for patients with Parkinson's Disease and other movement related conditions. She uses her cumulative and wide-ranging experiences as the cornerstones to provide the most comprehensive treatment approach using the latest in peer-reviewed research. With her caring and creative approach, Maggie builds working relationships with patients quickly and personalizes therapy for every individual. 




Mary O'Hara, LCSW is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in practice since 2006. Mary has over 10 years of experience working with individuals and families living with progressive and neurodegenerative disease. She offers consultation, brief/short-term therapy, as well as ongoing counseling and guidance to individuals and families living with neurological disease. Mary's clinical services include individual and family counseling, advance care planning, resource navigation, advocacy and case management. Areas of Interest and Expertise Include:


- Younger Onset Dementia (Diagnosed Under 65), such as Younger Onset Alzheimer’s Disease (YOAD) Frontotempotal Degeneration (FTD) and Primary Progressive Aphasia (PPA)
- Living Alone with a Diagnosis of Dementia

- Counseling for Individuals with Early Stage Alzheimer's Disease
- Non-Medical interventions to improve quality of life

- Changes in Relationships: couples and families

- Care Partner/Family Support

- Future Care Planning Discussions

- Resource Navigation and Referral

- Support Group Facilitation


Mary brings a variety of experience to her role at Rocky Mountain Neurobehavioral Associates.  She has worked as a social worker in a Skilled Nursing Facility, at The Alzheimer's Association Nation Office 24-Hour Call Center, and as the Assistant Director of Education at Northwestern University's Cognitive Neurology and Alzheimer's Disease Center. She has focused much of her career on designing programs for people in the early stages of a dementia diagnosis, researching non-medical interventions for people with an early-stage dementia, advocating for the needs of families living with a diagnosis, as well as community education and outreach.


Mary received her BA from Boston College, where she majored in Sociology. She went on to receive an Masters of Arts in Social Service Administration from the University of Chicago. Mary is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (#4197) in the state of Colorado.





Amy Zeitz, LCSW is a licensed clinical social worker in practice since 2004. Amy is dedicated to supporting her clients with developing positive change, empowerment and resilience in their lives. She is passionate about helping people achieve their optimal health and best possible quality of life during all phases of life. Amy received a BA in Psychology and Social Work from the University of Iowa and her Masters of Social Work from Colorado State University. She has extensive experience as a medical social worker providing care to patients with neurological conditions, serious illness and injury, and issues associated with aging. Her background in palliative care, grief, and loss in the setting of medical illness and end-of-life is valuable to her patients and their families.


Amy’s clinical services include psychotherapy, advance care planning, resource provision, and case management. She integrates mind-body techniques, including EMDR, clinical hypnosis and guided imagery, with traditional psychotherapy and cognitive-behavioral therapy. Amy strives to help her clients achieve their goals with a blend of positive psychology, strengths-based therapy, and skill building to support adjustment to illness and life’s challenges. Much of her work includes helping families navigate the various aspects of caregiving, plan for the future and learn vital self-care.


Amy is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Colorado (#797). She is also a Member of NASW and ASCH (American Society of Clinical Hypnosis)

 




Jen Niehoff, M.A. is a psychometrist and practice manager of the Rocky Mountain Neurobehavioral Associates.   With a Master’s degree in psychology, specifically behavioral neuroscience, Jen’s interests include healthy aging, cognitive changes related to neurological conditions, and the impact of nutrition and exercise on thinking skills.  She has worked with individuals in clinical and research settings from pediatric to geriatric neuropsychology clinics. 

Jen comes into contact with all patients, families, and providers who work with the Rocky Mountain Neurobehavioral Associates. She is skilled at assessing and offering information at the first point of contact when calling the practice. She is a warm and compassionate psychometrist, who makes the neuropsychological testing process comfortable and smooth for everyone.