Meet your Therapists
Devin Pinkston, MA, NCC, LPC (she/her)
Gender and Intimacy Therapist
What can you expect working with me at Identity Insights? If you are seeking medical transitional needs (hormone replacement therapy/cross sex hormone therapy) or surgical options, be prepared to get connected to local medical professionals in town! I am also competent in intimacy counseling of all kinds for couples, including areas of communication, sexual dysfunctions, addictions, and lifestyle dynamics. With me, you can also expect to reduce your problem symptoms through skill based learning in and out of session, and gain mental health tools to take home. If you are ready to work on your mental health issues, and move forward in discovering who you are and how to move past your issues then let's get started! Imagine waking up as the person you want to be inside and out!
I graduated from the University of Tennessee with a BA in 2013, and from Valparaiso University with an MA in mental health counseling in 2015. I am the #1 Gender Therapist in Grand Junction, and also specialize in sexual dysfunctions and sexual addictions. I work closely with the LGBTQ+ community, and also served as the former president of the PFLAG Grand Junction chapter (Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays) from 2016-2020. I use a combination of Person Centered, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, and Motivational Interviewing.
Did you know I've been published for my work on sexual dysfunction?
"Attribution Patterns in Men Who Ejaculate Before They Desire: An Internet Survey" Journal of Sex and Marital Therapy
"Sexology and Physiological Sex Research"
Wiley-Blackwell Encyclopedia of Gender and Sexuality Studies
Kyle Davis MA, NCC, LPC (he/him)
LGBTQ+, Gender, EMDR, Adolescent and
Law Enforcement Therapist
Why, hello! My name is Kyle Davis, and I am very thankful to be working with Devin here at Identity Insights! I've been working all around Grand Junction and Western Colorado as a counselor for the last few years, and feel absolutely blessed to have learned so much from each and every one of my clients. I am LGBTQ+ and trans-affirming. I am a competent gender therapist, and enjoy working with clients at Identity. I can and have provided letters of recommendation for those seeking gender therapy for HRT or different transitional/affirmation surgeries, and work with couples on intimacy counseling. I am also the go-to counselor for law enforcement, first responders, and military personnel. I am in the process of receiving certification training in EMDR for those seeking healing from trauma.
I do not believe that anyone is deserving of cookie cutter treatment. You are a unique individual, and you deserve a unique approach to counseling. For law enforcement, first responders, and military personnel trauma is real. Witnessing violent crimes, going in to dangerous situations, experiencing disasters, and working with traumatized victims can weigh heavy on you and your loved ones. As a combat veteran of the US Army myself, I have experience in working with those on the front lines and understand the unique issues that individuals in those fields face each day.
I received my BA from Colorado Mesa University, and my MA from Adams State University. I am a Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC), and a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) here in the state of Colorado. I tend to take a bit from reality therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, existential therapy, Jungian therapy, person-centered therapy, and motivational interviewing.
Cody Neal MA, NCC, LPC (he/him)
LGBTQ+ and Trauma Therapist
*(Triad EAP and Out of Pock Clientele Only!)*
Is it time to stop allowing past hurts and pain run your life? Then let's begin this journey as a team! My name is Cody and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor. I have been practicing in the counseling field since 2013 and have worked predominately with those who have histories or trauma and substance abuse. I strive to offer a safe and empowered space where people can explore their grief or trauma, express their needs, and reconnect with themselves and those they love. I collaborate with you to build practical skills to manage distress and improve resilience! I believe that with the right tools and support, people can work through loss and trauma; live with uncertainty; forgive, and transform themselves and their relationships. I also have experience in working with the LGBTQ+ and queer community at large in the Grand Valley, and served as vice president of the former PFLAG Grand Junction Chapter from 2016-2019.
I received my BA from Purdue University in 2010, and my MA from Valparaiso University in 2013. I am a Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC), and a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) here in the state of Colorado. I utilize Dialectic Behavior Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral therapy, and Solution Focused Brief Therapy to help those struggling with histories of trauma, substance abuse, anxiety or depression disorders.
Megan Sand, MA, LSW (she/her)
LGBTQ+ Gender Therapist in Training
I bring a very valuable asset to counseling - lived experience. I haven’t lived what you’ve lived through, but I know what it’s like to be hesitant to try it out, to work to build trust, and to have bumps in the road that make you feel like it “isn’t working.” I also know what it’s like to find the right counselor, to have a connection, to allow yourself to be vulnerable, and to learn the right tools that help you cope with distressing experiences. As a counselor, I use my lived experiences as well as my formal training to meet my clients wherever they are in their journey and help them find the path they’d like to take. I have worked as an ally and clinical advocate for the LGBTQ+/queer community throughout my career, and I am training with the staff at Identity to become a more knowledgeable clinician in gender therapy.
Whether you prefer to tell your story (Narrative Therapy), learn new skills and tools (Dialectical Behavior Therapy or DBT), work through a crisis or achieve a goal (Solution-Focused Brief Therapy), address your thought patterns (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy), or find your motivation and purpose in life (Existential Therapy), we’ll work together to find what works for you!
I graduated from UC Berkeley in 2012 after spending a year abroad in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, where I learned Portuguese and trained in Capoeira. Between 2012 and 2016 I worked as a barista, a mentor for middle school students, a pizza cook, a bartender, and a wild land firefighter. It wasn’t until I participated in a DBT group that I realized I wanted to become a counselor and help others the way I’d been helped. I then earned my Master of Social Work (MSW) degree from University of Denver, Four Corners Program. Since then, I have worked as a counselor in a substance abuse counseling agency in Durango, Co, as a therapist on an Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) team in San Diego, Ca, and as a mental health professional at the Mesa County Detention Facility here in Grand Junction. I am currently a Licensed Social Worker (LSW) working toward the Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) credential.