Meet your Therapists
Devin Pinkston, MA, LPC (she/her)
Gender-Trans-Affirming, LGBTQ+ and
(Booked out and not accepting new clients at this time)
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 have specialized in gender and trans-affirming therapy in Grand Junction for the past 5 years, 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, Emotional Freedom Techniques, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, Reality 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
(Not accepting new clients until May 2021)
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, LPC (he/him)
LGBTQ+, Gender and Trauma Therapist
*Triad EAP and Out of Pock Clients Only!*
(Booked out and not accepting new clients until May 2021)
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, MSW, LSW (she/her)
LGBTQ+ Gender-Trans Affirming Therapist in Training
(Booked out and not accepting new clients at this time)
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.
Barbora Dolejsova, MA, LPCC (she/her)
Relationship Focused, Trauma Informed, and
Trans-Affirming Therapist in Training
Multilingual: I speak English, Spanish, and Czech
(Accepting new clients April 2021)
I know how much vulnerability it takes to engage with the process of therapy, so I bring the same courage, authenticity, and willingness to find light in the darkness that I ask of you. In your healing journey, I show up for you fully and consistently, and I always stand for your worthiness, your complexity, and your wholeness. As we create the trusting relationship container that you need to unpack the deeper threads of your story, you will also cultivate new ways of showing up for yourself. Together, we will journey to the heart of your struggle and support you to discover your deepest purpose and expression within the unique circumstances of your life. Ultimately, the process of therapy will empower you to come home to yourself, your body, your relationships, and your sovereignty.
I received my Master's in Clinical Mental Health Counseling in 2020 at Regis University, and have also trained through Naropa University. I work with adolescents, adults, and couples on issues of relationships, trauma, grief & loss, sexuality, eating disorders & body image, and early life material. My experience as a birth doula has also given me deep insight into the mental health issues of pregnancy and postpartum. My work draws from and integrates a unique blend of modalities, including depth and body-centered psychotherapy, attachment theory, motivational interviewing, ecopsychology, and dialectical behavior therapy. Currently, I am completing additional training in the following areas:
-Dynamic Attachment Repatterning (DARe), a body-based method of helping change how you experience close relationships.
-Somatic Experiencing (SE), a modality for working closely with the body and the nervous system to integrate trauma, relational patterns, and intergenerational patterns.
-Psychobiological Approach to Couple Therapy (PACT), a couples therapy method to cultivate partnerships grounded in security, mutuality, responsiveness, and attunement.
Meagan Clark, MA, LPCC, LSC, NCC (she/her)
LGBTQ+ Affirming, Grief, Anxiety, Trauma, &
Women's Issues Therapist
(Accepting new clients April 2021)
Life can be a lot to handle sometimes. We dream, we work hard to make those dreams come true, and then things get in the way of reaching those dreams . . . of being who you truly are. If you are in that place where hope, happiness, and the life you would like to live seems impossible to reach, I can help. I know from first hand experience that we, as human beings, are more resilient than we recognize on our own. Even if it doesn't feel like it right now, I know that you have the strength to move forward & overcome any obstacle. I became a counselor to help people persevere and recognize their own strength, even during the hardest times.
I'm ready to be your partner in self exploration and in overcoming those things holding you back - anxiety, grief, and trauma. I've lived through loss, anxiety, and chronic stress, and I know you can too. Together, you can find that empowerment you are seeking, overcome those boundaries, and become the person you dream of being. My passion and privilege is to teach you to see your own strengths, prioritize self care, find solutions, and learn skills to cope and build the resilience you need to face any challenge.
I received a BA and MA degree in English from Colorado State University-Pueblo and spent eight years in secondary and higher education classrooms teaching English courses before making a career shift to mental health. In 2020, I graduated from Adams State University with a dual speciality MA degree in school and clinical mental health counseling. I am a Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC) and am licensed in Colorado as a School Counselor (LSC) and a Licensed Professional Counselor Candidate (LPCC). I'm also credentialed as a Certified Grief Counseling Specialist, Certified Trauma Professional, Certified Clinical Anxiety Treatment Professional, Certified Mental Health Integrative Medicine Provider, and Certified Telemental Health Provider. Additionally, I am a Certified Holistic Cancer Coach and am passionate about helping patients or caregivers dealing with chronic or life threatening illness to persevere and build better physical and mental health. I employ an integrative approach to counseling, which is person-centered and draws from multiple evidenced based modalities including cognitive behavioral therapy, solution focused therapy, motivational interviewing, strengths-based, existential therapy, feminist therapy, and narrative therapy.
Susannah Cyrus, MA, LPCC (she/her)
LGBTQ+ Gender-Trans Affirming Therapist in Training
Emerging Adult-Focused, Crisis Intervention Trained,
(Accepting New Clients April 2021)
Join me in a therapeutic relationship and know, from the very first meeting, that compassion and efficiency can co-exist in counseling! Interested in personal optimization and need a sounding board and safe container to explore new strategies? Experiencing a radical realignment of values, beliefs and goals? Do you find yourself--as all of us do at some point--exhausted, overwhelmed and struggling to cope? In any case, it is my honor to suit up and show up as a nonjudgmental ally in the challenging and deeply rewarding pursuit of transformational change!
A true existential humanist, I ground my approach in a basic appreciation for the tensions humans feel between the need for acceptance and the need for change. Reconciliation of such tensions first involves acknowledging that they exist and inform our daily decisions and major motivations. In session, I draw on elements of Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT) and Trauma-Sensitive Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction strategies. I believe fundamentally in the astonishing capacities of the human mind and the healing properties of authentic empathy in response to taking real vulnerability risks.
I received my B.A. in English Literature from the University of Colorado Boulder in 2008. After a career shift in my mid-thirties from writing, editing and publishing, and life-changing travel experiences, I completed my Master’s in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Adams State University in May 2020. My previous clinical roles include working in substance use treatment, mobile crisis, suicide prevention, and inpatient psychiatric hospital settings. I love working with young and emerging adults (17-25 year olds) and anyone navigating life-stage transitions. Let’s uncover the resources of strength you already possess and discover new skill sets for living a more emotionally balanced life!