Staff Bios

Dr. Joyce Smith

Dr. Joyce Smith PsyD, LPC, LAC, MAC who serves as the agency’s Clinical Supervisor and Director, has more than fifteen years’ experience in the field of addictions counseling. She holds a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from University of Denver (2004); a Master’s Degree in Marriage and Family Counseling from University of Colorado at Denver (1996); and a Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology from University of Denver (1999)  She is licensed in the State of Colorado as a Licensed Addictions Counselor (LAC) and as a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), and is nationally certified at the Master’s level in addictions granted by National Association of Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors (NAADAC).  Dr. Smith has supervised more than seventy-five interns from University of Denver, University of Colorado at Denver, Metropolitan State College, and Regis University in the last fifteen years.

She teaches Women’s Specific Groups, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Polydrug Education, and Level II Alcohol Education. Dr. Smith provides individual, couples, family therapy, and family education groups; she conducts Mental Health and Substance Abuse Evaluations for a variety of referral sources; and she supervises the staff as a whole. Dr. Smith is an Approved Treatment Provider for DOC offenders.

She successfully predicts the Academy Awards winners every year because she loves film.  She practices yoga and mindfulness. She loves to cook with her family and she reads obsessively.  

Bryan Standley

Mr. Bryan Standley, BS serves as the Director of Operations and Technology, and oversees the overall operation of the company as well as the development, acquisition, and application of information technology. Mr. Standley holds degrees in Electronics Technology and Systems Science, and has performed in technical and managerial capacities for firms such as Xerox and IBM. He retired from IBM Boulder in 2005, and has been participating in the design and progress of CTO’s information technology assets since that time.

SENIOR COUNSELORS

Dan Davis

Dan Davis has been with the agency since 2004.  He is a Licensed Professional Counselor who has over 20 years experience working with mental health issues, specializing in co-occurring disorders and trauma related anxiety.  Dan brings an open and compassionate style emphasizing a mind/body approach to health and healing.  He received his Masters in Transpersonal Counseling at Naropa University; he is specifically interested in the relationship between spirituality and psychological.  

Before coming to CTO he was the Executive director of a foster care agency in the Denver area.   He has graduate degrees in Theology and Biblical studies from Fuller Theological Seminary  and a Masters of Divinity from a seminary in Berkeley, California.  Prior to this he had the opportunity to participate as a player and as an assistant coach in the annual sporting festival called March Madness!   In his spare time you will find him reading or taking long walks with his amazing wife or one of his four incredible step-daughters.   

 

Michael Fabian

Mr. Michael Fabian is a senior therapist, working in various forms of psychotherapy and addictions counseling since 1999.  As a proud Colorado native graduating with a Master’s Degree with honors in Counseling Psychology (2004) from Regis University, he currently holds Certified Addictions Counselor II status in the State of Colorado and has also worked as a Child & Family Investigator (CFI) and Certified Pharmacy Technician (CPhT).  He is currently the coordinator and facilitator of our Marijuana Abstinence Program (MAP) therapy groups as well as Relapse Prevention, Level II Therapy and Level II Education therapy groups.  Mr. Fabian also conducts Mental Health and Substance Abuse Evaluations in addition to Individual Therapy.  He is also a clinical liaison to our program development team, coordinating management of outcomes measures.  

Mr. Fabian strongly believes that positive growth in life flows from increasing awareness.  Awareness of our own histories, our biology, our temperament and our surroundings all contribute to the decisions we face on a daily basis.  He tends to regard people as experts on themselves, holding the power to heal from within.  It may be lack of awareness in some domains that serves as a barrier to growth.

Increasing awareness can be facilitated by acknowledging that it is possible to disengage from the problem-saturated stories in our histories, changing our relationships to historical facts in our lives, including trauma-spectrum issues.  Awareness is also enhanced by harnessing a basic working knowledge of neurobiological processes towards increasing catalytic neuroplasticity.  Bridging the gap between neurobiology and temperament, a mindful philosophy enhances the integration of mind and body toward better outcomes.  Further, increased awareness of our tendencies, our reactions versus responses, helps us begin to see ourselves separate and apart from our problems within a strengths-based perspective.  Lastly, awareness of our culture, our society, our laws and current trends aids more prosocial decisions.  

His practice has been influenced by the elements of Narrative Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy including the concepts of advocacy, empowerment, personal agency, resiliency and neurobiology, among other approaches.

Marie Archambault

Marie Archambault graduated from Metro State University in May 2012.  She holds her CACII and is trained in Dialectical Behavior Therapy and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing.   She is a faculty member of the Colorado Dependency and Neglect Judicial Institute from the Colorado Court Improvement Program and planned and spoke at the 2013 conference.  She is an active member of the Family Integrated Treatment Court Steering Committee with Jefferson County.  Marie has shared her story and trained caseworkers on a family friendly approach to add to Human Service cases.  She was a volunteer with Parent Partners for 7 years.  She has presented at the Kempe Center’s Differential Response Conference, Birth Parent Summit through Casey Family Programs and participated in making the DVD Advisement on Dependency and Neglect.  She has attended the Best Practices Meet the Community Conference in 2012 and was a National Drug Court Professional Conference attendee in 2011 in Nashville, TN.

Marie enjoys music.  She is passionate about yoga and has been practicing it for 5 years.   She loves to go hiking and run in the outdoors.  She (somehow) completed her first 10K run last summer and wants to continue with it once a year.  She is an active member of Narcotics Anonymous and has been free from all mind altering substances since November 19th of 2005.  Currently Marie brings in an NA meeting to the women serving time at Jefferson County Jail once a month.  She believes that recovery from addiction is possible for anyone despite age, race, upbringing or mental health issues.  For Marie there is nothing more rewarding than seeing hope come alive in a client.

Scott Wilson

Scott recently received his MA in forensic psychology from the University of Denver. He has worked at Creative Treatment Options for about two years collectively. In addition to his time at CTO, Scott has had the opportunity to work with individuals with developmental disabilities, people who have been found not guilty by reason of insanity, people found incompetent to stand trial, participated in Crisis Intervention Training through the Douglas County Sheriff’s Department, as well as perform some work for a private consulting company conducting investigative work. His career in psychology began during his undergraduate work where he practiced motivational interviewing with college students having difficulties with substance use or abuse. Out of all of his experience, Scott has preferred work that places him in an advocacy role for people involved with the criminal justice system. Being involved in the criminal justice system is never easy and he finds it important to make sure people have access to support and counseling during these tough times. You are the best expert to consult with concerning your life and Scott feels it is his job to make sure you know it.

Scott grew up in Colorado where he has always had a passion for being outside. When he’s not having fun exploring our amazing backyard, you can find him inside reading and learning about new things. Learning has always been important for him and he would be a professional student given the opportunity. Scott had previously considered careers in physics and the practice of law but nothing has satisfied his desire to help others quite like the field of mental health. Scott feels like his coworkers at Creative Treatment Options are his second family and they make it easy for him to come to work every day.

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE COUNSELORS

Linza Douglas

Linza G. Douglas, LPC, CACIII, Approved DV Provider and Supervisor has been working as a psychotherapist since 1989 and has over 20 years of experience in the field of domestic violence.  She has worked with Creative Treatment Options since September 2008, and facilitates both men’s and women’s Domestic Violence Groups.  She brings a wide array of experience from substance abuse to mindfulness.  She takes a non-judgmental approach in working with her clients, and uses both cognitive and experiential learning methods.

She is also a yoga teacher, a yoga dance teacher and a yoga therapist.  She brings a holistic, body/mind/spirit approach to her work.  For fun, she dances, hikes, reads and spends time in the mountains, and would love to travel more in the future.