Jeanne Theobald, MD
Jeanne earned her medical degree at University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. While she loved Wisconsin, she just couldn’t see spending another cold winter there. So, she moved to Colorado for her residency training in Psychiatry. During residency, she received training specifically in the areas of dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT), psychodynamic therapy, PTSD and trauma, and co-morbid medical illness. She gained experience working in various treatment settings including inpatient psychiatric hospitals, as a psychiatric liaison to patients hospitalized with medical illness, as a DBT group leader, and as an outpatient provider. She also did a research project looking at anxiety and depression in patients with substance abuse. Her study focused on alcohol, tobacco and marijuana use in patients with depression or anxiety.
After her adult residency, she pursued a fellowship for additional training in the treatment of Children and Adolescents. During her child and adolescent psychiatry fellowship, she received training specific to infants, the caregiver/infant dyad, families, autism and developmental delays, ADHD, school avoidance behaviors, and anxiety and depression in children and adolescents.
She completed additional training through the psychoanalytic institute in psychodynamic psychotherapy, and is continuing in her education on psychoanalytic techniques.
Jeanne is board certified in adult and child psychiatry and is a member of the American Psychiatric Association and the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.
Judy Kwedar, Nurse Practitioner PMHNP
Judy is a board certified psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner who earned her master’s degree at University of Missouri. During her training, she received experience in various treatment settings including outpatient clinics, crisis centers, skilled nursing facilities, and therapy offices. Prior to her career as a nurse practitioner, Judy first gained valuable medical experience working as a registered nurse in intensive care, intermediate care, and cardiac units.
Judy provides medication management to clients across the lifespan. She values the fostering of relationships and caring for the whole person. This includes practicing safe-competent care that incorporates current evidence-based practice. Other services that may be recommended and offered by Judy include TMS & genetic testing.
Paige Idziur, Nurse Practitioner PMHNP
Paige is a board certified psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner and received her master’s degree from the University of Rochester. Prior to her career as a nurse practitioner, she worked on the inpatient child and adolescent psychiatric unit as a nurse. She also has experience in outpatient clinics, adult inpatient settings, long-term treatment centers, and partial hospitalization programs.
She provides medication management to clients across the lifespan. Her goal is to set up a supportive and safe environment where we can create a therapeutic relationship. She practices using evidence based practice while creating an open and collaborative approach in order to achieve goals and to improve life gratification. She also offers TMS and genetic testing within the practice setting.
Sami Tengberg, Physician Assistant, PA-C
Sami went to Flagstaff, Arizona to complete her Bachelor of Science degree in Biology. She earned her Physician Assistant Master’s degree at Midwestern University in Arizona. Having grown up in Phoenix, Arizona most of her life, she decided to move to Denver, Colorado in 2019. She became interested in psychiatry during her rotations in PA school and decided to pursue it following graduation. She enjoys taking care of patients of all ages and loves collaborating with her patients to decide the best treatment specific for that person. She values building lasting relationships with her patients in a judgement-free environment. She offers medication management, as well as TMS and genetic testing within the practice setting.
Michele Hills, MMS, PA-C
Michele is a Certified Physician Assistant and received her PA degree from Red Rocks Physician Assistant program. She has a Master’s in Medical Science from St. Francis University, along with an undergraduate degree and additional Master’s from Stephen F Austin State University. Michele has experience working with all ages in psychiatric emergency rooms, inpatient settings, and outpatient clinics.
She provides medication management and works towards whole well-being support, balancing an integrative approach (physical, mental, spiritual), all the while being mindful of your goals. She also offers genetic testing for psychiatric medication response, and transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS).
Jenny Gerner, Office Manager
Jenny is a recent Denver transplant from Wichita, KS. She and her husband got married in Kansas in August, and soon after made the decision to move to beautiful Denver! Jenny graduated from the University of Kansas in 2009 and spent 7 years as a patient coordinator in a chiropractic office. She has years of experience running a small office and looks forward to serving your needs in the mental health setting. In her spare time she enjoys exploring the Colorado scenery, watching Kansas Jayhawk basketball, and spending time with her dogs, Pablo and Riley.