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.
Christina Sternitzke, PA-C
Christina Sternitzke is a board certified physician assistant (PA-C) who received her Masters at Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine in Miami, Florida She began her PA career in 2018 after completing her Masters in physician assistant studies following her studies in Neuroscience at Colorado State University. During Christina’s clinical rotations she worked closely with conditions like schizophrenia, mood disorders, autism, ADHD, cognition delays, tourettes and personality disorders. It was after this exposure that Christina aimed to take a more active role in providing benevolent clinical care to her patients that is centered around finding the most appropriate, effective treatment for each of her patients. Christina is compelled to center treatments around listening to the individual’s needs and adjusting treatment accordingly with each visit. Christina may provide references for appropriate counseling to those in need, as well as medical management for an array of psychiatric conditions that indicate a need for intervention. She is honored to work alongside a qualified team that offers comprehensive care for each patient who walks through our doors. Christina’s hobbies are snowboarding, hiking, traveling, coffee and spending quality with her family.
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.
Sabrina Chen, Nurse Practitioner PMHNP
Wei-chen (Sabrina) Chen, PMHNP, earned her Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Master degree at the University of Colorado Medical Campus in Denver, where she also received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing. She achieved her Bachelor of Arts in philosophy from the National Taiwan University and Masters Degree in Philosophy from the Tsinghua University in Taiwan. She chose nursing as her second career because she treasures the interactions she has with people, from not knowing each other to gradually building a trusting relationship.
Her first position was at the Menninger Clinic in Houston, where she completed the Betty Ann Stedman Psychiatric Nurse Residency Program. After graduation from the residency program, Wei-chen sought every opportunity to learn about various treatments to better serve her patients , including Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT).
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.
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.