My name is Dr. Steffanie Stecker and I am the owner and clinical director of Mountain Vista Psychology, PLLC. I am the oldest of three children who all live in Colorado. I have been married to my husband for 19 years and have I have a 26-year-old step daughter, a 16-year-old son, and a 14-year-old daughter whom I love very much. I am a mother, wife, daughter, and sister and know about relationships not only professionally, but also personally. The life of someone I love was touched by ADHD, anxiety, and sensory difficulties and in my search for help, I discovered neurofeedback. After witnessing the changes that took place, I became board certified in neurofeedback and it is integrated into my practice. In addition, I am one of under 100 people worldwide who is QEEG board certified. This is the certification that signifies qualification to process brain maps, the road map for neurofeedback. I offer testing, counseling, and neurofeedback to serve those who struggle with a variety of difficulties and find that most of the people who choose to work with me have Anxiety, ADHD, or are on the Autism Spectrum. I have a passion for helping create change in people’s lives and feel lucky to spend my days the way that I do!
P.S. For those of you who would like to see the credentials:
Professionally: I am a licensed psychologist in Colorado (#3546) with a Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology from the University of Denver and a Ph.D. in School Psychology from the University of Northern Colorado. In addition, I am a board-certified neurotherapist (BCN E5669) and board certified in QEEG (QEEG-D). Less than 100 people world wide are board certified in QEEG, which indicates competency in reading QEEGs and choosing neurofeedback protocols. As a result of this training I read all QEEGS and guide protocol development for all clients at MVP who participate in neurofeedback training. In addition, I mentor clinicians new to neurofeedback who are not a part of MVP. I have also completed both Level One and Level Two Training for EMDR. I am a lifelong learner who attends ongoing training to be sure I am highly competent to best serve you.
Licensed Clinical Psychologist
Hello, name is Sydney Young. I was born and raised in California. I completed my APA Internship and Postdoctoral training in Indiana. I recently relocated to Colorado to be closer to my family. I love to spend my free time with my family, shopping, drinking coffee, and going for a walk or run. I earned my Masters and Doctorate at Loma Linda University during which I worked in a variety of clinical settings. During this time I discovered a passion for psychological testing. I especially enjoy working with children who have ADHD and struggle with regulating their emotions to discover their strengths and how to best utilize them. I enjoy using psychological testing and assessment to help clients better understand what they are experiencing, how their brain is operating and how to use their unique strengths to better themselves.
Professionally: I am a Licensed Psychologist in the state of Colorado (License # PSY.00005337) with a Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology from Loma Linda University and a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Loma Linda University. I have worked in multiple settings including community mental health, elementary schools, university counseling, intensive outpatient and partial hospitalization settings. I have specific training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Parent Management Training (PMT), and Prolonged Exposure, which I apply in my practice.
DanielleRabinovich, MA, LPC, BCN, RYT
Licensed Professional Counselor
My name is Danielle Rabinovich, and I was born and raised in Colorado Springs. I was a former college athlete, so in my free time I like to swim, hike, run, bike, and pretty much do anything active! On the weekends, you will probably find me on the mountains! I earned my Master’s degree at the University of Denver where I discovered my love and passion for psychology and human beings. I have worked in a range of settings with children, adolescents, teenagers, and adults. I have vast experience working with eating disorders, depression, anxiety, learning disabilities, autism, trauma, and various other mental health diagnoses. I do not believe there is a “one size fits all” when it comes to mental health treatment. I find enthusiasm in taking an integrative approach to help my clients find their way while I supportively walk alongside them on their journey in life. My therapeutic approach is kind, emphatic, and client-centered. My goal is to help guide my clients to find a sense of inner peace and self-acceptance as they embark on various adventures in life.
Professionally: I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Colorado (License # LPC.0015577 (2023). I have worked in full and partial-hospital settings, residential treatment centers, and traditional settings within the field of psychology. I have specific training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), both of which I utilize in practice. I am certified in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy. In addition, I do a lot of work with somatics (the mind-body connection) as I believe that trauma is stored in both the mind and body. I have a wide range of experience in neurofeedback therapy and I am Board Certified in Neurofeedback (BCN).
Licensed Psychologist Candidate
My name is Mitch Ring. I received a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of Washington in Seattle, and my Master’s and Doctorate degrees in School Psychology from the University of Colorado Denver. Though my educational background had an emphasis on school-based practice, I found myself drawn to clinical work and the enriching relationships I am able to build with clients in that setting. Helping clients to build tools and strategies that are applicable and useful in day-to-day life is one of the most important parts of my job. I love to do psychological assessments—there’s nothing quite like a solid answer, and gathering the data that goes into answering clients’ questions about their lives and mental health is an incredibly rewarding process.
I’m originally from Seattle, but Denver has become my second home. I love the outdoors, as well as the local art and music scene. I am excited to be a part of the team at Mountain Vista! I always look forward to meeting new clients and learning about their history as I help to provide them with tools and recommendations they can apply to their life. As a practitioner, I hope to help my clients reach a point of stability in their lives when it comes to their mental health.
MarnesiaBryant, MSW, SWC
Licensed Clinical Social Work Candidate
Hello, my name is Marnesia Bryant. I was born and raised in Louisiana and relocated to Colorado in 2015 after joining the United States Army. I served in the Army for almost five years, and that time was very enlightening and empowering. As a soldier, I had the privilege of being on a panel dedicated to discussing societal issues such as rape, sexism, abuse of power, and suicide. Participating in that work, as well as experiencing other matters surrounding mental health, substance abuse, and social justice in the work environment, eventually led me to become a student of social work.
In my life, I have witnessed the negative effects of individuals not receiving the mental health services they require and the resulting detrimental effects on their families and society. More than ever, the importance of mental health is becoming a major topic of discussion in almost every setting, as it should be. I want to be a part of helping individuals heal and find their personal power, as well as support them in achieving their personal goals through psychoeducation. My goal during my time at MVP is to become an essential part of the team helping each client to attain their individual goals.
Outside of work, my interests lie in reading, writing, dancing, meditating, exercising, and spending time with my beautiful wife, Ann. I believe in self-care, and you will find me participating in one or more of these activities daily. I am always willing to share a good book, go for a relaxing hike, or dance to the music playing in the background.
Professionally: I earned my bachelor’s degree in General Studies with a minor in Humanities from Nicholls State University. I received my master’s degree in Social Work from the University of Denver (Clinical Social Work Candidate SWC.0000000744). My goals are to gain training and experience in neurofeedback, mental health, substance abuse, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and Family Systems Theory.
KayleeSturgis, MSW, LSW
Licensed Social Worker and Licensed Clinical Social Worker Candidate
Hello! My name is Kaylee Sturgis. I was born in Spokane, Washington. I moved to Colorado in order to pursue my Master’s in Social Work (MSW) degree from Metropolitan State University. I have had the privilege of making my passion for supporting others, so that they can support themselves, into a career. I have extensive experience working with children and young adults within community, school, outpatient, and residential treatment settings. I have professional experience/knowledge within the areas of social emotional learning (SEL), conflict resolution, difficult behaviors, anxiety, trauma, eating disorders, mindfulness practice, group therapy, Neurofeedback, and depression. My style of therapeutic approach aligns with Buddhism, mindfulness, compassion, non-judgement, and authenticity. More personally, some other interests of mine are playing video games, cooking, writing, watching movies, animals, spending time in nature, and spending quality time with friends/family.
You deserve to thrive. I can’t wait to learn more about you and support you in taking charge of your life.
Professionally: I am a Licensed Social worker (LSW.0009924463), and I also hold my Master’s of Social Work (MSW) from Metropolitan State University. I am currently pursuing a Licensed Clinical Social Work (LCSW) status, and, therefore, an active LCSW candidate.
Hello! My name is Kyana Bellon, and I am a fourth-year doctoral student at the University of Denver. I’ve been in Colorado for a few years now, but I’m originally from Tucson, Arizona, and love to soak up the sunshine whenever I can! I also enjoy reading, art, travel, and taking my pups on local adventures (Cherry Creek State Park is one of our favorite spots!). My approach to therapy focuses on building a strong therapeutic alliance and creating a space where clients can feel safe to explore their thoughts and feelings. I believe that clients are the experts of their own experiences and that they have the innate ability for growth. Ultimately, my goal is to help clients recognize that ability for growth, as well as other strengths they may hold, and empower them to be their best selves. I value compassion, openness, and authenticity, and frequently utilize person-centered, strengths-based, CBT, and ACT approaches in my work.
Professionally: As part of my training in clinical psychology at the University of Denver, I have worked in community mental health, a university counseling center, and private practice settings with a variety of populations (children through older adults). Prior to starting my doctoral degree, I received a Master’s of Counseling from Arizona State University, where I primarily worked with adolescents and young adults. I also have experience working with a wide variety of presenting concerns, including anxiety and depression, school/work stress, relationship/family dynamics, and gender/sexuality.
I am so excited to be a part of this team and I look forward to working with you!
(Kyana will be offering counseling only at the Englewood location)
Master’s Level Intern in Counseling
Hello, my name is Jacob Maddox. I was born and raised in Sherwood, Oregon, a small town outside of Portland. After graduating from Grand Canyon University with a Bachelor’s degree in psychology, I made my way to Denver to pursue my Master’s in counseling at Colorado Christian University. Before pursuing my Master's, I worked as a Behavioral Health Therapist for a clinic in Phoenix, AZ. In this position, I primarily worked with kids and collaborated with a psychologist to create a specific Behavior Intervention Plan to help each child achieve their goals.
I live with my wife in the Denver Tech Center (DTC). We love Denver for its unique and delicious restaurant spots as I am a huge “foodie.” When I’m not finding delicious food around the area, I am making it myself, going snowboarding, working out, or playing card games with my wife.
I am passionate about the use of my skills to help others grow and learn. I firmly believe that every individual possesses unique strengths and weaknesses. As a counselor, I strive to identify and leverage these strengths to help individuals overcome adversity and become more resilient. My approach is rooted in humanistic principles - I believe that every person has inherent worth and deserves unconditional positive regard. Although external circumstances may sometimes veer us off course, my role is to empower clients to take responsibility for their future and develop proactive strategies. To achieve this goal, I mainly pull from the Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) model, which enables clients to re-evaluate thoughts and behaviors. Together we will work towards self-discovery and personal growth.
I am grateful to be a part of the Mountain Vista team and look forward to meeting and working with you!"