Insurance Accepted: Humana, Atena, Colorado Medicaid and MedicareCall For An Appointment 720.812.8493We are a practice that specializes in providing mental health therapy for individuals who have experienced a traumatic brain injury, concussion, or stroke. Lucia Valdez, LCSW serves clients throughout Colorado.
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Welcome to Colorado Brain Injury Therapy, a place where we understand the profound impact of brain injuries. Whether it’s a stroke, concussion, or trauma, these events can leave you feeling like you’ve lost a part of yourself. The struggle is not just physical; it often brings a sense of loss, depression, loneliness, and anxiety. We recognize the challenges that come with this profound shift in identity, and we’re here to guide you through the journey of rediscovery. At Colorado Brain Injury Therapy, we recognize that these changes may be challenging to discern, and it might feel isolating as if you’re navigating them on your own.

However, you’re not alone, and we are here to provide the support you need on your path to recovery. We believe in the potential for positive transformation, where a renewed sense of self, filled with purpose and increased happiness, is not only possible but achievable.

We have developed a treatment approach designed to assist survivors in rebuilding their sense of self, empowering them to lead meaningful and fulfilling lives. If you or a loved one has been impacted by a brain injury, Colorado Brain Injury Therapy is here to help. Take the first step towards positive change. Call us now for a free 15-minute consultation.

  • We offer therapy via video and telephone and will travel to client’s if there are issues with accessing technology.
  • Insurance: Medicaid, Medicare

Specialties and Expertise:

  • Adjustment disorders secondary to TBI
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
  • Stoke
  • Concussion

Lucia Valdez, LCSW

Lucia Valdez, LCSW

Lucia Valdez, LCSW

Lucia, having a personal experience with a family member who suffered a traumatic brain injury, decided that she would dedicate herself to working with brain injury survivors. Lucia started by pursuing her undergraduate degree at the University of Colorado in Boulder in psychology with a focus on recovery of function following brain injury. Lucia continued by graduating Magna Magna cum Laude with her Masters in Social Work (MSW) from the University of Denver with a special concentration in Family Systems Practice. Lucia is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) and is a Certified Brain Injury Specialist (CBIS). Lucia is an affiliate professor at Metropolitan State University of Denver (MSU) undergraduate social work program.

Lucia has 20 years of experience working with brain injury survivors across the entire continuum of care. During her time working with those who have been affected by a brain injury, Lucia realized that the greatest challenges are experienced when the individual “graduates” from traditional therapy and tries to reintegrate back to their former lives. Lucia recognized that a missing component to rehabilitation is that behavioral and mental health needs are often ignored or there are limited resources for survivors to access. Lucia is passionate and drives her practice to meet the needs of mental and behavioral health services for all individuals that have been impacted by a brain injury. Lucia has developed a treatment modality that is specific to the challenges and needs of brain injury survivors and is focused on helping survivors rebuild a sense of self to live a meaningful and fulfilling life.

Cait Ward, LSW

Cait is passionate about working with those impacted by traumatic brain injury on individual, group, and community levels. Cait earned her Master’s degree in Social Work (MSW) from the University of Denver and is currently a Licensed Social Worker (LSW) in the state of Colorado.

Cait’s dedication to this work was founded by her journey navigating life with a TBI after a college athletic injury. Aided by her lived experience and previous work with brain injury survivors, Cait believes that therapeutic care is an essential but often overlooked piece of the rehabilitation puzzle. Cait employs a patient-centered approach to counseling and works with clients to address the grief, loss of identity, medical fatigue, negative thought patterns, and many other complexities that often coincide with brain injury.

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