Colorado Center For Women's Behavioral Health & Wellness


Excellence in Women's Mental Health Care, Research, and Education & Training

The Colorado Center for Women’s Behavioral Health and Wellness is dedicated to providing the highest quality mental healthcare to women and transgender individuals in the Rocky Mountain region. We recognize that a woman must attend to her emotional and psychological needs in order to be truly healthy. We provide clinical consultation and treatment, as well as opportunities to participate in research focusing on conditions related to women’s behavioral health across the lifespan.

We offer education for providers and trainees across the health professions in women’s health and mental health. For addition information about our state-of-art curriculum see:

  • Psychiatry Residents’ training in women’s health and mental health. 
  • Psychology post-doctoral fellows in women’s health and mental health. 
  • Interprofessional and interdepartmental teaching in women’s and mental health.
  • Continuing education courses on the CU Anschutz Medical Campus and for community providers on women’s health and mental health and health psychology topics. Please check back for future continuing education opportunities.

For more information, please contact us at 303-724-8316 or email us here.

Clinical Health Psychology Fellowship Positions Available

Application review will begin on February 17, 2020 and continue until the fellowship slots are filled. Full details of the fellowship can be found here.

Required Application Materials

  • Brief cover letter indicating the track(s) to which you are applying and materials included in your application packet.
  • Updated Curriculum vitae
  • Application form
    NOTE: PDF requires Adobe Reader program to open and save form entries. If you are having problems with the application form, try saving the original form on your computer before starting to complete it and do not complete the form in your browser. Once finalized, save the form and send it as a file attachment.
  • Four reference letters per instructions on application form. Letters should be addressed to:
    • Women’s Health and Behavioral Health Track: Helen L. Coons, Ph.D., ABPP, Clinical Director, Women’s Behavioral Health and Wellness Service Line, Department of Psychiatry, CUSOM.
    • NICU Psychology Track: Allison G. Dempsey, Ph.D., Program Director, Connections Program for High Risk Infants and Families, Department of Psychiatry, CUSOM.

All application materials should be submitted by email to:

Your application will be considered for one of the fellowship positions that will start September 1, 2020. Earlier start dates may be available upon request. Applicants meeting our initial requirements will be invited for in-person interviews, which will be held in late February/early March, 2020 on the CUSOM Anschutz Medical Campus, Aurora, Colorado. Interviews are held over a full day and include meetings with the primary mentors of each track, and other members of the training committee and Department of Psychiatry.

For additional information or questions, please contact:
Amy Santos
Postdoctoral Fellowship Program Manager
Phone: (303)724-9758

Faculty and staff at the Colorado Center for Women’s Behavioral Health and Wellness work with a range of University of Colorado Hospital, Children’s Hospital of Colorado and community collaborators.  Please call or click below to learn more about additional providers, services and resources for women, children and families.


START Center

Promise Clinic

Connections Program for High-Risk Infants and Families

Healthy Expectations

Young Moms Clinic at CAMP and HEART

Child Health Clinic at CHCO


Fussy Baby 

Warm Connections 


Right Start for Infant Mental Health 


Haven House


VA – Women’s Health Services (The Women Veterans Health Care Program)

Colorado Center for Women’s Behavioral Health and Wellness faculty routinely collaborate to advance State and Federal policies aimed at improving the status of women and families as well as access to health and mental health care.

For more information, please contact us at 303-724-8316 or email us here.

C. Neill Epperson, M.D.

Alison M. Heru, M.D.

Helen L. Coons, Ph.D., ABPP

Allison Dempsey, Ph.D.

Karen A. Frankel, Ph.D.

Ayelet Talmi, Ph.D.

Bethany D. Ashby, Psy.D.

Debbie Carter, M.D.

Celeste St-John Larkin, M.D.

Jennifer J. Paul, Ph.D.

Andrew Novick M.D., Ph.D.

Christina Metcaff, Ph.D.

Claudia J. Iannelli, M.S.

Anna Belyavskaya, B.S.

Melissa Sinclair, CPC, MA

Contact Us

Colorado Center for Women's Behavioral Health and Wellness

13001 E. 17th Place

Fitzsimons Building, MS F546

Aurora, CO 80045

Patient Appointments: 303-724-1646

Research and Education: 303-724-8316

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