Judith Spendelow PsyD, Psychologist in Denver, Colorado, 80209

Judith Spendelow


Judith Spendelow


Professions: Counselor, Marriage & Family Therapist, Psychologist
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: Licensed Clinical Psychologist - #2467
Billing and Insurance:
I am an in-network provider for:
  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS)
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Optum Health
  • Title
  • United Behavioral Health


3955 E. Exposition Ave.
Suite 202
Denver, Colorado 80209

My Approach to Helping

As a psychospiritual therapist, I approach clients in a holistic manner that incorporates the psychological, emotional, cognitive, physical, interpersonal, cultural, and spiritual aspects of their lives. I work with individuals, couples, and families to promote self-understanding, behavioral changes, and deepened intimacy, so as to bring their lives into better balance and harmony. I integrate techniques from various therapeutic modalities that are efficient and designed for the specific needs of my clients. I use whole brain techniques to more quickly and efficiently re-program self-sabotaging beliefs that are contained in our subconscious minds. Homework assignments are often made to support our in-session work and to assist in faster goal accomplishment. PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND: I hold clinical degrees in social work and psychology from the University of Denver, and a Certificate in Pastoral Ministry in Spiritual Direction from St. Thomas Seminary. I am a graduate of the three year Master'sClass in Encounter-centered Relational Healing, a certified Imago Relationship Therapist, am fully trained as a Relational Empowerment Therapist with Terry Real's Relational Life Institute, and use the Prepare/Enrich program for pre-marital counseling. Additionally, I am certified in EMDR and am a trained PSYCH-K Facilitator. With my husband and colleague, Mike Misgen, I facilitate the "Magic of Connection" workshops for couples through our Denver Center for Relational Healing.

More Info About My Practice

My preferred modality is to work with clients on a self-pay basis, as that approach offers the maximum flexibility and control for my clients over the services they receive and the manner in which we work together. I do offer a sliding scale for private pay clients. However, I also believe that those people who have insurance should be able to use it. I am on the panels for most of the major insurance companies in Colorado, which include Aetna, Anthem, BlueCross/Blue Shield, CIGNA, First Health, and United Behavioral Health (Optum). I am on a variety of smaller panels as well. Please check with your insurance company to learn whether or not I am on your panel. I am also a provider for the "Give An Hour" program, that provides free therapy for members of the military and their families.

Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With

I am especially skilled in working with couples, and utilize an approach entitled "Encounter -Centered Relational Healing, based on the Encounter-centered Couples Therapy originated by Hedy Schleifer.

Services I Provide

  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling
  • Family Therapy
  • Coaching

Ages I Work With

  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Elders


  • English

Groups I Work With

    GLBTQ, couples, survivors

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abandonment
  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Aggression and Violence
  • Aging and Geriatric Issues
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Bipolar
  • Blended Family Issues
  • Child and/or Adolescent Issues
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Communication Problems
  • Control Issues
  • Creative Blocks
  • Depression
  • Dissociation
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Domestic Violence
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Emptiness
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Family Problems
  • Forgiveness
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Habits
  • Identity Issues
  • Inadequacy
  • Inattention, Impulsivity, and Hyperactivity (ADHD)
  • Infidelity / Affair Recovery
  • Irritability
  • Isolation
  • LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) Issues
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Midlife Crisis / Midlife Transition
  • Mood Swings / Mood Disturbance
  • Panic
  • Parenting
  • Phobias
  • Physical Abuse
  • Post Partum Depression
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Pre-Marital Counseling
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Religious Issues
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Criticism
  • Self-Doubt
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Love
  • Sensitivity to Criticism
  • Sexual Assault / Abuse
  • Shame
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Suicidal Ideation and Behavior
  • Trust Issues
  • Values Clarification
  • Women's Issues
  • Worry
  • Worthlessness

Types of Therapy

  • Anger Management
  • Body-Mind Psychotherapy
  • Depth Therapy
  • Energy Psychology
  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR)
  • Family Constellations
  • Family Systems Therapy
  • Guided Therapeutic Imagery
  • Humanistic Psychology (humanism)
  • Imago Relationship Therapy (IRT)
  • Integration of different therapy models
  • Internal Family Systems (IFS)
  • Person-Centered Therapy (Rogerian Therapy)
  • Positive Psychotherapy
  • Psychodynamic
  • Psychosynthesis
  • Relational Life Therapy
  • Systems Theory /Therapy
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