La Luna Center
Boulder
Clinical Director

Malia Sperry, M.Ed., Psy.D.
Dr. Malia Sperry is the founder of La Luna Center. She has both personal and professional experience with eating disorders. Her passion for supporting real and lasting recovery led her to create an intimate, holistic center with a dynamic team of clinicians providing excellent and cutting-edge treatment. Dr. Sperry is a licensed psychologist in the state of Colorado with extensive experience working with Eating Disorders. She has a Doctoral Degree in Clinical Psychology from Argosy University/ Honolulu. Dr. Sperry integrates cognitive-behavioral, dialectical-behavioral, dynamic, and experiential techniques into her work with individuals, groups, couples and families. Malia’s clients appreciate her expertise, humor and straightforward approach.

Therapists
Nicole Rue, Psy.D.
Dr. Nicole Rue has a doctoral degree in clinical psychology from the Wright Institute in Berkeley, CA. She has experience working with adolescents and adults with disordered eating and body image issues in both individual and group therapy. Nicole enjoys working with and learning from individuals from diverse backgrounds with a range of presenting concerns. Nicole has training in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, and Motivational Interviewing. Her clients appreciate her directness, humor, and authenticity.

Holly Scanes, Ph.D.
Dr. Holly Scanes received her Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology at Colorado State University. She has extensive experience working with adolescents and adults with disordered eating and body image issues in both inpatient and outpatient settings.  Holly’s approach is integrative, with an emphasis on strengths-based techniques.  She places great value on the importance of healthy and nurturing relationships and strongly believes in the healing power of both interpersonal and family-based interventions. Dr. Scanes utilizes a number of therapeutic approaches, including: Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Motivational Interviewing. Holly’s clients appreciate her genuine, kind and direct approach.

Sarah Hewes, Ph.D., LPC
Dr. Sarah Hewes is a licensed professional counselor specializing in the treatment of individuals with disordered eating. Dr. Hewes received her doctorate from the University of Miami and Masters from Northeastern University, both in Counseling Psychology. Before her move to Boulder she worked as Assistant Program Director at an eating disorder outpatient program serving adults with eating disorders and body image concerns. Sarah has worked in various therapeutic settings including eating disorder residential and outpatient programs, community clinics, and several colleges in Boston, Miami, Augusta, GA, and Hartford, CT. She has presented her research on eating disorders with a subfocus on athletes and perfectionism and has taught courses in theory and practice to graduate and undergraduate students. Her patients appreciate her blended direct and nurturing approach.
Michelle L. Fields, M.A., LPC
Michelle Fields has a Master of Arts degree in Contemplative Psychotherapy from Naropa University/Boulder. She joined La Luna Center’s team as an intern and has been with us since. Michelle is experienced in working with disordered eating and body image issues in both group and individual therapy.  Michelle has background in mindfulness practices, meditation and yoga. Her approach to therapy is integrative and draws from contemplative, psychodynamic, and humanistic psychologies. Michelle’s clients appreciate her compassionate, grounded and open presence.

Marissa Angeletti, M.A., R-DMT, ERYT-200, RYT-500
Marissa Angeletti is a holistic psychotherapist and holds a Master’s of Arts degree in Somatic Psychology from Naropa University. As a Dance/Movement Therapist, Yoga teacher, and Ayurvedic practitioner, she works from a strengths-based, client-centered approach that draws upon experiential learning, body awareness and mindfulness. Marissa has extensive training in DBT and trauma-informed modalities and has cultivated a refined and embodied approach towards resourcing, resiliency, and growth. She brings with her experience in group and individual therapy from partial and residential hospitalization programs. Clients appreciate Marissa's compassion, empathy and warmth. 

 
Nutrition  
Amy Winkelman, M.A., RDN, CED-RD
Amy Winkelman has a Bachelor’s degree in Dietetics and Nutrition, Fitness, and Health and from Purdue University and a Master’s of Arts degree in Counseling from Colorado Christian University. She is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and a Certified Eating Disorder Registered Dietitian.  Amy has extensive experience with supporting clients with disordered eating in both inpatient and outpatient levels of care. Amy is fascinated by the role nutrition plays in providing health and energy to our bodies, and she also understands the emotional connections we make with eating. Her approach to nutrition is one of balance, applying therapies such as ACT and DBT to nutrition and eating. Amy enjoys connecting with clients and helping them work towards their goals related to food and living a fulfilling life. Clients appreciate her patience, kindness, and sense of humor.

Marla Guzzo, M.A., LPC, CHT, CNT
Marla Konowitch is both a certified nutritionist therapist and a body centered psychotherapist.  She earned her Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology from Regis University, Denver.  She is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Colorado and a Certified Hakomi Psychotherapist focusing on the mind, body, spirit connection. Marla’s passion with the psychological and biological aspects of nourishment led her to the Nutrition Therapy Institute where she completed her nutrition certification.  She has extensive experience working with disordered eating and body image issues in group, individual and family therapy settings. Clients appreciate Marla’s compassion, patience and wisdom.

Operations  
Hannah Kvidera, B.A.
Hannah has a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from The University of Northern Colorado and is an advocate for those going through eating disorder treatment. She is passionate about organization, efficiency and creating a beautiful space. Hannah handles scheduling, payments, and paperwork and regularly interacts in-person and on the phone with all of our clients. She is the backbone of our center and our clients appreciate her warmth, kindness, and attention to detail.

Valerie Saeteune, A.S
Val was raised in Alaska and moved to Colorado in 2006 to start her college journey.  She completed an  Associate’s Degree in Medical Billing and Coding and then  began her career in the field of eating disorders. Val comes to La Luna Center with experience in multi-site operations management for large scale ED treatment centers.  She has served clients 10 years of age and older at all levels of care.  Val is committed to continuing her growth and pursuit of knowledge in the field of eating disorders and health care administration.

Accounting
Anna Coleman, B.A.
Anna has a Bachelor’s Degree in Music from The University of Colorado at Boulder. She is passionate about insurance billing and is a strong defender for all clients at La Luna. She regularly advocates on our clients behalf to help ensure Health Insurers pay their fare share of the cost of treatment. Anna handles all of La Luna's billing, and insurance issues and regularly interacts in-person and on the phone with many of our clients. She is the backbone of our accounting department and our clients appreciate her warmth, approachability, and assistance with all insurance matters.
Fort Collins
Clinical Director

Laura Oyer, Ph.D.
Dr. Laura Oyer received her Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from the University of Northern Colorado. She has experience working with adolescents and adults with disordered eating and body image issues in both inpatient and residential settings. She utilizes an integrative approach, including: Interpersonal Psychotherapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, and Experiential and Motivational Interviewing techniques. Dr. Oyer is a licensed psychologist in the state of Colorado who values building a strong therapeutic relationship with clients, as well as helping clients feel empowered and find balance in their lives. Her clients appreciate her sincerity, warmth, and knowledge.

Therapists
Emily Richter, Ph.D.
Dr. Emily Richter received her Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from the University of Northern Colorado and her M.A. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Colorado. Dr. Richter is a licensed psychologist in the state of Colorado. She has experience working with adults and teens with disordered eating and body image issues  in both outpatient university settings and inpatient psychiatric facilities. Dr. Richter's approach with her clients is integrative and holistic. She utilizes a relational-cultural orientation and incorporates techniques of Interpersonal Psychotherapy, Cognitive Behavioral Psychotherapy, and Motivational Interviewing, as well as Experiential and Psychodynamic approaches.  Dr. Richter values the therapeutic relationship, instillation of hope, and optimism around recovery. Her clients appreciate her sense of humor, genuineness, and candid approach to therapy

Ainara Echanove, Psy.D.
Dr. Ainara Echanove received her Psy.D in Clinical Psychology from Pacific University and her M.A. in Counseling Psychology from Lewis and Clark College. Dr. Echanove is a licensed psychologist in the state of Colorado. She has experience working with adolescents and adults with disordered eating and body image concerns, and substance use issues in both English and Spanish. Her approach to therapy is integrative and informed by social and culturally relevant perspectives. She utilizes Interpersonal, Motivational, Psychodynamic and Emotion-focused approaches to inform her work with clients. Dr. Echanove emphasizes the therapeutic relationship, self-compassion, empowerment, and optimism in the recovery process. Her clients appreciate her sense of humor, warmth and active approach in therapy.

Chloe Hinton, B.A.
Chloe Hinton received her Bachelor's Degree in Psychology at Concordia College in Moorhead, MN, and is currently working towards her doctorate in Counseling Psychology at the University of Northern Colorado. Her clinical and research interests include body image, children and adolescents, and self harm. She has experience working with adolescents and adults on body image, both in individual and in group settings. Chloe uses an integrated approach, and incorporates person-centered, interpersonal process and emotion-focused techniques. Her clients appreciate her warmth, genuineness, and encouragement.

Kari Jansen, M.A., LCSW
Kari received her Bachelors Degree in Social Work from Colorado State University, and Masters Degree in Clinical Social Work from the University of Denver. Kari is a licensed clinical social worker in the state of Colorado.  She has experience working with adolescents and adults with disordered eating and body image concerns in inpatient, residential, partial hospitalization, transitional living, and outpatient settings.  She utilizes Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, as well as integrating Psychoanalytic approaches.  Kari values empathetic connection in the therapeutic relationship and emphasizes self compassion and hope in the journey toward recovery. Clients appreciate her warmth, straightforwardness, and authenticity. 

Nutrition  

Hannah Brass, RDN
Hannah Brass received her Bachelor’s Degree in Human Nutrition from Colorado State University. She then went on to complete her post graduate work through Priority Nutrition Care Dietetic Internship in Boston, MA to become a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist. Hannah provides nutritional support to individuals in the recovery process and promotes an intuitive approach to eating and overall wellness. Hannah creates a collaborative and supportive environment, helping individuals find a balanced relationship with food and a lifestyle that works well for them. She views food as nourishment and fuel for the body. Hannah also enjoys cooking and tasting new foods. .

Operations  

Allie Coldiron, BA
Allie has a Bachelor’s Degree in Communication from La Sierra University. She is passionate about organization, efficiency and creating a beautiful space. Allie handles scheduling, billing, and insurance issues and regularly interacts in-person and on the phone with all of our clients. She is the backbone of our center and our clients appreciate her warmth, approachability, and attention to detail.

 

 


“Words can not describe the gratitude I have for La Luna. This process has been life changing for me. I especially want to thank my treatment team - without their compassion, confidence & love I think I would have thrown in the towel.  Thank you and I love you. .” – Monica (former client)
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