|Our Clinical Staff
|THEDE FAMILY CENTER FOR AUTISM AND NEURODEVELOPMENTAL
|Linda L. Thede, PsyD
L.P., L.P.C., N.C.C. - CEO & Clinical Director
Dr. Thede has provided diagnostic and/or psychotherapeutic
services to hundreds of individuals on the autism spectrum and
their families. Her research has been published in peer-reviewed
journals, and she has personal experience with family members
on the autism spectrum, providing her with intimate knowledge
of the needs of the autism community. Dr. Thede has been
trained in the K-12 school setting and provides autism spectrum
diagnostic evaluations, neuropsychological evaluations, and a
variety of therapies.
|Sarah Stidham, M.A., L.P.C., N.C.C., R.Y.T.
Sarah specializes in play therapy and trauma-focused cognitive
behavioral therapy for children. She also blends expressive arts,
mindfulness, relaxation/meditation techniques, yoga, and clinical
hypnosis where needed. Through her work experiences in the
past 7 years, Sarah has been able to help children and their
families heal from trauma, nurture stronger relationships, develop
healthy life skills, and ultimately reconnect with their internal
strength and wisdom.
|Jackie Gallegos, M.A., L.P.C.
Jackie provides parenting education and support and uses the
principles of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) to develop
appropriate behavior modification programs for children or
adolescents with autism or other developmental disorders. She
also uses dialectical behavior therapy for treating adults with
personality disorders, including those with Borderline
|If you are a physician or
licensed clinician with
experience and a
passion for helping
people on the autism
please feel free to
contact us at
719/473-9200 or write
to Dr. Thede at
for more information
|Christie Collins, M.A., L.P.C., B.C.B.A.
Christie has a passion for working with people on the autism
spectrum. She is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA)
specializing in ABA therapy. She is also in the process of
becoming licensed as a professional counselor in order to
provide individual and family psychotherapy services for a wide
range of psychological concerns.
|Tami Bok, M.A., L.P.C.
Tami enjoys working with clients of all ages. She is trained in
Child Centered Individual Play therapy and Trauma Focused
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. She also draws from Person
Centered Therapy, Cognitive Processing Therapy, and
Dialectical Behavioral Therapy. She has extensive experience
working with victims of trauma. As a mother and stepmother of
five children, she has a passion for walking side-by-side with
parents through their own parenting journeys. Tami also
believes in self-advocacy. She and her husband teach Provider
Education with the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI).
|Erica Bustos, M.A., Psychometrist
Erica has an M.A. in Clinical Psychology and has many years
of experience in providing neuropsychological and
psychological testing. She will also begin working toward her
license as a professional counselor in the near future.
|Josh Brown, B.A., R.B.T.
Josh has a B.A. in Psychology and is currently enrolled in a
program to complete his Master's degree in Counseling in
order to become a Licensed Professional Counselor in the
future. He is also a Registered Behavior Technician with
experience in providing Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA)
therapy to children.