Trauma, Health & Hazards Center

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Valerie Anderson, PsyD

Dr. Anderson brings more than 8 years of experience in clinical psychology positions and over 6 years working with military clients and providers for the US Army, Fort Carson, Colorado Springs.  She also has more than 30 years of business experience in executive positions that included a founding management role for the Warrior Support Center in Colorado Springs, a start-up psychological trauma center focused on military personnel and their families.  Dr. Anderson has been with the University of Colorado Colorado Springs (UCCS) since 2011 in clinical and program director leadership roles.  She is the Clinic Director of the Veterans Health and Trauma Clinic which is the mental health services arm of the UCCS Trauma, Health & Hazards Center.  Dr. Anderson works with individuals and couples specializing in mood disorders, anxiety disorders, and military and non-military related trauma recovery using Cognitive Processing Therapy and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). She graduated from the Clinical Psychology Doctoral program at Colorado School of Professional Psychology with a dual concentration in Organizational Development and Marriage & Family Counseling.   

Dana Monroe, PsyD

Dr. Monroe is a Clinical Psychologist with the UCCS Veterans Health and Trauma Clinic and brings diverse clinical experience including work with active duty military, veteran, forensic, homeless, and chronically mentally ill populations. She has over 10 years of managerial experience as a director, clinical supervisor, and program developer. Dr. Monroe uses evidence-based treatments for trauma, including CPT, EMDR, DBT and Mindfulness.  Dr. Monroe is also a certified yoga instructor and has taught yoga to patients suffering from PTSD, Anxiety, Depression and other issues. She has been an adjunct professor and clinical supervisor at the University of the Rockies.  She conducts psychodiagnostic and neuropsychological evaluations.  She is a certified crisis counselor and an independent healthcare consultant.  Dr. Monroe has worked extensively with the military population, and was formerly the Director of a Partial Hospitalization Program that exclusively served active duty servicemen and servicewomen.  Dr. Monroe worked with the forensic population and chronically homeless populations. Dr. Monroe graduated from the California School of Professional Psychology with a Doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology.    

Erin Fowler, MA, LPC

Ms. Fowler is a Clinical Therapist at the UCCS Veterans Health and Trauma Clinic.  She brings over 15 years of experience in the field of mental health, 10 of those as a practicing psychotherapist in the Pikes Peak community.  While direct clinical work has always been at the forefront for her, Ms. Fowler has branched out as a clinical supervisor, case manager, and media consultant/community educator regarding mental health and PTSD.  She served a variety of populations along the Front Range through her work with AspenPointe, TESSA, and Urban Peak, prior to joining the team at the Veterans Health and Trauma clinic.  Ms. Fowler's focus has always been on treating children, teens, families, and adults with histories of complex trauma, homelessness, domestic violence, multiple hospitalizations, and severe emotional dysregulation.  Ms. Fowler is an EMDRIA Approved Consultant, and holds a Disaster Behavioral Health Field Response Certification (MRC).  She has special expertise in both Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and EMDR and is a published Illustrator (Innovative Practices from the East and West for Bodymind Health by John Hartung, PhD). Ms. Fowler earned her Master of Arts degree in Community Counseling from the University of Northern Colorado.  

Charles Knoeckel, MA, NCC, LPC

Mr. Knoeckel is a Clinical Therapist at the UCCS Veterans Health and Trauma Clinic and brings over 14 years of clinical, instructional, and military experience working with active duty military members, their families, and civilian populations with mood disorders or psychological trauma. Prior to joining the clinic, Mr. Knoeckel worked in private practice and community service positions. He is a former Member and past Chair of the Colorado State Licensed Professional Counselor Board of Examiners and has worked as an adjunct professor at University of Colorado. Mr. Knoeckel provides evidence-based treatments for trauma including EMDR. He graduated from University of Colorado at Colorado Springs with a Masters Degree in Counseling and Human Services