Meet the staff of the Wellness Treatment Center

Our highly qualified multidisciplinary staff consists of mental health and wellness professionals who work together to provide the most effective treatment and wellness training.

Louis L. Bruno, M.D.

Dr. Louis Bruno has been the Medical Director of three mental health centers including the Wellness Treatment Center. The Wellness Treatment Center represents the most recent effort by Dr. Bruno and his staff to develop more effective treatment modalities for people whose lives have been affected by serious mental health issues. This program brings together some of the most well-established treatment tools along with an integrated wellness program allowing clients to move from disharmony and crisis to happier, healthier lives.

Dr. Bruno is also Medical Director of Community Care Corporation, a licensed community mental health clinic in the state of Colorado since 1980. Under his direction, CC has become highly respected both locally and nationally in the treatment of severe and persistent mental illness, including people who are dually diagnosed. Utilizing a unique community support treatment model integrated with a wellness philosophy, he has been very successful helping these people lead normalized and productive lives.

After devoting much of his career to this effort, Dr. Bruno has presented at many national conferences and training sessions to teach his treatment approaches and philosophy.

Robert B. Cowan, M.D.

Dr. Cowan has been in the private practice of psychiatry in Denver since 1982, focusing on psychotherapy and medication management in both clear and complex situations. His experience includes medical school teaching, serving as a director of inpatient services and a wide variety of consulting roles. His approach is pragmatic, problem oriented, family focused, and dedicated to helping patients optimize their level of function. For more background, visit his website. www.bobcowanmd.com

Linda Willits, RxN, CNS

Linda Willits has been a psychiatric nurse for 26 years. She received her master’s degree in psychiatric and mental health nursing in 1996 and transitioned to the clinical nurse specialist role. She has experience with inpatient work, case management, and crisis intervention. After working for years at University Hospital, she has been in private practice in Denver since 2000, providing therapy and medication management. Linda has been leading Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) skills groups since 1998. Since then, she has also provided workshops and consultation on DBT for other area clinicians and is enthusiastic about this treatment modality.

Diane Sieg, RN, CYT, CSP

From the chaos of the emergency room to the calm of her yoga mat, Diane Sieg gives life-saving strategies for the overworked and overwhelmed. She is passionate about helping people create balance in their lives by creating physical, mental, and emotional well-being through intentional lifestyle choices. After working as an emergency room nurse for over 20 years, today Diane is a professional speaker, published author, life coach, and certified yoga teacher, and will help you take care, take charge, and take action in your life. She facilitates the lifestyle-coaching and stress-management groups at the Wellness Treatment Center.  For more information, visit her website http://www.dianesieg.com/

Margaret Meinecke, LCSW, CAC III

Margaret Meinecke is a licensed Clinical Social Worker in private practice in Littleton, Colorado. Her private practice work includes insight-oriented therapies, cognitive-behavioral work with individuals and families, social and relationship skills, crisis intervention, and trauma recovery work. She is state certified as an addictions specialist (CAC III) providing clinical assessment and treatment for clients dependent on drugs, alcohol, self-harming behaviors, or destructive relationships.

Arnica Buckner, Ph.D.

Dr. Arnica Buckner earned her doctorate in clinical psychology from the University of Colorado at Boulder and is currently in private practice in Denver. She specializes in the provision of evidence-based behavior therapies including Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Behavioral Activation (BA), and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT). Dr. Buckner has experience providing individual and group therapy for a variety of psychological difficulties including mood and anxiety disorders, eating disorders, and personality disorders. Her intention as a therapist is to help those she works with to balance acceptance and change in order to move toward a fuller, more meaningful life. To learn more see her website: http://www.arnicabuckner.com/

Jill Kauffman, Ph.D.

Dr. Kauffman earned her doctorate in clinical psychology, health
proficiency, in 1996. She has worked in community mental health in
Colorado for 13 years, providing services to people with a wide variety
of mental health issues. She also has a private practice in Denver
where she specializes in the treatment of trichotillomania (compulsive
hair pulling). Dr. Kauffman has specialized training in the areas of
DBT (Dialectical Behavior Therapy) and ACT (Acceptance and Commitment
Therapy). She is a behavior therapist and utilizes many
mindfulness-based strategies in her work. Dr. Kauffman has always had
an interest in health psychology and alternative therapies.

Meg Garrido White, LPC

Meg Garrido White has been a practicing psychotherapist for 15 years. She is currently in private practice after 7 years in the community mental health setting. She works with adults to address depression, anxiety, trauma, grief, relationship concerns, and life transition issues. Her work is grounded in mindfulness as she assists her clients learn the skills needed to be effective in their lives using DBT and ACT technologies. Furthermore, she facilitates a deeper relationship with and understanding of the Self for clients interested in depth work.
 


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