Kirsten Cooper
Practicum Therapist • CMPC • LPCC

Kirsten joined CAPS in August of 2019 as a practicum intern. Kirsten is currently pursuing her doctoral degree from the University of Denver in Clinical Psychology. She holds a Master of Arts in Sport and Performance Psychology from the University of Denver and a Bachelor of Arts in Integrative Physiology from CU Boulder.

Prior to joining CAPS, Kirsten worked in a variety of settings including private practice for sport and performance psychology, as well as the New Start Clinic for severe persistent mental illness. Before entering the field of psychology, Kirsten spent much of her life competing as an alpine ski racer before pursuing her education at CU. She is an experienced yoga teacher and a certified alpine ski coach. Kirsten employs techniques from her various experiences in therapy in order to help students understand problematic behaviors, increase their capacity to tolerate discomfort, and take effective actions that promote their well being.




    • PsyD, Clinical Psychology - University of Denver
    • MA, Sport and Performance Psychology - University of Denver
    • BA, Integrative Physiology¬†- University of Colorado, Boulder

    The place I'd most like to see

    The Zhangye Danxia Landform in Gansu, China and the Li River.

    Areas of interest

    Sport and performance, systems, multicultural issues, LGBTQ issues, trauma, grief and loss, transitions.