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Kym Spring Thompson, PsyD, IMH-E® IV- Clinical
Founder & Clinical Director

I graduated from the University of Wisconsin- Madison in 1996 with a Bachelors degree in Psychology and Behavioral Science and Law. I worked with children with Autism Spectrum Disorders and their families for 7 years before moving to Denver. I began graduate school at the University of Denver, Graduate School of Professional Psychology in 2004, at which time I began doing psychotherapy and assessment with children and families. I earned my Masters Degree in November 1996 and my Doctorate of Psychology August 2009, both in Clinical Psychology with children and families as my specialty focus. I am licensed as a Psychologist in the state of Colorado (#3555).  In June 2015, I became Endorsed as an Infant Mental Health Mentor (IMH-E® IV- Clinical) by the Endorsement for Culturally Sensitive, Relationship-Focused Practice Promoting Infant Mental Health (IMH-E®)

Much of my experience has been in supporting children with emotional and behavioral issues, which often include anxiety or behavior management and parent coaching. My research interests have included high conflict divorce, mothers as athletes, neurobehavioral issues in children and providing supervision. A specialized interest in Postpartum Depression led to my research and publication entitled “Postpartum Depression: Impact on Infants and Implications for Intervention.” Additionally, I am on staff at the Healthy Expectations Program at Children’s Hospital Colorado, specializing in Perinatal Mental Health and Mother-Infant Therapy. A parallel area of passion has been in early trauma, guiding my training and experience in working with children and families that have experienced a variety of traumatic events. In the areas of trauma, anxiety and postpartum depression I have had training and experience in the use of evidenced-based practices.  I am an adjunct instructor at the University of Denver in the Graduate School of Professional Psychology, teaching a course in Child Development, Infancy through Middle Childhood.  I have guest lectured to masters, doctoral and post-doctural students on autism spectrum disorders, infant-caregiver relationships and infant/ early childhood assessment. I am a member of the Colorado Association for Infant Mental Health. I supervise doctoral level students in Clinical Psychology and have often served as a doctoral paper committee member. I feel that these experiences cultivate my ability to provide ethical, responsible, emphatic, and knowledgeable therapeutic services.


Ashley Sward, PsyD, IMH-E® III 
Licensed Clinical Psychologist


As I entered the University of Denver Graduate School of Professional Psychology, I knew I wanted to pursue a career working with children and families.  I graduated with my doctorate of psychology in 2014 with an emphasis in trauma, child psychology and assessment.   I then went on to pursue a specialty in early child development as well as infant and perinatal mental health through a fellowship with The Irving Harris Program for Child Development and Infant Mental Health.


My approach to psychotherapy highlights the importance of relationships while including evidence-based interventions. When working with children and families, interventions include child-parent psychotherapy, trauma-focused cognitive behavior therapy and parent-child interaction therapy.  When working with adults, interventions include interpersonal psychotherapy, emotion-focused couples therapy and mindfulness/relaxation techniques for managing stress and anxiety.


I am also very passionate about assessment. I look at assessment as an opportunity to work alongside clients to help them discover their strengths and opportunities for growth.  I am trained and experienced in cognitive and academic, personality and behavioral assessment for children and adults.


Outside of Flourish, I am the clinical supervisor of the Warm Connections Program focused on integrating behavioral health services into the WIC nutritional programs throughout Denver.  I am also active in the Colorado Association for Infant Mental Health, and have earned my Endorsement for Culturally Sensitive, Relationship-Focused Practice Promoting Infant Mental Health (IMH-E ®).







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