Child, Adolescent, & Adult Psychiatry
Dr. Daniela Stamatoiu is a Board-Certified Psychiatrist, with extensive experience treating children, adolescents, and adults. She graduated from medical school at the age of 24, from the University of Medicine and Pharmacology in Bucharest, Romania before moving to the U.S. and completing a Psychiatric Residency at the University of Colorado Health Science Center. Dr. Stamatoiu trained in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry as well as Psychodynamic Psychotherapy at the Psychoanalytic Institute of Denver, Colorado. She began her medical career in mental health at the Colorado Mental Health Institute at Pueblo, and later joined the Psychiatric team at the Children’s Hospital. Her responsibilities included evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment of children and adolescents with a variety of mental health issues.
Her prior academic involvement includes instructing students in Child Psychotherapy Techniques and mentoring within the Child Psychiatry Fellowship at UCHSC, Denver, as well as teaching Medication Intervention for Children in the Psychodynamic Psychotherapy program at the Psychoanalytic Institute.
Dr. Stamatoiu has extensive knowledge and clinical experience with a vast array of psychiatric diagnoses: mood and anxiety disorders, learning disabilities, attention deficit/executive function disorders, pervasive development disorders, personality disorders, and psychological aspects related to couples and family dysfunction. She often provides consultation services to colleagues in the community around difficult, complex cases.
Dr. Stamatoiu started her private practice in the Denver area in 2000. Aside from providing the best mental health care for her patients, Dr. Stamatoiu consulted for various local organizations, including Arapahoe House, the Denver Children’s Home, Jewish Family Services, and private and public schools in the community. She maintains an active relationship with specialists in the field. Her collaborations keep our work relevant and up to speed with the pulse of scientific progress.
In addition to being the president of PHD and a Mental Health Corporation of Denver board member, Dr. Stamatoiu is the mother of two daughters and has lived in Colorado with her family for twenty years.
” I strive to bring a harmonious balance to traditional psychiatry, solid psychotherapeutic techniques, and modern medical intervention in the way I practice medicine and engage with my patients. I would like to be in a position to offer an integrated and empirically-based, yet artful approach to our understanding and treatment of mental and emotional struggles. Utilizing current technology diagnostically and therapeutically provides us with yet another piece of the puzzle in helping to decipher the mystery of our patients’ troubles.”
~Dr. Daniela Stamatoiu
Clinical Research Specialist
Kevin J. Udis PH.D. is a Licensed Psychologist with 17 years of experience in Colorado. He has a broad range of professional experience, as the former Clinical Director of Devereux Cleo-Wallace and Staff Psychologist at the Colorado Mental Health Institute of Fort Logan. Kevin attended the Denver Institute of Psychoanalysis, focusing on Child Psychoanalysis, and is the former President of Boulder IDC.
He specializes in resolving complicated learning problems, and assists in restoring development to its normal course. Kevin performs individual and family consultations and therapy and carries out psychological testing for emotional, cognitive, and learning problems. He is able to provide specific cognitive evaluations and learning recommendations to his patients, and assists in developing learning accommodation programs that reflect the specific needs of his individual clients.
“Human development begins before birth and is poignantly expressed in infancy but continues throughout life. I believe that by understanding the unique qualities of a person, within the common background of the developmental tasks of life, we can understand the comprehensive needs of the special ‘time in life’ that is posing a challenge for our children, ourselves, and our parents. Thus, the tools of evaluations, be they aimed at learning, emotional development, or issues with thinking make sense when we consider what the specific challenge is. If we pay attention to complaints and symptoms, we understand the manifestation of the problem. By also paying attention to the time in life when they occur we learn about the context in which the problems arise. And in the end we have a way to characterize growth and resilience for each special age.”
~ Kevin Udis
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Maureen is a Board Certified Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, a Colorado native and proud two-time CU alumna. She began her nursing career at Children’s Hospital Colorado in 1986 working as a staff nurse on the Child Psychiatric Unit, followed by years on Child Crisis Unit, Adolescent Medical-Psychiatric Unit, Eating Disorders Team and Psychiatric Day Treatment. The excellent teaching environment inspired Maureen to complete her graduate education in 2006. She then became licensed and board certified as a psychiatric nurse practitioner, managing the care of psychiatric inpatients in concert with a multi-disciplinary team. Maureen has since branched out to the community providing comprehensive outpatient psychiatric care to children, teens, adults and families. Over the years, she has provided internship oversight and training to numerous graduate level nurse practitioner students in affiliation with University of Colorado. In addition to traditional therapeutic interventions including prescribing medication when appropriate, Maureen appreciates alternative treatment modalities and has brought this passion to her clients via adventure therapy. In her free time, she may be found skiing in the Rocky Mountains or scuba diving in the tropics!
“I want every person that enters my office to feel comfortable, respected and heard. I believe in working collaboratively with individuals toward their goals, utilizing a strength-based, interpersonal model. As the mother of two daughters and the eighth of nine children, I have a deep appreciation for family and a profound respect for all kinds of families. I understand the struggles that are inherent in parenting and I strive to help families achieve their very best as individuals and as a unit”.
Clinical Specialist, TMS Specialist
Early in her career, Stacie began working with youth, engaging in tutoring programs, volunteering for mental health treatment agencies, and carrying out research focusing on at-risk youth populations. She graduated from Virginia Tech with a Bachelors of Science in Psychology. Following graduation, Stacie moved to Colorado, where she served as a counselor for eight years at The Denver Children’s Home. She specializes in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Dialectic Behavioral Therapy, and served as a corporate trainer educating other organizations about these treatment modalities.
As Clinical Specialist, Stacie administers Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation treatments, and enjoys the opportunity to support patients during the treatment process. She also administers Quotient ADHD testing, and is skilled at the interpretation of these results. Stacie has experience working with individuals with a variety of psychological issues including developmental disorders, depression, PTSD, personality and attachment disorders, psychosis, and anxiety.
“I feel that it is important to support each patient in the context of his or her current emotional environment. I truly believe that each and every patient is doing the best that they can, though they often lack the tools and strategies to reach their maximum potential. It is my hope to provide a sage and validating space in order to encourage skill building and useful coping strategies.”
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Amanda is a Board Certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP). Amanda earned a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Child Psychology from the University of Minnesota before going on to become a Registered Nurse and PMHNP. She has experience working with children, adolescents, adults, and geriatric patients. Her career began working as a psychiatric nurse on the inpatient unit at Denver Health, where she worked with children, adolescents and adults who were in acute crisis, needing assistance with emotional and behavioral needs. In addition, she has worked in home health, providing psychiatric care in the patient’s home allowing for a smooth transition from the hospital.
Amanda provides integrative care, working with the patient’s health care providers and therapists. She believes in a holistic treatment approach to provide optimal health and overall wellness, and practices evidence-based treatment. Her treatment goals include providing improved quality of life and is eager to work with patients who are motivated to make personal changes.
Amanda moved to Colorado in 2007 and loves the outdoors. Her weekends are spent with her family, including her husband and two young boys. During her free time, she enjoys road and mountain biking, skiing, camping, and traveling.
“It is important to me to develop a therapeutic relationship with my patients to provide the best care. I respect and encourage my patients to be involved in their treatment as I feel this provides the best outcome for the patient. I enjoy being able to work with my patients, seeing long-term improvements in their mental health. I feel it is very important to use integrative care and evidence-based treatment. As a mom, I also understand the importance of working with not just the patient, but families to provide the best care.”
Cindy Souser, LMFT
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapy
Educational and School Services
Cindy provides a variety of services, utilizing 35 year of teaching experience, including her work at Graland Country Day School and Denver Academy. Cindy will do a comprehensive assessment of the student’s strengths and challenges, in both the family and school settings, to create positive communication language, routines and coordination of support services between educators/ schools and families. Cindy can help teachers to implement the accommodations necessary for academic and social/emotional success. With a clear understanding of the students’ learning profile, social/emotional functioning and support systems available, Cindy will be able to create and coordinate support for students, families, (therapists) and educators. As a parent, Cindy understands how important it is for schools and families to work collaboratively for their child’s success and well- being. Using a solution- focused, strength based approach, Cindy will create goals and strategies to help integrate systems for success.
House Calls -Integrative Options / Flexible and Individualized “Off–Site” Support
Cindy also works closely with parents and families to help guide and establish routines and systems to reduce power struggles. Cindy has the flexibility to meet with you at the location that best meets your needs in order to improve the relationships and functioning in the family or school setting.
Cindy also works with patients with Brain Injuries and Trauma.
Cindy will work as a Life Coach with children and young adults with ASD, developmental disabilities, atypical neurological issues, as well as patients suffering from Traumatic Brain Injury.
Registered Dietitian Nutritionist
Anna Schwartz has experience in dietetics including both adult and pediatric clinical work in large acute care hospitals where she provided high quality nutrition care for patients in various disease states. Currently, she serves others in the outpatient setting where she focuses on individualized counseling sessions tailored to each patient. Anna graduated Magna Cum Laude from Texas Christian University, where she earned her Bachelors of Science in Nutrition within the Coordinated Program in Dietetics and is pursuing her Masters in Nutrition. Anna’s career interests include weight management, disordered eating patterns, as well as both adult and pediatric nutritional counseling. As the President of the Student Nutrition and Dietetics Association at Texas Christian University, Anna collaborated with students and other professionals in the North Texas region using the most up to date research and educational materials. Anna is an active member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.
Anna’s services include individual nutrition counseling sessions, team evaluations, group counseling sessions, grocery store tours and individual in-home visit evaluations. Aside from her career, Anna enjoys skiing in the Colorado mountains, photography, traveling, and playing tennis.
“I believe in the idea of everything in moderation. I support my patients by teaching this principle and providing them with the tools and knowledge to make positive changes in their nutritional health. Eating is something we do every day, and it is the food choices we make that can influence the delicate balance between health and nutritional status. I focus on both short- and long-term goals, because if the small daily steps towards wellness are not taken, it can be difficult to achieve lasting change. I strive to provide an atmosphere of trust, support and confidence for my patients in an empathic, open-minded easy-going setting.”
Family Nurse Practitioner
Lynn received her Master of Science in Nursing/Family Nurse Practitioner degree at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center in 2007. Three years prior, she completed her Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from the University of Iowa. She gained valuable experience as a Medical/Surgical nurse in the hospital setting during graduate school and loved living in Colorado so much, she stayed to pursue her nurse practitioner career.
She worked for 6 years in an outpatient endocrinology clinic where she became an expert in managing thyroid problems, diabetes, and a variety of hormone related issues. She worked extensively on weight management and counseled patients on healthier lifestyles through hormone optimization, diet, and exercise. She managed PCOS, insulin resistance, perimenopause, hypogonadism, and other rare hormone disease states. She also has advanced experience in treating with Armour, NatureThroid and Cytomel, in addition to Synthroid for thyroid hormone replacement.
She is board certified by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) and is currently working full time in the family practice setting.
Once monthly, she has teamed up with Paramount Health Directions to provide medical consultations for their patients to uncover any potential organic issues that may be contributing to their mental health issues. Her goal is to fill in the gaps between care of the mind and care of the body to provide patients seeking psychiatry help, a more holistic experience. She and the PHD team feel this more complete approach can provide a multidisciplinary way for patients to get more well-rounded care and keep the mind and body well connected. By evaluating potential medical problems early that contribute to patients’ mental health issues, the focus can be on preventive medicine, treatment, and education to help patients live their best lives.
In her free time, she loves traveling with her husband and spending time with her dog. She also likes skiing, exercising, reading, and socializing with friends and family.