Pennock Center for Counseling employs Master’s and Doctorate level clinicians. Our staff therapists are either licensed by the state of Colorado or working towards licensure and are counseling under the supervision of a licensed clinician. Our compassionate and competent staff uses a variety of clinical approaches to meet our client’s needs. If you would like to learn more about our qualified staff, please click on the individual names to the right.

Speaking Engagements

Staff members are available to speak to community groups and organizations. Please contact Karyn Gibson for more information at 303-655-9065, ext. 1.

Internship Programs

The center is an internship site for the University of Denver, the University of Colorado at Denver and Naropa University. Our field instructors are highly experienced and value the many contributions interns make to our organization. Interns carry a clinical caseload and work under the supervision of the field instructor.

Jody Pierce, Director


Jody Pierce, LCSW, is Pennock Center for Counseling’s Director and a licensed clinical social worker with over 30 years of experience in the field. Jody has been with the center since 2003 and is committed to making Pennock Center for Counseling a safe, compassionate place where people can get the quality mental health care they need. Besides her administrative responsibilities, Jody maintains a clinical caseload and provides clinical supervision to staff and interns. She has specialized training in an integrative psychotherapy approach as well as a variety of psychotherapeutic approaches and modalities. Jody’s experience includes Hospice Social Work, School Social Work, coordination of an early identification and intervention grant program for high risk youth and private practice work. In addition to working with adults, couples and children, Jody enjoys family work and facilitating groups at the center and in the community.

Michael Altman, LPC, CAC II


Michael Altman is a licensed professional counselor and a certified addictions counselor. He has worked with Pennock Center for almost 5 years and has many years of clinical experience. Michael has worked with high risk youth and their families for 18 years as an intervention specialist in the Boulder Valley School District. In his private psychotherapy practice, Michael has worked with adolescents and adults alike. He is also a highly experienced couple’s therapist and enjoys the creative process of change in a trusting, compassionate therapeutic relationship. Pennock Center is thankful to have his expertise available to our clients.

Mallory Crouch, Staff Therapist

Mallory2013Mallory Crouch is a Licensed Social Worker and is a staff therapist and the internship coordinator at the center. Mallory graduated from the University of Denver in 2010 with a Masters Degree in Social Work, specializing in families and trauma, where she completed her graduate internship at Pennock Center for Counseling. Prior to working at the center, Mallory worked extensively with co-occurring substance abuse and mental health disorders throughout the Denver, Adams, and Douglas county court systems. Mallory is currently obtaining her Certified Addictions Counselor II license, focusing on substance abuse treatment. Mallory utilizes cognitive-behavioral, family systems, solution focused, and trauma treatment in her approach to therapy.

Rachel Morici, Staff Therapist


Rachel Morici is a licensed professional counselor and group coordinator at the center. Rachel graduated from C.W. Post Long Island University, New York in 2003 with a Masters Degree in Clinical Art Psychotherapy. Before joining the staff at Pennock Center, Rachel had 15 years of experience working with children, families, couples, and adults in a variety of social service settings. Her experience includes work with developmentally disabled children in a school setting and community mental health. She utilizes CBT, DBT and psychodynamic approaches in therapy. In addition to clinical work with children, couples, and families, Rachel enjoys facilitating DBT groups and anxiety management groups.

Morgen Warner, Bilingual Staff Therapist

Morgen Warner

Morgen Warner is the Bilingual Staff Therapist at the center and is fluent in both English and Spanish. Morgen is a licensed social worker and obtained her Master Degree of Social Work at the University of Denver in 2013.  Her main interest is working with families and individuals to help them identify strengths and reach their goals.

Morgen has worked for the past nine years with children, adolescents and families in a variety of settings including community mental health, local schools, and an orphanage in the Dominican Republic as a Peace Corps Volunteer. Morgen’s clinical approach is client-centered and strengths based.  Morgen recognizes that every client has different needs and utilizes different therapeutic modalities including: family systems, cognitive-behavioral (CBT), solution focused, play/art therapy and DBT skills.  Morgen is working on becoming a certified addictions counselor (CAC-II) and is a trained EMDR therapist. Morgen is a member of the National Association of Social Workers.


Morgen Warner, Terapueta bilingüe

Morgen Warner

Morgen Warner es la terapeuta bilingüe en el centro y habla inglés y español. Morgen tiene su Maestria en el trabajo social y se graduó de la Universidad de Denver en el 2013. Su intéres principal es trabajar con familias e individuos para ayudarlos identificar fortalezas y alcanzar sus metas.

Morgen ha trabajado durante los últimos nueve años con niños, adolescentes y familias en una variedad de lugares incluyendo en una clínica comunitaria de la salud mental, escuela local, y un albergue para niños en la República Dominicana como voluntaria del Cuerpo de Paz.

Morgen reconoce que cada cliente tiene necesidades diferentes y utiliza diferentes modalidades terapéuticas que incluyen:  terapia familiar, terapia centrada en las soluciones, terapia del juego/arte, terapia cognitiva-conductual (TCC), y las destrezas de la terapia dialéctica conductual (TDC). Morgen está en proceso de ser consejera certificada en adicciones y también en DRMO (el acrónimo el inglés es EMDR). Morgen es miembro de la Asociación Nacional de Trabajadores Sociales.

Karyn Gibson, Office Manager

Karyn Gibson is our Office Manager and has worked at the center since the Spring of 2007. She brings with her over 16 years of office administration and human resource experience. Karyn attended Laramie County Community College where she studied Criminal Justice. She then moved to Salt Lake City and attended the University of Utah. Her family has lived in Brighton since 2001 when her husband’s job was transferred to Colorado. Karyn enjoys working with the community and serving the needs of our clients. She is currently serving as the Committee Chair for the Family Preservation Commission for Adams County. In her spare time, Karyn is a digital restoration artist and photographer.

Diane Castens, Administrative Assistant

dianeprofile2Diane Castens and her husband moved to the Brighton area in 2013 after raising a family in Aurora. She began working for the center in 2014 as an Administrative Assistant. Diane brings with her over 35 years of office administration experience. She began her career as a legal secretary and has worked as a church administrator and clerical administrator to another counseling group in Colorado. Diane also serves on the Board of Directors of a nonprofit organization supporting the needs of children’s homes. In her spare time, Diane enjoys camping, fishing, crafting and spending time with her family.