The Digital Media Treatment and Education Center Team

Tracy Markle, MA, LPC, Founder & Owner

Therapist

tracy markle digital media addiction therapistTracy has worked in a variety of clinical and therapeutic settings providing services to teens, adults, and families for the past 25 years. The areas she specializes in are, the treatment and recovery from digital media addictions, substance abuse, mental illness, improved relationships, successful life transitions, and academic and employment success.

Tracy and the team at Digital Media Treatment and Education Center (DTEC) provide education, psychotherapy, and intervention support to to clients who are 10 years old and older and their families who are impacted by the effects of technology and common co-existing factors such as, depression, isolation, academic failure, and more. Tracy collaborates with national experts in the field of Internet addiction, which allows her and the team to provide the most up to date treatment approaches when working with people who struggle with this issue.

Tracy contributed to a clinicians handbook set to be published in 2017, “Internet Addiction in Children and Adolescents: Risk Factors, Treatment, and Prevention”. The  treatment approach developed by Tracy, and described in the clinicians handbook is called, “Family, Integrated Treatment, Social Connection ~ Internet Addiction (FITSC-IA). It is a community-based approach to treating problematic Internet applications and the issues underlying the problematic use. This innovative approach has been developed and honed over the past several years and is exceptionally successful.

DTEC works collaboratively with Collegiate Coaching Services (CCS), which was founded in 2010 by Tracy. CCS provides academic, executive functioning, therapeutic coaching and clinical services to students and those planning to re-engage in the college environment. Both programs work closely with each other and offer exceptional services to their clients. The joint effort of the teams allow our clients to receive treatment and coaching by practitioner and coaches under the same roof, which facilitates effective collaboration and more successful treatment outcomes.

Outside of her work at DTEC and CCS, Tracy has a passion for skate skiing, hiking and many other outdoor endeavors. As a competitive runner throughout college, Tracy finds enjoyment and adventure in trail running and in the occasional road race. When she is not enjoying the wilds of Colorado, Tracy values the time she spends with her family, friends, and dogs, Lucy, Scout and Ziggy, while living in Boulder, CO.

Dr. Brett Kennedy

Psychotherapist

Dr. Brett P. Kennedy is a clinical psychologist with over 15 years of experience working with adolescents, adults and couples.  He engages a developmental and dialectical behavioral (DBT) approach to his work with substance abuse, behavior/process “addictions” and in treating mental health issues.   As a “digital immigrant” to the technological revolution, Dr. Kennedy has seen both the pros and the perils that digital media brings to the lives of his clients by exploring both the complications, and conveniences that technology present in their personal and professional relationships as technology has been integrated into their lives and for the “digital natives” who grew up with technology as a part of their development.

Dr. Kennedy advocates a philosophy of mindfulness and balance in our relationship with technology and works with clients struggling with compulsivity and “addiction” to the internet, gaming, pornography, and social media. Technology is a part of our lives, and developing the skills to navigate it effectively are critical to our relationship with our self, and others, on and offline.

Dr. Kennedy, is a strong advocate of “work/life balance” and nurturing our “offline” pursuits. He enjoys spending time connecting to the outdoors through running, hiking, cycling, and skiing, and connecting to the global community through travel.

Barb Rogers; Practice Manager