Tracy Markle, MA, LPC
Founder & Co-Director
Individual & Family Therapist
Tracy Markle, MA, LPC, is a nationally renowned digital media addiction treatment expert. Tracy is the Founder and Co-Director of Digital Media Treatment and Education Center (dTEC®), founded in 2015, and is located in Boulder, Colorado. dTEC’s affiliate program, Collegiate Coaching Services®, was founded in 2008 by Tracy. Both programs offer individualized support and guidance to individuals and families impacted by technology use and digital media applications, such as video games and social media.
Since 1992, she has worked in various roles while supporting people of all ages who struggle with addiction and mental illness. After completing her graduate studies in Community Counseling with a Specialization in Marriage and Family Therapy in 2000, her focus has been on treating overuse behaviors and addictions from a systemic perspective.
Dr. Brett P. Kennedy, Psy.D.
Licensed Clinical Psychologist
Dr. Brett P. Kennedy is a clinical psychologist with over 20 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.
Natalie Worobel, MA, LPC, LMHC
Individual & Family Therapist
Natalie is an individual and family therapist at dTEC® who is very passionate about helping people struggling with digital media overuse and addiction. This interest started early in Natalie’s life and has shaped her education and career choices.
As an undergraduate, she completed her bachelor’s degree in communication focusing on the ways digital media affects communication styles and relationships. She then obtained a second bachelor’s degrees in philosophy to learn how digital media impacts one’s sense of self, connection to others, and connection to the world. Her desire to help people directly led her to complete her master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling.
Justin Male, MA, LPC
Individual & Family Therapist
Since 2006, Justin has worked in a variety of clinical settings providing individual, group and family psychotherapy, behavioral intervention and social skills training, therapeutic and executive functioning coaching. Originally a transplant from California, Justin is proud to call Colorado his home and thoroughly appreciates the numerous opportunities and overall quality of life the state has to offer.
Justin received his Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology, Marriage and Family Therapy at Azusa Pacific University in 2005. He currently specializes in working with adolescents, young adults and families addressing a variety of mental health issues including anxiety, depression, compulsive behaviors, such as digital media overuse and executive functioning challenges…
Megan Reichstein, MA, LPC
Individual and Family Therapist
Megan is a Licensed Professional Counselor, and as a Colorado native, she has worked closely with our local community for years. Megan started supporting adolescents through her experience of being a teacher in the state of Colorado. She then graduated with her master’s degree in clinical counseling in order to specialize in providing mental health treatment to children, adults, college students, and families. She provides individual, group, and family therapy to a diverse clientele across the developmental spectrum. Megan believes it is important for her clients to feel heard and understood. She works collaboratively with her clients to develop mutual trust and respect, which facilitates positive change to occur in their lives.
Dr. Nicole Hipp, Psy.D.
Dr. Nicole Hipp is a licensed psychologist in the state of Colorado with a long-term passion for the treatment and assessment of learning disabilities, attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), traumatic brain injuries and psychosocial difficulties. Dr. Hipp obtained her doctorate in clinical psychology from La Salle University in Philadelphia, PA in January of 2016. While at La Salle University, she completed training in neuropsychological and psychoeducational assessment of learning disabilities like ADHD and dyslexia. Before moving to Colorado, Dr. Hipp completed her clinical internship working with Veterans at the Syracuse VA in Upstate NY, with a specialization in rehabilitation psychology. In Syracuse, Dr. Hipp received advanced training in psychoeducational and neuropsychological assessment, with a focus on ADHD, autism spectrum disorders, concussion and aging. After obtaining her doctoral degree, Dr. Hipp received extensive training as a Post-Doctoral Fellow in neuropsychological and psychoeducational assessment, the treatment of executive function issues like ADHD, and the sequalae associated with concussions and traumatic head injuries. In addition, to providing psychoeducational assessments at Collegiate Coaching Services® , Dr. Hipp is an executive function coach and a clinical supervisor.
Dr. Daniel Hipp, Ph.D
Dr. Daniel Hipp received his Ph.D. in Cognitive and Brain Science in 2015 from the University of Binghamton. His dissertation research used novel eye tracking techniques to explore the relation between visual attention and video game exposure. His postdoctoral work has included time spent as a University of Denver Professor of Psychology and as an Advanced Neuroscience Research Fellow in a Translational Psychiatry lab. His expertise is in human cognition and visual perception, as well as Developmental Psychology, and he has experience working with people at every point in the lifespan. Currently, he is working with dTEC® on problems related to prolonged exposure to digital media, including developing tools to assess the visual, emotional, and cognitive effects of screens and their contents.