Our Team

Tracy-Markle

Tracy Markle, MA, LPC

Founder & Co-Director
Individual & Family Therapist

Tracy has worked in a variety of clinical, academic, therapeutic settings providing services to teens, adults, and families since 1992. The areas she specializes in are, the treatment and recovery from digital media overuse and addictions, substance abuse, mental illness, social isolation, 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 individuals and their families who are impacted by the effects of technology and the common co-existing factors such as, depression, anxiety, 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.

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Dr. Brett P. Kennedy, Psy. D.

Co-Director
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.

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Julia Putnam, MA, MFTC

Individual & Family Therapist

Julia has worked in a variety of therapeutic settings, including wilderness therapy, residential treatment, community mental health, and community-based therapeutic and parent coaching services. She specializes in digital media overuse as well as common co-occurring issues such as social anxiety, autism spectrum diagnoses, ADHD, executive function difficulties, anxiety, and depression. She facilitates a community-based support group, Problematic Internet Technology Facilitated (PITF), helping members explore their own struggles, make goals and intentions to make changes, and connect with one another through this group. In addition to working as a therapist with Digital Media Treatment and Education Center (DTEC®), Julia also provides academic, executive function, therapeutic, and parent coaching to young adults and their families through Collegiate Coaching Services®, a program affiliated with DTEC®, where she has worked since 2011.

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Justin Male, MA

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…

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Dr. Nicole Hipp, Psy.D.

Clinical Neuropsychologist
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

Research Consultant
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.

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