About Dr. Kristen Lohse

Welcome, I am so glad you are here and found Mile High Mental Health. Since you have found our therapy practice, my guess is that maybe something for you (or a loved one) isn’t working, or feeling like there are things holding you back from the life you desire. Maybe you feel alone, never good enough, anxious, depressed, or have a challenging relationship with food or your body. Perhaps you are wanting support to work through a challenging time.

Regardless of what brought you here, you have already taken a step to do something for yourself (or your loved one). I hope to tell you a little about myself, my training, and my background to see if I might be a good fit for you to work with. If so, I would love nothing more than to help you take steps toward the life you envision. And if you are in a situation where maybe you cannot even envision what the future looks like, I will be there to support you and help you through the unknown.

I am a licensed clinical psychologist specializing in the treatment of eating disorders, body image, and related conditions (including depression and anxiety). I received my doctorate from the PGSP-Stanford Psy.D. Consortium and went on to complete my post-doctoral fellowship at Children’s Hospital Colorado. I have clinical and research experience working across the age range of those struggling with eating disorders, having spent time in both child/adolescent (Children’s Hospital Colorado & Stanford Eating Disorder Clinic) and adult eating disorder programs (ACUTE Center for Eating Disorders in Denver).

I have training in Family Based Treatment (FBT) for eating disorders, Emotion-Focused Family Therapy for eating disorders, and The Body Positive Model/Competencies. I also have experience with a variety of therapeutic modalities including Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Cognitive Remediation Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Radically Open DBT, mindfulness, and interpersonal therapy. I am a member and active volunteer of the Academy of Eating Disorders, as well as a member of the International Association for Eating Disorder Professionals, American Psychological Association, and National Register of Health Service Psychologists.

My approach to therapy draws upon evidence-based practices, while also recognizing that each person is unique. I know how difficult it can be to take that initial step to reach out for help or start a change process – it takes strength, courage, and often comes with some fear or uncertainty. I also hold highly the value of collaboration in therapy between myself and those I work with. You are the expert of yourself and your experiences. My hope, however, is that I might be able to offer a new or different perspective, guidance, hold space for you; and perhaps even offer a gentle challenge of a question or activity to try.

And last but not least, a little about me on a more personal note. I was born and raised in California in a somewhat small town (where I did not appreciate that facet of life at the time, and now love the quiet pace when I go home to visit). I moved here to Colorado for my post-doc fellowship and just haven’t left (too much left to do/explore). In my personal time I enjoy curling up with a good book (known to have at least five library books checked out at one time) and spending quality time outdoors and camping.

I look forward to connecting with you at a time that is convenient for your schedule. In the meantime, please be well and take care.

Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies (DORA) – License PSY.0004907

Telehealth Currently Available in these 28 states

Rates for Dr. Kristen Lohse

Individual and Family Therapy: $200 for 50-min. session or $240 for 60-min. session 
(in-person or Telehealth video)
Extended sessions will be charged prorated in 10-minute increments – $40 for each additional 10 min.

More Information About Rates

I will respond to brief emails for scheduling purposes at no charge.
Phone calls no longer than 15 minutes in-between sessions are free for scheduling or other basic questions.
Longer or more in-depth calls and/or calls with other providers/caregivers that last more than 15 minutes are billed prorated at $240 per hour.