Our Clinicians

Kate Colón, Psy.D. and Jennifer Paz, M.Ed., PsyD. cofounded Elevated Insights to better serve the needs of our children in Denver and surrounding communities. Having earned their doctorate degrees from the University of Denver’s Clinical Psychology program, both Dr. Colón and Dr. Paz specialize in psychological evaluation of children and adolescents and have received clinical training across a number of settings including hospitals, community mental health centers, private practices and educational settings.

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Dr. Kate Colón

Dr. Kate Colón is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist who specializes in working with children, adolescents, and their families.  She believes in a client-centered, strengths-based approach to treatment and aims to help clients and families develop resources they need to reach their full potential and meet their goals.

Dr. Colón earned a doctorate degree in Clinical Psychology from the University of Denver. Throughout her clinical training, she has worked with children, adolescents, and families across a variety of settings.  These settings have included community mental health centers, hospitals, schools, and private practice. Dr. Colón also earned her master’s degree in International Disaster Psychology from the University of Denver, where she received extensive clinical training in community-based interventions and traumatic stress in young individuals.

Dr. Colón’s practice primarily focuses on psychological testing, assessment, and consultation. She believes psychological assessment can provide a rich understanding of the unique ways that neurodevelopmental, cognitive, emotional, and behavioral differences can impact a young person’s overall sense of well-being in the world.  By using sophisticated and scientifically-grounded approaches, Dr. Colón is able to help families develop a better understanding of the challenges of children and adolescents, while making client-centered recommendations to help them become successful across home and academic settings. Her areas of clinical focus include: traumatic stress, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, anxiety and mood disorders, giftedness and learning disabilities, autism spectrum disorders, attachment disruption, and mental health assessment of children involved in the foster care system.

Outside of work, Dr. Colón enjoys spending time with her family and friends in the mountains hiking, biking, fishing, and skiing.

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Dr. Jennifer Paz

Jennifer  “Jenn” Paz, M.Ed., Psy.D. is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist and the co-founder of Elevated Insights Assessment: Psychological Evaluations for Children, Adolescents, and Families. Dr. Paz specializes in bilingual (Spanish) assessment and treatment of children/adolescents and their families. Born in Colombia, South America, her passion for working with Latino and underserved families has been a focus throughout her educational career. Dr. Paz earned her Masters of Education through Regis University and taught for five years within the Denver Public School system at a Title-1 school in Five Points. There she dedicated herself to providing a culturally responsive classroom, formed strong relationships with her students and their families that continue today, and was awarded Mile High Teacher of the Year 2008/2009. Dr. Paz’s experience as a classroom teacher, allows her to communicate and navigate effectively within the education system and understand the obstacles and capacity of current classroom teachers, impacting students.  In 2013, Dr. Paz earned her Masters of Arts in Psychology from the University of Denver. Her formal clinical doctoral training focused on providing bilingual therapeutic and psychological assessment services and included community mental health, inpatient/outpatient and rehabilitation services at Children’s Hospital Colorado, and grief/loss work with The Denver Hospice. Commitment and admiration for underserved populations led to volunteering with AmeriCorps and Dr. Paz was awarded with the 2014 Mountain West Engagement Award for Excellence and honored by the University of Denver Magazine.

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Dr. Jenna Scott

Dr. Jenna Scott is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist who specializes in the evaluation and treatment of complex and early childhood trauma, as well as psychological and neuropsychological assessments for academic, diagnostic, and forensic purposes. She earned both her Masters of Art and doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology through the George Washington University. Her pre- and post-doctoral training positions included providing therapeutic interventions and psychological/neuropsychological assessments across educational, forensic, hospital, and community-based settings. For the past four years, Dr. Scott has primarily worked with children, adolescents, and young adults in school-based and outpatient settings, providing therapeutic and diagnostic services. Areas of assessment focus and competency include: trauma- and stress-related difficulties; child, adolescent, and adult autism; attention-deficit/hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD); learning disabilities, comprehensive evaluation of social-emotional, behavioral, and mental health functioning (to include mood disorders); psychoeducational assessments; and cognitive and IQ evaluations.

Dr. Scott emphasizes a collaborative and strength-based approach when working with clients and their families to best support their needs.  Throughout the assessment process, Dr. Scott’s aim is to provide relevant, clear, and comprehensive guidance, ultimately helping clients gain resources and recommendations that best support their personal, academic, or professional success. Additionally, and when applicable, Dr. Scott provides clear and relevant conclusions and recommendations for educators, medical professionals, attorneys, and other providers whom may support the client’s well-being. Overall, Dr. Scott believes that a well-developed and attuned assessment is a powerful tool for clients, families, and other providers in helping understand their strengths, struggles, and current condition, as well as understanding “next steps,” appropriate interventions, or placements.

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Kelsey Hyde, MA

Kelsey Hyde is a postdoctoral candidate who specializes in assessment and treatment of children and adolescents and working with families. She earned her Mater of Arts in Clinical Psychology at the University of Denver and graduates with her Doctorate degree in Clinical Psychology this August 2019. Kelsey previously worked as a teacher in the Harrison School District Two of Colorado Springs. She uses her experience as an educator to inform her assessments and recommendations, and to support families in navigating academic and educational supports for their children. Kelsey takes a client-centered, relational approach in her work. She believes in the power of assessment and collaboration to create new narratives for children, spark change, and send clients and families down successful, new paths.

Kelsey’s doctoral training focused in providing therapeutic interventions and assessment services to children and families in residential, community mental health, and hospital settings. She has worked with clients across the lifespan and especially enjoys working and collaborating with families. Her current practice focuses in providing trauma-informed, client-centered care including comprehensive assessment of autism spectrum disorder, anxiety, depression, mood disorders, learning disorders, intellectual disability, communication disorders, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), and disruptive, impulse-control, and conduct disorders. Her goal is to use psychological assessment as a vehicle for change so that the child, family, and their support systems (e.g., teachers, coaches, tutors, therapists, psychiatrists and medical providers) better understand the child and the tools they need to feel understood and be successful.

In her free time, Kelsey enjoys exploring the mountains, running, traveling, and spending time with family, friends, and her dog.