Trent Claypool, PsyD
Director of Sports and Mental Performance
Dr. Claypool is a licensed psychologist specializing in the treatment of athletes, eating disorders, and trauma. He graduated from the University of the Rockies in 2010 and was licensed in 2011. In his postdoctoral residency, he was supervised in the treatment of eating disorders and psychological assessment. After obtaining licensure Dr. Claypool worked from 2011 through 2018 at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs (UCCS) as a Staff Psychologist in the Wellness Center, an integrated health clinic, and operated a private practice where he worked with military dependents and families. At UCCS he served as the lead clinician for an integrated eating disorder team and also served as the liaison for a NCAA Division II Department of Intercollegiate Athletics. His work included coordinating care with coaches, physicians, and personal trainers, helping coaches decide when to return athletes to practice, what training stress is indicated, recovery from injury, anxiety and mood issues, and performance enhancement. Dr. Claypool has worked with athletes from several sports including track and field, judo, wrestling, ultra trail running, swimming, ballet and dance, Olympic weight lifting, golf, baseball, softball, and soccer and across several skill levels from resident athletes at the Olympic Training Center and college athletes to young athletes beginning in their sport. Dr. Claypool was trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) in 2014. Since then he has obtained training in EMDR for addictive disorders, complex trauma, sexual trauma, and attachment-related injuries. Dr. Claypool utilizes a trauma- and attachment-informed perspective approach to treatment and recovery and integrates several therapeutic modalities. From 2015 through 2018 he served on the Task Force to Give Guidance on Addressing Sexual Assault of the American College Health Association, which included publication of a position statement, guidelines on sexual assault prevention, and a toolkit, Addressing Sexual and Relationship Violence: A Trauma Informed Approach. He is a recipient of the Ruth E. Boynton Award for Distinguished Service to the American College Health Association. Dr. Claypool is an invited speaker nationally on sexual assault prevention and specifically engaging men in addressing sexual assault. Dr. Claypool enjoys spending time with family, running, triathlon, and is a member of the Board of Directors of the Pikes Peak Road Runners.
Jeff Citro, LPC
Jessica May, MA, LPCC
Jessica is a Licensed Professional Counseling Candidate (LPCC) at Neurofeedback Colorado Springs and is supervised directly by Dr. Cano. She recently completed a master’s degree program in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from the University of Colorado Colorado Springs and is working towards earning her CAC II license (Certified Addictions Counselor Level II). Jessica has experience treating clients with a wide variety of needs and practices through a trauma-informed, attachment-based lens. She was born and raised in Colorado Springs but left for a few years to play Division I Volleyball at Rice University in Houston. After being sidelined by injuries and overcoming multiple reconstructive surgeries sustained as a high-performance athlete, she finished her bachelor’s degree at CU Boulder in 2011. Jessica is the proud mother of a six-year-old daughter who (she thinks) is too smart and cute for her own good! In her downtime she enjoys practicing yoga, hiking, and spending quality time with her friends and family.
Brittany Helm, MA, LPCC
Brittany is a Licensed Professional Counselor Candidate (LPCC) at Neurofeedback Colorado Springs, supervised directly by Dr. Claypool. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and recently received a Master’s degree in Counseling & Human Services with an emphasis in clinical mental health and addiction counseling; she is working towards licensure as an LAC (Licensed Addiction Counselor). She has experience treating individuals with a variety of co-occurring disorders and mental health difficulties in inpatient and outpatient settings from a trauma-informed, attachment-based perspective. In her free time Brittany cherishes spending time with her family, painting, swing and blues dancing as well as archery.
Bailey Westerfield-Cao, B.A., NLC
Bailey holds a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of Colorado Colorado Springs and she is currently pursuing a master’s degree in Mental Health Counseling as well as a certificate in play therapy from Adams State University. Bailey has three years of experience working as a Registered Behavior Technician, providing ABA (Applied Behavior Analysis) therapy to children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Bailey specializes in childhood, adolescent and teenage concerns, behavioral therapy and LGBTQ related matters. Bailey enjoys hiking, CrossFit, white water rafting, and spending time with her family.
Melanie Sida, MSN, APRN, CPNP-PC
Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Board-Certified
Melanie is a Board-Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner. She has experience in various treatment settings with individuals ages 3 to 21. Melanie’s approach to mental health care is individualized, with emphasis placed on building a therapeutic, trusting relationship with each client. She uses practical and holistic interventions along with psychotropic medication and genetic testing. She believes that human beings are complex and each person has unique life experiences, so, it is important to look at each client’s situation from a biological, psychological and developmental perspective in order to deliver care that provides each client with the opportunity for personal and sustained positive growth.
Jason Seed, MSN, APRN, PMHNP-BC
Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, Board Certified
Jason Seed is a board-certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. He has pursued music, psychology, and nursing since starting his studies at Indiana University in the 90s. Jason brings many years of experience as a provider to the therapeutic relationship, focusing on the concepts of harmony, counterpoint, balance, and symbiotic connection to foster a basis upon which to bring about positive growth and change. With a history of working with schizophrenic, bipolar, depressive, ADHD, PTSD, and other patients of a wide range of ages requiring varied psychotherapeutic and psychopharmacological therapies, he’s built a knowledge base and skill set that can apply to many settings. Jason’s approach to mental health focuses on addressing the individual and unique needs of patients to bring balance to the complex interaction of emotions, thoughts, and behaviors. Jason enjoys studying math and performing as a composer and musician, having worked with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and numerous ensembles in the US and Europe, and has had his works performed in such disparate locations as Vienna, Beijing, the Canary Islands, Krakow, New York and others.
Mary joined the Neurofeedback CS team in September 2019. She has always had empathy for people and their different walks of life. Mary holds a special place in her heart for family dynamics, especially military families after being immersed in the Colorado Springs Military culture. Mary is one of the first people you will speak to when you call. She schedules appointments, coordinates neuropsychological testing, and handles all the authorizations and billing. She will facilitate meetings and treatment with our doctors and clinicians so you can get the best possible care we have to offer. In her downtime, she enjoys spending time with her two sons, hiking and swimming.