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, LPC
Licensed Professional Counselor
Jessica is a Licensed Professional Counselor who received her Master’s Degree from the University of Colorado Colorado Springs in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. She completed her practicum with the Veteran’s Administration in Colorado Springs and Pueblo on the Substance Abuse Treatment Program unit where she was fortunate enough to work with Veterans on an individual basis, in group therapy, and in the Partial Hospitalization Program. Jessica completed her graduate internship with Mental Health Services at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs where she worked with a wide variety of student needs, and was trained by leading clinicians in their respective specialities. Jessica completed her post-degree training here at Neurofeedback Colorado Springs, Inc. where she received training in neuropsychology and neurofeedback from the region’s leading Neuropsychologist. Her therapeutic lens and primary focus is with interpersonal trauma and attachment injuries, although she has had success in treating clients with a broad range of presenting considerations to include depression, anxiety, adjustment, and grief and loss, among others. In her downtime, Jessica loves hanging out with her seven year-old daughter. Together they try to hike, camp, practice yoga, and watch movies as much as they can.
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.
Lexie Greitzer is a registered dietitian. She attended Indiana University where she received her B.S. in nutrition and a minor in exercise science. She received her Master of Science in Sports Nutrition from University of Colorado, Colorado Springs. Lexie is currently working towards becoming a Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics (CSSD). She has experience working with athletes in the collegiate setting. Lexie is passionate about improving people’s relationship and believes that it is key to reaching one’s health goals. Prior to moving to Colorado, Lexie worked in the clinical setting for two years where she worked with a wide range of disease states and was in charge of the renal unit. In her spare time, Lexie is either running, cooking, or playing with her puppy Henry.
LPC, M.A., M.Ed.
Sarah Stover is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the State of Colorado, with a primary focus on trauma and resiliency. Sarah attended the University of Colorado- Colorado Springs for her Master of Arts in Counseling. A Michigan native, Sarah has lived in four states and one foreign country prior to moving to Colorado Springs. Through experience, education, and research, Sarah believes in the importance of mind-body integration in the practice of mental health and well-being. Sarah uses a person-centered, trauma-informed approach that emphasizes the use of mindfulness and practical skill application. Drawing on the influences of existential psychotherapy and social engagement theory, Sarah incorporates concepts of empathic connection, social responsibility, and humor into her practice. Sarah can often be found on local trails in her spare time, running or hiking with her dogs. She enjoys coffee, gummy bears, good books, TikTok videos, and laughing until her face hurts
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.