Child, Adolescent, & Adult Psychiatry
Dr. Daniela Stamatoiu is a Board-Certified Psychiatrist, with extensive experience treating children, adolescents, and adults. She graduated from medical school at the age of 24, from the University of Medicine and Pharmacology in Bucharest, Romania before moving to the U.S. and completing a Psychiatric Residency at the University of Colorado Health Science Center. Dr. Stamatoiu trained in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry as well as Psychodynamic Psychotherapy at the Psychoanalytic Institute of Denver, Colorado. She began her medical career in mental health at the Colorado Mental Health Institute at Pueblo, and later joined the Psychiatric team at the Children's Hospital. Her responsibilities included evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment of children and adolescents with a variety of mental health issues.
Her prior academic involvement includes instructing students in Child Psychotherapy Techniques and mentoring within the Child Psychiatry Fellowship at UCHSC, Denver, as well as teaching Medication Intervention for Children in the Psychodynamic Psychotherapy program at the Psychoanalytic Institute.
Dr. Stamatoiu has extensive knowledge and clinical experience with a vast array of psychiatric diagnoses: mood and anxiety disorders, learning disabilities, attention deficit/executive function disorders, pervasive development disorders, personality disorders, and psychological aspects related to couples and family dysfunction. She often provides consultation services to colleagues in the community around difficult, complex cases.
Dr. Stamatoiu started her private practice in the Denver area in 2000. Aside from providing the best mental health care for her patients, Dr. Stamatoiu consulted for various local organizations, including Arapahoe House, the Denver Children's Home, Jewish Family Services, and private and public schools in the community. She maintains an active relationship with specialists in the field. Her collaborations keep our work relevant and up to speed with the pulse of scientific progress.
In addition to being the president of PHD and a Mental Health Corporation of Denver board member, Dr. Stamatoiu is the mother of two daughters and has lived in Colorado with her family for twenty years.
" I strive to bring a harmonious balance to traditional psychiatry, solid psychotherapeutic techniques, and modern medical intervention in the way I practice medicine and engage with my patients. I would like to be in a position to offer an integrated and empirically-based, yet artful approach to our understanding and treatment of mental and emotional struggles. Utilizing current technology diagnostically and therapeutically provides us with yet another piece of the puzzle in helping to decipher the mystery of our patients' troubles."
~Dr. Daniela Stamatoiu
Clinical Research Specialist
Kevin J. Udis PH.D. is a Licensed Psychologist with 17 years of experience in Colorado. He has a broad range of professional experience, as the former Clinical Director of Devereux Cleo-Wallace and Staff Psychologist at the Colorado Mental Health Institute of Fort Logan. Kevin attended the Denver Institute of Psychoanalysis, focusing on Child Psychoanalysis, and is the former President of Boulder IDC.
He specializes in resolving complicated learning problems, and assists in restoring development to its normal course. Kevin performs individual and family consultations and therapy and carries out psychological testing for emotional, cognitive, and learning problems. He is able to provide specific cognitive evaluations and learning recommendations to his patients, and assists in developing learning accommodation programs that reflect the specific needs of his individual clients.
"Human development begins before birth and is poignantly expressed in infancy but continues throughout life. I believe that by understanding the unique qualities of a person, within the common background of the developmental tasks of life, we can understand the comprehensive needs of the special 'time in life' that is posing a challenge for our children, ourselves, and our parents. Thus, the tools of evaluations, be they aimed at learning, emotional development, or issues with thinking make sense when we consider what the specific challenge is. If we pay attention to complaints and symptoms, we understand the manifestation of the problem. By also paying attention to the time in life when they occur we learn about the context in which the problems arise. And in the end we have a way to characterize growth and resilience for each special age."
~ Kevin Udis
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Maureen is a Board Certified Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, a Colorado native and proud two-time CU alumna. She began her nursing career at Children's Hospital Colorado in 1986 working as a staff nurse on the Child Psychiatric Unit, followed by years on Child Crisis Unit, Adolescent Medical-Psychiatric Unit, Eating Disorders Team and Psychiatric Day Treatment. The excellent teaching environment inspired Maureen to complete her graduate education in 2006. She then became licensed and board certified as a psychiatric nurse practitioner, managing the care of psychiatric inpatients in concert with a multi-disciplinary team. Maureen has since branched out to the community providing comprehensive outpatient psychiatric care to children, teens, adults and families. Over the years, she has provided internship oversight and training to numerous graduate level nurse practitioner students in affiliation with University of Colorado. In addition to traditional therapeutic interventions including prescribing medication when appropriate, Maureen appreciates alternative treatment modalities and has brought this passion to her clients via adventure therapy. In her free time, she may be found skiing in the Rocky Mountains or scuba diving in the tropics!
“I want every person that enters my office to feel comfortable, respected and heard. I believe in working collaboratively with individuals toward their goals, utilizing a strength-based, interpersonal model. As the mother of two daughters and the eighth of nine children, I have a deep appreciation for family and a profound respect for all kinds of families. I understand the struggles that are inherent in parenting and I strive to help families achieve their very best as individuals and as a unit”.
Bill Strong is a Denver native who has been providing helpful Solution Focused psychotherapy in private practice for over 20 years. Working with Bill involves identifying concrete solutions and strategies for self-defeating patterns.
Bill attended graduate school at The University of Denver for his Masters in Clinical Social Work in 1991. He received his Bachelor's Degree at Metropolitan State University in Criminal Justice and Youth Counseling. Prior to opening a private practice, Bill worked at Children's Hospital in Denver on their child and adolescent psychiatric units, The Tennyson Center for Children, as well as in other residential and outpatient programs.
Being a Denver native and receiving his training here, Bill has been a fixture in the Denver mental health care community for many years. He opened his private practice called "Strong Solutions" in 1991, offering helpful therapy for adults, couples, children and families. He has served on crisis response teams in the Denver area. Bill hosted a Talk-Therapy Radio Show on KOSI 101, where he offered his advice to callers on the air, often using humor to lighten the mood and bring a point home. Bill has also been interviewed on 850 KOA regarding local mental health issues.
Bill grew up in the Park Hill Area of Denver and attended East High School. He and his wife have two daughters. He loves living in Colorado for the opportunities it offers, not just for recreation but for sharing his career expertise in other settings. He is an avid outdoors-man, enjoying everything from whitewater rafting to camping, mountaineering, and fly fishing. Bill actually first began working with children and families as a mountaineering instructor for the Wilderness Experience Program where inner city youth were given the experience of being challenged in the wilderness. Bill is a two-time graduate of National Outdoor Leadership School. "I enjoy teaching my children and other youth the joys of being active in the wilderness." Bill is currently developing a 'Family Therapy on the River' program where he hopes to help families as they experience the excitement of whitewater rafting. Challenging the river as a family is a fun and helpful experience that Bill hopes to share with his clients.
"I believe that change comes from a clear focus and a determination to solve the challenges before us. Most people enter into therapy due to a desire to change painful or ineffective patterns. Solution Focused therapy helps in identifying and changing these patterns. I love my work and enjoy helping my clients. I find it fulfilling to assist people in creating "healthy change" in their achievements and relationships."
Clinical Specialist, TMS Specialist
Early in her career, Stacie began working with youth, engaging in tutoring programs, volunteering for mental health treatment agencies, and carrying out research focusing on at-risk youth populations. She graduated from Virginia Tech with a Bachelors of Science in Psychology. Following graduation, Stacie moved to Colorado, where she served as a counselor for eight years at The Denver Children's Home. She specializes in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Dialectic Behavioral Therapy, and served as a corporate trainer educating other organizations about these treatment modalities.
As Clinical Specialist, Stacie administers Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation treatments, and enjoys the opportunity to support patients during the treatment process. She also administers Quotient ADHD testing, and is skilled at the interpretation of these results. Stacie has experience working with individuals with a variety of psychological issues including developmental disorders, depression, PTSD, personality and attachment disorders, psychosis, and anxiety.
"I feel that it is important to support each patient in the context of his or her current emotional environment. I truly believe that each and every patient is doing the best that they can, though they often lack the tools and strategies to reach their maximum potential. It is my hope to provide a sage and validating space in order to encourage skill building and useful coping strategies."