Whitley is the Clinical Director at Psych Hub where she is responsible for ensuring all of our content is evidence-based and trauma-informed, so you can trust that anything you hear from Psych Hub is supported by current research. As a Clinical Psychologist, she is licensed in Colorado and California. She has over 15 years of experience working with people to reduce mental health symptoms, achieve their goals, and live a meaningful life. Using evidence-based techniques including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Whitley helps her clients learn coping skills and strategies to understand the interaction between thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. She specializes in helping people with panic attacks, specific phobias, social anxiety, and excessive worrying. Whitley offers teletherapy to adults in her private practice, for more information visit drlassen.com.
Whitley received her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of Virginia where she also completed a Master of Teaching in Elementary Education. Graduating in 2011 from an APA accredited program, she received her PsyD, a Doctorate of Psychology, in Clinical Psychology from the California Institute of Integral Studies. Most recently, Whitley earned an MBA in Business Administration, with a concentration in Healthcare Administration, from the Lindner College of Business at the University of Cincinnati.
Before joining Psych Hub, Whitley worked as a leader in mental health treatment in healthcare. She served as the Lead Pain Management Psychologist for Dimensions Pain Management at Centura Health in the Denver Metro Area where she focused on developing a behavioral health program offering evidence-based mental health and substance use treatment to individuals dealing with chronic pain. Prior to that Whitley worked at Kaiser Permanente in California as a Behavioral Health Manager in the Psychiatry Department, overseeing the Intensive Outpatient Program and Crisis/Triage Teams. Whitley helped to ensure that people experiencing a mental health crisis received the appropriate level of treatment in order to stay safe, stabilize, and maximize recovery, using evidence-based interventions and a brief treatment model including medication management, group therapy, individual therapy, and case management.
When not working, Whitley enjoys meditation, running, hiking, spending time with her pets, international travel, and being in nature. Whitley lives in Colorado with her family.