, Denver, CO
303-876-7692 info@growingtogethertherapy.com

About Us

At Growing Together, we believe children and families should dream, connect, and grow together. We promote child well-being through culturally humble and evidence-based psychology services to help children and families.

Anti-Racism Statement
At Growing Together Child and Family Therapy we recognize past and ongoing structural oppression as well as interpersonal acts of racism that result in the death and harm of Black lives. We stand with the Black community in solidarity against racism of all kinds, both conscious and unconscious. We acknowledge that psychology and the field of mental health have actively contributed to racist ideas, racist practices, and systemic oppression that have impacted Black humans (https://www.apa.org/about/policy/racism-apology). We commit ourselves and our practice to self-education, accountability, and acceptance of our personal responsibility in perpetuating racism and systemic oppression. We work to embody anti-racist practices, personally and professionally, and dismantle the harms perpetuated by white supremacy culture.

Anti-Discrimination Statement
At Growing Together Child and Family Therapy we acknowledge the discrimination, violence, and oppression perpetrated by white supremacy culture and the impact that this has on mental health. We acknowledge the privilege that we as providers carry. Growing Together Child and Family Therapy does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations.

We are honored for your interest in our services and look forward to meeting with you.

Our Team

Dr. Amanda N'zi (she/her)

Child Psychologist

Dr. Amanda N’zi is cisgender, white, woman passionate about providing evidence-based services to families in the Denver Metro Area with cultural humility. As a child psychologist, Dr. N'zi holds expertise in child behavior problems, anxiety, ADHD, OCD, neurodevelopment, and trauma-informed care. She has extensive training in early childhood (0-5), school-age, and adolescent interventions. She is a licensed psychologist in the State of Colorado (PSY.0004155) and the certified trainer for Parent-Child Interaction Therapy in the state of Colorado and Wyoming.

Dr. Amanda N’zi earned her M.S. and Ph.D. from the University of Florida in Clinical and Health Psychology where she trained with the developer of Parent-Child Interaction Therapy, Dr. Sheila Eyberg. She completed her internship at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center with a focus on pediatric and clinical child psychology and participated in the Interdisciplinary Training Program for Child Abuse and Neglect. Dr. N’zi completed a 2-year post-doctoral fellowship at the Kempe Center for the Prevention and Treatment of Child Abuse and Neglect at the Children’s Hospital Colorado focusing researching and implementing family emotion communication Interventions and trauma-informed interventions. She began her career as Clinical Assistant Professor at the Kempe Center and the Department of Rehabilitation at Children’s Hospital Colorado before starting private practice. Throughout her training and career, Dr. N'zi's skills in therapy and communication have been highlighted through awards and recognition, including the Florence E. Shaffer Memorial Award for Excellence in Psychotherapuetic Counseling from the University of Florida.

Dr. N'zi is a published author writing several articles and chapters on evidence-based child intervention. She is a skilled intervention researcher. She is an invited speaker presenting on topics including: evidence-based treatments for children, trauma-informed care, social-emotional development, and child sexual development. Her current project includes developing a text-messaging application for positive parenting.

Selected Publications/Presentations:

Stevens, M. & N'zi, A.M. (2018). Parent-Child Interaction Therapy. Handbook of Infant Mental Health-4th edition. Ed. Charles H. Zeenah, Jr. Guilford Press, New York, NY.

N'zi, A.M., Stevens, M., & Eyberg, S. (2016) Child Directed Interaction Training for young children in kinship care: A pilot Study. International Journal of Child Abuse and Neglect, 55. doi: 10.1016/j.chiabu.2016.03.001

Hambrick, E., Oppenheim-Weller, S., N'zi, A.M., & Taussig, H. (2016) Mental health interventions for children in foster care: A systematic review. Child and Youth Services Review, 70, 65-77. doi:10.1016/j.childyouth.2016.09.002.

N'zi, A.M., Lucash, R.E., Clionsky, L.N., & Eyberg, S.M. (2016.) Enhancing Parent-Child Interaction Therapy with Motivational Interviewing Techniques, Cognitive and Behavioral Practice, 24, doi: 10.1016/j.cbpra.2016.03.002

Kathleen Best, LCSW (she/her)

Mental Health Clinician

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