Creating the Extraordinary Student Experience

  • Barbara Urbanczyk, Psy.D. Barbara Urbanczyk, Psy.D.

Barbara Urbanczyk, Psy.D.

Therapeutic Style:

I view the strength of the therapeutic relationship as the foundation for change and growth. I strive to create a therapeutic alliance that feels safe, collaborative, warm, and empowering for all clients. My theoretical orientation draws from the psychodynamic, interpersonal, and existential traditions. I have training and experience with Prolonged Exposure therapy in the treatment of individuals who have experienced trauma.

Supervision Style: 

I seek to create a supervisory experience that is interpersonal, collaborative, and developmentally appropriate.  We will discuss cases and review recordings in order to get a full picture of the clinical work. I strive to make supervision a place where the supervisee can feel safe and be authentic. In addition to clinical material, I think it's important to focus on professional development.  As such, we will spend some time discussing professional goals and the supervisee's identity as an emerging psychologist.

Professional Interests:

My professional interests include working with clients who have experienced trauma; survivors of sexual violence; graduate students; depression; working with members of the LGBT and otherwise non-heterosexual/gender non-conforming population; interpersonal difficulties and relationship concerns; family of origin concerns; working with students with disabilities; ethnic identity development among children of immigrants; first generation to college students; neuropsychology and psychological assessment. One of my roles at CCS is the Assessment Coordinator to help clients in need of intellectual, personality, ADHD, and career testing.

Groups and Liaison Roles:

I co-facilitate one section of Graduate Student Group at CCS.  I am the CCS liaison to the Office of Student Life’s Disability Services and Walter E. Dennis Learning Center.

Educational Background:

I earned my bachelor’s degree in psychology from Harvard University. I earned my master’s degree and doctorate in clinical psychology from the University of Denver and completed my predoctoral internship and clinical fellowship at CCS.

Personal Interests:

In my free time, I enjoy drinking coffee, trying new restaurants, watching movies, playing with my cats, gardening, baking, playing board games, and spending time with loved ones.

My Pronouns:  

She/Her/Hers