Cori Ann Stepek, Ph.D.

Cori Ann Stepek, Ph.D.

My decision to become a child psychologist crystallized after taking a course in general psychology as an undergraduate in college. I have always been interested in how biology, psychology, behavior and social factors are linked together to influence health and wellness, particularly in children and adolescents. Growing up in a family with eight siblings, I also understand the importance of relationships and I value working with parents and families to fully understand where my support may best be utilized.

As a child psychologist, my focus with the Wholeness Center includes supporting families through providing a full continuum of assessment and evaluation options for children and teens in additional to individual and family therapy. I also work with young adults to provide short-term therapeutic intervention.

Evaluation options include a comprehensive evaluation or targeted evaluation to provide information related to specific areas of concern. A comprehensive evaluation is an invaluable resource in providing families and schools with a plan that will best support the needs of the child. I have 17 years of extensive experience working in clinical settings as well as within the public schools. In addition, I have experience evaluating educational, cognitive, developmental and social/emotional concerns. It is important to me that I work collaboratively with you and other professionals in meeting your needs. My strength lies in the ability to integrate information from a variety of sources in order to provide you and your family with the best possible evaluation and recommendations that will facilitate you in reaching your full potential.

I am also available to support children, adolescents, families and young adults through providing short-term therapeutic intervention. I have extensive experience with treating children and adolescents in both clinical and educational settings. My experience includes working with anxiety (including separation anxiety and school phobia); depression and mood disorders; attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder; oppositional defiant disorder and conduct disorder; developmental and autism spectrum disorders; and learning disabilities. My goal in treatment is to help equip the child, adolescent and/or parents with the tools to understand and manage the thoughts, feelings and behavior that are preventing you from leading a happy, successful life. My focus is on the whole child and I will work collaboratively with you to ensure success at home, school and in the community.

I was born and raised in Park City, Utah and moved to Fort Collins in 1989 to attend Colorado State University. I fell in love with Fort Collins and am blessed to live in this community and raise my family. I have four amazing boys, two of whom are currently in college. I love to travel, ski, play tennis, and spend time outdoors.


  • Colorado State University – Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology-Emphasis on Children/Adolescents
  • University of Northern Colorado – Respecialization in School Psychology
  • Colorado State University-Principal Licensure in Education


  • The Children’s Hospital, Denver, CO – Child/Adolescent Clinical Internship
  • Poudre School District – School Psychology Internship