Dr. Colleen Napleton (she/her/hers) is an affirming therapist who works with patients of all ages. She provides individual therapy to work on current difficulties such as anxiety, challenging behaviors, life transitions, anger, shyness, relationship struggles, and parenting. Dr. Napleton also addresses difficulties from the past that are impacting the present such as family of origin feelings, not having had the best parents for you, patterns that you want to stop repeating, and understanding how the past impacts your current needs and how you get them met. Dr. Napleton is also a specialist in young children and works with them or their parents to help increase understanding of behaviors and development.
Dr. Napleton is the Executive Director and Founder of Inner Life Psychological Services. Prior to its opening, she worked as a therapist at a therapeutic preschool in Cleveland where she saw young children and adolescents through the outpatient clinic. Dr. Napleton also trained at the Sonia Shankman Orthogenic School at the University of Chicago which is a long-term residential treatment center for children and adolescents. Through her experiences and trainings, Dr. Napleton learned that the therapeutic relationship is the most important tool in creating change.