He/Him/HisAdult Psychiatrist, MD
Dr. Kevin Cowperthwaite is a psychiatrist in Denver providing compassionate care to adults who seek relief from their problems and progress in their lives. Many of his clients are busy working people, students and parents who feel anxious, depressed or just “stuck.” They may be grieving a loss, changing jobs, or trying to make relationships work. They want to feel better and grow personally.
As a physician, Dr. Cowperthwaite takes a thorough look at medical, social and psychological factors affecting a person’s current situation. When appropriate, he can consult about the benefits of medications for depression, panic attacks, insomnia, poor concentration and other symptoms.
As a therapist, he believes strongly in listening carefully and creating a non-judgmental atmosphere of trust and safety. He has a warm, interactive and practical style that allows space for tears and for humor. He wants to learn about your unique personality and experience.
Sessions also involve learning skills derived from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy--evidence-based methods that help clients understand their thoughts, emotions, and values. With new skills and understanding you can take action toward your goals.
Dr. Cowperthwaite received his college education at Harvard University and his medical and psychiatric training at the University of Colorado. He served as Chief Resident of the Veterans Hospital in Denver. For 25 years, he has worked in office and hospital settings and enjoyed teaching about mental health. Away from the office, he enjoys time with his wife, three sons, two dogs and a bossy cat.
Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life
Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)
Life transitions - Coping with difficult or impactful life changes, such as moving to a new area, relationship transitions, child rearing, or career changes; learning self-care to better manage resulting stress
Loss, grief, and bereavement - Emotionally preparing for the anticipated passing of a loved one; managing feelings and reactions to a death or loss of significance; support during the process of healing and acceptance
Relationship issues - Understanding one’s wants and needs in relationships; exploring patterns of interaction, addressing concerns, and strengthening satisfaction in relationships and dating
ADHD - Skill-building and support around organizational challenges, distracted attention, procrastination; building and maintaining healthy routines and structure
Kevin Cowperthwaite is not in-network with any insurances.
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Years of Experience: 29 years
Kevin E. Cowperthwaite MD, PC, Psychiatrist in Private Practice, 2012 - Present
University of Denver Health Center, Staff Psychiatrist, 2018 - Present
Regis University Office of Counseling, Psychiatrist and Consultant, 2012 - 2021
Medical Center of Aurora, Hospital Inpatient Psychiatrist, 2013 - 2017
Health Center at Auraria / Metropolitan State University, Chief Psychiatrist, 1999 - 2011
University of Colorado School of Medicine, Chief Resident, Denver VA Hospital, 1995 - 1996
University of Colorado School of Medicine, Psychiatry Residency, 1996
University of Colorado School of Medicine, General Medicine Internship, 1993
University of Colorado School of Medicine, MD, 1992
Harvard University, BA, 1983