Karyn Swinson, PhD
B.A., Auburn University
M.A., University of Southern Mississippi
Ph.D., University of Southern Mississippi
Treatment focus: depression, anxiety, and trauma and stressor-related disorders.
Karyn Swinson, PhD is a clinical psychologist specializing in the assessment and treatment of depression, anxiety disorders, and trauma and stressor-related disorders in adults. She also provides couples therapy services. Dr. Swinson utilizes a cognitive behavioral approach to treatment. She is trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) for depression, Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and the Gottman Method for couples. Dr. Swinson strongly believes in taking a collaborative approach in treatment, in which her role is to support the client in increasing their confidence in their own ability to create change.
Dr. Swinson completed her pre-doctoral internship at the Gulf Coast Veterans Health Care System in Biloxi, MS. She continued working with the Department of Veterans Affairs at the Central Alabama Veterans Health Care System in Montgomery, AL. During her time with the VA, Dr. Swinson provided empirically supported treatments in outpatient mental health and primary care settings. Dr. Swinson left the VA and spent 3 years providing behavioral health services in skilled nursing and assisted living settings. Dr. Swinson moved to Colorado to join the team at the Steven A. Cohen Military Family Clinic to serve the veteran community, as well as active-duty members and their families. Most recently, Dr. Swinson joined the Depression Center, where she will continue to provide therapy to veteran, active duty, and civilian adults.
In her spare time, Dr. Swinson enjoys attending live music shows, hiking with her spouse and dog, completing DIY projects, and watching sports.