Jody Altman Stacks is a licensed clinical social worker with 27 years of experience servicing elementary and preschool students as a provider in the Cherry Creek School District. She earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Colorado, Boulder and her Master of Social Work degree from the University of Denver with a focus on children and families. Jody is a skilled mental health specialist, and in the school setting, Jody has provided individual and small group interventions to support social emotional well-being.  She also assisted her students including those in special education with various levels of needs to develop self-regulation skills. Additionally, Jody has presented at speaking engagements for mindfulness as well as facilitated trainings for mindful parenting practices, parenting the strong-willed child, and equity work with district colleagues.  She has transitioned away from the school environment and is currently working as a private practice clinician.

Jody’s approach to therapy is engaging in an interactive and collaborative process with young children and their families to build trusting relationships, create paths of development, and deepen levels of awareness for functioning. Jody joins people where they are in their daily lives to reframe stressors. By exploring strengths and struggles together, she believes it is possible through guidance and a growth mindset to discover joy, attune relationships, reclaim balance, increase connectivity, and develop skills in a supportive setting for kids to become self-reliant. Jody specializes in these combined areas: emotional regulation, neurodiversity, early childhood, trauma-informed practices, anxiety, play therapy, and mindful parenting. Jody creates space for courage, healing, inclusivity, and acceptance with compassion and effective listening to understand family dynamics. Outside of work, Jody enjoys spending time with her friends and family, staying active, traveling, cooking, and reading.