About Dr. Bresnick

Shelley Bresnick, Psy.D. is a clinical psychologist licensed in the State of Colorado. She received her doctorate from the University of Denver in 1995. She completed her internship at the St. Louis VA Medical Center.  She has been in private practice since 1999. She worked in several psychology group practices prior to opening her own practice.  Her practice consists of:

  • Psychotherapy with individuals (ages six through adulthood), couples, and families, specializing in relationship/attachment issues, trauma, divorce, and depression/anxiety. 
  • Divorce-Related Services, such as Reintegration Therapy, facilitation of the Co-Parenting with Respect program (a Level 2 co-parenting after divorce program) which she co-founded, and parenting plan consultation. 
  • Psychological Assessment:  either Therapeutic Assessment for individuals to use in self-growth or therapy endeavors or Psychological Testing in divorce-related evaluations.

Dr. Bresnick performed Parental Responsibilities Evaluations (PRE’s) and related evaluations for 18 years, as well as serving as a Parenting Coordinator/Decision-Maker in high-conflict divorce cases.  

Dr. Bresnick supervised graduate students in the Graduate School of Professional Psychology at the University of Denver from 1999 to 2017.

Dr. Bresnick worked as a research associate in the Developmental Psychology Department of the University of Denver for 12 years in the area of child and adolescent studies.

Dr. Bresnick was a high school teacher for two years and a counselor at a child/adolescent residential treatment center prior to attending graduate school.

Dr. Bresnick chaired the committee to found the Colorado Chapter of the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts (COAFCC) in 2007 and was its first president.  She has remained active in COAFCC since that time.  She is also a member of the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts, Metro-Denver Interdisciplinary Committee, Colorado Assessment Society, American Psychological Association, EMDRIA (EMDR International Association), and the IFS (Internal Family Systems) Online Circle. She supervises psychology doctoral students on assessment and therapy cases at the University of Denver. 

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