Dr. Lila Kimel is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist who is the owner of Kimel Psychological Services, LLC. Dr. Kimel provides assessment and treatment for individuals (with a focus on children and adolescents) with autism spectrum disorders and other developmental disabilities, and their families. She also provides assessments of learning disabilities, ADHD, mood disorders, and anxiety disorders for children and young adults.
Dr. Kimel received her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), and her Master’s and Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the University of Denver. Dr. Kimel completed her Internship in Clinical Neuropsychology at the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center, and completed a 2-year Fellowship in Developmental Disabilities at JFK Partners at the University of Colorado, Denver School of Medicine.
Prior to starting her private practice Dr. Kimel was a Clinical Instructor at the Autism and Developmental Disabilities Clinic at JFK Partners, within the University of Colorado School of Medicine and worked as a clinical psychologist for Developmental FX, a nonprofit practice, specializing in developmental disabilities.
Dr. Kimel has worked with children with autism and other developmental disabilities since 1999, while in her undergraduate program at UCSD. Her clinical experiences also include working with children with mood disorders, anxiety disorders, comorbid diagnoses of autism and anxiety disorders, and AD/HD. Dr. Kimel has training in behavioral therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, family therapy, parent training, and couples counseling. Dr. Kimel has led several social skills and anxiety treatment groups for individuals with developmental disabilities in the community. She currently supervises Ph.D. and Psy.D. psychology graduate students who help her co-lead various social skills groups for individuals with ASD.
In addition to private practice work, Dr. Kimel has worked for the last six years providing psycho-legal consultation in cases related to individuals with developmental disabilities involved in the legal system. Dr. Kimel has also consulted with several schools regarding how to interpret psychological evaluation reports and how to apply them to the individual needs of a child within the school context. Dr. Kimel has presented on a wide range of topics related to developmental disabilities.
Dr. Kimel is a member of the American Psychological Association, the Colorado Psychological Association, the Colorado Neuropsychological Society, the Colorado Assessment Society, and the Developmental Psychobiology Research Group of the University of Colorado, Denver School of Medicine. She also recently co-founded an early career psychologist consultation group for professionals treating and assessing children with neurodevelopmental disorders.
Dr. Kimel is originally from Buenos Aires, Argentina, and is fluent in Spanish. Dr. Kimel’s research studies have involved understanding face recognition in children with autism, neuropsychological profiles of family members of children with autism, and anxiety disorders in children with autism.
Dr. Kimel currently runs her practice four days a week. When not in the office, Dr. Kimel enjoys spending time with her husband, her three children, and her dog.
Dr. Allison Meyer is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist at Kimel Psychological Services, LLC. Dr. Meyer provides assessment for individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and other developmental disabilities, and their families. She also provides assessments of learning disabilities, ADHD, mood disorders, and anxiety disorders for children, adolescents, and young adults.
Dr. Meyer received her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of Rochester and her Master’s and Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill (UNC-CH). While at UNC-CH, Dr. Meyer received extensive training at the TEACCH Autism Program focusing on evaluating, treating, and supporting individuals with ASD across the lifespan. Dr. Meyer completed her internship in Clinical Psychology at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, JFK Partners. She also completed a 2-year postdoctoral Fellowship in Developmental Disabilities at JFK Partners.
Dr. Meyer’s clinical experiences include working with individuals with ASD and developmental disabilities across the lifespan, a variety of psychiatric disorders including anxiety and depression, eating disorders, as well as learning disabilities and ADHD. Dr. Meyer has training in cognitive behavioral therapy, family therapy, Structured TEACCHing, behavioral therapy, and parent coaching. Dr. Meyer is a certified Structured TEACCHing Practioner and is part of TEACCH training teams.
In addition to private practice work, Dr. Meyer works as a psychologist at Sewall Child Development Center and in a research instructor at JFK Partners at the University of Colorado School of Medicine.
When not working, Dr. Meyer enjoys spending time outside skiing and hiking, doing yoga, and making ceramics at a local art center.
Nicole Bozas, M.A, is a first year Doctoral Student in Clinical Psychology at the University of Denver through the Graduate School of Professional Psychology. She is currently completing a year-long externship under the supervision of Dr. Lila Kimel assisting with neurodevelopmental evaluations. Nicole’s educational background includes a B.A. in Behavioral Science with a focus in Psychology from Metropolitan State University of Denver. She received her M.A. in Forensic Psychology with a concentration in Military Psychology from the University of Denver in 2018. Primarily, Nicole has worked in the forensic system in multiple fields providing advocacy, treatment and evaluations. In the past, Nicole has worked with children with special emotional and behavioral needs in residential and school systems. In her free-time she enjoys spending time with her family, hiking, and spending time on patios with the people she is closest to. When not in school, she enjoys traveling to different countries and experiencing new cultures.