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Dr. Lila Kopelioff Kimel

Owner & Licensed Clinical Psychologist


Hello and welcome! I'm Dr. Lila Kimel, owner of Kimel Psychological Services, LLC.  I provide assessment and treatment for individuals (with a focus on children and adolescents) with autism spectrum disorders and other developmental disabilities. I also conduct assessments of learning disabilities, ADHD, mood disorders, and anxiety disorders for children and young adults. Furthermore, I can provide psycho-legal consultation in cases related to individuals with developmental disabilities involved in the legal system. I consult 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. I have presented on a wide range of topics related to developmental disabilities.

I received my Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), and my Master’s and Doctorate degrees in Clinical Psychology from the University of Denver. I completed my Internship in Clinical Neuropsychology at the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center, and a 2-year Fellowship in Developmental Disabilities at JFK Partners at the University of Colorado, Denver School of Medicine. 

Prior to starting my private practice, I was a Clinical Instructor at the Autism and Developmental Disabilities Clinic at JFK Partners, within the University of Colorado School of Medicine. I also worked as a clinical psychologist for Developmental FX, a nonprofit practice, specializing in developmental disabilities. My 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. 

I have worked with children with autism and other developmental disabilities since 1999, while in my undergraduate program at UCSD. My clinical experiences also include working with children with mood disorders, anxiety disorders, comorbid diagnoses of autism and anxiety disorders, and ADHD.  I have training in behavioral therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, family therapy, parent training, and couples counseling. I have led several social skills and anxiety treatment groups for individuals with developmental disabilities in the community. I currently supervise Ph.D. and Psy.D. psychology graduate students who provide individual psychotherapy and help co-lead various social skills groups for individuals with ASD.

I am 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. I also co-founded an early career psychologist consultation group for professionals treating and assessing children with neurodevelopmental disorders.

I am originally from Buenos Aires, Argentina, and am fluent in Spanish.  I currently run my practice five days a week.  When not in the office, I enjoy spending time exploring the outdoors with my husband and three children.

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