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Colorado Brain Injury Center

Therapy Office

Get to Know Me

Dr. Shea specializes in psychological assessment for pain management, pre-surgical psychological assessments and neuropsychological assessment of concussions and moderate to severe brain injuries. He also provides medico-legal evaluation and consultation for concussion, brain injury, and other related diagnoses. If counseling services are needed following assessment, individual counseling is available.

Therapist and Patient

"The greatest discovery of my generation is that human beings can alter their lives by altering their attitudes of mind"

William James

Therapy Session

What To Expect At Your Visit

*Currently we are providing BOTH videoconferencing appointments and in-person appointments.*



501 S. Cherry St, 11th Floor

Denver, CO 80246

(Co-located w. Office Evolution)

The first visit is a clinical intake lasting approximately 90 minutes. This appointment is to gather additional information to better understand your needs and to discuss assessment and treatment options. CBIC utilizes empirically validated approaches to consultation, assessment, and treatment.

Services Offered

Pain Psychology

Pain evaluations include a 90-minute interview to gather information about the injury, medical history, family and social history, and day-to-day functioning. Standardized psychological assessment is then administered on another date in order to determine diagnoses and recommendations. Once all the information is compiled, the patient follows up with Dr. Shea to review results and treatment recommendations, as indicated. Pain evaluations can also help identify somatization disorders and assist the referring provider with understanding if and how much psychological functioning may be contributing to the patient’s pain experience.


Pre-Surgical Evaluations

Pre-surgical evaluations determine a person’s psychological readiness to undergo a surgical procedure. It is important that the patient is able to follow-up and stay compliant with post-operative requirements. If the patient isn’t psychologically appropriate for a procedure, even a “successful” procedure from the surgeon’s perspective can still result in adverse outcomes.  Pre-surgical evaluations are both for the protection of the patient and also for the managing provider(s).

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Neuropsychological Assessment

A neuropsychological evaluation is an objective assessment of cognitive functioning including memory, attention, abstract reasoning skills, processing speed, and related areas. These skills may be affected by such things as a traumatic brain injury (TBI), stroke, and/or other related neurologic injuries. Cognitive functioning may also be affected by such things as stress, anxiety, and depression so we also assess for psychological functioning to help determine if emotional factors may be interfering with optimal cognitive functioning.

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Independent Medical Evaluations

Independent medical evaluations (IME) are scheduled to determine the presence of any mental health diagnoses, including possible etiologies resulting with the functional capacity to perform duties at work and in daily life. The extent to which the mental health diagnoses identified are then related to any functional impairments and any treatment or rehabilitation needs of the patient, including estimated length of treatment. Neurocognitive assessment can also be included in this type of evaluation. IME can also assist in differentiating legitimate cases from those that are not based on true impairment and/or are due to malingering for secondary gain.

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Contact Us


501 S. Cherry St, 11th Floor

Denver, CO 80246

(Co-located w. Office Evolution)

Ph: (720) 579-2226

Fax: (970) 360-1531

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