About Me


Christine Maslin-Cole, Ph.D. 

Dr. Maslin-Cole is a Licensed Psychologist specializing in psychotherapy for adults, teens and families.  She maintains a private practice at the Rocky Mountain Center for Individuals, Couples and Families in Fort Collins, Colorado.  She is also a Certified  Therapist in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing), certified by EMDRIA (the EMDR International Association).

Education and Early Professional Experience

Dr. Maslin-Cole received her doctorate from Indiana University-Bloomington in developmental psychology.  After several years conducting research and teaching at Colorado State University, Dr. Maslin-Cole decided to retrain in clinical psychology. She completed post-doctoral training in clinical psychology at the University of Denver (Dept. of Psychology).  She also completed training in Marriage and Family Therapy at Colorado State University.  

Early in her career, Dr. Maslin-Cole completed a post-doctoral research fellowship, sponsored by the MacArthur Foundation, at Colorado State University in Fort Collins and the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center in Denver. Her research focused on parent-child attachment security and children's mastery motivation, stemming from an interest in understanding early social development and how parent-child interactions influence an emerging sense of self and motivation to take on challenging tasks.  Her research publications include articles in psychology research journals, invited book chapters, and presentations at national and international research conferences.   Dr. Maslin-Cole is a former Assistant Professor in the Department of Human Development and Family Studies at Colorado State University.

Clinical Experience

Dr. Maslin-Cole has more than 25 years of professional clinical experience.  She has worked as a direct-care provider, clinical program director, department administrator and consultant.  Prior to  entering private practice, Dr. Maslin-Cole served as the Director of Behavioral Health Services at Cheyenne Regional Medical Center and as the Coordinator of the Adolescent Residential Treatment program at PVH Mountain Crest Behavioral Health Center in Fort Collins.  While leading that program, she co-developed and directed an effective treatment program for teens with serious psychological and behavioral problems.

Dr. Maslin-Cole's clinical work focuses on treatment of depression and other mood disorders, anxiety, panic and stress, past trauma (emotional, physical, sexual and relationship trauma), relationship issues, low self-esteem, and "transition" challenges-- such as, job loss, separation and divorce, remarriage and step-parenting-- and workplace and academic pressures.  She works with adults and with families.  Dr. Maslin-Cole offers EMDR therapy (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) when appropriate to client needs and goals.  She is a Certified EMDR Clinician.

Dr. Maslin-Cole enjoys helping clients resolve relationship issues, recover from emotionally traumatic experiences, and find a path of greater happiness and satisfaction in life.

Licenses, Certifications & Awards

Licensed Psychologist, State of Colorado  (#PSY-2928)   Active Status

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, State of Colorado   Inactive Status

Certified Therapist in EMDR  (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing)

John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship

Who's Who in American Colleges and Universities

Professional Activities and Memberships

American Psychological Association,  Member

EMDR International Association,  Member

Volunteer Activities

Dr. Maslin-Cole helped develop the One Village One Family program in Northern Colorado, sponsored by Homeless Gear.  This program provided mentoring "villages" to homeless families and provided financial assistance to help homeless families btain permanent housing and regain stability.  She also served on the Homeward Alliance Street Outreach Team, offering support and supplies to local homeless individuals, and consulted with programs in other Colorado communities that are working to help disadvantaged and homeless individuals "re-start" and move forward with their lives.

Currently, Dr. Maslin-Cole volunteers with Interfaith Solidarity and Accompaniment Coalition (ISAAC) in northern Colorado.  She serves as an associate on the governing and planning board.

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