Dana Grote, Ph.D. earned her Bachelor of Science degree with a major in Psychology and a minor in Sociology from Colorado State University in 1995. She graduated cum laude and as a member of Phi Beta Kappa, the Golden Key National Honor Association, and Psi Chi, the International Honor Society in Psychology.
Dr. Grote completed her graduate studies at the University of Detroit Mercy and received her Master of Arts degree in Clinical Psychology in 1998 and her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology in 2000. During her graduate level training, Dr. Grote completed her predoctoral practicum at the University Psychiatric Center-Central Campus at the Detroit Medical Center. She completed her predoctoral internship at the Aurora Mental Health Center. Her doctoral dissertation was titled The Effects of Social Support and Self-Esteem on the Development of Depressive Symptomatology in Women with Non-Traditional Professional Careers. She obtained her Colorado licensure as a psychologist in June 2002.
Dr. Grote conducts psychological evaluations and provides therapy to individuals with learning disabilities, intellectual disabilities, AD/HD, Mild Traumatic Brain Injury (MTBI), and mood and anxiety disorders. Dr. Grote draws upon her expert training in Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) in working with her therapy clients and has an appreciation for the various aspects of a client’s experience (e.g., spiritual, physiological, cultural and interpersonal). She enjoys working with students and other individuals with disabilities by helping them learn how to advocate for themselves and gain acceptance of their limitations while maximizing and leveraging their strengths. She also helps individuals with disabilities learn and implement compensatory strategies to improve their daily functioning.
In the past, Dr. Grote served as the Coordinator of Disability Services at Arapahoe Community College and was a campus and community resource regarding ADA/504 information and legal requirements. She also has experience conducting comprehensive neuropsychological evaluations and cognitive rehabilitation. She is a member of the American Psychological Association, National Academy of Neuropsychology, Colorado Neuropsychological Society, and Colorado Assessment Society. She has served as an expert witness and provided court testimony in several cases presented before the Juvenile Court for the City and County of Denver.
In her spare time, Dr. Grote enjoys spending time with her husband and three children. A native of Colorado, she also enjoys skiing, hiking, and cheering on her favorite Colorado sports teams.