Meet Our Instructors


Alec Baker, Psy.D.   Dr. Baker earned his Master’s and Doctoral Degrees in Clinical Psychology from the University of Denver.  He is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist in private practice who works with adolescents, adults, couples and families.  Dr. Baker specializes in the treatment of depression, anxiety, relationship issues, divorce-related matters including co-parent coaching, and issues of sport performance.  He also provides psychological assessment for individuals who are seeking to better understand their learning and/or social and emotional functioning.

Chris Basler, J.D.  Mr. Basler is a family law attorney and the owner of Basler Family Law, PLLC, which dedicates its entire practice to Domestic Relations cases.  Chris has practiced Family Law in Colorado since 2012, where he initially began his career as a Guardian Ad Litem.  As a Guardian Ad Litem, Chris worked tirelessly to advocate for children and their best interests. Through both his experience as a Guardian Ad Litem and his work representing parents in Domestic Relations cases, Chris possesses an enhanced knowledge of the effects that family law matters have on children and works to ensure that the best interests of children are always incorporated into the resolution of any domestic relations matter.

Olga M. Cordero, M.A. Ms. Cordero has a Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology and Counselor Education from the University of Colorado at Denver. She has been employed as a school counselor for over eighteen years and is also a member of the school district’s trauma response team. Olga has significant experience at the elementary and high school level, working with students, parents, and families, which allows her to address the complexities of blended families and children of divorced and separated families in the context of school performance and life transition. She also provides these services bilingually, including in the Spanish language.

Victor H. Cordero, Psy.D. Dr. Cordero is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist in private practice. His specialty areas include forensic psychology, corrections, adults, couples, and adolescents. His practice also specializes in providing services to the Latino and Spanish-speaking community.

Armann Heshmati, M.A., L.M.F.T.   Mr. Heshmati is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who has been working with couples and families since 2001.  He currently works at the University of Colorado Hospital where he provides in-home therapy to families of troubled teens. Armann also maintains a private practice where he focuses on pre-marital therapy, as well as working with couples and families to address common relationship concerns including communication, trust, intimacy and conflict resolution.

Ann Pierce, Ed.D. – Dr. Barbara Ann Pierce is a Psychotherapist in private practice since 2009 providing individual, couples, premarital and enrichment counseling, assessing and treating anxiety disorders, and those suffering with trauma. Additionally, Dr. Pierce recently retired after 20 years in Child Welfare as a Social Caseworker Supervisor, with a history of crisis intervention, and hiring, training, coaching and mentoring college graduates new to the social work profession. Dr. Pierce obtained her doctorate in Counselor Education and Supervision, Master’s in Clinical Counseling, and Bachelor’s in Social Work. Dr. Pierce is an Adjunct Professor, teaching courses in social work, counseling, cultural diversity, and human growth and development.

Kerri Sterrett, M.A., L.P.C.  Ms. Sterrett is a Licensed Professional Counselor in both private practice and non-profit mental health.  She has 10 years of experience working with children and families, and currently serves as Clinical Director for the Tennyson Center for Children. Ms. Sterrett has a Master’s degree in Forensic Psychology, and a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology.  Ms. Sterrett specializes in the treatment of children and adolescents who have experienced trauma or adverse life experiences.

Kirk L. Thoreson, Psy.D.  Dr. Thoreson is a Licensed Psychologist in private practice in Denver.  He provides psychotherapy to adults, children, adolescents, families and couples. Dr. Thoreson’s specialty areas include: childhood anxiety, psychological testing, adolescent depression and family therapy.  He has been on the faculty at the University of Denver, where he taught couples and family therapy and supervised the clinical work of doctoral psychology students.  He has been an instructor with Parenting After Divorce since 2008 and became Executive Director in 2014.