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Graduate School of Professional Psychology
Sturm Center at DU

Who we are

The Sturm Center is part of the Graduate School of Professional Psychology at the University of Denver. Our mission is to train students so they can provide direct behavioral health services to Veterans, Service Members and their families. Our student therapists are doctoral level psychology students practicing under the supervision of licensed clinical psychologists who have significant experience working with this important population. 

At the Sturm Center, we are dedicated to positively impacting the lives of Veterans, Service Members and their families through evidence-based behavioral and mental health services. These services are comprehensive, individualized and entirely confidential.

Meet our Clinic Director:

  • Katy Barrs

    Dr. Katy Barrs completed her doctorate in clinical psychology at the University of Denver's Graduate School of Professional Psychology in 2007. She recently returned to the University of Denver as the Clinic Director of the Sturm Center. Dr. Barrs has worked with Veterans, Service members and their families at the Minneapolis V.A. Medical Center, the Boston V.A. Healthcare System, and most recently the Denver Vet Center where she served in the role of Military Sexual Trauma Treatment Coordinator. Dr. Barrs oversees the Sturm Center, provides clinical education to multiple students within the clinic, and provides licensed community clinicians with education and consulting about these populations. She has been featured in the documentary Acronym, a timely expose about the nature of PTSD from combat. Dr. Barrs is also the 2016 recipient of the American Psychological Association's Society for Military Psychology (Division 19) Arthur W. Melton Early Achievement Award. She feels honored to give back to those who have served our country.


Need more info?

For more information, or to request a confidential appointment, call 303-871-7942.



The Sturm Center is proudly supported by:
 The Sturm Family Foundation