Board Certified in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry


Dr. Stefaniak photoDr. Stefaniak
I am dedicated to supporting each child on their developmental path towards adulthood. Often this involves collaborating with therapists, pediatricians, occupational therapists, speech therapists and educational specialists, which I do frequently. My practice is limited to individuals aged 3-25 years old and their families.

Qualifications & Experience
Undergraduate, University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee, 1985–1988
Graduated from a combined seven-year undergraduate and medical school program called Target MD. It encompassed three years of undergraduate work and four years of medical school.

Medical Student, Medical College of Wisconsin, 1988–1992

Medical Internship, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center (UCHSC), 1992–1993

General Psychiatry Residency, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, 1992–1996
Comprised of work at Denver Health, Rose Medical Center, the Veterans’ Administration Hospital, and the University of Colorado North Pavilion.

Child and Adolescent Fellowship, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, 1996–1999
This included work at Colorado Mental Health Institute (CMHI) at Fort Logan, Children’s Hospital Colorado, The Kempe Center and UCHSC Day Treatment. I was the Resident Representative for the Colorado Child & Adolescent Psychiatric Society during my fellowship.

Staff Psychiatrist and Associate Medical Director of Children’s Programs, Aurora Mental Health Center, 1999–2011
Supervised the following:

  • Early Childhood and Family Center for 3- to 6-year-olds including a therapeutic preschool
  • Hampden Academy, an adolescent day treatment program
  • Intercept Center, a clinic for children and adolescents dually diagnosed with both mental illness and developmental delays

Staff Psychiatrist, Excelsior Youth Center, 2011–2013
Residential treatment center for girls ages 11 to 18.

Private Practice, 2009–present

Board Certified in General Psychiatry and Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Attained Maintenance of Certification in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry in 2011.

Fellow of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

Member of the American Psychiatric Association