Hi! I'm Dr. Irene Summers Temple, but you can call me Irene. My pronouns are she/her/hers. I am a counseling psychologist licensed in Colorado and South Dakota. Although I hail from the suburbs of Chicago, I have lived all over the country and the world.
After teaching and providing therapy for college and university students for 8 years, I chose to start a private practice where I can serve the people I love to work with therapists-in-training, therapists, educators, and health professionals.
I practice multicultural counseling and I value the individual experiences of others. Your story, your identity, and how you understand your experiences is what matters most to me. Developing a trusting therapeutic relationship based on nonjudgement, honest communication, and clear boundaries is central to my approach to therapy.
Education & Training
Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology (APA Accredited) 2011
Indiana University Bloomington, IN
Minor: Learning and Development Science
Dissertation: The impact of racial and ethnic socialization on racial identity of African American emerging adults from predominantly White communities
Beyond They/Them/Their: Working with Nonbinary Individuals
Collecting and Reporting Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Data: Stories from the Field
What You Maternal Mental Health Certificate Training for Mental Health and Clinical Professionals
Need to Know about Treating Gender Dysphoria
Applying the APA Guidelines for Psychological Practice with Trans & Gender Nonconforming People in Everyday Practice
Cultural Awareness, Diversity & Inclusion Training
Shame Shields: The Armor We Use to Protect Ourselves and Why It Doesn’t Serve Us
Best Practices for Treating Transgender Persons and Their Families
Ethics and Law for the Practicing Psychologist
Primary Care for Transgender and Gender Nonconforming Patients
Suicide Prevention for LGBTQ+ Individuals
LGBTQIA Clinical Learning Series
Treating Transgender Service Members and Their Families
Mental Health: Supporting Students in Distress
Underrepresented at a PWI: Supporting Students During Uncertain Time and the Impact of the National Narrative
Identity Development and Stress Management