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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

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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

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