CEO & Founder
CounselingWise is the work of Becky DeGrossa, who has been contributing to the world of online marketing for therapists since 2007. After earning a degree in Computer Science from Cal Poly and spending 20 years at IBM, Becky pursued a master’s in psychology and became a successful therapist. Now she combines her technical, marketing, and psychology backgrounds to serve the therapy community, and has helped hundreds of therapists in the fine art of website communication. Becky is a “process nerd” meaning that she LOVES Learning something new…Testing it out to see if it works…Tweaking it so it works better…and then Systematizing it so it can be done over and over. This predilection has resulted in efficiencies that range from…yes, the loading/unloading of the silverware basket in her dishwasher…to…rapid increases in marketing effectiveness for her clients. In her spare time, Becky loves hanging out with two-year-olds, reading good novels, and listening to thought leaders while on the beach in Maui.
Director of Content Strategy
Tyler graduated from the University of Notre Dame in 2008, where he had a brief stint as the Leprechaun and captained the cheerleading team during the worst football season in school history. He worked as a senior business analyst in a Fortune 500 company, managing inventory and supply chain for a $100 million program. Realizing he didn’t want his life’s work to be whether or not cheap microwaves were in stock, he left the corporate world and went on to help form a new high school for students with language learning differences. There he taught high school math, science and technology, coached the basketball team and obtained a state grant to begin a robotics club. In 2014 Tyler moved to Boulder to start his writing and design company, specializing in personalized creative content, satire and online presence. He recently published his first children’s book and co-wrote a screenplay. On the rare occasions Tyler isn’t writing, you can usually find him in a suit and recliner, glass of scotch in hand, reading comic books.
Writer & Editor
Kathleen J. Woods is pursuing an M.F.A. in Creative Writing at the University of Colorado Boulder, where she also teaches. She is the Assistant Editor of Timber Journal, and her short fiction has appeared in literary magazines. She loves writing or reading while it snows. She keeps meaning to get into hiking.
Jessie is passionate about the protecting the planet and developing a better understanding of the people who inhabit it. She has an M.A. in journalism and a certificate in environment, policy and society from the University of Colorado at Boulder. Given her fascination with the human experience, Jessie thought seriously about pursuing another degree in psychology. Instead, she began working for Counseling Wise as a writer in the spring of 2013. Jessie loves working closely with her therapist clients to craft their online communication. She strives to build the bridge between the therapist and his or her client by evincing their expertise and passion for helping people. She feels strongly that the potential clients can benefit from the support, guidance and relief the therapist can provide. Jessie believes in the mind, body, spirit connection and views therapy as an integral part of developing balance, bettering self-awareness and living a joyous and authentic life. Outside of her work for Counseling Wise, Jessie is a mother to two very active and curious children. She feels very fortunate to have found a way to balance her love of work and writing with her commitment to and love of family. Jessie also enjoys a dedicated yoga practice, gardening and dancing.
Raised as a reader, schooled as a journalist and self-employed as a writer, Joey has a way with words. From the frozen urban landscape of Minneapolis to the island fever of Honolulu, he has written hundreds of articles on a variety of topics. Now, you might hear him pitter-pattering on his laptop at a local Boulder, Colo. coffee shop.
Born and raised in the fertile Shenandoah Valley of the Virginian Blue Ridge Mountains, Flash Clark, or Michael Wayne, as his parents named him, is a professional fashion designer, musician, and writer with thirteen years experience in journalism. He has published everything from food recipes and cartoons to textbook rewrites and high-profile interviews. He is a proud, lifetime VA Tech Hokie with a degree in apparel design that led to an MFA degree in prose writing from the Jack Kerouac School at Naropa University. He also once built a Charlie Brown-style lemonade stand and offered advice, resumes, and laughs to passersby. Co-founder of 16 Blocks Magazine and Innovative Thought Consultants, LLC., Flash now writes freelance while working on several personal literary projects, pursues running, Aikido, and the Colorado sunshine.
Katy graduated summa cum laude from a wholesome Midwestern college, where she developed a proclivity towards red wine and creative nonfiction. After graduation, Katy pursued a liberal arts career path gone crooked, occupying jobs ranging from telemarketer to kindergarten phonics tutor. She recently moved to Boulder, hoping the purple mountain ranges and strong stouts would inspire her to write something on par with her idol, David Sedaris. When she isn’t coaching the Boulder High School cheerleading team or listening to KUNC, Katy likes to explore local cafes and bookstores with her partner, Em.
Originally from Minnesota, Shirley is a Colorado transplant. After majoring in English and theater in college, she taught English in secondary schools, earned a M.A in English from Ohio University, and taught English at Colorado State. After C.U. law school, she practiced law, then did tech writing for federal agencies and corporate-world institutions like Storage Tech and the phone company before writing as a freelancer. She lives in Berthoud, Colorado, where she tap dances, gardens, dabbles in community theater, creates art journals and mixed media, and writes poetry, memoir, and fiction. She has published one book of poetry and hopes to follow it with several more and to finally finish at least one of the five or six unfinished novels presently languishing in her file cabinet.