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.
Kat brings a strong passion for simplicity and creating an authentic work environment to CounselingWise. With over 20 years of high-tech experience, including positions in software development, project management, process development, and architecture, she excels at seeing the “forest and the trees.” This, combined with her lifelong study of psychology and mindfulness, as well as her background in marketing and Business/Life Coaching, makes CW a great fit! Lover of lemurs, college basketball, hiking and the symphony… her next adventure might be trekking in Madagascar, cheering with the Cameron Crazies at Duke University, or exploring Iceland.
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.
Kate was born in San Francisco, California and moved to beautiful Boulder, Colorado with her family. After briefly attending Colorado State University in Fort Collins, Kate started working in the restaurant business at The Kitchen Next Store in Boulder, where she developed an acute awareness of customer relations and marketing strategies. After attending a graphic design certificate program through Boulder Digital Arts, Kate began working with an on-line clothing start-up and CounselingWise. In April 2017, Kate started her own design company, Kate Olivia Designs, LLC, and is happy and proud to provide services to CounselingWise. Kate loves bulldogs, the Rocky Mountain West, the San Francisco Giants, Netflix, her cat, art, and food.
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.
For the past two decades, Peter has been crafting communications pieces on difficult and complicated topics for non-profits, government agencies, and private enterprise. He has worked in most every type of media that uses the written or spoken word, including writing for Emmy-winning videos. He is a graduate of Ohio University’s E.W. Scripps School of Journalism. Lured out west by Colorado’s mountains, Peter lives to make things — making tracks with all kinds of kind of skis, bikes, and shoes, handcrafting furniture, and growing things to eat. An inconsolable fan of Cleveland sports teams, he at least has the good fortune of being the proud dad of the world’s most amazing son.
Sean Sullivan has been creating online content in all its forms since dial-up. When he's not finding new ways to sit on Page 1 of Google he's busy buying more books than he can read—after all, what's the point of having a library if you've read every book in it?