About Us

Khara Croswaite Brindle

Khara Croswaite Brindle, MA, LPC, ACS, is the owner of Catalyst Counseling, PLLC and is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the Lowry Neighborhood of Denver, Colorado. She received her Masters Degree in Counseling Psychology from the University of Denver with a focus on community based mental health. Khara has experience working with at-risk teens and adults and currently enjoys working with young adults (18-25) and adults (25+) experiencing anxiety, depression, trauma, relational conflict, self-esteem challenges, academic stress, and life transitions.

Serving clients in East Denver, CO. Contact Khara directly by calling 720-245-7390 or by visiting her Psychology Today Profile.

Brian Hitchcock

Brian Hitchcock, MS, LPC is a contracted, Licensed Professional Counselor and has been providing mental health services since 2013. He has an interest in working with trauma and PTSD in the military and veteran populations and also works with a variety of adults on mental health issues including anxiety, depression, and trauma. Theories and techniques Brian uses to support progress in therapy include cognitive-behavioral, solution focused, narrative, person-centered and existential therapy. Brian believes that counseling is a professional relationship where a person can find healing, growth and understanding. Life can sometimes take us off course but through this relationship, we can develop awareness and set goals for change in our lives.

Serving clients in Aurora, CO. Contact Brian directly by calling 720-336-0481 or by visiting his Psychology Today Profile.

David Armstrong

David Armstrong MS, LPC, is a contracted, Licensed Professional Counselor working and residing in the Highlands neighborhood in Denver. He received his Master’s degree in mental health counseling from Canisius College in Buffalo, New York and has been working with clients in mental health since 2009. David is experienced working with disabilities, high-risk youth and families, as well as adult clients, offering behavioral interventions, cognitive behavior approaches, solution focused approaches, and serving clients with Medicaid. He offers a variety of approaches to help treat anxiety, depression, thought disturbances, and relational conflict. David strives to meet clients where they are and support clients in achieving a greater life harmony.

Serving clients in Wheat Ridge, CO. Contact David directly by calling 720-507-4749 or by visiting his Psychology Today Profile.

Megan Franklin

Megan Franklin, MA, LPC is a contracted, Licensed Professional Counselor serving clients in Littleton and Centennial.  She received a Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from the University of Northern Colorado and completed her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology at Johannesburg University in South Africa. Megan has a passion for helping children, adolescents and adults with substance abuse and behavioral issues, as well as mental health concerns such as depression, anxiety, self-harm, and difficulty navigating general life struggles. Megan is compassionate and understanding in her practice of therapy and utilizes therapy tools, coaching, life skills, mindfulness, creative arts and movement to help clients move to a place of better integration and wellness.

Serving clients in Littleton, CO. Contact Megan directly by calling
720-507-4437 or by visiting her Psychology Today Profile.

Ana Lara-Roca

Ana Lara-Roca, MA, LPC, ACS is a contracted, bilingual Licensed Professional Counselor with a Master’s degree in Multicultural Counseling Psychology from the University of Colorado in Denver. She has an office in west Denver and enjoys working with teenagers, young adults, women and families. Ana is Spanish-speaking and has extensive experience working with individuals and families from diverse backgrounds. She specializes in life transitions, spirituality, grief, trauma, self-esteem issues, immigration/acculturation, and parenting challenges. Her approach is warm and supportive, providing a therapeutic relationship that is based on mutual trust, curiosity, and acceptance.

Serving clients in West Denver, CO.  Contact Ana directly by
calling 720-900-4482 or by visiting her Psychology Today Profile.

Ana Lara-Roca, MA, LPC, ACS es una terapeuta acreditada con mucha experiencia trabajando con clientes y familias Latinas. Se especializa en asuntos culturales y de inmigración, temas de espiritualidad y luto, momentos de transición, trauma, autoestima y problemas en la familia. Aunque a todos nos beneficiaria recibir terapia, ella entiende lo difícil que puede resultarle a uno buscar este tipo de ayuda en vista de los estereotipos que existen en estos temas. Con respecto a sus credenciales, tiene Licencia de Consejera Profesional y una maestría en Terapia Multicultural de la Universidad de Colorado en Denver.

Su oficina se encuentra en la esquina de la Federal y la calle 23. Contáctele ahora llamando at 720-900-4482

Christy McNaul Royster

Christy McNaul Royster, MSW, LCSW is a contracted, bilingual Licensed Clinical Social Worker serving teens and adults in East Denver. She received her Master’s degree in Social Work at the University of Denver and has 12+ years of experience working with diverse youth and adults in various settings, with 7 of her 12 years serving clients in community mental health. Christy is Spanish-speaking and enjoys working with youth and adults experiencing anxiety, depression, trauma, and relational conflict, as well as spirituality and life transitions. Christy works hard to put people at ease while developing a trusting, collaborative relationship with her clients. She is trained in various trauma therapies to best support positive change and sees her role as an approachable and non-judgemental partner in therapy, with both education and life experience to assist clients in their brave work to achieve meaningful change in their lives.

Serving clients in East Denver, CO.  Contact Christy directly by
calling 720-507-1512 or by visiting her Psychology Today Profile.

Christy McNaul Royster, MSW, LCSW es bilingüe y está licenciada en Trabajo Social Clínico sirviendo adolescentes y adultos en Denver Este. Recibió su Máster en Trabajo Social de la Universidad de Denver y posee más de 12 años de experiencia trabajando con diversidad de jóvenes y adultos de diferentes ámbitos. Siete de los 12 años los ha pasado trabajando con clientes en clínicas comunitarias de salud mental. Christy habla español y disfruta trabajando con jóvenes y adultos que sufren de ansiedad, depresión, trauma, y conflictos relacionales, así como aspectos relacionados a la espiritualidad y las transiciones de la vida. Christy trabaja duro para hacer que la gente se sienta cómoda y se pueda establecer una relación de confianza y colaboración entre ella y sus clientes. Su formación incluye varias terapias indicadas para trabajar con trauma y ayudar a crear cambios positivos.  Concibe su papel de terapeuta como el de una compañera accesible y libre de prejuicios. Tiene la educación y experiencia vital necesarias para asistir a sus clientes en el valeroso trabajo de alcanzar cambios significativos en sus vidas.


We believe in the power of the therapeutic alliance in assisting clients with challenges upon entering therapy. Together, we will use various therapeutic models to identify problems and make connections between thoughts, feelings, and behaviors that are causing you distress in multiple areas of your life. In having a client-centered therapeutic practice, we will work together to identify goals for therapy that are measurable and complimentary to your desired outcomes. Goals are vital to the therapeutic process in order to catalyze (accelerate) positive change.


Catalyst Counseling, PLLC is the proud owner of an online and mobile app for Risk Assessment called the Community Assessment and Coordination of Safety (C.A.C.S.). It is a resource for professionals to assess risk, safety plan, and connect individuals to valuable mental health and substance use resources in the Denver Metro Area. Visit cacs-co.com for more information.


Catalyst Counseling, PLLC values connecting with varying organizations throughout Colorado to contribute to our mental health and wellness communities! Check out our latest community connections here.