Physician Assistant, Psychiatry
Jean Thomas graduated with a Master of Medical Science/Physician Assistant Studies in 2016 and has been practicing for five years, primarily specializing in Addiction Psychiatry. She began her career with extensive training in various psychiatric settings (inpatient, outpatient, emergency/crisis, and forensic). Using this training model, she helped develop the Psychiatric Physician Assistant Fellowship and was then appointed a clinical faculty member by the University of Colorado School of Medicine. Jean was born and raised in the Denver area, is fluent in Spanish, and loves serving the community where she grew up. When not working, Jean spends her time with her daughter: traveling, camping, watching live music and sports, and trying new restaurants.
Jean provides non-judgmental, patient-guided treatment, taking the time to understand various factors contributing to an individual’s mental health (childhood experience, education, trauma, personality structure, cultural components, socioeconomic factors, etc). With patients, she focuses on establishing an accurate diagnosis and educating individuals on how mental health symptoms contribute to addictive behaviors and daily struggles. When indicated, she provides conservative psychiatric medication management, with careful consideration of past medication trials and side effects. However, she adamantly encourages patients to engage in counseling and lifestyle changes to maximize growth and long-term healing.