About Us

We are psychologists; and other licensed specialists, who are passionate about helping children be happy and successful. Through decades of clinical work, we have found it tragic that only select professionals, who may, or may not be accessible or affordable; have the critical expertise many children need. This site is free for a reason. We want to educate consumers about how to get the right help for their children as soon as possible. Targeting a child’s precise needs saves precious time. Early intervention is known as the key to much of the positive outcomes we see in mental health. Bearing this in mind, we are compelled to provide parents with the knowledge they need to help their children now. You will find no ads, no pop-ups. We will not ask for your information. This is a free, confidential resource for you.

If you want to talk to any of our clinicians, you will see a link on our home page to: CLEAR Framework, Inc.com. There, our clinicians provide such services as phone consultations, letters to your doctor or school, and customized interventions. These are fee-based services. However, you are welcome to enjoy CLEAPE.com at no cost to you, for as long as you wish.

Cleape

This character represents all kids with significant challenges developing and thriving. The name ‘Cleape’ is a blend of ‘clear’ and ‘leap;’ both symbolizing this child’s potential to jump over hurdles and face problems. Offering clarity around mental health concerns, this individual is authentic and direct. Cleape stands for a new non-stigmatizing way of understanding mental health. This child struggles but eventually may find the freedom to rise above challenges. Cleape reminds people that we all feel the full range of emotions and experience a multitude of difficulties. This youngster lets us know what is going on and thereby provides adults the opportunity to help. Cleape does what all parents hope their kids can do: fight through the hard times; grow and flourish. Sometimes this child may work at a different pace; but still in time to live out dreams and ambitions. Cleape is unashamed of feelings; living in the real world where there are bumps, bruises, fears, and disappointments. This individual shows bravery and hope; holding on through the inevitable ups and downs inherent in navigating mental health challenges. For kids who have been hiding in the shadows, Cleape tells them to be themselves and let go. Meet Cleape. The one who tells us ‘what’s the matter.’

Marcy Willard, Ph.D., NCSP

dr.willard@clearframeworkinc.com

Dr. Willard is a Licensed Psychologist, Nationally Certified School Psychologist, and co-author on an autism assessment textbook. She has experience as a Psychologist, conducting diagnostic assessments for a wide range of disabilities. She has worked as a School Psychologist for several years, providing assessment, counseling, and consultation. She has specialized expertise in: autism, reading comprehension, hyperlexia, child development, and the legal requirements for school-based services and assessments. She lives in Colorado with her husband and two boys and her dog that looks remarkably like an ewok.

Anna Kroncke, Ph.D., NCSP

Dr. Kroncke is a Nationally Certified School Psychologist, Licensed Psychologist, and lead author on an autism assessment textbook. She has experience as a school psychologist, working in urban school districts; providing assessment services. She has worked as a Psychologist for several years, directing a diagnostic clinic where she conducts comprehensive psychological evaluations, provides psychotherapy, works on forensic cases, provides diagnoses, and consults with community providers and schools. She has special expertise in autism, dyslexia, anxiety, depression, and assessment tools and practices.

Helena Huckabee, Ph.D., BCBA-D

Dr. Huckabee is a Pediatric Neuropsychologist, Clinical Psychologist and Board Certified Behavior Analyst, and co-author of an autism assessment text. She founded and runs a world-class treatment and diagnostic practice in Denver, called Emerge. Clinical experiences include working with autism, borderline personality disorder, head injury, AD/HD, developmental disabilities, adoption, anxiety, and mood disorders. Dr. Huckabee’s has special expertise in: intelligence and language skills in children with autism, the role of serotonin in mood disorders, self-injurious behaviors, brain anoxia, and treatment outcome in autism.

Jessica Reinhardt, Ph.D., NSCP

Dr. Reinhardt is a Nationally Certified School Psychologist, Psychology Clinician at Emerge, Adjunct Faculty at the University of Denver and contributing author to an autism assessment textbook. She is an active member of many committees within the American Psychological Association and the National Association of School Psychologists. Dr. Reinhardt has specialized expertise in autism, early childhood education, higher education, AD/HD, executive functions and the role of exercise in alleviation of behavior problems.

Vinita Kokatnur-Lemercier, M.A., CCC-SLP

Vinita is an ASHA certified speech-language pathologist specialized in adult and pediatric speech and language delays and disorders. Her work settings include hospitals, private clinics, schools, and her own private practice. She has been practicing for the past 19 years.  Clinical experiences include articulation disorders, stuttering, expressive and receptive language disorders, language-cognitive delays, aphasia, apraxia, and dysphagia. She has also assessed and treated a variety of age groups with MTBI, multilingual individuals, and autism. Vinita is fluent in three languages and has always been an avid traveler which allows her to utilize a worldly approach with all of her clients. She lives in Colorado with her husband and three sons.