Caroline Scheiber, PhD Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Life can be overwhelming and sometimes even exhausting and I’m here to guide you through any obstacles you may face.

My goal is to help you understand yourself more deeply and together we will explore your inner world and find YOU.

"The only journey is the one within"


Rainer Maria Rilke

At the center of your being you have the answer; you know who you are and you know what you want  ~ Lao Tzu


Get to Know Me

Hello. My name is Dr. Caroline Scheiber, and I’m a Licensed Clinical Psychologist (PhD) working with adolescents and adults in Boulder, Colorado. I am passionate about guiding individuals through the distress of depression, anxiety, disordered eating habits, loss and grief, the diagnosis of a serious medical condition such as cancer, and divorce and separation.

Therapy Style:

In therapy, my goal is to offer counseling services which guide you through life's challenges by enhancing self-awareness and introspection. In the process we seek to find a better understanding of your own needs, desires, and fears, as well as the underlying motivations behind your behaviors and habits.  I believe that the more you know about yourself, the better you will become at adapting to life's changes.  Self-awareness will help you gain mastery over your life, break old habits, and give you the ability to act more intentionally and authentically. 


We will work together to understand the underlying psychological processes that are impacting your relationships, joy in life, and fulfillment.  Many of the cognitive, spiritual, physical, and emotional problems we face in life are merely symptoms of unresolved emotional conflict that we will seek to explore in 1 on 1 therapy sessions.


We will explore both the parts of you which result in productive and positive contributions in your life, as well as those conflicted aspects that can greatly limit the quality of your interactions with others and your overall well-being in life.  These conflicted aspects might be expressed by disrupted eating, feelings of loneliness and isolation, social awkwardness, frustration, excessive worrying or frantic control and many more unpleasant behaviors that affect your potential for happiness and personal growth. As well, those parts can be highly limiting in relationships.


It can be a very difficult process to get to know yourself in a world which can make us feel so ashamed of who we are. I care about your well-being and seek to  provide you with the tools you need in order to learn how to tackle even the most unbearable circumstances while remaining true to yourself. I combine a strong background in research with a breadth and depth of clinical experiences which I use to facilitate the discovery of your ability to be authentic, at home in your body, and self-aware.

Psychological Assessment:

With my specialization in psychological assessment, I bring exceptional attention to detail to my approach to testing. I provide individualized care to each of my assessment cases because my ultimate goal is to arrive at the truth. Each person is complex and unique which is why I never conduct assessments in a vacuum but instead  apply a comprehensive approach to testing to honor your individuality and to fully and truly understand  your history and capabilities. As an expert in  psychometrics and measurement, I understand how psychological tests are developed as well as their strengths and weaknesses which helps me get to the bottom of your psychological or neurocognitive functioning. The goal is to  to allow you to achieve to your fullest potential and gain the success in life you deserve.


I earned a master’s degree in psychology from New York University in New York and came to San Diego California to complete my doctorate degree in clinical psychology at the California School of Professional Psychology. I moved to Denver for my residency at Denver Health Medical Center which was followed by a postdoctoral fellowship at Stanford School of Medicine. Throughout my training, I focused on issues pertaining to adults and adolescents, and specialized in the treatment of anxiety, depression, disordered eating, cancer care and the treatment of individuals with serious medical conditions.  I worked as an oncology psychologist for the Colorado Blood Cancer Institute for two years prior to  starting my private practice. In am now in full-time private practice and  I also have an appointment at the University of Denver as an adjunct professor where I teach and supervise doctoral students in the psychology program.

Peer-Reviewed Publication


Palesh, O, Scheiber C, Kesler SR, Janelsins MM, Heckler CE, Guido JG, Gevirtz R, Cases M, Morrow G, & Mustian KM (2019). Secondary Outcomes of a Behavioral Sleep Intervention in Cancer: A Randomized Controlled Trial. Health Psychology.


Palesh, O, Scheiber C, Kesler SR, Janelsins MM, Heckler CE, Guido JG, Heckler C, Cases M, Miller JM, Chrysson NG, & Mustian KM (2018). Feasibility and Acceptability of brief Behavioral Therapy for Cancer-Related Insomnia (BBT-CI): Effects on Insomnia and Circadian Rhythm During Chemotherapy – Phase II Randomized Multicenter Control Trial. British Journal of Cancer. 119, 274-281.


Scheiber C, Johnston L, Packer MM, Gevirtz R, Edwards KS, & Palesh O. (2018). Heart rate variability markers as potential correlates of survival in hematopoietic cell transplant patients. Oncology Nursing Forum. 45(2), 250-259.


Palesh O*, Scheiber C*[1], Kesler SR, Mustian KM, Koopman C, & Schapira L. (2018). Management of side effects during and post treatment in breast cancer survivors. The Breast Journal.


[1] Shared first authorship


Kamen, C, Scheiber C, Janelsins MM, Jo B, Shen H, & Palesh O. (2017).  Effects of childhood trauma exposure and cortisol levels on cognitive functioning among breast cancer survivors.  Child Abuse & Neglect.  72, 163-171.


Scheiber C (2017). The Kaufman Brief Intelligence Test – Second Edition (KBIT-2). In SAGE Encyclopedia of Abnormal and Clinical Psychology.  Thousand Oaks, CA:  SAGE.


Scheiber C & Wollman SC. (2017). Substance/medication induced neurocognitive disorders. In SAGE Encyclopedia of Abnormal and Clinical Psychology.  Thousand Oaks, CA:  SAGE.


Scheiber C (2016). Do the Kaufman tests of cognitive ability and academic achievement display construct bias across a representative sample of Black, Hispanic, and Caucasian school-age children in Grade 1 through 12? Psychological Assessment, 28(8), 942-952


Scheiber C (2016). Does the KABC-II display ethnic bias in the prediction of reading, math, and writing in elementary school through high school? Assessment, 6(1), 1073-1911.         


Scheiber C (2016) Is the Cattell-Horn-Carroll based factor structure of the Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children-Fifth Edition (WISC-V) construct invariant for a representative sample of African-American, Hispanic, and Caucasian male and female students ages 6 to 16 years? Journal of Pediatric Neuropsychology, 2(3-4), 79-88.


Scheiber C, Chen H, Kaufman AS, & Weiss LG. (2016).  How much does WAIS-IV perceptual reasoning decline across the 20-90-year lifespan when processing speed is controlled? Applied Neuropsychology: Adult. 14, 1-16.


Kaufman AS, Salthouse TA, Scheiber C, & Chen H.  (2016). Age differences and educational attainment across the lifespan on three generations of Wechsler adult scales. Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 34(5), 421-441.


Montross Thomas LP, Scheiber C, Meier EA, & Irwin SA. (2016). Personally meaningful rituals: A way to increase compassion and decrease burnout among hospice staff and volunteers. Journal of Palliative Medicine, 19(10), 1043-1050.


Meier EA, Scheiber C, & Montross Thomas LP. (2016). Moving towards a field of palliative psychology. Journal of Palliative Medicine. 19(4), 351.

2015 publications

Scheiber C & Kaufman AS. (2015). Which of the three KABC-II global scores is the least biased? Journal of Pediatric Neuropsychology, 1(4), 21-35.


Reynolds MR, Scheiber C, Hajovsky DB, Schwartz B, & Kaufman, A.S. (2015). Gender differences in academic achievement:   Is writing an exception to the gender similarities hypothesis? Journal of Genetic Psychology. 176(4), 211-234.


Scheiber C, Reynolds MR, Hajovsky D, & Kaufman AS. (2015). Gender differences in achievement in a large, nationally-representative sample of children and adolescents. Psychology in the Schools. 52(4), 335-348.


Scheiber C (2015). The gift of connection: A personal reflection on my work with cancer patients. Journal of Palliative Medicine, 18(7), 1-2.


Scheiber C (2015.). A personal reflection on my experiences as an international psychology graduate student.  The San Diego          Psychologist, 30(4), 28-29.

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