Practice Locations

Children's Hospital Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
13123 East 16th Ave Aurora, CO 80045


Mariella Saavedra Carquin, MA

Child and Adolescent Psychiatry


Practice Locations

Children's Hospital Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
13123 East 16th Ave, Aurora, CO 80045


Provider Expertise

Care Philosophy

My approach is eclectic and I adjust it according to the individual client. I have a humanistic and interpersonal approach that can sometimes include writing and other artistic outlets for creativity. I often utilize CBT techniques to help clients gain an understanding of how thoughts are connected to emotions and subsequent behavior. I believe that healing can come from different avenues, and can incorporate the spiritual, the artistic, nature, and nutrition/wellness. I am an avid museum-goer and also enjoy writing poetry, especially as an outlet for grief. I believe in an intersectional and systems approach to therapy, especially given racial trauma and discriminatory actions taken towards BIPOC populations. I currently serve as the integrated behavioral health clinician for the Healthy Habits Clinic at Child Health Clinic.


  • Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

Interests & Activities

Personal Interests

I am passionate about creative writing and published my debut poetry collection, "Maps You Can't Make," in September 2023. Available here: I enjoy going to concerts, reading, and being outdoors.

Volunteer Activities

I am interested in intuitive eating, the connection between nutrition and well-being, food access/food justice, and urban farming.

Education & Training

Undergraduate Schools

BA, Middlebury College (VT)

Graduate Schools

MA, Columbia University

EdM, Columbia University

Professional Memberships

American Counseling Association, Professional Member

National Latinx Psychological Association, Professional Member

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