Get to know the heart of our practice:

Dr. Sara Garrido

For the past ten years, Dr. Sara Garrido has developed a deep passion for working with emergency responders and their families. A licensed clinical psychologist, Dr. Garrido specializes in crisis intervention, wellness programming development, and peer support supervision for police and fire agencies.

Dr. Garrido’s dedication for helping clients and agencies find healthy ways to manage mental health comes from her direct experience as a responder at many critical incidents. Embedded in the emergency responder culture, she understands the intricacies of work/life balance and the unique sense of humor that accompanies the work. She’ll “call it as she sees it” without judgment, in a laid-back, low stakes environment.

Memberships, Certifications, & Awards

Doctorate in Clinical Psychology

University of Denver’s Graduate School of Professional Psychology

Peer Support Consultant

Multiple peer support teams along the Front Range

Repeat presenter

International Association of Chiefs of Police


Police Chief Magazine

Board Member

APA’s Division 18 Police and Pubic Safety Division

Board Member

Colorado Fallen Heroes Foundation

Active Member

American Psychological Association (APA)

Active Member

International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP)

Active Member

Association of Threat Assessment Professionals (ATAP)

Recipient of the Eileen Gupton Award

Early Career Contributions in Police and Public Safety Psychology in 2016

2014 Recipient of the Antarctica Service Medal

National Science Foundation for cumulative service to the United States Antarctic Program

Why Our Clients Choose Code-4

Code-4 Counseling offers specialized support for the people who keep our communities safe. We love working with emergency first responders and their families, and they love working with us.

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