Suzanne Delap, Ed.S. in School Psychology     

Suzanne works with kids 10-18 years old to help with testing, problem solving for school placement and how to ask for and utilize strategies for academic success.                                                                                                                                                                                         

After graduating from the University of Pennsylvania, I decided to pursue a career in healthcare.  I enjoyed working with others, and so pharmaceutical and medical sales were great starting points for me.  I was able to work with psychiatrists and physicians who were experts in treating children and adolescents with a variety of needs.  While launching a new medication for ADHD, I found that I was drawn to the psychological issues related to learning and social/emotional development.  My interest led me to the mental health field, and as a result, I went on to obtain my Educational Specialist degree in School Psychology from the University of Northern Colorado.  Currently, I am a registered psychotherapist in the state of Colorado.

Since 2007, I have worked with students from pre-k through high school, with a particular focus on early intervention as a key to successful outcomes.  My focus involves analyzing and assessing a student’s situation from a holistic perspective, including information from both home and school environments in order to gain the most comprehensive view.  I believe that Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) can be useful in determining the best behavioral and academic interventions for students who may need additional supports in the classroom, yet I also feel that any approach should be tailored to meet the needs of the individual client.

In addition to my experience working in the schools, I am an elected board member of the Colorado Society of School Psychologists (CSSP).  My role on the board allows me to continue to develop as a practitioner, while also allowing me to advocate for the evolving needs of students throughout the state.   On the personal front, my husband and I like to spend as much time as possible with our two young boys, who often present us with their own evolving needs.


chrissyChristina Peragine, M.D.

Dr. Peragine is a board certified psychiatrist, with expertise in depressive disorders, bipolar disorders and anxiety disorders.  She specializes in women’s mental health including post partum depression, perinatal anxiety and depression, premenstrual mood disorder, and menopausal related mood disturbances.

Dr. Peragine received her medical degree from the University of Texas Health Sciences Center in Houston, TX.  She completed her psychiatric residency at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center in Denver.  She also completed a child and adolescent psychiatric fellowship through the University of Colorado, during which she served as Chief Resident.  Dr. Peragine is a member of the American Psychiatric Association and the Colorado Psychiatric Association.   She has served as a lecturer to the Colorado Psychiatric Association previously.




Chris Hutchings APRN

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I am an ANCC certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, with expertise in treating children, adolescents and adults with anxiety, depressive disorders, bipolar mood disorders and ADHD.

I am thrilled to join Denver Psychiatry with Dr. Steve Sarche. This practice is a good fit for me as I value a holistic and
individualized approach to treatment.

For 22 years, I have worked in psychiatric nursing, I have been a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner since 2000. I have experience with intensive inpatient, outpatient and day treatment programs. Prior to moving to Colorado in 2006, I enjoyed a private practice providing outpatient psychiatric treatment, psychotherapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), behavioral interventions and  medication management.

I have worked with children, adolescents and adults, to provide psychiatric treatment, primarily through medication management and therapy services. I have expertise in helping clients understand how the stress response to the body and brain can affect mental health and teach effective stress management and relaxation skills. I strive to understand each person as an individual and to work collaboratively toward treatment goals.

I look forward to this new adventure with Denver Psychiatry.