Helen L Coons, PhD
Associate Professor, Psychiatry-Other CI Services

Graduate Schools :
  • PhD, Temple University Graduate School (1990)
  • MS, University of Wisconsin - Madison (1985)
Undergraduate School:
  • BA, University of Wisconsin–Madison (WI) (1980)
  • Duke University Hospital Program (1989)
Department: Psychiatry-Other CI Services

Professional Titles

  • Clinical Director, Women's Behavioral Health and Wellness Service Line, Department of Psychiatry, UCSOM
  • Associate Professor

Recognition & Awards

  • American Psychological Association Presidential Citation for the APA Leaderdership Institute for Women in Psychology, American Psychological Association (2019)
  • American Psychological Association Society for the Psychology of Women (Division 35) Psychology of Women Heritage Award., American Psychological Association Psychology of Women Heritage Award (2018)


  • Marsh, S., Borges, V.F. & Coons, H.L. & Afghahi, A. (2020). Sexual health after a breast cancer diagnosis in young women: Clinical implications for patients and providers. Breast Cancer Research and Treatment. 184:655–663 https://doi.org/10.1007/s10549-020-05880-3
  • Miles-Cohen, S., Brown, K.S., Shulman, S.L. & Coons, H.L. (2020). American Psychological Association (APA) Leadership Institute for Women in Psychology: Ten Years of Herstory, Impacts and Next Steps. Psychologist-Manager Journal. 23(3-4), 139–162. http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/mgr0000099
  • Coons, H.L., Berkowitz, S. & David, R.A. (March, 2020). Self-care Advice for Health-Care Providers During Covid-19. American Psychological Association Services Inc. https://www.apaservices.org/practice/ce/self-care/health-providers-covid-19.
  • Coons, H.L., Hunter, W.M., Berkowitz, S.J., Davis, R.A., Rothberg, B.A., & Epperson, C.N. (August, 2020). Well-Being Services for Health Care Workers During the COVID Pandemic: Program Highlights from the Department of Psychiatry, University of Colorado School of Medicine. The Health Psychologist. https://div38healthpsychologist.com/2020/08/04/well-being-services-for-health-care-workers-during-the-covid-19-pandemic-program-highlights-from-the-department-of-psychiatry-university-of-colorado-school-of-medicine/.

Practice Locations

Hospital Affiliation
  • University of Colorado Hospital

Specialty Information

  • Psychology, Board Certification
  • Clinical Health Psychology, Board Certification (2007)
Conditions & Treatments
  • Women's Health
Public Speaking
Women coping with breast cancer Fear of recurrence after breast and gyn cancer Sexual health in women with cancer Stress in women Pregnancy loss

General Information

Graduate Schools:
  • PhD, Temple University Graduate School (1990)
  • MS, University of Wisconsin - Madison (1985)
Undergraduate Schools:
  • BA, University of Wisconsin–Madison (WI) (1980)
  • Duke University Hospital Program (1989)
Department: Psychiatry-Other CI Services