About Tori Knox-Rice, PhD

Dr. Tori Knox-Rice is a Licensed Psychologist who joined the psychosocial team at CBCI in January 2020. As an active member of our psychosocial team, Tori offers psychological support to patients and their families in both inpatient and outpatient settings, and sees patients for individual outpatient counseling services on an as-needed basis. She is able to evaluate pre/post-transplant cognitive functioning and deliver recommendations for maximizing functioning and quality-of-life.

Tori's clinical background has largely been devoted to the treatment of individuals managing serious life-limiting illnesses. She received her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, where she also completed her doctoral internship rotation. Her internship provided her with experience in medical settings, cancer survivorship, multidisciplinary care, and individual psychotherapy. She went on to receive specialized training through her Postdoctoral Fellowship in Palliative Care at the Portland Oregon VA Medical Center where she helped veterans cope with grief, face the end-of-life, and manage complex situations that can occur with terminal diagnoses. Her research has largely been devoted to the study of health literacy, the completion of advance directives, and racial health disparities in end-of-life care.

Throughout her career, Tori has used treatment strategies to manage a variety of psychological symptoms and conditions. She specializes in providing empirically-supported treatments to assist patients in managing stressful periods in their life including: Acceptance Commitment Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Skills, Cognitive Processing Therapy for Trauma, Dignity Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and Solution-Focused approaches. When not helping her patients, she enjoys reading, crafting, watching movies, and spending time at home with her spouse and their pets.



  • BA in Psychology, minor in Gerontology, Quinnipiac University
  • PhD in Clinical Psychology, UT Southwestern Medical Center

APA-Accredited Internship, UT Southwestern Medical Center

Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Palliative Care, Portland Oregon VA Medical Center



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Office Locations

Colorado Blood Cancer Institute
1721 E. 19th Ave.
Suite 200
Denver, CO 80218
Phone: (720) 754-4800
Fax: (720) 754-4801

Office Hours

Mon – Fri 7:00 am – 5:00 pm