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Jules Rosen, MD - Chief Medical Officer Rosen_JulesBoard Certification: Psychiatry with added qualifications in Geriatric Psychiatry
Areas of Clinical Interest: Late-life depression; Dementia.
Academic Interests and Accomplishments: Dr. Rosen was Chief of Geriatric Psychiatry and Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Pittsburgh prior to joining Mind Springs in Aug. of 2013. He has over 75 publications in peer-reviewed journals.
Areas of Educational Interest: Depression and dementia. Caregiver stress.
Honors and Awards: Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, University of Colorado School of Medicine. Voted Educator of the Year by the American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry in 2003. Selected by his peers for inclusion in Best Doctors in America® from 1996 to 2000 and 2003 to 2018. Elected to Distinguished Life Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association.
Based in Frisco Frank Lotrich, MD - Hospital Medical Director Lotrich, FrankBoard Certification: Psychiatry
Areas of Clinical Interest: Depression, pharmacogenetics, sleep, and neuroscience
Academic Interests and Accomplishments: Prior to joining Mind Springs Health and West Springs Hospital in June 2017, Dr. Lotrich was Associate Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Pittsburgh, Director of Interventional Psychiatry Research, Director of the Geriatric Psychopharmacology Laboratory, with over 70 publications in peer-reviewed journals.
Areas of Educational Interest: Depression Prevention
Honors and Awards: Psychiatry Award of Excellence 2002, associate member of America College of Neuropsychopharmacology
Based in West Springs Hospital
Richard Berkley, MD - Psychiatrist Berkley_RichardBoard Certifications: Psychiatry and Neurology
Areas of Clinical Interest: Pyschopharmacology
Academic Interests and Accomplishments: Medical School, University of Penna;
Residency: Yale University; University of Conneticut, Associate Clinical Professor
Areas of Special Interests: Advancements in psychopharmacology and their clinical implications
About: Richard Berkley is a senior psychiatrist who works part time and sees multiple clients in Routt and other counties via Mind Springs Health’s TeleHealth Network. He stays current on how medications affect the brain and primarily works with adult clients. He is an avid biker who enjoys photography and international travel.
Based in Steamboat Springs Matthew Burson, MD - Psychiatrist Burson,MatthewBoard Certification: Psychiatry
Areas of Clinical Interest: Psychopharmacology, Well-researched Alternative and Complementary Medicine, Mind-Body Medicine, Spirituality and Health.
Academic Interests: Neuroscience, Psychopharmacology, Well-researched Alternative and Complementary Medicine, Mind-Body Medicine, Spirituality and Health.
Teaching Interests: Psychopharmacology in children and adolescents.
Goals for Professional Development: Learn more about the mental health laws, systems, and resources regarding children and adolescents with developmental disabilities. Organize more educational resources for patients. Improve EHR or find ways to be more efficient with EHRs. Improve software working knowledge. Continue to study areas of interest listed above. Improve care by being more proactive instead of reactive. Use of psychometrics. Continue to improve diagnostic and treatment knowledge and practice.
Based in Grand Junction Janet Feigelson, MD - Psychiatrist Feigelson_Janet-MindSpringsHealth_240x300Board Certifications: Psychiatry.
Areas of Clinical Interest: Depressions, anxiety and addictions including suboxone.
Academic Interests and Accomplishments: Janet was clinical faculty at University of Rochester in Rochester, NY.
About:Dr. Feigelson comes to Mind Springs Heath from Upstate New York, where she was in full time solo private practice, doing psychotherapy and psychopharmocotherapy for almost 30 years. Her training began with an undergraduate degree from University of Chicago, and a medical degree from Stanford School of Medicine. Post graduate work included a Flexible Internship at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center in San Jose, California and a Psychiatric Residency at the Strong Memorial Hospital at the University of Rochester in NY. Prior to private practice, she was a faculty member at the University of Rochester Medical school performing a variety of roles, including Medical Director of the Methadone Maintaince Program, teaching Family Medicine Residents, and consultation/liaison work with a geriatric and chronically ill population. She is Board Certified in Psychiatry, and has focused her work on the treatment of mood and anxiety disorders. Her hobbies of skiing in different settings, hiking and biking are well suited to her life in Steamboat Springs.
Based in Steamboat Springs Nikolai Furmansky, MD - Psychiatrist

A native of Colorado, Dr. Nikolai Furmansky is a graduate of the prestigious Medical School for International Health, a collaboration between Columbia University and Ben Gurion University of the Negev; specifically focusing on international medicine and facilitating health and recovery in underdeveloped and rural populations. He went on to complete a residency in General Psychiatry and a subsequent fellowship in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry from the University of New Mexico. He enjoys working with patients and their families to create a harmonious recovery experience.
Based in Glenwood Springs

Patricia Gallagher Lapkin, MD - Psychiatrist Lapkin,PatriciaBoard Certifications: American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology with added Certification in Geriatric Psychiatry.
Education: University of Notre Dame Bachelor of Science 1983; University of Illinois College of Medicine 1987.
Residency: University of Illinois, Internal Medicine Internship 1987-1988. University of Illinois, Psychiatry Residency 1988-1991.
Based in Grand Junction Thomas Newton, MD - Psychiatrist Board Certification: Psychiatry
Areas of Clinical Interest: Mood disorders and PTSD
Academic Interests and Accomplishments: Dr. Newton has been a Professor at Baylor College of Medicine and at UCLA before joining Mind Springs in November of 2017. He has over 100 publications in peer-reviewed journals and he has written several book chapters.
Areas of Educational Interest: New treatments for PTSD.
Honors and Awards: Selected by his peers for inclusion in Best Doctors in America®. He has served on several NIH grant review panels as well. Based in Grand Junction
William W. Philip, MD - Psychiatrist Philip_WilliamBoard Certifications: Psychiatry
Areas of Clinical Interest: Medication treatment of psychiatric conditions with a special interest in the issues of older adults.
About:Dr. Philip has been practicing for thirty seven years, he has been with Mind Springs Health for the last 17. He lives in Steamboat Springs and has a number of outdoor interests including cross country and downhill skiing, cross country ski racing, fishing, camping, backpacking and hiking. He helps coach cross country skiing for eight to eleven year olds.
Based in Craig
Mark Ramsey, MD - Psychiatrist Ramsey, MarkAcademic interests and accomplishments: Mark graduated from the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio with his Medical Degree and completed his residency in psychiatry at the Letterman Army Medical Center is San Francisco, California.
Areas of interest: Mood disorders, PTSD, neuropsychiatric conditions and geriatrics.
Based in Grand Junction Lynda Tenhundfeld, MD - Psychiatrist Tenhundfeld, LindaBoard Certification: Psychiatry, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Areas of Clinical Interest: Anxiety and depression in children and adolescents, behavioral and mental health in the medically ill child, autism, developmental and learning disabilities, ADHD. Women’s health.
Academic Interests: Neuroscience in Development, Psychopharmacology, Autism, Impact of hormonal shifts on Women’s mental health
Teaching Interests: Multidisciplinary treatment, including Psychotherapy and Psychopharmacology in children and adolescents. Addressing the needs of autistic children and their neurotypical siblings
Goals for Professional Development: Development of collaborative prevention and treatment modals for children and adolescents addressing development, resilience, healthy coping strategies, and the prevention of suicide.
Based in Frisco
Chelsea Arata, APN - Advanced Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner Arata, Chelsea: Physician Mind Springs HealthBoard Certification: Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse Practitioner- Board Certified through ANCC
Areas of Clinical Interest: Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, LGBTQ+ Health, Autism Spectrum Disorder.
Academic Interests and Accomplishments: Chelsea joined West Springs Hospital in 2016 after graduating from Vanderbilt University School of Nursing. She began specializing in child and adolescent psychiatry shortly thereafter, and is currently the primary inpatient child and adolescent provider at WSH.
Areas of Educational Interest: Secondary trauma, neuropathology of psychiatry
Based in West Springs Hospital
Bruce Beechwood, FNP - Family Nurse Practitioner Beechwood_Bruce-MindSpringsHealth_240x300Board Certification: Family Nurse Practitioner-Board Certified (ANCC; FNP-BC)
Academic interests and accomplishments: Bruce received his Master of Science in Nursing from the University of Colorado-Boulder where he held clincial rotations in family practice, pediatrics, women’s health, endocrinology and dermatology.
Based in West Springs Hospital
Lynn Bird, PMHNP-BC, MSN, RN, CAC II, CRTT - Advanced Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner Bird, LynnBoard Certification: Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, Registered Nurse, Certified Addiction Counselor II and Certified Respiratory Therapy Technician.
Areas of Clinical Interest: Pediatric/adolescent psychiatry with interest in child depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder and ADHD evaluation and treatment.
Academic interests and accomplishments: Experienced vocational educator, CNA course development, curriculum development, and experience in child psychiatry through Children’s Psychiatric Center, Albuquerque, NM, and adolescent drug and alcohol treatment through the Youth Recovery Center, Glenwood Springs, CO.
Areas of Educational Interest: Clinical pediatric and adolescent psychiatry.
Honors and Awards: Sigma Theta Tau Nursing Honor Society, both undergraduate and graduate education. Nightingale Award Nominee.
Based in Grand Junction Caitlin Branham, MSN, RXN-P, PMHNP-BC - Advanced Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner Board Certification: Caitlin is an ANCC board certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner with the ability to treat psychiatric disorders across the lifespan.
Education and Accomplishments: Caitlin received her Masters of Science in Nursing and Bachelors of Science in Nursing from the University of Texas at Arlington in Arlington, Texas. She earned her Associates of Science in Nursing from Tyler Junior College in Tyler, Texas. Caitlin is a member of the Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing.
Areas of Academic and Clinical Interest: Caitlin has a special interest in early psychiatric intervention in children and adolescents with mental, emotional, and conduct disorders to reduce the instance of adulthood mental illness and substance use disorders, and to improve overall quality of life. She is also passionate about helping adults with mood and anxiety disorders.
Based in Grand Junction
Mary Ciambelli, APN - Advanced Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner Ciambelli_MaryBoard Certification:Certified by the American Nurse Credentialing Center as an Adult Psychiatric Mental Health Clinical Nurse Specialist since 1988.
Educational Background: B.S.N. from Nazareth College in Kalamazoo Michigan. M.S. with a specialty in psychiatric mental health nursing University of Colorado, Denver, Colorado. Ph.D. in Nursing Wayne State University Detroit Michigan.
Areas of Clinical Expertise: Prior to working at Mind Springs Health, Mary has worked as a psychiatric consultation liaison nurse, a nurse educator and a staff development instructor in a psychiatric hospital. She is interested in integrating mental health and substance use disorder treatment in primary care and acute care settings as well as in the correctional system. Mary also enjoys being a mentor and a preceptor for graduate students in psychiatric mental health nursing.
Professional Activities: Mary has served on a variety of task forces and programs affiliated with the Department of Regulatory Agencies including the Colorado Nurse Health Program, the Sunset Workgroup for the Nurse Practice Act in 2007-2008, and was appointed by the Governor to the Nurse Physician Advisory Task Force for Colorado Health Care (NPATCH). She served as the nursing co-chair of NPATCH from 2013-2014. Mary was the co-chairperson of the Governmental Affairs and Public Policy Committee for the Colorado Nurses Association from 2009-2011. She served as the President of the Colorado Nurses Association from 2011-2015. She is an elected voting representative to the American Nurses Association Membership Assembly for 2016 and 2017. Mary is an advocate for the rights of consumers and providers of mental health and substance use disorder care to have access to the resources that we all need to participate in compassionate, high quality and evidence based treatment. She is delighted to work for Mind Springs Health because of the opportunity to work with excellent providers and clinicians and the positive ethical philosophy of this company.
Activities: Skiing (Nordic and downhill); snowshoeing; hiking; biking; kayaking, canoeing, reading, spending time with family and friends.
Based in Frisco
Holly Covington, RN, PHD, PMHNP, FNP, CNS - Advanced Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner Covington,HollyBoard Certification: Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) Member of several Nursing organizations.
Areas of Clinical Interest: Substance abuse and relapse prevention, psychotherapy.
Academic Interests and Accomplishments: Published as a contributor in a Palliative Care Text Book on cognitive-behavioral treatments. Published in several peer-reviewed nursing journals on alcoholic liver disease, music therapy as a treatment, provider-patient relationships and several contributions related to her dissertation. Qualitative research-co investigator in dissertation. Principle investigator with nursing students Colorado Mesa University in research studies on multiple topics. Dissertation committee member for PH.D candidate in nursing from Community College of New York (CUNY). Lectures on topics related to health care, medical treatment for patients with acute neurological illness and injuries. Assistant Professor/Nursing at Colorado Mesa University for 11 years;
Teaching Interests: Guest lectures/speaker at elementary schools, local community groups. Preceptor as NP for graduate nursing students Substance Abuse, therapeutic relationships; therapeutic communication skills
Honors and Awards: Nightingale candidate (State nursing award)
Based in West Springs Hospital Ann Cox, APN-FNP - Advanced Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Based in Grand Junction
Katie Eckroth - Advanced Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Based in West Springs Hospital
Paul Garraty, FNP - Family Nurse Practitioner 2415-Garraty_Paul-CoWest-11-13-12-DAVISPHOTO Paul Garraty is a family nurse practitioner of 4 years with over 20 years of nursing experience. He came to Colorado after being displaced by Hurricane Katrina which left 14 foot of water in his New Orleans Home. He enjoys hiking and other outdoor activities in the sunshine.
Based in West Springs Hospital Luke Herro, PA-C Physicians Assistant, CAQ-Psychiatry Herro, LukeBoard Certification: PA-C
Areas of Clinical Interest: Neurobiology, addiction medicine, traumatic brain injuries
Areas of Academic Interest and Accomplishments: Guest speaker and panel participant at the 2012 USA Rugby Medical Symposium: “Management of concussion treatment and return-to-play in collegiate rugby.”
Honors and Awards: Former AAPA student body representative.
Based in Grand Junction Mary Horn, MN,FNP-BC, PMHNP-BC, APN - Advanced Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner Horn_Mary-MindSpringsHealth_240x300Board Certification: Double boarded with post masters certifications as Nurse Practitioner in Psychiatric Mental Health (Johns Hopkins University) and Family Practice (Baylor University).
Areas of Clinical Interest: Mood disorders, personality disorders; impact of mental health on physical health.
Academic Interests and Accomplishments: Prior to joining Mind Springs, Mary served in many leadership roles including lead nurse practitioner in a busy inner city primary care clinic for immigrants and refugees; developing the nurse practitioner role for Catapult Health providing preventive health exams at the work site, and providing comprehensive assessments for hospice patients.
Areas of Educational Interest: Exercise therapy for mood disorders; motivational enhancement therapy for lifestyle changes; brief cognitive behavioral therapy.
Goals for Professional Development: Reducing the stigma of mental illness through community education.
Based in Aspen Dana Johnson, PMHNP-BC - Advanced Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner Johnson, Dana Dana completed her nursing degree at Mesa State College, her Master’s of Science in Nursing at University of Phoenix, and earned her Post-Masters certificate as a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. Most recently she graduated from Colorado Mesa University with her Doctor’s of Nursing Practice and Family Nurse Practitioner certification.
Dana comes to Mind Springs in 2014 after retiring from the state of Colorado after 28 years at Grand Junction Regional Center. She’s worked with people who are intellectually and developmentally disabled for over 30 year as well as functioned in a number of roles including administration, education, wound care, and clinician at different facilities.
Today she continues to work with people who have intellectual and developmental disabilities and traumatic brain injury. She loves spending her free time enjoying the outdoors with her family, whether it be on four-wheelers and snow machines or fishing in the mountains.
Based in Grand Junction Charles MacDonald, APN - Advanced Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner MacDonald_Charles-MindSpringsHealth_240x300Board Certification: PMHNP-BC.
Areas of Clinical Interest: Severe and persistent mental illnesses.
Academic Interests and Accomplishments: Genetics and how they impact medication metabolism.
Areas of Educational Interest: Child & Adolescent treatment and Schizophrenia & Bipolar Disorders.
Goals for Professional Development: Expand and deepen knowledge of psychotropic medications and their interactions with out medications.Based in Frisco Marcie Moore, PMHNP-BC, DNP- Advanced Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner Moore_Marcie-MindSpringsHealth_240x300Board Certification: ANCC Board Certification of Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner.
Other Certifications: EMDR Basic Training and TF-CBT trained by the Connecticut Juvenile Justice Learning Collaborative.
Work Experience: In the APRN role Marcie has performed clinical work in a variety of settings including work in the Emergency Department, Inpatient Psychiatric Unit, and Outpatient Clinic settings. She has worked performing various services including diagnostic assessment, individual therapy, group therapy, triage, medication management, case management/coordination and psychoeducation. Prior to working as an APRN, Marcie worked in medical and mental health services for many years. As an RN, she worked for 6 years in multiple high acuity hospital systems, including Henry Ford Hospital (Detroit, MI), Doctors Hospital of Michigan (Pontiac, MI), St.Vincent’s Behavioral Health Services (Westport, CT), and Yale New Haven Psychiatric Hospital (New Haven, CT).
Education/Trainings/Honors: Doctorate of Science in Nursing (DNP) from Fairfield University, HRSA grant recipient, Recipient of Academic Achievement Award from Fairfield University (for maintaining 4.0 GPA), Recipient of 2008 Michigan Nursing Scholarship
Professional Affiliations: American Psychiatric Nurses Association, EMDR International Association and Sigma Theta Tau International.
Practice Style/Areas of Clinical Interest: Marcie’s practice style is relational and goal-oriented, with emphasis on individualization of evidence-based practices, safety restoration, symptom reduction, functional improvement, and active involvement of patients and their supports in services. Her areas of clinical interest include trauma-informed care, co-occurring disorders, personality disorders, and treatment-resistant disorders.
Hobbies/Personal Interests: In her free time, Marcie enjoys hiking, kayaking, skiing, reading, discovering music, and creating visual art.
Based in West Springs Hospital Renae Morel, FNP - Family Nurse Practitioner Morel_Renae-MindSpringsHealth_240x300Board Certification: Family Nurse Practitioner – ANCC, RXN, ANP
Academic interests and accomplishments: Ranae received her Masters of Science Nursing from the University of Texas, San Antonio Health and Science Center
Honors and Awards: Accomplished and organized FNP with successful management of Acute, Comorbid diseases, Mental health and individualized health maintenance plans (independent panel).
Based in West Springs Hospital Laine Morgan - PMHNP-BC - Advanced Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner Laine MorganBoard Certification: ANCC board certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner.
Education: Masters of Science from the University of Colorado, Anschutz Medical Campus. Bachelors of Science in Nursing from Regis University in Denver, CO.
Areas of Academic and Clinical Interest: Substance use disorders, dual-diagnosis, trauma-informed care, mental health care in the corrections system, adults with developmental disabilities.
Based in Glenwood Springs Alicia Olson, APN, DEA - Advanced Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner Olson, AliciaBoard Certification: Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
Educational background: Bachelors of Science in Nursing from Winona State University in Winona, Minnesota. Masters of Science in Nursing from University of North Dakota
Areas of Clinical Interest: Trauma related disorders, adolescent mental health care
Hobbies/personal interests: Running, hiking, reading and animals
Based in West Springs Hospital
Stacey Salmonson, APN - Advanced Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Based in West Springs Hospital
Mary Schaefer, FNP - Family Nurse Practitioner Schaefer,MaryMary provides Integrated Care at West Springs Hospital in assessing and addressing patients’ medical needs throughout their stay.
Based in West Springs Hospital Mary Schafer, APN - Advanced Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner Schafer_Mary-MindSpringsHealth_240x300Board Certifications and Licenses: Family Nurse Practitioner – ANCC, Child/Family Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner – ANCC
Academic interests and accomplishments: Mary received her Master of Science as a Family Nurse Practitioner from Regis University in Denver, Colorado and her Post Master’s Certificate in Child/Family Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner from Arizona State University.
Based in West Springs Hospital Elizabeth Smith, PMHNP-BC - Advanced Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner Smith, ElizabethBoard Certifications and Licenses: Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner – ANCC, Registered Nurse
Academic interests and accomplishments: Elizabeth earned her Masters of Science in Nursing from the University of Michigan.
Based in Grand Junction Kris Vandenberg DNP - Advanced Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner Vandenberg, KrisBoard Certification: Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP), Family Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP)
Areas of Clinical Interest: Dual diagnosis
Academic Interests and Accomplishments: Non suicidal self injury (NSSI) across the lifespan, Adolescent development and psychosocial changes, Dual-Diagnosis, Integrative Medicine
Teaching Interests: Non-suicidal self injury, Dual Diagnosis, Adolescent Development, Integrative Medicine, Mental Health First Aid instructor, Adolescent Development
Based in Vail

Licensed Clinicians

Aspen

Scott Harris Charlotte Margulies, LCSW Gladys Martinez-Aguello, LAC, MSW Julie Schopper, LCSW

Julie has a Master of Social Work degree from the University of Kansas and has been with Mind Springs Health since 2000, providing individual therapy to adults. Julie brings over 15 years of experience in a variety of settings.

 

Craig

Craig Thornhill, LPC

Craig is the Program Director at Mind Springs Health in Craig, Colorado. He has been the organization since 2007, previously working as the Day Treatment Therapist in Routt county and was  promoted to Program Director in February of 2013. He has a Master’s in Counseling Psychology from the University of Colorado Denver, with an emphasis in marriage and family and adolescent therapy. Craig is an LPC and has experience in residential and intensive at risk youth and family treatment, as well as crisis work. His current area of focus is community outreach and interagency and community collaboration and coordination.

Peggy Sammons, LPC

Peggy has been with Mind Springs Health since 1998 and is a Licensed Professional Counselor. Her undergraduate degree is from Colorado College, and she has a Masters Degree in psychology from Regis University. Peggy works with a variety of client populations, with a particular focus on adults and relationship counseling. She also specializes in anger management and biofeedback.

Cheri Adams, LMFT

Cheri is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who earned her master’s degree from Friends University in Wichita, Kansas. Her clinical interests include family therapy, attachment issues, and behavioral challenges. She has been with Mind Springs Health since 2014 and is a full-time crisis clinician. She has experience in individual and family therapy with people of all ages. Cheri has also worked with those on probation and parole as well as with women that have suffered from domestic violence and their children. In her free time, she enjoys skiing, hiking, bike riding, and spending time with family.

 

Eagle

Jordan Bamberger, M.Ed., LPC

Jordan earned his degree from the University of Arizona in Tucson, Arizona. With his background in school counseling, he enjoys working with adolescents who have anxiety and depression. In his spare time, he enjoys fly fishing, hiking with his dog, and soccer.

Amanda Bricker, LPC

Amanda, a Licensed Professional Counselor, has been with Mind Springs Health since 2009 and holds a Master’s degree in Counseling from Denver Seminary. Amanda enjoys working with clients from all age groups, children through adults. Originally from Northern Arizona, Amanda has been in Colorado for the past nine years. She loves spending time outside hiking and exploring with her husband and son.

Twyla Gingrich, LCSW

Twyla earned her Master’s in Social Work from Colorado State University in Ft. Collins, CO. She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and has seven years of experience working with children, adolescents, families, and adults in a variety of settings. She has also completed course work in addictions counseling and is a registered yoga teacher. Twyla joined the Eagle County staff in 2012, having previously worked for Mind Springs Health in Mesa County.

Kristi Grems, LPC, LAC

Kristi holds a Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology and Counselor Education from the University of Colorado at Denver. She joined the clinical staff at Mind Springs Health in 2005, and was promoted Program Director for Eagle County in 2014.  Kristi provides counseling for children, adults, and groups.

Megan Vogt, LPC  

Frisco

Tyler Bowen, LPC

Tyler has worked in the community mental health field for 14 years in a variety of roles. He is a Licensed Professional Counselor who believes in the importance of helping others identify their motivation for change and assisting them in this process. Tyler engages in several treatment modalities, to best address client needs, but regularly utilizes client-centered and cognitive-behavioral interventions. During his time with Mind Springs Health he has served clients through various treatment roles including crisis engagement, addiction treatment, individual and group therapy. He is currently providing diagnostic evaluations for individuals seeking treatment support with both mental health and substance use concerns.

Marissa Gore, LPC

Marissa Gore is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Colorado who works primarily with adults. Marissa is also the Jail Based Behavioral Services (JBBS) clinician for Summit County who provides individual and group therapy to individuals that are incarcerated in the jail. Marissa’s practice style is goal-oriented and client-centered, and she utilizes evidenced based practices such as cognitive-behavioral therapy and motivational interviewing. Marissa’s specialty areas include the following: substance use disorders, Schizophrenia or other psychotic disorders, depression, anxiety, grief/bereavement, and criminal thinking and behavior.

Kristen Greenwald, MSW

Kristen Greenwald has her Masters in Social Work from the University of Denver, with a Certificate in Animal-Assisted Social Work. Kristen specializes in Child and Family Therapy. Kristen utilizes treatment modalities such as Play Therapy, Horticultural Therapy, CBT, DBT, Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction, Narrative Therapy, and Motivational Interviewing. She served as a School-Based Therapist and worked at the Tennyson Center for Children in Denver as a Youth Treatment Counselor, as well as a residential treatment center for children and youth in crisis .

Hillary Sunderland, LCSW, LAC, EMDR

Hillary is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Licensed Addiction Counselor and Certified EMDR Therapist. Hillary specializes in anxiety disorders and trauma (childhood, complex or acute). She treats one’s symptoms using Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Internal Family Systems (IFS), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Motivational Interviewing (MI) and always incorporating mindfulness. Hillary works with a population over 12 years old. Hillary grew up in Maine but has lived “out west” steadily for 15 years to enjoy the bigger terrain for skiing, mountain biking, fishing and anything fun outside!

Susan Toys, LPC

Susan considers herself to be primarily a relationship counselor and has spent the majority of her 30 year counseling career focused on couples and family systems therapy. Her specialties include facilitating Dialectical Behavior Therapy which is an enhanced version of CBT; teaching mindfulness, distress tolerance, emotion regulation, and interpersonal effectiveness skills. Similarly, she also offers Seeking Safety groups to teach coping skills for women with substance abuse and trauma issues. As individuals progress in managing their currently daily challenges, some benefit from addressing their PTSD diagnoses. Although she doesn’t consider it a specialty, she is trained in EMDR.

 

Glenwood Springs

Natalie Bassett, LPC

Raised in the Roaring Fork Valley, Natalie Bassett, LPC, completed her master’s program at Naropa University, and returned to the community she has always called home. Trained in Functional Family Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, and other modalities, she brings creativity and compassion to meet each client where they are. Currently, Natalie is working toward becoming a Licensed Addiction Counselor.

Jim Coddington III, MSW Janet Earley, LCSW

Janet Earley, LCSW received her bachelors from Oberlin College and her master in social work from Colorado State University. Janet works with adults, adolescents and families to overcome the challenges they face in order to live happy, fulfilling lives. She uses integrated research-based methods to provide effective, comprehensive therapeutic treatment. Her areas of specialties include the following: transitions due to divorce, separation, death or other loss, child behavior and success in school, adolescent-specific issues, including peer conflict, self-identity and positive choices. In addition she treats depression and related issues, stress management, and healing from trauma. Her practice is founded on the social work values of respect for the rights, beliefs, and values of all clients in a confidential, non-judgmental setting.

Jim Garland, LPC

Jim has his Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling through Adams State University, with a Bachelor’s degree in psychology with an emphasis in counseling through Colorado Mesa University. James specializes in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, working with clients struggling with anxiety, depression, and anger issues. James’s motto is, “I cannot ‘fix’ you, only you can do that, but I can help support you in your journey to a healthier state-of-mind and life!” James grew up in Glenwood Springs, is married, and has three amazing kids. Jim is currently working at Glenwood Springs High School as their full-time mental health therapist on-site.

Andrew Hymas, LCSW

Andy has been in the mental health field since 1999. During his career he has provided services in many areas, including day treatment, outdoor treatment for troubled youth, inpatient psychiatric care, outpatient mental health, and substance use disorders. He was the Executive Director of an outpatient mental health facility in Idaho before joining Mind Springs Health. Andy brings experience in clinical and administrative supervision, as well as skills in program development and community relationships. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work from Brigham Young University-Idaho and a Master’s Degree in Social Work from Walla Walla University. Andy is trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Structural Family Therapy, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing, and Play Therapy. He enjoys working with all populations, and loves to see people make positive changes and achieve their goals. Andy loves the mountain west, having lived in Arizona, Idaho, Montana, and Colorado. He and his family love the outdoors, and enjoy hiking, camping, mountain biking, and rock climbing.

Dan Ireland, LPC, LAC

Dan joined the treatment team at Mind Springs Health in 2009, bringing with him almost 25 years experience. Dan specializes in treating people who are experiencing acute or chronic episodes of mood disorders, anxiety and problems with substances including alcohol and other drugs. In addition to receiving a Master’s degree in Counseling from the Denver Seminary, Dan is a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Licensed Addiction Counselor. Dan enjoys fly-fishing, hiking, reading, football and photography.

Jenny Janssens, LPCC, NCC Tammy Perry, MSW, LCSW

Tammy received her Bachelor’s in Social work from the College of Saint Teresa in Winona, MN and Master’s of Social Work from the University of Denver. She has lived in the Roaring Fork Valley for 22 years and previously worked for what was then known as Colorado West from 1990-2008. Her areas of specialization are Early Childhood, Play Therapy, trauma and Family Therapist. She also enjoys working with adults and couples. She is a Volunteer Board Member with the non profit Davi Nikent (Ute for ‘Always Light’), which promotes Integral Health and Human Flourishing through co-creating health and wholeness in body, mind and spirit.

Diane Semerak, LPC

Having worked at community mental health centers around Colorado for over 10 years, Diane returned to the Roaring Fork Valley and Mind Springs Health in December of 2014. As a Licensed Professional Counselor, She offers counseling for a wide range of issues and concerns including depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety and panic disorders, and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Her training includes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT). She’s also certified in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) which can relieve symptoms of PTSD, anxiety, and complicated grief. Her additional training for treatment of dissociative and attachment issues prepares her to treat a wide range of trauma situations, from single-episode accidents, natural disasters or victimization to recurrent abuse with flashbacks or nightmares. Diane believes that a person-centered and strengths-based approach that personalizes treatment will help you best cope with your concerns, using your pre-existing strengths and resources. She provides individual therapy and facilitates a weekly trauma educational group called Trauma Recovery and Empowerment Model (TREM) group. She also leads the consultation team for DBT treatment at Mind Springs Health’s Glenwood Springs location.

Ruth Trowbridge, MA, LPCC

Ruth Trowbridge, MA, LPCC holds a Master’s of Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Adams State University. Ruth collaborates with clients to clear a path to a more joyful life. She relies on compassion to connect with clients and mindfulness to ground her work and life. Communicating in English and Spanish, Ruth enjoys warm rapport with Latino clients. Trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy for trauma (among other issues), she is committed to helping clients who have experienced trauma. She enjoys leading two evidence-based therapy groups: Mind Over Mood and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT). Mind Over Mood offers clients tools to cope with depression, anxiety, and chronic pain. DBT is another respected therapy which Ruth utilizes in group, individual therapy, and as a ballast to her work and home-life.

 

Granby

Ellen Cowman, LCSW, C-SPT

Ellen received her Master’s in Social Work from Metropolitan State University of Denver and her certificate in Synergetic Play Therapy from the Play Therapy Institute of Colorado. Ellen specializes with children ages 3 to 11 and adolescents. She also provides therapy for families and adults. Ellen enjoys a variety of outdoor activities and spending time with her family and dogs.

Kyle Ohl  

Grand Junction

Michele Ames, PsyD.,LPC

Michele received her doctorate in Organizational Psychology and is also a Licensed Professional Counselor. She has worked with many special populations such as: the homeless, victims of domestic violence, community health, and those with co-occurring disorders of substance use and mental health issues. She has supervised many people to obtain licensure and worked with students in their internships for a master’s degree in Counseling. Her clinical interests are with: anxiety, depression, PTSD and substance use disorders. Michele is new to Colorado and enjoys exploring the state and the Grand Valley area.

Raquel Barela, LPC, NCC

Raquel is a Licensed Professional Counselor who earned her Master’s Degree from Adams State University in Alamosa, CO and Bachelor’s Degree from Colorado State University in Fort Collins, CO. She specializes in working with teens and families with behavioral, social and mood disorder problems. She has experience working with teens and adults involved with the criminal justice system with depression, anxiety, relationship conflicts, trauma and sexual acting out behaviors. She has been with Mind Springs since January 2017 and is a full time outpatient clinician on the Child and Family Team. A Colorado native, Raquel is passionate about her work with teens and their families, positive psychology, traveling, volunteering, NFL football and pop culture.

Jana Bauman, LPC

Jana is a licensed Professional Counselor who has been with Mind Springs Health since August 2011. She specializes in client-centered, cognitive restructuring, solution-focused brief therapy, positive psychology and family-centered practice with children and families. Her clinical interests are community corrections, adolescents, adults, family, mood disorders and spirituality.

Sonja Bjurstrom, LPC, CAC III

Sonja is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Certified Addictions Counselor III, who has been working in the field for 25 years.   She is client centered, CBT, Trauma-informed, Strengths based, and Family-centered.  Her clinical interests are anxiety, depression, PTSD, adults involved in criminal justice system, couples counseling, anger management, substance abuse, eating disorders, antisocial and narcissistic personalities, transitions/ life changes, grief/loss, relationship issues, spirituality and families.

Miranda Botts, LPC, LAC

Miranda earned her Master’s in Counseling Psychology from the University of Denver. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Licensed Addiction Counselor. She has 10+ years of experience working with children, adolescents, and families in a variety of settings. Her clinical interests include play therapy, early childhood mental health, childhood issues, attachment parenting, autism-spectrum disorders, teens, and post-adoption struggles. She enjoys utilizing creative and alternative strategies in therapy such as art, music, play, movement, and mindfulness.

Marcelle Carron, LPC Lucas Cashman Scott Chausse, LPC, LAC

Scott received his undergraduate degree in psychology from the University of Massachusetts and his Masters in Community Counseling from Adams State University. Scott uses EMDR and other techniques that address trauma, anxiety, PTSD, emotional issues and addiction. Scott works primarily with adults.

Patricia Choudhary, LAC, LPC

Patricia was born and raised in Grand Junction, CO.   She lived abroad in India where she saw how important and devastating the lack of mental health care can be. This inspired her to come back to the states and pursue her education. She received her Bachelor’s degree from Colorado Mesa University in Psychology and her Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health from Adams State University.  She currently works as a Licensed Addictions Counselor. She is passionate about addiction and how it affects our community and the individuals who live here.  She also has interest in working with clients who have severe and persistent mental illness.  She has one son who shares her love of all things “nerdy” and science fiction.

Michelle Doll, LPC, NCC

Credentialed with: Colorado Access/State Managed Care CHP+, Jorgensen-Brooks Group EAP, Workplace Options EAP, Medicaid, Medicaid CAP, Mines & Associates, Sand Creek EAP, Cigna, Triad EAP, MultiPlan, PHCS, PHCS Savility, ComPsych, Rocky Mountain Health Plans, and Wellpoint EAP.
Theoretical Orientation: Developmental with a strong influence of humanistic and family systems theory; will use an integrative approach to meet individuals specific needs; draw from cognitive behavioral, family systems (with a strong influence of conjoint and parent-child dyadic therapy approaches), solution focused, social-emotional developmental (including attachment), trauma informed, and motivational interviewing strategies. Trained in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT).
Clinical Interest: Generalist: Adults, children (all ages), adolescents, and families. Special interest in mood disorders, anxiety disorders, trauma (single episode, abuse, neglect, domestic violence), complex trauma (developmental trauma), social-emotional development, attachment, and severe mental illness.

Julia Elliott, MA, LPC

Julia is a Licensed Professional Counselor who has been working in the counseling and education field for 15 years. Julia brings with her experience in School Counseling, Career Counseling, Vocational Counseling, and Family Counseling. Julia uses an integrated approach to counseling aimed at selecting the best therapy technique for the individual and the problem. She draws from Client Centered, Family Systems, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Trauma Informed approaches. Her clinical interests are working with adolescents, adults, and intellectually challenged individuals who are facing barriers in their daily lives. Julia hopes to empower individuals to realize their full potential, growth, and value.

Desiree Gholson, LCSW Jenille Gudahl, LAC, LPCC

Credentialed with: Medicaid, UBP, self-pay
Therapeutic orientation: Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Client-Centered, Motivational Interviewing, REBT, and Reality Therapy.
Clinical interests: Addictions, Mental Health, Criminal Justice – Adults and Adolescents

Jennifer Hancock Cashman, LPC Adam Hillard, LPC Leta Hughes, LCSW

Leta specializes in geriatrics and end of life issues, and is able to meet with clients and family in the nursing home if necessary. She also works with people who suffer from chronic mental illness, substance abuse, and with the duel diagnosed. Leta joined Mind Springs Health in 2007.

Lindsay Ishman, LCSW, LAC, RPT

Lindsay received her Master’s in Social Work from Colorado State University in 2009. She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Licensed Addiction Counselor, and Registered Play Therapist. She is trained in EMDR Therapy. She has five+ years of experience working with children, adolescents, families and adults. Her clinical interests include play therapy, early childhood mental health, attachment issues, post-traumatic stress disorder, ADHD, behavioral challenges, grief/loss, and post-adoption struggles.

Tiffany Johnson, PsyD

Tiffany is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist originating from Denver, CO and has lived in several other cities across the United States. Tiffany provides individual, couples and family therapy for a wide range of issues. She uses an integrative model with emphasis on cognitive-behavioral therapy, client-centered, and existential approaches. Tiffany hopes to empower individuals to realize their full potential, growth, and values. Tiffany is also the coordinator for the practicum and internship training programs in Grand Junction.

Laura Mogden, LPC

Laura received her Master’s Degree in Clinical Mental Health from Adam State College in 2011 and became a Licensed Professional Counselor in January of 2016. She has been working with at-risk teenagers since 2009. Laura recently completed a 6 month training on synergetic play therapy and has since enjoyed practicing play therapy with 3-13 year olds while still working with teenagers. She enjoys working with people who have anxiety and/or been through trauma. In her spare time she enjoys camping, hiking, and swimming with her family.

Cody Neal Nicki Reeves, LPC

Nicki is a Licensed Professional Counselor, Licensed Addition Counselor, and National Certified Counselor, who has been with Mind Springs Health since June, 2005. Nicki facilitates individual, family, and group therapies utilizing Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Solutions Focused orientations. Her clinical interests are working with children and adolescents with emotional and behavioral disorders, trauma, and familial substance abuse issues.

Dana Storey, LPCC, NCC

Dana earned her Master’s degree in Clinical Counseling from Regis University in 2016. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science/Holistic Health from Metropolitan State University Denver in 2012. She prefers working with adults and her areas of clinical interest include: depression, trauma and holistic health. Dana is passionate about health and wellness and has been a personal trainer, fitness and yoga instructor and holistic health coach for over 30 years.  She is working toward her LPC and CAC licensing. Dana’s clinical interests are person-centered with a focus on CBT, solution focused therapy, somatic mindfulness and healing mind, body and spirit. In her free time, Dana is an interior designer and an artist who enjoys crafting, playing fetch with her dog, and dancing.

Bonnie Woods, PsyD

Bonnie is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist who received her degree from Argosy University of Denver. Bonnie provides individual, couples, and family therapy for people of all ages. She treats a wide range of issues including disruptive behavior in children, post-traumatic stress, insomnia, anxiety, lifestyle changes, relationship and spiritual issues. She uses a variety of approaches with emphasis on Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Structural Family Therapy, Gottman Couples Therapy, and play therapy approaches. Bonnie enjoys helping individuals to identify and live according to their personal values. Outside of work she enjoys spending time with family, athletic activities such as ice hockey, running, and biking.

 

Meeker

Catherine Eliasen, MSSW, LCSW, CACII

Catherine has been with the organization for over 25 years. A licensed clinical social worker, Catherine sees both adolescents and adults and is also our OBRA (Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act) specialist. Catherine was born and raised in Boulder, Colorado and received her Master’s Degree from University of Texas, Austin in 1985.

Kelli Garcia  

Rangely

Michelle Huber, BS, CAC III

Michelle earned her Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Regis University and is a Certified Addictions Counselor Level III. She has been with Mind Springs Health since 1997 and currently serves as the Program Director for Rio Blanco County. Michelle provides individual, family and group counseling, as well as serving as a Crisis Clinician. She relishes time with her family, traveling and experiencing new adventures.

 

Steamboat Springs

Whitney Bakarich, LPC

Whitney is one of the Routt County Day Treatment Alternative Program providers. This program is the highest level of care available to Routt County Youth ages 12-18 and their families. Whitney received a Bachelor of Science from Regis University in Denver and a Master of Science from University of Alaska Anchorage (UAA). Regis’ emphasis on “how we ought to live” and UAA’s emphasis on rural and indigenous psychology is ingrained into her work. Whitney’s primary population served are adolescents. This unique time of development is integral for setting up a lifetime of wellbeing. Because adolescents are connected in many ways, there is a focus on their families, peer relationships, schools, and communities. Whitney is passionate about encouraging people to live full lives and focuses interventions on thoughts, behaviors and relationships.

Susie Clark, LCSW

Susie specializes in early childhood mental health. Relationships, rather than individuals, are a focus of intervention as young children’s psychological functioning unfolds within the context of their relationships. Consultation with other caregivers and early childhood care settings is another important intervention for young children who are struggling. Because this is a time of rapid growth and development, developmental evaluation is also a significant consideration in treating young children and their families.

Shawn Dinkel, MA, LPC, CACII Tiana Egloff, LPC

Tiana is a Colorado native who has been with Mind Springs Health since 2014. She received her Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology from Naropa University. Tiana is a Licensed Professional Counselor and is currently enrolled in the Synergetic Play Therapy Certification program with the Play Therapy Institute of Colorado. Tiana works with all ages and specializes in two main areas: working with adult women struggling with depression and anxiety through personalized, experiential individual therapy and also working with children ages 2 to 18 utilizing synergetic play therapy methods to rewire brains to be more easily regulated.

Natalie Gavic, LMFT Tessa Hill, LCSW Rachel Hirning, LPC

Rachel earned her dual master’s degree in counseling psychology and art therapy at Naropa University. Primarily working with adults, she specializes in treating symptoms of depression, anxiety, grief and loss, and other emotional disturbances that prevent people from living their best life. When words fall short, she integrates art making with traditional talk therapy. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her son, camping, seeing live music, and painting.

Carla Portigal, LCSW

Carla began with the organization in 1978. Since then she has served in multiple positions within Mind Springs Health, including clinician, program director, head of quality assurance and training coordinator. She is currently ¾ time in Steamboat as a senior clinician and clinical supervisor

Erika Hoy, LCSW, CACIII

Erika is a New Orleans, Louisiana native who has been with Mind Springs Health since 2001. Erika obtained her Master of Social Work at Louisiana State University (Geaux Tigers!). Erika is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, but as a CAC III, she specializes in addictions. Erika supervises several other staff members who provide substance abuse services. Erika enjoys hiking in high-mountain desert, travelling, and spending time with her family, all of whom have transplanted to Colorado from Louisiana.

Jennifer Simbre, LCSW

Jennifer has her Master’s degree in Social Work is fairly new to our organization and recently transferred from Hawaii. Jennifer has experience with crisis, addictions and provides individual therapy in all age groups.

Gina Toothaker, LPC, CAC III

While earning her Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology and Counselor Education at the University of Colorado/Denver in 1994, Gina worked as an intern at both our Craig and Steamboat offices. She then became a clinician, program coordinator and clinical supervisor before being named Program Director, first in Craig and now in Steamboat Springs. A Licensed Professional Counselor and Certified Addictions Counselor level III, she also actively participates on a number of community teams and committees. She is the mother of two teenagers and her passions include health and fitness, reading, dance, and spending time with her family

 

Vail

Kristi Grems, LPC, LAC

Kristi holds a Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology and Counselor Education from the University of Colorado at Denver. She joined the clinical staff at Mind Springs Health in 2005, and was promoted Program Director for Eagle County in 2014.  Kristi provides counseling for children, adults, and groups.

Twyla Gingrich, LCSW

Twyla earned her Master’s in Social Work from Colorado State University in Ft. Collins, CO. She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and has seven years of experience working with children, adolescents, families, and adults in a variety of settings. She has also completed course work in addictions counseling and is a registered yoga teacher. Twyla joined the Eagle County staff in 2012, having previously worked for Mind Springs Health in Mesa County.

Krista Kedrowski, LPC

Krista earned her Master’s Degree in Community Counseling from Regis University in Denver, CO. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor who provides bilingual counseling services to children, adolescents, families, and adults in Eagle County.

Nanami Matsui, LPC

Nanami received a Master’s in Counseling Psychology and Counselor Education from the University of Colorado at Denver. She works as both an Emergency Services counselor and a clinical staff member providing therapy to clients of all age groups. She has completed course work in addictions counseling and expects tor receive her addictions certification in the winter of 2013.

Chris Rieder, LPC

Chris received his Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology from the University of Denver and has worked for Mind Springs Health since 2008. He works as both an Emergency Services counselor and a clinical staff member providing individual and group therapy to adolescents and adults.



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