Joel Watts, MTS, MA, LPC, NCCFounder
Change is the essential process of all existence.
Joel L. Watts is a National Certified Counselor and a Licensed Professional Counselor who received his Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling in 2018 from Adams State University. He received a Bachelors of Arts from West Virginia State University in 2010 and a Masters of Theological Studies from United Theological Seminary in 2012.
Since 2018, Joel has provided services to mandated clients from Probation, Parole, and DHS, offering them unique treatment styles targeting addition, family dynamics, depression, anxiety, and relationship issues.
Joel has received specialized training in Motivational Interviewing, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and CRAFT, a model for treatment with a 70% success rate for achieving sobriety.
Laura Blair, MA, LPC, MFTC, NCC
My job is to change our community, one person’s life at a time.
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Laura Blair, PhD(ABD) is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), Marriage and Family Therapy Candidate (MFTC), and an AAMFT Approved Supervisor Candidate, who received her Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling in 2012 from Regent University. She received her Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies with a concentration in Special Education and Early Childhood Development in 2006 from Old Dominion University. She is currently pursuing a Doctor of Philosophy in Marriage and Family Therapy from Northcentral University and will be completed in the summer of 2021. Since 2013, Laura has provided services to individuals and families struggling with a variety of issues, including addictions, depression, anxiety, ADHD, and Autism. She also provides premarital counseling and relationship counseling. Laura has volunteered for organizations working with transitional youth, teen parents, and mothers of preschoolers. Laura is predominately client-centered and integrative. At this time, Laura is not accepting new clients. However, she does have space available for in-person or virtual clinical supervision; contact her for details.
But hearts don’t break, y’all, they bruise and get better. We were never tragedies. We were emergencies. You call 9 – 1 – 1. Tell them I’m having a fantastic time.”
― Buddy Wakefield
Delta Front Desk Coordinator
All men make mistakes, but a good man yields when he knows his course is wrong, and repairs the evil. The only crime is pride.
Ben Norton, BA
Vice President of Operations
It is during our darkest moments that we must focus to see the light. –Aristotle
Lyn Taylor, PhD, LPC, CACIII
What you think, you become. What you feel, you attract, What you imagine, you create. –Buddha
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From personal lived experiences in use, abusive alcoholic spouse, inpatient/outpatient, outside support groups/sponsor; the caring enough of my sponsor to engage in “tough love” and “telling it like it is”; a desire become a catalyst for others, to be honest, and upfront with individuals, raise awareness of individual’s personal power (self-worth/esteem), decrease in “staying in the victim role, and to recognize their past “does not dictate their future”. Educational degrees and licensure allow one to practice professionally; personal, lived experiences can dictate passion.
Lyn Taylor is a Ph.D. in Addiction Psychology, conferred December 2010 from Harold Abel School of Psychology, Capella University in Minneapolis, MN; the University of Colorado @ Denver, Master of Arts degree in Counseling Psychology and Counselor Education, conferred. May 1996; Bachelor of Arts degree in Human Services at Mesa State College in Grand Junction, C, conferred May 1993; Licensed Professional Counselor, obtained 08/2003, current and in good standing. Certified Addictions Counselor (CAC) III, obtained 02/1994, current and in good standing. She has worked with DUI clients since 1992, Parole/Probation in Grand Junction/Delta/Burlington; DHS Grand Junction/Delta/Burlington, providing supervision, managing DUI services SUD services and MH services with evaluations for DVR, Colorado Supreme Court, Board of Nursing, Vocational Rehabilitation and other court-ordered evaluations in order to better serve needs of individuals and promote internal change through addressing substance use and mental health issues.
And now these three remain Faith, Hope, and Love. But the greatest of these is Love. -St. Paul
Andrew Henderson, MA, LPCC, NCC
The trouble with most therapy is that it helps you feel better. But you don’t get better. You have to back it up with action, action, action. –Albert Ellis
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Andrew believes in working with clients to generate new insights into their own behaviors, ideas and perspectives, and empowering clients to make changes within themselves and their lives.
Andrew Henderson is a Licensed Professional Counselor Candidate (LPCC) who received his Master of Arts degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling in 2019 from Adams State University. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Northern Colorado in 1999. Since 2018, Andrew has worked with all demographic populations within Delta County, including teens and emerging adults. Andrew utilizes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy to address issues of depression and anxiety, as well as emotional disturbances, relationship issues, self harm, and interpersonal communication skills.
Rebecca Benzel, MA, LPC
No matter where your at there you are.
– A lady in old folks home
Annalee Couch, MAC
DUI Group Facilitator
Don’t live with a problem, solve it.
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Annalee formerly raced horses, cars, and enjoyed scuba diving but found them lacking in excitement so she decided to try teaching middle school, which she has been doing happily and successfully for fifteen years. Being driven by a desire to understand addiction she earned a Master’s Degree in Addiction Counseling in 2020 and has been working in the field since.
If you want happiness for an hour, take a nap. … If you want happiness for a year, inherit a fortune. If you want happiness for a lifetime, help somebody else. – Chinese Proverb
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Belief: Assisting clients to reach their potential in knowing and valuing themselves.
Holds a Master of Science degree in Counseling Psychology from the University of Kansas (1992) and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of California at Northridge. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Certified National Counselor, also a member of American Counseling Association. She also completed a 2-year program at the Family Institute, Kansas City, MO, 1995. Since 1993, she has provided Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to a varied population from corrections to community mental health, working with adults, children in individual, group and family services. Elizabeth spent 7 years specializing with a Geriatric population as well as 17 years of crisis services. She uses a variety of modalities, depending on the individual needs of each client, but is primarily a Cognitive Behavioral Therapist.
Monitoring Specialist PTS Liasion
Intelligence is the ability to adapt to change
Delta Intern Therapist
Phillip "doc" Caudill, MSW
I am finally home because I am at peace –said me, 2021
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Hello. I’m Doc, a Navy HM veteran who earned my MSW at Ohio University and have worked with veterans for over two decades, including two years in Americorp and VISTA where I worked to help veterans transition from combat to their communities vis college. I'm new to our wonderful and colorful Colorado, where I now call home.
Miranda Franklin, LCSW
Live Well, Love Much, Laugh Often.
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Miranda believes that making the therapeutic steps with a client paves the road toward their future. She seeks to help navigate that road with them to the healthiest benefit for the client.
Miranda is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and a Licensed Addiction Counselor. She received her Master’s in Social Work through the University of Southern California in 2015. She received her Bachelor’s in Science from the University of New Mexico in 2012. Since 2015, Miranda has provided substance abuse and mental health treatment in Montrose and Delta. She is specially trained in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Substance abuse, and personality disorders. She was in the jail setting providing therapy to inmates for 6 years prior to moving to outpatient and plans to use those crisis reduction skills in overseeing our Mobile Crisis team in San Miguel and Montrose/Delta/Ouray.
Let the beauty we love be what we do.
There are hundreds of ways to kneel and kiss the ground.
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Nina believes mental health requires a holistic approach that builds on a foundation of the client-counselor relationship. As part of this belief, Nina works with individuals and families to evaluate where more support is needed, identify strengths and help motivate clients towards a sense of agency. She has a deep faith in her clients’ capacities to create lasting, positive change in their lives.
Nina Clouse is currently obtaining her Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling with a Child and Adolescent Specialization from Northwestern University, to be completed in December of 2021. She obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Colorado University Denver in 2019. Nina has experience working with children, adolescents, and families, as well as women who have endured domestic violence. She has specialized training to work with clients who have experienced trauma and interpersonal violence and her studies have focused on neuroscience, the brain-body connection, multicultural topics, and attachment.
Laurie Grenoble, MA
I know God won’t give me anything I can’t handle. I just wish he didn’t trust me so much.– Mother Teresa
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Laurie Grenoble earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Counseling Psychology from Colorado Mesa University. She utilized her degree working with at-risk teens and preteens for over 7 years. Then worked as a care manager providing essential case management while attending graduate school. She completed her Master’s Degree in Counseling at Colorado Christian University in December of 2017. For well over a decade, she has enjoyed empowering people to be the best version of themselves. One of her core values and beliefs is that everyone has something to contribute. She approaches her clients from a strengths based perspective. She was born and raised in Montrose, and loves the unique culture or the community. She has specific trauma training as well as motivational interviewing and solution focused therapy modalities. Anyone who believes they can and will improve their emotional, spiritual, or mental state is a perfect match for her.
Angela Bean, MA Student
Montrose Intern Therapist
Alone, we can do so little; together, we can do so much– Helen Keller.
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Hi, my name is Angela I moved here from Oklahoma about 4 years ago, and I have been in the mental health field for over 15 years. I am finishing my Masters's program in August 2022. I currently specialize in trauma therapy and am certified in EMDR. currently, I am working with kids, teens, and adults. Also seeing people in Montrose, Ridgway, and Ouray area.
Kelly Atwood, CAS
SUD Addiction Specialist
I have many favorite quotes so this was difficult to just choose one but…..”People start to heal the moment they feel heard.”
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To begin with…I am a happily married 52 year (young) woman. I am proud to say I have 5 adult children, (3 boys & 2 girls), of my own and 3 other adult children from my current marriage, (2 boys & 1 girl.) And then, I am a proud Grandma of 6 grandchildren, (2 boys & 4 girls) of my own and 6 more grandchildren from my current marriage, (3 boys & 3 girls.) I love my Family! I am also very proud to say I am 12 years now into my own recovery from addictions and other life issues. I received my Associate of Social Sciences Degree & Certified Addiction Specialist License from Colorado Mesa University. Some favorite activities include Boxing, Riding my Motorcycle, Nature, and anything to do in water, (hot or cold.) I love challenges, my passion is helping others learn how to change their lives for the better, my big dream on my “Bucket List” is to travel to see the “Northern Lights.”
Healing doesn’t mean the damage never existed. It means the damage no longer controls our lives.
Case Manager Montrose
Monica Evens, MA, LPCC, NLPP
Loving ourselves through the process of owning our story is the bravest things we will ever do. ~Brene Brown
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Monica Evans is described as a positive, full of energy, and caring individual. In her time away from work she enjoys spending time with her children, cooking, gardening, going to concerts, escaping to the outdoors, traveling, hosting game nights, and playing with her dogs. Monica spent 20 plus years living in Las Vegas before moving to UT for 10 years and then relocating to Grand Junction in 2020. She enjoys the richness of different cultures, exploring new foods, and hopes to travel globally one day.
As a therapist, she is engaged, warm, authentic, honest, and personable. Monica strives to meet her clients where they are at by listening deeply. Monica believes everyone has the ability to succeed when given the right tools and resources to do so. Monica enjoys helping people realize their full potential. Her history of working with diverse populations as well as being a single parent has given her a unique advantage when working with people of differing backgrounds.
Chela Elliott, MSW, LSW, ADDC
For I know the plans I have for you, declares the LORD, Plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.
~Jeremiah 29:11 NIV
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Hello. My name is Marisela, and I go by my nickname, “Chela.” I’m a native Nevadan who relocated to the western slope of Colorado in 2021. I began serving in the social work field in 2006 and in the addiction treatment field in 2009. After graduating with a Master of Social Work degree, I pursued medical social work in a hospital and in rural homes serving hospice patients and their families. I have experience working with people who have co-occurring disorders, complex trauma, bereavement, and grief and loss. I’ve also worked as a Level II outpatient treatment provider for adolescents and for parents whose children were in the State’s custody. I’m specially trained in Solution-Focused Brief Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and Complicated Grief Therapy.
I’m currently licensed in Colorado to practice under clinical supervision as a Clinical Social Worker and an Addictions Counselor Candidate. I diagnose and treat mental, behavioral, and emotional disorders. I work with people from all walks of life with many different reasons for seeking help. I've found that no matter the reason for seeking treatment, it comes down to coping with life transitions. I want to help you experience life transitions with ease and comfort. I believe that by learning about our thinking and making changes, we can experience peace and joy even during the most difficult situations. My therapist role is to take a holistic approach to addressing your emotional, physical, social, and spiritual well-being. Using this integrative technique often leads to making referrals to community-based services and other resources. I look forward to meeting you.
Jon Siegel, MA, LPCC
The most important relationship in your life if the relationship you have with yourself.
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Jon Siegel is a mental health therapist from the Montrose area. Jon obtained his BA in Psychology from San Diego State University & MA in Community Counseling from Adams State College. He focuses on relationship building, client wellness & empowerment to help in identifying solutions to a wide range of client needs including stress/anger management, anxiety, depression, grief/loss & trauma. Jon provides individual counseling to children, adolescents & adults utilizing Person-Centered, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Behavioral Therapy & Solution-Focused Therapy (SFBT) approaches.
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