439 Breeze Street
24/7 Crisis Line 888.207.4004
Office Hours: 8:00am-5:00pm Monday through Friday and by appointment
Psychiatry available in office and through Colorado West’s
|Substance Abuse Enhanced Outpatient||Tuesdays – 4:00pm
Thursdays – 5:00pm
|Strategies for Self-Improvement and Change||Wednesdays – 3:00pm|
INTEGRATED CARE & SPECIAL PROGRAMS
DAY TREATMENT ALTERNATIVE (DISC) DISC stands for Day In School Counseling and was begun several years ago in collaboration with the Department of Social Services. This voluntary program is a more intensive option for kids who are displaying serious behavior problems at school and may have other mental health and/or family concerns as well.
DISC includes individual therapy, family therapy, group therapy when available, case management and incentives for behavior. Incentives are an important component because the kids enrolled typically need external motivation to positively change their behavior at first.
Kids are referred to DISC through schools, social services, and community agencies. A parent must be willing to have an assigned caseworker and a treatment plan at the Department of Social Services for a child to participate. Therapy, case management and incentives are provided at no cost to families.
NW COLORADO COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTER Proactively ensuring that everyone has access to quality health care through affordability, creative staffing and careful management, Craig Mental Health also offers services through the only federally qualified Community Health Center in Northwest Colorado.
Program Director Craig Thornhill, LPC
Craig is the Program Director at Craig Mental Health. He has been with Colorado West for since 2007, previously working as the Day Treatment Therapist in Routt County. He recently joined the CMH team 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.
Psychiatrist Bill Philip MD
Dr. Philip is a board certified psychiatrist with a major emphasis on the medication treatment of psychiatric conditions. He has a special interest in issues for older persons. He has been in practice for thirty seven years and with Colorado West the last 17 years. He lives in Steamboat and enjoys the outdoors, 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.
Licensed Clinician Kyla Gifford LCSW
Kyla is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and first joined the staff to help with emergency response services but soon became a regular member of our clinical team. Her experience includes crisis intervention and preventative life skills for families in Laramie, Wyoming. She sees clients ranging from children to adults and provides crisis response as well as services for the Day Treatment Alternative (DISC) program.
Licensed Clinician Peggy Sammons LPC
Peggy has been with Colorado West 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.
Licensed Clinician Sandra Ellis Papp, LPC
Clinician Tracey Lathrop CAC III
Tracey has a BA in Psychology and is a Certified Addictions Counselor III. She has been with Craig Mental Health since 1998 and provides the majority of our substance abuse services in addition to mental health therapy and case management. She works primarily with adults. Tracey is very experienced with severe and persistently mentally ill and geriatric populations. She is known as the Guru when it comes to identifying resources.
Clinician Tim Douglas, MS
Tim joined our team as a Relief Emergency Clinician in summer 2011. He has a Master’s degree in Counseling and is currently working on licensure. Tim is also a pastor in our community, so he works his on-call shifts around his “regular” job. His past experience working in crisis response is valued and appreciated by Colorado West and those we help.
Clinician Franny Banta, MS
Franny joined our team as a Relief Emergency Clinician in January of 2012. She has a Master’s degree in Counseling with an emphasis in Marriage, Family, and Child Therapy and is currently working toward licensure. Her previous experience at the Jefferson Center for Mental Health has made her a great asset to our team. She recently began providing therapy services as well as crisis.
Business Services Denise Rogers
A graduate of the Professional Career Development Institute, Denise has been with Colorado West since 2007. Her knowledge and experience in medical billing and office management has been a great asset to our office. In her spare time, Denise enjoys reading, cooking and watching her spoiled-rotten cats.
Business Services Kristen Gore
Kristen has been working at Colorado West since 2010 and has a wealth of experience in front office services and management. She enjoys spending time with her family, grandchildren and beloved dogs.