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Pediatric Partners of the Southwest
INTEGRATED BEHAVIORAL HEALTH

 

Pediatric Partners, with the assistance of Rocky Mountain Health Plans, has started an Integrated Behavioral Health program within our office. We have 3 Behavioral Health providers who are present in the office Monday-Friday. They will be able to provide targeted intervention for common behavioral and developmental challenges such as potty training, tantrums, or bedtime; they can help with management of chronic medical conditions, including adherence to treatment; assist with parental transitions (post-partum depression, returning to work, divorce); and they will serve in a critical manner to help with the interface of school and community mental health programs with the medical home.

 

Specializing in Support and Community Referrals

• Potty Training

• Academic Challenges

• Developmental Delay

• Anxiety

• Sleep Concerns

• Depression

• Post-Partum Adjustment and Depression 

FAMILY ADVOCATES

Family Advocates at Pediatric Partners serve many roles for families, including helping to schedule follow-up appointments, helping families navigate our patient portal, processing referral and prior authorizations with insurance, and helping families prepare for appointments that are more complex.

 
LeAnn R. Shaw, MA LMFT

LeAnn is a licensed Marriage & Family Therapist who has been in practice since 2006.  She obtained her degree from Southern Nazarene University in Tulsa Ok and worked on a mobile crisis unit called COPES for four years that is nationally recognized as cutting edge therapy intervention services.  She has spent over 10 years doing crisis work where she would work with first responders to help de-escalate people facing mental health emergencies and help them create a stabilization plan or hospitalization as needed.   She is certified in Crisis Debriefing (CISM) and volunteers for the Interface CISM team serving the first responders of LaPlata County for the past four years.  She is certified in QPR which is a nationally certified suicide prevention program for youth and adults all over the four corners.  She Is certified in EMDR and CBT therapy practices.  As a Behavior Health Consultant she uses her extensive knowledge of community resources, developmental and mental health programs to help support families and patients. 

 

 

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Annie Holmes, MSW

Annie is a social worker who believes that by developing deeper bonds and instilling beliefs in our unique identities, we can be our fullest selves. She knows that this happens within communities, which led her to study and work in integrated care settings where a team approach is the priority. Annie has an eclectic therapeutic style that includes various treatment modalities including Brainspotting, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Crisis Intervention. After completing an undergraduate degree at UNC-Chapel Hill in psychology, she worked as an outdoor educator with various organizations and as a case manager at an acute treatment psychiatric unit. She finds solace and connection in the outdoors where she enjoys spending time adventuring and being in our beautiful neighborhood. She also loves cooking and eating with her community.

 

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Shayla Williams, MSW

Shayla was born and raised right here in Durango. She graduated from Fort Lewis College with a Bachelors in Psychology. She then worked through the University of Denver GSSW Four Corners program and graduated with her MSW. While going through school, Shayla coached Gymnastics and was able to build strong relationships with many of the families in and around Durango. Shayla is now on the path to becoming a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. Shayla has a passion for helping and empowering children through their struggles and uncertainties, in order to help them grow and become resilient. Her therapeutic styles are strengths based, CBT, motivational interviewing and mindfulness techniques. Outside of the office you can find Shayla riding horses, training dogs and enjoying time at the lake. 

 

Tiffany Rymerson, Family Advocate

Tiffany is a fifth-generation, born and raised, Durango native. She grew up playing sports, being an active member of a 4H club, hunting, and fishing. Tiffany is currently pursuing her degree in Legal Support and Services from Purdue University Global with the goal of being a paralegal when she graduates. Tiffany has worked in retail, daycare, student teaching, and customer service since graduating from Durango High School in 2012. Using her passion for helping other, she has joined the team at PPSW as a Front Desk Associate and a Family Advocate. She uses her love for children and community to help families with scheduling, coordinating care and supporting others. In her spare time, you will find Tiffany hiking, rafting, camping with her husband, watching crime shows or obsessing over otters!

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Jessica Snowberger, Family Advocate

Jessica moved to Durango in 2012 with her family and has not been able to stay away from this beautiful town since. She enjoys spending her free time with family and friends on trips or local adventures. She has always had a love for the arts and finds it to be the best release from the common stresses of life. Jessica has always had a hard drive to push herself in her passions. She is currently going to school to get her bachelor’s degree in Fashion Merchandising and Management and hopes to one day pursue a job in the fashion industry. Her hobbies consist of drawing, painting, and designing. However, since joining the PPSW team, she has discovered a new joy in helping children and their families where she can as a family advocate and front desk receptionist. Prior to joining the team, Jessica had worked mainly retail and has had a lot of experience in customer service which has helped her in navigating this new experience.

 
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Michelle Cloar, Family Advocate

My name is Michelle Cloar. I have an Amazing husband and two wonderful children. I fell in love with Durango 6 years ago and have lived here ever since.My hobby is my family, I enjoy being a wife and mom. In my free time I love kayaking,spending time with my family and when I can taking time to relax. I enjoy meeting new people and helping kiddos stay happy and healthy. I’m so grateful to be here at PPSW. Can’t wait to meet you! 

Autumn Green, Family Advocate

Autumn was raised half of her life in Texas and the other in Arizona. She grew up involved in Soccer, Ballet, Choir, Theater, Cheerleading, and dabbled in Modern Dance and Hip Hop at ASU.  Autumn graduated from Lake Havasu High School, AZ, received her Associates Degree at Mohave Community College, LHC, and majored in Math at Arizona State University. Autumn worked at La Paz County Child Support Department but then took a career path in retail by working her way to Manager with JCPenney. Soon after COVID pandemic, Autumn made the decision to start over in beautiful Durango, CO which she fell in love with 15 years ago. She is a proud single mother to her “Bug”, her beloved son. They share the same passion of Soccer, Math, and loves watching Marvel movies together. Autumn enjoys hiking but cooking is her mental therapy, she can spend hours cooking in the kitchen!  

 
 
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Krysta Huntsman, Family Advocate

Krysta moved to the Four Corners Area when she was seven years old. She graduated from Aztec High School in 2008 and soon after got married. She has been married for 13 years and has two beautiful boys. She love’s spending time with her family as well as any outdoors activities. These activities include hunting, fishing, camping, and riding four wheelers. She loves kids and was excited to get the chance to work with them as a receptionist for PPSW.

Eddi Villalobos, Family Advocate

I was born in Las Cruces, NM and was raised in Chihuahua, Mexico for an ample amount of time. I then moved back to New Mexico to graduate high school and now I aspire to be an elementary school teacher. My interests include painting, drawing, hiking, and poetry. I have the cutest red heeler named Lilo that follows me right along.

 
 
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Alejandra Rascon, Family Advocate

Alejandra is a medical receptionist at Pediatric Partners of the Southwest. Alejandra is an only child to immigrants parents. Alejandra has always enjoyed being able to help others and working at PPSW has allowed her to be able to help families of Spanish speaking, have a better understanding and be more comfortable with their children's health care. Alejandra loves spending time with her family, friends, her partner, and
especially with her godson Damon. Alejandra is a very spiritual person who loves who loves to attend and work at her church Sacred Heart. Alejandra also enjoys photography, cooking, fashion, traveling, planing and attending special events.