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
• Sleep Concerns
• Post-Partum Adjustment and Depression
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.
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.
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.
Amber Richardson, Family Advocate
Amber was born in San Antonio Texas, and moved to Colorado in her middle school years. She graduated from Fort Lewis College with a Psychology degree and has always enjoyed working with children. She met her husband here in Durango and now has a son and a teenage foster daughter who she met through Pediatric Partners. She shares her love for children by working here at PPSW as one of our Family Advocates and in Medical Records/Referrals. When Amber isn’t working she enjoys going to the lake with her family, snowmobiling and watching football (GO Steelers!).
Amber provides patient and family care supports, pre-authorizations and referral processing for specialty services. Amber provides care coordination and support's families tele-medicine access.
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!