Welcome to Teletherapy

Mental health matters and that’s why Tri-County Health Network (TCHNetwork) offers teletherapy services to our community members. Teletherapy is the delivery of therapy through a secure, live video connection over the internet – think Skype with a therapist. Teletherapy can take place in the comfort of your own home or through one of our designated site facilities, or enrolled schools. Teletherapy is free for students and staff at participating schools. If you are over the age of 50, the first 6 sessions are free thanks to a grant from the NextFifty Initiative. For all others, services are available for $50 per session and a super-bill is provided for clients to file with their own insurance companies.

Is affordability a barrier? We are committed to providing services to our community members. Call us today at 970-708-7096 to discuss options.

How To Get Started

Complete intake forms online today! You will need to complete the following forms: 

Intake Form 

  • Allows the client to suggest best day(s)/time(s) to schedule appointments  
  • Provides therapist preference if applicable  
  • Describes current situation  
  • Asks general client information 

Release of Information 

  • Authorizes any persons, as signed by client, to be (a) contact(s) for the teletherapist, and allows the teletherapist to communicate client information whenever it’s appropriate to do so (HIPAA rules & regulations apply)  

Disclosure Statement

  • Explains the rights as a teletherapy client, which includes:  
    • The right to amend or withhold information in their record(s) 
    •  The right to discuss treatment options, including alternatives to Teletherapy  
    • The right to include formal complaints regarding Teletherapy policies and procedures 
    •  The right to obtain a ‘second opinion’ from another licensed health professional   
    • The right to obtain information about the teletherapist (e.g., licensure, experience, training, etc.)
  • Explains the information security risks of the program  
  • Explains when it is lawful for the teletherapist to breach client confidentiality for mandatory reporting reasons 

Notice of Privacy Policy

  • Explains how medical information may be used and disclosed, as well as how a client can get access to that information, and follow the privacy practices listed in the document  
  • Explains our responsibility to secure a client’s medical information 
  • Provides a notice about our privacy practices  

When all forms are received, you will be contacted to schedule your first appointment. 

Or contact us to sign up for services: info@tchnetwork.org or 970-708-7096 

Our Mission

Making professional counseling accessible, affordable, convenient – so anyone who is experiencing life’s challenges can get help, anytime, anywhere.

Our goal

For you to be and feel cared for. You will be matched with a highly trained counselor who is the right fit for your needs. Together you will set goals based on your situation. You will work in counseling to process emotions and move towards your goals all while gaining life skills for positive outcomes.

Our Counselors

TCHNetwork offers access to Colorado licensed, trained, experienced, and accredited clinical social workers (LCSW and MCSW) and board licensed professional counselors (LPC).

D. Westervelt
Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW )

Master of Social Work (MSW),
Colorado License Number: 09923195

D.W. is a licensed clinical social worker. She earned her bachelor’s degree in social work from the University of Tennessee, Chattanooga. She earned her master’s degree in social work from the Brown School of Social Work at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri. She also completed a two- year post graduate program in Marriage and Family Therapy through the Karl Menninger School of Psychiatry and Mental Health Sciences. D.W. is trained in a number of evidence based cognitive behavioral therapies to include DBT, a therapy that especially helps with emotional regulation and skill building. For over 20 years, she has worked with clients of all ages and from many different cultural backgrounds who present with a variety of life’s concerns and challenges. D.W. believes all people have strengths and abilities they can access to work toward creative problem-solving. D.W.’s service area includes San Miguel and the West End of Montrose counties.
Jessica Jimenez
Licensed Social Worker (LSW)
Jessica graduated from Columbia University School of Social Work with her Masters in Social Work with a concentration in Advanced Clinical Practice and Health/Mental Health and Disabilities as her field of practice. Her style is eclectic, humanistic, and relational, and driven by a psychodynamic, cognitive behavioral therapeutic, and a dialectical behavioral informed lens. She has experience working with diverse client populations, including working with individuals at an assisted-living home/residential senior housing facility in New York City where she provided supportive counseling with residents experiencing ongoing loss and aging-related transitions, isolation and loneliness, enhanced needs–such as chronic homelessness, previous struggles with addiction or polysubstance use or abuse, mental illness, physical decline or illness, loss of independence, and trauma. She has also worked as a Case Manager supporting children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities—and their families, as they navigated Medicaid waivers and services, advocating for clients, and focusing on a strengths-based approach.
Christina Tinker
Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC),
Licensed Addictions Counselor (LAC)

Master of Arts in Psychology
Colorado License Number: 0012568
Colorado licensed Addictions Counselor Number: ADC0000723

Christina Tinker is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Licensed Addictions Counselor. Christina studied Psychology and earned her degree at University of Nevada Las Vegas. She has earned various certifications and specialties listed below. Christina has worked with young and old, men and women, individually and in group settings – helping those with severe lifelong mental illness, crippling addictions, past trauma and abuse, as well as those just looking for a healthier, happier life or more successful school behaviors. She is experienced, compassionate, and knowledgeable working with our LGBTQ community or those exploring any gender identity issues. Christina believes that depression, anxiety, and addictions rob good people of happiness and keep them stuck in a prison of fear and low self-esteem. Christina looks to work together as a team to build you or your child’s new life, using goal-setting to markedly improve moods and outlook for the future. Christina lives with her husband and their three noisy, bossy chihuahuas in Glenwood Springs. Their five children are grown and successful. She is excited to work with you! CDBT- Certified Dialectical Behavior Therapy Professional; CCATP- Certified Clinical Anxiety Treatment Professional; CTMH- Certified Clinical Telemental Health Provider; Certified EFT/TFT Tapping Practitioner ; Seeking Safety Certified Educator
Justin Pegnataro
Licensed Professional Counselor Candidate (L.P.C.C.)

Master of Science in Mental Health Counseling
Colorado LPCC Number: 0017467

Justin loves to support clients in achieving their goals and in helping them to find wellness and vitality in their life. He specializes in cognitive behavioral therapy and trauma focused CBT and often incorporates time in nature into the therapeutic process. Prior to his time as a therapist, he spent 10 years directing a nature-based school where he mentored teens and children in finding wellness through community and nature connection. After completing his masters in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at the University of Massachusetts, Boston, Justin worked at Pillwillop Therapeutic Farm, a rural outpatient clinic for adults and kids, and as a therapist at Outback Therapeutic Expeditions, a residential wilderness therapy program for at-risk youth. Justin has experience working with clients facing depression, anxiety, anger issues, substance use, conduct disorders, autism spectrum disorders, and a variety of other mental health and everyday life challenges. Justin lives in Ridgway, CO and enjoys camping, foraging for wild plants and playing the banjo.
Maddie White
Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)

Master of Social Work (MSW),
Colorado License Number: 09926596

Maddie graduated from The University of Denver with her master’s degree in social work with a concentration in mental health. She is currently a Licensed Clinical Social Worker practicing psychotherapy and has been practicing in behavioral health settings since 2012 and mental health settings since 2015. She works with children, teens, and adults of all ages and is passionate about providing individualized care, established through an authentic therapeutic connection. By creating an emotionally safe and welcoming environment, Maddie helps clients work through issues that may be encompassing the darkest parts of their lives. She empowers clients to overcome symptoms of trauma, anxiety, depression, and stress by utilizing a trauma focused lens to treat clients with cognitive behavioral therapy, EMDR, and play therapy. Maddie truly believes the best therapy happens when we are able to own our personal stories and write a courageous new ending.
Veronica Cibrian
Licensed Social Worker (LSW)

Licensed Social Worker license from the Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies,
Division of Professions and Occupations
Colorado License Number: LSW 0009922765

Veronica obtained her master’s in social work from the University of Southern California and became licensed in the state of Colorado. Her graduate studies focused in families and children with a particular emphasis in military families. She has worked with a variety of clients that include adult survivors of sexual assault, adolescents, individuals recovering from substance use disorders, and families at risk for child abuse and neglect with a particular emphasis in ages 0-3. She has worked with individuals and families in crisis and is certified in Mental Health First Aid. She provides bilingual services in Spanish to clients and is sensitive to cultural values and strengths within individuals and families. Veronica takes a curious stance in working with clients and utilizes motivational interviewing and cognitive behavioral framework. Veronica feels privileged to work along-side and support individuals to meet their goals. She lives in Colorado Springs, CO where she has recently settled with her husband and daughter after her military career.
Laura Agurkis
Licensed Professional Counselor (MS, LPC)

Master of Science in Child, Family, & Marriage Therapy
Colorado License Number: 0011717

Laura was born and raised in Denver, Colorado. She has always enjoyed the mountains, and everything they have to offer, which has made her fall in love with Durango. She has lived in this area off and on for 15 years. She completed her undergraduate degree at Fort Lewis College in sociology, and shortly thereafter, moved back to Denver to complete her master’s degree in counseling. Throughout school, she felt that she wanted to work closely with individuals and families. She worked throughout college in daycare centers and after-school programs, and after college she took a position as a residential counselor at a treatment program for at-risk youth. She has been a practicing Licensed Professional Counselor since 2015. The majority of her therapeutic practice focuses on strength based, person centered, and solution focused approaches. She understands that life can sometimes throw us a “curve ball” and we all have to take a step back to focus on ourselves. She enjoys working with adults, adolescents, and families. She is a Level 1 EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing) provider. She has also been trained in dialectical behavior therapy, and often will use these techniques in her practice. She believes that with strong work, and dedication in therapy individuals will see improvement. She is passionate about seeing people overcome obstacles in their lives and feel success. She is open to treating symptoms related to depression, anxiety, relationship difficulties, life transitions, and PTSD.

Accessing Services

You can receive teletherapy in the comfort of your own home or one of the following designated site facilities: Wilkinson Public Library, Tri-County Health Network, Lone Cone Library, West End Economic Development Center (WEEDC), or Ouray Public Health Department. Teletherapy is also available at the following schools: Telluride Intermediate and High School, Telluride Mountain School, Norwood Public Schools, Cedaredge High School, Naturita Elementary School, Nucla Middle School, Nucla High School, Paradox Charter School, Ouray School, and Ridgway Elementary and High School .

Crisis Resources

  • Emergency: 911
  • Colorado Crisis Services, a statewide hotline: 844-493-TALK (8255)
  • Colorado Crisis Services Text Line: text TALK to 38255
  • Center for Mental Health 24 hour support line: 1-970-252-6220
  • National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1- 800-799-7233
  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
  • National Network: 1-800-SUICIDE (800-784-2433)
  • Crisis Text Line: Text “DESERVE” TO 741-741
  • Lifeline Crisis Chat (Online live messaging):https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/chat/
  • Self-Harm Hotline: 1-800-DONT CUT (1-800-366-8288)
  • Family Violence Helpline: 1-800-996-6228
  • Planned Parenthood Hotline: 1-800-230-PLAN (7526)
  • American Association of Poison Control Centers: 1-800-222-1222
  • National Council on Alcoholism & Drug Dependency Hope Line: 1-800-622-2255
  • National Crisis Line – Anorexia and Bulimia: 1-800-233-4357
  • GLBT Hotline: 1-888-843-4564TREVOR Crisis Hotline: 1-866-488-7386
  • AIDS Crisis Line: 1-800-221-7044
  • Veterans Crisis Line: https://www.veteranscrisisline.netTransLifeline: https://www.translifeline.org – 877-565-8860
  • Suicide Prevention Wiki: http://suicideprevention.wikia.com
  • Minority Specific Mental Health Resources: https://afsp.org/minority-mental-health-resources

Who to Contact 

For more information regarding teletherapy services and scheduling please reach out to the follow contacts: 

TCHNetwork Main Office 970.708. 7096 or Email: info@tchnetwork.org 

Julia Johnston, School Based Program Coordinator,
Cell: 913. 221.9238 
Email: coord-pc@tchnetwork.org 

Gina Gurreri, Community Programs Development Supervisor,
Cell: 717.542.2164
Email: cpds@tchnetwork.org

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