Welcome to Teletherapy

Welcome to Teletherapy

Since 2017, Tri-County Health Network has offered teletherapy services to community members who live, work, or go to school in Montrose, Delta, Ouray, and San Miguel Counties. 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.

Is affordability a barrier? We are committed to providing services to our community members. Is technology a barrier? We have laptops, cameras, and wi-fi hotspots available to sign out for online therapy appointments. Call us today at 970-708-7096 for more information.

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 

How Teletherapy Can Help You

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

We want you to be and feel cared for. Through our teletherapy program, 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). Finding Spanish speaking counselors is difficult on the Western Slope. We are fortunate to have two on our staff.

Jessica Jimenez
Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)

Licensed Clinical Social Worker license from the Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies,
Division of Professions and Occupations
Colorado License Number: CSW 09927400

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
Veronica Cibrian
Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)

Licensed Clinical Social Worker license from the Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies,
Division of Professions and Occupations
Colorado License Number: CSW 09928522

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.
Kailey Hand
Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC)

Master’s Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling
Colorado License Number: LPC 0016103

Kailey is a licensed professional counselor who received her Master’s in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Adams State University in Alamosa, Colorado in 2017. Kailey has a great passion for childhood mental health and working with the family dynamic, but she does have experience working with all ages. She also has a great knowledge of the struggles and joy that come with living in rural Colorado. Kailey uses a client centered and narrative approached to therapy. She believes there is power in telling your story and having someone who genuinely wants to hear it. Kailey also believes that each therapy session is unique, and her approach is to build a therapeutic session that best fits for that unique client. Kailey has lived in Colorado for 6 years and has fallen in love with all the adventures that Colorado has to bring.
Amber Gottschalk
Licensed Addiction Counselor (LAC)

Master in Human Services
Colorado licensed Addictions Counselor Number: ACD.0001166

Amber Gottschalk is a Licensed Addiction Counselor in the State of Colorado. Besides possessing a license to provide addiction counseling, Amber holds certificates in psychotherapy, emergency medical technician, medical assisting, QMAP and mental health first aid adult and youth. Amber has 8 years of experience in addiction counseling and mental health, retaining her bachelor degree in Human Services and Addictions at Metropolitan State University and a Master’s degree in Human Services at University of the Rockies in Denver. Amber provides a variety of evidence based practices including but not limited to: cognitive behavioral, motivational interviewing, person centered, solution focused, mindfulness and meditation. In using a combination of theories, Amber can treat an individual with a personal approach unique to their experience.
Abby Johnson
Registered Art Therapist (ATR)

Master’s Degree in Counseling
Colorado License Number: LPCC 0016689 

This flower represents the foundations of Dandelion Roots and creates an importance for its name and what I will be offering.  My artist journey started as an undergraduate with a degree in Fine Arts Painting, and continued in graduate school as an Art Therapist/Counselor (with a focus on Children's Mental Health). These tools allow me to share my experiences and talents and show that the healing power of art is for anyone and everyone. My practices are designed to help individuals work through life stressors, day-to-day issues, develop a self-care routine, and find a more fulfilling path through healthy habits. ​I love incorporating art, nature, meditation/mindfulness and all sorts of natural approaches that are easy and fun. When working with children, play, sand tray, crafts, and much more are largely emphasized. My most recent art practice has involved textiles, knitting, natural dying, painting and weaving. All have helped reconnect with my inner meditative being and practice.

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.

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: TT_Team@tchnetwork.org

Ariana Sites, Behavior Health Service Coordinator: bhs-coord@tchnetwork.org

Crisis Resources

If you are experiencing a crisis, please call 911 or contact one of the following crisis lines:

  • San Miguel County Sheriff Dispatch: 728-1911
  • 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

For a list of additional crisis resources, click here. 

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