Elbert County

Elbert County is on the western edge of Centennial's region. It is bordered on the west by Douglas, the north by Arapahoe and the south by El Paso County. During the 1990's Elbert was the second fastest growing county in Colorado (after Douglas) and it continues to grow at a rapid pace. It currently has over 20,000 residents, mostly living on two to 60-acre lots on the western side. Most residents commute to Denver or Colorado Springs for work. The eastern side of the county continues to be sparsely populated ranchland.

Centennial has an office in the town of Elizabeth, a community of nearly 1,500 people surrounded by Ponderosa pine forest. It is the highest in elevation of any of Centennial's offices, at 6,448 feet, on Monument Ridge that stretches into the county from the Rocky Mountains. The region is home to an eclectic mix of horse breeders, alternative healthcare providers and professionals in high tech industries. Elizabeth is just 15 miles east of Castle Rock and I-25.

Seven miles east of Elizabeth is the small town of Kiowa (about 500 residents) which is the county seat. 


Office Location:  650 E. Walnut  PO Box 533 
Elizabeth, CO 80107
Phone:  (303)646-4519   Fax:  (303)646-4451
Office hours:   Monday - Friday 8am-6pm

The Elizabeth staff provide outpatient clinical services throughout the lifespan in both individual and group treatment modalites  Treatment services include psychiatric evaluation, mental health and substance use disorder services.

Regional Operations Director

Kathleen Murray, MBA, LPC  - Click here for more information about Kathleen

Regional Operations Manager
Sheila Snyder, Click here for more information about Sheila

Meet the Elbert County Staff


Andrea McPherson-Mendes
Mental Health Professional II
Parenting with Love and Limits Facilitator
In the Mental Health field since 2008

Andrea provides Parenting with Love and Limits Program in Limon and Elizabeth offices.  Her primary office location is Elizabeth.

Populations served: Andrea provides individual, group and family therapy with children, families, adolescents and adults.

Areas of expertise:  She specializes in Depression, Anxiety, Grief and Loss, Behavioral Disorders, Trauma, Adjustment Disorders and Anger Management.

Areas of treatment expertise:  Treatment techniques include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, Alternatives for Families Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Play Therapy, Group Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and Family Systems (Parenting with Love and Limits).  Andrea's personal approach with families is integrated and based on what the family is in need of, which she pulls from differenct therapies to create an enviornment of contemplation around changing how families interact with each other.

Andrea has a Bachelor of Science in Psychology that she has earned from the University of the Southwest in Hobbs, NM.  Andrea has a Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling that she earned from Argosy University in December 2011.  Andrea completed her internship at Turning Point Mental Health Services in Denver, CO where she worked with Substance Abuse and Domestic Violence offender clients.  Andrea did mental health intakes, assessments and facilitated DUI and Domestic Violence groups at times with a supervisor.  Andrea became a Licensed Professional Counselor in 2013 and a member of Chi Sigma lota in the same year for recognition of scholatic and professional excellence in the profession of counseling and counseling education.  While in graduate school Andrea worked as a Behavioral Specialist, working with children, adolescents, adults and families in their homes who were experiencing severe emotional and behavior problesm.  Andrea has been working with families on changing the negative way they interact with one another into positive interactions for over 3 years and is continuing that at Centennial Mental Health Center in the Parenting with Love and Limits program.  Andrea began working for Centennial in March 2014.

  • BS, Psycholgy, University of Southwest, Hobbs, NM, 2006
  • MA, Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Argosy University, Denver, CO 2011

Dallas Rabig, MA
Early Childhood Specialist
Mental Health Professional II

Dallas provides Early Childhood services in Burlington, Elizabeth, and Limon offices.  Her primary office location is in Elizabeth. 

Areas of Expertise: She specializes in the treatment of Acute Stress Disorders, PTSD and other behavioral disorders. Dallas works with children, adolescents and families.

Areas of Treatment Expertise:  Treatment approach and techniques include Play Therapy (Trauma Focused integrated Play Therapy, Gestalt Play Therapy, Filial Play Therapy), Group Therapy and Family Systems Therapy.  My personal approach to the child and family is integrated, My personal approach to the child and family is integrated, utilizing play, creative arts, and client centered activities and techniques.

Dallas has a Bachelor of Science in Health Science and worked in corporate healthcare for eight years assisting the uninsured in obtaining healthcare through state and federal programs.  In 2011, she received a MA in Professional Counseling and became licensed in Alabama as an Associate Licensed Counselor, at which time she began working in private practice , while also serving as a Child Advocate for the Baldwin County Domestic Violence Shelter.

  • BS, Health Science, University of Mobile Alabama
  • MA Professional Counseling, Liberty University
  • Post-Master's Certificate in Play Therapy, Capella University

James Day
UA Monitor


Joanne Roth
Office Assistant

Joanne began working at Centennial as the Elizabeth Office Assistant in 2011.  She is a long time Elbert County resident.  Joanne has previous work experience in the legal, insurance, education and petroleum fields.


John Duhamel, LPC, CAC II
Mental Health Professional II 

Areas of Expertise:  John provides Individual and Group therapy to adults, adolescents, substance use disorder clients and individuals with severe and persistent mental illness.

  • BA, Environmental Biology
  • MA, Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Mary Brayant, MA, LPC
Mental Health Professional II 

Treatment Expertise:  Mary provides mental health treatment to individuals, couples, groups and adults with substance use disorders.

Areas of Treatment Expertise:  Treatment approach and techniques include Solution Focused Brief Therapy and Cognitive Behavior Therapy.

Mary has a Bachelor's degree in Business Adminstration with an emphasis in Management.  In 2009, she received her Master's in Clinical Mental Health Counseling.  She became licensed in Wyoming where she worked for a medium security prison as a counselor for their drug and alcohol treatment program.  She moved back to Colorado to work for Centennial Mental Health in October 2013.  Before moving to Wyoming, she worked at the Salvation Army in Denver as the Intake Coordinator/Counselor for their six month drug and alcohol treatment program.  She also did her internship at the Salvation Army.

  • MA, Colorado State University, Ft. Collins, CO
  • MA, Argosy University, Denver, CO

Noelle Metcalf, MA
Mental Health Professional II

Areas of Expertise:  Noelle provides Individual and Group Counseling, Art and Play Therapy to adolescents and adult substance use disorder clients.

  • BA, Psychology, Metropolitan State College, Denver, CO
  • MA, Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Argosy University
 bio_Stephanie._Jaramillo.JPG Stephanie Jaramillo
Jail Based Behavioral Health Clinician