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
Bonnie Adams, MA, LPC - Click here for more about Bonnie
Regional Operations Manager
Terri Jensen, LPC, CAC III - Click here for more about Terri
Meet the Elbert County Staff
Alexis Thurlow, LPC, CAC II
Areas of expertise in the following populations: Geriatric, Families, Couples, Adults and Adolescents
Areas of expertise: Geriatrics, Breavement/Death & Dying, Addiction/Dependence, Trauma, and Gender Related Issues
With great humility I have been privileged to have gained knowledge, expertise and bear witness to individuals seeking a supportive and safe environment conducive for faciliting positive change. I retain expertise in the areas of human service work that include intimate therapeutic work with individuals struggling with Dementia/Alzheimer's impairments, grief, loss, and terminal illness. I have been honored to assist individuals, families and couples in resolving their trauma, decreasing symptomatic intensity and mental health challenges as a result of substance use, violence, loss, disease, legal system and or neurological sources that have impacted an individuals' life assiting them in the desire for support to facilitiate change resulting in an increase in one's quality of life.
Barbara Florey, LPC
Areas of Expertise: Provides Individual and Group Treatment to adolescents and adults.
Treatment Expertise: Mood disorders, trauma, sexual abuse, EMDR, individual, group, and couples treatment.
Barbara is a Denver native, she has worked in juvenile corrections then owned agencies with offices in Denver and Albuuerque.
Adminstrative Assistant for Pam Craig and Phil Moss
Co-facilitator for the Parenting with Love and Limits Program
Dallas Rabig, MA
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.
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
Areas of Expertise: John provides Individual and Group therapy to adults, adolescents, substance use disorder clients and individuals with severe and persistent mental illness.
Lindsay Alexander -Porter, LPC, CAC III
Lindsay provides Jail Based Behavioral Services (JBBS) to incarcerated substance use disorder clients in the following county jails: Elbert County Jail, Lincoln County Jail, and Kit Carson County Jail.
Areas of Expertise: Lindsay specilizes in working with clients in the criminal justice system. Her expertise is in helping those with co-occurring disorders (substance use disorders and mental health difficulties). She has conducted outpatient therapy to include the following: play therapy, substance use disorder groups, and mental health groups.
Lindsay is currently working as a Jail Based Clinician, but has a history of conducting treatment with court-mandated clients. She has provided group therapy for those that are required to treatment by anoy of hte following entities: probation, human services, and the DMV. Although she works closely with the legal system, her goal is to fully support the client and help them to be successfull in getting out (and staying out) of the legal system.
||Kara Marshall, LPC, LAC
Mental Health Professional III
Licensed Addictions Counselor
In the Mental Health field since 2004
Areas of expertise include these populations: Children, Adolescents, Family, and Adults for both Mental Health and Substance Use Disorders, as well as any Co-occurring Disorders.
Treatment expertise includes: Case Management, Individual, Group, Family, and Play Therapy.
Issues of expertise include: Substance Use Disorder Assessments, Mental Health Assessments, Depression, Anxiety, Grief and Loss, Adjustment Issues, Conduct Disorders, Behavioral disorders, Anger Management, Emergency Services, Domestic Violence Families, Personality Disorders, Substance Use Disorder, Dual Diagnosis MH/SA.
I graduated with my Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology from Western State College, Gunnison, CO, in 2002. I moved directly on to Graduate school at Regis University, Denver, CO, and graduated with my Master's Degree in Counseling Psychology in 2005. I was granted my Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) status in the summer of 2008, followed 2 years later by receiving my Licensed Addictions Counselor (LAC) credential.
Working within my own community is a challenging and rewarding aspect of my career. I enjoy being involved in the community, not only through my clients, but through other community agencies as well. My hope is to continue working with the Elbert County population, assisting those with Mental Health, Substance Use, and Co-occurring Disorders and challenges.
Marque Schulte, BA
Areas of expertise include these populations: Adolescents, Adults and Families
Marque began working with Centennial in 2012. She works as a Case Manager serving the Elizabeth and Limon offices. She is a co-facilitator for the Community Support Program and the facilitator for the ADHD parenting program. Marque assists clients with pharmaceutical company patient assistance programs for free or reduced fee medications. She enjoys working in the mental health field and hopes to continue her education towards a Master's degree.
Noelle Metcalf, MA
Areas of Expertise: Noelle provides Individual and Group Counseling, Art and Play Therapy to adolescents and adult substance use disorder clients.
Sheila joined the Centennial staff in June 2010. She and her husband reside in Strasburg and enjoy outdoor activities of fishing, hiking, horseback riding, camping, and four-wheeling.