Kit Carson County
Kit Carson County is a farming community that lies within 15 miles of the Colorado-Kansas border, in the East Central plains of Colorado on the I-70 corridor. Kit carson County produces the third largest harvest of crops in the state. I-70 runs through the county, connecting the eastern plains to Denver and the mountains.
Burlington is the county seat, with just under 3,500 residents, and is the center of trade and activty for the surrounding area. the town is home to the oldest operating carousel in America, bought from Elitch Gardens in 1928. For just a quarter you can ride one of the amazing varieties of original beautiful, hand-carved wooden animals to tunes played on the original Wurlitzer organ. You can also take a wagon ride to the Carousel from Old Town Museum. Old town is a 6 1/2 acre historical complex with 21 buildings restored with authentic artifacts representing the Wild, Wild West and embodies "life in the past lane". Old Town offers a soda fountain with hand dipped ice cream treats, many authentic old time shops and is open year around.
Office Location: 1291 Circle Drive Burlington, CO 80807
Phone: (719)346-8183 Fax: (719)346-0292
Office Hours: Monday - Friday 8am-5pm
Regional Operations Director
Art Reyes, Ph.D., LPC, AAMFT - Click here for more about Art
Regional Operations Manager
Holly Haman-Marcum, MSSW, LCSW - Click here for more about Holly
AJ joined Centennial in January 2013. She has a Bachelor of Arts in English from Missouri Valley College in Marshall, MO and has spent most of her career working for the State of Alabama in Social Services. AJ has four children and nine grandchildren that keep her very busy. Her favorite pastime is watching basketball, she considers March Madness her favorite season. AJ also enjoys photography and scrapbooking.
Dallas Rabig, MA
Dallas provides Early Childhood services in Burlington, Elizabeth and Limon. Her primary office location is in Elizabeth.
Population Expertise: Dallas specializes in the treatment of Acute Stress Disorders, PTSD and other behavioral disorders. She works with children, adolescents and families.
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. Her personal approach to the child and family is integrated, utilizing play, creative arts and client centered activities and techniques.
Dallas has a BS 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.
Debra Lynn "Lyn" Taylor, PhD., LPC, CAC III
Lyn provides treatment services in the Burlington and Cheyenne Wells offices. Her primary office location is in Burlington.
Treatment Expertise: Dr. Taylor's past work experience is mostly with offenders in through parole/TASC, probation, Mesa County Human Services, Mesa County Jail, conducting evaluations for Vocational Rehabilitation/Attorneys/Peer Assistance and court-ordered Substance use disorder evaluations. She also has experience in providing DUI groups, facilitating women's groups, Intensive Outpatient Groups (IOP), Enhanced Outpatient Groups (EOP), and Dual-diagnosis groups. Dr. Taylor has also provided some individual and mental health services through past agencies.
Dr. Taylor has recently returned to Centennial in a totally different capacity than before. Originally from Flagler, Colorado, Lyn bgan her pursuit of higher education while in Sterling working in the medical records department. She moved to Grand Junction, CO in 1989 to further her educational career and attended Mesa State College (now known as Colorado Mesa University). While there, she began a career in the addictions field at the same time she was completing her BA in Human Services. In 1993, during her last year at Mesa, she began studies with the University of Colorado at Denver's Counseling Psycholgy and Counselor Education program. Lyn graduated in May 1996 from UCD and worked at St. Mary's Hospital Recovery Outpatient alongside St. Mary's Psychiatric outpatient until 2003. In 1994, she received her Certified Addictions Counselor (CAC)III. In 2003, she became an Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC). After several years, she decided to further pursue her education through Capella University's Doctoral Program and after 10 years, obtained a PhD. in Psychology with an emphasis in Addictions in 2010.
Jessica Schart, MSW, LSW
Jessica provides treatment services in the Burlington and Cheyenne Wells offices. She also serves as a member of the Emergency Response Team for Lincoln, Cheyenne and Kit Carson Counties.
Treatment Expertise: Jessica provides individual and group treatment, case management services and mental health assessments to children, adolescents, families and adults. She is also leading the peer specialist program for Yuma, Kit Carson and Cheyenne Counties.
Jessica is originally from Colorado Springs. She atteneded Northern Arizona University and graduated in 2009 with degrees in Economics and International Affairs. After her experience in Thialand teaching English to female inmates who had substance abuse issues, working with inner city children in Chile and in a domestic violence shleter in Flagstaff, AZ, Jessica realized she wanted to help people on a personal level and decided to pursue a Master's in Social Work. She attended the University of Toledo and received a MSW in 2011. During her Master's program, Jessica worked with children who have been sexually abused, on education/prevention of teen dating violence and on a reseach team studying human trafficking. In 2011, she moved to burlington with her husband to work for Centennial Mental Health Center. She enjoys working in Eastern Colorado and the variety of opportunities it provides.
Kevin Cure, MA
Treatment Expertise: Kevin provides mental health treatment to individuals, families and groups. He also completes assessments to children, adolescents, adults and families.
Kevin is originally from Stratton, Colorado. He graduated from Metropolitan State College of Denver with a Bachelor of Arts Degree, in Behavioral Science in 2003. After completing his undergraduate degree he then worked as a missionary for a ministry based in Saint Paul, MN. In 2008, Kevin began working in the Mental Health field. He got his start in the field by managing Adult Foster Care Homes that served adults with developmental disabilities. He completed his Master's of Arts Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy in 2012 at Saint Mary's University of Minnesota. After completion of the Master's Degree he provide in-home skills work and family therapy to clients that lived both in rural and urban areas.
Kevin moved back to Stratton in 2013 and is now working at Centennial Mental Health Center in the East Region.
Hannah Martens, MA, LMFT
Hannah provides treatment services in the Burlington, Yuma and Wray offices. Her primary office location in in Yuma.
Treatment Expertise: Hannah provides individual and family treatment, case managment services and mental health assessments to children, adolescents, families and adults. Hannah is the facilitator of the Parenting with Love and Limits program in the East region.
Originally from Des Monies, Iowa, Hannah graduated from Iowa State University in 2005 with a Bachelor's in Psychology. During this time she worked at a residential treatment facility for children with severe behavioral and mental health issues until she moved to Washington State for a Master's program. In 2008, Hannah completed a Master's program in Marriage and Family Therapy from Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma, WA. While in graduate school she completed a practicum at a community mental health agency working in outpatient services. She worked with individuals and families of all ages and make up who presented with a variety of problems.
In January 2009, Hannah moved to Yuma to work for Centennial Mental Health Center and to re-accquaint herself with small town life. Her passions are working with youth and families using systemic approaches designed to strengthen relationships.
|Renee Ruhlman, MEd, LPC
Mental Health Professional III
In the Mental Health field since 2006
Renee provides treatment services in the Burlington, Yuma and Wray offices. Her primary office location is in Wray.
Treatment expertise includes; Individual Therapy, Group Therapy and Case Management.
Issues of expertise include; Mental Health Assessments, Depression, Anxiety, Grief and Loss, Adjustment Issues, Impulse Control Disorders, Conduct Disorders, Behavioral Disorders, Trauma, Crisis Evaluation and Intervention, Emergency Services, Sexual Abuse Victims, Domestic Violence Families, ADHD, and Anger Management.
I have been working for Centennial Mental Health since January 2009. I enjoy working with my co-workers and colleagues and with the diversity of clients as well. I previously worked as a school counselor in Craig, Colorado and moved to Benkelman, Nebraska in August 2008.
I enjoy learning from my life experiences including the people I meet and the variety of jobs I have had. I moved to Colorado from Michigan in January of 1996 for the ski season (that lasted 8 years). After working at a range of jobs from managing a t-shirt shop, working as a horse wrangler, raft guide and house mouse on a fish processing boat in Alaska I decided it was time to further my formal education. This is when I chose to attend the School of Education at Colorado State University.
My original goal was to focus on school counseling and as I became immersed in the program I realized that I had a draw to the community counseling aspect as well. This was when I decided to take the classes necessary for both school counseling and community counseling.
I am enjoying learning the cultures of rural areas on the high plains.