Sedgwick County is tucked away in the farthest Northeast corner of Centennial's region. Bordered on the north and east by the Nebraska border, Sedgwick County and the city of Julesburg offer easy access to both I -76 and I -80 and continues to be an busy intersection for travelers. Rich with history, Julesburg was once the crossing site of the South Platte River for the Bozeman, Oregon and Mormon Trails. Established in 1859 as a trading post by Jules Beni, a French trader, Julesburg was an important stop due to its strategic location at a junction of the Upper California Crossing and on the south banks of the South Platte River. The trail forked at this point, one went north and followed the North Platte Valley on through South Pass and on to California and Oregon. The southern trail followed the South Platte River to the burgeoning settlement of Denver. Julesburg also served as the eastern terminus for The Pony Express division that extended westward to the Sweetwater River in Wyoming.
Results of the 2000 census show Sedgwick County with a total population of 2,747 with 1,487 of these individuals residing in Julesburg. The economy is primarily based on farming, ranching and agricultural industry. Available recreational activities include water sports at Jumbo Reservoir as well as hunting, fishing or wildlife viewing along the South Platte River, a visit to the local Depot Museum or a walking tour of the many historical buildings in town. Other towns in Sedgwick County include Ovid and Sedgwick. It is also interesting to note Sedgwick County has been bestowed the nickname "Gateway to Colorado".
Centennial Mental Health Center's office is located in Julesburg and provides a wide range of services to members of this rural community.
|Office Location: 118 West Third Street Julesburg, CO 80737
Phone: (970) 474-3769 Fax: (970) 474-2099
Office Hours: Monday - Friday 8am-5pm
Meet the Sedgwick County Staff
Ann Tompkins, MS
Areas of Expertise: Social-emotional development in children, depression, anxiety, trauma, grief and loss and play therapy.
Ann also provides parent and caregiver education, including but not limited to developmental challenges and behaviors. She facilitates the ADHD clinic and the Dina Dinosaur Group.
|Kyle von Holtum
Mental Health Professional II
Parenting With Love and Limits Facilitator
Kyle provides Mental Health treatment for adults and adolescents. Kyle is the facilitator of the Parenting with Love and Limits program, serving Logan, Phillips, and Sedgwick counties.
After a stint in the military as a medical technician/technologist, Kyle had the opportunity to volunteer with the Boys and Girls Club of America, and that is when he decided he would much rather work with people than machines. With some help from an old friend from the ski patrol, Kyle learned to rock climb, and since then he has had a taste for adventure. In combining the two, wanting to work with people, and adventurous living, Kyle came up with his unique style of approaching wellness. He often says, "It's worth the risk to invest in people, one adventure at a time."
Nicole Schroeder, MSW, LCSW
Populations served: Children, Adolescents, Adults, Geriatric, and Families
Areas of expertise: Mood Disorders, Anxiety Disorders, Adjustment Disorders, At-Risk Youth, Chronic Mental Illness, Grief and Loss, Women's Issues, Crisis Management, Animal Assisted Therapy, Play Therapy
Nicole grew up around the Chicago suburbs, in a family of helping professionals. The act of service was instilled in her from the time she can remember. Prior to graduation from high school, she had been a part of several service learning projects throughout the US and abroad. Due to her passion for helping others, Nicole decided to major in Social Work. She graduated with honors from Winona State University in 2005. While there, she completed field placements in a day treatment projgram for children and residential facility for chronically mentally ill individuals. She completed her intership witht he Prenatal Care Coordination Program through Gunderson Lutheran Hospital. Throughout her undergrad, Nicole was employed by the Mayo Health System providing support to Chronically Mentally lll individuals.
Nicole earned her Master's in Social Work with an emphasis in social work from the University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh. She completed her Master's level internship with a Community Support Program in Manatowoc County Wisconsin. Her thesis work was in the area of post-partum depression. While working towards her Master's Degree, Nicole worked as a medical social worker at Aurora Baycare Medical Center in Green Bay, WI.
After Nicole graduated, she accepted a position as a mental health therapist at a residential facility in Wisconsin, where she worked with high risk youth and their families. Nicole joined Centennial in 2009. She and her canine companion Noah became a registered pet therapy team to Therapy Dogs Inc. in July 2009. Nicole completed clinical hours towards licensure in 2010 and earned her LCSW. She is a trained Parenting with Love and Limits facilitator and was the primary therapist for this program until the Spring of 2012.
Nicole utilizes a system's approach, along with Solution Focused, CBT and DBT techniques. Nicole is also trained in experiential play therapy.
Mental Health Professional II
Substance Abuse Counselor II
In the Substance Abuse Field since 2009
Populations Served: Adults, Adolescents, Women's Specialized Services, and families
Treatment expertise includes: Case Management, Individual and Group Therapy
Issue of expertise includes: DUI Education and Therapy, Substance Abuse Assessments, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Women's issues, Relapse Prevention, Women's treatment, Anger Management, Strategies for Self Improvement and Change and Crisis Managment.
I began working for Centennial Mental Health in April 2012. My desire to work as a substance abuse clinican stems from working with pregnant substance users and incarcerated individuals. In August 2012, I accepted the position of Specialized Women's Services Team Lead. This position assists with improving Centennial's response to substance use disorders by providing resources, services information, and assistance for working with female substance users with dependent children (Specialized Women's Services) and Special Connections, Colorado's Medicaid funded care program for pregnant and post-partum substance users.
I received my associate's degree in Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse (AODA) counseling in 2009 from Moraine Park Technical College in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin. I am currently working towards my Bachelor's degree in Human Services through the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh with a tenantive completion date of 2014.
For my AODA intership, I worked at Genesis Behavioral Services in West Bend Wisconsin. I conducted individual and family sessions, co-facilitated family sessions, DUI, adolescent, women's, IOP, job placement, relapse prevention, and after care groups. I also spent the majority of my intership conducting DUI, Relapse Prevention and substance abuse groups in the Washington County Jail.
Prior to working at Centennial, I was working full-time as a substance abuse counselor at Taycheedah Correctional Facility in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin. Taycheedah is a maximum security women's prison in northeastern Wisconsin. I was responsible for doing case management, individual sessions, treatment planning, parenting, treating pregnant substance users, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Anger Management, domestic violanece, women's issue, teaching life skills, conducting health and wellness and substance use disorder groups. I also supervised weekend visits between the women and their children, including assisting in housing searches. I was also responsible for conducting a substance use disorder group in the secured lockdown unit. At this time, I also was working part-time at the Beacon House in Fond du Lac, as a relief counselor and overnight clinician. I was responsible for case managment, family reunification, life skills groups, and consistent contact with referral sources of Department of Human Services and Probation. I also observed weekend visits between women and their families. A second part-time job, was at Nexus House through Lutheran Social Services. The Nexus House was a half-way house for men with substance abuse issues and sex offender status. Clients were recently released from jail/prison or on alternatives to revocation. They were typically housed for 90 days. I assited the men with updating resumes, finding employment and family reunification. I conducted Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Substance Use Disorder treatment, Anger Management, Domestic Violance classes and Life Skills management, while also providing individual treatment, case management servcies and transportation.
I moved to Sterling, Colorado in April 2012. I am originally from Fond Du Lac, Wisconsin. I have a boxer named Izzie, who is full of personality. Before leaving Wisconsin, Izzie finished her Master's level obedience training. We are moving to start therapy classes. I hope to enroll her while we are here to start therapy animal certification as I would love to use her with client contact. I enjoy being outdoors, love the mountains and I am continuing my education online.
Hobbies include but are not limited to: horsebackriding, hiking, camping, watching the Brewers and Packers play and spending time with my family and friends.