Yuma County is located in the northeast corner of Colorado. The population of Yuma County is approximately 9, 670 people. The county seat is Wray, CO which is located just 17 miles from the Nebraska border. Centennial is fortunate enough to have two offices in Yuma County - one in the city of Yuma (population approximately 3,000 people) and one in the city of Wray (population is approximately 2,000). People from all over the county travel to these two sites to receive mental health and substance use disorder services.
Smaller towns in the county include Eckley, Vernon, Joes, Kirk, Idalia, and Laird.
Centennial offers a variety of services in Yuma County with 4 clinicians, 1 case manager and 2 support staff members. Services are available for people of all ages. We offer therapeutic services, as well as educational and preventative information and presentations in our communities. Our staff regularly partners with DSS, schools, probation offices and a variety of other community organizations to ensure that our clients are getting the best treatment possible to meet their needs. We help our clients get services however possible - whether it's through Medicaid, Medicare, DSS funding, private insurance, CHP+, or self-pay on a sliding fee scale.
Yuma office location: 215 S. Ash Street Yuma, CO 80759
Phone: (970)848-5412 Fax: (970)848-2414
Hours of operation: Monday - Friday 8am - 5pm
Wray office location: 340 Birch Street Wray, CO 80758
Phone: (970)332-3133 Fax: (970)332-3134
Hours of operation: Monday - Friday 8am - 5pm
Regional Operations Director
Art Reyes, Ph.D., LPC, AAMFT - Click here for more about Art
Regional Operations Manager
Jessica Schart, MSW, LSW - Click here for more about Jessica
Meet the Yuma County Staff
Deb began working for Centennial in the Wray office September, 2001. She has grown with Centennial over the years and has been pleased not only with her own progress but the Centennial's as well. Even though her days are very hectic the gratification from helping others is worth it.
Deb lives in Wray and graduated from Wray High School, she has taken some college classes at Morgan Community College and Northeastern Junior College. Deb has been married for 39 years. She enjoys gardening and food preservation, trying to be self-sufficient on her own little piece of land south of Wray.
Linda is a Colorado native and has been with Centennial Mental Health Center in the Yuma office for 14 years. Linda started as office support staff and has also provided case managment services. Linda's current position is Office Coordinator. Linda has an AA in Business Managment from Northeastern Junior College and an extensive background as a client advocate. She has two children who live in Yuma and three grandsons. Linda's hobbies include exploring antique shops, collecting old cookbooks and spending much of her time attending the sports and other school events of my grandsons.
Hannah Martens, MA, LMFT
Hannah provides treatment services in the Burlington, Yuma and Wray offices. Her primary office location is in Yuma.
Areas of Expertise: Hannah provides individual and family treatment, case management services and mental health assessments to children, adolescents, families and adults. Hannah is the facilitator of the Parenting with Love and Limits for the East region.
Originally from Des Moines, 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 moving to Washington State for a Master's program.
In 2008, she 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. Hannah worked with individuals and families of all ages and make up who presented with a variety of different problems.
In January 2009, she moved to Yuma to work with Centennial Mental Health and to re-acquaint myself with small town life. Her passions are working with youth and families using systemic approaches designed to strengthen relationships.
Jennifer Dieckman, MA
Jennifer provides treatment services in the Yuma and Wray offices. Her primary office location is in Yuma.
Areas of Expertise: Jennifer works primarily with adults in the treatment of depression, anxiety, cognitive and behavioral disorders, crisis evaluation and intervention, anger managment, and personality disorders. She also works with families of domestic violence and individuals with dual diagnosis of mental health and substance use disorders.
Originally from Colorado, Jennifer graduated in 2002 with a Bachelor's Degree in Social History from the University of Denver, focusing on cultural interaction and development. During this time she traveled extensively throughout Western Europ to develop Germanic language skills and study different Western European cultures.
In 2012, Jennifer completed a Master's program in Professional Mental Health Counseling from Argosy University, Denver. While in graduate school, she completed a practicum and intership at a community mental health facility working in outpatient services. Jennifer worked with individuals, primarily adults, who had presented with a variety of different struggles.
Melissa provides treatment services in Wray, yuma and Burlington offices. Her primary office location is in Yuma.
Populations Served: Elderly, Adults, Families, Adolescents and Children
Treatment Expertise: Individual, Group and Family Therapy, Mental Health and Substance Abuse Assessments
Issues of Expertise: Grief and Loss, Depression, Eating Disorders, Anxiety, Substance Abuse, Dementia and Personality Disorders
Melissa is originally from Detroit, Michigan area, and more recently southern Minnesota. She graduated from Bethany Lutheran College in 2011 with a Bachelor's degree in Psychology (emphasis in Counseling). While finishing her undergraduate studies, she completed an internship at a residential drug and alcohol treatment facility. Melissa then attended the University of Wisconsin-Stout, where she received her Master's degree in Mental Health Counseling. Her practicum experience was fulfilled at an outpatient facility that primarily caters to clients with substance abuse issues. Also during graduate schooling, Melissa completed an internship at a day treatment program for adolescents.
Having worked with the elderly population for seven years through various capacitities (nursing homes, group homes, assisted living facilities, etc.) and also holding a concenration in gerontology, Melissa has a passion for serving and interacting with older adults. She holds an additional concentration in AODA (Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse) and is honored to walk with such clients on their journeys towards achieving sobriety.
In her spare time, Melissa enjoys running, photography and exploring the great outdoors. She also enjoys snowboarding, kayaking, motorcycling and playing the piano. In 2010, she studied abroad in Peru and has a goal of improving her Spanish language skills to better meet the needs of her clients.
|Renee Ruhlman, MEd
Mental Health Professional II
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.
Areas of expertise include these populations; Adolescents, Family, and Adults.
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.
Jose Leon, CAC II
Jose provides treatment services in Holyoke, Yuma and Wray. His primary office location is in Holyoke.
Treatment expertise includes: Substance Use Disorders
Jose provides services in the Julesburg, Holyoke, Stering, Yuma and Wray offices. Jose serves as the co-facilitator for the Parenting with Love and Limits Program. He provides substance use disorder treatment in both individual and group treatment settings. Jose is also a mentor for youth.