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Meet Our Staff

Our amazing staff are dedicated to one thing- helping you heal. 
We know how life can be and how important it is to have someone to talk to, and process with. At Collaborative Trauma Solutions, rest assured that we work hard to meet your unique needs and give you the help and caring you need to keep moving forward.

Erik S. Cooper, LMFT

Clinical Director at Collaborative Trauma Solutions
and author of, “Shall We Dance: A Guide to Happiness”.
Erik is a marriage and family therapist with over 28 years of experience. Erik states,
“I work with clients with a wide range of concerns including: depression, marital problems, anxiety, individual psychological problems, and child-parent problems”.
Erik is also trained in EMDR and TFCBT (Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy) – helping clients who have experienced trauma -physically,
emotionally, mentally and or spiritually.
One of the most important building blocks for growth in therapy is the relationship between the individual and the therapist. Erik’s approach is different with each individual, depending on their specific needs. He can help you regain your perspective and focus by providing you with tools to help you get back on track. It’s time to exchange fear, anxiety or panic for peace.

Kristi Edwards

Kristi Edwards is the clinical supervisor and play therapist at Collaborative Trauma Solutions.
She specializes in the treatment of adolescents, young children, and the LGBTQ+ community. Kristi is trained in EMDR for trauma based treatment and the treatment of numerous other challenges such as addictions and behavioral issues. She focuses on attachment based therapies and believes the relationship is the catalyst to success.
EMDR is Kristi’s preferred method for the treatment of trauma. This modality quickly provides symptom relief for most people. For play therapy she prefers the use of Child Centered Play Therapy as it allows children the freedom to be self directed and increase their resiliency.
As a therapist who is focused on attachment, the relationship is of utmost importance to Kristi. She states, “A good therapeutic relationship allows clients to practice real life situations within the context of the therapeutic relationship allowing for more success in their natural and chosen relationships and life”.

Calvin Schwarz

Calvin Schwarz is one of our dedicated mental health providers at CTS. He brings not only his innate ability to reach and understand people but also many years of experience helping the hurting, to our team. Calvin always strives to give, “…help for today and hope for tomorrow”, to the clients he serves. Calvin uses his ability to connect with others as a catalyst to their healing and growth. His love for humanity enables him to work with all types of people, with all types of challenges. He is an eclectic therapist, using different modalities based on the relationship and situation. Recently, Calvin has become interested in and highly trained in the use of EMDR. This modality has been proven time and again to be a powerful healing agent for everything from trauma to anxiety and so much more. Calvin’s eclectic approach anchored by his love for humanity has proven to be highly effective for Calvin and his clients leave their sessions with a renewed sense of possibility and hope.

Kenzie Valadoild

Kenzie Valadolid, MA, LPCC, NCC works as a counselor with Collaborative Trauma Solutions. In 2014, she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree from Western Colorado University (Double Major: Psychology emphasis in Clinical Mental Health; Sociology emphasis in Criminal Justice). Since, she remained in Gunnison and spent several years volunteering and working with Project Hope as a Victim’s Advocate for survivors of sexual assault and domestic violence.  In 2022 she graduated with a Master of Arts degree from Adams State University (Major: Clinical Mental Health Counseling).  Kenzie takes an eclectic approach in providing counseling services to Gunnison County residents and beyond.  

Specializations include teen counseling, emotional regulation, coping skills, depression, anxiety, suicidal ideations, stress & anger management, therapy for men, SOMB treatment, self-discovery and trauma related to sexual assault and domestic violence.

Erin Easton

Erin Easton is the newest member of the Collaborative Trauma Solutions team. Erin specializes in Mindfulness and yoga. A well-traveled seeker of self-awareness and healing she has studied everywhere from France to Venice and beyond. Erin has sought spiritual awareness in monasteries and seen the benefits of mindfulness in all ages of people.
Erin will be providing yoga, mindful yoga, and mindfulness training for people of all ages as they embark on their journey’s of healing.

Yesenia Duncan

Yesenia Duncan is a Consultant and Coach with a focus in youth, young adult, and families achieving growth through goal setting and accountability.  Yesenia obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in Human Communication and a Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism with an emphasis in Telecommunications. She has over 15 years experience in working with youth and families in conflict along with those involved in the judicial system.   Her work experience includes working in residential facilities for youth as well as a Probation Officer working with individuals struggling with finding their way.  Her knowledge of systems including the Child Welfare System and other community agencies is a benefit to assisting others navigate challenging processes.  Her personal journey as a mom and wife add to her repertoire of knowledge.

Her passion to begin working with others as a Coach was fueled by what she loved the most in her previous careers, celebrating small wins and seeing those that never believed in themselves get a spark back by helping them identify self limiting, thoughts, fears, and Destructive Core Beliefs that were standing in the way of them becoming their true self and achieving goals that seemed so far away.  Being a part of creating happy, healthy humans and families by helping them realize their full potential is her drive.  Her ultimate goal is to help youth, young adults, parents and families work through their own fears and judgments to help them become the best version of themselves and increase individual and family resilience. 

Lindsey Hahn

Lindsey Hahn is one of our LPC Interns, graduating from Adams State University in August 2022. She excels at connecting with her clients and addressing their individual needs. Her previous work was creating meaning with people with disabilities and at risk populations in an outdoor therapeutic setting as a Certified Recreational Therapist Specialist. She demonstrates a deep passion for working with women, children and adolescents who are working through life struggles. She believes that each person has unique gifts to share with their community and world. She desires to help each of her clients with a person centered approach and help them to learn more about themselves while working through their hardships.

Trinda Hosslkus

Trinda Hosselkus received her Master’s Degree in Clinical Mental Health in 2017 from Adams State University. She was the president of the honor society Chi Sigma Iota. She obtained her Bachelors in Sociology with an emphasis in Criminology in 2011 from Adams State College.

 

She currently holds her LPC-S and LAC and is EMDR Trained and AcuDetox Certified. She is working toward being a Registered Play Therapist and is a Certified Systemic Sand Play Therapist and is working toward becoming a TF-CBT therapist. She is a Certified Clinical Supervisor and is working toward becoming an Approved Clinical Supervisor. For the past five years, she has had the opportunity to work as an outpatient therapist at a non-profit agency primarily working with addictions. She was able to begin a Mental Health and Children’s Program and be the Coordinator for each of the programs which are thriving today.

 

Additionally, she has had an opportunity to sit on a Problem Solving Court Team and be part of an MDT team with the local Child Advocacy Center. Before obtaining her Master’s, she worked as a therapist/case manager with a Community Correction for approximately four years and obtained her addiction counseling certification. She had an opportunity to work as a Corrections Officer and volunteered as a victim advocate for the local Sheriff’s Office. She also had the opportunity to work at a local Crisis Center as a victim advocate for several years.

Maryann Krabbe (Coach)

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Kristen St. Jean (Tudor/Mentor)

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Jamie Gorrono (Coach)

Our Services

Individual Therapy

Individual counseling Individual therapy is one type of psychotherapy in which a trained professional helps a single person work through personal issues they have been facing. It is an effective treatment for a variety of emotional difficulties and mental illnesses. At CTS we offer individual counseling for people of all ages.

Family Therapy

Family therapy is a type of counseling that can help family members improve communication and resolve conflicts. At CTS we provide family therapy to help families improve their relationships and work through traumas as a team.

Couples Therapy

Couples work strives to help you and your partner communicate, have positive intent for one another, and focuses on general improvement within the relationship.

Play Therapy

Play therapy is offered for children ages 18 months to 12 years old. Play is the natural language of children. It is their vessel to understanding their experiences, emotions, and the people around them. By utilizing a child’s natural expression play therapist are able to help children with many emotional and behavioral difficulties.

In-Home Services

In home services are available to address those concerns which arise within the home or are prominent within the home. This therapy focuses on improving the structure within the home to build happier and healthier families and clients.

Substance Abuse Therapy

Substance abuse is treated using the lens of trauma as a guidepost to helping the client make healthier choices.

Intakes

Intakes are a necessary part of therapy. They give the clinician insight into the presenting problem and other challenges that might need to be addressed.

Assessments

Assessments are available and include substance use assessments and trauma assessments.

SOMB Therapy

SOMB therapy is available for those who have acted out and are in need of an approved SOMB provider.

Informed Supervision

Informed supervision is available for families and other loved ones to keep the families and clients involved in healthy and caring relationships.

Art Therapy

Art therapy is available with our certified art therapist. This modality of therapy focuses on expression through art as a vital part of fully expressing emotions.

Expressive Therapies

Expressive therapies are available for those who struggle to speak their emotions but find it much more natural to expressive themselves through creative means.

Mindfulness

Mindfulness is a vital aspect of health and well being. Being mindful allows clients to recognize and change their thought, emotional, and behavior patterns.

EMDR

EMDR is a well-known and well researched trauma treatment. It addresses trauma of all types from single incident to complex traumas, with great success.

Mentoring

Mentoring is available for people of all ages who need someone to walk beside them in their life journey and provide support and positive reinforcement. Mentoring can be another tool to success that can be provided by CTS providers.

Parenting Classes

Parenting classes are available through CTS. We typically utilize Love and Logic as our preferred parent training course.

Yoga

Yoga has been shown to increase well-being, mindfulness, and reduce anxiety and stress related responses.

Wilderness Therapy

Connecting to self through nature and wilderness experiences.

Life Coaching

Mindfulness is a vital aspect of health and well being. Being mindful allows clients to recognize and change their thought, emotional, and behavior patterns.

Failing Forward

When kids are failing they are learning. The concept of failing forward is embracing your failures as growing opportunities for future events.  As a parent this could be a difficult idea to adopt in your family culture, but the pay off is substantial.  

Call CTS to learn more ideas like these to assist in your family growth through Family Development Coaching with Yesenia

CTS literally changed my life. I wouldn't be here without them. Don't wait and don't struggle any longer. Reach out and get the help you need.
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Diane Williams
Past Client

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