Family Care Center's employees are highly-trained, experienced and dedicated to the success of our business.
Dr. Rae Ann Weber, D.O.
Family Practice Physician, and suboxone provider for opioid addiction.
She is prior service having served in the US Army as a family practice physician from 2002-2007. She completed her Family Practice Residency at Ft.Belvoir, VA. Dr. Rae Ann Weber has focused the majority of her clinical practice as a government physician (GS). Her passion for our community, the Service Members and their families led her to this opportunity as the Family Support Center was transitioning to the Family Care Center. She has delivered countless babies and has taken care of patients from newborn to elderly. The last 2 years she has focused on behavioral health / physicals and 28 day PTSD programs as the medical consultant.
Chelsey Lahr, PMHNP-BC
Chelsey is a psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner. She graduated from North Park University in Chicago, Illinois with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing in 2010. She then commissioned into the U.S Army where she served as a registered nurse at Fort Sam Houston, Texas on a medical-surgical unit for one year and later at Fort Hood, Texas on an inpatient psychiatric unit for four years. It was during this time that she was able to better understand the stressors and demands of soldiers and their family members, and developed a passion for helping military families with mental health issues. In 2014 she graduated from the University of South Alabama with a Master of Science in Nursing, and began working as a psychiatric nurse practitioner. Chelsey has greatly enjoyed caring for military service members and their families at Family Care Center.
Corby Meyer, MA, LPC
Corby has been a Licensed Professional Counselor for the last 14 years. He has been a licensed school counselor for the last 13 years working in the Fountain Fort Carson School district. He was in the Army for 6 years and married to his retired Navy wife for the last 25years. He has worked and lived around the military for many years now. He has been certified in Choice Theory/Reality Therapy and uses this to help many individuals, families and couples connect with each other and understand how to reach their goals. He has been working with his fellow therapists at the Family Care Center for over 4 years now and has enjoyed working with Active Duty Service members, their spouses and children.
Julie L Wilson, MS LMFT
Julie has been working with families for over 20 years. After a 16 year banking and finance career, Julie started a career in non-profit management. While working with families in this venue, Julie was also a national consultant for Heartbeat International and trained board members, executive directors and volunteers all over the country in different aspects of non-profit work. Working with families became a passion for Julie and she returned to school graduating with a MS in Marriage, Family and Child Therapy. For the last 8 years, Julie has worked as an in-home Family Therapist with families in the Pikes Peak region, many of which were active military. Julie’s philosophy as a Marriage and Family Therapist is that any relationship can be improved and strengthened. Julie strives to offer a safe place for individuals, couples and families to build healthy relationships. Julie works with adults and adolescents specializing in trauma, depression, anxiety, and couples and family counseling. Julie is trained in EMDR therapy for the treatment of trauma.
Doreen DeRoss, MA, LPC, CACIII
Doreen received her Master of Community Counseling degree in 2007 and obtained her LPC in 2011. She obtained her Certified Addiction Counselor Level III in 2007 as well. She has been working with military service members and their families since arriving at the Family Care Center in 2015. She has previously worked in the Department of Youth Corrections and in Community Mental Health Counseling. She specializes in Dialectical Behavior Therapy, in which she is extensively trained through Behavioral Tech and the Linehan Institute. She has been providing comprehensive/adherent DBT for over five years and is also EMDR certified. She works with both adolescents and adults.. Difficult issues Doreen has experience in helping clients address and overcome include suicidal ideation/attempts, self-harming behavior, emotion dysregulation, anxiety, OCD, substance abuse, and addictions.
Kelli Robbins, MA, LPC
Kelli has been a Licensed Professional Counselor since 1991 and has been practicing since that time. She spent over twenty years at Aspen Point (formerly Pikes Peak Mental Health) as a clinician and obtained her Level 11 EMDR certification. She then worked at Cedar Springs Psychiatric Hospital in the assessment and referral office for several years before becoming part of the Family Care Center team. She has been with the agency for 5 years. She enjoys an array of clients from teenagers to adults, and is familiar addressing a wide range of client concerns, and has specialized training with couples. She received her Level 1 Gottman Relational Theory certification in 2013. In 2014 she was certified to use CBCT-Cognitive Behavioral Co-Joint therapy for Couples who have PTSD. She feels that it is her pleasure and honor to serve Military families and the needs that are specialized to them and their service.
Jennifer LeBrun Morrill, MA, LPC
Jennifer graduated with a Master’s in Counseling from Regis University in 2009 and then received a specialization in Marriage and Family therapy in 2010. She has worked in a variety of settings with families, children and adults recovering from trauma and mental illness over the last eight years in the Colorado Springs community. She is passionate about the importance of families healing together and creating stronger, healthier, happier families. Jennifer is trained in and has extensive experience practicing: EMDR, Trauma-focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy.
Liz Stallings, MC, LPC
Liz received her Master of Counseling degree in 2006 and obtained her LPC in 2010. She views counseling as a collaborative partnership in which both the therapist and client are working toward the common goal of issue resolution. Her approach to therapy is eclectic and client centered because no two clients are alike nor is the path traveled by each the same.Therapy incorporated into session depending on client’s special needs include Solution Focused, Life Coaching, Crisis Intervention, Family, Couples, Cognitive Behavioral, Personal Introspection and Growth. Difficult issues Liz has experience in helping clients address and overcome include addictions, mental illness, domestic violence, relationship issues, critical life decisions, depression, homelessness, family crisis, childhood physical and emotional abuse, end of life, PTSD, dual diagnosis, grief, loss and anxiety. Her background experience includes providing therapy in outpatient and inpatient mental health, Hospice, as well as counseling the Homeless in a clinical setting.
Shannon Kelly, MA, LPC, CACIII
Shannon received her MA in Community Counseling from the University of Northern Colorado in 2006. She received her LPC in 2008 in addition to becoming a Certified Addictions Counselor III the same year. Shannon has been a practicing clinician for ten years. She is trained in DBT and is a certified EMDR therapist and uses this technique with many to include trauma, addiction, performance enhancement, anxiety and depression. Shannon coordinated the Partial Hospitalization Program and was a main therapist in the women’s program that primarily worked with active duty military. She specializes in working with trauma, addiction, anxiety, military sexual trauma, depression and anxiety.
Matthew Newton, MA, LPC
Matt received his MA in Agency Counseling from the University of Northern Colorado in June of 1988. He received his LPC in May of 1995, and has been a practicing clinician for 20+ years. He completed a Postdoctoral Fellowship in Child Development and Infant Mental Health at the University Of Colorado School Of Medicine in 2007. He specializes in working with young children and their parents. He specializes in working with attachment issues, behavior problems, ADHD, children on the Autism Spectrum, and trauma. He is a certified EMDR therapist and most of his work with younger children is processed through play. Parents are fully involved in the therapeutic process, as a great deal of time is spent reviewing various parenting techniques and ways children communicate their feelings and needs.
Ken Datson, MA, LPC, NCC
Ken has been practicing for about 7 years, working with individuals and couples. He joined Family Care in 2015 and worked with Active Duty Army and Air Force Service Members in the Partial Hospitalized Program for about a year. He was raised in a 20 year career military family. His areas of specialty are EMDR, trauma, and addictions. He also offers faith based counseling for Christians who request that such be added to their therapy.
Erica Henkel, LCSW
Erica is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and has been working in the helping profession for over 10 years. Erica specializes in Child-Centered Nondirective Play Therapy, Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TFCBT), and is a certified EMDR therapist. Erica is also a Registered Yoga Teacher and is currently training to become a Certified Yoga Therapist. Erica has worked across the lifespan with individuals and families in residential, day treatment, and outpatient settings, as well as working intensively with families in their home. She also has experience facilitating yoga based therapy groups for active duty military members. Erica meets clients where they are at and uses a wide array of interventions including EMDR, TFCBT, Mindfulness and Yoga Based strategies, Person-Centered approaches, and Play Therapy. Erica works with children and young adults and believes that each individual has an innate capacity to heal, but that sometimes a little extra support to maximize their full potential.
Jim Bixler, LMFT
Jim Bixler is an experienced Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. He continues his professional development and has completed all of his classroom requirements for his Doctorate of Psychology (PsyD) degree and currently is working on his research for his dissertation. He has conducted over 16,000 hours of individual, couples, and family therapy, approximately 60% of which have been with active duty military. He specializes in working with trauma, mood disorders, marital counseling, and family counseling. Jim is a veteran and served in the Army for 28 years.
Duane K. L. France, MA, NCC, LPCc
Duane is a retired Army Noncommissioned Officer with 22 years of service, as well as a combat veteran of both Iraq and Afghanistan. He is a National Certified Counselor with three years of experience counseling veterans and military service members. In 2015, he was chosen as one of five National Military Scholars by the National Board of Certified Counselors. He is active in the community, providing much needed advocacy and awareness to veteran mental health needs.
Katherine Ewing, LCSW
Kathy graduated from Arizona State University with her Masters in Social Work in 2001. Kathy received her LCSW in 2003. In 2004, Kathy finished her certification of child development from Columbia University. She has worked in the mental health field for the past 25 years with children and their families. In addition, Kathy has been a registered play therapist for the past 14 years and specializes in play therapy and art therapy with children under 13 years of age. Kathy believes in being child-centered and is focused with helping parents and other adults understand and have success in working with behavioral challenges of children.
“Enter into children’s play and you will find the place where their minds, hearts, and souls meet (Virginia Axline).
Brian Darden, LPC
Brian received his MA in Counseling and Human Services from the University of Colorado-Colorado Springs in 2000, and has been a Licensed Professional Counselor since 2005. He has worked in the past as a school counselor for 16 years working at an alternative high school that served military students and families. He has been working at the Family Care Center since 2013, and enjoys working with adolescents and adults. He works with adults and adolescents specializing in school issues, grief, trauma, depression and anxiety.
Susan "Sam" Torres, MA, LPC, RPT, MFTC
By helping children handle their emotional challenges now, they will be less likely to carry those burdens into adulthood. Sam integrates Play Therapy with Family Systems Therapy, helping adults and children navigate family challenges like separation, divorce, co-parenting, adoption, anxiety, self-esteem, and behavioral troubles. Sam is a Registered Play Therapist (RPT), Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), and Marriage & Family Therapist Candidate (MFTC). She is also Theraplay® (attachment-based therapy) Level 2 and Marschak Interaction Method Trained (parent-child assessment), and a member of the Colorado Association for Play Therapy and the Association for Play Therapy (international).
LTC(R) Dr. Charles Weber, Psychiatrist and Suboxone Provider
Medical Director / Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Family Care Center, LLC
President of Colorado Veterans Health and Wellness Agency (CVHWA), a non-profit 501c
Dr. Weber enlisted in the infantry in 1989, advancing from private to now a retired LTC after 27 years in uniform for the Army.
He has served many operational units (4th ID, 101st, 25th ID, 225 Avn Regiment and 13th MP company in Vincenza, Italy), and deployed to Iraq with the 1st Cavalry Division. With mentorship and guidance, he was accepted and graduated from the United States Military Academy (USMA) at West Point in 1995, commissioning in the Medical Service Corps.
He attended Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine and received a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine in 2002. His transitional internship was at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. He was the Chief of the Department of Behavioral Health (DBH) at Evans Army Community Hospital, and the first Installation Director of Psychological Health (IDPH) for Fort Carson, Colorado, as well as the consultant for the Army’s Substance Abuse Program (ASAP). His approach is holistic, specializing in sensible psychopharmacological evidence based treatments. He has extensive forensic psychiatry experience and consultant work with focus on veteran / military challenges as well as addiction.