BEHAVIORAL AND
MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES

Psychological and Learning Disability Evaluation For Children Including ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Learning Delays and Mood Disorders.

Psychological and Education Testing and Counseling
Behavior Therapy
Occupational Therapy
Speech Therapy
Art Therapy

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210 Edwards Village Blvd. Unit D208
Edwards, CO 81632

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ABOUT US

Taylor Dreher

TAYLOR DREHER, PH.D.

Psychologist, Clinical Director

Dr. Dreher is a clinical psychologist licensed in Colorado. She has worked with people with developmental disabilities since 2014. She specializes…

in diagnosing Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) and treating mental health conditions (e.g., anxiety, depression trauma) in people with ASD. Dr. Dreher is skilled in identifying autism in girls, women, and those assigned female at birth (AFAB). She is knowledgeable about masking (a phenomena in which people with autism learn to hide their symptoms to appear “neurotypical”) and the impact masking has on a person’s mental health.

Dr. Dreher believes in the neurodiversity model, which is the idea that all people think differently. Thus, conditions like autism and ADHD are thought of as brain differences rather than brain deficits. Dr. Dreher enjoys helping people identify their unique strengths and areas where they need extra help so that they can create a plan to achieve their goals.

Dr. Dreher is from the great city of Chicago. She received her doctorate degree from the Illinois Institute of Technology in 2019. She has trained at prestigious institutions, including the University of Chicago, the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center, and Children’s Hospital Colorado. Dr. Dreher uses evidence-based practices, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), behavioral parent training, and executive functioning coaching. Outside of work, you’ll find Dr. Dreher in the mountains either rock climbing, skiing, mountain biking, or backpacking.

Kelly Meyering

Dr. Kelly Meyering, PH.D.

Child Psychologist

Dr. Kelly Meyering is a clinical psychologist, licensed in Texas, Colorado, and Washington. She has over 20 years of experience providing…

services to adults, children, and adolescents in a multitude of settings including outpatient private clinics, inpatient hospitals, community mental health clinics, a pediatric developmental clinic, adolescent residential treatment centers, correctional facilities, schools, private practice, and military installations. She has held leadership roles such as operating a military-specific unit of a private inpatient psychiatric hospital. Additionally, she was the director of a university psychology clinic and many of her roles have included supervising counseling and psychology students.

Dr. Meyering provides psychological treatment for mood, anxiety, bereavement, tics, and behavioral issues, as well as provides psychological evaluations. She is particularly skilled in working with children and adolescents. Dr. Meyering’s clinical orientation is cognitive behavioral, which means she sees emotions as a product of ones’ thoughts and behaviors.

Not only does she have many years of experience providing psychological evaluation and psychotherapy, Dr. Meyering is easy to get along with and treats everyone with respect and dignity. While she is a psychologist; she is also a wife and a mom. As a mom, she understands that parents are the most knowledgeable persons about their own children. She works WITH you in the treatment of your child.

Dr. Meyering is married with two daughters, three cocker spaniels, and one pony. She is active in the community, volunteering for a local dog rescue. When not in the office, she can be found helping with homework; transporting to extracurricular activities; attending her daughter’s equestrian competitions; doing a jigsaw puzzle with her family; sneaking in a date with her husband; taking the dogs for a walk; or otherwise helping dogs find their forever homes.

Courtney Russell

Courtney Russell, PsyD, BCBA

Psychologist Candidate

Dr. Courtney Russell graduated with her Doctor of Psychology degree from the University… 

…of Colorado Denver in 2022 and has been credentialed as a Board Certified Behavior Analyst since 2021. She is currently receiving post-doctoral supervision under Dr. Dreher to obtain licensure as a Clinical Psychologist.

Dr. Russell utilizes an integrated approach based in systems psychology. That is, she emphasizes that people are best understood by learning not only about the individual, but also the cultural and societal contexts in which they operate. She incorporates her expertise in Applied Behavior Analysis with approaches including Acceptance Commitment Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, narrative therapy, and family/caregiver education. Above all else, she emphasizes a strong therapeutic rapport based in unconditional positive regard and believes the approach used in therapy is best determined by the specific strengths and needs of each client. Dr. Russell is passionate about working with individuals with neurodevelopmental disorders, co-occurring mental health conditions, and individuals who identify as LGBTQIA+. She specializes in work with individuals 0 – 21 and has worked in school, hospital, private clinic, and research settings since 2013.

Dr. Russell completed her pre-doctoral internship with Eagle County School District and is delighted to continue serving this community. When she is not working, you can find her painting, writing poetry, rock climbing, skiing, skateboarding, or spending time with her cat.

Dineli Eckroth

Dineli Eckroth, BCBA

Behavior Analyst

Dineli completed her Masters of Science degree in Applied Behavior Analysis at The Chicago School of Professional…

Psychology at the Los Angeles branch in June of 2020. She then became a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) in February of 2021.

Prior to becoming a BCBA, Dineli has worked in the school, home and clinic settings providing 1:1 ABA services, parent consultations, and creating individualized programming under the supervision of her BCBA clinical supervisors.

Dineli has 7 years of experience in the field of ABA and she hopes to one day get her Doctorate in Applied Behavior Analysis.

Julie Norman, SLP

Director of Speech Services

I have been a speech therapist for over 25 years with 5 years of teletherapy experience…

I specialize in speech sound disorders, ASD, Down Syndrome, and other genetic disorders as well as AAC. I have four kids myself and volunteer teaching preschool children, so I know all about the challenges and the rewards! Therapy should be fun! I bring positive energy to all my evaluations and therapy sessions. Everyone deserves an opportunity to thrive and communicate effectively.
Susanne Graf Art Therapist

Susanne Graf, ATR-BC

Director of Art Therapy

Susanne received her MA in Art Therapy from New York University and a Masters of Fine Art with an..

emphasis in sculpture from Brooklyn College. After receiving a BA from Colorado College in Studio Art, Susanne earned her Pre-K-12 Art Education Certificate from Parsons School of Design. Having nearly 20 years of experience as an art educator and 15 of those as an Art Therapist, Susanne has worked with a range of ages, settings, and populations. Starting her career in New York City, Susanne treated at-risk teens and children with learning differences in addition to bed-side art therapy to children in a hospital setting. The process of art making acts as a vehicle for expression, giving voice to and a deeper understanding of both our internal and external experiences. Susanne enjoys exploring her own artistic process through a variety of media and techniques.
Devon Blitz

Devon Blitz, SLP

Speech Pathologist

Devon graduated from the University of Oregon with a Master of Science in Communication Disorders…

and Sciences and Bachelors of Arts degrees in Communication and Linguistics with an emphasis on French language from the University of Colorado Boulder. She has clinical experience in a variety of settings including acute care and inpatient rehabilitation hospitals, outpatient rehabilitation, and within the school systems. She has performed diagnosis and treatment in the areas of apraxia, articulation, receptive/expressive and pragmatic language, fluency, neurocognitive disorders, brain injury and concussion rehabilitation, voice and resonance, dysarthria, dysphagia (swallowing difficulties), aphasia, and augmentative-alternative communication (AAC) systems. Prior to graduate school, Devon was a kindergarten teacher abroad for second language learners and a climbing and backpacking guide for underserved youth. Her trainings include SPEAK OUT!, Passy Muir Valve, and Modified Barium Swallow Impairment Profile, in addition to being a certified yoga instructor and scuba divemaster. She co-authored a study on cognitive strategy instruction in adolescents returning to school experiencing prolonged concussion symptoms. Her therapy approach is functional, dynamic, and targeted to produce the highest outcomes for each individual. Devon believes in the power of communication to create connections and strives to provide each of the clients she serves with the tools they need to be successful.
Hailey Scandin

Dr. Hailey Scandin, OTR/L

Occupational Therapist

Hailey graduated with her doctorate in occupational therapy from Belmont University in Nashville, TN in April 2021…

She has a passion for helping kids and families be able to participate in everyday activities and is thrilled to start her clinical career at the Vail Mind Center. Hailey incorporates fun, client-centered therapy into all of her sessions and has experience working with a multitude of diagnoses in a variety of settings, including clinics, schools, and teletherapy. Her interests in pediatric therapy include sensory integration, social pragmatic skills, mental health, and assistive technology. When not at work, Hailey enjoys reading and spending time outdoors!
MELISSA MATTHEWS M.S., CCC-SLP Speech Therapist

MELISSA MATTHEWS M.S., CCC-SLP

Speech Therapist

Melissa graduated with a Master’s degree in Communication Disorders/Speech-Language Pathology from ..

Fontbonne University in St. Louis, Missouri.

She specializes in Early Intervention in the birth-3 population, with an emphasis in family-coaching, to ensure a child’s emerging speech and language skills are supported in their most natural environment. Melissa believes that play and movement are integral to development and focuses on the whole-child, incorporating their interests into therapy to keep it fun and positive! She also has experience working with children and teens in the areas of articulation, fluency/stuttering, language delays, literacy and social-pragmatic skills.

Melissa is an animal lover and was recently trained in Hippotherapy, she enjoys skiing, mountain biking and traveling.

Lexy Wenisch RBT

Lexy Wenisch, RBT

Registered Behavior Technician

Lexy graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Therapeutic Recreation from the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse.

Throughout her undergraduate years she worked in home as a behavior therapist for kids with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Lexy has experience in a variety of settings including in-home, schools, and clinics. She is passionate about implementing play-based behavior interventions that enhance all domains of children and families’ lives. Much of her work is spent in collaboration with other disciplines including Occupational Therapy, Speech Therapy, Art Therapy and Teachers, to reach therapeutic goals.
Hailey Weinstein

Hailey Weinstein, RBT

Registered Behavior Technician

In 2018 I graduated from Florida State University with a degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders…

From there, I immediately fell in love with the field of Applied Behavior Analysis and decided that this was the career for me! The field has allowed me to combine my passion for helping others with my love for science. Witnessing the growth that my clients and their families are able to make as a result of ABA therapy is what makes me so passionate about what I do. I recently graduated with a Masters in Exceptional Student Education/Applied Behavior Analysis from the University of West Florida, and plan to continue pursuing certification as a Board Certified Behavior Analyst.

Marc-Phillipon

Marc Philippon, RBT

Registered Behavior Technician

Marc grew up in the Vail Valley, spending thirteen years at Vail Mountain School…

Attending a K-12 school for most of his life instilled a joy for spending time and working with children. He’s currently studying pre-med at the University of Notre Dame with a major in studio art. Throughout his undergrad years, he’s developed an interest in mental health and was initially drawn to working at the mind center for their art therapy work. However, learning about ABA therapy motivated him to become an RBT, and he’s found it to be very rewarding and enjoyable work.

Chantel Steel

Chantal Steele, BCBA

Board Certified Behavior Analyst

Chantal received her bachelors degree in Sociology and Spanish from Colorado Mesa University in 2010…

She is fluent in Spanish and enjoys conversing with people from Spanish speaking countries all over the world!

Chantal received her masters in Special Education from Regis University in 2019 and her masters certificate in Applied Behavioral Analysis from Capella University in 2020. She passed the BACB Board exam in January 2021 and has been working in the ABA field for 5 years.

Her passion is helping children reach their full potential through Applied Behavior Analysis. She has a special interest in functional communication training and using reinforcement of successive approximations to shape new behaviors.

Alana White

Alana White SLPA

Speech Therapist

Alana graduated with Masters in Communication Disorders and Sciences with a minor in Special Education…

from the University of Oregon. She has traveled throughout Australia and Germany gaining her certificate to Teaching English in a Foreign Language and living abroad for 2 years. She has worked in the field as a Speech Language Pathologist Assistant for 8 years in home and clinic settings. She is passionate about creating a welcoming and collaborative clinical atmosphere in which families and children feel comfortable asking questions about how to implement personalized support across varied environments. She has received 40 hrs of Registered Behavioral Technician training and has demonstrated instructional control with all clients on her caseload from 1-18. She is experienced with the use of different AAC devices such as GoTalk, TouchChat, NovaChat. She is passionate, dedicated and always looking to grow as a speech therapist.

Jeni Guzman

Jeni Guzman, RBT

Registered Behavior Technician

Jeni is a Spanish speaking RBT with over two years of experience. As a first generation Latina, she graduated…

from the University of Colorado with a Bachelors in Psychology and is currently pursuing her Masters in Psychology with an emphasis in ABA to become a BCBA. During her time as an RBT she has committed to providing quality therapy by implementing treatment plans such as behavior management and teaching play/leisure skills. Jeni is completely devoted to her career, she seeks nothing more than the progress of her clients and the happiness it brings to their families.

Jessica Hurdubei

Jess Hurdubei, RBT

Registered Behavior Technician

I will be receiving my Bachelors in Sociology, and minor in Women and Gender Studies in the Fall of 2021…

from Colorado Mesa University. I love sharing life experiences with others and optimistic planning with an emphasis on goal orientation. I am fluent in Romanian, and am currently learning Spanish and ASL in order to serve my community members with the best quality of communication possible. My passion is helping people find their own natural reinforcement, leading to independent thinking and life decisions, goals, and routines. I have a special interest in adaptive planning and motivating children with optimistic beliefs and values.
Grace Pantelone

Grace Pantalone, RBT

Registered Behavior Technician

Grace graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Colorado College in 2021…

She minored in Studio Art and Spanish Language, both disciplines she is passionate about and excited to continue to practice in her work and home life. Grace believes in the power of evidence-based behavioral intervention, and is thrilled to continue this work at the Vail Mind Center!

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