Meet Our Team!
Crystal Gerlock, LCSW
Crystal is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who is an expert in grief and loss to include complicated grief, and traumatic grief. She also has over 20 years of experience working with trauma, attachment disorders, caregivers, anxiety and depression. She works with children, adolescents, adults and families from diverse backgrounds and experiences. She provides individual, couples, and family therapy. She received her undergraduate degree in social work from CSU-P and her Graduate degree in social work from Newman University.
Crystal works from a strength based, person centered approach as she understands that each individual has a different set of life experiences, strengths, struggles and cultural background. She uses multiple techniques in her treatment to meet clients where they are which include but are not limited to Cognitive Behavioral therapy, Meridian therapy, EMDR, Art/Expressive Therapy and Brain Synchronization Therapy. Crystal works collaboratively with her clients to achieve an improved quality of life. Crystal starts on 4/19 and is applying to be able to take Humana, Aetna, Anthem BCBS, Tricare, United, Kaiser, and Humana. She can currently accept self-pay, Cigna, Medicare, and Park Care.
Rachel Donohue-Dupler, LCSW
Rachel is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who draws upon her clinical and community organizing experience to provide individuals and families with holistic, anti-oppressive, and person-centered therapeutic services. She received her Master’s degree in Clinical Social Work from Hunter College and her Bachelor’s degree in Social Work and Political Science from Colorado State University-Pueblo. Rachel has worked with families and people of all ages dealing with a number of issues including depression, anxiety, complex trauma, attachment issues, and grief. Rachel provides individual and family therapy. Interventions are individualized to each client and can include CBT, mindfulness, somatic, Narrative Therapy, and various other modalities. Rachel also uses a Systems approach to explore and address the injuries caused by institutional oppression. She believes every person deserves a safe authentic space where their feelings can be freely expressed and where each person is seen as the expert of their own experience and their own healing. Rachel uses a relational and existential framework to walk with her clients and support them on their journey towards their own liberation and healing. Rachel has applied to be able to take Anthem BCBS, Kaiser, and Tricare. She is currently able to accept Medicare, Humana, United, Cigna, Aetna, Park Care, and self-pay.
Erin Boling, LPC
Erin is a Licensed Professional Counselor with experience working in a community mental health agency with adults from diverse backgrounds and experiences. She received her Bachelor’s in Psychology from The University of Akron and her Master’s in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Kent State University.
She has experience in the treatment of a variety of mental health diagnoses such as depression, anxiety disorders, bipolar disorder, adjustment disorders, relationship conflict, personality disorders and trauma. She has also received training in the treatment of substance use disorders and has an astute understanding of the relationship between substance use and mental health.
Erin utilizes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and enjoys integrating mindfulness techniques into her practice. She approaches the therapeutic relationship from a person-centered approach, as she understands that each individual has a different set of life experiences, strengths, struggles, and cultural backgrounds. She strives to facilitate a sense of personal empowerment for others and works collaboratively with clients to achieve an improved quality of life. Erin is able to accept Park Care, Optum/United, Cigna, Humana, Aetna, and self-pay, and she is in the process of getting contracted with the following insurance companies and hopes to be able to accept them within the next few months: Anthem BCBS, Tricare, Kaiser, and Medicaid.
Kristin Brown, LPC
Kristin is a Licensed Professional Counselor who received her master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Geneva College and a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Penn State University. She is a part-time Psychology professor at Colorado State University Pueblo. Kristin specializes in working with children, adolescents, and families; and has over 10 years of experience in the field. Her areas of expertise include trauma, adjustment disorders, mood disorders, anxiety, depression, grief, ADHD, Autism, family discord, self-esteem/body image issues, parents/siblings of children with disabilities, and the LGBTQIA+ population. Her experience ranges from family and behavioral therapy within the home, school, and community settings; inpatient hospitalization; and outpatient therapy (school-based, individual, family, and group).
Kristin works from a holistic and strengths-based approach; and believes in the mind, body, and soul connection. She utilizes multiple techniques in her treatment which include, but are not limited to, art/expressive therapy, play therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, and Mindfulness.
Kristin has found great value in spending time in nature, gardening, cooking, and practicing yoga. Based on these values, she strives to incorporate horticulture therapy and adventure-based therapy into her therapeutic practice in the future.
Kristin plans to offer two separate groups at A New Leaf Therapy which will focus on children going through life changes, and teen girls struggling with self-esteem, body image, and self-care. Stay tuned for more information regarding these offerings. Kristin provides individual and family therapy.
Kristin can take Cigna, Humana, Aetna, Anthem BCBS, United, Kaiser, Medicaid, Tricare, and Park Care! If you'd like to self-pay until she is able to take your insurance, we will switch you over to using insurance just as soon as she is able to take yours.
Regan Young, LCSW, CACIII
Regan is an expert in therapy for trauma, anxiety disorders, and depression. She has 20 years of experience working with these issues in a variety of settings, including private practice, hospitals, residential treatment centers, and community mental health centers.
Regan provides treatment with the goals of increasing vitality and happiness while also reducing or eliminating symptoms. Regan's clients have often said that their work with her taught them to love themselves again. Trauma can be life changing, but therapy can be life changing too!
Regan specializes in working with physicians, first responders, business owners, and therapists. She provides the most effective treatment approaches to help people reach their goals, and uses a variety of interventions so she can match the therapy to the experience you're looking for. Regan is credentialed at the highest levels of EMDR as a certified therapist and Approved Consultant. She is also extensively trained in Exposure and Response Prevention, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Animal Assisted Therapy, Auricular Acupuncture, Emotional Freedom Technique, and more. Regan accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield, Humana, Park Care, Kaiser, Tricare, Aetna, and self-pay.
Levi Middleton LPC
Licensed Professional Counselor
Levi Middleton is a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Full Operating Level Treatment Provider and Evaluator approved by the Colorado Sex Offender Management Board. He is the Program Manager for offense specific services at A New Leaf Therapy. He has nearly 15 years experience working with mandated clients including adults and juveniles involved in the criminal justice system, especially those who have sexually offended. He has extensive knowledge in psychosexual risk and the use of PPG and VRT assessments. He has also provided expert testimony for proceedings in the criminal court of law.
Levi received his Associate of Arts degree from Lamar Community College in 1997. He received his Bachelor’s of Science degree from Colorado State University – Pueblo with a focus on fine arts and psychology in 2000. He received his Master’s Degree in clinical mental health from Adams State University in 2009. He has been listed with the Colorado Sex Offender Management Board since 2010.
Levi has experience working in various venues, including the Colorado Boys Ranch, a psychiatric residential child-care facility for adolescent boys, the Colorado Division of Youth Services, and in the private sector with two prominent agencies. Levi accepts Park Care and self pay.
Kimberly Blackwelder, LCSW
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Kim is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who has been working in the field of social work and mental health since 2010. She earned her Master’s Degree in Social Work in 2012 and has experience working with adolescents and adults in a variety of settings to include public high school and mentoring programs, Colorado State Departments, and private practice providing substance abuse and mental health treatment.
She believes in the resiliency and strength of each person and works from a strengths-based perspective and a person-centered approach. She uses a collaborative approach to treatment with her clients to find the best fit of therapeutic interventions to treat a variety of concerns such as depression, anxiety, trauma, personality disorders, personality disorders, family and relationship issues, and substance abuse. In addition to competency in traditional therapeutic interventions such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, she also specializes in utilizing Animal Assisted Interventions in order to assist clients in reaching their therapy goals and realize lasting change. Her therapy dog, Daniel, is a black Labrador terrier mix certified through Pet Partners to assist in enhancing the therapeutic process. Kim accepts Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield, Park Care, Medicare, Tricare, Kaiser, United, Medicaid, and self pay.
Graduate Student Intern
Danielle Tye is a graduate student intern who is completing a Master’s degree in Social Work through Concord University online. Danielle completed her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology in 2010 from Marshall University. She has been working in the mental health field for ten years and has experience working with both adolescents and adults from different backgrounds. She looks forward to working with diverse client populations. Danielle is enthusiastic about helping individuals with depression and anxiety learn ways to cope and thrive. Danielle is originally from West Virginia and moved to Colorado with her fiancée, daughter, and two dogs. She loves the great outdoors and can be found hiking on a trail in her spare time. She will be at New Leaf Therapy until her graduation in fall 2022, when she will pursue her individual licensure. Danielle can take Aetna, Cigna, Medicaid, and a reduced self-pay rate.
Megan Milberger, MSW
Megan is a Registered Psychotherapist who received her master’s
degree in Clinical Social Work from the University of New England.
She has 5 years of experience working with children, teens and
families in both group and individual settings. Over the past year
Megan has developed her skill set to include an array of strategies
to aid adults and couples well being. Her areas of experience
include addressing trauma, depression, anxiety, cognitive
distortions, adjustment disorder, and relationship conflicts.
Megan enjoys working from a strengths-based, client-centered and
solution-focused approach with implements of Motivational
Interviewing, Ego-State Therapy, Exposure and Response
Prevention, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, among other
techniques. She is trained in Brian Synchronization Therapy for trauma therapy and in Level One of the Gottman Method for Couples Therapy. Individualized care is crucial to her therapeutic approach. She aims to enable and strengthen clients with the resources, tools and life skills needed to overcome obstacles through strategies of empowerment, personal-reflection and growth, and a positive outlook of change.
She looks forward to each unique experience working with a
diverse array of individuals and families. She hopes to
continue learning and expanding her knowledge base for the
continuance of her lifetime. At this time Megan accepts self-pay, Aetna, Cigna, and Medicaid.
Rachel Hadaway is proud to have earned her BSW through Colorado State University and her MSW through Colorado State University-Pueblo. She has a history of working with people with disabilities, victims of violence, and in the child welfare system. Rachel is looking forward to working with teenagers and adults who have a wide array of backgrounds. Rachel works from a strengths based, person in environment approach. By giving clients the tools and support they need Rachel hopes to help them thrive in their lives. Rachel is excited to work with clients in order to meet them where they are and continue to grow and learn through this experience. Rachel provides individual and couples therapy. Rachel accepts Medicaid, Aetna, Cigna and self-pay.
Graduate Student Intern
Mona Moncibais is a graduate student intern pursuing her Master’s degree in Social Work. She received her bachelor’s degree in psychology from Colorado State University Pueblo. Mona has a history of working with developmentally disabled adults, and is interested in working to improve quality of care while reducing stigma for individuals with mental illness. Mona is looking forward to working with individuals of various ages who have been exposed to trauma. She is excited to work with clients to improve their quality of life while also learning as much as she can from this experience. She will be with A New Leaf Therapy until her graduation in May of 2021 when she will pursue her official licensure. Mona accepts Medicaid, Aetna, Cigna and self-pay. We offer a reduced session rate for seeing graduate interns.
Ben Graf, BA
Graduate Student Intern
Ben Graf is a graduate student intern entering his candidacy for his master’s degree in clinical psychology at the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs (UCCS). He earned his bachelor’s degree in psychology in 2017 from UCCS cum laude, with highest distinction, and a minor in counseling and human services. Ben has experience providing ABA therapy for children and adolescents. Additionally, he has experience working with and providing care for adult inpatient psychiatric populations from his time at The Medical Center of Aurora. Currently, Ben is a graduate researcher at UCCS and studies the varying relationships among trauma, awareness of mortality, and emotional experience. Ben is also an instructor at UCCS and teaches lab sections of undergraduate level research methods and measurement.
Ben takes an existentially based and lifespan-oriented approach to therapy. He hopes to use these modalities to foster positive senses of both meaning and purpose in life. He is interested in providing a safe and therapeutic space for adolescents and adults to explore their thoughts, emotions, and strengths from the context of their unique worldviews. Ben also wishes to employ art therapy and creativity-based techniques to enhance an understanding and appreciation of the self. Overall, his goal through therapy is to aide in improving individuals’ self-esteem and quality of life. Ben looks forward to working with individuals from diverse populations including those from various racial/ethnic backgrounds and the LGBTQ+ community. He strives to be a strong advocate for all his clients.
Outside of work and school, Ben enjoys drawing and painting. He also loves cooking, hiking, spending time with family and friends, reading, and playing video games.
Ben will be with A New Leaf Therapy until June of 2021 at which point he intends to pursue his PhD in counseling psychology and licensure for the state of Colorado. Ben accepts Medicaid, Aetna, Cigna and self-pay. We offer a reduced session rate for seeing graduate interns.
Graduate Student Intern
Julie is a graduate intern pursuing her Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Touro University Worldwide. She earned her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology at The University of Texas at San Antonio. Julie has experience providing Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA) and working with children with developmental disabilities, as well as their families. She also has experience working with the geriatric population. Julie is an open minded intern with a passion to help her clients in support and therapeutic growth. Julie provides individual, couples, and family therapy. Julie is excited to continue learning and helping clients of all ages. Julie accepts Medicaid, Aetna, Cigna and self-pay. We offer a reduced session rate for seeing graduate interns.
Graduate Student Intern
Jenna Patton is a graduate student intern perusing her Master’s degree in Social Work. She received her bachelor’s degree in psychology at Colorado State University-Pueblo and a Master’s degree in Forensic Psychology from Argosy University Dallas. Jenna has years of experience working in crisis services and assessment. She is looking forward to working with clients of various ages and backgrounds. She will be with A New Leaf Therapy until her graduation in May of 2021 when she will pursue her official licensure. Jenna accepts Medicaid, Aetna, Cigna and self-pay. We offer a reduced session rate for seeing graduate interns.
Graduate Student Intern
Sarah Lawler is a graduate student intern pursuing her Master’s degree in Counseling from Adams State University. She earned her bachelor’s degree in Accounting from Colorado State University-Pueblo. Sarah has experience providing ABA therapy for children and adolescents, and recently worked at an intensive outpatient eating disorder clinic, providing group therapy. Through her work as a hospice volunteer, Sarah has developed a passion for supporting clients through experiences of grief and loss. She is excited to work with clients of diverse backgrounds and experiences. She will be with A New Leaf Therapy until her graduation in May of 2021 when she will pursue her official licensure. Sarah accepts Medicaid, Aetna, Cigna and self-pay. We offer a reduced session rate for seeing graduate interns.
Graduate Student Intern
Shaylin White is a graduate intern pursuing her Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Adams State University. She earned a Bachelor’s degree in psychology and a Bachelor’s degree in social work from Colorado State University Pueblo in 2018. Shaylin has experience working with at-risk youth as well as individuals with a variety of struggles. She has a passion for helping people and is excited to apply this to her internship. Shaylin is looking forward to working with clients of various ages and backgrounds. She will be with A New Leaf Therapy until May 2021 when she will pursue her official licensure. Shaylin accepts Medicaid, Aetna, Cigna and self-pay. We offer a reduced session rate for seeing graduate interns.
Graduate Student Intern
Boú Amaya is a graduate student intern pursuing her Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Adams State University. She earned her Bachelor’s degrees in Mass Communications and English (Secondary Education) from CSU-Pueblo. Boú has experience providing Solution Focused Therapy, CBT, DBT, and Christian Counseling to adolescents and adults. As a Pueblo native, she is passionate about serving those in her community and is looking forward to working with clients of various backgrounds and experiences. She will be with A New Leaf Therapy until her graduation in May of 2021 when she will pursue her official licensure. Boú accepts Medicaid, Aetna, Cigna and self-pay. We offer a reduced session rate for seeing graduate interns.
Billing and HR Manager
A New Leaf Therapy is lucky to have Michael Gallion as our Billing Manager. You may receive emails from Michael requesting and providing information about your insurance benefits.
Receptionist, Office Assistant
Nicole Friend is our receptionist and office assistant. Nicole is usually who you will reach when you call our office Monday through Friday from 8-5. She is really nice and easy to talk to, but if you're nervous to call for any reason you can also reach Nicole by text at our main office number, which is 719-948-7120.
Sunny is one of our therapy dogs! She wanted to share her head shot with you. :)