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Charles “Chuck” Weber, D.O.
CEO, Medical Director
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.
Dr. Weber is also the President of the non-profit Colorado Veterans Health and Wellness Agency.
Dr. Rae Ann Weber
Family Practice, Suboxone Provider
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.
Dr. Aaron Avallone MD
Dr. Avallone is a caring and compassionate psychiatrist. He spent 15 years in the Army prior to working at the Family Care Center. He is passionate about helping patients achieve their health and wellness goals, and to become happier and more productive in their daily lives. His clinical philosophy aims to determine the root cause of the presenting problem, and not just mask symptoms with medications. He has been instrumental in developing our Ketamine treatment program.
MS, LPC, NCC
Aaron is a Montana native with a bachelor’s degree in Outdoor Therapeutic Recreation and Psychology from Rocky Mountain College. He worked as a wilderness behavioral technician for the North Carolina Department of Juvenile Justice working with incarcerated teenage men. He went on to graduate with a master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Community Counseling from the University of North Georgia.
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.
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 25 years. 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.
MA, LPC, CAC III
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.
Dr. Karlene Kilmer
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.
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.
Dr. James “Jim” Bixler
Jim Bixler is an experienced Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. 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.
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 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).
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.
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.
MA, LPC, CAC III
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.
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner - BC
Katie is a board-certified psychiatric nurse practitioner which means she can assess, diagnose, and prescribe medications for mental health disorders for all age ranges in the state of Colorado. Katie received her first undergraduate degree in Psychology from the University of Oregon and later went on to receive her nursing degrees through both the Army and civilian institutions. Katie graduated with her master’s degree in nursing from Colorado State University-Pueblo. Katie has been an Army Reservist for over 16 years and she, therefore, understands what military life means to both service members and their families. She is a firm believer in holistic health and patient-centered care. Her ultimate goal in her practice is to listen and understand her patient’s experience and then involve the patient in developing a treatment plan that allows them to live a more fulfilling and successful life.
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner - BC
Ryan Morris received his degree in nursing and subsequent nurse practitioner degree at Colorado State University. He previously worked as a psychiatric nurse throughout the Southern Colorado area. Furthermore, he has a history of working with chronic mental health conditions such as refractory Schizophrenia and Bipolar Disorder within an inpatient setting at the Colorado Mental Health Institute in Pueblo. Most recently, he has worked within the outpatient setting and has experience treating adults with a multitude of different behavioral and mental illnesses using conventional medicines and alternative modalities in order for clients to reach their overall wellness potential. Ryan is an award-winning preceptor of medical students and continues to teach within the University of Colorado medical school. In his free time, Ryan enjoys the outdoors as he is an avid trail runner and mountain biker. He treats both adults and adolescents and as a military dependant understands the challenges facing our military population.
MA, LPC, NCC, SB-RPT
As an educator with over a decade of experience, Kristi Gallego has worked with children in international school settings in Madrid, Spain, Beijing, China, and Colorado. Fluent in Spanish, Kristi has experience with diverse populations, including English Language Learners. Kristi has served as a School Counselor in Colorado Springs school districts for the last 4 years assisting children and their families with their mental health needs. Shmatte is a nationally certified counselor and a graduate of the Master of Arts program in Counseling & Human Services at UCCS. Kristi is passionate about utilizing the power of play to heal children and their families. While she specializes in working with children and adolescents, Kristi also works with adults impacted by anxiety, depression, and adjusting to the deployment cycle.
Family Care Center was established January 5, 2016 with the mission of providing specialized behavioral health care to active duty family members and Veterans.