Mountain Strong

Vail Health Behavioral Health Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

Vail Health and Eagle Valley Behavioral Health (EVBH) have launched a behavioral health Employee Assistance Program (EAP) called Mountain Strong. Vail Health employees and their family members are now eligible to receive six free behavioral health sessions per incident with a dynamic and robust team of local, highly qualified and experienced behavioral health specialists. 

Mountain Strong provides coverage for individuals, family and couples therapy, as well as for medication management services. Appointments are available in-person, by telephone or virtually through telemedicine based on the needs and preference of the patient. The goal is to reduce barriers and increase access for Vail Health employees and their family members in need of behavioral health services. All information is kept confidential and no personally identifiable information is shared with Human Resources or any other Vail Health department staff.

Mountain Strong is building a comprehensive database that will allow employees to easily search for providers, receive service approval and directly connect with a provider. Until this database is complete, you can access your Mountain Strong benefit in the following ways:
 
  1. Select the Find a Therapist tool on EagleValleyBH.org. In the search criteria, select “Mountain Strong” under the insurance category to view our contracted providers. This website is updated frequently; however, we have providers joining our panel daily. Please email us for the most up-to-date provider information.
     
  2. Email Mountain Strong directly. We can help you determine which provider may be the best fit for your needs and we can assist with any questions or concerns you may have. Email EagleValleyBH@VailHealth.org.
     
  3. If you are already seeing a therapist or have a need for a provider out of county or out of state, email Mountain Strong and we will try to connect your provider to our network. Email EagleValleyBH@VailHealth.org
 


EAP Clinicians

Mountain Strong ensures all providers are appropriately licensed, registered and insured. Qualified local providers throughout the community are being recruited to participate in the EAP program to meet the behavioral health needs of our employees. Providers come from private practice; some providers live/work in Eagle County and others come from the Denver metro area to our community to ensure a diverse and qualified pool of clinicians.
 


Mountain Strong for Other Employers

Eagle Valley Behavioral Health is working on extending the Mountain Strong EAP to other Eagle County businesses. If you are interested in bringing Mountain Strong to your company, please contact EagleValleyBH@VailHealth.org
 

Patients are entitled to receive information from providers about the methods of therapy, the techniques used, the expected duration of therapy, and any applicable fees that may not be covered through your EAP or medical coverage.  You may stop your involvement in therapy at any time.   

It is also important to know that in a professional relationship (like a psychotherapy relationship), sexual intimacy is never appropriate and should be reported to the board that licenses, registers, or certifies the licensee, registrant or certificate holder. 

In Colorado, the practice of psychotherapy is regulated by the CO State Department of Regulatory Agencies (DORA). Any questions, concerns or complaints may be directed to the Mental Health Licensing Section of the Division of Registrations 303-894-7800.

Please feel free to talk with your provider at any time should you have any questions about any of the information outlined above. For more licensure information click here.


 

Mountain Strong EAP Therapists

  • Kristen Beau Howard Kristen Beau Howard Ph.D. Location: Eagle-Vail  
    Specialties: Addiction, Anxiety, Depression, Grief, Relationships  
    Insurance Accepted: Yes
    Serving: Adult  

  • Ashton Dunphy Ashton Dunphy LCSW Location: Avon  
    Specialties: Addiction, Drug and Alcohol, Substance Abuse  
    Insurance Accepted: Yes
    Serving: Adult, Couples  

  • Jose  Elizalde Jose Elizalde MSW, LCSW Location: Avon  
    Specialties: Anxiety, Coping Skills, Crisis, Depression, Drug and Alcohol, Grief, Life Coaching, Loss, Migration Trauma and Acculturation, Mood Disorders, Psychotic Disorders, PTSD, Stress Management, Trauma  
    Insurance Accepted: Yes
    Serving: Teen, Adult, Seniors  

  • Stacie Freudenberg Stacie Freudenberg Psy.D., Licensed Psychologist Location: Avon  
    Specialties: Abuse, Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault and Abuse  
    Insurance Accepted: Yes
    Serving: Child, Teen, Adult  

  • Pamela Gundlach Pamela Gundlach LPC, MA Location: Eagle  
    Specialties: Anxiety, Life Coaching, Mood Disorders, Performance Related Issues, Sports Psychology  
    Insurance Accepted: Yes
    Serving: Child, Teen, Adult  

  • Lisa Kunkel Lisa Kunkel LCSW Location: Eagle  
    Specialties: Anxiety, Depression, Migration Trauma and Acculturation, Parenting, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Trauma  
    Insurance Accepted: Yes
    Serving: Teen, Adult, Family  

  • Bethanie Lindal Bethanie Lindal MSW, LCSW, CSPT Location: Eagle  
    Specialties: Anxiety, Depression, Divorce, Grief, Loss, Parenting, School Issues, Trauma  
    Insurance Accepted: Yes
    Serving: Child, Teen, Adult  

  • Nanami Matsui Nanami Matsui LPC, LAC Location: Edwards  
    Specialties: Addiction, Anxiety, Bipolar Disorder, Coping Skills, Depression, Grief, Individual Counseling, Relationships  
    Insurance Accepted: Yes
    Serving: Teen, Adult  

  • Dawn Nelson Dawn Nelson MA, NCC, LPC Location: Avon  
    Specialties: Abuse, Addiction, Anxiety, Body Image, Crisis, Depression, Divorce, Domestic Violence, Grief, Individual Counseling, LGBTQ+, Life Coaching, Life Transition, Loss, Mood Disorders, PTSD, School Issues, Self-Esteem, Self-Injury, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Spirituality, Stress Management, Substance Abuse, Trauma  
    Insurance Accepted: Yes
    Serving: Child, Teen, Adult  

  • Jill Rutledge, LCSW Jill Rutledge, LCSW MSW, LCSW Location: Avon  
    Specialties: Addiction, Anxiety, Bipolar Disorder, Body Image, Coping Skills, Couples Therapy, Depression, Divorce, Eating Disorder, Family Therapy, Grief, Individual Counseling, LGBTQ+, Life Transition, Loss, Mood Disorders, OCD, Parenting, Professionals, Psychotherapy, Self-Care, Self-Esteem, Self-Injury, Stress Management, Trauma, Women’s Issues  
    Insurance Accepted: Yes
    Serving: Teen, Adult, Couples, Family  

  • Cathy Schneider Cathy Schneider MSW Location: Avon  
    Specialties: Abuse, Anxiety, Crisis, Depression, Domestic Violence, Grief, Individual Counseling, LGBTQ+, Life Transition, Psychotic Disorders, PTSD, Self-Injury, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Spirituality, Trauma, Women’s Issues  
    Insurance Accepted: Yes
    Serving: Child, Teen, Adult  

  • Lisa Scott Lisa Scott MS, LPC Location: Avon  
    Specialties: Anxiety, Coping Skills, Depression, Individual Counseling  
    Insurance Accepted: Yes
    Serving: Teen, Adult, Couples  

  • Erika Shirk Erika Shirk LPC, MA Location: Eagle  
    Specialties: Adoption, Attachment, Family Therapy  
    Insurance Accepted: Yes
    Serving: Child, Teen, Adult  

  • Randy Simmonds Randy Simmonds Ph.D., LPC, AAPC, AAMFT Location: Edwards  
    Specialties: Couples Therapy, Family Therapy, Individual Counseling  
    Insurance Accepted: Yes
    Serving: Teen, Adult  

  • Dena Southerlan Dena Southerlan LCSW, LAC Location: Eagle  
    Specialties: Addiction, Anxiety, Depression, Grief, Trauma  
    Insurance Accepted: Yes
    Serving: Adult  

  • Kris Vandenberg Kris Vandenberg PMHNP- BC, FNP, DNP Location: Avon  
    Specialties: ADHD, Anxiety, Binge Eating, Bipolar Disorder, Depression, OCD, Psychotic Disorders, PTSD  
    Insurance Accepted: Yes
    Serving: Child, Teen, Adult  

  • Megan Vogt Megan Vogt MA, LPC Location: Edwards  
    Specialties: Anxiety, Depression, Grief, LGBTQ+, Relationships, Self-Esteem, Substance Abuse, Time Management, Trauma  
    Insurance Accepted: Yes
    Serving: Teen, Adult  

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Eagle Valley Behavioral Health was established to serve as the backbone organization to lead the community collaboration in transforming the Eagle Valley behavioral health system.