Southern Ute Indian Tribe

Behavioral Health

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Behavioral Health Office

4101 CR 222, Durango CO, 81303


Fax: 970-563-4885

Mon-Fri, 8:00a – 5:00p
Closed 12:00p – 1:00p

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The Behavioral Health division provides a continuum of services to individuals with a wide variety of concerns, including family stress, general life stress, mental health disorders, alcohol and other substance use disorders. Staff members include a Psychologist/Behavioral Health Manager, Administrative Assistant, Psychiatrists, Mental Health and Substance Abuse counselors, Native Connections Coor­dinator, and Peer Recovery Coaches.


  • Please arrive 15 minutes prior to appointment time to check in and complete any required documents
  • Please inform the front desk if there have been any changes in your phone number, address and insurance
  • We request cancellations be made 24 hours prior to appointment time
  • Telehealth visits are now available on a case-by-case basis


Behavioral Health Staff

Mary Trujillo Young, Ph.D. – BH Manager/ Psychologist

I have been licensed as a Psychologist in Colorado since 1996 and worked for the Tribe since May 2014. I oversee staff in the Behavioral Health Division and have a limited caseload focused on adolescents and adults. I am originally from Del Norte, CO in the San Luis Valley and have lived in this area since December 2012. I love working for the Tribe and being in a small community that feels familiar to me. I am married and live with my husband, one dog, and one cat.

Mark Fallon-Cyr, MD – Psychiatrist

I am a psychiatrist, and I provide mental health psychiatric services for kids, adults and families. I am fortunate to be able to work together with a range of talented people at the clinic. I have had the privilege of working at the Southern Ute Clinic since 1998. When I’m not at work, I love to be out in nature and hiking with family and friends.

William Finn, MD – Internal Medicine Physician

I grew up in the Seattle area. I attended the University of Washington Medical School and completed my residency in Rochester, New York, then moved to the Four Corners area in 2009 with my wife, our son who was born in 2010. I have worked with Native Americans for eight years including with the Navajo, Ute Mountain Ute, and Southern Ute. I am currently working within the Behavioral Health Division on substance use disorders and in public health and is working towards a master’s degree in public health from Johns Hopkins School of Public Health.

Patricia Hamrick, PSYD, LP –  BH Therapist (Telehealth)

I am a Clinical psychologist providing telehealth services to adults. I have helped people work through a wide range of issues including trauma, PTSD, bereavement, psychosis, bipolar, depression, anxiety, chronic health issues, diabetes, relational, substance abuse, career, educational, stress management, couples, family, and elders. I have many years of experience working with Native American people. I enjoy being a part of creative change with my clients.

Rebecca Gale  – BH Substance Abuse Lead Therapist

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, (LCSW).  I have a Masters Degree in Social Work.  I am a trauma specialist.  I use modalities such as EMDR, Art Therapy, Somatic Therapies, Equine Assisted Psychotherapy, Non-Directive Play Therapy and traditional therapies such as CBT, TF-CBT, DBT, and Client Centered Talk Therapy.  I work with children, adults, couples and families. I’m a grandmother of three, a long distance runner, and a professional artist.

Marlene Schafer, LAC, NCC  – BH Substance Use Therapist

I provide direct patient services utilizing eclectic, evidence based and culturally responsive psychotherapeutic and psychoeducational approaches in the area of substance use, mental health, and trauma. I have 17 years of experience working in the field. I am passionate about helping individuals learn skills to navigate through their journey of recovery, heal from their brokenness and rebuild their lives. I believe the counseling process is a collaborative work that focuses on your unique needs, and I am committed to meet you where you are, exploring challenges that bring you into counseling. I am also committed to providing a safe environment that will provide you with opportunities to gain insight, grow and change. I use an eclectic approach in which a variety of methods, principles and philosophies are used to determine what fits best with you and your situation.

James Hayes – BH Addictions Counselor

I am a substance abuse counselor. I hold a certification in substance abuse counseling from the state of California that I am in the process of transferring to Colorado. I received a Bachelor Degree in Psychology in 2021. In January, 2022 I began a Masters Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling that will conclude in 2024. That degree will conclude with me becoming a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC). I meet with people for individual counseling sessions primarily focused on substance abuse. I also conduct assessments to help get individuals placed in residential treatment centers if the level of care we are providing is not enough for them. I have become treatment liaison for our Behavioral Health Center, and have built many connections at different residential treatment centers, both in and outside of Colorado. Outside of my work here at the Tribe I am also employed at Crossroads Detox through Axis Health Systems. When I am not working I spend most of my free time with my family. I am an active person, as I love weight training, hiking, and practicing martial arts. When I am relaxing at home, I spend most of that time reading and watching movies.

Robin Chavez, CAS – BH Addictions Counselor

I have been a Certified Addiction Specialist for 30 years and work with all ages. I enjoy clients and coworkers, adore my kids, and love my dogs, cat and chickens. I perform assessments, facilitate groups and individual sessions.

Edward McGovern, LPCC – BH Therapist (Telehealth)

I have been working in the field of counseling and Psychology since 2007 when I started as a counselor’s assistant at The Life Healing Center of Santa Fe. Since then, I have worked as an MST Therapist and Supervisor, The clinical director of 4 Directions Treatment and Recovery, and I run my own private practice with my wife, in Santa Fe , NM. I love my job, and I have known since I was 19 that this is what I wanted to do. I specialize in treating individuals struggling with sexual issues, trauma, substance abuse and addictions, anxiety, self-esteem, and depression. I also specialize in family and adolescent therapy. I use a combination of CBT, Narrative therapy, and solution focused and humanist modalities. I am action oriented in my approach and I work from that perspective. I Believe we are here to make changes; sessions are solution focused, and clients in and between sessions are taking actions to move toward their identified goals.

I am a Southern Ute Tribal Member and provide Counseling for all ages and play therapy with children. I am married with four children.

Marvina Olguin – Peer Recovery Coach

I have been in recovery for 6 years- As a Peer Recovery Coach I offer emotional support, encouragement, and motivation to individuals in all stages of recovery. I can help you learn new ways to manage your emotions in a healthy way. I use my “lived experience” to relate to individuals struggling with similar issues related to drug & alcohol use. I am a good role model and can help you find your internal motivation while providing understanding, acceptance, and empathy.

Precious Collins – Native Connections Program Coordinator

Máykh Píinunúuchi. Máykh Tʉgʉvʉ̠n. Nuunay nía Precious Collins from Ute Mountain Ute Tribe. I am the Program Specialist for the Southern Ute Native Connections Program under the Behavioral Health Division. Our focus is on Native American youth suicide and substance use prevention with emphasis on promoting mental wellness and cultural connection on the Southern Ute Indian Reservation. We believe that healthy minds make healthy choices which helps us all be healthy Núuchi.
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Cedra Etesam, MSW – Native Connections Therapist

I have a Master’s degree in Social Work and have focused my work in community behavioral health. I apply therapy modalities such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectic Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness, Somatic Growth Therapy, Play Therapy , as well as a variety of traditional modalities when appropriate. My Person-Centered approach allows me to work with clients with various mental health concerns and from a variety of backgrounds including adults, older adults, children, adolescents, and young adults. I enjoy supporting my clients’ therapeutic change process, and strive to give quality therapy treatment to my clients and their families. I am a mother, daughter, sister and a few other titles. I enjoy participating in the experience of all aspects of life with the new, the tried and true.

Jolene Martinez – Administrative Assistant II

Prior to this position, I was a Communicable Disease Specialist and Administrative Assistant with San Juan Basin Public Health. Outside of work, I enjoy fishing and spending time with family.

Kiana Chavez – Patient Care Coordinator

I recently earned my bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Fort Lewis College. My favorite part about working in this field is empowering Native youth to influence change and increase hope for the future. I enjoy spending time with my family, going on hikes, and running.

Jerrika Rarick – Behavioral Health Receptionist

Hi! My name is Jerrika Rarick, I am the Behavioral Health Receptionist. I handle scheduling appointments, checking patients in/out, and creating a warm environment for all. I enjoy spending time with family and friends, thrift shopping, and all things COFFEE! I am currently learning the ins and out of this job title and am very honored to be a part of this team!



Behavioral Health services include:

  • Assessment of mental health and substance use disorders
  • Integrated visits with medical providers as needed to provide whole-person health care
  • Individual, family and group therapy in the office and in the community
  • Medication-assisted treatment, including craving management
  • Education and distribution of Narcan to prevent opioid-related deaths
  • Peer Recovery Coaching
  • Educational presentations and outreach in the community
  • Consultations with other agencies, caregivers, and community members to ensure timely and appropriate continuity of care
  • Crisis interventions
  • Psychiatric evaluations and medication management
  • Assisting clients who need residential substance abuse or inpatient mental health treatment



New Child Psychiatry Forms (** Note: All forms must be completed and returned to Behavioral Health Before Client is scheduled)

Forms may be mailed, faxed, or e-mailed to:

Attn: Southern Ute Health Center Behavioral Health Division
c/o Southern Ute Tribal Health Department

P.O. Box 737 #97
Ignacio CO, 81137

Fax: 970-563-4885