MEET OUR TEAM
Addiction Medicine Team
Kevin Snyder, MD, Medical Director, Vice President
Undergraduate studies – University of Colorado and Colorado State University
M.D. – Graduated 2001 from the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee, WI.
Psychiatry Residency – Completed in 2006 from the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee, WI.
Dr. Snyder is a Board Certified Psychiatrist. Dr. Kevin K. Snyder moved to Colorado as a child and grew up most of his life in Monument, Colorado. He finished undergraduate work at the University of Colorado in Colorado Springs, and at Colorado State University in Fort Collins. Before medical school, he worked as a psychiatric technician at an inpatient facility and an adolescent treatment facility. He returned to Colorado and worked as a Board Certified Psychiatrist at the state hospital in Pueblo for several years. He also provided psychiatric care for patients at a few other organizations in Southern Colorado including the US Army at Fort Carson, the Colorado Department of Corrections, Aspen Pointe, and Cedar Springs Hospital. He was the Medical Director for The Recovery Village at Palmer Lake, a substance abuse treatment facility that cares for people with addiction and concurrent mental health issues.
Ryan Cole, Psy.D
Dr. Ryan Cole is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist. He received a Doctorate of Clinical Psychology from the Chicago School of Professional Psychology in 2012. He started practice in Colorado Springs at a community mental health center before opening up his own private practice, Brain and Body Integration. This practice has grown and is now a team of exceptional mental health providers performing psychological evaluations and mental health services. He now has two offices, one in Colorado Springs and one in Denver, specializing in performing psychological, neuropsychological, learning disorder, and autism spectrum evaluations. He also has expertise with biofeedback treatment for adults and adolescents who experience anxiety, anger, depression, and addiction.
Robert completed his Bachelor’s Degree in Biology at the University of Colorado. He received his Physician Assistant (PA) degree from Yale University. Robert has practiced as a PA for over 20 years. He has worked in various settings such as: ER, Urgent Care, Orthopedics, Addiction Medicine, and Wellness Medicine. Robert loves the outdoors and is passionate about health and wellness medicine.
Ashlee graduated from Medical Assisting Phlebotomy school in Fort Collins, CO and received her Certified Nursing Degree in 2005. She has worked at a long-term care facility and most recently as a medical assistant at Achieve Whole Recovery.
Ashley received her RMA certification and EMT-B in 2006. She has worked in various medical fields such as emergency medicine, OB/GYN, ENT, & Allergy/Asthma. She enjoys sports, her volunteer work at the Humane Society and spending time with her family.
Christy has degrees in Business Administration, Accounting, and Education. She has served in the Navy and was a teacher in D49. She is currently one of the Administrative Assistants here at AWR. She is amiable, compassionate and will do her best to see that your mental health and addiction needs are met at our office.
Mark completed his Bachelor’s Degree in Molecular Genetics at the University of Colorado/Colorado Springs. He received his Physician Assistant Degree from the University of Alabama: Birmingham Medical Center. Mark has practiced as a Physician Assistant for over 30 years working in various settings such as Addiction Medicine, Cardiac and Peripheral Vascular Surgery, General Surgery, and Pain Management. Mark shares an active lifestyle with his wife Sabonn and Labrador Retriever Weaver, and is an avid snow and water skier, cyclist and hiker.
Bio coming soon…
Ryan Morris, NP
Ryan Morris received his degree in nursing degree 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. He has experience treating substance use disorders via medication assisted treatment. 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 adults and adolescents and he is credentialed through several insurance companies (listed below) and also accepts self-pay clients.
Alison Shapiro, NP
Alison Shapiro graduated with an associates of science degree in 2006. She received her Bachelors of Science in Nursing in 2011. She attended the Pueblo Nurse Practitioner program in 2013 and graduated with honors. She was awarded the Mary Koonz excellence in nursing award upon graduation. She was inspired to be a nurse after caring for her older sister who had cancer, as well as for a sister who is developmentally delayed and deaf. She enjoys working with the LGBTQ community. Alison prescribes psychiatric medications, as well as provides counseling and therapy in a holistic, accepting atmosphere. She firmly believes we can all benefit from expanding our understanding of ourselves and our place in the world. Her practice centers on working collaboratively with you; assisting, guiding, and joining you on a pathway to greater overall health and wellness.
Cece Crouch, NP
Chong (Cece) Crouch is a board-certified psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner. With full prescriptive authority in the state of Colorado, she treats each patient through her or his lifespan, from children to adults, and is fluent in Korean (Hangul).
With an overall nursing career spanning 20 years, Cece incorporates previous positive treatment philosophies and methods within her current advanced practice in the treatment of a myriad of mental health issues. Believing that any successful patient recovery is multidimensional, Cece utilizes a targeted treatment plan for each patient individualized on specific medication and therapy, coupled with lifestyle alterations. Using an interdisciplinary approach, Cece freely collaborates with other members of the health care team, ensuring that the most up-to-date and knowledge-based treatment plans are precisely created for each patient.
Originally from South Korea, as a naturalized American citizen, Cece has lived in the United States for the past 34 years and has lived in New Jersey, Virginia and Alabama. Proudly calling Colorado her home for the last 3 years, Cece offers a caring, compassionate, and positive approach to each of her patients.
Mental Health Therapy/Addiction Therapy
Robin Waters, MA, LPC
Mental Health Therapist
There are times in everyone’s life that “life gets in the way”, many of us need help learning coping skills or just being able to talk with someone that will actively listen to you. I use an eclectic manner in therapy that consists of Dialectical Behavior therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Cognitive Processing Therapy, Grief and Loss and Person Centered. Real recovery means one does not have to be in therapy forever.
I see children and adults and seniors who maybe struggling with life’s changes. Graduate of UCCS and Regis University, I am working on my Ph.D., I am a licensed LPC. and work with the local NAMI Chapter. Please call and arrange an intake at Achieve Whole Recovery.
Robin Waters AA, BA, MA, LPC
Darla Silicon, Psy.D
Are you feeling hopeless about where you currently are in your life? Did you expect to be somewhere else at this point in your life? Do you feel like you’re unable to connect with others or that others don’t understand what you are going through? One of the most difficult things about experiencing mental health symptoms is that you often feel alone. Often times you feel as if no one “gets you” or that things will never get better. Depression, anxiety, hopelessness, lack of motivation, stress, and similar feelings can stem from unresolved trauma, guilt, or grief. I can help you learn how to address these issues in a safe non-judgmental setting. Thinking, I’ve tried therapy before and it didn’t help. Maybe you didn’t have the right therapist.
I’m a licensed clinical psychologist who has been in practice for 15 years. I believe in using a holistic approach to treat the whole person; only by looking at the person as an integrated whole can we adequately address how the mind and body interact to bring about symptomology. Because I believe in treating the whole person I vary the treatment approach to the specific needs of each client in an attempt to bring about the best outcome.
Candace Eritano-Richey, MCJ, MA, LPCC, NCC
Mental Health/Addiction Therapist
I received my Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice from California State University, Los Angeles in 2004 and, after graduation, I became Director of Operations for a mobile tactile training team comprised of members of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Special Enforcement Bureau. In 2014, I earned a Master’s in Criminal Justice from the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs.
My research focus is in the neurobiology of trauma primarily associated with sexual assault. Following graduation, I became a Victim Advocate at the Colorado Springs Police Department and on November 27, 2015, I was part of the response team to the Planned Parenthood shooting in Colorado Springs. It was this tragic event that changed my life. Advocating for a shooting victim and assisting other victims allowed me the opportunity to witness the impact of trauma and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Prior to that event, my experience concentrated on empirical research derived from reviewing hundreds of sexual assault cases and police investigative analysis.
As a direct result of my experience as a victim advocate, I returned to school and earned a Master’s Degree in Counseling and Human Services with an emphasis in substance abuse from the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs. It is through my work with law enforcement, members of the military and victims of crime that I have gained a deep understanding into the dynamics of trauma, vicarious trauma, secondary trauma, and repercussions of untreated PTSD. It has also been my experience that the vast majority of substance abuse disorders stem from untreated and unaddressed adverse life experiences that are inherently trauma related.
My clinical specialty has been working with first responders, military members and their families as well as victims of crime. I also conduct psychoeducational training to law enforcement agencies on psychological best practices when responding to critical incidences, how trauma influences victim narratives, and how first responders can incorporate mindfulness into their daily lives.
Nicole Gaal-Jordan, Psy.D
Dr. Gaal-Jordan joins AWR with over 15 years of experience in the mental health field. She has received training in cognitive processing therapy, solution focused behavioral therapy, and EMDR. Although she specializes in treating trauma, she has helped many who experience depression, anxiety, psychosis, substance abuse issues, elderly issues, and is LGBTQI+ friendly. She practices therapy from a person centered approach and will meet you where you are in order to foster a positive working therapeutic relationship.