Laurie DeGraffe, OFFICE MANAGER
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Hello, I’m Laurie. I am the Office Manager here at Lee & Me Psychiatry, PLLC. I spend my life working with people and that is where I find true passion and drive. I decided to go to college and pursue this as a career field and knew that this was what I was meant to be doing. I believe that having compassion in this world is vital and working with people in crisis is one of the most important jobs a person can hold. Helping individuals to understand that it is okay to ask for assistance in meeting their needs is where I find joy in this journey.
I love to travel (especially in the Colorado Rocky Mountains), paint, laugh a lot and spend time with loved ones, when not snuggled up with my bunny, Houdini.
Ramona Williams, Admin.
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Hello, my name is Ramona. I am part of the wonderful Admin team here at Lee & Me Psychiatry. I am the person who most of you speak to when calling us. I am a full-time single mother who loves spending time with my daughter. Being a mother has influenced me to be more kind, patient, and understanding. I like to reflect those qualities in my work ethic and bring a sense of comfort to those needing or seeking help with us. I want to express that this is a safe environment, and I’m happy to establish that connection here with all of you.
Jordyn Luna, Billing
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Hello, my name is Jordyn. I am the biller here at Lee & Me Psychiatry, PLLC. I have been a medical biller for the last five years after an injury stopped me from being able to pursue my nursing career. I started working in the healthcare field at a young age, working with developmentally disabled adults, where I realized there was a need for better healthcare professionals. After tearing my Achilles tendon and breaking an ankle, standing on my feet for hours as a nurse was no longer an option, so I pursued medical billing and coding. I like to think I can exercise my bedside manners in the billing side of healthcare because I can help patients with any questions they may have regarding their insurance and how claims are processed. Insurance can be confusing and frustrating, but I am here to help in any way I can. Being transgender, I also know what it is like searching for mental healthcare and a provider that will take you seriously. Here at Lee and Me, you will be treated with the utmost respect and know that it is a safe space where you can get the help you need. Should you have any questions, please reach out to me and I will do my best to guide you in any way possible.
Amy Knight, MA LPC
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Hello, my name is Amy, and I am a licensed mental health therapist dedicated to promoting resilience and restoration in those who have experienced complex trauma. It is unfortunately all too common for my clients to seek my help after being turned away or rejected by other therapists who were unable to navigate the intricacies of their trauma. You can rest assured that this will not be the case here. My highest priority is to establish a therapeutic relationship with you that prioritizes safety, consistency, and compassion. Through this relationship, I aim to create an environment where you feel truly heard and seen, allowing for transformative change in your life. With a Masters Degree in Clinical Psychology and several years of experience I have had the privilege of working with individuals from all walks of life and facets of trauma including: sexual abuse, domestic violence, suicide attempts, self-inflicted injuries, abandonment, shame, neglect, anger, and all the emotions experienced between. No matter where you are on your healing path or what you have been through, I am genuinely glad that you have chosen to be here, and I am fully prepared to assist you in reshaping your personal narrative, both in the past, present, and future.
***NOW ACCEPTING NEW PATIENTS WITH MEDICAID**
Whitney Cline, MA MFT,LPC
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My name is Whitney and I am a marriage and family therapist and a licensed counselor. I specialize in family therapy and couples counseling, and I love working with adolescents.I believe that those seeking mental health help are taking the first big step to helping themselves create or restore the best versions of themselves. That is really hard to do! Thank you for taking this step. My clients are the experts of their own experiences, I am there to help navigate some of those harder moments. Together we work towards achieving client established therapeutic goals, and constantly work toward a better understanding of you and your experience. My approach to therapy is honest and deliberate, I am not here to hold your hand, I am here to aid you in walking through the hard stuff, and remind you that you’re capable and supported
***NOW ACCEPTING NEW PATIENTS ***
KARLY YINGST, NURSE PRACTITIONER
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We are excited to announce our new Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, Karly Yingst, CPNP-BC, PMHNP-BC. Karly also has a dual certification as a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner. She will be seeing children (age 5+), teens, and adults, as well as pregnant and lactating women for outpatient psychiatric services. Karly can treat mood disorders, depression, anxiety, ADHD, behavioral concerns, and many other psychiatric diagnoses. Our office specializes in accurate diagnosis of mental health concerns, as well as medication management, when applicable. Karly has a vast knowledge of supplemental and herbal treatments as well, for those who feel more comfortable with a holistic approach.
Karly completed Graduate School at The University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus for both Pediatric and Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner Degrees. Her primary experience is in pediatrics and women’s health. She has worked as a medical provider in primary care, urgent care and neurodevelopment pediatrics and anesthesia. She is now expanding into psychiatry. Karly’s passion is providing quality, caring mental health care. She believes each patient (and family) is unique and deserves exceptional and individualized care. She is knowledgeable, caring, and very popular already! Everyone loves Karly!
In her spare time, Karly loves spending time with her family, cooking pasta, and hockey! She also enjoys traveling and learning about new cultures.
**NOW SEEING AGES 5-99, and pregnant or lactating adults
JESSICA BAXTER, PSYCHIATRIC NURSE PRACTITIONER
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Hello! I’m Jessica. I'm board certified in mental health medication management and specialize in diagnosing various mental illnesses, including Bipolar Disorder, Depression, Anxiety, and ADHD. I have a special place in my heart for those suffering from mental disorders and am passionate about healing and recovery in mental health. I can easily E-prescribe your medication and see you easily with virtual sessions, without you having to leave your home.
I have a Master of Science in Nursing, specializing in psychiatric mental health. I provide a full range of psychiatric services. I’m experienced working with adults with all varieties of mental illness and addiction. As a PMHNP, I strive to provide all patients with a collaborative approach to care in a judgment-free zone.
I believe that every person has within them the resources they need to succeed in life. My mission is to facilitate your journey of self and happiness through medication management. I seek to create space for my clients' feelings, experiences, and transformation through my use of empathy, understanding and validation.
In my free time, I enjoy going to see live music, listening to audiobooks, and
spending time with my family and friends.
**NOW SEEING AGES 18+. Jessica's caseload is currently full but she is accepting a limited amount of new patients, on a case-by-case basis. Please ask!
DANIEL PORTER, PSYCHIATRIC NURSE PRACTITIONER
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Hi, I’m Daniel, a Board Certified Psychiatric Mental-Health Nurse Practitioner.
I started my nursing career here in Denver working in critical care in addition to being a Flight Nurse Instructor in the Air Force. After working as a travel nurse for a few years in New England I graduated from the University of Pennsylvania.
What drove me to the field of psychiatry was my love for fellow Veterans and a desire to help them recover from the invisible wounds of war. I have worked in the VA with Veterans with a wide array of mental health diagnoses.
My psychiatric experiences include an internship at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. While there I discovered a passion for working with adolescents. I’m excited to be a part of this team as I look forward to engaging with kids and teens along with adults and working together to better manage their mental health needs.
I look forward to helping with your psychiatric medication management needs and have extensive experience with a variety of mental health diagnoses to include Depression (Unipolar and Bipolar), Anxiety, ADHD, and PTSD.
In my free time I enjoy spending time with my family, snowboarding, golfing, or sharing a good laugh with friends.
SEEING CHILDREN, TEENS, AND ADULTS, AGE 8+
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My practice style is founded on the belief that mental wellness is a basic right. I enjoy working with my
clients as their partner so that we can find the answers best suited to each individual’s needs. While so
many mental health struggles have been destigmatized, huge stigmas still remain when it comes to
managing addictions. I enjoy working with clients who are struggling with addiction and strive to provide
non-judgmental care with unconditional positive regard. I am comfortable prescribing various
medication-assisted treatments for addiction including suboxone, acamprosate, naltrexone, and others.
I also enjoy working with clients aged 8-108 who are seeking their best state of mental health but are
managing depression, anxiety, PTSD, ADHD, and other mood and thought disorders that work against
the goal of living life to the fullest. My style of medication management is thoughtful and deliberate,
with safety as the primary driver of decision-making. I look forward to meeting you and making a plan to
reach your mental wellness goals!
ACCEPTING NEW PATIENTS!
TIM WOOD, PSYCHIATRIC NURSE PRACTITIONER
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Hello, I’m Tim, a Board-Certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. I initially received a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology back in Connecticut and then came to Colorado. I became interested in getting into healthcare after working as a manager of a group home for developmentally disabled gentlemen. I then went to nursing school and worked in the Neuro ICU and in Neuro rehab in hospitals around Denver, CO. I then gravitated back to mental healthcare, working as a triage nurse at a community mental health center. I have always been interested in the mind-body connection and am very excited to work with new patients to help them define what they would like to work on and find a safe and effective path forward.
I have the aforementioned Bachelor’s in Psychology along with a Bachelor’s in the Science of Nursing and a Master’s in Nursing (Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner). I have gotten to work with people of all ages and many different diagnoses throughout my training and career.
I am excited to address medication management and diagnostic clarification for patients with
Depression, Anxiety, Bipolar Disorders, OCD, ADHD, PTSD and others.
For fun I like to play basketball, snowboard and make it up to Red Rocks when possible. I look forward to meeting you!
SEEING ADULTS AGE 18+ (Tim is currently closed to new patients, other than occasional exceptions- please ask!)
JEANNA DIETZ, PSYCHIATRIC NURSE PRACTITIONER
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Hi, I'm Jeanna (pronounced "Gina"). I'm a Board-Certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner.
I started my nursing career in North Carolina, after graduating from a private nursing school where I was awarded Student of the Year in 2004. I worked several years in Pediatrics and Maternity Nursing before finding my passion for working with those suffering from mental illness and substance use disorders.
I now have two master's degrees in nursing (Nursing Education, and Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner) and have experience working with children, adolescents, and adults with all varieties of mental illness and addiction.
I have additional training in perinatal psychiatry, and am comfortable treating psychiatric conditions in women during pregnancy and while nursing.
I can help with your medication management and specialize in diagnosing various mental illness including Bipolar Disorder, Depression, Anxiety, and ADHD. I have a special place in my heart for those suffering from trauma disorders, such as PTSD.
In my spare time, I enjoy baking, traveling, Nonogram puzzles, and reading true crime.
SEEING KIDS, TEENS, AND ADULTS AGES 8+ (At this time Jeanna is closed to new patients other than the occasional exception on a limited basis)