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Our Team

Our therapists are highly trained and can help you with a range of life challenges. Contact us today and get connected to a therapist who is right for you.

Laura Kriss, LPCC

Therapist, Silverthorne

Hello! I am a counselor who is passionate about supporting people who are navigating through life's transitions, feeling overwhelmed by loss, or struggling with persistent worries. Perhaps you're experiencing fatigue, loss of interest, or a nagging sense that change is necessary, yet you're unsure where to begin. Are you noticing unhealthy patterns in a relationship? Or are you noticing stress and conflict are impacting the family? Wherever you find yourself, I'm here to help.

My goal is to support individual, children, couples, and families in finding balance, resilience, and well-being regardless of their backgrounds. My mission is to create a safe, inclusive space where you can explore your challenges, discover your strengths, and embark on a journey toward your best life.

No matter where you are on your path, you don't have to walk it alone. I'm here to support you every step of the way. Together, we'll uncover the tools and insights you need to move forward with confidence and clarity. I believe that tailoring therapy through a client-centered approach in combination with various evidence-based treatment approaches, provides the client with the best outcome for their goals. 

I am a Colorado native arriving in Summit County in 2021 with my husband. After retiring from teaching, I've made the career change to counseling. When not working with clients you might find me walking the trails, traveling to locations far and wide, and learning something new.

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Grace Skattebo, MA, LPCC

Therapist, Silverthorne

I am a counselor who serves families and individuals of all ages and backgrounds. I believe healing is best encouraged in a supportive and genuine relationship. I work very hard with each person to develop this connection and love watching my clients grow and thrive as a result.

At Grit Therapy, I work with individual adults experiencing anxiety, depression, trauma, loss, relationship issues, and work/life balance issues. I also work with children and teens ages 4+ and their families, as well as LGBTQIA+ clients. I engage my younger clients both in individual work, and family work as I feel strongly that children and teens thrive in healthy family settings. Additionally, I offer family therapy for families of all ages.

My approach to therapy is person-centered and based on the needs of the individual or family I am working with. I incorporate a combination of dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), trauma-informed cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), interpersonal therapy, mindfulness, and somatic therapy in my practice.   

 

I was born and raised in rural Iowa where mental health services were severely limited. My passion to work in this field is in part driven by these roots. In my free time, I love spending time with my pug, Jimmy, soaking up the Colorado sunshine, and playing video games.  

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Ashley Merrill, MSW

Adult Therapist, Silverthorne

I love supporting individuals to achieve their mental and emotional wellness goals. I serve adults and couples (ages 18+) from various backgrounds and communities in a safe, inclusive, and nonjudgmental space.

I enjoy supporting those experiencing anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, relationship challenges, parenting challenges, stress, navigating work/life balances, OCD, Trauma, and more. Everyone has a unique story and perspective which is why I believe that tailoring therapy through a client-centered approach in combination with various evidence-based treatment approaches, provides the client with the best outcome for their goals. I utilize cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectal behavior therapy (DBT), solution focused brief therapy (SFBT), motivational interviewing (MI) and a strengths-based approach. I favor these approaches because I do not believe we have to be stuck in the past and with some guided assistance in therapy, can push through the barriers to whatever is holding us back. My style is a combination of validation and empathy with some challenge and humor (laughter has mental and physical health benefits!)

I have nearly a decade of field experience working with individuals of all ages and backgrounds in difficult situations. My experience includes youth residential facilities, adolescent support groups, homeless young adult programs, court ordered supervised visitation, case management and child welfare.

I was born and raised in metro-Detroit, Michigan. I made the best decision of my life by moving to Colorado nine years ago and planting my roots. Outside of the office you can find me on the mountains snowboarding, hiking or biking, in my kitchen cooking a new recipe or seeing live music at Red Rocks or a music festival.

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Kyle Dodgion, MS, RDN (He/Him)

Dietitian, Silverthorne

I am a registered dietitian who is fiercely devoted to helping people learn from the transformative power of food. I work with individuals from different lived experiences, ages, and levels of health to help manage nutrition related complications of gender affirming therapies, chronic illnesses, disordered eating habits, and harmful body image.

 

At Grit Therapy, I work with individual teens and adults in Summit County to tailor nutrition therapy to each individuals' unique nutritional needs. I have a special focus on the LGBTQIA+ community, especially gender diverse teens and adults considering or undergoing gender affirming hormone therapy and medical transition. 

 

As a dietitian I believe in weight inclusivity, mindfulness with food, and listening to our body's intuitive hunger and fullness cues. I also know that specific nutrients can help or hinder your health goals. I provide client centered nutrition intervention combined with motivational interviewing (MI), cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), and behavior modification to identify and treat nutrition and lifestyle issues that affect your emotional and physical health.

 

When I am not wearing my dietitian hat, you may find me hiking with my husband and golden retriever/malamute mixed dog, Fitz, indoor rock climbing, or soaking in one of Colorado's many hot springs.

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Carly Schaller, MA, LPCC

Therapist and Eco/Adventure Therapy Specialist, Silverthorne

Hi there! I am a therapist who works with individuals and couples of all ages and backgrounds. I help those experiencing a wide range of mental health challenges including anxiety, depression, trauma, grief, relationship issues, stress, loneliness, and more.

 

As an active travel guide, yoga teacher, and outdoor therapist, my true passion lies in the combination of nature, movement, and mental health therapy - a practice commonly known as "eco-" or "adventure-" therapy. My therapeutic approach is person-centered and focuses on the individual needs of each unique client.

 

I offer walk-and-talk sessions, as well as trail running/biking/and skiing sessions. Research has shown, and I firmly believe, that reconnecting our minds and bodies with nature is a powerful way to regulate, heal, and grow. I also incorporate mindfulness, EMDR, DBT, CBT, and internal family systems (IFS) into my practice.

I am originally from Hershey, Pennsylvania, but headed west in 2014 and never looked back! I currently live in Silverthorne, and offer outdoor sessions on the front range on Mondays. In addition to working as therapist, I lead summer road biking trips across Europe and the United States.

 

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Connor De Catron, MSW, LSW, SWC 

Teen and Adult Therapist, Silverthorne

I am a Licensed Social Worker who loves working with tweens, teens, and young adults (ages 12+). I help youth and adults overcome depression, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma, school and work issues and self-harm/suicidal ideation through a strong and impactful therapeutic relationship. 

 

I have previous experience as a school social worker and have focused my career on being a strong advocate, supporter, and resource for my clients. I firmly believe in empowering individuals to strive for their passions and goals while finding balance and serenity in their lives and relationships. I work together with my clients to practice introspection, self-care, and self-forgiveness. 

 

I believe in the therapeutic relationship overall and will work with my clients to identify the modalities and styles that feel best for them. Starting with this person-centered approach, I’ll incorporate aspects of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT), mindfulness, breathing and relaxation techniques, and other techniques. I know that change can be hard, so I also want to work with my clients to lower the barriers to change and address uncertainty and hesitation by working on self-empowerment and focusing on strengths. 

 

I have lived in Colorado my whole life and am so proud to call this beautiful state home. I enjoy many of the outdoor activities that it provides from skiing in the winter to hiking and backpacking in the summer - often with my partner and our two active dogs. I am also an avid board-gamer, a lover of fantasy and sci-fi novels, and attempting to live life to the fullest. 

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Jane Ambro, LCSW

Therapist, Silverthorne

I am a licensed clinical social worker with twenty years of experience with a wide range of clientele. At Grit Therapy, I help adults gain the skills to work through depression, anxiety, grief, relationship issues, anger and chronic illness. I believe that life is short, and you deserve to live it doing what you love with a smile on your face. However, I also know that our fears, sadness, and pain can easily keep us from living our best life. Through an open, honest therapeutic relationship, I can help you overcome the barriers to joy and connection. 

 

 I have worked with people ages 0 - 100 in the fields of Adult Psychotherapy, Chronic Illness, Pediatric Oncology, Hospice, Hospital Social Work, Case Management, and Child Protection. This experience allows me to develop tailored therapy goals with my clients. My approach is deeply rooted in dignity and respect. I help my clients identify and develop their strengths, so they can feel empowered to make lasting, healthy changes. 

 

I was born and raised in Upstate, New York. After attending college in Indiana I continued to travel West and settled in Colorado where I have lived ever since. I have a love for the outdoors and when I am not working or spending time with my family, you can find me running, camping, snowboarding, and looking for the next festival. I look forward to continuing to explore this beautiful state.

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Joseph Antico, LCSW

Therapist, Silverthorne

I am a licensed social worker whose passion is to empower change by helping people overcome challenges and achieve a greater purpose in their personal development. I work with all ages to explore issues related to anxiety, depression, relationship/marriage conflicts, family issues, trauma, substance use, gender identity, non-traditional families, LGBTQIA+, persistent mental health disorders, and more.  

At Grit Therapy I see individual children and adults as well as couples. As a therapist, I foster an atmosphere that is safe, culturally competent, empathic, challenging, and open. My therapeutic style is eclectic. I utilize a variety of approaches including client-centered, cognitive-behavioral, family/crisis interventions, harm reduction, behavior modification, mindfulness, exposure therapy, and more 

have worked in a variety of settings as a social worker/therapist including outpatient mental health, crisis intervention, behavioral health assessment, medical social work, and skilled nursing facilities. In addition to working at Grit, I’m currently an elementary school counselor in the Summit School District.  

 

I was born in Atlanta, Georgia and raised in a small-town west of the city. My family and I decided to make a monumental change by moving to Colorado in July, 2021. I enjoy hiking, camping, exploring new areas, learning, and re-connecting with nature.

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Jane Hahn, LCSW

Therapist/Owner, Silverthorne

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and the owner of Grit Therapy. I treat women experiencing depression, anxiety, perinatal mood disorders, PTSD, religious trauma, and low self esteem. I named my practice Grit Therapy because I believe that it takes true grit to get help and grow. 

 

Grit: courage and resolve; strength of character.

 

I realize that women are often cut off from their inherent creativity, power, and well-being by the demands of their home and work life, and by the messages they receive from the world. I am passionate about connecting with women wherever they are on their journey and helping them move through the dark moments of their life to reclaim their power and joy. 

As a therapist and social worker, I have worked in a range of settings including residential treatment facilities, public schools, community centers, and private practice. As a music and creative writing educator, I have had the chance to teach creative humans ages infant on up, both privately and in the community. 

I live in Denver with my husband and two cats. In my spare time, I like to camp and hike, spend time with my friends and family, and play rock n roll. 

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Daren Hahn

Practice Manager

I am the practice manager at Grit Therapy. I help clients get connected to their therapist and schedule their sessions. I enjoy working with people in the community as a musician and creative arts facilitator, and I am excited to also be working with the Summit County community for Grit Therapy.

I studied music at Metro State College and have spent most of my career playing music and engaging the community in the arts. When I'm not working, I enjoy motorcycles, camping, volleyball, and the endless search for the best tacos in town.

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