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Licensed therapist starts in Kremmling
by Larry Banman

Providing individual, family and community counseling, Mary Entrican is the only therapist that lives in the Kremmling community.
Although new to Grand County, Entrican has 15 years of experience in the field of therapy and counseling and is a licensed marriage and family therapist in the state of Colorado.
Her experience ranges from working in a group home to supervising a clinical program with 13 employees.
She is the president and owner of River View Counseling, pllc, and is committed to providing affordable and high quality mental health services to Colorado communities. She describes herself as a
therapist and a mother. She and her husband Darren have two small children.
Her goal is to get an office in which to meet clients and set up her therapeutic practice. She is currently utilizing space in the Trinity Episcopal Church in Kremmling as well as making home visits. She has also made her self available to the school district where she can see children, as long as parental consent has been obtained.
She spends about 50 percent of her time with children and about 50 percent with adults. Entrican says she likes to work with families whenever possible to help clients work through issues and problems together.
She also has experience and is comfortable
working with a wide range of ethnic groups.
A member of the Kremmling Chamber of Commerce, Entrican is also working with the Grand County Rural Health Network, the ACHES program and is a Victims Compensation treatment provider through the District Attorney’s Office.
Included in the areas in which she has clinical expertise and experience, and for which she can provide counseling and therapy are: anxiety disorders, mood disorders, physical abuse, violence, sexual abuse, trauma, post-traumatic stress disorder, grief and loss, life transitions, personal growth, parenting concerns, and behavioral and emotional problems of childhood.
Entrican uses techniques of therapy that include therapy for individuals, couples and family, play therapy, traditional talk therapy, cognitive-behavioral therapy as well as eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR).
EMDR has 20 years of research she says and was first used for Vietnam War
veterans. It is a technique used to address trauma issues by integrating a person’s thoughts, feelings, actions and behavior. It allows a person the chance to reprocess the effects of a trauma, deal with some of those issues and then find the strength to move on.
“ I love seeing changes in people,” Entrican said. “I like to help people find the strength to make changes in their lives. Even though I don’t always get to see the results of my work, I like to see families getting along, symptoms decreasing and people enjoying life more.”
Many of the people who come to Entrican have been referred by word of mouth. She is in the credentialing process to become a treatment provider for two insurance companies and is completing the paperwork for other companies as well. She also hopes to increase her availability in the near future with a permanent office space.

For more information, contact Entrican at (970) 531-1996 or by e-mail at mary@riverviewcounseling.com.

Posted: Tuesday, September 5, 2006 in the Grand County News.com web site and in the Middle Park Times Newspaper.

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