Beth Ballen, MD received her Doctor of Medicine from Eastern Virginia Medical School in Norfolk, VA. She has practiced medicine in the state of Colorado since 2003, completing both her General Psychiatry Residency and Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center. For the past eight years, Dr. Ballen has been in Private Practice, caring for adults as well as children and adolescents. She specializes in treating a wide range of disorders including anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, ADHD, OCD, PTSD, and addiction. Her integrative approach to medicine combines conventional therapy and medication management with holistic alternatives. She prides herself on investigating and addressing the root cause of symptoms, as opposed to just treating the symptoms themselves. Dr. Ballen’s clinical expertise and her specialty in intravenous treatments enable her to formulate comprehensive treatment plans for each individual patient that goes above and beyond traditional treatment methods. She strives to provide her patients with compassionate care in a warm and nurturing environment where healing can begin and well-being can flourish.
Leslie Vannucci, NP is a Family Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner certified by the American Nurses Credentialing Center. She has over 15 years of experience in healthcare, including 9 years of adult and adolescent inpatient and outpatient care. Her interest in Mental Health began in the US Army Reserves working as a Mental Health Specialist. She graduated from Wright State University with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing, later attaining her Masters of Science in Nursing from the University of Cincinnati. Her personal treatment approach incorporates both traditional and integrative medication management and aims to improve her patient’s overall quality of life while minimizing medication intervention when possible. Leslie has been a member of the Ballen Medical & Wellness team since 2013.
Ronna Evans, LCSW has over 20 years of counseling experience working with families, individuals, children, and adolescents. Her gentle assertiveness mixed with a deep compassion has helped many to make the permanent changes necessary for healing, growth, love, and genuine, harmonious relationships. She received her masters in social work with an emphasis on children, youth, and families from San Diego State University in 1998. In addition to counseling, she has lead family meditation workshops, co- facilitated teen spiritual growth seminars, and taught parenting classes. She has also served as a member of the collaborative law team of Ashville, North Carolina as a child specialist and divorce coach. Ronna has also authored pieces featured in Parenting Magazine.
Carol Wegmann, MS, LPCC is a child therapy specialist as well as an adult, couples and adolescent therapist focused on helping individuals of all ages learn and grow in an environment of safety and acceptance. Working in a collaborative relationship with clients, Carol focuses on each client’s strengths and abilities. Her approach includes techniques such as play therapy, mindfulness, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and filial therapy (where she works directly with parents or other caregivers to become the therapeutic agents for their children). Carol’s child therapy and teen therapy practice includes years of experience in many different environments, including public school systems, in-home therapy, in-patient programs, and group environments. After graduating from University of Colorado Denver with a Bachelors of Science, Carol received her Masters of Science in Human Services with a specialization in Mental Health Counseling and a graduate degree in Play Therapy from Capella University in 2015.
Webster is the newest member of our team. You’ll often find him greeting clients in our waiting area, or in therapy sessions with clients who’ve requested him. Even though he’s still in training, he’s very well-behaved and knows who needs a hug today and who not to bother. If you’re allergic to dogs, just let us know and we’ll make sure to accommodate you.