Shandra was born and raised in Rawlins, Wyoming. She attended the University of Wyoming where she graduated with her Doctorate in Nursing Practice in 2015. She then returned to her home town in hopes of practicing and impacting her community. She currently is practicing primary care and provides health care to patients of all ages. She manages chronic conditions and treats acute illnesses. Shandra also manages mental health. She likes mental health because you can see the difference in a person and how they feel. It is very rewarding to see the changes in a person when effectively managing their mental health. She feels like mental health is an under treated area and impacts so many parts of a persons life and hopes to utilize a collaborative approach to effectively treat a person. It is important to Shandra to provide patient centered care working around their needs and health, and collaborating with other professionals in the management of their care. Shandra also offers dry needing and Medicated Assisted Treatment for substance abuse.
In Shandra's spare time she loves to spend time with her husband, two kids, and dog. Their favorite things to do together is hiking, biking, and running. They are always looking for something new and fun to explore.
Brooke was born and raised in Dubois, Wyoming where she developed a love for horses and the outdoors. She then moved to Laramie, Wyoming where she graduated in 2013 with her Bachelor of Science in Communication Disorders. Brooke enjoyed working with people who had speech disorders, but she felt as though she wanted to focus more on the underlying issues that were influencing peoples' lives. She then decided to go back to school to get a Master of Science in Mental Health Counseling. She graduated in 2016 and moved to Saratoga, Wyoming with her husband, dog, and 2 horses. She then started working in Rawlins as a Provisional Professional Counselor. She then received her LPC in April of 2018 and is now working for Crossroads of Wyoming Recovery. Brooke really enjoys working with people of all ages and helping them through challenging times in their lives. Brooke believes that a healthy therapeutic relationship that fosters unconditional positive regard, empathy, and authenticity is the vehicle of change for clients. She plans to start working towards a certification that will allow her to do equine therapy with clients because she sees the benefit that horses have in helping people heal. In her free time, she likes to ride her horses and spend time in the mountains with her family.
My name is Samantha Howley. I am married with 4 furry doggies named Gaia, Luna, Darwin, and Ryder. I love the game of Lacrosse and I am currently a member of the Rawlins Pen Up Girlz roller derby club. I moved to Rawlins to join my husband, a chef and to start our life together. In April 2017 I successfully completed a Masters in Addiction Counseling at Grand Canyon University. I look forward to working with the Rawlins community with mental health and substance abuse.