Integrated Health Care
Pediatric Associates of Durango provides integrated healthcare. This means that our various health professionals work together as a team, combining our parts into a working whole, to provide the best possible healthcare for you and your family. We believe that involves paying attention not only to physical health, but also to emotional health, habits, and behaviors that affect overall wellness. Behavioral health specialists are part of our team, and the goal is for all of us to work together to ensure a happy, healthy, thriving child and family.
Dr. Kristine Dangremond directs the Affinity Therapy’s Psychiatry Program. She provides comprehensive care for adults, children and teens struggling with a wide variety of issues. Our approach to psychiatry respects each individual or family’s own goals and values. We strongly believe in a holistic approach to medication management that acknowledges the impact of personal history, medical history and lifestyle on mental health. For some issues; such as ADHD, medication is considered a highly effective first-line treatment. For others, therapy is often utilized before making a decision about medication. In either case, we will always be transparent about our professional recommendation, but respect a family’s decision and tailor treatment to fit those wishes.
Kristine Dangremond, MD
LeAnn R. Shaw, MA, LMFT
LeAnn has 20 years’ experience working with teens, children and adults who struggle with mental health. She has worked in outpatient, intensive outpatient therapy, inpatient therapy and mobile crisis work. She has six years’ experience with Integrated Medical and Mental health and loves collaborative care.
She has spent over 10 years doing crisis work where she would work with first responders to help de-escalate people facing mental health emergencies and help them create a stabilization plan or hospitalization as needed.
LeAnn is certified in Crisis Debriefing (CISM) and is the Clinical Supervisor for the Peer Support Team at Durango Fire Department. She is certified in QPR which is a nationally certified suicide prevention program for youth and adults. She is also certified in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) and CBT (Cognitive Behavior Therapy) therapy practices. She has expanded training in Child Development and Neuro-Divergent Children & teens. LeAnn is certified to perform (STAT) Screening Tool for Autism for toddlers and has worked closely with Children’s Hospital Colorado Child Developmental Unit.
LeAnn enjoys finding and connecting people to resources in the community to build a stronger outcome for families. When she is not at work, you can find her kayaking, taking photos, spending time in the woods or relaxing with her husband of 25 years, her two teenagers and her dog Lucy.