Our staff is dedicated to treat you like a member of our own family. Please meet them:
Katrina De Romana – MSN, Family Nurse Practitioner
Hello, I am Katrina De Romana and I have been a nurse for 27 years. I have 4 children and my husband is the office manager. I am from central Illinois and attended Illinois Wesleyan University for my Bachelors degree in Nursing. I have a large family in Illinois and we visit there often. I moved to Pueblo, Colorado in 1991 where I worked in a Level I trauma center ER as a lead clinic nurse and nurse educator for many years. My family and I moved to Castle Rock in 2004 and I worked at University Hospital in the Surgical ICU while pursuing my nurse practitioner degree. In 2007, I graduated from the University of Colorado- Anschutz Campus with my Family Nurse Practitioner post Master’s certificate. Since then I have worked in several settings providing primary care for patients of all ages.
As a nurse in the ER and ICU settings, I saw terrible chronic illnesses that were poorly controlled and people who were desperate for good primary care. I became a Nurse Practitioner so that I could help prevent the consequences of chronic disease and help folks stay OUT of the ER and ICU’s as much as possible. My patients find that I am a listener, teacher, promoter of good health and preventive care services, and as an Advanced Practice Nurse can diagnose and treat acute and chronic illnesses commonly seen in a family practice setting. I will advocate for you with other healthcare providers when needed and refer to specialists when appropriate.
Amanda Turecek, LMFT, LAC
Hi, I am Amanda Turecek and I offer a strengths-based and collaborative approach to counseling, specializing in anxiety, addictions, depression and trauma. Within an integrated framework I partner with you and your medical providers in order to help you move towards your behavioral health goals. In addition to providing a supportive, nonjudgmental space for you to talk, I often blend evidence-based treatments including cognitive behavioral (CBT) strategies and eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) to help you reach your goals. Often this combination creates movement in areas you feel stuck by empowering you with concrete tools and strategies to use in daily life while stimulating healing from trauma and addictions.
I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) and Licensed Addictions Counselor (LAC) and have experience in community mental health centers, behavioral health hospitals, substance use disorder programs, and private practice. When I am not seeing clients, I enjoy spending time with my large blended family and exploring outdoor Colorado!
Carlos De Romana
Carlos De Romana is Katrina’s husband and Business Manager. He is an attorney from Peru and a business man. He speaks Spanish and is available to interpret as needed. You will meet him when you come for your visits on occasion.
Marissa Smith – MA, LPC, NCC
I enjoy spending my time at home with my partner and our young daughter. I grew up in Colorado, got my Bachelor’s in Psychology in Seattle, then returned home to complete my Master’s in Counseling from University of Colorado Denver, graduating in 2014. I have worked mostly in the field of addiction, including eating disorders. I also work with adults with other struggles, including mood, anxiety, identity, grief, and relationships.