Recognizing the critical importance of accessible behavioral health care, we are excited to share that we have three therapists who have joined our team in Gunnison and San Miguel counties, expanding our capacity to support you on your personal wellness journey.

Introducing Our New Therapists

Wallace Pond, Ph.D., LPCC, joins us with a rich background in multi-cultural education and clinical mental health. Offering services in-person and via telehealth, Wallace specializes in trauma, depression, anxiety, OCD, personality disorders, substance use issues, and more, utilizing a range of therapeutic modalities such as CBT, EMDR, IFS, ERP, and DBT. Wallace believes in a person-centered approach, ensuring a non-judgmental and integrated pathway toward resilience and long-term mental health.

Location: Axis Gunnison and Crested Butte clinics

Learn more about Wallace Pond, Ph.D., LPCC

Marissa Lampe, LSW, brings her extensive experience in social services, crisis intervention, and therapy to the Telluride office of Axis Health System. With a compassionate, strengths-based approach, she specializes in helping individuals overcome domestic and sexual abuse, trauma, PTSD, depression, anxiety, life transitions, grief, and addiction. Marissa’s practice is defined by inclusivity, support, and the empowerment of her clients.

Location: Axis Telluride clinic

Learn more about Marissa Lampe, LSW

Samantha Jacobs, LPCC, MA-ED, MSCO-MHC welcomes new clients at our Norwood location for outpatient mental health support. She specializes in working with individuals of all ages, from children and adolescents to adults, facilitating their journey toward improved mental health. Samantha uses an array of therapeutic techniques – from talk therapy, CBT, DBT, B-CBT, and IFS, among others – to provide tailored, trauma-informed care. She also engages in play therapy with children and provides support for parents as well.  Samantha is available for both individual and group sessions, either in person or through telehealth, with the added convenience of same-day accessibility.

Location: Axis Norwood clinic

Learn more about Samantha Jacobs, LPCC, MA-ED, MSCO-MHC

The addition of Wallace, Samantha, and Marissa to our team improves mental health and substance use treatment access for the residents of Gunnison and San Miguel counties. Their expertise and compassionate approaches are instrumental in fostering a supportive environment where every individual feels validated, understood, and empowered.

Learn More or Make an Appointment

We invite you to learn more about Wallace, Marissa, and Samantha and the comprehensive services they offer by visiting our website at

If you or someone you know could benefit from exploring therapy options, please do not hesitate to reach out to schedule an appointment or for further information. For those seeking support, our Behavioral Health Referrals are now more accessible. Find the fillable form here. To make an appointment, call us at 970.252.3200.