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Meet The Team

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 Peter Dahlberg

I believe that everyone should have access to quality mental health treatment, that is one of the reasons I went into this profession. I also believe that you should be able to access psychiatric care without the associated stigma that is sometimes attached to it. Here at Mountain Valley Mental Health care is given in a non-judgemental and laid back atmosphere.                 


I am an Army veteran, I served as a 1st Lieutenant in the Army Nurse Corp.  I practiced as a registered nurse for over 20 years in the acute care setting, before deciding to become a nurse practitioner. I have been practicing as a board certified psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner for 7 years and have treated patients from ages 6 and up through the life-span. I have treated patients in both the inpatient and outpatient setting, and have experience with a wide range of mental health disorders.

Mr. Dahlberg is a California native, but lived in Texas for several years before relocating to Colorado to practice independently.


Bryan Eckhard

I began my career in the health field in 1988 as a Navy Corpsmen.  After the Navy I continued my education and completed my Nursing Degree.  I had practiced as a nurse for 20 years before returning to college and becoming a Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP).  In my role as an FNP I started treating many patients for mental health, with limited training in this area, these patients had no other option and could not wait any longer for help.  The more patients I saw for mental health the more evident the need for this type of care.  This lead me back to school to pursue training in the Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) specialty.


I believe my diverse background gives me a very well-rounded perspective and helps me to treat the whole patient, not just a small part. We have access to medications today that turn people’s lives around.  I am consistently amazed at how well people respond to these new medications and it is wonderful to see the transformation from struggling to leading happy and productive lives.

My wife and I traveled extensively throughout the United States as Traveling Nurses, before having children and settling down in southwest Missouri.  We have been planning to move to Colorado for several years and finally the opportunity opened for the both of us.  


We believe in Colorado’s approach to giving its citizens better access to care and providing the opportunity for nurse practitioners to practice to their full potential and level of training.  

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