Barbra Corcoran is a Behavioral Health Provider at VVH’s Women’s Health. She received her Master of Social Work from the University of Denver in 2015 and worked at Mountain Family Health Centers’ Glenwood Springs clinic from 2016 until joining the VVH team. She has also worked as an Adjunct Professor of Social Work at the University of Denver’s Graduate School of Social Work, from 2018 through this year.
Barbra also has an extensive background in addiction counseling, as well as advocacy for victims of domestic violence and suicide prevention. “I’ve always been an advocate for women’s health, both mental and physical,” she says. “I worked in the mental health field for years before becoming a mother, then spent ten years as a stay-at-home mom.”
“My own role as a mother certainly helps me focus on some of the issues I still find important today,” she continues. “Though my kids are older now, I still remember those challenges new mothers face, as well as those that continue to arise as kids age.” Barbra is currently a member of La Leche League, a breastfeeding advocacy organization that encourages breastfeeding through “mother-to-mother support”.
At VVH, Barbra is part of a multi-disciplinary approach to women’s health. “The interaction between mental and physical health is so important, and we’re learning more about it all the time,” she says. “Working together with health professionals across all disciplines to help our patients in every area, it’s so satisfying and important. The team at Women’s Health makes this happen every day.”
Barbra has lived in Glenwood Springs since 2000 with her husband and four children, and enjoys hiking, biking, rafting, and skiing with her family. She is currently learning to knit (“definitely a challenge!”) and often uses her spare time to volunteer in the community or organize for causes she is passionate about. In the past, she has served as certified yoga instructor, a commissioner for the City of Glenwood Springs’ Parks and Recreation department, and a member of the Board of Directors for Two Rivers Community School and Mountain Voices Project.