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The Mentally STRONG Team
Real People. Real Lives. Real Stories.
We All Have A Story
Life is filled with joy and pain, in varying degrees for different people. 

My families' personal story of hardship and joy is what allowed me to create Choice Mapping. 

My hope is Choice Mapping will be an inspiring and break-through formula for you too to say I am Mentally-STRONG! 
Dr. Cristi Bundukamara
Our Mission:
Empower anyone to confidently say “I am mentally strong”, while simultaneously encouraging a healthy relationship with GOD. 

Dr. Cristi Bundukamara, Ed.D. PMHNP
Founder and Creator of Choice Mapping

I have been a psychiatric nurse practitioner since 2000, with extensive experience throughout the lifespan. My medical career began as an Army Medic before attending nursing school at Florida International University (FIU). 

I have worked in various nursing positions including missionary work in Jamaica, Mexico, and Peru. I continued at FIU and obtained a Masters in Nursing as a psychiatric nurse practitioner, then to Nova Southeastern for my Doctorate. 

With a deep desire to serve my country again, I was commissioned in the US Navy Reserves where I currently still serve.

I am originally from Miami, FL, where I accepted Christ after the devastating Hurricane Andrew. My husband an I have 7 children, 2 biological, and 5 adopted from the foster care system.
My husband and two biological children have a devastating, rare, and difficult to diagnose disease which struck us unexpectedly, challenging our view of life and our faith in God.
Life is filled with joy and pain, in varying degrees for different people. We have had our share of both and we recognize that people are immensely resilient, and are never given more than we can handle. We also appreciate that while we have experienced heart-wrenching setbacks through the years, our family has relied on each other for comfort and support, and this is certainly one of our family’s foremost strengths.
Our story of hardship and joy is what allowed me to create Choice Mapping. Choice Mapping is a formula to say I am Mentally-STRONG. A type of cognitive restructuring anyone can learn.

Reginald D. Carter Sr.
Certified Expert Choice Mapping Specialist

I am a native of Louisiana but moved to the beautiful state of Colorado in 2005. 

I am a family man who loves my roles as a son, brother, husband, father, and grandfather. I have over 10 years’ experience working with the mental health and developmental delayed populations. 

I have 15 plus years’ experience in counseling on many levels which includes: depression, anxiety, grief, suicide, family, and marriage. 

I have gained my experiences by way of working in the church setting in Louisiana, pastoring a local church here in Colorado Springs the past 10 years, and earning my Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from the University of Phoenix.
My personal life journey has had many highs and lows which caused me to battle depression, grief, anxiety, and contemplating suicide. I never lost my faith, but I lost hope at one point until I looked for help outside of the normal church setting.
Due to my personal story, I later developed a passion for counseling others to help them maintain a sense of hope regarding their current situations. I love using Choice Mapping because it helps individuals dig deep beyond the surface issues and define the main problem that is causing the domino effect in their lives.
I enjoy using Choice Mapping to not only define the problems, but also help individuals create a path to cope with or overcome the problems they are facing.  

Heather Henniger
Certified Expert Choice Mapping Specialist

I have lived in Colorado Springs most of my life and am a graduate from the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs.

I am the mother to three amazing kids. Life has presented us with various tragedies and challenges. 

It is through those challenges that I realized my true passion lies in helping others. 

I am a Certified Mind Body Nutrition Coach and have over 13 years’ experience in the health and wellness industry. Over these years, I have come to realize that true health encompasses the whole person; mind, body, spirit, and emotion.
My goal is to help people have better, happier, and healthier lives and I am honored to be able to assist others in making positive life changes through Choice Mapping.

Michelle Kuster, PhD 
Certified Choice Mapping Specialist

I grew up in Canton, Ohio and lived there until I turned 23. I spent the next 25 years traveling with my ex-husband and four sons wherever the Army needed us. I am so proud of my myself, my ex-husband and sons for all the sacrifices we made to serve this great nation.

My background is in Social Work as well as fitness. I earned my Doctorate in Sociology while raising our four sons and supporting my ex husbands career as a physician in the US Army. I am proud to say I worked with our redeploying soldiers to assist them with reintegration back into their families and lead the crisis management team while in Hawaii. 

My passion to help others ended up taking me in a new direction when I decided to go back to school to become a Certified Personal Trainer. Working as a personal trainer, group exercise instructor, and Fitness center manager helped me gain valuable tools to lead and manage expectations as well as motivate individuals who didn't think they could accomplish more.

In November 2019 I made the decision to return to Colorado to be near my 4 sons and 2 grand kids. I realize how important family is to our overall health and I am proud to say I am once again a full time mom and grandma. With all the turmoil of Covid19 I felt my heart being pulled back into mental health and knew Mentally Strong is where I belonged. My goal is to help others achieve their full potential emotionally, mentally, spiritually, and physically.

Kim Hartman, LCSW
Choice Mapping Specialist

I am a native of Philadelphia PA, after getting married my husband and I moved to Central Pennsylvania and were blessed with three sons. We moved and lived near Charleston South Carolina for several years and moved to Colorado in 2020.

Through several experiences and challenges early in life and then as an adult, I found my calling to be a social worker. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 18 years experience. I’ve worked as a certified school social worker and mobile therapist providing wrap around services to assist families to cope with changes and challenges of family relationships. In addition, I have over four years of experience supporting individuals and families with grief and trauma.

As a member of the Army Reserve for almost 28 years, I gained an appreciation of the unique responsibilities and challenges of service members and veterans. Two of my sons served in the military, one in the Marine Corps and the other in the Army.

I enjoy caring for our yellow Labrador retriever, Daisy and our two spunky ferrets, Rocky and Andy. I look forward to hiking the mountains and enjoying all the natural beauty that Colorado has to offer.  

Edgar Toledo
Choice Mapping Specialist

I was born in California, raised in Arizona, and lived in Illinois for 7 yrs. 

My background includes over 10 years of Customer Service experience and over 7 years in the Healthcare field including case management. My associates is in Computer Technology. I am fluent speaking, reading and writing Spanish.

I have two beautiful kids. Some of my passions include sports, video games, hiking, camping, cars, motorcycles, music, art and helping people. 

Kayla Roland
Office Manager

As the Office Manager, I help coordinate patient care, business opportunities and help students achieve their dream of becoming a NP. 

I am a CNA who has 4 years in the professional field, whereas personally I have 10+ years! Quality patient care is fundamental to me, and I enjoy learning and growing in the field of medicine. I am currently studying Psychology at ACC.  

I believe the work that we do at Mentally Strong is essential because I can definitely see what a difference we are making!

Amya Cunningham
Patient Care Advocate

I am originally from West Palm Beach , FL where I spent 19 years of my life and accomplished many things at a young age. I am a Military Spouse and that is what brought me to Colorado. 

Given the opportunity to work at Mentally Strong I have gained a lot of knowledge to help myself and others. I enjoy Patient Centered Care and being a help to anyone in need. 

I come from a big family that has fought many battles and I am grateful to be where I am today and be able to care for others and be a factor in changing their mental state. My goal is to help patients in any way I can whether its mentally, emotionally or physically.

Jada West

My background includes a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from the University of Florida, where my focus was on behavioral psychology. 

I also have extensive experience in financial counseling, patient access and medical insurance in a hospital setting.  

I always knew my calling was to use my creativity to help people. 
When I first learned about Choice Mapping, I knew that it was different. This cognitive-behavioral approach has truly helped me and I know it helps and will continue to help others be able to say “I am Mentally STRONG.” 

I am extremely excited for the amazing opportunity to be on the team as an advocate for reaching new pathways to growth!  

I am very proud of and love spending time with my daughter. Some of my interests include reading, yoga, dogs and pet rescue, watching crime shows, theatre, art and music. 

Melina Wilshire, Choice Mapping Coach

I was born and raised in Arizona, graduated from the University of Arizona with a BS in Microbiology with a chemistry minor. 

I am a proud U of A Wildcat; Bear Down! During my time at university I participated in laboratory research, while also student teaching.

I have over 15 years of experience in the medical field; including extensive pharmacy experience, working at the Veterans hospital, and serving in the behavioral health field. 
I am the eldest of 7, married to a wonderful man and together we have our two hounds; a beagle (Tucker Max) and a yellow lab (Mazey Blue). In our household we are college football fanatics; the U of A wildcats, and the Michigan Wolverines. 

My other joys/ passions/hobbies/ interests include: photography, dance, weight lifting, holistic health alternatives (specifically essential oils), sewing, quilting, crafting, reading, penpalling.

Although I am a transplant, I take great pride in the beauty that is Colorado. In 2010 while still in Arizona, I was personally in a bad place; I found myself having deep difficulties functioning in daily life, and lost with the person I knew in my heart I was. During this time, as with other times of difficulty in my life, I turned toward the Lord for guidance and looking for direction on how to overcome this difficult season. 

In January of 2011 the Lord presented a life changing opportunity for me. I packed up myself and my beagle puppy, leaving behind all my family and friends and relocated to Colorado. This move has greatly impacted and forever changed my life. I am forever grateful, and proud that I had the faith and courage to follow where the Lord was calling me.

It is here that I began working in mental health; a field I never thought I would find myself in, and one that I never imagined would be so fulfilling. And once again, the Lord has called me to follow him to serve at Mentally-STRONG; a mission I am intensely excited and passionate about. 

And Thank YOU for being here with us at Mentally-STRONG.
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