MEN'S PROGRAM TEAM LEADER
Joseph is a CAC II therapist with an undergraduate degree from Allentown College of Saint Francis de Sales in Center Valley PA and a Master of Divinity and Master of Theology from Mary Immaculate Seminary in Northampton PA. Joseph worked at Saint Michael Community a residential treatment program in Saint Louis, Missouri and at Hospitality House, an outpatient addiction treatment program in Philadelphia, PA and DePaul University working with students in Chicago Illinois. Joseph joined Harmony four years ago and is currently the Team Leader for the Harmony Men’s Program.
“Harmony Foundation offers a welcoming and supportive environment in which clients could address their problems and receive the help they need to develop and sustain sobriety. I love the natural setting of our campus and the opportunity to collaborate with my colleagues in our service with the clients.”
MEN'S PRIMARY THERAPIST
Pam is a CAC II Men’s primary therapist. As a long-time person in recovery with over 10 years of sobriety, Pam utilizes her strength, hope and experience in working with the clients to find the right path to a life in recovery. Pam applies both clinical best practices of CBT and the importance of 12-step work in facilitating a foundation of early recovery for clients who come to Harmony.
“Harmony is simply magical; from the mountain setting to the kindness of all of the people who work here. It is evident that Harmony truly cares about all the clients who come through our doors and I know in the depths of my soul that I do my best for each and every one of the clients on my caseload. They are wonderful people who have a terrible disease; they deserve every happiness and true freedom.”
Trent has an undergraduate degree from University of Colorado, Boulder in Psychology. He is a CAC II men’s primary therapist at Harmony Foundation. He joined Harmony six years ago after working for a year as DUI Counselor. Trent has over 13 years of sobriety and utilizes his recovery experience and clinical best practices in CBT to help clients find support in their early recovery from addiction.
“Harmony is special for many reasons; the location is one of the most beautiful in Colorado, the emphasis on the 12 steps in important to me because I know it works, the staff all really care about the work, we are non-profit and mission driven, and there is a spiritual component (not religious) that many treatment centers don’t give enough focus to nowadays.”
MEN'S PRIMARY THERAPIST
Ashita is a graduate of Christ University, Bangalore, India with a Master’s of Science in Psychology (Clinical). She completed a Masters in Addiction Counseling from Hazelden Betty Ford Graduate School of Addiction Studies in Center City, MN. She worked in an addiction treatment facility in India and worked with both men and women at Hazelden Betty Ford.
“Even though I’m 8000 miles away from my family and some friends, Harmony feels like home. The staff we have is welcoming and supportive and is a huge part of what makes Harmony special as well as the location! Because we are a smaller team than most organizations, I find that treatment here is personal and intimate on all levels.”
Annemarie holds a Master of Arts in Somatic Counseling Psychology with an emphasis in Body Psychotherapy and Dance/Movement Therapy at Naropa University and a Bachelor of Outdoor Experiential Education. Before working at Harmony, she was a guide and childcare supervisor in wilderness therapy programs and a residential group home for young adults who struggled with mental health and addiction.
“I work at Harmony because I love working directly with clients in a mountain environment and offering them holistic and individualized support for them to thrive in their recovery and personal growth. Harmony has been an amazing place to work as it is a community full of welcoming, supportive, and hardworking employees who truly care about their client’s journey in recovery.”
MENTAL HEALTH THERAPIST
Gretchen has a Masters in counseling psychology with 12 years experience in therapeutic programming, teaching and experiential education. She is a licensed professional counselor and a licensed addictions counselor in the state of Colorado. Gretchen has an extensive work history treating adolescents and young adults and their families. Her primary therapeutic approach is relational therapy. She uses evidence-based approaches such as CBT and DBT as well as experiential and gestalt therapy, mindfulness, art and wilderness practices.
MENTAL HEALTH THERAPIST
Kelly is a graduate of University of Phoenix with a degree in Human Services. She holds a Master of Arts in Addiction Counseling: Advanced Practice from Hazelden Betty Ford Graduate School of Addiction Studies in Minnesota. She has over 12 years of addiction treatment and mental health counseling working at CeDAR, (Center for Dependency, Addiction and Rehabilitation) with the University of Colorado Health. Kelly joined the Harmony team in February 2017 as the Mental Health Professional working with clients on their co-occurring disorders.
“I chose to work at Harmony because it encompasses the beautiful balance of the traditional 12 Step philosophy and incorporating evidenced based treatment. I believe Harmony’s goal is to keep what works along with adding new modalities and whatever is needed to provide excellent care. There is a sense of compassion and dedication from staff as well as an expression of appreciation from management for all we do.”
WOMEN'S PRIMARY THERAPIST
Heather holds a Masters in Social Work from Colorado State University. She has worked in the field of addiction treatment beginning in 2002. As a person in recovery since 1997, Heather works with female clients at Harmony build a solid foundation of sobriety rooted in the 12-step.
“I enjoy working with the female population as a primary counselor because I believe it is the best demographic for me to teach and model for women that they too can recover and thrive in life. I like to incorporate the 12 step approach with CBT skills.”
Crystal is a graduate of the University of Colorado, Haven Program. She received her CAC training for all levels through the University. She completed her training at the Blue Room and Odyssey in Denver working with kids. Crystal currently works with clients in the very early stages of their recovery while in Detox. As the Engagement Counselor, she helps clients get oriented to residential treatment and help relieve anxiety about the detox process.
“When I wanted to change jobs from the University this is where I was led to apply. The first day I walked into Harmony I was overwhelmed with kindness and love. It is amazing how valued and honored you are as an individual and that love and kindness is what make the clients experience so special and spiritual. It was a breath of heaven for me and I hear all kinds of stories from client experience.”
YART Mental Health Counselor
Alyssa is a graduate of Point Loma Nazarene University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Therapeutic and Community Psychology. She completed a Master’s in Clinical Mental Health Counseling with an emphasis in Transpersonal Wilderness Therapy from Naropa University in Boulder, CO. She is a certified Animal-Assisted Therapist and has previously worked in equine therapy with various populations, including those suffering from the disease of addiction, at Wild at Heart in Longmont.
“As one of Harmony’s Mental Health Professionals and Young Adult Counselors, I have the privilege of getting to share my passion for nature, animals, and psychology through my work with clients. Harmony has a one-of-a-kind presence in the greater community and a group of staff who truly empowers and believes in the dreams of each other, which makes this place unique and dedicated to the work we do.”
James has an undergraduate degree in theater at DePaul University in Chicago, IL and a Bachelors in Psychology from Evergreen State College in Olympia, WA. James has worked with a diverse group of people over his 20 year career, including the homeless in Portland, Oregon. He has worked in both psychiatric, detox, residential and outpatient programs helping individuals with both mental health and substance use disorders. He currently runs the Young Adult Recovery Track at Harmony helping young adult clients identify those issues that contribute to substance use behaviors and building in healthy coping skills to stay sober. James is no stranger to mental health and addiction issues in his family. He utilizes his personal experiences to help clients at Harmony.
“I really enjoy being at the intersection where people are discovering a new way of being that is closer to their true self. I see this happen every day I work at Harmony. Both the staff and the clients are actively encouraging each other to live in the present, do the work needed to grow, and to be kind to each other. I love that. Plus I often have an 8 point bull elk outside my office window, you just don’t get that anywhere else.”
Penny is a CAC III therapist who has facilitated the aftercare groups in North Denver and Loveland for seven years. She has worked in the field of addiction counseling for the past 12 years. Prior to working at Harmony Foundation, Penny split her time between her private counseling practice and her full time position with a long established addiction counseling firm in Boulder. In this position, Penny developed the firms relapse prevention program and provided supervision and support to CAC I and CAC II staff, as well as facilitated DUI education/therapy, Anger Management, Relapse Prevention and Non DUI Alcohol and Drug Education groups and counseled private clients. She attended Immaculata College in Pennsylvania and Odyssey Training in Denver. Penny has almost 20 years of recovery from addiction and is a passionate proponent of the power of recovery.