Dr. Linnell

Dr. Tom Linnell EdD, LP

Psychologist

Dr. Linnell earned his doctorate in counseling psychology from the University of Northern Colorado.  He is credential in Colorado as a Licensed Psychologist.  He has been working in the mental health field since 1976.

Joseph Snoha M.Div, CAC II

COUNSELING MANAGER

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.”

Kelley Brown, MA, LPC, LAC

COUNSELING MANAGER

Kelley holds a Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology from Lesley University in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Prior to working at Harmony, she was a clinical supervisor at Habit OPCO a Methadone/ Suboxone clinic on Cape Cod. Kelley held the position of clinical coordinator for Tully Hill Treatment Center in Syracuse, New York and worked for a brief period for Beacon Health Options as a Utilization Review Manager prior to moving to Boulder, CO in 2016. Kelley also worked with the Raleigh House of Hope in their 90 day residential program.

Pam Knox CAC II

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 Burkholder CAC III

PRIMARY THERAPIST

Trent has an undergraduate degree from University of Colorado, Boulder in Psychology. He is a CAC III 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 is 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.”

Heather Moore MSW, LCSW, LAC

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.”

Ashita Alexander M.Sc, MA

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 Carzoli MA, LPCc, R-DMT

PRIMARY THERAPIST

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.”

Parker Schneider

Parker Schneider, MA, NCC, NLC

PRIMARY THERAPIST

Parker has a Master’s in Clinical Mental Health Counseling with an emphasis in Transpersonal Wilderness Therapy from Naropa University in Boulder, CO. Parker has a combined 9 years of experience working in community mental health, therapeutic and educational group work, residential treatment, professional training and consultation, experiential education, and trauma therapy. Most recently, Parker was working with The Blue Bench in Denver, CO, providing therapy to survivors of sexual violence and other forms of trauma. Parker has worked primarily with clients from marginalized communities and brings a social justice lens to all client interactions. Parker believes an intersectional and trauma-informed approach is necessary for understanding the disease of addiction and its impact.

Penny Dougherty CAC III

AFTERCARE COUNSELOR

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.

James Hart CAC III

YART COUNSELOR

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.”

Crystal Vessels CAC III

RED COUNSELOR

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 RED 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.”

Michelle Reavis

Michelle Reavis MS NCC

Evening & Weekend Counsleor

Michelle is a graduate of Wilmington University, New Castle, Delaware with a Master’s of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. She is a member of the American Counseling Association and has earned her National Certified Counselor credential. She has experience working as a Counselor at a treatment facility outside of Philadelphia serving both men and women with co-occurring disorders.

Kelly Baker MA, LAC, LPC, NCC

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.”

Alyssa Overton MA, LPCC, AAT

YART Mental Health Therapist

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.”

Gretchen Leezer

Gretchen Leezer MA, LPC, LAC

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.

Steve Aronson

SPIRITUAL ADVISOR

Steve Aronson is a graduate of Golden Valley Lutheran College in Biblical Studies. He has 35 years of recovery with a passion in studying religious and spiritual traditions. He is most known for inspiring clients through Talking Circles, a deep form of communication. He has worked with teens in transition and adults in recovery since 1999. He is currently the Spiritual Advisor for Harmony Foundation helping clients identify their spiritual path that most suits them.

Spiritual Counselor

Mike Lewis MA

Spiritual advisor/Detox Counselor

Mike is a graduate of Naropa University with a Master’s in Contemplative Counseling Psychology. In 2009, Mike was ordained a Buddhist monk and Novice Priest after seven years of residential monastic training in Buddhist and Catholic monasteries. In 2017, he finished his ordination training to become a Zen Priest. Mike was raised Christian, and beginning in his undergraduate years, he expanded his exploration of the spiritual realm through meditation, Yoga, and through decades spent in the wilderness working as an internationally certified Mountain Guide and Outward Bound instructor. Though Mike is primarily Buddhist, he incorporates a variety of religious, spiritual, psychological, and scientific approaches to his personal and professional practices. Mike has been guiding and assisting others through personal and spiritual transformation in the wilderness since 1993 and in residential treatment since 2006.

Life can be an incredibly enriching journey if we muster the courage to let go and follow our hearts toward our true life’s calling. Recovery is an opportunity to wake up to a life that transcends the ordinary. What awaits is beyond comprehension and deeply fulfilling. We just have to be willing to trust in something greater than ourselves and whole-heartedly invite that into our lives.”

 

Jessica Borries BSW, CAC I, Certfied Recovery Coach

Clinical Case Manager

Jessica holds an undergraduate degree in Social Work from Greenville College in Illinois. Jessica has worked as a therapist for Eating Recovery Center in Denver as a primary therapist and case manager for the homeless in greater Chicago area. She joined the Harmony team four years ago holding various roles including Marketing, Admissions and currently as Clinical Case Manager. Recently certified as a CCAR Recovery Coach, Jessica focuses on helping clients build a safety net of support helping them on their next step of their recovery journey.

“We truly look at what is in the client’s best interest. We have amazing staff that have a heart for this work that I have not seen anywhere else. I never question Harmony’s authenticity. Harmony has supported me in my personal life as well as my career.”

Bob Van Nest

Bob Van Nest Certified Recovery Coach, CAC I

Clinical Case Manager

Bob brings his strength, hope and experience as an 8 year veteran person in recovery. He has held many positions at Harmony including counseling tech, admissions specialist and most recently clinical case management. Recently certified as a Recovery Coach, Bob’s focus is to help clients with the next phase of their recovery journey after the complete treatment at Harmony. He works collaboratively with the clients in creating a recovery plan to help them in their early stages of recovery.

“Helping others improve their quality of life is something I’m proud to be a part of. I love the mission and the ability to see a client’s physical, emotional, mental and spiritual miracles.“

 

Scott Coman Certified Recovery Coach

Clinical Case Manager

Scott has lived in Colorado for the past 11 years, working mostly in sales and construction. Scott received his undergraduate degree in International Studies from Colorado State University. A Harmony Alum, Scott has been with Harmony for just over 1 year, originally working as a counseling tech in the detox, residential, and Transitional Care programs. Now as a clinical case manager, Scott works with the clients to establish continued support for clients in their ongoing recovery. He is a CCAR Certified Recovery Coach and is working towards his certification in addiction counseling.

“It is a gift to be able to work with clients, and to give them the necessary support to be successful in their journey of recovery. Harmony created a foundation for my recovery 8 years ago. To come back and contribute to the recovery of those who come after is incredible.”

Scott McMichael CAC II, LADC

Clinical Case Manager

Scott has worked in the field of addictions since 1987 treating individuals in residential settings for 17 years. He was a primary counselor and manager of residential programs at DISC Village Inc., in Tallahassee Florida. He served as an outpatient addictions counselor for 12 years at Aroostick Mental Health Center in Calais Maine and Tri-County Mental Health in Lewiston Maine. He has served in various roles at Harmony including Primary Therapist, Transitional Care Therapist and currently Clinical Case Management. Scott has over 30 years of recovery and applies his strength, hope and experience to the work he does with clients at Harmony.

“I work at Harmony because the focus is on building a foundation, and gives the opportunity for extended care in order to bond with the 12 step program of recovery. The mission to sustain an individual for the opportunity of long term recovery is primary. Harmony genuinely cares for each person that comes through the door making every attempt to assist them in building their foundation.”