Karen is a graduate from Dallas Baptist University with a degree in Psychology and Masters from Southern Methodist University in Counseling. Karen is currently a fully Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor and an LPC-Intern, working towards full licensure.
Karen’s passion to help others that suffer from drug/alcohol addiction drove her to complete a Masters of Counseling, and become a professional in the pursuit of helping others to recover. Karen most recently assisted in the opening of an all-women’s intensive outpatient treatment center in Dallas, Texas, working closely with the clients and families in order to provide the optimal care for healing.
Joseph earned his 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.”
Ashita Alexander M.Sc, MA, LAC
Counseling Team Lead
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.”
Trent Burkholder CAC III
Trent has an undergraduate degree from the University of Colorado, Boulder in Psychology. He is a CAC III men’s primary therapist at Harmony Foundation, having worked at Harmony in this role since 2011. Trent has a personal history of continuous sobriety since 2004. He utilizes his own recovery experience, with a strong foundation in 12-step concepts and relapse prevention, as well as 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 emphasis to nowadays.”
Dianne Asher, LCSW
Dianne holds a Master of Social Work Degree (MSW) from the University of Kansas School of Social Welfare. Dianne is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) with over 31 years of experience in mental health and substance abuse treatment. She has held several positions in the mental health/substance abuse fields, including; Director of Behavioral Health Workforce Development and Dual Diagnosis Specialist/Qualified Mental Health professional at University Health-Behavioral Health, Consultant/Trainer for Integrated Dual Diagnosis Treatment at the University of Kansas, School of Social Welfare, Case Management/Supported Housing Team Leader, Adolescent Substance Abuse Clinician and Qualified Mental Health Professional at Johnson County Mental Health Center. She has been trained as a Motivational Interviewing trainer and part of the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers since 2002.
“I am truly honored to work here at Harmony Foundation, where client care comes first and is based on our mission and values. I believe everyone deserves to live a life of dignity and worth with the skills and tools needed to live a life in recovery. Recovery happens one step at a time, and I am passionate about helping others find it.”
Rebecca Sugar, MSW, LCSW
Rebecca Sugar earned her Master’s Degree in Social Work from Metropolitan State University of Denver with an emphasis on Adult Mental Health. Rebecca had the unique experience of writing her own curriculum on the psychology of 12 Step programs. With this curriculum she was awarded a bachelor’s degree in “Spiritual Counseling.” Rebecca believes that sustained recovery is possible and is a lifestyle that requires caring for the mind, body and spirit. Rebecca has over 20 years’ experience as an active member in the recovery community and is grateful to continue her service to others in a professional setting.
“Harmony is an amazing place where amazing things happen. My colleagues, the setting, the mission of the organization and every client I meet – ignite my passion for carrying a message of hope. To be a part of such miraculous transformation is a gift to me. There is no place I would rather be.”
Megan Kram, MSW, LCSW, LAC
As a lead counselor at Harmony, Megan is a Licensed Addictions Counselor (LAC), Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), and a professional life coach. She holds a Master of Social Work (MSW) degree, concentration in Adult Mental Health, from Metropolitan State University of Denver. Additionally, she holds a Master of Science (MS) degree in Environmental Policy from the University of Michigan. Before joining the Harmony team, Megan worked as an addiction counselor with clients in the justice system.
“I am honored and excited to work with the clients and team at Harmony. I was drawn to Harmony because of its integrity, caring and skilled staff, and focus on wellness in mind, body, and spirit. I appreciate working with a nonprofit with a long track record of success and withan amazing team that puts clients’ needs first. ”
Kimberly Harker, MA, LAC
Kimberly received her bachelor’s degree from Arizona State University in Psychology and Nutrition and, after many years of struggling to find her own recovery, received her master’s degree from Grand Canyon University in Addiction Counseling. She originally wanted to work with eating-disordered clients until drugs and alcohol appeared. Kimberly became a Licensed Addiction Counselor in 2021 but has worked in the treatment industry since 2017. Experiencing many roles, from tech to case manager to the development of a family program, she is genuinely passionate about helping others and feels that her experiences led her to Harmony and working with women struggling to find their path to recovery.
“I am grateful for the people I work with at Harmony and feel blessed to be a part of a team and a place with such a history and excellent reputation. The views outside my office window aren’t too shabby either!”
Jess Milos, MA, LPCC
Jess earned her undergraduate degree from the University of Central Florida in Orlando, FL in 2016. During her undergraduate training, she worked under the supervision of a clinical psychologist administering IQ assessments to children and adults. She earned a Master of Forensic Psychology from the University of Denver in 2021 and is currently a Licensed Professional Counselor Candidate (LPCC). She has worked in a variety of settings, including as a crisis advocate at a domestic violence shelter, a mental health tech at a residential treatment center for adolescents, and a transition facilitator working with adolescents involved in the criminal justice and foster care systems. Jess joined Harmony in March of 2022 and currently works as a counselor.
“The most incredible part about being at Harmony for me is the amazing staff that I get to work with every day. You would be hard-pressed to find a kinder and more supportive group of humans who have a genuine care for every single client that walks through our doors; it’s a true honor to be a part of that, and the healing and growth that takes place here.”
Uric Geer, M.A., LPC
Mental Health Professional
Uric graduated from Naropa University, Boulder, CO, where he earned a Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling: Mindfulness-based Transpersonal Counseling. Additionally, Uric earned an M.A. in Science Education from Western Michigan University before arriving in the world of addiction and mental health treatment in 2014. Uric’s work within this field began when serving as a practicum student at Harmony. He then worked as a mental health Crisis Therapist within a regional behavioral health agency before returning to Harmony in 2019.
“My experiences at Harmony, both past and present, have been delightful. Staff members are warm, compassionate, non-judgmental, collaborative, and caring: the best interests of our clients are truly at the heart of all we do. Additionally, the location soaks into your bones, reminding each and every one of us – clients and staff – of the necessity of healthful and fulfilling contact and connection with our world and the people in it.”
Megan Hauschulz, MSW, CAS
Megan is the daytime virtual intensive outpatient program counselor at Harmony. She is a certified addiction specialist (CAS). Megan earned her undergraduate and graduate degree (MSW) in social work from Colorado State University. Megan has worked at Harmony Foundation since 2012, previously as a counseling technician. Megan is in recovery herself and is also a Harmony Alumni. Megan uses DBT, mindfulness, and CBT in her work, along with 12-step concepts and relapse prevention. Megan’s style is very engaging. We are very happy she is part of the team.
“I work where the ‘magic happens.’ We get to witness miracles every day with each client who comes here. Harmony once saved my life in 2008, and now it’s my turn to be able to give back. I work with exceptional people at Harmony who pride themselves on what WE do as a team.”
Erik Aguilera, MA, LPC
Erik received his master’s in Clinical Mental Health from the University of Northern Colorado. He has worked in the field of addiction treatment since 2017. Erik’s career path working with recovery began on a college campus, followed by community mental health, and currently Harmony Foundation. Erik’s passion is to provide a unique and inspiring experience that helps individuals achieve the goals during their recovery journey.
“We always kept in our hearts the most noble, beautiful feeling that sets human beings apart…Hope.” ~Manel Loureiro
Steve Aronson knew as a young teen that he wanted to work with people. He studied Biblical Studies at Golden Valley Lutheran College. He has 41 years of recovery fueled by his passion for exploring religious studies 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 since 1999 and adults in recovery for decades. Steve draws from many religious and spiritual traditions to help clients identify the spiritual path that most suits them. He is honored to be a Spiritual Advisor for Harmony Foundation, a job he feels he has been training for his entire life.
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Clinical Case Manager
Julie has worked as a Certified Peer Support Specialists for North Range Behavioral Health as a primary support for the Adult Treatment Court in Weld County Co. She also worked as a Care Coordinator for Co-Slaw, an organization dedicated to help those seeking MAT treatment in the Larimer and Weld county.
Recently joining the Clinical Case Management team at Harmony, Julie focuses on helping clients build a plan for continuing care to helping them on their next step of their recovery journey.
Clinical Case Manager
Tiffany has worked for Larimer County Child Protection as a Caseworker helping children and families achieve safety, stability, sobriety, and permanency. She has also worked for Turning Point Center for Youth and Families with youth in Residential Treatment and with young men transitioning back into the community after serving time for violent offenses in the Youth Offender System.
Tiffany joined the Clinical Case Management team at Harmony in April 2021 and is passionate about helping clients build a continuing care plan that will help them sustain recovery long term.
Clinical Case Manager
As an undergrad at Colorado State University, Lydia interned in the Office of Support and Safety Assessment at Colorado State University for the Tell Someone Program. This program helped to provide community support and resources for university students and faculty struggling with behavioral or mental health concerns. She was later hired as a temporary Program Coordinator upon receiving a bachelor’s degree in Social Work at CSU. She found an immense appreciation for connecting individuals to necessary resources there.
In September of 2022, Lydia was brought onto the Clinical Case Management team at Harmony as a Clinical Case Manager. Within this role, she works to help clients fill in the missing pieces and build a more holistic aftercare plan for their continued recovery journey.
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