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.”
Lois Menke-Cashman, MSW, LCSW, CACIII
Lois completed her BSW at Augsburg College in Minneapolis, MN in 1983. During her undergraduate training she was afforded the opportunity to complete a practicum with Hazelden in Plymouth MN. She was subsequently hired to work as a technician and found this experience with addiction to become a passion in her career. Lois received her MSW from CSU in 2011 and is currently an LCSW, CACIII. She has worked in a variety of clinical settings to include Medical, Psychiatric, Hospice, Addiction all of which has given her a rich experience to understand individual clinical needs.
“I am grateful to work with an organization which allows me to support clients in understanding the interplay of trauma and mental health on recovery. This interplay has been my clinical passion throughout my career no matter which setting I have worked . I find Harmony to be committed to Evidence Based Practices as well as creative and innovative in meeting individual client needs. This commitment makes Harmony and exciting place to work.”
Trent Burkholder CAC III
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.”
Ashita Alexander M.Sc, MA
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.”
Parker Schneider, MA, NCC, NLC
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.
Megan Kram, MSW, LSW
As a lead counselor for the men at Harmony, Megan is a Licensed Social Worker (LSW) 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. Prior to joining the Harmony team, Megan worked as an addictions 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. The land is beautiful and calming, the air is fresh, and there are even elk on the property. I so appreciate working with a nonprofit with a long track record of success, and with such an amazing team that truly puts clients’ needs first. ”
Laura Costanzo, MS, LPCC
Laura received her master’s from Walden University in Clinical Mental Health Counseling with a specialization in Addiction Counseling. Laura has worked in the field of addiction treatment since 2011. Her passion for horses led her to complete a practicum in Equine Therapy. Her professional goals are to develop an equine-assisted psychotherapy program specific for SUD treatment.
“My first-hand experience working with horses has allowed me to witness the healing power of horse/animal therapy in addiction and mental health treatment.”
Rebecca Sugar, MSW, LSW
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.”
Gretchen Leezer MA, LPC, LAC
MENTAL HEALTH Professional
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.
Uric Geer, M.A., LPCC
Mental Health Professional
Uric is a graduate of Naropa University, Boulder, CO where he earned a Master’s of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling: Mindfulness-based Transpersonal Counseling. Additionally, Uric earned a M.A. in Science Education from Western Michigan University prior to arriving in the world of addiction and mental health treatment in 2015. 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 prior to 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.”
Carla Felts, MSW, LSW, CCM, earned a Master of Social Work in Clinical Mental Health, Military Social Work from University of Southern California and her Bachelors of Social Work from Colorado State University. She is credentialed in the state of Colorado as a Licensed Social Worker and has worked with individuals, couples and families impacted by substance abuse and addiction since 1997. Before coming to Harmony, Carla worked in private practice treating touring professionals in the music industry struggling with mental health and addiction. Carla also worked with child youth and families impacted by addiction in the Colorado child welfare system and practiced as a trauma and mental health therapist for combat veterans with co-occurring substance use disorders in the Veteran Administration. Carla is a combat veteran (US ARMY) who served in the Persian Gulf War.
“ I came to Harmony inspired by the genuine hope and compassion staff have for each and every client in their recovery. That enthusiasm is contagious and spreads quickly within our clients. It is not about what a client has done but what they have overcome in their healing journey that is celebrated each and every day. Recovery and healing happens here! “
Stephanie Carlin, MA, LPC, LAC, NCC
IOP Lead Counselor
Stephanie is a graduate of Boston University School of Medicine where she completed her Master’s in Mental Health Counseling and Behavioral Medicine. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), Licensed Addiction Counselor (LAC), and National Certified Counselor (NCC), and has completed training in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy for use with trauma. She has previously worked in a variety of settings to include outpatient community mental health centers, hospitals, an urgent care center, a methadone clinic, group homes, county jails, and with a mobile crisis team.
“Harmony is such a unique and incredible place due to a culmination of factors which can’t be found elsewhere—the programming, the experience of staff members, the collaboration amongst the treatment team, and the location!”
Mary Evans, MA, LPC, LAC
IOP Lead Counselor
Mary received her master’s in Counseling from the University of Illinois with a specialization in Addiction Counseling. She has worked in the field of addiction treatment since 1990. Mary’s passion for recovery led her to serve in a variety of residential and outpatient settings. Her professional goals are to develop and provide quality SUD services for individuals and families seeking recovery from addiction.
“My personal and professional experience with addiction fuels my excitement to serve our community with Harmony Foundation’s compassionate, client-centered team.”
Clinical Case Manager
Colin has enjoyed Colorado’s Front Range since 2011. With a background in HVAC systems Colin worked for local concerns until forming his own renovation business in 2015. After an introduction to the recovery community in Colorado, Colin found that he had a passion for helping others. A career of service work began in 2013 at first helping local recovery groups, this developed into a role with Colorado’s Alcoholics Anonymous working to promote collaboration between AA and treatment facilities in Larimer county. In this role, Colin communicated with Harmony Foundation staff which eventually led to him assuming the role of a Counselor Tech at Harmony Foundation in February 2017. The passion for helping others discover the freedom and love of life that recovery offers motivates Colin every day in the role of a Clinical Case Manager.
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