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 an exciting place to work.”
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.”
Ashita Alexander M.Sc, MA, LPC
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.”
Megan Kram, MSW, LSW, LAC
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, LPC
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.”
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.”
Erik Aguilera, 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
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.
Bill has been in recovery for nearly half his life. He has accompanied many fellow alcoholics and addicts on their recovery journeys, especially as they discover or reclaim their individual values, beliefs and practices. An active poet, teacher, and tireless “explorer of the spirit,” he is a friend to all faiths and spiritual traditions. He holds a master of arts degree.
“Harmony’s natural setting itself nourishes one’s spirit and inspires personal exploration. With your feet on the earth, breathing the clear mountain air, taking in the expansive views, and observing all the other living beings, you can’t help but experience your own true heart.”
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