Meet Our Therapists & Counselors

 

Aspen Counseling Group is made up of psychotherapists, marriage and family therapists, counselors, relationship coaches, mentors and teachers. Our staff draw upon their professional training, formal education, and experiences to address the unique mental, emotional, and relational needs of each person. In addition to their specialties, our team members are well-equipped to serve people with an array of presenting issues and from a variety of backgrounds. At Aspen, we provide the highest level of compassionate, client-centered, evidence-based treatment for all of our clients who are struggling with mental health and relational problems.

 

 

Michael Behmer MA, MFT, Founder

Michael Behmer and the Aspen Counseling Group family of therapeutic companies have been recognized as an indusrty leader in treating trauma, grief and loss with individuals, couples, families and organizations for more than a decade in the united States and abroad.

 

 

 

Danelle Rottner, MA, LPC

Danelle is the Clinical Director and a Lead Therapist for Aspen Christian Counseling. With a broad range of experience both within and external to the church, she approaches counseling from a holistic model in order to assist clients in achieving health and growth. Her areas of focus include fear and anxiety, adjustment and transition, pre-marital and marital counseling, depression, grief and loss, perinatal issues, abuse, family conflict, ministry burnout and church leadership. She also enjoys working with adolescents and young adults concerning identity, spirituality and relational issues.

 

 

 

 

LeaLea Cornell, MA, LPC-C, NCC

Lea’s approach to counseling employs holistic and integrative techniques tailored to meet the individual and families needs.  Recognizing that everyone is unique, a collaborative and specialized treatment plan is created to best fit the clients needs. Focusing on mental health wellness, we investigate our past and present strengths and weaknesses, highs and lows, and overall presence and awareness in our daily life.  Lea has extensive experience in the school, clinic and private practice settings.  Her specialties include: Anxiety and Depression, Trauma, Addictions, Eating Disorders, and Autism-Spectrum Disorders. Areas of focus include children, adults and families. Visit Lea’s website.

 

 

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Ariel Friese, MC, LPC

Ariel loves working with creative young professionals who are wanting to become or get back to the best version of themselves. Many 20-30 somethings face a “quarter life crisis” point in their life when they begin to question their relationship, career or other major life decisions. Ariel helps these folks get back in touch with their values, the people and the activities that bring meaning to their lives, so they can move forward with confidence and find happiness. She has training in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), and often blends techniques and theories from these and other therapies together to create a custom treatment plan for each client. She has a wide variety of experience in hospital and office settings, as well as mental health advocacy and teaching. In her free time you can find her at yoga, hiking with her dog Penny or finding the next craft project to work on. Visit Ariel’s website.

 

 

susie_portraitSusan Hofland, BS, LPN, NTP

Susan looks beyond the symptoms and at the body as a whole. She identifies and addresses causes of dysfunction then provides focused nutritional support to improve overall function so your body can better utilize its ability to heal itself. Susan is a Licensed Practical Nurse, Certified Nutrition Therapy Practitioner, Certified Nutrition Response Testing, and coursework in Integrative Manual Therapy. Visit Susan’s website.

 

 

 

 

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Kate Kendrick, MA, Registered Psychotherapist

Kate loves helping men and women and couples dissolve stuck life patterns, find their own truth and relax into being themselves. Drawing on a combination of mind-body/somatic psychotherapy, focusing-oriented therapy, Gestalt therapy and Nonviolent Communication, Kate works with each client to find the approach that is most effective for them. She specializes in couples therapy, divorce counseling, family communication issues, life transitions and anxiety/depression treatment. She brings a deep empathy and wisdom to her work that tomes not only from her training, but from her personal experience healing from post-traumatic stress disorder and anxiety. In addition to her private practice, Kate offers trainings in Nonviolent Communication in the Boulder/Longmont area. Visit Kate’s website.

 

 

 

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Johanna Lindau, MA, LPC

Johanna is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Colorado. She brings an open heart and understanding to her work with ages five and up as well as couples and families. Johanna is passionate about helping her clients overcome challenges including: depression, anxiety, trauma, attachment difficulties, addiction, disordered eating, body images issues, low self esteem and life transitions.  Johanna has been working in the field of psychology for over 10 years, her experience ranges from wilderness treatment program counseling for teens and young adults, to crisis intervention at a community counseling center to school-based counseling in rural Mexico. Besides private practice Johanna works part time as A Bilingual Child, Adolescent and Family therapist with a community mental health center. Visit Johanna’s website.

 

 

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Amy Winchester, MA, LPC

Amy comes to this work with many years of experience guiding individuals and family systems through trauma, grief, and relational challenges.  She received her Master’s degree from Naropa University with an emphasis in Wilderness Therapy, and her Bachelor’s degree from Mount Holyoke College. She has worked with dual-diagnosis teens in wilderness therapy settings, with hospice and palliative care agencies as a grief counselor, as a wilderness guide, and maintains a private practice in which she works with teens, couples, and individuals who are struggling with a variety of issues. Amy has specialized training in attachment work from a somatic perspective and is completing training in Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy. Visit Amy’s website

 

 

John Vandegrift, CAC1

Speciality: Sober Coaching, Teen & Young Adult Recovery

In the process of getting a degree in Psychology and becoming a Certified Addictions Counselor, John is our teen mentor and a sobriety support staff member. John approaches teens with an attitude reflecting equality and respect, and is able to make connections with them through his past experiences of substance abuse. Like his own recovery, John thinks that no recovery is the same and that every individual has specific needs to make the right steps toward a life without dependence on drugs and alcohol. His life experiences are so relevant to the current struggles of our teens that his “leading-by-example” qualifications are paramount.

 

 

aspen-136_1024Betsy Carr, MS, BCIA, Neurofeedback Treatment Coordinator
In addition to being the Clinical Director of Aspen Neurofeedback, Inc. Betsy’s serves to integrate qEEG and neurofeedback treatments with ACG’s faculty of care providers. Betsy’s approach is to work with clients’ symptoms using qEEG brain mapping and neurofeedback therapy. She has a Master’s degree in biomedical neuroscience from Colorado State University and is published in The Journal of Neurochemistry for research into drug interactions. Her understanding of brain patterns helps clients understand that their symptoms and challenges are coming from a very real, physical imbalance of brain function and that in majority of cases Betsy can offer releif.

 

 

 

 

 

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Caitlin Gray, MA, LPCC

Caitlin received her Masters of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from The University of Northern Colorado in Greeley. As a therapist, Caitlin desires to create a safe space for people to speak about and delve deeply into their stories. In order to best understand and care for each unique individual, she uses and integrative theoretical approach to help others gain insight, realize strengths, and create meaning in their lives. Caitlyn has a warm, empathetic, and relaxed approach to counseling and enjoys bringing humor and light into sessions. Her areas of focus include victims of trauma and violence, relational issues, grief and loss, depression, and anxiety.

 

 

Kelley Johns, MA, LPCC

Kelley received her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the University of Colorado at Boulder and a Masters degree from Colorado Christian University. With a passion for helping individuals flourish, Kelley has been a Young Life leader in the area for more than 6 years and particularly enjoys working with the adolescent population. She has experience with at-risk adolescents in residential and wilderness therapy environments. Kelley’s hope for teenagers, and all individuals, is for them to be confident in their identity, understand their story, and find purpose in life. In her free time, she enjoys spoiling her Labradoodle, reading leisure books, and outdoor adventures.

 

 

Trey Stubbs, MA, LPCC

Trey holds a Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and is passionate about coming alongside people as they seek to find healing, satisfaction, and meaning in life. For the past 7 years, he has been involved in youth and leader development and is sought-after speaker at schools, camps, and staff trainings of over 300 people. Trey approaches counseling from an integrative model, with a particular emphasis in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. With a  desire to support others in understanding their value, he will work with you to provide step-by-step strategies that can make your desired personal goals a sustainable reality. His areas of focus include anxiety, depression, men’s issues, marital counseling, and identity development.

 

 

RoxanneRoxanne Bamond, LMFT

Roxanne is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and has been helping individuals and couples create more fulfilling relationships for over 20 years. She has both her Master’s and Ph.D. Degrees in Family Therapy and is a Core Professor in a Marriage and Family Counseling Therapy program teaching, supervising and training interns. Roxanne’s clinical specialty is counseling both individuals and couples stuck in negative cycles who are in pursuit of healthier and happier relationships. Roxanne uses a brief strength based approach to help individuals and couples reach their intended goals of feeling better about themselves, their partners and their relationships. Roxanne is on the Board of the Colorado Association for Marriage and Family Therapy and is a Clinical Fellow and Approved Supervisor for the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy. Roxanne presents locally and nationally on issues pertaining to the practice of Marriage and Family Therapy.

 

 

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Cindy Britan, MS, LMHC, LPC

Cindy’s specialty is working with children and parents. Her practice focuses on helping children gain insight, process their experiences and learn skills that will help them navigate their increasingly challenging world, while providing support and effective parenting skills for parents. A safe, healing and non-judgmental environment is part of this process. She works with children who exhibit a full range of behavioral and emotional issues, from basic transitional issues to major trauma. Cindy is an extensively trained play therapist working within a child centered model with an experiential philosophy. She provides parents with an easy to follow, unique set of parenting skills to address their child’s behavioral and emotional issues outside of the sessions. She is also extensively trained in child centered and experiential play therapy, sand tray therapy, and filial therapy. In addition, she is certified in I

nfant Mental Health – Level I & II, and trained in DIR/Floortime Model, Equine Assisted Psychotherapy, Mindfulness, and EMDR.

 

 

 

 

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Speciality: Strength & Conditioning, Sports Biomechanics, ACL Injury Prevention

Tom Dueber  is a Longmont native, been working with young athletes since 2001 and is the founding partner of Canyon Performance Training. Tom earned his NASM certification in the fall of 2001 and since then has been a fitness manger for a major gym chain, Area Director of Fitness for Aspen Athletic Clubs and started and owned Canyon Personal Training and Fitness for 9 years. Tom was a two sport, all-state athlete at Longmont High School and went on to play football at Drake University. Tom earned his degree at Drake and helped the team win their first ever Pioneer Conference Championship.   Tom has helped dozens of young athletes fulfill their dreams of playing college sports at major Division-1 programs and also at smaller private colleges.  He has worked with athletes in almost every sport including: Soccer, Football, Basketball, Volleyball, Baseball, Softball, Wrestling, Kayaking, Tennis and Equestrian.  Tom specializes in designing and implementing team programs, Injury Risk Reduction programs and Post-Rehab services.