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COUNSELING PHILOSOPHY

Drawing from an eclectic mix of therapeutic techniques, we are committed to creating a unique and personalized psychotherapy experience for each of our clients based on your individual needs, goals and strengths. Each of your lives and histories, genetic and cultural inheritances, physical, emotional and spiritual experiences are unique and distinctive. To create an environment where health and healing can take place it is critical that we draw from a variety of theories and techniques that fit your specific life and circumstances, creating a holistic therapeutic experience exclusively for your wellbeing.

Here is a partial list of theories, techniques and therapies we draw from:

  • Attachment
  • Art
  • Cognitive-Behavioral
  • Contemplative
  • Developmental
  • Ecological
  • Existential
  • Experiential
  • Feminist
  • Filial
  • Gestalt
  • Humanistic
  • Integral
  • Jungian
  • Multicultural
  • Play
  • Psychodrama
  • Psychodynamic
  • Solution-Focused
  • Systems
  • Transpersonal

Psychotherapist Amy Hartman, MA, LPC, NCC, ACS, RPT-S

Professionally

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC # 6118) in the state of Colorado. I am a National Certified Counselor (NCC #290030) through the National Board for Certified Counselors, an Approved Clinical Supervisor (ACS #01953) through the Center for Credentialing and Education, and a Registered Play Therapist Supervisor (RPT #S1823) through the National Association of Play Therapy. I received my MA in Counseling Psychology from Naropa University in Boulder. I received my BA, cum laude, in English and Women's Studies from the University of Colorado, Boulder.

Presently and over the past ten years no matter where my work has taken place - Nederland and the surrounding mountains, Denver, Boulder, Mexico - my focus is on the health and healing of community.

To address the complex needs of these different communities I use my counseling and mediation skills on two levels: individual community members and the system as a whole. On an individual level I counsel children, teens, adults, elders, singles, couples and families. On a systemic level I mediate for and between for-profit and non-profit businesses, boards, employees and employers, citizen groups, foundations, government programs, schools, and small business owners.

What I find fascinating and challenging about community work is that there is never one, simple, concise answer about how health and healing occurs. This means that over the past ten years I have worked closely with people facing a broad range of issues and diagnoses:

  • Addiction
  • Aging
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Asperger's Spectrum Disorders (ASD)
  • Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Bipolar Disorders
  • Body Awareness
  • Career/Job
  • Cutting
  • Delusional Disorders
  • Depression
  • Death and Dying
  • Dissociative Disorders
  • Divorce/Separation
  • Domestic Violence
  • Eating Disorders
  • Foster Care
  • Gender Identity
  • Grief
  • Homelessness
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Life Skills
  • Money
  • Parenting
  • Perpetrators of Crimes
  • Phobias
  • Physical, Sexual, Verbal and Emotional Abuse
  • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Relationships
  • Schizophrenia
  • Sex
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Social Skills
  • Stress
  • Terminal Illnesses
  • Time Management
  • Transitions
  • Trauma
  • Victims of Crime

Personally

Although I enjoyed working in Denver, Boulder and Mexico, I missed putting down roots in my own community. A Gilpin County resident since 2001, I opened Peak to Peak Counseling in 2008 to put my time and energy into serving people in Nederland and the surrounding mountain areas.

For fun I love to take pictures, run, watch movies, travel, read books, hike and play the piano. You can also find me catching a CU football game in Boulder, or enjoying the latest play in Denver. I have served on local non-profit boards in our mountain community. I am a past board member of TEENS, Inc. and Nederland Area Seniors, Inc. Additionally we participate in the the Peak to Peak Human Services Task Force, Peak to Peak Prevention Coalition, and have created a Mountain Community Health Coalition.

My focus has been and continues to be dictated by the needs of the people in front of me and the community surrounding us. Having experienced genuine healing and growth with hundreds of clients I am confident we can work together to find the change you seek in your life.

Master's Degree Program Students

Peak to Peak Counseling partners with local universities to provide internship and practicum sites for students during their next to last and final year of their Master's Degree Programs. In return they receive real-world experience, extensive free training and clinical supervision throughout the year from Peak to Peak Counseling owner Amy Hartman, MA, LPC, NCC, ACS, RPT-S.

To apply for these positions students must demonstrate solid clinical skills, applicable life experience, and a commitment to serving our unique mountain community. They offer counseling sessions at a sliding scale rate as well as working with schools and community non-profits in the area.

Psychotherapy Interns

Tori Dow, BA

I earned my Bachelor’s Degree through Western Illinois University in Macomb, Illinois, majoring in Psychology and minoring in Dance. While studying here, I found my passion for Dance/Movement Therapy.  I was able to help people through movement, research, and volunteering with a variety of populations.  Currently I am a graduate student in my final year at Naropa University, completing my Master’s Degree in Somatic Counseling Psychology with a concentration in Dance/Movement Therapy. As a practicing counselor I use many different modalities, but integrate my own sense of compassion and authenticity into my work.

Audrey Godell, BA

I earned my Bachelor’s Degree in Environmental Biology from the University of California at Berkeley, an educational path based on deep connection with wild places. Over the next twenty five years I enjoyed working at a variety of places including The Nature Conservancy, and eventually moving to the Colorado mountains. My love of singing, playing the guitar, hiking and bird watching have always been sources of peace and healing for me. Through my life experiences I have learned self-acceptance by accessing my inner resources. This experience inspired me to earn my Masters Degree in Transpersonal Counseling Psychology at Naropa University, where I have learned powerful ways to help others find relief from psychological suffering and life changes. I view the body, mind and spirit as intrinsically interconnected. Together we will explore your own internal resources through present moment experience, authentic expression, and body awareness.

Maggie Jones, BA

I have personal experience with the both the joys and challenges inherent in small town life, as I grew up in a rural community in Northeastern Kansas. In 2004 I received my Bachelor's Degree in Latin American Studies and Spanish from the University of Kansas in Lawrence. During my undergraduate studies, I volunteered as a paraprofessional counselor at a local suicide prevention center and through this experience discovered that accompanying others through times of great difficulty and challenge is my true calling. This realization led me to Naropa University, where I am currently in my third and final year in the Transpersonal Counseling Psychology masters program. My therapeutic style is warm, authentic, and client-centered. I have immense faith in the healing power of relationship and the innate wisdom that exists in each of us. I myself have experienced times of great adversity, the most significant and heartbreaking being the loss of my young daughter to cancer. Through my grieving process and personal journey, I have come to believe that a safe, non-judgmental space to explore and express one's truth is essential to healing and growth. Wherever you may be along your journey or whatever you may be facing, my hope is to provide this safe space for you. I am familiar with issues specific to the LGBTQIA community and welcome clients of all sexual orientations and gender identities.

Sarah Klein, BS

I graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Communication from Northwestern University in 2010, specializing in Documentary Film Production and Religious Studies. After working for three years in the documentary film world, I decided to pursue a field where I could engage one-on-one with individuals. I fell in love with the field of art therapy, which for me combined the healing power of creativity with compassionate engagement in therapeutic relationship. In 2013, I entered the Transpersonal Counseling masters program at Naropa University, focusing in Art Therapy. Along with my studies, I have been an art mentor in the Naropa Community Art Studio, practiced art therapy with hospice and bereavement clients at Family Hospice, and worked with children at Ziji Early Elementary School. I am trained in both art therapy and traditional psychotherapy, and blend transpersonal, humanistic, existential, and mindfulness-based approaches. I believe that healing happens through relationship, and I am excited to work together to explore wherever you may be on your path. In my free time, I love painting, learning to play the fiddle, and hiking with my puppy!

Practicum Students

If you are interested in a Practicum Student position, please contact us.