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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, RPT

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, and a Registered Play Therapist (RPT #T-1823) 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 loved working in Denver, Boulder and Mexico I've been a resident of Gilpin County since 2001 and I missed putting down roots in my own community. I opened Peak to Peak Counseling in 2008 and put my time and energy into serving people in Nederland and the surrounding mountain areas.

For fun I love to travel, take pictures, watch movies, 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 I am a member of the Peak to Peak Human Services Task Force, and currently creating a Mental Health Team for our Mountain Community.

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.

Business Manager

Skye Leah

Although I've traveled to different places around the world, I've lived my entire life in Colorado. I am grateful to be able to raise my daughter Harmony here in Nederland, surrounded by family and friends. I'm currently working on my Associate of Applied Science Degree in Paralegal Studies at Front Range Community College where I enjoy a variety of classes and sustaining my high GPA. I'm excited to be a part of Peak to Peak Counseling where I can utilize my organizational and management skills to benefit clients and the mountain community. In my spare time I love to run, hike, camp, play basketball and swim.

Psychotherapy Interns
Master's Degree Program Students

Peak to Peak Counseling partners with the Graduate School of Psychology at Naropa University in Boulder to provide an internship site for students during the final year of their Master's degree after most of their core classes have been completed. 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, RPT.

To apply for this internship students must demonstrate solid clinical skills, applicable life experience, and a commitment to learning about the culture of our unique mountain community. They offer counseling sessions at a sliding scale rate and you will see them volunteering throughout the community at a variety of events.

Diana Fleischmann, BA

I earned my Bachelor's Degree in Psychology, Family Studies, and Women's Studies from St. Olaf College. Afterwards I worked, traveled, and studied abroad to explore the world and expand my understanding of myself and others. Upon returning to the United States my mother became gravely ill and, heartbreakingly, passed away the following year. As I began to process and transform my own grief I found myself passionately drawn to counseling and spirituality, which led me to enter Naropa University's Transpersonal Counseling Psychology Master's Degree Program in 2012. My own therapeutic style is an integrative approach, drawing from transpersonal, humanistic, systemic, Gestalt, and mindfulness-based orientations. My intention is to radiate a warm, compassionate, loving presence to create a healing space for you. I am passionate about meeting and supporting you wherever you may be on your journey, to nurture the emergence of your inner wisdom and the blossoming of your true potential.

Gail Margolis, BA

I began my undergraduate degree in Clinical Psychology at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, PA, before I transferred to Naropa University. I completed my Bachelor's degree, double majoring in Contemplative Psychology and Traditional Eastern Arts with a focus on somatic psychology and yoga. Currently I am a graduate student in my final year at Naropa University, completing my Master's Degree in Counseling Psychology. I blend many different modalities, always bringing compassion, open-mindedness, and a sense of humor about life. In my spare time I'm passionate about nutrition, yoga, animals, astrology, holistic health and being in nature.

Danielle Swaser, BS

I started my educational career earning a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration with a minor in Studio Art from Northland College in Ashland, WI. After spending a few years traveling, exploring, and working in National Parks, I realized I could weave together my interest in psychology, passion for art, and love of working with people, into a career in art therapy. I am in my third and final year at Naropa University's Art Therapy Master's Degree Program. In Art Therapy the creative process acts as a means of communication where a person's internal conscious or unconscious thoughts and emotions are outwardly reflected through art. Personally I have found art and the creative process to be healing and transformative, and I would love the opportunity to hold a supportive and compassionate space to share that experience with you.

If you are interested in an MA internship position, please contact us.

Bachelor's Degree Program Students

Peak to Peak Counseling partners with local undergraduate college students to offer an internship site to explore counseling psychology experience in the real world. The students support the interns in Master's Degree programs and receive extensive free training and an inside perspective on a rural community mental health model.

To apply for this internship students must demonstrate an interest in counseling psychology, applicable life experience, and live in the Peak to Peak mountain community. You will see them volunteering throughout the community at a variety of events.

If you are interested in a BA internship position, please contact us.