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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 missed putting roots down in my own community, as I've lived in Gilpin County since 2001. So I decided to open Peak to Peak Counseling in 2008 and put my time and energy into serving people in Nederland and the surrounding mountain communities.

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 serve on local non-profit boards in our mountain community; I am a current board member at Teens, Inc., and a past board member of Nederland Area Seniors, Inc. Additionally I volunteer with Family Hospice that serves not only the greater Boulder area but also residents of Nederland, Gilpin County, and the surrounding mountain communities.

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.

Psychotherapy Interns

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 Amy Hartman.

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 on Fridays and Saturdays at a sliding scale rate and you will see them volunteering throughout the community at a variety of events.

Gennifer (Gen) Morley, BA

I received a BA in Human Development & Education from Prescott College. In the decade between completing that degree and beginning my Masters in Counseling Psychology at Naropa University, I worked a great deal with children and families in a wide spectrum of support and facilitation roles. I also completed a Post Baccalaureate Premedical Program and worked intimately with patients in hospital settings before deciding that connecting with people was really the part of medicine that inspired me. During my Master's program, I have had the chance to explore the breadth and depth of psychotherapeutic theories and teachings. My style has thus evolved to focus on what people experience in their daily lives, trusting that any unresolved events needing attention will show up. I believe that when we are able to be really clear about what is going on for us, our options for more satisfactory living are possible.

I have spent a fair amount of time in the Indian Peaks Wilderness and in Nederland. I've been drawn to this area for a long time both for the small community and the natural environment. In my free time I like to be outside, ideally playing on my bike, cross-country skiing or just walking through the woods. The Indian Peaks Wilderness has been the backdrop for many of my better days in Colorado and I feel honored to be part of the Nederland community in a more formal capacity.

Jerome Moon Meyerson, BA

Although I live in Boulder presently, I hail from the mountains. I spent my childhood growing up on the Western Slope and am a past resident of Nederland. I love small mountain towns - the creativity, sense of community, and unique mountain culture.

I received my BA from Naropa University in 2007 in Writing and Literature, while simultaneously developing my skills as a filmmaker and videographer. After graduating, I started a film production company. At the same time I began working at Windhorse Community Services, a mental health agency, where I began to develop my interest in psychotherapy and psychology. As I got more involved at Windhorse I felt fulfilled by the work I was doing; I decided to step out from behind the camera and pursue a Masters Degree in Counseling Psychology at Naropa University. My time in school, and experience during my practicum, has introduced me to a number of therapeutic modalities and areas of study such as dream work, gestalt therapy, and mindfulness based psychotherapy.

I'm thrilled to be starting my internship at Peak to Peak Counseling and am looking forward to getting involved in the community!