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:
Psychotherapist Amy Hartman, MA, LPC, NCC, RPT
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:
- Asperger's Spectrum Disorders (ASD)
- Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
- Bipolar Disorders
- Body Awareness
- Delusional Disorders
- Death and Dying
- Dissociative Disorders
- Domestic Violence
- Eating Disorders
- Foster Care
- Gender Identity
- Learning Disabilities
- Life Skills
- Perpetrators of Crimes
- Physical, Sexual, Verbal and Emotional Abuse
- Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
- Sleep Disorders
- Social Skills
- Terminal Illnesses
- Time Management
- Victims of Crime
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.
Peak to Peak Counseling partners with the Counseling Master's Program 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.
Lynn Harnack, BA
I was drawn to the counseling profession because I've always wanted to help others and, in my experience, I appreciate the feeling that someone cares enough to hear my story and give me an un-biased perspective. My BA in Psychology from Argosy University gave me a solid foundation to apply for my Master's Degree. During my Master's Program I've worked with people facing addiction, eating disorders, school challenges and relationship issues, to name a few. Plus I've woked in customer service jobs for years, one of the best ways to learn about people!
I decided to apply for an internship in the mountains initially because of the beautiful scenery and friendly people. However as I've recently moved to Erie, a town with 18,000 people, I realized it will be helpful to learn how to be a small-town counselor. For fun I love to cook, play with my dog Marley (yes, after Bob Marley), ride my bike, and dance to good music with my husband Nate.