Summit County has over two dozen local private mental health providers who serve our community. Below is a list of Summit County providers with a short bio and their contact information. Providers with an asterisk by their name participate in the Building Hope Scholarship Program and accept Building Hope vouchers. 



Amber McCrackin - LAC, LPC, MAC, MS
970-333-4519, Dillon
Serves: 12-Adolescents; Adult
Specializes in: Addiction counseling, mental health counseling

Ambiance Counseling is a substance abuse and mental health counseling agency that provides compassionate, effective, evidence-based services for the community. We strive to inspire motivation to change by helping you to use your strengths in your recovery. We help youth and adults with mental health and substance abuse issues to find stability and recovery with individual and group counseling. As a Licensed Professional Counselor and Licensed Addiction Counselor, I (Amber McCrackin) can help you overcome the emotional distress and addictions that have kept you stuck! As a Certified Motivational Interviewing Therapist, I help to motivate you to make the changes that you want to make in your life.

Some of the services we offer include: DUI Classes, Youth Addiction Recovery, Domestic Violence Treatment, Co-Occuring Disorders Treatment, Additional Services


anne watts.jpgAnne Watts - MSW; LCSW, RPT – (Bilingual Provider)
970-485-5202, Silverthorne
Serves: 0-6; 7-12; 12-Adolescent; Family
Specializes in: Synergetic Play Therapy, Registered Play Therapist, childbirth and maternal mental health

I love working with children. Play Therapy is a powerful way to help young people grow and heal. Families can overcome incredible challenges and live healthy, well balanced lives. I work closely with parents and support the entire family throughout our work together. Play Therapy helps children develop greater self awareness and appropriate strategies to handle stressful situations that arise day to day. My specialties include challenging behaviors, those experiencing difficult transitions such as adoption, divorce, or loss of a loved one, and those who have experienced significant trauma.

I work closely with parents throughout our time together. Play Therapy helps children to find healthy solutions to the challenges they face. Children increase their self-esteem as they develop greater self awareness and appropriate strategies to handle stressful situations that arise day to day.

I have dedicated years to understanding brain development. This specialized training gives me insight into understanding the root cause of behaviors. By getting to the bottom of the challenge, children are able to make long lasting positive changes in their behavior and relationships with family and friends.


cindiharris-krane.jpgCindi Harris-Krane - MS in Mental Health Counseling; NCC National Certification
970-658-2188, Breckenridge
Serves: Adults, Couples
Specializes in: Emphasis on co-ocurring disorders; couples, anxiety and depression

Hi, I am a Nationally Certified Counselor in private practice in Breckenridge, Colorado. I work primarily with individuals and couples. I understand that going through a difficult time happens to all of us and help/support can make all the difference in managing challenges as effectively and healthily as possible. I offer confidential assistance for those working with a variety of challenges such as depression, anxiety, trauma, co-occurring issues (such as addiction and trauma), relationship difficulties, impulsivity, grief and loss. Please feel free to contact me at 970-485-9546 for more information.

I have a Master's degree in Human Services with a Specialization in Mental Health Counseling; Brainspotting Phase 1 (developed from EMDR); Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy (EFT); BS with Teacher Certification (K-8; cert. exp.); Parents as Teachers training (early brain development).

I have experience working with individuals with co-occurring disorders such as addiction coupled with depression, anxiety, and/or trauma. I have a passion for working with couples to help recognize and change unhealthy patterns. I work as a partner with clients toward achieving their goals. Website:


elizabeth brothers.jpgElizabeth Brothers – MT, MA, LPC
970-485-3956 (Frisco)
Serves: ALL
Specializes in: Anxiety, depression, divorce, parenting, life transitions, personal discovery and spiritual issues

Everyone's journey in life is filled with challenges that often help us to understand more fully who we are. Sometimes it is helpful to have another perspective, a guide, or tools to navigate these difficult stretches of the journey. I have worked with individuals, couples, and families in counseling for the past 13 years and was an educator prior. I work with a wide variety of clients, but have extensive experience working with anxiety, depression, divorce, parenting, life transitions, personal discovery, and spiritual issues.

I tailor my approach to each individual's needs and personality, but lean toward strength-based cognitive approaches. I draw from a variety of theories, strategies, and techniques and strive to offer practical tools each session. I also tap into belief structures that guide you.

I may be able to help you see or feel things in a way you have never experienced before, discover your personal truth about an issue, or approach a familiar problem from a different angle. It's your journey, and I consider it an honor to be invited into it.


gemmataylor.jpgGemma Talyor – MPH, MSSW, LCSW BILINGUAL PROVIDER
720-273-9999, Silverthorne
Serves: 0-6, 7-12,12-Adolescent, Family
I believe that a child's health is greatly impacted by their physical and social environment. My approach to therapy incorporates the treatment of the whole child by addressing their emotional, physical, and familial well-being. Together in working with the child, their parents and support system, my goal is to alleviate emotional and somatic symptoms that impact the child's quality of life.

I am trained in somatic play therapy and EMDR, a trauma-focused intervention. I have a depth of experience in treating children who are experiencing depression, anxiety, chronic illness, selective mutism, grief and loss, divorce, autism spectrum disorder, trauma, acculturation issues, and chronic mental illness.

My practice is based within the Treehouse Play Therapy Center, an exciting treatment center located on the Blue River in Silverthorne, CO. Treatment modalities incorporate the use of the natural environment, play materials, art materials, musical instruments, physical movement, and the use of an in-office tree house. Please call today for more information.


janefineberg.jpgJane Fineberg – MSW, LCSW
309-299-1579, Frisco
Serves: Adults and couples
Specializes in: no specific area of specialization

I believe that therapy is an opportunity for people to make changes in their lives. Through the support of a strong therapeutic relationship, clients will feel empowered to make these changes for themselves. I have extensive experience working with anxiety, depression, relationships, self-esteem, grief, and transitional life stressors. I believe in a relationship-based psychodynamic approach to therapy using elements of Cognitive and Dialectical Behavioral Therapies, Family Systems, and Narrative Therapy. I tailor my approach to the individual needs of clients, finding creative solutions to match a client's unique challenges. 


jeanbecker.jpgJean Becker- Sullivan – MA, LPC'
970-372-1193, Dillon
Serves: 12-Adolescent; Adult; Couples
Specializes in: Couples counseling, Victims DV, Adolescents, First Responders

Therapy is an opportunity for personal growth. I provide a non-judgmental place for people to explore and achieve their own goals. I provide service for adults and adolescents who are experiencing grief, anxiety, trauma as well as relationship problems. I tailor my approach to fit each client's unique needs.

Providing help for the following: Adults experiencing work related problems. One specific example is treatment for Compassion Fatigue / Vicarious Trauma. Ask me about possible funding from Foundation 1023. I also provide counseling for couples who want to improve communication & reduce conflict.

I have life experiences and education that help me really understand my clients.


Jeff Maher.jpgJeff Mahler – Ph.D Counseling
970-668-8324, Frisco
Serves: 7-12; 12-Adolescent; Adult; Couples; Family
Specializes in: no specific area of specialization

Hello and thank you for considering my practice of psychology. With offices in Evergreen and Frisco, Colorado, I work with children, adolescents, adults, couples and families. My practice uses a collaborative model of treatment. I encourage my clients to be actively involved in their treatment. You would work with me to set treatment goals and give regular feedback on the therapy process. My extensive experience with various approaches to treatment, helps me to select techniques that are effective for various emotional problems. Please call or email me with any specific questions.

My approach tends to be very direct and problem focused. Clients who appreciate directness and honest interpersonal dialogue do well in my approach. I take the time to get to know my clients as whole persons, not just your concerns. This helps me to tailor suggestions that are specific to you

In addition to providing psychotherapy, I conduct various types of psychological evaluations. These include diagnostic emotional testing, assessment of mood and anxiety disorders, ADHD evaluations for both children and adults and learning disability assessments. I use EMDR techniques for trauma reduction.


john shirkey.jpgJohn Shirkey – LCSW
970-409-7566 (Frisco)
Serves: 7-12, 12-Adolescent
Specializes in: Animal assisted therapy, certified mental coach, collaborative problem solving

My primary service offerings are solution-focused and animal assisted therapy, always with empathy and your particular situation in mind. Wellness goals are tailored to your individual needs. I believe mental health is one aspect of an individual which contributes to their overall wellness. Therapy presents an opportunity for people to make progress on their individual recovery journey. I strive to help empower others to make changes for themselves through building a strong therapeutic relationship.

I have extensive experience working the ages across the spectrum from children/ adolecsents to adults having worked as the Clincial Director of a residential facility for youth and partnering with the adult facility to provide services.

I provide Animal Assisted Therapy with the help of my therapy dog (Nala) in helping to build rapport, develop and practice skills, and build confidence.


kathy lorch.jpgKathy Lorch – MA in Counseling Psychology, LPC, RPT
970-389-2051 (Frisco)
Serves: 0-6; 7-12; 12-Adolescent; Adult; Couples
Specializes in: Synergetic Play Therapy, Clinical Hypnotherapy, EMDR II,

I work with people of all ages to deal with the difficult challenges that life can bring. I specialize in play and family therapy, individuals and couples. We work together to resolve issues of divorce, trauma, physical and sexual abuse, grief and loss, misbehavior, school performance, sensory integration issues, ADHD/ADD, blended families and transitions. We can heighten your insight and awareness about how to shift into healthier, more satisfying patterns and highlight your strengths, talents and passions to create the life you desire. It takes courage to seek counseling support to make changes in your life. I respect your journey and sincere effort.

Play therapy can help relieve feelings of stress, stimulate creative thinking and exploration, regulate emotions and foster self acceptance and caring towards others. Individual and couples work can free you from the negative patterns and help you move towards greater satisfaction and genuine happiness. EMDR and mindfulness can neutralize and transform the trauma and pain.

Therapy is an inner journey, a discovery of your clarity and self awareness. My approach is compassionate, supportive, and client centered to help facilitate wellness and healing, enhancing positive and productive relationships, and working to reduce your suffering, to actualize genuine happiness and fulfillment.


kellyn glynn.jpgKellyn Glynn – MA, LPC
720-722-1241, Frisco
Serves: 7-12, 12-Adolescent, Adult, Family
Specializes in: Trauma specific, CBT

I offer individual, family, and couples, counseling. I have a private practice located in Frisco, CO. I am also a therapist for Talkspace. My specific therapeutic approach is to treat each person as an individual rather than a label. I have history and experience in the field of trauma, depression, anxiety, life transitions, and much more. I specialize in treating adolescents, families, and adults going through life challenges.

My specialty area includes both youth and families. I work with adolescents and adults going through the challenges that life brings.

In my practice I am very open to using all sorts of different avenues to meet a client in whatever works best for them. I will often take hikes, walks, or coffee meetings with clients. I also offer distance therapy through skype and am a Talkspace therapist as well.


Leslie Day – LPC – Bilingual Provider
970- 389-7475
Serves: Individuals, Couples, Families, Spanish and/or English speakers,
Specializes In:  Anxiety, Depression, Couples Counseling, Family Systems Theory, Cognitive Behavioral, Neurobiological Origins of Mental Health Issues, Trauma, PTSD, Sexual Abuse, EMDR Level II, Love & Logic Parenting, Parenting Through Divorce, Women’s Issues, Adolescence, Communication, Self-Esteem

As a Licensed Professional Counselor since 2003, I have worked with many different people on many different issues.  My primary focus is brief and solution focused but with my extensive experience and training I am able to tailor counseling to fit the goals of my clients. 


Mark Gidney – Psy.D., Licensed Psychologist
970-510-0991, Frisco
Serves: Adults and Couples
Specializes in: EMDR

My successful clients are active psychotherapy participants who are dedicated and motivated for change or other benefits. Introspective, he/she thinks about therapy outside of the office and attempts to use the knowledge and insight gained to improve relationships, behaviors, and life satisfaction. I treat a broad range of issues including life transitions, relational challenges, depression, trauma, anxiety disorders and mood disorders. At times, psychotherapy requires difficult work from both the therapist and client, and the outcome is predicated by the mutual effort vested in the therapeutic process.

I offer both short and long-term psychotherapy for adults and couples. My primary modality of therapy stems from psychodynamic and interpersonal perspectives, although I also employ cognitive/behavioral techniques as well. I have advanced training and experience with EMDR and extensive psychopharmacology and holistic knowledge. In couples work I utilize many Gottman principles.

I have been practicing psychotherapy for 23 years. My training includes a doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology from the University of Denver Graduate School of Professional Psychology (APA accredited program) and a Master's degree in counseling from Appalachian State University. I'm a Licensed Psychologist in Colorado.


melissa gledhill.jpgMelissa Gledhill - LPC, RPT
970-368-0778, Breckenridge
Serves: 0-6, 7-12, 12-adolescents, Adult, Couples, Families and Parent Support
Specializes: Certified in Synergetic Play Therapy, M.A. in Couples and Family Counseling, multiple years of experience in Spiritual Direction based in the Christian faith tradition

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with my office located in Breckenridge, Colorado. I am trained in a neurobiological and attachment based approach to relationship with self and other. I have experience in helping a client process through anxiety, depression, life transitions, divorce, grief and loss, suicidal tendencies, sensory processing sensitivities and more.

I sought out this profession after experiencing deep healing through my own therapeutic process. I felt convicted that I wanted to offer this gift to others. Therapy is my passion, yet it is also hard work and can be quite uncomfortable at times. It isn’t always easy to change the lens through which we see the world, or face the sources of our daily challenges. I strongly believe that each of us has the capabilities within ourselves to face whatever those challenges in our lives may be. Sometimes we need some fresh perspective, emotional guidance, emotional regulation tools and reminders of how to be our authentic selves.  It often helps to have someone we can trust to walk with us through this process, and that is who I want to be for my clients.


michelle marzo.jpgMichelle Marzo - LPC, LAC, (MAC) National Certification
Serves: 14 and above (High School on)
Specializes in: EMDR, Substance Abuse

Research shows the relationship with your therapist is the most effective therapy tool. I strive to create a compassionate, collaborative, validating environment to allow a person to explore their lives, learn and thrive.

I have experience in helping and supporting people learn how to process, manage and change their depression, anxiety, substance use, grief, self esteem, anger and relationship issues.

I facilitate groups to prevent drinking and driving with Alpine Springs Counseling. I complete substance abuse evaluations for the courts. I have a background working as an EMT-Basic since 1997 and have the ability to work with police, firefighters and EMS workers.


mili shoemaker.jpgMili Shoemaker – LPC (Bilingual Provider)
Serves: 0-3, 7-12, 12-Adolescent, Adult, Couples, Family
Specializes in: EMDR I, EMDR II, Certified Synergetic Play Therapy, Certified Synergetic Play Therapy Supervisor, Registered Play Therapist

I love to help clients get in touch with emotions and situations that are hard to integrate. I believe we all seek to be in relationships with others and ourselves. Often times we have unfinished business that is in the way of achieving healthy relationships. What I love the most is supporting each client's process in making sense of their life. I have experience working with abuse, trauma, PTSD, aggression, depression, anxiety, loss and grief, family dynamic challenges, bullying, domestic violence, and couples issues. I believe there is no need to self-improve only to awaken our own potential.

Play Therapy models children tools for self-regulation to implement when feeling challenging emotions, as well as acquiring social skills that will help them interact with more empathy in the world. I specialize on the following issues: aggression, birth trauma, adoption, ADHD, sensory integration, domestic violence, sexual abuse, outrageous tantrums.

EMDR is effective for integrating traumatic experiences. It is an approach that helps individuals take control, rather than allowing the traumatic events to run their lives. I use Demartini Method and Gestalt Therapy approach to facilitate individuals to embrace their fears and design the life they are here to live.


nancy martin.jpgNancy Martin - MA, LPC, RPT
970-389-7028, Frisco
Serves: 0-6; 7-12; Adult; Family
Specializes in: Synergistic Play Therapy, EMDR Therapy Certified Level I & II, CBT and Mindfulness for adults, EMDR Therapy for children 2-12

I will work together with you to create your ideal life, relationships and purpose. Maybe you are noticing that your natural sense of joy, aliveness and peace is eluding you and your emotions are out of control. I want to welcome you to what might be one of the most important steps in your life. As a Licensed Professional Counselor, I work collaboratively with individual adults to provide concrete therapeutic tools that deepen intimacy and improve relationships with others. I help clients identify how they effect others and themselves through their thoughts, emotions and behaviors eliminating anxiety, mood and relationship issues. I utilize EMDR Therapy and CBT to help adults and children who have experienced trauma in order to regain focus, clarity, self-regulated body responses, right thinking and positive behavioral responses.

As a Registered & Synergetic Play Therapist, I focus on children's ( 2-11) emotional, behavioral & social skills, leading to a reduction in symptoms including acting out, aggression, physical complaints, withdrawal & regression, re-establishing balance in a child's sense of well-being. I work with parents to provide parenting strategies to support families and children.

Therapy outcomes: *Understand behaviors and how you can regulate through them to create more fulfillment in your relationships & life. *Develop your ability to understand, empathize and relate to your spouse, partner, children, co-workers, business associates, etc.. with ease & grace. *Discover effective ways of dealing with your core issues, feel more fulfilled & alive.

Stacy Smith – LPC
Serves: 12-Adolescent; Adult; Family
Specializes in: EMDR Level 1, DBT, End of Life


Nancy Black, MA

nancy black.jpgI have been in private practice as a psychotherapist for 36 years. I’ve worked in various settings down through these years; director of a small counseling center in Denver, director of an adolescent group home, and dean at a small college. In addition to my private practice I’m currently the therapist to staff and families dealing with homelessness at a Denver non profit, and clinical therapist for Advocates for Victims of Assault in Dillon. In this last year I have started teaching Dialectical Behavior Therapy in small groups, or as I like to call this course, Doing Better Today.  I love using the Enneagram and Myers Briggs Type Indicator to assess personality and preference. At this time, I usually work with adults, couples and sometimes older adolescents.  I am also a Certified Spiritual Director, and enjoy exploring the interface of psychology and spirituality, which often comes up in the second half of life.  I’ve been married for 40 years, and have three grown amazing kids and three grandchildren. Although I still work in Denver, my home has been in Silverthorne since 2002.    


Other therapists not part of Building Hope



Contact info: 700 Main Street Frisco, Colorado 80443 (720) 340-6615

I am a Child and Family Therapist specializing in Play Therapy, working with children ages 3- 12 struggling with such issues such as grief, adoption/foster care, trauma, self- esteem, divorce and sensory processing disorder. I have received extensive training at the Play Therapy Institute of Colorado in brain development and utilizing the nervous system as a means to understand and help clients regulate themselves. I am a resource for parents and caregivers, offering coaching and education to help create loving relationships by understanding their child's needs and ways to support their growth individually and within the family system.

Play Therapy is an effective intervention for children who have experienced emotional overwhelm and disregulation caused by such experiences as medical procedure, traumatic accidents, violence (both seen and felt), neglect, adoption, self esteem issues, divorce, loss, and difficult transitions experienced during development.

I am a graduate of Naropa University with a Masters in Transpersonal Counseling, and am currently working toward my Registered Play Therapist certification. I believe in the health of all individuals and constantly strive toward helping my clients see their own innate health and wisdom and discovering their highest potential.



Contact info: BodyMind Integration, Frisco, Colorado 80443 (720) 439-9093 

I offer a compassionate approach to psychotherapy that works through the body to bring unconscious information (often held as tensions,chronic illness, nervous system disorders, anxiety, depression, nightmares, low self-esteem and inabilities to function at full capacity)into conscious awareness, facilitating deep and lasting changes. Our childhood wounds and traumas become blocks to the manifestation of our purpose/gifts. I honor the inherent wisdom of my clients and help them find authentic expression of their gifts. My strengths are my ability to use my intuition to help clients "put the pieces together," and my own personal experience with resolving trauma.

Grounded in the Hakomi method, my practice emphasizes mindfulness, non-violence, and inherent wholeness of the client. I have additional training in trauma resolution through the Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Institute and EMDR. My approach encourages resolution at deeper levels than traditional talk therapies by working experientially through somatic (body-centered) awareness.

I have an undergraduate education in biochemistry. I worked as a research scientist for 16 years, giving me a strong foundation for understanding brain chemistry and function. I also have a strong background in childhood development. I am a certified yoga teacher, and bring this experience into my therapy practice.



Contact Info: 619 Main  Frisco, Colorado 80443 (970) 668-1440 

I have over 30 years of experience and training. I provide a safe, non-judgmental place to heal, grow, learn and move through your challenges. I help you listen to your body and your heart. I enjoy and consider it a privilege to do this work. My philosophy is that the journey toward wholeness is sometimes hard but nevertheless worthwhile. To be truly alive one must learn to feel it all. We need to know how to respond to our pain and figure out what we need.

Our work together can affect you at every level; it can enhance your life and your total well-being



Contact info: The Joshua Center, 409 Main St Suite 220B Frisco, Colorado 80443 (970) 670-7801 

Hi. I am so glad you are considering The Joshua Center. I believe that no situation is hopeless and I am passionate about empowering people to work toward greater health and find hope, healing, and restoration as they face the difficult situations that life can hold. I believe the counseling relationship is very important and will walk alongside you as you work toward your goals.

I offer services for adolescents, adults and couples. I offer treatment for anxiety, depression, abuse, marriage/ relationship issues, chronic illness, spirituality/faith, identity development, and addictions. I provide coaching for parenting, pre/post partum help, and people who feel "stuck."

I believe that a biopsychosocial-spiritual approach to health is the most effective method of treatment, but use a wide range of counseling methods. I use a faith based integrative approach to counseling, but people from all walks of life and belief systems are welcome.



Contact info: 103 Sawmill Rd Breckenridge, Colorado 80424 (970) 688-4615 

Everyone experiences stress. Life gets busy. Life gets hard. Sometimes, life hurts. My desire is to help you discover peace in all areas of your life and allow that peace to transform your heart: the center of your soul, your mind, your will, and your character. My goal is to empower you through grace to discover healing, renewal, and hope in the midst of life's struggles. My responsibility is to walk beside you through life's difficult moments, instilling confidence, integrity, and dignity.

My goal is to empower clients to gain a better quality of life. I view people holistically, and help clients work towards cognitive, emotional, and spiritual health. Counseling is about people processing through life together. My style involves allowing freedom for laughter and tears, conversation and silence, logic and emotion.

In counseling sessions, I pair specific techniques with a client's needs. I use cognitive behavioral techniques and creative means of self-expression for holistic healing.

Building Hope has not vetted or evaluated any of the providers listed above. We merely list licensed mental health providers in our community on our website.