AspenRidge Recovery Staff
AspenRidge Recovery consists of a professional, experienced staff that can help you overcome addiction.
Jeff Burt, LPC, LAC
Phone: (303) 955 5599
Jeff holds a Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology with specialized training in Adlerian Psychology, Motivational Interviewing, Medication-Assisted Treatments, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Trauma- Focused CBT. He has been passionately serving diverse populations of people struggling with addiction and mental health issues for over 14 years. He is very active in the recovery community and is a strong advocate for mental health services. He has long term experience as a clinician and a manager in a variety of treatment settings, including Adult Outpatient, Intensive Outpatient, Therapeutic Communities, and Sober Living homes. His work experiences include Hazelden-Chicago, University of Colorado, and Arapahoe/Douglas Mental Health.
Dr. Shuman, M.D.
Dr. Shuman is a licensed psychiatrist and addictionologist in the state of Colorado. Dr. Shuman provides psychiatric care with psychotherapy and when indicated pharmacotherapy for bipolar disorder, depression, anxiety disorders, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, addiction treatment and related concerns in the greater Denver area. We are humbled by his extraordinary professional contributions here at AspenRidge.
Jordan Brown, NP
Jordan is a compassionate and knowledgable, service-driven primary care provider with a diverse clinical background in medical, emergency and women's health settings. Jordan is also bilingual in English and Spanish. Jordan began her education at CU boulder where she obtained bachelor degrees in nursing and English. She then received her masters in Family Practice Nursing from CU Denver before getting her PhD in nursing from the University of Alabama. Jordan presently holds a multi-state license in nursing and a Colorado State Nurse Practitioner license as well.
Cortland Mathers-Suter, MSSA
Phone: (877) 736-9727
Cortland has held many positions in the treatment field from house manager to clinician to administrator. His academic background is in both education and social work, which allows him to bring a unique set of skills to this position. He currently holds a Masters Degree in Social Work from Case Western Reserve University. Cortland uses his own addiction recovery coupled with his educational and professional experience to help clients succeed. Similarly Cortland uses this skill-set to create lasting connections with local agencies, ensuring that clients receive a high level of continuity in their care over the course of their treatment.
Phone: (877) 736-9727
After 10 years of mere existence, run down and destroyed by drugs, alcohol, bone chilling anger & cynicism, Donna was granted a new life filled with grace she felt she probably didn't deserve. Through a 12-step based program she found the love locked away deep within herself, a love she believes we all possess. Today, Donna's life is far beyond anything she could've fathomed. She's found a passion in walking with other devastated woman, through the fears that engulf alcoholics and addicts on their journey to serenity.
Amanda Summers, LSW
Director of Quality Assurance
Phone: (303) 955-5599
Amanda Summers was born and raised in Fort Collins, CO . She received her Bachelors degree in Social Work at Colorado State University where she discovered her interest in mental health. She moved to Denver to continue her education at the University of Denver where she completed her Masters in Social Work focusing on substance abuse, mental health and trauma. Amanda has experience working with individuals and families ranging from clients of the Department of Human Services to adult inpatient and outpatient addiction services. Amanda is continuing her education in addiction by becoming a Licensed Addiction Counselor.
Malissa Trojan, LSW, AASW
Phone: (303) 955 5599
Malissa is a highly compassionate mental health professional who is strength-focused with a collaborative, psychoeducational approach. She has a Master's degree from the University of Denver in Social Work, a certificate in Animal Assisted Social Work, emphasis in Interpersonal Trauma and Recovery, and focus on Family Systems. Malissa is a Colorado Licensed Social Worker (LSW) and is a candidate for her Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) licensure. Additionally she has training in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Motivational Interviewing and is currently pursuing her Certification as an Addictions Counselor (CAC) II. Malissa has worked in several different and diverse therapeutic settings, a wide range of ages, diagnoses and presenting concerns.
Chelsey Summers, MA, NCC
Phone: (303) 955-5599
Chelsey Summers was born and raised in Colorado Springs. She received a Bachelor of Arts degree (Psychology and Neuroscience) from the University of Colorado, Boulder, and a Master of Arts degree (Clinical Mental Health Counseling) from Argosy University, Denver. She has worked with individuals throughout the Denver metropolitan area in varied settings ranging from residential facilities to in-patient psychiatric hospitals. In her free time, Chelsey loves to snowboard, hike in the mountains, play tennis, and go to concerts at Red Rocks!
Sid Altum, LPC, SEP, CACII
Sid has worked in the social services field for many years, ultimately completing his Masters degree in Counseling Psychology. In 2007 he started a private practice, where he specializes in Somatic Experiencing therapy (SE), an evidence-based trauma therapy. Sid is a Certified Addictions Counselor (CACII), Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), and Somatic Experiencing Practitioner (SEP).
Shane Hartman, CAC II, MAc
Shane is heavily influenced by mindfulness-based approaches, using his education background in addictions to incorporates the 12 steps, spirituality, and meditation into his clinical work. He believes that community support and developing a sense of purpose in life are essential to the recovery process. Shane focuses on helping individuals to connect with their inherent worth as a means of cultivating the self-confidence needed for long-term sobriety.
Jessika Sands, LPC, LAC, EMDR Certified
Jessika has been working in the mental health field since 2005, specializing in trauma, dissociation, and addiction. She graduated from the Forensic Psychology Master's Program at Denver University's Graduate School of Professional Psychology in 2012. She has a variety of experience in inpatient/hospitalization, forensic settings, community mental health, substance use treatment centers, outpatient settings, and private practice. Her demeanor in therapy is empathic, compassionate, direct, and authentic. She is licensed in the state of Colorado as a professional counselor (LPC), addictions counselor (LAC), and an EMDRIA approved Certified Therapist in Eye-Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). She utilizes this type of therapy often with clients across all populations and diagnoses in healing from trauma and addiction.
Kevin Petersen, MFT.
Family Program Lead
Kevin is a dedicated, caring, and understanding professional whose work with families in crisis is both crucial and steadfast. Kevin's background in education involved getting a Bachelors degree from the University of Southern California before his own personal journey and passions led him to seek deeper fulfillment by way of tending to the needs of both families and individuals in crisis. Kevin has earned a Masters degree in Marriage and Family Therapy, and has a Certificate in Child and Adolescent Counseling. He began working as a therapist for Arapahoe Douglas Mental Health Network in Child and Family Services beginning in 2011. He has counseled hundreds of family members and helped them find both a listening ear and supportive measures to set their feet firmly on a healing path. Kevin currently runs his own practice in Denver working with families and individuals.View Kevin's Flyer
Chaya Abrams, LPC, LAC
Clinical Trainer & Addiction Counseling Supervisor
Chaya graduated with a Master's degree in Counseling from Regis University in 2006, and went on to obtain her LPC and LAC licensures between 2010 and 2012. In addition, she is presently a doctoral student at Adams State University, working toward a PhD in Counselor Education and Supervision, with an anticipated graduation date in 2018. As a former educator and current clinician, Chaya ultimately decided to combine her two greatest loves of teaching and psychotherapy in working toward an educational degree; one that enables her to embrace roles of both clinician and educator/supervisor in practice.
Chaya brings her love of sharing the human experience to her practice; striving to create a safe and uninhibited space. Her positions as a private practitioner and instructor/program developer at Regis University within the Division of Counseling and Marriage and Family Therapy further contribute to the passion of offering services that bring out the best in both provider and client/supervisee. Chaya believes that the client's input and experience in treatment extremely important to the clinical process, and she encourages the client's voice to be heard and integrated into services at all times.
Jeri Innis, MA, Somatic Experiencing Practitioner
Jeri Innis has been actively involved in the mindbody approaches to healing for 30 years, first as a physical therapist and currently as a somatic psychotherapist and Somatic Experiencing Practitioner. Jeri's somatic approach to psychotherapy couples well with addiction recovery by teaching individuals valuable life skills of emotion and nervous system regulation. She brings her personal passion for the importance of trauma resolution to the field of substance abuse treatment from an embodied mindbody perspective.
Allie Quade, LPC
Allie is passionate about inspiring people in the healing process to realize their fullest potential through experiential and creative group therapy modalities. She leads groups with adults and adolescents in both outpatient and residential settings. She received her MA in Transpersonal Counseling Psychology from Naropa University in 2013, and is currently working toward clinical licensure as a therapist. Allie believes recovery is most successful when there is opportunity to create and share art that represents one's story, and a supportive community to witness the growth that occurs.
Belle Abramson, LPC, CACIII
Belle is passionate about helping clients in recovery. Her approach is to weave the best of traditional cognitive behavioral therapy, solution focused psychotherapy, and addiction recovery with mindfulness based stress reduction techniques. She brings to her work a gentle sense of humor, deep compassion, inner wisdom and a healthy respect for practical results and accountability within a relational context. Providing counseling services in private practice and in human services organizations for the past 20 years, Belle integrates her meditative awareness experience with a Transpersonal psychology approach in caring for her clients.
Director of Client Services
Phone: (303) 955-5599
After getting sober in 2010, Casey Woodrow has spent over 4 years in the addiction field. Throughout his experience, Casey has worked as support staff in housing, became WFR Certified (Wilderness First Responder), CPR certified and First Aid certified allowing him to lead excursions with addicts in recovery. Casey has also found a passion for facilitating psycho-therapy groups and plans to continue progressing in the behavioral health field. Today, Casey is the Director of Client Services while simultaneously working on completing his CAC II certification. Casey is dedicated to client care and safety, and believes that one of the first steps to recovery is creating a safe, loving and supportive environment where clients can feel comfortable enough to do the necessary work to overcome developmental and emotional obstacles. Casey loves to hike and ski.
Jean Healey, CNA, QMAP
Jean grew up in Texas, where he wrestled with addiction and alcoholism from a young age. After years of fighting addiction he found long-term recovery in his early twenties. Jean loves bringing his passion for recovery and his desire to assist in the medical process into his position here at AspenRidge. After working various positions throughout the organization, Jean completed his CNA and is working toward becoming a registered nurse. This educational track has lead Jean to run our medical department from a coordination standpoint. Jean also holds a certification in adult AED and First Aid.
Phone: (303) 955-5599
Emily began working in substance abuse treatment in 2012. Driven by her personal experience in addiction recovery, she strives to help others through the process. Emily was a vital member of the housing team for a halfway house in Prescott, AZ. She later worked as an administrative assistant where she became skilled in billing, human resource essentials, policies and procedures, and state licensing. Emily brings a multitude of skills to the AspenRidge Recovery team and ensures seamless communication between all departments.