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    Who can be included in the Aspen Strong Provider Directory?

    The Aspen Strong directory is an inclusive database of mental health professionals and mental health and addiction resources and supports in the Roaring Fork Valley including areas from Aspen to Parachute. The directory vets professionals on the basis of their credentials and Colorado DORA licensing. The directory is meant to provide the community from Aspen to Parachute with the mental health resources that are a support to those in need.

    The Aspen Strong directory uses the following principles:


    • That the professional or organization provides valid mental health services or resources to the public.

    • That the information presented to the public regarding licensing and qualification is transparent, truthful and not intended to misrepresent.

    How are professionals ‘Verified’?

    Professionals listed on the Aspen Strong directory are labeled ‘Verified” on the basis on the following criteria:

    The Aspen Strong directory uses the following principles:

    • The name and contact details of the professional or organization are verified.
    • The license of the professional or organization is valid, in good standing, and verified with DORA licensing.
    • The liability insurance for each professional is verified.

    Aspen Strong verifies this information prior to being listed on the directory.

    If professionals do not have a license with the State of Colorado, they may be listed on the directory pending verification of name and contact details of the professional or organization – but they will not receive the ‘Verified’ badge. These professionals and/or organizations that are included in the directory provide mental health services for which may not offer licenses (such as music therapists, pastoral counselors and resource or treatment centers). Such organizations and professionals may be included within the Aspen Strong directory provided they have obtained relevant and reputable training and/or qualifications to perform the services they advertise. They will also be asked to verify information from their supervisor.

    If you feel a professional or organization listed should not be…

    If you believe a professional or organization that has been included in the Aspen Strong directory should not be, or if you find any of the information in the directory to be inaccurate or misleading, especially in a way which may cause harm to consumers, please report this information by emailing:

    • Lawrence Altman, CBD Trading & ASF donor.

      I realized younger in life that it was important to help other people any way I could. I have been involved in many causes that I thought were important, but mental health as dominated my interest. My own mental health struggles led me to a wonderful doctor and through him I started the Aspen Mental Health Fund which lead me to an amazing young woman Christina King. Christina brought the Aspen Strong Foundation idea to me. I was so impressed with her incredible energy and determination to make a difference in the world of mental health that it had become my passion as well. I believe we help many people who desperately need it. We are determined to rid people of the stigma of getting help for mental health issues. I am proud to be involved with Aspen Strong!

    • Ericka Anderson, MA LPC, Trauma Specialized Psychotherapist in Roaring Fork Valley & ASF Provider

      Because of Aspen Strong there is a place to turn to when someone needs help. I am deeply appreciative of their commitment to mental health in our valley.

    • Amanda Friend, Valley Settlement Project (2015 Symposium)

      I am so grateful to the Aspen Strong Foundation for bringing such amazing information and experts to our valley. I walked away from this symposium with a toolbox of strategies for immediate implementation that I use with my students, my children, and myself. I am a better parent, better teacher, and better self after this amazing experience.

    • Christopher May, Forum Phi founding partner and ASF event sponsor

      We felt that mental illness is under-addressed by society and Aspen Strong fills this gap locally. Your mind is an organ like any other and deserves treatment and resources. One single point of contact and coordination is especially helpful for the most in need, the young and the poor.