Professionals listed on the Aspen Strong directory are vetted on the basis on the following criteria:
The Aspen Strong directory uses the following principles:
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. 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, holistic supports 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 applicable.
We encourage all visitors exploring the website to educate themselves on licensed versus non-licensed providers.
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:
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!
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.
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.
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.