The Mile High Team

Providing recovering people an exceptional continuing care experience. 

Mile High Continuing Care Team Members

We’re a group of passionate people helping you find and maintain your recovery.

Executive Director

Brice Hancock

Executive Director

Brice Hancock

Executive Director

At Mile High Continuing Care our staff is passionate about the recovery process and committed to giving our clients the best opportunity to succeed. We strive to make our staff role models.

Brice is the executive director for Mile High, and is an active member of Denver’s recovery community.

He believes that life is about “things to do and people to do them with”.  In a previous life, he owned a live music bar and was surrounded by active alcoholism and addiction and now is surrounded by recovery. He is a realtor and the president of a 501c3 non-profit called Musicians Recovery Project which raises money for treatment for those with limited resources in early recovery.

Clinical Director

Matthew Jarvis MA, M.Ed, LPC, LAC

Clinical Director

Matthew Jarvis MA, M.Ed, LPC, LAC

Clinical Director

Matthew is a Licensed Professional Counselor, a Licensed Addictions Counselor, and an experienced psychotherapist. Matthew has an extensive background in leading clinical teams that specialize in addictions and co-occurring disorders. As the Clinical Manager at CeDAR for several years, he brought sound clinical direction to the program resulting in positive outcomes for patients. Matthew has supervised many treatment modalities over the last 15 years. From Therapeutic Communities to Intensive Outpatient Programs, he has been involved in leading treatment programs to delivering the highest quality of clinical care. His understanding of the interplay between addictions, trauma and co-occurring disorders puts clients in a great position for successful treatment outcomes. Matthew is also an accomplished therapist and has been serving the community for several years.

Director fo Operations

Krista Stansbury

Director fo Operations

Krista Stansbury

Director of Operations

I grew up right here in the mountains of Colorado. I attended Metropolitan State University and received a Bachelor of Biology and Chemistry with an emphasis on Micro and Molecular Biology as well as Organic Chemistry.

My own personal experience with addiction has given me an understanding of addiction and passion for being part of recovery community. It is a great joy to watch others recover and makes me proud to be part of the Mile High Continuing Care family.

Tanya Howard Office Manager Miles High Continuing Care

Tanya Howard

Office Manager

Tanya Howard

Office Manager

Tanya recently joined the team at Mile High Continuing Care to assist in implementing their IOP program.

Since 2006, Tanya has actively participated in the Denver metro area recovery community. She served for 10 years in various positions at the Center for Dependency, Addiction, and Recovery (CeDAR). She currently holds a Certified Addiction Counselor Certification (CACII) and is completing her degree at Metropolitan State University.

Tanya believes in a nonjudgmental and compassionate approach when helping others who struggle with addiction and co-occurring illness

 

Recovery Engagement

Allison Harden MS

Recovery Engagement

Allison Harden MS

Recovery Engagement

Allison has spent all of her recovery journey in the Denver metro area. She has been involved in many strength-based pathways throughout her journey, along with a daily foundation of the 12-step program of recovery. This foundation has taught her to build community, find peace, and to be of service to those still challenged by living sober.

In 2018, she completed her Connecticut Community of Addiction Recovery (CCAR) peer recovery coach training. She is married and has two children and spends lots of time walking Izzy, their little Shih Tzu Poodle. Allison loves yoga, working out, all types of music, golf, and camping every chance she gets.

Kathy Hawkins LPC. LAC.

Kathy Hawkins LPC. LAC.

Primary Therapist

Kathy Hawkins  LPC, LAC

Primary Therapist

Kathy is a Licensed Professional Counselor, a Licensed Addictions Counselor, and a mindfulness based transpersonal psychotherapist. She is trained in EMDR, is an AcuDetox Specialist (auricular acupuncture), and a Reiki Master.

In addition to specializing in trauma, anxiety, and substance use recovery, Kathy supervises masters level and post grad individuals working towards licensure. Her trans-personal foundation adds to her eclectic therapy style. She believes in a body/mind/spirit model of healing and incorporates a variety of different approaches including somatic experiencing, Hakomi, and expressive arts therapies. She frequently borrows from Buddhist and Stoic philosophies to help individuals deal with life’s challenges in a pragmatic and present moment fashion.

Kathy Hawkins LPC. LAC.

Whitney Branch LPCC

Primary Therapist

Whitney Branch MA, LPCC 

Primary Therapist

Whitney is an LPCC and psychotherapist who has always been deeply passionate about human transformation. Her unique and varied background, working in the fields of education, yoga, fitness and spiritual development have equipped her to approach counseling from a holistic perspective. She is trained in brainspotting, a powerful, somatic approach to the treatment of trauma.

In her view the counseling process is ultimately a journey toward wholeness, and she continues to pursue her own personal transformation and development. She is deeply passionate about human potential, specifically the fields of nutrition and lifestyle, psychology, and spirituality. In her free time, she can usually be found with a book in hand or practicing yoga or martial arts.

Linsey Windels MA. LPC. LAC.

Linsey Windels MA. LPC. LAC.

Primary Therapist

 Linsey Windels MA, LPC, LAC

Primary Therapist

Lindsay is a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Licensed Addiction Counselor.  Lindsay graduated with her master’s degree in Counseling Psychology  from the University of Colorado Denver in 2014 and went on to work in both intensive inpatient and outpatient substance abuse treatment facilities. Her experience includes managing an outpatient facility and running her own private practice.

Lindsay believes  recovery from anything is one of the most beautiful and strong things a person can do. Recovery includes healing, mending, and recuperating from any and all of life’s twists and turns. Lindsay works with individuals to strengthen and discover their resilience in order to recognize that they are not alone, that through their courage to seek counseling, they have also found a trusted ally to navigate difficulties in their lives.

Primary Therapist

John Hardman LAC

Primary Therapist

John Hardman LAC

Primary Therapist

John Hardman LAC completed medical school specializing in family medicine and behavioral health in 2006.

He became interested in addiction treatment in 2012 and attended Capella University in 2013 for graduate addiction counseling training. John has worked in several treatment programs in various roles sine 2012.

He specializes in mindfulness based therapy and behavioral interventions.

Holly E. Vause, DNP, PMHNP-BC

Holly E. Vause, DNP, PMHNP-BC

Board-Certified Family Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

Holly E. Vause, DNP, PMHNP-BC

Board-Certified Family Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

Holly graduated from Middlebury College and completed a Master’s degree in nursing and Doctor of Nursing Practice degree from the University of Colorado, College of Nursing. Currently she works with children, teens and adults in outpatient mental health services.

For those in recovery, she has experience using medication-assisted treatment. In general Holly has a deep appreciation for holistic care including conservative use of medication, beneficial nutrition, daily routines and physical movement to support mental health wellness and recovery.

She has co-authored several published articles for The American Journal of Psychiatry and The Nurse Practitioner.

Emanuel Hermosillo

Emanuel Hermosillo

PsyD Doctoral Student

Emanuel Hermosillo

PsyD Doctoral Student 

Emanuel is a first year PsyD doctoral student in Clinical Psychology at the University of Denver Graduate School of Professional Psychology.

He earned a bachelor’s degree in Biological Basis of Behavior from the University of Pennsylvania.

For the past three years, Emanuel has worked primarily in research concerning neurocognitive assessments. He is passionate about community mental health and helping others with their mental health concerns

Mile High Continuing Care Team Members

We’re a group of passionate people helping you find and maintain your recovery.

Executive Director

Brice Hancock

Executive Director

Brice Hancock

Executive Director

At Mile High Continuing Care our staff is passionate about the recovery process and committed to giving our clients the best opportunity to succeed. We strive to make our staff role models.

Brice is the executive director for Mile High, and is an active member of Denver’s recovery community.

He believes that life is about “things to do and people to do them with”.  In a previous life, he owned a live music bar and was surrounded by active alcoholism and addiction and now is surrounded by recovery. He is a realtor and the president of a 501c3 non-profit called Musicians Recovery Project which raises money for treatment for those with limited resources in early recovery.

Clinical Director

Matthew Jarvis MA, M.Ed, LPC, LAC

Clinical Director

Matthew Jarvis MA, M.Ed, LPC, LAC

Clinical Director

Matthew is a Licensed Professional Counselor, a Licensed Addictions Counselor, and an experienced psychotherapist. Matthew has an extensive background in leading clinical teams that specialize in addictions and co-occurring disorders. As the Clinical Manager at CeDAR for several years, he brought sound clinical direction to the program resulting in positive outcomes for patients. Matthew has supervised many treatment modalities over the last 15 years. From Therapeutic Communities to Intensive Outpatient Programs, he has been involved in leading treatment programs to delivering the highest quality of clinical care. His understanding of the interplay between addictions, trauma and co-occurring disorders puts clients in a great position for successful treatment outcomes. Matthew is also an accomplished therapist and has been serving the community for several years.

Director of Operations

Krista Stansbury

Director of Operations

Krista Stansbury

Director of Operations

I grew up right here in the mountains of Colorado. I attended Metropolitan State University and received a Bachelor of Biology and Chemistry with an emphasis on Micro and Molecular Biology as well as Organic Chemistry.

My own personal experience with addiction has given me an understanding of addiction and passion for being part of recovery community. It is a great joy to watch others recover and makes me proud to be part of the Mile High Continuing Care family.

Primary Therapist

John Hardman LAC

Primary Therapist

John Hardman LAC

Primary Therapist

John Hardman  LAC completed medical school specializing in family medicine and behavioral health in 2006.

He became interested in addiction treatment in 2012 and attended Capella University in 2013 for graduate addiction counseling training. John has worked in several treatment programs in various roles sine 2012.

He specializes in mindfulness based therapy and behavioral interventions.

Tanya Howard Office Manager Miles High Continuing Care

Tanya Howard

Office Manager

Tanya Howard

Office Manager

Tanya recently joined the team at Mile High Continuing Care to assist in implementing their IOP program.

Since 2006, Tanya has actively participated in the Denver metro area recovery community. She served for 10 years in various positions at the Center for Dependency, Addiction, and Recovery (CeDAR). She currently holds a Certified Addiction Counselor Certification (CACII) and is completing her degree at Metropolitan State University.

Tanya believes in a nonjudgmental and compassionate approach when helping others who struggle with addiction and co-occurring illness

 

Recovery Engagement

Allison Harden MS

Recovery Engagement

Allison Harden MS

Recovery Engagement

Allison has spent all of her recovery journey in the Denver metro area. She has been involved in many strength-based pathways throughout her journey, along with a daily foundation of the 12-step program of recovery. This foundation has taught her to build community, find peace, and to be of service to those still challenged by living sober.Through her organization Beyond Betty, she continues to support those in recovery through education and engagement with the 12-step program. In 2018, she completed her Connecticut Community of Addiction Recovery (CCAR) peer recovery coach training. She is married and has two children and spends lots of time walking Izzy, their little Shih Tzu Poodle. Allison loves yoga, working out, all types of music, golf, and camping every chance she gets.

Kathy Hawkins LPC. LAC.

Kathy Hawkins LPC. LAC.

Primary Therapist

Kathy Hawkins  LPC, LAC

Primary Therapist

Kathy is a Licensed Professional Counselor, a Licensed Addictions Counselor, and a mindfulness based transpersonal psychotherapist. She is trained in EMDR, is an AcuDetox Specialist (auricular acupuncture), and a Reiki Master.

In addition to specializing in trauma, anxiety, and substance use recovery, Kathy supervises masters level and post grad individuals working towards licensure. Her trans-personal foundation adds to her eclectic therapy style. She believes in a body/mind/spirit model of healing and incorporates a variety of different approaches including somatic experiencing, Hakomi, and expressive arts therapies. She frequently borrows from Buddhist and Stoic philosophies to help individuals deal with life’s challenges in a pragmatic and present moment fashion.

Whitney Branch  LPCC

Whitney Branch LPCC

Primary Therapist

Whitney Branch MA, LPCC 

Primary Therapist

Whitney is an LPCC and psychotherapist who has always been deeply passionate about human transformation. Her unique and varied background, working in the fields of education, yoga, fitness and spiritual development have equipped her to approach counseling from a holistic perspective. She is trained in brainspotting, a powerful, somatic approach to the treatment of trauma.

In her view the counseling process is ultimately a journey toward wholeness, and she continues to pursue her own personal transformation and development. She is deeply passionate about human potential, specifically the fields of nutrition and lifestyle, psychology, and spirituality. In her free time, she can usually be found with a book in hand or practicing yoga or martial arts.

Linsey Windels MA. LPC. LAC.

Linsey Windels MA. LPC. LAC.

Primary Therapist

 Linsey Windels MA, LPC, LAC

Primary Therapist

Lindsay is a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Licensed Addiction Counselor.  Lindsay graduated with her master’s degree in Counseling Psychology  from the University of Colorado Denver in 2014 and went on to work in both intensive inpatient and outpatient substance abuse treatment facilities. Her experience includes managing an outpatient facility and running her own private practice.

Lindsay believes  recovery from anything is one of the most beautiful and strong things a person can do. Recovery includes healing, mending, and recuperating from any and all of life’s twists and turns. Lindsay works with individuals to strengthen and discover their resilience in order to recognize that they are not alone, that through their courage to seek counseling, they have also found a trusted ally to navigate difficulties in their lives.

Holly E. Vause, DNP, PMHNP-BC

Holly E. Vause, DNP, PMHNP-BC

Board-Certified Family Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

Holly E. Vause, DNP, PMHNP-BC

Board-Certified Family Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

Holly graduated from Middlebury College and completed a Master’s degree in nursing and Doctor of Nursing Practice degree from the University of Colorado, College of Nursing. Currently she works with children, teens and adults in outpatient mental health services.

For those in recovery, she has experience using medication-assisted treatment. In general Holly has a deep appreciation for holistic care including conservative use of medication, beneficial nutrition, daily routines and physical movement to support mental health wellness and recovery.

She has co-authored several published articles for The American Journal of Psychiatry and The Nurse Practitioner.

Emanuel Hermosillo

Emanuel Hermosillo

PsyD Doctoral Student

Emanuel Hermosillo

PsyD Doctoral Student 

Emanuel is a first year PsyD doctoral student in Clinical Psychology at the University of Denver Graduate School of Professional Psychology.

He earned a bachelor’s degree in Biological Basis of Behavior from the University of Pennsylvania.

For the past three years, Emanuel has worked primarily in research concerning neurocognitive assessments. He is passionate about community mental health and helping others with their mental health concerns

 

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