One of the distinctions of Aspen Christian Counseling is our emphasis on "team". When you work with one of our therapists, you receive the benefit of the combined expertise we bring to helping people find health and hope.
Michael BehmeR, MA, MFT, Founder
Aspen Counseling Group has been known internationally as an industry leader in treating trauma, grief and loss with individuals, couples, families, NGOs and acute care teams for more than a decade. With his more than 20 years in both the for-profit and non-profit business sectors Michael has created a unique integration with his degrees in Marriage and Family Therapy and Biblical Studies. Michael teaches a broad range of Christian professionals, offering trainings and therapeutic model development. Michael has specialized in relational functionality, private practice development, corporate intervention support, therapeutic group curriculum, residential treatment transitions, crisis management, applied neuroscience and sobriety support around the globe. Michael believes helping one is the road to helping many and supports Christian leaders around the world.
Danelle Rottner, MA, LPC, Clinical Director
Danelle received her Master's degree from Covenant Theological Seminary and is the Clinical Director and Lead Therapist for Aspen Christian Counseling. With a broad range of experience both within and external to the church, she approaches counseling from a holistic model in order to assist clients in achieving health and growth. Her areas of focus include fear and anxiety, adjustment and transition, pre-marital and marital counseling, depression, grief and loss, perinatal issues, abuse, family conflict, ministry burnout and church leadership. She also enjoys working with adolescents and young adults concerning identity, spirituality and relational issues.
Jeremy Hamann, MA, LPCC
Jeremy holds a Master of Arts in Counseling from St. Edward's University in Austin, TX. He enjoys working with men, women, and couples walking through difficult seasons of life and providing a safe and caring place for people to be themselves. Jeremy utilizes a client-centered approach that emphasizes conversation, collaborative strategy-seeking for change and some personality assessment to assist clients in better understanding themselves and/or their partner. His areas of focus include anxiety, depression, relationships, marital work, men's issues, and spirituality. He loves reading and watching science fiction/fantasy, painting, wood-working, running and camping with his wife.
Ben Wilson, MA, LPC
Ben brings 20 years of counseling experience to the team at Aspen, including over a decade on church staff. As a part of their focus on restoring marriages, he and his wife, Ann, authored the text Betrayed and Betrayer: Rescuing your Marriage from the Affair. In addition to weekly and intensive couples' work, Ben sees individuals dealing with grief and loss, sexual addiction, trauma, abuse, and relational issues. With a focus on the present and an eye on the eternal, his hope is to see you released into the fullness of whom you were created to be.
Joy Kirkland, Global Care Specialist
Joy brings years of experience working with exploited and traumatized people and the teams who serve them, both in the US and overseas. She is passionate about adapting trauma interventions to be used cross culturally and integrating therapeutic elements into employment and recovery programs. For the last five years she has been providing counseling to victims of human trafficking and prostitution in Athens, Greece. She has also developed staff care systems for partnering organizations working with traumatized populations and provides group and individual counseling for those serving refugees and unaccompanied refugee minors. Joy studied Christian counseling at Biblical Theological Seminary and completed a post graduate series in cross cultural trauma recovery from the Global Trauma Recovery Institute.