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Dr. Talli Hitt received her Bachelor’s in psychology from the University of Colorado, and her Psy.D. from the Chicago School of Professional Psychology. She grew up in the Vail Valley and after 10 years pursuing her education outside of the state she is happy to be back to serve the community.
Dr. Hitt has extensive experience in crisis assessment and intervention, including work with the mental health co-response team in the state of Connecticut. She has experience in risk assessment training and supervision of clinical cases. Additionally, Dr. Hitt is skilled at conducting psychological and developmental evaluations for children, adolescents, and adults and utilizes her extensive training in this area to best support the academic and emotional needs of the child and the family. Dr. Hitt has experience providing therapeutic services to children, adolescents, adults and families in community based clinics, hospitals, and school settings. Dr. Hitt looks forward enjoying the beautiful valley again and serving this great community.
Dustin Flatt, LCSW is a licensed clinical social worker with the Hope Center in Eagle, Colorado. Originally from western South Dakota, Dustin joined the Minnesota Army National Guard and was a member throughout his undergraduate studies at the University of Minnesota. Several years followed working in logistics management and marketing in the Minneapolis area prior to September 11th, 2001. Following the attacks, Dustin joined the active duty US Army and was stationed in Germany. He completed a NATO peacekeeping mission in Kosovo and a combat deployment to Iraq as US Army infantry.
Following redeployment to Germany, Dustin honorably discharged from the military and returned to the US to live in the Denver area. He again worked in logistics management prior to returning to school to finish his Masters in Social Work degree at the University of Denver. Hoping to work with populations impacted by war, he was hired and held several different positions within the Department of Veterans Affairs. These positions included managing the national bereavement program for Readjustment Counseling Services and as a licensed clinical social worker with the Denver Vet Center.
Most recently, Dustin was employed as an Instructor/Clinician for the University of Colorado Anschutz Campus in an outpatient mental health clinic focusing on military families. He has provided behavioral health services from crisis situations to prolonged therapy across a very broad demographic. He enjoys the Colorado life with his wife and young son.
Julia Goldburt is a licensed professional counselor and licensed clinical addiction counselor who relocated from New Jersey to join the Hope Center team. Julia brings with her over 10 years of experience working with individuals with co-occuring mental health and substance use disorder. She is a graduate of Monmouth University with a Master’s degree in Professional Counseling.
Julia has worked in a community clinic setting with individuals and families struggling with trauma and addictions. She also supervised a housing first model for supportive housing, residential services for co-occurring disorders, and provided clinical oversight and support to staff. Julia has spent the last three years in private practice utilizing Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, mindfulness, and insight based therapy with individuals, couples, and families. Her work focuses on anxiety, depression, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, addictions, anger management, and stress/coping skills.
Julia Goldburt is a licensed professional counselor and licensed clinical addiction counselor who relocated from New Jersey to join the Hope Center team. Julia brings with her over 10 years of experience working with individuals with co-occurring mental health and substance use disorder. She is a graduate of Monmouth University with a Master’s degree in Professional Counseling.
Kalie Douberly is a licensed professional counselor candidate who relocated from Wyoming to join the Hope Center team. She received her undergraduate degree from Georgia Southwestern State University and her Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Columbus State University.
Kalie has worked in both outpatient community mental health and in a residential setting with individuals and families. She has worked with clients as young as four years old up to those in their seventies. Kalie’s interests lie in working with individuals dealing with depression, anxiety, mood disorders, and trauma. She draws from Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, and mindfulness while keeping in mind that every person is unique and has a different set of needs. Kalie is passionate about working with others to promote autonomy and overall well being.
Erica is a licensed clinical social worker with the Hope Center in Eagle, Colorado. Erica is originally from the Chicago area. Erica attended DePaul University in Chicago, and studied sociology and political science. Upon graduation, Erica worked for a small nonprofit in Chicago providing after school programming for elementary school aged students, case management services for high school students applying for college and employment, and eventually became a Program Coordinator of a Career and College Readiness Program.
With a desire to pursue a career in school social work, Erica enrolled in the University of Chicago’s School of Social Service Administration and concentrated on clinical and school-based practices. After graduation, Erica began working as a school social worker in a high school on Chicago’s south side. Hoping to move closer to her family in Colorado, Erica moved to Denver and worked as a school social worker in several middle and high schools. Most recently, Erica has worked as a Child and Family therapist and School Social Worker at a Therapeutic Day School and Residential Facility in Denver. This allowed Erica to merge her passion of working in a school setting and providing trauma-informed therapy to students and families.
Erica is excited to move to the Eagle Valley area and continue her passion of working to support youth and families through school-based work. In her free time, Erica enjoys teaching yoga, skiing, cooking, and hiking with her husband and dog.
Alexa Maestranzi, Licensed Professional Counselor, is the new School-Based Therapist located exclusively at Berry Creek Middle School. Alexa has transitioned from School Counselor at BCMS to therapist after being in the school for 2 years. Prior to working in Eagle County Schools, Alexa was a School-Based Mentor through AmeriCorps at Steamboat Springs Middle School where she worked with a caseload of at-risk students by providing individual and group services. She has also worked
at a community mental health clinic in the city of Chicago while going through her forensic counseling graduate program.
The new school-based service through the Hope Center is extremely unique in that it is the first school-based therapy program in Eagle County Schools and allows greater access to services that families would not otherwise have. The therapy program is free of charge and located right at the school. Alexa is excited to continue being a part of the Berry Creek culture and looks forward to cultivating the necessity of this program and the great support it gives to the students!
Hannah Ross, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, is the School-Based Therapist located at Homestake Peak School. Hannah comes to Hope Center after spending the past year working for the Eagle County School District as a Prevention Specialist. Prior to that, Hannah worked for 8 years at a non-profit community mental health agency in Florida, Hibiscus Children’s Center, serving as the Sexual Abuse Treatment Program Coordinator, as well as, providing individual and family therapy to youth ages 3 to 17 in both the Sexual Abuse Treatment Program, and the Community Mental Health Program.
Much of the clinical services that Hannah provided focused on childhood trauma, as well as, depression, anxiety, and other life stressors that impact youth mental health. Hannah is excited to work with Homestake Peak students to reduce barriers that often impact the large percentage of students who are not able to access quality mental health care. Hannah utilizes a trauma-informed approach, often including Cognitive-Behavior Therapy strategies, to assist youth in overcoming negative thinking patterns that can interfere with healthy functioning.
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Mike Santambrogio is a school-based mental health therapist at Red Canyon High School via the Hope Center Eagle River Valley. His primary role is to serve the students at Red Canyon, being a consistent, genuine, and empathetic support. This is an incredible opportunity as it brings mental health support directly to the students, removing many of the accessibility barriers individuals experience in obtaining mental health services. In addition, the services provided to the students are completely free of cost to the students and families.
Prior to beginning this role with Red Canyon, Mike has worked throughout Eagle County serving children and families over the past 12 years. While the ways in which Mike worked with children varied, what remained consistent was his passion, commitment, and dedication to building and maintaining genuine relationships with those children. Whether coaching soccer or mountain biking, helping students become college or career ready, or running leadership support groups, Mike has found that there is no greater gift than to be able to support others, specifically children who are in need.
With regards to his professional training and education, Mike obtained his Masters Degree in Counseling as well as his LPCC (Licensed Professional Counselor Candidate) from Regis University in Denver Colorado and is working towards his full licensure after having completed his graduate degree. Prior to Regis, Mike received his BA in Psychology from the University of Colorado at Boulder in Boulder, Colorado. Most recently, Mike completed his psychological internship at Mind Springs in Eagle Colorado last August where he served as a mental health clinician. Upon hearing that Eagle County was looking to place mental health focused clinicians in our schools, Mike jumped at the opportunity to join the Hope Center.
Lauren Ruhl is a graduate from the Sport & Performance Psychology Master’s program from the University of Denver. She is currently a licensed professional counselor candidate with diverse experience serving children as young as the age of nine to adults of middle age. Being a former collegiate athlete, Lauren’s passion lies in helping individuals live with a strong mind-body connection to allow for optimal performance and overall life. Her early experience involved working with Denver-area adults and children who have various types of disabilities (Autism, Asperger’s, ADHD, dyslexia, learning impairments, various mental health diseases, etc.) to help them become their own self-determined advocate with the necessary skills to be successful within their living, working, and social environments.
Lauren’s understanding of the brain and neurological development has enhanced her knowledge around the imperative mind-body connection. Lauren transitioned her career towards performance and exercise psychology in Eagle County in the summer of 2017. Here she has since assisted sports teams, individual athletes, and weekend warriors in developing a mental toolbox to allow them to feel prepared in overcoming, managing, and preventing unique situations they may face in sport and life. Lauren was additionally an employee for Youth Power 365 and helped run the Girl PowHer program for the 2017-2018 school year. This experience is where her passion blossomed for wanting to help children and adults in Eagle County that are experiencing and struggling to manage mental health issues. Lauren is a strong advocate of mental health awareness and deeply loves supporting, guiding and serving for her community.
Christy has worked in the field of crisis for 20 years in a variety of settings including in-home therapy, therapeutic wilderness programs, mobile crisis response, emergency departments, and has worked extensively with law enforcement in assisting with on scene crisis response. She received her masters degree in professional counseling in 2008 from Argosy University/Atlanta and is a licensed professional counselor in the state of Colorado. Christy’s skill in developing relationships with people and her knowledge and experience in crisis response is a strong addition to the Hope Center team.
Allie graduated CSU Fresno with a BA in Psychology in 2012 and completed her Master’s in Mindfulness-Based Transpersonal Psychotherapy – Clinical Mental Health Counseling in May of 2019.
Seeing whole communities where families are healthy and happy drives Allie to her work as a community clinician. With an extensive background in inpatient psychiatry and outpatient youth advocacy and social work in the Denver Metro Area, Allie has gained a specialty in At-Risk and Complex needs adolescents and emerging adults. Taking a whole system approach to improve the emotional well being of the client as well as the family and community at large.