Education + Support

The Aspen Hope Center provides a wide variety of support services and community classes.


Women's Support + Empowerment Group

Empowering women to have strength, courage and confidence.

The Women's Support & Empowerment Group is designed to assist women with addressing the unique issues that they face each day. Janet Gordon, M.Ed LP is a licensed professional counselor who will lead a discussion to ...

  • Connect women with other women to learn and share strategies for easing day-to-day stress
  • Chat about experiences in a safe, supportive and confidential setting
  • Increase confidence

Groups are held Monday evenings in Carbondale 6:30 - 8 pm.

A $10 donation is suggested but not required.

For more information or to register, call the Aspen Hope Center at 970.925.5858 or contact Janet directly at 970.379.4983.

Mommy Matters

A Social Group for New Moms

Looking for a chance to connect with other moms who've “been there, done that” and will really understand? Join us for Mommy Matters, a social group for new moms and their babies!

Mommy Matters gathers twice a month in Basalt and provides a chance for new mothers from up and down the valley to relax and socialize with other moms and their little ones. Join us for a little downtime and discussion.

  • Share your favorite “tricks of the trade”
  • Laugh about the absurdities that are a normal part of parenthood
  • Get support for those challenging times
  • Discover easily accessible and practical resources for new parents
  • Learn about local, child-friendly activities that are good for baby's development and fun, too!
  • Find answers to those burning questions

Mommy Matters is sponsored by the Aspen Hope Center and is facilitated by Mia Wilson, a licensed psychotherapist.

Mia serves children, teens, adults and parents in her private practice and also works as an early childhood consultant. In addition, she is also a mom!

For more information or to get on the email list, call Mia at 970.618.8660

Cost is by donation and all proceeds support the Aspen Hope Center.

Life Line Group

You're not alone
970.925.5858

Losing a friend or loved one leaves an empty space in your heart and soul. Our group of individuals have all experienced that loss. In their grief, they have experienced feelings of anger, abandonment, guilt, deep sadness and more. Yet, with support and understanding, they have found Hope.

Come join others who have walked the path you are on. They understand your heartache and will offer support on the road to healing.

The lifeline group meets on a regular basis as well as in times of crisis. If you or someone you know needs support, please call 970.925.5858 for more information and directions.

LGBTQ Teen Group

Facilitated by Janet Gordon, Med, LPC

This group is open to teens in the Roaring Fork Valley and will meet the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month at Carbondale Branch Library, from 4:30-6pm.

Educators, professionals and counselors from around the state will be visiting as guests to discuss their paths in life and provide mature, honest discussion that can assist with confusion and self discovery. Teens who attend will chose topics to talk about, projects to work on the in the community and have the safe space needed to learn about others, ask questions and discover who they are inside and out.

Suicide Awareness

RSVP to 925-5858

A class, built for the community, designed to ...

  • present local, state and national statistics on suicide
  • educate individuals on what to look for in someone who may potentially suicidal
  • teach the powerful, yet simple techniques on how to approach someone
  • use the Columbia Suicide Severity Rating Scale questions to assess risk level
  • gain knowledge on where to taken people in need, how the system works and what is essential to save a life!

Crisis De-escalation

A class designed to help participants ...

  • Know behaviors common to various disorders
  • Learn LOTS of practical ways to deal with psychiatric patients or uncooperative individuals
  • Detect warning signs for those in distress
  • Understand how professional reactions can impact a patient
  • Learn ways to make an environment safe and utilize a team
  • Gain an understanding of how YOU need care

This class is typically arranged for agencies who would like their staff trained in de-escalation techniques. Classes have been taught at Aspen Valley Hospital, RFTA and Valley View Hospital.

Psychiatric Emergency Training

A training geared toward law enforcement and EMS. This class teaches the basics of behavioral presentations common in psychiatric disorders, the similarities and differences between how a person can present with a medical conditions and a psychiatric condition. First responders are taught about approaching and assessing someone for suicide and scene safety, interagency collaboration and mutual aid is also discussed.

Women's Support + Empowerment Group

Empowering women to have strength, courage and confidence.

The Women's Support & Empowerment Group is designed to assist women with addressing the unique issues that they face each day. Janet Gordon, M.Ed LP is a licensed professional counselor who will lead a discussion to ...

  • Connect women with other women to learn and share strategies for easing day-to-day stress
  • Chat about experiences in a safe, supportive and confidential setting
  • Increase confidence

Groups are held Monday evenings in Carbondale 6:30 - 8 pm.

A $10 donation is suggested but not required.

For more information or to register, call the Aspen Hope Center at 970.925.5858 or contact Janet directly at 970.379.4983.

Mommy Matters

A Social Group for New Moms

Looking for a chance to connect with other moms who've “been there, done that” and will really understand? Join us for Mommy Matters, a social group for new moms and their babies!

Mommy Matters gathers twice a month in Basalt and provides a chance for new mothers from up and down the valley to relax and socialize with other moms and their little ones. Join us for a little downtime and discussion.

  • Share your favorite “tricks of the trade”
  • Laugh about the absurdities that are a normal part of parenthood
  • Get support for those challenging times
  • Discover easily accessible and practical resources for new parents
  • Learn about local, child-friendly activities that are good for baby's development and fun, too!
  • Find answers to those burning questions

Mommy Matters is sponsored by the Aspen Hope Center and is facilitated by Mia Wilson, a licensed psychotherapist.

Mia serves children, teens, adults and parents in her private practice and also works as an early childhood consultant. In addition, she is also a mom!

For more information or to get on the email list, call Mia at 970.618.8660

Cost is by donation and all proceeds support the Aspen Hope Center.

Life Line Group

You're not alone
970.925.5858

Losing a friend or loved one leaves an empty space in your heart and soul. Our group of individuals have all experienced that loss. In their grief, they have experienced feelings of anger, abandonment, guilt, deep sadness and more. Yet, with support and understanding, they have found Hope.

Come join others who have walked the path you are on. They understand your heartache and will offer support on the road to healing.

The lifeline group meets on a regular basis as well as in times of crisis. If you or someone you know needs support, please call 970.925.5858 for more information and directions.

LGBTQ Teen Group

Facilitated by Janet Gordon, Med, LPC

This group is open to teens in the Roaring Fork Valley and will meet the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month at Carbondale Branch Library, from 4:30-6pm.

Educators, professionals and counselors from around the state will be visiting as guests to discuss their paths in life and provide mature, honest discussion that can assist with confusion and self discovery. Teens who attend will chose topics to talk about, projects to work on the in the community and have the safe space needed to learn about others, ask questions and discover who they are inside and out.

Suicide Awareness

RSVP to 925-5858

A class, built for the community, designed to ...

  • present local, state and national statistics on suicide
  • educate individuals on what to look for in someone who may potentially suicidal
  • teach the powerful, yet simple techniques on how to approach someone
  • use the Columbia Suicide Severity Rating Scale questions to assess risk level
  • gain knowledge on where to taken people in need, how the system works and what is essential to save a life!

Crisis De-escalation

A class designed to help participants ...

  • Know behaviors common to various disorders
  • Learn LOTS of practical ways to deal with psychiatric patients or uncooperative individuals
  • Detect warning signs for those in distress
  • Understand how professional reactions can impact a patient
  • Learn ways to make an environment safe and utilize a team
  • Gain an understanding of how YOU need care

This class is typically arranged for agencies who would like their staff trained in de-escalation techniques. Classes have been taught at Aspen Valley Hospital, RFTA and Valley View Hospital.

Psychiatric Emergency Training

A training geared toward law enforcement and EMS. This class teaches the basics of behavioral presentations common in psychiatric disorders, the similarities and differences between how a person can present with a medical conditions and a psychiatric condition. First responders are taught about approaching and assessing someone for suicide and scene safety, interagency collaboration and mutual aid is also discussed.

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