Kirsten Hartz, MA, LPC, LAC

Licensed Addiction Counselor

Kirsten's Background, Training, & Experience:

  • MA in Clinical Mental Health Counseling in Contemplative Psychotherapy & Buddhist Psychology, Naropa University, Boulder, CO, 2018

  • BA in English Literature & Art History, New York University, NY, NY, 2012

  • Licensed Professional Counselor, Colorado #LPC 0016649

  • Licensed Addiction Counselor, Colorado #ACD 0001429

  • EMDR Certified

  • DBT (Dialectical Behavior Therapy) Certified

  • Hakomi Method Trained

  • 200 Hr. Yoga Teacher Training

  • Suicide Intervention Skills Training

  • Conversational Spanish

  • Specialties include:  addiction & substance abuse, trauma, women's issues

I see myself as a companion and guide for highly-sensitive, empathic individuals seeking a path to recovery from life's stressors, trauma, and substance abuse. I help my clients build healthier relationships, improve self-esteem, find freedom from anxiety and depression, and come home to their bodies. I believe in the healing power of embodiment to recover from the hurt you may have experienced. In my work, there is always space for vulnerable moments, profound realizations, uninhibited emotions, and very often, deep belly laughs.


As a fellow traveler along the path, I understand profound loss and trauma. I get that substance abuse and other mental health challenges can take over your life. My clients are smart, empathic, and often highly sensitive folks who are struggling. They're the ones trying to do it all with barely any energy left to care for themselves. My goal is to help you find new, healthier ways of managing stress and mental health challenges. By using a holistic, client-centered, and tailored approach, I will work with you to treat the underlying causes for substance abuse, including trauma, anxiety, and depression. 


As a Licensed Addiction Counselor steeped in Eastern philosophy, I blend practices from the East and West, expression and introspection, movement and stillness. My work is body-centered, which means that you and I will listen closely to your body's cues for direction. In both my clinical practice and personal life, I align with the Eastern philosophy that our body is our greatest source of wisdom. 


If you want to break free from substances, begin a healing journey, or simply improve your overall well being, I'd love to help you get there.