Get to Know Me
Jess Hadford-Crook M.A., LPC
Welcome! I’m Jess Hadford-Crook, a licensed professional counselor specializing in teen and adult therapy. I am the owner and primary clinician at High Alpine Counseling. My background includes a Bachelor of Arts in both Psychology and Exercise and Sport Science from Western Colorado University and a Master of Arts degree in Professional Mental Health Counseling from Lewis Clark Graduate School of Education and Counseling. I have worked in the private practice field for the past four years as well as in an acute eating disorder treatment facility. I have extensive experience working with trauma survivors. My areas of expertise also include anxiety (general and performance), grief, life-transitions, relational issues, women’s issues, chronic pain, and other various mood disorders.
It is important to me to view my clients in context to their environment, and know that many issues, problematic thinking and behaviors were once used as a means to survive our environment. I remind my clients that they are not bad people, maybe bad things just happened to them. I want to help you explore the root of your issues and help you to find effective tools in resolving them so you can thrive in the life that you want. I empower individuals to overcome personal obstacles to improve relationships and move towards personal growth and goals.
I am a person-centered therapist, believing that empathy is a key component to successful therapy. I take an eclectic approach to counseling and incorporate many different modalities, including EMDR, mindfulness, DBT, and CBT. The goal is to offer feedback and resources that are specific and tailored to each individual client.
When I am not counseling, I can be found exploring the mountains with my husband. I enjoy running, hiking, camping, paddle boarding, and skiing. I find nature to be the most soothing and grounding place for one’s heart and soul. I also strive to spend as much time with my family and friends as I possibly can.
I look forward to meeting you. Let's connect!