Judy Austin, MA, LPC - Director
As a licensed professional counselor, Judy specializes in working with children, adolescents and their families around issues of grief, loss, and healthy attachments. She was the director of children’s bereavement programs for Hospice of Mercy through 2007, has consulted with the Southern Ute Indian Tribe, is on the faculty of Fort Lewis College, and has a private therapy practice in Durango. Judy is a graduate of Northwestern University, The University of Colorado, and the Mindfulness Education Institute, and is a National Board Certified Counselor, a Certified Child and Adolescent Trauma Professional, and a certified Mindful Schools facilitator. She is also a member of the National Alliance for Grieving Children, the International Association of Trauma Professionals, and the Association for Death Education and Counseling.
Anne Bartlett, CLMA, RSMT, MSW
Anne earned a masters’ degree in Social Work from the University of Denver in 2020 and is working toward licensure as a clinical social worker. In addition, she is a registered somatic movement therapist and has over 25 years’ experience as a movement artist, educator, and therapist. Anne incorporates mindfulness, Dialectical Behavior Therapy-influenced skills and tools, along with empathy and compassionate listening in her work with clients. She also offers yoga and movement workshops and ongoing groups for people experiencing grief and loss.
Rowan Blaisdell, LCSW
Rowan is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with a Masters Degree in Social Work from the University of Denver. In
addition to his private practice at Durango Psychotherapy, LLC, he was a chef for many years, owned and operated two artisan bread companies, and was a custom cabinetmaker for 15 years. He brings all of his past experience into the room when he does grief therapy.
Melinda Jameson, MA, LPC
Melinda is a licensed professional counselor who has been in private practice in Durango for 27 years. She specializes in working with children and adolescents and has considerable experience with trauma and grief.
Julie Madden, MA. Lead Therapist
Julie is a master’s level counselor who specializes in grief therapy primarily with adults. She was the bereavement and volunteer coordinator for Hospice of Mercy for close to 25 years until 2007, working with Judy Austin to conduct children and family bereavement camps and facilitating grief support groups for adults. She continues to have a private practice in counseling. Julie has degrees from Marygrove College, Adams State University and Fort Lewis College.
Megan McCartney, LCSW
Megan is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who specializes in Somatic Psychotherapy with adolescents and young adults. She is interested in the way our bodies carry our experiences, our stories, and our felt sense of everything that has happened to us. Grief is a somatic process and Megan helps people heal by soothing the nervous system and providing a safe place to feel. She earned her undergraduate degree in Psychology from Tulane University and a Masters degree in Social Work from the University of Chicago.
Lindsay Stonecash-Bauer, MA, LCSW
Lindsay is a licensed clinical social worker and provides therapeutic services for children, adolescents, and their families. Lindsay has an academic foundation in psychodynamic theories and she uses a variety of treatment approaches depending on the concerns and needs of the individual and family. She has training in play therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprogramming (EMDR). Lindsay earned her undergraduate degree in 2005 from Fort Lewis College in sociology and gender and women’s studies. She attended graduate school at Smith College School for Social Work and received her masters in clinical social work in 2013.