Shane Hartman has been working in the field of addiction and mental health since 2014. He began his career working with drug court and the criminal justice system as a case manager and group counselor. Shane has since worked as a therapist in community mental health, private practice, residential and outpatient programs.
Shane returned to school after making a decision to dedicate his life to helping others achieve sobriety corresponding with his own recovery from substance dependency. He completed an undergraduate degree in Human Services with an addictions concentration from Metropolitan State University of Denver. Shane also has a master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from University of Northern Colorado.
Shane blends his life experience and formal education in both addiction and mental health counseling into his work at Valiant Living. He incorporates mindfulness and meditation practice, existential-humanistic ideologies, principles from the 12-step community, and EMDR into his clinical approach. Shane believes that the process of recovery involves an opening of the heart and softening of the mind. He aims to assist individuals in this by working with them to building a sober identity, find purpose and meaning, develop emotional intelligence, deepen relationships, investigate spirituality, and connect with their true-Self as part of the recovery process.