Staff

Kathleen Haley, Program Director
Kathleen is a National Certified Recovery Specialist who has worked in the field of substance abuse and Recovery homes for 11 years. She was program manager of Women in New Recovery, in Prescott, Arizona for 5 years where she also participated in the staffing of the Specialty courts (Drug, Family and DUI Courts) for Yavapai county. Kathleen is a certified facilitator of MRT (Moral Reconation Therapy). Kathleen has personal and profound experience in dealing with women in early recovery. Her passion for helping women and teaching them a new way to live has given her an outstanding reputation in the recovery community of Prescott, AZ. She is grateful to be home in Colorado to share her knowledge and expertise with women struggling with addiction.

Mary Michael Haley, MA, LAC, RPT, CSAT
MaryMike has been in private practice as a psychotherapist for over twenty years, specializing in family issues, addiction counseling and post-traumatic stress. For Fourteen years MaryMike was a senior lecturer of Sociology at Western State Colorado University. She is also the co-founder of Living Journeys, a non-profit organization helping individuals and families living with cancer in the Gunnison Valley. In her 29 years of sobriety, MaryMike has become head coach of the Crested Butte high school girl’s basketball team as well as an outdoor enthusiast. She is an avid skier and cyclist, and enjoys rafting, camping and hiking.

Haleigh Armstrong, LSW, Athletic Coordinator
Haleigh is a licensed social worker. She has been with Aspire for four years. Haleigh is a therapist as well as our recreational director. She is a collegiate athlete and an avid hiker, biker, and skier. Although Haleigh is not in recovery she has seen many family members struggle with addiction, so she has a passion for the work.

Anne Wolf, TRE Provider, LMT, Cranial Sacral & Polarity Therapist
Anne is a Certified Trauma Release Provider, Polarity & Cranial Sacral Therapist, and a Licensed Massage Therapist. She has been doing body work in the Roaring Ford Valley for 8 years. In addition, she’s going into the 5 th year of teaching Tension/Trauma Release exercises to young women at an alternative high school. Anne discovered the benefits of body work while recovering from an eating disorder in her youth. She’s passionate about working with women in recovery, and hopes that her experience and abilities will be of benefit to these women in their recovery process. Truly loves the connection of the body, mind and spirit that Aspire has to offer.

Lauren Poleski, Outreach and Alumni Coordinator
Lauren received her B.A. in Sociology from San Diego State University. After graduating, she moved back to Texas and worked in oil & gas and non-profit marketing and management for 9 years before starting her road to recovery in Colorado.
As a woman in recovery, and an alumni of Aspire, Lauren is well versed in the program and an active member of the Carbondale community.

I have the power to transform my life. Today, because of Aspire’s encouragement and support I am able to embrace a healthy lifestyle with an abundance of strength, hope, and courage.

​- GC

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