Our Philosophy

Next Breath Counseling is rooted in the idea that we are all born with basic goodness, something we never lose. As we grow, messages are passed down from parents, family, and society that create our world view. These experiences shape how we attach to others and ourselves. As children, we would have had no choice but to take in these beliefs. These messages were often the products of well-meaning, conditioned people doing the best they could. We make them our own, often without questioning their import.

Working with a counselor provides us the opportunity to safely explore old messaging, survival strategies, and limiting beliefs to uncover deeper truths, boundless possibilities, wholeness, and health. Utilizing here-and-now interventions formed through an intersection of the latest in cognitive neuroscience and principles of mindfulness will help guide you towards inner stillness, truth, and boundless potential.

  • Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing (EDMR) Training • 15 week program
  • Trauma therapist: Trauma-focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) • 12 week program
  • Let’s Connect family role-playing model • 15 week program
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia (CBT-I)  25 hour training
  • Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) • 22 week program
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) 15 week program

Jacob Hanks, LPC

Jacob Hanks completed a master’s degree in Mental Health Counseling at Capella University in Minneapolis, Minnesota in 2016 and is currently a licensed professional counselor (LPC) in Colorado. He is also a Clinical Psychology Ph.D. candidate at Fielding Graduate University in Santa Barbara, California. Jacob’s research interests have included intergenerational trauma, gene-environment interaction, neurotypicality, and neuropsychology.

Jacob has served a trauma therapist and an expert witness in the evaluation and treatment of trauma in Garfield County for the last five years. He completed his internship for his master’s degree at the Garfield County Department of Human Services and River Bridge Regional Center. He completed doctoral practica at Psychological Associates in Grand Junction, Colorado, where he focused on traumatic brain injuries, health psychology, and psychological approaches to chronic pain treatment. He completed his doctoral internship at Pediatric Psychology Services of Colorado in Glenwood Springs, Colorado, where he focused on the evaluation and treatment of autism spectrum disorder and psychological evaluation.

Prior to counseling in private practice, Jacob was a special education teacher in Garfield Re-2 school district. He also provided music, equine, sports, and garden therapy for a number of years for disadvantaged youth in residential treatment facilities. He uses several evidence-based counseling approaches, such as Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia (CBT-I), and various modalities of mindfulness-based therapies.

Amy Halstead, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MSN, APN, PMHNPBC

Amy is a Board-Certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. She provides comprehensive psychiatric evaluation and medication management for a variety of mental health conditions. Amy received a B.S. in Nursing from the University of New Hampshire in 1996 and an M.S. degree in Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing from The University of Colorado, Anschutz Medical Campus. She holds a certification in Nutritional Psychiatry from the Brain Food Academy in NYC.

Amy’s clinical interests include anxiety and mood disorders, substance use, trauma-related issues as well as Nutritional Psychiatry. She takes an integrative approach to treatment which may include medication, psychotherapy, and lifestyle modification to address her patients’ mental health needs. She believes fully in the role that sleep, exercise, and nutrition play in mental well-being. Her approach is warm and collaborative in an effort to facilitate healing and growth through patient empowerment. She works closely with patients to develop a treatment plan that prioritizes their goals and values in a safe environment that is free of judgement.

Mark Fishbein

Mark Fishbein, PhD Clinical Psychologist

Dr. Mark J. Fishbein is a psychologist and evaluator with over 30 years of experience in the field. He received his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from California Graduate Institute (now Chicago School of Professional Psychology in Los Angeles, California) and is currently licensed as a school psychologist in Colorado.

Dr. Fishbein has a specialized interest in conducting evaluations for a variety of purposes, including:

  • Educational assessment
  • Disability determination
  • Forensic evaluations
  • Mental health treatment planning

Dr. Fishbein is a skilled and experienced evaluator who is dedicated to providing his clients with accurate and comprehensive assessments. He is also a compassionate and supportive therapist who is committed to helping his clients reach their full potential.

In addition to his clinical work, Dr. Fishbein is also an active member of the professional community. He is a member of the Colorado Society School Psychologists and the National Association of School Psychologists. Dr. Fishbein’s commitment to professional ethics and practice is foremost in his practice evaluating and serving children, adolescents and adults.

Dr. Fishbein is a valuable asset to his clients, his colleagues, his community and the field of psychology. He is a skilled evaluator, a compassionate therapist, and a dedicated professional.

Embark on Your Healing Journey Today

If you’re seeking an individual, couples, or family therapist or a trauma therapist who will walk alongside you on your path to healing and transformation, we invite you to reach out. Together, we can cultivate resilience, uncover your inner strength, and embrace a future filled with growth, joy, and purpose. Let’s take the first step toward your healing together.

Until you make the unconscious conscious, it will direct your life and you will call it fate.

C.G. Jung

Invest in Your Future Happiness and Well-being

Take the first step today towards a happier and healthier life. Next Breath Counseling is here to support you on your journey of transformation and personal growth. Contact us now to schedule your appointment and discover the possibilities that lie ahead.

Providing an integrated mind-body-spirit approach to address your unique needs.


Phone: (970) 260-0868
Fax: (970) 462-9916
1319 Grand Ave, Glenwood Springs, CO 81601