Amy Hermes MS, LPC, LAC
I grew up in the Vail Valley and Eagle County truly is my home. I have watched our county grow and change, and as with all growth, I’ve witnessed some growing pains. Our Valley, although abundant in beautiful things, is not immune from adversity. This truth along with my own obstacles I've overcome, sparked my desire to pursue a counseling career.
I attended the University of Colorado-Boulder and graduated in 1997. Following graduation, I was a middle school special education teacher. My second career was my most important: being a mom. During my son’s middle school years, I returned to graduate school and acquired a MS in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Walden University, Minneapolis MN. I became a Licensed Professional Counselor and earned my Licensed Addiction Counselor credentials thereafter. I have worked in community mental health since the start of my career and have found great reward working with incarcerated individuals and others struggling with various mental health or substance-use disorders. My passion to walk alongside my clients continues to flourish. I have had the privilege of watching clients achieve goals, develop and demonstrate resilience. Watching my clients move through hard things and triumph after times of hardship or suffering has fueled my passion and purpose in life.
When I am not working with clients, I can be found outside enjoying all the activities Eagle County has to offer. I am an avid mountain biker and skier, love to hike with my dogs and can often be found on the river. Our blue-sky days and starry nights keep my inner flame burning strong.