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Fort Collins Team

La Luna Center team members in Fort Collins provide Eating Disorder Treatment for adult Women and Men. Call today for a FREE consultation to see how La Luna can help you.





Team Director - IOP

Hannah Brass, RDN
Hannah Brass received her Bachelor’s Degree in Human Nutrition from Colorado State University. She then went on to complete her post graduate work through Priority Nutrition Care Dietetic Internship in Boston, MA to become a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist. Hannah provides nutritional support to individuals in the recovery process and promotes an intuitive approach to eating and overall wellness. Hannah creates a collaborative and supportive environment, helping individuals find a balanced relationship with food and a lifestyle that works well for them. She views food as nourishment and fuel for the body. Hannah also enjoys cooking and tasting new foods


Primary Therapist - IOP

Kari Jansen, M.A., LCSW
Kari received her Bachelors Degree in Social Work from Colorado State University, and Masters Degree in Clinical Social Work from the University of Denver. Kari is a licensed clinical social worker in the state of Colorado.  She has experience working with adolescents and adults with disordered eating and body image concerns in inpatient, residential, partial hospitalization, transitional living, and outpatient settings.  She utilizes Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, as well as integrating Psychoanalytic approaches.  Kari values empathetic connection in the therapeutic relationship and emphasizes self compassion and hope in the journey toward recovery. Clients appreciate her warmth, straightforwardness, and authenticity. 


Primary Therapist - IOP

Rachael Coffen is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Registered Art Therapist in the state of Colorado.  She earned her Bachelor’s degree from Colorado State University combining psychology and fine art into her studies. She completed her graduate work at Naropa University in Boulder, Colorado, receiving her Master’s degree in Transpersonal Counseling Psychology with an emphasis in Art Therapy.  With over 11 years experience in various treatment settings, Rachael’s creative methodology utilizes a client-centered approach combining Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness, Motivational Interviewing and Art Therapy. Upon meeting Rachael, you will feel safe, secure and guided to make healthy life changes from a place of loving kindness.


Primary Therapist - IOP

Julien Faure, M.S., LMFT
Julien is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in Colorado and holds a Master of Science in Family Therapy from Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.  Julien has extensive experience helping individuals, couples, and families and has provided counseling in a variety of settings including his own private practice. Julien’s approach to therapy is strength-based, client-centered and systemic.  As Julien’s client, you can expect a welcoming and collaborative environment where you will feel comfortable exploring the avenues to reach your goals. 


Primary Therapist - IOP

Kelly graduated with a master’s degree in counselor education and a specialist degree in mental health counseling from the University of Florida. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Colorado and has extensive experience working with individuals struggling with their relationships to food, body, exercise, and self. Kelly approaches counseling holistically while bringing awareness to the diverse systems and cultural forces that impact her clients’ social context and wellbeing. Consequently, she takes a weight-inclusive approach to her work and acknowledges that health comes in all shapes and sizes. Her therapeutic approach is rooted in culturally sensitive treatment, compassion, mindfulness, and existential philosophy. She incorporates Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, and mindfulness-based treatment approaches into her practice. Her clients know her for her warmth, kindness, and playful sense of humor.


Primary Therapist - IOP

Laurel Carter is a Licensed Professional Counselor, Acudetox Specialist and Registered Yoga Teacher in the state of Colorado. She earned her Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health at Adams State University where she placed emphasis on an integration of mindfulness, meditation and yoga in the therapeutic setting. Laurel has worked in community mental health with families and children, in the university setting with acutely suicidal and at-risk students and staff, as well as in private practice where she integrated the alternative modalities of sound therapy, acudetox and kundalini yoga + meditation. In the therapeutic space Laurel meets her client’s where they are, utilizing Mindful Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Dialectical Behavior Therapy and Mindful Self-Compassion. Clients appreciate Laurel’s authentic communication, as well as her caring and genuine motivation for their health and healing.


Primary Therapist - IOP

Sam graduated with a master's degree in counselor education and a specialist degree in marriage and family therapy from the University of Florida. Sam is a licensed marriage and family therapist in the state of Colorado.  She has experience working with adolescents, adults, couples and families with disordered eating and body image concerns, as well as substance use, gender identity and relational challenges, in settings ranging from outpatient to residential levels of care.  She utilizes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy,  Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, mindfulness and systemic approaches, that are centered around a strong therapeutic relationship that seeks to appreciate each individual client's uniqueness. Sam is known for her transparency, kindness and commitment to helping clients pursue their goals.


Office Manager/Admissions - OP/IOP/PHP

Allie has a Bachelor’s Degree in Communication from La Sierra University. She is passionate about organization, efficiency and creating a beautiful space. Allie handles admissions, scheduling, billing, and insurance issues and regularly interacts in-person and on the phone with all of our clients. She is the backbone of our center and our clients appreciate her warmth, approachability, and attention to detail.





Clinical Director - PHP

Dr. Ainara Echanove is a licensed psychologist and received her doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Pacific University. As a bilingual and bicultural therapist, she provides services in both English and Spanish languages. She specializes in disordered eating and substance use/addiction treatment. Her approach to therapy is informed by social justice and cultural-relational perspectives. Dr. Echanove utilizes interpersonal, psychodynamic, spiritual, and experiential approaches to inform her clinical work. Her clients appreciate her humor, irreverence, warmth, and active approach to therapy.


Primary Therapist - PHP

Dr. Michaela Adesso is a licensed Psychologist and earned her doctorate in Counseling Psychology with a graduate minor in Integrative Therapies and Healing Practices from the University of Minnesota. Michaela blends Western and Eastern healing practices through her work. She has been trained in Trauma-Sensitive Yoga Therapy, Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction, Ayurveda, and Botanical Medicines, among other healing practices. Michaela’s passion and strength is in creating a space in which people feel safe enough to explore themselves, brave enough to embody their whole self and courageous enough to connect vulnerably in community.


Registered Dietitian - PHP

Emilia received her Master's degree in Human Nutrition from Colorado State University. She completed her post graduate work through the University of Northern Colorado's Dietetic Internship program. Emilia has worked with adolescent and adult Eating Disorder clientele at the residential, PHP, IOP and outpatient levels of care. Emilia's mission is to help individuals discover a healthy relationship with food and physical activity. She considers herself an "anti-diet dietitian" and approaches nutrition from an "all foods fit" perspective. She is an advocate for Health at Every Size and Weight-Inclusive care. Emilia's style of nutrition counseling features humor, sincerity, subtle directness, empowerment and compassion.


Group Therapist - PHP

Claire received her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from California State University San Marcos, and her Master’s Degree in Couples and Family Therapy from the University of Oregon. Claire is a registered Marriage and Family Therapist Candidate in the state of Colorado. As a relational therapist, Claire is interested in exploring various areas within a client’s life to help them increase their own self-awareness. She is also passionate about helping clients choose connection over their eating disorders. Claire has experience working with adults, children, couples, and families in dealing with a range of mental health concerns. She utilizes narrative therapy, internal family systems, experiential therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, and motivational interviewing to inform her clinical work.


Program Coordinator (PHP)

Hannah has a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from The University of Northern Colorado and is an advocate for those going through eating disorder treatment. She is passionate about organization, efficiency and creating a beautiful space. Hannah handles scheduling, payments, and paperwork and regularly interacts in-person and on the phone with all of our clients.