Michelle Muething

Michelle is a 23-year veteran of crisis, mobile crisis, and co-response work. Graduating with her master’s degree in Clinical Psychology in 1999 and finding her passion for crisis work when standing on scene with law enforcement while at her first job, Michelle dedicated her career to the specialty she saw in the world of mental health crisis. Over the two decades she has worked in prison systems, psychiatric emergency rooms, and alongside law enforcement and EMS. She was a corporate compliance officer at Fairbanks Hospital and taught for nine years at Indiana University school of Psychology, IUPUI. All these positions were carried out during the day while she worked crisis on the frontlines at night.

In 2010, Michelle relocated to Colorado, where she was offered a consulting position to aid in forming a new agency in the mountains of Colorado. With crisis as the agency’s focus, Michelle brought her skills to the table. The Aspen Hope Center opened June 1, 2010 and she was one of the first two mobile crisis clinicians. Conducting crisis assessments and educating law enforcement, Michelle was back with her two passions. In 2011 she took on the role as Program Director and three years later accepted the position of Executive Director. She has not only continued to grow the agency, but has helped other communities build, train, and find success with mobile crisis teams. When the buzz of 988 began several years ago, Michelle created a crisis training for frontline workers, knowing that no such training existed. She now consults and provides training to teams around the nation so that confidence is built, safety is instilled, and individuals are cared for professionally. At her core, Michelle will always be a crisis clinician and will always jump to work the frontlines.


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