Our Cascade Team

Amy Scott, Clinical Director, Cascade

Amy Scott grew up on a sheep farm in Indiana, where exploring nature and the outdoors was a way of life. Beginning her career in Social Work after her first semester of college, Amy has been steadily evolving as a Social Worker for the last 20+ years, working in a variety of capacities in community mental healthcare, child welfare, private practice, and higher education.

Amy’s foundation as a Clinical Social Worker informs her practice and her methods. Theoretical paradigms of systems theory, attachment theory, and relational cultural theory are all integrated into Amy’s approach. Amy knows that all human beings deeply need healthy dependable relationships with others. Knowing this Amy shows up for her clients in “real” form. What motivates Amy to continue this work is the honor she receives when she bears witness to her clients’ personal growth and tenacious efforts toward health and healing. Amy’s motto is Learn Something New Every Day. In this career field this is not only possible but required for sustained success.

Amy has recently transitioned from the Director of Counseling at a private university in Iowa to the role of Clinical Director of Cascade at Shadow Mountain Recovery. This transition has been intentional and goal driven for Amy who is motivated to develop and lead all-encompassing programming that fosters intensive interventions that bring about healing and success for women within the landscape of the natural world.

Amy is trained in EMDR and is a specialist in the treatment of eating disorders. She graduated from the number one ranked MSW program in the nation, the University of Michigan School of Social Work, in 2003. Amy has been married for many years and she and her husband are raising three sweet, adventurous boys.

Joanne HodsonJoanne Hodson, PMHNP-BC, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner

Joanne Hodson is a Board Certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, specializing in psychiatric care of patients 17 years of age and older. She has been a psychiatric nurse in Colorado since 1987 and has an array of experience in inpatient, residential and outpatient settings working with children, adolescents and adults. Joanne graduated from Loretta Heights School of Nursing in Denver, Colorado in 1987 with her BSN.She graduated from University of Colorado, Denver in 2007 with her MSN. She is a member of The American Nurses Association, as well as, The Colorado Nurses Association, and The Colorado Society of Clinical Specialists in Psychiatric Nursing. Joanne believes that trust and compassion are the building blocks for a successful relationship with her patients.