The Body’s Response to The Pandemic - Aspen Real Life

The Body’s Response to The Pandemic

This community discussion ib  the Body’s Response to the Pandemic features a panel of subject matter experts who will bring clinical understanding and emotional empathy to the emerging effects of the stress and uncertainty brought about by the global pandemic.

The public are invited to submit questions in advance to to have them answered
during the discussion. For questions that arise during the event, participants can submit them in the
Zoom chat.

With a shared mission of whole person health, Aspen Valley Hospital and Aspen Strong are again partnering to provide resources, information and direction to the public who have been affected by the pandemic.

When: Thursday, April 22, 6–7 p.m.
Where: Zoom meeting ID: 878 8484 8757


The Body’s Response to The Pandemic Panelists

Karen Locke, MD Aspen Valley Primary Care

Dr. Karen Locke has been practicing medicine in the Roaring Fork Valley with her husband, Dr. Kelly
Locke, since 1999. In 2019, the Lockes partnered with Aspen Valley Hospital to start Aspen Valley
Primary Care. Dr. Locke studied Biology at Colorado College before earning her medical degree from the
University of Kansas. She completed her residency at the University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire Family
Medicine Residency, and is board certified by the American Board of Family Medicine. Before moving to
the Roaring Fork Valley, Drs. Karen and Kelly Locke lived in Germany, where he practiced for the U.S. Air
Force and she treated civilians through the American Red Cross. Dr. Locke sees patients of all ages, from infants to the elderly. Her areas of interest include women’s health, adolescents, hormones, and mental health issues. Dr. Locke feels fortunate to have raised her family in the Roaring Fork Valley where they can enjoy the mountains, the seasons and the people who call this place home.

Kristi Nicholls, MA, NCC, LPC Designs for Wellness

Kristi is a Colorado native and has been working in the Roaring Fork Valley for over 30 years.
Her counseling practice, Designs for Wellness, is focused on people with treatment resistant depression
and anxiety, suicidal ideation, and PTSD. Her specialties are Somatic Psychotherapy and Ketamine
Assisted Psychotherapy. Her experience has shown these therapies work well in achieving more timely
and durable relief for her clients.

Sean Van Horn Elite Endurance Athlete

Sean Van Horn is an endurance athlete in the Roaring Fork valley and is a strong advocate for mental
health awareness in the community. While he has spent 20 years competing as an elite athlete, during
much of that time he was battling with psychological issues such as depression and an eating disorder.
Sean is unabashed in sharing his own struggles in the hopes that it can aid others and help to erode the
stigma surrounding mental health disorders.

Jeffrey Cole, MA, LPC, CAC, BAC and Lori Ann Kret, MSW, LCSW, LAC, BCC Aspen Relationship Institute

Lori and Jeff are married, licensed therapists and board-certified coaches specializing in couple-to-
couple coaching. Together, they provide clients with the insight, awareness and guidance to create
healthy, intimate, and fulfilling bonds.
Lori and Jeff met as colleagues, working together for years as licensed therapists with couples in all
stages and states of relationship. They discovered a much deeper connection and journeyed through the
joys and challenges of dating to create a marriage that is powerful, tender, raw and intimate. They
established Aspen Relationship Institute as the culmination of years of experience guiding couples to
fulfillment and their own profound passion for authentic connection.


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