Nate Wilson was born in Colorado Springs, CO and raised in Woodland Park, CO. Nate experienced many hard times growing up in high school including drug addiction, criminal behavior and mental health struggles. Nate has been clean for 11 years from meth and heroin, and been abstinent from alcohol for 4 years. Since Nate has turned his life around he has developed a passion for helping youth who are in a similar position that Nate was. Since choosing a better path, Nate has become certified as a personal trainer, peer recovery coach and started a mentorship program within New Visions Recovery Solutions. Nate has recently become a Fit and Healthy columnist for the Pikes Peak Courier and has also published a book about his journey through addiction and recovery called “Zero to Hero: The tale of my recovery from drug addiction and psychosis.” Nate enjoys spending time with his family, working out daily, writing, and helping others.
Hello, my name is Raelene Howard. I have struggled with multiple disorders, substance abuse and mental health issues for the better half of my life. By the grace of God, I was able to overcome my addiction and the urges to use substances to self medicate 3 1/2 years ago. I found my way from living in a car to living in a loving home. I found my way out of abusive relationships and “friendships”, into meaningful, healthy and loving relationships. I was led back to my faith and my relationship with the Lord is stronger than ever. I am beyond blessed to work with youth who are struggling, and to be a voice of reason, guidance and just a good friend. My mission is to impact the kids that I work with, giving them the hope necessary to get them back on the right track. In recovery, support is one of the biggest tools for success, and I love that I get to be that for the youth in our community.
Quinton Blanche is a Colorado Native with an Entrepreneur’s Heart. His passions are helping others create a healthy and fun lifestyle through a Lifestyle Travel Club, while also pursuing singing and songwriting in the RnB Genre. He aims to inspire the people around him while making a difference in his community through motivational speaking and leadership. His favorite quote is “We all are born looking like our parents but we die looking like our choices.” This quote inspires him to get the most from everyday while making choices that will help him to be the best he can be.
I was born in Chicago and I grew up here in Colorado. For the first 26 years of my life, I walked in a story of insecurity, fear, and trying to please people. After years of trying to figure out what my life was about, I came to faith in Jesus and He showed me who I was. With this new-found realization, I ended up starting a DJ business where I succeeded in DJ’ing over 300 weddings and events over 8 years. I knew that my potential impact was so much bigger than what I was doing. I’ve spent years studying personal and leadership development and my dream is to speak, coach and mentor people who are also trying to figure out what their life is about. My mission here at New Visions is to help young people discover their true identity and develop the confidence to walk in it. In doing that, we will help to overcome their fears of being seen, the fears of being scared, the fears of being vulnerable and the fears of being effective and successful.
Jordan received her Bachelor's Degree in Psychology with a minor in Health in 2018 from Western Oregon University. She was born and raised in Oregon but ended up working in multiple different states before settling in Colorado. She has worked in the field of psychology since 2019 employed as a Registered Behavior Therapist in Applied Behavior Analysis, working primarily with preteens. As well as opening her own business - A Balanced Life Coaching - where she found her passion for serving and supporting the community. Jordan has dedicated herself to helping others become the best versions of themselves. Her goal in working with New Visions is to help everyone she works with find their own passions and the things that keep them motivated towards the right path. In addition to this work she is also pursuing a Master's Degree so she can continue her work with the community.
I enjoy helping clients make positive and lasting changes in their lives. Connecting with my clients in order to build a trusting, safe and respectful relationship is my goal. I am here to support you on your journey towards growth and healing. My integrative approach is warm, collaborative and person centered. Whether you are dealing with anxiety, life transitions, trauma, caregiver-stress, or grief/loss we can navigate these together. I have come to a counseling career after having benefitted greatly from my own personal counseling journey. My training and life experiences enable me to empathize with the struggles you may be experiencing. As we work together, I hope to provide a safe space for you to explore your emotions, limiting beliefs, and if needed, to process/integrate past trauma. Identifying limiting patterns of thinking and behavior can provide the information needed to plan and create positive change. Growth can be challenging and painful at times. Learning and integrating new coping skills can help you build resilience during the therapeutic process. I am trained in EMDR. If you are struggling with the effects of trauma, EMDR can be effective in processing and healing from these emotional wounds. I enjoy and have experience working with adults, children, adolescents, persons with disabilities, caregivers, those navigating life transitions or grief/loss.
Eric, a pillar of resilience, celebrates nearly a decade of personal triumph over addiction. With 7 years dedicated to mentoring teens, he employs his expertise in motivational interviewing to inspire change. As a music therapist, singer and DJ, Eric masterfully integrates rhythm and melody into his work. His fervor for science, fitness, and finance not only reflects his multifaceted interests but also offers a holistic approach to wellness. Guided by experience and passion, Eric continues to light the path for countless teens seeking brighter futures.