Alyssa Hetschel

Alyssa Hetschel LCSW, LAC

Senior Instructor - Clinical Practice Behavioral Health Program Director
  • College of Nursing
  • Sheridan Health Services


Mailing Address:
  • CU Anschutz

Sheridan Health Services, Inc - College of Nursing (Community Clinic)

3525 West Oxford Avenue

Denver, CO 80236

Alyssa Hetschel has a Master's in Social Work degree from the University of Denver and is licensed in the state of Colorado as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Licensed Addictions Counselor since 2016. Alyssa has worked in the criminal justice system for the past decade in a variety of clinical, supervisory, policy, and advocacy roles - helping address and break down systemic barriers so that justice-involved individuals could receive accessible, integrated, and inclusive treatment services. Through leading from a lens of trauma-informed care, harm reduction, cultural humility, equity, and social justice - Alyssa is passionate about utilizing her skillset to empower marginalized communities in accessing care and support the behavioral health workforce in being equipped to provide behavioral health services across systems.

Alyssa is also an Adjunct Professor at the University of Denver for the Graduate School of Social Work and is passionate about teaching graduate students in clinical theory and practice, the intersections of substance use, trauma, and mental health, policy and advocacy, and leadership formation.

Education, Licensure & Certifications

  • Master's in Social Work, University of Denver, 2013-2014
  • Bachelor's in Social Work, Azusa Pacific University, 2009-2013
  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker in state of Colorado, effective Dec 2016
  • Licensed Addictions Counselor in state of Colorado, effective Nov 2016


  • National Association of Social Workers (NASW)

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