Jane West is a Denver-based licensed professional counselor (LPC) and a licensed school counselor (LSC) specializing in early childhood issues. She also has her masters in early childhood education with an endorsement as early childhood special educator (ECSE). Jane runs Heart of the West Counseling, LLC, a mental wellness company that provides therapeutic services to families and consulting services to early childhood programs such as Early Head Start, Head Start, Part C Early Intervention Services and private preschools. In 2005, she was chosen to be a Harris Fellow in Child Development and Infant Mental Health at the University of Colorado’s Child Psychiatry Department. In 2006, Jane became a statewide trainer for Colorado’s Early Childhood Mental Health Initiative. In 2007, Jane was chosen as a national fellow for the Leaders of the 21st Century program at the Zero to Three organization. Jane was responsible for shaping the early years of Early Childhood Partners’ mental health coaching and consultation program which is based in Eagle County. Jane is also an internationally accomplished journalist and an Emmy-award winning producer of documentaries for PBS and the BBC. She is currently working on several children’s books and film projects through Clarity Jane Productions, her production company.