Doing the Next Right Things to close behavioral healthcare gaps

NRT Behavioral Healthâ„¢ redefines modern substance use and mental health disorder treatment through need-centered programs delivering best-in-class medicine, insights, and outcomes.

Seeing the humans behind the headlines

The needs mandating our mission shape national priorities. NRT Behavioral Health leads by ensuring clients, communities, and colleagues are safe, supported, and inspired to make systemic change.


Tom Walker

CEO, Partner

Tom Walker brings over two decades of dedicated expertise in behavioral healthcare management and a deeply personal recovery journey to Foundry Steamboat and the Colorado recovery community. His extensive background encompasses roles in direct counseling care and outreach, and he co-founded two successful intensive outpatient programs in the Washington DC area. This diverse experience has […]

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Ben Cort

Ben Cort

President and Managing Partner

Sober since 6/15/96, Ben has been a part of the recovery movement in almost every way imaginable; from a recipient to a provider to a spokesperson.  He joined the field professionally in 2007 working inside of nonprofits, treatment programs and consulting to athletics and organized labor. Highlighted in his book, Weed, Inc.: The Truth About […]

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Michael F. Barnes

Ph.D., LAC, LPC, D.A.A.E.T.S

NRT Senior Clinical Advisor, Michael Barnes Family Institute Director

Dr. Michael Barnes is a Licensed Addiction Counselor, Licensed Professional Counselor, and Diplomate in the American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress. He is the Founder/Director of the Michael Barnes Family Institute, owner of Barnes Education and Consulting, LLC, and Chief Clinical Officer at the Foundry Treatment Center in Steamboat Springs, Colorado. In the past […]

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