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Passion. Experience. Diligence.

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You have decided to take the first step towards empowering yourself to heal and thrive. Boost Counseling is a multidimensional company that offers counseling, coaching, and consulting to individuals, groups, and companies to empower those entities to nurture themselves and each other.  When you choose Boost you're choosing to invest in self-awareness, resilience, and growth.   Whether your experience is grief, overwhelm, confusion, torment, resentment, outrage, betrayal, defeat, or any others, we warmly invite you into our non-judgmental space.  We offer trainings, life coaching sessions, and one-on-one therapy through every phase of your evolution. And with your first 30-minute consultation, you will discover what services may best meet your needs or the needs of your team. 

 

Definitions

• Hakomi Method is a system of body-centered psychotherapy which is based on the principles of mindfulness, nonviolence, and the unity of mind and body.

• Mindfulness means maintaining a moment-by-moment awareness of our thoughts, feelings, bodily sensations, and surrounding environment, through a gentle, nurturing lens. 

• Trauma Informed Care is an organizational structure and treatment framework that involves understanding, recognizing, and responding to the effects of all types of trauma.

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Bronwyn Hockersmith

Contact: (720) 507-7768

owner, counselor, consultant

bronwyn hockersmith, MA, LPCC

Through Bronwyn's journey towards self-discovery, she uncovered her own aspiration to support others in their journey towards a positive sense of worth and well-being.  Bronwyn's approach encourages curiosity, healing, and self-awareness.  She pulls from Hakomi, mindfulness, and trauma-informed care principles to support an individual’s—or an organization’s—innate ability to heal and thrive. Using mindfulness and other diverse methodologies, Bronwyn builds community partnerships, creates frameworks, nurtures her clients' inner voice, and educates others in the power of connection. 

 

Education

University of Colorado
Bachelors Degree, Psychology

Regis University
Masters Degree, Counseling

experience

• 10 years in the mental health field

certifications

• Motivational Interviewing
• Neurosequential Model of Therapeutics CTA

license

• LPCC. 0015014

 
 
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Contact: (720) 466-3531

Counselor

toni johnson, MA, LPCC

On our journey through life, we may experience difficult situations that cause us to suffer and feel broken. However, Toni believes deep within us there is a yearning to heal and grow from these experiences. Moving toward our pain can feel scary, but that is where she comes in, by creating a safe space to share your story. Toni’s approach incorporates integrating mind, body, soul, and heart connection to foster the healing process through self-compassion. Toni supports the courage it takes to be vulnerable and explore wounds that bring us to therapy.

Education

University of Nevada –Las Vegas
Bachelors Degree, Marketing

Regis University
Masters Degree, Counseling

experience

• 5 years in the mental health field
• Reiki Level II Practitioner

certifications

• National Certified Counselor

License

• LPCC.0015829

 
 
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Consultant

katie herrmann, LCSW

With her 30 years of experience, Katie has demonstrated direct leadership experience in program development and implementation of behavioral health programming. She has worked extensively with the state behavioral health systems including both Colorado Mental Health Institutes, all 17 community mental health centers in Colorado, the Department of Healthcare Policy and financing as well as other systems within the state serving children and developmental disabilities. Katie’s passion in the behavioral and human services world lies with the promotion of access to care, the elimination of stigma, the promotion of peer services and trauma informed care. Over the past four years Katie has worked ardently to promote the person-centered approach in behavioral health through the implementation of statewide person-centered trainings, overseeing the transition of individuals out of the state institutes and overseeing institute and community Peer Services throughout the state. Through her extensive work in quality improvement, program development and direct supervision she has directly observed the toll and direct impact that institute and systems trauma has taken not only on the clients those systems are in place to serve but also the toll that the workers within those systems endure.  Katie has developed a keen interest in examining the impact that institutional and systems trauma has on the clients those systems serve but also on the workers within those systems. Through that examination, Katie’s goal is to work with the systems and institutions to find solutions to identify, combat and recover from the trauma and thusly restore them to a healthy, functioning operation which will ultimately translate to better service to those served.     

experience

• 30+ years in the mental health field

License

• LCSW 991539

Education

Ball State University
Bachelors Degree, Social Work

University of Georgia
Masters Degree, Social Work

 
 
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Consultant

cara hebert, Ms

Cara Hebert has worked in the Healthcare Industry for over ten years and has been in a leadership role since 2008. Cara has experience working on multidisciplinary teams and collaborating with departments across the organization. Her background in the healthcare field has allowed her to gain valuable experience with not only overseeing healthcare programs but also developing and growing each program to meet the needs of the clients. Cara has experience introducing standards of services across all functional areas and developing operational strategies to drive the continuous improvement of quality member care and service. Specifically, Cara has assisted with developing and implementing Trauma Informed Care Practices in residential treatment settings. The Trauma Informed Care Principles provided staff with skills to approach clients through a trauma-informed care lens as well as increased each supervisors’ knowledge on how to support staff when working in challenging environments. Cara has not only led an integration of Trauma Informed Care into organizations but also Cultural Competency Initiatives to ensure a diverse work force that can support clients’ cultural backgrounds.  Cara brings a wealth of knowledge in both areas and is passionate about training and coaching organizations to better meet the needs of their staff and clients. 

experience

• 10+ years in the mental health field

 

Education

Colorado State University
Bachelors Degree, Human Development & Family Studies

University of Colorado- Denver
Masters Degree, Public Administration

 
 

 

 

Consultant

Chellie voss, PsyD, LPc

Dr. Chellie Voss has 15 years of experience working with individuals experiencing mental health crisis.  She has worked as a lead clinician for 5 years and has helped launch several new intake/access clinics and healthcare navigation programs.  Chellie has provided clinical supervision for numerous new Masters level clinicians all the way through professional licensure.  Chellie’s areas of interest and research include burnout, self-care, and the importance of quality supervision.  Chellie is an experienced clinical supervisor and strongly believes that quality supervision is essential in helping providers establish strong professional boundaries, promote personal wellness and gain confidence in their clinical skills.  Though her experience, Dr. Voss has found that the foundation formed with quality supervision protects helping professionals against vicarious trauma and burnout.  

experience

• 15+ years in the mental health field

License

• LPC. 4724

Education

University of California- Davis
Bachelors Degree, Human Development

University of the Rockies
PsyD, Clinical Psychology :: Masters Degree, Psychology

 

 
 

 

Consultant

caitlin long, m. ed

Caitlin Long is currently a Middle School Teacher at Girls Athletic Leadership School and has over ten years of experience working in gender-specific and social-emotional health education programming. In her ten years of experience, Caitlin has collaborated with a multiplicity of youth development professionals, educators, and non-profit organizations to create and implement gender-specific, culturally sustaining, and critically relevant curriculum through peer trainings, K-12 nonformal educational programs, and customized professional development workshops. All of which provide tools to strengthen the ongoing personal, interpersonal, structural, and institutional change and growth that is needed in the world. Her methods are collaborative and encourage critical reflection about identity differences and are attentive to personal and collective histories. Caitlin's passion and interest in gender-specific education and health and wellness stem from her long-standing commitment to equity, justice, and access to knowledge. At the core of Caitlin's values are teaching tools of empathy, connection, and creating learning conditions that raise critical consciousness of inequities fostered in our world and our own roles in reproducing and resisting them.

experience

• 10+ years in community education

certifications

• Peace & Conflict Studies
• Collaborative Conflict Resolution

Education

University of Colorado - Boulder
Bachelors Degree, Cultural Anthropology

Columbia University- Teachers College
Masters of Education Degree, Teaching & Curriculum