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Consultants

Passion. Experience. Diligence.

Consulting and Training

Boost offers organizational trainings that teach the necessary skills to manifest and sustain harmonious lives and nonviolent systems. We offer customized trainings in cultural competency, clinical supervision, and trauma informed-care.  These trainings have shown to improve inter-departmental communication, culturally informed management, organizational sustainability, and employee retention and motivation.  All of these factors directly impact the meaningful work you do with your clientele and community. When you choose Boost you're choosing to invest in self-awareness, resilience, and growth.  Our passionate trainers are experts in the field and offer cutting edge and accessible trainings.  

 

Trauma-Informed Care

  • Trauma-Informed Care is an organizational structure and treatment framework grounded in the understanding of and responsiveness to the impact of trauma.  

  • To be acting as a trauma-informed organization, it is essential that leadership, management, and staff appropriately respond to each other and their clientele in a way that recognizes effects of all types of trauma.  

  • This requires an organization to foundationally shift practices, communication, and infrastructure to create opportunities for staff and clientele to rebuild a sense of control and empowerment--resulting in a positive work environment.

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Meet the Team!

 
 
 
Bronwyn Hockersmith

Contact: (720) 507-7768

owner, consultant

Bronwyn Hockersmith, MA, LPC

Bronwyn is the owner of Boost Counseling and Consulting.   During her time in the mental health field she has built community partnerships, developed wellness curriculum, led trauma-informed care initiatives, and educated community members in the power of addressing trauma and promoting connection. Her passion for trauma-informed care came out of her years of experience working within a multitude of human service organizations within the Denver Metro Area.  Within each work environment, she observed, and experienced, the pervasive and destructive impact trauma had on both the staff and clients alike.  Bronwyn has thus become a true champion for trauma-informed care as she has witnessed the powerful and positive impact it has had on turnover rates, job satisfaction, client and staff wellness, therapeutic gains for clients, and systemic sustainability for organizations who carry out the principles with their staff and the work they do. Bronwyn's approach encourages curiosity, stimulates healing, restores motivation, and promotes self-awareness.  

 

 

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

• LPC. 0015066

 
 
Katie Herrmann

Consultant

Katie Herrmann, MSW, 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

 
 
Cara Hebert

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

 
 
Patrece Hairston Peetz

consultant

Patrece Hairston Peetz, PSY

Dr. Hairston Peetz is a licensed clinical psychologist with over 10 years of combined clinical and academic experience, public policy experience, and qualitative and quantitative research training. Trained as a pediatric and health psychologist, Patrece is passionate about the integration of Trauma Informed Care practices into medical settings and other corporate arenas. Additionally, having worked as a consultant for pediatric primary care clinics and as a contract manager for a Medicaid Accountable Care Organization (ACO), she understands the importance of systems-level integration and alignment in supporting and implementing the Trauma Informed Care model with behavioral health providers and other nonclinical staff. In her work with organizations and clients, Patrece values strong collaboration, openness, creativity, and compassion. She has held leadership positions in the non-profit and public policy sectors and has worked clinically in a variety of settings over the past decade.

experience

• 10+ years in the mental health field

certifications

• Postpartum Support International (PSI) : Certification in Perinatal Mental Health

license

• Licensed Psychologist, PSY. 0004125

education

The Ohio State University
Bachelors Degree, Psychology

Wright State University
PsyD, Clinical Psychology: Masters Degree, Psychology

 
 
Chellie Voss

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

 
 
Caitlin Long

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

 
 
Toni Moran

Owner, consultant

Toni Moran, MA, LPCC

Toni Moran is a counselor and consultant with Boost Counseling. In her seven years of experience, Toni has advanced the integration of physical and behavioral health care through education, partnerships, and the implementation of community learning collaboratives. She has successfully provided education and training to ensure effective communication between providers, community stakeholders, and clients. Toni is passionate about research, development, and applying strategies that will lead to minimizing barriers to treatment and health care. She is a compassionate facilitator, encouraging and supporting her clients to heal from their past trauma. Toni believes that training in trauma-informed care is necessary for health care providers, as well as employers. She understands the importance of building capacity among providers to deliver whole-person care, while being sensitive to how a variety of experiences over a person’s life may relate to their current health, behaviors, and health status. 

experience

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

license

• LPCC. 0015829

education

University of Nevada –Las Vegas
Bachelors Degree, Marketing

Regis University
Masters Degree, Counseling

 
 
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consultant

Mike A. Ramsey, MA

Mike A. Ramsey currently works as a Specialist for Youth Self-Sufficiency as part of the Family and Community Engagement  Office with Denver Public School's equity team. For most of his professional career, he has involved himself in social and emotional development through experiential learning and community engagement. In the past 11 years he has partnered with schools, colleges, artists, businesses and non-profit organizations to design, develop, implement and assess programs or projects aiming to create understanding through creative collaboration and inquiry based exploration. Based in the idea that individuals bring a series of knowledges stemming from the various cultures and communities they are involved in, Mike has used everything from art, agriculture, landscape, physical activity, pop culture, community service and academics to bridge people together in order to create spaces of learning and development.  He is dedicated to creating unique opportunities for participants and partners to experience other's through questions, engagement and mutual experience in order for intentional learning to blossom.

experience

• 11 years working as a facilitator with youth and adults

education

University of Colorado – Boulder
Bachelors Degree, International Affairs

Columbia University – Teachers College Masters of Arts in Family/Community Education