Meet The Counselor

Hello, I'm Joanne,

Joanne Rupert is the Founder and Operational Leader of ERTC. She holds a Master's degree in Clinical Psychology and is a Licensed Professional Counselor and National Board Certified Counselor. In addition, Joanne is a Level 1 Mediator.  She is certified in Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR) and has advanced training in EMDR Post Traumatic Stress and Addictions. She has 30+ years of experience in emergency response working as a professional and volunteer for ambulance, fire, and law enforcement. She is currently in a private practice for First Responder Trauma Counselors and contracted as the Directing Clinical Supervisor for the Poudre Fire Authority, Wellington Fire Protection District, Front Range Fire Rescue Authority, Berthoud Fire Protection District, Eaton Fire Protection District, Windsor-Severance Fire Rescue, UCHealth EMS and the City of Fort Collins Rangers; overseeing their Peer Support Teams and providing counseling for all their staff and spouses. Joanne is a skilled Facilitator for Critical Incident Debriefings and Diffusing's for Emergency Service Providers throughout Northern Colorado. In addition, Joanne teaches at AIMS Community College as well a 4-day, 40-hr, Peer Support Certification Academy in Colorado for Fire and Emergency Service departments and is the Directing Clinical Supervisor for the Regional Peer Support Team.

 

 

Joanne works primarily with First Responders, Veterans, Correctional Facility Staff, Active Military, and their Families. Her specialty areas include but are not limited to: Trauma/Abuse, Neglect, Addictions, Alcohol/Substance Abuse, Anger Management, Anxiety, Depression, Eating Disorders, Grief/Loss Mourning, Marriage/Relationship issues, Mood Disorders, OCD, Phobias, PTSD, Sexual Abuse, Stress Management and Couples Counseling. 

 

Meet The Counselor

Hello, I'm Ed,

Edward Rupert MA, PhDc, has seen firsthand the consequence of repeated stressors involved with the First Responder life for over 50 years. This knowledge caused Ed to study various ways of dealing with his own experiences and the toll that it takes on the brave men and women. 


Ed became a Certified Hypnotherapist through the National Guild of Hypnotists and The International Board of Clinical Practitioners. After receiving his MA he continued learning about the management of Post Traumatic Stress and is currently a Doctorial Candidate in Counseling Psychology. Ed has been awarded the prestigious Red Cross of Hutt for his lifelong humanitarian efforts. He is an author, speaker and educator and who spent 13 years as A Police Officer in the Air National Guard, and continued his law Enforcement career with the Schaumburg, Illinois Police Department, and then The Larimer County Sheriff Department in Colorado, as a Patrol, K-9 Officer, as well as an  Investigator of Narcotics and Juvenile and Sex Crimes. Ed also worked as a Ambulance Paramedic while still involved in Law Enforcement and then was one of the co-founders of, The International Association of Dive Rescue Specialists and is the co-founder of Larimer County Dive Rescue, after which he spent a 23 year career as a Public Safety Chief, developing creative, and integrated approaches to industrial Firefighting, Law Enforcement and EMS for a Political Subdivision in the State of Colorado. 


Ed has served on the Advisory Board of a Safehouse for Domestic Violence Survivors, and currently serves as a board member of the Poudre Valley Fire Protection District and as an Advisory Board Member for RESPONDERSTRONG.

Meet The Counselor

Hello, I’m Tim,

Tim Brown is a ERTC - peer support team trained, 25-year veteran with the Loveland, Colorado Police Department.  Prior to Loveland Police Department, Tim served with the Boone County Sheriff’s Office in Belvidere, Illinois.  Tim has a Master’s Degree in Psychology from the University of Northern Colorado and is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Nationally Certified Counselor. Tim currently serves as a Clinical Supervisor for the Larimer County Sherriff’s Office Peer Support Team and has worked with other Colorado Law Enforcement Agencies’ as their Peer Support Team’s Advisors/Clinical Supervisors. Tim serves not only Law Enforcement, but all First Responders for Critical Incident Debriefings, Diffusing’s and other specific requests pertaining to Peer Support. His areas of specialty are, but not limited to: Addictions, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Sexual Abuse, Mood Disorders, Anger Management, Stress Management and Trauma. Tim is also a valuable guest Instructor for ERTC's Peer Support Team Certification Academy.


Meet the Counselor

Hello, I'm Mary Anne (Hewi),

Dr. Mary Ann Hewicker, is originally from San Diego, CA, where she was raised in a law enforcement and navy family. Hewi received her undergrad from the University of Colorado in Psychology and then Denver University for a Masters of Clinical Social Work. Her Psy.D came years later, from the West Coast. It was while interning at a Colorado Mental Health Center that Hewi answered a crisis line and things took off. Emergency Services is her calling and she remained at the mental health center for 20 years as the senior clinician conducting risk assessments in the clinic, emergency department and out in the field with first responders. Since medical moments co-exist Hewi took an EMT class just in case she thought she may need it. Additionally, Hewi loves to teach Crisis Intervention Teams of Colorado or wherever opportunities take her. 

Since 1995 she has been the Clinical Advisor for the Thornton/Northglenn SWAT and assisted in many other counties and states. She endured SWAT school for cross training and she even survived the gas tent (yikes!)  In 2012 Hewi became the Westminster Police Department Clinical Advisor to Peer Support. In 2018 Hewi became the Clinical Advisor to Platteville-Gilcrest Fire Protection District.


ERTC's Regional Peer Support family is growing: Walter-Beaux, is Hewi’s pup.  July 2016. Bunker and Walter are excited to work together with ERTC’s Regional Peer Support Team. In July 2017, Walter-Beaux was sworn in as a “Clinical K9” for Westminster, CO Police Department. 

MEET THE COUNSELOR

Hello, I'm Teresa

Dr. Teresa Richards is a ERTC - peer support team trained, Licensed Psychologist that works with multiple first responder agencies in northern Colorado.  She has a Doctor of Psychology and a Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology, and is trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR).  Dr. Richards is currently the psychologist for Loveland Police Department, Loveland Fire Rescue Authority, Timnath Police Department, and the District Attorney’s office of Larimer County.  She is also the Peer Support Advisor for Boulder Police Department. Dr. Richards co-teaches the Peer Support Certification Academy for fire and EMS personnel in Colorado.  Prior to her work with first responders, Dr. Richards worked primarily with trauma patients in various countries with Doctors Without Borders, and practiced in Houston, Texas in-between deployments.

MEET THE COUNSELOR

Hello, I'm Jesse

Dr. Jesse Morgaina, PsyD, graduated from the University of Northern Colorado with a doctorate in Psychology and double Master’s in Psychology and Health Education; certified in Integrative-Body Psychotherapy (IBP) and Body-Mind Psychotherapy (BMP) which focus on treating a holistic balance of mental, emotional, and spiritual health to support physical health.  Jesse has training in Hypnotherapy and is training in EMDR. She is also a certified Yoga instructor and non-denominational ordained minister working as a spiritual guide for people who want to develop a deeper understanding of their place in the universe.  


Having lived with a Firefighter for over 10 years, Dr. Morgaina is acutely aware of the enhanced difficulties brought on by multiple micro-trauma stressors that are the result of a First-Responder’s career; making her a great addition to the ERTC Team. 


For over 25 years, she has been in private practice working with individuals, couples, and groups  offering a complete healing approach for people struggling with trauma, PTSD and sexual/physical abuse: those grappling with anxiety, depression, grief and loss, as well as, family related and relationship issues: and individuals battling with self-worth and issues of sexual identity. 


Jesse’s goal is to support ERTC in expanding the long-term vision of opening a treatment center to enhance the support for First Responders. 

Meet The Counselor

Hello, I’m Jami,

Jami Lloyd is a ERTC - peer support team trained, Licensed Professional Counselor, specializing in trauma counseling.  Jami holds a Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology and has 17+ years working in the counseling field.  She is trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) and Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TFCBT).  Jami lives in Grand Junction, Colorado and is in private practice offering therapy services for a multitude of mental health issues including but not limited to: Trauma, PTSD, Crisis Intervention, Anxiety disorders, Depression, Grief and Loss and Sex Abuse Treatment. Additionally, Jami provides clinical consulting for a number of agencies in Western Colorado and is contracted with the Grand Junction Fire Department, providing individual therapy for first responders as well as trainings and clinical supervision for their Peer Support team.  Jami has been contracted to facilitate Critical Incident Debriefings and Diffusing’s for other Fire Departments on the western slope of Colorado.

MEET THE COUNSELOR

Hello, I'm Daniel,

Daniel Crampton, Psy.D/Paramedic began his Emergency Medical Services (EMS) career in 1993 when he joined Northeast Teller County Fire Department as a volunteer firefighter. Daniel became a paramedic in 1997.


Daniel’s education in psychology began in 1998 at Nazarene Bible College where he graduated with a Bachelor in Christian Counseling in 2003.  In 2006, his earned his Master of Arts in Counseling from Colorado Christian University.  Finally, Dr. Crampton graduated from the University of the Rockies, Colorado School of Professional Psychology in 2014 with a Doctorate in Psychology. He is a Licensed Psychologist.


Status: Code 4, Inc. (www.sc4i.org), a 501(c)3 in Colorado Springs, was created after Daniel saw a need for counselors to be experienced in EMS.  H

Daniel’s focus from day one of his psychology education has been on learning how to counsel First Responders. 


Daniel is skilled in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Neurofeedback, cognitive behavioral (CBT) and Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM/CISD), Suicide Prevention and many other modalities.  Daniel is excited to be joining the ERTC Team. Daniel hopes that with ERTC, there will be an expanded long-term goal of opening a treatment center where First Responders can participate in an intensive rehabilitation program involving daily one-on-one individual therapy, group therapy, EMDR and neurofeedback, meditation, spiritual grounding, dietary, and physical fitness.

MEET THE COUNSELOR

Hello, I'm Linda

Hello, I’m Linda, 

Linda Campagna is a  ERTC - peer support team trained, Marriage, Family, Child, and Individual Therapist, candidate, specializing in trauma counseling.  Linda holds a master’s degree in Marriage, Family and Individual Therapy and has 5+ years working in the counseling field. She is trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR).  Linda lives in Prospect Valley, Colorado and is in private practice in two locations, Westminster, Colorado and Fort Morgan, Colorado Linda offers therapy services for a multitude of mental health issues including but not limited to: Trauma, PTSD, Crisis Intervention, Anxiety disorders, Depression, Eating Disorders, Family related issues, including reunification, and Sex Abuse Treatment. Linda was a former police officer in Illinois, with 8 years of law enforcement experience. 

MEET THE COUNSELOR

Hello, I'm Alyssa

Alyssa de la Torre is a National Certified Counselor and Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Colorado and Wyoming. She received her Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from the University of Northern Colorado. Alyssa has worked in a variety of behavioral and mental health settings with a diverse client population, giving her the opportunity to utilize her Spanish fluency.  Alyssa has worked in various roles including work with at-risk youth at a residential treatment facility, case management services to youth and families at a non-profit and provided individual and group counseling at a domestic violence shelter.  Now, she works in private practice with a variety of presenting problems ranging from self-worth issues, spirituality concerns, depression, relationship issues, anxiety, intimate partner violence, childhood sexual trauma, PTSD symptoms and attachment issues.  She utilizes EMDR Therapy for trauma and received EMDR Advanced and Basic Training from the Maiberger Institute, an EMDRIA approved provider

Meet the Counselor

Hello, I'm Taylor,

Taylor Montey, MA is currently working on her Licensing for Professional Counselor with Joanne at ERTC, Taylor is a ERTC - peer support team trained, graduate from Colorado Christian University.


Taylor's concentrate is on a biopsychosocial-spiritual model of care which strives to affect the mind, body spirit, social and emotional aspects of a person to bring about change. She is trained in counseling with Christian principles but her practice does not discriminate based on religion, gender, ethnicity or sexual orientation; she welcomes diversity.  


Besides counseling, Taylor has worked in the emergency response field for the past 15 years as firefighter/EMT and a fitness trainer for the past 6 years. She is currently certified as a peer support team member as well as in the core skills of Motivational Interviewing. She is currently working on hours to become a Certified Addictions Counselor (CAC) as well as a Domestic Violence Counselor.Taylor is a certified ACE peer fitness trainer, a CrossFit Level 2 and a CrossFit Kids certificate holder.  


Taylor is excited to be working with ERTC's Regional Peer Support Family.



Hi, I'm Matt,

Matt  Swider, RN, BSN, CFRN, MAc is currently working on his Masters in Clinical Counseling. Matt obtained his BSM from Regis University in 2000, and immediately began work in the ICU at Swedish Medical Center. After 8 years was given the opportunity to follow his childhood dream of becoming a Flight Nurse and began working for AirLife Denver in 2009, and continues that work today. 


As one would imagine from this career path, Matt had an experience with, Post Traumatic Stress, (PST) which unfortunately left him confused, and considered leaving the career he loved. Fortunately with some Peer Support assistance, Matt was able to navigate that event. Matt found that as he responded to a multitude of AirLife responses, which are normally very critical patients, many other First Responders, all over the Region, had the potential for similar stressors that he had experienced.

These events sparked his interest in the mental health of his other Flight Team Members, as well as other first responders and getting the support they needed to perform their critical roles in the care of others. 


Matt attended ERTC's Peer Support Academy and was inspired to do more to help his fellow Brothers and Sisters in First Response, not only in his work group but also on a more Regional basis. This decision led Matt to where he is today; serving not only his community but his First Responder Brothers and Sisters. 

Hi, I'm Jason,

Jason Roberts, is currently an MA  counseling intern at Colorado Christian University.  He is ERTC peer support trained, and a graduate from Crown College (MN) with a degree in Christian Ministry.  


Jason's area of concentration is in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy. Jason is  also capable of integrating Christian principals into his client's journey toward healing.  Jason welcomes diversity and will not discriminate based on religion, gender, ethnicity or sexual orientation.


Jason has  worked in the emergency services field for over 20 years as a firefighter/paramedic. Through his own story, he has realized how little attention has been paid to the mental health of first responders and the failure to see PTSD in this population.  He is currently working to change this perception in his field and reduce the stigma towards seeking mental health.  Jason is also working as a peer support team member for his department, and is currently a PREPARE/ENRICH Marriage enhancement facilitator.  


Jason is excited to be part of the ERTC team of culturally competent clinicians as he works towards is LPC Licensure.

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