My approach to therapy follows this value and I address my clients from a systems perspective, taking into account not only their perspective on their experiences, but also incorporating how their experiences and associated behaviors affect their environment.
Hannah is passionate about The Reentry Initiative because she believes that people don’t have to be stuck in life and can create more positive futures through evidenced based programming and continued support. She explains that this “can be the difference in a life path of “paying it forward” rather than one of potential self-destruction.” Her work at the Denver County Jail, Denver Human Services, and case management through various substance abuse programming in the Denver Metro Area has given her insights and experiences into corrections, substance abuse treatment, family reunification, and community-based services. Her goal as TRI’s Program Manager is to operate with transparency, clear boundaries and strong advocacy on the clients’ behalf. Hannah is excited to be a part of TRI, helping to identify and apply progressive approaches to resolve problems in a corrections system that needs new solutions.
She studied in the fields of Psychology and Sociology. She also is proficient in the Spanish language.
Jyoti recently graduated with her MA from University of Denver’s Graduate School of Social Work along with her animal-assisted social work certificate. Her academic work focused on individuals experiencing incarceration and substance use disorder. Jyoti studied abroad in Kenya where she was worked with the Africa Network of Animal Welfare doing conservation work and loved learning about African culture. As a veteran, Jyoti understands many of the mental health struggles encountered by this population. She is fluent in English, Punjabi and Hindi.
Founder, Board Member
Rev. Joanne Buchanan-Brown