Meet Our Staff
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.
I started my journey at TRI as an intern in my MSW program, and provided my members two full years of case management and clinical therapy services before becoming a staff member. Moving forward, I will be offering case management services, individual, group, and family therapy to justice-involved individuals and their families.
In January of 2023, I became a Licensed Social Worker.
James is Originally from Oakland, CA. He has been a Colorado resident since 2015. His background includes sales, management, & warehouse work. Some of his more shaded background was foster care, group homes, & prison.
During his incarceration James realized that “I can either keep doing things the way I’ve been and keep disappointing the people that depend on me. And even worse, watching others mimic what they see me do and set themselves up for failure. Or I can actually try to do something productive and hope that gets mimicked and we all get set up for success.”
James now has his own business. He recently received his Peer Support Specialist Certification. Through lived experience he is able to relate to members of TRI and be supportive in all aspects.
Dominique is a Boulder Native. Her background includes Accounting, Lead Server, Master Dog Trainer, and Cosmetologist. The not so pretty parts of her background also include addiction and time in prison.
The last stint in prison caused Dominique to really take a look at herself and make some changes. She took every class possible to better herself; including Therapeutic Community, CDOC k-9 companion program where she trained service dogs, Cosmetology, and TRIumph pre-release program.
Dominique Recently received her Peer Support Specialist Certification. Through lived experience she is able to relate to members of TRI and be supportive in all aspects. Dominique is celebrating 9 years of sobriety!
She has worked one-on-one and in group settings with clients for thirteen years – providing health coaching, spiritual counseling, and yoga.
Her therapeutic style is playful, deep, and inclusive of all that comprises each human (no bad parts!).
Katya holds a BA in Contemplative Psychology and Writing and Poetics from Naropa University, and an MSW from the University of Denver.
- running a group home for youth with developmental disabilities in Boulder, Colorado
- organizing a town festival featuring a cow parade in Brattleboro, Vermont
- hiring youth to create community art projects throughout Milwaukee, Wisconsin
- forming a nonprofit in Milwaukee to support and interconnect the food systems
- living in a shack in the high Rocky Mountains of Colorado planning and running retreats
- and now, performing the development function at TRI – supporting former insiders
Kristen is particularly interested in using art as a process, for personal and social change. She can usually be found exploring paths, roads, and alleys around town with a plastic camera in hand. Outside of working hours, Kristen likes to adventure with her partner and three year old son.