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.
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.
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.
Katya came to TRI through a series of synchronicities that helped her uncover her passion for corrections reform and skillful reentry. Her philosophy is rooted in understanding trauma as a means for building compassion for all beings, and community building as a means to healing trauma. She also weaves in her passion for metaphysics, astrology, and spirituality. Katya has been facilitating individual and group therapy at TRI since September 2021.
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!
I am a proud father of 2 boys. I know I needed to change for myself first so I can be a better father, and then so I can always be apart of their lives.
I started in DOC by taking “Parents on a Mission”, “7 habits”, “Drug and Alcohol level 1”, and therapy weekly. Upon my release I became a member at The Reentry Initiative and that helped me get where I am today. I received my Peer Support training shortly thereafter. With my lived experience I am able to relate to everyone.
Kristen started with TRI in June of 2022 after 15+ years of nonprofit management across three states and various causes, including:
- 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 and can usually be found exploring new paths, roads, and alleys around town with a plastic camera for experimental film processes. In her non-working hours, Kristen likes to adventure with her partner and three year old son.