Brower Psychological Services was developed to address the unique demands of working with First Responders and those in Police and Public Safety, as well as their families. Dr. Brower has worked in the field for over 18 years and has dedicated
her career to providing quality service to those, both sworn and non-sworn, who have spent their careers saving lives and protecting our communities.
Brower Psychological Services has paid special attention to customer service and confidentiality. We offer immediate, on-line scheduling, TeleTherapy for those who can’t or don’t want to come to the office, direct access to our office manager
to answer questions and/or assist with scheduling, a consolidated, HIPAA approved, document management system to ensure the highest levels of confidentiality (while allowing for quick access to your files, should you need them), as well as a
modern and private office space.
Moreover, the clinicians providing services for Brower Psychological Services are responsive and knowledgeable. They take great pride in working with their clients and families, and share Dr. Brower’s passion for quality service.
Jaime Brower, Psy.D, ABPP
Dr. Jaime Brower is a licensed clinical psychologist working out of Denver, Colorado. She is American Board Certified as a specialist in the area of Police & Public Safety Psychology. Dr. Brower has devoted her career to working with
those in law enforcement, corrections, detentions, fire, military, and other high stress occupations, as well as ensuring the health and wellbeing of their family members. She further specializes in risk and threat assessment, school
violence and hostile workplace investigations. Dr. Brower is particularly passionate about training and consulting with agencies regarding best practices for enhancing resiliency and wellness.
American Board Certified in Police and Public Safety Psychology (ABPP)
Academy President of the American Board of Police and Public Safety Specialty Board
Over 17 years of experience working with those in high stress and emergency response, as well as their families
MEET OUR TEAM
Director of Operations, Retiree Services & Job Assessment Validity Tracking
Al Archuleta is the business partner and husband of Dr. Jaime Brower. Al is a retired, 38-year veteran of the Denver Police Department. He dedicated his life’s work to law enforcement, serving in various specialty assignments from
the Motors Unit and SWAT team, to Field Training Officer and Academy Instructor. Over half of his career he was in training at the Denver Police Academy, teaching defensive tactics and Krav Maga.
As Director of Operations for Brower Psychological Services, Al oversees the organization’s operations and procedures. He has been integral in establishing the policies that have promoted the company’s culture and vision, has aided in
the selection and training of current staffing/employees and will ensure quality control, customer satisfaction and performance evaluation. Al also leads retiree services and job suitability assessment validity tracking.
Coordinator of Administrative Duties & Office Procedures
Melissa organizes and coordinates administrative duties and office procedures. Melissa directly answers all incoming phone calls and/or returns those which come in while busy or outside of normal operating business hours. Melissa
schedules appointments (for those who do not wish to do it online), meetings and trainings. She ensures a high level of organization, confidentiality and efficiency, as well as greets those who come to the office and provides general
administrative support to our staff and clinicians.
Dr. Mary Anne Hewicker (Hewi)
Counselor, Trainer & Emergency Services Clinician
Dr. Hewicker is originally from San Diego, CA, where she was raised in a law enforcement and navy family. Dr. Hewicker received her undergraduate degree from the University of Colorado in Psychology and then Denver University for a Masters
of Clinical Social Work. She recently received her Doctorate, from the West Coast. Dr. Hewicker is well known throughout the Denver-Metro area for her work with first responders. In 2003, she was awarded the Citation for
Leadership and Commitment to Critical Incident Teams Management by the Colorado Regional Community Policing Institute. In 2005, she was awarded a Broomfield Police Department CIT Training Achievement. In 2008, she was given a
Business Service Citation by the Adams County Sheriff’s Department and in 2012, she received the Volunteer Service Award of the Year, by the Thornton Police Department. Moreover, she served as a consultant to the Aurora Police Department
and the Aurora Mental Health Center in their creation of the Department’s CIT training in 2016.
Dr. Trevithick received her doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the Chicago School of Professional Psychology, in Chicago, Illinois. She specializes in the treatment of trauma and eating disorders. A clinician with 20 years in
the field, she has had vast experience with inpatient psychiatric facilities, behavioral health hospitals, and community mental health settings; working with adolescents though older adults, culturally diverse populations and veterans.
Dr. Trevithick has been trained in Critical Incident Stress Management for Rescue Professionals and participated as part of the response team following the campus shooting at Northern Illinois University. She has presented at local
and national conferences on topics related to the identification and treatment of complex trauma, vicarious trauma and compassion fatigue.
Dr. Kerry Makin-Byrd
Counselor, Trainer & Emergency Services Clinician
Dr. Kerry Makin-Byrd is a clinical psychologist with over a decade of experience working with first responders who are exposed to violence such as service members and Veterans. In 2013, she was awarded the Veterans Health Administration
Special Contribution Award in recognition of contributions with significant national impact on VA mental health services. Dr. Makin-Byrd has co-authored over 30 professional publications and government reports on services for trauma
survivors and has trained hundreds of medical and mental health staff in trauma-sensitive practices. Dr. Makin-Byrd currently is a psychologist at the National Center for PTSD, maintains a private practice and is a board
member of the non-profit Kids' Compassion Project.
Kerri Sterrett received her Master’s degree from the University of Denver and her undergraduate degree from the University of Vermont. She is an EMDR Certified Therapist, sits on the Regis University MA in Counseling Advisory Board, and has
worked with individuals and families for over a decade. Kerri was the Clinical Director of therapy services, admission and testing at the Colorado based Tennyson Center for Children. She has instructed courses on parenting after divorce
and has served as a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) for abused and neglected children. Kerri is well versed in providing counselling services to children, adolescents and adults to address trauma/PTSD, anxiety, grief/loss, attachment
issues, depression, parenting struggles, behavioral issues, and overall wellness. Her primary therapeutic modalities include EMDR, DBT, Motivational Interviewing, Play Therapy, TF-CBT, attachment-based, somatic/mindfulness based, person-centered,
and positive psychology.
Dr. Diane Guerra
Fitness for Duty Evaluator, Job Suitability Assessment (JSA) Evaluator
Dr. Guerra earned her Master's Degree and Doctoral Degree in Clinical Psychology from the University of Denver in 2004. She obtained her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology from Loyola University in New Orleans. She is a member
of the American Psychological Association, the Society of Personality Assessment, and the Colorado Assessment Society.
Dr. Guerra is a licensed clinical psychologist in the State of Colorado. Dr. Guerra specializes in psychological assessments and has extensive experience in conducting assessments for mandated evaluations, such as psychological fitness
for duty evaluations, and those for preemployment suitability. Her evaluations are conducted with a thorough understanding of the International Association Chiefs of Police, Police Psychological Services Section, Guidelines for Conducting
Fitness for Duty Evaluations, as well as other pertinent state and federal laws/statutes/case law pertaining to employment evaluations.