Meet Our Team

Dr. Jaime Brower

Psy.D., ABPP, Emergency Responder and Public Safety Certified Clinician

Dr. Jaime Brower is a licensed clinical psychologist working out of Denver, Colorado, and is a Board Certified Specialist in Police & Public Safety Psychology, American Board of Professional 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. Dr. Brower is the proud recipient of the 2019 CIT Instructor of the Year award!

Professional Development:

  • 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

Melissa Jiron

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 Ann 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.

Walter-Beaux is her working K9 certified Emergency Response. In 2020, he was recognized for his dedication to First Responders in Southern California during the fire season. At home he is a regular dog with chores.

Dr. Karen Trevithick

Counselor (Individual & Groups) & Emergency Services Clinician

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.

Tiffany Crist, LMFT

EMDR Trained Therapist

Tiffany is originally from Montreal, Canada, where she was raised in a law enforcement family. She has fond memories of going on ride-alongs and spending time at the command post during community events with her father, who served 31 years in the Montreal Police Force. From an early age, she had a great deal of pride for her father’s service. Today, she is honored to support and serve our community of first responders.

Tiffay is a clinician and licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with Brower Psychological Services and Consulting, Inc. She is also a trainer with the National Emergency Responder and Public Safety Center™ (NERPSC).  She predominantly works with agencies throughout the state of Colorado by offering public safety related services, including counseling services, trauma therapy, peer support team development, training, and oversight.  

She predominantly works with adults and couples to address anxiety, depression, trauma/PTSD, cumulative stress and burout as well as relationship struggles.  Tiffany is an EMDR trained therapist. EMDR is an evidence-based therapy that enables people to heal from the symptoms and emotional difficulties that are the result of distressing or traumatic life experiences. This treatment approach results in an improved view of the self, relief from disruptive symptoms and an increase in more powerful, adaptive positive thinking.
 
Tiffany has responded to events including the Boulder King Soopers mass shooting, STEM school shooting, numerous Officer Involved Shootings, line-of-duty deaths, and more.

Becky Edmonds

MA, MFTC, EMDR Trained

Becky Edmonds graduated with her master’s degree in Marriage and Family therapy from Regis University and obtained her bachelor’s degree from the University of Phoenix. During her studies at Regis University, Becky specialized in therapy aimed at teens and kids. She utilizes play therapy and experiential therapy skills when working with kids and teens struggling with depression, anxiety, grief, suicidal ideation, and trauma. Utilizing play therapy or experiential skills with families allows Becky to partner with all family members and work through communication concerns, family reintegration, substance abuse issues, and joint parenting after divorce. She also has her EMDR certification for use with children and adolescents.

Becky’s personal life is full of fun, love and a dash of crazy. She has been married for 18 years to her awesome bear of a husband, they have 4 daughters together that range from teen to little bitty. If four girls weren’t enough, they have two teacup schnauzers that believe they are giant German Shepherds. Becky and her family play soccer, watch cooking shows and ride dirt bikes.

Becky is humbled and grateful to have the honor of working with first responders and their families.

Rebekah Vint

MBA, MA, LPCC, EMDR Trained Therapist

Rebekah earned a master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Regis University and is an EMDR-Trained therapist.  She enjoys supporting adults and teens through life’s challenges and transitions to grow into greater resilience and robust coping skills.  Rebekah has a special interest in trauma-informed care, education, and coaching with a focus on prevention, mitigation, and treatment of complex trauma. After graduating from Regis, she and her family lived in the Northwest of England where she counseled teens to help them address challenges including stress, anxiety, depression, suicidal ideation, and family dysfunction and abandonment.

Before becoming a counselor Rebekah had a successful two-decades-long career including executive-level leadership and operational experiences that inspired her keen interest in the design and implementation of effective communication, processes, and systems to enhance human and organizational performance. Rebekah is happy to draw on these executive experiences to support executive and professional clients in addressing their professional and operational challenges.

Rebekah is now joined in the office by Owen, a black Bernie-doodle, who is often roving the lobby visiting with clients and spreading joy.  Rebekah’s hobbies include hiking, running, reading, knitting, cooking, and travel with family and friends. 

Elizabeth Groom

MS, LPC, Emergency Responder, and Public Safety Certified Clinician

Elizabeth Groom graduated with her Master of Science in Forensic Psychology from the University of York in England and obtained her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of Wyoming. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) with specific interests in the impacts of trauma, crisis intervention, threat management, and evaluations. Professionally, Elizabeth has worked for the last five years as a mental health clinician/co-responder. While in that role, Elizabeth recognized her love and passion for working with first responders. She is honored to be able to work in a more direct capacity with the public safety community.

Haley Schuveiller

MA, Forensic Psychology

Haley Schuveiller graduated from The University of Denver in 2020, earning her master’s degree in Forensic Psychology, with an emphasis in psychological testing and evaluations. She previously completed her bachelor's degree in Psychology in her hometown, at the University of Nevada, Reno. In addition to evaluations, Haley is experienced in crisis intervention, substance abuse treatment, wellness/resiliency, and working with emergency services and public safety personnel. When not at the office, Haley spends her time at the dog park, camping, and trying new restaurants.

Wade Brower

 

Wade serves as the Director of Finance and Sales for the National Emergency Responder and Public Safety Center & Brower Psychological Services.  He has more than 16 years of experience in business management and leadership development in both Colorado and Arizona markets.  Wade also has a bachelor’s degree in communications from the University of Phoenix. 

Within his years of experience, Wade has worked to implement leading technology and develop leaders to higher levels of success in all areas of business. Creating an environment for growth, teamwork, and development is one of his highest achievements.

Wade grew up in a small Iowa town with a military father and family members and friends in the police force.  These connections amplify his passion to provide support to responders and military members – whom all provide our freedom.

Dr. Lori Jenness

Dr. Jenness received her Masters in Clinical Psychology from the Colorado School of Professional Psychology and her Doctoral Degree from the University of the Rockies. She has been a licensed clinical psychologist specializing in forensics for the past nine years. Dr. Jenness' experience includes working in juvenile detention, adult corrections, and inpatient psychiatric wards. She has most recently worked for Veteran's Affairs and the Office of Behavioral Health serving the veteran population. She is a trained Dialectical Behavior Therapist, with experience in both individual and group therapies.

In her free time, she enjoys hiking with her two doodles, Sadie and Bear, traveling and reading classic novels.

Jamie Merrion

Jamie received her clinical mental health training at Colorado Christian University and her BS in Psychology at Colorado Christian University. While at CCU, Jamie focused her attention on depression, anxiety, trauma, suicide prevention, and ADHD symptoms in adults and children. She uses a variety of therapeutic interventions designed to help heal emotional wounds and promote peace. Jamie is trained in Christian counseling methods, suicide prevention and intervention strategies, and neuro-counseling.  

Jamie is a trained parenting coach who specializes in first responder families. As the wife of a police officer and mother of four, she knows first-hand the challenges responder families face. Jamie helps families recognize and analyze their child’s challenging behavior and educates parents about child development, consistency, and communication.

Jamie has been married to her first responder husband for sixteen years, and they have four children (three daughters and a son).  Jamie spends her spare time driving kids all over town and watching them compete and perform in various activities. In addition, she enjoys crocheting, reading, long walks, sipping tea, and spoiling her two Goldendoodles.

Jamie is thrilled to work with her first responder families and help them navigate the unique and beautiful challenges that come with a life of service to others.
 

Alex Hopkins

Alexandra Hopkins is a graduate student at the University of Denver, where she is working towards her master’s degree in Forensic Psychology. She is originally from Calgary, Canada, but received her bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Criminology from The University of Western Ontario. Alexandra has considerable experience in trauma work, wellness/resiliency, and general life support. She has volunteered with several mental health organizations, participated in clinical training groups, and aided in important research projects surrounding mental health. As of recent, Alexandra created a service-learning model on brain injuries in the criminal justice system, which has been presented at crisis-intervention training groups. In her spare time, Alexandra enjoys spending time with friends and family, traveling, and watching the newest Netflix series. 

Kate Rodarte

Kate graduated from American Military University with her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology. She is pursuing her Master of Arts degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Colorado Christian University. 

Kate was born and raised in Colorado. She was immersed in the law enforcement community as her mother was a police officer. She later married someone in the United States Army, welcomed a child, and traveled to several states before her husband's retirement. Kate enjoys spending time with her family and friends, cooking new foods, going to new restaurants, playing with the family dog, and traveling to new places. 

Kate has a passion for helping first responders and their families. Their unique needs and culture within the profession serve as a driving force for Kate to support those in times of crisis and need.     

Carmen Merwin

Carmen was born in the Pacific Northwest along the Columbia River, she relocated to Southern California at age two where she enjoyed fishing, body surfing, and swimming in the Pacific Ocean.  In the fourth grade her family moved to the San Francisco Bay Area.  She graduated from Cupertino High School where she was on the gymnastics, basketball, swimming, and rifle teams in addition to being president of the 150-member speech and debate team.  In her early twenties she returned to the Colombia River, bought a houseboat, and managed a bar in Portland.  Soon thereafter she moved to Truckee, CA and dealt blackjack in the evenings in Reno for several years while spending her days swimming in Lake Tahoe or skiing wherever her season pass was that year.  Then it was on to Anchorage where she opened a health food store and the first Pier 1 Imports store in Alaska for a local investor. 
She met and married the love of her life then moved to Enid, OK where he was a flight instructor for the United States Airforce.  During his career Carmen worked as an assistant manager of a fabric store, obtained her Real Estate License in three different states, and worked her way through college as a computer programmer for NCR.  Upon graduation she was recruited by the internal audit team at NCR Corporate World Headquarters in Dayton, OH.  Followed by another promotion to become their Senior Electronic Data Processing Auditor with four-to-six-week audit assignments to various locations including Toronto, Paris, Augsburg, Amsterdam, and Colorado Springs.
In the early 90’s the family was stationed near Frankfurt.  There Carmen started her own computer consulting firm designing, developing, installing, and maintaining a custom integrated software that controlled inventory, invoicing, accounts payable and receivable, created customs documents for importing and exporting goods throughout Europe in addition to numerous other functions.  When Carmen’s husband retired from the Air Force, he took over most of the software development and support. Carmen returned to college and earned a master’s degree in Professional Counseling from Liberty University.  During her internship she worked primarily in family counseling and adoption services.  When she became a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, she specialized in substance abuse treatment and was promoted to clinical director of a facility that primarily offered services to first responders and business professionals.
For many years it has been Carmen’s desire to live in Colorado.  Now that she is here, she is loving it and enjoys spending time with her grandsons as they enjoy all the awesome things Colorado has to offer.  Working with Brower Psychological is like icing on the cake.  There is nothing better than having the opportunity to serve those who place themselves at risk so that the rest of us can live FREE!!