Blake Wollenberg is the Founder of Wolf Pack Support Services. He currently works full-time as the EMS Liaison for two hospitals and works with healthcare workers, Firefighters, EMS and Police officers on a daily basis. He worked full time in the Emergency Department as an Emergency Medical Technician for almost five years. He spent countless hours preparing the hospital prior to its opening and had the pleasure of helping take care of the first patient the hospital ever saw! He is working to develop the hospitals mental health crisis program for the employees. He has previous experience in Fire Fighting, Pre-hospital EMS and EMS Education. He also works for the local community college as an adjunct professor in the Emergency Medicine Program. Blake was tired of seeing too many friends and First Responder brothers/sisters constantly affected by the horrible things we see on a daily basis. With the suicide of one of his friends and Fire/EMS Brothers, in January 2018, he decided to develop Wolf Pack Support Services into a nonprofit organization to actively prevent the future loss of any fellow first responders and promote mental health awareness. His goal is to never lose another Pack Member. He currently serves as the President and sits on the Board of Directors.
Courtney works full time in an Emergency Department as a Paramedic. She has previous experience of high call volume critical care Pre-Hospital EMS in Denver, CO and has worked in EMS Education for over five years. Courtney has a strong passion for destigmatizing Mental Health, especially within the first responder community. She serves as the Vice President and sits on the Board Of Directors.
Katy comes to us with a vast knowledge of management and customer service. She worked in veterinary medicine for over 20 years and has since retired caring for our furry friends. She now works as the Customer Service Manager for Mission Critical. She brings the knowledge of what it is like for a spouse/significant other of someone who works as a first responder, which is a vital addition to our team, as we hope to also provide support for family members of our first responders. She currently serves as our Treasurer and sits on the Board of Directors.
Rachel has spent the last twenty years as a nationally-certified Emergency Medical Technician, sixteen of those as a Firefighter and Paramedic. Her work as a Paramedic Firefighter, answering the complex breath of 911 calls, has deepened her commitment to caring for her fellow humans. She has learned how to combine skill, compassion, and professionalism. She understands the importance of knowledge, decision-making skills, and accountability. She eventually had an on-duty injury that forced herinto medical retirement from the fire service. While she was devastated by the injury and subsequent retirement, she was fortunate enough to be offered a full-time faculty position at the college.Rachel is a primary instructor at a local Community College, where she teaches EMT, EMT Refresher, CPR, Basic EKG, IV and Paramedic Refresher Courses. For Rachel, the need to serve others in both a rescuer position and an educational position has been a lifelong commitment. Rachel is excited to join Wolf Pack Support Services to not only help the current first responder community, but also train the new EMTs about mental health and mental health awareness.
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Etienne is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW). Her early career was spent as a chef. As a chef, she focussed on nurturing others with food. In her early 30’s, she decided to change her focus to social work. Etienne attended graduate school at Bryn Mawr College, achieving her Graduate degree in Social Work and Social Research in 2005. At this point she finished her transition of nurturing other with food to nurturing others as a therapist. She focusses on empowering and mindfully supporting others through substance abuse, behavioral addictions, traumatic events, life experiences and adjusting to the struggles of daily life.
Etienne works in both the inpatient and outpatient settings. She has been blessed to have amazing co-workers and clients over the years and feels they helped shape her approach and therapeutic interventions used with her clientele. She feels that she learns more with each individual she works with and they continue to help her with compassion, empathy and being present for others human experiences.
Etienne believes that trauma shapes a persons world view, can cause chaos within relationships, coping, and the ability to manage daily stress. She feels humans cope with trauma in various ways and traditional talk therapy is not always an appropriate or effective method to process trauma. She utilizes EMDR as it is an evidenced based treatment for trauma, anxiety and many other behavioral health experience.
She uses multiple modalities in therapy: Mindfulness, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Dialectic Behavioral Therapy and she is EMDR trained & certified with EMDRIA (EMDR International Association). She has also recently been training in BrainSpotting, another approach to resolving trauma.
Maria is an RN and intuitive healer, empath, Reiki Master and clairvoyant. She offers Healing Touch and Reiki Energy Medicine to those who would like to address the mental, physical, emotional and spiritual bodies. Energy Medicine can help to aid relaxation, assist in the body's natural healing processes, and develop emotional, mental, and spiritual well-being. Energy healing also helps with deep relaxation, assist in creating healthy boundaries and the ability to cope with difficulties, in addition to relieving emotional stress, and improving overall well-being.
Maria’s mission and philosophy is to spread healing and light in the community through the heart-centered compassionate practice of Healing Touch and Reiki. She believes everyone deserves to be heard, valued, and to have loving space held for them in order to express their true purpose, gifts and ability to self-heal.
Learn more at www.EnergyEmpathMedicine.com
Natalie has been a Registered Nurse for 7 years, is a certified holistic health coach and PSYCH-K® facilitator and has received training in tarot, astrology, and shamanism. She's a firm believer that physical and mental health is spiritually based and has seen it play out in her client's lives over and over again. She works with individuals who are ready to identify and transform traumatic experiences, physical conditions, mental health issues, unhealthy behaviors, toxic relationships, and/or addictive tendencies in order to lead happier and healthier lives, free from the subconscious weight that tends to lead to issues such as depression, anxiety, and PTSD. Natalie believe we all have the innate power to heal ourselves, we might just need to be shown how!
Julia is a psychotherapist with a Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, specializing in mindfulness-based techniques and body-based therapies. She is a Licensed Professional CounselorCandidate in the state of Colorado. Julia has experience working with trauma-informed approaches and istrained in the Hakomi method, which is a somatic-based mindful psychotherapy. As a counselor, Julia helpsfolks with a variety of issues including anxiety, depression, PTSD, and relationship problems, and more, walking with them along the road of health as they transform their lives. She is inspired by her brave clients and their ability to face their fears to move towards healing and wholeness. While health looks different for each person, Julia believes that having a caring and supportive therapist to assist is a key ingredient. In her practice she brings non-judgement, compassion and humor to her sessions. Often life’s struggles can pile up and we might feel lost, stuck, and hopeless. In these moments it can be helpful to find a therapist who can help you untangle and move you towards increased understanding, practical solutions and compassion for your situation. In her free time, Julia likes to get outside for hiking, Ultimate frisbee, yoga, or connecting with friends.
Erin is a licensed acupuncturist and a member of the Colorado Acupuncture Medical Reserve Corps. The CAMRC is an organization of acupuncturists who volunteer their time and skills during disaster response, critical incidents, and community events. Acupuncture can help to “reset” the sympathetic nervous system, improve sleep, reduce pain, stress, anxiety, and depression and improve a person’s ability to cope. Erin has training in orthopedic/sports acupuncture, neuropuncture, trigger point therapy, cupping, electroacupuncture, auriculotherapy, and other adjunctive therapies. She believes that our bodies and brains have an amazing ability to heal themselves, but sometimes they need a little help!
Jeffrey Lang brings his own lived experience along with his training as a Psychotherapist to his work with each individual client. As both a recovering addict and a trauma survivor, Jeffrey understands the importance of a personalized approach for every person seeking support in their life. Drawing from multiple therapeutic modalities, Jeffrey works collaboratively with his clients to find the right combination of building new coping skills, processing unresolved traumatic experiences, and empowering the client to find their own path forward into their future. As a firm believer that all humans are doing the best that they can with the skills they have to make sense of what they have experienced, Jeffrey holds a non-judgmental view of his clients and their lives. As such, Jeffrey does not rely on diagnostic labels to define his clients, but rather, views each person as a sane and healthy individual who is asking for some help to move past an obstacle in their life.
Cathy Steiner is a CTA and EGCM® certified coach who partners with horses to help others in their personal journey of growth and healing. Cathy discovered that life coaching offered an excellent avenue to help people to stretch in new ways so she started training to be a coach. She was certified as a Life Coach by the Coach Training Alliance and launched Riverbend Coaching in 2007. Cathy enhanced her practice by learning to partner with horses in Gestalt coaching, earning her Equine Gestalt Coaching Method® certification in 2013.
Cathy has a diverse background as an artist, energy worker, linguist, technical writer, and scrum master for software development teams. Through this breadth of endeavors, Cathy has gained many skills and insights into changing gears, which enables her to understand and coach others as they strive toward their personal and professional goals. Whether working one-on-one, through workshops, or assisted by horses, Cathy applies her experience and intuition to help clients find joy and success in their lives.
Raised in the Midwest, Cathy followed the call of the mountains and moved to Colorado where she enjoys hiking and being close to nature. Her love of animals led her to volunteer at a wildlife sanctuary, rescue feral cats, and work at an equine therapy facility. She finds that helping people connect with animals reminds us that we are all one sharing this lovely planet.
Unbridled Health and Wellness Services, designed specifically with First Responders in mind, is a dynamic bend of holistic wellness (Equine Related Therapies) and medical invention (IV Therapies) combined to induce optimal wellbeing for our overstressed healthcare providers. Unbridled, LLC is owned and operated by First Responders and offers the following services to Healthcare Professionals at the following locations: Unbridled collaborates with Mindful Horseback Riding Instructor Sarah Barnes, Equine Gestalt Coach Cathy Steiner, Equine Facilitated Psychotherapists at Medicine Horse, Trauma Informed Yoga instructor Melissa Carey and with various NPO’s serving First Responders.
Locations in Longmont, Boulder, Fort Lupton and Fort Collins.
(Services vary by locations)
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Clint is an author, professional speaker, former NHL goalie, former NHL and IHL coach, suicide survivor, mental health advocate and Wolf Pack Support Services (WPSS) Professional Ambassador. He speaks around North America on mental health, PTSD, OCD, suicide prevention, substance abuse, depression and his personal struggles with mental health. He is helping #EndTheStigma around mental health, educate people about his philosophies on developing leadership skills and overcoming life struggles.
Arielle is a professional snowboarder, olympian and mental health advocate. She has experienced many ups and downs during her snowboarding career. She suffered an accident during her first Winter Olympics, that led to long lasting mental affects. She has spent time working a sports psychologist to help conquer the fear instilled from her crash. Through this journey she has fallen in love with snowboarding again, but also learned quite a bit about mental health and mental health awareness. She has joined Wolf Pack Support Services as a Professional Ambassador to help end the negativity around discussing mental health and give back to the community.
Our Professional Ambassadors help the Wolf Pack Support Services extend their message of Mental Health Awareness. Stay tuned for our next Professional Ambassador, who will it be?