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Joanne Rupert MA, LPC, NBCC

Joanne Rupert MA, LPC, NBCC

Joanne Rupert is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of First Responder Trauma Counselors (FRTC). She holds a Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology and is a dual Licensed Professional Counselor in both Colorado & Wyoming and a National Board Certified Counselor. In addition, Joanne is certified in Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR) and has advanced training in EMDR Post Traumatic Stress, Addictions and skilled in Brain Spotting and Mediation.  She has 30+ years of experience in First Response working as a professional and volunteer for Ambulance, Fire, and Law Enforcement. She is currently in a private practice for FRTC and contracted as the Directing Clinical Supervisor (DCS) for the Poudre Fire Authority, Wellington Fire Protection District, Berthoud Fire Protection District, Eaton Fire Protection District, Windsor-Severance Fire Rescue, UCHealth EMS, UC Health Emergency Departments, Gilpin County Sheriffs Office, Central City Fire Rescue and the City of Fort Collins Rangers; overseeing their Peer Support Teams and providing counseling for all their staff and spouses. Joanne is a skilled Facilitator for Critical Incident Processing and Defusing for Emergency Service Providers throughout Northern Colorado. In addition, Joanne is the DCS to the National Peer Support Academy, a 5-day, 40-hr, (P.O.S.T. Approved) Peer Support Certification Academy in Colorado for “All Badges, All Uniforms, All Scrubs” and is the DCS for the Regional Peer Support Team. She is the primary instructor for the FRTC Proprietary T.R.I.B.E.S Program as well as FRTC’s Responder Relationship Resiliency Program. Joanne works primarily with First Responders, Hospital Staff, Veterans, Correctional Facility Staff, Active Military, and their Families. Her specialty areas include but are not limited to: Trauma/Abuse, Neglect, Addictions, Alcohol/Substance Abuse, Anger Management, Anxiety, Depression, Grief/Loss Mourning, Marriage/Relationship issues, Mood Disorders, OCD, Phobias, PTSI, Sexual Abuse, Stress Management and Couples Counseling.  Joanne has authored and published “All Badges, All Uniform All Scrubs” Peer Support Manual that is the official manual that is utilized in the National Peer Support Training Academy.  She has also presented at the First Responder Women’s Summit