We are proud to welcome two new staff members, Crystal Frazer and Teena Harris, to the team! Read on to learn a little bit more about them.
An alumnus of the University of Colorado, Crystal fell in love with victim advocacy while volunteering on her campus crisis hotline. After earning her Masters degree in Social Work, Crystal traveled to the Outback of Australia where she served as a social worker with indigenous tribal communities for two years. She also lived in the UK while in grad school and trained with the National Health Service as a support for refugee groups.
Crystal is a strong believer in empowering survivors of trauma through compassion, kindness, and a strengths-based approach to counseling. Her past work includes tenures at Habitat for Humanity, Goodwill Industries, and the Colorado Crisis Center. Ever a lifelong learner, Crystal also recently went back to school to earn her second Masters degree in Forensic Psychology. In her free time, she can be found reading a good book, binge watching a Netflix show, or playing with her Welsh Corgi Lilah. Through her work at the Center, Crystal is excited to continue empathetically supporting survivors and making every voice heard in our community.
Teena has worked in the Field of Mental Health & Addictions as a Counselor for well over 15 years. She also brings with her experience in administration, grant-writing, and program development. Teena enjoys facilitating groups and trainings for ongoing therapeutic & professional growth.
When Teena is not working, she enjoys spending quality time with her family. She also enjoys writing music, playing with her instruments, and cooking. Teena also loves animals (dogs). Her favorite football team is the NY Giants. She also enjoys watching various movies to include psychological thrillers and karate movies.
It is Teena’s desire to continue to be a catalyst for hope, healing, wellness, and empowerment so that survivors may become thrivers according to their individual goals.