Staff Bios

Hilary Bridges, LPC
Clinical Director

Hilary Bridges has a Master's degree in Clinical Psychology with over 8 years experience working in the child welfare field. Hilary is comfortable working with children, adolescents, and adults and has had success with difficult to engage clients. She enjoys being a part of the team and believes that is the best way to help clients be successful. Hilary utilizes EMDR, TF-CBT, and Beyond Consequences in her sessions and has had success with these techniques in family therapy as well. Hilary enjoys working with victims of trauma, helping them find healing.

Kim Dominic, LMFT

Kim Dominic has been working with families and children in child welfare for 16 years. Kim has had experience with youth in a variety of settings, including day treatment and residential
facilities. She utilizes techniques from TF-CBT and play therapy (when age appropriate) and enjoys working with clients of all ages, specifically enjoying family therapy work. Kim loves being part of the child welfare team and is great about including caseworkers, GAL and other team members as part of updates and attends staffings. She is experienced with working with trauma and sexual abuse victims.

Nate Caldwell, LPC

Nate Caldwell has a Master's degree in Counseling and over 17 years experience working with families involved with child welfare. He has experience with children and adults. Nate believes he is most successful working with teens and pre-teens, as well as working with their parents to handle behaviors. Nate is well-versed in Beyond Consequences and TF-CBT techniques and uses skills in his work. Nate performs therapy, family therapy and family preservation services for Kids Crossing. He is also a SOMB provider.

Larry Miskec, LCSW

Larry Miskec is an Approved SOMB Provider with over 13 years in Human Services and experience as a Juvenile Detention Officer, Foster Care Case Worker, Child Abuse and Neglect Investigations in Kansas City, in-home family service provider through Multi-Systemic Therapy, Homeless Outreach, Alternative School Setting experience, and a total of 7 years of therapeutic services including sexual offense specific treatment for adolescences who have committed sexual offenses through family, individual and group settings. Training includes years of child abuse and neglect training, adolescents who have committed sexual offenses, adolescent behavioral topics, non-offender adult treatment, treatment work with children and adolescents who have endured trauma and social advocacy for those in need.

Jessica Burnside, LSW

Jessica Burnside has more than 4 years experience working with in the child welfare field. She also has 12 years experience working as a special education teacher. Jessica has experience working with a variety of populations including children, teens, adults, juvenile sexual offenders and the developmentally delayed population therapeutically. She utilizes TF-CBT, CBT, and strengths based approaches when working with clients.

Jessica Mars, LCSW

Jessica Mars has a Bachelors and Masters degree in Social Work and is practicing as a Licensed Social Worker.  Jessica specializes in early childhood trauma, particularly around issues related to experiencing violence and/or sexual abuse in the home. She has nine years of experience as a community advocate for victims of domestic violence/sexual assault and three years of clinical experience working with traumatized populations. She has specific training in EMDR, Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACES), trauma informed care, play therapy, Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, parent-child interactions, motivational interviewing and narrative therapy. Jessica has a passion for helping populations who have experienced adversity in their lives and enjoys working with both adults and children with the aim in assisting them find healing in their lives.  

Debbie Molik, LSW

Debbie Molik has a Master of Social Work (MSW) from Newman University. She is a dedicated social worker and psychotherapist with a strong commitment to serving the needs of victims and families. Specialize in trauma informed practice with successful outcomes in client symptom reduction and improved overall function. Trained in EMDR and TF-CBT. Knowledgeable about sensory integration and processing disorders. 

Sara Gross, MFT

Sara Gross obtained a Masters Degree in Marriage, Family, and Child Therapy through the University of Phoenix at Colorado Springs, CO. Sara’s therapeutic approach is Solution and Trauma focused. She has completed the online training for the TF-CBT (Trauma Focused- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy) as well as the Beyond Consequences training through Kids Crossing.  Sara has also completed the basic training in Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing from the EMDR institute.  EMDR helps the client focus on getting through the emotional impact from current and past traumas. Sara is also a provider for the Juvenile Sex Offender Management Board. 

Dan Hensley, MFT

Kristen Payton, MA, NCC

Earned master of arts in counseling and human services with clinical mental health focus from University of Colorado at Colorado Springs in May of 2014.  Kristen is currently a National Certified Counselors, by the National Board of Certified Counselors, 550179/CO and a Registered Psychotherapist, DORA, NLC.0104701 

Specialties: 

  • Associate Level Treatment Provider status through the Sexual Offense Management Board - provide offense specific treatment to juveniles who have committed sexual offenses
  • Completed EMDRIA approved 80 hour basic EMDR training - provide EMDR therapy to victims of trauma
  • Completed TF-CBT web-based Training and Beyond Consequences, Logic and Control training. 
  • Enjoys working with teens, families and early childhood clients (0-5yrs). 

Areas of focus: Trauma (PTSD, sexual abuse), sexually acting out youth, mood disorders (anxiety, depression, obsessive compulsive disorder), play therapy,  faith-based counseling 

Kevin Bogstad, MA, NCC

Heidi Fuchs, LSW

Cynthia Dunson, LPC

Monique Mathews, MA

Jennifer Bagford, MA

Jennifer Bagford earned a Master degree in Social Work from Newman University and a Bachelor of Science in Social Work from Metropolitan State University of Denver. She is currently working towards Licensure (LSW) in her field. Jennifer has over five years experience working with women and children who have experienced domestic violence. She is trained in Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral  therapy (TF-CBT) as well as other client-centered methods of intervention. She has experience planning and co-facilitating groups for children and adolescents.

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Bruce Hatch

Bruce Hatch has a Master's degree in Marriage, Family and Child Therapy. He has over 25 years experience in the child welfare field. Bruce is comfortable providing therapy services at an individual and family level for a variety of ages. He is also a Positive Indian Parenting Provider (Native Provider) for ICWA families. Bruce has many years of experience working with trauma, parenting issues, physical and sexual abuse and out-of-control teen issues. Bruce is able to accept Medicaid therapy clients, as well as Medicaid and Aspen Pointe family preservation clients. Bruce is a certified provider of EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) therapy and can utilize this as a modality when appropriate.

Stef Dunson

Stef Dunson has a Master's degree in Clinical Counseling and more than three year’s experience in child welfare. He has experience with individual and family therapy, as well as in family preservation, working with teens and military families. Stef was also in the military for 28 years himself, and he understands the culture.

Melissa Saunders

Melissa Saunders has a BA in Psychology and in Sociology with a multicultural minor.  She is currently finishing up my MA in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at UCCS and specializing in Addictions work.  Melissa is a Registered Psychotherapist for the state of Colorado and work currently with Sexual Abuse Victims and Perpatrators, youth transitioning out of the Division of Youth Corrections, families in crisis and individuals.  She practices with a Rogerian approach using Gestalt and Reality techniques and is trained in TF-CBT as well as family systems.

Ally Hadley

Ally Hadly is currently working as a Family Preservation Provider, meanwhile working towards her Master's Degree in Clinical Mental Health which she also interns through Kids Crossing. She looks forward to continuing moving up through the company and feeling supported by Kids Crossing's staff members. In her free time she enjoys spending time outside playing with her son, snowboarding and mingling with friends and family.

Mickey McKinley

Charles Rich

Tammy Quarry