Meet our Team
Reaching HOPE is dedicated to providing services by the most highly trained staff. We value the advanced doctoral training that psychologists receive, which is the highest degree available in psychology. Therefore, Reaching HOPE is staffed only by Licensed Psychologists and Psychologists-in-Training who specialize in treating complex trauma. That means that all of our staff hold a doctorate degree, or are pursuing a doctorate degree (and already hold a master's degree). Here is our team:
Dr. Aubrey Austin
Director of Adult Psychological Services
Dr. Aubrey Austin, co-founder of Reaching HOPE, is a licensed psychologist who specializes in treating adult survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, and childhood abuse. Dr. Austin also provides parenting support and coaching for caregivers whose children are recovering from abuse. Dr. Austin understands the unique needs of trauma survivors and works to create a safe, supportive, and empathic environment in therapy where healing can begin. Dr. Austin will help you find your inner strength to heal and empower you to take your life back.
Dr. Austin earned her Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from the University of North Texas in 2010, with a specialization in marriage and family issues. Over the past 11 years, Dr. Austin has worked with trauma survivors by providing psychotherapy, serving as a first responder at emergency rooms by providing crisis counseling to those recently victimized, and testifying as an expert witness in domestic violence for Colorado courts.
Dr. Ambra Born
Director of Child Psychological Services
Dr. Ambra Born, co-founder of Reaching HOPE, is a clinical psychologist who specializes in working with child, adolescent, and family survivors of complex trauma. Ambra believes in people's ability to recover from adversity and become stronger because of every life event. In therapy, Ambra will work with you, your child, and/or your family to overcome obstacles and emerge with more confidence, resiliency, and hope. Ambra also offers Animal Assisted Therapy with her therapy dogs, Hercules and Tia.
Ambra received her PsyD in Clinical Psychology, Child and Adolescent Track from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology in 2009 and has been working with trauma survivors for the past 12 years. She has experience with youth and families from culturally diverse backgrounds, and enjoys working closely with foster, adoptive, single, teen, and LGBT parents and families.
Dr. Tiffany Brimberry
Dr. Tiffany Brimberry is a Licensed Psychologist who specializes in treating adults with histories of physical abuse, sexual abuse, domestic violence, and traumatic grief/loss in a multitude of settings over the last nine years, including inpatient hospitals, outpatient residential, community mental health facilities, and nonprofits. She earned her Psy.D in Clinical Psychology with a Concentration in Traumatic Stress Psychology from Adler School of Professional Psychology in 2015. She is passionate about collaboratively walking alongside individuals who have undergone adversities in their lives to find hope in the darkness, and to envision and apply their strengths to achieve recovery. She believes in creating a secure and supportive environment, where one can feel empowered while also fostering one's goals toward healing.
Elizabeth "Lizzie" Hoff, MA
Therapist, Doctoral Trainee
Lizzie received her Master's degree in Clinical Psychology from the Graduate School of Professional Psychology at University of Denver. Currently, she is pursuing her doctorate degree in Clinical Psychology with a specific interest in child and adolescent trauma. In addition to her work at Reaching HOPE, Lizzie carries out research and projects related to trauma and the foster care system. Currently, she is researching the availability of children’s books specifically for individuals that have experienced trauma. In addition, she is in collaboration with Colorado’s Department of Human Services to create an app for foster care families to prevent and address moments of crisis. Previously, Lizzie worked as a therapist in a residential care facility with children and with adolescents in foster care, providing individual, family, and group therapy. Outside of her work as a therapist, Lizzie has been a children’s hospital volunteer, working with children in an oncology unit to create moments of joy within a challenging setting. Lizzie’s interventions often include animal-assistance, psychoeducation, and movement. She believes in empowering clients to help them recognize their strengths and overcome adversity. Through a trauma-informed approach, Lizzie provides a safe and comforting environment that allows clients to feel truly heard and supported.
Rebecca Spear, MA
Therapist, Doctoral Trainee
Rebecca received her Master's degree in Clinical Psychology from the Graduate School of Professional Psychology at the University of Denver. Currently, she is pursuing her doctorate degree in Clinical Psychology with a specific interest in working with families who have experienced trauma. Prior to her time at Reaching HOPE, Rebecca worked with families involved in the foster care system, and supported caregivers in maintaining safe relationships with child victims of abuse and neglect. Rebecca has also provided individual and family therapy to children, adolescents, and adults in community mental health settings. She is passionate about working with families from diverse backgrounds and creates an empathic and strengths-based environment in order to foster resiliency and work through patterns of adversity.
Tamara Rosen, MA
Therapist, Pre-Doctoral Intern
Tammy Rosen, MA, is a predoctoral intern at Reaching HOPE and a 6th year Clinical Psychology PhD student at Stony Brook University. Tammy has provided treatment and assessment services for a range of challenges, including learning disabilities, ADHD, anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and bipolar disorder. Tammy has a particular focus on supporting these challenges in individuals with developmental differences. Currently, she is also a predoctoral intern at JFK Partners at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, where she conducts assessments of complex cases that involve developmental differences and co-occurring psychiatric challenges. Tammy also has experience providing individual therapy to children and adolescents with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and with co-occurring mood challenges. She also has experience leading social skills interventions for youth and adults with ASD. Tammy is passionate about supporting survivors of trauma or other hardships, and works to empower and support clients in an empathetic and warm environment.