Olivia Kostreva

Position title: Crisis Counselor

Olivia leaning over chair, hands crossed on each other.

I am a recently-graduated LPC-IT with an MS in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. I completed my clinical internship on the mental health team at Dane County Jail, and I am now working as a crisis counselor on the CARES team. My professional interests include mindfulness-based approaches to trauma, moral injury, and the application of frameworks of humanness and dehumanization in the context of interpersonal harm.

Presentation Title: Madison CARES- Crisis Response Team

Presentation Description: Madison’s Community Alternative Response Emergency Services (CARES) Team is a 9-1-1 resource that responds to non-violent behavioral health emergencies. The Team consists of a crisis worker from Journey Mental Health and a paramedic from the Madison Fire Dept. The CARES Team has been in-service for over a year and will present on the successes and challenges faced in mobile crisis response as well as presenting data and program evaluation metrics.