WHO WE ARE
James Murray, MS, MSW is the Founder and Executive Director of Breakthrough Interventions LLC. He is a nationally recognized author and speaker. James has been creating interventions with adolescents and young adults for the last 15 years in therapeutic schools, residential treatment centers, after-care programs and individually all around the country. He has been a counselor, supervisor and director in various program capacities all the while utilizing his life experience and training to help individuals and families in crisis. James can reach people who are lost and need direction. He has brought together this extraordinary team to offer a powerful intervention service to families. James is also an avid skier, golfer, chef and sculptor.
Richard Curtis, MA, LMHC, LFCCI is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and clinical interventionist. Since 2006, Richard has worked with clients and families through trauma, grief and loss, attachment injury, anxiety issues, psychosis, chemical dependency, parent/child relational problems, and executive function concerns. As an immigrant to the US from the UK during adolescence, he also has a keen sensitivity and understanding of trans-national identity issues. Richard has a proven record of helping families shift out of from problem-focused paralysis. He is skilled at freeing not just the loved one, but the whole family by building buy-in for the start of treatment to best secure long-term gains beyond. Richard is a husband, father of two, expedition leader, educator, and distance runner.
Kerry Borcherding holds a Masters in Transpersonal Counseling Psychology with an emphasis in Wilderness Therapy and is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC). Kerry has worked with adolescents, young adults, and families for over 7 years in a variety of settings, including a wilderness therapy program, an alternative high school, a teen center, and a home based therapy program. She is now in private practice in Boulder, Colorado where she works with her clients either in her office, in the wilderness, or with her horses. As a therapist, she is appreciated for her direct nature, her intuitive connection with clients, and her authenticity. In her free time, Kerry can be found hiking in the mountains with her three dogs, skiing in the backcountry, biking, riding horses, or practicing yoga.
Matt Brown, CAI has been a successful addiction interventionist since 2006. He is a proud a member of the helping industry of interventionists. In 2001, his family tried to intervene on him without the help of a professional. They did the best they could with the tools they had available to them at the time, but he refused their offer to get help. He chose his addiction over his family, career and other important things in his life.
It took two more difficult years for him to become willing to get the help that was offered that day. Everyone involved suffered needlessly because Matt was not sufficiently motivated towards recovery. This is the reason he became an interventionist. Too many families are suffering. He finds absolute joy and gratitude in helping people find the life He has found through recovery, it has become a longstanding passion for him. He finds an honor in being of service in this way.