Professional Bio

Education
  • Doctoral Candidate Counselor Education and Supervision, Regent University, anticipated completion December 2018
  • Post Graduate Certificate in Marriage and Family Therapy, Regis University, 2011
  • Master of Arts in Counseling, Assemblies of God Theological Seminary, Springfield, MO 2007
  • Bachelor of Science, Recreation, Mankato State University, Mankato, MN, 1998

Mr. Kreimeyer attended and graduated from Mankato State University (Yes, the “big town” from the show Little House on the Prairie) with a BS in Recreation. From there he enlisted in the US Army as a Cryptologic Linguist. He and his family served in California, Texas, and Germany with side excursions for him to Kosovo (1999) and Iraq (2003). After injuries prevented re-enlistment opportunities, he transitioned to civilian life and utilized VA’s VOCREHAB program to retrain into the field of Counseling. He also obtained a post graduate certificate in Marriage and Family Therapy so now practices as both LPC, LMFT, and an AAMFT Approved Supervisor. He has worked in community based outpatient clinics, private practice (exclusively with TRICARE), a residential drug and alcohol program within a penitentiary in the US Bureau of Prisons, and for the last 6 years as a Readjustment Counselor and Family Therapist within the VA Vet Center in Colorado Springs, CO. 

In addition to clinical work, Mr. Kreimeyer has taught for the last 7 years as Affiliate Faculty for Regis University in their post graduate certificate program in Counseling Military Families. In January of 2017 he left the Vet Center and was hired as a Full Time Instructor and Coordinator of the Counseling Military Families Certificate at Regis.  Mr. Kreimeyer is in his final year of a PhD in Counselor Education and Supervision through Regent University. He is passionate about helping our nation’s military families deal with transitions from war and from military to civilian life as well as mitigating the impact of trauma. Through his studies at Regent University Mr. Kreimeyer has participated in groundbreaking efforts to bring the field of trauma informed counseling to mental health providers in the war-torn country of Ukraine. He presently serves as an advisor to the Presidential Administration there and is helping to build their first ever National Center for PTSD. 

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Certifications and Expertise

Practice Licensure
  • American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT), #141375, Approved Supervisor
  • Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, CO,# 0001255
  • Licensed Professional Counselor, CO,  #0006517

Professional Memberships

  • Clinical Fellow, American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT)
  • American Counseling Association, Student Member (2015-present)

Research and Scholarship

Research Interests
  • Behavioral Health Counseling for Military Couples, Children and Families
  • Trauma Therapy for Military Families
  • Counselor Education

Recent Publications

Kreimeyer, J. & Zaporozhets, O. (2016). Psychological trauma therapy for military families. Kiev Institute of Business and Technology, BIZNIK, 3, 31, 43-47.

Kreimeyer, J. (2017). Impact of trauma training on compassion fatigue levels. Kiev Institute of Business and Technology, BIZNIK, 2, 33, 114-115.

Recent Presentations

Zaporozhets, O., Kreimeyer, J., & Towns, D. (2017, October). Standardization of mental health services for military members and their families in Ukraine. Presented at the Seminar for Ukrainian Military Psychologists and Government Administrators in Mental Health and Psychological Support Services, facilitated by the Administration of the President of Ukraine, Kyiv, Ukraine. (corrected)

Zaporozhets, O., Stafford, K., Kreimeyer, J., & Schoenenberg, C. (2017, October). Mental Health Standards of Care for Treating Military Families. Presented at the conference facilitated by the Counsel of Mothers and Wives of Anti-terrorist Operation (war) Combatants: We are Together Conference. Bila Tserkva, Ukraine.

Zaporozhets, O, Kreimeyer, J., & Towns, D. (2017). Seminar for Ukrainian Military Psychologists and Government Administrators in Mental Health and Psychological Support. Presented on Standardization of Mental Health Services for Military Members and Their Families in Ukraine. Presented at Administration of the President of Ukraine, October 17th, 2017.

Kreimeyer, J. (2017). Roundtable on Resilience: Focus on Resilience in Family Systems. Presented and broadcast on National News Agency of Ukraine, October 17th, 2017.

Zaporozhets, O., Stafford, K., Kreimeyer, J., & Schoenenberg, C. (2017). We are Together Conference. Presented on Mental Health Standards of Care for Treating Military Families. Bila Tserkva, Ukraine, October 16th, 2017.

Kreimeyer, J. (2018). National Endowment for the Arts: Creative Forces Community Summit. Reaching and engaging military families. University of Colorado, Colorado Springs, CO, February 15th and 16th.

Kreimeyer J. Mayfield Mental Health Summit Kreimeyer, J. & Huntington, J. (2017). Symposium: A Distinctive Vision? Catholic Higher Education 50 Years After Land O' Lakes. Presented on Jesuit Infused Training for Working with Military Families: The parallel Mission. St. Louis University, September 22nd 2017.

Kreimeyer, J. (2017). 2017 VA Mental Health Summit: Saving Lives- Enhancing the Network of Support for Veterans and their Family Members. Presented on: Engagement of Families in Suicide Prevention and Safety Planning. Colorado Springs, CO, September 13th 2017

Kreimeyer, J. (2017). US Bureau of Prisons, Englewood FCI, 2017, Diversity and Inclusion Day. Presentation on: The Journey of Cross-Cultural Supervision in Ukraine. Englewood, CO, August 15th, 2017.

Kreimeyer, J. (2017). Meeting with Advisor to Ukrainian President on creating a mental health hotline in Ukraine. Kiev, Ukraine, May, 26th, 2017. Presented on mental health hotline in United States and shared of special line for veterans.

Kreimeyer, J. (2017). Kiev Institute of Business and Technology: XXI International Scientific Practical Conference, Kiev Ukraine, May 25th, 2017. Presented on study of Impact of Trauma Training on Compassion Fatigue Levels.

Kreimeyer, J. (2017). Vice-Prime Minister and Minister of Health roundtable on creating mental health continuum of care in Ukraine. Kiev, Ukraine, May 22nd, 2017. Presented on stages of treatment in the United States with focus on treatment of military and family of military.

Kreimeyer, J. (2017). Research and Practice Seminar: Educational Continuum. Psychological Experts in Helping Families in the ATO (front lines of war in Ukraine). Presented on stages of deployment and importance of Role Exit Theory in working with military families. May 20th, 2017.

Awards and Recognition

Awards

  • Regis University, Excellence in Teaching Award (2016)
  • Regent University, Academic Scholarship (2015-2016; 2016-2017)
  • US Department of Veterans Affairs Performance Awards (2013, 2014, 2015)
  • US Bureau of Prisons, Staff Training Academy, Certificate of Exceptional Performance for Academics (2009)
  • Army Commendation Medal; Global War on Terrorism Medal (2003)
  • NATO Service Medal (2000)

Grants

  • Huntington, J., Kreimeyer, J., Cates, J., Diffee, P., Kainoa, D., & Torres-Bernal, A. (2018-21). Colorado Springs Health Foundation: Behavioral Health Counseling for Military Couples Children and Families (Awarded $150,000)
  • Huntington, J., Cates, J., Kreimeyer, J. & Osterlund, L. (2017-18). Colorado Springs Health Foundation: Behavioral Health Counseling for Military Couples, Children and Families (Awarded $67,211)
  • Osterlund, L., Huntington, J., Cates, J., & Kreimeyer, J. (2016-17). Colorado Springs Health Foundation Micro grant: Behavioral Health Counseling for Military Couples, Children and Families (Awarded $50,000)

Recognition

  • Regis Ignatian Scholar Program (2016-2017)
  • US Department of Veterans Affairs Leadership Development Academy (2015)
  • Preska Scholar (1998)
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Community Involvement and Service

Service to University and College
  • Coordinator Counseling Military Families Certificate Program

Service to Students

  • Teaching and Supervising graduate level counseling students in Kiev Ukraine. Building the field of Counseling through CACREP standard level teaching/supervising. (May, October 2016; March, May 2017; and online cross-cultural distance supervision 2016-present)

Service to Community

  • Family of Hope, International Adoption Services, volunteer translation services (2003-2009)
  • Collaborated with local theater owner to establish Active Duty and Veterans Open Mic Jam Night, Over 200 in attendance to this monthly event (2012-2014)