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Removing Barriers to Counseling


Join one of the founders of Stepstone Connect, Barry Toone, and Kristin as they talk about how online counseling has paved over many of the barriers first responders have to getting mental health treatment.

Mr. Toone is an entrepreneur, businessman, speaker, and attorney. He is co-founder, CEO, and, General Counsel of Stepstone Connect, a telebehavioral company headquartered in Woods Cross, Utah. Stepstone Connect has a network of trauma-trained clinicians throughout the United States providing a wide-range of mental, emotional, and behavioral-health services using secure, on-line, HIPAA-compliant technology. Stepstone Connect proudly works with America’s First Responders and Veterans through its growing professional network and contractual relationships with police, fire, and other first-responder agencies across the U.S. at the federal, state, and local level. Mr. Toone co-hosts a weekly podcast (First Responder Mental Health Network) with Kristin Walker, CEO of the Mental Health News Radio.

Prior to founding Stepstone, Mr. Toone was a trial lawyer and litigator. He was the Managing Partner of Bowman and Brooke in Phoenix, Arizona, the largest product liability defense firm in the U.S. He has represented many of the world’s largest corporations, including Ford, Toyota, Honda, Yamaha, Mazda, GM, and Polaris. He has taken depositions in 46 of the 50 states and handled jury, bench, and appellate matters across the United States

Mr. Toone is licensed and in good standing with the State Bars of Utah, Arizona, Texas, and Missouri.

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