About Crisis Consultant Group


Providing the safest, most effective and realistic Crisis Intervention Training in the industry, guaranteed.

What began as a simple attempt to create more effective techniques to deal with challenging or aggressive persons quickly evolved into a movement of changing and improving basic human interaction across the globe. Our Master Instructors are available to travel to any location and any time in order to assist facilities seeking to better handle challenging and/or aggressive persons. Past courses have stretched coast to coast in the USA, from the snow-covered streets of Bangor, Maine to the warm ocean breezes of Ventura, California. In recent years, CCG has received inquiries for training services from locations as remote as Northern Nigeria, and as currently hostile as Kabul, Afghanistan. Crisis situations have no boundaries; the need for effective training is a global need.

For those agencies that would prefer to send their employees to us, we often make use of a unique training location geared towards adult learning. Building superior competency in a refreshing environment is the goal. Utilizing a nationally recognized conference center, set on a secluded wildlife sanctuary surrounded by 2,500 lush rural acres in Northern Virginia. Many staff who have experienced this “business trip” jokingly referred to it instead as a “working vacation.”

Based in Richmond, VA, we are conveniently located within a short drive from Washington, DC and nearby Reagan National and Dulles International Airport. The Crisis Consultant Group, LLC (CCG) is a Veteran owned and operated, independent small business, striving to improve how crisis situations are handled on a person to person, “front line” basis.

CCG is a company built on first-hand experience dealing with emergencies within the workplace. Our first priority is the safety of responders to crisis, while maintaining professionalism throughout an escalating situation. Offering individualized crisis prevention training and on-going risk management consultation upon request, we maintain a superior level of customer service and specialized attention with our clients, taking a “listen first, answer last” approach.  We listen to your organizational needs, while taking time to identify difficulties and challenges that exist, long before we try to jump in and “fix things.”

How We help

• Creates A Safer Workplace
• Decreases Restraints
• Reduces Workman’s Compensation Claims
• Reduces Injuries
• Builds Confidence
• Improves Communication

Company Info

• Licensed with VA SCC
• Registered and Fully Insured
• Better Business Bureau – A+ Rating
• DUNS# 804280969
• Veteran Owned and Operated
• GSA CAGE Code# 6UF57

Our Mission

  • To provide the safest, most effective, and realistic verbal and physical crisis intervention methods and techniques in the industry.
  • To assist organizations and their employees prevention, de-escalation, deterrence, containment or control of challenging or aggressive persons in the workplace.

Our proven techniques will transform the level at which an organization’s staff members interact during crisis by creating a more self-assured, confident, and prepared workforce secure in their ability to handle emergency situations. We strive to empower these individuals by instilling the skills necessary to make split-second decisions that ensure the well-being of staff members involved as well as protecting the dignity and respect of those they serve.

Our Staff

We take pride in the fact that we are what the industry would consider a “Small Business.” Having grown from our first client in Virginia to now being utilized in 24 states across the nation, we haven’t forgotten our “roots.” Customer service remains a priority.

  • Send us an email, and you will have a response within 24 hours.
  • Call us during business hours (or not) and we will respond within 24 hours.
  • We customize each and every course making sure to meet your exact needs.
  • We have a long list of satisfied clients with whom we encourage you to contact.

Please take a moment to read through the bios below to find out more about the CCG team. You will see the wide range of experience, education, and training that stands behind every course we offer.

  • Brendan King

    Brendan King, CEO and Founder Mr. King has spent over two decades working and volunteering in a multitude of crisis workplace environments. Starting his professional career working in mental health and substance abuse treatment centers in 1992, he worked in both long term and acute psychiatric and residential treatment facilities. He excelled in both direct care and supervisory positions and Continue Reading...

    CEO and Founder
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  • Matt Thompson

    Matt Thompson has more than 13 years of front line and supervisory experience working with court involved youth and their families. He began his career in juvenile justice as a counselor in a secure detention facility where he worked with dually diagnosed adolescent males and females on a post-dispositional treatment unit. Mr. Thompson went on to work as a counselor Continue Reading...

    Master Instructor
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  • Amy Downes

    Amy Downes has assisted CCG, LLC in its training, development, and marketing efforts to grow the company’s reach throughout the US largely through her continual work in the mental health arena. Bringing a diverse combination of education, training, and experience, Mrs. Downes is a key component of the CCG Team. Mrs. Downes received her BSW with a concentration in communication Continue Reading...

    Marketing Coordinator / Lead Instructor
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  • Evan Dzierzynski

    A recent edition to the CCG team, Evan Dzierzynski has been committed to training others how to defend themselves during aggressive encounters for many years. Evan has trained in multiple martial arts systems for over 10 years, and has been training in the S.P.E.A.R. (TM) and Personal Defense Readiness(TM) for over 8 years. He is a certified Personal Defense Readiness Continue Reading...

    Assistant Instructor
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  • Anthony Bowling

    Anthony Bowling assists Crisis Consultant Group with training at various locations around the country. He brings law enforcement, mental health, and investigations experience through his extensive background working in various settings and diverse, high-risk populations. Currently, Mr. Bowling works as a police officer for the Baltimore City PD in Maryland. His location is known to be one of the most violent Continue Reading...

    Assistant Instructor
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