My goal as a therapist is for you to learn ways to help you suffer less. Underneath unhealthy patterns of behavior and challenging emotions are needs
that want to be voiced and heard.
I received a Master of Divinity from Naropa University followed by a clinical residency with the University of Colorado Hospital where I trained at the Center for Dependency, Addiction and Rehabilitation (CeDAR).
For the last nine years, I have facilitated outpatient treatment groups, incorporating mindfulness practices. I have completed training in ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy), Mindfulness Based Relapse Prevention and psycho-educational tools that encourage change.
With years of mindfulness and meditation practice and teaching (since 1995) and art making
(BA degree in Art and Human Sciences) I discovered the value of individual creativity in the process of healing. I applied much of this when working in refugee resettlement (VISTA Volunteer) for several years.