My journey into the world of mental health services has come through my own struggles with developmental trauma, addiction, and long-term depression. Such conditions have made me an avid researcher of the human mind and heart, and a passionate experimenter of the means by which we transform both.
This research and experimentation has (thankfully) fine-tuned my relationship skills and made me fluent in many languages of internal exploration.The most impactful of all of these have been the practices of meditation and somatic psychotherapy. I have spent nearly twenty years exploring them in depth.
It makes sense that I would follow my bachelor’s degree in psychology with a master’s in mindfulness-based transpersonal counseling from Naropa University. At Naropa and in Somatic Experiencing education, I was trained to gently use my long-term interest in meditation and Buddhism to spark a fire in my practice of somatic counseling.
I moved to Boulder, CO in 2014, where I have been working in mental health since. I have worked in community mental health, done mental health caretaking, and now work as a psychotherapist in private practice for both individuals and couples.
When I am not working, you may find me in the record store, on a hiking trail, or dancing in my living room. I love to see people being kind to one another. I revel in sarcastic humor and wit. I loathe littering and fluorescent lights. I enjoy cooking, reading about Ayurveda, and all things Harry Potter. I love movies with existential themes that make me cry. I am a huge Little Women fan. Many things bring me joy, but nothing calms my mind more than an agenda-less evening at home with my wife, Emma.
Trauma + PTSD / Developmental Trauma + C-PTSD
Somatic Couples Counseling
Addiction: Drugs & Alcohol
PSYCHOTHERAPIST + ADDICTION COUNSELOR, Mindfulness-Based Support LLC
MENTOR, Expand Mentoring
CARE SPECIALIST, Mental Health Partners
MASTER OF MINDFULNESS-BASED CLINICAL COUNSELING, Naropa University
BACHELOR OF PSYCHOLOGY, University of Cincinnati
CERTIFIED ADDICTION SPECIALIST, State of Colorado
SOMATIC EXPERIENCING INTERNATIONAL
3-Year Trauma Treatment Certification
PACT (PSYCHOBIOLOGICAL APPROACH to COUPLES THERAPY) SECONDARY TRAINING, Boulder Emotional Wellness
PRE AND PERINATAL PSYCHOLOGY, Integral Somatic Psychology, Raja Selvam
ANTI-OPPRESSION TRAINING, Colorado Coalition Against Sexual Violence
ATTACHMENT THEORY & EXPERIENTIAL THERAPY, Austin Houghtaling, PhD, LMFT
CLIENT DEESCALATION, Mental Health Partners
MOTIVATIONAL INTERVIEWING, Mental Health Partners