-Faculty at Naropa University in Counseling Psychology
-Executive Director of non-profit Equine Therapy program (2012-13)
-Ten years of experience facilitating international experiential education programs with Where There Be Dragons
-Instructor for Princeton University's Bridge Year in China lecture series in Eastern Philosophy (2012)
-Leader of pilgrimage programs to Tibet's sacred Mount Kailash (2005 and 2006)
Thank you for visiting! My practice is back open after a year overseas and I am teaming up with The Forest Edge Counseling and Retreats. I work with grief, transitions, trauma, anxiety, and depression.
For over twenty years I have worked as a guide, psychotherapist, and educator at home in Colorado and in places like Tibet, India, Southeast Asia, and China. Bringing a unique blend of therapeutic and educational experience, my style combines farmyard practicality, research-based psychology, and a belief in the human ability to connect to a power greater than self.
Depending on client needs, I use traditional office counseling or nature-based therapy, exploring layers of emotion and belief as well as the human connection to a greater system (Transpersonal Psychology). Throughout the therapeutic process, I use mindfulness and somatic practices to help clients reorganize their minds and bodies into higher functioning.
My experience in the field of psychology began well before I pursued professional psychological work. As a former educational guide and Wilderness EMT, I facilitated medical evacuations from expeditions in Kashmir, China, Tibet, and Laos between 2005 and 2011, and saw the impact of life-threatening events on the psyche. During Colorado's Fourmile Fire of 2010 and the Boulder Floods of 2013, I coordinated individual and group psychological trauma support for disaster victims. I am also a veteran and an Army National Guard officer.
MA, Transpersonal Counseling Psychology
Licensed Professional Counselor