Training & Experience
BA, Religious Studies and Sociology
University of Colorado
Attended The California Institute of Integral Studies (CIIS) in San Francisco in the Integral Counseling Psychology MA program, studying traditional, Transpersonal and holistic counseling
Training in hypnotherapy at Heartwood Institute in Garberville, CA
MA, Counseling Psychology
Vermont College of Norwich University (This program is now a part of the Union Institute.)
Internship at the Boulder School of Massage Therapy; counseling massage students
Assistant teacher at The Transpersonal Hypnotherapy Institute
Training in Hakomi therapy with Ron Kurtz
Training in Process Work or Dream-body therapy with Zoë Zimmerman
Leading retreats combining psychology with body-centered spiritual practice (The Dances of Universal Peace)
Training with Atum O’Kane in a Sufi/Jungian model for working with the psyche and soul
Trained in EMDR
Advanced training in EMDR
Training with Russ Hudson in the Enneagram
Trained with Byron Katie in “The Work,” a form of cognitive therapy
Trained with Devi Records in Hakomi therapy for couples
Reiki I Certification
Trained with Mila Ahu and Ann Laney, Diamond Heart teachers, in working with the inner critic
Trained in Diamond Heart Work
Reiki II Certification
Training with Peter Levine in Somatic Experiencing
Working with NeuroScience in Targeted Amino Acid Therapy, a natural treatment for depression, anxiety, ADD, PMS, weight issues
Self study in nutritional and herbal medicine
Training with David Grand in Brainspotting, Levels I & II
Advanced topics in Brainspotting with Lisa Schwarz
Training in NVC with Robert Gonzales
Monthly Brainspotting discussion group with Pie Frie (2009-2011)
Body Oriented Psychotherapy, Trauma Work and Gestalt with Jaylynne Chase-Jacobsen, L.C.S.W., and Betty Cannon, PhD.
Training in EFT (The Emotional Freedom Technique)
Self-study in Functional Medicine, particularly the work of Dr. Mark Hyman
Training with Susan Aposhyan in Somatic Psychology
Studying Vajryana Buddhism with Dr. Reggie Ray
Developing and teaching DanceSpotting, a model for making Brainspotting available in a workshop setting including dance, spiritual practices, group process and play
Studying Internal Family Systems Therapy, a model particularly useful for people with Borderline Personality Disorder
Participating in ongoing training through the National Institute for the Clinical Application of Behavioral Medicine (NICABM). This includes programs in brain science, treating trauma, mindfulness meditation, and other cutting-edge topics in mind-body medicine.
Studying Emotionally Focused Couples’ Therapy, a method of getting below habitual patterns of relating and access the deeper feelings, hopes and needs in couples, and helping them speak from there.
Exploring hands on Reiki/energy work on a table and channeling people’s loved ones.
Certification in Polarity therapy with Bruce Berger. a hands on healing technique which creates clearing and rebalancing from the level of the nervous system all the way to the soul level.