My Background

I have been studying and practicing somatic psychotherapy since 1987. I have led close to a hundred week-long, residential retreats in the United States, Europe and the Middle East and over 200 workshops all together. I have developed and taught 10 three-year, therapist training programs. My courses are approved for Ph.D continuing education units by the State of Nevada. I have been an internship supervisor for Naropa University and an out-of-residency instructor for the Counseling Psychology program of Regis University. I was on the clinical staff of the Jefferson Center for Mental Health and the Boulder County Mental Health Center.


L.P.C., Licensed Professional Counselor, 1996, State of Colorado, License #1391
M.A., Contemplative Psychotherapy, 1988, Naropa University, Boulder, CO
B.A., Psychology, 1985, Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT

Trainings & Certifications

Integrative Body Psychotherapy

  • Certified Practitioner (1991, 300 hours)
  • Certified Trainer (1992, 200 hours)
  • Clinical Director and Trainer: IBP of Boulder, LLC (1991 – 2000)

Trauma Resolution Counseling Somatic Experiencing by Dr. Peter Levine, Ph.D.
(1993, 200 hours)

Pre & Perinatal Psychology by Dr. William Emerson, Ph.D. (1999, 500 hours)

Body Mind Centering by Dr. Annie Brook, Ph.D. (2007, 400 hours)

Watsu Aquatic Body Work

  • Certified Practitioner (1996),
  • Certified Instructor (1999)
  • Body psychology course instructor. California lic. MHUR-485SA31999 (2000)

Buddhist Seminary (graduate, 1990)

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