Who am I?
The work I do with others is rooted in my personal healing journey. My professional training and education supports my work as a guide in the wild landscape of the human mind, heart, and soul.
From a young age I developed a deep connection with both outer and inner nature. As a child and young adult, the disconnection I felt and saw all around me in the form of despair, depression, anxiety, and addiction caused me to seek understanding in the spiritual and natural realms. Nature offered me a mirror of the wholeness I longed to connect to.
I have a Bachelor's Degree in Environmental Studies and Geography from the University of Hawai’i. As and undergraduate I studied and witnessed destruction of the planet at the hands of humans. I began to see that the environmental crisis was in fact an environ-MENTAL crisis- a crisis of the mind. The destruction of the planet was a result of the modern human’s disconnection from their own soul and the soul of the world. I saw that my work in this lifetime was to help catalyze a shift in human consciousness from a state of fragmentation and forgetting to one of integration and healing.
I hold a Master’s Degree in Transpersonal Counseling Psychology with a concentration in Wilderness Therapy from Naropa University. I have additional training in extreme state experiences, non-ordinary states of consciousness, rites of passage and Vision Quest, somatic trauma therapy, yoga, and ceremonial arts. My approach is soul-centric, somatic, and transgenerational. I utilize diverse methods and techniques to respond effectively to the unique needs of every one of my clients. My intention is always to facilitate the connection of each person with their unique essence, purpose, and inner healer, helping to catalyze initiation into full, authentic, and embodied relationship with all life.
I maintain a private practice in Boulder, CO. I am also the Director of Harm Reduction for the MAPS Zendo Project, a psychedelic peer counseling community outreach program which sets up tranquil spaces at events with trained volunteers to help those having difficult psychedelic experiences.
Areas of Specialization
Background, Training, and Education
Registered Psychotherapist in the state of Colorado
M.A. in Transpersonal Counseling Psychology and Wilderness Therapy from Naropa University
Rites of Passage training through School of Lost Borders
Trauma Release Protocol Training through the Love and Trauma Center
Registered Yoga Teacher with training in Ayurvedic health practices and Reiki
Internal Family Systems and Inner Child Work
Mentorship with Roland Evans, author of Seeking Wholeness: Insights into the Mystery of Experience
Intern-Investigator, Phase II Clinical Trial of the Safety and Efficacy of MDMA-assisted Psychotherapy, Boulder, CO
Director of Harm Reduction, Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS)