Psychotherapy is about becoming comfortable with who we are amid all the bullshit we face moment-to-moment. 


Recovery is possible. 

People work with me who want to live a more engaged life. They want stronger relationships and more mindfulness awareness. Consequently, people who work with me develop an appreciation for the complexity of their lives and the lives of those around them. I'm not the type of therapist who candy-coats feedback, and my clients appreciate that about me. 

My clients hire me because they seek a grounded and practical approach that is nested in theory and philosophy.

We'll use Individual Psychotherapy to address what is holding you back in life. We'll work to resolve issues such as paralyzing depression, grief, PTSD, crippling anxiety, and addiction. Through sharpened emotional intelligence, you’ll be more focused on what’s important to you being mindful of both desire and boundaries. We'll deal with the parts of your life that have really sucked freeing up energy to create a meaningful future such as structuring your life for post-traumatic growth. Recovery from what has happened to us is possible.

We can utilize Couples Counseling to focus on improving communication and connection with the person most important to you. This can feel brutal to go through but is important to rekindle intimacy. Otherwise, your relationship becomes one of avoidance. What developmental history is being reenacted in your intimate relationship? How are these frustrating patterns getting in the way of what brought the two of you together? Let’s explore these questions so you can get back to enjoying each other.

Also, Family Therapy is an option as children become adults-in-training and parents have concerns/all out terror. I provide a safe place to discuss potential conflicts allowing each person to be heard, the family system to evolve, and developmental processes to emerge. How has technology interfered with the types of family interactions you prefer? What ghosts from the past are dictating your current interactions? Let’s engage and sweep the egg shells off the floor together.

Visiting Salida and want to do an intensive set of sessions during your stay? You’re not the only one. Let’s get that scheduled.

Groups are highly effective and not as expensive. Click here to learn more about my Tuesday Interpersonal Process Group.

Veterans: I am contracted with the VA for veterans with service-connected disabilities. Click here for more info.  

Naropa University: Master of Arts in Contemplative Psychotherapy
Licensed Professional Counselor
Licensed Addiction Counselor
Certified Group Psychotherapist
Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR)