I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and Art Therapist practicing in Colorado.I graduated from Naropa University in 2008 with a master’s degree in transpersonal counseling and a concentration in art therapy. I have experience working with children, families, adults and the elderly, and for many years have focused my work with those who's lives have been touched and re-ordered by loss and the grief that follows. I am a certified EMDR Therapist, and have a private practice seeing individual's and families in the Front Range with an office in downtown Lafayette, Colorado.
In addition to my clinical work, I am also a Hospice Chaplain, Spiritual Director and Yoga teacher, RYT200. I understand that our spiritual lives are not separate from our social, familial, political or ecological engagement, and also not separate from our growth and healing. For many of us, cultivating and nurturing a deeper spiritual awareness that is embodied and direct, can support us in living more engaged and fulfilling life.
I completed my training and certification as Mashpiah, Jewish Spiritual Director, in 2016 after a three year training with Aleph: Alliance for Jewish Renewal. In addition to working with individuals in Spiritual Direction, I served as a Spiritual Care Coordinator with Elevation Hospice in the Boulder/Denver area for three years and now supervise graduate interns with them. Elevation serves a variety of patients in need of Hospice services both within facilities and at their homes in the Front Range area. In addition to this ministry I also supervise graduate counseling interns from Naropa University seeking experience in Hospice care. It is an honor to do this work and through every encounter I am reminded of the preciousness of life and the essential nature of love and genuine connection.
I am also part time faculty at Naropa University. Since the Fall of 2018 I have had the pleasure of teaching in both undergraduate and graduate Art Therapy and Wilderness Therapy programs.