I am grateful to have had the privilege to be a companion to all the brave and resilient individuals I've worked with over the years. I am happy to share more about my training and work within these healing relationships below.
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and hold certification in both Colorado and New Mexico where I have lived and practiced for the last 13 years.I graduated from Naropa University in 2008 with a master’s degree in transpersonal counseling with a concentration in art therapy.
Since then I have worked as a therapist in diverse clinical and holistic settings to include community mental health agencies, within organizations committed to addressing the needs of victims of violence and abuse, within wilderness therapy settings, as well as healing retreats.
I have experience working with children, families, adults and couples, and for many years have worked specifically with the landscape of loss and trauma. I am also a certified EMDR Therapist, and have a private practice seeing individual clients in Boulder, 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. For many of us, cultivating and nurturing a deeper spiritual awareness that is embodied and direct, can support us in our personal healing, as well as our relationships with others and the roles we play in our communities.
I completed my training and certification as Mashpiah, Jewish Spiritual Director, in 2016 after a three year training with Aleph: Alliance for Jewish Renewal. I ministered to individuals and groups through this training, and learned much about the work of pastoral care through completion of 1 unit of CPE (clinical pastoral education) in a skilled nursing facility. After several years of being a hospice volunteer and Threshold Choir singer, I was happy to combine my training as a spiritual care provider and accompanying individuals that are dying and their impacted families. 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 connection.
I currently work as a Spiritual Care Coordinator with Elevation Hospice in the Boulder/Denver area. We serve a variety of patients in need of Hospice services both within facilities and at their homes in the Front Range area. I have been with Elevation Hospice for two and a half years, and in addition to these services also supervise graduate counseling interns from Naropa University seeking experience in Hospice care.
As of the Fall of 2018 I have also become adjunct and part time faculty at Naropa University. Since the Fall of 2018 I have had the pleasure of teaching Transpersonal Psychology, Introduction to Art Therapy, and Studio Methods for undergraduate students, and Helping Relationships, a basic counseling course for first year graduate students.