California Licensing Credentials

Professional Clinical Counselor Registered Intern #618

Employed by: Living Clinical Counseling

Education

Master of Arts in Transpersonal Counseling Psychology, Naropa University, Boulder, CO, 2013

Experience

Psychotherapist/Trauma Specialist in Private Practice, Rituals of Healing Psychology Group, Encinitas, CA, 2016-2017

Psychotherapist/Trauma Specialist, Confidential Recovery, San Diego, CA, 2016-present

Assistant Trainer, Training for the Treatment of Trauma: Affect Dysregulation, Survival Defenses, and Traumatic Memory, Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Institute, Los Angeles, CA, 2015-2016

Primary Therapist/Trauma Specialist, West Coast Recovery Centers, Carlsbad, CA, 2015-2016

Psychotherapist/Trauma Specialist in Private Practice, Boulder, CO, 2011-2014

Trauma Training  

Somatic

Training for the Treatment of Trauma: Affect Dysregulation, Survival Defenses, and Traumatic Memory, Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Institute, Broomfield, CO, 2012-2013

The Essential Role of Nonverbal Communication in the Treatment of Dissociative Disorders, Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Institute, Broomfield, CO, 2013

The Role of Rhythm and Action in Brain Development, Attachment, and Trauma, Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Institute, Broomfield, CO, 2012

Treating Trauma, National Institute for the Clinical Application of Behavioral Medicine, 2012

Art

Trauma Informed Expressive Arts Therapy Level One Certificate, Trauma-Informed Practices and Expressive Arts Therapy Institute, Abiquiu, NM, 2017

Other

Animal-Assisted Interventions: Integrating Animals to Enhance Treatment in Clinical Practice, PESI, 2017

Additional Advanced Training

Satir Transformational Systemic Therapy Level I, Satir Institute of the Rockies, Boulder, CO, 2011-2012

Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST), Naropa University, Boulder, CO, 2012

Sexual Assault Crisis Intervention and Victim Advocacy Training, Boulder Mental Health Partners, Moving to End Sexual Assault (MESA), Boulder, CO, 2010

Professional Memberships

American Counseling Association

California Association for Professional Clinical Counselors

International Association for Traumatic Stress Studies

International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation

Mindfulness Training

I have 13 years of experience in the areas of mindfulness, meditation, and the interplay between personal psychology and spiritual practice.  Prior to training in the counseling field, I spent three years practicing and studying at Gampo Abbey, the monastery of Pema Chödrön, in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia. Following my monastic studies I engaged in intensive meditation practice in short and long term group and solitary retreats under the guidance of Dzigar Kongtrul Rinpoche and Pema Chödrön. Naropa University, from where I earned my Master Degree, is a contemplative university focused on mindful awareness in all aspects of psychological learning and practice.