Private Psychotherapy Practice, Boulder, CO, 2002-Present
I maintain a private psychotherapy practice with offices in Boulder and Denver where I work with individual, couples, and families. I routinely provide supervision to students and practicing psychotherapists as part of my practice. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (CO License 4636), Certified Hakomi Therapist, and Level II Certified in EMDR.
Fire Mountain Residential Treatment Center, Estes Park, CO, 2011-2016
Directed the clinical team and all treatment components of the program for adolescents struggling with addictions, self-harm, suicidality, Autism, and conduct issues. Offered weekly supervision and training to therapists, staff, interns, practicum students and adolescent residents.
Developed and implemented most aspects of the treatment program in which I incorporated traditional and non-traditional modalities to create a unique and successful program.
With the owner, facilitated quarterly parent weekends where we presented our version of parenting practices. Our presentations were videoed and made available to parents for continued study.
Center For Change, Senior Therapist, Boulder, CO, 2004-2014
I led Cognitive Behavioral Therapeutic groups with court mandated criminal justice clients in parole, probation, Integrated Treatment Court (ITC), Colorado Treatment Accountability for Safer Communities (TASC), DUI (Driving Under the Influence), MIP (Minor in Possession), as well as self-enrolled clients using a variety of manualized and non-manualized approached.
Mental Health Center, Boulder County, Longmont, CO, 2003-2006
I worked on the Assertive Community Training (ACT) team as a back-up case manager and worked on the family team first as an intern, then as volunteeer. I facilitated therapy and social groups for adults with major mental illness, parenting, anxiety, domestic violence, and experiential activity groups, counseled families both in the office and in the home, couples, and individuals and managed all aspects of each case.
Imagine!, Layafette, CO, 2003-2004
I worked for both the F360 program and Innovations program where I worked with adults with special needs. Trainings included Medication Administration, CPR, First Aid, and Non-Violent Crisis Intervention.
Windhorse Community Services, Boulder, CO, 2003-2004
I worked on a team working with an adult with Asperger’s syndrome, chronic mental health issues, and developmental disabilities.
Alternative Homes for Youth, Wheat Ridge, CO, 1998- 1999
Adolescent Treatment Center
I worked as a counselor at an ethnically diverse residential facility for up to 22 at-risk youth; my duties included facilitating process groups, drug and alcohol groups, and individual therapy sessions, case management, and milieu management. I worked closely with the on-site experiential school to facilitate learning and community experiences for the youth, attended Narcotics Anonymous with appropriate residents, and facilitated wilderness experiences and trips.
My duties also included keeping a detailed daily log, daily progress reports for residents, and daily behavioral grades. I was also responsible for attending weekly case management sessions, meetings with social services and families, and representing the treatment center during adolescent’s court appearances.
I received weekly supervision from both the administrator of the facility and the resident family therapists.
Within the same agency, I worked as a counselor and instructor for the same population. This program was based in the wilderness for 28 days where I taught life skills, outdoor skills, planning and preparation skills, drug and alcohol classes, anger management, and helped to educate and empower the clients.
Senior Adjunct Faculty, Naropa University, Boulder, CO, 2005-Present
Classes taught (~ 125 credits);
ENV 610-A Groups as Living Systems
PSYT 649, Family Systems Interventions II
PSYS 657, Developmental and Behavioral Neuroscience
PSYT 700, Research and Program Evaluation
PSYS 736, Current Methods and Skills in Psychotherapy
PSYT 803, Counseling Practicum
PSYT 806/856, Field Placement I and II
PSYT 816/866, Professional Identity and Ethics I and II PSYT 846/876, Research Project I and II
Team Coordinator for all Research classes. 2007-2014
Internship Coordinator for the Wilderness Therapy Track 2006-2008
Lead/Field Instructor for;
· Wilderness Therapy Winter field section, emphasis on Family Systems Interventions.
· Wilderness Therapy Canyon field section, emphasis on adult and group interventions, and addictions.
· Wilderness Therapy Climbing field section, emphasis on addictions, ecopsychology, and climbing interventions.
MatrixWorks, Boulder, CO 2007-Present
Teacher for MatrixWorks, a method of working with groups as living systems where is have co-facilitated couple’s immersion workshops and assisted in full MatrixWorks trainings.
With a MatrixWorks team, I have worked with the Hughes STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) school in Cincinnati, OH as part of their professional development curriculum to help them develop a more integrated, cooperative, and functional environment. I have been part of a team developing a MatrixWorks-based coaching curriculum.
Hakomi Institute, Boulder, CO 2002-2008
I have assisted in three, two-year Classic Comprehensive Trainings in the Hakomi Method of Experiential Body-Centered Psychotherapy. I have also assisted in three introductory Hakomi weekend workshops.
Polycom, Boulder, CO 2004 - 2006
Consulting work for Polycom included rewriting a distributable version of their OAI (Open Application Interface Specification) simulation software. I also participated in content generation and presentation layout of the Avaya e-Learning project. In both projects, part of my work was to make the material functional and usable. This includes the creation of a Graphical User Interface (GUI), the heart of the interface between user and the underlying data.
SyVox Corporation, Boulder, CO 1999 – 2002
While I was with SyVox, they were a global leader in industrial speech recognition software applications with offices in the Boulder, California, Connecticut, and Europe. My duties included white and black box testing of the SyVox solution. I was also responsible for developing processes for manual and automated product testing.
Quality Assurance Manager
In 1999 I was promoted to Manager of the Quality Assurance Department. I reported to the Vice President of Engineering and was responsible for overseeing all elements of the Quality Assurance department. I was responsible for scheduling, hiring, process development, product development, strategic planning, customer contact, prerelease and live troubleshooting, hardware and software testing, creation, maintenance, and tracking of all testing done.
Human Kinetics, Champagne, IL 1997-1998
Worked as a Software Development Specialist where I managed the development of software for the Health/Sport/Self-Improvement industry.
VERIO Inc., Denver, CO 1996-1998
Created presentations for five VERIO financial summits held in Denver and Chicago.
ICS Learning Systems, Scranton, PA 1995-1997
ICS, (now Penn Foster in the US), was the oldest and largest distance education school in the world with a 1997 enrollment of 350,000 students worldwide. ICS then operated permanent facilities in the United States, Canada, Europe, Asia, and Australia. I worked as the Online Product Manager and my responsibilities included budgeting and managing the creation of print, online and multimedia and Web-based educational products. Prior to my employment, ICS had only print-based products and it was partially my responsibility to conceive and create an online/electronic presence for the company. In January of 1996 I was asked to become product manager of a newly formed division of ICS (National Learning Systems) in Denver where I reported to the President. My duties included acting as liaison between divisional projects and project managers, acquisitions, and new product ideas and designs.
IATSE, Local 82, Wilkes Barre, PA 1988-1998
While with IATSE (International Alliance of Theatrical and Stage Employees) I did all aspects of stage production (calling shows, light and sound engineering, set design and building, high steel rigging, loading/unloading trucks for road shows) for venues from a 2,500-seat theater, to arena and stadium shows, to travel on tour.
MA, Transpersonal Counseling Psychology
Naropa University, Boulder, CO, 2004
Certified Hakomi Therapist
Hakomi Institute, Boulder, CO, 2002
University of Scranton, Scranton, PA, 1991
University of Scranton, Scranton, PA, 1982
§ Motivational Interviewing
§ Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
§ Driving with Care
§ Thinking for Change
§ Wilderness First Responder (WFR) Certified
§ CPR, AED Certified
§ Art of Activism: Hard Conversations - Intro to Racism
Davis, Dorsey, Greene, & Soma. Outline of research methods, statistics, and psychological testing (5th Ed.).