I hold a doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology, and am a licensed psychologist in Denver, Colorado. Prior to coming to Denver, I worked in New York, Boston, and Los Angeles primarily treating severe mental illness and addiction in a variety of settings including inpatient hospital units. Currently, I have a small private practice dedicated to helping individuals create awareness and choice in their lives. I am also a professor at the University of Denver, and the director of the Substance Use Disorder specialty, training doctoral students in the neurobiology of trauma, attachment, and addiction. I lead a small student research team that explores psychedelics as viable options for mental distress and illness. Working with individuals and couples is one of the most rewarding parts of my job!
How I work with clients
During my years of clinical experience, I came to realize that traditional models of therapy were less efficient than I or my clients wanted them to be. I became focused on finding methods of collaborating with clients to help them quickly recognize their patterns, make sense of the pattern’s origins, and re-write the stories that maintain them. The most important part in this process is working together to identify where you want to shift your way of being to create a life of joy, fulfillment and purpose.