I think my greatest attribute as a therapist is authenticity. I cultivate authenticity through the practice of mindfulness - being rooted in the present moment non-judgmentally. Because I am focused on the present moment, I spent less time disconnecting with stressful, internal stories about the future, nor do I tell myself so many internal horror stories about the past.
I believe that psychotherapy is a sacred activity. It is forged in trust, compassion, kindness, and rapport. Typically a client comes to therapy feeling vulnerable; unsure of the clinical environment and unsure of me. It is my job to create a safe, authentic, and confidential space for the client. I allow the client to unfold on their terms, and at their pace. While I do ask a client for permission to “coach" or "push” when I feel it is necessary, the client can always expect safety, respect, confidentiality, and positive regard.
I specialize in the treatment of borderline personality disorder (BPD), complex post-traumatic stress disorder (C-PTSD), bipolar depression (BD), and poly substance dependence. With over 12,000 hours of treatment time, I am among the most experienced and effective clinicians in Denver for these disorders. I am adept at treating these difficult disorders, in part, because of my 20 years of training in Buddhist psychology and meditative techniques, along with my professional focus on mindfulness based clinical interventions - which have become the gold standard for treatment in the 21st century.